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 Bill Status of HB2525  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  UNEMP INS-WRKR COMP RATES

House Sponsors
Rep. Jay Hoffman - Emanuel Chris Welch - Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Katie Stuart

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kwame Raoul - Linda Holmes - Melinda Bush - Cristina Castro)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/31/2017HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/456from Ch. 73, par. 1065.3
215 ILCS 5/457from Ch. 73, par. 1065.4
215 ILCS 5/458from Ch. 73, par. 1065.5
215 ILCS 5/462a new
215 ILCS 5/460 rep.
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/4e new
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/8.1 new
820 ILCS 305/8.1b
820 ILCS 305/8.2a
820 ILCS 305/14from Ch. 48, par. 138.14
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19
820 ILCS 305/25.5
820 ILCS 305/29.2
820 ILCS 305/29.3 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Employer's Liability Rates Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a rate is excessive if it is likely to produce a long run profit that is unreasonably high for the insurance provided or if expenses are unreasonably high in relation to the services rendered. Repeals provisions regarding presumptions that a competitive market exists, determining whether a competitive market exists, and disapproval of rates under specified circumstances. Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that accidental injuries sustained while traveling to or from work do not arise out of and in the course of employment. Defines "in the course of employment" and "arising out of the employment". Permits an employer to file with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission a workers' compensation safety program or a workers' compensation return to work program implemented by the employer. Provides that the Commission may certify any such safety program as a bona fide safety program after reviewing the program. In a provision concerning compensation for the period of temporary total incapacity for work resulting from an accidental injury, provides that (i) injuries to the shoulder shall be considered injuries to part of the arm and (ii) injuries to the hip shall be considered injuries to part of the leg. Contains provisions concerning repetitive and cumulative injuries; permanent partial disability determinations; electronic claims; annual reports by the Commission concerning the state of self-insurance for workers' compensation in Illinois; and duties of the Workers' Compensation Premium Rates Task Force; and other matters. Effective immediately.

 Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This legislation would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission)
 House Bill 2525 as introduced would have a significant fiscal impact on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. The bill includes a provision that would result in less revenues to fund office operations while requiring increased expenditure of State funds to hire additional professionals with expertise in various disciplines and additional investigators to investigate workers' compensation fraud. An accurate cost estimate of this legislation is not available at this time.

 Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
 The Balanced Budget Note Act does not apply to this bill as it is not a supplemental appropriation that increases or decreases appropriations. Under the Act, a balanced budget note must be prepared only for bills that change a general funds appropriation for the fiscal year in which the new bill is enacted.

 Pension Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 This legislation will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 This legislation would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
 This legislation has no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not pre-empt home rule authority.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
820 ILCS 305/8.2

Makes additional changes to the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, in consultation with the Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board shall establish an evidence-based drug formulary. Requires an annual investigation of procedures covered for ambulatory surgical centers and the establishment of a fee schedule. Changes a waiting period for benefits for certain firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. Changes compensation computations for subsequent injuries to the same part of the spine. Defines terms.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jay Hoffman
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/8/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/8/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/22/2017HouseDo Pass / Standard Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 017-012-000
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/23/2017HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/23/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/24/2017HouseJudicial Note Filed
  4/3/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/12/2017HouseBalanced Budget Note Filed
  4/13/2017HousePension Note Filed
  4/13/2017HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  4/13/2017HouseCorrectional Note Filed
  4/18/2017HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  4/25/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/25/2017HouseHome Rule Note Filed
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  4/27/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/27/2017HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 066-050-000
  4/27/2017HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  5/18/2017HouseMotion to Reconsider Vote - Withdrawn Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/18/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/18/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading May 19, 2017
  5/18/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/19/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/19/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/24/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/24/2017SenateWaive Posting Notice
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/24/2017SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/24/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/25/2017SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-003-000
  5/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  5/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/25/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 26, 2017
  5/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/26/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Raoul
  5/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/26/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 035-019-001
  5/26/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/28/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Labor & Commerce Committee
  5/29/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 017-009-000
  5/31/2017HouseMotion - Move to Previous Question Rep. Luis Arroyo
  5/31/2017HouseMotion Prevailed
  5/31/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 064-051-000
  5/31/2017HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2017HousePassed Both Houses

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