Senate Amendments Filed between 1/5/2021 and 1/5/2021
HB 0163 (SFA 0002)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Reporting of Deaths in Custody Act. Provides that the Attorney General shall create a standardized form to be used for the purpose of collecting information about persons who die in custody of a law agency, a local or State correctional facility in the State, or a peace officer. Creates the Police Integrity and Accountability Act. Provides that a peace officer who subjects or causes to be subjected, including by failing to intervene, any other person to the deprivation of any individual rights arising under the Bill of Rights of the Illinois Constitution is liable to the injured party for legal or equitable relief or any other appropriate relief. Provides that various immunities do not apply to claims brought this provision. Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that notwithstanding any provision of this Act, employers shall not be required to bargain over matters relating to the discipline or discharge of peace officers. Provisions in existing collective bargaining agreements that address the discipline or discharge of peace officers shall lapse by operation of law on the renewal or extension of existing collective bargaining agreements by whatever means, or the approval of a collective bargaining agreement by the corporate authorities of the employer after the effective date of this Act, without imposing a duty to bargain on employers. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the Illinois Police Training Act to prohibit warrior-style training for police. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes it official misconduct for an employee of a law enforcement agency to knowingly fail to turn on an officer-worn body camera or turn off an officer-worn body camera when there is a reasonable opportunity to act in a manner that is consistent with the officer-worn body camera policy of the respective law enforcement agency or when he or she knowingly uses or communicates, directly or indirectly, information acquired in the course of employment, with the intent to obstruct, impede, or prevent the investigation, apprehension, or prosecution of any criminal offense or person. Provides that an employee of a law enforcement agency commits misconduct when he or she knowingly misrepresents facts describing an incident in a police report or during investigations regarding the law enforcement employee's conduct. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Prohibits no-knock warrants. Abolishes cash bail. Provides for pretrial release and eligibility for that release. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
HB 2170 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Beginning no later than the 2021-2022 school year, requires the State Board of Education to annually assess all public school students entering kindergarten using a common assessment tool to formatively assess their development and readiness for kindergarten. Sets forth criteria for the assessment. Includes provisions regarding assessment results and data. Requires the State Superintendent of Education to appoint a committee to review, on an ongoing basis, the assessment and to make recommendations to the State Superintendent and the General Assembly. Amends the Early Intervention Services System Act. Provides that children who receive early intervention services prior to their third birthday and are found eligible for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the School Code may continue to receive early intervention services until the beginning of the school year following their third birthday in order to minimize gaps in services, ensure better continuity of care, and align practices for the enrollment of preschool children with special needs to the enrollment practices of typically developing preschool children. Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging, the Children and Family Services Act, and other Acts. Requires the Department on Aging, the State Board of Education, and the Departments of Central Management Services, Children and Family Services, Human Services, Labor, Healthcare and Family Services, Public Health, Transportation, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice to collect and publicly report statistical data on the racial and ethnic demographics of program participants for each program administered by the State agency and to use specified racial and ethnic classifications for each program. Requires each State agency to make all demographic information collected available to the public by posting the information for each program on the agency's official website. Requires each State agency to submit to the General Assembly on or before December 1 of each year preceding a new General Assembly a report that contains: (1) the racial and ethnic demographics of program participants for each program administered by the State agency during the prior 2 fiscal years; (2) the most recent demographic information on Illinois residents who are in need of or eligible for each of the programs detailed under item (1); and (3) recommendations to eliminate any existing racial and ethnic disparities within each program administered by the State agency. Provides that the Governor may require all of the State agencies, with the exception of the State Board of Education, to consolidate into a single report each agency's recommendations to eliminate existing racial and ethnic disparities within any program administered by the agency, including a detailed account of measures each agency plans to implement to eliminate such racial and ethnic disparities. Amends the School Code to create the Whole Child Task Force. Provides that the purpose of the task force is to establish an equitable, inclusive, safe, and supportive environment in all schools for every student in this State. Contains provisions concerning task force goals, membership, meetings, and reporting. Repeals these provisions on February 1, 2023. Creates the Equity in Early Education Act. Requires a school district to administer a universal screener to identify any deficiencies in reading or math skills to all students in the first and second grades. Provides for the administration of a Level 1 dyslexia screening. Requires reading and math intervention for students in grades kindergarten through 3 who exhibit a deficiency in reading or math skills. Amends the School Code to make changes concerning the State Board of Education's dyslexia handbook, implementing an early literacy and numeracy grant program, and requiring reading and math intervention and support, dyslexia screening and support, evidence-based reading instruction, and early reading instruction. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that beginning on July 1, 2022, if it is necessary to provide a diagnostic code for behavioral health services for children ages 5 and under, providers shall utilize a developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate diagnostic assessment system, such as the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood-Revised (DC:0-5), for diagnosis and treatment planning. Provides that if necessary for billing purposes, the provider, managed care organization, or Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall utilize the existing crosswalk tool to convert the developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate diagnosis code to the relevant code available in the State system. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to make recommendations to the General Assembly by no later than July 1, 2021 on the resources needed to integrate developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate diagnostic codes into the State system. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to have in place all necessary resources needed to integrate developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate diagnostic codes by no later than January 1, 2023. Amends the School Code and the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that on or before February 1, 2021 and each February 1 thereafter, the State Board of Education and the Board of Higher Education shall jointly compile a review that identifies, for each public university in this State, the courses the university requires or recommends a high school student take to be admitted to the university as an undergraduate student. Requires every public high school to provide access to each course identified in the review to any of its students who request to enroll in the course. Requires a school district to make available to students in grades 8 through 12 and their parents or guardians the review before the student's course schedule is finalized for the student's particular grade level. Sets forth other provisions concerning the review. Provides that, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, as a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully complete 2 years of laboratory science (rather than science) and 2 years of foreign language. Amends the School Code. Provides that, no later than January 30, 2021, the State Board of Education shall create a list of approved anti-racism initiatives that may be implemented by school districts to enhance the educational performance of African American students. Specifies what the initiatives may include, and provides for the posting and updating of the list. Amends the evidence-based funding formula. Provides that an organizational unit shall receive funding in the amount of $250 per African American student enrolled in the organizational unit if 15% or more of the students enrolled in the organizational unit are African American; sets forth how the funding must be utilized and requires reporting. For State fiscal year 2022 and subsequent State fiscal years, provides that the minimum funding level is equal to $420,000,000 and if new State funds exceed $370,000,000, then any amount in excess of $370,000,000 shall be dedicated for purposes of property tax relief pool grants up to a maximum of $50,000,000. Requires the State Superintendent of Education to calculate and report to each organizational unit the amount the unit must expend on anti-racism initiatives, and requires the Professional Review Panel to study anti-racism investments. Requires the State Board of Education to develop or adopt rigorous learning standards in the area of computer science and to analyze and revise, if appropriate, existing course titles dedicated to computer science or develop a short list of existing course titles that are recommended for computer science courses. With regard to the State Board of Education's school report cards, provides that the curriculum information data must include data on computer science courses. With respect to the evidence-based funding formula, adds a requirement that Tier 1 and Tier 2 school districts submit documentation on how developmentally appropriate computer literacy instruction is embedded in the curriculum at each grade level. As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, requires pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year and each school year thereafter to successfully complete one year of a course that includes intensive instruction in computer literacy, which may be English, social studies, or any other subject and which may be counted toward the fulfillment of other graduation requirements. Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, requires the school board of a school district that maintains any of grades 9 through 12 to provide an opportunity for every high school student to take at least one computer science course aligned to rigorous learning standards. Amends the Gifted and Talented Children Article of the School Code. Provides that, by no later than the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, each school district's accelerated placement policy shall allow for the automatic enrollment, in the following school term, of a high school student into the next level of advanced coursework offered by the high school if the student meets or exceeds State standards in English language arts, mathematics, or science on a State assessment. Sets forth provisions concerning the automatic enrollment. Provides that a school district's accelerated placement policy may include procedures to provide support and promote success for students who are newly enrolled in an accelerated placement program and a process for the school district to review and utilize disaggregated data on participation in an accelerated placement program to address gaps among demographic groups in accelerated placement opportunities. Provides that, on or before November 1, 2021, following a review of disaggregated data on the participation and successful completion rates of students enrolled in an accelerated placement program, each school district shall develop a plan to expand access to its accelerated placement program and to ensure the teaching capacity necessary to meet the increased demand. Further amends the School Code. Requires the Illinois P-20 Council to make recommendations for short-term and long-term learning recovery actions for public school students in this State in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and to submit a report with its recommendations for a multi-year recovery plan by December 31, 2021 to the Governor, the State Board of Education, the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, and the General Assembly. Sets forth what the report must address. Allows the chairperson of the Illinois P-20 Council to authorize the creation of a working group focusing on learning recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amends the School Code and the State Finance Act. Requires the State Board of Education to establish Freedom Schools to supplement the learning taking place in public schools by expanding the teaching of Black history, developing leadership skills, and providing an understanding of the tenets of the civil rights movement; sets forth requirements for these schools. Subject to appropriation, requires the State Board of Education to establish and implement a grant program to provide grants to public schools, public community colleges, and not-for-profit, community-based organizations to facilitate improved educational outcomes for Black students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12; sets forth eligibility requirements. Creates the Freedom Schools Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the School Code. With respect to the length of the school term, provides that for each of the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years, each school board shall include in its calendar for the school term a minimum of an additional 15 days of actual pupil attendance and 5 days of in-service training for teachers. Allows a school board to choose how to reach the minimum of 15 additional days of actual pupil attendance by either extending the length of the school day or extending the length of the school term. Provides that during the 2021-2022 school year, if a school is closed for more than 5 days of actual pupil attendance because the Governor has declared a disaster due to a public health emergency, the school board shall extend the length of the school day or extend the length of the school term during any of the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years by one additional day of actual pupil attendance for every 5 days of actual pupil attendance that are missed during the 2021-2022 school year because of the public health emergency, unless the school board has decided at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year to implement a plan to use remote learning or blended remote learning. Specifies that a provision that requires school employees to be paid for certain additional time on the basis of their regular contracts does not apply to these additional days. Amends the evidence-based funding provisions of the School Code. To ensure that (i) the adequacy target calculation accurately reflects the needs of students living in poverty or attending schools located in areas of high poverty, (ii) racial equity within the evidence-based funding formula is explicitly explored and advanced, and (iii) the funding goals of the formula distribution system are sufficient to provide adequate funding for every student and to fully fund every school in this State, requires the Professional Review Panel to review the essential elements. Sets forth what the Panel must consider in its review. Requires the Panel to report to the State Board of Education, the General Assembly, and the Governor on the findings of its review on or before April 1, 2021. Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to conduct an analysis of the data that is available in the Gateways to Opportunity Registry established under the Gateways to Opportunity program about teachers who work in early childhood education. Provides that the analysis of data shall be used to ascertain those teachers and other members of the early childhood workforce who are close to attaining a higher credential level or degree. Sets forth the information that, if available in the Gateways to Opportunity Registry, must be included in the data analysis. Requires the Department of Human Services to conduct outreach and to provide targeted coaching and access to financial support to members of the early childhood workforce that shall include scholarships and debt relief. Sets forth the priorities the Department of Human Services must follow in awarding financial assistance. In cooperation with the Department of Human Services, requires the State Board of Education to provide additional financial support to members of the early childhood workforce. Provides that the Department of Human Services must submit an annual report to the General Assembly that discloses the individuals who received financial assistance through the Department of Human Services or the State Board of Education. In cooperation with the Department of Human Services, requires the Board of Higher Education, in the course of their strategic planning process, to review the barriers to higher education and career advancement experienced by the early childhood workforce and by teachers of color. Creates the Developmental Education Reform Act. On or before May 1, 2022, requires a public community college to use specified measures and scores to determine the placement of a student in introductory college-level English language or mathematics coursework. Sets forth other provisions concerning the placement of a student in introductory college-level English language or mathematics coursework. Requires each public institution of higher education to publicly post its placement policy in a manner that is easily accessible to both students and prospective students. On or before January 1, 2022, requires each public university to submit to the Board of Higher Education and each public community college to submit to the Illinois Community College Board its institutional plan for scaling evidence-based developmental education reforms to maximize the probability that a student will be placed in and successfully complete introductory college-level English language or mathematics coursework within 2 semesters at the institution; sets forth what the plan must include. Provides for reporting by the Illinois Community College Board and the Board of Higher Education. Amends the Invest in Kids Act. Provides that the amount of the credit shall be 100% (currently, 75%) of the total amount of qualified contributions made by the taxpayer during the taxable year. Provides that the annual aggregate credit cap shall be $100,000,000 per calendar year (currently, $75,000,000). Provides that the individual credit cap shall be $1,333,333 per taxpayer (currently, $1,000,000). Removes a limitation that prevents contributions from being directed to a particular subset of schools or a particular school. Provides that, in granting scholarships, first priority shall be given to eligible students who received a scholarship from a scholarship granting organization during the previous school year. Contains provisions concerning technical academies. Provides that the Department of Labor shall determine whether a program or set of programs offered or proposed by a qualified school or technical academy provides coursework and training in career and technical education pathways aligned to industry-recognized certifications and credentials. Repeals provisions concerning inseverability and the Act's sunset. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to allow emergency rules. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes changes with respect to the suspension of driving privileges for failing to pay fines and penalties for standing, parking, compliance, automated speed enforcement systems, or automated traffic law violations. Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. In provisions relating to the requirements that an individual must satisfy to be issued an alternative provisional educator endorsement under the Alternative Educator Licensure Program for Teachers, removes the requirement that the individual must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent on another scale. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act with respect to the Minority Teachers of Illinois scholarship program. Makes changes to the definition of "qualified student". Increases the maximum amount of scholarship assistance if at least $2,850,000 is appropriated in a given fiscal year for the program. Makes changes concerning to whom funds are allocated if an appropriation to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for a given fiscal year is insufficient to provide scholarships to all qualified students. Provides that at least 35% (rather than 30%) of the funds appropriated for scholarships in each fiscal year shall be reserved for qualified male minority applicants, with priority being given to qualified Black male applicants beginning with fiscal year 2023. Requires a certain percentage of funds to be reserved for qualified bilingual minority applicants under certain circumstances, and makes other changes concerning qualified bilingual minority applicants. Provides for increased awareness of the program, the recruitment of Black male applicants, the hosting of an information session for teacher candidates of color, and academic advisement. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act with respect to the AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program. Provides that if at least 49% of the student body of a public university received financial aid under the federal Pell Grant program for the previous academic year, the public university shall match 20% of the amount of funds received from the Commission for financial aid for eligible students. Provides that if less than 49% of the student body of a public university received financial aid under the federal Pell Grant program for the previous academic year, the public university shall match 60% of the amount of funds received from the Commission for financial aid for eligible students. Makes other changes. Varied effective date.
HB 2461 (SFA 0001)
 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Requires the Department of Transportation, on behalf of the State of Illinois, to convey, by quitclaim deed, all right, title, and interest of the State of Illinois and the Department of Transportation in and to certain real estate to the Village of Bensenville. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services to execute and deliver a quitclaim deed for specified real property located in Cook County to the Carole Robertson Center for Learning upon payment of $1, subject to specified conditions. Amends the Northern Illinois University Law. Adds specified parcels not located on or adjacent to Northern Illinois University that the Board of Trustees may acquire, sublease or contract to purchase, or sell without compliance with the State Property Control Act and retain the proceeds in its development fund account. Provides that, in addition to other purposes, revenues from the development fund account may be withdrawn by the University for the purpose of repairs to existing campus facilities and infrastructure and professional services associated with planning and design. Removes provisions allowing revenues from the fund to be used for routine land and property acquisition, extension of utilities, streetscape work, landscape work, surface and structure parking, sidewalks, recreational paths, and street construction, and lease and lease purchase arrangements and the professional services associated with the planning and development of the area. Amends the Eminent Domain Act. Provides that quick-take proceedings may be used for a period of no more than 2 years after the effective date by Will County for the acquisition of certain described property for the purpose of the 80th Avenue Improvements project. Effective immediately.
HB 2685 (SFA 0003)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Economic Equity Act. Provides for programs and amends various statutory provisions for the purpose of aiding economically disadvantaged persons and groups. Effective immediately.
