Bill Text: IL HB5447 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Creates the First 2018 General Revisory Act. Combines multiple versions of Sections amended by more than one Public Act. Renumbers Sections of various Acts to eliminate duplication. Corrects obsolete cross-references and technical errors. Makes stylistic changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-14 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0863 [HB5447 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB5447-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0863
HB5447 EnrolledLRB100 16294 AMC 31417 b
AN ACT to revise the law by combining multiple enactments
and making technical corrections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Nature of this Act.
(a) This Act may be cited as the First 2018 General
Revisory Act.
(b) This Act is not intended to make any substantive change
in the law. It reconciles conflicts that have arisen from
multiple amendments and enactments and makes technical
corrections and revisions in the law.
This Act revises and, where appropriate, renumbers certain
Sections that have been added or amended by more than one
Public Act. In certain cases in which a repealed Act or Section
has been replaced with a successor law, this Act may
incorporate amendments to the repealed Act or Section into the
successor law. This Act also corrects errors, revises
cross-references, and deletes obsolete text.
(c) In this Act, the reference at the end of each amended
Section indicates the sources in the Session Laws of Illinois
that were used in the preparation of the text of that Section.
The text of the Section included in this Act is intended to
include the different versions of the Section found in the
Public Acts included in the list of sources, but may not
include other versions of the Section to be found in Public
Acts not included in the list of sources. The list of sources
is not a part of the text of the Section.
(d) Public Acts 99-920 through 100-534 were considered in
the preparation of the combining revisories included in this
Act. Many of those combining revisories contain no striking or
underscoring because no additional changes are being made in
the material that is being combined.
Section 5. The Regulatory Sunset Act is amended by changing
Section 4.30 as follows:
(5 ILCS 80/4.30)
Sec. 4.30. Acts repealed on January 1, 2020. The following
Acts are repealed on January 1, 2020:
The Auction License Act.
The Community Association Manager Licensing and
Disciplinary Act.
The Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989.
The Illinois Landscape Architecture Act of 1989.
The Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989.
The Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act.
The Perfusionist Practice Act.
The Pharmacy Practice Act.
The Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
The Real Estate License Act of 2000.
The Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 100-497, eff. 9-8-17; 100-534, eff. 9-22-17;
revised 10-18-17.)
Section 10. The Freedom of Information Act is amended by
changing Section 7.5 as follows:
(5 ILCS 140/7.5)
(Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-512 and
100-517)
Sec. 7.5. Statutory exemptions. To the extent provided for
by the statutes referenced below, the following shall be exempt
from inspection and copying:
(a) All information determined to be confidential
under Section 4002 of the Technology Advancement and
Development Act.
(b) Library circulation and order records identifying
library users with specific materials under the Library
Records Confidentiality Act.
(c) Applications, related documents, and medical
records received by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
Procedures Board and any and all documents or other records
prepared by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
Procedures Board or its staff relating to applications it
has received.
(d) Information and records held by the Department of
Public Health and its authorized representatives relating
to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible
disease or any information the disclosure of which is
restricted under the Illinois Sexually Transmissible
Disease Control Act.
(e) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
under Section 30 of the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
(f) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 of
the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
Qualifications Based Selection Act.
(g) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
and exempted under Section 50 of the Illinois Prepaid
Tuition Act.
(h) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and
records of any lawfully created State or local inspector
general's office that would be exempt if created or
obtained by an Executive Inspector General's office under
that Act.
(i) Information contained in a local emergency energy
plan submitted to a municipality in accordance with a local
emergency energy plan ordinance that is adopted under
Section 11-21.5-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(j) Information and data concerning the distribution
of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by carriers
under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
(k) Law enforcement officer identification information
or driver identification information compiled by a law
enforcement agency or the Department of Transportation
under Section 11-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(l) Records and information provided to a residential
health care facility resident sexual assault and death
review team or the Executive Council under the Abuse
Prevention Review Team Act.
(m) Information provided to the predatory lending
database created pursuant to Article 3 of the Residential
Real Property Disclosure Act, except to the extent
authorized under that Article.
(n) Defense budgets and petitions for certification of
compensation and expenses for court appointed trial
counsel as provided under Sections 10 and 15 of the Capital
Crimes Litigation Act. This subsection (n) shall apply
until the conclusion of the trial of the case, even if the
prosecution chooses not to pursue the death penalty prior
to trial or sentencing.
(o) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 4 of the Illinois Health and
Hazardous Substances Registry Act.
(p) Security portions of system safety program plans,
investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or
information compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the
Regional Transportation Authority under Section 2.11 of
the Regional Transportation Authority Act or the St. Clair
County Transit District under the Bi-State Transit Safety
Act.
(q) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
Personnel Records Review Act.
(r) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
Illinois School Student Records Act.
(s) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
(t) All identified or deidentified health information
in the form of health data or medical records contained in,
stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released from
the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and identified
or deidentified health information in the form of health
data and medical records of the Illinois Health Information
Exchange in the possession of the Illinois Health
Information Exchange Authority due to its administration
of the Illinois Health Information Exchange. The terms
"identified" and "deidentified" shall be given the same
meaning as in the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, or any
subsequent amendments thereto, and any regulations
promulgated thereunder.
(u) Records and information provided to an independent
team of experts under Brian's Law.
(v) Names and information of people who have applied
for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under
the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or applied for
or received a concealed carry license under the Firearm
Concealed Carry Act, unless otherwise authorized by the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and databases under the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act, records of the Concealed Carry
Licensing Review Board under the Firearm Concealed Carry
Act, and law enforcement agency objections under the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
(w) Personally identifiable information which is
exempted from disclosure under subsection (g) of Section
19.1 of the Toll Highway Act.
(x) Information which is exempted from disclosure
under Section 5-1014.3 of the Counties Code or Section
8-11-21 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(y) Confidential information under the Adult
Protective Services Act and its predecessor enabling
statute, the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, including
information about the identity and administrative finding
against any caregiver of a verified and substantiated
decision of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an
eligible adult maintained in the Registry established
under Section 7.5 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
(z) Records and information provided to a fatality
review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team Advisory
Council under Section 15 of the Adult Protective Services
Act.
(aa) Information which is exempted from disclosure
under Section 2.37 of the Wildlife Code.
(bb) Information which is or was prohibited from
disclosure by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(cc) Recordings made under the Law Enforcement
Officer-Worn Body Camera Act, except to the extent
authorized under that Act.
(dd) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 45 of the Condominium and Common
Interest Community Ombudsperson Act.
(ee) Information that is exempted from disclosure
under Section 30.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
(ff) Information that is exempted from disclosure
under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
(gg) (ff) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 7-603.5 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code.
(hh) (ff) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
Section 1A-16.7 of the Election Code.
(ii) (ff) Information which is exempted from
disclosure under Section 2505-800 of the Department of
Revenue Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-298, eff. 8-6-15; 99-352,
eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-776, eff. 8-12-16;
99-863, eff. 8-19-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18;
100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-373, eff. 1-1-18; 100-464, eff.
8-28-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; revised 11-2-17.)
(Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-517 but before
amendment by P.A. 100-512)
Sec. 7.5. Statutory exemptions. To the extent provided for
by the statutes referenced below, the following shall be exempt
from inspection and copying:
(a) All information determined to be confidential
under Section 4002 of the Technology Advancement and
Development Act.
(b) Library circulation and order records identifying
library users with specific materials under the Library
Records Confidentiality Act.
(c) Applications, related documents, and medical
records received by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
Procedures Board and any and all documents or other records
prepared by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
Procedures Board or its staff relating to applications it
has received.
(d) Information and records held by the Department of
Public Health and its authorized representatives relating
to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible
disease or any information the disclosure of which is
restricted under the Illinois Sexually Transmissible
Disease Control Act.
(e) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
under Section 30 of the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
(f) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 of
the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
Qualifications Based Selection Act.
(g) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
and exempted under Section 50 of the Illinois Prepaid
Tuition Act.
(h) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and
records of any lawfully created State or local inspector
general's office that would be exempt if created or
obtained by an Executive Inspector General's office under
that Act.
(i) Information contained in a local emergency energy
plan submitted to a municipality in accordance with a local
emergency energy plan ordinance that is adopted under
Section 11-21.5-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(j) Information and data concerning the distribution
of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by carriers
under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
(k) Law enforcement officer identification information
or driver identification information compiled by a law
enforcement agency or the Department of Transportation
under Section 11-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(l) Records and information provided to a residential
health care facility resident sexual assault and death
review team or the Executive Council under the Abuse
Prevention Review Team Act.
(m) Information provided to the predatory lending
database created pursuant to Article 3 of the Residential
Real Property Disclosure Act, except to the extent
authorized under that Article.
(n) Defense budgets and petitions for certification of
compensation and expenses for court appointed trial
counsel as provided under Sections 10 and 15 of the Capital
Crimes Litigation Act. This subsection (n) shall apply
until the conclusion of the trial of the case, even if the
prosecution chooses not to pursue the death penalty prior
to trial or sentencing.
(o) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 4 of the Illinois Health and
Hazardous Substances Registry Act.
(p) Security portions of system safety program plans,
investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or
information compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the
Regional Transportation Authority under Section 2.11 of
the Regional Transportation Authority Act or the St. Clair
County Transit District under the Bi-State Transit Safety
Act.
(q) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
Personnel Records Review Act.
(r) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
Illinois School Student Records Act.
(s) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
(t) All identified or deidentified health information
in the form of health data or medical records contained in,
stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released from
the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and identified
or deidentified health information in the form of health
data and medical records of the Illinois Health Information
Exchange in the possession of the Illinois Health
Information Exchange Authority due to its administration
of the Illinois Health Information Exchange. The terms
"identified" and "deidentified" shall be given the same
meaning as in the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, or any
subsequent amendments thereto, and any regulations
promulgated thereunder.
(u) Records and information provided to an independent
team of experts under Brian's Law.
(v) Names and information of people who have applied
for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under
the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or applied for
or received a concealed carry license under the Firearm
Concealed Carry Act, unless otherwise authorized by the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and databases under the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act, records of the Concealed Carry
Licensing Review Board under the Firearm Concealed Carry
Act, and law enforcement agency objections under the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
(w) Personally identifiable information which is
exempted from disclosure under subsection (g) of Section
19.1 of the Toll Highway Act.
(x) Information which is exempted from disclosure
under Section 5-1014.3 of the Counties Code or Section
8-11-21 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(y) Confidential information under the Adult
Protective Services Act and its predecessor enabling
statute, the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, including
information about the identity and administrative finding
against any caregiver of a verified and substantiated
decision of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an
eligible adult maintained in the Registry established
under Section 7.5 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
(z) Records and information provided to a fatality
review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team Advisory
Council under Section 15 of the Adult Protective Services
Act.
(aa) Information which is exempted from disclosure
under Section 2.37 of the Wildlife Code.
(bb) Information which is or was prohibited from
disclosure by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(cc) Recordings made under the Law Enforcement
Officer-Worn Body Camera Act, except to the extent
authorized under that Act.
(dd) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 45 of the Condominium and Common
Interest Community Ombudsperson Act.
(ee) Information that is exempted from disclosure
under Section 30.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
(ff) Information that is exempted from disclosure
under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
(gg) (ff) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 7-603.5 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code.
(hh) (ff) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
Section 1A-16.7 of the Election Code.
(ii) (ff) Information which is exempted from
disclosure under Section 2505-800 of the Department of
Revenue Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(jj) (ff) Information and reports that are required to
be submitted to the Department of Labor by registering day
and temporary labor service agencies but are exempt from
disclosure under subsection (a-1) of Section 45 of the Day
and Temporary Labor Services Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-298, eff. 8-6-15; 99-352,
eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-776, eff. 8-12-16;
99-863, eff. 8-19-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18;
100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-373, eff. 1-1-18; 100-464, eff.
8-28-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 100-517, eff. 6-1-18; revised
11-2-17.)
(Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-512)
Sec. 7.5. Statutory exemptions. To the extent provided for
by the statutes referenced below, the following shall be exempt
from inspection and copying:
(a) All information determined to be confidential
under Section 4002 of the Technology Advancement and
Development Act.
(b) Library circulation and order records identifying
library users with specific materials under the Library
Records Confidentiality Act.
(c) Applications, related documents, and medical
records received by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
Procedures Board and any and all documents or other records
prepared by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
Procedures Board or its staff relating to applications it
has received.
(d) Information and records held by the Department of
Public Health and its authorized representatives relating
to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible
disease or any information the disclosure of which is
restricted under the Illinois Sexually Transmissible
Disease Control Act.
(e) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
under Section 30 of the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
(f) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 of
the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
Qualifications Based Selection Act.
(g) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
and exempted under Section 50 of the Illinois Prepaid
Tuition Act.
(h) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and
records of any lawfully created State or local inspector
general's office that would be exempt if created or
obtained by an Executive Inspector General's office under
that Act.
(i) Information contained in a local emergency energy
plan submitted to a municipality in accordance with a local
emergency energy plan ordinance that is adopted under
Section 11-21.5-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(j) Information and data concerning the distribution
of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by carriers
under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
(k) Law enforcement officer identification information
or driver identification information compiled by a law
enforcement agency or the Department of Transportation
under Section 11-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(l) Records and information provided to a residential
health care facility resident sexual assault and death
review team or the Executive Council under the Abuse
Prevention Review Team Act.
(m) Information provided to the predatory lending
database created pursuant to Article 3 of the Residential
Real Property Disclosure Act, except to the extent
authorized under that Article.
(n) Defense budgets and petitions for certification of
compensation and expenses for court appointed trial
counsel as provided under Sections 10 and 15 of the Capital
Crimes Litigation Act. This subsection (n) shall apply
until the conclusion of the trial of the case, even if the
prosecution chooses not to pursue the death penalty prior
to trial or sentencing.
(o) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 4 of the Illinois Health and
Hazardous Substances Registry Act.
(p) Security portions of system safety program plans,
investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or
information compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the
Regional Transportation Authority under Section 2.11 of
the Regional Transportation Authority Act or the St. Clair
County Transit District under the Bi-State Transit Safety
Act.
(q) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
Personnel Records Review Act.
(r) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
Illinois School Student Records Act.
(s) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
(t) All identified or deidentified health information
in the form of health data or medical records contained in,
stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released from
the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and identified
or deidentified health information in the form of health
data and medical records of the Illinois Health Information
Exchange in the possession of the Illinois Health
Information Exchange Authority due to its administration
of the Illinois Health Information Exchange. The terms
"identified" and "deidentified" shall be given the same
meaning as in the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, or any
subsequent amendments thereto, and any regulations
promulgated thereunder.
(u) Records and information provided to an independent
team of experts under Brian's Law.
(v) Names and information of people who have applied
for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under
the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or applied for
or received a concealed carry license under the Firearm
Concealed Carry Act, unless otherwise authorized by the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and databases under the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act, records of the Concealed Carry
Licensing Review Board under the Firearm Concealed Carry
Act, and law enforcement agency objections under the
Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
(w) Personally identifiable information which is
exempted from disclosure under subsection (g) of Section
19.1 of the Toll Highway Act.
(x) Information which is exempted from disclosure
under Section 5-1014.3 of the Counties Code or Section
8-11-21 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(y) Confidential information under the Adult
Protective Services Act and its predecessor enabling
statute, the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, including
information about the identity and administrative finding
against any caregiver of a verified and substantiated
decision of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an
eligible adult maintained in the Registry established
under Section 7.5 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
(z) Records and information provided to a fatality
review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team Advisory
Council under Section 15 of the Adult Protective Services
Act.
(aa) Information which is exempted from disclosure
under Section 2.37 of the Wildlife Code.
(bb) Information which is or was prohibited from
disclosure by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(cc) Recordings made under the Law Enforcement
Officer-Worn Body Camera Act, except to the extent
authorized under that Act.
(dd) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 45 of the Condominium and Common
Interest Community Ombudsperson Act.
(ee) Information that is exempted from disclosure
under Section 30.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
(ff) Information that is exempted from disclosure
under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
(gg) (ff) Information that is prohibited from being
disclosed under Section 7-603.5 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code.
(hh) (ff) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
Section 1A-16.7 of the Election Code.
(ii) (ff) Information which is exempted from
disclosure under Section 2505-800 of the Department of
Revenue Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(jj) (ff) Information and reports that are required to
be submitted to the Department of Labor by registering day
and temporary labor service agencies but are exempt from
disclosure under subsection (a-1) of Section 45 of the Day
and Temporary Labor Services Act.
(kk) (ff) Information prohibited from disclosure under
the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-298, eff. 8-6-15; 99-352,
eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-776, eff. 8-12-16;
99-863, eff. 8-19-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18;
100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-373, eff. 1-1-18; 100-464, eff.
8-28-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-517,
eff. 6-1-18; revised 11-2-17.)
Section 15. The State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971
is amended by changing Section 6.11 as follows:
(5 ILCS 375/6.11)
Sec. 6.11. Required health benefits; Illinois Insurance
Code requirements. The program of health benefits shall provide
the post-mastectomy care benefits required to be covered by a
policy of accident and health insurance under Section 356t of
the Illinois Insurance Code. The program of health benefits
shall provide the coverage required under Sections 356g,
356g.5, 356g.5-1, 356m, 356u, 356w, 356x, 356z.2, 356z.4,
356z.6, 356z.8, 356z.9, 356z.10, 356z.11, 356z.12, 356z.13,
356z.14, 356z.15, 356z.17, 356z.22, and 356z.25, and 356z.26 of
the Illinois Insurance Code. The program of health benefits
must comply with Sections 155.22a, 155.37, 355b, 356z.19, 370c,
and 370c.1 of the Illinois Insurance Code.
Rulemaking authority to implement Public Act 95-1045, if
any, is conditioned on the rules being adopted in accordance
with all provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure
Act and all rules and procedures of the Joint Committee on
Administrative Rules; any purported rule not so adopted, for
whatever reason, is unauthorized.
(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 100-24, eff. 7-18-17;
100-138, eff. 8-18-17; revised 10-3-17.)
Section 25. The Election Code is amended by changing
Sections 1-2, 1A-8, 1A-16, 2A-30, 3-5, 12-5, 21-2, and 28-7 as
follows:
(10 ILCS 5/1-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 1-2)
Sec. 1-2. The provisions of this Act, so far as they are
the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a
continuation of such prior provisions, and not as a new
enactment.
If in any other statute reference is made to an Act of the
General Assembly, or a Section section of such an Act, which is
continued in this election Code, such reference shall be held
to refer to the Act or Section section thereof so continued in
this Code.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 2, p. 1; revised 9-22-17.)
(10 ILCS 5/1A-8) (from Ch. 46, par. 1A-8)
Sec. 1A-8. The State Board of Elections shall exercise the
following powers and perform the following duties in addition
to any powers or duties otherwise provided for by law:
(1) Assume all duties and responsibilities of the State
Electoral Board and the Secretary of State as heretofore
provided in this Code Act;
(2) Disseminate information to and consult with
election authorities concerning the conduct of elections
and registration in accordance with the laws of this State
and the laws of the United States;
(3) Furnish to each election authority prior to each
primary and general election and any other election it
deems necessary, a manual of uniform instructions
consistent with the provisions of this Code Act which shall
be used by election authorities in the preparation of the
official manual of instruction to be used by the judges of
election in any such election. In preparing such manual,
the State Board shall consult with representatives of the
election authorities throughout the State. The State Board
may provide separate portions of the uniform instructions
applicable to different election jurisdictions which
administer elections under different options provided by
law. The State Board may by regulation require particular
portions of the uniform instructions to be included in any
official manual of instructions published by election
authorities. Any manual of instructions published by any
election authority shall be identical with the manual of
uniform instructions issued by the Board, but may be
adapted by the election authority to accommodate special or
unusual local election problems, provided that all manuals
published by election authorities must be consistent with
the provisions of this Code Act in all respects and must
receive the approval of the State Board of Elections prior
to publication; provided further that if the State Board
does not approve or disapprove of a proposed manual within
60 days of its submission, the manual shall be deemed
approved.
(4) Prescribe and require the use of such uniform
forms, notices, and other supplies not inconsistent with
the provisions of this Code Act as it shall deem advisable
which shall be used by election authorities in the conduct
of elections and registrations;
(5) Prepare and certify the form of ballot for any
proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of
Illinois, or any referendum to be submitted to the electors
throughout the State or, when required to do so by law, to
the voters of any area or unit of local government of the
State;
(6) Require such statistical reports regarding the
conduct of elections and registration from election
authorities as may be deemed necessary;
(7) Review and inspect procedures and records relating
to conduct of elections and registration as may be deemed
necessary, and to report violations of election laws to the
appropriate State's Attorney or the Attorney General;
(8) Recommend to the General Assembly legislation to
improve the administration of elections and registration;
(9) Adopt, amend or rescind rules and regulations in
the performance of its duties provided that all such rules
and regulations must be consistent with the provisions of
this Article 1A or issued pursuant to authority otherwise
provided by law;
(10) Determine the validity and sufficiency of
petitions filed under Article XIV, Section 3, of the
Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970;
(11) Maintain in its principal office a research
library that includes, but is not limited to, abstracts of
votes by precinct for general primary elections and general
elections, current precinct maps and current precinct poll
lists from all election jurisdictions within the State. The
research library shall be open to the public during regular
business hours. Such abstracts, maps and lists shall be
preserved as permanent records and shall be available for
examination and copying at a reasonable cost;
(12) Supervise the administration of the registration
and election laws throughout the State;
(13) Obtain from the Department of Central Management
Services, under Section 405-250 of the Department of
Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-250),
such use of electronic data processing equipment as may be
required to perform the duties of the State Board of
Elections and to provide election-related information to
candidates, public and party officials, interested civic
organizations and the general public in a timely and
efficient manner;
(14) To take such action as may be necessary or
required to give effect to directions of the national
committee or State central committee of an established
political party under Sections 7-8, 7-11, and 7-14.1 or
such other provisions as may be applicable pertaining to
the selection of delegates and alternate delegates to an
established political party's national nominating
conventions or, notwithstanding any candidate
certification schedule contained within this the Election
Code, the certification of the Presidential and Vice
Presidential candidate selected by the established
political party's national nominating convention;
(15) To post all early voting sites separated by
election authority and hours of operation on its website at
least 5 business days before the period for early voting
begins; and
(16) To post on its website the statewide totals, and
totals separated by each election authority, for each of
the counts received pursuant to Section 1-9.2.
The Board may by regulation delegate any of its duties or
functions under this Article, except that final determinations
and orders under this Article shall be issued only by the
Board.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall
be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker,
the Minority Leader, and the Clerk of the House of
Representatives, and the President, the Minority Leader, and
the Secretary of the Senate, and the Legislative Research Unit,
as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization
Act "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General
Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing
such additional copies with the State Government Report
Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required
under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15; revised 9-21-17.)
(10 ILCS 5/1A-16)
Sec. 1A-16. Voter registration information; Internet
posting; processing of voter registration forms; content of
such forms. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the
following provisions shall apply to voter registration under
this Code.
(a) Voter registration information; Internet posting of
voter registration form. Within 90 days after August 21, 2003
(the effective date of Public Act 93-574) this amendatory Act
of the 93rd General Assembly, the State Board of Elections
shall post on its World Wide Web site the following
information:
(1) A comprehensive list of the names, addresses, phone
numbers, and websites, if applicable, of all county clerks
and boards of election commissioners in Illinois.
(2) A schedule of upcoming elections and the deadline
for voter registration.
(3) A downloadable, printable voter registration form,
in at least English and in Spanish versions, that a person
may complete and mail or submit to the State Board of
Elections or the appropriate county clerk or board of
election commissioners.
Any forms described under paragraph (3) must state the
following:
If you do not have a driver's license or social
security number, and this form is submitted by mail, and
you have never registered to vote in the jurisdiction you
are now registering in, then you must send, with this
application, either (i) a copy of a current and valid photo
identification, or (ii) a copy of a current utility bill,
bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other
government document that shows the name and address of the
voter. If you do not provide the information required
above, then you will be required to provide election
officials with either (i) or (ii) described above the first
time you vote at a voting place.
(b) Acceptance of registration forms by the State Board of
Elections and county clerks and board of election
commissioners. The State Board of Elections, county clerks, and
board of election commissioners shall accept all completed
voter registration forms described in subsection (a)(3) of this
Section and Sections 1A-17 and 1A-30 that are:
(1) postmarked on or before the day that voter
registration is closed under this the Election Code;
(2) not postmarked, but arrives no later than 5 days
after the close of registration;
(3) submitted in person by a person using the form on
or before the day that voter registration is closed under
this the Election Code; or
(4) submitted in person by a person who submits one or
more forms on behalf of one or more persons who used the
form on or before the day that voter registration is closed
under this the Election Code.
Upon the receipt of a registration form, the State Board of
Elections shall mark the date on which the form was received
and send the form via first class mail to the appropriate
county clerk or board of election commissioners, as the case
may be, within 2 business days based upon the home address of
the person submitting the registration form. The county clerk
and board of election commissioners shall accept and process
any form received from the State Board of Elections.
(c) Processing of registration forms by county clerks and
boards of election commissioners. The county clerk or board of
election commissioners shall promulgate procedures for
processing the voter registration form.
(d) Contents of the voter registration form. The State
Board shall create a voter registration form, which must
contain the following content:
(1) Instructions for completing the form.
(2) A summary of the qualifications to register to vote
in Illinois.
(3) Instructions for mailing in or submitting the form
in person.
(4) The phone number for the State Board of Elections
should a person submitting the form have questions.
(5) A box for the person to check that explains one of
3 reasons for submitting the form:
(a) new registration;
(b) change of address; or
(c) change of name.
(6) a box for the person to check yes or no that asks,
"Are you a citizen of the United States?", a box for the
person to check yes or no that asks, "Will you be 18 years
of age on or before election day?", and a statement of "If
you checked 'no' in response to either of these questions,
then do not complete this form.".
(7) A space for the person to fill in his or her home
telephone number.
(8) Spaces for the person to fill in his or her first,
middle, and last names, street address (principal place of
residence), county, city, state, and zip code.
(9) Spaces for the person to fill in his or her mailing
address, city, state, and zip code if different from his or
her principal place of residence.
(10) A space for the person to fill in his or her
Illinois driver's license number if the person has a
driver's license.
(11) A space for a person without a driver's license to
fill in the last four digits of his or her social security
number if the person has a social security number.
(12) A space for a person without an Illinois driver's
license to fill in his or her identification number from
his or her State Identification card issued by the
Secretary of State.
(13) A space for the person to fill the name appearing
on his or her last voter registration, the street address
of his or her last registration, including the city,
county, state, and zip code.
(14) A space where the person swears or affirms the
following under penalty of perjury with his or her
signature:
(a) "I am a citizen of the United States.";
(b) "I will be at least 18 years old on or before
the next election.";
(c) "I will have lived in the State of Illinois and
in my election precinct at least 30 days as of the date
of the next election."; and
(d) "The information I have provided is true to the
best of my knowledge under penalty of perjury. If I
have provided false information, then I may be fined,
imprisoned, or, if I am not a U.S. citizen, deported
from or refused entry into the United States.".
(15) A space for the person to fill in his or her
e-mail address if he or she chooses to provide that
information.
(d-5) Compliance with federal law; rulemaking authority.
The voter registration form described in this Section shall be
consistent with the form prescribed by the Federal Election
Commission under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993,
P.L. 103-31, as amended from time to time, and the Help America
Vote Act of 2002, P.L. 107-252, in all relevant respects. The
State Board of Elections shall periodically update the form
based on changes to federal or State law. The State Board of
Elections shall promulgate any rules necessary for the
implementation of this Section; provided that the rules comport
with the letter and spirit of the National Voter Registration
Act of 1993 and Help America Vote Act of 2002 and maximize the
opportunity for a person to register to vote.
(e) Forms available in paper form. The State Board of
Elections shall make the voter registration form available in
regular paper stock and form in sufficient quantities for the
general public. The State Board of Elections may provide the
voter registration form to the Secretary of State, county
clerks, boards of election commissioners, designated agencies
of the State of Illinois, and any other person or entity
designated to have these forms by this the Election Code in
regular paper stock and form or some other format deemed
suitable by the Board. Each county clerk or board of election
commissioners has the authority to design and print its own
voter registration form so long as the form complies with the
requirements of this Section. The State Board of Elections,
county clerks, boards of election commissioners, or other
designated agencies of the State of Illinois required to have
these forms under this the Election Code shall provide a member
of the public with any reasonable number of forms that he or
she may request. Nothing in this Section shall permit the State
Board of Elections, county clerk, board of election
commissioners, or other appropriate election official who may
accept a voter registration form to refuse to accept a voter
registration form because the form is printed on photocopier or
regular paper stock and form.
(f) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 10-1-13; 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15;
revised 9-22-17.)
(10 ILCS 5/2A-30) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-30)
Sec. 2A-30. Villages and incorporated towns with
population of less than 50,000; president; trustees; clerk
Incorporated Towns with Population of Less than 50,000 -
President - Trustees - Clerk. In villages and incorporated
towns with a population of less than 50,000, a president shall
be elected at the consolidated election in every other
odd-numbered year when the president is elected for a 4-year 4
year term, and in each odd-numbered year when the president is
elected for a 2-year 2 year term.
Except as provided in Section 2A-30a, in villages and
incorporated towns with a population of less than 50,000, 3
trustees shall be elected at the consolidated election in each
odd-numbered year when trustees are elected for 4-year 4 year
terms, and at the consolidated election in each odd-numbered
year and at the general primary election in each even-numbered
year when trustees are elected for 2-year 2 year terms. A
primary to nominate candidates for the office of trustee to be
elected at the general primary election shall be held on the
Tuesday 6 weeks preceding that election.
In villages and incorporated towns with a population of
less than 50,000, a clerk shall be elected at the consolidated
election in every other odd-numbered year when the clerk is
elected for a 4-year 4 year term, and in each odd-numbered year
when the clerk is elected for a 2-year 2 year term.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495; revised 9-22-17.)
(10 ILCS 5/3-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 3-5)
Sec. 3-5. No person who has been legally convicted, in this
or another state or in any federal court, of any crime, and is
serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution, or
who has been convicted under any Section of this Code Act and
is serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution,
shall vote, offer to vote, attempt to vote or be permitted to
vote at any election until his release from confinement.
Confinement for purposes of this Section shall include any
person convicted and imprisoned but granted a furlough as
provided by Section 3-11-1 of the "Unified Code of
Corrections", or admitted to a work release program as provided
by Section 3-13-2 of the "Unified Code of Corrections".
Confinement shall not include any person convicted and
imprisoned but released on parole.
Confinement or detention in a jail pending acquittal or
conviction of a crime is not a disqualification for voting.
(Source: P.A. 94-637, eff. 1-1-06; revised 9-22-17.)
(10 ILCS 5/12-5) (from Ch. 46, par. 12-5)
Sec. 12-5. Notice for public questions.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), for all
elections held after July 1, 1999, notice of public questions
shall be required only as set forth in this Section or as set
forth in Section 17-3 or 19-3 of the School Code. Not more than
60 days nor less than 10 days before the date of a regular
election at which a public question is to be submitted to the
voters of a political or governmental subdivision, and at least
20 days before an emergency referendum, the election authority
shall publish notice of the referendum. The notice shall be
published once in a local, community newspaper having general
circulation in the political or governmental subdivision. The
notice shall also be given at least 10 days before the date of
the election by posting a copy of the notice at the principal
office of the election authority. The local election official
shall also post a copy of the notice at the principal office of
the political or governmental subdivision, or if there is no
principal office at the building in which the governing body of
the political or governmental subdivision held its first
meeting of the calendar year in which the referendum is being
held. The election authority and the political or governmental
subdivision may, but are not required to, post the notice
electronically on their World Wide Web pages. The notice, which
shall appear over the name or title of the election authority,
shall be substantially in the following form:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the election to be held
on (insert day of the week), (insert date of election), the
following proposition will be submitted to the voters of
(name of political or governmental subdivision):
(insert the public question as it will appear on the
ballot)
The polls at the election will be open at 6:00 o'clock
A.M. and will continue to be open until 7:00 o'clock P.M.
of that day.
Dated (date of notice)
(Name or title of the election authority)
The notice shall also include any additional information
required by the statute authorizing the public question. The
notice may include an explanation, in neutral and plain
language, of the question and its purposes supplied by the
governing body of the political or governmental subdivision to
whose voters the question is to be submitted. The notice shall
set forth the precincts and polling places at which the
referendum will be conducted only in the case of emergency
referenda.
(b) Notice of any public question published in a local,
community newspaper having general circulation in the
political or governmental subdivision to which such public
question relates more than 30 days but not more than 35 days
prior to the general election held on November 8, 2016 that
otherwise complies with the requirements of this Section is
sufficient notice to satisfy the newspaper publication
requirement of this Section, such notice shall for all purposes
be deemed to have been given in accordance with this Section,
any bonds approved by the voters at such election are hereby
authorized to be issued in accordance with applicable law
without further referendum approval and taxes to be levied
pursuant to any limiting rate increases approved by the voters
at such election are hereby authorized to be levied and
extended without further referendum approval.
(Source: P.A. 99-935, eff. 2-17-17; 100-298, eff. 1-1-18;
revised 9-22-17.)
(10 ILCS 5/21-2) (from Ch. 46, par. 21-2)
Sec. 21-2. The county clerks of the several counties shall,
within 21 days next after holding the election named in
subsection (1) of Section 2A-1.2 and Section 2A-2, make 2
copies of the abstract of the votes cast for electors by each
political party or group, as indicated by the voter, as
aforesaid, by a cross in the square to the left of the bracket
aforesaid, or as indicated by a cross in the appropriate place
preceding the appellation or title of the particular political
party or group, and transmit by mail one of the copies to the
office of the State Board of Elections and retain the other in
his office, to be sent for by the electoral board in case the
other should be mislaid. Within 31 days after the holding of
such election, and sooner if all the returns are received by
the State Board of Elections, the State Board of Elections
Election, shall proceed to open and canvass said election
returns and to declare which set of candidates for President
and Vice-President received, as aforesaid, the highest number
of votes cast at such election as aforesaid; and the electors
of that party whose candidates for President and Vice-President
received the highest number of votes so cast shall be taken and
deemed to be elected as electors of President and
Vice-President, but should 2 or more sets of candidates for
President and Vice-President be returned with an equal and the
highest vote, the State Board of Elections shall cause a notice
of the same to be published, which notice shall name some day
and place, not less than 5 days from the time of such
publication of such notice, upon which the State Board of
Elections will decide by lot which of the sets of candidates
for President and Vice-President so equal and highest shall be
declared to be highest. And upon the day and at the place so
appointed in the notice, the board shall so decide by lot and
declare which is deemed highest of the sets of candidates for
President and Vice-President so equal and highest, thereby
determining only that the electors chosen as aforesaid by such
candidates' party or group are thereby elected by general
ticket to be such electors.
(Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04; revised 9-22-17.)
(10 ILCS 5/28-7) (from Ch. 46, par. 28-7)
Sec. 28-7. In any case in which Article VII or paragraph
(a) of Section 5 of the Transition Schedule of the Constitution
authorizes any action to be taken by or with respect to any
unit of local government, as defined in Section 1 of Article
VII of the Constitution, by or subject to approval by
referendum, any such public question shall be initiated in
accordance with this Section.
Any such public question may be initiated by the governing
body of the unit of local government by resolution or by the
filing with the clerk or secretary of the governmental unit of
a petition signed by a number of qualified electors equal to or
greater than at least 8% of the total votes cast for candidates
for Governor in the preceding gubernatorial election,
requesting the submission of the proposal for such action to
the voters of the governmental unit at a regular election.
If the action to be taken requires a referendum involving 2
or more units of local government, the proposal shall be
submitted to the voters of such governmental units by the
election authorities with jurisdiction over the territory of
the governmental units. Such multi-unit proposals may be
initiated by appropriate resolutions by the respective
governing bodies or by petitions of the voters of the several
governmental units filed with the respective clerks or
secretaries.
This Section is intended to provide a method of submission
to referendum in all cases of proposals for actions which are
authorized by Article VII of the Constitution by or subject to
approval by referendum and supersedes any conflicting
statutory provisions except those contained in Division 2-5 of
the Counties Code the "County Executive Act".
Referenda provided for in this Section may not be held more
than once in any 23-month period on the same proposition,
provided that in any municipality a referendum to elect not to
be a home rule unit may be held only once within any 47-month
period.
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11; revised 9-22-17.)
Section 30. The State Treasurer Act is amended by changing
Section 16.5 as follows:
(15 ILCS 505/16.5)
Sec. 16.5. College Savings Pool. The State Treasurer may
establish and administer a College Savings Pool to supplement
and enhance the investment opportunities otherwise available
to persons seeking to finance the costs of higher education.
The State Treasurer, in administering the College Savings Pool,
may receive moneys paid into the pool by a participant and may
serve as the fiscal agent of that participant for the purpose
of holding and investing those moneys.
"Participant", as used in this Section, means any person
who has authority to withdraw funds, change the designated
beneficiary, or otherwise exercise control over an account.
"Donor", as used in this Section, means any person who makes
investments in the pool. "Designated beneficiary", as used in
this Section, means any person on whose behalf an account is
established in the College Savings Pool by a participant. Both
in-state and out-of-state persons may be participants, donors,
and designated beneficiaries in the College Savings Pool. The
College Savings Pool must be available to any individual with a
valid social security number or taxpayer identification number
for the benefit of any individual with a valid social security
number or taxpayer identification number, unless a contract in
effect on August 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act
97-233) does not allow for taxpayer identification numbers, in
which case taxpayer identification numbers must be allowed upon
the expiration of the contract.
New accounts in the College Savings Pool may be processed
through participating financial institutions. "Participating
financial institution", as used in this Section, means any
financial institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation and lawfully doing business in the State of
Illinois and any credit union approved by the State Treasurer
and lawfully doing business in the State of Illinois that
agrees to process new accounts in the College Savings Pool.
Participating financial institutions may charge a processing
fee to participants to open an account in the pool that shall
not exceed $30 until the year 2001. Beginning in 2001 and every
year thereafter, the maximum fee limit shall be adjusted by the
Treasurer based on the Consumer Price Index for the North
Central Region as published by the United States Department of
Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for the immediately preceding
calendar year. Every contribution received by a financial
institution for investment in the College Savings Pool shall be
transferred from the financial institution to a location
selected by the State Treasurer within one business day
following the day that the funds must be made available in
accordance with federal law. All communications from the State
Treasurer to participants and donors shall reference the
participating financial institution at which the account was
processed.
The Treasurer may invest the moneys in the College Savings
Pool in the same manner and in the same types of investments
provided for the investment of moneys by the Illinois State
Board of Investment. To enhance the safety and liquidity of the
College Savings Pool, to ensure the diversification of the
investment portfolio of the pool, and in an effort to keep
investment dollars in the State of Illinois, the State
Treasurer may make a percentage of each account available for
investment in participating financial institutions doing
business in the State. The State Treasurer may deposit with the
participating financial institution at which the account was
processed the following percentage of each account at a
prevailing rate offered by the institution, provided that the
deposit is federally insured or fully collateralized and the
institution accepts the deposit: 10% of the total amount of
each account for which the current age of the beneficiary is
less than 7 years of age, 20% of the total amount of each
account for which the beneficiary is at least 7 years of age
and less than 12 years of age, and 50% of the total amount of
each account for which the current age of the beneficiary is at
least 12 years of age. The Treasurer shall develop, publish,
and implement an investment policy covering the investment of
the moneys in the College Savings Pool. The policy shall be
published each year as part of the audit of the College Savings
Pool by the Auditor General, which shall be distributed to all
participants. The Treasurer shall notify all participants in
writing, and the Treasurer shall publish in a newspaper of
general circulation in both Chicago and Springfield, any
changes to the previously published investment policy at least
30 calendar days before implementing the policy. Any investment
policy adopted by the Treasurer shall be reviewed and updated
if necessary within 90 days following the date that the State
Treasurer takes office.
Participants shall be required to use moneys distributed
from the College Savings Pool for qualified expenses at
eligible educational institutions. "Qualified expenses", as
used in this Section, means the following: (i) tuition, fees,
and the costs of books, supplies, and equipment required for
enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational
institution; (ii) expenses for special needs services, in the
case of a special needs beneficiary, which are incurred in
connection with such enrollment or attendance; (iii) certain
expenses for the purchase of computer or peripheral equipment,
as defined in Section 168 of the federal Internal Revenue Code
(26 U.S.C. 168), computer software, as defined in Section 197
of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 197), or
Internet internet access and related services, if such
equipment, software, or services are to be used primarily by
the beneficiary during any of the years the beneficiary is
enrolled at an eligible educational institution, except that,
such expenses shall not include expenses for computer software
designed for sports, games, or hobbies, unless the software is
predominantly educational in nature; and (iv) certain room and
board expenses incurred while attending an eligible
educational institution at least half-time. "Eligible
educational institutions", as used in this Section, means
public and private colleges, junior colleges, graduate
schools, and certain vocational institutions that are
described in Section 481 of the Higher Education Act of 1965
(20 U.S.C. 1088) and that are eligible to participate in
Department of Education student aid programs. A student shall
be considered to be enrolled at least half-time if the student
is enrolled for at least half the full-time academic work load
for the course of study the student is pursuing as determined
under the standards of the institution at which the student is
enrolled. Distributions made from the pool for qualified
expenses shall be made directly to the eligible educational
institution, directly to a vendor, in the form of a check
payable to both the beneficiary and the institution or vendor,
or directly to the designated beneficiary in a manner that is
permissible under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. Any
moneys that are distributed in any other manner or that are
used for expenses other than qualified expenses at an eligible
educational institution shall be subject to a penalty of 10% of
the earnings unless the beneficiary dies, becomes a person with
a disability, or receives a scholarship that equals or exceeds
the distribution. Penalties shall be withheld at the time the
distribution is made.
The Treasurer shall limit the contributions that may be
made on behalf of a designated beneficiary based on the
limitations established by the Internal Revenue Service. The
contributions made on behalf of a beneficiary who is also a
beneficiary under the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program shall be
further restricted to ensure that the contributions in both
programs combined do not exceed the limit established for the
College Savings Pool. The Treasurer shall provide the Illinois
Student Assistance Commission each year at a time designated by
the Commission, an electronic report of all participant
accounts in the Treasurer's College Savings Pool, listing total
contributions and disbursements from each individual account
during the previous calendar year. As soon thereafter as is
possible following receipt of the Treasurer's report, the
Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall, in turn, provide
the Treasurer with an electronic report listing those College
Savings Pool participants who also participate in the State's
prepaid tuition program, administered by the Commission. The
Commission shall be responsible for filing any combined tax
reports regarding State qualified savings programs required by
the United States Internal Revenue Service. The Treasurer shall
work with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to
coordinate the marketing of the College Savings Pool and the
Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program when considered beneficial by
the Treasurer and the Director of the Illinois Student
Assistance Commission. The Treasurer's office shall not
publicize or otherwise market the College Savings Pool or
accept any moneys into the College Savings Pool prior to March
1, 2000. The Treasurer shall provide a separate accounting for
each designated beneficiary to each participant, the Illinois
Student Assistance Commission, and the participating financial
institution at which the account was processed. No interest in
the program may be pledged as security for a loan. Moneys held
in an account invested in the Illinois College Savings Pool
shall be exempt from all claims of the creditors of the
participant, donor, or designated beneficiary of that account,
except for the non-exempt College Savings Pool transfers to or
from the account as defined under subsection (j) of Section
12-1001 of the Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/12-1001(j)).
The assets of the College Savings Pool and its income and
operation shall be exempt from all taxation by the State of
Illinois and any of its subdivisions. The accrued earnings on
investments in the Pool once disbursed on behalf of a
designated beneficiary shall be similarly exempt from all
taxation by the State of Illinois and its subdivisions, so long
as they are used for qualified expenses. Contributions to a
College Savings Pool account during the taxable year may be
deducted from adjusted gross income as provided in Section 203
of the Illinois Income Tax Act. The provisions of this
paragraph are exempt from Section 250 of the Illinois Income
Tax Act.
The Treasurer shall adopt rules he or she considers
necessary for the efficient administration of the College
Savings Pool. The rules shall provide whatever additional
parameters and restrictions are necessary to ensure that the
College Savings Pool meets all of the requirements for a
qualified state tuition program under Section 529 of the
Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 529). The rules shall provide
for the administration expenses of the pool to be paid from its
earnings and for the investment earnings in excess of the
expenses and all moneys collected as penalties to be credited
or paid monthly to the several participants in the pool in a
manner which equitably reflects the differing amounts of their
respective investments in the pool and the differing periods of
time for which those amounts were in the custody of the pool.
Also, the rules shall require the maintenance of records that
enable the Treasurer's office to produce a report for each
account in the pool at least annually that documents the
account balance and investment earnings. Notice of any proposed
amendments to the rules and regulations shall be provided to
all participants prior to adoption. Amendments to rules and
regulations shall apply only to contributions made after the
adoption of the amendment.
Upon creating the College Savings Pool, the State Treasurer
shall give bond with 2 or more sufficient sureties, payable to
and for the benefit of the participants in the College Savings
Pool, in the penal sum of $1,000,000, conditioned upon the
faithful discharge of his or her duties in relation to the
College Savings Pool.
(Source: P.A. 91-607, eff. 1-1-00; 91-829, eff. 1-1-01; 91-943,
eff. 2-9-01; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01; 92-439, eff. 8-17-01; 92-626,
eff 7-11-02; 93-812, eff. 1-1-05; 95-23, eff. 8-3-07; 95-306,
eff. 1-1-08; 95-521, eff. 8-28-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08;
97-233, eff. 8-1-11; 97-537, eff. 8-23-11; 97-813, eff.
