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91st General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois Public Aid  Code  by  adding
 2    Section 12-4.36.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Illinois Public Aid Code  is  amended  by
 6    changing Section 12-4.36 as follows:

 7        (305 ILCS 5/12-4.36 new)
 8        Sec.   12-4.36.  Domestic   violence   counseling   pilot
 9    program.
10        (a)  The  Department of Human Services shall establish an
11    on-site domestic violence counseling pilot program in  county
12    department offices.
13        (b)  The   pilot  program  must  make  domestic  violence
14    counseling  services  available   to   applicants   for   and
15    recipients   of   public  aid.   The  Department  shall  take
16    appropriate measures to ensure that applicants and recipients
17    in the pilot program counties receive adequate notice of  the
18    services' availability.
19        (c)  An  applicant  or  recipient's  participation in the
20    pilot program must be voluntary.
21        (d)  The Department must establish a pilot program  under
22    this Section in each of 3 counties as follows:
23             (1)  One pilot program in Cook County.
24             (2)  One   pilot   program   in  a  county  that  is
25        contiguous to Cook County.
26             (3)  One pilot program  in  a  county  that  is  not
27        described in item (1) or (2).
28        (e)  The  Secretary  of  Human  Services,  in  his or her
29    discretion and in consultation with the county department  of
30    a county in which the pilot program is established under this
31    Section, may direct that the pilot program be administered by
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 1    the   county  department.   As  part  of  its  administrative
 2    responsibilities under this subsection, a  county  department
 3    must do all of the following:
 4             (1)  Maintain a database of appropriate providers of
 5        domestic violence counseling services.
 6             (2)  Contract   for   domestic  violence  counseling
 7        services to be provided under the pilot program.
 8             (3)  Compile necessary fiscal reports on  the  pilot
 9        program.

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