92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0373
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CHLD & FAM SRVCS ACT-CHILDCARE                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Children and Family Services Act.  Provides  that  the      
   Department  of  Human  Services shall include, in its annual report to      
   the General Assembly regarding child care  issues,  an  assessment  of      
   working  condition improvements required to attract capable caregivers      
   and a determination by the Department of  the  adequacy  of  day  care      
   facility  pay and benefit packages in assuring quality care.  Provides      
   that the Department shall include in its day care planning  activities      
   priorities  a plan to create more child care slots and improve quality      
   and accessibility of child care, the provision of grants to  encourage      
   the  creation  and  expansion  of  child  care  centers  in  high need      
   communities, the creation of more  child  care  options  for  off-hour      
   workers  and  working  women  with  sick  children,  encouragement  to      
   companies  to  provide child care, strategies for subsidizing students      
   pursuing degrees in the child care field, and support service programs      
   that assist teen parents to continue and complete their education.          
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that the report shall include an assessment,  based  on       
   the  survey,  of  improvements  in  employee benefits that may attract      
   capable caregivers  (now,  an  assessment  of  any  working  condition      
   improvements  required  to attract capable caregivers).  Provides that      
   the report shall include a comparison to the wages  and  salaries  and      
   fringe benefits paid to caregivers throughout the State with similarly      
   qualified  employees  in  other  but related fields (now, requires the      
   Department to determine the adequacy of  those  wages,  salaries,  and      
   benefits in assuring the provision of quality child care).  Removes as      
   a  priority  that  the  day  care planning activities conducted by the      
   Department provide for maximum  employment  of  recipients  of  public      
   assistance  in  the day care centers and homes operated in conjunction      
   with short-term work training programs.  Provides that the  Department      
   shall  prioritize  the  continuation and expansion of service programs      
   (now, support service programs) that assist teen parents  to  continue      
   and  complete  their education.  Provides that emphasis shall be given      
   to services for participation in any program (now, the Project  Chance      
   program) of job training conducted by the Department of Human Ser-          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          20 ILCS 2605/2605-480 new                                            
        Amends  the  Department  of  State  Police  Law  of   the   Civil      
   Administrative Code of Illinois.  Requires the Department to develop a      
   coordinated  program  for  a statewide emergency alert when a child is      
   missing or kidnapped.                                                       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          5 ILCS 120/1.02                 from Ch. 102, par. 41.02             
          5 ILCS 140/2                    from Ch. 116, par. 202               
          20 ILCS 515/10                                                       
          20 ILCS 515/15                                                       
          20 ILCS 515/30                                                       
          20 ILCS 515/35                                                       
          20 ILCS 515/40 new                                                   
        Deletes everything.  Reinserts the  provisions  of  the  bill  as      
   amended  by  House  Amendment  No.  1  and  further amends the bill as      
   follows.  Amends  the  Child  Death  Review  Team  Act.   Creates  the      
   Illinois  Death  Review  Teams  Executive  Council  to  coordinate and      
   oversee Illinois' child death  review  teams.   Lists  duties  of  the      
   Executive  Council.  Provides that the Director of Children and Family      
   Services shall consult with  the  Executive  Council  when  appointing      
   child  death review teams.  Requires the State to indemnify members of      
   the Executive Council. Provides that when a child  death  review  team      
   does   not  operate  in  accordance  with  established  protocol,  the      
   Director, in consultation with the Executive Council,  must  take  any      
   necessary actions to bring the team into compliance with the protocol.      
   Amends  the  Open  Meetings  Act and the Freedom of Information Act to      
   exempt the Illinois Child Death Review Teams  Executive  Council  from      
   the  provisions of those Acts.  Makes other changes. Adds an immediate      
   effective date.                                                             
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0468

   Last action date: AUG-22-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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