These are the Disability Bills that have been filed that we are following and our position.
DISABILITY BILLS FILED
SB 2137 (Morrison) Special Ed IEP Review/Service Animal
SB 2251 (Manar) Personal Needs Allowance to $60 for ID/DD, CILA, MC/DD (Mike Bibo bill) SUPPORT
SB 2262 (Morrison) Personal Needs Allowance to no less than 15% of last year’s SSI amount for HCBS or Medicaid. (IARF Bill)–SUPPORT
SB 2268 (Bennett) ABLE Act Clean-up– SUPPORT
SB 2446 (Rose) Direct care staff administration of meds in residential and day programs—SUPPORT?
SB 2610 (Mulroe) DD Licensure Scheme for Campus Settings—OPPOSE
SB 2952 (Steans) DSP Wage Increase–SUPPORT
SB 2967 (Biss) Procurement/No Bid for Qualified Non-profit serving PWDs if it offers employment in a competitive integrated setting.—UNDER REVIEW
SB 3069 (T.Cullerton) Ligas Codification–SUPPORT
SB 3106 (Morrison) Criminal Code changes for hearsay testimony–OPPOSE
SB 3281 (Hutchinson) LIHEAP Continuing Appropriations–SUPPORT
SB 3376 (Harmon) Protects special education payments to Districts–SUPPORT
HB 4351 (G. Harris) DON Assessment bill–SUPPORT
HB 4352 (Bellock) School Code/Definition of Dyslexia—NO POSITION
HB 4461 (Cassidy) Personal Needs Allowance no less than 15% SSI (same as SB 2262?) SUPPORT
HB 4508 (G. Harris) CILA Residents/Advocacy/State Ombudsperson–OPPOSE
HB 4569 (D. Harris) Guardian of the person of disabled adult: Rights of wards—UNDER REVIEW
HB 4678 (K. Burke) ABLE Act Cleanup– SUPPORT
HB 5642 (Bellock) DCFS Investigations/Children with Disabilities—SUPPORT?
HB 5643 (Bellock) DCFS Task Force re abused and neglected children with disabilities—SUPPORT?
HB 5762 (Harper) Home Services: $15/hour wage for PAs, in-person orientation.—SUPPORT
HB 5797 (Meier) CILA Act-Unannounced and announced site visits–REVIEWING
HB 5798 (Meier) CILA Act-Facilities must notify DHS of emergency calls made from facility.–REVIEWING
HB 5931 (Gabel) DSP Wage Increase–SUPPORT
HB 6086 (Kifowit) PUNS: Prioritization of kids registered prior to 17th birthday.–REVIEWING
HB 6304 (Durkin) DD License Campus Setting–OPPOSE
HB 6333 (Gabel) Asthma Action Plan–SUPPORT
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