Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Filed: 4/8/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3590 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Military Veterans Assistance Act is
5amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
6    (330 ILCS 45/10)  (from Ch. 23, par. 3090)
7    Sec. 10. (a) The executive powers of the commission shall
8be vested in a superintendent elected by the commission from
9among those who served in the armed forces of the United
10States. The superintendent, designated Superintendent of
11Veterans Assistance of the county, shall, under the direction
12of the commission, have charge of and maintain an office in the
13county building or other central location, to be used solely
14by the commission for carrying on its assistance work. The
15county shall provide the office and furnish all necessary
16supplies, including telephone, printing, stationery and



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1postage therefor.
2    Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), the The
3county board shall, in any county where a Veterans Assistance
4Commission is organized, in addition to sums appropriated for
5assistance and emergency assistance purposes under this Act,
6appropriate such additional sums, upon recommendation of the
7Veterans Assistance Commission and as approved by the county
8board, to properly compensate the officers and employees
9required to administer such assistance. Such county board
10approval shall be based upon recognized and established salary
11guidelines developed by the county and used by the county to
12compensate county employees. If the county does not have
13established employee salary guidelines, the county board shall
14provide funds to the commission to compensate the
15superintendent and his employees in a just manner. The county
16board shall also provide funds to the commission to reimburse
17the superintendent, officers, delegates and employees for
18certain expenses which are approved by the commission. The
19superintendent and other employees shall be employees of the
20Veterans Assistance Commission, and no provision in this
21Section or elsewhere in this Act shall be construed to mean
22that they are employees of the county.
23    (b) The county board of a county having a population of
24more than 3,000,000 may, but is not required to, fund a
25Veterans Assistance Commission or adhere to the requirements
26under subsection (a); however, should a county having a



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1population of more than 3,000,000 not provide funding to a
2Veterans Assistance Commission as provided in subsection (a),
3that county shall in the alternative fund its own veterans'
4affairs department in lieu of funding a Veterans Assistance
6    (c) Superintendents, subject to rules formulated by the
7commission, shall select, as far as possible, secretaries and
8other employees from among honorably discharged military
9veterans as defined in Section 2, or their surviving spouses.
10    Superintendents of all counties subject to this Act, when
11required by the commission, shall give bond in the sum of
12$2,000 for the faithful performance of their duties.
13    All persons elected or selected to fill positions provided
14for in this Section shall be exempt from the operation and
15provisions of any civil service act or laws of this State, and
16the secretary of the commission shall be appointed by the
17superintendent. However, if "The Illinois Public Aid Code", as
18amended, becomes applicable in any county, the Department of
19Human Services may exercise the powers therein designated in
20relation to employees engaged in the administration of
21assistance under this Act.
22(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)".