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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Task Force on Human Services Contracting Act
5is amended by changing Sections 10 and 15 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 5140/10)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
8    Sec. 10. Task Force on State Contracting with Private
9Nonprofit Human Service Providers.
10    (a) The Task Force on State Contracting with Private
11Nonprofit Human Service Providers is created to study State
12contracting with private nonprofit human service providers and
13to develop recommendations on how to improve the contracting
14relationship and partnership between State departments and
15agencies and private nonprofit human service providers so that
16they work effectively and efficiently to improve the well-being
17of Illinoisans. The Task Force shall perform the following
19        (1) Review data provided by State departments and
20    agencies that contract with private nonprofit human
21    service providers regarding the effectiveness of the
22    system of service provision.
23        (2) Collect and review data on each of the following:



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1            (A) Service system planning: the means by which
2        State departments and agencies and private nonprofit
3        human service providers assess needs, identify gaps,
4        and establish system goals, especially the flow of
5        information collected by the State departments and
6        agencies and shared back with private nonprofit human
7        service providers.
8            (B) Contract negotiation: the process by which
9        State departments and agencies engage private
10        nonprofit human service providers to provide specific
11        services and achieve specific goals, especially the
12        adequacy of time to review and adjust.
13            (C) Reimbursement rate methodologies: the
14        processes by which State departments and agencies
15        establish rates, the frequency of review and
16        adjustment, and the adequacy of those rates to achieve
17        the outcomes sought by the State.
18            (D) Monitoring of service and administration: the
19        process by which State departments and agencies
20        evaluate performance, especially the efficiency of
21        data collection and review, and prevent or resolve
22        processes and reports that are duplicative, costly,
23        and wasteful of staff time and that slow the process of
24        permanency and contribute to unnecessary staff
25        turnover.
26            (E) Business processes: the means by which State



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1        departments and agencies provide approvals for
2        services, activities, plans and changes, especially
3        preventing the unnecessary delays that arise from
4        delayed or slowed approvals, which also slow the
5        process of permanency and unnecessarily add to the
6        stress and trauma experience of children in State care.
7            (F) Timely payment: the process by which State
8        departments and agencies make payments, including the
9        timeliness of payments and the opportunities for
10        appeal; and the court of claims process as it relates
11        to human service contracting.
12        (3) In each of the study categories described in
13    subparagraphs (A) through (F) of paragraph (2), develop
14    recommendations on how to improve the contracting
15    relationship and partnership between State departments and
16    agencies and private nonprofit human service providers so
17    that they work effectively and efficiently to improve the
18    well-being of Illinoisans. The Task Force shall also issue
19    specific recommendations on procedures that will improve
20    the court of claims process, as it relates to human service
21    contracting, to make it operate more expeditiously and
22    efficiently.
23    (b) The Task Force shall consist of persons representing
24nonprofit service providers that provide direct services to the
25State concerning child care and child welfare, mental health,
26developmental disabilities, domestic violence, early



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1intervention, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, and other
2applicable nonprofit providers providing direct services at
3the community level. Members of the Task Force shall be
4appointed as follows:
5        (1) 7 members appointed by the President of the Senate,
6    one of whom shall be designated as Co-Chairperson;
7        (2) 7 6 members appointed by the Senate Minority
8    Leader;
9        (3) 7 members appointed by the Speaker of the House of
10    Representatives, one of whom shall be designated as
11    Co-Chairperson; and
12        (4) 7 6 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the
13    House of Representatives.
14    In addition, the Director of Children and Family Services,
15the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, the Director of
16Human Services, the Director of Human Rights, and the Director,
17or his or her designee, of any other State agency that
18contracts for direct human services shall each serve as an ex
19officio member of the Task Force.
20    The Task Force shall also include at least 2, but no more
21than 3, members that represent organizations or agencies that
22provide research, analytics, and fiduciary analysis.
23    (c) The Task Force may establish a method to gather
24testimony and input from individuals and organizations that are
25not members of the Task Force.
26    (d) The Department of Human Services shall provide



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1administrative and other support to the Task Force.
2    (e) The Task Force shall submit a preliminary report to the
3Auditor General, the General Assembly, and the Governor no
4later than October 1, 2020 2019, and a final report, along with
5recommendations and any proposed legislation, to the General
6Assembly and the Governor by January 1, 2021 2020.
7    The reports to the General Assembly shall be filed with the
8Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the
9Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk
10and the Secretary shall direct.
11    (f) The Task Force is dissolved on January 1, 2022 2021.
12(Source: P.A. 100-1128, eff. 11-27-18.)
13    (20 ILCS 5140/15)
14    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
15    Sec. 15. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1, 2022
17(Source: P.A. 100-1128, eff. 11-27-18.)
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.