Bill Text: IL HB3131 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to collect and publicly report statistical data on the racial and ethnic demographics of program participants for each program administered by the Department. Provides that when collecting the data, the Department shall use the same racial and ethnic classifications for each program. Provides a non-exclusive list of racial and ethnic classifications to be used by the Department. Provides that if a program administered by the Department is subject to federal reporting requirements that include the collection and public reporting of statistical data on the racial and ethnic demographics of program participants, the Department may maintain the same racial and ethnic classifications used under the federal requirements. Provides that the Department shall make all demographic information collected available to the public which at a minimum shall include posting the information for each program in a timely manner on the Department's official website. Provides that if the Department already has a mechanism or process in place to report information about program participation for any program administered by the Department, then the Department shall use that mechanism or process to include the demographic information collected under the new provisions. Provides that if the Department does not have a mechanism or process in place to report information about program participation for any program administered by the Department, then the Department shall create a mechanism or process to disseminate the demographic information collected under the new provisions.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 64-14)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-05-30 - Passed Both Houses [HB3131 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3131-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 1-65 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 1305/1-65 new)
7 Sec. 1-65. Uniform demographic data collection.
8 (a) The Department shall collect and publicly report
9statistical data on the racial and ethnic demographics of
10program participants for each program administered by the
11Department. Except as provided in subsection (b), when
12collecting the data required under this Section, the Department
13shall use the same racial and ethnic classifications for each
14program which shall include, but not be limited to, the
15following:
16 (1) American Indian and Alaska Native alone.
17 (2) Asian alone.
18 (3) Black or African American alone.
19 (4) Hispanic or Latino of any race.
20 (5) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone.
21 (6) White alone.
22 (7) Some other race alone.
23 (8) Two or more races.

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1 The Department may further define, by rule, the racial and
2ethnic classifications provided in this Section.
3 (b) If a program administered by the Department is subject
4to federal reporting requirements that include the collection
5and public reporting of statistical data on the racial and
6ethnic demographics of program participants, the Department
7may maintain the same racial and ethnic classifications used
8under the federal requirements if such classifications differ
9from the classifications listed in subsection (a).
10 (c) The Department shall make all demographic information
11collected under this Section available to the public which at a
12minimum shall include posting the information for each program
13in a timely manner on the Department's official website. If the
14Department already has a mechanism or process in place to
15report information about program participation for any program
16administered by the Department, then the Department shall use
17that mechanism or process to include the demographic
18information collected under this Section. If the Department
19does not have a mechanism or process in place to report
20information about program participation for any program
21administered by the Department, then the Department shall
22create a mechanism or process to disseminate the demographic
23information collected under this Section.
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