91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1959
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HUMAN SERVICES NEUTRALITY ACT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Human Services  Delivery  Neutrality  Agreement  Act.      
   Provides  that certain contracts with the State of Illinois or a State      
   agency to provide residential or day treatment  services  to  mentally      
   ill  or  developmentally  disabled  persons  shall  contain neutrality      
   agreements  under  which  a  contractor  or  grantee  agrees  not   to      
   participate  in  or  seek  to influence the decisions of its employees      
   about decisions to be represented or not to be represented by a  labor      
   organization.   Sets  forth  procedural  requirements.   Provides  for      
   enforcement of  the  Act  and  penalties  for  violations.   Effective      
          BALANCED BUDGET NOTE (Bureau of Budget)                              
          Since this bill is not a supplemental appropriation bill, the        
          Balanced Budget Note Act is inapplicable.                            
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)        
          Does not create a State mandate.                                     
          FISCAL NOTE (Deparment of Central Management Services)               
          HB 1959 is expected to have no fiscal impact on the Department.      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Makes  changes  in  the   legislative   findings;   changes   the      
   definitions  of  "contractor",  "grantee", and "neutrality agreement";      
   and adds a definition of "State funds". Provides that a labor organi-       
   zation may file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Ser-      
   vices if it believes that a contractor or grantee is expending funds        
   in violation of the Act and that, if a complaint is filed, the Illin-       
   ois Department of Human Services shall, within one week, notify the         
   contractor  or  grantee  that it must provide an accounting concerning      
   specified expenditures. Makes other changes.                                
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
        Deletes everything, and reinserts the contents of  the  bill,  as      
   amended,  with  changes  concerning:  the definitions of "contractor",      
   "grantee", "State funds", and "neutrality agreement"; and enforcement.      
          FISCAL NOTE, S-AM 1 (Department of Human Services)                   
          Direct costs would total $52,900 for staff and overhead. There       
          could be other costs if community agencies refuse to agree to        
          the labor neutrality clauses and for relocating individuals          
          receiving services.                                                  
          FISCAL NOTE, S-AM 3 (Department of Human Services)                   
          Same as previous fiscal note.                                        
Last action on Bill: TOTAL VETO STANDS

   Last action date: 99-11-18

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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