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 Bill Status of HB3270  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  IL HOMELESS VETERANS PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. David Harris - Patricia R. Bellock - Jil Tracy - Richard Morthland

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/37 new
30 ILCS 105/5.786 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act and the State Finance Act. Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish and administer the Illinois Homeless Veterans Program to provide grants and per diems to facilities providing shelter and assistance to homeless persons who served as members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the Illinois National Guard, or any reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, and who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Provides that the primary components of the program shall include advocacy for homeless veterans and increasing public awareness on the issue of homelessness among veterans and its root causes. Requires the Department to solicit federal and State funding, donations, and grants for the purpose of implementing the program. Creates the Illinois Homeless Veterans Program Fund as a special fund in the State Treasury for the purpose of implementing the program. Establishes the Homeless Veterans Service Coordinating Committee to discuss and research ways in which the veterans services provided by public and private agencies can be made more easily available and better focused to serve homeless veterans. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the establishment and administration of the Illinois Homeless Veterans Program shall be subject to appropriations. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall accept donations and grants (rather than shall solicit federal and State funding, donations, and grants) for the purpose of implementing the Program.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/24/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David Harris
  2/24/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/24/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  2/24/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard Morthland
  2/24/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/24/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2011HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. David Harris
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/10/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Veterans' Affairs Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/10/2011HouseRemains in Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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