Illinois Representative Terra Costa Howard [D]

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ILSB1779Enroll
75%
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Creates a permanent certified medication aide program. Defines "certified medication aide" and "qualified employer". Provides that the Department of Public Health shall administer and enforce a certified medication a...
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2024-05-26
Passed Both Houses
ILHB4718Intro
25%
Authorizes the Director of Natural Resources to execute and deliver a quitclaim deed to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation for specified real property located in DeKalb County, subject to specified conditions. Effective immediately.
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2024-05-26
Third Reading Deadline Extended-Rule May 31, 2024
ILHB4486Intro
25%
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a reimbursement code for music therapy services provided by licensed music therapists. Provides that, to be ...
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2024-05-26
To House Medicaid & Managed Care Committee
ILHB4739Intro
25%
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that in order to give providers more time to prepare for and implement changes to the Medicaid Mental Health Fee Schedule and to ensure that the quality and delivery of b...
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2024-05-26
To House Appropriations-Health & Human Services Committee
ILHB4189Intro
25%
Amends the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act. Provides that a local government that has submitted a distressed location project as defined by Department of Natural Resources rule shall be eligible for assistance up to 100% for the acqu...
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2024-05-26
To House Appropriations-General Service Committee
ILHB4758Enroll
75%
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. In provisions requiring the Department of Children and Family Services to submit annual reports to the General Assembly regarding youth in care waiting for placement or psychiatric hospitalization, expands...
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2024-05-26
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
ILHB5047Enroll
75%
Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Provides that the privilege to practice as a license-pending practical nurse shall terminate once 6 months (rather than 3 months) have passed since the official date of passing the licensure exam as inscribed on the for...
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2024-05-26
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
ILHB5395Enroll
75%
Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with changes that include the following. Requires the issuer of a network plan to submit a self-audit of its provider directory and a summary to the Department of Insurance, which the Department shall ma...
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2024-05-26
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
ILSB2573Enroll
75%
Amends the Accident and Health Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group or individual plan of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Ac...
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2024-05-26
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
ILHB5561Enroll
75%
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Changes the definitions of "employer" and "employee". Defines "adverse employment action", "public body", "retaliatory action", and "supervisor". Provides that an employer may not take retaliatory action against an emplo...
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2024-05-26
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
ILHB4623Enroll
75%
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person who is convicted of obscene depiction of a purported child is ineligible to receive a school bus driver permit. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that "child pornography" includes the ...
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2024-05-26
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
ILHB5371Enroll
75%
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that an employer is responsible for harassment and sexual harassment of its employees by the employer's nonmanagerial and nonsupervisory employees, nonemployees, and third parties only if the employer be...
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2024-05-26
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Natalie Toro
ILHB4806Intro
25%
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that, for community-based providers serving persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, subject to federal approval of any relevant Waiver Amendment, the r...
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2024-05-26
To House Appropriations-Health & Human Services Committee
ILHB5142Enroll
75%
Reinserts the provisions of the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with changes. Further amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that coverage for abortion care may not impose any deductible, coinsurance, waiting period, or other cost-shar...
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2024-05-26
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
ILSB0773Enroll
75%
Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that provisions concerning infertility coverage apply only to coverage provided on or after January 1, 2024 and before July 1, 2026. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that no...
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2024-05-26
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
ILHB4962Intro
25%
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish reimbursement rates that build toward livable wages for front-line personnel in residential and day programs and servic...
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2024-05-26
To House Appropriations-Health & Human Services Committee
ILHB0581Enroll
75%
Amends the Hospital Emergency Service Act. Provides that "applicant" includes any person who presents at the hospital. Provides that hospitals shall furnish hospital emergency services in accordance with the procedures required by the federal Emergen...
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2024-05-26
Passed Both Houses
ILSB2682Enroll
75%
Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Modifies the membership of the Task Force, including adding the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (rather than one member representing the Governor's ...
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2024-05-26
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1289Enroll
75%
Creates the Safety and Aid for the Environment in Carbon Capture and Sequestration Act (which may be referred to as the SAFE CCS Act). Sets forth provisions regarding: ownership and conveyance of pore space; integration and unitization of ownership i...
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2024-05-26
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
ILSB3268Enroll
75%
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes changes to the Medical Assistance Article. Provides that beginning with dates of service on and after January 1, 2025, add-on rates for the services delivered by physicians who are board certified in psychia...
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2024-05-26
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3158Engross
50%
Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, with the changes proposed in House Amendment No. 1 and House Amendment No. 2, and the following additional changes. Requires the vessels used for natural organic reduction to be made of stainless steel...
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2024-05-25
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 26, 2024
ILHB4737Engross
50%
Amends the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. Provides that a governmental unit may purchase a supply or service that is available on contracts from multiple contractors if the governmental unit determines that the selected contract best meets the go...
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2024-05-25
To Senate Executive Committee
ILHB3141Engross
50%
Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall establish a maximum acceptable Global Warming Potential (GWP) standard for State purchases of vehicles, applianc...
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2024-05-25
To Senate Executive Committee
ILHB4276Enroll
75%
Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment No. 1 with the following changes. Clarifies that the pre-sale disclosure requirements apply only to life care contracts that are subject to refund. Provides that, upon request, current residents, former res...
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2024-05-25
Passed Both Houses
ILHB0303Engross
50%
Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Prohibits, until February 1, 2027, the Chicago Board of Education from closing any attendance center within the school district that has selective admission requirements that apply to the...