7-13-12; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-161, eff. 8-18-17; revised
10-2-17.)
Section 35. The Personnel Code is amended by changing
Section 17 as follows:
(20 ILCS 415/17) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b117)
Sec. 17. Status of present employees. Employees holding
positions in the State service herein shall continue under the
following conditions:
(1) Employees who have been appointed as a result of
having passed examinations in existing merit systems, and
who have satisfactorily passed their probationary period,
or who have been promoted in accordance with the rules
thereunder, shall be continued without further
examination, but shall be otherwise subject to the
provisions of this Act and the rules made pursuant to it.
(2) All other such employees shall be continued in
their respective positions if they pass a qualifying
examination prescribed by the Director prior to October 1,
1958, and satisfactorily complete their respective
probationary periods. Employees in federally aided
programs, which on July 1, 1956, were subject to Federal
merit system standards, who have not been appointed from
registers established as a result of merit system
examinations shall qualify through open competitive
examinations for their positions and certification from
the resulting registers. Those who fail to qualify as
provided herein shall be dismissed from their positions.
Nothing herein precludes the reclassification or
reallocation as provided by this Act of any position held
by any such incumbent.
(Source: P.A. 76-628; revised 9-22-17.)
Section 40. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by changing Sections 5 and 35.7 as follows:
(20 ILCS 505/5) (from Ch. 23, par. 5005)
Sec. 5. Direct child welfare services; Department of
Children and Family Services. To provide direct child welfare
services when not available through other public or private
child care or program facilities.
(a) For purposes of this Section:
(1) "Children" means persons found within the State who
are under the age of 18 years. The term also includes
persons under age 21 who:
(A) were committed to the Department pursuant to
the Juvenile Court Act or the Juvenile Court Act of
1987, as amended, prior to the age of 18 and who
continue under the jurisdiction of the court; or
(B) were accepted for care, service and training by
the Department prior to the age of 18 and whose best
interest in the discretion of the Department would be
served by continuing that care, service and training
because of severe emotional disturbances, physical
disability, social adjustment or any combination
thereof, or because of the need to complete an
educational or vocational training program.
(2) "Homeless youth" means persons found within the
State who are under the age of 19, are not in a safe and
stable living situation and cannot be reunited with their
families.
(3) "Child welfare services" means public social
services which are directed toward the accomplishment of
the following purposes:
(A) protecting and promoting the health, safety
and welfare of children, including homeless, dependent
or neglected children;
(B) remedying, or assisting in the solution of
problems which may result in, the neglect, abuse,
exploitation or delinquency of children;
(C) preventing the unnecessary separation of
children from their families by identifying family
problems, assisting families in resolving their
problems, and preventing the breakup of the family
where the prevention of child removal is desirable and
possible when the child can be cared for at home
without endangering the child's health and safety;
(D) restoring to their families children who have
been removed, by the provision of services to the child
and the families when the child can be cared for at
home without endangering the child's health and
safety;
(E) placing children in suitable adoptive homes,
in cases where restoration to the biological family is
not safe, possible or appropriate;
(F) assuring safe and adequate care of children
away from their homes, in cases where the child cannot
be returned home or cannot be placed for adoption. At
the time of placement, the Department shall consider
concurrent planning, as described in subsection (l-1)
of this Section so that permanency may occur at the
earliest opportunity. Consideration should be given so
that if reunification fails or is delayed, the
placement made is the best available placement to
provide permanency for the child;
(G) (blank);
(H) (blank); and
(I) placing and maintaining children in facilities
that provide separate living quarters for children
under the age of 18 and for children 18 years of age
and older, unless a child 18 years of age is in the
last year of high school education or vocational
training, in an approved individual or group treatment
program, in a licensed shelter facility, or secure
child care facility. The Department is not required to
place or maintain children:
(i) who are in a foster home, or
(ii) who are persons with a developmental
disability, as defined in the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Code, or
(iii) who are female children who are
pregnant, pregnant and parenting or parenting, or
(iv) who are siblings, in facilities that
provide separate living quarters for children 18
years of age and older and for children under 18
years of age.
(b) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize
the expenditure of public funds for the purpose of performing
abortions.
(c) The Department shall establish and maintain
tax-supported child welfare services and extend and seek to
improve voluntary services throughout the State, to the end
that services and care shall be available on an equal basis
throughout the State to children requiring such services.
(d) The Director may authorize advance disbursements for
any new program initiative to any agency contracting with the
Department. As a prerequisite for an advance disbursement, the
contractor must post a surety bond in the amount of the advance
disbursement and have a purchase of service contract approved
by the Department. The Department may pay up to 2 months
operational expenses in advance. The amount of the advance
disbursement shall be prorated over the life of the contract or
the remaining months of the fiscal year, whichever is less, and
the installment amount shall then be deducted from future
bills. Advance disbursement authorizations for new initiatives
shall not be made to any agency after that agency has operated
during 2 consecutive fiscal years. The requirements of this
Section concerning advance disbursements shall not apply with
respect to the following: payments to local public agencies for
child day care services as authorized by Section 5a of this
Act; and youth service programs receiving grant funds under
Section 17a-4.
(e) (Blank).
(f) (Blank).
(g) The Department shall establish rules and regulations
concerning its operation of programs designed to meet the goals
of child safety and protection, family preservation, family
reunification, and adoption, including but not limited to:
(1) adoption;
(2) foster care;
(3) family counseling;
(4) protective services;
(5) (blank);
(6) homemaker service;
(7) return of runaway children;
(8) (blank);
(9) placement under Section 5-7 of the Juvenile Court
Act or Section 2-27, 3-28, 4-25 or 5-740 of the Juvenile
Court Act of 1987 in accordance with the federal Adoption
Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980; and
(10) interstate services.
Rules and regulations established by the Department shall
include provisions for training Department staff and the staff
of Department grantees, through contracts with other agencies
or resources, in alcohol and drug abuse screening techniques
approved by the Department of Human Services, as a successor to
the Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, for the
purpose of identifying children and adults who should be
referred to an alcohol and drug abuse treatment program for
professional evaluation.
(h) If the Department finds that there is no appropriate
program or facility within or available to the Department for a
youth in care and that no licensed private facility has an
adequate and appropriate program or none agrees to accept the
youth in care, the Department shall create an appropriate
individualized, program-oriented plan for such youth in care.
The plan may be developed within the Department or through
purchase of services by the Department to the extent that it is
within its statutory authority to do.
(i) Service programs shall be available throughout the
State and shall include but not be limited to the following
services:
(1) case management;
(2) homemakers;
(3) counseling;
(4) parent education;
(5) day care; and
(6) emergency assistance and advocacy.
In addition, the following services may be made available
to assess and meet the needs of children and families:
(1) comprehensive family-based services;
(2) assessments;
(3) respite care; and
(4) in-home health services.
The Department shall provide transportation for any of the
services it makes available to children or families or for
which it refers children or families.
(j) The Department may provide categories of financial
assistance and education assistance grants, and shall
establish rules and regulations concerning the assistance and
grants, to persons who adopt children with physical or mental
disabilities, children who are older, or other hard-to-place
children who (i) immediately prior to their adoption were youth
in care or (ii) were determined eligible for financial
assistance with respect to a prior adoption and who become
available for adoption because the prior adoption has been
dissolved and the parental rights of the adoptive parents have
been terminated or because the child's adoptive parents have
died. The Department may continue to provide financial
assistance and education assistance grants for a child who was
determined eligible for financial assistance under this
subsection (j) in the interim period beginning when the child's
adoptive parents died and ending with the finalization of the
new adoption of the child by another adoptive parent or
parents. The Department may also provide categories of
financial assistance and education assistance grants, and
shall establish rules and regulations for the assistance and
grants, to persons appointed guardian of the person under
Section 5-7 of the Juvenile Court Act or Section 2-27, 3-28,
4-25 or 5-740 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 for children
who were youth in care for 12 months immediately prior to the
appointment of the guardian.
The amount of assistance may vary, depending upon the needs
of the child and the adoptive parents, as set forth in the
annual assistance agreement. Special purpose grants are
allowed where the child requires special service but such costs
may not exceed the amounts which similar services would cost
the Department if it were to provide or secure them as guardian
of the child.
Any financial assistance provided under this subsection is
inalienable by assignment, sale, execution, attachment,
garnishment, or any other remedy for recovery or collection of
a judgment or debt.
(j-5) The Department shall not deny or delay the placement
of a child for adoption if an approved family is available
either outside of the Department region handling the case, or
outside of the State of Illinois.
(k) The Department shall accept for care and training any
child who has been adjudicated neglected or abused, or
dependent committed to it pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act or
the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(l) The Department shall offer family preservation
services, as defined in Section 8.2 of the Abused and Neglected
Child Reporting Act, to help families, including adoptive and
extended families. Family preservation services shall be
offered (i) to prevent the placement of children in substitute
care when the children can be cared for at home or in the
custody of the person responsible for the children's welfare,
(ii) to reunite children with their families, or (iii) to
maintain an adoptive placement. Family preservation services
shall only be offered when doing so will not endanger the
children's health or safety. With respect to children who are
in substitute care pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act of 1987,
family preservation services shall not be offered if a goal
other than those of subdivisions (A), (B), or (B-1) of
subsection (2) of Section 2-28 of that Act has been set.
Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to create a
private right of action or claim on the part of any individual
or child welfare agency, except that when a child is the
subject of an action under Article II of the Juvenile Court Act
of 1987 and the child's service plan calls for services to
facilitate achievement of the permanency goal, the court
hearing the action under Article II of the Juvenile Court Act
of 1987 may order the Department to provide the services set
out in the plan, if those services are not provided with
reasonable promptness and if those services are available.
The Department shall notify the child and his family of the
Department's responsibility to offer and provide family
preservation services as identified in the service plan. The
child and his family shall be eligible for services as soon as
the report is determined to be "indicated". The Department may
offer services to any child or family with respect to whom a
report of suspected child abuse or neglect has been filed,
prior to concluding its investigation under Section 7.12 of the
Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. However, the child's
or family's willingness to accept services shall not be
considered in the investigation. The Department may also
provide services to any child or family who is the subject of
any report of suspected child abuse or neglect or may refer
such child or family to services available from other agencies
in the community, even if the report is determined to be
unfounded, if the conditions in the child's or family's home
are reasonably likely to subject the child or family to future
reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. Acceptance of such
services shall be voluntary. The Department may also provide
services to any child or family after completion of a family
assessment, as an alternative to an investigation, as provided
under the "differential response program" provided for in
subsection (a-5) of Section 7.4 of the Abused and Neglected
Child Reporting Act.
The Department may, at its discretion except for those
children also adjudicated neglected or dependent, accept for
care and training any child who has been adjudicated addicted,
as a truant minor in need of supervision or as a minor
requiring authoritative intervention, under the Juvenile Court
Act or the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, but no such child shall
be committed to the Department by any court without the
approval of the Department. On and after January 1, 2015 (the
effective date of Public Act 98-803) this amendatory Act of the
98th General Assembly and before January 1, 2017, a minor
charged with a criminal offense under the Criminal Code of 1961
or the Criminal Code of 2012 or adjudicated delinquent shall
not be placed in the custody of or committed to the Department
by any court, except (i) a minor less than 16 years of age
committed to the Department under Section 5-710 of the Juvenile
Court Act of 1987, (ii) a minor for whom an independent basis
of abuse, neglect, or dependency exists, which must be defined
by departmental rule, or (iii) a minor for whom the court has
granted a supplemental petition to reinstate wardship pursuant
to subsection (2) of Section 2-33 of the Juvenile Court Act of
1987. On and after January 1, 2017, a minor charged with a
criminal offense under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
Criminal Code of 2012 or adjudicated delinquent shall not be
placed in the custody of or committed to the Department by any
court, except (i) a minor less than 15 years of age committed
to the Department under Section 5-710 of the Juvenile Court Act
of 1987, ii) a minor for whom an independent basis of abuse,
neglect, or dependency exists, which must be defined by
departmental rule, or (iii) a minor for whom the court has
granted a supplemental petition to reinstate wardship pursuant
to subsection (2) of Section 2-33 of the Juvenile Court Act of
1987. An independent basis exists when the allegations or
adjudication of abuse, neglect, or dependency do not arise from
the same facts, incident, or circumstances which give rise to a
charge or adjudication of delinquency. The Department shall
assign a caseworker to attend any hearing involving a youth in
the care and custody of the Department who is placed on
aftercare release, including hearings involving sanctions for
violation of aftercare release conditions and aftercare
release revocation hearings.
As soon as is possible after August 7, 2009 (the effective
date of Public Act 96-134), the Department shall develop and
implement a special program of family preservation services to
support intact, foster, and adoptive families who are
experiencing extreme hardships due to the difficulty and stress
of caring for a child who has been diagnosed with a pervasive
developmental disorder if the Department determines that those
services are necessary to ensure the health and safety of the
child. The Department may offer services to any family whether
or not a report has been filed under the Abused and Neglected
Child Reporting Act. The Department may refer the child or
family to services available from other agencies in the
community if the conditions in the child's or family's home are
reasonably likely to subject the child or family to future
reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. Acceptance of
these services shall be voluntary. The Department shall develop
and implement a public information campaign to alert health and
social service providers and the general public about these
special family preservation services. The nature and scope of
the services offered and the number of families served under
the special program implemented under this paragraph shall be
determined by the level of funding that the Department annually
allocates for this purpose. The term "pervasive developmental
disorder" under this paragraph means a neurological condition,
including but not limited to, Asperger's Syndrome and autism,
as defined in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American
Psychiatric Association.
(l-1) The legislature recognizes that the best interests of
the child require that the child be placed in the most
permanent living arrangement as soon as is practically
possible. To achieve this goal, the legislature directs the
Department of Children and Family Services to conduct
concurrent planning so that permanency may occur at the
earliest opportunity. Permanent living arrangements may
include prevention of placement of a child outside the home of
the family when the child can be cared for at home without
endangering the child's health or safety; reunification with
the family, when safe and appropriate, if temporary placement
is necessary; or movement of the child toward the most
permanent living arrangement and permanent legal status.
When determining reasonable efforts to be made with respect
to a child, as described in this subsection, and in making such
reasonable efforts, the child's health and safety shall be the
paramount concern.
When a child is placed in foster care, the Department shall
ensure and document that reasonable efforts were made to
prevent or eliminate the need to remove the child from the
child's home. The Department must make reasonable efforts to
reunify the family when temporary placement of the child occurs
unless otherwise required, pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act
of 1987. At any time after the dispositional hearing where the
Department believes that further reunification services would
be ineffective, it may request a finding from the court that
reasonable efforts are no longer appropriate. The Department is
not required to provide further reunification services after
such a finding.
A decision to place a child in substitute care shall be
made with considerations of the child's health, safety, and
best interests. At the time of placement, consideration should
also be given so that if reunification fails or is delayed, the
placement made is the best available placement to provide
permanency for the child.
The Department shall adopt rules addressing concurrent
planning for reunification and permanency. The Department
shall consider the following factors when determining
appropriateness of concurrent planning:
(1) the likelihood of prompt reunification;
(2) the past history of the family;
(3) the barriers to reunification being addressed by
the family;
(4) the level of cooperation of the family;
(5) the foster parents' willingness to work with the
family to reunite;
(6) the willingness and ability of the foster family to
provide an adoptive home or long-term placement;
(7) the age of the child;
(8) placement of siblings.
(m) The Department may assume temporary custody of any
child if:
(1) it has received a written consent to such temporary
custody signed by the parents of the child or by the parent
having custody of the child if the parents are not living
together or by the guardian or custodian of the child if
the child is not in the custody of either parent, or
(2) the child is found in the State and neither a
parent, guardian nor custodian of the child can be located.
If the child is found in his or her residence without a parent,
guardian, custodian or responsible caretaker, the Department
may, instead of removing the child and assuming temporary
custody, place an authorized representative of the Department
in that residence until such time as a parent, guardian or
custodian enters the home and expresses a willingness and
apparent ability to ensure the child's health and safety and
resume permanent charge of the child, or until a relative
enters the home and is willing and able to ensure the child's
health and safety and assume charge of the child until a
parent, guardian or custodian enters the home and expresses
such willingness and ability to ensure the child's safety and
resume permanent charge. After a caretaker has remained in the
home for a period not to exceed 12 hours, the Department must
follow those procedures outlined in Section 2-9, 3-11, 4-8, or
5-415 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
The Department shall have the authority, responsibilities
and duties that a legal custodian of the child would have
pursuant to subsection (9) of Section 1-3 of the Juvenile Court
Act of 1987. Whenever a child is taken into temporary custody
pursuant to an investigation under the Abused and Neglected
Child Reporting Act, or pursuant to a referral and acceptance
under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 of a minor in limited
custody, the Department, during the period of temporary custody
and before the child is brought before a judicial officer as
required by Section 2-9, 3-11, 4-8, or 5-415 of the Juvenile
Court Act of 1987, shall have the authority, responsibilities
and duties that a legal custodian of the child would have under
subsection (9) of Section 1-3 of the Juvenile Court Act of
1987.
The Department shall ensure that any child taken into
custody is scheduled for an appointment for a medical
examination.
A parent, guardian or custodian of a child in the temporary
custody of the Department who would have custody of the child
if he were not in the temporary custody of the Department may
deliver to the Department a signed request that the Department
surrender the temporary custody of the child. The Department
may retain temporary custody of the child for 10 days after the
receipt of the request, during which period the Department may
cause to be filed a petition pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act
of 1987. If a petition is so filed, the Department shall retain
temporary custody of the child until the court orders
otherwise. If a petition is not filed within the 10-day 10 day
period, the child shall be surrendered to the custody of the
requesting parent, guardian or custodian not later than the
expiration of the 10-day 10 day period, at which time the
authority and duties of the Department with respect to the
temporary custody of the child shall terminate.
(m-1) The Department may place children under 18 years of
age in a secure child care facility licensed by the Department
that cares for children who are in need of secure living
arrangements for their health, safety, and well-being after a
determination is made by the facility director and the Director
or the Director's designate prior to admission to the facility
subject to Section 2-27.1 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
This subsection (m-1) does not apply to a child who is subject
to placement in a correctional facility operated pursuant to
Section 3-15-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections, unless the
child is a youth in care who was placed in the care of the
Department before being subject to placement in a correctional
facility and a court of competent jurisdiction has ordered
placement of the child in a secure care facility.
(n) The Department may place children under 18 years of age
in licensed child care facilities when in the opinion of the
Department, appropriate services aimed at family preservation
have been unsuccessful and cannot ensure the child's health and
safety or are unavailable and such placement would be for their
best interest. Payment for board, clothing, care, training and
supervision of any child placed in a licensed child care
facility may be made by the Department, by the parents or
guardians of the estates of those children, or by both the
Department and the parents or guardians, except that no
payments shall be made by the Department for any child placed
in a licensed child care facility for board, clothing, care,
training and supervision of such a child that exceed the
average per capita cost of maintaining and of caring for a
child in institutions for dependent or neglected children
operated by the Department. However, such restriction on
payments does not apply in cases where children require
specialized care and treatment for problems of severe emotional
disturbance, physical disability, social adjustment, or any
combination thereof and suitable facilities for the placement
of such children are not available at payment rates within the
limitations set forth in this Section. All reimbursements for
services delivered shall be absolutely inalienable by
assignment, sale, attachment, garnishment or otherwise.
(n-1) The Department shall provide or authorize child
welfare services, aimed at assisting minors to achieve
sustainable self-sufficiency as independent adults, for any
minor eligible for the reinstatement of wardship pursuant to
subsection (2) of Section 2-33 of the Juvenile Court Act of
1987, whether or not such reinstatement is sought or allowed,
provided that the minor consents to such services and has not
yet attained the age of 21. The Department shall have
responsibility for the development and delivery of services
under this Section. An eligible youth may access services under
this Section through the Department of Children and Family
Services or by referral from the Department of Human Services.
Youth participating in services under this Section shall
cooperate with the assigned case manager in developing an
agreement identifying the services to be provided and how the
youth will increase skills to achieve self-sufficiency. A
homeless shelter is not considered appropriate housing for any
youth receiving child welfare services under this Section. The
Department shall continue child welfare services under this
Section to any eligible minor until the minor becomes 21 years
of age, no longer consents to participate, or achieves
self-sufficiency as identified in the minor's service plan. The
Department of Children and Family Services shall create clear,
readable notice of the rights of former foster youth to child
welfare services under this Section and how such services may
be obtained. The Department of Children and Family Services and
the Department of Human Services shall disseminate this
information statewide. The Department shall adopt regulations
describing services intended to assist minors in achieving
sustainable self-sufficiency as independent adults.
(o) The Department shall establish an administrative
review and appeal process for children and families who request
or receive child welfare services from the Department. Youth in
care who are placed by private child welfare agencies, and
foster families with whom those youth are placed, shall be
afforded the same procedural and appeal rights as children and
families in the case of placement by the Department, including
the right to an initial review of a private agency decision by
that agency. The Department shall ensure that any private child
welfare agency, which accepts youth in care for placement,
affords those rights to children and foster families. The
Department shall accept for administrative review and an appeal
hearing a complaint made by (i) a child or foster family
concerning a decision following an initial review by a private
child welfare agency or (ii) a prospective adoptive parent who
alleges a violation of subsection (j-5) of this Section. An
appeal of a decision concerning a change in the placement of a
child shall be conducted in an expedited manner. A court
determination that a current foster home placement is necessary
and appropriate under Section 2-28 of the Juvenile Court Act of
1987 does not constitute a judicial determination on the merits
of an administrative appeal, filed by a former foster parent,
involving a change of placement decision.
(p) (Blank).
(q) The Department may receive and use, in their entirety,
for the benefit of children any gift, donation or bequest of
money or other property which is received on behalf of such
children, or any financial benefits to which such children are
or may become entitled while under the jurisdiction or care of
the Department.
The Department shall set up and administer no-cost,
interest-bearing accounts in appropriate financial
institutions for children for whom the Department is legally
responsible and who have been determined eligible for Veterans'
Benefits, Social Security benefits, assistance allotments from
the armed forces, court ordered payments, parental voluntary
payments, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement
payments, Black Lung benefits, or other miscellaneous
payments. Interest earned by each account shall be credited to
the account, unless disbursed in accordance with this
subsection.
In disbursing funds from children's accounts, the
Department shall:
(1) Establish standards in accordance with State and
federal laws for disbursing money from children's
accounts. In all circumstances, the Department's
"Guardianship Administrator" or his or her designee must
approve disbursements from children's accounts. The
Department shall be responsible for keeping complete
records of all disbursements for each account for any
purpose.
(2) Calculate on a monthly basis the amounts paid from
State funds for the child's board and care, medical care
not covered under Medicaid, and social services; and
utilize funds from the child's account, as covered by
regulation, to reimburse those costs. Monthly,
disbursements from all children's accounts, up to 1/12 of
$13,000,000, shall be deposited by the Department into the
General Revenue Fund and the balance over 1/12 of
$13,000,000 into the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
(3) Maintain any balance remaining after reimbursing
for the child's costs of care, as specified in item (2).
The balance shall accumulate in accordance with relevant
State and federal laws and shall be disbursed to the child
or his or her guardian, or to the issuing agency.
(r) The Department shall promulgate regulations
encouraging all adoption agencies to voluntarily forward to the
Department or its agent names and addresses of all persons who
have applied for and have been approved for adoption of a
hard-to-place child or child with a disability and the names of
such children who have not been placed for adoption. A list of
such names and addresses shall be maintained by the Department
or its agent, and coded lists which maintain the
confidentiality of the person seeking to adopt the child and of
the child shall be made available, without charge, to every
adoption agency in the State to assist the agencies in placing
such children for adoption. The Department may delegate to an
agent its duty to maintain and make available such lists. The
Department shall ensure that such agent maintains the
confidentiality of the person seeking to adopt the child and of
the child.
(s) The Department of Children and Family Services may
establish and implement a program to reimburse Department and
private child welfare agency foster parents licensed by the
Department of Children and Family Services for damages
sustained by the foster parents as a result of the malicious or
negligent acts of foster children, as well as providing third
party coverage for such foster parents with regard to actions
of foster children to other individuals. Such coverage will be
secondary to the foster parent liability insurance policy, if
applicable. The program shall be funded through appropriations
from the General Revenue Fund, specifically designated for such
purposes.
(t) The Department shall perform home studies and
investigations and shall exercise supervision over visitation
as ordered by a court pursuant to the Illinois Marriage and
Dissolution of Marriage Act or the Adoption Act only if:
(1) an order entered by an Illinois court specifically
directs the Department to perform such services; and
(2) the court has ordered one or both of the parties to
the proceeding to reimburse the Department for its
reasonable costs for providing such services in accordance
with Department rules, or has determined that neither party
is financially able to pay.
The Department shall provide written notification to the
court of the specific arrangements for supervised visitation
and projected monthly costs within 60 days of the court order.
The Department shall send to the court information related to
the costs incurred except in cases where the court has
determined the parties are financially unable to pay. The court
may order additional periodic reports as appropriate.
(u) In addition to other information that must be provided,
whenever the Department places a child with a prospective
adoptive parent or parents or in a licensed foster home, group
home, child care institution, or in a relative home, the
Department shall provide to the prospective adoptive parent or
parents or other caretaker:
(1) available detailed information concerning the
child's educational and health history, copies of
immunization records (including insurance and medical card
information), a history of the child's previous
placements, if any, and reasons for placement changes
excluding any information that identifies or reveals the
location of any previous caretaker;
(2) a copy of the child's portion of the client service
plan, including any visitation arrangement, and all
amendments or revisions to it as related to the child; and
(3) information containing details of the child's
individualized educational plan when the child is
receiving special education services.
The caretaker shall be informed of any known social or
behavioral information (including, but not limited to,
criminal background, fire setting, perpetuation of sexual
abuse, destructive behavior, and substance abuse) necessary to
care for and safeguard the children to be placed or currently
in the home. The Department may prepare a written summary of
the information required by this paragraph, which may be
provided to the foster or prospective adoptive parent in
advance of a placement. The foster or prospective adoptive
parent may review the supporting documents in the child's file
in the presence of casework staff. In the case of an emergency
placement, casework staff shall at least provide known
information verbally, if necessary, and must subsequently
provide the information in writing as required by this
subsection.
The information described in this subsection shall be
provided in writing. In the case of emergency placements when
time does not allow prior review, preparation, and collection
of written information, the Department shall provide such
information as it becomes available. Within 10 business days
after placement, the Department shall obtain from the
prospective adoptive parent or parents or other caretaker a
signed verification of receipt of the information provided.
Within 10 business days after placement, the Department shall
provide to the child's guardian ad litem a copy of the
information provided to the prospective adoptive parent or
parents or other caretaker. The information provided to the
prospective adoptive parent or parents or other caretaker shall
be reviewed and approved regarding accuracy at the supervisory
level.
(u-5) Effective July 1, 1995, only foster care placements
licensed as foster family homes pursuant to the Child Care Act
of 1969 shall be eligible to receive foster care payments from
the Department. Relative caregivers who, as of July 1, 1995,
were approved pursuant to approved relative placement rules
previously promulgated by the Department at 89 Ill. Adm. Code
335 and had submitted an application for licensure as a foster
family home may continue to receive foster care payments only
until the Department determines that they may be licensed as a
foster family home or that their application for licensure is
denied or until September 30, 1995, whichever occurs first.
(v) The Department shall access criminal history record
information as defined in the Illinois Uniform Conviction
Information Act and information maintained in the adjudicatory
and dispositional record system as defined in Section 2605-355
of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-355)
if the Department determines the information is necessary to
perform its duties under the Abused and Neglected Child
Reporting Act, the Child Care Act of 1969, and the Children and
Family Services Act. The Department shall provide for
interactive computerized communication and processing
equipment that permits direct on-line communication with the
Department of State Police's central criminal history data
repository. The Department shall comply with all certification
requirements and provide certified operators who have been
trained by personnel from the Department of State Police. In
addition, one Office of the Inspector General investigator
shall have training in the use of the criminal history
information access system and have access to the terminal. The
Department of Children and Family Services and its employees
shall abide by rules and regulations established by the
Department of State Police relating to the access and
dissemination of this information.
(v-1) Prior to final approval for placement of a child, the
Department shall conduct a criminal records background check of
the prospective foster or adoptive parent, including
fingerprint-based checks of national crime information
databases. Final approval for placement shall not be granted if
the record check reveals a felony conviction for child abuse or
neglect, for spousal abuse, for a crime against children, or
for a crime involving violence, including rape, sexual assault,
or homicide, but not including other physical assault or
battery, or if there is a felony conviction for physical
assault, battery, or a drug-related offense committed within
the past 5 years.
(v-2) Prior to final approval for placement of a child, the
Department shall check its child abuse and neglect registry for
information concerning prospective foster and adoptive
parents, and any adult living in the home. If any prospective
foster or adoptive parent or other adult living in the home has
resided in another state in the preceding 5 years, the
Department shall request a check of that other state's child
abuse and neglect registry.
(w) Within 120 days of August 20, 1995 (the effective date
of Public Act 89-392), the Department shall prepare and submit
to the Governor and the General Assembly, a written plan for
the development of in-state licensed secure child care
facilities that care for children who are in need of secure
living arrangements for their health, safety, and well-being.
For purposes of this subsection, secure care facility shall
mean a facility that is designed and operated to ensure that
all entrances and exits from the facility, a building or a
distinct part of the building, are under the exclusive control
of the staff of the facility, whether or not the child has the
freedom of movement within the perimeter of the facility,
building, or distinct part of the building. The plan shall
include descriptions of the types of facilities that are needed
in Illinois; the cost of developing these secure care
facilities; the estimated number of placements; the potential
cost savings resulting from the movement of children currently
out-of-state who are projected to be returned to Illinois; the
necessary geographic distribution of these facilities in
Illinois; and a proposed timetable for development of such
facilities.
(x) The Department shall conduct annual credit history
checks to determine the financial history of children placed
under its guardianship pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act of
1987. The Department shall conduct such credit checks starting
when a youth in care turns 12 years old and each year
thereafter for the duration of the guardianship as terminated
pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. The Department
shall determine if financial exploitation of the child's
personal information has occurred. If financial exploitation
appears to have taken place or is presently ongoing, the
Department shall notify the proper law enforcement agency, the
proper State's Attorney, or the Attorney General.
(y) Beginning on July 22, 2010 (the effective date of
Public Act 96-1189) this amendatory Act of the 96th General
Assembly, a child with a disability who receives residential
and educational services from the Department shall be eligible
to receive transition services in accordance with Article 14 of
the School Code from the age of 14.5 through age 21, inclusive,
notwithstanding the child's residential services arrangement.
For purposes of this subsection, "child with a disability"
means a child with a disability as defined by the federal
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of
2004.
(z) The Department shall access criminal history record
information as defined as "background information" in this
subsection and criminal history record information as defined
in the Illinois Uniform Conviction Information Act for each
Department employee or Department applicant. Each Department
employee or Department applicant shall submit his or her
fingerprints to the Department of State Police in the form and
manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. These
fingerprints shall be checked against the fingerprint records
now and hereafter filed in the Department of State Police and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records
databases. The Department of State Police shall charge a fee
for conducting the criminal history record check, which shall
be deposited into the State Police Services Fund and shall not
exceed the actual cost of the record check. The Department of
State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive
identification, all Illinois conviction information to the
Department of Children and Family Services.
For purposes of this subsection:
"Background information" means all of the following:
(i) Upon the request of the Department of Children and
Family Services, conviction information obtained from the
Department of State Police as a result of a
fingerprint-based criminal history records check of the
Illinois criminal history records database and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation criminal history records database
concerning a Department employee or Department applicant.
(ii) Information obtained by the Department of
Children and Family Services after performing a check of
the Department of State Police's Sex Offender Database, as
authorized by Section 120 of the Sex Offender Community
Notification Law, concerning a Department employee or
Department applicant.
(iii) Information obtained by the Department of
Children and Family Services after performing a check of
the Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS)
operated and maintained by the Department.
"Department employee" means a full-time or temporary
employee coded or certified within the State of Illinois
Personnel System.
"Department applicant" means an individual who has
conditional Department full-time or part-time work, a
contractor, an individual used to replace or supplement staff,
an academic intern, a volunteer in Department offices or on
Department contracts, a work-study student, an individual or
entity licensed by the Department, or an unlicensed service
provider who works as a condition of a contract or an agreement
and whose work may bring the unlicensed service provider into
contact with Department clients or client records.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-933, eff. 1-27-17;
100-159, eff. 8-18-17; 100-522, eff. 9-22-17; revised
1-22-18.)
(20 ILCS 505/35.7)
Sec. 35.7. Error Reduction Implementations Plans;
Inspector General.
(a) The Inspector General of the Department of Children and
Family Services shall develop Error Reduction Implementation
Plans, as necessary, to remedy patterns of errors or
problematic practices that compromise or threaten the safety of
children as identified in the DCFS Office of the Inspector
General (OIG) death or serious injury investigations and Child
Death Review Teams recommendations. The Error Reduction
Implementation Plans shall include both training and on-site
components. The Inspector General shall submit proposed Error
Reduction Implementation Plans to the Director for review. The
Director may approve the plans submitted, or approve plans
amended by the Office of the Inspector General, taking into
consideration policies polices and procedures that govern the
function and performance of any affected frontline staff. The
Director shall document the basis for disapproval of any
submitted or amended plan. The Department shall deploy Error
Reduction Safety Teams to implement the Error Reduction
Implementation Plans. The Error Reduction Safety Teams shall be
composed of Quality Assurance and Division of Training staff to
implement hands-on training and Error Reduction Implementation
Plans. The teams shall work in the offices of the Department or
of agencies, or both, as required by the Error Reduction
Implementation Plans, and shall work to ensure that systems are
in place to continue reform efforts after the departure of the
teams. The Director shall develop a method to ensure consistent
compliance with any Error Reduction Implementation Plans, the
provisions of which shall be incorporated into the plan.
(b) Quality Assurance shall prepare public reports
annually detailing the following: the substance of any Error
Reduction Implementation Plan approved; any deviations from
the Error Reduction Plan; whether adequate staff was available
to perform functions necessary to the Error Reduction
Implementation Plan, including identification and reporting of
any staff needs; other problems noted or barriers to
implementing the Error Reduction Implementation Plan; and
recommendations for additional training, amendments to rules
and procedures, or other systemic reform identified by the
teams. Quality Assurance shall work with affected frontline
staff to implement provisions of the approved Error Reduction
Implementation Plans related to staff function and
performance.
(c) The Error Reduction Teams shall implement training and
reform protocols through incubating change in each region,
Department office, or purchase of service office, as required.
The teams shall administer hands-on assistance, supervision,
and management while ensuring that the office, region, or
agency develops the skills and systems necessary to incorporate
changes on a permanent basis. For each Error Reduction
Implementation Plan, the Team shall determine whether adequate
staff is available to fulfill the Error Reduction
Implementation Plan, provide case-by-case supervision to
ensure that the plan is implemented, and ensure that management
puts systems in place to enable the reforms to continue. Error
Reduction Teams shall work with affected frontline staff to
ensure that provisions of the approved Error Reduction
Implementation Plans relating to staff functions and
performance are achieved to effect necessary reforms.
(d) The OIG shall develop and submit new Error Reduction
Implementation Plans as necessary. To implement each Error
Reduction Implementation Plan, as approved by the Director, the
OIG shall work with Quality Assurance members of the Error
Reduction Teams designated by the Department. The teams shall
be comprised of staff from Quality Assurance and Training.
Training shall work with the OIG and with the child death
review teams to develop a curriculum to address errors
identified that compromise the safety of children. Following
the training roll-out, the Teams shall work on-site in
identified offices. The Teams shall review and supervise all
work relevant to the Error Reduction Implementation Plan.
Quality Assurance shall identify outcome measures and track
compliance with the training curriculum. Each quarter, Quality
Assurance shall prepare a report detailing compliance with the
Error Reduction Implementation Plan and alert the Director to
staffing needs or other needs to accomplish the goals of the
Error Reduction Implementation Plan. The report shall be
transmitted to the Director, the OIG, and all management staff
involved in the Error Reduction Implementation Plan.
(e) The Director shall review quarterly Quality Assurance
reports and determine adherence to the Error Reduction
Implementation Plan using criteria and standards developed by
the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95-527, eff. 6-1-08; revised 9-27-17.)
Section 45. The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 605-1020 as follows:
(20 ILCS 605/605-1020)
Sec. 605-1020. Entrepreneur Learner's Permit pilot
program.
(a) Subject to appropriation, there is hereby established
an Entrepreneur Learner's Permit pilot program that shall be
administered by the Department beginning on July 1 of the first
fiscal year for which an appropriation of State moneys is made
for that purpose and continuing for the next 2 immediately
succeeding fiscal years; however, the Department is not
required to administer the program in any fiscal year for which
such an appropriation has not been made. The purpose of the
program shall be to encourage and assist beginning
entrepreneurs in starting new information services,
biotechnology, and green technology businesses by providing
reimbursements to those entrepreneurs for any State filing,
permitting, or licensing fees associated with the formation of
such a business in the State.
(b) Applicants for participation in the Entrepreneur
Learner's Permit pilot program shall apply to the Department,
in a form and manner prescribed by the Department, prior to the
formation of the business for which the entrepreneur seeks
reimbursement of those fees. The Department shall adopt rules
for the review and approval of applications, provided that it
(1) shall give priority to applicants who are women female or
minority persons, or both, and (2) shall not approve any
application by a person who will not be a beginning
entrepreneur. Reimbursements under this Section shall be
provided in the manner determined by the Department. In no
event shall an applicant apply for participation in the program
more than 3 times.
(c) The aggregate amount of all reimbursements provided by
the Department pursuant to this Section shall not exceed
$500,000 in any State fiscal year.
(d) On or before February 1 of the last calendar year
during which the pilot program is in effect, the Department
shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly
on the cumulative effectiveness of the Entrepreneur Learner's
Permit pilot program. The review shall include, but not be
limited to, the number and type of businesses that were formed
in connection with the pilot program, the current status of
each business formed in connection with the pilot program, the
number of employees employed by each such business, the
economic impact to the State from the pilot program, the
satisfaction of participants in the pilot program, and a
recommendation as to whether the program should be continued.
(e) As used in this Section:
"Beginning entrepreneur" means an individual who, at
the time he or she applies for participation in the
program, has less than 5 years of experience as a business
owner and is not a current business owner.
"Woman" "Female" and "minority person" have the
meanings given to those terms in the Business Enterprise
for Minorities, Women Females, and Persons with
Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-541, eff. 11-7-17; revised 12-14-17.)
Section 50. The Illinois Emergency Employment Development
Act is amended by changing Section 17 as follows:
(20 ILCS 630/17)
Sec. 17. Work incentive demonstration project. The
coordinator and members of the Advisory Committee shall explore
available resources to leverage in combination with the wage
subsidies in this Act to develop a Transitional Jobs program.
This Transitional Jobs program would prioritize services for
individuals with limited experience in the labor market and
barriers to employment, including, but not limited to,
recipients of Temporary Assistance for to Needy Families,
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or other related
public assistance, and people with criminal records.
(Source: P.A. 97-581, eff. 8-26-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12;
revised 10-4-17.)
Section 55. The Rural Diversification Act is amended by
changing Section 2 as follows:
(20 ILCS 690/2) (from Ch. 5, par. 2252)
Sec. 2. Findings and declaration of policy. The General
Assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares:
(a) That Illinois is a state of diversified economic
strength and that an important economic strength in
Illinois is derived from rural business production and the
agribusiness industry;
(b) That the Illinois rural economy is in a state of
transition, which presents a unique opportunity for the
State to act on its growth and development;
(c) That full and continued growth and development of
Illinois' rural economy, especially in the small towns and
farm communities, is vital for Illinois;
(d) That by encouraging the development of diversified
rural business and agricultural production, nonproduction
and processing activities in Illinois, the State creates a
beneficial climate for new and improved job opportunities
for its citizens and expands jobs and job training
opportunities;
(e) That in order to cultivate strong rural economic
growth and development in Illinois, it is necessary to
proceed with a plan which encourages Illinois rural
businesses and agribusinesses to expand business
employment opportunities through diversification of
business and industries, offers managerial, technical, and
financial assistance to or on behalf of rural businesses
and agribusiness, and works in a cooperative venture and
spirit with Illinois' business, labor, local government,
educational, and scientific communities;
(f) That dedication of State resources over a
multi-year period targeted to promoting the growth and
development of one or more classes of diversified rural
products, particularly new agricultural products, is an
effective use of State funds;
(g) That the United States Congress, having identified
similar needs and purposes has enacted legislation
creating the United States Department of
Agriculture/Farmers Home Administration Non-profit
National Finance Corporations Loan and Grant Program and
made funding available to the states consistent with the
purposes of this Act; .
(h) That the Illinois General Assembly has enacted
"Rural Revival" and a series of "Harvest the Heartland"
initiatives which create within the Illinois Finance
Authority a "Seed Capital Fund" to provide venture capital
for emerging new agribusinesses, and to help coordinate
cooperative research and development on new agriculture
technologies in conjunction with the Agricultural Research
and Development Consortium in Peoria, the United States
Department of Agriculture Northern Regional Research
Laboratory in Peoria, the institutions of higher learning
in Illinois, and the agribusiness community of this State,
identify the need for enhanced efforts by the State to
promote the use of fuels utilizing ethanol made from
Illinois grain, and promote forestry development in this
State; and
(i) That there is a need to coordinate the many
programs offered by the State of Illinois Departments of
Agriculture, Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and
Natural Resources, and the Illinois Finance Authority that
are targeted to agriculture and the rural community with
those offered by the federal government. Therefore it is
desirable that the fullest measure of coordination and
integration of the programs offered by the various state
agencies and the federal government be achieved.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; revised 10-4-17.)
Section 60. The Department of Natural Resources
(Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois
is amended by changing Section 805-45 as follows:
(20 ILCS 805/805-45)
Sec. 805-45. Adopt-a-Trail program.
(a) The Department shall establish an "Adopt-a-Trail"
program that will allow volunteer groups to assist in
maintaining and enhancing trails on State owned land.
(b) Subject to subsection (c) of this Section, volunteer
groups in the Adopt-a-Trail program may adopt any available
trail or trail segment and may choose any one or more of the
following volunteer activities:
(1) spring cleanups;
(2) accessibility projects;
(3) special events;
(4) trail maintenance, enhancement, or realignment;
(5) public information and assistance; or
(6) training.
The Department shall designate and approve specific
activities to be performed by a volunteer group in the
Adopt-a-Trail program which shall be executed with an approved
Adopt-a-Trail agreement. Volunteer services shall not include
work historically performed by Department employees, including
services that result in a reduction of hours or compensation or
that may be performed by an employee on layoff, ; nor shall
volunteer services be inconsistent with the terms of a
collective bargaining agreement. The Department may provide
for more than one volunteer group to adopt an eligible trail or
trail segment.
(c) If the Department operates other programs in the
vicinity of the trail that allows volunteers to participate in
the Department's Adopt-A-Park Adopt-a-park program or other
resource, the Department shall coordinate these programs to
provide for efficient and effective volunteer programs in the
area.
(d) A volunteer group that wishes to participate in the
Adopt-a-Trail program shall submit an application to the
Department on a form provided by the Department. Volunteer
groups shall agree to the following:
(1) volunteer groups shall participate in the program
for at least a 2-year period;
(2) volunteer groups shall consist of at least 6 people
who are 18 years of age or older, unless the volunteer
group is a school or scout organization, in which case the
volunteers may be under 18 years of age, but supervised by
someone over the age of 18;
(3) volunteer groups shall contribute a total of at
least 200 service hours over a 2-year period;
(4) volunteer groups shall only execute Adopt-a-Trail
projects and activities after a volunteer project
agreement has been completed and approved by the
Department; and
(5) volunteer groups shall comply with all reasonable
requirements of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 100-180, eff. 8-18-17; revised 10-5-17.)
Section 65. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
by changing Section 1-17 and by setting forth, renumbering, and
changing multiple versions of Section 1-65 as follows:
(20 ILCS 1305/1-17)
Sec. 1-17. Inspector General.
(a) Nature and purpose. It is the express intent of the
General Assembly to ensure the health, safety, and financial
condition of individuals receiving services in this State due
to mental illness, developmental disability, or both by
protecting those persons from acts of abuse, neglect, or both
by service providers. To that end, the Office of the Inspector
General for the Department of Human Services is created to
investigate and report upon allegations of the abuse, neglect,
or financial exploitation of individuals receiving services
within mental health facilities, developmental disabilities
facilities, and community agencies operated, licensed, funded
or certified by the Department of Human Services, but not
licensed or certified by any other State agency.
(b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this
Section:
"Adult student with a disability" means an adult student,
age 18 through 21, inclusive, with an Individual Education
Program, other than a resident of a facility licensed by the
Department of Children and Family Services in accordance with
the Child Care Act of 1969. For purposes of this definition,
"through age 21, inclusive", means through the day before the
student's 22nd birthday.
"Agency" or "community agency" means (i) a community agency
licensed, funded, or certified by the Department, but not
licensed or certified by any other human services agency of the
State, to provide mental health service or developmental
disabilities service, or (ii) a program licensed, funded, or
certified by the Department, but not licensed or certified by
any other human services agency of the State, to provide mental
health service or developmental disabilities service.
"Aggravating circumstance" means a factor that is
attendant to a finding and that tends to compound or increase
the culpability of the accused.
"Allegation" means an assertion, complaint, suspicion, or
incident involving any of the following conduct by an employee,
facility, or agency against an individual or individuals:
mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or
financial exploitation.
