JONES,SHIRLEY, HOLBROOK, DEUCHLER, HASSERT, MCGUIRE AND LINDNER.
PUBLIC AID-HOMELESS-FED LAW
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Public Aid Code. Provides that the Departments of
Public Aid and Human Services shall make adjustments in their programs
as necessary in order to give priority to serving persons who are
homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or otherwise adversely
affected by reason of having their assistance under the Code reduced
or discontinued as a result of changes in federal and State law
pursuant to Public Law 104-193 (the Personal Responsibility and Work
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) and who may need temporary
assistance. Effective immediately.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)
HB957 fails to meet the definition of a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. Public Aid)
There would be a substantial increase in State spending; an
exact fiscal is impossible to determine.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 3 (DCCA)
No change from previous mandates note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Adds reference to:
305 ILCS 5/12-4.5b new
305 ILCS 5/12-4.5c new
305 ILCS 5/12-4.5d new
Deletes everything. Amends the "Administration" Article of the
Public Aid Code. Establishes the Lifesaver program to prevent
homelessness of persons whose public aid is terminated because of
welfare reform measures contained in Public Act 89-6 or the federal
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of
1996. Provides for continued financial aid for up to 180 days and job
training and placement and other services for those persons.
Provides for a Lifesaver Jobs Project, operated by the Departments of
Human Services and Commerce and Community Affairs to create a pool of
jobs for those persons. Requires that at least 10% of entry level
unskilled or low-skilled State job openings be made available to those
persons. Establishes a Lifesaver Advisory Council, appointed by the
legislative leaders and the Governor, to advise the Departments of
Public Aid, Human Services, and Commerce and Community Affairs
concerning development and implementation of the program. Creates
within the Department of Human Services the Office of the Lifesaver
Advocate General to receive requests for assistance in establishing
persons' eligibility for aid and services under the program.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Aid)
Cost for continuing assistance for 5000 people at $3 per month
for 6 months would be $11.3 million. Cost for staffing in each
zone (21 staff) would be $867,000.
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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