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Public Act 094-0262




Public Act 094-0262
HB2408 Enrolled LRB094 07732 RXD 37910 b

    AN ACT concerning finance.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.640 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 105/5.640 new)
    Sec. 5.640. The Computer Investment Program Fund.
    Section 10. The Eliminate the Digital Divide Law is amended
by adding Sections 5-50 and 5-55 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 780/5-50 new)
    Sec. 5-50. Computer Investment Program.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department may
administer the Computer Investment Program under which the
Department may assist low-income families in 5 digital divide
impacted communities in the State, as determined by the
Department, in reimbursing a portion of the cost for a recently
purchased new or used home computer.
    (b) The grant awarded by the Department shall not exceed
$225 per applicant.
    (c) The applicant must show proof of purchase for the
computer in the form of a store receipt.
    (d) The Department shall prepare a store verification form
that must be filled out at the time of purchase by a store
manager or assistant manager. This form must be submitted to
the Department as part of the grant application.
    (e) To be eligible to apply for a grant under this Act, an
applicant must have a child that:
        (1) is enrolled in a public school in which not less
    than 40% of the students are eligible for a free or reduced
    price lunch under the national school lunch program, or in
    which not less than 30% of the students are eligible for a
    free lunch under the national school lunch program in this
        (2) receives free or reduced school lunch under the
    national school lunch program;
        (3) has a passing grade point average;
        (4) has a good attendance record;
        (5) has resided in this State for a minimum of 6
    months; and
        (6) completes a basic computer course at one of the
    community technology centers designated by the Department.
    (f) The Department shall adopt rules to implement and
administer the Program.
    (30 ILCS 780/5-55 new)
    Sec. 5-55. Computer Investment Program Fund. The Computer
Investment Program Fund is created as a special fund in the
State treasury. All moneys in the Fund shall be used, subject
to appropriation by the General Assembly, by the Department for
grants made under Section 5-50 of this Act.

Effective Date: 1/1/2006