Other Senate Bills of Interest That Have Passed Both Chambers

Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:17 PM | Nina Vidmer (Administrator)

IL - SB109 HEALTH SURROGATE-POLST CHANGES

Effective January 1 of 2022, or upon its becoming a law, whichever is later

Primary Sponsor: Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D)

Legislative Summary:  removes the requirement for a witness signature on the form. It authorizes recognition of the IDPH Uniform POLST form, National POLST form, other formally sanctioned forms created in the fashion of the National POLST Paradigm, or out-of-hospital DNR orders faithfully executed in other states. Makes other chambers.

IL - SB147 INS-MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT- SUPPORT

Effective January 1, 2022.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Laura M. Murphy (D)

Legislative Summary: Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that, if an individual is at least 65 years of age but no more than 75 years of age and has an existing Medicare supplement policy, the individual is entitled to an annual open enrollment period lasting 45 days, commencing with the individual's birthday, and the individual may purchase any Medicare supplement policy with the same issuer that offers benefits equal to or lesser than those provided by the previous coverage.

IL - SB539 ST TREASURER-ABLE ACCOUNT PROG- SUPPORT

Effective January 1, 2022.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Ann Gillespie (D)

Legislative Summary: Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Creates a uniform statement of economic interest form that must be completed by all persons who are required to file that form under the Act. Changes the nature of the required disclosures that must be made.

IL - SB701 ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES- MONITOR

Effective January 1 of 2022, or upon its becoming a law, whichever is later

Primary Sponsor: Senator Rachelle Crowe (D)

Legislative Summary:  Amends the Adult Protective Services Act. Expands the scope of the Act to include reports of abandonment.

IL - SB2137 NURSING HOMES-SOCIAL ISOLATION- MONITOR

 Effective immediately.

Primary Sponsor: Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D)

Legislative Summary: Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall require each long-term care facility in the State, as a condition of facility licensure, to adopt and implement written policies, provide for the availability of technology to facility residents, and ensure that appropriate staff and other capabilities are in place to prevent the social isolation of facility residents. In provisions amending the Nursing Home Care Act, provides that the social isolation prevention policies adopted by each long-term care facility shall be consistent with the rights and privileges guaranteed to residents and constraints provided under specified provisions of the Nursing Home Care Act.

IL - SB2244 PROP TX-SENIOR FREEZE-INCOME- MONITOR

Effective January 1 of 2022, or upon its becoming a law, whichever is later

Primary Sponsor: Senator Laura M. Murphy (D)

Legislative Summary: Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act. Provides that the income limitation under the Act is $65,000 for tax years 2022 through 2025 and $55,000 for tax year 2026 and thereafter (currently, $55,000). Provides that, for tax years 2022 through 2025, the total amount of any such deferral shall not exceed $7,500 per taxpayer in each tax year (currently, $5,000). Provides that, beginning again in tax year 2026, the total amount of any such deferral shall not exceed $5,000.


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