92nd General Assembly
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   320 ILCS 25/3.15          from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 403.15                      
   320 ILCS 25/3.18 new                                                        
   320 ILCS 25/3.19 new                                                        
   320 ILCS 25/4             from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 404                         

        Amends the Senior Citizens  and  Disabled  Persons  Property  Tax      
   Relief and Pharmaceutical  Assistance Act.   Changes the definition of      
   "covered  prescription  drug"   to  include  drugs  used  in  treating      
   osteoporosis, beginining  January 1, 2002.   Defines "drug used in the      
   treatment of" to mean  (i) a drug used to treat a specified disease or      
   illness or secondary  conditions caused by the  disease or illness and      
   (ii) a drug used to treat  side  effects  resulting  from the use of a      
   drug used to treat the disease or illness. Defines "disease" to mean a      
   chronic  and  possibly  recurrent  illness of long duration, including      
   pneumonia, bronchitis, or other similar illness. Increases the income       
   eligibility   level   for   both  a   "circuit   breaker"   grant  and      
   pharmaceutical  assistance to  (i) $28,000 for a household  containing      
   one person,   (ii)  $35,000 for a  household containing 2 persons,  or      
   (iii)  $42,000 for a  household containing  3 or more persons for  the      
   2001 grant year and thereafter.  Changes the  $2,000 benefit  cap  per      
   State fiscal year under the  pharmaceutical  assistance program  to  a      
   $2,000  benefit  cap  per  calendar  year  beginning  January 1, 2002.      
   Changes the coverage year for  beneficiaries under the  pharmaceutical      
   assistance program  from an annual renewal  based  on the  application      
   date  of  each  beneficiary  to  a  calendar  coverage  year  for  all      
   beneficiaries beginning January 1, 2002. Effective immediately.             
   FEB-14-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-14-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-14-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-16-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               REVENUE               
   FEB-16-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 MCCARTHY              
   FEB-16-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 LYONS,JOSEPH          
   FEB-22-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 FRITCHEY              
   FEB-28-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    FRANKS                
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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