92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0973
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Short description: 
CIRCUIT BREAKER-EXPAND PROGRAM                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Senior Citizens  and  Disabled  Persons  Property  Tax      
   Relief  and  Pharmaceutical  Assistance Act.  Changes the title of the      
   Act  to  the  Working  Families  Circuit  Breaker  and  Pharmaceutical      
   Assistance Act and provides  that  the  Act  applies  to  all  persons      
   domiciled  in  Illinois  who  are within the income eligibility level.      
   Adds osteoporosis, clinical depression, multiple  sclerosis,  bi-polar      
   disorder,  schizophrenia,  lupus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),      
   and gastrointestinal disease as covered illnesses.  Changes the income      
   eligibility  level  for  both  circuit  breaker   and   pharmaceutical      
   assistance  to (i) $25,000 for a household containing one person, (ii)      
   $28,000 for a household containing 2 persons, and (iii) $30,000 for  a      
   household  containing  3  or  more persons for the 2001 grant year and      
   thereafter.  Effective January 1, 2002.                                     
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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