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 Bill Status of HB0194  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  OUTDOOR RX PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper and Natalie A. Manley

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Outdoor Rx Program Act. Creates the Outside Rx Program to provide funds, through grants, subject to appropriation, established by the Department of Public Health, for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource or outdoor-based therapy programs serving the citizens of the State of Illinois. Requires the Department to establish an advisory committee to assist and advise the Department in the development and administration of the Outdoor Rx Program, including developing the form for an application for receipt of a grant. Provides that the Department shall set priorities and develop criteria for the awarding of grants to natural resource or outdoor-based therapy programs. Provides criteria for grant eligibility and selection. Provides that the Director of Public Health shall make the final decision on funding a program. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Outdoor Rx Program Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  1/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/5/2021HouseTo Special Issues (AP) Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley

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