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 Bill Status of HB2658  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  VETERANS-MENTAL HEALTH

House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/2h new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall provide training to frontline employees at veterans service organizations established under the Act on mental health services to identify veterans who might be at risk of suicidal thoughts. Provides that the training may include, but not be limited to, mental health first aid training and amplified suicide advanced training programs. Provides that the Department shall provide assistance to Veterans Assistance Commissions established under the Military Veterans Assistance Act and veterans' service associations, including, but not limited to, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and AMVETS, in providing the training. Provides that the Department shall find combat veterans to serve as veteran service officers at veterans service organizations established under the Act for the purpose of having veteran services officers who are able to properly relate to fellow combat veterans. Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to adopt any rules necessary to implement these provisions.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/14/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/14/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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