093_HB2221sam002 LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2221 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 2221 by replacing 3 everything after the enacting clause with the following: 4 "Section 5. The Illinois Public Labor Relations Act is 5 amended by changing Section 3 as follows: 6 (5 ILCS 315/3) (from Ch. 48, par. 1603) 7 Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the 8 context otherwise requires: 9 (a) "Board" means the Illinois Labor Relations Board or, 10 with respect to a matter over which the jurisdiction of the 11 Board is assigned to the State Panel or the Local Panel under 12 Section 5, the panel having jurisdiction over the matter. 13 (b) "Collective bargaining" means bargaining over terms 14 and conditions of employment, including hours, wages, and 15 other conditions of employment, as detailed in Section 7 and 16 which are not excluded by Section 4. 17 (c) "Confidential employee" means an employee who, in 18 the regular course of his or her duties, assists and acts in 19 a confidential capacity to persons who formulate, determine, 20 and effectuate management policies with regard to labor 21 relations or who, in the regular course of his or her duties, 22 has authorized access to information relating to the -2- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 effectuation or review of the employer's collective 2 bargaining policies. 3 (d) "Craft employees" means skilled journeymen, crafts 4 persons, and their apprentices and helpers. 5 (e) "Essential services employees" means those public 6 employees performing functions so essential that the 7 interruption or termination of the function will constitute a 8 clear and present danger to the health and safety of the 9 persons in the affected community. 10 (f) "Exclusive representative", except with respect to 11 non-State fire fighters and paramedics employed by fire 12 departments and fire protection districts, non-State peace 13 officers, and peace officers in the Department of State 14 Police, means the labor organization that has been (i) 15 designated by the Board as the representative of a majority 16 of public employees in an appropriate bargaining unit in 17 accordance with the procedures contained in this Act, (ii) 18 historically recognized by the State of Illinois or any 19 political subdivision of the State before July 1, 1984 (the 20 effective date of this Act) as the exclusive representative 21 of the employees in an appropriate bargaining unit,
or(iii) 22 after July 1, 1984 (the effective date of this Act) 23 recognized by an employer upon evidence, acceptable to the 24 Board, that the labor organization has been designated as the 25 exclusive representative by a majority of the employees in an 26 appropriate bargaining unit; or (iv) recognized as the 27 exclusive representative of personal care attendants or 28 personal assistants under Executive Order 2003-8 prior to the 29 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General 30 Assembly, and the organization shall be considered to be the 31 exclusive representative of the personal care attendants or 32 personal assistants as defined in this Section. 33 With respect to non-State fire fighters and paramedics 34 employed by fire departments and fire protection districts, -3- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 non-State peace officers, and peace officers in the 2 Department of State Police, "exclusive representative" means 3 the labor organization that has been (i) designated by the 4 Board as the representative of a majority of peace officers 5 or fire fighters in an appropriate bargaining unit in 6 accordance with the procedures contained in this Act, (ii) 7 historically recognized by the State of Illinois or any 8 political subdivision of the State before January 1, 1986 9 (the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1985) as the 10 exclusive representative by a majority of the peace officers 11 or fire fighters in an appropriate bargaining unit, or (iii) 12 after January 1, 1986 (the effective date of this amendatory 13 Act of 1985) recognized by an employer upon evidence, 14 acceptable to the Board, that the labor organization has been 15 designated as the exclusive representative by a majority of 16 the peace officers or fire fighters in an appropriate 17 bargaining unit. 18 (g) "Fair share agreement" means an agreement between 19 the employer and an employee organization under which all or 20 any of the employees in a collective bargaining unit are 21 required to pay their proportionate share of the costs of the 22 collective bargaining process, contract administration, and 23 pursuing matters affecting wages, hours, and other conditions 24 of employment, but not to exceed the amount of dues uniformly 25 required of members. The amount certified by the exclusive 26 representative shall not include any fees for contributions 27 related to the election or support of any candidate for 28 political office. Nothing in this subsection (g) shall 29 preclude an employee from making voluntary political 30 contributions in conjunction with his or her fair share 31 payment. 