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 Bill Status of HB2654  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. 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 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. 3 (Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
 HB 2654 (H-AM 3) would have a fiscal impact to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Anticipated annual costs would be $300,000 for up to 3 staff, who would be trainers, and other expenses necessary to provide the training. The additional costs are not part of the FY18 introduced budget and the Department's budget is unable to absorb these costs without additional appropriations.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
 HB 2654 (H-AM 1) would have a fiscal impact to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Anticipated annual costs would be $300,000 for up to 3 staff, who would be trainers, and other expenses necessary to provide the training. The additional costs are not part of the FY18 introduced budget and the Department's 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
  3/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/14/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/14/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/15/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 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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