Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Military Code of Illinois and the State Finance Act to create the Illinois National Guard Billeting Fund. Further amends the Military Code of Illinois to provide that the Fund shall be funded from proceeds collected by the Department of Military Affairs incident to billeting operations conducted by the Illinois National Guard at locations within the State. Provides that moneys within the Fund shall be used to pay the expenses of billeting operations not eligible for payment with federal or State appropriated funds. Provides that the Department of Military Affairs shall administer the Fund in accordance with the laws of this State, applicable federal requirements governing the use of such funds, and appropriate rules and procedures established by the Adjutant General. Effective July 1, 2014.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act to set forth a provision concerning the Illinois Joining Forces Foundation. Sets forth legislative findings and purpose. Provides that the General Assembly authorizes the Department of Veterans' Affairs to create the Illinois Joining Forces Foundation as a not-for-profit foundation. Requires the Department to file articles of incorporation to create the Foundation. Sets forth provisions concerning the Foundation's Board of Directors. Provides that the purposes of the Foundation are to: promote, support, assist, and sustain Illinois Joining Forces operations; solicit and accept grants and private donations and disburse them for the stated intent of the Foundation or the private donor; solicit and generate public and private funding and donations that assist in enhancing the Illinois Joining Forces mission, services, programs, and operations; and engage generally in other lawful endeavors consistent with the foregoing purposes. Sets forth provisions concerning the powers and duties of the Foundation and disclosure. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 2 with the following changes. Makes changes to the legislative findings. Sets forth a definition of "veterans service organization". Provides that in addition to any veterans service organization otherwise represented on the Illinois Joining Forces Foundation Board of Directors, a veterans service organization may designate in writing an ex officio, non-voting participant to the Board of Directors. Provides that the veterans service organization appointee does not count towards a quorum. Provides that the Foundation is not eligible for any grant administered or funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Military Affairs. Effective immediately.