Bill Text: IL SB1353 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Veto Message

Bill Title: Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for a person who is a resident in a facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act, the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act, or the MC/DD Act for whom payments are made throughout a month and who is determined to be eligible for medical assistance, the State shall pay an amount in addition to the minimum monthly personal needs allowance authorized under the Social Security Act so that the person's total monthly personal needs allowance from both State and federal sources equals $60. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)

Status: (Failed) 2017-11-08 - Total Veto Stands [SB1353 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1353-Veto_Message.html

August 25, 2017

To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois Senate,

100th General Assembly:

Today, I veto Senate Bill 1353, which amends the Illinois Public Aid Code and increases the Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) to $60 per month for individuals who reside in certain facilities that serve individuals with mental illness or intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, Public Act 100-0023, the Budget Implementation Act passed by the 100th General Assembly requires the same increase to the PNA, rendering Senate Bill 1353 duplicative and unnecessary.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 1353, entitled “AN ACT concerning public aid,” with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.


Bruce Rauner