32 (g-1) "Fire fighter" means, for the purposes of this Act 33 only, any person who has been or is hereafter appointed to a 34 fire department or fire protection district or employed by a -4- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 state university and sworn or commissioned to perform fire 2 fighter duties or paramedic duties, except that the following 3 persons are not included: part-time fire fighters, auxiliary, 4 reserve or voluntary fire fighters, including paid on-call 5 fire fighters, clerks and dispatchers or other civilian 6 employees of a fire department or fire protection district 7 who are not routinely expected to perform fire fighter 8 duties, or elected officials. 9 (g-2) "General Assembly of the State of Illinois" means 10 the legislative branch of the government of the State of 11 Illinois, as provided for under Article IV of the 12 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and includes but is 13 not limited to the House of Representatives, the Senate, the 14 Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader 15 of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, 16 the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Joint Committee on 17 Legislative Support Services and any legislative support 18 services agency listed in the Legislative Commission 19 Reorganization Act of 1984. 20 (h) "Governing body" means, in the case of the State, 21 the State Panel of the Illinois Labor Relations Board, the 22 Director of the Department of Central Management Services, 23 and the Director of the Department of Labor; the county board 24 in the case of a county; the corporate authorities in the 25 case of a municipality; and the appropriate body authorized 26 to provide for expenditures of its funds in the case of any 27 other unit of government. 28 (i) "Labor organization" means any organization in which 29 public employees participate and that exists for the purpose, 30 in whole or in part, of dealing with a public employer 31 concerning wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of 32 employment, including the settlement of grievances. 33 (j) "Managerial employee" means an individual who is 34 engaged predominantly in executive and management functions -5- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 and is charged with the responsibility of directing the 2 effectuation of management policies and practices. 3 (k) "Peace officer" means, for the purposes of this Act 4 only, any persons who have been or are hereafter appointed to 5 a police force, department, or agency and sworn or 6 commissioned to perform police duties, except that the 7 following persons are not included: part-time police 8 officers, special police officers, auxiliary police as 9 defined by Section 3.1-30-20 of the Illinois Municipal Code, 10 night watchmen, "merchant police", court security officers as 11 defined by Section 3-6012.1 of the Counties Code, temporary 12 employees, traffic guards or wardens, civilian parking meter 13 and parking facilities personnel or other individuals 14 specially appointed to aid or direct traffic at or near 15 schools or public functions or to aid in civil defense or 16 disaster, parking enforcement employees who are not 17 commissioned as peace officers and who are not armed and who 18 are not routinely expected to effect arrests, parking lot 19 attendants, clerks and dispatchers or other civilian 20 employees of a police department who are not routinely 21 expected to effect arrests, or elected officials. 22 (l) "Person" includes one or more individuals, labor 23 organizations, public employees, associations, corporations, 24 legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, 25 receivers, or the State of Illinois or any political 26 subdivision of the State or governing body, but does not 27 include the General Assembly of the State of Illinois or any 28 individual employed by the General Assembly of the State of 29 Illinois. 30 (m) "Professional employee" means any employee engaged 31 in work predominantly intellectual and varied in character 32 rather than routine mental, manual, mechanical or physical 33 work; involving the consistent exercise of discretion and 34 adjustment in its performance; of such a character that the -6- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 output produced or the result accomplished cannot be 2 standardized in relation to a given period of time; and 3 requiring advanced knowledge in a field of science or 4 learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of 5 specialized intellectual instruction and study in an 6 institution of higher learning or a hospital, as 7 distinguished from a general academic education or from 8 apprenticeship or from training in the performance of routine 9 mental, manual, or physical processes; or any employee who 10 has completed the courses of specialized intellectual 11 instruction and study prescribed in this subsection (m) and 12 is performing related work under the supervision of a 13 professional person to qualify to become a professional 14 employee as defined in this subsection (m). 