HB 4515 passed the Illinois General Assembly!


HB 4515 passed the Illinois House with a concurrence vote of 71-38 on Wednesday, June 29! This bill will improve the health care waiver process and create job opportunities for people with criminal records. HB 4515 will now be sent to the Governor for his signature.

Thank you for your persistent advocacy and for your part in helping to pass this legislation!  Look up your representative and see how they cast their vote.

Thanks to our chief sponsors Representative Camille Lilly and Senator Don Harmon, and our Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois (RROCI) partners: Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and Heartland Alliance.

Join us in celebrating four FORCE victories in the 2016 legislative session!  In addition to HB 4515, RROCI succesfully led the passage of SB 42, HB 4360, and SB 3005 through the Illinois General Assembly during the spring 2016 session.  All of these bills will remove barriers to employment for men and women with criminal records.