HB 3840 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act. Contains findings. Creates the Community Health Worker Certification and Reimbursement Act. Requires community health workers to be provided with multi-tiered academic and community-based training opportunities that lead to the mastery of community health worker core competencies. Creates the Illinois Community Health Worker Certification Board to serve as the regulatory body that develops and has oversight of initial community health workers certification and certification renewals for both individuals and academic and community-based training programs. Provides that community health worker services shall be covered under the medical assistance program for persons who are otherwise eligible for medical assistance. Contains other provisions. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires hospitals to require an intern, resident, or physician who provides medical services at the hospital to have proper credentials and any required certificates for ongoing training at the time the intern, resident, or physician renews his or her license. Amends the Hospital Report Card Act. Requires hospitals to include in their quarterly reports the number of female patients who have died within the reporting period, the number of female patients who have died of a preventable cause within the reporting period and the number of those preventable deaths that the hospital has otherwise reported within the reporting period, and the number of physicians who were required by the hospital to undergo any amount or type of retraining during the reporting period. Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires hospitals that receive a property tax exemption under a provision of the Property Tax Code concerning exemptions related to access to hospital and health care services by low-income and underserved individuals to post the hospital's charity care policy and the contact information of a financial counselor in a reasonably viewable area in the hospital's emergency room. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires hospitals organized or licensed under the Acts to provide N95 masks to all physicians licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses licensed under the Nurse Licensing Act if the physician, registered nurse, or advanced practice registered nurse is employed by or providing services for another employer at the hospital. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires hospitals organized or licensed under the Acts to report to the Department of Public Health the demographic data of individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 and are released from, not admitted to, the hospital. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Creates a classification of hospitals known as community safety-net hospitals. Provides that the inpatient, per diem rate to be paid to all community safety-net hospitals for inpatient psychiatric services on and after January 1, 2021 shall be at least $630. Provides that the Department shall take all steps necessary to minimize the impact of any reduction in pass-through payments on community safety-net hospitals and each individual community safety-net hospital shall be held harmless if the recalculation of directed payments results in a loss of revenue during the calendar year. In provisions amending the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Nurse Practice Act, and the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987, provides that the rules adopted by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation concerning continuing education shall require that, on and after January 1, 2022, all continuing education courses for persons licensed under the Acts contain curriculum that includes the understanding of implicit bias in the practice of medicine. Provides that a continuing education course dedicated solely to research or other issues that does not include a direct patient care component is not required to contain curriculum that includes implicit bias in the practice of medicine. Specifies requirements that continuing education courses must satisfy. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Provides that a person who, in good faith, seeks or obtains emergency medical assistance for someone experiencing an overdose or who is experiencing an overdose shall not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for controlled substance manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver or a possession violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, a drug paraphernalia violation, a methamphetamine delivery or possession violation, a drug-induced homicide violation, or an aggravated battery violation based on unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another person and any user experiences great bodily harm or permanent disability as a result of the injection, inhalation, or ingestion of any amount of the controlled substance. Provides that these violations must not serve as the sole basis of a violation of parole, mandatory supervised release, probation or conditional discharge, a Department of Children and Family Services investigation, or any seizure of property under any State law authorizing civil forfeiture so long as the evidence for the violation was acquired as a result of the person seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance in the event of an overdose. Provides that the limited immunity as relates to methamphetamine only applies to possession of less than 3 grams. Provides that nothing in these provisions are intended to interfere with or prevent the investigation, arrest, or prosecution of any person for the delivery or distribution of cannabis, methamphetamine, or other controlled substances, drug-induced homicide, or any other crime if the evidence of the violation is not acquired as a result of the person seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance in the event of an overdose. Deletes provisions that the limited immunity only applies to Class 4 felony possession of a controlled, counterfeit, or look-alike substance or a controlled substance analog. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the requirements for transmitting information to the central repository under the Prescription Monitoring Program also apply to opioid treatment programs that prescribe Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Amends the Adult Protective Services Act. Requires the Department on Aging to develop and implement a dementia training program that must include instruction on the identification of people with dementia, risks such as wandering, communication impairments, elder abuse, and the best practices for interacting with people with dementia. Provides that initial training of 4 hours shall be completed at the start of employment with the Adult Protective Services division and shall cover several subjects, including: (i) dementia, psychiatric, and behavioral symptoms; (ii) communication issues, including how to communicate respectfully and effectively; and (iii) protocols for connecting people living with dementia to local care resources and professionals who are skilled in dementia care to encourage cross-referral and reporting regarding incidents of abuse. Provides that annual continuing education shall include 2 hours of dementia training covering the same subjects discussed during initial training. Grants rulemaking authority. Creates the Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center of Illinois Act. Creates the Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center of Illinois, to be administered by a specified public institution of higher education for the purpose of leveraging workforce and behavioral health resources to produce reforms in Illinois. Provides for the structure and duties of the Center. Provides for the selection of the public institution of higher education to administer the Center. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that all blood sugar testing materials are subject to the 1% reduced rate of tax (rather than urine testing materials for human use only). Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning the Department of Human Services' Child Care Assistance Program, requires the Department to update the Child Care Assistance Program Eligibility Calculator posted on the Department's website to include a question on whether a family is applying for child care assistance for the first time or is applying for a redetermination of eligibility. Amends the Employee Sick Leave Act. Provides that personal care of a parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent, or stepparent is a permissible use of personal sick leave benefits. Amends the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Act. Changes the short title to the African-American and Latinx HIV/AIDS Response Act. Throughout the Act, refers to Latinxs as well as African-Americans. Amends the State Finance Act. Changes the name of the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund to the African-American and Latinx HIV/AIDS Response Fund. Amends the Nursing Home Care Act and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires licensed long-term care facilities and hospitals to prove upon inspection that they provided testing for Legionnaires' disease and to provide the results of that testing. Creates the Child Trauma Counseling Act. Provides that: (1) a day care center shall provide the services of a trauma counselor to a child, from birth through the fifth grade, enrolled and attending the day care center who has been identified as needing trauma counseling; and (2) a school shall provide the services of a trauma counselor to a child who is enrolled and attending kindergarten through the fifth grade at that school and has been identified as needing trauma counseling. Provides that there shall be no cost for such trauma counseling to the parents or guardians of the child. Provides that a child is identified as needing trauma counseling if the child reports trauma to a day care center or a school or a parent or guardian of a child or employee of a day care center or a school reports that the child has experienced trauma. Provides for the adoption of rules to implement the Act and rules related to qualifications of trauma counselors working with children under the Act. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Creates the Special Commission on Gynecologic Cancer Act. Creates the Special Commission on Gynecologic Cancers to study specified issues regarding gynecologic cancers in Illinois and submit its final report to the General Assembly no later than December 31, 2021. Amends the Hospital Provider Funding Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that in order to address the escalating infant mortality rates among minority communities in Illinois, the State shall create a pool of funding of at least $50,000,000 annually to be dispersed among community safety-net hospitals who maintain perinatal designation from the Department of Public Health. Creates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which has or could have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, upon the request of any member, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a brief explanatory statement or note that shall include a reliable estimate of the anticipated impact on those racial and ethnic minorities likely to be impacted by the bill. Specifies the contents and provides for the preparation of each racial impact note. Provides that no comment or opinion shall be included in the racial impact note with regard to the merits of the measure for which the racial impact note is prepared. Provides that the fact that a racial impact note is prepared for any bill shall not preclude or restrict the appearance before any committee of the General Assembly of any official or authorized employee of the responding agency or agencies, or any other impacted State agency, who desires to be heard in support of or in opposition to the measure. Amends the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Law. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, on or before December 31, 2021, to develop: (1) a program to increase the presence of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in hospitals with the goal of increasing care coordination, managing chronic diseases, and addressing the social determinants of health and (2) a payment methodology to allow for care coordination services in FQHCs. Amends the Departments of State Government Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that it shall be the duty of the State Board of Health, among other duties, to deliver to the Governor for presentation to the General Assembly a State Health Assessment and a State Health Improvement Plan (currently, only a State Health Improvement Plan required). Provides further requirements concerning the State Health Assessment and the State Health Improvement Plan. Creates the Health and Human Services Task Force and Study Act establishing the Health and Human Services Task Force to undertake a systematic review of health and human service departments and programs with the goal of improving health and human service outcomes for Illinois residents. Creates the Anti-Racism Commission Act establishing the Anti-Racism Commission to identify and propose statewide policies to eliminate systemic racism and advance equitable solutions for Black and Brown people in Illinois. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Adds 2 members to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Provides that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State shall institute a moratorium on the closure of hospitals until December 31, 2023, and no hospital shall close or reduce capacity below the hospital's capacity as of January 1, 2020 before the end of the moratorium. Provides that, upon the completion of an application to close a health care facility or discontinue a category of service, the Health Facilities and Services Review Board shall conduct a racial equity impact assessment to determine the effect of the closure or discontinuation of service on racial and ethnic minorities, and the results of the racial equity impact assessment shall be made available to the public. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires managed care organizations (MCOs) to publish, at least quarterly for the preceding quarter, on their websites: (1) the total number of claims received by the MCO; (2) the number and monetary amount of claims payments made to a service provider; (3) the dates of services rendered for the claims payments made under item (2); (4) the dates the claims were received by the MCO for the claims payments made under item (2); and (5) the dates on which claims payments under item (2) were released. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to require MCOs to: (i) ensure that any provider under contract with an MCO on the date of service is paid for any medically necessary service rendered to any of the MCO's enrollees, regardless of inclusion on the MCO's published and publicly available roster of available providers; and (ii) ensure that all contracted providers are listed on an updated roster within 7 days of entering into a contract with the MCO and that such roster is readily accessible to all medical assistance enrollees for purposes of selecting an approved healthcare provider. Makes other changes regarding discharge notification and facility placement of individuals and other provisions regarding MCOs. Creates the Medicaid Managed Care Oversight Commission within the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to evaluate the effectiveness of Illinois' managed care program. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Managed Care Oversight Fund to be used by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to support emergency procurement and sole source contracting with women and minority-owned businesses. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2021, the Department shall not enter into any new contract or agreement with a managed care organization or with any other entity to provide services where payment for medical services is made on a capitated basis. Provides that the Department shall not renew, re-enter, renegotiate, change orders, or amend any contract or agreement it entered with a managed care organization that was solicited under the State of Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Organization Request for Proposals. Requires any health care plan administered by a managed care organization that entered a contract with the Department under the State of Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Organization Request for Proposals shall be transitioned to the State's fee-for-service medical assistance program upon the expiration of the managed care organization's contract with the Department until such time the Department enters a new contract in accordance specified provisions of the Code. Contains other provisions. Provides that the Department shall require each managed care organization participating in the medical assistance program to satisfy any minority-owned or women-owned business subcontracting requirements to which the managed care organization is subject under the contract. Provides that the Department shall terminate its contract with any managed care organization that does not meet the minority-owned or women-owned business subcontracting requirements under its contract with the State. Provides that the Department shall terminate the contract no later than 60 days after receiving a contractually required report indicating that the managed care organization has not met the subcontracting goals. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that specified doula services and evidence-based home visiting services shall be covered under the medical assistance program for persons who are otherwise eligible for medical assistance. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall adopt rules, periodically assess the rates of reimbursement for perinatal doula and home visiting services, adjust rates accordingly, seek State plan amendments or waivers necessary to implement the new provisions, and secure federal financial participation for expenditures made in accordance with the new provisions. Provides for the repeal of certain provisions. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
HB 4276 (SFA 0001)
 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Employee Disability Act. Provides that upon the occurrence of circumstances, directly or indirectly attributable to COVID-19, occurring on or after March 9, 2020 and on or before June 30, 2021 (instead of December 31, 2020) which would hinder the physical recovery from an injury of an eligible employee within a one-year period, the eligible employee shall be entitled to an extension of no longer than 60 days by which he or she shall continue to be paid by the employing public entity on the same basis as he or she was paid before the injury. Amends the Chicago Police and Chicago Firefighter Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. In provisions concerning line-of-duty death benefits and other death benefits, provides a rebuttable presumption that the death of a policeman or fireman from COVID-19 was a fatal injury while in active service if the policeman or fireman was exposed to and contracted COVID-19 on or after March 9, 2020 and on or before June 30, 2021 (instead of December 31, 2020). Amends the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act. Provides that the rebuttable presumption that the exposure to and contraction of COVID-19 by a COVID-19 first responder or front-line worker was causally connect to the hazards or exposures of the employee's first responder or front-line work employment if the diagnosis of COVID-19 was made on or after March 9, 2020 and on or before June 30, 2021 (instead of December 31, 2020). Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.
Total number of Filed Amendments: 6

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