Session: 103rd General Assembly
Year: 2023
Bill #: HB0475
Category: Public Health, Hospital Facilities and Nursing Homes
Position: No position
Revenue Loss?
Authority Preemption?

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Amends the Community Mental Health Act. Provides that if a successful referendum is held by a governmental unit to levy an annual tax for the purpose of providing mental health facilities and services, the governmental unit shall appoint all members to its community mental health board within 60 days after the local election authority certifies the passage of the referendum. Provides that all terms for board members shall be measured from the first day of the month (rather than first day of the year) of the appointment. Requires every community mental health board to meet within 30 days after members are first appointed and within 30 days after members are appointed or reappointed upon the expiration of a member's term (rather than requiring the board to meet immediately after appointment). Provides that only one board member shall be a member of the governmental unit's governing body, with the term of membership on the board to run concurrently with the elected term of the member. Provides that a community mental health board may fix a fiscal year for the board. Provides that every community mental health board shall be subject to the requirements under the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the Sangamon County Board may form, manage, fund, and operate a volunteer rescue squad to provide assistance within Sangamon County to any public entity providing law enforcement, firefighting, emergency disaster response, or first responder services.

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