Full Text of HB2643 102nd General Assembly
HB2643 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Margaret Croke
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that financial support
funds provided under the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency
(Local CURE) Support Program may be used by a unit of local government only
for payment of costs permitted to be covered with moneys from the
Coronavirus Relief Fund pursuant to specified provisions of the Social
Security Act or any other federal law. Makes conforming changes.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois
is amended by renumbering and changing Section 605-1045 as
(20 ILCS 605/605-1047)
Local Coronavirus Urgent
Remediation Emergency (or Local CURE) Support Program.
(a) Purpose. The Department may receive, directly or
indirectly, federal funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund
provided to the State pursuant to Section 5001 of the federal
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to
provide financial support to units of local government for
purposes authorized by Section 5001 of the federal Coronavirus
Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related
federal guidance. Upon receipt of such funds, and
appropriations for their use, the Department shall administer
a Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (or Local
CURE) Support Program to provide financial support to units of
local government that have incurred necessary expenditures due
to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Department shall
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provide by rule the administrative framework for the Local
CURE Support Program.
(b) Allocations. A portion of the funds appropriated for
the Local CURE Support Program may be allotted to
municipalities and counties based on proportionate population.
Units of local government, or portions thereof, located within
the five Illinois counties that received direct allotments
from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund will not be included
in the support program allotments. The Department may
establish other administrative procedures for providing
financial support to units of local government. Appropriated
funds may be used for administration of the support program,
including the hiring of a service provider to assist with
coordination and administration.
(c) Administrative Procedures. The Department may
establish administrative procedures for the support program,
including any application procedures, grant agreements,
certifications, payment methodologies, and other
accountability measures that may be imposed upon recipients of
funds under the grant program. Financial support may be
provided in the form of grants or in the form of expense
reimbursements for disaster-related expenditures. The
emergency rulemaking process may be used to promulgate the
initial rules of the grant program.
(d) Definitions. As used in this Section:
(1) "COVID-19" means the novel coronavirus virus
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disease deemed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization
on February 11, 2020.
(2) "Local government" or "unit of local government"
means any unit of local government as defined in Article
VII, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution.
(3) "Third party administrator" means a service
provider selected by the Department to provide operational
assistance with the administration of the support program.
(e) Powers of the Department. The Department has the power
(1) Provide financial support to eligible units of
local government with funds appropriated from the Local
Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (Local CURE) Fund
to cover necessary costs incurred due to the COVID-19
public health emergency that are eligible to be paid using
federal funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
(2) Enter into agreements, accept funds, issue grants
or expense reimbursements, and engage in cooperation with
agencies of the federal government and units of local
governments to carry out the purposes of this support
program, and to use funds appropriated from the Local
Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (Local CURE) Fund
fund upon such terms and conditions as may be established
by the federal government and the Department.
(3) Enter into agreements with third-party
administrators to assist the state with operational
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assistance and administrative functions related to review
of documentation and processing of financial support
payments to units of local government.
(4) Establish applications, notifications, contracts,
and procedures and adopt rules deemed necessary and
appropriate to carry out the provisions of this Section.
To provide for the expeditious and timely implementation
of this Act, emergency rules to implement any provision of
this Section may be adopted by the Department subject to
the provisions of Section 5-45 of the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act.
(5) Provide staff, administration, and related support
required to manage the support program and pay for the
staffing, administration, and related support with funds
appropriated from the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation
Emergency (Local CURE) Fund.
(6) Exercise such other powers as are necessary or
incidental to the foregoing.
(f) Local CURE Financial Support to Local Governments.
Department is authorized to provide financial support to
eligible units of local government including, but not limited
to, certified local health departments for necessary costs
incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency that are
eligible to be paid using federal funds from the Coronavirus
(1) Financial support funds may be used by a unit of
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local government only for payment of costs
permitted to be
covered with moneys from the Coronavirus Relief Fund
pursuant to Section 601(d)(3) of the Social Security Act,
as amended,or any other federal law
that: (i) are
necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health
emergency of COVID-19; (ii) were not accounted for in the
most recent budget approved as of March 27, 2020 for the
unit of local government; and (iii) were incurred between
March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020
(2) A unit of local government receiving financial
support funds under this program shall certify to the
Department that it shall use the funds in accordance with
the requirements of paragraph (1) and that any funds
received but not used for such purposes shall be repaid to
(3) The Department shall make the determination to
provide financial support funds to a unit of local
government on the basis of criteria established by the
(Source: P.A. 101-636, eff. 6-10-20; revised 8-3-20.)