"Day" means working day, unless otherwise specified.
"Deflection" means a situation in which an individual is
presented for admission to a facility or agency, and the
facility staff or agency staff do not admit the individual.
"Deflection" includes triage, redirection, and denial of
admission.
"Department" means the Department of Human Services.
"Developmental disability" means "developmental
disability" as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Code.
"Egregious neglect" means a finding of neglect as
determined by the Inspector General that (i) represents a gross
failure to adequately provide for, or a callused indifference
to, the health, safety, or medical needs of an individual and
(ii) results in an individual's death or other serious
deterioration of an individual's physical condition or mental
condition.
"Employee" means any person who provides services at the
facility or agency on-site or off-site. The service
relationship can be with the individual or with the facility or
agency. Also, "employee" includes any employee or contractual
agent of the Department of Human Services or the community
agency involved in providing or monitoring or administering
mental health or developmental disability services. This
includes but is not limited to: owners, operators, payroll
personnel, contractors, subcontractors, and volunteers.
"Facility" or "State-operated facility" means a mental
health facility or developmental disabilities facility
operated by the Department.
"Financial exploitation" means taking unjust advantage of
an individual's assets, property, or financial resources
through deception, intimidation, or conversion for the
employee's, facility's, or agency's own advantage or benefit.
"Finding" means the Office of Inspector General's
determination regarding whether an allegation is
substantiated, unsubstantiated, or unfounded.
"Health Care Worker Registry" or "Registry" means the
Health Care Worker Registry under the Health Care Worker
Background Check Act.
"Individual" means any person receiving mental health
service, developmental disabilities service, or both from a
facility or agency, while either on-site or off-site.
"Mental abuse" means the use of demeaning, intimidating, or
threatening words, signs, gestures, or other actions by an
employee about an individual and in the presence of an
individual or individuals that results in emotional distress or
maladaptive behavior, or could have resulted in emotional
distress or maladaptive behavior, for any individual present.
"Mental illness" means "mental illness" as defined in the
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
"Mentally ill" means having a mental illness.
"Mitigating circumstance" means a condition that (i) is
attendant to a finding, (ii) does not excuse or justify the
conduct in question, but (iii) may be considered in evaluating
the severity of the conduct, the culpability of the accused, or
both the severity of the conduct and the culpability of the
accused.
"Neglect" means an employee's, agency's, or facility's
failure to provide adequate medical care, personal care, or
maintenance and that, as a consequence, (i) causes an
individual pain, injury, or emotional distress, (ii) results in
either an individual's maladaptive behavior or the
deterioration of an individual's physical condition or mental
condition, or (iii) places the individual's health or safety at
substantial risk.
"Person with a developmental disability" means a person
having a developmental disability.
"Physical abuse" means an employee's non-accidental and
inappropriate contact with an individual that causes bodily
harm. "Physical abuse" includes actions that cause bodily harm
as a result of an employee directing an individual or person to
physically abuse another individual.
"Recommendation" means an admonition, separate from a
finding, that requires action by the facility, agency, or
Department to correct a systemic issue, problem, or deficiency
identified during an investigation.
"Required reporter" means any employee who suspects,
witnesses, or is informed of an allegation of any one or more
of the following: mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse,
neglect, or financial exploitation.
"Secretary" means the Chief Administrative Officer of the
Department.
"Sexual abuse" means any sexual contact or intimate
physical contact between an employee and an individual,
including an employee's coercion or encouragement of an
individual to engage in sexual behavior that results in sexual
contact, intimate physical contact, sexual behavior, or
intimate physical behavior. Sexual abuse also includes (i) an
employee's actions that result in the sending or showing of
sexually explicit images to an individual via computer,
cellular phone, electronic mail, portable electronic device,
or other media with or without contact with the individual or
(ii) an employee's posting of sexually explicit images of an
individual online or elsewhere whether or not there is contact
with the individual.
"Sexually explicit images" includes, but is not limited to,
any material which depicts nudity, sexual conduct, or
sado-masochistic abuse, or which contains explicit and
detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual
excitement, sexual conduct, or sado-masochistic abuse.
"Substantiated" means there is a preponderance of the
evidence to support the allegation.
"Unfounded" means there is no credible evidence to support
the allegation.
"Unsubstantiated" means there is credible evidence, but
less than a preponderance of evidence to support the
allegation.
(c) Appointment. The Governor shall appoint, and the Senate
shall confirm, an Inspector General. The Inspector General
shall be appointed for a term of 4 years and shall function
within the Department of Human Services and report to the
Secretary and the Governor.
(d) Operation and appropriation. The Inspector General
shall function independently within the Department with
respect to the operations of the Office, including the
performance of investigations and issuance of findings and
recommendations. The appropriation for the Office of Inspector
General shall be separate from the overall appropriation for
the Department.
(e) Powers and duties. The Inspector General shall
investigate reports of suspected mental abuse, physical abuse,
sexual abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of
individuals in any mental health or developmental disabilities
facility or agency and shall have authority to take immediate
action to prevent any one or more of the following from
happening to individuals under its jurisdiction: mental abuse,
physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or financial
exploitation. Upon written request of an agency of this State,
the Inspector General may assist another agency of the State in
investigating reports of the abuse, neglect, or abuse and
neglect of persons with mental illness, persons with
developmental disabilities, or persons with both. To comply
with the requirements of subsection (k) of this Section, the
Inspector General shall also review all reportable deaths for
which there is no allegation of abuse or neglect. Nothing in
this Section shall preempt any duties of the Medical Review
Board set forth in the Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Code. The Inspector General shall have no
authority to investigate alleged violations of the State
Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Allegations of misconduct
under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act shall be
referred to the Office of the Governor's Executive Inspector
General for investigation.
(f) Limitations. The Inspector General shall not conduct an
investigation within an agency or facility if that
investigation would be redundant to or interfere with an
investigation conducted by another State agency. The Inspector
General shall have no supervision over, or involvement in, the
routine programmatic, licensing, funding, or certification
operations of the Department. Nothing in this subsection limits
investigations by the Department that may otherwise be required
by law or that may be necessary in the Department's capacity as
central administrative authority responsible for the operation
of the State's mental health and developmental disabilities
facilities.
(g) Rulemaking authority. The Inspector General shall
promulgate rules establishing minimum requirements for
reporting allegations as well as for initiating, conducting,
and completing investigations based upon the nature of the
allegation or allegations. The rules shall clearly establish
that if 2 or more State agencies could investigate an
allegation, the Inspector General shall not conduct an
investigation that would be redundant to, or interfere with, an
investigation conducted by another State agency. The rules
shall further clarify the method and circumstances under which
the Office of Inspector General may interact with the
licensing, funding, or certification units of the Department in
preventing further occurrences of mental abuse, physical
abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, egregious neglect, and financial
exploitation.
(h) Training programs. The Inspector General shall (i)
establish a comprehensive program to ensure that every person
authorized to conduct investigations receives ongoing training
relative to investigation techniques, communication skills,
and the appropriate means of interacting with persons receiving
treatment for mental illness, developmental disability, or
both mental illness and developmental disability, and (ii)
establish and conduct periodic training programs for facility
and agency employees concerning the prevention and reporting of
any one or more of the following: mental abuse, physical abuse,
sexual abuse, neglect, egregious neglect, or financial
exploitation. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to
prevent the Office of Inspector General from conducting any
other training as determined by the Inspector General to be
necessary or helpful.
(i) Duty to cooperate.
(1) The Inspector General shall at all times be granted
access to any facility or agency for the purpose of
investigating any allegation, conducting unannounced site
visits, monitoring compliance with a written response, or
completing any other statutorily assigned duty. The
Inspector General shall conduct unannounced site visits to
each facility at least annually for the purpose of
reviewing and making recommendations on systemic issues
relative to preventing, reporting, investigating, and
responding to all of the following: mental abuse, physical
abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, egregious neglect, or
financial exploitation.
(2) Any employee who fails to cooperate with an Office
of the Inspector General investigation is in violation of
this Act. Failure to cooperate with an investigation
includes, but is not limited to, any one or more of the
following: (i) creating and transmitting a false report to
the Office of the Inspector General hotline, (ii) providing
false information to an Office of the Inspector General
Investigator during an investigation, (iii) colluding with
other employees to cover up evidence, (iv) colluding with
other employees to provide false information to an Office
of the Inspector General investigator, (v) destroying
evidence, (vi) withholding evidence, or (vii) otherwise
obstructing an Office of the Inspector General
investigation. Additionally, any employee who, during an
unannounced site visit or written response compliance
check, fails to cooperate with requests from the Office of
the Inspector General is in violation of this Act.
(j) Subpoena powers. The Inspector General shall have the
power to subpoena witnesses and compel the production of all
documents and physical evidence relating to his or her
investigations and any hearings authorized by this Act. This
subpoena power shall not extend to persons or documents of a
labor organization or its representatives insofar as the
persons are acting in a representative capacity to an employee
whose conduct is the subject of an investigation or the
documents relate to that representation. Any person who
otherwise fails to respond to a subpoena or who knowingly
provides false information to the Office of the Inspector
General by subpoena during an investigation is guilty of a
Class A misdemeanor.
(k) Reporting allegations and deaths.
(1) Allegations. If an employee witnesses, is told of,
or has reason to believe an incident of mental abuse,
physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or financial
exploitation has occurred, the employee, agency, or
facility shall report the allegation by phone to the Office
of the Inspector General hotline according to the agency's
or facility's procedures, but in no event later than 4
hours after the initial discovery of the incident,
allegation, or suspicion of any one or more of the
following: mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse,
neglect, or financial exploitation. A required reporter as
defined in subsection (b) of this Section who knowingly or
intentionally fails to comply with these reporting
requirements is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(2) Deaths. Absent an allegation, a required reporter
shall, within 24 hours after initial discovery, report by
phone to the Office of the Inspector General hotline each
of the following:
(i) Any death of an individual occurring within 14
calendar days after discharge or transfer of the
individual from a residential program or facility.
(ii) Any death of an individual occurring within 24
hours after deflection from a residential program or
facility.
(iii) Any other death of an individual occurring at
an agency or facility or at any Department-funded site.
(3) Retaliation. It is a violation of this Act for any
employee or administrator of an agency or facility to take
retaliatory action against an employee who acts in good
faith in conformance with his or her duties as a required
reporter.
(l) Reporting to law enforcement.
(1) Reporting criminal acts. Within 24 hours after
determining that there is credible evidence indicating
that a criminal act may have been committed or that special
expertise may be required in an investigation, the
Inspector General shall notify the Department of State
Police or other appropriate law enforcement authority, or
ensure that such notification is made. The Department of
State Police shall investigate any report from a
State-operated facility indicating a possible murder,
sexual assault, or other felony by an employee. All
investigations conducted by the Inspector General shall be
conducted in a manner designed to ensure the preservation
of evidence for possible use in a criminal prosecution.
(2) Reporting allegations of adult students with
disabilities. Upon receipt of a reportable allegation
regarding an adult student with a disability, the
Department's Office of the Inspector General shall
determine whether the allegation meets the criteria for the
Domestic Abuse Program under the Abuse of Adults with
Disabilities Intervention Act. If the allegation is
reportable to that program, the Office of the Inspector
General shall initiate an investigation. If the allegation
is not reportable to the Domestic Abuse Program, the Office
of the Inspector General shall make an expeditious referral
to the respective law enforcement entity. If the alleged
victim is already receiving services from the Department,
the Office of the Inspector General shall also make a
referral to the respective Department of Human Services'
Division or Bureau.
(m) Investigative reports. Upon completion of an
investigation, the Office of Inspector General shall issue an
investigative report identifying whether the allegations are
substantiated, unsubstantiated, or unfounded. Within 10
business days after the transmittal of a completed
investigative report substantiating an allegation, finding an
allegation is unsubstantiated, or if a recommendation is made,
the Inspector General shall provide the investigative report on
the case to the Secretary and to the director of the facility
or agency where any one or more of the following occurred:
mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, egregious
neglect, or financial exploitation. The director of the
facility or agency shall be responsible for maintaining the
confidentiality of the investigative report consistent with
State and federal law. In a substantiated case, the
investigative report shall include any mitigating or
aggravating circumstances that were identified during the
investigation. If the case involves substantiated neglect, the
investigative report shall also state whether egregious
neglect was found. An investigative report may also set forth
recommendations. All investigative reports prepared by the
Office of the Inspector General shall be considered
confidential and shall not be released except as provided by
the law of this State or as required under applicable federal
law. Unsubstantiated and unfounded reports shall not be
disclosed except as allowed under Section 6 of the Abused and
Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act. Raw
data used to compile the investigative report shall not be
subject to release unless required by law or a court order.
"Raw data used to compile the investigative report" includes,
but is not limited to, any one or more of the following: the
initial complaint, witness statements, photographs,
investigator's notes, police reports, or incident reports. If
the allegations are substantiated, the accused shall be
provided with a redacted copy of the investigative report.
Death reports where there was no allegation of abuse or neglect
shall only be released pursuant to applicable State or federal
law or a valid court order.
(n) Written responses and reconsideration requests.
(1) Written responses. Within 30 calendar days from
receipt of a substantiated investigative report or an
investigative report which contains recommendations,
absent a reconsideration request, the facility or agency
shall file a written response that addresses, in a concise
and reasoned manner, the actions taken to: (i) protect the
individual; (ii) prevent recurrences; and (iii) eliminate
the problems identified. The response shall include the
implementation and completion dates of such actions. If the
written response is not filed within the allotted 30
calendar day period, the Secretary shall determine the
appropriate corrective action to be taken.
(2) Reconsideration requests. The facility, agency,
victim or guardian, or the subject employee may request
that the Office of Inspector General reconsider or clarify
its finding based upon additional information.
(o) Disclosure of the finding by the Inspector General. The
Inspector General shall disclose the finding of an
investigation to the following persons: (i) the Governor, (ii)
the Secretary, (iii) the director of the facility or agency,
(iv) the alleged victims and their guardians, (v) the
complainant, and (vi) the accused. This information shall
include whether the allegations were deemed substantiated,
unsubstantiated, or unfounded.
(p) Secretary review. Upon review of the Inspector
General's investigative report and any agency's or facility's
written response, the Secretary shall accept or reject the
written response and notify the Inspector General of that
determination. The Secretary may further direct that other
administrative action be taken, including, but not limited to,
any one or more of the following: (i) additional site visits,
(ii) training, (iii) provision of technical assistance
relative to administrative needs, licensure or certification,
or (iv) the imposition of appropriate sanctions.
(q) Action by facility or agency. Within 30 days of the
date the Secretary approves the written response or directs
that further administrative action be taken, the facility or
agency shall provide an implementation report to the Inspector
General that provides the status of the action taken. The
facility or agency shall be allowed an additional 30 days to
send notice of completion of the action or to send an updated
implementation report. If the action has not been completed
within the additional 30-day 30 day period, the facility or
agency shall send updated implementation reports every 60 days
until completion. The Inspector General shall conduct a review
of any implementation plan that takes more than 120 days after
approval to complete, and shall monitor compliance through a
random review of approved written responses, which may include,
but are not limited to: (i) site visits, (ii) telephone
contact, and (iii) requests for additional documentation
evidencing compliance.
(r) Sanctions. Sanctions, if imposed by the Secretary under
Subdivision (p)(iv) of this Section, shall be designed to
prevent further acts of mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual
abuse, neglect, egregious neglect, or financial exploitation
or some combination of one or more of those acts at a facility
or agency, and may include any one or more of the following:
(1) Appointment of on-site monitors.
(2) Transfer or relocation of an individual or
individuals.
(3) Closure of units.
(4) Termination of any one or more of the following:
(i) Department licensing, (ii) funding, or (iii)
certification.
The Inspector General may seek the assistance of the
Illinois Attorney General or the office of any State's Attorney
in implementing sanctions.
(s) Health Care Worker Registry.
(1) Reporting to the Registry. The Inspector General
shall report to the Department of Public Health's Health
Care Worker Registry, a public registry, the identity and
finding of each employee of a facility or agency against
whom there is a final investigative report containing a
substantiated allegation of physical or sexual abuse,
financial exploitation, or egregious neglect of an
individual.
(2) Notice to employee. Prior to reporting the name of
an employee, the employee shall be notified of the
Department's obligation to report and shall be granted an
opportunity to request an administrative hearing, the sole
purpose of which is to determine if the substantiated
finding warrants reporting to the Registry. Notice to the
employee shall contain a clear and concise statement of the
grounds on which the report to the Registry is based, offer
the employee an opportunity for a hearing, and identify the
process for requesting such a hearing. Notice is sufficient
if provided by certified mail to the employee's last known
address. If the employee fails to request a hearing within
30 days from the date of the notice, the Inspector General
shall report the name of the employee to the Registry.
Nothing in this subdivision (s)(2) shall diminish or impair
the rights of a person who is a member of a collective
bargaining unit under the Illinois Public Labor Relations
Act or under any other federal labor statute.
(3) Registry hearings. If the employee requests an
administrative hearing, the employee shall be granted an
opportunity to appear before an administrative law judge to
present reasons why the employee's name should not be
reported to the Registry. The Department shall bear the
burden of presenting evidence that establishes, by a
preponderance of the evidence, that the substantiated
finding warrants reporting to the Registry. After
considering all the evidence presented, the administrative
law judge shall make a recommendation to the Secretary as
to whether the substantiated finding warrants reporting
the name of the employee to the Registry. The Secretary
shall render the final decision. The Department and the
employee shall have the right to request that the
administrative law judge consider a stipulated disposition
of these proceedings.
(4) Testimony at Registry hearings. A person who makes
a report or who investigates a report under this Act shall
testify fully in any judicial proceeding resulting from
such a report, as to any evidence of abuse or neglect, or
the cause thereof. No evidence shall be excluded by reason
of any common law or statutory privilege relating to
communications between the alleged perpetrator of abuse or
neglect, or the individual alleged as the victim in the
report, and the person making or investigating the report.
Testimony at hearings is exempt from the confidentiality
requirements of subsection (f) of Section 10 of the Mental
Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
(5) Employee's rights to collateral action. No
reporting to the Registry shall occur and no hearing shall
be set or proceed if an employee notifies the Inspector
General in writing, including any supporting
documentation, that he or she is formally contesting an
adverse employment action resulting from a substantiated
finding by complaint filed with the Illinois Civil Service
Commission, or which otherwise seeks to enforce the
employee's rights pursuant to any applicable collective
bargaining agreement. If an action taken by an employer
against an employee as a result of a finding of physical
abuse, sexual abuse, or egregious neglect is overturned
through an action filed with the Illinois Civil Service
Commission or under any applicable collective bargaining
agreement and if that employee's name has already been sent
to the Registry, the employee's name shall be removed from
the Registry.
(6) Removal from Registry. At any time after the report
to the Registry, but no more than once in any 12-month
period, an employee may petition the Department in writing
to remove his or her name from the Registry. Upon receiving
notice of such request, the Inspector General shall conduct
an investigation into the petition. Upon receipt of such
request, an administrative hearing will be set by the
Department. At the hearing, the employee shall bear the
burden of presenting evidence that establishes, by a
preponderance of the evidence, that removal of the name
from the Registry is in the public interest. The parties
may jointly request that the administrative law judge
consider a stipulated disposition of these proceedings.
(t) Review of Administrative Decisions. The Department
shall preserve a record of all proceedings at any formal
hearing conducted by the Department involving Health Care
Worker Registry hearings. Final administrative decisions of
the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to
provisions of the Administrative Review Law.
(u) Quality Care Board. There is created, within the Office
of the Inspector General, a Quality Care Board to be composed
of 7 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Senate. One of the members shall be designated
as chairman by the Governor. Of the initial appointments made
by the Governor, 4 Board members shall each be appointed for a
term of 4 years and 3 members shall each be appointed for a
term of 2 years. Upon the expiration of each member's term, a
successor shall be appointed for a term of 4 years. In the case
of a vacancy in the office of any member, the Governor shall
appoint a successor for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Members appointed by the Governor shall be qualified by
professional knowledge or experience in the area of law,
investigatory techniques, or in the area of care of the
mentally ill or care of persons with developmental
disabilities. Two members appointed by the Governor shall be
persons with a disability or a parent of a person with a
disability. Members shall serve without compensation, but
shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in connection with
the performance of their duties as members.
The Board shall meet quarterly, and may hold other meetings
on the call of the chairman. Four members shall constitute a
quorum allowing the Board to conduct its business. The Board
may adopt rules and regulations it deems necessary to govern
its own procedures.
The Board shall monitor and oversee the operations,
policies, and procedures of the Inspector General to ensure the
prompt and thorough investigation of allegations of neglect and
abuse. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Board may do
the following:
(1) Provide independent, expert consultation to the
Inspector General on policies and protocols for
investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, or both abuse and
neglect.
(2) Review existing regulations relating to the
operation of facilities.
(3) Advise the Inspector General as to the content of
training activities authorized under this Section.
(4) Recommend policies concerning methods for
improving the intergovernmental relationships between the
Office of the Inspector General and other State or federal
offices.
(v) Annual report. The Inspector General shall provide to
the General Assembly and the Governor, no later than January 1
of each year, a summary of reports and investigations made
under this Act for the prior fiscal year with respect to
individuals receiving mental health or developmental
disabilities services. The report shall detail the imposition
of sanctions, if any, and the final disposition of any
corrective or administrative action directed by the Secretary.
The summaries shall not contain any confidential or identifying
information of any individual, but shall include objective data
identifying any trends in the number of reported allegations,
the timeliness of the Office of the Inspector General's
investigations, and their disposition, for each facility and
Department-wide, for the most recent 3-year time period. The
report shall also identify, by facility, the staff-to-patient
ratios taking account of direct care staff only. The report
shall also include detailed recommended administrative actions
and matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
(w) Program audit. The Auditor General shall conduct a
program audit of the Office of the Inspector General on an
as-needed basis, as determined by the Auditor General. The
audit shall specifically include the Inspector General's
compliance with the Act and effectiveness in investigating
reports of allegations occurring in any facility or agency. The
Auditor General shall conduct the program audit according to
the provisions of the Illinois State Auditing Act and shall
report its findings to the General Assembly no later than
January 1 following the audit period.
(x) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to mean that
an individual is a victim of abuse or neglect because of health
care services appropriately provided or not provided by health
care professionals.
(y) Nothing in this Section shall require a facility,
including its employees, agents, medical staff members, and
health care professionals, to provide a service to an
individual in contravention of that individual's stated or
implied objection to the provision of that service on the
ground that that service conflicts with the individual's
religious beliefs or practices, nor shall the failure to
provide a service to an individual be considered abuse under
this Section if the individual has objected to the provision of
that service based on his or her religious beliefs or
practices.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-323, eff. 8-7-15;
99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-313, eff. 8-24-17; 100-432, eff.
8-25-17; revised 9-27-17.)
(20 ILCS 1305/1-65)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2019)
Sec. 1-65. Intellectual and Developmental Disability Home
and Community-Based Services Task Force.
(a) The Secretary of Human Services shall appoint a task
force to review current and potential federal funds for home
and community-based service options for individuals with
intellectual or developmental disabilities. The task force
shall consist of all of the following persons:
(1) The Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the task force.
(2) One representative of the Department of Healthcare
and Family Services.
(3) Six persons selected from recommendations of
organizations whose membership consists of providers
within the intellectual and developmental disabilities
service delivery system.
(4) Two persons who are guardians or family members of
individuals with intellectual or developmental
disabilities and who do not have responsibility for
management or formation of policy regarding the programs
subject to review.
(5) Two persons selected from the recommendations of
consumer organizations that engage in advocacy or legal
representation on behalf of individuals with intellectual
or developmental disabilities.
(6) Three persons who self-identify as individuals
with intellectual or developmental disabilities and who
are engaged in advocacy for the rights of individuals with
disabilities. If these persons require supports in the form
of reasonable accommodations in order to participate, such
supports shall be provided.
The task force shall also consist of the following members
appointed as follows:
(A) One member of the Senate appointed by the President
of the Senate.
(B) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
Leader of the Senate.
(C) One member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(D) One member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
Representatives.
(b) The task force shall review: the current federal
Medicaid matching funds for services provided in the State;
ways to maximize federal supports for the current services
provided, including attendant services, housing, and other
services to promote independent living; options that require
federal approval and federal funding; ways to minimize the
impact of constituents awaiting services; and all avenues to
utilize federal funding involving home and community-based
services identified by the task force. The Department shall
provide administrative support to the task force.
(c) The appointments to the task force must be made by July
1, 2017. Task force members shall receive no compensation. The
task force must hold at least 4 hearings. The task force shall
report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly no
later than July 1, 2018, and, upon filing its report, the task
force is dissolved.
(d) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2019.
(Source: P.A. 100-79, eff. 8-11-17.)
(20 ILCS 1305/1-70)
Sec. 1-70 1-65. Uniform demographic data collection.
(a) The Department shall collect and publicly report
statistical data on the racial and ethnic demographics of
program participants for each program administered by the
Department. Except as provided in subsection (b), when
collecting the data required under this Section, the Department
shall use the same racial and ethnic classifications for each
program, which shall include, but not be limited to, the
following:
(1) American Indian and Alaska Native alone.
(2) Asian alone.
(3) Black or African American alone.
(4) Hispanic or Latino of any race.
(5) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone.
(6) White alone.
(7) Some other race alone.
(8) Two or more races.
The Department may further define, by rule, the racial and
ethnic classifications provided in this Section.
(b) 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 if such classifications differ
from the classifications listed in subsection (a).
(c) The Department shall make all demographic information
collected under this Section 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. 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 this Section. 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 this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-275, eff. 1-1-18; revised 10-3-17.)
Section 70. The Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Administrative Act is amended by changing Section
15.4 as follows:
(20 ILCS 1705/15.4)
Sec. 15.4. Authorization for nursing delegation to permit
direct care staff to administer medications.
(a) This Section applies to (i) all residential programs
for persons with a developmental disability in settings of 16
persons or fewer that are funded or licensed by the Department
of Human Services and that distribute or administer
medications, (ii) all intermediate care facilities for persons
with developmental disabilities with 16 beds or fewer that are
licensed by the Department of Public Health, and (iii) all day
programs certified to serve persons with developmental
disabilities by the Department of Human Services. The
Department of Human Services shall develop a training program
for authorized direct care staff to administer medications
under the supervision and monitoring of a registered
professional nurse. The training program for authorized direct
care staff shall include educational and oversight components
for staff who work in day programs that are similar to those
for staff who work in residential programs. This training
program shall be developed in consultation with professional
associations representing (i) physicians licensed to practice
medicine in all its branches, (ii) registered professional
nurses, and (iii) pharmacists.
(b) For the purposes of this Section:
"Authorized direct care staff" means non-licensed persons
who have successfully completed a medication administration
training program approved by the Department of Human Services
and conducted by a nurse-trainer. This authorization is
specific to an individual receiving service in a specific
agency and does not transfer to another agency.
"Medications" means oral and topical medications, insulin
in an injectable form, oxygen, epinephrine auto-injectors, and
vaginal and rectal creams and suppositories. "Oral" includes
inhalants and medications administered through enteral tubes,
utilizing aseptic technique. "Topical" includes eye, ear, and
nasal medications. Any controlled substances must be packaged
specifically for an identified individual.
"Insulin in an injectable form" means a subcutaneous
injection via an insulin pen pre-filled by the manufacturer.
Authorized direct care staff may administer insulin, as ordered
by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or
physician assistant, if: (i) the staff has successfully
completed a Department-approved advanced training program
specific to insulin administration developed in consultation
with professional associations listed in subsection (a) of this
Section, and (ii) the staff consults with the registered nurse,
prior to administration, of any insulin dose that is determined
based on a blood glucose test result. The authorized direct
care staff shall not: (i) calculate the insulin dosage needed
when the dose is dependent upon a blood glucose test result, or
(ii) administer insulin to individuals who require blood
glucose monitoring greater than 3 times daily, unless directed
to do so by the registered nurse.
"Nurse-trainer training program" means a standardized,
competency-based medication administration train-the-trainer
program provided by the Department of Human Services and
conducted by a Department of Human Services master
nurse-trainer for the purpose of training nurse-trainers to
train persons employed or under contract to provide direct care
or treatment to individuals receiving services to administer
medications and provide self-administration of medication
training to individuals under the supervision and monitoring of
the nurse-trainer. The program incorporates adult learning
styles, teaching strategies, classroom management, and a
curriculum overview, including the ethical and legal aspects of
supervising those administering medications.
"Self-administration of medications" means an individual
administers his or her own medications. To be considered
capable to self-administer their own medication, individuals
must, at a minimum, be able to identify their medication by
size, shape, or color, know when they should take the
medication, and know the amount of medication to be taken each
time.
"Training program" means a standardized medication
administration training program approved by the Department of
Human Services and conducted by a registered professional nurse
for the purpose of training persons employed or under contract
to provide direct care or treatment to individuals receiving
services to administer medications and provide
self-administration of medication training to individuals
under the delegation and supervision of a nurse-trainer. The
program incorporates adult learning styles, teaching
strategies, classroom management, curriculum overview,
including ethical-legal aspects, and standardized
competency-based evaluations on administration of medications
and self-administration of medication training programs.
(c) Training and authorization of non-licensed direct care
staff by nurse-trainers must meet the requirements of this
subsection.
(1) Prior to training non-licensed direct care staff to
administer medication, the nurse-trainer shall perform the
following for each individual to whom medication will be
administered by non-licensed direct care staff:
(A) An assessment of the individual's health
history and physical and mental status.
(B) An evaluation of the medications prescribed.
(2) Non-licensed authorized direct care staff shall
meet the following criteria:
(A) Be 18 years of age or older.
(B) Have completed high school or have a high
school equivalency certificate.
(C) Have demonstrated functional literacy.
(D) Have satisfactorily completed the Health and
Safety component of a Department of Human Services
authorized direct care staff training program.
(E) Have successfully completed the training
program, pass the written portion of the comprehensive
exam, and score 100% on the competency-based
assessment specific to the individual and his or her
medications.
(F) Have received additional competency-based
assessment by the nurse-trainer as deemed necessary by
the nurse-trainer whenever a change of medication
occurs or a new individual that requires medication
administration enters the program.
(3) Authorized direct care staff shall be re-evaluated
by a nurse-trainer at least annually or more frequently at
the discretion of the registered professional nurse. Any
necessary retraining shall be to the extent that is
necessary to ensure competency of the authorized direct
care staff to administer medication.
(4) Authorization of direct care staff to administer
medication shall be revoked if, in the opinion of the
registered professional nurse, the authorized direct care
staff is no longer competent to administer medication.
(5) The registered professional nurse shall assess an
individual's health status at least annually or more
frequently at the discretion of the registered
professional nurse.
(d) Medication self-administration shall meet the
following requirements:
(1) As part of the normalization process, in order for
each individual to attain the highest possible level of
independent functioning, all individuals shall be
permitted to participate in their total health care
program. This program shall include, but not be limited to,
individual training in preventive health and
self-medication procedures.
(A) Every program shall adopt written policies and
procedures for assisting individuals in obtaining
preventative health and self-medication skills in
consultation with a registered professional nurse,
advanced practice registered nurse, physician
assistant, or physician licensed to practice medicine
in all its branches.
(B) Individuals shall be evaluated to determine
their ability to self-medicate by the nurse-trainer
through the use of the Department's required,
standardized screening and assessment instruments.
(C) When the results of the screening and
assessment indicate an individual not to be capable to
self-administer his or her own medications, programs
shall be developed in consultation with the Community
Support Team or Interdisciplinary Team to provide
individuals with self-medication administration.
(2) Each individual shall be presumed to be competent
to self-administer medications if:
(A) authorized by an order of a physician licensed
to practice medicine in all its branches, an advanced
practice registered nurse, or a physician assistant;
and
(B) approved to self-administer medication by the
individual's Community Support Team or
Interdisciplinary Team, which includes a registered
professional nurse or an advanced practice registered
nurse.
(e) Quality Assurance.
(1) A registered professional nurse, advanced practice
registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, physician
licensed to practice medicine in all its branches,
physician assistant, or pharmacist shall review the
following for all individuals:
(A) Medication orders.
(B) Medication labels, including medications
listed on the medication administration record for
persons who are not self-medicating to ensure the
labels match the orders issued by the physician
licensed to practice medicine in all its branches,
advanced practice registered nurse, or physician
assistant.
(C) Medication administration records for persons
who are not self-medicating to ensure that the records
are completed appropriately for:
(i) medication administered as prescribed;
(ii) refusal by the individual; and
(iii) full signatures provided for all
initials used.
(2) Reviews shall occur at least quarterly, but may be
done more frequently at the discretion of the registered
professional nurse or advanced practice registered nurse.
(3) A quality assurance review of medication errors and
data collection for the purpose of monitoring and
recommending corrective action shall be conducted within 7
days and included in the required annual review.
(f) Programs using authorized direct care staff to
administer medications are responsible for documenting and
maintaining records on the training that is completed.
(g) The absence of this training program constitutes a
threat to the public interest, safety, and welfare and
necessitates emergency rulemaking by the Departments of Human
Services and Public Health under Section 5-45 of the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act.
(h) Direct care staff who fail to qualify for delegated
authority to administer medications pursuant to the provisions
of this Section shall be given additional education and testing
to meet criteria for delegation authority to administer
medications. Any direct care staff person who fails to qualify
as an authorized direct care staff after initial training and
testing must within 3 months be given another opportunity for
retraining and retesting. A direct care staff person who fails
to meet criteria for delegated authority to administer
medication, including, but not limited to, failure of the
written test on 2 occasions shall be given consideration for
shift transfer or reassignment, if possible. No employee shall
be terminated for failure to qualify during the 3-month time
period following initial testing. Refusal to complete training
and testing required by this Section may be grounds for
immediate dismissal.
(i) No authorized direct care staff person delegated to
administer medication shall be subject to suspension or
discharge for errors resulting from the staff person's acts or
omissions when performing the functions unless the staff
person's actions or omissions constitute willful and wanton
conduct. Nothing in this subsection is intended to supersede
paragraph (4) of subsection (c).
(j) A registered professional nurse, advanced practice
registered nurse, physician licensed to practice medicine in
all its branches, or physician assistant shall be on duty or on
call at all times in any program covered by this Section.
(k) The employer shall be responsible for maintaining
liability insurance for any program covered by this Section.
(l) Any direct care staff person who qualifies as
authorized direct care staff pursuant to this Section shall be
granted consideration for a one-time additional salary
differential. The Department shall determine and provide the
necessary funding for the differential in the base. This
subsection (l) is inoperative on and after June 30, 2000.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15;
99-581, eff. 1-1-17; 100-50, eff. 1-1-18; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18;
revised 9-22-17.)
Section 75. The Department of Professional Regulation Law
of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
changing Sections 2105-15 and 2105-207 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2105/2105-15)
Sec. 2105-15. General powers and duties.
(a) The Department has, subject to the provisions of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the following powers and
duties:
(1) To authorize examinations in English to ascertain
the qualifications and fitness of applicants to exercise
the profession, trade, or occupation for which the
examination is held.
(2) To prescribe rules and regulations for a fair and
wholly impartial method of examination of candidates to
exercise the respective professions, trades, or
occupations.
(3) To pass upon the qualifications of applicants for
licenses, certificates, and authorities, whether by
examination, by reciprocity, or by endorsement.
(4) To prescribe rules and regulations defining, for
the respective professions, trades, and occupations, what
shall constitute a school, college, or university, or
department of a university, or other institution,
reputable and in good standing, and to determine the
reputability and good standing of a school, college, or
university, or department of a university, or other
institution, reputable and in good standing, by reference
to a compliance with those rules and regulations; provided,
that no school, college, or university, or department of a
university, or other institution that refuses admittance
to applicants solely on account of race, color, creed, sex,
sexual orientation, or national origin shall be considered
reputable and in good standing.
(5) To conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke,
suspend, refuse to renew, place on probationary status, or
take other disciplinary action as authorized in any
licensing Act administered by the Department with regard to
licenses, certificates, or authorities of persons
exercising the respective professions, trades, or
occupations and to revoke, suspend, refuse to renew, place
on probationary status, or take other disciplinary action
as authorized in any licensing Act administered by the
Department with regard to those licenses, certificates, or
authorities.
The Department shall issue a monthly disciplinary
report.
The Department shall deny any license or renewal
authorized by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to
any person who has defaulted on an educational loan or
scholarship provided by or guaranteed by the Illinois
Student Assistance Commission or any governmental agency
of this State; however, the Department may issue a license
or renewal if the aforementioned persons have established a
satisfactory repayment record as determined by the
Illinois Student Assistance Commission or other
appropriate governmental agency of this State.
Additionally, beginning June 1, 1996, any license issued by
the Department may be suspended or revoked if the
Department, after the opportunity for a hearing under the
appropriate licensing Act, finds that the licensee has
failed to make satisfactory repayment to the Illinois
Student Assistance Commission for a delinquent or
defaulted loan. For the purposes of this Section,
"satisfactory repayment record" shall be defined by rule.
The Department shall refuse to issue or renew a license
to, or shall suspend or revoke a license of, any person
who, after receiving notice, fails to comply with a
subpoena or warrant relating to a paternity or child
support proceeding. However, the Department may issue a
license or renewal upon compliance with the subpoena or
warrant.
The Department, without further process or hearings,
shall revoke, suspend, or deny any license or renewal
authorized by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to
a person who is certified by the Department of Healthcare
and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of
Public Aid) as being more than 30 days delinquent in
complying with a child support order or who is certified by
a court as being in violation of the Non-Support Punishment
Act for more than 60 days. The Department may, however,
issue a license or renewal if the person has established a
satisfactory repayment record as determined by the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly
Illinois Department of Public Aid) or if the person is
determined by the court to be in compliance with the
Non-Support Punishment Act. The Department may implement
this paragraph as added by Public Act 89-6 through the use
of emergency rules in accordance with Section 5-45 of the
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. For purposes of the
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the adoption of
rules to implement this paragraph shall be considered an
emergency and necessary for the public interest, safety,
and welfare.
(6) To transfer jurisdiction of any realty under the
control of the Department to any other department of the
State Government or to acquire or accept federal lands when
the transfer, acquisition, or acceptance is advantageous
to the State and is approved in writing by the Governor.
(7) To formulate rules and regulations necessary for
the enforcement of any Act administered by the Department.
(8) To exchange with the Department of Healthcare and
Family Services information that may be necessary for the
enforcement of child support orders entered pursuant to the
Illinois Public Aid Code, the Illinois Marriage and
Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Non-Support of Spouse and
Children Act, the Non-Support Punishment Act, the Revised
Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, the Uniform
Interstate Family Support Act, the Illinois Parentage Act
of 1984, or the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015.
Notwithstanding any provisions in this Code to the
contrary, the Department of Professional Regulation shall
not be liable under any federal or State law to any person
for any disclosure of information to the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois
Department of Public Aid) under this paragraph (8) or for
any other action taken in good faith to comply with the
requirements of this paragraph (8).
(8.5) To accept continuing education credit for
mandated reporter training on how to recognize and report
child abuse offered by the Department of Children and
Family Services and completed by any person who holds a
professional license issued by the Department and who is a
mandated reporter under the Abused and Neglected Child
Reporting Act. The Department shall adopt any rules
necessary to implement this paragraph.
(9) To perform other duties prescribed by law.
(a-5) Except in cases involving default on an educational
loan or scholarship provided by or guaranteed by the Illinois
Student Assistance Commission or any governmental agency of
this State or in cases involving delinquency in complying with
a child support order or violation of the Non-Support
Punishment Act and notwithstanding anything that may appear in
any individual licensing Act or administrative rule, no person
or entity whose license, certificate, or authority has been
revoked as authorized in any licensing Act administered by the
Department may apply for restoration of that license,
certification, or authority until 3 years after the effective
date of the revocation.
(b) (Blank).
(c) For the purpose of securing and preparing evidence, and
for the purchase of controlled substances, professional
services, and equipment necessary for enforcement activities,
recoupment of investigative costs, and other activities
directed at suppressing the misuse and abuse of controlled
substances, including those activities set forth in Sections
504 and 508 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the
Director and agents appointed and authorized by the Director
may expend sums from the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund
that the Director deems necessary from the amounts appropriated
for that purpose. Those sums may be advanced to the agent when
the Director deems that procedure to be in the public interest.
Sums for the purchase of controlled substances, professional
services, and equipment necessary for enforcement activities
and other activities as set forth in this Section shall be
advanced to the agent who is to make the purchase from the
Professional Regulation Evidence Fund on vouchers signed by the
Director. The Director and those agents are authorized to
maintain one or more commercial checking accounts with any
State banking corporation or corporations organized under or
subject to the Illinois Banking Act for the deposit and
withdrawal of moneys to be used for the purposes set forth in
this Section; provided, that no check may be written nor any
withdrawal made from any such account except upon the written
signatures of 2 persons designated by the Director to write
those checks and make those withdrawals. Vouchers for those
expenditures must be signed by the Director. All such
expenditures shall be audited by the Director, and the audit
shall be submitted to the Department of Central Management
Services for approval.
(d) Whenever the Department is authorized or required by
law to consider some aspect of criminal history record
information for the purpose of carrying out its statutory
powers and responsibilities, then, upon request and payment of
fees in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400
of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400),
the Department of State Police is authorized to furnish,
pursuant to positive identification, the information contained
in State files that is necessary to fulfill the request.
(e) The provisions of this Section do not apply to private
business and vocational schools as defined by Section 15 of the
Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012.
(f) (Blank).
(g) Notwithstanding anything that may appear in any
individual licensing statute or administrative rule, the
Department shall deny any license application or renewal
authorized under any licensing Act administered by the
Department to any person who has failed to file a return, or to
pay the tax, penalty, or interest shown in a filed return, or
to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty, or interest, as
required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department
of Revenue, until such time as the requirement of any such tax
Act are satisfied; however, the Department may issue a license
or renewal if the person has established a satisfactory
repayment record as determined by the Illinois Department of
Revenue. For the purpose of this Section, "satisfactory
repayment record" shall be defined by rule.
In addition, a complaint filed with the Department by the
Illinois Department of Revenue that includes a certification,
signed by its Director or designee, attesting to the amount of
the unpaid tax liability or the years for which a return was
not filed, or both, is prima facie evidence of the licensee's
failure to comply with the tax laws administered by the
Illinois Department of Revenue. Upon receipt of that
certification, the Department shall, without a hearing,
immediately suspend all licenses held by the licensee.
Enforcement of the Department's order shall be stayed for 60
days. The Department shall provide notice of the suspension to
the licensee by mailing a copy of the Department's order to the
licensee's address of record or emailing a copy of the order to
the licensee's email address of record. The notice shall advise
the licensee that the suspension shall be effective 60 days
after the issuance of the Department's order unless the
Department receives, from the licensee, a request for a hearing
before the Department to dispute the matters contained in the
order.
Any suspension imposed under this subsection (g) shall be
terminated by the Department upon notification from the
Illinois Department of Revenue that the licensee is in
compliance with all tax laws administered by the Illinois
Department of Revenue.
The Department may promulgate rules for the administration
of this subsection (g).
(h) The Department may grant the title "Retired", to be
used immediately adjacent to the title of a profession
regulated by the Department, to eligible retirees. For
individuals licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987,
the title "Retired" may be used in the profile required by the
Patients' Right to Know Act. The use of the title "Retired"
shall not constitute representation of current licensure,
registration, or certification. Any person without an active
license, registration, or certificate in a profession that
requires licensure, registration, or certification shall not
be permitted to practice that profession.
(i) Within 180 days after December 23, 2009 (the effective
date of Public Act 96-852), the Department shall promulgate
rules which permit a person with a criminal record, who seeks a
license or certificate in an occupation for which a criminal
record is not expressly a per se bar, to apply to the
Department for a non-binding, advisory opinion to be provided
by the Board or body with the authority to issue the license or
certificate as to whether his or her criminal record would bar
the individual from the licensure or certification sought,
should the individual meet all other licensure requirements
including, but not limited to, the successful completion of the
relevant examinations.
(Source: P.A. 99-85, eff. 1-1-16; 99-227, eff. 8-3-15; 99-330,
eff. 8-10-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-933, eff. 1-27-17;
100-262, eff. 8-22-17; revised 10-4-17.)
(20 ILCS 2105/2105-207)
Sec. 2105-207. Records of Department actions.
(a) Any licensee subject to a licensing Act administered by
the Division of Professional Regulation and who has been
subject to disciplinary action by the Department may file an
application with the Department on forms provided by the
Department, along with the required fee of $175, to have the
records classified as confidential, not for public release, and
considered expunged for reporting purposes if:
(1) the application is submitted more than 3 years
after the disciplinary offense or offenses occurred or
after restoration of the license, whichever is later;
(2) the licensee has had no incidents of discipline
under the licensing Act since the disciplinary offense or
offenses identified in the application occurred;
(3) the Department has no pending investigations
against the licensee; and
(4) the licensee is not currently in a disciplinary
status.
(b) An application to make disciplinary records
confidential shall only be considered by the Department for an
offense or action relating to:
(1) failure to pay taxes or student loans;
(2) continuing education;
(3) failure to renew a license on time;
(4) failure to obtain or renew a certificate of
registration or ancillary license;
(5) advertising;
(5.1) discipline based on criminal charges or
convictions:
(A) that did not arise from the licensed activity
and was unrelated to the licensed activity; or
(B) that were dismissed or for which records have
been sealed or expunged; .
(5.2) past probationary status of a license issued to
new applicants on the sole or partial basis of prior
convictions; or
(6) any grounds for discipline removed from the
licensing Act.
