|Public Act 099-0829|
|HB4257 Enrolled||LRB099 13154 KTG 37043 b|
AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Legislative findings and intent.
Assembly finds that individuals with developmental or mental
disabilities may sometimes have a difficult time
communicating. This can be especially true in high stress
situations, such as, but not limited to, interacting with
criminal justice professionals. It is the intent of the General
Assembly to provide a solution to de-escalate these situations
by providing a way for individuals with disabilities to help
inform or notify criminal justice professionals of the
The Illinois Identification Card Act is amended
by adding Section 4A-1 as follows:
(15 ILCS 335/4A-1 new)
Person with a disability wallet card.
(a) Upon approval of an applicant's Illinois Person with a
Disability Identification Card, the Secretary of State shall
inform the applicant of the availability of a Person with a
Disability Wallet Card that specifies that the cardholder has
been medically diagnosed with a disability, and shall provide