A new law sponsored by Rep. André Thapedi (D-32) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB2247 on Feb. 7, when Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill on April 11 and it arrived in the Senate on April 12, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 16. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 12. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB2247.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Mental Health Committee
Do Pass / Short Debate Mental Health Committee; 018-000-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
Second Reading - Short Debate
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Mental Health Committee
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. AndrÃ© Thapedi
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Mental Health Committee; 010-000-000
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 30, 2019
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Assigned to Human Services
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Do Pass Human Services; 006-000-000
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2019
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Third Reading - Passed; 050-000-000
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0061
Effective Date January 1, 2020