15 (n) "Public employee" or "employee", for the purposes of 16 this Act, means any individual employed by a public employer, 17 including interns and residents at public hospitals and, as 18 of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd 19 General Assembly, but not before, personal care attendants 20 and personal assistants working under the Home Services 21 Program under Section 3 of the Disabled Persons 22 Rehabilitation Act, but excluding all of the following: 23 employees of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois; 24 elected officials; executive heads of a department; members 25 of boards or commissions; employees of any agency, board or 26 commission created by this Act; employees appointed to State 27 positions of a temporary or emergency nature; all employees 28 of school districts and higher education institutions except 29 firefighters and peace officers employed by a state 30 university; managerial employees; short-term employees; 31 confidential employees; independent contractors; and 32 supervisors except as provided in this Act. 33 Notwithstanding Section 9, subsection (c), or any other 34 provisions of this Act, all peace officers above the rank of -7- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 captain in municipalities with more than 1,000,000 2 inhabitants shall be excluded from this Act. 3 (o) "Public employer" or "employer" means the State of 4 Illinois; any political subdivision of the State, unit of 5 local government or school district; authorities including 6 departments, divisions, bureaus, boards, commissions, or 7 other agencies of the foregoing entities; and any person 8 acting within the scope of his or her authority, express or 9 implied, on behalf of those entities in dealing with its 10 employees. As of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 11 the 93rd General Assembly, but not before, the State of 12 Illinois shall be considered the employer of the personal 13 care attendants and personal assistants working under the 14 Home Services Program under Section 3 of the Disabled Persons 15 Rehabilitation Act. "Public employer" or "employer" as used 16 in this Act, however, does not mean and shall not include the 17 General Assembly of the State of Illinois and educational 18 employers or employers as defined in the Illinois Educational 19 Labor Relations Act, except with respect to a state 20 university in its employment of firefighters and peace 21 officers. County boards and county sheriffs shall be 22 designated as joint or co-employers of county peace officers 23 appointed under the authority of a county sheriff. Nothing 24 in this subsection (o) shall be construed to prevent the 25 State Panel or the Local Panel from determining that 26 employers are joint or co-employers. 27 (p) "Security employee" means an employee who is 28 responsible for the supervision and control of inmates at 29 correctional facilities. The term also includes other 30 non-security employees in bargaining units having the 31 majority of employees being responsible for the supervision 32 and control of inmates at correctional facilities. 33 (q) "Short-term employee" means an employee who is 34 employed for less than 2 consecutive calendar quarters during -8- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 a calendar year and who does not have a reasonable assurance 2 that he or she will be rehired by the same employer for the 3 same service in a subsequent calendar year. 4 (r) "Supervisor" is an employee whose principal work is 5 substantially different from that of his or her subordinates 6 and who has authority, in the interest of the employer, to 7 hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, 8 direct, reward, or discipline employees, to adjust their 9 grievances, or to effectively recommend any of those actions, 10 if the exercise of that authority is not of a merely routine 11 or clerical nature, but requires the consistent use of 12 independent judgment. Except with respect to police 13 employment, the term "supervisor" includes only those 14 individuals who devote a preponderance of their employment 15 time to exercising that authority, State supervisors 16 notwithstanding. In addition, in determining supervisory 17 status in police employment, rank shall not be determinative. 18 The Board shall consider, as evidence of bargaining unit 19 inclusion or exclusion, the common law enforcement policies 20 and relationships between police officer ranks and 21 certification under applicable civil service law, ordinances, 22 personnel codes, or Division 2.1 of Article 10 of the 23 Illinois Municipal Code, but these factors shall not be the 24 sole or predominant factors considered by the Board in 25 determining police supervisory status. 26 Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding 27 paragraph, in determining supervisory status in fire fighter 28 employment, no fire fighter shall be excluded as a supervisor 29 who has established representation rights under Section 9 of 30 this Act. Further, in new fire fighter units, employees 31 shall consist of fire fighters of the rank of company officer 32 and below. If a company officer otherwise qualifies as a 33 supervisor under the preceding paragraph, however, he or she 34 shall not be included in the fire fighter unit. If there is -9- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 no rank between that of chief and the highest company 2 officer, the employer may designate a position on each shift 3 as a Shift Commander, and the persons occupying those 4 positions shall be supervisors. All other ranks above that 5 of company officer shall be supervisors. 