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Rep. Morgan-sponsored law amending the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 10, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB1551 on Jan. 29, when Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-12) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act".

After debate, the House passed the bill on April 4 and it arrived in the House on May 17, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 29. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 9. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on HB1551.

Date
Chamber
Action
1/29/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2/1/2019
House
First Reading
2/1/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/13/2019
House
Assigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
2/19/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2/19/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 013-000-000
2/20/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/6/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
3/6/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
3/6/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
3/21/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
3/21/2019
House
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Sue Scherer
3/26/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sue Scherer
3/26/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
3/27/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
3/29/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
3/29/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sue Scherer
4/2/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
4/3/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 009-000-000
4/3/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
4/3/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 009-000-000
4/3/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
4/4/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
4/4/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
4/4/2019
House
Recalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
4/4/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
4/4/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
4/4/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/4/2019
Senate
First Reading
4/4/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
4/4/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
4/4/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Human Services
4/29/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
4/29/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
4/30/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
5/2/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Human Services
5/2/2019
Senate
Postponed - Human Services
5/7/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
5/8/2019
Senate
Do Pass as Amended Human Services; 007-000-000
5/8/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
5/9/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/9/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
5/16/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
5/16/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
5/17/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
5/17/2019
House
Arrived in House
5/17/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
5/20/2019
House
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sue Scherer
5/20/2019
House
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
5/21/2019
House
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
5/29/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/29/2019
House
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 115-000-000
5/29/2019
House
House Concurs
6/27/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
8/9/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0237
8/9/2019
House
Effective Date January 1, 2020
8/9/2019
House
Governor Approved

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