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 Bill Status of SB2901  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  PHARMACY-PILOT PROGRAM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Cullerton

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jay Hoffman - Mary E. Flowers - Kelly M. Burke - Brandon W. Phelps - Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Kelly M. Cassidy and Patrick J. Verschoore)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 85/16c


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Extends the repeal of the medicine locking closure package pilot program from January 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 85/16c
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 85/8from Ch. 111, par. 4128

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning licensure without examination.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 85/8
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 5/456from Ch. 73, par. 1065.3
215 ILCS 5/457from Ch. 73, par. 1065.4
215 ILCS 5/458from Ch. 73, par. 1065.5
215 ILCS 5/462a new
215 ILCS 5/460 rep.
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/4e new
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/8.1 new
820 ILCS 305/8.1b
820 ILCS 305/8.2a
820 ILCS 305/14from Ch. 48, par. 138.14
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19
820 ILCS 305/25.5
820 ILCS 305/29.2
820 ILCS 305/29.3 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Rates Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a rate is excessive if it is likely to produce a long run profit that is unreasonably high for the insurance provided or if expenses are unreasonably high in relation to the services rendered (instead of providing that a rate in a competitive market is not excessive and a rate in a noncompetitive market is excessive if it is likely to produce a long run profit that is unreasonably high for the insurance provided or if expenses are unreasonably high in relation to the services rendered). Provides for prefiling (rather than filing) of rates with the Director of Insurance and makes other changes regarding rate filings and disapproval of rate filings. Provides that, if an insurer has no legally effective rates as a result of the Director's disapproval of rates or other act, the Director shall, on request of the insurer, specify interim rates for the insurer that are high enough to protect the interests of all parties and may order that a specified portion of the premiums be placed in an escrow account approved by the Director, and, when new rates become legally effective, the Director shall order the escrowed funds or any overcharge in the interim rates to be distributed appropriately, except that refunds to policyholders that are de minimis shall not be required. Provides for a review of workers' compensation premium rates by the Director of Insurance and for a refund of excessive premium. Repeals provisions regarding presumptions that a competitive market exists, determining whether a competitive market exists, and disapproval of rates under specified circumstances. Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that accidental injuries sustained while traveling to or from work do not arise out of and in the course of employment. Defines "in the course of employment" and "arising out of the employment". Provides that, in determining whether an employee was required to travel away from his or her employer's premises in order to perform his or her job, certain factors may be considered, including whether the employer had knowledge that the employee may be required to travel to perform the job; whether the employer furnished any mode of transportation to or from the employee; and whether the employee received, or the employer paid or agreed to pay, any remuneration or reimbursement for costs or expenses of any form of travel. Permits an employer to file with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission a workers' compensation safety program or a workers' compensation return to work program implemented by the employer. Provides that the Commission may certify any such safety program as a bona fide safety program after reviewing the program for certain minimum requirements and that upon receipt of a certification notice from the Commission, the Director of Insurance shall immediately direct in writing the employer's workers' compensation insurer to recalculate the workers' compensation premium rates so that those rates incorporate and take into account the certified program. In a provision concerning compensation for the period of temporary total incapacity for work resulting from an accidental injury, provides that (i) injuries to the shoulder shall be considered injuries to part of the arm and (ii) injuries to the hip shall be considered injuries to part of the leg. Contains provisions concerning repetitive and cumulative injuries; permanent partial disability determinations; electronic claims; additional compensation awards in cases where there has been an unreasonable or vexatious delay of authorization of medical treatment; new penalties for violations involving fraudulent statements with regard to entitlement to workers' compensation benefits, counterfeit certificates of insurance, and other fraudulent acts; investigations of insurance non-compliance and fraud; annual reports by the Commission concerning the state of self-insurance for workers' compensation in Illinois; additional duties for the Workers' Compensation Premium Rates Task Force; and other matters. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2016SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/17/2016SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities and Pensions; 010-000-000
  3/17/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 5, 2016
  4/19/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/19/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 20, 2016
  4/21/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/21/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/21/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/21/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/17/2016HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Emily McAsey
  5/18/2016HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/18/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 27, 2016
  5/19/2016SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/23/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/23/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/24/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  5/25/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/25/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-004-000
  5/25/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2016
  5/29/2016SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/31/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2016
  6/30/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  11/14/2016HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  11/14/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  11/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  11/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  11/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  11/16/2016HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  11/23/2016HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  11/23/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  11/23/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  11/28/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  1/3/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/3/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/3/2017HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/3/2017HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  1/3/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  1/4/2017HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jay Hoffman
  1/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jay Hoffman
  1/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  1/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/9/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 015-007-000
  1/9/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted
  1/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  1/9/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 065-045-000
  1/9/2017HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/9/2017HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  1/9/2017HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  1/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/10/2017SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 4
  1/10/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 4 - January 10, 2017
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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