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 Bill Status of HB3424  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DEPT VET AFF-TASK FORCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Thomas Cullerton, Neil Anderson, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Antonio Muñoz and Robert Peters)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/6 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Creates the Veterans' Disability Compensation Task Force. Provides specified objectives for the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall consist of 15 members appointed by the chairs of the Veterans Affairs Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Provides that the members of the Task Force shall be members of different Illinois counties' Veterans Assistance Commissions, Veteran Service Officers, VITAS officials, and AMVETS officials. Provides that the Task Force shall meet once each month and that joint hearings of the Veterans Affairs Committees of the House of Representatives and Senate shall be held once each month. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall prepare a report of its findings and recommendations and submit it to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before May 1, 2020. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Creates the Veterans' Disability Compensation Task Force to assess ways the State of Illinois can improve the rate at which disability compensation claims are approved by the federal government and correct the disparity between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' approval of disability compensation for Illinois veterans and that which is approved for veterans in other states. Provides that the Task Force shall consist of the chair and minority spokesperson of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, the chair and minority spokesperson of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Senate, and 15 members appointed by the chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives and the chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Senate. Requires those appointed to the Task Force to be members of different Illinois counties' Veterans Assistance Commissions, Veteran Service Officers, and VITAS officials. Provides that Task Force members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for any travel expenses incurred in attending meetings. Provides that within 60 days of the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Task Force shall meet, and thereafter shall meet at least quarterly. Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Requires the Task Force to prepare a report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study. Provides that the Task Force shall submit the report of its findings and any recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2020. Repeals the amendatory Act's provisions on July 1, 2021. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/15/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2019HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/25/2019HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  3/26/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 013-000-000
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/4/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 012-000-000
  4/10/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/10/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/11/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/11/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 12, 2019
  4/24/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/24/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs
  4/30/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/2/2019SenateDo Pass Veterans Affairs; 006-000-000
  5/2/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/17/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2019
  5/22/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  5/24/2019SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
  5/31/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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