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 Bill Status of HB0068  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  REGULATION-TECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang and Deb Conroy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/143.15from Ch. 73, par. 755.15


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning notices of cancellation.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
215 ILCS 5/143.15
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.872
215 ILCS 5/370cfrom Ch. 73, par. 982c
215 ILCS 5/370c.1

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code in relation to coverage for mental and emotional disorders. Expands certain coverage requirements to individual policies. Provides that "mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorder or condition" means any of the conditions or disorders that fall under the diagnostic categories listed in the mental and behavioral disorders chapter of the most current version of the International Classification of Disease or that are listed in the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and makes conforming changes. Extends the coverage requirements to policies offered through the health insurance marketplace. Provides for State enforcement of the federal Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Provides for enforcement by the Department of Insurance and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Provides for private enforcement of mental health parity requirements and authorizes damages and injunctive relief. Creates an Office of Consumer Advocate in the Office of the Attorney General to assist consumers, insureds, and recipients in obtaining compliance with mental health parity provisions. Provides for fines and penalties to be deposited into the Parity Advancement Fund, which was the Parity Education Fund and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act. Makes other changes.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept of Insurance)
 HB 68 (H-AM 1) will cost the department approximately $475,000 annually. To satisfy requirements under HB 68 (H-AM 1)the Department will need to significantly expand its market conduct examination staff.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/5/2016HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/16/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  3/16/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2017HouseRe-assigned to Mental Health Committee
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Mental Health Committee
  3/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/30/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Mental Health Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/30/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Mental Health Committee; 012-007-000
  3/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/3/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates 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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