90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1758
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WELFARE REFORM-ACCOUNTABILITY                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Illinois  Public  Aid  Code  to  provide  that   the      
   Department  of  Public  Aid,  or  the  Department of Human Services as      
   successor agency to the Department of Public Aid for the  purposes  of      
   administering some aspects of welfare reform, shall collect and report      
   on  information in addition to that required under the federal welfare      
   reform law for  those  who  receive  Temporary  Assistance  for  Needy      
   Families  ("TANF")  and  those who are eligible for other cash benefit      
   programs, which  reports  shall  be  made  available  to  the  public.      
   Provides  that  the  Department  shall  contract  with  experts  for a      
   longitudinal study of the implementation of the TANF program and other      
   welfare reforms, listing criteria, and requiring  interim  reports  to      
   the General Assembly and the Governor, available to the public, with a      
   final report in March 2005.  Effective immediately.                         
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          HB 1758 fails to create a State mandate.                             
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Aid)                                    
          The TANF longitudinal evaluation would cost between $3 M and         
          $4 M from 1997 to 2004; the Non-Citizen study would cost             
          $300,000 between 1997 and 2001.                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Reinserts language similar  to  language  in      
   the  bill  as  introduced but makes changes in the way Department data      
   based on the implementation of welfare reforms  will  be  distributed;      
   provides  that  the  Department shall seek a university to perform the      
   longitudinal study of TANF and related welfare reforms;  and  provides      
   that  the  Department  shall  cooperate  in, rather than commission, a      
   study of the impact upon Illinois resident non-citizens of the  denial      
   or termination of assistance as a result of the federal welfare reform      
   law.  Makes other changes.  Effective immediately.                          
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Public Aid)                            
          HB 1758, with H-am 1, does not have a fiscal impact on DPA.          
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 2                                               
          HB-1758, with H-am 2, does not preempt home rule.                    
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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