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Full Text of HB5054  102nd General Assembly

HB5054 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB5054

 

Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. LaToya Greenwood

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
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    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.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 1-75 as follows:
 
6    (20 ILCS 1305/1-75 new)
7    Sec. 1-75. Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program.
8    (a) Pilot program. The Department of Human Services shall
9establish and implement a 2-year Guaranteed Income for Women
10Pilot Program to provide guaranteed monthly income for women
11who reside in the cities of East St. Louis and Cahokia Heights.
12Under the pilot program, 650 eligible women with income at or
13below the poverty line shall receive an $850 cash payment each
14month for the duration of the pilot program. There shall be no
15application process, instead the Department shall identify
16eligible individuals and invite such individuals to
17participate in the pilot program. The Department may contract
18with a non-profit organization that is concerned with
19ameliorating economic insecurity and wealth disparities in the
20cities of East St. Louis and Cahokia Heights to identify
21eligible individuals for the pilot program. To the extent
22permitted under federal regulations and notwithstanding any
23other State law or rule, any payment made to a participating

 

 

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1eligible individual under the pilot program shall not be taken
2into account as income and shall not be taken into account as
3resources for a period of 12 months from receipt for purposes
4of determining the eligibility of such eligible individual (or
5any other individual) for benefits or assistance (or the
6amount or extent of benefits or assistance) under any federal
7or State program. Payments made under the pilot program shall
8be funded through appropriations from the Guaranteed Income
9for Women Pilot Program Fund created under subsection (b). The
10Department of Human Services may adopt any rules necessary to
11implement the provisions of this Section.
12    (b) The Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program Fund.
13The Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program Fund is created
14as a special fund in the State treasury. As soon as practicable
15after July 1, 2023, $6,630,000 shall be transferred from the
16Cannabis Regulation Fund to the Guaranteed Income for Women
17Pilot Program Fund. As soon as practicable after July 1, 2024,
18$6,630,000 shall be transferred from the Cannabis Regulation
19Fund to the Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program Fund.
20Moneys deposited into the Fund shall be used by the Department
21of Human Services to fund the monthly income payments awarded
22under the Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program as
23provided under subsection (a) and for no other purpose. Any
24interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into
25the Fund.
 

 

 

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1    Section 10. The State Finance Act is amended by changing
2Section 6z-112 and by adding Section 5.970 as follows:
 
3    (30 ILCS 105/5.970 new)
4    Sec. 5.970. The Guaranteed Income for Women Pilot Program
5Fund.
 
6    (30 ILCS 105/6z-112)
7    Sec. 6z-112. The Cannabis Regulation Fund.
8    (a) There is created the Cannabis Regulation Fund in the
9State treasury, subject to appropriations unless otherwise
10provided in this Section. All moneys collected under the
11Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act shall be deposited into the
12Cannabis Regulation Fund, consisting of taxes, license fees,
13other fees, and any other amounts required to be deposited or
14transferred into the Fund.
15    (b) Whenever the Department of Revenue determines that a
16refund should be made under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax
17Act to a claimant, the Department of Revenue shall submit a
18voucher for payment to the State Comptroller, who shall cause
19the order to be drawn for the amount specified and to the
20person named in the notification from the Department of
21Revenue. This subsection (b) shall constitute an irrevocable
22and continuing appropriation of all amounts necessary for the
23payment of refunds out of the Fund as authorized under this
24subsection (b).

 

 

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1    (b-5) Before any transfers are made under subsection (c),
2the transfers specified in subsection (b) of Section 1-75 of
3the Department of Human Services Act shall be made.
4    (c) On or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the
5Department of Revenue shall prepare and certify to the State
6Comptroller the transfer and allocations of stated sums of
7money from the Cannabis Regulation Fund to other named funds
8in the State treasury. The amount subject to transfer shall be
9the amount of the taxes, license fees, other fees, and any
10other amounts paid into the Fund during the second preceding
11calendar month, minus the refunds made under subsection (b)
12during the second preceding calendar month by the Department.
13The transfers shall be certified as follows:
14        (1) The Department of Revenue shall first determine
15    the allocations which shall remain in the Cannabis
16    Regulation Fund, subject to appropriations, to pay for the
17    direct and indirect costs associated with the
18    implementation, administration, and enforcement of the
19    Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act by the Department of
20    Revenue, the Department of State Police, the Department of
21    Financial and Professional Regulation, the Department of
22    Agriculture, the Department of Public Health, the
23    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the
24    Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
25        (2) After the allocations have been made as provided
26    in paragraph (1) of this subsection (c), of the remainder

