Rep. Aaron Schock

Filed: 3/13/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1708 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Developmental Disability and Mental
5 Disability Services Act is amended by changing Section 3-5 as
6 follows:
7     (405 ILCS 80/3-5)  (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1803-5)
8     Sec. 3-5. The Department shall create application forms
9 which shall be used to determine the eligibility of families
10 for the Program. The forms shall require at least the following
11 items of information which constitute the eligibility criteria
12 for participation in the Program:
13     (a) A statement that the family resides in the State of
14 Illinois.
15     (b) A statement that the family member is 17 years of age
16 or younger.



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1     (c) A statement that the family member resides, or is
2 expected to reside, with his or her parent or legal guardian,
3 or that the family member resides in an out-of-home placement
4 with the expectation of residing with the parent or legal
5 guardian within 2 months of the date of the application.
6     (d) Verification that the family member has one of the
7 following conditions: severe autism, severe mental illness,
8 severe or profound mental retardation, or severe and multiple
9 impairments. Verification of the family member's condition
10 shall be:
11     (1) by the family member's local school district for family
12 members enrolled with a local school district; or
13     (2) by an entity designated by the Department.
14     (e) Verification that the taxable income for the family for
15 the year immediately preceding the date of the application did
16 not exceed an amount to be established by rule of the
17 Department, unless it can be verified that the taxable income
18 for the family for the year in which the application is made
19 will be less than such amount. The maximum taxable family
20 income set by rule of the Department may not be less than
21 $65,000 beginning January 1, 2008, and the annual adjustment
22 for inflation of that income amount as determined by the
23 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as determined by
24 the United States Department of Labor.
25 (Source: P.A. 86-921.)



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1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2 becoming law.".