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Democratic House | Democratic Senate | Democratic Governor
HR0981(D) - Urges the Illinois Department of Human Services to review the value of expanding its naloxone tool kit to include all U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved versions of naloxone to fight the Illinois opioid epidemic.
HB5771 (R) - Amends the School Code. Removes the requirement that beginning with the 2028-2029 school year, as a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully complete 2 years of foreign language courses, which may include American Sign Language.
HB1466 (D) - Creates the Access to Affordable Insulin Act. Sets forth provisions concerning an insulin urgent-need program. Provides that by July 1, 2022, each manufacturer shall establish procedures to make insulin available to eligible individuals who are in urgent need of insulin or who are in need of access to an affordable insulin supply
Republican House | Republican Senate | Democratic Governor
HR241 (D) - A Resolution establishing, authorizing and empowering the Select Committee on the 2020 Election to investigate, review and make findings and recommendations concerning elected officials in this Commonwealth who attempted to influence the results of the 2020 General Election.
HB2527 (Bipartisan) - An Act amending the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, further providing for drug overdose medication.
SB522 (Bipartisan\D) - An Act providing for blood lead assessment and testing of certain children and pregnant women by health care providers; imposing duties on the Department of Health; and requiring certain health insurance policies to cover blood lead tests.
District of Columbia
Democratic Council | Democratic Mayor
B24-0553 (D) - As introduced Bill 24-553 would require credit reporting agencies to accept a personal statement from a consumer indicating the consumer experienced financial hardship resulting from a public health emergency. It also precludes users of credit reports from considering adverse information in a report that was directly or indirectly the result of a public health emergency if the personal statement is included in the report.
B24-0600 (D) - As introduced Bill 24-600 would increase the minimum monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payment guaranteed to all participants, while providing local funds to increase SNAP benefits to match food expenses under the Low-Cost Food Plan set by the Food and Nutrition Service at USDA.
B24-1067 (Bipartisan\D) - This legislation would amend the Rental Housing Act of 1985 to clarify that landlords may not charge exorbitant fees associated with processing applications for rental housing, and raises the notice period for rent increases from 30 days to 60 days.