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Full Text of HB5549  102nd General Assembly

HB5549 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB5549

 

Introduced 1/31/2022, by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
30 ILCS 105/5.666
410 ILCS 303/27

    Amends the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Act. Provides that the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund shall provide resources for creating and maintaining at least one Black-led Center of Excellence HIV Biomedical Resource Hub for every $3,000,000 of available funding to improve Black health and eliminate Black HIV-related health disparities. Provides that a Center of Excellence may be developed on a stand-alone or a collaborative basis and may provide regional comprehensive HIV preventative care and essential support services. Removes language requiring the Fund to provide resources for creating and maintaining at least 17 one-stop shopping HIV/AIDS facilities across the State. Provides that the provisions regarding the Fund are repealed on July 1, 2050 (rather than July 1, 2026) and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning health.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by changing
5Section 5.666 as follows:
 
6    (30 ILCS 105/5.666)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2026)
8    Sec. 5.666. The African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund.
9This Section is repealed on July 1, 2050 2026.
10(Source: P.A. 99-54, eff. 1-1-16.)
 
11    Section 10. The African-American HIV/AIDS Response Act is
12amended by changing Section 27 as follows:
 
13    (410 ILCS 303/27)
14    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2026)
15    Sec. 27. African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund.
16    (a) The African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund is created
17as a special fund in the State treasury. Moneys deposited into
18the Fund shall, subject to appropriation, be used for grants
19for programs to prevent the transmission of HIV and other
20programs and activities consistent with the purposes of this
21Act, including, but not limited to, preventing and treating

 

 

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1HIV/AIDS, the creation of an HIV/AIDS service delivery system,
2and the administration of the Act. Moneys for the Fund shall
3come from appropriations by the General Assembly, federal
4funds, and other public resources.
5    (b) The Fund shall provide resources for communities in
6Illinois to create an HIV/AIDS service delivery system that
7reduces the disparity of HIV infection and AIDS cases between
8African-Americans and other population groups in Illinois that
9may be impacted by the disease by, including but, not limited
10to:
11        (1) developing, implementing, and maintaining a
12    comprehensive, culturally sensitive HIV Prevention Plan
13    targeting communities that are identified as high-risk in
14    terms of the impact of the disease on African-Americans;
15        (2) developing, implementing, and maintaining a stable
16    HIV/AIDS service delivery infrastructure in Illinois
17    communities that will meet the needs of African-Americans;
18        (3) developing, implementing, and maintaining a
19    statewide HIV/AIDS testing program;
20        (4) providing funding for HIV/AIDS social and
21    scientific research to improve prevention and treatment;
22        (5) providing comprehensive technical and other
23    assistance to African-American community service
24    organizations that are involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and
25    treatment;
26        (6) developing, implementing, and maintaining an

 

 

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1    infrastructure for African-American community service
2    organizations to make them less dependent on government
3    resources; and
4        (7) (blank); and creating and maintaining at least 17
5    one-stop shopping HIV/AIDS facilities across the State.
6        (8) creating and maintaining at least one Black-led
7    Center of Excellence HIV Biomedical Resource Hub for every
8    $3,000,000 of available funding to improve Black health
9    and eliminate Black HIV-related health disparities; a
10    Center of Excellence may be developed on a stand-alone or
11    a collaborative basis and may provide regional
12    comprehensive HIV preventative care and essential support
13    services, including, but not limited to, PrEP assessment,
14    same day Rx delivery, primary HIV medical care or
15    referral, case management, outpatient mental health,
16    outpatient substance abuse, treatment, medication
17    adherence, nutritional supplemental support, housing,
18    financial assistance, workforce development, criminal
19    justice involvement, and advocacy services.
20    (c) When providing grants pursuant to this Fund, the
21Department of Public Health shall give priority to the
22development of comprehensive medical and social services to
23African-Americans at risk of infection from or infected with
24HIV/AIDS in areas of the State determined to have the greatest
25geographic prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the African-American
26population.

 

 

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1    (d) The Section is repealed on July 1, 2050 2026.
2(Source: P.A. 99-54, eff. 1-1-16.)