 

 

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1    of the amount subject to transfer for the month as
2    determined in this subsection (c), the Department shall
3    certify the transfer into the Cannabis Expungement Fund
4    1/12 of the fiscal year amount appropriated from the
5    Cannabis Expungement Fund for payment of costs incurred by
6    State courts, the Attorney General, State's Attorneys,
7    civil legal aid, as defined by Section 15 of the Public
8    Interest Attorney Assistance Act, and the Department of
9    State Police to facilitate petitions for expungement of
10    Minor Cannabis Offenses pursuant to Public Act 101-27, as
11    adjusted by any supplemental appropriation, plus
12    cumulative deficiencies in such transfers for prior
13    months.
14        (3) After the allocations have been made as provided
15    in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (c), the
16    Department of Revenue shall certify to the State
17    Comptroller and the State Treasurer shall transfer the
18    amounts that the Department of Revenue determines shall be
19    transferred into the following named funds according to
20    the following:
21            (A) 2% shall be transferred to the Drug Treatment
22        Fund to be used by the Department of Human Services
23        for: (i) developing and administering a scientifically
24        and medically accurate public education campaign
25        educating youth and adults about the health and safety
26        risks of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drug use (including

 

 

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1        prescription drugs), and cannabis, including use by
2        pregnant women; and (ii) data collection and analysis
3        of the public health impacts of legalizing the
4        recreational use of cannabis. Expenditures for these
5        purposes shall be subject to appropriations.
6            (B) 8% shall be transferred to the Local
7        Government Distributive Fund and allocated as provided
8        in Section 2 of the State Revenue Sharing Act. The
9        moneys shall be used to fund crime prevention
10        programs, training, and interdiction efforts,
11        including detection, enforcement, and prevention
12        efforts, relating to the illegal cannabis market and
13        driving under the influence of cannabis.
14            (C) 25% shall be transferred to the Criminal
15        Justice Information Projects Fund to be used for the
16        purposes of the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program
17        to address economic development, violence prevention
18        services, re-entry services, youth development, and
19        civil legal aid, as defined by Section 15 of the Public
20        Interest Attorney Assistance Act. The Restore,
21        Reinvest, and Renew Program shall address these issues
22        through targeted investments and intervention programs
23        and promotion of an employment infrastructure and
24        capacity building related to the social determinants
25        of health in impacted community areas. Expenditures
26        for these purposes shall be subject to appropriations.

 

 

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1            (D) 20% shall be transferred to the Department of
2        Human Services Community Services Fund, to be used to
3        address substance abuse and prevention and mental
4        health concerns, including treatment, education, and
5        prevention to address the negative impacts of
6        substance abuse and mental health issues, including
7        concentrated poverty, violence, and the historical
8        overuse of criminal justice responses in certain
9        communities, on the individual, family, and community,
10        including federal, State, and local governments,
11        health care institutions and providers, and
12        correctional facilities. Expenditures for these
13        purposes shall be subject to appropriations.
14            (E) 10% shall be transferred to the Budget
15        Stabilization Fund.
16            (F) 35%, or any remaining balance, shall be
17        transferred to the General Revenue Fund.
18    As soon as may be practical, but no later than 10 days
19after receipt, by the State Comptroller of the transfer
20certification provided for in this subsection (c) to be given
21to the State Comptroller by the Department of Revenue, the
22State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall
23transfer the respective amounts in accordance with the
24directions contained in such certification.
25    (d) On July 1, 2019 the Department of Revenue shall
26certify to the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer shall

 

 

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1transfer $5,000,000 from the Compassionate Use of Medical
2Cannabis Fund to the Cannabis Regulation Fund.
3    (e) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary and
4except as otherwise provided in this Section, this Fund is not
5subject to sweeps, administrative charge-backs, or any other
6fiscal or budgetary maneuver that would in any way transfer
7any amounts from this Fund into any other fund of the State.
8    (f) The Cannabis Regulation Fund shall retain a balance of
9$1,000,000 for the purposes of administrative costs.
10    (g) In Fiscal Year 2024 the allocations in subsection (c)
11of this Section shall be reviewed and adjusted if the General
12Assembly finds there is a greater need for funding for a
13specific purpose in the State as it relates to Public Act
14101-27.
15(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)
 
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
172023.

 

 

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1 INDEX
2 Statutes amended in order of appearance
3    20 ILCS 1305/1-75 new
4    30 ILCS 105/5.970 new
5    30 ILCS 105/6z-112