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Full Text of SB3267  96th General Assembly


Rep. Arthur L. Turner

Filed: 4/29/2010





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3267 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Elder Abuse and Neglect Act is amended by
5 changing Section 3.5 as follows:
6     (320 ILCS 20/3.5)
7     Sec. 3.5. Other Responsibilities. The Department shall
8 also be responsible for the following activities, contingent
9 upon adequate funding:
10     (a) promotion of a wide range of endeavors for the purpose
11 of preventing elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation,
12 and self-neglect in both domestic and institutional settings,
13 including, but not limited to, promotion of public and
14 professional education to increase awareness of elder abuse,
15 neglect, financial exploitation, and self-neglect, to increase
16 reports, and to improve response by various legal, financial,



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1 social, and health systems;
2     (b) coordination of efforts with other agencies, councils,
3 and like entities, to include but not be limited to, the Office
4 of the Attorney General, the State Police, the Illinois Law
5 Enforcement Training Standards Board, the State Triad, the
6 Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the
7 Departments of Public Health, Public Aid, and Human Services,
8 the Family Violence Coordinating Council, the Illinois
9 Violence Prevention Authority, and other entities which may
10 impact awareness of, and response to, elder abuse, neglect,
11 financial exploitation, and self-neglect;
12     (c) collection and analysis of data;
13     (d) monitoring of the performance of regional
14 administrative agencies and elder abuse provider agencies;
15     (e) promotion of prevention activities;
16     (f) establishing and coordinating an aggressive training
17 program on the unique nature of elder abuse cases with other
18 agencies, councils, and like entities, to include but not be
19 limited to the Office of the Attorney General, the State
20 Police, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board,
21 the State Triad, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information
22 Authority, the State Departments of Public Health, Public Aid,
23 and Human Services, the Family Violence Coordinating Council,
24 the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, and other entities
25 that may impact awareness of and response to elder abuse,
26 neglect, financial exploitation, and self-neglect;



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1     (g) solicitation of financial institutions for the purpose
2 of making information available to the general public warning
3 of financial exploitation of the elderly and related financial
4 fraud or abuse, including such information and warnings
5 available through signage or other written materials provided
6 by the Department on the premises of such financial
7 institutions, provided that the manner of displaying or
8 distributing such information is subject to the sole discretion
9 of each financial institution; and
10     (g-1) developing by joint rulemaking with the Department of
11 Financial and Professional Regulation minimum training
12 standards which shall be used by financial institutions for
13 their current and new employees with direct customer contact;
14 the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall
15 retain sole visitation and enforcement authority under this
16 subsection (g-1); the Department of Financial and Professional
17 Regulation shall provide bi-annual reports to the Department
18 setting forth aggregate statistics on the training programs
19 required under this subsection (g-1); and
20     (h) coordinating efforts with utility and electric
21 companies to send notices in utility bills to explain to
22 persons 60 years of age or older their rights regarding
23 telemarketing and home repair fraud.
24 (Source: P.A. 93-300, eff. 1-1-04; 93-301, eff. 1-1-04;
25 94-1064, eff. 1-1-07.)



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1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2 becoming law.".