2022 Legislative Priorities

Protect funding to support community mental health services.

Introduce and support legislation to amend the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/18-103), the Community Care for Persons with Development Disabilities Act (50 ILCS 105/1.2), the Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/5-25025) and the Community Mental Health Act (405 ILCS 91 1/2, par. 305) to ensure compliance with the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) wherein applicable and validate all existing referenda.

 Closely monitor and oppose Senate Bill 1649 during the Spring Session of the 102nd General Assembly.

Expand Medicaid funding to reduce the PUNS list.

Support all Suicide Prevention efforts, especially those in school settings.

Monitor the implementation of the Community Emergency Services and Support Act. Public Act 102-580.

 Monitor the state-wide implementation of 988 and subsequent changes to the crisis response system for adults. Advocate for increased funding for local communities relative to new system requirements.

Monitor the implementation of Illinois’ Pathways model and changes to the crisis response system for children.

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