(c) An application shall be submitted to and considered by
the Director of the Division of Professional Regulation upon
submission of an application and the required non-refundable
fee. The Department may establish additional requirements by
rule. The Department is not required to report the removal of
any disciplinary record to any national database. Nothing in
this Section shall prohibit the Department from using a
previous discipline for any regulatory purpose or from
releasing records of a previous discipline upon request from
law enforcement, or other governmental body as permitted by
law. Classification of records as confidential shall result in
removal of records of discipline from records kept pursuant to
Sections 2105-200 and 2105-205 of this Act.
(d) Any applicant for licensure or a licensee whose
petition for review is granted by the Department pursuant to
subsection (a-1) of Section 2105-165 of this Law may file an
application with the Department on forms provided by the
Department to have records relating to his or her permanent
denial or permanent revocation classified as confidential and
not for public release and considered expunged for reporting
purposes in the same manner and under the same terms as is
provided in this Section for the offenses listed in subsection
(b) of this Section, except that the requirements of a 7-year
waiting period and the $200 application fee do not apply.
(Source: P.A. 100-262, eff. 8-22-17; 100-286, eff. 1-1-18;
revised 10-4-17.)
Section 80. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 2310-676 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2310/2310-676)
Sec. 2310-676. Advisory council on pediatric autoimmune
neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal
infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome.
(a) There is established an advisory council on pediatric
autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with
streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric
syndrome to advise the Director of Public Health on research,
diagnosis, treatment, and education relating to the disorder
and syndrome.
(b) The advisory council shall consist of the following
members, who shall be appointed by the Director of Public
Health within 60 days after August 7, 2015 (the effective date
of Public Act 99-320) this amendatory Act of the 99th General
Assembly:
(1) An immunologist licensed and practicing in this
State who has experience treating persons with pediatric
autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with
streptococcal infections and pediatric acute
neuropsychiatric syndrome and the use of intravenous
immunoglobulin.
(2) A health care provider licensed and practicing in
this State who has expertise in treating persons with
pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated
with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute
neuropsychiatric syndrome and autism.
(3) A representative of PANDAS/PANS Advocacy &
Support.
(4) An osteopathic physician licensed and practicing
in this State who has experience treating persons with
pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated
with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute
neuropsychiatric syndrome.
(5) A medical researcher with experience conducting
research concerning pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric
disorder associated with streptococcal infections,
pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorder, and other
neurological disorders.
(6) A certified dietitian-nutritionist practicing in
this State who provides services to children with autism
spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity
disorder, and other neuro-developmental conditions.
(7) A representative of a professional organization in
this State for school psychologists.
(8) A child psychiatrist who has experience treating
persons with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric
disorder associated with streptococcal infections and
pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome.
(9) A representative of a professional organization in
this State for school nurses.
(10) A pediatrician who has experience treating
persons with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric
disorder associated with streptococcal infections and
pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome.
(11) A representative of an organization focused on
autism.
(12) A parent with a child who has been diagnosed with
pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated
with streptococcal infections or pediatric acute
neuropsychiatric syndrome and autism.
(13) A social worker licensed and practicing in this
State.
(14) A representative of the Special Education
Services division of the State Board of Education.
(15) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(16) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
the President of the Senate.
(17) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
(18) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
the Minority Leader of the Senate.
(c) The Director of Public Health, or his or her designee,
shall be an ex officio ex-officio, nonvoting member and shall
attend all meetings of the advisory council. Any member of the
advisory council appointed under this Section may be a member
of the General Assembly. Members shall receive no compensation
for their services.
(d) The Director of Public Health shall schedule the first
meeting of the advisory council, which shall be held not later
than 90 days after August 7, 2015 (the effective date of Public
Act 99-320) this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. A
majority of the council members shall constitute a quorum. A
majority vote of a quorum shall be required for any official
action of the advisory council. The advisory council shall meet
upon the call of the chairperson or upon the request of a
majority of council members.
(e) Not later than January 1, 2017, and annually
thereafter, the advisory council shall issue a report to the
General Assembly with recommendations concerning:
(1) practice guidelines for the diagnosis and
treatment of the disorder and syndrome;
(2) mechanisms to increase clinical awareness and
education regarding the disorder and syndrome among
physicians, including pediatricians, school-based health
centers, and providers of mental health services;
(3) outreach to educators and parents to increase
awareness of the disorder and syndrome; and
(4) development of a network of volunteer experts on
the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder and syndrome to
assist in education and outreach.
(Source: P.A. 99-320, eff. 8-7-15; revised 9-27-17.)
Section 85. The Rehabilitation of Persons with
Disabilities Act is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2405/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 3434)
Sec. 3. Powers and duties. The Department shall have the
powers and duties enumerated herein:
(a) To co-operate with the federal government in the
administration of the provisions of the federal
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, of the Workforce
Innovation and Opportunity Act, and of the federal Social
Security Act to the extent and in the manner provided in
these Acts.
(b) To prescribe and supervise such courses of
vocational training and provide such other services as may
be necessary for the habilitation and rehabilitation of
persons with one or more disabilities, including the
administrative activities under subsection (e) of this
Section, and to co-operate with State and local school
authorities and other recognized agencies engaged in
habilitation, rehabilitation and comprehensive
rehabilitation services; and to cooperate with the
Department of Children and Family Services regarding the
care and education of children with one or more
disabilities.
(c) (Blank).
(d) To report in writing, to the Governor, annually on
or before the first day of December, and at such other
times and in such manner and upon such subjects as the
Governor may require. The annual report shall contain (1) a
statement of the existing condition of comprehensive
rehabilitation services, habilitation and rehabilitation
in the State; (2) a statement of suggestions and
recommendations with reference to the development of
comprehensive rehabilitation services, habilitation and
rehabilitation in the State; and (3) an itemized statement
of the amounts of money received from federal, State and
other sources, and of the objects and purposes to which the
respective items of these several amounts have been
devoted.
(e) (Blank).
(f) To establish a program of services to prevent the
unnecessary institutionalization of persons in need of
long term care and who meet the criteria for blindness or
disability as defined by the Social Security Act, thereby
enabling them to remain in their own homes. Such preventive
services include any or all of the following:
(1) personal assistant services;
(2) homemaker services;
(3) home-delivered meals;
(4) adult day care services;
(5) respite care;
(6) home modification or assistive equipment;
(7) home health services;
(8) electronic home response;
(9) brain injury behavioral/cognitive services;
(10) brain injury habilitation;
(11) brain injury pre-vocational services; or
(12) brain injury supported employment.
The Department shall establish eligibility standards
for such services taking into consideration the unique
economic and social needs of the population for whom they
are to be provided. Such eligibility standards may be based
on the recipient's ability to pay for services; provided,
however, that any portion of a person's income that is
equal to or less than the "protected income" level shall
not be considered by the Department in determining
eligibility. The "protected income" level shall be
determined by the Department, shall never be less than the
federal poverty standard, and shall be adjusted each year
to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index For All
Urban Consumers as determined by the United States
Department of Labor. The standards must provide that a
person may not have more than $10,000 in assets to be
eligible for the services, and the Department may increase
or decrease the asset limitation by rule. The Department
may not decrease the asset level below $10,000.
The services shall be provided, as established by the
Department by rule, to eligible persons to prevent
unnecessary or premature institutionalization, to the
extent that the cost of the services, together with the
other personal maintenance expenses of the persons, are
reasonably related to the standards established for care in
a group facility appropriate to their condition. These
non-institutional services, pilot projects or experimental
facilities may be provided as part of or in addition to
those authorized by federal law or those funded and
administered by the Illinois Department on Aging. The
Department shall set rates and fees for services in a fair
and equitable manner. Services identical to those offered
by the Department on Aging shall be paid at the same rate.
Personal assistants shall be paid at a rate negotiated
between the State and an exclusive representative of
personal assistants under a collective bargaining
agreement. In no case shall the Department pay personal
assistants an hourly wage that is less than the federal
minimum wage. Within 30 days after July 6, 2017 (the
effective date of Public Act 100-23) this amendatory Act of
the 100th General Assembly, the hourly wage paid to
personal assistants and individual maintenance home health
workers shall be increased by $0.48 per hour.
Solely for the purposes of coverage under the Illinois
Public Labor Relations Act, personal assistants providing
services under the Department's Home Services Program
shall be considered to be public employees and the State of
Illinois shall be considered to be their employer as of
July 16, 2003 (the effective date of Public Act 93-204)
this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, but not
before. Solely for the purposes of coverage under the
Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, home care and home
health workers who function as personal assistants and
individual maintenance home health workers and who also
provide services under the Department's Home Services
Program shall be considered to be public employees, no
matter whether the State provides such services through
direct fee-for-service arrangements, with the assistance
of a managed care organization or other intermediary, or
otherwise, and the State of Illinois shall be considered to
be the employer of those persons as of January 29, 2013
(the effective date of Public Act 97-1158), but not before
except as otherwise provided under this subsection (f). The
State shall engage in collective bargaining with an
exclusive representative of home care and home health
workers who function as personal assistants and individual
maintenance home health workers working under the Home
Services Program concerning their terms and conditions of
employment that are within the State's control. Nothing in
this paragraph shall be understood to limit the right of
the persons receiving services defined in this Section to
hire and fire home care and home health workers who
function as personal assistants and individual maintenance
home health workers working under the Home Services Program
or to supervise them within the limitations set by the Home
Services Program. The State shall not be considered to be
the employer of home care and home health workers who
function as personal assistants and individual maintenance
home health workers working under the Home Services Program
for any purposes not specifically provided in Public Act
93-204 or Public Act 97-1158, including but not limited to,
purposes of vicarious liability in tort and purposes of
statutory retirement or health insurance benefits. Home
care and home health workers who function as personal
assistants and individual maintenance home health workers
and who also provide services under the Department's Home
Services Program shall not be covered by the State
Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971.
The Department shall execute, relative to nursing home
prescreening, as authorized by Section 4.03 of the Illinois
Act on the Aging, written inter-agency agreements with the
Department on Aging and the Department of Healthcare and
Family Services, to effect the intake procedures and
eligibility criteria for those persons who may need long
term care. On and after July 1, 1996, all nursing home
prescreenings for individuals 18 through 59 years of age
shall be conducted by the Department, or a designee of the
Department.
The Department is authorized to establish a system of
recipient cost-sharing for services provided under this
Section. The cost-sharing shall be based upon the
recipient's ability to pay for services, but in no case
shall the recipient's share exceed the actual cost of the
services provided. Protected income shall not be
considered by the Department in its determination of the
recipient's ability to pay a share of the cost of services.
The level of cost-sharing shall be adjusted each year to
reflect changes in the "protected income" level. The
Department shall deduct from the recipient's share of the
cost of services any money expended by the recipient for
disability-related expenses.
To the extent permitted under the federal Social
Security Act, the Department, or the Department's
authorized representative, may recover the amount of
moneys expended for services provided to or in behalf of a
person under this Section by a claim against the person's
estate or against the estate of the person's surviving
spouse, but no recovery may be had until after the death of
the surviving spouse, if any, and then only at such time
when there is no surviving child who is under age 21 or
blind or who has a permanent and total disability. This
paragraph, however, shall not bar recovery, at the death of
the person, of moneys for services provided to the person
or in behalf of the person under this Section to which the
person was not entitled; provided that such recovery shall
not be enforced against any real estate while it is
occupied as a homestead by the surviving spouse or other
dependent, if no claims by other creditors have been filed
against the estate, or, if such claims have been filed,
they remain dormant for failure of prosecution or failure
of the claimant to compel administration of the estate for
the purpose of payment. This paragraph shall not bar
recovery from the estate of a spouse, under Sections 1915
and 1924 of the Social Security Act and Section 5-4 of the
Illinois Public Aid Code, who precedes a person receiving
services under this Section in death. All moneys for
services paid to or in behalf of the person under this
Section shall be claimed for recovery from the deceased
spouse's estate. "Homestead", as used in this paragraph,
means the dwelling house and contiguous real estate
occupied by a surviving spouse or relative, as defined by
the rules and regulations of the Department of Healthcare
and Family Services, regardless of the value of the
property.
The Department shall submit an annual report on
programs and services provided under this Section. The
report shall be filed with the Governor and the General
Assembly on or before March 30 each year.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly
shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the
Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of
Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and
the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research
Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
Organization Act, and filing additional copies with the
State Government Report Distribution Center for the
General Assembly as required under paragraph (t) of Section
7 of the State Library Act.
(g) To establish such subdivisions of the Department as
shall be desirable and assign to the various subdivisions
the responsibilities and duties placed upon the Department
by law.
(h) To cooperate and enter into any necessary
agreements with the Department of Employment Security for
the provision of job placement and job referral services to
clients of the Department, including job service
registration of such clients with Illinois Employment
Security offices and making job listings maintained by the
Department of Employment Security available to such
clients.
(i) To possess all powers reasonable and necessary for
the exercise and administration of the powers, duties and
responsibilities of the Department which are provided for
by law.
(j) (Blank).
(k) (Blank).
(l) To establish, operate, and maintain a Statewide
Housing Clearinghouse of information on available,
government subsidized housing accessible to persons with
disabilities and available privately owned housing
accessible to persons with disabilities. The information
shall include, but not be limited to, the location, rental
requirements, access features and proximity to public
transportation of available housing. The Clearinghouse
shall consist of at least a computerized database for the
storage and retrieval of information and a separate or
shared toll free telephone number for use by those seeking
information from the Clearinghouse. Department offices and
personnel throughout the State shall also assist in the
operation of the Statewide Housing Clearinghouse.
Cooperation with local, State, and federal housing
managers shall be sought and extended in order to
frequently and promptly update the Clearinghouse's
information.
(m) To assure that the names and case records of
persons who received or are receiving services from the
Department, including persons receiving vocational
rehabilitation, home services, or other services, and
those attending one of the Department's schools or other
supervised facility shall be confidential and not be open
to the general public. Those case records and reports or
the information contained in those records and reports
shall be disclosed by the Director only to proper law
enforcement officials, individuals authorized by a court,
the General Assembly or any committee or commission of the
General Assembly, and other persons and for reasons as the
Director designates by rule. Disclosure by the Director may
be only in accordance with other applicable law.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17;
100-477, eff. 9-8-17; revised 9-27-17.)
Section 90. The Disabilities Services Act of 2003 is
amended by changing Section 55 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2407/55)
Sec. 55. Dissemination of reports. (a) On or before April 1
of each year, in conjunction with their annual report, the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in cooperation
with the other involved agencies, shall report to the Governor
and the General Assembly on the implementation of this Act and
include, at a minimum, the following data: (i) a description of
any interagency agreements, fiscal payment mechanisms or
methodologies developed under this Act that effectively
support choice; (ii) information concerning the dollar amounts
of State Medicaid long-term care expenditures and the
percentage of such expenditures that were for institutional
long-term care services or were for home and community-based
long-term care services; and (iii) documentation that the
Departments have met the requirements under Section 54(a) to
assure the health and welfare of eligible individuals receiving
home and community-based long-term care services. This report
must be made available to the general public, including via the
Departmental websites.
(Source: P.A. 95-438, eff. 1-1-08; revised 9-27-17.)
Section 95. The Criminal Identification Act is amended by
changing Section 5.2 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2630/5.2)
Sec. 5.2. Expungement, sealing, and immediate sealing.
(a) General Provisions.
(1) Definitions. In this Act, words and phrases have
the meanings set forth in this subsection, except when a
particular context clearly requires a different meaning.
(A) The following terms shall have the meanings
ascribed to them in the Unified Code of Corrections,
730 ILCS 5/5-1-2 through 5/5-1-22:
(i) Business Offense (730 ILCS 5/5-1-2),
(ii) Charge (730 ILCS 5/5-1-3),
(iii) Court (730 ILCS 5/5-1-6),
(iv) Defendant (730 ILCS 5/5-1-7),
(v) Felony (730 ILCS 5/5-1-9),
(vi) Imprisonment (730 ILCS 5/5-1-10),
(vii) Judgment (730 ILCS 5/5-1-12),
(viii) Misdemeanor (730 ILCS 5/5-1-14),
(ix) Offense (730 ILCS 5/5-1-15),
(x) Parole (730 ILCS 5/5-1-16),
(xi) Petty Offense (730 ILCS 5/5-1-17),
(xii) Probation (730 ILCS 5/5-1-18),
(xiii) Sentence (730 ILCS 5/5-1-19),
(xiv) Supervision (730 ILCS 5/5-1-21), and
(xv) Victim (730 ILCS 5/5-1-22).
(B) As used in this Section, "charge not initiated
by arrest" means a charge (as defined by 730 ILCS
5/5-1-3) brought against a defendant where the
defendant is not arrested prior to or as a direct
result of the charge.
(C) "Conviction" means a judgment of conviction or
sentence entered upon a plea of guilty or upon a
verdict or finding of guilty of an offense, rendered by
a legally constituted jury or by a court of competent
jurisdiction authorized to try the case without a jury.
An order of supervision successfully completed by the
petitioner is not a conviction. An order of qualified
probation (as defined in subsection (a)(1)(J))
successfully completed by the petitioner is not a
conviction. An order of supervision or an order of
qualified probation that is terminated
unsatisfactorily is a conviction, unless the
unsatisfactory termination is reversed, vacated, or
modified and the judgment of conviction, if any, is
reversed or vacated.
(D) "Criminal offense" means a petty offense,
business offense, misdemeanor, felony, or municipal
ordinance violation (as defined in subsection
(a)(1)(H)). As used in this Section, a minor traffic
offense (as defined in subsection (a)(1)(G)) shall not
be considered a criminal offense.
(E) "Expunge" means to physically destroy the
records or return them to the petitioner and to
obliterate the petitioner's name from any official
index or public record, or both. Nothing in this Act
shall require the physical destruction of the circuit
court file, but such records relating to arrests or
charges, or both, ordered expunged shall be impounded
as required by subsections (d)(9)(A)(ii) and
(d)(9)(B)(ii).
(F) As used in this Section, "last sentence" means
the sentence, order of supervision, or order of
qualified probation (as defined by subsection
(a)(1)(J)), for a criminal offense (as defined by
subsection (a)(1)(D)) that terminates last in time in
any jurisdiction, regardless of whether the petitioner
has included the criminal offense for which the
sentence or order of supervision or qualified
probation was imposed in his or her petition. If
multiple sentences, orders of supervision, or orders
of qualified probation terminate on the same day and
are last in time, they shall be collectively considered
the "last sentence" regardless of whether they were
ordered to run concurrently.
(G) "Minor traffic offense" means a petty offense,
business offense, or Class C misdemeanor under the
Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a
municipal or local ordinance.
(H) "Municipal ordinance violation" means an
offense defined by a municipal or local ordinance that
is criminal in nature and with which the petitioner was
charged or for which the petitioner was arrested and
released without charging.
(I) "Petitioner" means an adult or a minor
prosecuted as an adult who has applied for relief under
this Section.
(J) "Qualified probation" means an order of
probation under Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act,
Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act,
Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and
Community Protection Act, Section 5-6-3.3 or 5-6-3.4
of the Unified Code of Corrections, Section
12-4.3(b)(1) and (2) of the Criminal Code of 1961 (as
those provisions existed before their deletion by
Public Act 89-313), Section 10-102 of the Illinois
Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act, Section
40-10 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
Dependency Act, or Section 10 of the Steroid Control
Act. For the purpose of this Section, "successful
completion" of an order of qualified probation under
Section 10-102 of the Illinois Alcoholism and Other
Drug Dependency Act and Section 40-10 of the Alcoholism
and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act means that the
probation was terminated satisfactorily and the
judgment of conviction was vacated.
(K) "Seal" means to physically and electronically
maintain the records, unless the records would
otherwise be destroyed due to age, but to make the
records unavailable without a court order, subject to
the exceptions in Sections 12 and 13 of this Act. The
petitioner's name shall also be obliterated from the
official index required to be kept by the circuit court
clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but
any index issued by the circuit court clerk before the
entry of the order to seal shall not be affected.
(L) "Sexual offense committed against a minor"
includes but is not limited to the offenses of indecent
solicitation of a child or criminal sexual abuse when
the victim of such offense is under 18 years of age.
(M) "Terminate" as it relates to a sentence or
order of supervision or qualified probation includes
either satisfactory or unsatisfactory termination of
the sentence, unless otherwise specified in this
Section.
(2) Minor Traffic Offenses. Orders of supervision or
convictions for minor traffic offenses shall not affect a
petitioner's eligibility to expunge or seal records
pursuant to this Section.
(2.5) Commencing 180 days after July 29, 2016 (the
effective date of Public Act 99-697), the law enforcement
agency issuing the citation shall automatically expunge,
on or before January 1 and July 1 of each year, the law
enforcement records of a person found to have committed a
civil law violation of subsection (a) of Section 4 of the
Cannabis Control Act or subsection (c) of Section 3.5 of
the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act in the law enforcement
agency's possession or control and which contains the final
satisfactory disposition which pertain to the person
issued a citation for that offense. The law enforcement
agency shall provide by rule the process for access,
review, and to confirm the automatic expungement by the law
enforcement agency issuing the citation. Commencing 180
days after July 29, 2016 (the effective date of Public Act
99-697), the clerk of the circuit court shall expunge, upon
order of the court, or in the absence of a court order on
or before January 1 and July 1 of each year, the court
records of a person found in the circuit court to have
committed a civil law violation of subsection (a) of
Section 4 of the Cannabis Control Act or subsection (c) of
Section 3.5 of the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act in the
clerk's possession or control and which contains the final
satisfactory disposition which pertain to the person
issued a citation for any of those offenses.
(3) Exclusions. Except as otherwise provided in
subsections (b)(5), (b)(6), (b)(8), (e), (e-5), and (e-6)
of this Section, the court shall not order:
(A) the sealing or expungement of the records of
arrests or charges not initiated by arrest that result
in an order of supervision for or conviction of: (i)
any sexual offense committed against a minor; (ii)
Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a
similar provision of a local ordinance; or (iii)
Section 11-503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a
similar provision of a local ordinance, unless the
arrest or charge is for a misdemeanor violation of
subsection (a) of Section 11-503 or a similar provision
of a local ordinance, that occurred prior to the
offender reaching the age of 25 years and the offender
has no other conviction for violating Section 11-501 or
11-503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar
provision of a local ordinance.
(B) the sealing or expungement of records of minor
traffic offenses (as defined in subsection (a)(1)(G)),
unless the petitioner was arrested and released
without charging.
(C) the sealing of the records of arrests or
charges not initiated by arrest which result in an
order of supervision or a conviction for the following
offenses:
(i) offenses included in Article 11 of the
Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012
or a similar provision of a local ordinance, except
Section 11-14 and a misdemeanor violation of
Section 11-30 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a
local ordinance;
(ii) Section 11-1.50, 12-3.4, 12-15, 12-30,
26-5, or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a
local ordinance;
(iii) Sections 12-3.1 or 12-3.2 of the
Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012,
or Section 125 of the Stalking No Contact Order
Act, or Section 219 of the Civil No Contact Order
Act, or a similar provision of a local ordinance;
(iv) Class A misdemeanors or felony offenses
under the Humane Care for Animals Act; or
(v) any offense or attempted offense that
would subject a person to registration under the
Sex Offender Registration Act.
(D) (blank).
(b) Expungement.
(1) A petitioner may petition the circuit court to
expunge the records of his or her arrests and charges not
initiated by arrest when each arrest or charge not
initiated by arrest sought to be expunged resulted in: (i)
acquittal, dismissal, or the petitioner's release without
charging, unless excluded by subsection (a)(3)(B); (ii) a
conviction which was vacated or reversed, unless excluded
by subsection (a)(3)(B); (iii) an order of supervision and
such supervision was successfully completed by the
petitioner, unless excluded by subsection (a)(3)(A) or
(a)(3)(B); or (iv) an order of qualified probation (as
defined in subsection (a)(1)(J)) and such probation was
successfully completed by the petitioner.
(1.5) When a petitioner seeks to have a record of
arrest expunged under this Section, and the offender has
been convicted of a criminal offense, the State's Attorney
may object to the expungement on the grounds that the
records contain specific relevant information aside from
the mere fact of the arrest.
(2) Time frame for filing a petition to expunge.
(A) When the arrest or charge not initiated by
arrest sought to be expunged resulted in an acquittal,
dismissal, the petitioner's release without charging,
or the reversal or vacation of a conviction, there is
no waiting period to petition for the expungement of
such records.
(B) When the arrest or charge not initiated by
arrest sought to be expunged resulted in an order of
supervision, successfully completed by the petitioner,
the following time frames will apply:
(i) Those arrests or charges that resulted in
orders of supervision under Section 3-707, 3-708,
3-710, or 5-401.3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a
similar provision of a local ordinance, or under
Section 11-1.50, 12-3.2, or 12-15 of the Criminal
Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or a
similar provision of a local ordinance, shall not
be eligible for expungement until 5 years have
passed following the satisfactory termination of
the supervision.
(i-5) Those arrests or charges that resulted
in orders of supervision for a misdemeanor
violation of subsection (a) of Section 11-503 of
the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of
a local ordinance, that occurred prior to the
offender reaching the age of 25 years and the
offender has no other conviction for violating
Section 11-501 or 11-503 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance
shall not be eligible for expungement until the
petitioner has reached the age of 25 years.
(ii) Those arrests or charges that resulted in
orders of supervision for any other offenses shall
not be eligible for expungement until 2 years have
passed following the satisfactory termination of
the supervision.
(C) When the arrest or charge not initiated by
arrest sought to be expunged resulted in an order of
qualified probation, successfully completed by the
petitioner, such records shall not be eligible for
expungement until 5 years have passed following the
satisfactory termination of the probation.
(3) Those records maintained by the Department for
persons arrested prior to their 17th birthday shall be
expunged as provided in Section 5-915 of the Juvenile Court
Act of 1987.
(4) Whenever a person has been arrested for or
convicted of any offense, in the name of a person whose
identity he or she has stolen or otherwise come into
possession of, the aggrieved person from whom the identity
was stolen or otherwise obtained without authorization,
upon learning of the person having been arrested using his
or her identity, may, upon verified petition to the chief
judge of the circuit wherein the arrest was made, have a
court order entered nunc pro tunc by the Chief Judge to
correct the arrest record, conviction record, if any, and
all official records of the arresting authority, the
Department, other criminal justice agencies, the
prosecutor, and the trial court concerning such arrest, if
any, by removing his or her name from all such records in
connection with the arrest and conviction, if any, and by
inserting in the records the name of the offender, if known
or ascertainable, in lieu of the aggrieved's name. The
records of the circuit court clerk shall be sealed until
further order of the court upon good cause shown and the
name of the aggrieved person obliterated on the official
index required to be kept by the circuit court clerk under
Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but the order shall
not affect any index issued by the circuit court clerk
before the entry of the order. Nothing in this Section
shall limit the Department of State Police or other
criminal justice agencies or prosecutors from listing
under an offender's name the false names he or she has
used.
(5) Whenever a person has been convicted of criminal
sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault,
predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal
sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the
victim of that offense may request that the State's
Attorney of the county in which the conviction occurred
file a verified petition with the presiding trial judge at
the petitioner's trial to have a court order entered to
seal the records of the circuit court clerk in connection
with the proceedings of the trial court concerning that
offense. However, the records of the arresting authority
and the Department of State Police concerning the offense
shall not be sealed. The court, upon good cause shown,
shall make the records of the circuit court clerk in
connection with the proceedings of the trial court
concerning the offense available for public inspection.
(6) If a conviction has been set aside on direct review
or on collateral attack and the court determines by clear
and convincing evidence that the petitioner was factually
innocent of the charge, the court that finds the petitioner
factually innocent of the charge shall enter an expungement
order for the conviction for which the petitioner has been
determined to be innocent as provided in subsection (b) of
Section 5-5-4 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(7) Nothing in this Section shall prevent the
Department of State Police from maintaining all records of
any person who is admitted to probation upon terms and
conditions and who fulfills those terms and conditions
pursuant to Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section
410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, Section 70
of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection
Act, Section 5-6-3.3 or 5-6-3.4 of the Unified Code of
Corrections, Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of
Section 12-3.05 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
Criminal Code of 2012, Section 10-102 of the Illinois
Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act, Section 40-10 of
the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act, or
Section 10 of the Steroid Control Act.
(8) If the petitioner has been granted a certificate of
innocence under Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil
Procedure, the court that grants the certificate of
innocence shall also enter an order expunging the
conviction for which the petitioner has been determined to
be innocent as provided in subsection (h) of Section 2-702
of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(c) Sealing.
(1) Applicability. Notwithstanding any other provision
of this Act to the contrary, and cumulative with any rights
to expungement of criminal records, this subsection
authorizes the sealing of criminal records of adults and of
minors prosecuted as adults. Subsection (g) of this Section
provides for immediate sealing of certain records.
(2) Eligible Records. The following records may be
sealed:
(A) All arrests resulting in release without
charging;
(B) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in acquittal, dismissal, or conviction when
the conviction was reversed or vacated, except as
excluded by subsection (a)(3)(B);
(C) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in orders of supervision, including orders
of supervision for municipal ordinance violations,
successfully completed by the petitioner, unless
excluded by subsection (a)(3);
(D) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in convictions, including convictions on
municipal ordinance violations, unless excluded by
subsection (a)(3);
(E) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in orders of first offender probation under
Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of
the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, Section 70 of
the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection
Act, or Section 5-6-3.3 of the Unified Code of
Corrections; and
(F) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in felony convictions unless otherwise
excluded by subsection (a) paragraph (3) of this
Section.
(3) When Records Are Eligible to Be Sealed. Records
identified as eligible under subsection (c)(2) may be
sealed as follows:
(A) Records identified as eligible under
subsection (c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(B) may be sealed at any
time.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph
(E) of this paragraph (3), records identified as
eligible under subsection (c)(2)(C) may be sealed 2
years after the termination of petitioner's last
sentence (as defined in subsection (a)(1)(F)).
(C) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph
(E) of this paragraph (3), records identified as
eligible under subsections (c)(2)(D), (c)(2)(E), and
(c)(2)(F) may be sealed 3 years after the termination
of the petitioner's last sentence (as defined in
subsection (a)(1)(F)). Convictions requiring public
registration under the Arsonist Registration Act, the
Sex Offender Registration Act, or the Murderer and
Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act may
not be sealed until the petitioner is no longer
required to register under that relevant Act.
(D) Records identified in subsection
(a)(3)(A)(iii) may be sealed after the petitioner has
reached the age of 25 years.
(E) Records identified as eligible under
subsections (c)(2)(C), (c)(2)(D), (c)(2)(E), or
(c)(2)(F) may be sealed upon termination of the
petitioner's last sentence if the petitioner earned a
high school diploma, associate's degree, career
certificate, vocational technical certification, or
bachelor's degree, or passed the high school level Test
of General Educational Development, during the period
of his or her sentence, aftercare release, or mandatory
supervised release. This subparagraph shall apply only
to a petitioner who has not completed the same
educational goal prior to the period of his or her
sentence, aftercare release, or mandatory supervised
release. If a petition for sealing eligible records
filed under this subparagraph is denied by the court,
the time periods under subparagraph (B) or (C) shall
apply to any subsequent petition for sealing filed by
the petitioner.
(4) Subsequent felony convictions. A person may not
have subsequent felony conviction records sealed as
provided in this subsection (c) if he or she is convicted
of any felony offense after the date of the sealing of
prior felony convictions as provided in this subsection
(c). The court may, upon conviction for a subsequent felony
offense, order the unsealing of prior felony conviction
records previously ordered sealed by the court.
(5) Notice of eligibility for sealing. Upon entry of a
disposition for an eligible record under this subsection
(c), the petitioner shall be informed by the court of the
right to have the records sealed and the procedures for the
sealing of the records.
(d) Procedure. The following procedures apply to
expungement under subsections (b), (e), and (e-6) and sealing
under subsections (c) and (e-5):
(1) Filing the petition. Upon becoming eligible to
petition for the expungement or sealing of records under
this Section, the petitioner shall file a petition
requesting the expungement or sealing of records with the
clerk of the court where the arrests occurred or the
charges were brought, or both. If arrests occurred or
charges were brought in multiple jurisdictions, a petition
must be filed in each such jurisdiction. The petitioner
shall pay the applicable fee, except no fee shall be
required if the petitioner has obtained a court order
waiving fees under Supreme Court Rule 298 or it is
otherwise waived.
(1.5) County fee waiver pilot program. In a county of
3,000,000 or more inhabitants, no fee shall be required to
be paid by a petitioner if the records sought to be
expunged or sealed were arrests resulting in release
without charging or arrests or charges not initiated by
arrest resulting in acquittal, dismissal, or conviction
when the conviction was reversed or vacated, unless
excluded by subsection (a)(3)(B). The provisions of this
paragraph (1.5), other than this sentence, are inoperative
on and after January 1, 2019 or one year after January 1,
2017 (the effective date of Public Act 99-881), whichever
is later.
(2) Contents of petition. The petition shall be
verified and shall contain the petitioner's name, date of
birth, current address and, for each arrest or charge not
initiated by arrest sought to be sealed or expunged, the
case number, the date of arrest (if any), the identity of
the arresting authority, and such other information as the
court may require. During the pendency of the proceeding,
the petitioner shall promptly notify the circuit court
clerk of any change of his or her address. If the
petitioner has received a certificate of eligibility for
sealing from the Prisoner Review Board under paragraph (10)
of subsection (a) of Section 3-3-2 of the Unified Code of
Corrections, the certificate shall be attached to the
petition.
(3) Drug test. The petitioner must attach to the
petition proof that the petitioner has passed a test taken
within 30 days before the filing of the petition showing
the absence within his or her body of all illegal
substances as defined by the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community
Protection Act, and the Cannabis Control Act if he or she
is petitioning to:
(A) seal felony records under clause (c)(2)(E);
(B) seal felony records for a violation of the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
or the Cannabis Control Act under clause (c)(2)(F);
(C) seal felony records under subsection (e-5); or
(D) expunge felony records of a qualified
probation under clause (b)(1)(iv).
(4) Service of petition. The circuit court clerk shall
promptly serve a copy of the petition and documentation to
support the petition under subsection (e-5) or (e-6) on the
State's Attorney or prosecutor charged with the duty of
prosecuting the offense, the Department of State Police,
the arresting agency and the chief legal officer of the
unit of local government effecting the arrest.
(5) Objections.
(A) Any party entitled to notice of the petition
may file an objection to the petition. All objections
shall be in writing, shall be filed with the circuit
court clerk, and shall state with specificity the basis
of the objection. Whenever a person who has been
convicted of an offense is granted a pardon by the
Governor which specifically authorizes expungement, an
objection to the petition may not be filed.
(B) Objections to a petition to expunge or seal
must be filed within 60 days of the date of service of
the petition.
(6) Entry of order.
(A) The Chief Judge of the circuit wherein the
charge was brought, any judge of that circuit
designated by the Chief Judge, or in counties of less
than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the presiding trial judge
at the petitioner's trial, if any, shall rule on the
petition to expunge or seal as set forth in this
subsection (d)(6).
(B) Unless the State's Attorney or prosecutor, the
Department of State Police, the arresting agency, or
the chief legal officer files an objection to the
petition to expunge or seal within 60 days from the
date of service of the petition, the court shall enter
an order granting or denying the petition.
(7) Hearings. If an objection is filed, the court shall
set a date for a hearing and notify the petitioner and all
parties entitled to notice of the petition of the hearing
date at least 30 days prior to the hearing. Prior to the
hearing, the State's Attorney shall consult with the
Department as to the appropriateness of the relief sought
in the petition to expunge or seal. At the hearing, the
court shall hear evidence on whether the petition should or
should not be granted, and shall grant or deny the petition
to expunge or seal the records based on the evidence
presented at the hearing. The court may consider the
following:
(A) the strength of the evidence supporting the
defendant's conviction;
(B) the reasons for retention of the conviction
records by the State;
(C) the petitioner's age, criminal record history,
and employment history;
(D) the period of time between the petitioner's
arrest on the charge resulting in the conviction and
the filing of the petition under this Section; and
(E) the specific adverse consequences the
petitioner may be subject to if the petition is denied.
(8) Service of order. After entering an order to
expunge or seal records, the court must provide copies of
the order to the Department, in a form and manner
prescribed by the Department, to the petitioner, to the
State's Attorney or prosecutor charged with the duty of
prosecuting the offense, to the arresting agency, to the
chief legal officer of the unit of local government
effecting the arrest, and to such other criminal justice
agencies as may be ordered by the court.
(9) Implementation of order.
(A) Upon entry of an order to expunge records
pursuant to (b)(2)(A) or (b)(2)(B)(ii), or both:
(i) the records shall be expunged (as defined
in subsection (a)(1)(E)) by the arresting agency,
the Department, and any other agency as ordered by
the court, within 60 days of the date of service of
the order, unless a motion to vacate, modify, or
reconsider the order is filed pursuant to
paragraph (12) of subsection (d) of this Section;
(ii) the records of the circuit court clerk
shall be impounded until further order of the court
upon good cause shown and the name of the
petitioner obliterated on the official index
required to be kept by the circuit court clerk
under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but
the order shall not affect any index issued by the
circuit court clerk before the entry of the order;
and
(iii) in response to an inquiry for expunged
records, the court, the Department, or the agency
receiving such inquiry, shall reply as it does in
response to inquiries when no records ever
existed.
(B) Upon entry of an order to expunge records
pursuant to (b)(2)(B)(i) or (b)(2)(C), or both:
(i) the records shall be expunged (as defined
in subsection (a)(1)(E)) by the arresting agency
and any other agency as ordered by the court,
within 60 days of the date of service of the order,
unless a motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider
the order is filed pursuant to paragraph (12) of
subsection (d) of this Section;
(ii) the records of the circuit court clerk
shall be impounded until further order of the court
upon good cause shown and the name of the
petitioner obliterated on the official index
required to be kept by the circuit court clerk
under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but
the order shall not affect any index issued by the
circuit court clerk before the entry of the order;
(iii) the records shall be impounded by the
Department within 60 days of the date of service of
the order as ordered by the court, unless a motion
to vacate, modify, or reconsider the order is filed
pursuant to paragraph (12) of subsection (d) of
this Section;
(iv) records impounded by the Department may
be disseminated by the Department only as required
by law or to the arresting authority, the State's
Attorney, and the court upon a later arrest for the
same or a similar offense or for the purpose of
sentencing for any subsequent felony, and to the
Department of Corrections upon conviction for any
offense; and
(v) in response to an inquiry for such records
from anyone not authorized by law to access such
records, the court, the Department, or the agency
receiving such inquiry shall reply as it does in
response to inquiries when no records ever
existed.
(B-5) Upon entry of an order to expunge records
under subsection (e-6):
(i) the records shall be expunged (as defined
in subsection (a)(1)(E)) by the arresting agency
and any other agency as ordered by the court,
within 60 days of the date of service of the order,
unless a motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider
the order is filed under paragraph (12) of
subsection (d) of this Section;
(ii) the records of the circuit court clerk
shall be impounded until further order of the court
upon good cause shown and the name of the
petitioner obliterated on the official index
required to be kept by the circuit court clerk
under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but
the order shall not affect any index issued by the
circuit court clerk before the entry of the order;
(iii) the records shall be impounded by the
Department within 60 days of the date of service of
the order as ordered by the court, unless a motion
to vacate, modify, or reconsider the order is filed
under paragraph (12) of subsection (d) of this
Section;
(iv) records impounded by the Department may
be disseminated by the Department only as required
by law or to the arresting authority, the State's
Attorney, and the court upon a later arrest for the
same or a similar offense or for the purpose of
sentencing for any subsequent felony, and to the
Department of Corrections upon conviction for any
offense; and
(v) in response to an inquiry for these records
from anyone not authorized by law to access the
records, the court, the Department, or the agency
receiving the inquiry shall reply as it does in
response to inquiries when no records ever
existed.
(C) Upon entry of an order to seal records under
subsection (c), the arresting agency, any other agency
as ordered by the court, the Department, and the court
shall seal the records (as defined in subsection
(a)(1)(K)). In response to an inquiry for such records,
from anyone not authorized by law to access such
records, the court, the Department, or the agency
receiving such inquiry shall reply as it does in
response to inquiries when no records ever existed.
(D) The Department shall send written notice to the
petitioner of its compliance with each order to expunge
or seal records within 60 days of the date of service
of that order or, if a motion to vacate, modify, or
reconsider is filed, within 60 days of service of the
order resolving the motion, if that order requires the
Department to expunge or seal records. In the event of
an appeal from the circuit court order, the Department
shall send written notice to the petitioner of its
compliance with an Appellate Court or Supreme Court
judgment to expunge or seal records within 60 days of
the issuance of the court's mandate. The notice is not
required while any motion to vacate, modify, or
reconsider, or any appeal or petition for
discretionary appellate review, is pending.
(10) Fees. The Department may charge the petitioner a
fee equivalent to the cost of processing any order to
expunge or seal records. Notwithstanding any provision of
the Clerks of Courts Act to the contrary, the circuit court
clerk may charge a fee equivalent to the cost associated
with the sealing or expungement of records by the circuit
court clerk. From the total filing fee collected for the
petition to seal or expunge, the circuit court clerk shall
deposit $10 into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and
Administrative Fund, to be used to offset the costs
incurred by the circuit court clerk in performing the
additional duties required to serve the petition to seal or
expunge on all parties. The circuit court clerk shall
collect and forward the Department of State Police portion
of the fee to the Department and it shall be deposited in
the State Police Services Fund.
(11) Final Order. No court order issued under the
expungement or sealing provisions of this Section shall
become final for purposes of appeal until 30 days after
service of the order on the petitioner and all parties
entitled to notice of the petition.
(12) Motion to Vacate, Modify, or Reconsider. Under
Section 2-1203 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the
petitioner or any party entitled to notice may file a
motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider the order granting
or denying the petition to expunge or seal within 60 days
of service of the order. If filed more than 60 days after
service of the order, a petition to vacate, modify, or
reconsider shall comply with subsection (c) of Section
2-1401 of the Code of Civil Procedure. Upon filing of a
motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider, notice of the
motion shall be served upon the petitioner and all parties
entitled to notice of the petition.
(13) Effect of Order. An order granting a petition
under the expungement or sealing provisions of this Section
shall not be considered void because it fails to comply
with the provisions of this Section or because of any error
asserted in a motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider. The
circuit court retains jurisdiction to determine whether
the order is voidable and to vacate, modify, or reconsider
its terms based on a motion filed under paragraph (12) of
this subsection (d).
(14) Compliance with Order Granting Petition to Seal
Records. Unless a court has entered a stay of an order
granting a petition to seal, all parties entitled to notice
of the petition must fully comply with the terms of the
order within 60 days of service of the order even if a
party is seeking relief from the order through a motion
filed under paragraph (12) of this subsection (d) or is
appealing the order.
(15) Compliance with Order Granting Petition to
Expunge Records. While a party is seeking relief from the
order granting the petition to expunge through a motion
filed under paragraph (12) of this subsection (d) or is
appealing the order, and unless a court has entered a stay
of that order, the parties entitled to notice of the
petition must seal, but need not expunge, the records until
there is a final order on the motion for relief or, in the
case of an appeal, the issuance of that court's mandate.
(16) The changes to this subsection (d) made by Public
Act 98-163 apply to all petitions pending on August 5, 2013
(the effective date of Public Act 98-163) and to all orders
ruling on a petition to expunge or seal on or after August
5, 2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-163).
(e) Whenever a person who has been convicted of an offense
is granted a pardon by the Governor which specifically
authorizes expungement, he or she may, upon verified petition
to the Chief Judge of the circuit where the person had been
convicted, any judge of the circuit designated by the Chief
Judge, or in counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the
presiding trial judge at the defendant's trial, have a court
order entered expunging the record of arrest from the official
records of the arresting authority and order that the records
of the circuit court clerk and the Department be sealed until
further order of the court upon good cause shown or as
otherwise provided herein, and the name of the defendant
obliterated from the official index requested to be kept by the
circuit court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts
Act in connection with the arrest and conviction for the
offense for which he or she had been pardoned but the order
shall not affect any index issued by the circuit court clerk
before the entry of the order. All records sealed by the
Department may be disseminated by the Department only to the
arresting authority, the State's Attorney, and the court upon a
later arrest for the same or similar offense or for the purpose
of sentencing for any subsequent felony. Upon conviction for
any subsequent offense, the Department of Corrections shall
have access to all sealed records of the Department pertaining
to that individual. Upon entry of the order of expungement, the
circuit court clerk shall promptly mail a copy of the order to
the person who was pardoned.
(e-5) Whenever a person who has been convicted of an
offense is granted a certificate of eligibility for sealing by
the Prisoner Review Board which specifically authorizes
sealing, he or she may, upon verified petition to the Chief
Judge of the circuit where the person had been convicted, any
judge of the circuit designated by the Chief Judge, or in
counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the presiding
trial judge at the petitioner's trial, have a court order
entered sealing the record of arrest from the official records
of the arresting authority and order that the records of the
circuit court clerk and the Department be sealed until further
order of the court upon good cause shown or as otherwise
provided herein, and the name of the petitioner obliterated
from the official index requested to be kept by the circuit
court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act in
connection with the arrest and conviction for the offense for
which he or she had been granted the certificate but the order
shall not affect any index issued by the circuit court clerk
before the entry of the order. All records sealed by the
Department may be disseminated by the Department only as
required by this Act or to the arresting authority, a law
enforcement agency, the State's Attorney, and the court upon a
later arrest for the same or similar offense or for the purpose
of sentencing for any subsequent felony. Upon conviction for
any subsequent offense, the Department of Corrections shall
have access to all sealed records of the Department pertaining
to that individual. Upon entry of the order of sealing, the
circuit court clerk shall promptly mail a copy of the order to
the person who was granted the certificate of eligibility for
sealing.
