Bill Status of SB3607  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-DHS-DIRECT SUPPORT WAGE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Celina Villanueva - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Ram Villivalam, Julie A. Morrison, Christopher Belt, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas and Karina Villa

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/5-45.21 new
20 ILCS 1705/55.5 new
20 ILCS 1705/74
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.4
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4i


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish reimbursement rates that build toward livable wages for front-line personnel in residential and day programs and service coordination agencies serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provides that for community-based providers serving persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, subject to federal approval, the rates taking effect for services delivered on or after July 1, 2022 shall be increased sufficiently to: (i) provide a minimum $3.50 per hour wage increase over the wages in effect on June 30, 2022 for front-line personnel; and (ii) provide wages for all other residential non-executive direct care staff, excluding direct support personnel, at the U.S. Department of Labor's average wage as defined, by rule, by the Department. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for ID/DD facilities and MC/DD facilities, the rates taking effect for services delivered on or after July 1, 2022, shall be increased sufficiently to: (i) provide a minimum $3.50 per hour wage increase over the wages in effect on June 30, 2022 for front-line personnel; and (ii) provide wages for all other residential non-executive direct care staff, excluding direct support personnel, at the U.S. Department of Labor's average wage as defined, by rule, by the Department. Requires the same increase for front-line personnel employed at community-based providers serving persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Grants the Departments of Human Services and Healthcare and Family Services emergency rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/19/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Celina Villanueva
  1/19/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/19/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/1/2022SenateAssigned to Appropriations
  2/1/2022SenateTo Appropriations- Human Services
  2/3/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  3/9/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/10/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/11/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  3/28/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  3/31/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam