Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the State Finance Act. Creates the Vince Demuzio Memorial Colon Cancer Research Fund and provides that, from appropriations from the Fund, the Department of Public Health must make grants to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding research applicable to colon cancer patients. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to create a tax checkoff for the Fund.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Requires the Department of Public Health to establish and maintain a public awareness campaign to target areas in Illinois with high colon cancer mortality rates and provides that the campaign must be developed in conjunction with recommendations made by the American Cancer Society. Changes the name of the "Vince Demuzio Memorial Colon Cancer Research Fund" to the "Vince Demuzio Memorial Colon Cancer Fund". Provides that the Department of Public Health must use the moneys in the Fund to operate the public awareness campaign (instead of using the moneys for grants to public and private entities for colon cancer research).