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 Bill Status of SB0679  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CD-AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDR

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Kimberly A. Lightford - William Delgado - Mattie Hunter, Gary Forby, Edward D. Maloney, Dan Kotowski, Michael Noland, Linda Holmes and John G. Mulroe

House Sponsors
(Rep. Angelo Saviano - Patricia R. Bellock - Karen May - Kelly Burke - Dan Brady, JoAnn D. Osmond, Kelly M. Cassidy, Monique D. Davis, Franco Coladipietro, Dennis M. Reboletti, Chris Nybo, Michael P. McAuliffe and Michael Unes)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0972

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/16-103


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning service obligations.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/16-103
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 5/356z.14

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code in the provision concerning autism spectrum disorders. Provides that if an individual has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder, meeting the diagnostic criteria in place at the time of diagnosis, and treatment is determined medically necessary, then that individual shall remain eligible for coverage under the provision concerning autism spectrum disorders even if subsequent changes to diagnostic criteria are adopted. Provides that scientific investigations have determined that co-existing pathophysiological conditions can occur with autism, including seizure disorders, immune dysregulation, allergies, gastrointestinal disturbances, neuroinflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and metabolic disturbances and that accurate assessment, testing, diagnosis, and treatment of underlying and co-existing medical conditions should be considered for persons with autism spectrum disorders and may incorporate findings developed from emerging biological science and clinical research. Changes the definition of "autism spectrum disorders".

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1 with the following changes. Provides that if no changes to the diagnostic criteria are adopted after April 1, 2012, and before December 31, 2014, then, if no changes to the diagnostic criteria are adopted, certain provisions concerning eligibility for coverage shall be of no further force and effect. Deletes a provision concerning co-existing conditions. Returns to current law the definition of "autism spectrum disorders".

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 5/356z.16

Provides that if an individual has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder, meeting the diagnostic criteria in place at the time of diagnosis, and treatment is determined medically necessary, then that individual shall remain eligible for coverage under the provision concerning autism spectrum disorders even if subsequent changes to the diagnostic criteria are adopted by the American Psychiatric Association (instead of just if subsequent changes to the diagnostic criteria are adopted). Further amends the Illinois Insurance Code to include in the list of provisions that do not apply to short-term travel, disability income, long-term care, accident only, or limited or specified disease policies the provision concerning autism spectrum disorder.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/8/2011SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2011SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/17/2011SenateDo Pass Executive; 015-000-000
  3/17/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2011
  3/17/2011SenateSecond Reading
  3/17/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2011
  4/15/2011SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 4, 2011
  7/23/2011SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  10/12/2011SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  10/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading October 25, 2011
  10/24/2011SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As November 10, 2011
  11/28/2011SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As December 31, 2011
  1/14/2012SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  2/15/2012SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  2/29/2012SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  2/29/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 1, 2012
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  3/26/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/27/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  3/27/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Insurance; 011-000-000
  3/28/2012SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/28/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Harmon
  3/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2012
  3/29/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/30/2012SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 26, 2012
  4/17/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  4/17/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/18/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  4/18/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Insurance
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  4/25/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Insurance
  4/25/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Insurance; 007-000-000
  4/25/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  4/25/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/26/2012SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Harmon
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Harmon
  4/26/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/26/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/26/2012HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  4/26/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/26/2012HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2012HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 18, 2012
  5/11/2012HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  5/16/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/17/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 015-000-000
  5/17/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  5/17/2012HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/17/2012HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly Burke
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Nybo
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  5/21/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 118-000-000
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Unes
  5/22/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  8/16/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  8/16/2012SenateEffective Date January 1, 2013
  8/16/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0972

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