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 Bill Status of HB3267  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-FOSTER CARE COMMISSION

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Rita Mayfield

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Napoleon Harris, III - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Patricia Van Pelt)

Hearings
Health Hearing May 18 2021 3:00PM www.ilga.gov Virtual Room 2 Springfield, IL


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Health

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Advisory Commission on Reducing the Disproportionate Representation of African-American Children in Foster Care Act. Creates the Advisory Commission on Reducing the Disproportionate Representation of African-American Children in Foster Care. Provides that the Commission shall be a coordinating and advocating body that acts on behalf of the interests of African-American children who are at risk of placement within the State's child welfare system. Requires the Commission to advise the Governor and the General Assembly, as well as work directly with State agencies, to identify factors contributing to the overrepresentation of African-American children in foster care; to collaborate with State agencies and other social services organizations to develop effective strategies, policies, services, and programs that are aimed at providing African-American children and their families with the resources and preventive services they need to stay out of foster care and the child welfare system; and to assist in the development of child welfare policies and practices that advance more equitable outcomes for African-American children and their families who have contact with the Department of Children and Family Services. Sets forth specific duties including: examining and developing strategies and policies to address reported racial disproportionality during key stages of the child welfare decision-making process; assisting in the development of cultural competency training programs for child welfare workers; and identifying best practices to safely increase the number of family or relative placements for African-American children. Contains provisions on Commission membership; meetings; and reporting requirements. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/23/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Human Services Committee; 014-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/15/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/15/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/16/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 113-000-000
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 27, 2021
  4/28/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  4/28/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/28/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/3/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Health
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt

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