6 (s) (1) "Unit" means a class of jobs or positions that 7 are held by employees whose collective interests may 8 suitably be represented by a labor organization for 9 collective bargaining. Except with respect to non-State 10 fire fighters and paramedics employed by fire departments 11 and fire protection districts, non-State peace officers, 12 and peace officers in the Department of State Police, a 13 bargaining unit determined by the Board shall not include 14 both employees and supervisors, or supervisors only, 15 except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection 16 (s) and except for bargaining units in existence on July 17 1, 1984 (the effective date of this Act). With respect 18 to non-State fire fighters and paramedics employed by 19 fire departments and fire protection districts, non-State 20 peace officers, and peace officers in the Department of 21 State Police, a bargaining unit determined by the Board 22 shall not include both supervisors and nonsupervisors, or 23 supervisors only, except as provided in paragraph (2) of 24 this subsection (s) and except for bargaining units in 25 existence on January 1, 1986 (the effective date of this 26 amendatory Act of 1985). A bargaining unit determined by 27 the Board to contain peace officers shall contain no 28 employees other than peace officers unless otherwise 29 agreed to by the employer and the labor organization or 30 labor organizations involved. Notwithstanding any other 31 provision of this Act, a bargaining unit, including a 32 historical bargaining unit, containing sworn peace 33 officers of the Department of Natural Resources (formerly 34 designated the Department of Conservation) shall contain -10- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 no employees other than such sworn peace officers upon 2 the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990 or upon 3 the expiration date of any collective bargaining 4 agreement in effect upon the effective date of this 5 amendatory Act of 1990 covering both such sworn peace 6 officers and other employees. 7 (2) Notwithstanding the exclusion of supervisors 8 from bargaining units as provided in paragraph (1) of 9 this subsection (s), a public employer may agree to 10 permit its supervisory employees to form bargaining units 11 and may bargain with those units. This Act shall apply 12 if the public employer chooses to bargain under this 13 subsection. 14 (Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 15 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.) 16 Section 10. The Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act is 17 amended by changing Section 3 as follows: 18 (20 ILCS 2405/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 3434) 19 Sec. 3. Powers and duties. The Department shall have the 20 powers and duties enumerated herein: 21 (a) To co-operate with the federal government in the 22 administration of the provisions of the federal 23 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, of the Workforce 24 Investment Act of 1998, and of the federal Social Security 25 Act to the extent and in the manner provided in these Acts. 26 (b) To prescribe and supervise such courses of 27 vocational training and provide such other services as may be 28 necessary for the habilitation and rehabilitation of persons 29 with one or more disabilities, including the administrative 30 activities under subsection (e) of this Section, and to 31 co-operate with State and local school authorities and other 32 recognized agencies engaged in habilitation, rehabilitation -11- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 and comprehensive rehabilitation services; and to cooperate 2 with the Department of Children and Family Services regarding 3 the care and education of children with one or more 4 disabilities. 5 (c) (Blank). 6 (d) To report in writing, to the Governor, annually on 7 or before the first day of December, and at such other times 8 and in such manner and upon such subjects as the Governor may 9 require. The annual report shall contain (1) a statement of 10 the existing condition of comprehensive rehabilitation 11 services, habilitation and rehabilitation in the State; (2) a 12 statement of suggestions and recommendations with reference 13 to the development of comprehensive rehabilitation services, 14 habilitation and rehabilitation in the State; and (3) an 15 itemized statement of the amounts of money received from 16 federal, State and other sources, and of the objects and 17 purposes to which the respective items of these several 18 amounts have been devoted. 19 (e) (Blank). 20 (f) To establish a program of services to prevent 21 unnecessary institutionalization of persons with Alzheimer's 22 disease and related disorders or persons in need of long term 23 care who are established as blind or disabled as defined by 24 the Social Security Act, thereby enabling them to remain in 25 their own homes or other living arrangements. Such preventive 26 services may include, but are not limited to, any or all of 27 the following: 28 (1) home health services; 29 (2) home nursing services; 30 (3) homemaker services; 31 (4) chore and housekeeping services; 32 (5) day care services; 33 (6) home-delivered meals; 34 (7) education in self-care; -12- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 (8) personal care services; 2 (9) adult day health services; 3 (10) habilitation services; 4 (11) respite care; or 5 (12) other nonmedical social services that may 6 enable the person to become self-supporting. 