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Sen. Villivalam-sponsored law amending the Out-of-State Person Subject to Involuntary Admission on an Inpatient Basis Mental Health Treatment Act now in effect

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 4, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-8) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Out-of-State Person Subject to Involuntary Admission on an Inpatient Basis Mental Health Treatment Act went into effect on Aug. 23, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB2459 on Feb. 13, when Rep. Michael Halpin (D-72) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Out-of-State Person Subject to Involuntary Admission on an Inpatient Basis Mental Health Treatment Act".

After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on March 27, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 29. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 23. 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 HB2459.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/13/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Michael Halpin
2/13/2019
House
First Reading
2/13/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/26/2019
House
Assigned to Mental Health Committee
3/7/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
3/7/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Mental Health Committee; 018-000-000
3/7/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
3/7/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/7/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
3/7/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
3/19/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
3/19/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
3/27/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
3/27/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
3/27/2019
Senate
First Reading
3/27/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
3/27/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
3/27/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/1/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
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
5/16/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/16/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
5/24/2019
Senate
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
5/29/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/29/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
5/30/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
6/27/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
8/23/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0472
8/23/2019
House
Governor Approved
8/23/2019
House
Effective Date August 23, 2019

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