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Full Text of HB3922  93rd General Assembly



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1     AN ACT in relation to aging.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Act is
5 amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6     (320 ILCS 50/15)
7     Sec. 15. Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Review
8 Committee.
9     (a) The Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Review Committee
10 is created. The Committee shall consist of 17 members as
11 follows:
12         (1) Twelve members appointed as follows: 2 members of
13     the General Assembly and 1 member of the general public,
14     appointed by the President of the Senate; 2 members of the
15     General Assembly and 1 member of the general public,
16     appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; 2 members
17     of the General Assembly and 1 member of the general public,
18     appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
19     and 2 members of the General Assembly and 1 member of the
20     general public, appointed by the Minority Leader of the
21     House of Representatives. These members shall serve at the
22     pleasure of the appointing authority.
23         (2) The Director of Aging or his or her designee.
24         (3) The Director of Revenue or his or her designee.
25         (4) The Director of Public Aid or his or her designee.
26         (5) The Secretary of Human Services or his or her
27     designee.
28         (6) The Director of Public Health or his or her
29     designee.
30     (b) Members appointed from the general public shall
31 represent the following associations, organizations, and
32 interests: statewide membership-based senior advocacy



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1 organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacists,
2 dispensing pharmacies, physicians, and providers of services
3 to senior citizens. No single organization may have more than
4 one representative appointed as a member from the general
5 public.
6     (c) The President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of
7 Representatives shall each designate one member of the
8 Committee to serve as co-chairs.
9     (d) Committee members shall serve without compensation or
10 reimbursement for expenses.
11     (e) The Committee shall meet at the call of the co-chairs,
12 but at least quarterly.
13     (f) The Committee may conduct public hearings to gather
14 testimony from interested parties regarding pharmaceutical
15 assistance for Illinois seniors, including changes to existing
16 and proposed programs.
17     (g) The Committee may advise appropriate State agencies
18 regarding the establishment of proposed programs or changes to
19 existing programs. The State agencies shall take into
20 consideration any recommendations made by the Committee.
21     (h) The Committee shall report to the General Assembly and
22 the Governor annually or as it deems necessary regarding
23 proposed or recommended changes to pharmaceutical assistance
24 programs that benefit Illinois seniors and any associated costs
25 of those changes.
26     (i) In the event that a prescription drug benefit is added
27 to the federal Medicare program, the Committee shall make
28 recommendations for the realignment of State-operated senior
29 prescription drug programs so that Illinois residents qualify
30 for at least substantially the same level of benefits available
31 to them prior to implementation of the Medicare prescription
32 drug benefit, provided that a resident remains eligible for
33 such a State-operated program. The Committee shall report its
34 recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor by
35 January 1, 2005.
36 (Source: P.A. 92-594, eff. 6-27-02.)



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1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2 becoming law.