ACTING GOVERNOR SIGNS A TRIO OF GUN-RELATED MEASURES

Acting NEW JERSEY Gov. Sheila Oliver (D) signs a trio of gun-related measures: SB 3301, which requires the Garden State Department of Health to establish a hospital-based violence intervention plan to lower the risk of re-injury or retaliatory violence; SB 3312, which requires Level One and Level Two trauma centers to provide hospital-based or hospital-linked violence intervention programs upon available funding; and SB 3323, which requires the state Victims of Crime Compensation Office counseling service to partner with trauma centers to refer certain victims to violence and intervention programs (ASSOCIATED PRESS, NJ.COM).

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 1321

ILLINOIS Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs SB 1321, which requires the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to set up a new claims clearinghouse to collect and analyze data about medical bills and to adjudicate claims. The measure further requires MCOs to pay claims within 30 days and to make expedited payments to providers that serve large numbers of Medicaid patients (COMMERCIAL-NEWS [DANVILLE]).