During the Lame Duck Session, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB3360, which would deliver a devastating blow to healthcare providers if signed by the Governor. It provides for sweeping allowance for recovery of prejudgment interest (9%) in rights of action against providers. HB3360 would provide for one of the most unbridled methods of prejudgment interest collection in personal injury cases in the country. The legislation is undoubtedly harsh and hostile towards providers.
The bill was amended and passed at a late hour, with no hearing, no public testimony, and no opportunity for industry input. It arrived at the Governor’s Office on February 4 for the Governor’s consideration. As you know, we join several statewide organizations in urging the Governor to Veto HB3360. Please join us once again and call to the Governor’s Office and send a message through the below contact form, urging him to Veto HB3360.
Contact the Govenor’s Office at:
Springfield Office: 217-782-6830
Chicago Office: 312-814-2121
Contact Form (include the bullets below in crafting your message)
Here is your script for the phone call and contact form message:
- My name is (YOUR NAME) and I am (YOUR TITLE) at (YOUR ORGANIZATION)
- During one of the most challenging times in industry history, we have worked hard to continue our mission of providing the highest quality care and services and ensure resident and staff safety, all without liability protections.
- I urge Governor Pritzker to veto House Bill 3360. This bill is punitive, unreasonable, and unfair.
- My organization and our industry colleagues in Illinois have worked incredibly hard to fight COVID-19. Please don’t turn your back on us now. Veto HB3360!
Thanks again for your advocacy and leadership.