SCHAKOWSKY, SLONE, KENNER, SILVA, FRITCHEY, HOWARD,
MCKEON, SCHOENBERG AND BUGIELSKI.
DPA-AID TO LAWFUL ALIENS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the "Administration" Article of the Public Aid Code.
Requires the Department of Public Aid to continue to provide
assistance to persons who (i) were receiving that assistance on
December 31, 1996, (ii) are lawful permanent resident aliens, and
(iii) have lost their eligibility for that assistance solely because
of their status as lawful permanent resident aliens. Effective
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Public Aid)
Assistance would total $55 million, all GRF and non-matchable
by federal funds. These costs would diminish over time.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
305 ILCS 5/3-1 from Ch. 23, par. 3-1
305 ILCS 5/3-1.8 new
305 ILCS 5/3-13 from Ch. 23, par. 3-13
305 ILCS 5/4-1 from Ch. 23, par. 4-1
305 ILCS 5/6-1 from Ch. 23, par. 6-1
Amends the Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled Article, the Aid to
Families with Dependent Children Article, and the General Assistance
Article to provide that persons who are otherwise eligible for
assistance under these Articles are not ineligible for assistance if
they are legal permanent residents or permanently residing under color
of law in the United States. Further amends the Aid to the Aged,
Blind or Disabled Article to provide that to be eligible for
assistance under this Article a person eligible for the Old Age,
Survivors, and Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income
programs must accept those benefits first.
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Dpt. of Public Aid)
This amendment will require an additional $142.0 million, in-
creasing the total cost to approximately $200 million.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED
In the opinion of DCCA, HB126, amended, fails to meet the
definition of a State mandate.
HOME RULE NOTE, AMENDED
HB126, amended, does not preempt local gov't. home rule powers.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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