Bill Status of HB1961 95th General Assembly
Short Description: DHS-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANTS
Rep. Raymond Poe - Paul D. Froehlich
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Domestic Violence Shelters Act. Provides that, in allotting moneys to domestic violence shelters or programs from the Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund, the Department must give priority to those shelters or programs that are located in the counties in which the fines were collected under Sections 5-9-1.5 and 5-9-1.6 of the Unified Code of Corrections. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Increases, by $50, the amount of the fines for domestic violence and domestic battery. Requires the additional amounts be deposited into the Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund.