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 Bill Status of HB5539  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Gregory Harris - Lou Lang - Mary E. Flowers, Michelle Mussman, Laura Fine, Linda Chapa LaVia, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Kathleen Willis and Barbara Flynn Currie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1705/76 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services, by June 30, 2022, to select from the Prioritization of the Urgency of Need of Services (PUNS) database no fewer than 3,600 persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities to receive relevant State services and supports. Provides that no fewer than 600 persons shall be selected to receive services by June 30, 2019 and the numbers of persons selected shall increase each year thereafter until the list of persons in the PUNS is exhausted. Requires the Department to pursue all federal funding options for intellectual and developmental services and supports including applying for a demonstration waiver and a State Plan amendment to expand and increase the availability of services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Requires federal funding obtained under a demonstration waiver to be directed towards increasing the availability of permanent supportive housing and other community-integrated living arrangements. Requires federal funding obtained as a result of federal approval of a Medicaid State Plan amendment to fund a Illinois Children and Adult Home and Community-Based Services Pilot Program to expand and increase community-based services and housing options for adults and children eligible for services under the Department's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver programs. Provides that subject to federal approval, the availability of housing options and support services provided under a demonstration waiver or Medicaid State Plan amendment shall be fully implemented by June 30, 2022. Contains provisions on reporting requirements and other matters.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  2/22/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  2/27/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/2/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/6/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/6/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/21/2018HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/21/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/13/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  6/19/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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