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 Bill Status of HB0736  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Mike Fortner - Litesa E. Wallace - Sonya M. Harper - Juliana Stratton

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter - Donne E. Trotter - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/29/2017HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.50 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a small business grant program for public aid recipients who are interested in developing a new start-up business. Requires grant applicants to submit an initial business plan or proposal to the Department that clearly articulates the viability of the new start-up business and how the grant money will be used to develop the business. Provides that the Department shall use such application materials to determine an applicant's eligibility under the program, the grant amount to be awarded, if applicable, and the number of grants an eligible applicant will receive under the program. Provides that if an applicant is determined by the Department to be eligible for a small business grant, the applicant must submit to the Department every year that he or she participates in the program or applies for a new grant an updated business plan or proposal that demonstrates the continued viability or progress of the new start-up business. Requires the Department to adopt any rules necessary to implement the program, including rules on the minimum and maximum grant amounts awarded under the program, the number of grants an applicant may apply for or receive during a specified period of time, and application requirements.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
305 ILCS 5/12-4.50 new
Adds reference to:
305 ILCS 5/9-14 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Makes the small business grant program subject to appropriation and provides for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (rather than the Department of Human Services) to establish the program.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/27/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2017HouseAssigned to Economic Opportunity Committee
  2/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Economic Opportunity Committee
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Economic Opportunity Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/7/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Economic Opportunity Committee; 011-000-000
  3/8/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 104-004-000
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  3/16/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 28, 2017
  4/3/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/4/2017SenateFirst Reading
  4/4/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Commerce and Economic Development
  5/4/2017SenateDo Pass Commerce and Economic Development; 007-000-000
  5/4/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/29/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
  5/29/2017HousePassed Both Houses

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