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 Bill Status of HB0122  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  GOVERNMENT-TECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth - Sara Feigenholtz

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Cristina Castro)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/1-1from Ch. 127, par. 1001-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 100/1-1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 301/Art. 7 heading new
20 ILCS 301/7-5 new
20 ILCS 301/7-10 new
20 ILCS 301/7-15 new
20 ILCS 301/7-20 new
20 ILCS 301/7-25 new
215 ILCS 5/370c.2 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Substance Use Disorder Act. Creates the Office of the Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care (Office) within the Department of Human Services for the purpose of assisting residents of Illinois in accessing behavioral health care. Provides that the Office and the Department shall operate in accordance with a memorandum of understanding between the 2 entities. Provides that the memorandum of understanding shall contain: (1) a requirement that the Office has its own personnel rules; (2) a requirement that the designated Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care has independent hiring and termination authority over Office employees; (3) a requirement that the Office must follow State fiscal rules; and other requirements. Provides that, by November 1, 2019, the Governor shall designate an Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care (Ombudsman) to help consumers, including consumers who are uninsured or have public or private health benefit coverage, and health care providers navigate and resolve issues related to consumer access to behavioral health care, including care for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. Sets forth the Ombudsman's duties, including the duty to: (i) identify, track, and report to the appropriate regulatory or oversight agency concerns, complaints, and potential violations of State or federal rules, regulations, or statutes concerning the availability of, and terms and conditions of, benefits for mental health conditions or substance use disorders; (ii) provide appropriate information to help consumers obtain behavioral health care; and (iii) develop appropriate points of contact for referrals to other State and federal agencies. Requires the Director of Insurance and the Secretary of Human Services to each appoint a liaison to the Ombudsman to receive reports of concerns, complaints, and potential violations of State and federal rules concerning benefits for mental health conditions or substance use disorders. Requires the Ombudsman to prepare and submit a report to the Governor, the Secretary of Human Services, and other specified persons by September 1, 2021, and by September 1 of each year thereafter, concerning actions taken by the Ombudsman relating to the duties of the Office. Provides that the annual report shall be posted on the Department of Human Services' website. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that by March 1, 2020, and every other March 1 thereafter, the Director of Insurance shall submit a written report and provide a presentation of the report to the General Assembly that: (a) specifies the methodology the Director uses to verify that insurance carriers are complying with certain requirements under the Code concerning mental health or substance use disorder parity; (b) identifies market conduct examinations initiated, conducted, or completed during the preceding 12 months regarding compliance with those mental health parity requirements and with the federal Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008; and (c) details any educational or corrective actions the Director has taken to ensure insurance carrier compliance. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the establishment of the Office of the Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care within the Department of Human Services shall be subject to appropriation.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 301/Art. 7 heading new
20 ILCS 301/7-5 new
20 ILCS 301/7-10 new
20 ILCS 301/7-15 new
20 ILCS 301/7-20 new
20 ILCS 301/7-25 new
215 ILCS 5/370c.2 new
Adds reference to:
410 ILCS 130/100
410 ILCS 705/1-10
410 ILCS 705/15-25
410 ILCS 705/15-30.1 new
410 ILCS 705/15-40
410 ILCS 705/20-35
410 ILCS 705/25-35
410 ILCS 705/30-35
410 ILCS 705/35-30
410 ILCS 705/40-30
410 ILCS 705/55-21
625 ILCS 5/11-502.1
625 ILCS 5/11-502.15

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act. Provides that an agent may begin employment at a cultivation center while the agent's identification card application is pending. Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Allows specified medical cannabis dispensing organizations to change locations under specified circumstances. Sets forth provisions regarding the method of distribution of licenses when tied applicants exist in a BLS Region. Requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to award 75 Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses prior to January 1, 2021 (currently, up to 75) and an additional 75 Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses through a Qualifying Applicant Lottery. Removes language requiring the Department to inspect the physical space selected by a conditional licensee before the conditional licensee receives an authorization to build out the dispensing organization from the Department. Contains provisions concerning the Qualifying Applicant Lottery. Provides that specified agents may begin employment at specified entities while the agents' identification card applications are pending. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that containers used to store cannabis in a motor vehicle upon a highway in this State must be secured and inaccessible and must be sealed or resealable (currently, only sealed). Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/10/2018HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
  1/9/2019HouseFirst Reading
  1/9/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2019HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  2/6/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-005-000
  2/7/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate **
  3/18/2019HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/3/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  4/4/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 011-005-000
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/9/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  4/10/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 013-000-000
  4/11/2019HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/11/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 079-033-000
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled
  4/12/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/12/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/12/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Insurance
  5/1/2019SenatePostponed - Insurance
  5/10/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  11/12/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As November 14, 2019
  1/5/2021SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  1/5/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading January 10, 2021
  1/5/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As January 13, 2021
  1/10/2021SenateSecond Reading
  1/10/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading January 11, 2021
  1/12/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  1/12/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  1/12/2021SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Cristina Castro
  1/13/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  1/13/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  1/13/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Castro
  1/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  1/13/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 038-016-000
  1/13/2021HouseArrived in House
  1/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  1/13/2021HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  1/13/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  1/13/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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