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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Human Services Act is amended
by adding Section 1-65 as follows:
(20 ILCS 1305/1-65 new)
Uniform demographic data collection.
(a) The Department shall collect and publicly report
statistical data on the racial and ethnic demographics of
program participants for each program administered by the
Department. Except as provided in subsection (b), when
collecting the data required under this Section, the Department
shall use the same racial and ethnic classifications for each
program which shall include, but not be limited to, the
(1) American Indian and Alaska Native alone.
(2) Asian alone.
(3) Black or African American alone.
(4) Hispanic or Latino of any race.
(5) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone.
(6) White alone.
(7) Some other race alone.
(8) Two or more races.
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The Department may further define, by rule, the racial and
ethnic classifications provided in this Section.
(b) If a program administered by the Department is subject
to federal reporting requirements that include the collection
and public reporting of statistical data on the racial and
ethnic demographics of program participants, the Department
may maintain the same racial and ethnic classifications used
under the federal requirements if such classifications differ
from the classifications listed in subsection (a).
(c) The Department shall make all demographic information
collected under this Section available to the public which at a
minimum shall include posting the information for each program
in a timely manner on the Department's official website. If the
Department already has a mechanism or process in place to
report information about program participation for any program
administered by the Department, then the Department shall use
that mechanism or process to include the demographic
information collected under this Section. If the Department
does not have a mechanism or process in place to report
information about program participation for any program
administered by the Department, then the Department shall
create a mechanism or process to disseminate the demographic
information collected under this Section.