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Public Act 100-0079


Public Act 0079 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0079
SB0084 EnrolledLRB100 04252 KTG 15712 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
by adding Section 1-65 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 1305/1-65 new)
    Sec. 1-65. Intellectual and Developmental Disability Home
and Community-Based Services Task Force.
    (a) The Secretary of Human Services shall appoint a task
force to review current and potential federal funds for home
and community-based service options for individuals with
intellectual or developmental disabilities. The task force
shall consist of all of the following persons:
        (1) The Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
    designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the task force.
        (2) One representative of the Department of Healthcare
    and Family Services.
        (3) Six persons selected from recommendations of
    organizations whose membership consists of providers
    within the intellectual and developmental disabilities
    service delivery system.
        (4) Two persons who are guardians or family members of
    individuals with intellectual or developmental
    disabilities and who do not have responsibility for
    management or formation of policy regarding the programs
    subject to review.
        (5) Two persons selected from the recommendations of
    consumer organizations that engage in advocacy or legal
    representation on behalf of individuals with intellectual
    or developmental disabilities.
        (6) Three persons who self-identify as individuals
    with intellectual or developmental disabilities and who
    are engaged in advocacy for the rights of individuals with
    disabilities. If these persons require supports in the form
    of reasonable accommodations in order to participate, such
    supports shall be provided.
    The task force shall also consist of the following members
appointed as follows:
        (A) One member of the Senate appointed by the President
    of the Senate.
        (B) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate.
        (C) One member of the House of Representatives
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
        (D) One member of the House of Representatives
    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
    (b) The task force shall review: the current federal
Medicaid matching funds for services provided in the State;
ways to maximize federal supports for the current services
provided, including attendant services, housing, and other
services to promote independent living; options that require
federal approval and federal funding; ways to minimize the
impact of constituents awaiting services; and all avenues to
utilize federal funding involving home and community-based
services identified by the task force. The Department shall
provide administrative support to the task force.
    (c) The appointments to the task force must be made by July
1, 2017. Task force members shall receive no compensation. The
task force must hold at least 4 hearings. The task force shall
report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly no
later than July 1, 2018, and, upon filing its report, the task
force is dissolved.
    (d) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2019.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/11/2017