HB3003 Engrossed                     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.  Tiered-reimbursement  rate  system   for
 8    child care providers.
 9        (a)  Subject   to   a  specific  appropriation  for  this
10    purpose, the Department of  Human  Services  shall  create  a
11    tiered-reimbursement  rate  system  for child care providers.
12    The purpose of this tiered-reimbursement rate  system  is  to
13    establish a set of performance standards that provide support
14    and  economic  incentives to help programs meet the standards
15    that help children grow and learn. This system shall  further
16    help families identify high quality child care programs.
17        (b)  The  Department shall convene a working committee of
18    its standing Child and Development Advisory Council to create
19    the tiered-reimbursement rate system. The  working  committee
20    shall  consist  of  experts  from  the  child  care and early
21    childhood education fields.

22        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
23    becoming law.