Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, December 30, 2011** Print
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Written by Nafia Khan   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:38

CHICAGO – December 30, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

 

Bill No.: HB 355

An Act Concerning: Government

Makes numerous changes to the State Employee Health Savings Account Law to comply with the State Employee’s Group Insurance Act and IRS Code.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1602

An Act Concerning: Wildlife

Allows people with temporary disabilities to receive permits to use crossbows while hunting.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 3036

An Act Concerning: Public Utilities

Contains a number of changes to amend smart grid legislation (PA 97-0616). Changes pertain to consumer and regulatory protections.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: SB 773

An Act Concerning: Public Aid

Allows the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to deposit federal Medicaid matching dollars into the Public Aid Recoveries Trust Fund (PARTF).

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Jan. 1

 

Bill No.: SB 1226

An Act Concerning: Education

Increases the enrollment at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences from 600 to 720 students. Requires all students to reside within the city of Chicago, with at least 50 percent of the student population residing within a 2.5 mile radius of the school.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: SB 1762

An Act Concerning: State Government

Allows HFS to exempt applicants for 20 senior level positions from education requirements, provided they have backgrounds in healthcare administration, healthcare finance, healthcare data analytics or healthcare information technology.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: SB 1795

An Act Concerning: Education

Transfers Illinois business and vocational schools from the jurisdiction of ISBE to the IBHE, and makes changes to the school approval process and general procedures.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Feb. 1

 

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