Supporting Women & Families Legislation

The Supporting Women and Families working group introduced the following legislation to address food deserts, increase the healthcare workforce, and improve maternal healthcare in our home state.

  • HB 1341 (Elik – Haas) Require DHS to establish a Child Care Reimbursement Program to make reimbursements for any amount they paid for child care services for their child under 5

  • HB 3361 (Spain - Haas) Requires the State Board of Education to establish a School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program to award grants to schools for the purpose of providing supplemental mental health services to students, in addition to services provided by the employees of a school

  • HB 4056 (Haas – Hammond) Creates the Maternal Health and Well- being Workgroup to research and highlight the disparities between maternal health care throughout various geographic areas in the State

  • HB 4057 (McLaughlin - Haas)Provides that each board of trustees of a community college district shall provide a small business leadership fast-track program to help women who wish to become small business owners as contractors in trade fields

  • HB 4058 (Stephens - Haas) Provides that the name of the minor who is the alleged offender named in a juvenile law enforcement record may be disclosed to the victim or alleged victim named in the law enforcement record upon request by the victim

  • HB 4059 (Haas – Elik) Mandate DCFS to host Licensing Orientation Programs

  • HB 4060 (Elik - Haas) Requires ISBE and DPH to distribute information on healthy screen time usage to parents or guardians of students

  • HB 4073 (Windhorst – Haas) Creates the Medical Residency Education Fund to expand graduate medical education opportunities in the State. Provides that the State Board of Education shall establish a program to provide for funding to medical residency programs

  • SB 1360 (Windhorst – Haas) Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall conduct an access to nutritious food program