HB40, the continuing special education bill that I carried in the House, passed with strong bipartisan support and now heads to the Governor's desk to be signed into law. HB40, allow all special education students to finish the school year of their 22nd birthday. Currently, special education students are allowed to go to school from ages 3 to 21. Once the student turns 22 years old, they are no longer eligible to attend school, even if their birthday is in the middle of a school year.
Ethics Bill. Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Bars General Assembly member's spouses to be appointed to a State board, commission, authority, task force, or other similar authorized state body. If such appointment offers monetary compensation for service as a member of that body.
Hurley co-sponsored House Bill 1742, which recently passed both houses of the General Assembly and now awaits the Governor's signature to become law.. The measure allows any family or household member of a survivor of assault, as long as they receive consent from the person in need of protection. Currently, a family member is only allowed to apply on behalf of the survivor if they are a minor or physically unable to go to court themselves.
HB2911, the fire promotion bill that I sponsored, supported by The Chicago Fire Department Local 2 passed the House with unanimous support from both sides of the aisle. This bill will put the Chicago Fire Department in line with other fire departments in the State of Illinois and will eliminate the long wait period between testing, scoring, and promotions.
I am proud to be a co-sponsor of HB3977. This legislation creates the First Responders Behavioral Healthcare Bill of Rights in order to ensure first responders including police, firefighters, and EMTs in Chicago and across Illinois, have full access to supportive, confidential, and responsive behavioral health services and treatment. Without fear of repercussions from their employer.
I am the chief sponsor of HB3666 which Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that a facility may submit to a resident or a resident's legal representative a bill for all charges for which payment was not made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides that if the resident or the resident's legal representative submits evidence of the resident's financial inability to cover all charges, the facility shall make application on behalf of the resident for Medicaid services.
HB3911 the First Responders Suicide Prevention Taskforce that I sponsored in the House passed unanimously by the General Assembly and now heads to the Governor's desk to become law. HB3911 will implement the Taskforce recommendations including peer support groups, maintaining a state and federal database on first responder suicide, and offer continuing training programs for police and firefighters to recognize signs of work-related cumulative stress and other related issues that may lead to suicide and offer appropriate solutions for intervention.
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