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 Bill Status of SB1995  100th General Assembly

Short Description:  INS CD-SERVICE DOGS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Cullerton - Cristina Castro

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/356z.25 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act must provide coverage for the purchase of a service dog that is specially trained to assist blind, deaf, or mobility impaired persons or persons with a disability that is other than physical, including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder, provided the insured's treating health care provider certifies in writing that the service dog is medically necessary. Requires the service dog to be purchased from a nonprofit organization that is established for the training of such dogs and is an accredited member of a professional association of guide dog or service dog organizations.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  2/10/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Insurance
  2/28/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/16/2017SenatePostponed - Insurance
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  4/7/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
  5/4/2017SenatePostponed - Insurance
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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