Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall develop an appropriate licensing and monitoring system that recognizes the unique population and programming for youth served by the Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services program. Provides that the Department shall maintain licensing staff who are knowledgeable of Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services program standards, as set forth by the Department of Human Services. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall be responsible for the development and implementation of training curriculum for host homes that recognizes the unique population and programming of youth served in Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services. Provides that host homes licensed by the Department shall not be utilized for a child who is a youth in care of the Department. Defines "host homes". Effective July 1, 2021.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. In provisions concerning recovery of the costs associated with the purchase of zero emission credits from zero emission facilities, authorizes the collection of certain charges relating to renewable resources through the delivery year beginning June 1, 2021 (rather than beginning June 1, 2019). Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall not conduct an annual review, reconciliation, and true-up associated with renewable energy resources' collections and costs through delivery years commencing June 1, 2022 (rather than through June 1, 2020) and shall instead conduct a single review, reconciliation, and true-up associated with renewable energy resources' collections and costs for the period beginning June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2023 (rather than ending May 31, 2021), provided that the review, reconciliation, and true-up shall not be initiated until after August 31, 2023 (rather than after August 31, 2021). Provides that the Illinois Power Agency shall file an update to the revised long-term renewable resources procurement plan, which shall be referred to as the Emergency Relief for Renewable Jobs Program, within 15 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the update to the revised long-term renewable resources procurement plan shall, at a minimum, provide for procurement of additional renewable energy credits from the categories of the Adjustable Block Program, with the remaining 25% allocated to the procurement of renewable energy credits from the categories of the Adjustable Block Program that are sourced from or the balance of the project developed by businesses that are owned by minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities and procurement of renewable energy credits from new utility-scale wind projects, new utility-scale solar projects, and new brownfield site photovoltaic projects. Provides that any company that receives a renewable energy credit contract from the Emergency Relief for Renewable Jobs Program shall submit an annual report within 6 months after the date of the contract award. Provides that any company that receives a renewable energy credit contract from the Emergency Relief for Renewable Jobs Program for projects over 500 kilowatts in nameplate capacity must certify that not less than the prevailing wage was or will be paid to employees who are engaged in construction activities associated with the project. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Illinois Power Agency)
The changes to Illinois law required by House Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 3096 would not require the expenditure of state funds, nor would House Amendment 3 increase or decrease state revenues. This is because the renewable energy credit contracts at issue through House Amendment 3 concern ratepayer-funded, utility-held funds, rather than state funds or state revenues. As a consequence, House Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 3096 would have no direct or indirect fiscal impact on the revenues of the State.