HOWARD-DAVIS,MONIQUE-FLOWERS-CROTTY-STROGER, SHARP AND HARRIS.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Applies the
Department's review and appeal process, including a hearing, to
certain relatives of children receiving child welfare services.
Requires consideration of a child's needs, if any, relating to his or
her cultural, ethnic, or racial background when the child is placed
outside the home and requires the Department to develop a plan for
identifying those children and their placement needs. Makes the
statewide foster parent phone number available to any person wishing
to report problems concerning a child's welfare services. Effective
BALANCED BUDGET NOTE (Bureau of the Budget)
Since HB 4336 is not a supplemental appropriation bill, the
Balanced Budget Note Act is inapplicable.
STATE DEBT NOTE (Economic and Fiscal Commission)
HB 4336 would not change the amount of authorization for any
type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore,
would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
JUDICIAL NOTE (Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts)
The bill would not increase the number of judges needed in
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Children and Family Services)
In addition to extra staff to hear appeals, the cost of this
legislation is anticipated to involve substantial penalties
under the federal Multi Ethnic Placement Act, totaling
$6,476,000 in the first year it is effective, $9,714,000 the
second year, and $16,190,000 per year in the third and each
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 505/5
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 505/5d new
Removes the bill's application of the Department's review and
appeal process to certain relatives. Requires the Department to
create an advocacy office to receive and resolve complaints about a
child's services. Provides that when a child must be placed outside
his or her home and cannot be returned immediately to parents or
guardian, an assessment of the child's special needs must be conducted
and race, color, or national origin may be considered in the placement
only if that has been assessed as advancing the child's best
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Children and Family Services)
The expansion of the foster parent toll-free telephone num-
ber to any person would have minimal, if any, impact, as that
telephone number is available to all persons now and calls
alleging employee or contract provider misconduct, misfeasance,
or malfeasance are already accepted.
STATE DEBT NOTE, H-AM 1 (Economic and Fiscal Commission)
This legislation would not affect the bonding authorization
of the State, and, therefore, has no direct impact on the
level of State indebtedness.
BALANCED BUDGET NOTE, H-AM 1 (Bureau of the Budget)
Same as previous Balanced Budget Note.
JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)
The bill would neither decrease nor increase the number of
judges needed in the State.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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