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 Bill Status of HB4217  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Universal Child Care Demonstration Program Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and administer a 5-year statewide Universal Child Care Demonstration Program to provide grants to eligible entities to develop, expand, and provide high-quality and affordable child care services for children age 0 to 6 years old regardless of family income. Provides that grants awarded under the Demonstration may be used to renovate or convert existing child care facilities to meet the goals of the Demonstration Program; to construct and maintain child care facilities in geographical areas with a demonstrated need for safe, affordable, and high-quality child care services; to train and pay child care providers, teachers, and staff; and to provide meal services to children receiving child care services. Provides that the ultimate goal of the Demonstration shall be to develop and evaluate the costs, impact, and quality outcomes of child care services and programs in order to establish an effective expansion toward universal child care services for children from birth to 6 years of age. Contains provisions concerning eligible entities, funding, reporting requirements, defined terms, and Department rules.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in HB4217; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Pension Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 4217 will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 4217 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill will have an extraordinary fiscal impact to the State of Illinois. The Governor's Office of Management and Budget estimates that this bill could potentially increase spending in the State's child care program in excess of $8 Billion. This increase in spending will result in an unbalanced budget.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Services)
 Currently, the State does not have sufficient resources to fully fund existing programs. Expanding to families regardless of income is not aligned with the Department's mission of serving those most in need. The number of children in Illinois ages 0-6 is approximately 800,000. The average cost of quality child care is $10,000 annually. A universal program cost estimate, therefore, is $8.0 billion.

 Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
 HB 4217 has no fiscal impact or population impact on the Department of Corrections.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Fiscal Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This legislation would have no fiscal impact on the State appropriation to the judicial branch.

DateChamber Action
  5/18/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/18/2015HouseFirst Reading
  5/18/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/24/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/5/2016HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  4/5/2016HousePension Note Filed
  4/5/2016HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  4/6/2016HouseBalanced Budget Note Filed
  4/7/2016HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/7/2016HouseCorrectional Note Filed
  4/8/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2016HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  4/11/2016HouseFiscal Note Filed
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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