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 Bill Status of SB2959  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FRONT-LINE PERSONNEL-BASE WAGE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1705/55.5 new
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4j new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish reimbursement rates that build toward livable wages for front-line personnel in residential and day programs and service coordination agencies serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including, but not limited to, intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities, community-integrated living arrangements, developmental training programs, employment, and other residential and day programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by State funds or funding under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act. Provides that the Department shall increase rates and reimbursements so that direct support persons earn a base wage of not less than $15 per hour and so that other front-line personnel earn a commensurate wage. Defines "front-line personnel". Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/14/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/21/2018SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/29/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  4/13/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

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