Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires all non-relative providers in the child care assistance program for the first time to participate in comprehensive orientation and pre-service trainings covering health and safety matters appropriate to a home-based setting within 6 months after the non-relative provider begins providing services under the child care assistance program. Provides that non-relative providers shall be paid $15 per hour for their attendance and time spent at mandatory orientation and pre-service trainings and that there shall be no charge for non-relative providers to attend mandatory orientation and pre-service trainings. Provides that relative providers shall be encouraged, but not required, to attend orientation and pre-service trainings, and shall be paid the same amount as non-relative providers. Requires orientations to be offered in person, no less than 6 times per year in each service delivery area; and requires the Department of Human Services to provide orientations and pre-service trainings in reasonably convenient locations and to provide reasonable advance notice. Requires the State to contribute into a Taft-Hartley health fund for the purpose of providing health insurance to qualified home child care providers. Provides that for State fiscal year 2017, the rate shall be $587.69 per enrollee per month; and that for future fiscal years, the rate shall be adjusted as determined by actuarial analysis. Effective July 1, 2016.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adds provisions requiring the Department of Human Services to provide mandatory annual trainings covering health and safety matters appropriate to a home-based setting for non-relative providers in the child care assistance program. Provides that relative providers shall be encouraged, but not required, to attend mandatory annual trainings; and that both non-relative and relative providers shall be paid $15 per hour for their attendance at such trainings. Adds provisions concerning the locations of the mandatory annual trainings, notice requirements, and online training.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.
SB 2536 will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
No land conveyances are included in this bill, therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
This bill would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
This bill will have a significant fiscal impact to the State of Illinois. The Governor's Office of Management and Budget estimates that this bill could potentially increase State spending for the Child Care Assistance Program by $30 million. This increase in costs is not included in the Governor's FY17 proposed budget. There are no proposed revenues or offsetting budget reductions to support these increased costs.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
This bill has no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
The fiscal impact of SB 2536 is estimated at $14.2 million for the mandatory trainings and $1.9 million for health insurance, for a total cost of $16.1 million.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
The fiscal impact of SB 2536 as engrossed is estimated at $28.4 million for the mandatory trainings and $1.9 million for health insurance, for a total cost of $30.3 million.