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 Bill Status of HB5600  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Rosemary Mulligan - Elizabeth Coulson - Maria Antonia Berrios - Barbara Flynn Currie - Sandra M. Pihos, William Davis, Sara Feigenholtz, Harry Osterman and Patricia R. Bellock

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/356z.11 new
215 ILCS 125/5-3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1411.2
215 ILCS 165/10from Ch. 32, par. 604

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act to require coverage for audiological services and hearing aids for children up to 18 years of age. Provides that this coverage shall only apply to hearing aids that are prescribed, filled, and dispensed by a licensed audiologist. Provides that a policy or plan may limit the hearing aid benefit payable for each hearing-impaired ear to every 38 months. Provides that a policy or plan may provide for up to 4 additional ear molds per year for children up to 2 years of age.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/27/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  3/3/2008HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  3/11/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Insurance Committee
  3/11/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Insurance Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/11/2008HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Insurance Committee; 008-007-000
  3/11/2008HouseRemains in Insurance Committee
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/1/2008HouseMotion Filed to Discharge Committee Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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