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Public Act 099-0829





Public Act 099-0829
HB4257 EnrolledLRB099 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:
    Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The General
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
individual's disability.
    Section 5. The Illinois Identification Card Act is amended
by adding Section 4A-1 as follows:
    (15 ILCS 335/4A-1 new)
    Sec. 4A-1. 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
that Wallet Card upon the applicant's request. This Wallet Card
may only be available to applicants with a Type Two or Type
Five Disability as defined in Section 4A of this Act.
    (b) The Department of Human Services shall design the
Wallet Card in consultation with the Secretary of State, after
which, the Department of Human Services shall produce and
distribute the cards to the Secretary of State.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall work with the Department
of Human Services to adopt rules in the administration of the
Wallet Card.

Effective Date: 1/1/2017