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20 ILCS 1305/1-75
(20 ILCS 1305/1-75)
(Text of Section from P.A. 102-912)
Off-Hours Child Care Program.
(a) Legislative intent. The General Assembly finds that:
(1) Finding child care can be a challenge for
firefighters, paramedics, police officers, nurses, and other third shift workers across the State who often work non-typical work hours. This can impact home life, school, bedtime routines, job safety, and the mental health of some of our most critical front line workers and their families.
(2) There is a need for increased options for
off-hours child care in the State. A majority of the State's child care facilities do not provide care outside of normal work hours, with just 3,251 day care homes and 435 group day care homes that provide night care.
(3) Illinois has a vested interest in ensuring that
our first responders and working families can provide their children with appropriate care during off hours to improve the morale of existing first responders and to improve recruitment into the future.
(b) As used in this Section, "first responders" means emergency medical services personnel as defined in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and, as determined by the Department, any other workers who, on account of their work schedule, need child care outside of the hours when licensed child care
facilities typically operate.
(c) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human Services shall establish and administer an Off-Hours Child Care Program to help first responders and other workers identify and access off-hours, night, or sleep time child care. Services funded under the program must address the child care needs of first responders. Funding provided under the program may also be used to cover any capital and operating expenses related to the provision of off-hours, night, or sleep time child care for first responders. Funding awarded under this Section shall be funded through appropriations from the Off-Hours Child Care Program Fund created under subsection (d). The Department shall implement the program by July 1, 2023. The Department may adopt any
rules necessary to implement the program.
(d) The Off-Hours Child Care Program Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The Fund shall consist of any moneys appropriated to the Department of Human Services for the Off-Hours Child Care Program. Moneys in the Fund shall be expended for the Off-Hours Child Care Program and for no other purpose. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 102-912, eff. 5-27-22.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 102-961)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date
Homeless services and supportive housing; veterans data.
The Department's Bureau of Homeless Services and Supportive Housing within the Office of Family Support Services shall annually review and collect data on the number of military veterans receiving services or benefits under the Emergency and Transitional Housing Program, the Emergency Food Program, the Homeless Prevention Program, the Supporting
Housing Program, and the Prince Home at Manteno administered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Bureau may request and receive the
cooperation of the Department of Veterans' Affairs and any other State agency that is relevant to the
collection of the data required under this Section. The Bureau shall annually submit to the General Assembly a written report that details the number of military veterans served under each program no later than December 31, 2023 and every December 31 thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 102-961, eff. 1-1-23.)