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 Bill Status of HB5594  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  DRUG COURT-OPIOID ABUSE

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang - John D. Anthony - Carol Ammons - Patricia R. Bellock - Jack D. Franks, Al Riley, Litesa E. Wallace and Sonya M. Harper

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Melinda Bush - Thomas Cullerton and Donne E. Trotter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0554

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 166/25
730 ILCS 166/35


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Drug Court Treatment Act. Provides that if the defendant needs treatment for opioid abuse or dependence, the court shall require that the defendant participate in and receive medically prescribed drug treatments under the care of a physician licensed in this State to practice medicine in all of its branches. Provides that a defendant who is assigned to a substance abuse treatment program under the Act for opioid abuse or dependence is not in violation of the terms or conditions of the program on the basis of his or her participation in medically prescribed drug treatments under the care of a physician licensed in this State to practice medicine in all of its branches.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that if the defendant needs treatment for opioid abuse or dependence, the court may not prohibit (rather than shall require) the defendant from participating in and receiving medication assisted treatment (rather than medically prescribed drug treatments) under the care of a physician licensed in this State to practice medicine in all of its branches. Provides that drug court participants may not be required to refrain from using medication assisted treatment as a term or condition of successful completion of the drug court program.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2016HouseAssigned to Substance Abuse Special
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  3/17/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  3/17/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Substance Abuse Special
  4/4/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Substance Abuse Special; by Voice Vote
  4/4/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Substance Abuse Special; 008-000-000
  4/5/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/6/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/6/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  4/7/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/7/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/7/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 12, 2016
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/8/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/12/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2016SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/4/2016SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 010-000-000
  5/4/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2016
  5/10/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 11, 2016
  5/25/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/25/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/25/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/25/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  7/15/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  7/15/2016HouseEffective Date January 1, 2017
  7/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0554

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