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 Bill Status of HB1805  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-CALL4CALM TEXT LINE

House Sponsors
Rep. Deb Conroy, Lindsey LaPointe, Kambium Buckner, Katie Stuart, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar and Emanuel Chris Welch

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Patricia Van Pelt - Mattie Hunter - Laura Fine - Mike Simmons - Adriane Johnson, Sara Feigenholtz and Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/30/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0206

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1305/10-63 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that subject to appropriation, the Department of Human Services shall permanently establish the Call4Calm text line to support Illinois residents' mental health needs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Provides that an Illinois resident shall be able to utilize the Call4Calm text line if the resident or someone the resident knows is struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and needs emotional support. Provides that the service shall be free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Provides that callers seeking assistance shall remain anonymous and shall only be required to provide their first name and zip code to enable the service to link callers to a counselor in their area who is knowledgeable about available local resources. Requires the Department to adopt rules. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that subject to appropriation, the Department of Human Services shall permanently establish the Call4Calm text line to support Illinois residents' mental health needs. Provides that an Illinois resident shall be able to utilize the Call4Calm text line if the resident or someone the resident knows is struggling with stress and needs emotional support. Provides that the service shall be free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Provides that callers seeking assistance shall remain anonymous and shall be linked to a mental health provider that is responsible for the provision of mental health services in the caller's geographic area. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Mental Health & Addiction Committee
  3/11/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Mental Health & Addiction Committee
  3/26/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Mental Health & Addiction Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/26/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Consent Calendar Mental Health & Addiction Committee; 016-000-000
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/29/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/16/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 117-000-000
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2021SenateAssigned to Behavioral and Mental Health
  5/12/2021SenateDo Pass Behavioral and Mental Health; 008-000-000
  5/12/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 13, 2021
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/13/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 25, 2021
  5/27/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/27/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  7/30/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  7/30/2021HouseEffective Date July 30, 2021
  7/30/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0206

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