Bill Status of HB4616  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-DHS-DIRECT SUPPORT WAGE

House Sponsors
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Lakesia Collins and Michelle Mussman

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/5-45.21 new
20 ILCS 1705/55.5 new
20 ILCS 1705/74
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.4
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4i


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to 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. Provides that for community-based providers serving persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, subject to federal approval, the rates taking effect for services delivered on or after July 1, 2022 shall be increased sufficiently to: (i) provide a minimum $3.50 per hour wage increase over the wages in effect on June 30, 2022 for front-line personnel; and (ii) provide wages for all other residential non-executive direct care staff, excluding direct support personnel, at the U.S. Department of Labor's average wage as defined, by rule, by the Department. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for ID/DD facilities and MC/DD facilities, the rates taking effect for services delivered on or after July 1, 2022, shall be increased sufficiently to: (i) provide a minimum $3.50 per hour wage increase over the wages in effect on June 30, 2022 for front-line personnel; and (ii) provide wages for all other residential non-executive direct care staff, excluding direct support personnel, at the U.S. Department of Labor's average wage as defined, by rule, by the Department. Requires the same increase for front-line personnel employed at community-based providers serving persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Grants the Departments of Human Services and Healthcare and Family Services emergency rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/19/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/1/2022HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  2/18/2022HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) February 25, 2022
  2/25/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2022HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/1/2022HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) March 31, 2022
  3/10/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/24/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/31/2022HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) April 8, 2022
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee