Key Bills

102nd General Assembly Bills

Chief sponsored bills:

HB3709  – Expand the definition of infertility by insurance companies to cover all Illinoisans, including same-sex couples, women over 35, and single women.

HB3968 – Creates a Special Purpose Trust Company making digital assets a part of Illinois’ financial services future. It will create a stable regulatory environment where businesses in Illinois have the ability to bank digital assets.

HB1839 – Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may require a business organization to agree to certain terms that ensure the business is a good corporate citizen as a condition for receiving development assistance

Other additional sponsored bills:

HB0004Permits student instruction to be received electronically under a school district’s program for e-learning days while students are not physically present because a school was selected to be a polling place under the Election Code.

HB0012Provides that an employee of a school district, public university, or community college district who has been employed for at least 12 months and who has worked at least 1,000 hours in the previous 12-month period shall be eligible for family and medical leave.

HB0026 – Requires that the content available on any third-party online curriculum that is made available to enrolled students or the public by a school district through the Internet is also readily accessible to persons with disabilities.

HB0040Provides that a student whose 22nd birthday occurs during the school year is eligible for special education services through the end of the school year (rather than being eligible for services only until the day before his or her 22nd birthday). 

HB0119Prescription Drug Repository Program Act – Creates a program in which anyone can donate unneeded prescription drugs that will be redistributed to individuals who have prescribed the drug but cannot afford it.

HB0122Provides that, subject to federal law and regulation, no provider of telephone, cellular telephone, television, Internet, energy, medical alert system, or water services shall impose a fee for termination or early cancellation of a service contract if the customer dies before the end of the contract.

HB0155allows that SNAP benefits can be used to purchase menstrual hygiene products. The purpose of SNAP is to provide access to essential products, the inclusion of menstrual hygiene products will ensure everyone has access to the menstrual hygiene products they need.

HB0156 – Requires school districts to make menstrual (rather than feminine) hygiene products available, at no cost to students, in each bathroom of every school building (rather than in bathrooms of school buildings). Presently, feminine hygiene products are available in some school bathrooms.

HB0219 – Creates regulations and limitations in regards to timeouts in Illinois schools, encouraging alternative methods be used.

HB0335 – Requires that those seeking to practice medicine and will serve adult populations must complete 3 hours of dementia training. 

HB0374Permits community colleges and housing authorities to develop affordable housing for community college students.

HB0376 – TEEACH Act – Requires that all public elementary and high schools include a unit of instruction on Asian American history.

HB0711 – Creates deadlines for prior-authorization decisions. 

HB0734Provides that the duration of a civil no contact order is permanent if a judgment of conviction for criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse is entered.

HB0738 – Requires that there must be at least 10 birth center alternative health care models shall be located in the area comprising Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.

HB0848Extends the sale of the special instant scratch-off game to benefit Alzheimer’s care, support, education, and awareness.

HB1711Asserts that a pet shop operator may offer for sale a dog or cat only if the dog or cat is obtained from an animal control facility or animal shelter.

HB2553 – Law enforcement must receive consent or provide a warrant before accessing data from household devices, such as a Google Home or Amazon Alexa. 

HB2590 – Simplifies the name change process during a marriage with the option of it being free of any gender identifying language.

HB2595 – Provides easier access to mental health care via an individual’s insurance. 

HB2784Community Emergency Services and Supports Act – Establishes an emergency response option for mental health emergencies through 911

HB2790Provides that, in counties with a population over 3,000,000, the Public Defender, without fee or appointment and with the approval of the county board, may act as attorney to noncitizens in immigration cases related to or resulting from an underlying court matter in which the Public Defender served as attorney before he or she became the Public Defender. 

HB3025Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall reimburse epilepsy specialists, as defined by the Department by rule, who are authorized by Illinois law to provide epilepsy treatment services to persons with epilepsy or related disorders via telehealth.

HB3027Allows the Secretary of State to provide a disabilities motor decal or device to an expectant mother during her third trimester.

SB0190Requires an institution of higher education (including a business, technical, or vocational school) to designate at least one employee who works within the financial aid department, campus housing services, or any other appropriate office or department, as may be determined by the institution, to serve as a liaison between the institution and a homeless student or student in care who is enrolled at the institution.

SB0818 – Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act – Provides guidelines for public schools that want to teach age-appropriate comprehensive personal health and sexual health education. 

SB1905 – This bill creates transparency around infertility coverage. Out-of-state health insurance companies are required to disclose services that are not covered for employers in Illinois. 

SB2384Requires that the medical assistance program covers community-based pediatric palliative care from a trained interdisciplinary team