Bill Status of SB1255  99th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mattie Hunter - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Patricia Van Pelt - James F. Clayborne, Jr., Emil Jones, III, Donne E. Trotter, Napoleon Harris, III, Kwame Raoul, Kimberly A. Lightford, Toi W. Hutchinson and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Rita Mayfield - Mary E. Flowers - Emanuel Chris Welch - Monique D. Davis and Camille Y. Lilly)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/5/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0285

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/8.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall adopt rules on the development and implementation of a Foster Youth Summer Internship Pilot Program for the purpose of providing foster youth with professional training and experience through internships. Provides that the Department may collaborate with other appropriate State agencies to establish the pilot program; and that the Department shall establish rules on the application process and eligibility requirements under the pilot program, which shall include, but not be limited to, a rule establishing that individuals who are at least 15 years old and are current or former foster youth are eligible to participate in the pilot program. Provides that internships provided under the pilot program may be paid or unpaid; and that subject to appropriations, beginning January 1, 2016, the Department shall implement the pilot program. Provides that the pilot program shall operate for a 2-year period, at the end of which the Department shall evaluate the pilot program and submit a report to the General Assembly with its findings, including, but not limited to: (i) the number of foster youth who participated in the pilot program; (ii) the location and type of internships provided under the pilot program; and (3) the Department's efforts to recruit eligible individuals to participate in the pilot program. Requires the report to state whether the Department intends to continue the pilot program, using performance metrics to explain the rationale for its decision. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/17/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/17/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2015SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/4/2015SenateTo Subcommittee on Issues Relating to Department of Children and Family Services
  3/11/2015SenateReported Back To Human Services; 004-000-000
  3/18/2015SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/25/2015SenateDo Pass Human Services; 009-000-000
  3/25/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 26, 2015
  4/16/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/16/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2015
  4/21/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-001-000
  4/21/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/21/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/21/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/21/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/21/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/27/2015HouseAssigned to Youth & Young Adults
  5/7/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Youth & Young Adults; 011-000-000
  5/7/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/7/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/13/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/14/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/14/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/14/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/14/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/14/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  6/12/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  8/5/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  8/5/2015SenateEffective Date August 5, 2015
  8/5/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0285