Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services must establish and implement a program to monitor the minor children of incarcerated parents. Sets forth the objectives of the program.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that the Department shall cooperate with the Department of Corrections, community-based organizations, and social service providers to make information available to children of incarcerated parents.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as amended by Senate Amendment 1 with changes. Provides that the Department of Human Services must make information for families and children of incarcerated parents available on its website and through its existing toll-free telephone numbers. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall provide inmates with a sealed envelope containing information about programs for families and children of incarcerated parents so that the inmate may send the materials to the guardian of his or her children. Provides that postage shall be paid by the inmate, but the Department of Corrections shall pay the postage if the inmate is indigent. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.