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90_SB0319eng 20 ILCS 1305/1-5 Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Makes a technical change in provisions dealing with the purpose of the Act. LRB9001501SMcw SB319 Engrossed LRB9001501SMcw 1 AN ACT to amend the Department of Human Services Act by 2 changing Section 80-5. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is 6 amended by changing Section 80-5 as follows: 7 (20 ILCS 1305/80-5) 8 Sec. 80-5. Task Force on Human Services Consolidation. 9 (a) There is hereby established a Task Force on Human 10 Services Consolidation. 11 (b) The Task Force shall consist of 7 voting members, as 12 follows: one person appointed by the Governor, who shall 13 serve as chair of the Task Force; 2 members appointed by the 14 President of the Senate, one of whom shall be designated a 15 vice chair at the time of appointment; one member appointed 16 by the Senate Minority Leader; 2 members appointed by the 17 Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be 18 designated a vice chair at the time of appointment; and one 19 member appointed by the House Minority Leader. 20 Members appointed by the legislative leaders shall be 21 appointed for the duration of the Task Force; in the event of 22 a vacancy, the appointment to fill the vacancy shall be made 23 by the legislative leader of the same house and party as the 24 leader who made the original appointment. The Governor may 25 at any time terminate the service of the person appointed by 26 the Governor and reappoint a different person to serve as 27 chair of the Task Force. 28 The following persons (or their designees) shall serve, 29 ex officio, as nonvoting members of the Task Force: the 30 Director of Public Health, the Director of Public Aid, the 31 Director of Children and Family Services, the Director of the SB319 Engrossed -2- LRB9001501SMcw 1 Bureau of the Budget, and, until their offices are abolished, 2 the Director of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, 3 the Director of Rehabilitation Services, and the Director of 4 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. The Governor may appoint up 5 to 3 additional persons to serve as nonvoting members of the 6 Task Force; such persons shall be officers or employees of a 7 constitutional office or of a department or agency of the 8 executive branch. 9 The Task Force may begin to conduct business upon the 10 appointment of a majority of the voting members. If the 11 chair has not been appointed but both vice chairs have been 12 appointed, the 2 vice chairs shall preside jointly. If the 13 chair has not been appointed and only one vice chair has been 14 appointed, that vice chair shall preside. 15 Members shall serve without compensation but may be 16 reimbursed for their expenses. 17 (c) The Task Force shall gather information and make 18 recommendations relating to the planning, organization, and 19 implementation of human services consolidation. The Task 20 Force shall work to assure that the human services delivery 21 system meets and adheres to the goals of quality, efficiency, 22 accountability, and financial responsibility; to make 23 recommendations in keeping with those goals concerning the 24 design, operation, and organizational structure of the new 25 Department of Human Services; and to recommend any necessary 26 implementing legislation. 27 The Task Force shall monitor the implementation of human 28 service program reorganization and shall study its effect on 29 the delivery of services to the citizens of Illinois. The 30 Task Force shall make recommendations to the Governor and the 31 General Assembly regarding future consolidation of human 32 service programs and functions. 33 (d) The Task Force shall: 34 (1) review and make recommendations on the SB319 Engrossed -3- LRB9001501SMcw 1 organizational structure of the new Department of Human 2 Services; 3 (2) review and approve plans for a unified 4 electronic management and intake information and 5 reporting system as provided in Section 1-25, and monitor 6 and guide the implementation of the system; 7 (3) review and make recommendations on the 8 consolidation or elimination of fragmented or duplicative 9 programs; 10 (4) monitor and make recommendations on how best to 11 maximize future federal funding for the new Department of 12 Human Services, specifically including consideration of 13 any federal Medicaid, welfare, or block grant reform; 14 (5) review and make recommendations on geographic 15 regionalization; 16 (6) review and make recommendations on development 17 of common intake and client confidentiality processes; 18 (7) review and make recommendations to foster 19 effective community-based privatization; 20 (8) obtain a management audit of the Department of 21 Children and Family Services, to be completed and 22 submitted to the Task Force no later than July 1, 1997; 23 and 24 (9) review any other appropriate matter and make 25 recommendations to assure a high quality, efficient, 26 accountable, and financially responsible system for the 27 delivery of human services to the people of Illinois. 28 (e) The Task Force may hire any necessary staff or 29 consultants, enter into contracts, and make any expenditures 30 necessary for carrying out its duties, all out of moneys 31 appropriated for that purpose. Staff support services may be 32 provided to the Task Force by the Office of the Governor, the 33 agencies of State government directly involved in the 34 reorganization of the delivery of human services, and SB319 Engrossed -4- LRB9001501SMcw 1 appropriate legislative staff. 2 (f) The Task Force may establish an advisory committee 3 to ensure maximum public participation in the Task Force's 4 planning, organization, and implementation review process. 5 If established, the advisory committee shall (1) advise and 6 assist the Task Force in its duties, (2) help the Task Force 7 to identify issues of public concern, and (3) meet at least 8 quarterly. 9 (g) The Task Force shall submit preliminary reports of 10 its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the 11 General Assembly by February 1, 1997 and February 1, 1998 and 12 a final report by July 1, 1998
January 1, 1999. It may 13 submit other reports as it deems appropriate. 14 (h) The Task Force is abolished on July 1, 1998 February15 1, 1999. 16 (Source: P.A. 89-506, eff. 7-3-96.) 17 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 18 becoming law.
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