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Full Text of HB2991  102nd General Assembly




HB2991 EnrolledLRB102 15169 RAM 20524 b

1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Veterans' Affairs Act is
5amended by adding Section 3.01 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 2805/3.01 new)
7    Sec. 3.01. Analysis of field services. Subject to
8sufficient appropriations for this purpose, the Department
9shall contract for a market research analysis of field
10services in this State. The analysis shall include the
11availability of veterans assistance commissions, veterans
12service organizations, and Department staff to assist veterans
13as well as the availability of nontraditional methods to
14deliver services through technology-based approaches. The
15analysis may use census data, as well as questionnaires,
16surveys, and town hall meetings to solicit input from
17veterans, their families, and other stakeholders. Within 18
18months after sufficient appropriations, the Department shall
19submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a recommended
20plan for the future delivery of services by the Department's
21Field Division. The report shall include the estimated cost of
22implementing the plan.
23    This Section is repealed on December 31, 2023.