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 Bill Status of SB2899  99th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Pamela J. Althoff, Thomas Cullerton, Michael E. Hastings, William Delgado, Bill Cunningham, Pat McGuire, Neil Anderson, Emil Jones, III and Donne E. Trotter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Anna Moeller - Michael J. Zalewski - William Davis - Arthur Turner - Grant Wehrli, Donald L. Moffitt, Linda Chapa LaVia and Sonya M. Harper)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 80/4.27
5 ILCS 80/4.37 new
225 ILCS 80/3from Ch. 111, par. 3903
225 ILCS 80/9from Ch. 111, par. 3909
225 ILCS 80/9.5 new
225 ILCS 80/10from Ch. 111, par. 3910
225 ILCS 80/11from Ch. 111, par. 3911
225 ILCS 80/14from Ch. 111, par. 3914
225 ILCS 80/15.1
225 ILCS 80/18from Ch. 111, par. 3918
225 ILCS 80/20from Ch. 111, par. 3920
225 ILCS 80/21from Ch. 111, par. 3921
225 ILCS 80/24from Ch. 111, par. 3924
225 ILCS 80/26.2from Ch. 111, par. 3926.2
225 ILCS 80/26.6from Ch. 111, par. 3926.6
225 ILCS 80/26.7from Ch. 111, par. 3926.7
225 ILCS 80/26.8from Ch. 111, par. 3926.8
225 ILCS 80/26.15from Ch. 111, par. 3926.15
225 ILCS 80/27from Ch. 111, par. 3927
225 ILCS 80/30 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987 from January 1, 2017 to January 1, 2027. Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Requires applicants or licensees to inform the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of any change of address within 14 days after the change. Removes language limiting the practice of optometry to examination, diagnosis, and treatment without the use of surgery. Instead, excludes certain ophthalmic procedures from the scope of practice of optometry, except for the preoperative and postoperative care of the procedures. Allows members of the Optometric Licensing and Disciplinary Board to be reimbursed for certain expenses. Limits the liability of members of the Board in certain circumstances. Provides that ocular pharmaceutical agents may be administered by injection in certain circumstances. Removes the requirement that the Department list all persons whose licenses have been suspended or revoked. Provides that any fine imposed under the Act shall be payable within 60 days after the effective date of the order. Provides that the Department shall (rather than may) refuse to issue or suspend a license of licensees who fail to pay taxes. Removes requirements of written reports at the conclusions of hearings. Allows parties to agree to a negotiated consent order. Removes certain requirements concerning hearing officers. Removes provisions requiring the Secretary to explain deviations from Board recommendations. Adds provisions concerning confidentiality of certain information collected by the Department. Makes other changes. Effective immediately, except that certain provisions concerning injections and surgery are effective January 1, 2017.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes: In provisions amending the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987, includes in the definition of "practice of optometry" specific procedures that shall not be prohibited in the Act. In provisions concerning diagnostic and therapeutic authority, provides that intramuscular injections may be used only for the treatment of anaphylaxis. Removes language allowing intravenous injections for fluorescein angiography only. Removes a provision that allows a licensed optometrist to remove superficial foreign bodies from the human eye and adnexa. Provides that a licensed optometrist may give orders for patient care to another health care provider licensed to practice under Illinois law. In a provision relating to the Department's discretion to license an optometrist without examination if he or she is licensed as an optometrist in another state or jurisdiction of the United States, removes a requirement that the applicant have no disciplinary action taken against his or her license in any jurisdiction. Makes other changes. Changes effective date for all provisions to January 1, 2017.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2016SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/3/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/11/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/17/2016SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/6/2016SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/8/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 22, 2016
  4/14/2016SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities and Pensions; 010-000-000
  4/14/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 18, 2016
  4/19/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/19/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 20, 2016
  4/19/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/19/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/20/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  4/20/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Licensed Activities and Pensions; 010-000-001
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/22/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 13, 2016
  4/25/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  4/29/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/10/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/12/2016SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/12/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Althoff
  5/12/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/12/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/13/2016HouseArrived in House
  5/13/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/13/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  5/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/16/2016HouseFirst Reading
  5/16/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/17/2016HouseAssigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
  5/17/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 27, 2016
  5/19/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  5/20/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/25/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 012-000-000
  5/25/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2016
  5/31/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/31/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2016
  6/30/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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