Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

(20 ILCS 1310/) Domestic Violence Shelters Act.

20 ILCS 1310/0.01

    (20 ILCS 1310/0.01) (from Ch. 40, par. 2400)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Domestic Violence Shelters Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

20 ILCS 1310/1

    (20 ILCS 1310/1) (from Ch. 40, par. 2401)
    Sec. 1. The terms used in this Act shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
    (a) "Domestic violence" means attempting to cause or causing abuse of a family or household member or high-risk adult with disabilities, or attempting to cause or causing neglect or exploitation of a high-risk adult with disabilities which threatens the adult's health and safety, as defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
    (b) "Family or household member" means a spouse, person living as a spouse, parent, or other adult person related by consanguinity or affinity, who is residing or has resided with the person committing domestic violence. "Family or household member" includes a high-risk adult with disabilities who resides with or receives care from any person who has the responsibility for a high-risk adult as a result of a family relationship or who has assumed responsibility for all or a portion of the care of an adult with disabilities voluntarily, by express or implied contract, or by court order.
    (c) "Shelter" means a facility including, but not limited to, a facility providing temporary residential facilities to family or household members who are victims of domestic violence and their children and to high-risk adults with disabilities.
    (d) "High-risk adult with disabilities" means a person aged 18 or over whose physical or mental disability impairs his or her ability to seek or obtain protection from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
(Source: P.A. 86-542.)

20 ILCS 1310/2

    (20 ILCS 1310/2) (from Ch. 40, par. 2402)
    Sec. 2. The Department of Human Services shall administer domestic violence shelters and service programs, or shall provide for their administration by not-for-profit corporations with whom the Department has contracts, for adults and their dependents who are the subjects of domestic violence.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

20 ILCS 1310/3

    (20 ILCS 1310/3) (from Ch. 40, par. 2403)
    Sec. 3. The Department of Human Services shall provide for the funding of domestic violence shelters and service programs in part from the Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund and in part from the General Revenue Fund. In allotting monies from such fund, the Department shall give priority to shelters or programs offering or proposing to offer the broadest range of services and referrals to the community served. Such shelters or programs may be operated by community-based organizations or units of local government. The Department shall require shelters or programs eligible for funding under this Act to provide matching funds in such percentage as the Department shall by rule determine and such percentage shall be uniform throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

20 ILCS 1310/3.2

    (20 ILCS 1310/3.2) (from Ch. 40, par. 2403.2)
    Sec. 3.2. All funds collected pursuant to P.A. 82-645, which are held in escrow for refund and for which a refund is not approved by September 1, 1988, shall be forwarded to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund. The Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund shall also include assessments received by the State Treasurer from circuit clerks under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Monies deposited in the Fund pursuant to this Section and the income tax check-off for the Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund authorized by Section 507F of the Illinois Income Tax Act shall be appropriated to the Department of Human Services for the purpose of providing services specified by this Act; however, the Department may waive the matching funds requirement of this Act with respect to such monies. Any such waiver shall be uniform throughout the State. This amendatory Act of 1987 applies to all funds collected pursuant to PA 82-645, held in escrow and for which no refund is approved by September 1, 1988, whether those funds are administered by the State, a county, a court, or any other unit or agency of government.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)