7 The Department shall establish eligibility standards for 8 such services taking into consideration the unique economic 9 and social needs of the population for whom they are to be 10 provided. Such eligibility standards may be based on the 11 recipient's ability to pay for services; provided, however, 12 that any portion of a person's income that is equal to or 13 less than the "protected income" level shall not be 14 considered by the Department in determining eligibility. The 15 "protected income" level shall be determined by the 16 Department, shall never be less than the federal poverty 17 standard, and shall be adjusted each year to reflect changes 18 in the Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers as 19 determined by the United States Department of Labor. 20 Additionally, in determining the amount and nature of 21 services for which a person may qualify, consideration shall 22 not be given to the value of cash, property or other assets 23 held in the name of the person's spouse pursuant to a written 24 agreement dividing marital property into equal but separate 25 shares or pursuant to a transfer of the person's interest in 26 a home to his spouse, provided that the spouse's share of the 27 marital property is not made available to the person seeking 28 such services. 29 The services shall be provided to eligible persons to 30 prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization, to the 31 extent that the cost of the services, together with the other 32 personal maintenance expenses of the persons, are reasonably 33 related to the standards established for care in a group 34 facility appropriate to their condition. These -13- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 non-institutional services, pilot projects or experimental 2 facilities may be provided as part of or in addition to those 3 authorized by federal law or those funded and administered by 4 the Illinois Department on Aging. 5 Personal care attendants shall be paid: 6 (i) A $5 per hour minimum rate beginning July 1, 7 1995. 8 (ii) A $5.30 per hour minimum rate beginning July 9 1, 1997. 10 (iii) A $5.40 per hour minimum rate beginning July 11 1, 1998. 12 Personal care attendants and personal assistants 13 providing services under the Department's Home Services 14 Program shall be considered to be public employees and the 15 State of Illinois shall be considered to be their employer as 16 of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd 17 General Assembly. 18 The Department shall execute, relative to the nursing 19 home prescreening project, as authorized by Section 4.03 of 20 the Illinois Act on the Aging, written inter-agency 21 agreements with the Department on Aging and the Department of 22 Public Aid, to effect the following: (i) intake procedures 23 and common eligibility criteria for those persons who are 24 receiving non-institutional services; and (ii) the 25 establishment and development of non-institutional services 26 in areas of the State where they are not currently available 27 or are undeveloped. On and after July 1, 1996, all nursing 28 home prescreenings for individuals 18 through 59 years of age 29 shall be conducted by the Department. 30 The Department is authorized to establish a system of 31 recipient cost-sharing for services provided under this 32 Section. The cost-sharing shall be based upon the 33 recipient's ability to pay for services, but in no case shall 34 the recipient's share exceed the actual cost of the services -14- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 provided. Protected income shall not be considered by the 2 Department in its determination of the recipient's ability to 3 pay a share of the cost of services. The level of 4 cost-sharing shall be adjusted each year to reflect changes 5 in the "protected income" level. The Department shall deduct 6 from the recipient's share of the cost of services any money 7 expended by the recipient for disability-related expenses. 8 The Department, or the Department's authorized 9 representative, shall recover the amount of moneys expended 10 for services provided to or in behalf of a person under this 11 Section by a claim against the person's estate or against the 12 estate of the person's surviving spouse, but no recovery may 13 be had until after the death of the surviving spouse, if any, 14 and then only at such time when there is no surviving child 15 who is under age 21, blind, or permanently and totally 16 disabled. This paragraph, however, shall not bar recovery, 17 at the death of the person, of moneys for services provided 18 to the person or in behalf of the person under this Section 19 to which the person was not entitled; provided that such 20 recovery shall not be enforced against any real estate while 21 it is occupied as a homestead by the surviving spouse or 22 other dependent, if no claims by other creditors have been 23 filed against the estate, or, if such claims have been filed, 24 they remain dormant for failure of prosecution or failure of 25 the claimant to compel administration of the estate for the 26 purpose of payment. This paragraph shall not bar recovery 27 from the estate of a spouse, under Sections 1915 and 1924 of 28 the Social Security Act and Section 5-4 of the Illinois 29 Public Aid Code, who precedes a person receiving services 30 under this Section in death. All moneys for services paid to 31 or in behalf of the person under this Section shall be 32 claimed for recovery from the deceased spouse's estate. 