Bill Status of HB5054 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: DHS-GUARANTEED INCOME PILOT
Rep. LaToya Greenwood
| 4/11/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and implement a 2-year Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program to provide guaranteed monthly income for women who reside in the cities of East St. Louis and Cahokia Heights. Provides that under the pilot program, 650 eligible women with income at or below the poverty line shall receive an $850 cash payment each month for the duration of the pilot program. Provides that there shall be no application process, instead the Department shall identify eligible individuals and invite such individuals to participate in the pilot program. Permits the Department to contract with a non-profit organization that is concerned with ameliorating economic insecurity and wealth disparities in the cities of East St. Louis and Cahokia Heights to identify eligible individuals for the pilot program. Provides that to the extent permitted under federal regulations and notwithstanding any other State law or rule, any payment made to a participating eligible individual under the pilot program shall not be taken into account as income and shall not be taken into account as resources for a period of 12 months from receipt for purposes of determining the eligibility of such eligible individual (or any other individual) for benefits or assistance (or the amount or extent of benefits or assistance) under any federal or State program. Creates the Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that as soon as practicable after July 1, 2023, $6,630,000 shall be transferred from the Cannabis Regulation Fund to the Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program Fund to be used by the Department of Human Services for the purposes of the pilot program. Requires the same funds transfer after July 1, 2024. Amends the State Finance Act. In provisions concerning the Cannabis Regulation Fund, provides that before any transfers are made from the Cannabis Regulation Fund to other specified funds as required under the Act, the transfers specified under the Department of Human Services Act for the Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program Fund shall be made. Effective July 1, 2023.