DAVIS,MONIQUE, MCGUIRE, SCULLY, BELLOCK, BROSNAHAN,
COULSON, FRANKS, GARRETT, GILES, LAWFER, LYONS,JOSEPH,
MITCHELL,BILL, MITCHELL,JERRY, MOFFITT, SAVIANO,
SILVA AND TURNER,JOHN.
AGING-SR CTZN EXERCISE DISCOUN
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Provides that any entity
in this State which receives public funding of any kind and which
offers any type of exercise program or exercise equipment to the
public is required to offer the program or the equipment at a
discounted rate to persons 55 years of age and over. Provides that if
no such entity is located in the local area of a person who is 55
years of age or over, the Department shall, subject to appropriation,
offer a subsidy to any other entity in the local area which provides
an exercise program or exercise equipment to a person who is 55 years
of age or over at a discounted rate. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Department on Aging)
There would also be additional requirement and a fiscal impact
on other entities of gov't who provide funding for fitness
activities or equipment.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging.
Provides that the Department on Aging encourages senior citizens
throughout the State to participate in exercise and fitness programs
and to visit a physician before beginning or changing any exercise or
fitness routines. Provides that the Department shall encourage the
area agencies on aging to provide grants, subject to appropriation by
the General Assembly, to local senior centers for the exercise and
fitness needs of seniors. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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