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 Bill Status of HB3686  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  VETS & MILITARY DISCOUNT CARD

House Sponsors
Rep. Litesa E. Wallace - Stephanie A. Kifowit - La Shawn K. Ford - Carol Ammons, Linda Chapa LaVia, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Mike Smiddy, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Sue Scherer, Al Riley, Katherine Cloonen, Monique D. Davis, Martin J. Moylan, Rita Mayfield, Jack D. Franks, Mary E. Flowers, Tom Demmer, David McSweeney, John M. Cabello, Robert W. Pritchard, Laura Fine, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Silvana Tabares, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Steve Stadelman - Patricia Van Pelt - Thomas Cullerton - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Scott M. Bennett, Antonio Muñoz, Mattie Hunter, Martin A. Sandoval, Dave Syverson, Pat McGuire and Napoleon Harris, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/17/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0374

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall establish and administer a Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program to issue a Veterans' and Military Discount Card to eligible active duty service members and veterans in the State for use at participating merchants who agree to honor the Veterans' and Military Discount Card by providing cardholders with a discount on goods and services, or another appropriate money-saving promotion of a merchant's choice. Provides that the Department shall use DD-214 military discharge records in conjunction with photo identification such as a driver's license, State ID card, federal military or Veterans Affairs ID, or passport to issue the Veterans' and Military Discount Card to eligible veterans; and that in the case of active duty service members, a valid military ID or other official government identification that denotes active duty service, and photo ID if needed, shall be used to determine eligibility. Requires the Department to develop and implement an outreach program to ensure that active duty service members and veterans in the State are made aware of the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program and permits the Secretary of State to also assist in promoting and disseminating information on the Program. Grants the Department of Veterans' Affairs rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall establish and administer a Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program that enables veterans and active duty military personnel to use a driver's license or Illinois Identification Card issued pursuant to the Illinois Vehicle Code or the Illinois Identification Card Act for a discount on goods and services, or another appropriate money-saving promotion of a merchant's choice. Requires the Department to develop and implement an outreach program to ensure that active duty service members, veterans, and potential merchant-participants in the State are made aware of the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program. Provides that the Department shall not be required to conduct such outreach in a county offering a similar discount card program. Permits the Secretary of State to also assist in promoting and disseminating information on the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program. Grants the Department of Veterans' Affairs rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Veterans' and Military Discount Program Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall establish and administer a Veterans' and Military Discount Program that enables veterans and active duty military personnel to use the following photo identification at participating merchants to receive a discount on goods and services or to receive another appropriate money-saving promotion of a merchant's choice: (1) veterans who have a valid driver's license or Illinois Identification Card issued pursuant to the Illinois Vehicle Code or the Illinois Identification Card Act; and (2) active duty military personnel who have a valid Common Access Card issued by the U.S. Department of Defense indicating the cardholder's active duty status. Requires the Department to develop and implement an outreach program to ensure that active duty service members, veterans, and potential merchant-participants in the State are made aware of the Veterans' and Military Discount Program. Provides that the Department shall not be required to conduct such outreach in a county offering a similar discount program. Permits the Secretary of State to also assist in promoting and disseminating information on the Veterans' and Military Discount Program. Grants the Department of Veterans' Affairs rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
In a provision requiring the Department of Veterans' Affairs to develop and implement an outreach program to ensure specified persons are aware of the Veterans' and Military Discount Program, provides that the Department shall develop and implement the outreach program subject to resources.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  2/26/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/4/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/10/2015HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/19/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/19/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 019-000-000
  3/19/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/23/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/25/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/31/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/8/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/8/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/13/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  4/15/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 015-000-000
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/16/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/16/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/21/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/21/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/21/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/21/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/29/2015SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  4/29/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/5/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/7/2015SenatePostponed - State Government and Veterans Affairs
  5/14/2015SenateDo Pass State Government and Veterans Affairs; 005-002-000
  5/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 18, 2015
  5/18/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/18/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2015
  5/19/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  5/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  5/27/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  5/27/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt State Government and Veterans Affairs; 009-000-000
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/30/2015SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/30/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Stadelman
  5/30/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/30/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/30/2015HouseArrived in House
  5/30/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/30/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/15/2015HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  7/15/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  7/15/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) July 31, 2015
  7/15/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  7/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  7/15/2015House3/5 Vote Required
  7/15/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 087-000-000
  7/15/2015HouseHouse Concurs
  7/15/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  8/13/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  8/17/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  8/17/2015HouseEffective Date August 17, 2015
  8/17/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0374

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