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 Bill Status of HB0781  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jack McGuire - Sara Feigenholtz, Michael Tryon and Patrick J Verschoore

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Gary Forby - M. Maggie Crotty)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 105/4.02from Ch. 23, par. 6104.02
20 ILCS 2405/3from Ch. 23, par. 3434

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging and the Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act. In provisions for a community care program of services to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of persons age 60 and older, persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and persons in need of long-term care who are established as blind or disabled, provides that the eligibility standards for the services must include a provision that, to be eligible for services, a person may not have assets totaling more than $15,000 in FY06, $17,500 in FY07, and $20,000 in FY08 and thereafter if (i) the person is unmarried or (ii) the person is married and the person or the person's spouse meets certain criteria. Provides that if the person is married and the person's spouse does not receive community care services, the person may not have assets totaling more than the asset disregard amount used by the Department of Public Aid in determining eligibility for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that a person who does not meet the eligibility standards for services to prevent unnecessary institutionalization because of excess assets may establish eligibility for those services by paying a monthly amount to the Department on Aging or Department of Human Services as a spend-down or deductible. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Public Aid)
 The Department of Public Aid (DPA) is a pass-through agency only for Federal match for Medicaid eligible persons receiving community care and home services through the Department on Aging (DoA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) waivers. As written, the bill may require DoA and DHS to provide the same services for non-Medicaid eligible persons. This would be at 100% cost to the State.

 Fiscal Note (Department on Aging)
 Fiscal impact to the Illinois Department on Aging: FY06 increase to $15,000 for a $5.0 to $6.7 million estimated annualized 12-month cost; FY07 increase to $17,000 for an additional $5.1 to $6.8 million estimated annualized 12-month cost; FY08 increase to $20,000 for an additional $5.2 to $6.9 million estimated annualized 12-month cost. The full impact of this legislation, which would be realized after FY08, is estimated within the range of $15.3 million to $20.4 million annually. The Department estimates that few, if any, of these new costs would be claimable through the Medicaid waiver since these clients would be well above the Medicaid nonexempt asset standard of $2,000. The Department on Aging defers to the Department of Human Services for the HSP cost impact.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Human Services)
 Less than $1 Million

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jack McGuire
  2/2/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/2/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2005HouseAssigned to Aging Committee
  2/25/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Aging Committee; 020-000-000
  2/28/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2005HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. William B. Black
  3/3/2005HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/7/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/8/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/11/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/15/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/15/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  3/17/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-002
  3/17/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  3/17/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2005
  3/18/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/6/2005SenateFirst Reading
  4/6/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  4/14/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  5/6/2005SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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