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Public Act 099-0853





Public Act 099-0853
SB2532 EnrolledLRB099 15936 KTG 40253 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Military Veterans Assistance Act is amended
by changing Section 9 as follows:
    (330 ILCS 45/9)  (from Ch. 23, par. 3089)
    Sec. 9. Veterans Assistance Commission.
    (a) In counties having 2 or more posts, camps, chapters or
detachments of military veterans organizations as may be
recognized by law, a central assistance committee may be
organized to be known as the Veterans Assistance Commission of
such county, composed of delegates one delegate and alternates
one alternate from a majority each of such posts, camps, units,
and chapters or ship selected annually as determined by each
post, ship, camp, or chapter. When so organized a commission
shall be clothed with all the powers and charged with all the
duties theretofore devolving upon the different posts and
chapters as provided in Section 2.
        (1) Beginning on January 1, 2017, and every January 1
    thereafter, all Veterans Assistance Commissions shall
    publish a notice to each post, camp, unit, chapter, ship,
    or detachment of a military veterans organization within
    their respective county calling on them to select delegates
    and alternates for that county's Veterans Assistance
    Commission by the methods provided in this subsection. The
    Veterans Assistance Commissions shall allow each post,
    camp, unit, chapter, ship, or detachment of a military
    veterans organization 60 days to respond.
        (2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), posts, camps,
    units, chapters, ships, or detachments of a military
    veterans organization shall be permitted to select one
    delegate and one alternate.
        (3) In counties with 5 or more posts, camps, units,
    chapters, ships, or detachments of the same military
    veterans organization, all the constituent posts, camps,
    units, chapters, ships, or detachments of such military
    organizations shall be permitted to select a single
    delegate and single alternate to represent that military
    veterans organization instead of each constituent post,
    camp, unit, chapter, ship, or detachment selecting one
    delegate and one alternate. For the purposes of meeting the
    majority requirement of this subsection, when the
    constituent groups of a military veterans organization
    choose to select a single delegate and single alternate,
    the single delegate and single alternate shall represent
    the aggregate percentage of the constituent groups.
    (b) The Commission superintendent and the president or
chairman of the county board, or some other county officer
appointed by him, shall have general oversight of the
distribution of all moneys and supplies appropriated by the
county for the benefit of military veterans and their families,
subject to such rules, regulations, administrative procedures
or audit reviews as are necessary as approved by the county
board to carry out the spirit and intent of this Act. No
warrant authorized under this Act may be issued for the payment
of money without the presentation of an itemized statement or
claim, approved by the superintendent of the Commission.
    If general assistance funds are allocated to a county for
assistance to military veterans and their families as provided
in the Illinois Public Aid Code, the administration of such
funds and of county tax funds levied for such purpose as
provided in Section 5-2006 of the Counties Code shall be
subject to the supervision of the Department of Human Services
in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Public Aid
Code. The superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission
must comply with the procedures and regulations adopted by the
Veterans Assistance Commission and the regulations of the
Department of Human Services. To further the intent of this Act
of assisting military veterans, this Act is to be construed so
that the Veterans Assistance Commission shall provide needed
services to eligible veterans.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/19/2016