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 Bill Status of SB1294  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-DIAPER ALLOWANCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Karina Villa - Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas - Javier L. Cervantes, Robert Peters, Mike Simmons, Sara Feigenholtz, Laura Fine, Mattie Hunter, Ann Gillespie, Christopher Belt, Rachel Ventura, Kimberly A. Lightford, Bill Cunningham and Natalie Toro

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1305/10-75 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that a person is eligible for a diaper allowance in the amount of $70 per month per eligible child if all of the following conditions are met: (1) the person's household income is at or below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and (2) the person is responsible for the welfare of an eligible child. Defines "eligible child" to mean any child who is 3 years of age or younger and whose primary residence is the State of Illinois. Provides that the diaper allowance may be used only to purchase diapers. Provides that the diaper allowance shall be distributed in a form and manner prescribed by the Department of Human Services. Provides that the diaper allowance shall not be considered income for purposes of determining eligibility or the amount of assistance for any public aid benefit provided under State law. Requires applicants for the diaper allowance to apply to the Department in a form and manner prescribed by the Department. Effective July 1, 2023.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/3/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Karina Villa
  2/3/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/3/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  2/9/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  2/14/2023SenateAssigned to Appropriations - Health and Human Services
  2/15/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  2/16/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/17/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  2/22/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/22/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  2/23/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  2/23/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  3/1/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/2/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/25/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  10/19/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Natalie Toro

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