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Public Act 102-0178


 

Public Act 0178 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0178
 
HB0088 EnrolledLRB102 03807 KTG 13820 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
changing Section 1-10 as follows:
 
    (305 ILCS 5/1-10)
    Sec. 1-10. Drug convictions.
    (a) Persons convicted of an offense under the Illinois
Controlled Substances Act, the Cannabis Control Act, or the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act which is
a Class X felony, or a Class 1 felony, or comparable federal
criminal law which has as an element the possession, use, or
distribution of a controlled substance, as defined in Section
102(6) of the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C.
802(c)), shall not be eligible for cash assistance provided
under this Code.
    (b) Persons convicted of any other felony under the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Cannabis Control Act,
or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act
which is not a Class X or Class 1 felony, or comparable federal
criminal law which has as an element the possession, use, or
distribution of a controlled substance, as defined in Section
102(6) of the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C.
802(c)), shall not be eligible for cash assistance provided
under this Code for 2 years from the date of conviction. This
prohibition shall not apply if the person is in a drug
treatment program, aftercare program, or similar program as
defined by rule.
    (c) Persons shall not be determined ineligible for food
stamps provided under this Code based upon a conviction of any
felony or comparable federal or State criminal law which has
an element the possession, use or distribution of a controlled
substance, as defined in Section 102(6) of the federal
Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(c)).
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to
the contrary, persons shall not be determined ineligible for
cash assistance provided under Article IV of this Code based
upon a conviction for any drug-related felony under State or
federal law.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect 3 months
after becoming law.

Effective Date: 10/30/2021