Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the State Finance Act. Creates the Autism Research Fund and provides that, from appropriations from the Fund, the Department of Public Health must make grants to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding research concerning the disorder of autism. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to create a tax checkoff for the Fund. Effective immediately.
Amends the Department of Human Services Act to provide that the Department of Human Services (instead of the Department of Public Health) shall make grants from the Autism Research Fund. Provides that no more than 20% of the grant moneys (instead of no grant moneys) may be used for institutional overhead costs, indirect costs, other organizational levies, or costs of community-based support services. Provides that the grantee must submit a written report to the Department on the research conducted with the grant moneys.