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 Bill Status of HB3821  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-RACIAL DISPROPORTIONALITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Mary E. Flowers - Delia C. Ramirez - Michelle Mussman - Camille Y. Lilly, Dagmara Avelar, Lindsey LaPointe, Lakesia Collins, Kathleen Willis, Barbara Hernandez, Anna Moeller, Chris Bos, Elizabeth Hernandez, Kelly M. Cassidy, Carol Ammons, Joyce Mason and LaToya Greenwood

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter - Kimberly A. Lightford - Sara Feigenholtz, Julie A. Morrison, Celina Villanueva, Laura Fine, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas and Patricia Van Pelt)

Hearings
Health Hearing May 18 2021 3:00PM www.ilga.gov Virtual Room 2 Springfield, IL


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Health

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force Act. Creates the Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force within the Department of Children and Family Services. Requires the Task Force to examine the historical and current role of mandatory reporting and its impact on the racial and gender disparities of families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services; examine the underlying factors that bring families into contact with the Department and the factors that lead to child removal; review the Department's progress on the planning and implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act; examine the current processes and policies, data, and data collection methods for families involved simultaneously in the child welfare, juvenile justice, or criminal justice systems; explore policies and protocols for race-blind child protection screenings and child removal reviews; and other duties. Contains provisions concerning the composition of the Task Force and Task Force meetings. Requires the Task Force to submit a report to the General Assembly and the Governor within one year after the Task Force has its first meeting. Provides that the report shall contain policy recommendations that seek to prioritize preserving and reunifying families involved in the child welfare system, particularly Black families; reduce child welfare system involvement, particularly for Black families; and eliminate racial disproportionality in system involvement and the disproportionate impact of system involvement on families. Provides that the Task Force is dissolved, and the Act repealed, on January 1, 2024. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that the Task Force shall include one member (rather than 2 members) from an organization with expertise in the child welfare system that advocates to preserve and reunify families, appointed by the Governor's Office; 2 members who provide legal representation on behalf of the State of Illinois in child protection cases, one from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, appointed by the Governor's Office, and one from a State's Attorney's office outside of Cook County, appointed by the Governor's Office; and one member from a statewide organization advocating for the advancement of civil liberties for at least 80 years in Illinois, appointed by the Governor's Office. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall facilitate the prompt and timely collection and provision of data as requested by or on behalf of the Task Force. Requires the Task Force to explore policies and protocols that honor language, culture, and heritage in identity formation and familial relationships, including, but not limited to, race-blind child protection screenings and child removal reviews, as implemented in other jurisdictions around the United States, and to make recommendations for implementation in Illinois. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that any data provided by the Department of Children and Family Services to the Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force shall not contain any personally identifiable information of any clients or families in accordance with the provisions of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  2/28/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/8/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  3/16/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/16/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/18/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/23/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Consent Calendar Human Services Committee; 014-000-000
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/8/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/8/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2021HouseRemoved from Consent Calendar Status Rep. Greg Harris
  4/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/20/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/20/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  5/6/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/6/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Health
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt

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