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92_HB1886eng HB1886 Engrossed LRB9201017TAtmA 1 AN ACT to create the Kids Share Endowment Act. 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 5 Kids Share Endowment Act. 6 Section 5. Purpose. The General Assembly finds that 7 there is a great need for local community initiatives that 8 are developed by community collaborations and improve and 9 promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and their 10 families. It is the purpose of this Act to establish the 11 Kids Share Endowment Program to support, fund, and evaluate 12 these initiatives. 13 Section 10. Definitions. In this Act: 14 "Authority" means the Kids Share Endowment Authority. 15 "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Kids Share 16 Endowment Authority. 17 "Community collaboration" means a broad group of 18 community members, representing a wide range of perspectives, 19 that work together to develop and achieve a common vision or 20 goal. 21 "Program" means the Kids Share Endowment Program. 22 Section 15. Kids Share Endowment Authority and Program; 23 Board of Directors. 24 (a) The Kids Share Endowment Authority is created to 25 administer the Program under this Act. 26 (b) The Kids Share Endowment Program is created within 27 the Authority. 28 (c) The governing powers of the Authority are vested in 29 a Board of Directors of the Kids Share Endowment Authority. HB1886 Engrossed -2- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 The chairperson of the Board is the Governor. There are 19 2 additional voting members: 3 (1) as ex officio members, each of the following or 4 his or her respective designee: the State Superintendent 5 of Education, the Secretary of Human Services, the 6 Director of Public Health, the Attorney General, and the 7 Director of Children and Family Services; 8 (2) 4 members appointed by the Governor who are 9 members of the General Assembly, 2 of whom are Senators 10 and not of the same political party and 2 of whom are 11 Representatives and not of the same political party; and 12 (3) 10 members appointed by the Governor, including 13 one each representing social services, a statewide 14 organization representing education, a civic 15 organization, business, a statewide organization 16 representing the interests of children, parents, 17 research, a statewide organization representing 18 municipalities, a statewide organization representing law 19 enforcement, and a statewide organization representing 20 park districts. 21 The non-legislative appointed members shall be appointed 22 for 3-year terms. Of the non-legislative members initially 23 appointed by the Governor under this Act, 3 shall serve until 24 July 1, 2003, 3 shall serve until July 1, 2004, and 4 shall 25 serve until July 1, 2005. Legislative members shall serve 26 during the term for which they where elected to the General 27 Assembly. 28 Eleven members constitute a quorum. The members shall not 29 receive any compensation but shall be reimbursed for all 30 reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance 31 of their duties. 32 Section 20. Powers and duties. 33 (a) The duties of the Authority under this Act include HB1886 Engrossed -3- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 the following: 2 (1) Administering the Kids Share Endowment Program. 3 (2) Seeking, with the assistance of the Board, and 4 receiving funds that may be available from private and 5 public sources for the use of the Program. 6 (3) Distributing grants, subject to the approval of 7 the Board and to appropriations and other funding, to 8 community collaborations that address the healthy 9 development of children, youth, and families. The 10 Program may make financial commitments to grant 11 recipients for periods up to 3 years, subject to annual 12 review and approval. Approval of an initial grant or 13 annual grant renewal is contingent upon submission of a 14 local strategic plan that includes outcome-based 15 programs. 16 (4) Allocating a designated amount of the Endowment 17 to provide technical assistance, training, and evaluation 18 to help build the capacities of community collaborations. 19 This technical assistance should include assistance to 20 help collaborations identify needs, create a strategic 21 plan, maximize resources, and design collaborative 22 approaches, based on best practices, to achieve 23 identified outcomes. The Program is to ensure that 24 technical assistance, training, and evaluation continue 25 to be available to communities to ensure that they 26 achieve positive results for Illinois' children. The 27 Board and the Office of the Governor may contract with 28 not-for-profit or other outside agencies to provide the 29 technical assistance required under this paragraph. 30 (5) Allocating reasonable amounts of appropriations 31 and funding for costs necessary for the administration of 32 this Act and the Program. 33 (b) The Authority has those powers that are necessary to 34 carry out the purposes of this Act, including, without HB1886 Engrossed -4- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 limitation, the power to: 2 (1) appoint an Executive Director of the 3 Authority, who shall, subject to the provisions of this 4 Act, execute the powers and discharge the duties vested 5 by law in the Authority and administer the Kids Share 6 Endowment Program; 7 (2) employ agents and employees necessary to carry 8 out the purposes of this Act and fix their compensation, 9 benefits, terms, and conditions of employment; 10 (3) contract with not-for-profit and other outside 11 agencies for purposes of administering this Act, and 12 enforce the terms of any contract entered into, whether 13 in law or equity, or by other legal means; and 14 (4) adopt any rules necessary to implement this 15 Act. 16 Section 25. Applications for grants. 17 (a) The Kids Share Endowment Program shall provide money 18 to support local community collaborations through funding, 19 evaluation, and technical assistance. 20 (b) To be eligible to receive funding from the Kids 21 Share Endowment Program, a community collaboration must: 22 (1) Develop a strategic plan that addresses local 23 needs, maximizes resources, and builds on existing 24 strengths. The strategic plan must include: 25 (A) a description of goals and objectives 26 proposed to be obtained; 27 (B) a description of the programs, services, 28 and projects to be provided; 29 (C) a description of how measurable outcomes 30 of the programs, services, and projects will be 31 determined using appropriate, reliable indicators; 32 and 33 (D) a description of how the programs, 34 services, and projects will be integrated into a HB1886 Engrossed -5- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 consumer-oriented and easily accessible system. 2 (2) Demonstrate effective use of current federal, 3 State, and local dollars and why sufficient funding for 4 the proposal is not available through current traditional 5 funding streams. 6 (c) A successful community designed proposal for funding 7 may focus on these or other areas: 8 (1) enhancing the quality of existing services for 9 children, youth, and families; 10 (2) filling service gaps that current funding 11 streams do not address; 12 (3) promoting healthy social-emotional development 13 of children and youth; 14 (4) improving and developing facilities to service 15 children, youth, and their families; 16 (5) short term, one-time expenses; and 17 (6) pilot projects. 18 Section 30. Kids Share Endowment Program Fund. The Kids 19 Share Endowment Program Fund is created as a special fund in 20 the State Treasury. Moneys shall be transferred into the 21 Kids Share Endowment Program Fund from the Tobacco Settlement 22 Recovery Fund in accordance with Section 6z-43 of the State 23 Finance Act. All interest or other earnings that accrue from 24 investment of the Kids Share Endowment Program Fund moneys 25 shall be credited to the Kids Share Endowment Program Fund. 26 Moneys in the Fund may be expended, pursuant to 27 appropriation, for purposes consistent with the authority and 28 purposes specified by this Act. The Program may also receive 29 funding from private and other State or federal sources. 30 Section 90. The State Finance Act is amended by changing 31 Section 6z-43 and adding Section 5.545 as follows: HB1886 Engrossed -6- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 (30 ILCS 105/5.545 new) 2 Sec. 5.545. The Kids Share Endowment Program Fund. 3 (30 ILCS 105/6z-43) 4 Sec. 6z-43. Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund. 5 (a) There is created in the State Treasury a special 6 fund to be known as the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund, 7 into which shall be deposited all monies paid to the State 8 pursuant to (1) the Master Settlement Agreement entered in 9 the case of People of the State of Illinois v. Philip Morris, 10 et al. (Circuit Court of Cook County, No. 96-L13146) and (2) 11 any settlement with or judgment against any tobacco product 12 manufacturer other than one participating in the Master 13 Settlement Agreement in satisfaction of any released claim as 14 defined in the Master Settlement Agreement, as well as any 15 other monies as provided by law. All earnings on Fund 16 investments shall be deposited into the Fund. Upon the 17 creation of the Fund, the State Comptroller shall order the 18 State Treasurer to transfer into the Fund any monies paid to 19 the State as described in item (1) or (2) of this Section 20 before the creation of the Fund plus any interest earned on 21 the investment of those monies. The Treasurer may invest the 22 moneys in the Fund in the same manner, in the same types of 23 investments, and subject to the same limitations provided in 24 the Illinois Pension Code for the investment of pension funds 25 other than those established under Article 3 or 4 of the 26 Code. 27 (b) As soon as may be practical after June 30, 2001, the 28 State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall 29 transfer the unencumbered balance in the Tobacco Settlement 30 Recovery Fund as of June 30, 2001 into the Budget 31 Stabilization Fund. The Treasurer may invest the moneys in 32 the Budget Stabilization Fund in the same manner, in the same 33 types of investments, and subject to the same limitations HB1886 Engrossed -7- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 provided in the Illinois Pension Code for the investment of 2 pension funds other than those established under Article 3 or 3 4 of the Code. 4 (c) For the 6-year period beginning on July 1, 2002, as 5 soon as practical after July 1 of each year, the State 6 Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer 7 shall transfer from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund into 8 the Kids Share Endowment Program Fund the sum of $50,000,000 9 from deposits made into the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund 10 during the fiscal year immediately preceding July 1 of each 11 of these respective years. 12 (Source: P.A. 91-646, eff. 11-19-99; 91-704, eff. 7-1-00; 13 91-797, eff. 6-9-00; revised 6-28-00.) 14 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 15 becoming law.
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