HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Legislative Update, 02/26/2020

Federal news

White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus plan [Associated Press, 2/24/20]

White House formally invites public comment on open-access policies [Science, 2/21/20]

In the House this week: HR 2339 Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 [House.gov, 2/25/20]


FY21 Budget Proposal

National Institutes of Health would see 7% cut in 2021 under White House plan [Science, 2/10/20]

Mystery $844B pot in Trump budget signals Medicaid cuts [Associated Press, 2/10/20]

ALA takes FY 2021 budget cuts seriously, urges members of Congress to visit libraries [ALA news, 2/10/20]

Ask your representative to #FundLibraries: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/contact-congress


State News

Another Illinois General Assembly immunization bill was filed on February 14.  SB3668 amends several acts and codes related to immunizations and school exemptions.  Other current immunization bills include SB1659 and HB4870.  See also an article from CBSN about SB3668 [this link also includes a national story about Facebook Groups and false health information].

Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his budget address last week.  View the recording here [his speech starts about 8 minutes into the video.]

The Illinois Library Association just published a new edition of Illinois Library Laws and RulesVisit the ILA website to purchase a copy.



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