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 Bill Status of HB2652  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  VETERANS' SUICIDE TASK FORCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 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. Contains provisions concerning the establishment of various programs and services for the benefit of veterans including an educational success programs for veterans experiencing specified difficulties in higher education; a family preparation course for the families of returning veterans; a transition program for returning veterans that reside in the State; a system that allows veterans to file a specified federal form immediately upon discharge; creation of an employer training program; and a standard statewide peer-to-peer training program to familiarize veterans with the veterans' services available at the local, State, and federal levels. Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to adopt any rules necessary to implement these provisions.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Corrects the publication date for the final report of the Task Force on Veterans' Suicide.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
 HB 2652 (H-AM 2) would have a fiscal impact to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Some of the anticipated annual costs are included in the Fiscal Note for HB 2647. HB 2652 increases costs by $102,800 for 1 staff to develop a program to identify companies trained on circumstances unique to veterans seeking employment and continuing support during employment. The $102,800 is in addition to the $650,000 identified for the provision of HB 2647. The HB 2652 costs are not part of the FY18 introduced budget. The Department's introduced budget is unable to absorb these costs without additional appropriations.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
 HB 2652 (H-AM 1) would have a fiscal impact to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Some of the anticipated annual costs are included in the Fiscal Note for HB 2647. HB 2652 increases costs by $102,800 for 1 staff to develop a program to identify companies trained on circumstances unique to veterans seeking employment and continuing support during employment. The $102,800 is in addition to the $650,000 identified for the provisions of HB 2647. The HB 2652 costs are not part of the FY18 introduced budget. The Department's introduced budget is unable to absorb these costs without additional appropriations.

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
  2/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Veterans' Affairs Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 011-000-000
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/30/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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