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1     AN ACT concerning public aid.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Good
5 Samaritan Computer Program Act.
6     Section 5. Definition. In this Act, "Department" means the
7 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
8     Section 10. Good Samaritan Computer Program Trust Fund. The
9 Good Samaritan Computer Program Trust Fund is created as a
10 special fund in the State treasury. The Department shall
11 administer the Fund. The Department shall deposit moneys
12 received from the following sources into the Fund:
13         (1) Voluntary donations from individuals, foundations,
14     corporations, and other sources.
15         (2) Proceeds from fundraising events held for the
16     purpose of generating moneys for the Fund.
17     Section 15. Solicitation of contributions to Fund. The
18 Department may take appropriate measures to solicit voluntary
19 contributions to the Fund from individuals, foundations,
20 corporations, and other sources.



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1     Section 20. Administration of Fund. The Department shall
2 administer the Good Samaritan Computer Program Trust Fund.
3 Donations received for the Fund shall be made available for the
4 purpose of assisting low-income individuals and families in
5 purchasing computers, except that the Department may use up to
6 10% of the moneys donated for the Fund for the Department's
7 expenses incurred in administering the Fund.
8     Section 25. Distribution of moneys from Fund. Subject to
9 appropriations, the Department may spend moneys from the Good
10 Samaritan Computer Program Trust Fund for the purpose of
11 providing assistance authorized under Section 20. The
12 Department shall ensure that moneys donated for the Fund (other
13 than moneys used for administrative expenses as authorized in
14 Section 20) are distributed to low-income individuals and
15 families who reside in the county from which those moneys were
16 received.
17     Section 30. Annual report. On or before May 31 of each
18 year, beginning in 2009, the Department shall provide an annual
19 report to the General Assembly on the use and effectiveness of
20 the Good Samaritan Computer Program Trust Fund. The report
21 shall include the amount of money deposited into the Fund, the
22 amount of money allocated from the Fund for the direct benefit
23 of low-income individuals and families, the number of
24 low-income households served by the Fund, by county, and



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1 recommendations for improving the operation and effectiveness
2 of the Fund.
3     Section 85. No rulemaking authority. Notwithstanding any
4 other rulemaking authority that may exist, neither the Governor
5 nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the
6 Governor has any authority to make or promulgate rules to
7 implement or enforce the provisions of this Act. If, however,
8 the Governor believes that rules are necessary to implement or
9 enforce the provisions of this Act, the Governor may suggest
10 rules to the General Assembly by filing them with the Clerk of
11 the House and Secretary of the Senate and by requesting that
12 the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact
13 those suggested rules into law, or take any other appropriate
14 action in the General Assembly's discretion. Nothing contained
15 in this Act shall be interpreted to grant rulemaking authority
16 under any other Illinois statute where such authority is not
17 otherwise explicitly given. For the purposes of this Act,
18 "rules" is given the meaning contained in Section 1-70 of the
19 Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, and "agency" and
20 "agency head" are given the meanings contained in Sections 1-20
21 and 1-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to the
22 extent that such definitions apply to agencies or agency heads
23 under the jurisdiction of the Governor.
24     Section 90. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
25 Section 5.675 as follows:



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1     (30 ILCS 105/5.675 new)
2     Sec. 5.675. The Good Samaritan Computer Program Trust Fund.
3     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
4 1, 2009.