Bill Status of HB2620  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-DIAPER ALLOWANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Elizabeth Hernandez - Melissa Conyears-Ervin - Daniel V. Beiser - Kathleen Willis, Daniel J. Burke, Christian L. Mitchell and Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1305/10-75 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that a person is eligible for a diaper allowance of $80 per month per child if the person's household income is at or below 50% of the federal poverty guidelines, the person is responsible for the welfare of a child 3 years of age or younger, and the person receives medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the diaper allowance may be used only to purchase diapers and shall be issued through an electronic benefit transfer card. Provides that the diaper allowance is not considered income for purposes of determining eligibility for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code or for any other public aid benefits provided under State law. Effective October 1, 2018.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee