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Public Act 095-0068




Public Act 095-0068
HB0570 Enrolled LRB095 07156 HLH 27284 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 Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by
adding Section 4.08 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 105/4.08 new)
    Sec. 4.08. Rural and small town meals program. Subject to
appropriation, the Department may establish a program to ensure
the availability of congregate or home-delivered meals in
communities with populations of under 5,000 that are not
located within the large urban counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane,
Lake, or Will.
    The Department may meet these requirements by entering into
agreements with Area Agencies on Aging or Department designees,
which shall in turn enter into grants or contractual agreements
with such local entities as restaurants, cafes, churches,
facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the
Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or the Hospital
Licensing Act, facilities certified by the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services, senior centers, or Older
American Act designated nutrition service providers.
    First consideration shall be given to entities that can
cost effectively meet the needs of seniors in the community by
preparing the food locally.
    In no instance shall funds provided pursuant to this
Section be used to replace funds allocated to a given area or
program as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
95th General Assembly.
    The Department shall establish guidelines and standards by
administrative rule, which shall include submission of an
expenditure plan by the recipient of the funds.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2007