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 Bill Status of HB1382  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  DHS-PEACE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Kam Buckner - Nicholas K. Smith

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.990 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Public Empowerment and Community Act and provides that the Act may be referred to as the PEACE Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and administer the PEACE Grant Pilot Program, subject to appropriation. Requires the Department to award annual grants to eligible grantees to create and strengthen community-based alternatives to law enforcement to lessen the reliance on law enforcement agencies as first responders to crisis situations unrelated to fire department or emergency medical service response. Provides that each grantee shall receive a minimum award of $250,000 per year and that the community-based alternatives may include, but are not limited to, mobile crisis response teams or community paramedicine programs. Requires the Department to prioritize grantees that propose interventions that serve historically marginalized populations and that serve communities with a demonstrated need for community-based alternatives to law enforcement. Contains provisions on grantee requirements and reports; a stakeholder workgroup; a public report by the Department; the Public Empowerment and Community Engagement Program Fund; and other matters. Provides that the Act is repealed on December 31, 2028. Amends the State Finance Act to include the Public Empowerment and Community Engagement Program Fund as a special fund. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/24/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kam Buckner
  1/31/2023HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/9/2023HouseTo Special Issues Subcommittee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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