(e-6) Whenever a person who has been convicted of an
offense is granted a certificate of eligibility for expungement
by the Prisoner Review Board which specifically authorizes
expungement, he or she may, upon verified petition to the Chief
Judge of the circuit where the person had been convicted, any
judge of the circuit designated by the Chief Judge, or in
counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the presiding
trial judge at the petitioner's trial, have a court order
entered expunging the record of arrest from the official
records of the arresting authority and order that the records
of the circuit court clerk and the Department be sealed until
further order of the court upon good cause shown or as
otherwise provided herein, and the name of the petitioner
obliterated from the official index requested to be kept by the
circuit court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts
Act in connection with the arrest and conviction for the
offense for which he or she had been granted the certificate
but the order shall not affect any index issued by the circuit
court clerk before the entry of the order. All records sealed
by the Department may be disseminated by the Department only as
required by this Act or to the arresting authority, a law
enforcement agency, the State's Attorney, and the court upon a
later arrest for the same or similar offense or for the purpose
of sentencing for any subsequent felony. Upon conviction for
any subsequent offense, the Department of Corrections shall
have access to all expunged records of the Department
pertaining to that individual. Upon entry of the order of
expungement, the circuit court clerk shall promptly mail a copy
of the order to the person who was granted the certificate of
eligibility for expungement.
(f) Subject to available funding, the Illinois Department
of Corrections shall conduct a study of the impact of sealing,
especially on employment and recidivism rates, utilizing a
random sample of those who apply for the sealing of their
criminal records under Public Act 93-211. At the request of the
Illinois Department of Corrections, records of the Illinois
Department of Employment Security shall be utilized as
appropriate to assist in the study. The study shall not
disclose any data in a manner that would allow the
identification of any particular individual or employing unit.
The study shall be made available to the General Assembly no
later than September 1, 2010.
(g) Immediate Sealing.
(1) Applicability. Notwithstanding any other provision
of this Act to the contrary, and cumulative with any rights
to expungement or sealing of criminal records, this
subsection authorizes the immediate sealing of criminal
records of adults and of minors prosecuted as adults.
(2) Eligible Records. Arrests or charges not initiated
by arrest resulting in acquittal or dismissal with
prejudice, except as excluded by subsection (a)(3)(B),
that occur on or after January 1, 2018 (the effective date
of Public Act 100-282) this amendatory Act of the 100th
General Assembly, may be sealed immediately if the petition
is filed with the circuit court clerk on the same day and
during the same hearing in which the case is disposed.
(3) When Records are Eligible to be Immediately Sealed.
Eligible records under paragraph (2) of this subsection (g)
may be sealed immediately after entry of the final
disposition of a case, notwithstanding the disposition of
other charges in the same case.
(4) Notice of Eligibility for Immediate Sealing. Upon
entry of a disposition for an eligible record under this
subsection (g), the defendant shall be informed by the
court of his or her right to have eligible records
immediately sealed and the procedure for the immediate
sealing of these records.
(5) Procedure. The following procedures apply to
immediate sealing under this subsection (g).
(A) Filing the Petition. Upon entry of the final
disposition of the case, the defendant's attorney may
immediately petition the court, on behalf of the
defendant, for immediate sealing of eligible records
under paragraph (2) of this subsection (g) that are
entered on or after January 1, 2018 (the effective date
of Public Act 100-282) this amendatory Act of the 100th
General Assembly. The immediate sealing petition may
be filed with the circuit court clerk during the
hearing in which the final disposition of the case is
entered. If the defendant's attorney does not file the
petition for immediate sealing during the hearing, the
defendant may file a petition for sealing at any time
as authorized under subsection (c)(3)(A).
(B) Contents of Petition. The immediate sealing
petition shall be verified and shall contain the
petitioner's name, date of birth, current address, and
for each eligible record, the case number, the date of
arrest if applicable, the identity of the arresting
authority if applicable, and other information as the
court may require.
(C) Drug Test. The petitioner shall not be required
to attach proof that he or she has passed a drug test.
(D) Service of Petition. A copy of the petition
shall be served on the State's Attorney in open court.
The petitioner shall not be required to serve a copy of
the petition on any other agency.
(E) Entry of Order. The presiding trial judge shall
enter an order granting or denying the petition for
immediate sealing during the hearing in which it is
filed. Petitions for immediate sealing shall be ruled
on in the same hearing in which the final disposition
of the case is entered.
(F) Hearings. The court shall hear the petition for
immediate sealing on the same day and during the same
hearing in which the disposition is rendered.
(G) Service of Order. An order to immediately seal
eligible records shall be served in conformance with
subsection (d)(8).
(H) Implementation of Order. An order to
immediately seal records shall be implemented in
conformance with subsections (d)(9)(C) and (d)(9)(D).
(I) Fees. The fee imposed by the circuit court
clerk and the Department of State Police shall comply
with paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of this Section.
(J) Final Order. No court order issued under this
subsection (g) shall become final for purposes of
appeal until 30 days after service of the order on the
petitioner and all parties entitled to service of the
order in conformance with subsection (d)(8).
(K) Motion to Vacate, Modify, or Reconsider. Under
Section 2-1203 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the
petitioner, State's Attorney, or the Department of
State Police may file a motion to vacate, modify, or
reconsider the order denying the petition to
immediately seal within 60 days of service of the
order. If filed more than 60 days after service of the
order, a petition to vacate, modify, or reconsider
shall comply with subsection (c) of Section 2-1401 of
the Code of Civil Procedure.
(L) Effect of Order. An order granting an immediate
sealing petition shall not be considered void because
it fails to comply with the provisions of this Section
or because of an error asserted in a motion to vacate,
modify, or reconsider. The circuit court retains
jurisdiction to determine whether the order is
voidable, and to vacate, modify, or reconsider its
terms based on a motion filed under subparagraph (L) of
this subsection (g).
(M) Compliance with Order Granting Petition to
Seal Records. Unless a court has entered a stay of an
order granting a petition to immediately seal, all
parties entitled to service of the order must fully
comply with the terms of the order within 60 days of
service of the order.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-378, eff. 1-1-16; 99-385,
eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-697, eff. 7-29-16;
99-881, eff. 1-1-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-282, eff.
1-1-18; 100-284, eff. 8-24-17; 100-287, eff. 8-24-17; revised
10-13-17.)
Section 100. The Department of Veterans' Affairs Act is
amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2805/20)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)
Sec. 20. Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force. The
Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force is hereby created
within the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Task Force
shall investigate the re-entry process for service members who
return to civilian life after being engaged in an active
theater. The investigation shall include the effects of
post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, disabilities,
and other issues the Task Force finds relevant to the re-entry
process. For fiscal year 2012, the Task Force shall include the
availability of prosthetics in its investigation. For fiscal
year 2014, the Task Force shall include the needs of women
veterans with respect to issues including, but not limited to,
compensation, rehabilitation, outreach, health care, and
issues facing women veterans in the community, and to offer
recommendations on how best to alleviate these needs which
shall be included in the Task Force Annual Report for 2014. The
Task Force shall include the following members:
(a) a representative of the Department of Veterans'
Affairs, who shall chair the committee;
(b) a representative from the Department of Military
Affairs;
(c) a representative from the Office of the Illinois
Attorney General;
(d) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
Speaker of the House;
(e) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
House Minority Leader;
(f) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
President of the Senate;
(g) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
Senate Minority Leader;
(h) 4 members chosen by the Department of Veterans'
Affairs, who shall represent statewide veterans'
organizations or veterans' homeless shelters;
(i) one member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor;
and
(j) a representative of the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs shall be invited to participate.
Vacancies in the Task Force shall be filled by the initial
appointing authority. Task Force members shall serve without
compensation, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses
incurred in performing duties associated with the Task Force.
By July 1, 2008 and by July 1 of each year thereafter
through July 1, 2017, the Task Force shall present an annual
report of its findings to the Governor, the Attorney General,
the Director of Veterans' Affairs, the Lieutenant Governor, and
the Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs. As soon as is practicable after the Task Force
presents its final report due by July 1, 2017, any information
collected by the Task Force in carrying out its duties under
this Section shall be transferred to the Illinois Veterans'
Advisory Council.
The Task Force is dissolved, and this Section is repealed,
on July 1, 2018. Veterans'
(Source: P.A. 100-10, eff. 6-30-17; 100-143, eff. 1-1-18;
100-201, eff. 8-18-17; revised 9-28-17.)
Section 105. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act
is amended by changing Sections 5 and 7 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3305/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 1055)
Sec. 5. Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(a) There is created within the executive branch of the
State Government an Illinois Emergency Management Agency and a
Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, herein
called the "Director" who shall be the head thereof. The
Director shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice
and consent of the Senate, and shall serve for a term of 2
years beginning on the third Monday in January of the
odd-numbered year, and until a successor is appointed and has
qualified; except that the term of the first Director appointed
under this Act shall expire on the third Monday in January,
1989. The Director shall not hold any other remunerative public
office. The Director shall receive an annual salary as set by
the Compensation Review Board.
(b) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall obtain,
under the provisions of the Personnel Code, technical,
clerical, stenographic and other administrative personnel, and
may make expenditures within the appropriation therefor as may
be necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act. The agency
created by this Act is intended to be a successor to the agency
created under the Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster
Agency Act of 1975 and the personnel, equipment, records, and
appropriations of that agency are transferred to the successor
agency as of June 30, 1988 (the effective date of this Act).
(c) The Director, subject to the direction and control of
the Governor, shall be the executive head of the Illinois
Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Response
Commission and shall be responsible under the direction of the
Governor, for carrying out the program for emergency management
of this State. The Director shall also maintain liaison and
cooperate with the emergency management organizations of this
State and other states and of the federal government.
(d) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall take an
integral part in the development and revision of political
subdivision emergency operations plans prepared under
paragraph (f) of Section 10. To this end it shall employ or
otherwise secure the services of professional and technical
personnel capable of providing expert assistance to the
emergency services and disaster agencies. These personnel
shall consult with emergency services and disaster agencies on
a regular basis and shall make field examinations of the areas,
circumstances, and conditions that particular political
subdivision emergency operations plans are intended to apply.
(e) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and political
subdivisions shall be encouraged to form an emergency
management advisory committee composed of private and public
personnel representing the emergency management phases of
mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Local
Emergency Planning Committee, as created under the Illinois
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, shall serve
as an advisory committee to the emergency services and disaster
agency or agencies serving within the boundaries of that Local
Emergency Planning Committee planning district for:
(1) the development of emergency operations plan
provisions for hazardous chemical emergencies; and
(2) the assessment of emergency response capabilities
related to hazardous chemical emergencies.
(f) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall:
(1) Coordinate the overall emergency management
program of the State.
(2) Cooperate with local governments, the federal
government and any public or private agency or entity in
achieving any purpose of this Act and in implementing
emergency management programs for mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery.
(2.5) Develop a comprehensive emergency preparedness
and response plan for any nuclear accident in accordance
with Section 65 of the Department of Nuclear Safety Law of
2004 (20 ILCS 3310) and in development of the Illinois
Nuclear Safety Preparedness program in accordance with
Section 8 of the Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act.
(2.6) Coordinate with the Department of Public Health
with respect to planning for and responding to public
health emergencies.
(3) Prepare, for issuance by the Governor, executive
orders, proclamations, and regulations as necessary or
appropriate in coping with disasters.
(4) Promulgate rules and requirements for political
subdivision emergency operations plans that are not
inconsistent with and are at least as stringent as
applicable federal laws and regulations.
(5) Review and approve, in accordance with Illinois
Emergency Management Agency rules, emergency operations
plans for those political subdivisions required to have an
emergency services and disaster agency pursuant to this
Act.
(5.5) Promulgate rules and requirements for the
political subdivision emergency management exercises,
including, but not limited to, exercises of the emergency
operations plans.
(5.10) Review, evaluate, and approve, in accordance
with Illinois Emergency Management Agency rules, political
subdivision emergency management exercises for those
political subdivisions required to have an emergency
services and disaster agency pursuant to this Act.
(6) Determine requirements of the State and its
political subdivisions for food, clothing, and other
necessities in event of a disaster.
(7) Establish a register of persons with types of
emergency management training and skills in mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery.
(8) Establish a register of government and private
response resources available for use in a disaster.
(9) Expand the Earthquake Awareness Program and its
efforts to distribute earthquake preparedness materials to
schools, political subdivisions, community groups, civic
organizations, and the media. Emphasis will be placed on
those areas of the State most at risk from an earthquake.
Maintain the list of all school districts, hospitals,
airports, power plants, including nuclear power plants,
lakes, dams, emergency response facilities of all types,
and all other major public or private structures which are
at the greatest risk of damage from earthquakes under
circumstances where the damage would cause subsequent harm
to the surrounding communities and residents.
(10) Disseminate all information, completely and
without delay, on water levels for rivers and streams and
any other data pertaining to potential flooding supplied by
the Division of Water Resources within the Department of
Natural Resources to all political subdivisions to the
maximum extent possible.
(11) Develop agreements, if feasible, with medical
supply and equipment firms to supply resources as are
necessary to respond to an earthquake or any other disaster
as defined in this Act. These resources will be made
available upon notifying the vendor of the disaster.
Payment for the resources will be in accordance with
Section 7 of this Act. The Illinois Department of Public
Health shall determine which resources will be required and
requested.
(11.5) In coordination with the Department of State
Police, develop and implement a community outreach program
to promote awareness among the State's parents and children
of child abduction prevention and response.
(12) Out of funds appropriated for these purposes,
award capital and non-capital grants to Illinois hospitals
or health care facilities located outside of a city with a
population in excess of 1,000,000 to be used for purposes
that include, but are not limited to, preparing to respond
to mass casualties and disasters, maintaining and
improving patient safety and quality of care, and
protecting the confidentiality of patient information. No
single grant for a capital expenditure shall exceed
$300,000. No single grant for a non-capital expenditure
shall exceed $100,000. In awarding such grants, preference
shall be given to hospitals that serve a significant number
of Medicaid recipients, but do not qualify for
disproportionate share hospital adjustment payments under
the Illinois Public Aid Code. To receive such a grant, a
hospital or health care facility must provide funding of at
least 50% of the cost of the project for which the grant is
being requested. In awarding such grants the Illinois
Emergency Management Agency shall consider the
recommendations of the Illinois Hospital Association.
(13) Do all other things necessary, incidental or
appropriate for the implementation of this Act.
(g) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is authorized
to make grants to various higher education institutions, public
K-12 school districts, area vocational centers as designated by
the State Board of Education, inter-district special education
cooperatives, regional safe schools, and nonpublic K-12
schools for safety and security improvements. For the purpose
of this subsection (g), "higher education institution" means a
public university, a public community college, or an
independent, not-for-profit or for-profit higher education
institution located in this State. Grants made under this
subsection (g) shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for
that purpose from the Build Illinois Bond Fund. The Illinois
Emergency Management Agency shall adopt rules to implement this
subsection (g). These rules may specify: (i) the manner of
applying for grants; (ii) project eligibility requirements;
(iii) restrictions on the use of grant moneys; (iv) the manner
in which the various higher education institutions must account
for the use of grant moneys; and (v) any other provision that
the Illinois Emergency Management Agency determines to be
necessary or useful for the administration of this subsection
(g).
(g-5) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is
authorized to make grants to not-for-profit organizations
which are exempt from federal income taxation under section
501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code for eligible
security improvements that assist the organization in
preventing, preparing for, or responding to acts of terrorism.
The Director shall establish procedures and forms by which
applicants may apply for a grant, and procedures for
distributing grants to recipients. The procedures shall
require each applicant to do the following:
(1) identify and substantiate prior threats or attacks
by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the
not-for-profit organization;
(2) indicate the symbolic or strategic value of one or
more sites that renders the site a possible target of
terrorism;
(3) discuss potential consequences to the organization
if the site is damaged, destroyed, or disrupted by a
terrorist act;
(4) describe how the grant will be used to integrate
organizational preparedness with broader State and local
preparedness efforts;
(5) submit a vulnerability assessment conducted by
experienced security, law enforcement, or military
personnel, and a description of how the grant award will be
used to address the vulnerabilities identified in the
assessment; and
(6) submit any other relevant information as may be
required by the Director.
The Agency is authorized to use funds appropriated for the
grant program described in this subsection (g-5) to administer
the program.
(h) Except as provided in Section 17.5 of this Act, any
moneys received by the Agency from donations or sponsorships
shall be deposited in the Emergency Planning and Training Fund
and used by the Agency, subject to appropriation, to effectuate
planning and training activities.
(i) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency may by rule
assess and collect reasonable fees for attendance at
Agency-sponsored conferences to enable the Agency to carry out
the requirements of this Act. Any moneys received under this
subsection shall be deposited in the Emergency Planning and
Training Fund and used by the Agency, subject to appropriation,
for planning and training activities.
(Source: P.A. 100-444, eff. 1-1-18; 100-508, eff. 9-15-17;
revised 9-28-17.)
(20 ILCS 3305/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 1057)
Sec. 7. Emergency Powers of the Governor. (a) In the event
of a disaster, as defined in Section 4, the Governor may, by
proclamation declare that a disaster exists. Upon such
proclamation, the Governor shall have and may exercise for a
period not to exceed 30 days the following emergency powers;
provided, however, that the lapse of the emergency powers shall
not, as regards any act or acts occurring or committed within
the 30-day 30 days period, deprive any person, firm,
corporation, political subdivision, or body politic of any
right or rights to compensation or reimbursement which he, she,
it, or they may have under the provisions of this Act:
(1) To suspend the provisions of any regulatory statute
prescribing procedures for conduct of State business, or
the orders, rules and regulations of any State agency, if
strict compliance with the provisions of any statute,
order, rule, or regulation would in any way prevent, hinder
or delay necessary action, including emergency purchases,
by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, in coping with
the disaster.
(2) To utilize all available resources of the State
government as reasonably necessary to cope with the
disaster and of each political subdivision of the State.
(3) To transfer the direction, personnel or functions
of State departments and agencies or units thereof for the
purpose of performing or facilitating disaster response
and recovery programs.
(4) On behalf of this State to take possession of, and
to acquire full title or a lesser specified interest in,
any personal property as may be necessary to accomplish the
objectives set forth in Section 2 of this Act, including:
airplanes, automobiles, trucks, trailers, buses, and other
vehicles; coal, oils, gasoline, and other fuels and means
of propulsion; explosives, materials, equipment, and
supplies; animals and livestock; feed and seed; food and
provisions for humans and animals; clothing and bedding;
and medicines and medical and surgical supplies; and to
take possession of and for a limited period occupy and use
any real estate necessary to accomplish those objectives;
but only upon the undertaking by the State to pay just
compensation therefor as in this Act provided, and then
only under the following provisions:
a. The Governor, or the person or persons as the
Governor may authorize so to do, may forthwith take
possession of property for and on behalf of the State;
provided, however, that the Governor or persons shall
simultaneously with the taking, deliver to the owner or
his or her agent, if the identity of the owner or
agency is known or readily ascertainable, a signed
statement in writing, that shall include the name and
address of the owner, the date and place of the taking,
description of the property sufficient to identify it,
a statement of interest in the property that is being
so taken, and, if possible, a statement in writing,
signed by the owner, setting forth the sum that he or
she is willing to accept as just compensation for the
property or use. Whether or not the owner or agent is
known or readily ascertainable, a true copy of the
statement shall promptly be filed by the Governor or
the person with the Director, who shall keep the docket
of the statements. In cases where the sum that the
owner is willing to accept as just compensation is less
than $1,000, copies of the statements shall also be
filed by the Director with, and shall be passed upon by
an Emergency Management Claims Commission, consisting
of 3 disinterested citizens who shall be appointed by
the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate, within 20 days after the Governor's
declaration of a disaster, and if the sum fixed by them
as just compensation be less than $1,000 and is
accepted in writing by the owner, then the State
Treasurer out of funds appropriated for these
purposes, shall, upon certification thereof by the
Emergency Management Claims Commission, cause the sum
so certified forthwith to be paid to the owner. The
Emergency Management Claims Commission is hereby given
the power to issue appropriate subpoenas and to
administer oaths to witnesses and shall keep
appropriate minutes and other records of its actions
upon and the disposition made of all claims.
b. When the compensation to be paid for the taking
or use of property or interest therein is not or cannot
be determined and paid under item a of this paragraph
(4) (a) above, a petition in the name of The People of
the State of Illinois shall be promptly filed by the
Director, which filing may be enforced by mandamus, in
the circuit court of the county where the property or
any part thereof was located when initially taken or
used under the provisions of this Act praying that the
amount of compensation to be paid to the person or
persons interested therein be fixed and determined.
The petition shall include a description of the
property that has been taken, shall state the physical
condition of the property when taken, shall name as
defendants all interested parties, shall set forth the
sum of money estimated to be just compensation for the
property or interest therein taken or used, and shall
be signed by the Director. The litigation shall be
handled by the Attorney General for and on behalf of
the State.
c. Just compensation for the taking or use of
property or interest therein shall be promptly
ascertained in proceedings and established by judgment
against the State, that shall include, as part of the
just compensation so awarded, interest at the rate of
6% per annum on the fair market value of the property
or interest therein from the date of the taking or use
to the date of the judgment; and the court may order
the payment of delinquent taxes and special
assessments out of the amount so awarded as just
compensation and may make any other orders with respect
to encumbrances, rents, insurance, and other charges,
if any, as shall be just and equitable.
(5) When required by the exigencies of the disaster, to
sell, lend, rent, give, or distribute all or any part of
property so or otherwise acquired to the inhabitants of
this State, or to political subdivisions of this State, or,
under the interstate mutual aid agreements or compacts as
are entered into under the provisions of subparagraph (5)
of paragraph (c) of Section 6 to other states, and to
account for and transmit to the State Treasurer all funds,
if any, received therefor.
(6) To recommend the evacuation of all or part of the
population from any stricken or threatened area within the
State if the Governor deems this action necessary.
(7) To prescribe routes, modes of transportation, and
destinations in connection with evacuation.
(8) To control ingress and egress to and from a
disaster area, the movement of persons within the area, and
the occupancy of premises therein.
(9) To suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or
transportation of alcoholic beverages, firearms,
explosives, and combustibles.
(10) To make provision for the availability and use of
temporary emergency housing.
(11) A proclamation of a disaster shall activate the
State Emergency Operations Plan, and political subdivision
emergency operations plans applicable to the political
subdivision or area in question and be authority for the
deployment and use of any forces that the plan or plans
apply and for use or distribution of any supplies,
equipment, and materials and facilities assembled,
stockpiled or arranged to be made available under this Act
or any other provision of law relating to disasters.
(12) Control, restrict, and regulate by rationing,
freezing, use of quotas, prohibitions on shipments, price
fixing, allocation or other means, the use, sale or
distribution of food, feed, fuel, clothing and other
commodities, materials, goods, or services; and perform
and exercise any other functions, powers, and duties as may
be necessary to promote and secure the safety and
protection of the civilian population.
(13) During the continuance of any disaster the
Governor is commander-in-chief of the organized and
unorganized militia and of all other forces available for
emergency duty. To the greatest extent practicable, the
Governor shall delegate or assign command authority to do
so by orders issued at the time of the disaster.
(14) Prohibit increases in the prices of goods and
services during a disaster.
(Source: P.A. 92-73, eff. 1-1-02; revised 9-28-17.)
Section 110. The State Historical Library Act is amended by
changing Section 5.1 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3425/5.1) (from Ch. 128, par. 16.1)
Sec. 5.1. The State Historian shall establish and supervise
a program within the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum designed to preserve as historical records selected past
editions of newspapers of this State. Such editions shall be
preserved in accordance with industry standards and shall be
stored in a place provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum and other materials shall be stored in a
place provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum.
The State Historian shall determine on the basis of
historical value the various newspaper edition files which
shall be preserved preservation. The State Historian or his or
her designee shall supervise the making of arrangements for
acquiring access to past edition files with the editors or
publishers of the various newspapers.
Upon payment to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
and Museum of the required fee, any person or organization
shall be granted access to the preserved editions of edition
newspapers and all records. The fee required shall be
determined by the State Historian and shall be equal in amount
to the cost incurred by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum in granting such access.
(Source: P.A. 100-120, eff. 8-18-17; 100-164, eff. 8-18-17;
revised 9-28-17.)
Section 115. The Old State Capitol Act is amended by
changing Section 1 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3430/1) (from Ch. 123, par. 52)
Sec. 1. As used in this Act: ,
(a) "Old State Capitol Complex" means the Old State Capitol
reconstructed under the "1961 Act" in Springfield and includes
space also occupied by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
and Museum and an underground parking garage. ;
(b) "1961 Act" means "An Act providing for the
reconstruction and restoration of the old State Capitol at
Springfield and providing for the custody thereof", approved
August 24, 1961, as amended. ;
(c) "Board of Trustees" means the Board of Trustees of the
Historic Preservation Agency.
(Source: P.A. 100-120, eff. 8-18-17; revised 9-28-17.)
Section 120. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum Act is amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3475/20)
Sec. 20. Composition of the Board. The Board of Trustees
shall consist of 11 members to be appointed by the Governor,
with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board shall
consist of members with the following qualifications:
(1) One member shall have recognized knowledge and
ability in matters related to business administration.
(2) One member shall have recognized knowledge and
ability in matters related to the history of Abraham
Lincoln.
(3) One member shall have recognized knowledge and
ability in matters related to the history of Illinois.
(4) One member shall have recognized knowledge and
ability in matters related to library and museum studies.
(5) One member shall have recognized knowledge and
ability in matters related to historic preservation.
(6) One member shall have recognized knowledge and
ability in matters related to cultural tourism.
(7) One member shall have recognized knowledge and
ability in matters related to conservation, digitization,
and technological innovation.
The initial terms of office shall be designated by the
Governor as follows: one member to serve for a term of one
year, 2 members to serve for a term of 2 years, 2 members to
serve for a term of 3 years, 2 members to serve for a term of 4
years, 2 members to serve for a term of 5 years, and 2 members
to serve for a term of 6 years. Thereafter, all appointments
shall be for a term of 6 years. The Governor shall appoint one
of the members to serve as chairperson at the pleasure of the
Governor.
The members of the Board shall serve without compensation
but shall be entitled to reimbursement for all necessary
expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties
as members of the Board from funds appropriated for that
purpose.
To facilitate communication and cooperation between the
Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Foundation, the Foundation CEO shall serve as a non-voting, ex
officio ex-officio member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 100-120, eff. 8-18-17; revised 9-28-17.)
Section 125. The Illinois Power Agency Act is amended by
changing Sections 1-60 and 1-75 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3855/1-60)
Sec. 1-60. Moneys made available by private or public
entities. (a) The Agency may apply for, receive, expend,
allocate, or disburse funds and moneys made available by public
or private entities, including, but not limited to, contracts,
private or public financial gifts, bequests, grants, or
donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, or
public or private institutions of higher learning. All funds
received by the Agency from these sources shall be deposited:
(1) into the Illinois Power Agency Operations Fund, if
for general Agency operations, to be held by the State
Treasurer as ex officio custodian, and subject to the
Comptroller-Treasurer, voucher-warrant system; or
(2) into the Illinois Power Agency Facilities Fund, if
for costs incurred in connection with the development and
construction of a facility by the Agency, to be held by the
State Treasurer as ex officio custodian, and subject to the
Comptroller-Treasurer, voucher-warrant system.
Any funds received, expended, allocated, or disbursed
shall be expended by the Agency for the purposes as indicated
by the grantor, donor, or, in the case of funds or moneys given
or donated for no specific purposes, for any purpose deemed
appropriate by the Director in administering the
responsibilities of the Agency as set forth in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; revised 9-25-17.)
(20 ILCS 3855/1-75)
Sec. 1-75. Planning and Procurement Bureau. The Planning
and Procurement Bureau has the following duties and
responsibilities:
(a) The Planning and Procurement Bureau shall each year,
beginning in 2008, develop procurement plans and conduct
competitive procurement processes in accordance with the
requirements of Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act
for the eligible retail customers of electric utilities that on
December 31, 2005 provided electric service to at least 100,000
customers in Illinois. Beginning with the delivery year
commencing on June 1, 2017, the Planning and Procurement Bureau
shall develop plans and processes for the procurement of zero
emission credits from zero emission facilities in accordance
with the requirements of subsection (d-5) of this Section. The
Planning and Procurement Bureau shall also develop procurement
plans and conduct competitive procurement processes in
accordance with the requirements of Section 16-111.5 of the
Public Utilities Act for the eligible retail customers of small
multi-jurisdictional electric utilities that (i) on December
31, 2005 served less than 100,000 customers in Illinois and
(ii) request a procurement plan for their Illinois
jurisdictional load. This Section shall not apply to a small
multi-jurisdictional utility until such time as a small
multi-jurisdictional utility requests the Agency to prepare a
procurement plan for their Illinois jurisdictional load. For
the purposes of this Section, the term "eligible retail
customers" has the same definition as found in Section
16-111.5(a) of the Public Utilities Act.
Beginning with the plan or plans to be implemented in the
2017 delivery year, the Agency shall no longer include the
procurement of renewable energy resources in the annual
procurement plans required by this subsection (a), except as
provided in subsection (q) of Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act, and shall instead develop a long-term renewable
resources procurement plan in accordance with subsection (c) of
this Section and Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
(1) The Agency shall each year, beginning in 2008, as
needed, issue a request for qualifications for experts or
expert consulting firms to develop the procurement plans in
accordance with Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities
Act. In order to qualify an expert or expert consulting
firm must have:
(A) direct previous experience assembling
large-scale power supply plans or portfolios for
end-use customers;
(B) an advanced degree in economics, mathematics,
engineering, risk management, or a related area of
study;
(C) 10 years of experience in the electricity
sector, including managing supply risk;
(D) expertise in wholesale electricity market
rules, including those established by the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission and regional transmission
organizations;
(E) expertise in credit protocols and familiarity
with contract protocols;
(F) adequate resources to perform and fulfill the
required functions and responsibilities; and
(G) the absence of a conflict of interest and
inappropriate bias for or against potential bidders or
the affected electric utilities.
(2) The Agency shall each year, as needed, issue a
request for qualifications for a procurement administrator
to conduct the competitive procurement processes in
accordance with Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities
Act. In order to qualify an expert or expert consulting
firm must have:
(A) direct previous experience administering a
large-scale competitive procurement process;
(B) an advanced degree in economics, mathematics,
engineering, or a related area of study;
(C) 10 years of experience in the electricity
sector, including risk management experience;
(D) expertise in wholesale electricity market
rules, including those established by the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission and regional transmission
organizations;
(E) expertise in credit and contract protocols;
(F) adequate resources to perform and fulfill the
required functions and responsibilities; and
(G) the absence of a conflict of interest and
inappropriate bias for or against potential bidders or
the affected electric utilities.
(3) The Agency shall provide affected utilities and
other interested parties with the lists of qualified
experts or expert consulting firms identified through the
request for qualifications processes that are under
consideration to develop the procurement plans and to serve
as the procurement administrator. The Agency shall also
provide each qualified expert's or expert consulting
firm's response to the request for qualifications. All
information provided under this subparagraph shall also be
provided to the Commission. The Agency may provide by rule
for fees associated with supplying the information to
utilities and other interested parties. These parties
shall, within 5 business days, notify the Agency in writing
if they object to any experts or expert consulting firms on
the lists. Objections shall be based on:
(A) failure to satisfy qualification criteria;
(B) identification of a conflict of interest; or
(C) evidence of inappropriate bias for or against
potential bidders or the affected utilities.
The Agency shall remove experts or expert consulting
firms from the lists within 10 days if there is a
reasonable basis for an objection and provide the updated
lists to the affected utilities and other interested
parties. If the Agency fails to remove an expert or expert
consulting firm from a list, an objecting party may seek
review by the Commission within 5 days thereafter by filing
a petition, and the Commission shall render a ruling on the
petition within 10 days. There is no right of appeal of the
Commission's ruling.
(4) The Agency shall issue requests for proposals to
the qualified experts or expert consulting firms to develop
a procurement plan for the affected utilities and to serve
as procurement administrator.
(5) The Agency shall select an expert or expert
consulting firm to develop procurement plans based on the
proposals submitted and shall award contracts of up to 5
years to those selected.
(6) The Agency shall select an expert or expert
consulting firm, with approval of the Commission, to serve
as procurement administrator based on the proposals
submitted. If the Commission rejects, within 5 days, the
Agency's selection, the Agency shall submit another
recommendation within 3 days based on the proposals
submitted. The Agency shall award a 5-year contract to the
expert or expert consulting firm so selected with
Commission approval.
(b) The experts or expert consulting firms retained by the
Agency shall, as appropriate, prepare procurement plans, and
conduct a competitive procurement process as prescribed in
Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act, to ensure
adequate, reliable, affordable, efficient, and environmentally
sustainable electric service at the lowest total cost over
time, taking into account any benefits of price stability, for
eligible retail customers of electric utilities that on
December 31, 2005 provided electric service to at least 100,000
customers in the State of Illinois, and for eligible Illinois
retail customers of small multi-jurisdictional electric
utilities that (i) on December 31, 2005 served less than
100,000 customers in Illinois and (ii) request a procurement
plan for their Illinois jurisdictional load.
(c) Renewable portfolio standard.
(1)(A) The Agency shall develop a long-term renewable
resources procurement plan that shall include procurement
programs and competitive procurement events necessary to
meet the goals set forth in this subsection (c). The
initial long-term renewable resources procurement plan
shall be released for comment no later than 160 days after
June 1, 2017 (the effective date of Public Act 99-906) this
amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. The Agency
shall review, and may revise on an expedited basis, the
long-term renewable resources procurement plan at least
every 2 years, which shall be conducted in conjunction with
the procurement plan under Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act to the extent practicable to minimize
administrative expense. The long-term renewable resources
procurement plans shall be subject to review and approval
by the Commission under Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act.
(B) Subject to subparagraph (F) of this paragraph (1),
the long-term renewable resources procurement plan shall
include the goals for procurement of renewable energy
credits to meet at least the following overall percentages:
13% by the 2017 delivery year; increasing by at least 1.5%
each delivery year thereafter to at least 25% by the 2025
delivery year; and continuing at no less than 25% for each
delivery year thereafter. In the event of a conflict
between these goals and the new wind and new photovoltaic
procurement requirements described in items (i) through
(iii) of subparagraph (C) of this paragraph (1), the
long-term plan shall prioritize compliance with the new
wind and new photovoltaic procurement requirements
described in items (i) through (iii) of subparagraph (C) of
this paragraph (1) over the annual percentage targets
described in this subparagraph (B).
For the delivery year beginning June 1, 2017, the
procurement plan shall include cost-effective renewable
energy resources equal to at least 13% of each utility's
load for eligible retail customers and 13% of the
applicable portion of each utility's load for retail
customers who are not eligible retail customers, which
applicable portion shall equal 50% of the utility's load
for retail customers who are not eligible retail customers
on February 28, 2017.
For the delivery year beginning June 1, 2018, the
procurement plan shall include cost-effective renewable
energy resources equal to at least 14.5% of each utility's
load for eligible retail customers and 14.5% of the
applicable portion of each utility's load for retail
customers who are not eligible retail customers, which
applicable portion shall equal 75% of the utility's load
for retail customers who are not eligible retail customers
on February 28, 2017.
For the delivery year beginning June 1, 2019, and for
each year thereafter, the procurement plans shall include
cost-effective renewable energy resources equal to a
minimum percentage of each utility's load for all retail
customers as follows: 16% by June 1, 2019; increasing by
1.5% each year thereafter to 25% by June 1, 2025; and 25%
by June 1, 2026 and each year thereafter.
For each delivery year, the Agency shall first
recognize each utility's obligations for that delivery
year under existing contracts. Any renewable energy
credits under existing contracts, including renewable
energy credits as part of renewable energy resources, shall
be used to meet the goals set forth in this subsection (c)
for the delivery year.
(C) Of the renewable energy credits procured under this
subsection (c), at least 75% shall come from wind and
photovoltaic projects. The long-term renewable resources
procurement plan described in subparagraph (A) of this
paragraph (1) shall include the procurement of renewable
energy credits in amounts equal to at least the following:
(i) By the end of the 2020 delivery year:
At least 2,000,000 renewable energy credits
for each delivery year shall come from new wind
projects; and
At least 2,000,000 renewable energy credits
for each delivery year shall come from new
photovoltaic projects; of that amount, to the
extent possible, the Agency shall procure: at
least 50% from solar photovoltaic projects using
the program outlined in subparagraph (K) of this
paragraph (1) from distributed renewable energy
generation devices or community renewable
generation projects; at least 40% from
utility-scale solar projects; at least 2% from
brownfield site photovoltaic projects that are not
community renewable generation projects; and the
remainder shall be determined through the
long-term planning process described in
subparagraph (A) of this paragraph (1).
(ii) By the end of the 2025 delivery year:
At least 3,000,000 renewable energy credits
for each delivery year shall come from new wind
projects; and
At least 3,000,000 renewable energy credits
for each delivery year shall come from new
photovoltaic projects; of that amount, to the
extent possible, the Agency shall procure: at
least 50% from solar photovoltaic projects using
the program outlined in subparagraph (K) of this
paragraph (1) from distributed renewable energy
devices or community renewable generation
projects; at least 40% from utility-scale solar
projects; at least 2% from brownfield site
photovoltaic projects that are not community
renewable generation projects; and the remainder
shall be determined through the long-term planning
process described in subparagraph (A) of this
paragraph (1).
(iii) By the end of the 2030 delivery year:
At least 4,000,000 renewable energy credits
for each delivery year shall come from new wind
projects; and
At least 4,000,000 renewable energy credits
for each delivery year shall come from new
photovoltaic projects; of that amount, to the
extent possible, the Agency shall procure: at
least 50% from solar photovoltaic projects using
the program outlined in subparagraph (K) of this
paragraph (1) from distributed renewable energy
devices or community renewable generation
projects; at least 40% from utility-scale solar
projects; at least 2% from brownfield site
photovoltaic projects that are not community
renewable generation projects; and the remainder
shall be determined through the long-term planning
process described in subparagraph (A) of this
paragraph (1).
For purposes of this Section:
"New wind projects" means wind renewable
energy facilities that are energized after June 1,
2017 for the delivery year commencing June 1, 2017
or within 3 years after the date the Commission
approves contracts for subsequent delivery years.
"New photovoltaic projects" means photovoltaic
renewable energy facilities that are energized
after June 1, 2017. Photovoltaic projects
developed under Section 1-56 of this Act shall not
apply towards the new photovoltaic project
requirements in this subparagraph (C).
(D) Renewable energy credits shall be cost effective.
For purposes of this subsection (c), "cost effective" means
that the costs of procuring renewable energy resources do
not cause the limit stated in subparagraph (E) of this
paragraph (1) to be exceeded and, for renewable energy
credits procured through a competitive procurement event,
do not exceed benchmarks based on market prices for like
products in the region. For purposes of this subsection
(c), "like products" means contracts for renewable energy
credits from the same or substantially similar technology,
same or substantially similar vintage (new or existing),
the same or substantially similar quantity, and the same or
substantially similar contract length and structure.
Benchmarks shall be developed by the procurement
administrator, in consultation with the Commission staff,
Agency staff, and the procurement monitor and shall be
subject to Commission review and approval. If price
benchmarks for like products in the region are not
available, the procurement administrator shall establish
price benchmarks based on publicly available data on
regional technology costs and expected current and future
regional energy prices. The benchmarks in this Section
shall not be used to curtail or otherwise reduce
contractual obligations entered into by or through the
Agency prior to June 1, 2017 (the effective date of Public
Act 99-906) this amendatory Act of the 99th General
Assembly.
(E) For purposes of this subsection (c), the required
procurement of cost-effective renewable energy resources
for a particular year commencing prior to June 1, 2017
shall be measured as a percentage of the actual amount of
electricity (megawatt-hours) supplied by the electric
utility to eligible retail customers in the delivery year
ending immediately prior to the procurement, and, for
delivery years commencing on and after June 1, 2017, the
required procurement of cost-effective renewable energy
resources for a particular year shall be measured as a
percentage of the actual amount of electricity
(megawatt-hours) delivered by the electric utility in the
delivery year ending immediately prior to the procurement,
to all retail customers in its service territory. For
purposes of this subsection (c), the amount paid per
kilowatthour means the total amount paid for electric
service expressed on a per kilowatthour basis. For purposes
of this subsection (c), the total amount paid for electric
service includes without limitation amounts paid for
supply, transmission, distribution, surcharges, and add-on
taxes.
Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection
(c), the total of renewable energy resources procured under
the procurement plan for any single year shall be subject
to the limitations of this subparagraph (E). Such
procurement shall be reduced for all retail customers based
on the amount necessary to limit the annual estimated
average net increase due to the costs of these resources
included in the amounts paid by eligible retail customers
in connection with electric service to no more than the
greater of 2.015% of the amount paid per kilowatthour by
those customers during the year ending May 31, 2007 or the
incremental amount per kilowatthour paid for these
resources in 2011. To arrive at a maximum dollar amount of
renewable energy resources to be procured for the
particular delivery year, the resulting per kilowatthour
amount shall be applied to the actual amount of
kilowatthours of electricity delivered, or applicable
portion of such amount as specified in paragraph (1) of
this subsection (c), as applicable, by the electric utility
in the delivery year immediately prior to the procurement
to all retail customers in its service territory. The
calculations required by this subparagraph (E) shall be
made only once for each delivery year at the time that the
renewable energy resources are procured. Once the
determination as to the amount of renewable energy
resources to procure is made based on the calculations set
forth in this subparagraph (E) and the contracts procuring
those amounts are executed, no subsequent rate impact
determinations shall be made and no adjustments to those
contract amounts shall be allowed. All costs incurred under
such contracts shall be fully recoverable by the electric
utility as provided in this Section.
(F) If the limitation on the amount of renewable energy
resources procured in subparagraph (E) of this paragraph
(1) prevents the Agency from meeting all of the goals in
this subsection (c), the Agency's long-term plan shall
prioritize compliance with the requirements of this
subsection (c) regarding renewable energy credits in the
following order:
(i) renewable energy credits under existing
contractual obligations;
(i-5) funding for the Illinois Solar for All
Program, as described in subparagraph (O) of this
paragraph (1);
(ii) renewable energy credits necessary to comply
with the new wind and new photovoltaic procurement
requirements described in items (i) through (iii) of
subparagraph (C) of this paragraph (1); and
(iii) renewable energy credits necessary to meet
the remaining requirements of this subsection (c).
(G) The following provisions shall apply to the
Agency's procurement of renewable energy credits under
this subsection (c):
(i) Notwithstanding whether a long-term renewable
resources procurement plan has been approved, the
Agency shall conduct an initial forward procurement
for renewable energy credits from new utility-scale
wind projects within 160 days after June 1, 2017 (the
effective date of Public Act 99-906) this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly. For the purposes of
this initial forward procurement, the Agency shall
solicit 15-year contracts for delivery of 1,000,000
renewable energy credits delivered annually from new
utility-scale wind projects to begin delivery on June
1, 2019, if available, but not later than June 1, 2021.
Payments to suppliers of renewable energy credits
shall commence upon delivery. Renewable energy credits
procured under this initial procurement shall be
included in the Agency's long-term plan and shall apply
to all renewable energy goals in this subsection (c).
(ii) Notwithstanding whether a long-term renewable
resources procurement plan has been approved, the
Agency shall conduct an initial forward procurement
for renewable energy credits from new utility-scale
solar projects and brownfield site photovoltaic
projects within one year after June 1, 2017 (the
effective date of Public Act 99-906) this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly. For the purposes of
this initial forward procurement, the Agency shall
solicit 15-year contracts for delivery of 1,000,000
renewable energy credits delivered annually from new
utility-scale solar projects and brownfield site
photovoltaic projects to begin delivery on June 1,
2019, if available, but not later than June 1, 2021.
The Agency may structure this initial procurement in
one or more discrete procurement events. Payments to
suppliers of renewable energy credits shall commence
upon delivery. Renewable energy credits procured under
this initial procurement shall be included in the
Agency's long-term plan and shall apply to all
renewable energy goals in this subsection (c).
(iii) Subsequent forward procurements for
utility-scale wind projects shall solicit at least
1,000,000 renewable energy credits delivered annually
per procurement event and shall be planned, scheduled,
and designed such that the cumulative amount of
renewable energy credits delivered from all new wind
projects in each delivery year shall not exceed the
Agency's projection of the cumulative amount of
renewable energy credits that will be delivered from
all new photovoltaic projects, including utility-scale
and distributed photovoltaic devices, in the same
delivery year at the time scheduled for wind contract
delivery.
(iv) If, at any time after the time set for
delivery of renewable energy credits pursuant to the
initial procurements in items (i) and (ii) of this
subparagraph (G), the cumulative amount of renewable
energy credits projected to be delivered from all new
wind projects in a given delivery year exceeds the
cumulative amount of renewable energy credits
projected to be delivered from all new photovoltaic
projects in that delivery year by 200,000 or more
renewable energy credits, then the Agency shall within
60 days adjust the procurement programs in the
long-term renewable resources procurement plan to
ensure that the projected cumulative amount of
renewable energy credits to be delivered from all new
wind projects does not exceed the projected cumulative
amount of renewable energy credits to be delivered from
all new photovoltaic projects by 200,000 or more
renewable energy credits, provided that nothing in
this Section shall preclude the projected cumulative
amount of renewable energy credits to be delivered from
all new photovoltaic projects from exceeding the
projected cumulative amount of renewable energy
credits to be delivered from all new wind projects in
each delivery year and provided further that nothing in
this item (iv) shall require the curtailment of an
executed contract. The Agency shall update, on a
quarterly basis, its projection of the renewable
energy credits to be delivered from all projects in
each delivery year. Notwithstanding anything to the
contrary, the Agency may adjust the timing of
procurement events conducted under this subparagraph
(G). The long-term renewable resources procurement
plan shall set forth the process by which the
adjustments may be made.
