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 1                    AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1087

 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend House Bill 1087  by  replacing
 3    everything after the enacting clause with the following:

 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  16  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
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 1    of  Public  Health,  the  Department  of  Children and Family
 2    Services,  the  Department  on  Aging,  the   Department   of
 3    Employment  Security,  and  the Illinois Commerce Commission.
 4    The Governor shall appoint one representative of  each of the
 5    following organizations to  the  Board:  the  United  Way  of
 6    Illinois,  the  Illinois Alliance of Information and Referral
 7    Systems, and the Illinois Telecommunications Association. The
 8    Governor shall appoint one  representative  of  each  of  the
 9    following   non-profit   human  services  agencies:  Catholic
10    Charities,   Jewish   Federation/Jewish   United   Fund    of
11    Metropolitan  Chicago,  Lutheran Social Services of Illinois,
12    Voices for Illinois Children, and Work Welfare and  Families.
13    The   Governor   shall   designate  one  of  the  members  as
14    Chairperson. Members of the Board shall  serve  3-year  terms
15    and may be reappointed to serve additional terms.
16        (b)  The  Board shall establish standards consistent with
17    the standards established by the National  211  Collaborative
18    and  the  Alliance  of  Information  and Referral Systems for
19    providing information about and referrals to  human  services
20    agencies  to  211 callers.  The standards shall prescribe the
21    technology or manner of delivering 211 calls  and  shall  not
22    exceed  any  requirements  for 211 systems set by the Federal
23    Communications Commission.

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

18        Section 20.  Reports. The Board shall annually report  to
19    the  Illinois  Commerce  Commission,  the  Governor,  and the
20    General Assembly on the use of 211 services in Illinois.

21        Section 99. Effective date.  This Act takes  effect  upon
22    becoming law.".

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