|Public Act 096-1346|
|SB3815 Enrolled||LRB096 20788 KTG 36541 b|
AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 12-4.40 as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/12-4.40 new)
Public Benefits Fraud Protection Task Force.
(a) Purpose. The purpose of the Public Benefits Fraud
Protection Task Force is to conduct a thorough review of the
nature of public assistance fraud in the State of Illinois; to
ascertain the feasibility of implementing a mechanism to
determine the pervasiveness and frequency of public assistance
fraud; to calculate the detriment of public assistance fraud to
the financial status and socio-economic status of public aid
recipients specifically and Illinois taxpayers generally; and
to determine if more stringent penalties or compassionate
procedures are necessary.
(b) Definitions. As used in this Section:
"Task Force" means the Public Benefits Fraud Protection
"Public assistance" or "public aid" includes, without
limitation, Medicaid, TANF, the Illinois LINK Program, General
Assistance, Transitional Assistance, the Supplemental