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92_HB1886 LRB9201017TAtmA 1 AN ACT to create the Kids Share Endowment Act. 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 Kids Share Endowment Act. 6 Section 5. Purpose. The General Assembly finds that 7 there is a great need for local community initiatives that 8 are developed by community collaborations and improve and 9 promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and their 10 families. It is the purpose of this Act to establish the 11 Kids Share Endowment Program to support, fund, and evaluate 12 these initiatives. 13 Section 10. Definitions. In this Act: 14 "Authority" means the Kids Share Endowment Authority. 15 "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Kids Share 16 Endowment Authority. 17 "Community collaboration" means a broad group of 18 community members, representing a wide range of perspectives, 19 that work together to develop and achieve a common vision or 20 goal. 21 "Program" means the Kids Share Endowment Program. 22 Section 15. Kids Share Endowment Authority and Program; 23 Board of Directors. 24 (a) The Kids Share Endowment Authority is created to 25 administer the Program under this Act. 26 (b) The Kids Share Endowment Program is created within 27 the Authority. 28 (c) The governing powers of the Authority are vested in 29 a Board of Directors of the Kids Share Endowment Authority. -2- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 The chairperson of the Board is the Governor. There are 14 2 additional voting members: 3 (1) as ex officio members, the Director or 4 Secretary of each of the following agencies or his or her 5 designee: the Illinois State Board of Education, the 6 Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of 7 Public Health, and the Department of Children and Family 8 Services; and 9 (2) 10 members appointed by the Governor, including 10 one each representing social services, a statewide 11 organization representing education, a civic 12 organization, business, a statewide organization 13 representing the interests of children, parents, 14 research, a statewide organization representing 15 municipalities, a statewide organization representing law 16 enforcement, and a statewide organization representing 17 park districts. 18 The appointed members shall be appointed for 3-year 19 terms. Of the members initially appointed by the Governor 20 under this Act, 3 shall serve until July 1, 2003, 3 shall 21 serve until July 1, 2004, and 4 shall serve until July 1, 22 2005. 23 Eight members constitute a quorum. The members shall not 24 receive any compensation but shall be reimbursed for all 25 reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance 26 of their duties. 27 Section 20. Powers and duties. 28 (a) The duties of the Authority under this Act include 29 the following: 30 (1) Administering the Kids Share Endowment Program. 31 (2) Seeking, with the assistance of the Board, and 32 receiving funds that may be available from private and 33 public sources for the use of the Program. -3- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 (3) Distributing grants, subject to the approval of 2 the Board and to appropriations and other funding, to 3 community collaborations that address the healthy 4 development of children, youth, and families. The 5 Program may make financial commitments to grant 6 recipients for periods up to 3 years, subject to annual 7 review and approval. Approval of an initial grant or 8 annual grant renewal is contingent upon submission of a 9 local strategic plan that includes outcome-based 10 programs. 11 (4) Allocating a designated amount of the Endowment 12 to provide technical assistance, training, and evaluation 13 to help build the capacities of community collaborations. 14 This technical assistance should include assistance to 15 help collaborations identify needs, create a strategic 16 plan, maximize resources, and design collaborative 17 approaches, based on best practices, to achieve 18 identified outcomes. The Program is to ensure that 19 technical assistance, training, and evaluation continue 20 to be available to communities to ensure that they 21 achieve positive results for Illinois' children. The 22 Board and the Office of the Governor may contract with 23 not-for-profit or other outside agencies to provide the 24 technical assistance required under this paragraph. 25 (5) Allocating reasonable amounts of appropriations 26 and funding for costs necessary for the administration of 27 this Act and the Program. 28 (b) The Authority has those powers that are necessary to 29 carry out the purposes of this Act, including, without 30 limitation, the power to: 31 (1) appoint an Executive Director of the 32 Authority, who shall, subject to the provisions of this 33 Act, execute the powers and discharge the duties vested 34 by law in the Authority and administer the Kids Share -4- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 Endowment Program; 2 (2) employ agents and employees necessary to carry 3 out the purposes of this Act and fix their compensation, 4 benefits, terms, and conditions of employment; 5 (3) contract with not-for-profit and other outside 6 agencies for purposes of administering this Act, and 7 enforce the terms of any contract entered into, whether 8 in law or equity, or by other legal means; and 9 (4) adopt any rules necessary to implement this 10 Act. 11 Section 25. Applications for grants. 