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 Bill Status of SB1253  99th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez - Pamela J. Althoff - Jacqueline Y. Collins

House Sponsors
(Rep. Cynthia Soto - Elizabeth Hernandez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/22/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0106

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-30

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning care coordination, provides that Managed Care Entities (MCEs), including MCOs and all other care coordination organizations, shall develop and maintain a written language access policy that sets forth the standards, guidelines, and operational plan to ensure language appropriate services and that is consistent with the standard of meaningful access for populations with limited English proficiency. Provides that the language access policy shall describe how the MCEs will provide all of the following required services: (1) translation (the written replacement of text from one language into another) of all vital documents and forms as identified by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services; (2) qualified interpreter services (the oral communication of a message from one language into another by a qualified interpreter); (3) staff training on the language access policy, including how to identify language needs, access and provide language assistance services, work with interpreters, request translations, and track the use of language assistance services; (4) data tracking that identifies the language need; and (5) notification to participants on the availability of language access services and on how to access such services.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/17/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/17/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2015SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/4/2015SenateDo Pass Human Services; 008-000-000
  3/4/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 4, 2015
  3/5/2015SenateSecond Reading
  3/5/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 10, 2015
  3/10/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/11/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/26/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-000-000
  3/27/2015HouseArrived in House
  3/27/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/14/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/14/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2015HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  4/28/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 013-000-000
  4/29/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/14/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/14/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/14/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/14/2015HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/14/2015HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/14/2015HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/18/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2015
  5/30/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  5/30/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  7/22/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  7/22/2015SenateEffective Date January 1, 2016
  7/22/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0106

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