This summary lists the bills that were reported passed by Senate Committees during the week of January 10-14, 2022. More information about these bills is available at the Illinois General Assembly Web site at https://ilga.gov/.
Behavioral and Mental Health
Statewide Trust Fund (SB 2945): Creates the Statewide 9-8-8 Trust Fund in the State Treasury to create and maintain a statewide suicide prevention and mental health crisis system pursuant to the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020.
Medicaid RX Limits (SB 142): Provides that residents of long-term care facilities, community integrated living arrangements (CILAs), supportive living facilities, and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled are not subject to prior approval from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to exceed the four-prescription limit.
Medicaid Benefits (SB 2962): Increases the Community Spouse Resource Allowance and the Community Spouse Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance for the purposes of determining assets and income when applying for long-term care under Medicaid.
Glucose Monitors (SB 2969): Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to mandate coverage for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), beginning January 1, 2023.
Omnibus TIF Reform Bill (SB 2298): Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code.
- Adds two factors to the determination of a “blighted area” for improved, industrial, commercial, and residential buildings or improvements:
- If the redevelopment project area has had an annual average unemployment rate of at least 120 percent of the State’s annual average unemployment rate; and
- If the redevelopment project area has a poverty rate of at least 20 percent, 50 percent or more of children in the redevelopment project area participate in the federal free lunch program, or 20 percent or more households in the redevelopment project area receive food stamps.
- Removes or modifies various factors from the definitions of “blighted area” and “conservation area” for improved and vacant areas.
- Provides that a new redevelopment project shall have a completion date no later than December 31 of the 10th year after the ordinance was adopted (rather than the 23rd year) and may be extended to 15 years (rather than 35 years).
- Provides that the joint review board and municipality shall approve surplus funds and extensions of redevelopment project area completion dates.
- Provides that surplus funds shall be distributed annually within 90 days (rather than 180 days) after the close of a municipality’s fiscal year.
- Provides that a new or modified redevelopment project area that overlaps with any existing redevelopment project area shall not be approved.
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