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Full Text of SB0084  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 1-65 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 1305/1-65 new)
7    Sec. 1-65. Intellectual and Developmental Disability Home
8and Community-Based Services Task Force.
9    (a) The Secretary of Human Services shall appoint a task
10force to review current and potential federal funds for home
11and community-based service options for individuals with
12intellectual or developmental disabilities. The task force
13shall consist of all of the following persons:
14        (1) The Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
15    designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the task force.
16        (2) One representative of the Department of Healthcare
17    and Family Services.
18        (3) Six persons selected from recommendations of
19    organizations whose membership consists of providers
20    within the intellectual and developmental disabilities
21    service delivery system.
22        (4) Two persons who are guardians or family members of
23    individuals with intellectual or developmental



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1    disabilities and who do not have responsibility for
2    management or formation of policy regarding the programs
3    subject to review.
4        (5) Two persons selected from the recommendations of
5    consumer organizations that engage in advocacy or legal
6    representation on behalf of individuals with intellectual
7    or developmental disabilities.
8        (6) Three persons who self-identify as individuals
9    with intellectual or developmental disabilities and who
10    are engaged in advocacy for the rights of individuals with
11    disabilities. If these persons require supports in the form
12    of reasonable accommodations in order to participate, such
13    supports shall be provided.
14    The task force shall also consist of the following members
15appointed as follows:
16        (A) One member of the Senate appointed by the President
17    of the Senate.
18        (B) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
19    Leader of the Senate.
20        (C) One member of the House of Representatives
21    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
22        (D) One member of the House of Representatives
23    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
24    Representatives.
25    (b) The task force shall review: the current federal
26Medicaid matching funds for services provided in the State;



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1ways to maximize federal supports for the current services
2provided, including attendant services, housing, and other
3services to promote independent living; options that require
4federal approval and federal funding; ways to minimize the
5impact of constituents awaiting services; and all avenues to
6utilize federal funding involving home and community-based
7services identified by the task force. The Department shall
8provide administrative support to the task force.
9    (c) The appointments to the task force must be made by July
101, 2017. Task force members shall receive no compensation. The
11task force must hold at least 4 hearings. The task force shall
12report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly no
13later than July 1, 2018, and, upon filing its report, the task
14force is dissolved.
15    (d) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2019.
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.