End of Session Report (Pt. 2 of 2)

Friday, July 15, 2022 12:03 PM | Hannah Pfeiffer (Administrator)

SB 3132 - DHS-HOME SERVICES PROGRAM – NAELA MONITORED

Legislative Champion: Sen. Laura Fine (D) / Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D)

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s signature

Legislation Synopsis: Amends the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Act. In provisions concerning the Department of Human Services' Home Services Program, provides that subject to federal approval the Department shall allow a recipient's spouse to serve as his or her provider of personal care or similar services. Effective immediately. Statutes affected:  Introduced: 20 ILCS 2405/3Engrossed: 20 ILCS 2405/3, Enrolled: 20 ILCS 2405/3

Effective: Immediately

Public Act 102-0826

HB 4366 - GUARDIAN APPOINTMENT-TRAINING- NAELA MONITORED

Legislative Champion: Rep. William Davis (D) / Sen. Don Harmon (D)

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s signature

Legislation Synopsis: Amends the Guardians For Adults With Disabilities Article of the Probate Act of 1975. Removes a provision that exempts a guardian of the person appointed in a county with a population of more than 3,000,000 from completing a training program created under the Guardianship and Advocacy Act.Statutes affected: Introduced: 755 ILCS 5/11Engrossed: 755 ILCS 5/11, Enrolled: 755 ILCS 5/11

Effective: January 1, 2023

Public Act 102-0770

SB 702 - SR HOUSING RESIDENTS COUNCIL – NAELA MONITORED

Legislative Champion: Sen. Mike Simmons (D) / Rep. Chris Welch (D)

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s signature

Legislation Synopsis: Amends the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.Statutes affected: Introduced: 320 ILCS 30/1Engrossed: 20 ILCS 105/4, Enrolled: 20 ILCS 105/4

Effective: Upon Becoming Law

Public Act 102-0986

SB 1041- DHFS-REPORT-HEALTHCHOICE IL – NAELA MONITORED

Legislative Champion: Sen. Napolean Harris  (D) / Rep. Chris Welch (D)

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s Signature

Legislation Synopsis: Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning supportive living facilities. Statutes affected: Introduced: 305 ILCS 5/5Engrossed: 305 ILCS 5/5

Effective: Upon Becoming Law

SB 1405 - MEDICAL PATIENT RTS-VISITATION – NAELA MONITERED

Legislative Champion: Sen. Dan McConchie (R) / Rep. Chris Bos (R)

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s Signature

Bill aims to protect residents from visitation restrictions in the event of another disaster proclamation.

Legislation Synopsis: Authorizes a skilled nursing home, extended care facility, or intermediate care facility to prohibit an individual from visiting a resident or patient of the nursing home or facility if specific facts demonstrate that the individual would endanger his or her physical health or safety or the health or safety of a resident, patient, or health care worker of the nursing home or facility. Requires such a denial to be in writing and provided to the individual and the resident or patient with whom the individual was denied visitation. Requires each skilled nursing home, extended care facility, and intermediate care facility to inform each resident of the nursing home or facility (or that individual's representative) of the resident's visitation rights and the facility's visitation-related policies and procedures. Specifies that these nursing homes and facilities must not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Requires the nursing homes and facilities to ensure that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges, consistent with the residents' preferences

Effective: Upon Becoming Law

Public Act 102-0989

SB 1975 - PROP TX-HOMESTED-DISABILITIES – NAELA MONITORED

Legislative Champion: Sen. Robert R. Martwick (D) / Rep. Michelle Mussman (D)

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s Signature

This bill makes it easier for older adults and people with disabilities in Cook County to receive and maintain property tax benefits by providing for automatic annual renewal of the Persons with Disabilities Exemption and streamlines benefits for low-income seniors.

Legislation Synopsis: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the chief county assessment officer in a county of more than 3,000,000 residents, and in any other county where the county board has authorized such action by ordinance or resolution, may automatically renew the homestead exemption for persons with disabilities without application for any person who applied for the exemption and presented a Disability Identification Card stating that the claimant is under a Class 2 disability.Statutes affected:
Introduced: 35 ILCS 200/15Engrossed: 35 ILCS 200/15, Enrolled: 20 ILCS 2505/2505, 35 ILCS 200/9, 35 ILCS 200/15, 35 ILCS 200/18, 105 ILCS 5/17, 320 ILCS 30/3

Effective: Upon Becoming Law

Public Act 102-0895

SB 3007 - SOS-DRIVERS OMNIBUS – NAELA MONITORED

Legislative Champion: Sen. Ram Vilivalam / Rep. Michael Kelly (D)

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s Signature

The bill provided requirements concerning probate court notification to the secretary of State in limited and plenary guardianship cases.

Legislation Synopsis: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State is authorized to suspend or revoke the driving privileges of any person without a preliminary hearing upon a showing of the person's records or other sufficient evidence that the person has committed an out-of-State offense similar to the Illinois prohibition on the unlawful use of a license, has possessed cannabis while under 21 years of age, or has provided false information about his or her age to a cannabis establishment. Provides that driver rehabilitation specialists or programs are permitted to give driving instruction without being issued a license, except when the client of the specialist or program has never held a driver's license. Changes the implementation date concerning changes to the Secretary of State's requirements regarding the posting of certain information to the Commercial Driver's License Information System from June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2025. Provides that an individual shall be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life if that individual uses a commercial motor vehicle in the commission of a felony involving an act or practice of severe forms of human trafficking. Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides requirements concerning probate court notifications to the Secretary of State in limited and plenary guardianship cases. Statutes affected:  Introduced: 625 ILCS 5/6, 755 ILCS 5/11Engrossed: 625 ILCS 5/6, 755 ILCS 5/11 Enrolled: 625 ILCS 5/6, 755 ILCS 5/11

Effective: Upon Becoming Law

Public Act 102-0749

SB 3174 - RUUPA-PROP AMOUNT-AFFIDAVIT – NAELA MONITORED

Legislative Champion: Sen. Sara Feigenholtz (D) / Rep. Stephanie Kifowit

Status: Passed Both Houses, pending Governor’s Signature

Legislation Synopsis: Amends the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Allows the administrator to deliver property or pay the amount owing to a person without the person filing a claim if the value of the property that is owed the person is $5,000 (rather than $2,000) or less. Allows the administrator to waive a specific requirement and pay or deliver property directly to a person if the property has a value of less than $2,000 (rather than $500). Allows an heir or agent who files an unclaimed property claim in which the decedent's property does not exceed $250 (rather than $100) to submit an affidavit attesting to the heir's or agent's capacity to claim in lieu of submitting a certified copy of the will to verify a claim. Provides that an affidavit is not required to include a copy of the decedent's death certificate if other evidence of the death of the owner is available. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately. Statutes affected:  Introduced: 765 ILCS 1026/15Engrossed: 765 ILCS 1026/15, Enrolled: 765 ILCS 1026/15

Effective: Immediately

Public Act 102-0835


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