Bill Status of HB2437  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-GENERAL ASSISTANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - La Shawn K. Ford - LaToya Greenwood - Camille Y. Lilly - Rita Mayfield

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/6-11from Ch. 23, par. 6-11


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Reinstitutes State funded General Assistance to provide a program for adults with no children to be known as State Transitional Assistance and a program for families with children and for pregnant women to be known as State Family and Children Assistance. Sets forth eligibility requirements for State Transitional Assistance including that an individual must be ineligible for Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) benefits and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits and must be age 18 or over or married and living with a spouse, regardless of age. Provides that persons who are too impaired to work but do not have a disability that meets the disability level to qualify for Supplemental Security Income or have substantial barriers to being employable shall be considered chronically needy and eligible for State Transitional Assistance. Sets forth other criteria for determining whether an individual is chronically needy. Sets forth the eligibility requirements under the State Family and Children Assistance program including that a family unit must be ineligible for AABD and TANF and must contain a child under the age of 18 or a child age 18 who is a full-time student. Provides that a conviction for a drug-related felony shall not disqualify an applicant for assistance under either program and that, subject to federal approval, the assistance amount provided under either program shall not be considered income for purposes of determining eligibility under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes provisions providing that individuals enrolled in the State Transitional Assistance program, who are determined to be chronically needy, and individuals enrolled in the State Family and Children Assistance program are eligible for medical assistance and pharmacy services. Makes technical changes. Makes the bill effective January 1, 2023 (rather than immediately.)

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/22/2021HouseTo Public Benefits Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  10/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  10/12/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  1/25/2022HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  2/18/2022HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) February 25, 2022
  2/25/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2022HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/1/2022HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) March 31, 2022
  3/17/2022HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 011-009-000
  3/17/2022HouseRemains in Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/29/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/29/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/30/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/31/2022HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) April 8, 2022
  4/8/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Appropriations-Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/8/2022HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 015-008-000
  4/8/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/9/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/9/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/9/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee