April 5, 2022

This summary lists the bills that were reported passed by the Senate on April 5, 2022. More information about these bills is available at the Illinois General Assembly Web site at https://ilga.gov/ .

Commerce

Consumer Fraud (HB 4281): Prohibits the use of a utilities name and logo by a non-utility entity. Prohibits a non-utility business shall use a public utility logo to market, solicit, sell, or bill for home insurance, maintenance, or warranty products.

Education

Interpreters at Meetings (HB 5214): Provides that any parent who is deaf or cannot speak or understand English very well who participates in a meeting with a representative of the local school for the purposes of developing an individualized educational program, or attends a multidisciplinary conference, a 504 meeting, a mediation session, or a due process hearing is entitled to the services of an interpreter. 

Executive

Prenatal/Perinatal Care (HB 5013): Requires the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to amend its managed care contracts so that a managed care organization (MCO) must pay a fee-for-service rate for prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum services rendered by an out-of-network provider. Clarifies that in cases where ab MCO must pay for preventive prenatal services, the requirements shall not apply if the services were not emergency services.

Blocking Control Access (HB 5439): Provides that no person shall engage in “street sideshows” on any street or highway of the State. Provides that a person may not knowingly cause the movement of traffic to slow or stop for the purpose of facilitating street racing or a street sideshow. Provides that any person convicted of a violation of the new provisions is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and is subject to a minimum fine of $250; and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense and is subject to a minimum fine of $500. 

Highway Advertising Weed Control Permit (HB 5463): Provides that the Illinois Department of Transportation may issue rules to provide the standards and procedures for vegetation control, including permit applications, permits, revocations, and the requirements for replacement of vegetation and landscaping removal to establish clear visibility zones of signs along interstate or primary highways in the State.

Health

MHDD CC-Disability Definitions (HB 5196): Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Modifies the definitions of "developmental disability" and "intellectual disability." Makes conforming changes.

Insurance

Genetic Testing (HB 5334): Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to provide that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2024, shall provide coverage for the cost of the genetic testing of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to detect an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer if recommended by a health care provider in accordance with the United States Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations for testing.

Judiciary

Lemont Land Transfer (HB 2825): Amends the Illinois and Michigan Canal Development Act. Allows the Village of Lemont to exchange a small portion of Illinois and Michigan Canal lands to a nongovernmental entity for lands that are equal or greater in value. Any transfer of property must have been appraised by two MAI appraisals any be able to be used for recreational, park, and parking purposes without additional cost to the Village of Lemont.

State Government

Coal Mining (HB 4568): Amends the Coal Mining Act to repeal the Coal Miners’ Examining Board and transfer the powers and duties to the Mining Board. Provides that the Mining Board's power to promulgate rules and regulations must be in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedures Act instead of the existing Mining Board specific procedure.

Manufactured Home Dealers (HB 4639): Changes current law regarding manufactured home dealers. Provides definitions of “Established place of business,” “Manufactured home,” and “Manufactured home dealer.” Requires persons in the business of dealing manufactured homes to be licensed by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State, after reasonable review of and barring no flaws in the application, shall grant license. The Secretary of State may deny, revoke, or suspend the license for violations. An application for a manufactured home dealer’s license shall be accompanied by a $1,000 license fee for the applicant’s established place of business. If the application is made after June 15 in any year, the license fee shall be $500 for the applicant’s established place of business. License fees shall be returnable only in the event that the application is denied by the Secretary of State. Of the monies received by the Secretary of State as license fees 95 percent shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund and 5 percent into the Motor Vehicle License Plate Fund.