Bill Status of SB1719  98th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kyle McCarter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/1-10.5 new
305 ILCS 5/1-10.6 new
305 ILCS 5/4-8a new
305 ILCS 5/8A-4B new
305 ILCS 5/8A-5Afrom Ch. 23, par. 8A-5A
305 ILCS 5/8A-6from Ch. 23, par. 8A-6
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4b new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that as a condition of initial eligibility for cash assistance benefits provided under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) or, subject to federal approval, benefits provided under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), an applicant must pass a drug screening. Provides that as a condition of continued eligibility for such benefits, a recipient must pass random drug screenings as prescribed by the Department of Human Services. Requires the Department to adopt rules requiring applicants for TANF benefits or SNAP benefits to actively seek work in order to qualify for such benefits. Provides that the rules adopted by the Department shall be in compliance with those rules under the Unemployment Insurance Act and adopted by the Department of Employment Security requiring unemployed individuals to actively seek employment in order to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. Requires the Department to adopt rules that allow recipients of TANF benefits or SNAP benefits to experience a gradual reduction in benefits as earnings increase. Increases the penalties for using another person's cash assistance benefits or SNAP benefits. Contains provisions requiring photo identification when using a LINK card to obtain SNAP benefits or cash. Provides that no recipient of TANF benefits shall use his or her benefits to purchase lottery tickets or to patronize any casino or licensed establishment that operates video gaming terminals for the purpose of engaging in gambling or video gaming activities.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/5/2013SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS)
  3/19/2013SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/22/2013SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 19, 2013
  4/19/2013SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die