(v) All procurements under this subparagraph (G)
shall comply with the geographic requirements in
subparagraph (I) of this paragraph (1) and shall follow
the procurement processes and procedures described in
this Section and Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act to the extent practicable, and these
processes and procedures may be expedited to
accommodate the schedule established by this
subparagraph (G).
(H) The procurement of renewable energy resources for a
given delivery year shall be reduced as described in this
subparagraph (H) if an alternative alternate retail
electric supplier meets the requirements described in this
subparagraph (H).
(i) Within 45 days after June 1, 2017 (the
effective date of Public Act 99-906) this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly, an alternative retail
electric supplier or its successor shall submit an
informational filing to the Illinois Commerce
Commission certifying that, as of December 31, 2015,
the alternative retail electric supplier owned one or
more electric generating facilities that generates
renewable energy resources as defined in Section 1-10
of this Act, provided that such facilities are not
powered by wind or photovoltaics, and the facilities
generate one renewable energy credit for each
megawatthour of energy produced from the facility.
The informational filing shall identify each
facility that was eligible to satisfy the alternative
retail electric supplier's obligations under Section
16-115D of the Public Utilities Act as described in
this item (i).
(ii) For a given delivery year, the alternative
retail electric supplier may elect to supply its retail
customers with renewable energy credits from the
facility or facilities described in item (i) of this
subparagraph (H) that continue to be owned by the
alternative retail electric supplier.
(iii) The alternative retail electric supplier
shall notify the Agency and the applicable utility, no
later than February 28 of the year preceding the
applicable delivery year or 15 days after June 1, 2017
(the effective date of Public Act 99-906) this
amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, whichever
is later, of its election under item (ii) of this
subparagraph (H) to supply renewable energy credits to
retail customers of the utility. Such election shall
identify the amount of renewable energy credits to be
supplied by the alternative retail electric supplier
to the utility's retail customers and the source of the
renewable energy credits identified in the
informational filing as described in item (i) of this
subparagraph (H), subject to the following
limitations:
For the delivery year beginning June 1, 2018,
the maximum amount of renewable energy credits to
be supplied by an alternative retail electric
supplier under this subparagraph (H) shall be 68%
multiplied by 25% multiplied by 14.5% multiplied
by the amount of metered electricity
(megawatt-hours) delivered by the alternative
retail electric supplier to Illinois retail
customers during the delivery year ending May 31,
2016.
For delivery years beginning June 1, 2019 and
each year thereafter, the maximum amount of
renewable energy credits to be supplied by an
alternative retail electric supplier under this
subparagraph (H) shall be 68% multiplied by 50%
multiplied by 16% multiplied by the amount of
metered electricity (megawatt-hours) delivered by
the alternative retail electric supplier to
Illinois retail customers during the delivery year
ending May 31, 2016, provided that the 16% value
shall increase by 1.5% each delivery year
thereafter to 25% by the delivery year beginning
June 1, 2025, and thereafter the 25% value shall
apply to each delivery year.
For each delivery year, the total amount of
renewable energy credits supplied by all alternative
retail electric suppliers under this subparagraph (H)
shall not exceed 9% of the Illinois target renewable
energy credit quantity. The Illinois target renewable
energy credit quantity for the delivery year beginning
June 1, 2018 is 14.5% multiplied by the total amount of
metered electricity (megawatt-hours) delivered in the
delivery year immediately preceding that delivery
year, provided that the 14.5% shall increase by 1.5%
each delivery year thereafter to 25% by the delivery
year beginning June 1, 2025, and thereafter the 25%
value shall apply to each delivery year.
If the requirements set forth in items (i) through
(iii) of this subparagraph (H) are met, the charges
that would otherwise be applicable to the retail
customers of the alternative retail electric supplier
under paragraph (6) of this subsection (c) for the
applicable delivery year shall be reduced by the ratio
of the quantity of renewable energy credits supplied by
the alternative retail electric supplier compared to
that supplier's target renewable energy credit
quantity. The supplier's target renewable energy
credit quantity for the delivery year beginning June 1,
2018 is 14.5% multiplied by the total amount of metered
electricity (megawatt-hours) delivered by the
alternative retail supplier in that delivery year,
provided that the 14.5% shall increase by 1.5% each
delivery year thereafter to 25% by the delivery year
beginning June 1, 2025, and thereafter the 25% value
shall apply to each delivery year.
On or before April 1 of each year, the Agency shall
annually publish a report on its website that
identifies the aggregate amount of renewable energy
credits supplied by alternative retail electric
suppliers under this subparagraph (H).
(I) The Agency shall design its long-term renewable
energy procurement plan to maximize the State's interest in
the health, safety, and welfare of its residents, including
but not limited to minimizing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen
oxide, particulate matter and other pollution that
adversely affects public health in this State, increasing
fuel and resource diversity in this State, enhancing the
reliability and resiliency of the electricity distribution
system in this State, meeting goals to limit carbon dioxide
emissions under federal or State law, and contributing to a
cleaner and healthier environment for the citizens of this
State. In order to further these legislative purposes,
renewable energy credits shall be eligible to be counted
toward the renewable energy requirements of this
subsection (c) if they are generated from facilities
located in this State. The Agency may qualify renewable
energy credits from facilities located in states adjacent
to Illinois if the generator demonstrates and the Agency
determines that the operation of such facility or
facilities will help promote the State's interest in the
health, safety, and welfare of its residents based on the
public interest criteria described above. To ensure that
the public interest criteria are applied to the procurement
and given full effect, the Agency's long-term procurement
plan shall describe in detail how each public interest
factor shall be considered and weighted for facilities
located in states adjacent to Illinois.
(J) In order to promote the competitive development of
renewable energy resources in furtherance of the State's
interest in the health, safety, and welfare of its
residents, renewable energy credits shall not be eligible
to be counted toward the renewable energy requirements of
this subsection (c) if they are sourced from a generating
unit whose costs were being recovered through rates
regulated by this State or any other state or states on or
after January 1, 2017. Each contract executed to purchase
renewable energy credits under this subsection (c) shall
provide for the contract's termination if the costs of the
generating unit supplying the renewable energy credits
subsequently begin to be recovered through rates regulated
by this State or any other state or states; and each
contract shall further provide that, in that event, the
supplier of the credits must return 110% of all payments
received under the contract. Amounts returned under the
requirements of this subparagraph (J) shall be retained by
the utility and all of these amounts shall be used for the
procurement of additional renewable energy credits from
new wind or new photovoltaic resources as defined in this
subsection (c). The long-term plan shall provide that these
renewable energy credits shall be procured in the next
procurement event.
Notwithstanding the limitations of this subparagraph
(J), renewable energy credits sourced from generating
units that are constructed, purchased, owned, or leased by
an electric utility as part of an approved project,
program, or pilot under Section 1-56 of this Act shall be
eligible to be counted toward the renewable energy
requirements of this subsection (c), regardless of how the
costs of these units are recovered.
(K) The long-term renewable resources procurement plan
developed by the Agency in accordance with subparagraph (A)
of this paragraph (1) shall include an Adjustable Block
program for the procurement of renewable energy credits
from new photovoltaic projects that are distributed
renewable energy generation devices or new photovoltaic
community renewable generation projects. The Adjustable
Block program shall be designed to provide a transparent
schedule of prices and quantities to enable the
photovoltaic market to scale up and for renewable energy
credit prices to adjust at a predictable rate over time.
The prices set by the Adjustable Block program can be
reflected as a set value or as the product of a formula.
The Adjustable Block program shall include for each
category of eligible projects: a schedule of standard block
purchase prices to be offered; a series of steps, with
associated nameplate capacity and purchase prices that
adjust from step to step; and automatic opening of the next
step as soon as the nameplate capacity and available
purchase prices for an open step are fully committed or
reserved. Only projects energized on or after June 1, 2017
shall be eligible for the Adjustable Block program. For
each block group the Agency shall determine the number of
blocks, the amount of generation capacity in each block,
and the purchase price for each block, provided that the
purchase price provided and the total amount of generation
in all blocks for all block groups shall be sufficient to
meet the goals in this subsection (c). The Agency may
periodically review its prior decisions establishing the
number of blocks, the amount of generation capacity in each
block, and the purchase price for each block, and may
propose, on an expedited basis, changes to these previously
set values, including but not limited to redistributing
these amounts and the available funds as necessary and
appropriate, subject to Commission approval as part of the
periodic plan revision process described in Section
16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act. The Agency may define
different block sizes, purchase prices, or other distinct
terms and conditions for projects located in different
utility service territories if the Agency deems it
necessary to meet the goals in this subsection (c).
The Adjustable Block program shall include at least the
following block groups in at least the following amounts,
which may be adjusted upon review by the Agency and
approval by the Commission as described in this
subparagraph (K):
(i) At least 25% from distributed renewable energy
generation devices with a nameplate capacity of no more
than 10 kilowatts.
(ii) At least 25% from distributed renewable
energy generation devices with a nameplate capacity of
more than 10 kilowatts and no more than 2,000
kilowatts. The Agency may create sub-categories within
this category to account for the differences between
projects for small commercial customers, large
commercial customers, and public or non-profit
customers.
(iii) At least 25% from photovoltaic community
renewable generation projects.
(iv) The remaining 25% shall be allocated as
specified by the Agency in the long-term renewable
resources procurement plan.
The Adjustable Block program shall be designed to
ensure that renewable energy credits are procured from
photovoltaic distributed renewable energy generation
devices and new photovoltaic community renewable energy
generation projects in diverse locations and are not
concentrated in a few geographic areas.
(L) The procurement of photovoltaic renewable energy
credits under items (i) through (iv) of subparagraph (K) of
this paragraph (1) shall be subject to the following
contract and payment terms:
(i) The Agency shall procure contracts of at least
15 years in length.
(ii) For those renewable energy credits that
qualify and are procured under item (i) of subparagraph
(K) of this paragraph (1), the renewable energy credit
purchase price shall be paid in full by the contracting
utilities at the time that the facility producing the
renewable energy credits is interconnected at the
distribution system level of the utility and
energized. The electric utility shall receive and
retire all renewable energy credits generated by the
project for the first 15 years of operation.
(iii) For those renewable energy credits that
qualify and are procured under item (ii) and (iii) of
subparagraph (K) of this paragraph (1) and any
additional categories of distributed generation
included in the long-term renewable resources
procurement plan and approved by the Commission, 20
percent of the renewable energy credit purchase price
shall be paid by the contracting utilities at the time
that the facility producing the renewable energy
credits is interconnected at the distribution system
level of the utility and energized. The remaining
portion shall be paid ratably over the subsequent
4-year period. The electric utility shall receive and
retire all renewable energy credits generated by the
project for the first 15 years of operation.
(iv) Each contract shall include provisions to
ensure the delivery of the renewable energy credits for
the full term of the contract.
(v) The utility shall be the counterparty to the
contracts executed under this subparagraph (L) that
are approved by the Commission under the process
described in Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities
Act. No contract shall be executed for an amount that
is less than one renewable energy credit per year.
(vi) If, at any time, approved applications for the
Adjustable Block program exceed funds collected by the
electric utility or would cause the Agency to exceed
the limitation described in subparagraph (E) of this
paragraph (1) on the amount of renewable energy
resources that may be procured, then the Agency shall
consider future uncommitted funds to be reserved for
these contracts on a first-come, first-served basis,
with the delivery of renewable energy credits required
beginning at the time that the reserved funds become
available.
(vii) Nothing in this Section shall require the
utility to advance any payment or pay any amounts that
exceed the actual amount of revenues collected by the
utility under paragraph (6) of this subsection (c) and
subsection (k) of Section 16-108 of the Public
Utilities Act, and contracts executed under this
Section shall expressly incorporate this limitation.
(M) The Agency shall be authorized to retain one or
more experts or expert consulting firms to develop,
administer, implement, operate, and evaluate the
Adjustable Block program described in subparagraph (K) of
this paragraph (1), and the Agency shall retain the
consultant or consultants in the same manner, to the extent
practicable, as the Agency retains others to administer
provisions of this Act, including, but not limited to, the
procurement administrator. The selection of experts and
expert consulting firms and the procurement process
described in this subparagraph (M) are exempt from the
requirements of Section 20-10 of the Illinois Procurement
Code, under Section 20-10 of that Code. The Agency shall
strive to minimize administrative expenses in the
implementation of the Adjustable Block program.
The Agency and its consultant or consultants shall
monitor block activity, share program activity with
stakeholders and conduct regularly scheduled meetings to
discuss program activity and market conditions. If
necessary, the Agency may make prospective administrative
adjustments to the Adjustable Block program design, such as
redistributing available funds or making adjustments to
purchase prices as necessary to achieve the goals of this
subsection (c). Program modifications to any price,
capacity block, or other program element that do not
deviate from the Commission's approved value by more than
25% shall take effect immediately and are not subject to
Commission review and approval. Program modifications to
any price, capacity block, or other program element that
deviate more than 25% from the Commission's approved value
must be approved by the Commission as a long-term plan
amendment under Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities
Act. The Agency shall consider stakeholder feedback when
making adjustments to the Adjustable Block design and shall
notify stakeholders in advance of any planned changes.
(N) The long-term renewable resources procurement plan
required by this subsection (c) shall include a community
renewable generation program. The Agency shall establish
the terms, conditions, and program requirements for
community renewable generation projects with a goal to
expand renewable energy generating facility access to a
broader group of energy consumers, to ensure robust
participation opportunities for residential and small
commercial customers and those who cannot install
renewable energy on their own properties. Any plan approved
by the Commission shall allow subscriptions to community
renewable generation projects to be portable and
transferable. For purposes of this subparagraph (N),
"portable" means that subscriptions may be retained by the
subscriber even if the subscriber relocates or changes its
address within the same utility service territory; and
"transferable" means that a subscriber may assign or sell
subscriptions to another person within the same utility
service territory.
Electric utilities shall provide a monetary credit to a
subscriber's subsequent bill for service for the
proportional output of a community renewable generation
project attributable to that subscriber as specified in
Section 16-107.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
The Agency shall purchase renewable energy credits
from subscribed shares of photovoltaic community renewable
generation projects through the Adjustable Block program
described in subparagraph (K) of this paragraph (1) or
through the Illinois Solar for All Program described in
Section 1-56 of this Act. The electric utility shall
purchase any unsubscribed energy from community renewable
generation projects that are Qualifying Facilities ("QF")
under the electric utility's tariff for purchasing the
output from QFs under Public Utilities Regulatory Policies
Act of 1978.
The owners of and any subscribers to a community
renewable generation project shall not be considered
public utilities or alternative retail electricity
suppliers under the Public Utilities Act solely as a result
of their interest in or subscription to a community
renewable generation project and shall not be required to
become an alternative retail electric supplier by
participating in a community renewable generation project
with a public utility.
(O) For the delivery year beginning June 1, 2018, the
long-term renewable resources procurement plan required by
this subsection (c) shall provide for the Agency to procure
contracts to continue offering the Illinois Solar for All
Program described in subsection (b) of Section 1-56 of this
Act, and the contracts approved by the Commission shall be
executed by the utilities that are subject to this
subsection (c). The long-term renewable resources
procurement plan shall allocate 5% of the funds available
under the plan for the applicable delivery year, or
$10,000,000 per delivery year, whichever is greater, to
fund the programs, and the plan shall determine the amount
of funding to be apportioned to the programs identified in
subsection (b) of Section 1-56 of this Act; provided that
for the delivery years beginning June 1, 2017, June 1,
2021, and June 1, 2025, the long-term renewable resources
procurement plan shall allocate 10% of the funds available
under the plan for the applicable delivery year, or
$20,000,000 per delivery year, whichever is greater, and
$10,000,000 of such funds in such year shall be used by an
electric utility that serves more than 3,000,000 retail
customers in the State to implement a Commission-approved
plan under Section 16-108.12 of the Public Utilities Act.
In making the determinations required under this
subparagraph (O), the Commission shall consider the
experience and performance under the programs and any
evaluation reports. The Commission shall also provide for
an independent evaluation of those programs on a periodic
basis that are funded under this subparagraph (O).
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(4) The electric utility shall retire all renewable
energy credits used to comply with the standard.
(5) Beginning with the 2010 delivery year and ending
June 1, 2017, an electric utility subject to this
subsection (c) shall apply the lesser of the maximum
alternative compliance payment rate or the most recent
estimated alternative compliance payment rate for its
service territory for the corresponding compliance period,
established pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 16-115D
of the Public Utilities Act to its retail customers that
take service pursuant to the electric utility's hourly
pricing tariff or tariffs. The electric utility shall
retain all amounts collected as a result of the application
of the alternative compliance payment rate or rates to such
customers, and, beginning in 2011, the utility shall
include in the information provided under item (1) of
subsection (d) of Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities
Act the amounts collected under the alternative compliance
payment rate or rates for the prior year ending May 31.
Notwithstanding any limitation on the procurement of
renewable energy resources imposed by item (2) of this
subsection (c), the Agency shall increase its spending on
the purchase of renewable energy resources to be procured
by the electric utility for the next plan year by an amount
equal to the amounts collected by the utility under the
alternative compliance payment rate or rates in the prior
year ending May 31.
(6) The electric utility shall be entitled to recover
all of its costs associated with the procurement of
renewable energy credits under plans approved under this
Section and Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
These costs shall include associated reasonable expenses
for implementing the procurement programs, including, but
not limited to, the costs of administering and evaluating
the Adjustable Block program, through an automatic
adjustment clause tariff in accordance with subsection (k)
of Section 16-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
(7) Renewable energy credits procured from new
photovoltaic projects or new distributed renewable energy
generation devices under this Section after June 1, 2017
(the effective date of Public Act 99-906) this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly must be procured from
devices installed by a qualified person in compliance with
the requirements of Section 16-128A of the Public Utilities
Act and any rules or regulations adopted thereunder.
In meeting the renewable energy requirements of this
subsection (c), to the extent feasible and consistent with
State and federal law, the renewable energy credit
procurements, Adjustable Block solar program, and
community renewable generation program shall provide
employment opportunities for all segments of the
population and workforce, including minority-owned and
female-owned business enterprises, and shall not,
consistent with State and federal law, discriminate based
on race or socioeconomic status.
(d) Clean coal portfolio standard.
(1) The procurement plans shall include electricity
generated using clean coal. Each utility shall enter into
one or more sourcing agreements with the initial clean coal
facility, as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection
(d), covering electricity generated by the initial clean
coal facility representing at least 5% of each utility's
total supply to serve the load of eligible retail customers
in 2015 and each year thereafter, as described in paragraph
(3) of this subsection (d), subject to the limits specified
in paragraph (2) of this subsection (d). It is the goal of
the State that by January 1, 2025, 25% of the electricity
used in the State shall be generated by cost-effective
clean coal facilities. For purposes of this subsection (d),
"cost-effective" means that the expenditures pursuant to
such sourcing agreements do not cause the limit stated in
paragraph (2) of this subsection (d) to be exceeded and do
not exceed cost-based benchmarks, which shall be developed
to assess all expenditures pursuant to such sourcing
agreements covering electricity generated by clean coal
facilities, other than the initial clean coal facility, by
the procurement administrator, in consultation with the
Commission staff, Agency staff, and the procurement
monitor and shall be subject to Commission review and
approval.
A utility party to a sourcing agreement shall
immediately retire any emission credits that it receives in
connection with the electricity covered by such agreement.
Utilities shall maintain adequate records documenting
the purchases under the sourcing agreement to comply with
this subsection (d) and shall file an accounting with the
load forecast that must be filed with the Agency by July 15
of each year, in accordance with subsection (d) of Section
16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
A utility shall be deemed to have complied with the
clean coal portfolio standard specified in this subsection
(d) if the utility enters into a sourcing agreement as
required by this subsection (d).
(2) For purposes of this subsection (d), the required
execution of sourcing agreements with the initial clean
coal facility for a particular year shall be measured as a
percentage of the actual amount of electricity
(megawatt-hours) supplied by the electric utility to
eligible retail customers in the planning year ending
immediately prior to the agreement's execution. For
purposes of this subsection (d), the amount paid per
kilowatthour means the total amount paid for electric
service expressed on a per kilowatthour basis. For purposes
of this subsection (d), the total amount paid for electric
service includes without limitation amounts paid for
supply, transmission, distribution, surcharges and add-on
taxes.
Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection
(d), the total amount paid under sourcing agreements with
clean coal facilities pursuant to the procurement plan for
any given year shall be reduced by an amount necessary to
limit the annual estimated average net increase due to the
costs of these resources included in the amounts paid by
eligible retail customers in connection with electric
service to:
(A) in 2010, no more than 0.5% of the amount paid
per kilowatthour by those customers during the year
ending May 31, 2009;
(B) in 2011, the greater of an additional 0.5% of
the amount paid per kilowatthour by those customers
during the year ending May 31, 2010 or 1% of the amount
paid per kilowatthour by those customers during the
year ending May 31, 2009;
(C) in 2012, the greater of an additional 0.5% of
the amount paid per kilowatthour by those customers
during the year ending May 31, 2011 or 1.5% of the
amount paid per kilowatthour by those customers during
the year ending May 31, 2009;
(D) in 2013, the greater of an additional 0.5% of
the amount paid per kilowatthour by those customers
during the year ending May 31, 2012 or 2% of the amount
paid per kilowatthour by those customers during the
year ending May 31, 2009; and
(E) thereafter, the total amount paid under
sourcing agreements with clean coal facilities
pursuant to the procurement plan for any single year
shall be reduced by an amount necessary to limit the
estimated average net increase due to the cost of these
resources included in the amounts paid by eligible
retail customers in connection with electric service
to no more than the greater of (i) 2.015% of the amount
paid per kilowatthour by those customers during the
year ending May 31, 2009 or (ii) the incremental amount
per kilowatthour paid for these resources in 2013.
These requirements may be altered only as provided by
statute.
No later than June 30, 2015, the Commission shall
review the limitation on the total amount paid under
sourcing agreements, if any, with clean coal facilities
pursuant to this subsection (d) and report to the General
Assembly its findings as to whether that limitation unduly
constrains the amount of electricity generated by
cost-effective clean coal facilities that is covered by
sourcing agreements.
(3) Initial clean coal facility. In order to promote
development of clean coal facilities in Illinois, each
electric utility subject to this Section shall execute a
sourcing agreement to source electricity from a proposed
clean coal facility in Illinois (the "initial clean coal
facility") that will have a nameplate capacity of at least
500 MW when commercial operation commences, that has a
final Clean Air Act permit on June 1, 2009 (the effective
date of Public Act 95-1027) this amendatory Act of the 95th
General Assembly, and that will meet the definition of
clean coal facility in Section 1-10 of this Act when
commercial operation commences. The sourcing agreements
with this initial clean coal facility shall be subject to
both approval of the initial clean coal facility by the
General Assembly and satisfaction of the requirements of
paragraph (4) of this subsection (d) and shall be executed
within 90 days after any such approval by the General
Assembly. The Agency and the Commission shall have
authority to inspect all books and records associated with
the initial clean coal facility during the term of such a
sourcing agreement. A utility's sourcing agreement for
electricity produced by the initial clean coal facility
shall include:
(A) a formula contractual price (the "contract
price") approved pursuant to paragraph (4) of this
subsection (d), which shall:
(i) be determined using a cost of service
methodology employing either a level or deferred
capital recovery component, based on a capital
structure consisting of 45% equity and 55% debt,
and a return on equity as may be approved by the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which in any
case may not exceed the lower of 11.5% or the rate
of return approved by the General Assembly
pursuant to paragraph (4) of this subsection (d);
and
(ii) provide that all miscellaneous net
revenue, including but not limited to net revenue
from the sale of emission allowances, if any,
substitute natural gas, if any, grants or other
support provided by the State of Illinois or the
United States Government, firm transmission
rights, if any, by-products produced by the
facility, energy or capacity derived from the
facility and not covered by a sourcing agreement
pursuant to paragraph (3) of this subsection (d) or
item (5) of subsection (d) of Section 16-115 of the
Public Utilities Act, whether generated from the
synthesis gas derived from coal, from SNG, or from
natural gas, shall be credited against the revenue
requirement for this initial clean coal facility;
(B) power purchase provisions, which shall:
(i) provide that the utility party to such
sourcing agreement shall pay the contract price
for electricity delivered under such sourcing
agreement;
(ii) require delivery of electricity to the
regional transmission organization market of the
utility that is party to such sourcing agreement;
(iii) require the utility party to such
sourcing agreement to buy from the initial clean
coal facility in each hour an amount of energy
equal to all clean coal energy made available from
the initial clean coal facility during such hour
times a fraction, the numerator of which is such
utility's retail market sales of electricity
(expressed in kilowatthours sold) in the State
during the prior calendar month and the
denominator of which is the total retail market
sales of electricity (expressed in kilowatthours
sold) in the State by utilities during such prior
month and the sales of electricity (expressed in
kilowatthours sold) in the State by alternative
retail electric suppliers during such prior month
that are subject to the requirements of this
subsection (d) and paragraph (5) of subsection (d)
of Section 16-115 of the Public Utilities Act,
provided that the amount purchased by the utility
in any year will be limited by paragraph (2) of
this subsection (d); and
(iv) be considered pre-existing contracts in
such utility's procurement plans for eligible
retail customers;
(C) contract for differences provisions, which
shall:
(i) require the utility party to such sourcing
agreement to contract with the initial clean coal
facility in each hour with respect to an amount of
energy equal to all clean coal energy made
available from the initial clean coal facility
during such hour times a fraction, the numerator of
which is such utility's retail market sales of
electricity (expressed in kilowatthours sold) in
the utility's service territory in the State
during the prior calendar month and the
denominator of which is the total retail market
sales of electricity (expressed in kilowatthours
sold) in the State by utilities during such prior
month and the sales of electricity (expressed in
kilowatthours sold) in the State by alternative
retail electric suppliers during such prior month
that are subject to the requirements of this
subsection (d) and paragraph (5) of subsection (d)
of Section 16-115 of the Public Utilities Act,
provided that the amount paid by the utility in any
year will be limited by paragraph (2) of this
subsection (d);
(ii) provide that the utility's payment
obligation in respect of the quantity of
electricity determined pursuant to the preceding
clause (i) shall be limited to an amount equal to
(1) the difference between the contract price
determined pursuant to subparagraph (A) of
paragraph (3) of this subsection (d) and the
day-ahead price for electricity delivered to the
regional transmission organization market of the
utility that is party to such sourcing agreement
(or any successor delivery point at which such
utility's supply obligations are financially
settled on an hourly basis) (the "reference
price") on the day preceding the day on which the
electricity is delivered to the initial clean coal
facility busbar, multiplied by (2) the quantity of
electricity determined pursuant to the preceding
clause (i); and
(iii) not require the utility to take physical
delivery of the electricity produced by the
facility;
(D) general provisions, which shall:
(i) specify a term of no more than 30 years,
commencing on the commercial operation date of the
facility;
(ii) provide that utilities shall maintain
adequate records documenting purchases under the
sourcing agreements entered into to comply with
this subsection (d) and shall file an accounting
with the load forecast that must be filed with the
Agency by July 15 of each year, in accordance with
subsection (d) of Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act;
(iii) provide that all costs associated with
the initial clean coal facility will be
periodically reported to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission and to purchasers in
accordance with applicable laws governing
cost-based wholesale power contracts;
(iv) permit the Illinois Power Agency to
assume ownership of the initial clean coal
facility, without monetary consideration and
otherwise on reasonable terms acceptable to the
Agency, if the Agency so requests no less than 3
years prior to the end of the stated contract term;
(v) require the owner of the initial clean coal
facility to provide documentation to the
Commission each year, starting in the facility's
first year of commercial operation, accurately
reporting the quantity of carbon emissions from
the facility that have been captured and
sequestered and report any quantities of carbon
released from the site or sites at which carbon
emissions were sequestered in prior years, based
on continuous monitoring of such sites. If, in any
year after the first year of commercial operation,
the owner of the facility fails to demonstrate that
the initial clean coal facility captured and
sequestered at least 50% of the total carbon
emissions that the facility would otherwise emit
or that sequestration of emissions from prior
years has failed, resulting in the release of
carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the owner of
the facility must offset excess emissions. Any
such carbon offsets must be permanent, additional,
verifiable, real, located within the State of
Illinois, and legally and practicably enforceable.
The cost of such offsets for the facility that are
not recoverable shall not exceed $15 million in any
given year. No costs of any such purchases of
carbon offsets may be recovered from a utility or
its customers. All carbon offsets purchased for
this purpose and any carbon emission credits
associated with sequestration of carbon from the
facility must be permanently retired. The initial
clean coal facility shall not forfeit its
designation as a clean coal facility if the
facility fails to fully comply with the applicable
carbon sequestration requirements in any given
year, provided the requisite offsets are
purchased. However, the Attorney General, on
behalf of the People of the State of Illinois, may
specifically enforce the facility's sequestration
requirement and the other terms of this contract
provision. Compliance with the sequestration
requirements and offset purchase requirements
specified in paragraph (3) of this subsection (d)
shall be reviewed annually by an independent
expert retained by the owner of the initial clean
coal facility, with the advance written approval
of the Attorney General. The Commission may, in the
course of the review specified in item (vii),
reduce the allowable return on equity for the
facility if the facility willfully wilfully fails
to comply with the carbon capture and
sequestration requirements set forth in this item
(v);
(vi) include limits on, and accordingly
provide for modification of, the amount the
utility is required to source under the sourcing
agreement consistent with paragraph (2) of this
subsection (d);
(vii) require Commission review: (1) to
determine the justness, reasonableness, and
prudence of the inputs to the formula referenced in
subparagraphs (A)(i) through (A)(iii) of paragraph
(3) of this subsection (d), prior to an adjustment
in those inputs including, without limitation, the
capital structure and return on equity, fuel
costs, and other operations and maintenance costs
and (2) to approve the costs to be passed through
to customers under the sourcing agreement by which
the utility satisfies its statutory obligations.
Commission review shall occur no less than every 3
years, regardless of whether any adjustments have
been proposed, and shall be completed within 9
months;
(viii) limit the utility's obligation to such
amount as the utility is allowed to recover through
tariffs filed with the Commission, provided that
neither the clean coal facility nor the utility
waives any right to assert federal pre-emption or
any other argument in response to a purported
disallowance of recovery costs;
(ix) limit the utility's or alternative retail
electric supplier's obligation to incur any
liability until such time as the facility is in
commercial operation and generating power and
energy and such power and energy is being delivered
to the facility busbar;
(x) provide that the owner or owners of the
initial clean coal facility, which is the
counterparty to such sourcing agreement, shall
have the right from time to time to elect whether
the obligations of the utility party thereto shall
be governed by the power purchase provisions or the
contract for differences provisions;
(xi) append documentation showing that the
formula rate and contract, insofar as they relate
to the power purchase provisions, have been
approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission pursuant to Section 205 of the Federal
Power Act;
(xii) provide that any changes to the terms of
the contract, insofar as such changes relate to the
power purchase provisions, are subject to review
under the public interest standard applied by the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pursuant to
Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act; and
(xiii) conform with customary lender
requirements in power purchase agreements used as
the basis for financing non-utility generators.
(4) Effective date of sourcing agreements with the
initial clean coal facility.
Any proposed sourcing agreement with the initial clean
coal facility shall not become effective unless the
following reports are prepared and submitted and
authorizations and approvals obtained:
(i) Facility cost report. The owner of the initial
clean coal facility shall submit to the Commission, the
Agency, and the General Assembly a front-end
engineering and design study, a facility cost report,
method of financing (including but not limited to
structure and associated costs), and an operating and
maintenance cost quote for the facility (collectively
"facility cost report"), which shall be prepared in
accordance with the requirements of this paragraph (4)
of subsection (d) of this Section, and shall provide
the Commission and the Agency access to the work
papers, relied upon documents, and any other backup
documentation related to the facility cost report.
(ii) Commission report. Within 6 months following
receipt of the facility cost report, the Commission, in
consultation with the Agency, shall submit a report to
the General Assembly setting forth its analysis of the
facility cost report. Such report shall include, but
not be limited to, a comparison of the costs associated
with electricity generated by the initial clean coal
facility to the costs associated with electricity
generated by other types of generation facilities, an
analysis of the rate impacts on residential and small
business customers over the life of the sourcing
agreements, and an analysis of the likelihood that the
initial clean coal facility will commence commercial
operation by and be delivering power to the facility's
busbar by 2016. To assist in the preparation of its
report, the Commission, in consultation with the
Agency, may hire one or more experts or consultants,
the costs of which shall be paid for by the owner of
the initial clean coal facility. The Commission and
Agency may begin the process of selecting such experts
or consultants prior to receipt of the facility cost
report.
(iii) General Assembly approval. The proposed
sourcing agreements shall not take effect unless,
based on the facility cost report and the Commission's
report, the General Assembly enacts authorizing
legislation approving (A) the projected price, stated
in cents per kilowatthour, to be charged for
electricity generated by the initial clean coal
facility, (B) the projected impact on residential and
small business customers' bills over the life of the
sourcing agreements, and (C) the maximum allowable
return on equity for the project; and
(iv) Commission review. If the General Assembly
enacts authorizing legislation pursuant to
subparagraph (iii) approving a sourcing agreement, the
Commission shall, within 90 days of such enactment,
complete a review of such sourcing agreement. During
such time period, the Commission shall implement any
directive of the General Assembly, resolve any
disputes between the parties to the sourcing agreement
concerning the terms of such agreement, approve the
form of such agreement, and issue an order finding that
the sourcing agreement is prudent and reasonable.
The facility cost report shall be prepared as follows:
(A) The facility cost report shall be prepared by
duly licensed engineering and construction firms
detailing the estimated capital costs payable to one or
more contractors or suppliers for the engineering,
procurement and construction of the components
comprising the initial clean coal facility and the
estimated costs of operation and maintenance of the
facility. The facility cost report shall include:
(i) an estimate of the capital cost of the core
plant based on one or more front end engineering
and design studies for the gasification island and
related facilities. The core plant shall include
all civil, structural, mechanical, electrical,
control, and safety systems.
(ii) an estimate of the capital cost of the
balance of the plant, including any capital costs
associated with sequestration of carbon dioxide
emissions and all interconnects and interfaces
required to operate the facility, such as
transmission of electricity, construction or
backfeed power supply, pipelines to transport
substitute natural gas or carbon dioxide, potable
water supply, natural gas supply, water supply,
water discharge, landfill, access roads, and coal
delivery.
The quoted construction costs shall be expressed
in nominal dollars as of the date that the quote is
prepared and shall include capitalized financing costs
during construction, taxes, insurance, and other
owner's costs, and an assumed escalation in materials
and labor beyond the date as of which the construction
cost quote is expressed.
(B) The front end engineering and design study for
the gasification island and the cost study for the
balance of plant shall include sufficient design work
to permit quantification of major categories of
materials, commodities and labor hours, and receipt of
quotes from vendors of major equipment required to
construct and operate the clean coal facility.
(C) The facility cost report shall also include an
operating and maintenance cost quote that will provide
the estimated cost of delivered fuel, personnel,
maintenance contracts, chemicals, catalysts,
consumables, spares, and other fixed and variable
operations and maintenance costs. The delivered fuel
cost estimate will be provided by a recognized third
party expert or experts in the fuel and transportation
industries. The balance of the operating and
maintenance cost quote, excluding delivered fuel
costs, will be developed based on the inputs provided
by duly licensed engineering and construction firms
performing the construction cost quote, potential
vendors under long-term service agreements and plant
operating agreements, or recognized third party plant
operator or operators.
The operating and maintenance cost quote
(including the cost of the front end engineering and
design study) shall be expressed in nominal dollars as
of the date that the quote is prepared and shall
include taxes, insurance, and other owner's costs, and
an assumed escalation in materials and labor beyond the
date as of which the operating and maintenance cost
quote is expressed.
(D) The facility cost report shall also include an
analysis of the initial clean coal facility's ability
to deliver power and energy into the applicable
regional transmission organization markets and an
analysis of the expected capacity factor for the
initial clean coal facility.
(E) Amounts paid to third parties unrelated to the
owner or owners of the initial clean coal facility to
prepare the core plant construction cost quote,
including the front end engineering and design study,
and the operating and maintenance cost quote will be
reimbursed through Coal Development Bonds.
(5) Re-powering and retrofitting coal-fired power
plants previously owned by Illinois utilities to qualify as
clean coal facilities. During the 2009 procurement
planning process and thereafter, the Agency and the
Commission shall consider sourcing agreements covering
electricity generated by power plants that were previously
owned by Illinois utilities and that have been or will be
converted into clean coal facilities, as defined by Section
1-10 of this Act. Pursuant to such procurement planning
process, the owners of such facilities may propose to the
Agency sourcing agreements with utilities and alternative
retail electric suppliers required to comply with
subsection (d) of this Section and item (5) of subsection
(d) of Section 16-115 of the Public Utilities Act, covering
electricity generated by such facilities. In the case of
sourcing agreements that are power purchase agreements,
the contract price for electricity sales shall be
established on a cost of service basis. In the case of
sourcing agreements that are contracts for differences,
the contract price from which the reference price is
subtracted shall be established on a cost of service basis.
The Agency and the Commission may approve any such utility
sourcing agreements that do not exceed cost-based
benchmarks developed by the procurement administrator, in
consultation with the Commission staff, Agency staff and
the procurement monitor, subject to Commission review and
approval. The Commission shall have authority to inspect
all books and records associated with these clean coal
facilities during the term of any such contract.
(6) Costs incurred under this subsection (d) or
pursuant to a contract entered into under this subsection
(d) shall be deemed prudently incurred and reasonable in
amount and the electric utility shall be entitled to full
cost recovery pursuant to the tariffs filed with the
Commission.
(d-5) Zero emission standard.
(1) Beginning with the delivery year commencing on June
1, 2017, the Agency shall, for electric utilities that
serve at least 100,000 retail customers in this State,
procure contracts with zero emission facilities that are
reasonably capable of generating cost-effective zero
emission credits in an amount approximately equal to 16% of
the actual amount of electricity delivered by each electric
utility to retail customers in the State during calendar
year 2014. For an electric utility serving fewer than
100,000 retail customers in this State that requested,
under Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act, that
the Agency procure power and energy for all or a portion of
the utility's Illinois load for the delivery year
commencing June 1, 2016, the Agency shall procure contracts
with zero emission facilities that are reasonably capable
of generating cost-effective zero emission credits in an
amount approximately equal to 16% of the portion of power
and energy to be procured by the Agency for the utility.
The duration of the contracts procured under this
subsection (d-5) shall be for a term of 10 years ending May
31, 2027. The quantity of zero emission credits to be
procured under the contracts shall be all of the zero
emission credits generated by the zero emission facility in
each delivery year; however, if the zero emission facility
is owned by more than one entity, then the quantity of zero
emission credits to be procured under the contracts shall
be the amount of zero emission credits that are generated
from the portion of the zero emission facility that is
owned by the winning supplier.
The 16% value identified in this paragraph (1) is the
average of the percentage targets in subparagraph (B) of
paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of Section 1-75 of this Act
for the 5 delivery years beginning June 1, 2017.
The procurement process shall be subject to the
following provisions:
(A) Those zero emission facilities that intend to
participate in the procurement shall submit to the
Agency the following eligibility information for each
zero emission facility on or before the date
established by the Agency:
(i) the in-service date and remaining useful
life of the zero emission facility;
(ii) the amount of power generated annually
for each of the years 2005 through 2015, and the
projected zero emission credits to be generated
over the remaining useful life of the zero emission
facility, which shall be used to determine the
capability of each facility;
(iii) the annual zero emission facility cost
projections, expressed on a per megawatthour
basis, over the next 6 delivery years, which shall
include the following: operation and maintenance
expenses; fully allocated overhead costs, which
shall be allocated using the methodology developed
by the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations;
fuel expenditures; non-fuel capital expenditures;
spent fuel expenditures; a return on working
capital; the cost of operational and market risks
that could be avoided by ceasing operation; and any
other costs necessary for continued operations,
provided that "necessary" means, for purposes of
this item (iii), that the costs could reasonably be
avoided only by ceasing operations of the zero
emission facility; and
(iv) a commitment to continue operating, for
the duration of the contract or contracts executed
under the procurement held under this subsection
(d-5), the zero emission facility that produces
the zero emission credits to be procured in the
procurement.
The information described in item (iii) of this
subparagraph (A) may be submitted on a confidential basis
and shall be treated and maintained by the Agency, the
procurement administrator, and the Commission as
confidential and proprietary and exempt from disclosure
under subparagraphs (a) and (g) of paragraph (1) of Section
7 of the Freedom of Information Act. The Office of Attorney
General shall have access to, and maintain the
confidentiality of, such information pursuant to Section
6.5 of the Attorney General Act.
(B) The price for each zero emission credit
procured under this subsection (d-5) for each delivery
year shall be in an amount that equals the Social Cost
of Carbon, expressed on a price per megawatthour basis.
However, to ensure that the procurement remains
affordable to retail customers in this State if
electricity prices increase, the price in an
applicable delivery year shall be reduced below the
Social Cost of Carbon by the amount ("Price
Adjustment") by which the market price index for the
applicable delivery year exceeds the baseline market
price index for the consecutive 12-month period ending
May 31, 2016. If the Price Adjustment is greater than
or equal to the Social Cost of Carbon in an applicable
delivery year, then no payments shall be due in that
delivery year. The components of this calculation are
defined as follows:
(i) Social Cost of Carbon: The Social Cost of
Carbon is $16.50 per megawatthour, which is based
on the U.S. Interagency Working Group on Social
Cost of Carbon's price in the August 2016 Technical
Update using a 3% discount rate, adjusted for
inflation for each year of the program. Beginning
with the delivery year commencing June 1, 2023, the
price per megawatthour shall increase by $1 per
megawatthour, and continue to increase by an
additional $1 per megawatthour each delivery year
thereafter.
(ii) Baseline market price index: The baseline
market price index for the consecutive 12-month
period ending May 31, 2016 is $31.40 per
megawatthour, which is based on the sum of (aa) the
average day-ahead energy price across all hours of
such 12-month period at the PJM Interconnection
LLC Northern Illinois Hub, (bb) 50% multiplied by
the Base Residual Auction, or its successor,
capacity price for the rest of the RTO zone group
determined by PJM Interconnection LLC, divided by
24 hours per day, and (cc) 50% multiplied by the
Planning Resource Auction, or its successor,
capacity price for Zone 4 determined by the
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.,
divided by 24 hours per day.
(iii) Market price index: The market price
index for a delivery year shall be the sum of
projected energy prices and projected capacity
prices determined as follows:
(aa) Projected energy prices: the
projected energy prices for the applicable
delivery year shall be calculated once for the
year using the forward market price for the PJM
Interconnection, LLC Northern Illinois Hub.
The forward market price shall be calculated as
follows: the energy forward prices for each
month of the applicable delivery year averaged
for each trade date during the calendar year
immediately preceding that delivery year to
produce a single energy forward price for the
delivery year. The forward market price
calculation shall use data published by the
Intercontinental Exchange, or its successor.
(bb) Projected capacity prices:
(I) For the delivery years commencing
June 1, 2017, June 1, 2018, and June 1,
2019, the projected capacity price shall
be equal to the sum of (1) 50% multiplied
by the Base Residual Auction, or its
successor, price for the rest of the RTO
zone group as determined by PJM
Interconnection LLC, divided by 24 hours
per day and, (2) 50% multiplied by the
resource auction price determined in the
resource auction administered by the
Midcontinent Independent System Operator,
Inc., in which the largest percentage of
load cleared for Local Resource Zone 4,
divided by 24 hours per day, and where such
price is determined by the Midcontinent
Independent System Operator, Inc.
(II) For the delivery year commencing
June 1, 2020, and each year thereafter, the
projected capacity price shall be equal to
the sum of (1) 50% multiplied by the Base
Residual Auction, or its successor, price
for the ComEd zone as determined by PJM
Interconnection LLC, divided by 24 hours
per day, and (2) 50% multiplied by the
resource auction price determined in the
resource auction administered by the
Midcontinent Independent System Operator,
Inc., in which the largest percentage of
load cleared for Local Resource Zone 4,
divided by 24 hours per day, and where such
price is determined by the Midcontinent
Independent System Operator, Inc.
For purposes of this subsection (d-5):
"Rest of the RTO" and "ComEd Zone" shall have
the meaning ascribed to them by PJM
Interconnection, LLC.
"RTO" means regional transmission
organization.
(C) No later than 45 days after June 1, 2017 (the
effective date of Public Act 99-906) this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly, the Agency shall
publish its proposed zero emission standard
procurement plan. The plan shall be consistent with the
provisions of this paragraph (1) and shall provide that
winning bids shall be selected based on public interest
criteria that include, but are not limited to,
minimizing carbon dioxide emissions that result from
electricity consumed in Illinois and minimizing sulfur
dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter
emissions that adversely affect the citizens of this
State. In particular, the selection of winning bids
shall take into account the incremental environmental
benefits resulting from the procurement, such as any
existing environmental benefits that are preserved by
the procurements held under Public Act 99-906 this
amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly and would
cease to exist if the procurements were not held,
including the preservation of zero emission
facilities. The plan shall also describe in detail how
each public interest factor shall be considered and
weighted in the bid selection process to ensure that
the public interest criteria are applied to the
procurement and given full effect.
