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 Bill Status of HB2875  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  IL VET HOME-GOLD STAR FAMILY

House Sponsors
Rep. Brandon W. Phelps

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Gary Forby )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/11/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0302

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/2.02a new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that any natural father, natural mother, or spouse of a veteran killed in the line of duty, (also known as a Gold Star Family member) deemed eligible for per diem payments by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs who was a resident of the State of Illinois for a continuous period of one year immediately before making application is entitled to admission to any of the Illinois Veterans Homes should vacant beds exist. Further provides that preference for filling vacant beds or for filling vacant beds from a waiting list shall be granted first to eligible veterans.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that any natural father, natural mother, or spouse of a veteran killed in the line of duty, (also known as a Gold Star Family member) deemed eligible by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (rather than deemed eligible for per diem payments by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs) who was a resident of the State of Illinois for a continuous period of one year immediately before making application is entitled to admission to any of the Illinois Veterans Homes should vacant beds exist.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/22/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/22/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2011HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/2/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/2/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/10/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Veterans' Affairs Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/10/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 017-000-000
  3/10/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/6/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  4/7/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/7/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 8, 2011
  4/8/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/11/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  5/6/2011SenateDo Pass State Government and Veterans Affairs; 007-000-000
  5/6/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/17/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/17/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/11/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/11/2011HouseEffective Date January 1, 2012
  8/11/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0302

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