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Sen. Fine-sponsored law amending the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code now in effect

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 23, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Laura Fine (D-9) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code went into effect on July 12, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB2259 on Feb. 7, when Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code".

After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on April 11, 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 went into effect immediately.

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 HB2259.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/7/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2/7/2019
House
First Reading
2/7/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/19/2019
House
Assigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
2/19/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
3/6/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
3/21/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
3/21/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 019-000-000
3/21/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/28/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
3/29/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
3/29/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
4/2/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
4/4/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
4/4/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 011-000-000
4/10/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
4/10/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
4/11/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled
4/11/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
4/11/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-001
4/11/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/11/2019
Senate
First Reading
4/11/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
4/11/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
4/11/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Human Services
5/2/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
5/2/2019
Senate
Do Pass Human Services; 009-000-000
5/10/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
5/14/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/14/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2019
5/16/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/16/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
6/14/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
7/12/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0062
7/12/2019
House
Effective Date July 12, 2019
7/12/2019
House
Governor Approved

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