33 "Homestead", as used in this paragraph, means the dwelling 34 house and contiguous real estate occupied by a surviving -15- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 spouse or relative, as defined by the rules and regulations 2 of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, regardless of the 3 value of the property. 4 The Department and the Department on Aging shall 5 cooperate in the development and submission of an annual 6 report on programs and services provided under this Section. 7 Such joint report shall be filed with the Governor and the 8 General Assembly on or before March 30 each year. 9 The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly 10 shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the 11 Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of 12 Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and 13 the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research 14 Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly 15 Organization Act, and filing additional copies with the State 16 Government Report Distribution Center for the General 17 Assembly as required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the 18 State Library Act. 19 (g) To establish such subdivisions of the Department as 20 shall be desirable and assign to the various subdivisions the 21 responsibilities and duties placed upon the Department by 22 law. 23 (h) To cooperate and enter into any necessary agreements 24 with the Department of Employment Security for the provision 25 of job placement and job referral services to clients of the 26 Department, including job service registration of such 27 clients with Illinois Employment Security offices and making 28 job listings maintained by the Department of Employment 29 Security available to such clients. 30 (i) To possess all powers reasonable and necessary for 31 the exercise and administration of the powers, duties and 32 responsibilities of the Department which are provided for by 33 law. 34 (j) To establish a procedure whereby new providers of -16- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 personal care attendant services shall submit vouchers to the 2 State for payment two times during their first month of 3 employment and one time per month thereafter. In no case 4 shall the Department pay personal care attendants an hourly 5 wage that is less than the federal minimum wage. 6 (k) To provide adequate notice to providers of chore and 7 housekeeping services informing them that they are entitled 8 to an interest payment on bills which are not promptly paid 9 pursuant to Section 3 of the State Prompt Payment Act. 10 (l) To establish, operate and maintain a Statewide 11 Housing Clearinghouse of information on available, government 12 subsidized housing accessible to disabled persons and 13 available privately owned housing accessible to disabled 14 persons. The information shall include but not be limited to 15 the location, rental requirements, access features and 16 proximity to public transportation of available housing. The 17 Clearinghouse shall consist of at least a computerized 18 database for the storage and retrieval of information and a 19 separate or shared toll free telephone number for use by 20 those seeking information from the Clearinghouse. Department 21 offices and personnel throughout the State shall also assist 22 in the operation of the Statewide Housing Clearinghouse. 23 Cooperation with local, State and federal housing managers 24 shall be sought and extended in order to frequently and 25 promptly update the Clearinghouse's information. 26 (m) To assure that the names and case records of persons 27 who received or are receiving services from the Department, 28 including persons receiving vocational rehabilitation, home 29 services, or other services, and those attending one of the 30 Department's schools or other supervised facility shall be 31 confidential and not be open to the general public. Those 32 case records and reports or the information contained in 33 those records and reports shall be disclosed by the Director 34 only to proper law enforcement officials, individuals -17- LRB093 06402 BDD 15545 a 1 authorized by a court, the General Assembly or any committee 2 or commission of the General Assembly, and other persons and 3 for reasons as the Director designates by rule. Disclosure 4 by the Director may be only in accordance with other 5 applicable law. 6 (Source: P.A. 91-540, eff. 8-13-99; 92-84, eff. 7-1-02.) 7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 8 becoming law.".