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 Bill Status of SB2628  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CHILD WELFARE WORKFORCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison

House Sponsors
(Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Patricia R. Bellock - Stephanie A. Kifowit - Tom Demmer and Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/1.1from Ch. 23, par. 5001.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 505/1.1
Adds reference to:
New Act

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Strengthening the Child Welfare Workforce for Children and Families Act. Establishes the Task Force on Strengthening the Child Welfare Workforce for Children and Families to: (1) perform a policy and literature review regarding compensation and caseload standards in the field of child welfare, staff turnover rates, and the impact compensation, caseload, and staff turnover have on achieving safety and timely permanency for children; (2) survey employers in the public and private sector to determine (i) how many child welfare service jobs exist, (ii) the compensation paid to child welfare workers, (iii) the rate of turnover for child welfare workers, and (iv) other matters; (3) conduct a detailed time log analysis for child welfare workers to determine how much time is available to complete each administrative task and how much time is actually spent to complete each administrative task; and (4) develop recommendations on how to (i) improve the recruitment and retention of child welfare workers; and (ii) reduce the turnover rates for child welfare workers. Contains provisions concerning the composition of the Task Force, Task Force meetings, reporting requirements, and other matters. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Strengthening the Child Welfare Workforce for Children and Families Act. Establishes the Task Force on Strengthening the Child Welfare Workforce for Children and Families to: (1) perform a policy and literature review regarding compensation and caseload standards in the field of child welfare, staff turnover rates, and the impact compensation, caseload, and staff turnover have on achieving safety and timely permanency for children; (2) survey employers in the public and private sector to determine (i) how many child welfare service jobs exist, (ii) the compensation paid to child welfare workers, (iii) the rate of turnover for child welfare workers, and (iv) other matters; (3) conduct a detailed time log analysis for child welfare workers to determine how much time is available to complete each administrative task and how much time is actually spent to complete each administrative task; and (4) develop recommendations on how to (i) improve the recruitment and retention of child welfare workers; and (ii) reduce the turnover rates for child welfare workers. Contains provisions concerning the composition of the Task Force, Task Force meetings, reporting requirements, and other matters. Provides that reports to the General Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2021. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Children and Family Research Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (rather than the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority) shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force on Strengthening the Child Welfare Workforce for Children and Families. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall engage the services of a university-based consultant (rather than hire an independent consultant) to aid in the collection, cataloguing, and analysis of child welfare data and whose services shall conclude when the Task Force submits its final report to the General Assembly and the Governor (rather then when the Task Force is dissolved).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/8/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/4/2018SenateAssigned to Human Services
  4/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Human Services
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/11/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Services; 007-000-000
  4/11/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2018
  4/13/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/18/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/18/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 19, 2018
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Human Services; 008-000-000
  4/25/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Morrison
  4/25/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/25/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/26/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/26/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/7/2018HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  5/8/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/8/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/16/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/16/2018HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 012-000-000
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/17/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/18/2018HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/18/2018HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/18/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

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