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Full Text of SB3601  97th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Child Care Act of 1969 is amended by adding
5Section 7.10 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 10/7.10 new)
7    Sec. 7.10. Progress report.
8    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "child day care
9licensing" or "day care licensing" means licensing of day care
10centers, day care homes, and group day care homes.
11    (b) No later than June 30, 2013, the Department shall
12provide the General Assembly with a comprehensive report on its
13progress in meeting performance measures and goals related to
14child day care licensing.
15    (c) The report shall include:
16        (1) details on the funding for child day care
17    licensing, including:
18            (A) the total number of full-time employees
19        working on child day care licensing;
20            (B) the names of all sources of revenue used to
21        support child day care licensing;
22            (C) the amount of expenditures that is claimed
23        against federal funding sources;



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1            (D) the identity of federal funding sources; and
2            (E) how funds are appropriated, including
3        appropriations for line staff, support staff,
4        supervisory staff, and training and other expenses and
5        the funding history of such licensing since fiscal year
6        2007;
7        (2) current staffing qualifications of day care
8    licensing representatives, day care licensing supervisors,
9    and regional licensing administrators in comparison with
10    staffing qualifications specified in the job description;
11        (3) data history for fiscal year 2007 to fiscal year
12    2012 on day care licensing representative caseloads and
13    staffing levels in all areas of the State;
14        (4) per the DCFS Child Day Care Licensing Advisory
15    Council's work plan, quarterly data on the following
16    measures:
17            (A) the percentage of new applications disposed of
18        within 90 days;
19            (B) the percentage of licenses renewed on time;
20            (C) the percentage of day care centers receiving
21        timely annual monitoring visits;
22            (D) the percentage of day care homes receiving
23        timely annual monitoring visits;
24            (E) the percentage of group day care homes
25        receiving timely annual monitoring visits;
26            (F) the percentage of day care providers that are



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1        satisfied with accurate and objective interpretation
2        of standards by DCFS staff;
3            (G) the percentage of high-risk violations
4        resolved within 60 days;
5            (H) the percentage of complaints disposed of
6        within 30 days;
7            (I) the average number of days applicants must wait
8        to attend a licensing orientation;
9            (J) the number of licensing orientation sessions
10        available per region in the past year;
11            (K) the number of on-line Department trainings
12        related to licensing and child development available
13        to providers in the past year; and
14            (L) the percentage of providers satisfied with
15        ongoing ways to communicate with the Department and get
16        their questions answered;
17        (5) details on efforts to educate parents on the role
18    of licensing and the role of the Department as the
19    licensing agency to which complaints can be filed, as well
20    as efforts to reach out to minority families;
21        (6) details on how the Department will measure progress
22    on integrating a child development perspective in the work
23    of the day care licensing representatives;
24        (7) information on progress on the adoption of a
25    weighted licensing and risk rating system;
26        (8) information on progress on coordination with the



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1    State's child care system, including the Department of
2    Human Services, the State Board of Education, and the child
3    care resource and referral agencies; and
4        (9) efforts to coordinate with appropriate agencies on
5    professional development and credentialing issues,
6    including training registry and Quality Rating and
7    Improvement Systems (QRIS).
8    (d) The Department shall work through the Governor's
9appointed Early Learning Council on issues related to
10collecting data and documenting improvements to the
11Department's responsibilities concerning child day care
13    (e) No later than June 30, 2013, the Department shall
14launch a public portal to allow the public to look up serious
15licensing violations in a manner that is clear and
16understandable by parents or other interested parties.
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on July
181, 2012.