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 Bill Status of HB3488  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  DISPOSITION OF REMAINS

House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Brady and Ryan Spain

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Antonio Muņoz  and Napoleon Harris, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/22/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0526

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
410 ILCS 18/5


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Disposition of Remains of the Indigent Act. Provides that if private funds are not available for the funeral or burial of a decedent, then State or local officials shall refer a family member, executor, or agent empowered to direct the disposition of a decedent's remains to the option of donating the remains to an institution of medical, mortuary, or other sciences on the registry created under the Act. Provides that such family member, executor, or agent shall be responsible for authorizing such use. Provides that unclaimed cadavers held by any State facility, hospital, institution, morgue, or other place for bodies of deceased persons may be turned over to an institution on the registry. Contains provisions requiring the directors of State facilities with possession of unclaimed human remains to make reasonable efforts to contact family and other responsible parties. Contains provisions concerning circumstances in which family or other responsible parties request the remains and situations when they fail to do so. Contains other provisions concerning what the State facility with humans remains shall do. Provides that the Department of Human Services may pay a funeral home or an institution of medical, mortuary, or other science an allowance for funeral and burial costs. Contains provisions concerning the disposition of the remains after use of the remains by a registered institution. Requires the Department of Public Health to maintain a registry of institutions qualifying as institutions of medical, mortuary, or other sciences eligible to receive donations under the Act. Contains provisions concerning requirements for the registry and granting the Department of Public Health rulemaking and other powers.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
755 ILCS 65/5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill, and makes the following changes: (1) provides that the State facility director shall maintain and provide to the Department of Public Health specified information; (2) provides that the Department of Public Health shall maintain a registry of cadavers that have been contributed to institutions of medical, mortuary, or other sciences; and (3) amends provisions of the Disposition of Remains Act listing the priority to be given persons in controlling the disposition of a decedent's remains to include any recognized religious, civic, community, or fraternal organization willing to assume legal and financial responsibility.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that if private funds are not available for burial and a request for funds is made to an official of State or local government, the an official of State or local government shall inform the requester of the option to donate the remains for use in the advancement of medical science. Provides that the appropriate family member or representative is responsible for authorizing the use of such remains in accordance with the process of the qualified medical institution. Provides that a coroner may donate the remains of an unclaimed cadaver for medical science purposes. Provides for the donation of unclaimed cadavers in the custody of the State. Deletes provisions relating to the funeral and burial of cadavers in the custody of the State. Sets forth obligations of qualified medical science institutions receiving cadavers under the Act. Provides for the establishment of a registry of contributed cadavers. Provides for rulemaking by the Department of Public Health. Defines terms. Provides that the Disposition of Remains of the Indigent Act is repealed on December 31, 2022.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
In provisions of the Disposition of Remains of the Indigent Act concerning institutions of medical, mortuary, or other sciences, provides that a qualified medical science institution may not transfer a decedent's remains in a manner not authorized by the Act. In provisions of the Disposition of Remains of the Indigent Act concerning a registry of contributed cadavers and institutions of medical, mortuary, or other sciences, provides that under no circumstances is the harvesting and sale of body parts allowed.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2017HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Dan Brady
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/8/2017HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Human Services Committee; 006-006-000
  3/8/2017HouseRemains in Human Services Committee
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Dan Brady
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/29/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 012-000-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Dan Brady
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  4/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Human Services Committee; 011-000-000
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 089-015-004
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2017SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Public Health
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/16/2017SenatePostponed - Public Health
  5/19/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 26, 2017
  5/22/2017SenateRe-assigned to Executive
  5/23/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  5/23/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/24/2017SenateWaive Posting Notice
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/25/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 017-000-000
  5/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  5/25/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 26, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/26/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
  5/28/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Dan Brady
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  6/25/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 093-003-003
  6/25/2017HouseHouse Concurs
  6/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  7/24/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  9/22/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  9/22/2017HouseEffective Date June 1, 2018
  9/22/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0526

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