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(305 ILCS 5/) Illinois Public Aid Code.

305 ILCS 5/Art. XIII

    (305 ILCS 5/Art. XIII heading)

305 ILCS 5/13-1

    (305 ILCS 5/13-1) (from Ch. 23, par. 13-1)
    Sec. 13-1. Purpose.
    It is the purpose of this Code to restate, simplify, eliminate obsolescences and redundancies and reorganize into a more understandable and usable form the provisions of the 1949 Code repealed hereby.
    It is intended that this Code shall grant no lesser or greater rights or impose any greater or lesser obligations upon applicants or recipients or administrative agencies than exercised under such prior Code except as they may be changed hereafter by specific amendment to this Code. All such rights and obligations are preserved without change, and without loss or impairment, precisely as if such Code had not been repealed.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)

305 ILCS 5/13-2

    (305 ILCS 5/13-2) (from Ch. 23, par. 13-2)
    Sec. 13-2. Repeal.
    The "Act to revise the public assistance laws of Illinois, to consolidate and codify such laws, to prescribe the functions, powers, and duties of governmental units, agencies, and persons thereunder, to provide penalties for the violation thereof and to repeal certain Acts herein named", approved August 4, 1949, as amended, referred to herein as the 1949 Code, is repealed.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)

305 ILCS 5/13-3

    (305 ILCS 5/13-3) (from Ch. 23, par. 13-3)
    Sec. 13-3. Savings provisions.
    The repeal of the 1949 Code Act shall not affect or impair the continuity of grants heretofore made to or in behalf of recipients pursuant to said Code. Nor shall such repeal affect or impair any power or the performance of any act or duty by any governmental unit, or officer, agency or employee thereof, validly exercised, performed or done under said Code. However, after the effective date of this Code all such recipients, governmental units, agencies, officers and employees shall in all respects be subject to and governed by the provisions of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)

305 ILCS 5/13-4

    (305 ILCS 5/13-4) (from Ch. 23, par. 13-4)
    Sec. 13-4. Partial invalidity.
    Should any Section, subdivision, clause, phrase, or provision of this Code to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason whatsoever such holdings shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)

305 ILCS 5/13-5

    (305 ILCS 5/13-5) (from Ch. 23, par. 13-5)
    Sec. 13-5. Emergency-effective date.
    Whereas many members of the General Assembly wish to offer bills amending the law relating to public assistance at the current session of the General Assembly and such bills should be drafted as amendments to this Act and not to the 1949 Act, therefore an emergency exists and this Act shall take effect upon its becoming a law.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)