For purposes of developing the plan, the Agency
shall consider any reports issued by a State agency,
board, or commission under House Resolution 1146 of the
98th General Assembly and paragraph (4) of subsection
(d) of Section 1-75 of this Act, as well as publicly
available analyses and studies performed by or for
regional transmission organizations that serve the
State and their independent market monitors.
Upon publishing of the zero emission standard
procurement plan, copies of the plan shall be posted
and made publicly available on the Agency's website.
All interested parties shall have 10 days following the
date of posting to provide comment to the Agency on the
plan. All comments shall be posted to the Agency's
website. Following the end of the comment period, but
no more than 60 days later than June 1, 2017 (the
effective date of Public Act 99-906) this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly, the Agency shall
revise the plan as necessary based on the comments
received and file its zero emission standard
procurement plan with the Commission.
If the Commission determines that the plan will
result in the procurement of cost-effective zero
emission credits, then the Commission shall, after
notice and hearing, but no later than 45 days after the
Agency filed the plan, approve the plan or approve with
modification. For purposes of this subsection (d-5),
"cost effective" means the projected costs of
procuring zero emission credits from zero emission
facilities do not cause the limit stated in paragraph
(2) of this subsection to be exceeded.
(C-5) As part of the Commission's review and
acceptance or rejection of the procurement results,
the Commission shall, in its public notice of
successful bidders:
(i) identify how the winning bids satisfy the
public interest criteria described in subparagraph
(C) of this paragraph (1) of minimizing carbon
dioxide emissions that result from electricity
consumed in Illinois and minimizing sulfur
dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter
emissions that adversely affect the citizens of
this State;
(ii) specifically address how the selection of
winning bids takes into account the incremental
environmental benefits resulting from the
procurement, including any existing environmental
benefits that are preserved by the procurements
held under Public Act 99-906 this amendatory Act of
the 99th General Assembly and would have ceased to
exist if the procurements had not been held, such
as the preservation of zero emission facilities;
(iii) quantify the environmental benefit of
preserving the resources identified in item (ii)
of this subparagraph (C-5), including the
following:
(aa) the value of avoided greenhouse gas
emissions measured as the product of the zero
emission facilities' output over the contract
term multiplied by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency eGrid subregion carbon
dioxide emission rate and the U.S. Interagency
Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon's price
in the August 2016 Technical Update using a 3%
discount rate, adjusted for inflation for each
delivery year; and
(bb) the costs of replacement with other
zero carbon dioxide resources, including wind
and photovoltaic, based upon the simple
average of the following:
(I) the price, or if there is more than
one price, the average of the prices, paid
for renewable energy credits from new
utility-scale wind projects in the
procurement events specified in item (i)
of subparagraph (G) of paragraph (1) of
subsection (c) of Section 1-75 of this Act;
and
(II) the price, or if there is more
than one price, the average of the prices,
paid for renewable energy credits from new
utility-scale solar projects and
brownfield site photovoltaic projects in
the procurement events specified in item
(ii) of subparagraph (G) of paragraph (1)
of subsection (c) of Section 1-75 of this
Act and, after January 1, 2015, renewable
energy credits from photovoltaic
distributed generation projects in
procurement events held under subsection
(c) of Section 1-75 of this Act.
Each utility shall enter into binding contractual
arrangements with the winning suppliers.
The procurement described in this subsection
(d-5), including, but not limited to, the execution of
all contracts procured, shall be completed no later
than May 10, 2017. Based on the effective date of
Public Act 99-906 this amendatory Act of the 99th
General Assembly, the Agency and Commission may, as
appropriate, modify the various dates and timelines
under this subparagraph and subparagraphs (C) and (D)
of this paragraph (1). The procurement and plan
approval processes required by this subsection (d-5)
shall be conducted in conjunction with the procurement
and plan approval processes required by subsection (c)
of this Section and Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act, to the extent practicable.
Notwithstanding whether a procurement event is
conducted under Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act, the Agency shall immediately initiate a
procurement process on June 1, 2017 (the effective date
of Public Act 99-906) this amendatory Act of the 99th
General Assembly.
(D) Following the procurement event described in
this paragraph (1) and consistent with subparagraph
(B) of this paragraph (1), the Agency shall calculate
the payments to be made under each contract for the
next delivery year based on the market price index for
that delivery year. The Agency shall publish the
payment calculations no later than May 25, 2017 and
every May 25 thereafter.
(E) Notwithstanding the requirements of this
subsection (d-5), the contracts executed under this
subsection (d-5) shall provide that the zero emission
facility may, as applicable, suspend or terminate
performance under the contracts in the following
instances:
(i) A zero emission facility shall be excused
from its performance under the contract for any
cause beyond the control of the resource,
including, but not restricted to, acts of God,
flood, drought, earthquake, storm, fire,
lightning, epidemic, war, riot, civil disturbance
or disobedience, labor dispute, labor or material
shortage, sabotage, acts of public enemy,
explosions, orders, regulations or restrictions
imposed by governmental, military, or lawfully
established civilian authorities, which, in any of
the foregoing cases, by exercise of commercially
reasonable efforts the zero emission facility
could not reasonably have been expected to avoid,
and which, by the exercise of commercially
reasonable efforts, it has been unable to
overcome. In such event, the zero emission
facility shall be excused from performance for the
duration of the event, including, but not limited
to, delivery of zero emission credits, and no
payment shall be due to the zero emission facility
during the duration of the event.
(ii) A zero emission facility shall be
permitted to terminate the contract if legislation
is enacted into law by the General Assembly that
imposes or authorizes a new tax, special
assessment, or fee on the generation of
electricity, the ownership or leasehold of a
generating unit, or the privilege or occupation of
such generation, ownership, or leasehold of
generation units by a zero emission facility.
However, the provisions of this item (ii) do not
apply to any generally applicable tax, special
assessment or fee, or requirements imposed by
federal law.
(iii) A zero emission facility shall be
permitted to terminate the contract in the event
that the resource requires capital expenditures in
excess of $40,000,000 that were neither known nor
reasonably foreseeable at the time it executed the
contract and that a prudent owner or operator of
such resource would not undertake.
(iv) A zero emission facility shall be
permitted to terminate the contract in the event
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission terminates the
resource's license.
(F) If the zero emission facility elects to
terminate a contract under this subparagraph (E, of
this paragraph (1), then the Commission shall reopen
the docket in which the Commission approved the zero
emission standard procurement plan under subparagraph
(C) of this paragraph (1) and, after notice and
hearing, enter an order acknowledging the contract
termination election if such termination is consistent
with the provisions of this subsection (d-5).
(2) For purposes of this subsection (d-5), the amount
paid per kilowatthour means the total amount paid for
electric service expressed on a per kilowatthour basis. For
purposes of this subsection (d-5), the total amount paid
for electric service includes, without limitation, amounts
paid for supply, transmission, distribution, surcharges,
and add-on taxes.
Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection
(d-5), the contracts executed under this subsection (d-5)
shall provide that the total of zero emission credits
procured under a procurement plan shall be subject to the
limitations of this paragraph (2). For each delivery year,
the contractual volume receiving payments in such year
shall be reduced for all retail customers based on the
amount necessary to limit the net increase that delivery
year to the costs of those credits included in the amounts
paid by eligible retail customers in connection with
electric service to no more than 1.65% of the amount paid
per kilowatthour by eligible retail customers during the
year ending May 31, 2009. The result of this computation
shall apply to and reduce the procurement for all retail
customers, and all those customers shall pay the same
single, uniform cents per kilowatthour charge under
subsection (k) of Section 16-108 of the Public Utilities
Act. To arrive at a maximum dollar amount of zero emission
credits to be paid for the particular delivery year, the
resulting per kilowatthour amount shall be applied to the
actual amount of kilowatthours of electricity delivered by
the electric utility in the delivery year immediately prior
to the procurement, to all retail customers in its service
territory. Unpaid contractual volume for any delivery year
shall be paid in any subsequent delivery year in which such
payments can be made without exceeding the amount specified
in this paragraph (2). The calculations required by this
paragraph (2) shall be made only once for each procurement
plan year. Once the determination as to the amount of zero
emission credits to be paid is made based on the
calculations set forth in this paragraph (2), no subsequent
rate impact determinations shall be made and no adjustments
to those contract amounts shall be allowed. All costs
incurred under those contracts and in implementing this
subsection (d-5) shall be recovered by the electric utility
as provided in this Section.
No later than June 30, 2019, the Commission shall
review the limitation on the amount of zero emission
credits procured under this subsection (d-5) and report to
the General Assembly its findings as to whether that
limitation unduly constrains the procurement of
cost-effective zero emission credits.
(3) Six years after the execution of a contract under
this subsection (d-5), the Agency shall determine whether
the actual zero emission credit payments received by the
supplier over the 6-year period exceed the Average ZEC
Payment. In addition, at the end of the term of a contract
executed under this subsection (d-5), or at the time, if
any, a zero emission facility's contract is terminated
under subparagraph (E) of paragraph (1) of this subsection
(d-5), then the Agency shall determine whether the actual
zero emission credit payments received by the supplier over
the term of the contract exceed the Average ZEC Payment,
after taking into account any amounts previously credited
back to the utility under this paragraph (3). If the Agency
determines that the actual zero emission credit payments
received by the supplier over the relevant period exceed
the Average ZEC Payment, then the supplier shall credit the
difference back to the utility. The amount of the credit
shall be remitted to the applicable electric utility no
later than 120 days after the Agency's determination, which
the utility shall reflect as a credit on its retail
customer bills as soon as practicable; however, the credit
remitted to the utility shall not exceed the total amount
of payments received by the facility under its contract.
For purposes of this Section, the Average ZEC Payment
shall be calculated by multiplying the quantity of zero
emission credits delivered under the contract times the
average contract price. The average contract price shall be
determined by subtracting the amount calculated under
subparagraph (B) of this paragraph (3) from the amount
calculated under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph (3), as
follows:
(A) The average of the Social Cost of Carbon, as
defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of this
subsection (d-5), during the term of the contract.
(B) The average of the market price indices, as
defined in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of this
subsection (d-5), during the term of the contract,
minus the baseline market price index, as defined in
subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of this subsection
(d-5).
If the subtraction yields a negative number, then the
Average ZEC Payment shall be zero.
(4) Cost-effective zero emission credits procured from
zero emission facilities shall satisfy the applicable
definitions set forth in Section 1-10 of this Act.
(5) The electric utility shall retire all zero emission
credits used to comply with the requirements of this
subsection (d-5).
(6) Electric utilities shall be entitled to recover all
of the costs associated with the procurement of zero
emission credits through an automatic adjustment clause
tariff in accordance with subsection (k) and (m) of Section
16-108 of the Public Utilities Act, and the contracts
executed under this subsection (d-5) shall provide that the
utilities' payment obligations under such contracts shall
be reduced if an adjustment is required under subsection
(m) of Section 16-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
(7) This subsection (d-5) shall become inoperative on
January 1, 2028.
(e) The draft procurement plans are subject to public
comment, as required by Section 16-111.5 of the Public
Utilities Act.
(f) The Agency shall submit the final procurement plan to
the Commission. The Agency shall revise a procurement plan if
the Commission determines that it does not meet the standards
set forth in Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act.
(g) The Agency shall assess fees to each affected utility
to recover the costs incurred in preparation of the annual
procurement plan for the utility.
(h) The Agency shall assess fees to each bidder to recover
the costs incurred in connection with a competitive procurement
process.
(i) A renewable energy credit, carbon emission credit, or
zero emission credit can only be used once to comply with a
single portfolio or other standard as set forth in subsection
(c), subsection (d), or subsection (d-5) of this Section,
respectively. A renewable energy credit, carbon emission
credit, or zero emission credit cannot be used to satisfy the
requirements of more than one standard. If more than one type
of credit is issued for the same megawatt hour of energy, only
one credit can be used to satisfy the requirements of a single
standard. After such use, the credit must be retired together
with any other credits issued for the same megawatt hour of
energy.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 99-536, eff. 7-8-16;
99-906, eff. 6-1-17; revised 1-22-18.)
Section 130. The Illinois African-American Family
Commission Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
(20 ILCS 3903/15)
Sec. 15. Purpose and objectives. (a) The purpose of the
Illinois African-American Family Commission is to advise the
Governor and General Assembly, as well as work directly with
State agencies, to improve and expand existing policies,
services, programs, and opportunities for African-American
families. The Illinois African-American Family Commission
shall guide the efforts of and collaborate with State agencies,
including: the Department on Aging, the Department of Children
and Family Services, the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, the Department of
Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family
Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of
Transportation, the Department of Employment Security, and
others. This shall be achieved primarily by:
(1) monitoring and commenting on existing and proposed
legislation and programs designed to address the needs of
African-Americans in Illinois;
(2) assisting State agencies in developing programs,
services, public policies, and research strategies that
will expand and enhance the social and economic well-being
of African-American children and families;
(3) facilitating the participation of and
representation of African-Americans in the development,
implementation, and planning of policies, programs, and
services; and
(4) promoting research efforts to document the impact
of policies and programs on African-American families.
The work of the Illinois African-American Family
Commission shall include the use of existing reports, research
and planning efforts, procedures, and programs.
(Source: P.A. 98-693, eff. 1-1-15; revised 9-22-17.)
Section 140. The State Finance Act is amended by setting
forth and renumbering multiple versions of Sections 5.875,
5.878, and 6z-102 and by amending Sections 8.3, 8.12, 8g, and
13.2 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/5.875)
Sec. 5.875. The Roadside Monarch Habitat Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-723, eff. 8-5-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.877)
Sec. 5.877 5.875. The Horsemen's Council of Illinois Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-78, eff. 1-1-18; revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.878)
Sec. 5.878. The Healthy Local Food Incentives Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-928, eff. 1-20-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.879)
Sec. 5.879 5.878. The Income Tax Bond Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17; revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.880)
Sec. 5.880 5.878. The Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-60, eff. 1-1-18; revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.881)
Sec. 5.881 5.878. The Thriving Youth Income Tax Checkoff
Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-329, eff. 8-24-17; revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.882)
Sec. 5.882 5.878. The Police Training Academy Job Training
Program and Scholarship Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-331, eff. 1-1-18; revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.883)
Sec. 5.883 5.878. The BHE Data and Research Cost Recovery
Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-417, eff. 8-25-17; revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/5.884)
Sec. 5.884 5.878. The Rental Purchase Agreement Tax Refund
Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-437, eff. 1-1-18; revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/6z-102)
Sec. 6z-102. Thriving Youth Income Tax Checkoff Fund;
creation. The Thriving Youth Income Tax Checkoff Fund is
created as a special fund in the State treasury. Moneys in the
Fund shall be used by the Department of Human Services for the
purpose of making grants to providers delivering non-Medicaid
services for community-based youth programs in the State.
(Source: P.A. 100-329, eff. 8-24-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/6z-103)
Sec. 6z-103 6z-102. The Police Training Academy Job
Training Program and Scholarship Fund.
(a) A Police Training Academy Job Training Program and
Scholarship Fund is created as a special fund in the State
treasury and shall be used to support program and scholarship
activities of the police training academy job training and
scholarship programs established under Section 22-83 of the
School Code and Section 65.95 of the Higher Education Student
Assistance Act. Moneys from fees, gifts, grants, and donations
received by the State Board of Education and Illinois Student
Assistance Commission for purposes of supporting these
programs and scholarships shall be deposited into the Police
Training Academy Job Training Program and Scholarship Fund.
(b) The State Board of Education; the Illinois Student
Assistance Commission; and participating counties, school
districts, and law enforcement partners may seek federal,
State, and private funds to support the police training academy
job training and scholarship programs established under
Section 22-83 of the School Code and Section 65.95 of the
Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-331, eff. 1-1-18; revised 10-21-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/6z-104)
Sec. 6z-104 6z-102. The Rental Purchase Agreement Tax
Refund Fund.
(a) The Rental Purchase Agreement Tax Refund Fund is hereby
created as a special fund in the State treasury. Moneys in the
Fund shall be used by the Department of Revenue to pay refunds
of Rental Purchase Agreement Tax in the manner provided in
Section 6 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and Section 19
of the Use Tax Act, as incorporated into Sections 10 and 15 of
the Rental Purchase Agreement Tax Act.
(b) Moneys in the Rental Purchase Agreement Tax Refund Fund
shall be expended exclusively for the purpose of paying refunds
pursuant to this Section.
(c) The Director of Revenue shall order payment of refunds
under this Section from the Rental Purchase Agreement Tax
Refund Fund only to the extent that amounts collected pursuant
to Sections 10 and 15 of the Rental Purchase Agreement
Occupation and Use Tax Act have been deposited and retained in
the Fund.
As soon as possible after the end of each fiscal year, the
Director of Revenue shall order transferred, and the State
Treasurer and State Comptroller shall transfer from the Rental
Purchase Agreement Tax Refund Fund to the General Revenue Fund,
any surplus remaining as of the end of such fiscal year.
This Section shall constitute an irrevocable and
continuing appropriation from the Rental Purchase Agreement
Tax Refund Fund for the purpose of paying refunds in accordance
with the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-437, eff. 1-1-18; revised 10-21-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/8.3) (from Ch. 127, par. 144.3)
Sec. 8.3. Money in the Road Fund shall, if and when the
State of Illinois incurs any bonded indebtedness for the
construction of permanent highways, be set aside and used for
the purpose of paying and discharging annually the principal
and interest on that bonded indebtedness then due and payable,
and for no other purpose. The surplus, if any, in the Road Fund
after the payment of principal and interest on that bonded
indebtedness then annually due shall be used as follows:
first -- to pay the cost of administration of Chapters
2 through 10 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, except the cost
of administration of Articles I and II of Chapter 3 of that
Code; and
secondly -- for expenses of the Department of
Transportation for construction, reconstruction,
improvement, repair, maintenance, operation, and
administration of highways in accordance with the
provisions of laws relating thereto, or for any purpose
related or incident to and connected therewith, including
the separation of grades of those highways with railroads
and with highways and including the payment of awards made
by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission under the
terms of the Workers' Compensation Act or Workers'
Occupational Diseases Act for injury or death of an
employee of the Division of Highways in the Department of
Transportation; or for the acquisition of land and the
erection of buildings for highway purposes, including the
acquisition of highway right-of-way or for investigations
to determine the reasonably anticipated future highway
needs; or for making of surveys, plans, specifications and
estimates for and in the construction and maintenance of
flight strips and of highways necessary to provide access
to military and naval reservations, to defense industries
and defense-industry sites, and to the sources of raw
materials and for replacing existing highways and highway
connections shut off from general public use at military
and naval reservations and defense-industry sites, or for
the purchase of right-of-way, except that the State shall
be reimbursed in full for any expense incurred in building
the flight strips; or for the operating and maintaining of
highway garages; or for patrolling and policing the public
highways and conserving the peace; or for the operating
expenses of the Department relating to the administration
of public transportation programs; or, during fiscal year
2012 only, for the purposes of a grant not to exceed
$8,500,000 to the Regional Transportation Authority on
behalf of PACE for the purpose of ADA/Para-transit
expenses; or, during fiscal year 2013 only, for the
purposes of a grant not to exceed $3,825,000 to the
Regional Transportation Authority on behalf of PACE for the
purpose of ADA/Para-transit expenses; or, during fiscal
year 2014 only, for the purposes of a grant not to exceed
$3,825,000 to the Regional Transportation Authority on
behalf of PACE for the purpose of ADA/Para-transit
expenses; or, during fiscal year 2015 only, for the
purposes of a grant not to exceed $3,825,000 to the
Regional Transportation Authority on behalf of PACE for the
purpose of ADA/Para-transit expenses; or, during fiscal
year 2016 only, for the purposes of a grant not to exceed
$3,825,000 to the Regional Transportation Authority on
behalf of PACE for the purpose of ADA/Para-transit
expenses; or, during fiscal year 2017 only, for the
purposes of a grant not to exceed $3,825,000 to the
Regional Transportation Authority on behalf of PACE for the
purpose of ADA/Para-transit expenses; or for any of those
purposes or any other purpose that may be provided by law.
Appropriations for any of those purposes are payable from
the Road Fund. Appropriations may also be made from the Road
Fund for the administrative expenses of any State agency that
are related to motor vehicles or arise from the use of motor
vehicles.
Beginning with fiscal year 1980 and thereafter, no Road
Fund monies shall be appropriated to the following Departments
or agencies of State government for administration, grants, or
operations; but this limitation is not a restriction upon
appropriating for those purposes any Road Fund monies that are
eligible for federal reimbursement: ;
1. Department of Public Health;
2. Department of Transportation, only with respect to
subsidies for one-half fare Student Transportation and
Reduced Fare for Elderly, except during fiscal year 2012
only when no more than $40,000,000 may be expended and
except during fiscal year 2013 only when no more than
$17,570,300 may be expended and except during fiscal year
2014 only when no more than $17,570,000 may be expended and
except during fiscal year 2015 only when no more than
$17,570,000 may be expended and except during fiscal year
2016 only when no more than $17,570,000 may be expended and
except during fiscal year 2017 only when no more than
$17,570,000 may be expended;
3. Department of Central Management Services, except
for expenditures incurred for group insurance premiums of
appropriate personnel;
4. Judicial Systems and Agencies.
Beginning with fiscal year 1981 and thereafter, no Road
Fund monies shall be appropriated to the following Departments
or agencies of State government for administration, grants, or
operations; but this limitation is not a restriction upon
appropriating for those purposes any Road Fund monies that are
eligible for federal reimbursement:
1. Department of State Police, except for expenditures
with respect to the Division of Operations;
2. Department of Transportation, only with respect to
Intercity Rail Subsidies, except during fiscal year 2012
only when no more than $40,000,000 may be expended and
except during fiscal year 2013 only when no more than
$26,000,000 may be expended and except during fiscal year
2014 only when no more than $38,000,000 may be expended and
except during fiscal year 2015 only when no more than
$42,000,000 may be expended and except during fiscal year
2016 only when no more than $38,300,000 may be expended and
except during fiscal year 2017 only when no more than
$50,000,000 may be expended and except during fiscal year
2018 only when no more than $52,000,000 may be expended,
and Rail Freight Services.
Beginning with fiscal year 1982 and thereafter, no Road
Fund monies shall be appropriated to the following Departments
or agencies of State government for administration, grants, or
operations; but this limitation is not a restriction upon
appropriating for those purposes any Road Fund monies that are
eligible for federal reimbursement: Department of Central
Management Services, except for awards made by the Illinois
Workers' Compensation Commission under the terms of the
Workers' Compensation Act or Workers' Occupational Diseases
Act for injury or death of an employee of the Division of
Highways in the Department of Transportation.
Beginning with fiscal year 1984 and thereafter, no Road
Fund monies shall be appropriated to the following Departments
or agencies of State government for administration, grants, or
operations; but this limitation is not a restriction upon
appropriating for those purposes any Road Fund monies that are
eligible for federal reimbursement:
1. Department of State Police, except not more than 40%
of the funds appropriated for the Division of Operations;
2. State Officers.
Beginning with fiscal year 1984 and thereafter, no Road
Fund monies shall be appropriated to any Department or agency
of State government for administration, grants, or operations
except as provided hereafter; but this limitation is not a
restriction upon appropriating for those purposes any Road Fund
monies that are eligible for federal reimbursement. It shall
not be lawful to circumvent the above appropriation limitations
by governmental reorganization or other methods.
Appropriations shall be made from the Road Fund only in
accordance with the provisions of this Section.
Money in the Road Fund shall, if and when the State of
Illinois incurs any bonded indebtedness for the construction of
permanent highways, be set aside and used for the purpose of
paying and discharging during each fiscal year the principal
and interest on that bonded indebtedness as it becomes due and
payable as provided in the Transportation Bond Act, and for no
other purpose. The surplus, if any, in the Road Fund after the
payment of principal and interest on that bonded indebtedness
then annually due shall be used as follows:
first -- to pay the cost of administration of Chapters
2 through 10 of the Illinois Vehicle Code; and
secondly -- no Road Fund monies derived from fees,
excises, or license taxes relating to registration,
operation and use of vehicles on public highways or to
fuels used for the propulsion of those vehicles, shall be
appropriated or expended other than for costs of
administering the laws imposing those fees, excises, and
license taxes, statutory refunds and adjustments allowed
thereunder, administrative costs of the Department of
Transportation, including, but not limited to, the
operating expenses of the Department relating to the
administration of public transportation programs, payment
of debts and liabilities incurred in construction and
reconstruction of public highways and bridges, acquisition
of rights-of-way for and the cost of construction,
reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and operation of
public highways and bridges under the direction and
supervision of the State, political subdivision, or
municipality collecting those monies, or during fiscal
year 2012 only for the purposes of a grant not to exceed
$8,500,000 to the Regional Transportation Authority on
behalf of PACE for the purpose of ADA/Para-transit
expenses, or during fiscal year 2013 only for the purposes
of a grant not to exceed $3,825,000 to the Regional
Transportation Authority on behalf of PACE for the purpose
of ADA/Para-transit expenses, or during fiscal year 2014
only for the purposes of a grant not to exceed $3,825,000
to the Regional Transportation Authority on behalf of PACE
for the purpose of ADA/Para-transit expenses, or during
fiscal year 2015 only for the purposes of a grant not to
exceed $3,825,000 to the Regional Transportation Authority
on behalf of PACE for the purpose of ADA/Para-transit
expenses, or during fiscal year 2016 only for the purposes
of a grant not to exceed $3,825,000 to the Regional
Transportation Authority on behalf of PACE for the purpose
of ADA/Para-transit expenses, or during fiscal year 2017
only for the purposes of a grant not to exceed $3,825,000
to the Regional Transportation Authority on behalf of PACE
for the purpose of ADA/Para-transit expenses, and the costs
for patrolling and policing the public highways (by State,
political subdivision, or municipality collecting that
money) for enforcement of traffic laws. The separation of
grades of such highways with railroads and costs associated
with protection of at-grade highway and railroad crossing
shall also be permissible.
Appropriations for any of such purposes are payable from
the Road Fund or the Grade Crossing Protection Fund as provided
in Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law.
Except as provided in this paragraph, beginning with fiscal
year 1991 and thereafter, no Road Fund monies shall be
appropriated to the Department of State Police for the purposes
of this Section in excess of its total fiscal year 1990 Road
Fund appropriations for those purposes unless otherwise
provided in Section 5g of this Act. For fiscal years 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 only, no Road Fund monies shall be
appropriated to the Department of State Police for the purposes
of this Section in excess of $97,310,000. For fiscal year 2008
only, no Road Fund monies shall be appropriated to the
Department of State Police for the purposes of this Section in
excess of $106,100,000. For fiscal year 2009 only, no Road Fund
monies shall be appropriated to the Department of State Police
for the purposes of this Section in excess of $114,700,000.
Beginning in fiscal year 2010, no road fund moneys shall be
appropriated to the Department of State Police. It shall not be
lawful to circumvent this limitation on appropriations by
governmental reorganization or other methods unless otherwise
provided in Section 5g of this Act.
In fiscal year 1994, no Road Fund monies shall be
appropriated to the Secretary of State for the purposes of this
Section in excess of the total fiscal year 1991 Road Fund
appropriations to the Secretary of State for those purposes,
plus $9,800,000. It shall not be lawful to circumvent this
limitation on appropriations by governmental reorganization or
other method.
Beginning with fiscal year 1995 and thereafter, no Road
Fund monies shall be appropriated to the Secretary of State for
the purposes of this Section in excess of the total fiscal year
1994 Road Fund appropriations to the Secretary of State for
those purposes. It shall not be lawful to circumvent this
limitation on appropriations by governmental reorganization or
other methods.
Beginning with fiscal year 2000, total Road Fund
appropriations to the Secretary of State for the purposes of
this Section shall not exceed the amounts specified for the
following fiscal years:
Fiscal Year 2000$80,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2001$80,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2002$80,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2003$130,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2004$130,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2005$130,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2006 $130,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2007 $130,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2008$130,500,000;
Fiscal Year 2009 $130,500,000.
For fiscal year 2010, no road fund moneys shall be
appropriated to the Secretary of State.
Beginning in fiscal year 2011, moneys in the Road Fund
shall be appropriated to the Secretary of State for the
exclusive purpose of paying refunds due to overpayment of fees
related to Chapter 3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code unless
otherwise provided for by law.
It shall not be lawful to circumvent this limitation on
appropriations by governmental reorganization or other
methods.
No new program may be initiated in fiscal year 1991 and
thereafter that is not consistent with the limitations imposed
by this Section for fiscal year 1984 and thereafter, insofar as
appropriation of Road Fund monies is concerned.
Nothing in this Section prohibits transfers from the Road
Fund to the State Construction Account Fund under Section 5e of
this Act; nor to the General Revenue Fund, as authorized by
Public Act 93-25 this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
Assembly.
The additional amounts authorized for expenditure in this
Section by Public Acts 92-0600, 93-0025, 93-0839, and 94-91
shall be repaid to the Road Fund from the General Revenue Fund
in the next succeeding fiscal year that the General Revenue
Fund has a positive budgetary balance, as determined by
generally accepted accounting principles applicable to
government.
The additional amounts authorized for expenditure by the
Secretary of State and the Department of State Police in this
Section by Public Act 94-91 this amendatory Act of the 94th
General Assembly shall be repaid to the Road Fund from the
General Revenue Fund in the next succeeding fiscal year that
the General Revenue Fund has a positive budgetary balance, as
determined by generally accepted accounting principles
applicable to government.
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17;
revised 10-11-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/8.12) (from Ch. 127, par. 144.12)
Sec. 8.12. State Pensions Fund.
(a) The moneys in the State Pensions Fund shall be used
exclusively for the administration of the Revised Uniform
Unclaimed Property Act and for the expenses incurred by the
Auditor General for administering the provisions of Section
2-8.1 of the Illinois State Auditing Act and for operational
expenses of the Office of the State Treasurer and for the
funding of the unfunded liabilities of the designated
retirement systems. Beginning in State fiscal year 2019,
payments to the designated retirement systems under this
Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any State
contributions required under the Illinois Pension Code.
"Designated retirement systems" means:
(1) the State Employees' Retirement System of
Illinois;
(2) the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of
Illinois;
(3) the State Universities Retirement System;
(4) the Judges Retirement System of Illinois; and
(5) the General Assembly Retirement System.
(b) Each year the General Assembly may make appropriations
from the State Pensions Fund for the administration of the
Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
(c) As soon as possible after July 30, 2004 (the effective
date of Public Act 93-839) this amendatory Act of the 93rd
General Assembly, the General Assembly shall appropriate from
the State Pensions Fund (1) to the State Universities
Retirement System the amount certified under Section 15-165
during the prior year, (2) to the Judges Retirement System of
Illinois the amount certified under Section 18-140 during the
prior year, and (3) to the General Assembly Retirement System
the amount certified under Section 2-134 during the prior year
as part of the required State contributions to each of those
designated retirement systems; except that amounts
appropriated under this subsection (c) in State fiscal year
2005 shall not reduce the amount in the State Pensions Fund
below $5,000,000. If the amount in the State Pensions Fund does
not exceed the sum of the amounts certified in Sections 15-165,
18-140, and 2-134 by at least $5,000,000, the amount paid to
each designated retirement system under this subsection shall
be reduced in proportion to the amount certified by each of
those designated retirement systems.
(c-5) For fiscal years 2006 through 2018, the General
Assembly shall appropriate from the State Pensions Fund to the
State Universities Retirement System the amount estimated to be
available during the fiscal year in the State Pensions Fund;
provided, however, that the amounts appropriated under this
subsection (c-5) shall not reduce the amount in the State
Pensions Fund below $5,000,000.
(c-6) For fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year thereafter,
as soon as may be practical after any money is deposited into
the State Pensions Fund from the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund,
the State Treasurer shall apportion the deposited amount among
the designated retirement systems as defined in subsection (a)
to reduce their actuarial reserve deficiencies. The State
Comptroller and State Treasurer shall pay the apportioned
amounts to the designated retirement systems to fund the
unfunded liabilities of the designated retirement systems. The
amount apportioned to each designated retirement system shall
constitute a portion of the amount estimated to be available
for appropriation from the State Pensions Fund that is the same
as that retirement system's portion of the total actual reserve
deficiency of the systems, as determined annually by the
Governor's Office of Management and Budget at the request of
the State Treasurer. The amounts apportioned under this
subsection shall not reduce the amount in the State Pensions
Fund below $5,000,000.
(d) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall
determine the individual and total reserve deficiencies of the
designated retirement systems. For this purpose, the
Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall utilize the
latest available audit and actuarial reports of each of the
retirement systems and the relevant reports and statistics of
the Public Employee Pension Fund Division of the Department of
Insurance.
(d-1) As soon as practicable after March 5, 2004 (the
effective date of Public Act 93-665) this amendatory Act of the
93rd General Assembly, the Comptroller shall direct and the
Treasurer shall transfer from the State Pensions Fund to the
General Revenue Fund, as funds become available, a sum equal to
the amounts that would have been paid from the State Pensions
Fund to the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of
Illinois, the State Universities Retirement System, the Judges
Retirement System of Illinois, the General Assembly Retirement
System, and the State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois
after March 5, 2004 (the effective date of Public Act 93-665)
this amendatory Act during the remainder of fiscal year 2004 to
the designated retirement systems from the appropriations
provided for in this Section if the transfers provided in
Section 6z-61 had not occurred. The transfers described in this
subsection (d-1) are to partially repay the General Revenue
Fund for the costs associated with the bonds used to fund the
moneys transferred to the designated retirement systems under
Section 6z-61.
(e) The changes to this Section made by Public Act 88-593
this amendatory Act of 1994 shall first apply to distributions
from the Fund for State fiscal year 1996.
(Source: P.A. 99-8, eff. 7-9-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-523,
eff. 6-30-16; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17; revised
8-8-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/8g)
Sec. 8g. Fund transfers.
(a) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, as soon as may be practical after June 9, 1999 (the
effective date of Public Act 91-25), the State Comptroller
shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of
$10,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Motor Vehicle
License Plate Fund created by Public Act 91-37.
(b) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, as soon as may be practical after June 9, 1999 (the
effective date of Public Act 91-25), the State Comptroller
shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of
$25,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Fund for
Illinois' Future created by Public Act 91-38.
(c) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on August 30 of each fiscal year's license period,
the Illinois Liquor Control Commission shall direct and the
State Comptroller and State Treasurer shall transfer from the
General Revenue Fund to the Youth Alcoholism and Substance
Abuse Prevention Fund an amount equal to the number of retail
liquor licenses issued for that fiscal year multiplied by $50.
(d) The payments to programs required under subsection (d)
of Section 28.1 of the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 shall
be made, pursuant to appropriation, from the special funds
referred to in the statutes cited in that subsection, rather
than directly from the General Revenue Fund.
Beginning January 1, 2000, on the first day of each month,
or as soon as may be practical thereafter, the State
Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer
from the General Revenue Fund to each of the special funds from
which payments are to be made under subsection (d) of Section
28.1 of the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 an amount equal
to 1/12 of the annual amount required for those payments from
that special fund, which annual amount shall not exceed the
annual amount for those payments from that special fund for the
calendar year 1998. The special funds to which transfers shall
be made under this subsection (d) include, but are not
necessarily limited to, the Agricultural Premium Fund; the
Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Fund;
the Fair and Exposition Fund; the Illinois Standardbred
Breeders Fund; the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund; and the
Illinois Veterans' Rehabilitation Fund. Except for transfers
attributable to prior fiscal years, during State fiscal year
2018 only, no transfers shall be made from the General Revenue
Fund to the Agricultural Premium Fund, the Fair and Exposition
Fund, the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund, or the Illinois
Thoroughbred Breeders Fund.
(e) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, as soon as may be practical after May 17, 2000 (the
effective date of Public Act 91-704), but in no event later
than June 30, 2000, the State Comptroller shall direct and the
State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $15,000,000 from the
General Revenue Fund to the Fund for Illinois' Future.
(f) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, as soon as may be practical after May 17, 2000 (the
effective date of Public Act 91-704), but in no event later
than June 30, 2000, the State Comptroller shall direct and the
State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $70,000,000 from the
General Revenue Fund to the Long-Term Care Provider Fund.
(f-1) In fiscal year 2002, in addition to any other
transfers that may be provided for by law, at the direction of
and upon notification from the Governor, the State Comptroller
shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer amounts not
exceeding a total of $160,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund
to the Long-Term Care Provider Fund.
(g) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2001, or as soon thereafter as may be
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,200,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(h) In each of fiscal years 2002 through 2004, but not
thereafter, in addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, the State Comptroller shall direct and the
State Treasurer shall transfer $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Tourism Promotion Fund.
(i) On or after July 1, 2001 and until May 1, 2002, in
addition to any other transfers that may be provided for by
law, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
re-transferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2002.
(i-1) On or after July 1, 2002 and until May 1, 2003, in
addition to any other transfers that may be provided for by
law, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
re-transferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2003.
(j) On or after July 1, 2001 and no later than June 30,
2002, in addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not to exceed the following
sums into the Statistical Services Revolving Fund:
From the General Revenue Fund.................$8,450,000
From the Public Utility Fund..................1,700,000
From the Transportation Regulatory Fund.......2,650,000
From the Title III Social Security and
Employment Fund..............................3,700,000
From the Professions Indirect Cost Fund.......4,050,000
From the Underground Storage Tank Fund........550,000
From the Agricultural Premium Fund............750,000
From the State Pensions Fund..................200,000
From the Road Fund............................2,000,000
From the Illinois Health Facilities
Planning Fund................................1,000,000
From the Savings and Residential Finance
Regulatory Fund..............................130,800
From the Appraisal Administration Fund........28,600
From the Pawnbroker Regulation Fund...........3,600
From the Auction Regulation
Administration Fund..........................35,800
From the Bank and Trust Company Fund..........634,800
From the Real Estate License
Administration Fund..........................313,600
(k) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, as soon as may be practical after December 20, 2001
(the effective date of Public Act 92-505), the State
Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer
the sum of $2,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the
Teachers Health Insurance Security Fund.
(k-1) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2002, or as soon as may be
practical thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and
the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $2,000,000 from
the General Revenue Fund to the Teachers Health Insurance
Security Fund.
(k-2) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2003, or as soon as may be
practical thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and
the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $2,000,000 from
the General Revenue Fund to the Teachers Health Insurance
Security Fund.
(k-3) On or after July 1, 2002 and no later than June 30,
2003, in addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not to exceed the following
sums into the Statistical Services Revolving Fund:
Appraisal Administration Fund.................$150,000
General Revenue Fund..........................10,440,000
Savings and Residential Finance
Regulatory Fund...........................200,000
State Pensions Fund...........................100,000
Bank and Trust Company Fund...................100,000
Professions Indirect Cost Fund................3,400,000
Public Utility Fund...........................2,081,200
Real Estate License Administration Fund.......150,000
Title III Social Security and
Employment Fund...........................1,000,000
Transportation Regulatory Fund................3,052,100
Underground Storage Tank Fund.................50,000
(l) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2002, or as soon as may be practical
thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $3,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(m) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2002 and on January 8, 2004 (the
effective date of Public Act 93-648), or as soon thereafter as
may be practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the
State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,200,000 from the
General Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(n) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2003, or as soon thereafter as may be
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $6,800,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the DHS Recoveries Trust Fund.
(o) On or after July 1, 2003, and no later than June 30,
2004, in addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not to exceed the following
sums into the Vehicle Inspection Fund:
From the Underground Storage Tank Fund .......$35,000,000.
(p) On or after July 1, 2003 and until May 1, 2004, in
addition to any other transfers that may be provided for by
law, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
re-transferred from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the
General Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification
from the Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2004.
(q) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2003, or as soon as may be practical
thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.
(r) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2003, or as soon as may be practical
thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,922,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(s) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on or after July 1, 2003, the State Comptroller
shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of
$4,800,000 from the Statewide Economic Development Fund to the
General Revenue Fund.
(t) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on or after July 1, 2003, the State Comptroller
shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of
$50,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Budget
Stabilization Fund.
(u) On or after July 1, 2004 and until May 1, 2005, in
addition to any other transfers that may be provided for by
law, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
retransferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2005.
(v) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2004, or as soon thereafter as may be
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,200,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(w) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2004, or as soon thereafter as may be
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $6,445,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(x) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on January 15, 2005, or as soon thereafter as may
be practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer to the General Revenue Fund the
following sums:
From the State Crime Laboratory Fund, $200,000;
From the State Police Wireless Service Emergency Fund,
$200,000;
From the State Offender DNA Identification System
Fund, $800,000; and
From the State Police Whistleblower Reward and
Protection Fund, $500,000.
(y) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
contrary, in addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law on June 30, 2005, or as soon as may be
practical thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and
the State Treasurer shall transfer the remaining balance from
the designated funds into the General Revenue Fund and any
future deposits that would otherwise be made into these funds
must instead be made into the General Revenue Fund:
(1) the Keep Illinois Beautiful Fund;
(2) the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority
Reconstruction Fund;
(3) the New Technology Recovery Fund;
(4) the Illinois Rural Bond Bank Trust Fund;
(5) the ISBE School Bus Driver Permit Fund;
(6) the Solid Waste Management Revolving Loan Fund;
(7) the State Postsecondary Review Program Fund;
(8) the Tourism Attraction Development Matching Grant
Fund;
(9) the Patent and Copyright Fund;
(10) the Credit Enhancement Development Fund;
(11) the Community Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Services Provider Participation Fee Trust
Fund;
(12) the Nursing Home Grant Assistance Fund;
(13) the By-product Material Safety Fund;
(14) the Illinois Student Assistance Commission Higher
EdNet Fund;
(15) the DORS State Project Fund;
(16) the School Technology Revolving Fund;
(17) the Energy Assistance Contribution Fund;
(18) the Illinois Building Commission Revolving Fund;
(19) the Illinois Aquaculture Development Fund;
(20) the Homelessness Prevention Fund;
(21) the DCFS Refugee Assistance Fund;
(22) the Illinois Century Network Special Purposes
Fund; and
(23) the Build Illinois Purposes Fund.
(z) In addition to any other transfers that may be provided
for by law, on July 1, 2005, or as soon as may be practical
thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,200,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(aa) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2005, or as soon as may be
practical thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and
the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $9,000,000 from
the General Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum
Operating Fund.
(bb) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2005, or as soon as may be
practical thereafter, the State Comptroller shall direct and
the State Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $6,803,600 from
the General Revenue Fund to the Securities Audit and
Enforcement Fund.
(cc) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on or after July 1, 2005 and until May 1,
2006, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
re-transferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2006.
(dd) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on April 1, 2005, or as soon thereafter as
may be practical, at the direction of the Director of Public
Aid (now Director of Healthcare and Family Services), the State
Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer
from the Public Aid Recoveries Trust Fund amounts not to exceed
$14,000,000 to the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund.
(ee) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on July 1,
2006, or as soon thereafter as practical, the State Comptroller
shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer the
remaining balance from the Illinois Civic Center Bond Fund to
the Illinois Civic Center Bond Retirement and Interest Fund.
(ff) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2006 and until June
30, 2007, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the
State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall
transfer amounts not exceeding a total of $1,900,000 from the
General Revenue Fund to the Illinois Capital Revolving Loan
Fund.
(gg) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2006 and until May 1,
2007, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
retransferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2007.
(hh) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2006 and until June
30, 2007, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts from the Illinois Affordable
Housing Trust Fund to the designated funds not exceeding the
following amounts:
DCFS Children's Services Fund.................$2,200,000
Department of Corrections Reimbursement
and Education Fund........................$1,500,000
Supplemental Low-Income Energy
Assistance Fund..............................$75,000
(ii) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on or before August 31, 2006, the Governor
and the State Comptroller may agree to transfer the surplus
cash balance from the General Revenue Fund to the Budget
Stabilization Fund and the Pension Stabilization Fund in equal
proportions. The determination of the amount of the surplus
cash balance shall be made by the Governor, with the
concurrence of the State Comptroller, after taking into account
the June 30, 2006 balances in the general funds and the actual
or estimated spending from the general funds during the lapse
period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the maximum amount that
may be transferred under this subsection (ii) is $50,000,000.
(jj) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2006, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $8,250,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(kk) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2006, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,400,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(ll) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on the first day of each calendar quarter
of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, or as soon
thereafter as practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and
the State Treasurer shall transfer from the General Revenue
Fund amounts equal to one-fourth of $20,000,000 to the
Renewable Energy Resources Trust Fund.
(mm) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2006, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,320,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the I-FLY Fund.
(nn) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2006, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $3,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund.
(oo) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2006 and until June
30, 2007, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts identified as net receipts
from the sale of all or part of the Illinois Student Assistance
Commission loan portfolio from the Student Loan Operating Fund
to the General Revenue Fund. The maximum amount that may be
transferred pursuant to this Section is $38,800,000. In
addition, no transfer may be made pursuant to this Section that
would have the effect of reducing the available balance in the
Student Loan Operating Fund to an amount less than the amount
remaining unexpended and unreserved from the total
appropriations from the Fund estimated to be expended for the
fiscal year. The State Treasurer and Comptroller shall transfer
the amounts designated under this Section as soon as may be
practical after receiving the direction to transfer from the
Governor.
(pp) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2006, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $2,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Illinois Veterans Assistance Fund.
(qq) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2007 and until May 1,
2008, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
retransferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2008.
(rr) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2007 and until June
30, 2008, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts from the Illinois Affordable
Housing Trust Fund to the designated funds not exceeding the
following amounts:
DCFS Children's Services Fund.................$2,200,000
Department of Corrections Reimbursement
and Education Fund........................$1,500,000
Supplemental Low-Income Energy
Assistance Fund..............................$75,000
(ss) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $8,250,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(tt) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,400,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(uu) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,320,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the I-FLY Fund.
