Sponsored Bills

Tracy has sponsored numerous bills brought to the floor of the Illinois State House. Click here to see which bills she has worked on or is currently working on.

 

Committees

  • Appropriations- Human Services
  • Energy and Environment
  • Financial Impact Subcommittee
  • Human Services
  • Insurance
  • Medicaid Subcommittee
  • Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancements
  • State Government Administration
  • Wages and Rates Subcommittee
 

 

2024 Legislative Bills

EDUCATION-TECH – HB0305

 

    • Amends the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

MEDICAID – SMBP Services – HB4759

 

    • Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that certain self-measure blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring services involving patient education and training on the set-up and use of a SMBP device and self-measurement data collection shall be covered and reimbursed under the medical assistance program.

MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT-QMHP – HB5289

 

    • Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that subject to approval by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, both the fee-for service and managed care medical assistance programs shall reimburse qualified mental health professionals for hours spent supervising students and interns. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a fee schedule for the covered services. Requires the Department to apply, by January 1, 2025, for any necessary federal waivers or approvals to implement the provisions of the amendatory Act. Requires the Department to submit to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules a rulemaking proposal to implement the provisions of the amendatory Act as soon as practicable but no later than 6 months after the Department receives federal approval to reimburse qualified mental health professionals for hours spent supervising students and interns. Defines “qualified mental health professional”. Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that upon the receipt of all necessary federal waivers or approvals by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services as provided under the amendatory Act, the Department of Human Services shall reimburse qualified mental health professionals for hours spent supervising students and interns. Effective immediately.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING-SAFETY – HB5484

 

    • Creates the Climate-Safe Affordable Housing Act. Requires the Department of Natural Resources, in consultation with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the Illinois State Water Survey of the University of Illinois, and other State, regional, and local storm water management agencies, thought leaders, and interested parties as the Director of Natural Resources deems appropriate, to submit, to the General Assembly and the Governor, a report that reviews and evaluates the latest available information, research, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and institutional knowledge concerning climate-safe affordable housing. Details information upon which the recommendations are based. Defines term. Effective immediately.

PROP TX-CHARITABLE EXEMPTION – HB5542

 

    • Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning charitable exemptions granted to limited liability companies, removes a requirement that the limited liability company must be a disregarded entity for federal and Illinois income tax purposes.

TOWNSHIP CD-POLICE PROTECTION – HB5543

 

    • Amends the Township Code. When the electors in a township in a county with a population of 1,000,000 or more authorize the township board to contract with one or more municipalities in the township or with the county within which the township is located to furnish police protection in the unincorporated area of the township, requires using funds levied under the provisions to furnish the police protection. Provides that a township board’s authority to declare the unincorporated area of the township a special police district is to provide and maintain police protection in the unincorporated area of the township. Allows the township board to use the special police district funds levied under the provisions for public safety services, including, but not limited to, crime prevention measures and community safety measures, such as license plate readers, graffiti abatement, and anti-gang and anti-violence community support and intervention programs.

      House Floor Amendment No. 2
      Provides that a township board may use levied special police district funds for public safety (rather than for public safety services). Deletes a provision in the introduced bill that defined the term “public safety services”. Adds an immediate effective date.

PUBLIC ACCESS COUNSELOR DUTIES – HB5557

 

    • Amends the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the Public Access Counselor may investigate, gather data, and report on a public body for frequent violations of the Acts or for frequent violations of court orders for failure to comply with the Acts. Additionally allows the Public Access Counselor to, under the Freedom of Information Act, investigate, gather data, and report on a public body for failure to comply with that Act, for unreasonably denying a request under that Act, and for failure to adequately inform a requester why a request is denied under that Act. Provides that the Public Access Counselor may start an investigation after receiving a complaint from a person or sua sponte. Allows the Public Access Counselor to impose civil penalties if the Public Access Counselor’s investigation finds that a public body has violated the provisions after a hearing with notice to the public body with an opportunity for the public body’s representative to be heard. Provides that the Attorney General may enforce a penalty imposed by filing an action in circuit court. Requires the Attorney General to adopt rules to implement the provisions, including the procedures of the investigation and hearings and defining “frequent violation”.

