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 Bill Status of SB0078  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Sara Feigenholtz - Robert Peters - Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas - David Koehler - Kimberly A. Lightford, Adriane Johnson, Ann Gillespie, Doris Turner, Karina Villa, Mike Simmons, Celina Villanueva, Javier L. Cervantes, Mattie Hunter, Napoleon Harris, III, Willie Preston, Mary Edly-Allen, Omar Aquino, Natalie Toro and Laura Fine

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/20/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 301/5-26 new
20 ILCS 301/15-10

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Substance Use Disorder Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to (i) establish a new intervention license category entitled "OPS Harm Reduction Services", (ii) establish standards for entities to become licensed under the OPS Harm Reduction Services category, and (iii) create a licensing application process. Provides that, notwithstanding any other law, ordinance, or regulation, any entity licensed as an OPS Harm Reduction Services provider may operate an overdose prevention site as authorized by the Department. Requires the Department to make a determination as to whether to approve an entity's application for an OPS Harm Reduction Services license within 4 weeks after the date upon which the entity submitted its application to the Department. Requires the Department to help educate local communities and public and private entities about overdose prevention sites and the evidence regarding the benefits of overdose prevention sites. Requires entities approved to operate an overdose prevention site to, at a minimum, provide a hygienic space where participants may consume pre-obtained substances, maintain a supply of naloxone and oxygen on-site, employ staff trained to administer first aid to participants who are experiencing an overdose, provide secure hypodermic needle and syringe disposal services, encourage drug checking or the use of fentanyl test strips, and other services. Requires licensed entities to submit a report to the Department on the number of participants who have received or are receiving services at the overdose prevention site and other matters. Grants immunity from civil or criminal liability to specified persons. Preempts home rule powers.

DateChamber Action
  1/20/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/20/2023SenateFirst Reading
  1/20/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  1/24/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  1/25/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  1/25/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  1/26/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  2/6/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  2/7/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  2/9/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  2/14/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  3/7/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  4/25/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/26/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  4/27/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
  5/2/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/18/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  11/27/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  3/22/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/29/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Natalie Toro
  5/17/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine

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