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Full Text of HB1117  94th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2005 and 2006


Introduced 02/08/05, by Rep. Ron Stephens


215 ILCS 5/155.42 new

    Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Prohibits an insurance company offering life insurance from refusing to issue or renew a life insurance policy on the basis of the applicant or insured having voluntarily admitted himself or herself into a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program during the time the person is in the program and for 5 years after the person is discharged or checks out of the program. Effective immediately.

LRB094 05522 LJB 35571 b





HB1117 LRB094 05522 LJB 35571 b

1     AN ACT concerning insurance.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by adding
5 Section 155.42 as follows:
6     (215 ILCS 5/155.42 new)
7     Sec. 155.42. Refusal to provide life insurance on the basis
8 of voluntary admission into a drug or alcohol rehabilitation
9 program. No company authorized in this State to write a policy
10 of life insurance may refuse to issue or renew a policy of life
11 insurance on the basis that the applicant or insured was
12 voluntarily admitted into a program for drug or alcohol
13 rehabilitation. This prohibition extends from the time that the
14 applicant or insured is admitted to the program to 5 years
15 after the applicant or insured checks out or is discharged from
16 the program.
17     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18 becoming law.