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 Bill Status of HB2365  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Eddie Washington - William B. Black - Greg Harris - Constance A. Howard - JoAnn D. Osmond, Jim Sacia, Jil Tracy, Karen A. Yarbrough, Kenneth Dunkin, Annazette Collins, LaShawn K. Ford, Cynthia Soto, Elizabeth Hernandez, Deborah L. Graham and Maria Antonia Berrios

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/11/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0276

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
20 ILCS 505/34.11

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Kinship Navigator Act. Defines "kinship care" as the full time care, nurturing, and protection of children by relatives, members of their tribes or clans, grandparents, godparents, stepparents, or any adult who has physical custody and a kinship bond with a child. This definition is designed to be inclusive without age restrictions on the kinship caregiver and respectful of cultural values and ties of affection. It allows a child to grow to adulthood in a family environment. Establishes a program, to be administered through a grant to a not-for-profit organization, to serve as liaison among State agencies and groups, to promote kinship care through conferences, and to provide the following services: organizing diverse, enriched, and culturally conscious kinship support groups and counseling; assisting with applying for benefits within the Family Community Resource Centers for those who qualify; publishing monthly newsletters; coordinating respite and crisis care services; assisting kinship caregivers with job readiness, job search, and job retention; and providing technical assistance to start up kinship support groups. Amends the Children and Family Services Act to provide for coordination with the grandparent child care program. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 505/39.1 new
320 ILCS 65/92 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the bill with the following changes: Makes the Navigator a program coordinated by various State agencies and provided by a Department of Human Services non-profit organization contractor (now, the Navigator is a liaison among State agencies and is a non-profit organization grantee of the Department of Human Services). Adds the Department on Aging to those agencies coordinating the Navigator. Amends the Children and Family Services Act and the Family Caregiver Act. Requires that the Navigator coordinate the Navigator program with the services provided pursuant to those Acts. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
 The Department of Human Services anticipates little or no additional costs since existing resources could be utilized and federal funds might be realized.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Eddie Washington
  2/19/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2009HouseAssigned to Youth and Family Committee
  3/4/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  3/4/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/4/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  3/4/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  3/4/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  3/4/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  3/4/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/12/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Youth and Family Committee; 007-000-000
  3/12/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  3/17/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Eddie Washington
  3/17/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/24/2009HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/24/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  3/24/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  3/25/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  3/25/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 26, 2009
  3/25/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/26/2009SenateFirst Reading
  3/26/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Human Services
  4/29/2009SenateDo Pass Human Services; 008-000-000
  4/29/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2009
  5/7/2009SenateFiscal Note Filed as amended rom the Illinois Department of Human Services.
  5/12/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2009
  5/14/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/14/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/12/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  8/11/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  8/11/2009HouseEffective Date August 11, 2009
  8/11/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0276

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