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Full Text of HB0570  95th General Assembly


Sen. William Delgado

Filed: 5/15/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 570 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
5 adding Section 4.08 as follows:
6     (20 ILCS 105/4.08 new)
7     Sec. 4.08. Rural and small town meals program. Subject to
8 appropriation, the Department may establish a program to ensure
9 the availability of congregate or home-delivered meals in
10 communities with populations of under 5,000 that are not
11 located within the large urban counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane,
12 Lake, or Will.
13     The Department may meet these requirements by entering into
14 agreements with Area Agencies on Aging or Department designees,
15 which shall in turn enter into grants or contractual agreements
16 with such local entities as restaurants, cafes, churches,



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1 facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the
2 Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or the Hospital
3 Licensing Act, facilities certified by the Department of
4 Healthcare and Family Services, senior centers, or Older
5 American Act designated nutrition service providers.
6     First consideration shall be given to entities that can
7 cost effectively meet the needs of seniors in the community by
8 preparing the food locally.
9     In no instance shall funds provided pursuant to this
10 Section be used to replace funds allocated to a given area or
11 program as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
12 95th General Assembly.
13     The Department shall establish guidelines and standards by
14 administrative rule, which shall include submission of an
15 expenditure plan by the recipient of the funds.
16     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17 becoming law.".