IL HB5538 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)
Status: Failed on January 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to create a program to select people listed on the Department's Prioritization of the Urgency of Need of Services (PUNS) database to receive housing and community-based support services. Provides that by June 30, 2022, no less than 50% of the persons selected from the PUNS database shall qualify for or receive community-based support services under the State's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (State's Waiver Program); and no less than 50% of the persons selected from the PUNS database shall qualify for or receive both housing and community-based support services funded by the Department. Provides that by June 30, 2022, the Department shall fully eliminate the 8-person community-integrated living arrangements model as a housing option for persons eligible for services under the State's Waiver program and shall instead implement a flexible housing model, as defined by the Department by rule, that utilizes a needs-based sliding scale to determine a person's eligibility and placement for housing. Contains provisions concerning reporting requirements. Provides that implementation of the provisions shall be contingent on the receipt of all necessary federal approvals.

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2019-01-08HouseSession Sine Die
2018-04-13HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-04HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2018-03-21HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
2018-03-21HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
2018-03-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2018-03-06HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
2018-03-02HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
2018-02-28HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
2018-02-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
2018-02-22HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
2018-02-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2018-02-16HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-02-16HouseFirst Reading
2018-02-16HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel

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