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 Bill Status of HB0617  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-INSPECTOR GENERAL

House Sponsors
Rep. Ron Stephens - Thomas Holbrook - Jack D. Franks - Linda Chapa LaVia - Dan Reitz

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr. - William R. Haine, Frank C. Watson and David Luechtefeld)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/28/2007HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0527

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/35.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Director to report to the Inspector General concerning completed investigations where abuse or neglect is indicated. Requires continuing reports on actions taken and completed. Authorizes the IG to recommend sanctions against agency staff for actions taken or failed to be taken. Requires public disclosure. Requires the appropriation to the IG to be separate from the appropriation to the Department. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 505/35.7 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Director to provide to the Inspector General implementation reports on the status of corrective action on cases under review. Authorizes the IG to recommend sanctions against agency staff for actions taken or failed to be taken. Requires public disclosure. Requires the appropriation to the IG to be separate from the appropriation to the Department. Requires the Inspector General to develop Error Reduction Implementation Plans to remedy patterns of errors or problematic practices that compromise or threaten the safety of identified children. Requires training and reporting. Contains provisions concerning implementation of the plans.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 515/15
20 ILCS 515/20
20 ILCS 515/25
20 ILCS 515/40
20 ILCS 515/45 new
55 ILCS 80/3from Ch. 23, par. 1803
55 ILCS 80/4from Ch. 23, par. 1804

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the engrossed bill with the following changes: In the Children and Family Services Act, deletes the requirement that the appropriation for the Office of Inspector General shall be separate from the overall appropriation for the Department of Children and Family Services. Requires the Inspector General to submit proposed Error Reduction Implementation Plans to the Director of Children and Family Services for review. Makes changes to the contents of the plan concerning training curricula. Deletes the requirement that Quality Assurance prepare annual reports. Makes other changes. Amends the Child Death Review Team Act. Requires that vacancies in child death review teams must be filled within 60 days; provides that child death review teams must include a representative of the Department of State Police; provides that the child death review teams shall be independent of the operations of the Department and shall report to the Executive Council; provides that appropriations for the teams shall be by separate line item; makes changes concerning the operation of the child death review teams; and authorizes the Child Death Review Teams Executive Council to establish a 3-year a pilot program in the Southern Region of the State to create a special Child Death Investigation Task Force to develop and implement a plan for the investigation of sudden, unexpected, or unexplained deaths of children within that region. Amends the Children's Advocacy Center Act. Provides that members may be appointed to the advisory board from the Department of State Police and the Circuit Courts; provides that certain protocols and procedures apply with respect to cases of serious or fatal injury to a child (now, with respect to serious child physical abuse cases). Makes other changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the Director may approve plans submitted or plans amended by the Inspector General, "taking into consideration polices and procedures that govern the function and performance of any affected frontline staff". Provides that Quality Assurance shall work with affected frontline staff to implement provisions of the approved Error Reduction Implementation Plans related to staff function and performance, and provides that Error Reduction Teams shall work with affected frontline staff to ensure that provisions of the approved Error Reduction Implementation Plans relating to staff functions and performance are achieved to effect necessary reforms.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/2/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ron Stephens
  2/2/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  2/5/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/7/2007HouseAssigned to DCFS Oversight Committee
  3/15/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by DCFS Oversight Committee
  3/15/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in DCFS Oversight Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/15/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate DCFS Oversight Committee; 008-000-000
  3/15/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2007HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2007HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/1/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/1/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/1/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  5/1/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/2/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/2/2007SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  5/3/2007SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/9/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Frank C. Watson
  5/10/2007SenateDo Pass Executive; 009-000-000
  5/10/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2007
  5/15/2007SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2007
  5/15/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Luechtefeld
  5/24/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/24/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/24/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Added as Co-Sponsor - Haine
  5/24/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/24/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  5/24/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Executive
  5/25/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/25/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules
  5/25/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive
  5/25/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 010-000-000
  5/25/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Executive
  5/25/2007SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2007
  5/29/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Executive
  5/30/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 011-000-000
  5/30/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  5/30/2007SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/30/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Clayborne and Haine
  5/30/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Clayborne
  5/30/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/30/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/30/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/30/2007HouseArrived in House
  5/30/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1,3
  5/30/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Ron Stephens
  5/30/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Ron Stephens
  5/30/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to DCFS Oversight Committee
  5/31/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to DCFS Oversight Committee
  5/31/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted DCFS Oversight Committee; 008-000-000
  5/31/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted DCFS Oversight Committee; 008-000-000
  5/31/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 8, 2007
  6/1/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 108-000-000
  6/1/2007HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 House Concurs 108-000-000
  6/1/2007HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2007HouseSent to the Governor
  8/28/2007HouseGovernor Approved
  8/28/2007HouseEffective Date June 1, 2008
  8/28/2007HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0527

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