Bill Text: IL HB4011 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Secretary of State Act. Provides that it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, subject to appropriation, to make grants or otherwise provide assistance to, on an emergency basis, specified not-for-profit organizations for eligible security improvements that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, or responding to acts of terrorism. Requires the Secretary to establish procedures and forms by which applicants may apply for a grant, and procedures for distributing grants to recipients. Provides that the amount and distribution of grant funds provided to applicants shall be wholly within the discretion of the Secretary. Provides that upon request of the Secretary, a State agency shall provide the Secretary with assistance in administering the grants. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-30 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted State Government Administration Committee; 007-000-000 [HB4011 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB4011-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Secretary of State Act is amended by
5changing Section 5 as follows:
6 (15 ILCS 305/5) (from Ch. 124, par. 5)
7 Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State:
8 1. To countersign and affix the seal of state to all
9commissions required by law to be issued by the Governor.
10 2. To make a register of all appointments by the Governor,
11specifying the person appointed, the office conferred, the date
12of the appointment, the date when bond or oath is taken and the
13date filed. If Senate confirmation is required, the date of the
14confirmation shall be included in the register.
15 3. To make proper indexes to public acts, resolutions,
16papers and documents in his office.
17 3-a. To review all rules of all State agencies adopted in
18compliance with the codification system prescribed by the
19Secretary. The review shall be for the purposes and include all
20the powers and duties provided in the Illinois Administrative
21Procedure Act. The Secretary of State shall cooperate with the
22Legislative Information System to insure the accuracy of the
23text of the rules maintained under the Legislative Information

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1System Act.
2 4. To give any person requiring the same paying the lawful
3fees therefor, a copy of any law, act, resolution, record or
4paper in his office, and attach thereto his certificate, under
5the seal of the state.
6 5. To take charge of and preserve from waste, and keep in
7repair, the houses, lots, grounds and appurtenances, situated
8in the City of Springfield, and belonging to or occupied by the
9State, the care of which is not otherwise provided for by law,
10and to take charge of and preserve from waste, and keep in
11repair, the houses, lots, grounds and appurtenances, situated
12in the State outside the City of Springfield where such houses,
13lots, grounds and appurtenances are occupied by the Secretary
14of State and no other State officer or agency.
15 6. To supervise the distribution of the laws.
16 7. To perform such other duties as may be required by law.
17The Secretary of State may, within appropriations authorized by
18the General Assembly, maintain offices in the State Capital and
19in such other places in the State as he may deem necessary to
20properly carry out the powers and duties vested in him by law.
21 8. In addition to all other authority granted to the
22Secretary by law, subject to appropriation, to make grants or
23otherwise provide assistance to, among others without
24limitation, units of local government, school districts,
25educational institutions, private agencies, not-for-profit
26organizations, and for-profit entities for the health, safety,

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1and welfare of Illinois residents for purposes related to
2education, transportation, construction, capital improvements,
3social services, and any other lawful public purpose. Upon
4request of the Secretary, all State agencies are mandated to
5provide the Secretary with assistance in administering the
6grants.
7 8.5 In addition to all other authority granted to the
8Secretary by law, subject to appropriation, to make grants or
9otherwise provide assistance to, on an emergency basis,
10not-for-profit organizations which are exempt from federal
11income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal
12Revenue Code for eligible security improvements that assist the
13organization in preventing, preparing for, or responding to
14acts of terrorism. The Secretary shall establish procedures and
15forms by which applicants may apply for a grant, and procedures
16for distributing grants to recipients. The procedures shall
17require each applicant to do the following:
18 (A) identify and substantiate prior threats or attacks
19 by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the
20 not-for-profit organization;
21 (B) indicate the symbolic or strategic value of one or
22 more sites that renders the site a possible target of
23 terrorism;
24 (C) discuss potential consequences to the organization
25 if the site is damaged, destroyed, or disrupted by a
26 terrorist act;

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1 (D) describe how the grant will be used to integrate
2 organizational preparedness with broader State and local
3 preparedness efforts;
4 (E) submit a vulnerability assessment conducted by
5 experienced security, law enforcement, or military
6 personnel, and a description of how the grant award will be
7 used to address the vulnerabilities identified in the
8 assessment; and
9 (F) submit any other relevant information as may be
10 required by the Secretary.
11 The amount and distribution of grant funds provided to
12applicants under this paragraph 8.5 shall be wholly within the
13discretion of the Secretary of State. Upon request of the
14Secretary, a State agency shall provide the Secretary with
15assistance in administering the grants.
16 9. To notify the Auditor General of any Public Act filed
17with the Office of the Secretary of State making an
18appropriation or transfer of funds from the State treasury.
19This paragraph (9) applies only through June 30, 2015.
20(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09; 96-1496, eff. 1-13-11.)
21 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.
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