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 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.
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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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 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.
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 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
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 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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