12 (a) The Kids Share Endowment Program shall provide money 13 to support local community collaborations through funding, 14 evaluation, and technical assistance. 15 (b) To be eligible to receive funding from the Kids 16 Share Endowment Program, a community collaboration must: 17 (1) Develop a strategic plan that addresses local 18 needs, maximizes resources, and builds on existing 19 strengths. The strategic plan must include: 20 (A) a description of goals and objectives 21 proposed to be obtained; 22 (B) a description of the programs, services, 23 and projects to be provided; 24 (C) a description of how measurable outcomes 25 of the programs, services, and projects will be 26 determined using appropriate, reliable indicators; 27 and 28 (D) a description of how the programs, 29 services, and projects will be integrated into a 30 consumer-oriented and easily accessible system. 31 (2) Demonstrate effective use of current federal, 32 State, and local dollars and why sufficient funding for 33 the proposal is not available through current traditional 34 funding streams. -5- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 (c) A successful community designed proposal for funding 2 may focus on these or other areas: 3 (1) enhancing the quality of existing services for 4 children, youth, and families; 5 (2) filling service gaps that current funding 6 streams do not address; 7 (3) promoting healthy social-emotional development 8 of children and youth; 9 (4) improving and developing facilities to service 10 children, youth, and their families; 11 (5) short term, one-time expenses; and 12 (6) pilot projects. 13 Section 30. Kids Share Endowment Program Fund. The Kids 14 Share Endowment Program Fund is created as a special fund in 15 the State Treasury. Moneys shall be transferred into the 16 Kids Share Endowment Program Fund from the Tobacco Settlement 17 Recovery Fund in accordance with Section 6z-43 of the State 18 Finance Act. All interest or other earnings that accrue from 19 investment of the Kids Share Endowment Program Fund moneys 20 shall be credited to the Kids Share Endowment Program Fund. 21 Moneys in the Fund may be expended, pursuant to 22 appropriation, for purposes consistent with the authority and 23 purposes specified by this Act. The Program may also receive 24 funding from private and other State or federal sources. 25 Section 90. The State Finance Act is amended by changing 26 Section 6z-43 and adding Section 5.545 as follows: 27 (30 ILCS 105/5.545 new) 28 Sec. 5.545. The Kids Share Endowment Program Fund. 29 (30 ILCS 105/6z-43) 30 Sec. 6z-43. Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund. -6- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 (a) There is created in the State Treasury a special 2 fund to be known as the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund, 3 into which shall be deposited all monies paid to the State 4 pursuant to (1) the Master Settlement Agreement entered in 5 the case of People of the State of Illinois v. Philip Morris, 6 et al. (Circuit Court of Cook County, No. 96-L13146) and (2) 7 any settlement with or judgment against any tobacco product 8 manufacturer other than one participating in the Master 9 Settlement Agreement in satisfaction of any released claim as 10 defined in the Master Settlement Agreement, as well as any 11 other monies as provided by law. All earnings on Fund 12 investments shall be deposited into the Fund. Upon the 13 creation of the Fund, the State Comptroller shall order the 14 State Treasurer to transfer into the Fund any monies paid to 15 the State as described in item (1) or (2) of this Section 16 before the creation of the Fund plus any interest earned on 17 the investment of those monies. The Treasurer may invest the 18 moneys in the Fund in the same manner, in the same types of 19 investments, and subject to the same limitations provided in 20 the Illinois Pension Code for the investment of pension funds 21 other than those established under Article 3 or 4 of the 22 Code. 23 (b) As soon as may be practical after June 30, 2001, the 24 State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall 25 transfer the unencumbered balance in the Tobacco Settlement 26 Recovery Fund as of June 30, 2001 into the Budget 27 Stabilization Fund. The Treasurer may invest the moneys in 28 the Budget Stabilization Fund in the same manner, in the same 29 types of investments, and subject to the same limitations 30 provided in the Illinois Pension Code for the investment of 31 pension funds other than those established under Article 3 or 32 4 of the Code. 33 (c) As soon as practical after June 30, 2002, the State 34 Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer -7- LRB9201017TAtmA 1 shall transfer from the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund into 2 the Kids Share Endowment Program Fund an amount equal to 1/3 3 of all deposits made into the Tobacco Settlement Recovery 4 Fund during fiscal year 2002. In addition, as soon as 5 practical after June 30, 2003, the State Comptroller shall 6 order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer from 7 the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund into the Kids Share 8 Endowment Program Fund an amount equal to 1/3 of all deposits 9 made into the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund during fiscal 10 year 2003. 11 (Source: P.A. 91-646, eff. 11-19-99; 91-704, eff. 7-1-00; 12 91-797, eff. 6-9-00; revised 6-28-00.) 13 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 14 becoming law.
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