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Full Text of HB2004  94th General Assembly


Sen. Antonio Munoz

Filed: 5/3/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2004 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
5 34-18.32 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/34-18.32 new)
7     Sec. 34-18.32. Healthy Kids - Healthy Minds Expanded Vision
8 Program. Because 80% of a child's learning is felt to be
9 through the visual system, the board shall establish a program
10 to identify students who are in need of basic vision care, yet
11 are not covered by insurance or public assistance or do not
12 have the financial ability to pay for services and therefore
13 are not receiving appropriate vision care, to be known as the
14 Healthy Kids - Healthy Minds Expanded Vision Program. Through
15 this program, subject to appropriation, the district, in
16 cooperation with health care providers, shall serve students at
17 a minimum or no cost to the students. The program may provide,
18 but is not limited to, vision examinations and glasses.
19 Eligibility for services must be determined by prioritization
20 of students based on both physical and financial need.".