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 Bill Status of HB5641  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAID-INCOME VERIFICATION

House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Michael W. Tryon - Greg Harris - Rich Brauer - Chad Hays, Lisa M. Dugan, Jerry F. Costello, II, Daniel V. Beiser, Patrick J. Verschoore, Brandon W. Phelps, Jack D. Franks, Keith Farnham, Carol A. Sente, Linda Chapa LaVia, Michael G. Connelly, Michael Unes, Chapin Rose, Rosemary Mulligan, William Davis, David Harris, David R. Leitch, Darlene J. Senger, Adam Brown, Jim Watson, Wayne Rosenthal, Paul Evans, David Reis, Bill Mitchell, Dennis M. Reboletti, Pam Roth, Kay Hatcher, Thomas Morrison, Richard Morthland, Chris Nybo, John D. Cavaletto, Dwight Kay, Jason Barickman, Sidney H. Mathias, Jil Tracy, Sandy Cole, JoAnn D. Osmond, Renée Kosel, Joe Sosnowski, Sandra M. Pihos, Mike Bost, Mike Fortner, Timothy L. Schmitz, Ed Sullivan, Jr. and Donald L. Moffitt

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dale A. Righter - Pamela J. Althoff)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-1.2a new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish, within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, uniform procedures to identify, investigate, and resolve potential cases of fraud, misrepresentation, or inadequate documentation prior to determining an applicant's eligibility for medical assistance under the Code. Requires the Department to establish a computerized income eligibility verification system in order to verify eligibility, eliminate duplication of assistance, and deter fraud. Provides that prior to awarding medical assistance or continuing such assistance, the Department shall match the social security number of each applicant and recipient against unearned income information maintained by the Internal Revenue Service; employer quarterly reports of income and unemployment insurance payment information maintained by the Department of Employment Security; immigration status information maintained by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and other State and federal informational databases. Contains provisions concerning the procedures the Department shall follow when discovering a discrepancy between an applicant's or recipient's social security number and information contained in specified databases. Contains provisions concerning reporting requirements and third-party entities contracted to review or to provide information to facilitate the review of eligibility criteria for individuals enrolled in the medical assistance program prior to the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with substantially similar provisions, but with the following changes: Removes a provision defining terms. Provides that prior to awarding or continuing medical assistance, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall, to the extent such databases are available to the Department, match the name, date of birth, and social security number of each applicant and recipient against specified databases and information tools (rather than prior to awarding or continuing medical assistance, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall match the social security number of each applicant and recipient against specified databases and information tools). Provides that the Department shall match the name, date of birth, and social security number of each applicant and recipient against a database of all persons who currently hold a license, permit, or certificate from a State agency (rather than a database of all persons who currently hold a license, permit, or certificate from a State agency the cost of which exceeds $1,000). Adds language providing that prior to awarding or continuing medical assistance, the Department shall match the name, date of birth, and social security number of each applicant and recipient against specified public records. Removes a provision concerning reporting requirements. Removes a provision permitting the Department to use the computerized income eligibility verification system to review eligibility criteria for individuals enrolled for coverage under the medical assistance program prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act. Adds a provision providing that the applicant or recipient shall have an opportunity for a fair hearing in the event of any adverse action affecting eligibility for medical assistance. Makes some technical changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/15/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2012HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 011-000-000
  3/7/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/23/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/23/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry F. Costello, II
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Unes
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  3/30/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/30/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Evans
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Pam Roth
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard Morthland
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Nybo
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jason Barickman
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  3/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  4/11/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  4/11/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 17, 2012
  4/11/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  4/11/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/17/2012SenateFirst Reading
  4/17/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2012SenateAssigned to Human Services
  5/1/2012SenatePostponed - Human Services
  5/4/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 25, 2012
  5/25/2012SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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