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 Bill Status of HB5294  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Bill Mitchell

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.47 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that subject to federal approval, applicants for or recipients of benefits under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the State's medical assistance program shall prepare and submit a personal plan for achieving employment and self-sufficiency at the time of application or redetermination of eligibility for such benefits. Provides that in order to receive SNAP benefits or benefits under the State's medical assistance program, a single parent who heads an assistance unit and who is able to work shall be required to work or participate in a work activity for at least 30 hours per week; 2 parents who head an assistance unit shall be required to work a combined 35 hours per week. Requires the Department of Human Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to seek any necessary waiver from the federal government in order to implement these provisions.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Bill Mitchell
  2/7/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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