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2024-05-25
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 26, 2024
ILHB3908Engross
50%
Creates the Firefighter Paid Family Leave Act. Provides that a firefighter shall receive 6 weeks of paid family leave that may be used: (1) for the birth of a child in order to care for the child; (2) to care for a newly adopted child under 18 years ...
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2024-05-25
To Senate Paid Leave Committee
ILHB0793Engross
50%
Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment No. 1 with the following changes. Further amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to eliminate on December 31, 2029 (rather than July 1, 2027) the use of activ...
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2024-05-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB4875Enroll
75%
Amends the Right of Publicity Act. Grants additional enforcement rights and remedies to recording artists. Provides for the liability of any person who materially contributes to, induces, or otherwise facilitates a violation of a specified provision ...
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2024-05-24
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
ILSB3768Enroll
75%
Reinserts the contents of the bill as engrossed with the following changes. Provides that priority of services shall be given to students referred to the Philip J. Rock Center and School who qualify as individuals with concomitant hearing and visual ...
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2024-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILHB0305Enroll
75%
Amends the Trustees of Schools Article of the School Code. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any school district that forms a part of a Class II county school unit may, by a resolution adopted by at least two-thirds of the me...
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2024-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILHB5417Engross
50%
Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Deletes references to the role of HIV Treatment Innovation Coordinator. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an individual or group policy of accident and health...
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2024-05-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3136Enroll
75%
Creates the Family Recovery Plans Implementation Task Force Act. Provides that it is the General Assembly's intent to require a coordinated, public health, and service-integrated response by various agencies within the State's health and child welfar...
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2024-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILHR0460PassDeclares February of 2024 as Turner Syndrome Awareness Month. Urges increased funding for Turner Syndrome research and support. Urges health care professionals, public schools, educators, and the public to become more familiar with Turner Syndrome in...
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2024-05-23
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0640PassDeclares March of 2024 as Nutrition Month.
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2024-05-23
Resolution Adopted
ILHB5086Enroll
75%
Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Provides that when a health care facility is found liable for an injury to a patient or resident because of a negligent act performed by a nurse or certified nurse aide employed, assigned, or referred by the nurse agenc...
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2024-05-23
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3351Enroll
75%
Amends the Subsidized Housing Joint Occupancy Act. Provides that an elderly parent with an adult child with disabilities of the opposite sex shall not be required to occupy subsidized housing with only one bedroom. Provides that exceptions to the lar...
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2024-05-23
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
ILHB4426Enroll
75%
Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Provides that the Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of 1984 is repealed on January 1, 2030 (rather than January 1, 2025). Amends the Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of 1984. Provides that all appl...
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2024-05-23
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0536Enroll
75%
Amends the Public Funds Investment Act. Provides that a public agency may adopt an ordinance or resolution to allow for investment of public funds in instruments that are not specifically listed as authorized investments if those investments comply w...
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2024-05-23
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Sanalitro
ILSB3514Enroll
75%
Amends the State Designations Act. Provides that the mushroom calvatia gigantea, commonly known as the "giant puffball", is designated the official State mushroom of the State of Illinois. Effective immediately.
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2024-05-23
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3501Enroll
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Creates the Responsible Outdoor Lighting Control Act. Includes legislative findings. Defines terms. Provides that all new, renovated, or retrofitted luminaires purchased with State funds after the effective date of the Act or installed after the effe...
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2024-05-23
Passed Both Houses
ILHB5239Enroll
75%
Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to prohibit disclosure of information protected by the Lawful Health Care Activity Act. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Allows a mi...
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2024-05-23
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0726Enroll
75%
Amends various Acts concerning children's mental health. Amends the School Code. Provides that on or before October 1, 2024, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Children's Behavioral Health Transformation Team, the Office of the Go...
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2024-05-23
Alternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Sonya M. Harper
ILHR0613PassUrges the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to continue taking appropriate action to facilitate equitable access to adolescent and adult vaccinations, including establishing appropriate programs and initiatives to raise public awareness on ...
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2024-05-23
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
ILHB4567Engross
50%
Amends the Illinois Library System Act. Provides that the rules and regulations established by the State Librarian for the administration of the Act shall be designed to promote security measures that provide safe and accessible library access. Provi...
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2024-05-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB1605Intro
25%
Amends the Gender Violence Act. Provides that "gender-related violence" includes sexual contact between a sexual organ of one person and an intimate part of another person in which a "sexually protective device" has been intentionally removed by the ...
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2024-05-22
To House Rules Committee
ILHB5796Intro
25%
Appropriates $20,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant to the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center for the purpose of constructing a new building on the Chicago Children’s Advocacy ...
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2024-05-22
To House Rules Committee
ILSB3285Enroll
75%
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides a conviction that was the result of a negotiated plea may be challenged under the post-judgment relief provisions that require evidence of a forcible felony, domestic violence, or gender-based violence.
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2024-05-22
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
ILHR0820PassCongratulates Brian W. Caputo, Ph.D. on the occasion of his retirement as president of College of DuPage. Wishes him the best in all his future endeavors.
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2024-05-22
Resolution Adopted
ILSB3284Enroll
75%
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Removes language providing that no maintenance shall accrue while a party is imprisoned for failure to comply with the court's order for the payment of the maintenance. Adds criteria for d...
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2024-05-22
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3203Enroll
75%
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or before December 31, 2025 that provides coverage for prescription drugs m...
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2024-05-22
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
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