093_HB3003 LRB093 07423 DRJ 07587 b 1 AN ACT in relation to public aid. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 5 adding Section 9A-11.10 as follows: 6 (305 ILCS 5/9A-11.10 new) 7 Sec. 9A-11.10. Child care during non-traditional working 8 hours. 9 (a) In this Section, "non-traditional working hours" 10 means any time other than the period from 7:00 a.m. through 11 6:00 p.m. 12 (b) The Department of Human Services shall select 2 13 providers of child care services to offer such services 14 during non-traditional working hours. Each provider must be 15 located in an area of the State with a high concentration of 16 persons whose employment requires them to work during 17 non-traditional working hours. One provider must be located 18 in the Chicago metropolitan area, and the other must be 19 located a county other than Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, 20 DuPage, or Will. The Department shall pay a cash bonus to 21 each provider in addition to the rates otherwise paid for 22 child care services under Section 9A-11. The Department may 23 also offer other incentives to each provider to secure the 24 provision of child care services during non-traditional 25 working hours. 26 (c) The Department of Human Services shall also 27 investigate other methods of encouraging providers of child 28 care services to offer such services during non-traditional 29 working hours. These methods must include, but need not be 30 limited to, the following: 31 (1) Providing special mentoring, training, and -2- LRB093 07423 DRJ 07587 b 1 technical assistance to prospective and current providers 2 of child care services who are willing to provide such 3 services during non-traditional working hours. 4 (2) Offering small grants or loans, or both, as an 5 incentive to become a licensed provider of child care 6 services and to provide such services during 7 non-traditional working hours. 8 (3) Training public aid recipients to become 9 licensed caregivers. 10 (4) Encouraging the formation of networks of 11 family-home and child-care-center providers of child care 12 services located in communities where there are a large 13 number of persons whose employment requires them to work 14 during non-traditional working hours. 15 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 16 becoming law.