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 Bill Status of SB1981  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-DISABILITY SERVICES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura Fine - Ann Gillespie - Julie A. Morrison

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2405/1bfrom Ch. 23, par. 3432
20 ILCS 2405/3from Ch. 23, par. 3434
20 ILCS 2405/5from Ch. 23, par. 3436
20 ILCS 2405/5afrom Ch. 23, par. 3437
20 ILCS 2405/9from Ch. 23, par. 3440
20 ILCS 2405/10from Ch. 23, par. 3441
20 ILCS 2405/11from Ch. 23, par. 3442
20 ILCS 2405/12afrom Ch. 23, par. 3443a
20 ILCS 2405/13afrom Ch. 23, par. 3444a
20 ILCS 2405/12 rep.
20 ILCS 2407/Art. 4 rep.
105 ILCS 5/14-8.02from Ch. 122, par. 14-8.02


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to prescribe and supervise courses of vocational training and to provide such other services as may be necessary for the vocational rehabilitation (rather than the habilitation and rehabilitation) of persons with one or more disabilities. Requires the Department to cooperate with State and local school authorities and other recognized agencies engaged in vocational rehabilitation services; and to cooperate with the Illinois State Board of Education and other specified entities regarding the education (rather than care and education) of children with one or more disabilities. Requires the Department to submit an annual report to the Governor that contains information on the programs, activities, and funding dedicated to vocational rehabilitation, independent living, and other community services and supports. Requires the Statewide Independent Living Council to develop a State Plan for Independent Living. Makes changes to provisions concerning grant awards to eligible centers for independent living. Makes changes to provisions concerning the Superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Superintendent of the Illinois School of the Visually Impaired. Repeals provisions regarding community services for persons with visual disabilities at the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education. Amends the Disabilities Services Act of 2003. Repeals provisions regarding a Rapid Reintegration Pilot Program. Amends the School Code. Provides that if a child with a disability might be eligible to receive services from the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education, the school district shall notify the parents, in writing, of the existence of the school and the services provided. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following change: Further amends the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Act by removing a requirement that the Department of Human Services submit an annual report on vocational training programs and services to be filed with the Governor and the General Assembly on or before March 30 each year. Further amends the School Code. Provides that if a child is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired or has an orthopedic impairment or physical disability (rather than is diagnosed with an orthopedic impairment or physical disability) and the child might be eligible to receive services from the Illinois School for the Deaf, the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, or the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Roosevelt, the school district shall notify the parents, in writing, of the existence of these schools and the services they provide. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura Fine
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Health
  3/17/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura Fine
  3/17/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Health
  3/23/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  3/24/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Health
  3/24/2021SenateTo Subcommittee on Public Health
  4/6/2021SenateReported Back To Health; 005-000-000
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/14/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Health; 014-000-000
  4/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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