Bill Status of SB2644  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  SOS-ADVANCE DIRECTIVE REGISTRY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison, Sue Rezin, Paul Faraci, Adriane Johnson, Bill Cunningham, Mary Edly-Allen, Laura Fine, Javier L. Cervantes and Ram Villivalam

House Sponsors
(Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/10/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
15 ILCS 305/34 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Secretary of State Act. Provides that the Secretary of State shall establish an electronic registry, to be known as the Advance Directive Registry, through which residents of the State of Illinois may deposit, with the Secretary of State, a completed Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form. Specifies that information in the Advance Directive Registry shall be made available to hospitals licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act and hospitals organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act. Authorizes hospitals to rely on information obtained from the Advance Directive Registry as an accurate copy of the documents filed with the Advance Directive Registry. Directs the Secretary of State to adopt any rules necessary to implement the amendatory Act and to provide information on the Secretary of State's website regarding use of the Advance Directive Registry. Provides that, except in the case of gross negligence or willful misconduct, the Secretary of State and employees of the Secretary of State are immune from any civil or criminal liability in connection with the creation and maintenance of the Advance Directive Registry. Provides that a person who knowingly submits a document to the Advance Directive Registry without authorization or assists in such submission shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Specifies that the Secretary of State is not required to establish the Advance Directive Registry until January 1, 2026. Authorizes information about the Advance Directive Registry to be made available electronically. Specifies that neither a health care professional nor a health care provider is required to ask whether a patient has a Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form or to search the Advance Directive Registry. Adds a provision that limits the liability of health care professionals and health care providers that rely upon information contained in the Advance Directive Registry or that do not access or search the Advance Directive Registry.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1 with the following changes. Requires the Secretary of State to establish the Advance Directive Registry by January 1, 2027 (rather than January 1, 2026). Directs the Secretary of State to promote the Advance Directive Registry in calendar year 2026.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  11/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  11/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2024SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/14/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  2/14/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
  2/21/2024SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  2/21/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  2/23/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/26/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  2/28/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/28/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/29/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/5/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/5/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  3/5/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/6/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 009-000-000
  3/6/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2024
  3/6/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/6/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/6/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/21/2024SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 22, 2024
  4/9/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/9/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/9/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
  4/10/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/10/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee