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 Bill Status of HB0161  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-FOOD STAMPS-PHOTO ID CARD

House Sponsors
Rep. Chapin Rose - Adam Brown - Joe Sosnowski - Jim Watson, John D. Cavaletto, Wayne Rosenthal, Keith P. Sommer, Bill Mitchell, David Reis, Norine Hammond, Jil Tracy, Dwight Kay, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Michael G. Connelly, Michael Unes, Dennis M. Reboletti, Randy Ramey, Jr., Thomas Morrison, Franco Coladipietro, Roger L. Eddy, Chad Hays, Kay Hatcher, Richard Morthland, Sandy Cole, Pam Roth, Ron Stephens, Jim Sacia, Jason Barickman and Darlene J. Senger

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dale A. Righter - Shane Cultra - Kyle McCarter, John G. Mulroe and Tim Bivins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that every electronic benefits transfer ("LINK") card issued on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act by the Department of Human Services for the purpose of enabling the cardholder to obtain food stamp benefits or cash must include on the card's face a photograph of the cardholder. Provides that within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the Department shall replace every still-valid card issued before that date with a card that includes on its face a photograph of the cardholder.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Secretary of Human Services to seek a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to allow the State to include on the face of every LINK card issued to a recipient of SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) or cash assistance under the Code a photo of the cardholder. Requires the Department of Human Services to provide the Illinois General Assembly with various good faith cost estimates including the estimated cost of replacing every still-valid LINK card with a card that contains on its face a photo of the cardholder and the estimated cost of "phasing-in" new photo identification cards issued under the current contract with the current LINK card vendor. Provides that the Department shall suggest a process to the Illinois General Assembly that allows the caregiver of a recipient of SNAP benefits or cash assistance under this Code to use the recipient's LINK card on the recipient's behalf. Provides that the Illinois General Assembly shall through legislation determine whether it wishes to implement the wavier based on projected cost estimates and other matters.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this bill.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 161 (H-AM 1) would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Pension Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 161(H-AM 1) will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of Management and Budget)
 This legislation will have a minimal fiscal impact on the State budget.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
 There will be a substantial cost to this legislation. All Link cards must have photos within a short period. The DHS Family & Community Resource Centers (FCRCs) would need to issue the cards with the photos, and the Link contractor agree to discontinue mailing cards, for which they are reimbursed. Since about two-thirds of the approximately 60,000 monthly cards are mailed, this would place a major burden on the FCRCs and result in new costs for staff and equipment. Additional equipment would have to be installed in each local field office, including camera, software, and printers; other incurred costs would be for the cards themselves, system changes, and changes with the contractor. The card production and equipment would cost in the range of $2 to $4 million, plus recurring expenditures. Additional staff and resources would also be needed to issue the cards at the FCRCs.

 Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 HB 161 (H-AM 1) does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 HB 161 (H-AM 1) does not create a State mandate.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the state.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Human Services)
 HB 161 (H-AM 1) has an estimated minimal fiscal impact to the Department of Human Services.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Chapin Rose
  1/18/2011HouseFirst Reading
  1/18/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/4/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  2/8/2011HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/23/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Chapin Rose
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/16/2011HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Human Services Committee; 002-001-000
  3/16/2011HouseRemains in Human Services Committee
  3/16/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/16/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Standard Debate Human Services Committee; 006-005-000
  3/16/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/16/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  3/16/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  3/16/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  3/16/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  3/16/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  3/24/2011HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  3/28/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/28/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  3/29/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  3/29/2011HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/29/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  3/29/2011HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  3/29/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  3/29/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine Hammond
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  3/30/2011HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  3/30/2011HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  3/30/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/30/2011HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  3/31/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Chapin Rose
  4/1/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  4/5/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/5/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  4/6/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/12/2011HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 064-048-000
  4/12/2011HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. John D'Amico
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Unes
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy Ramey, Jr.
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard Morthland
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Pam Roth
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jason Barickman
  4/12/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  4/13/2011HouseMotion to Reconsider Vote - Withdrawn Rep. John D'Amico
  4/13/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/13/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/13/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  4/13/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Shane Cultra
  4/13/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kyle McCarter
  4/13/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/13/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Public Health
  5/4/2011SenatePostponed - Public Health
  5/10/2011SenateTo Public Health Subcommittee on Special Issues
  5/13/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/13/2011SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  7/30/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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