Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, July 22, 2011** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laurel White   
Friday, 22 July 2011 22:52

CHICAGO – July 22, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:  

   

Bill No.: HB 711  

Amends license requirements for out-of-state pyrotechnic operators and companies.  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Action: Signed                           

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 785  

Allows any adult under guardianship to request and receive counseling services or psychotherapy, and that the consent of the guardian will not be necessary to authorize counseling or psychotherapy.  

An Act Concerning: Health  

Action: Signed                           

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 1152  

Requires the Department of Human Services to designate essential community behavioral health care providers to improve access to care for individuals suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other behavioral disorders. 

An Act Concerning: State Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1192

Permits liquor to be sold, served or delivered during functions held at Department of Natural Resources’ buildings and facilities with a liquor license and the approval of the director.

An Act Concerning: Liquor

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1394

Extends and amends the Detection of Deception Examiners Act.

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1425

Creates the Electronic Health Record Incentive Fund to reimburse eligible providers who participate in the development of Electronic Health Record technology.

An Act Concerning: Public Aid

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1494

Amends classification of ocular pharmaceutical agents and the process for approving new agents.

An Act Concerning: Professional Regulation

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1562

Requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to link to the Hospital Report Card from its website, and to have a description of the information available in this document and the Consumer Guide to Healthcare.

An Act Concerning: State Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Jan. 1

Bill No.: HB 1656

Creates a feasibility study to look at the potential of centralizing administrative intake functions for medical assistance applications.

An Act Concerning: Public Aid

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1662

Requires the state to study the feasibility of converting the Medicaid program from a 209(b) determination of eligibility state to a Section 1634 determination state by Jan. 1, 2012.

An Act Concerning: Public Aid

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1709

Allows the Joint Labor and Management Committee to charge fees in order to recover costs associated with its classes and programming.

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 2581

Payment of the failure to appear fee shall be a condition of release unless otherwise ordered by the court.  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Jan. 1

Bill No.: HB 3314

Allows the Central Illinois Economic Development Authority to create employment advisory boards.

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 154

This bill officially designates a parcel of land in southeastern Vermillion County as the Harry “Babe” Woodyard State Natural Area.

An Act Concerning: State Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Jan. 1

Bill No.: SB 168

This bill adds three new members to the Mississippi River Coordinating Council and directs it to absorb the duties of the Mississippi River Parkway Council.

An Act Concerning: State Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1248

This bill permits physicians to use an electronic signature to sign off on a physician’s order or plan of treatment for a resident of a nursing home.

An Act Concerning: Health Facilities

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Jan. 1

Bill No.: SB 1282

Permits the inclusion of patient personal information in data submitted by hospitals and ambulatory surgical treatment centers, allowing the Illinois Department of Public Health to examine health care quality across the state.

An Act Concerning: State Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Jan. 1

Bill No.: SB 1350

Exempts dentists from the Truth in Health Care Professional Services Act.

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1352

Extends the Capital Development Board’s single prime pilot program and allows for more money to be devoted to single prime projects.

An Act Concerning: Finance

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1372

Creates the Good Samaritan Medical Equipment Donor Act to provide civil immunity for persons who donate medical equipment or supplies to veterinarian schools.

An Act Concerning: Civil Law

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Jan. 1

Bill No.: SB 1554

Exempts process servers from criminal trespass to real property provisions.

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Jan. 1

Bill No.: SB 1585

Expands the list of health care professionals authorized to verify that a person with a mental or physical disability is able to operate a motor vehicle.

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1612

Allows the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to place a lien on the assets of an individual with overdue child support without obtaining a court order, and provides the department authorization to restrict passports of any individual who owes at least $2,500 in past-due support.

An Act Concerning: Public Aid

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1670

This bill gives city and park district museums around the state the option of limiting free days to Illinois residents.

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1712

Excludes taxes levied by flood prevention districts from the definition of “local sales taxes” in STAR bond districts.

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1950

Increases the penalty for false reporting under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act to a Class 4 felony.

An Act Concerning: Children

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1952

Repeals the Labor Arbitration Services Act. 

An Act Concerning: Employment

Action: Signed                        

Effective Date: Immediately

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