CRIM CD-LOST FIREARMS- HB5558

 

    • Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that if a firearm that has been lost is found by a law enforcement officer, whether or not the firearm has been reported by its previous possessor as lost or stolen to the local law enforcement agency within the time period required by this provision, the law enforcement agency, upon the identification of the previous possessor of the firearm, shall issue a citation for which a penalty shall be set at $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for a second offense. Provides that if the offender fails to pay the fine, the offender forfeits the lost firearm and the offender’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and concealed carry license, if any have been issued to the offender, are revoked. Provides that after 3 lost or stolen firearms, the court shall revoke the person’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and concealed carry license if issued to the person. Provides that any person whose Firearm Owner’s Identification Card or concealed carry license is revoked as a result of this provision shall surrender all the person’s firearms, Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, and concealed carry license to the local law enforcement agency.

INS-AUTO INSURANCE-REPAIRS – HB5559

    • Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that, in addition to the options of total car replacement or a cash settlement, an insurer that issues a policy of automobile insurance shall provide to the policyholder, after the policyholder has been deemed eligible for compensation following an automobile crash, the option to be compensated for the value of repairs to make the automobile safe to drive. Requires an insurer to provide a copy of a specified rule at the time an offer of compensation for total loss is made. Requires the Department of Insurance to amend a specified rule to include information about the right of policyholders to elect to be compensated for the value of repairs to make the automobile safe to drive.

INS CD-PREGNANCY TESTS – HB5643

 

    • Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or a managed care plan that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall provide coverage for at-home, urine-based pregnancy tests that are prescribed to the covered person, regardless of whether the tests are otherwise available over-the-counter.

      House Floor Amendment No. 3
        Adds reference to:
        305 ILCS 5/5-5.24a new  

      Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill, as amended by House Amendment No. 2, with the following changes. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2025, the medical assistance program shall provide coverage for at-home, urine-based pregnancy tests that are ordered directly by a clinician or furnished through a standing order for patient use, regardless of whether the tests are otherwise available over the counter. Provides that the coverage is limited to a multipack, as defined by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, of at-home, urine-based pregnancy tests every 30 days. Changes the effective date to January 1, 2025 (rather than January 1, 2026).

STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH – SB0857

    • Amends the Data Security on State Computers Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the establishment and implementation of the Act.

      Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
        Deletes reference to:
        20 ILCS 450/20  
        Adds reference to:
        20 ILCS 1305/1-17  

      Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Human Services Act. In provisions concerning the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Human Services, expands the functions of the Inspector General to include: (i) annual unannounced site visits and reviews of mental health or developmental disabilities facilities and community agencies licensed, funded, certified, or operated by the Department; and (ii) investigating allegations of material obstruction of an investigation by a facility or community agency employee. Provides that the purpose of the annual site visits is for the Department to review and make recommendations on systemic issues relative to preventing, reporting, investigating, and responding to all of the following: mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, egregious neglect, financial exploitation, or material obstruction of an investigation. Provides that in response to complaints or information gathered from investigations, the Inspector General shall have and may exercise the authority to initiate reviews of facilities and agencies related to preventing, reporting, investigating, and responding to mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, egregious neglect, financial exploitation, and material obstruction of an investigation. Requires the Inspector General to issue written reports on its conclusions and recommendations after concluding its review of a facility and agency. Provides that the written report shall be distributed to the Secretary of the Department and to the director of the facility or agency that was subject to the review and that the facility or agency shall have 45 calendar days to respond in writing to the Inspector General’s conclusions and recommendations. Makes other corresponding changes.

PROP TX-CHARITABLE EXEMPTION – SB3209

    • Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning charitable exemptions granted to limited liability companies, removes a requirement that the limited liability company must be a disregarded entity for federal and Illinois income tax purposes. Effective immediately.