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 Bill Status of HB5110  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SOCIAL WORK/COUNSELOR-LICENSE

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang - Deb Conroy, Laura Fine, Natalie A. Manley, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Sara Feigenholtz, Michelle Mussman, Camille Y. Lilly, Martin J. Moylan, Jonathan Carroll and Kathleen Willis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Heather A. Steans and Pamela J. Althoff)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/10/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0766

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 20/12.5
225 ILCS 107/70


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act and the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall (rather than may) issue a license as a clinical social worker, social worker, professional counselor, or clinical professional counselor, without the required examination, to an applicant licensed under the laws of another jurisdiction if the requirements for licensure in that jurisdiction are, on the date of licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements under the Act or to any person who, at the time of his or her licensure, possessed individual qualifications that were substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State. Requires the Department to issue the license not more than 60 days after a completed application is received by the Department. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 55/65from Ch. 111, par. 8351-65

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act, the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act, and the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act. Provides that an individual who applies for licensure as a clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, or clinical professional counselor that has been licensed at the independent level in another United States jurisdiction for 10 consecutive years without discipline is not required to submit proof of completion of specified requirements. Provides that the applicant seeking licensure may be required to provide additional information if the accuracy of the required information submitted is questioned by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board, the Illinois Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board, or the Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board. In the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act, provides that applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2018HouseAssigned to Mental Health Committee
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/8/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Mental Health Committee; 022-000-000
  3/8/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/8/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/14/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/5/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Mental Health Committee
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Mental Health Committee; 013-000-000
  4/25/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/25/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 100-000-000
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  5/8/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities and Pensions; 009-000-000
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/16/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2018
  5/18/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-000-000
  5/18/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2018HouseSent to the Governor
  8/10/2018HouseGovernor Approved
  8/10/2018HouseEffective Date January 1, 2019
  8/10/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0766

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