(vv) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $3,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the African-American HIV/AIDS Response Fund.
(ww) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $3,500,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Predatory Lending Database Program Fund.
(xx) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Digital Divide Elimination Fund.
(yy) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2007, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $4,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Digital Divide Elimination Infrastructure
Fund.
(zz) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2008, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Digital Divide Elimination Fund.
(aaa) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2008 and until May 1,
2009, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
retransferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2009.
(bbb) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2008 and until June
30, 2009, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts from the Illinois Affordable
Housing Trust Fund to the designated funds not exceeding the
following amounts:
DCFS Children's Services Fund.............$2,200,000
Department of Corrections Reimbursement
and Education Fund........................$1,500,000
Supplemental Low-Income Energy
Assistance Fund..............................$75,000
(ccc) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2008, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $7,450,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(ddd) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2008, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,400,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(eee) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Digital Divide Elimination Fund.
(fff) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2009 and until May 1,
2010, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
retransferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2010.
(ggg) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $7,450,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(hhh) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,400,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(iii) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $100,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Heartsaver AED Fund.
(jjj) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2009 and until June
30, 2010, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$17,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the DCFS
Children's Services Fund.
(lll) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Communications Revolving Fund.
(mmm) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $9,700,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Senior Citizens Real Estate Deferred Tax
Revolving Fund.
(nnn) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $565,000 from the FY09
Budget Relief Fund to the Horse Racing Fund.
(ooo) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided by law, on July 1, 2009, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $600,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Temporary Relocation Expenses Revolving
Fund.
(ppp) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Digital Divide Elimination Fund.
(qqq) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2010 and until May 1,
2011, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
retransferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2011.
(rrr) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $6,675,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(sss) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,400,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(ttt) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $100,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Heartsaver AED Fund.
(uuu) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Communications Revolving Fund.
(vvv) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $3,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Illinois Capital Revolving Loan Fund.
(www) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $17,000,000 from the
General Revenue Fund to the DCFS Children's Services Fund.
(xxx) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2010, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $2,000,000 from the Digital
Divide Elimination Infrastructure Fund, of which $1,000,000
shall go to the Workforce, Technology, and Economic Development
Fund and $1,000,000 to the Public Utility Fund.
(yyy) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on and after July 1, 2011 and until May 1,
2012, at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer amounts not exceeding a total of
$80,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Tobacco
Settlement Recovery Fund. Any amounts so transferred shall be
retransferred by the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund to the General
Revenue Fund at the direction of and upon notification from the
Governor, but in any event on or before June 30, 2012.
(zzz) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2011, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Illinois Veterans Assistance Fund.
(aaaa) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2011, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $8,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Presidential Library and Museum Operating
Fund.
(bbbb) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2011, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,400,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.
(cccc) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2011, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $14,100,000 from the
General Revenue Fund to the State Garage Revolving Fund.
(dddd) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2011, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $4,000,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Digital Divide Elimination Fund.
(eeee) In addition to any other transfers that may be
provided for by law, on July 1, 2011, or as soon thereafter as
practical, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State
Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $500,000 from the General
Revenue Fund to the Senior Citizens Real Estate Deferred Tax
Revolving Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17;
100-201, eff. 8-18-17; revised 10-12-17.)
(30 ILCS 105/13.2) (from Ch. 127, par. 149.2)
Sec. 13.2. Transfers among line item appropriations.
(a) Transfers among line item appropriations from the same
treasury fund for the objects specified in this Section may be
made in the manner provided in this Section when the balance
remaining in one or more such line item appropriations is
insufficient for the purpose for which the appropriation was
made.
(a-1) No transfers may be made from one agency to another
agency, nor may transfers be made from one institution of
higher education to another institution of higher education
except as provided by subsection (a-4).
(a-2) Except as otherwise provided in this Section,
transfers may be made only among the objects of expenditure
enumerated in this Section, except that no funds may be
transferred from any appropriation for personal services, from
any appropriation for State contributions to the State
Employees' Retirement System, from any separate appropriation
for employee retirement contributions paid by the employer, nor
from any appropriation for State contribution for employee
group insurance. During State fiscal year 2005, an agency may
transfer amounts among its appropriations within the same
treasury fund for personal services, employee retirement
contributions paid by employer, and State Contributions to
retirement systems; notwithstanding and in addition to the
transfers authorized in subsection (c) of this Section, the
fiscal year 2005 transfers authorized in this sentence may be
made in an amount not to exceed 2% of the aggregate amount
appropriated to an agency within the same treasury fund. During
State fiscal year 2007, the Departments of Children and Family
Services, Corrections, Human Services, and Juvenile Justice
may transfer amounts among their respective appropriations
within the same treasury fund for personal services, employee
retirement contributions paid by employer, and State
contributions to retirement systems. During State fiscal year
2010, the Department of Transportation may transfer amounts
among their respective appropriations within the same treasury
fund for personal services, employee retirement contributions
paid by employer, and State contributions to retirement
systems. During State fiscal years 2010 and 2014 only, an
agency may transfer amounts among its respective
appropriations within the same treasury fund for personal
services, employee retirement contributions paid by employer,
and State contributions to retirement systems.
Notwithstanding, and in addition to, the transfers authorized
in subsection (c) of this Section, these transfers may be made
in an amount not to exceed 2% of the aggregate amount
appropriated to an agency within the same treasury fund.
(a-2.5) During State fiscal year 2015 only, the State's
Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor may transfer amounts among its
respective appropriations contained in operational line items
within the same treasury fund. Notwithstanding, and in addition
to, the transfers authorized in subsection (c) of this Section,
these transfers may be made in an amount not to exceed 4% of
the aggregate amount appropriated to the State's Attorneys
Appellate Prosecutor within the same treasury fund.
(a-3) Further, if an agency receives a separate
appropriation for employee retirement contributions paid by
the employer, any transfer by that agency into an appropriation
for personal services must be accompanied by a corresponding
transfer into the appropriation for employee retirement
contributions paid by the employer, in an amount sufficient to
meet the employer share of the employee contributions required
to be remitted to the retirement system.
(a-4) Long-Term Care Rebalancing. The Governor may
designate amounts set aside for institutional services
appropriated from the General Revenue Fund or any other State
fund that receives monies for long-term care services to be
transferred to all State agencies responsible for the
administration of community-based long-term care programs,
including, but not limited to, community-based long-term care
programs administered by the Department of Healthcare and
Family Services, the Department of Human Services, and the
Department on Aging, provided that the Director of Healthcare
and Family Services first certifies that the amounts being
transferred are necessary for the purpose of assisting persons
in or at risk of being in institutional care to transition to
community-based settings, including the financial data needed
to prove the need for the transfer of funds. The total amounts
transferred shall not exceed 4% in total of the amounts
appropriated from the General Revenue Fund or any other State
fund that receives monies for long-term care services for each
fiscal year. A notice of the fund transfer must be made to the
General Assembly and posted at a minimum on the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services website, the Governor's Office
of Management and Budget website, and any other website the
Governor sees fit. These postings shall serve as notice to the
General Assembly of the amounts to be transferred. Notice shall
be given at least 30 days prior to transfer.
(b) In addition to the general transfer authority provided
under subsection (c), the following agencies have the specific
transfer authority granted in this subsection:
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is
authorized to make transfers representing savings attributable
to not increasing grants due to the births of additional
children from line items for payments of cash grants to line
items for payments for employment and social services for the
purposes outlined in subsection (f) of Section 4-2 of the
Illinois Public Aid Code.
The Department of Children and Family Services is
authorized to make transfers not exceeding 2% of the aggregate
amount appropriated to it within the same treasury fund for the
following line items among these same line items: Foster Home
and Specialized Foster Care and Prevention, Institutions and
Group Homes and Prevention, and Purchase of Adoption and
Guardianship Services.
The Department on Aging is authorized to make transfers not
exceeding 2% of the aggregate amount appropriated to it within
the same treasury fund for the following Community Care Program
line items among these same line items: purchase of services
covered by the Community Care Program and Comprehensive Case
Coordination.
The State Treasurer is authorized to make transfers among
line item appropriations from the Capital Litigation Trust
Fund, with respect to costs incurred in fiscal years 2002 and
2003 only, when the balance remaining in one or more such line
item appropriations is insufficient for the purpose for which
the appropriation was made, provided that no such transfer may
be made unless the amount transferred is no longer required for
the purpose for which that appropriation was made.
The State Board of Education is authorized to make
transfers from line item appropriations within the same
treasury fund for General State Aid, General State Aid - Hold
Harmless, and Evidence-Based Funding, provided that no such
transfer may be made unless the amount transferred is no longer
required for the purpose for which that appropriation was made,
to the line item appropriation for Transitional Assistance when
the balance remaining in such line item appropriation is
insufficient for the purpose for which the appropriation was
made.
The State Board of Education is authorized to make
transfers between the following line item appropriations
within the same treasury fund: Disabled Student
Services/Materials (Section 14-13.01 of the School Code),
Disabled Student Transportation Reimbursement (Section
14-13.01 of the School Code), Disabled Student Tuition -
Private Tuition (Section 14-7.02 of the School Code),
Extraordinary Special Education (Section 14-7.02b of the
School Code), Reimbursement for Free Lunch/Breakfast Program,
Summer School Payments (Section 18-4.3 of the School Code), and
Transportation - Regular/Vocational Reimbursement (Section
29-5 of the School Code). Such transfers shall be made only
when the balance remaining in one or more such line item
appropriations is insufficient for the purpose for which the
appropriation was made and provided that no such transfer may
be made unless the amount transferred is no longer required for
the purpose for which that appropriation was made.
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is
authorized to make transfers not exceeding 4% of the aggregate
amount appropriated to it, within the same treasury fund, among
the various line items appropriated for Medical Assistance.
(c) The sum of such transfers for an agency in a fiscal
year shall not exceed 2% of the aggregate amount appropriated
to it within the same treasury fund for the following objects:
Personal Services; Extra Help; Student and Inmate
Compensation; State Contributions to Retirement Systems; State
Contributions to Social Security; State Contribution for
Employee Group Insurance; Contractual Services; Travel;
Commodities; Printing; Equipment; Electronic Data Processing;
Operation of Automotive Equipment; Telecommunications
Services; Travel and Allowance for Committed, Paroled and
Discharged Prisoners; Library Books; Federal Matching Grants
for Student Loans; Refunds; Workers' Compensation,
Occupational Disease, and Tort Claims; and, in appropriations
to institutions of higher education, Awards and Grants.
Notwithstanding the above, any amounts appropriated for
payment of workers' compensation claims to an agency to which
the authority to evaluate, administer and pay such claims has
been delegated by the Department of Central Management Services
may be transferred to any other expenditure object where such
amounts exceed the amount necessary for the payment of such
claims.
(c-1) Special provisions for State fiscal year 2003.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the
contrary, for State fiscal year 2003 only, transfers among line
item appropriations to an agency from the same treasury fund
may be made provided that the sum of such transfers for an
agency in State fiscal year 2003 shall not exceed 3% of the
aggregate amount appropriated to that State agency for State
fiscal year 2003 for the following objects: personal services,
except that no transfer may be approved which reduces the
aggregate appropriations for personal services within an
agency; extra help; student and inmate compensation; State
contributions to retirement systems; State contributions to
social security; State contributions for employee group
insurance; contractual services; travel; commodities;
printing; equipment; electronic data processing; operation of
automotive equipment; telecommunications services; travel and
allowance for committed, paroled, and discharged prisoners;
library books; federal matching grants for student loans;
refunds; workers' compensation, occupational disease, and tort
claims; and, in appropriations to institutions of higher
education, awards and grants.
(c-2) Special provisions for State fiscal year 2005.
Notwithstanding subsections (a), (a-2), and (c), for State
fiscal year 2005 only, transfers may be made among any line
item appropriations from the same or any other treasury fund
for any objects or purposes, without limitation, when the
balance remaining in one or more such line item appropriations
is insufficient for the purpose for which the appropriation was
made, provided that the sum of those transfers by a State
agency shall not exceed 4% of the aggregate amount appropriated
to that State agency for fiscal year 2005.
(c-3) Special provisions for State fiscal year 2015.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, for State
fiscal year 2015, transfers among line item appropriations to a
State agency from the same State treasury fund may be made for
operational or lump sum expenses only, provided that the sum of
such transfers for a State agency in State fiscal year 2015
shall not exceed 4% of the aggregate amount appropriated to
that State agency for operational or lump sum expenses for
State fiscal year 2015. For the purpose of this subsection,
"operational or lump sum expenses" includes the following
objects: personal services; extra help; student and inmate
compensation; State contributions to retirement systems; State
contributions to social security; State contributions for
employee group insurance; contractual services; travel;
commodities; printing; equipment; electronic data processing;
operation of automotive equipment; telecommunications
services; travel and allowance for committed, paroled, and
discharged prisoners; library books; federal matching grants
for student loans; refunds; workers' compensation,
occupational disease, and tort claims; lump sum and other
purposes; and lump sum operations. For the purpose of this
subsection (c-3), "State agency" does not include the Attorney
General, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, the
Treasurer, or the legislative or judicial branches.
(c-4) Special provisions for State fiscal year 2018.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, for State
fiscal year 2018, transfers among line item appropriations to a
State agency from the same State treasury fund may be made for
operational or lump sum expenses only, provided that the sum of
such transfers for a State agency in State fiscal year 2018
shall not exceed 4% of the aggregate amount appropriated to
that State agency for operational or lump sum expenses for
State fiscal year 2018. For the purpose of this subsection
(c-4), "operational or lump sum expenses" includes the
following objects: personal services; extra help; student and
inmate compensation; State contributions to retirement
systems; State contributions to social security; State
contributions for employee group insurance; contractual
services; travel; commodities; printing; equipment; electronic
data processing; operation of automotive equipment;
telecommunications services; travel and allowance for
committed, paroled, and discharged prisoners; library books;
federal matching grants for student loans; refunds; workers'
compensation, occupational disease, and tort claims; lump sum
and other purposes; and lump sum operations. For the purpose of
this subsection (c-4), "State agency" does not include the
Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, the
Treasurer, or the legislative or judicial branches.
(d) Transfers among appropriations made to agencies of the
Legislative and Judicial departments and to the
constitutionally elected officers in the Executive branch
require the approval of the officer authorized in Section 10 of
this Act to approve and certify vouchers. Transfers among
appropriations made to the University of Illinois, Southern
Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern
Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois
State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern
Illinois University, Western Illinois University, the Illinois
Mathematics and Science Academy and the Board of Higher
Education require the approval of the Board of Higher Education
and the Governor. Transfers among appropriations to all other
agencies require the approval of the Governor.
The officer responsible for approval shall certify that the
transfer is necessary to carry out the programs and purposes
for which the appropriations were made by the General Assembly
and shall transmit to the State Comptroller a certified copy of
the approval which shall set forth the specific amounts
transferred so that the Comptroller may change his records
accordingly. The Comptroller shall furnish the Governor with
information copies of all transfers approved for agencies of
the Legislative and Judicial departments and transfers
approved by the constitutionally elected officials of the
Executive branch other than the Governor, showing the amounts
transferred and indicating the dates such changes were entered
on the Comptroller's records.
(e) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
State Comptroller, may transfer line item appropriations for
General State Aid or Evidence-Based Funding between the Common
School Fund and the Education Assistance Fund. With the advice
and consent of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget,
the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State
Comptroller, may transfer line item appropriations between the
General Revenue Fund and the Education Assistance Fund for the
following programs:
(1) Disabled Student Personnel Reimbursement (Section
14-13.01 of the School Code);
(2) Disabled Student Transportation Reimbursement
(subsection (b) of Section 14-13.01 of the School Code);
(3) Disabled Student Tuition - Private Tuition
(Section 14-7.02 of the School Code);
(4) Extraordinary Special Education (Section 14-7.02b
of the School Code);
(5) Reimbursement for Free Lunch/Breakfast Programs;
(6) Summer School Payments (Section 18-4.3 of the
School Code);
(7) Transportation - Regular/Vocational Reimbursement
(Section 29-5 of the School Code);
(8) Regular Education Reimbursement (Section 18-3 of
the School Code); and
(9) Special Education Reimbursement (Section 14-7.03
of the School Code).
(Source: P.A. 99-2, eff. 3-26-15; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17; 100-465,
eff. 8-31-17; revised 10-4-17.)
Section 145. The General Obligation Bond Act is amended by
changing Sections 2.5, 9, and 11 as follows:
(30 ILCS 330/2.5)
Sec. 2.5. Limitation on issuance of Bonds.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no Bonds may be
issued if, after the issuance, in the next State fiscal year
after the issuance of the Bonds, the amount of debt service
(including principal, whether payable at maturity or pursuant
to mandatory sinking fund installments, and interest) on all
then-outstanding Bonds, other than (i) Bonds authorized by
Public Act 100-23 this amendatory Act of the 100th General
Assembly, (ii) Bonds issued by Public Act 96-43, and (iii)
Bonds authorized by Public Act 96-1497, would exceed 7% of the
aggregate appropriations from the general funds (which consist
of the General Revenue Fund, the Common School Fund, the
General Revenue Common School Special Account Fund, and the
Education Assistance Fund) and the Road Fund for the fiscal
year immediately prior to the fiscal year of the issuance.
(b) If the Comptroller and Treasurer each consent in
writing, Bonds may be issued even if the issuance does not
comply with subsection (a). In addition, $2,000,000,000 in
Bonds for the purposes set forth in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7,
and $2,000,000,000 in Refunding Bonds under Section 16, may be
issued during State fiscal year 2017 without complying with
subsection (a). In addition, $2,000,000,000 in Bonds for the
purposes set forth in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and
$2,000,000,000 in Refunding Bonds under Section 16, may be
issued during State fiscal year 2018 without complying with
subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, Article 25, Section
25-5, eff. 7-6-17; 100-23, Article 75, Section 75-10, eff.
7-6-17; revised 8-8-17.)
(30 ILCS 330/9) (from Ch. 127, par. 659)
Sec. 9. Conditions for issuance and sale of Bonds;
requirements Issuance and Sale of Bonds - Requirements for
Bonds.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and
subsection (h), Bonds shall be issued and sold from time to
time, in one or more series, in such amounts and at such prices
as may be directed by the Governor, upon recommendation by the
Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
Bonds shall be in such form (either coupon, registered or book
entry), in such denominations, payable within 25 years from
their date, subject to such terms of redemption with or without
premium, bear interest payable at such times and at such fixed
or variable rate or rates, and be dated as shall be fixed and
determined by the Director of the Governor's Office of
Management and Budget in the order authorizing the issuance and
sale of any series of Bonds, which order shall be approved by
the Governor and is herein called a "Bond Sale Order"; provided
however, that interest payable at fixed or variable rates shall
not exceed that permitted in the Bond Authorization Act, as now
or hereafter amended. Bonds shall be payable at such place or
places, within or without the State of Illinois, and may be
made registrable as to either principal or as to both principal
and interest, as shall be specified in the Bond Sale Order.
Bonds may be callable or subject to purchase and retirement or
tender and remarketing as fixed and determined in the Bond Sale
Order. Bonds, other than Bonds issued under Section 3 of this
Act for the costs associated with the purchase and
implementation of information technology, (i) except for
refunding Bonds satisfying the requirements of Section 16 of
this Act and sold during fiscal year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, or
2018 must be issued with principal or mandatory redemption
amounts in equal amounts, with the first maturity issued
occurring within the fiscal year in which the Bonds are issued
or within the next succeeding fiscal year and (ii) must mature
or be subject to mandatory redemption each fiscal year
thereafter up to 25 years, except for refunding Bonds
satisfying the requirements of Section 16 of this Act and sold
during fiscal year 2009, 2010, or 2011 which must mature or be
subject to mandatory redemption each fiscal year thereafter up
to 16 years. Bonds issued under Section 3 of this Act for the
costs associated with the purchase and implementation of
information technology must be issued with principal or
mandatory redemption amounts in equal amounts, with the first
maturity issued occurring with the fiscal year in which the
respective bonds are issued or with the next succeeding fiscal
year, with the respective bonds issued maturing or subject to
mandatory redemption each fiscal year thereafter up to 10
years. Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the
contrary, the Bonds authorized by Public Act 96-43 shall be
payable within 5 years from their date and must be issued with
principal or mandatory redemption amounts in equal amounts,
with payment of principal or mandatory redemption beginning in
the first fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the
Bonds are issued.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary,
the Bonds authorized by Public Act 96-1497 shall be payable
within 8 years from their date and shall be issued with payment
of maturing principal or scheduled mandatory redemptions in
accordance with the following schedule, except the following
amounts shall be prorated if less than the total additional
amount of Bonds authorized by Public Act 96-1497 are issued:
Fiscal Year After Issuance Amount
1-2 $0
3 $110,712,120
4 $332,136,360
5 $664,272,720
6-8 $996,409,080
Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary,
Income Tax Proceed Bonds issued under Section 7.6 shall be
payable 12 years from the date of sale and shall be issued with
payment of principal or mandatory redemption.
In the case of any series of Bonds bearing interest at a
variable interest rate ("Variable Rate Bonds"), in lieu of
determining the rate or rates at which such series of Variable
Rate Bonds shall bear interest and the price or prices at which
such Variable Rate Bonds shall be initially sold or remarketed
(in the event of purchase and subsequent resale), the Bond Sale
Order may provide that such interest rates and prices may vary
from time to time depending on criteria established in such
Bond Sale Order, which criteria may include, without
limitation, references to indices or variations in interest
rates as may, in the judgment of a remarketing agent, be
necessary to cause Variable Rate Bonds of such series to be
remarketable from time to time at a price equal to their
principal amount, and may provide for appointment of a bank,
trust company, investment bank, or other financial institution
to serve as remarketing agent in that connection. The Bond Sale
Order may provide that alternative interest rates or provisions
for establishing alternative interest rates, different
security or claim priorities, or different call or amortization
provisions will apply during such times as Variable Rate Bonds
of any series are held by a person providing credit or
liquidity enhancement arrangements for such Bonds as
authorized in subsection (b) of this Section. The Bond Sale
Order may also provide for such variable interest rates to be
established pursuant to a process generally known as an auction
rate process and may provide for appointment of one or more
financial institutions to serve as auction agents and
broker-dealers in connection with the establishment of such
interest rates and the sale and remarketing of such Bonds.
(b) In connection with the issuance of any series of Bonds,
the State may enter into arrangements to provide additional
security and liquidity for such Bonds, including, without
limitation, bond or interest rate insurance or letters of
credit, lines of credit, bond purchase contracts, or other
arrangements whereby funds are made available to retire or
purchase Bonds, thereby assuring the ability of owners of the
Bonds to sell or redeem their Bonds. The State may enter into
contracts and may agree to pay fees to persons providing such
arrangements, but only under circumstances where the Director
of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget certifies
that he or she reasonably expects the total interest paid or to
be paid on the Bonds, together with the fees for the
arrangements (being treated as if interest), would not, taken
together, cause the Bonds to bear interest, calculated to their
stated maturity, at a rate in excess of the rate that the Bonds
would bear in the absence of such arrangements.
The State may, with respect to Bonds issued or anticipated
to be issued, participate in and enter into arrangements with
respect to interest rate protection or exchange agreements,
guarantees, or financial futures contracts for the purpose of
limiting, reducing, or managing interest rate exposure. The
authority granted under this paragraph, however, shall not
increase the principal amount of Bonds authorized to be issued
by law. The arrangements may be executed and delivered by the
Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget on
behalf of the State. Net payments for such arrangements shall
constitute interest on the Bonds and shall be paid from the
General Obligation Bond Retirement and Interest Fund. The
Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget
shall at least annually certify to the Governor and the State
Comptroller his or her estimate of the amounts of such net
payments to be included in the calculation of interest required
to be paid by the State.
(c) Prior to the issuance of any Variable Rate Bonds
pursuant to subsection (a), the Director of the Governor's
Office of Management and Budget shall adopt an interest rate
risk management policy providing that the amount of the State's
variable rate exposure with respect to Bonds shall not exceed
20%. This policy shall remain in effect while any Bonds are
outstanding and the issuance of Bonds shall be subject to the
terms of such policy. The terms of this policy may be amended
from time to time by the Director of the Governor's Office of
Management and Budget but in no event shall any amendment cause
the permitted level of the State's variable rate exposure with
respect to Bonds to exceed 20%.
(d) "Build America Bonds" in this Section means Bonds
authorized by Section 54AA of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended ("Internal Revenue Code"), and bonds issued
from time to time to refund or continue to refund "Build
America Bonds".
(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section,
Qualified School Construction Bonds shall be issued and sold
from time to time, in one or more series, in such amounts and
at such prices as may be directed by the Governor, upon
recommendation by the Director of the Governor's Office of
Management and Budget. Qualified School Construction Bonds
shall be in such form (either coupon, registered or book
entry), in such denominations, payable within 25 years from
their date, subject to such terms of redemption with or without
premium, and if the Qualified School Construction Bonds are
issued with a supplemental coupon, bear interest payable at
such times and at such fixed or variable rate or rates, and be
dated as shall be fixed and determined by the Director of the
Governor's Office of Management and Budget in the order
authorizing the issuance and sale of any series of Qualified
School Construction Bonds, which order shall be approved by the
Governor and is herein called a "Bond Sale Order"; except that
interest payable at fixed or variable rates, if any, shall not
exceed that permitted in the Bond Authorization Act, as now or
hereafter amended. Qualified School Construction Bonds shall
be payable at such place or places, within or without the State
of Illinois, and may be made registrable as to either principal
or as to both principal and interest, as shall be specified in
the Bond Sale Order. Qualified School Construction Bonds may be
callable or subject to purchase and retirement or tender and
remarketing as fixed and determined in the Bond Sale Order.
Qualified School Construction Bonds must be issued with
principal or mandatory redemption amounts or sinking fund
payments into the General Obligation Bond Retirement and
Interest Fund (or subaccount therefor) in equal amounts, with
the first maturity issued, mandatory redemption payment or
sinking fund payment occurring within the fiscal year in which
the Qualified School Construction Bonds are issued or within
the next succeeding fiscal year, with Qualified School
Construction Bonds issued maturing or subject to mandatory
redemption or with sinking fund payments thereof deposited each
fiscal year thereafter up to 25 years. Sinking fund payments
set forth in this subsection shall be permitted only to the
extent authorized in Section 54F of the Internal Revenue Code
or as otherwise determined by the Director of the Governor's
Office of Management and Budget. "Qualified School
Construction Bonds" in this subsection means Bonds authorized
by Section 54F of the Internal Revenue Code and for bonds
issued from time to time to refund or continue to refund such
"Qualified School Construction Bonds".
(f) Beginning with the next issuance by the Governor's
Office of Management and Budget to the Procurement Policy Board
of a request for quotation for the purpose of formulating a new
pool of qualified underwriting banks list, all entities
responding to such a request for quotation for inclusion on
that list shall provide a written report to the Governor's
Office of Management and Budget and the Illinois Comptroller.
The written report submitted to the Comptroller shall (i) be
published on the Comptroller's Internet website and (ii) be
used by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget for the
purposes of scoring such a request for quotation. The written
report, at a minimum, shall:
(1) disclose whether, within the past 3 months,
pursuant to its credit default swap market-making
activities, the firm has entered into any State of Illinois
credit default swaps ("CDS");
(2) include, in the event of State of Illinois CDS
activity, disclosure of the firm's cumulative notional
volume of State of Illinois CDS trades and the firm's
outstanding gross and net notional amount of State of
Illinois CDS, as of the end of the current 3-month period;
(3) indicate, pursuant to the firm's proprietary
trading activities, disclosure of whether the firm, within
the past 3 months, has entered into any proprietary trades
for its own account in State of Illinois CDS;
(4) include, in the event of State of Illinois
proprietary trades, disclosure of the firm's outstanding
gross and net notional amount of proprietary State of
Illinois CDS and whether the net position is short or long
credit protection, as of the end of the current 3-month
period;
(5) list all time periods during the past 3 months
during which the firm held net long or net short State of
Illinois CDS proprietary credit protection positions, the
amount of such positions, and whether those positions were
net long or net short credit protection positions; and
(6) indicate whether, within the previous 3 months, the
firm released any publicly available research or marketing
reports that reference State of Illinois CDS and include
those research or marketing reports as attachments.
(g) All entities included on a Governor's Office of
Management and Budget's pool of qualified underwriting banks
list shall, as soon as possible after March 18, 2011 (the
effective date of Public Act 96-1554), but not later than
January 21, 2011, and on a quarterly fiscal basis thereafter,
provide a written report to the Governor's Office of Management
and Budget and the Illinois Comptroller. The written reports
submitted to the Comptroller shall be published on the
Comptroller's Internet website. The written reports, at a
minimum, shall:
(1) disclose whether, within the past 3 months,
pursuant to its credit default swap market-making
activities, the firm has entered into any State of Illinois
credit default swaps ("CDS");
(2) include, in the event of State of Illinois CDS
activity, disclosure of the firm's cumulative notional
volume of State of Illinois CDS trades and the firm's
outstanding gross and net notional amount of State of
Illinois CDS, as of the end of the current 3-month period;
(3) indicate, pursuant to the firm's proprietary
trading activities, disclosure of whether the firm, within
the past 3 months, has entered into any proprietary trades
for its own account in State of Illinois CDS;
(4) include, in the event of State of Illinois
proprietary trades, disclosure of the firm's outstanding
gross and net notional amount of proprietary State of
Illinois CDS and whether the net position is short or long
credit protection, as of the end of the current 3-month
period;
(5) list all time periods during the past 3 months
during which the firm held net long or net short State of
Illinois CDS proprietary credit protection positions, the
amount of such positions, and whether those positions were
net long or net short credit protection positions; and
(6) indicate whether, within the previous 3 months, the
firm released any publicly available research or marketing
reports that reference State of Illinois CDS and include
those research or marketing reports as attachments.
(h) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section,
for purposes of maximizing market efficiencies and cost
savings, Income Tax Proceed Bonds may be issued and sold from
time to time, in one or more series, in such amounts and at
such prices as may be directed by the Governor, upon
recommendation by the Director of the Governor's Office of
Management and Budget. Income Tax Proceed Bonds shall be in
such form, either coupon, registered, or book entry, in such
denominations, shall bear interest payable at such times and at
such fixed or variable rate or rates, and be dated as shall be
fixed and determined by the Director of the Governor's Office
of Management and Budget in the order authorizing the issuance
and sale of any series of Income Tax Proceed Bonds, which order
shall be approved by the Governor and is herein called a "Bond
Sale Order"; provided, however, that interest payable at fixed
or variable rates shall not exceed that permitted in the Bond
Authorization Act. Income Tax Proceed Bonds shall be payable at
such place or places, within or without the State of Illinois,
and may be made registrable as to either principal or as to
both principal and interest, as shall be specified in the Bond
Sale Order. Income Tax Proceed Bonds may be callable or subject
to purchase and retirement or tender and remarketing as fixed
and determined in the Bond Sale Order.
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, Article 25, Section
25-5, eff. 7-6-17; 100-23, Article 75, Section 75-10, eff.
7-6-17; revised 8-8-17.)
(30 ILCS 330/11) (from Ch. 127, par. 661)
Sec. 11. Sale of Bonds. Except as otherwise provided in
this Section, Bonds shall be sold from time to time pursuant to
notice of sale and public bid or by negotiated sale in such
amounts and at such times as is directed by the Governor, upon
recommendation by the Director of the Governor's Office of
Management and Budget. At least 25%, based on total principal
amount, of all Bonds issued each fiscal year shall be sold
pursuant to notice of sale and public bid. At all times during
each fiscal year, no more than 75%, based on total principal
amount, of the Bonds issued each fiscal year, shall have been
sold by negotiated sale. Failure to satisfy the requirements in
the preceding 2 sentences shall not affect the validity of any
previously issued Bonds; provided that all Bonds authorized by
Public Act 96-43 and Public Act 96-1497 shall not be included
in determining compliance for any fiscal year with the
requirements of the preceding 2 sentences; and further provided
that refunding Bonds satisfying the requirements of Section 16
of this Act and sold during fiscal year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017,
or 2018 shall not be subject to the requirements in the
preceding 2 sentences.
If any Bonds, including refunding Bonds, are to be sold by
negotiated sale, the Director of the Governor's Office of
Management and Budget shall comply with the competitive request
for proposal process set forth in the Illinois Procurement Code
and all other applicable requirements of that Code.
If Bonds are to be sold pursuant to notice of sale and
public bid, the Director of the Governor's Office of Management
and Budget may, from time to time, as Bonds are to be sold,
advertise the sale of the Bonds in at least 2 daily newspapers,
one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in
the City of Chicago. The sale of the Bonds shall also be
advertised in the volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin
that is published by the Department of Central Management
Services, and shall be published once at least 10 days prior to
the date fixed for the opening of the bids. The Director of the
Governor's Office of Management and Budget may reschedule the
date of sale upon the giving of such additional notice as the
Director deems adequate to inform prospective bidders of such
change; provided, however, that all other conditions of the
sale shall continue as originally advertised.
Executed Bonds shall, upon payment therefor, be delivered
to the purchaser, and the proceeds of Bonds shall be paid into
the State Treasury as directed by Section 12 of this Act.
All Income Tax Proceed Bonds shall comply with this
Section. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, however,
for purposes of complying with this Section, Income Tax Proceed
Bonds, regardless of the number of series or issuances sold
thereunder, shall be considered a single issue or series.
Furthermore, for purposes of complying with the competitive
bidding requirements of this Section, the words "at all times"
shall not apply to any such sale of the Income Tax Proceed
Bonds. The Director of the Governor's Office of Management and
Budget shall determine the time and manner of any competitive
sale of the Income Tax Proceed Bonds; however, that sale shall
under no circumstances take place later than 60 days after the
State closes the sale of 75% of the Income Tax Proceed Bonds by
negotiated sale.
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, Article 25, Section
25-5, eff. 7-6-17; 100-23, Article 75, Section 75-10, eff.
7-6-17; revised 8-15-17.)
Section 150. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
changing Sections 15-25, 45-45, and 45-57 as follows:
(30 ILCS 500/15-25)
Sec. 15-25. Bulletin content.
(a) Invitations for bids. Notice of each and every contract
that is offered, including renegotiated contracts and change
orders, shall be published in the Bulletin. The applicable
chief procurement officer may provide by rule an organized
format for the publication of this information, but in any case
it must include at least the date first offered, the date
submission of offers is due, the location that offers are to be
submitted to, the purchasing State agency, the responsible
State purchasing officer, a brief purchase description, the
method of source selection, information of how to obtain a
comprehensive purchase description and any disclosure and
contract forms, and encouragement to potential contractors to
hire qualified veterans, as defined by Section 45-67 of this
Code, and qualified Illinois minorities, women, persons with
disabilities, and residents discharged from any Illinois adult
correctional center.
(a-5) All businesses listed on the Illinois Unified
Certification Program Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Directory, the Business Enterprise Program of the Department of
Central Management Services, and any small business database
created pursuant to Section 45-45 of this Code shall be
furnished written instructions and information on how to
register for the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. This
information shall be provided to each business within 30
calendar days after the business's notice of certification or
qualification.
(b) Contracts let. Notice of each and every contract that
is let, including renegotiated contracts and change orders,
shall be issued electronically to those bidders submitting
responses to the solicitations, inclusive of the unsuccessful
bidders, immediately upon contract let. Failure of any chief
procurement officer to give such notice shall result in tolling
the time for filing a bid protest up to 7 calendar days.
For purposes of this subsection (b), "contracts let" means
a construction agency's act of advertising an invitation for
bids for one or more construction projects.
(b-5) Contracts awarded. Notice of each and every contract
that is awarded, including renegotiated contracts and change
orders, shall be issued electronically to the successful
responsible bidder, offeror, or contractor and published in the
Bulletin. The applicable chief procurement officer may provide
by rule an organized format for the publication of this
information, but in any case it must include at least all of
the information specified in subsection (a) as well as the name
of the successful responsible bidder, offeror, the contract
price, the number of unsuccessful bidders or offerors and any
other disclosure specified in any Section of this Code. This
notice must be posted in the online electronic Bulletin prior
to execution of the contract.
For purposes of this subsection (b-5), "contract award"
means the determination that a particular bidder or offeror has
been selected from among other bidders or offerors to receive a
contract, subject to the successful completion of final
negotiations. "Contract award" is evidenced by the posting of a
Notice of Award or a Notice of Intent to Award to the
respective volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.
(c) Emergency purchase disclosure. Any chief procurement
officer or State purchasing officer exercising emergency
purchase authority under this Code shall publish a written
description and reasons and the total cost, if known, or an
estimate if unknown and the name of the responsible chief
procurement officer and State purchasing officer, and the
business or person contracted with for all emergency purchases
in the Bulletin. This notice must be posted in the online
electronic Bulletin no later than 5 calendar days after the
contract is awarded. Notice of a hearing to extend an emergency
contract must be posted in the online electronic Procurement
Bulletin no later than 14 calendar days prior to the hearing.
(c-5) Business Enterprise Program report. Each purchasing
agency shall, with the assistance of the applicable chief
procurement officer, post in the online electronic Bulletin a
copy of its annual report of utilization of businesses owned by
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities as submitted
to the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Women, and
Persons with Disabilities pursuant to Section 6(c) of the
Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
Disabilities Act within 10 calendar days after its submission
of its report to the Council.
(c-10) Renewals. Notice of each contract renewal shall be
posted in the Bulletin within 14 calendar days of the
determination to execute a renewal of the contract. The notice
shall include at least all of the information required in
subsection (a) or (b), as applicable.
(c-15) Sole source procurements. Before entering into a
sole source contract, a chief procurement officer exercising
sole source procurement authority under this Code shall publish
a written description of intent to enter into a sole source
contract along with a description of the item to be procured
and the intended sole source contractor. This notice must be
posted in the online electronic Procurement Bulletin before a
sole source contract is awarded and at least 14 calendar days
before the hearing required by Section 20-25.
(d) Other required disclosure. The applicable chief
procurement officer shall provide by rule for the organized
publication of all other disclosure required in other Sections
of this Code in a timely manner.
(e) The changes to subsections (b), (c), (c-5), (c-10), and
(c-15) of this Section made by Public Act 96-795 this
amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly apply to reports
submitted, offers made, and notices on contracts executed on or
after July 1, 2010 (the its effective date of Public Act
96-795).
(f) Each chief procurement officer shall, in consultation
with the agencies under his or her jurisdiction, provide the
Procurement Policy Board with the information and resources
necessary, and in a manner, to effectuate the purpose of Public
Act 96-1444 this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17; 100-391, eff. 8-25-17;
revised 10-2-17.)
(30 ILCS 500/45-45)
Sec. 45-45. Small businesses.
(a) Set-asides. Each chief procurement officer has
authority to designate as small business set-asides a fair
proportion of construction, supply, and service contracts for
award to small businesses in Illinois. Advertisements for bids
or offers for those contracts shall specify designation as
small business set-asides. In awarding the contracts, only bids
or offers from qualified small businesses shall be considered.
(b) Small business. "Small business" means a business that
is independently owned and operated and that is not dominant in
its field of operation. The chief procurement officer shall
establish a detailed definition by rule, using in addition to
the foregoing criteria other criteria, including the number of
employees and the dollar volume of business. When computing the
size status of a potential contractor, annual sales and
receipts of the potential contractor and all of its affiliates
shall be included. The maximum number of employees and the
maximum dollar volume that a small business may have under the
rules promulgated by the chief procurement officer may vary
from industry to industry to the extent necessary to reflect
differing characteristics of those industries, subject to the
following limitations:
(1) No wholesale business is a small business if its
annual sales for its most recently completed fiscal year
exceed $13,000,000.
(2) No retail business or business selling services is
a small business if its annual sales and receipts exceed
$8,000,000.
(3) No manufacturing business is a small business if it
employs more than 250 persons.
(4) No construction business is a small business if its
annual sales and receipts exceed $14,000,000.
(c) Fair proportion. For the purpose of subsection (a), for
State agencies of the executive branch, a fair proportion of
construction contracts shall be no less than 25% nor more than
40% of the annual total contracts for construction.
(d) Withdrawal of designation. A small business set-aside
designation may be withdrawn by the purchasing agency when
deemed in the best interests of the State. Upon withdrawal, all
bids or offers shall be rejected, and the bidders or offerors
shall be notified of the reason for rejection. The contract
shall then be awarded in accordance with this Code without the
designation of small business set-aside.
(e) Small business specialist. Each chief procurement
officer shall designate one or more individuals to serve as its
small business specialist. The small business specialists
shall collectively work together to accomplish the following
duties:
(1) Compiling and maintaining a comprehensive list of
potential small contractors. In this duty, he or she shall
cooperate with the Federal Small Business Administration
in locating potential sources for various products and
services.
(2) Assisting small businesses in complying with the
procedures for bidding on State contracts.
(3) Examining requests from State agencies for the
purchase of property or services to help determine which
invitations to bid are to be designated small business
set-asides.
(4) Making recommendations to the chief procurement
officer for the simplification of specifications and terms
in order to increase the opportunities for small business
participation.
(5) Assisting in investigations by purchasing agencies
to determine the responsibility of bidders or offerors on
small business set-asides.
(f) Small business annual report. Each small business
specialist designated under subsection (e) shall annually
before November 1 report in writing to the General Assembly
concerning the awarding of contracts to small businesses. The
report shall include the total value of awards made in the
preceding fiscal year under the designation of small business
set-aside. The report shall also include the total value of
awards made to businesses owned by minorities, women, and
persons with disabilities, as defined in the Business
Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
Disabilities Act, in the preceding fiscal year under the
designation of small business set-aside.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall
be satisfied by filing copies of the report as required by
Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17; 100-391, eff. 8-25-17;
revised 9-25-17.)
(30 ILCS 500/45-57)
Sec. 45-57. Veterans.
(a) Set-aside goal. It is the goal of the State to promote
and encourage the continued economic development of small
businesses owned and controlled by qualified veterans and that
qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
(referred to as SDVOSB) and veteran-owned small businesses
(referred to as VOSB) participate in the State's procurement
process as both prime contractors and subcontractors. Not less
than 3% of the total dollar amount of State contracts, as
defined by the Director of Central Management Services, shall
be established as a goal to be awarded to SDVOSB and VOSB. That
portion of a contract under which the contractor subcontracts
with a SDVOSB or VOSB may be counted toward the goal of this
subsection. The Department of Central Management Services
shall adopt rules to implement compliance with this subsection
by all State agencies.
(b) Fiscal year reports. By each November 1, each chief
procurement officer shall report to the Department of Central
Management Services on all of the following for the immediately
preceding fiscal year, and by each March 1 the Department of
Central Management Services shall compile and report that
information to the General Assembly:
(1) The total number of VOSB, and the number of SDVOSB,
who submitted bids for contracts under this Code.
(2) The total number of VOSB, and the number of SDVOSB,
who entered into contracts with the State under this Code
and the total value of those contracts.
(c) Yearly review and recommendations. Each year, each
chief procurement officer shall review the progress of all
State agencies under its jurisdiction in meeting the goal
described in subsection (a), with input from statewide
veterans' service organizations and from the business
community, including businesses owned by qualified veterans,
and shall make recommendations to be included in the Department
of Central Management Services' report to the General Assembly
regarding continuation, increases, or decreases of the
percentage goal. The recommendations shall be based upon the
number of businesses that are owned by qualified veterans and
on the continued need to encourage and promote businesses owned
by qualified veterans.
(d) Governor's recommendations. To assist the State in
reaching the goal described in subsection (a), the Governor
shall recommend to the General Assembly changes in programs to
assist businesses owned by qualified veterans.
(e) Definitions. As used in this Section:
"Armed forces of the United States" means the United States
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or service in
active duty as defined under 38 U.S.C. Section 101. Service in
the Merchant Marine that constitutes active duty under Section
401 of federal Public Act 95-202 shall also be considered
service in the armed forces for purposes of this Section.
"Certification" means a determination made by the Illinois
Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Central
Management Services that a business entity is a qualified
service-disabled veteran-owned small business or a qualified
veteran-owned small business for whatever purpose. A SDVOSB or
VOSB owned and controlled by women, minorities, or persons with
disabilities, as those terms are defined in Section 2 of the
Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
Disabilities Act, may also select and designate whether that
business is to be certified as a "women-owned business",
"minority-owned business", or "business owned by a person with
a disability", as defined in Section 2 of the Business
Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with
Disabilities Act.
"Control" means the exclusive, ultimate, majority, or sole
control of the business, including but not limited to capital
investment and all other financial matters, property,
acquisitions, contract negotiations, legal matters,
officer-director-employee selection and comprehensive hiring,
operation responsibilities, cost-control matters, income and
dividend matters, financial transactions, and rights of other
shareholders or joint partners. Control shall be real,
substantial, and continuing, not pro forma. Control shall
include the power to direct or cause the direction of the
management and policies of the business and to make the
day-to-day as well as major decisions in matters of policy,
management, and operations. Control shall be exemplified by
possessing the requisite knowledge and expertise to run the
particular business, and control shall not include simple
majority or absentee ownership.
"Qualified service-disabled veteran" means a veteran who
has been found to have 10% or more service-connected disability
by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the
United States Department of Defense.
"Qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small business"
or "SDVOSB" means a small business (i) that is at least 51%
owned by one or more qualified service-disabled veterans living
in Illinois or, in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of
the stock of which is owned by one or more qualified
service-disabled veterans living in Illinois; (ii) that has its
home office in Illinois; and (iii) for which items (i) and (ii)
are factually verified annually by the Department of Central
Management Services.
"Qualified veteran-owned small business" or "VOSB" means a
small business (i) that is at least 51% owned by one or more
qualified veterans living in Illinoi