IL HB2647 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 59-6)
Status: Engrossed on April 5 2017 - 50% progression
Action: 2017-04-25 - Assigned to Veterans Affairs
Pending: Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Contains provisions concerning the establishment of various programs and services for the benefit of veterans including a proactive outreach program for veterans that served in high casualty units, in units that experienced high conflict areas, and in units where at least one service member committed suicide following his or her service; a public awareness campaign concerning the trauma and internal injuries suffered by veterans; specified training concerning mental health services for employees of veterans service organizations, Veterans Assistance Commissions, and veterans' service associations; educational success programs for veterans experiencing specified difficulties in higher education; a family preparation course for the families of returning veterans; a licensing program for therapy dogs for veterans; a transition program for returning veterans that reside in the State; a system that allows veterans to file a specified federal form immediately upon discharge; creation of an employer training program; and a standard statewide peer-to-peer training program to familiarize veterans with the veterans' services available at the local, State, and federal levels. Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to adopt any rules necessary to implement these provisions.

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Rep. Stephanie Kifowit [D]Rep. Michael Halpin [D]Rep. Jerry Costello [D]Rep. Al Riley [D]
Rep. Patricia Bellock [R]Rep. Silvana Tabares [D]Rep. Emanuel Welch [D]Rep. Daniel Burke [D]
Rep. Jay Hoffman [D]Rep. Michelle Mussman [D]Rep. Thaddeus Jones [D]Rep. Laura Fine [D]
Rep. Anthony DeLuca [D]Rep. Martin Moylan [D]Rep. Katie Stuart [D]Rep. John D'Amico [D]
Rep. Natalie Manley [D]Rep. Kelly Burke [D]Rep. Brandon Phelps [D]Rep. Linda LaVia [D]
Rep. Robert Rita [D]Rep. Carol Sente [D]Rep. Sue Scherer [D]Rep. Sam Yingling [D]
Rep. Louis Lang [D]Rep. Litesa Wallace [D]Rep. Sonya Harper [D]Rep. Jaime Andrade [D]
Rep. Deborah Conroy [D]Rep. Kathleen Willis [D]Rep. Latoya Greenwood [D]Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez [D]
Rep. Daniel Beiser [D]Rep. Frances Hurley [D]Rep. Camille Lilly [D]Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin [D]
Rep. Justin Slaughter [D]Rep. Anna Moeller [D]Rep. LaShawn Ford [D]Rep. Michael Unes [R]
Rep. Michael McAuliffe [R]Rep. Emily McAsey [D]Rep. Marcus Evans [D]Rep. Carol Ammons [D]
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz [D]Rep. William Davis [D]Rep. Robert Martwick [D]Rep. Ann Williams [D]
Rep. Mary Flowers [D]Rep. Lawrence Walsh [D]Rep. Barbara Currie [D]Rep. Robyn Gabel [D]
Rep. Gregory Harris [D]Rep. Robert Pritchard [R]Rep. Fred Crespo [D]Rep. Christian Mitchell [D]
Rep. Cynthia Soto [D]Rep. John Cabello [R]Rep. Andre Thapedi [D]Rep. Rita Mayfield [D]
Rep. Elgie Sims [D]Rep. Luis Arroyo [D]Rep. Mark Batinick [R]Sen. Thomas Cullerton [D]
Sen. Michael Hastings [D]

Roll Calls

2017-04-05 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 110 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-04-25SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs
2017-04-14SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
2017-04-10HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
2017-04-06SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-04-06SenateFirst Reading
2017-04-06SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
2017-04-06SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2017-04-06SenateArrive in Senate
2017-04-05HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
2017-04-05HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-005-001
2017-04-04HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-30HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
2017-03-30HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
2017-03-27HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
2017-03-23HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-23HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
2017-03-23HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
2017-03-23HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-21HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
2017-03-16HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
2017-03-16HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
2017-03-16HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
2017-03-15HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-03-15HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
2017-03-15HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2017-03-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
2017-03-14HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-03-14HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
2017-03-10HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2017-03-09HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-09HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 011-000-000
2017-03-09HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Veterans' Affairs Committee; by Voice Vote
2017-03-03HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
2017-03-01HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2017-02-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
2017-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
2017-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2017-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2017-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2017-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
2017-02-23HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
2017-02-23HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
2017-02-23HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
2017-02-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2017-02-22HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
2017-02-22HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-02-22HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
2017-02-22HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
2017-02-08HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-02-08HouseFirst Reading
2017-02-08HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

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