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HB0429eng 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT concerning human services.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 1.  Short title.  This Act may be  cited  as  the
 5    Human Services 211 Collaboration Board Act.

 6        Section 5.  Definition.  In this Act:
 7        "Board" means the Human Services 211 Collaboration Board.
 8        "Calling area" means a 3-digit area code.
 9        "In-kind   support"  means  non-cash  goods  or  services
10    received at an established fair market value.

11        Section 10.  Human Services 211 Collaboration Board.
12        (a)  The  Human  Services  211  Collaboration  Board   is
13    established  to implement a statewide non-emergency telephone
14    number  that  will   provide   human   services   information
15    concerning  the  availability  of governmental and non-profit
16    services and provide referrals to  human  services  agencies.
17    The  Board  shall  consist  of  8  members  appointed  by the
18    Governor.  The Governor shall appoint one  representative  of
19    each  of the following Offices and Departments as a member of
20    the Board: the Office of  the  Governor,  the  Department  of
21    Human  Services, the Department of Public Aid, the Department
22    of Public Health,  the  Department  of  Children  and  Family
23    Services,   the   Department  on  Aging,  the  Department  of
24    Employment Security, and the  Illinois  Commerce  Commission.
25    The   Governor   shall   designate  one  of  the  members  as
26    Chairperson. Members of the Board shall  serve  3-year  terms
27    and may be reappointed to serve additional terms.
28        (b)  The  Board shall establish standards consistent with
29    the standards established by the National  211  Collaborative
30    and  the  Alliance  of  Information  and Referral Systems for
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 1    providing information about and referrals to  human  services
 2    agencies  to  211 callers.  The standards shall prescribe the
 3    technology or manner of delivering 211 calls  and  shall  not
 4    exceed  any  requirements  for 211 systems set by the Federal
 5    Communications Commission.

 6        Section 15.  Pilot project.
 7        (a)  The  Board  shall  establish  a  pilot  project   to
 8    implement  211  as  a human services information and referral
 9    number.  The Board may award not less than  3  and  not  more
10    than  6 grants to calling areas in various geographical areas
11    of the State in order to  establish  pilot  211  systems.   A
12    calling  area  may  not  be awarded more than one grant under
13    this Section.
14        (b)  The Board shall establish eligibility  criteria  for
15    the grants awarded under this Section.
16        The criteria shall:
17             (1)  Require  211  providers to submit a request for
18        proposal to the Board based upon the standards adopted by
19        the Board.
20             (2)  Require 211 providers to submit signed, written
21        documentation of agreements  with  other  human  services
22        providers  and  local  governmental  agencies  reflecting
23        collaboration within the calling area.
24             (3)  Require  211  providers  to  submit evidence of
25        their ability to match the financial support  granted  by
26        the  State.   The  211 provider's match shall not be less
27        than 50% of the grant.  No more than 25% of the match may
28        be from in-kind support.
29        The Board  shall  award  the  grants  based  upon  a  211
30    provider's  documented  ability to serve the selected calling
31    area with  high  quality  general  information  and  referral
32    services at a competitive cost.
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 1        Section  20.  Reports. The Board shall annually report to
 2    the Department of  Human  Services,  the  Governor,  and  the
 3    General Assembly on the use of 211 services in Illinois.

 4        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 5    becoming law.