Rep. Hauter’s first bill passes Illinois House

A bill sponsored by State Representative Bill Hauter (R-Morton) which would ensure that questions concerning mental health on applications for medical licensure are compliant with the latest recommendations of the Federation of State Medical Boards passed the House today.

The legislation will reduce the stigmatization of past mental health issues and encourage treatment of future medical and mental health issues. It passed the House by a vote of 105-0.

The bill is Rep. Hauter’s first piece of legislation to pass the House since he joined the General Assembly in January.

House Bill 3109 now moves on to the Senate.