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Public Act 102-0919


 

Public Act 0919 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0919
 
HB3949 EnrolledLRB102 14471 CPF 19823 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to help
homeless service providers receive federal resources during
public health emergencies, including personal protective
equipment for which the Federal Emergency Management Agency
has final authority for reimbursement.
 
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-434 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-434 new)
    Sec. 2310-434. Homeless service providers.
    (a) In this Section, "homeless service provider" means a
person or entity who provides services to homeless persons
under any of the programs of or identified by the Department of
Human Services.
    (b) The Department shall consider all homeless service
providers in the State to be essential critical infrastructure
workers in accordance with the most recent guidance from the
federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The
Department shall ensure that homeless service providers
qualify for the same priority benefits afforded to frontline
workers by the State, including, but not limited to:
        (1) federal funding for relief relating to public
    health emergencies;
        (2) personal protective equipment; and
        (3) vaccinations.
    (c) In accordance with this Section, during a
federally-designated public health emergency or a public
health disaster declared by a proclamation issued by the
Governor under Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency Management
Agency Act, the Department and the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency shall offer recommendations to their local
counterparts, including local public health departments and
local emergency management assistance agencies, encouraging
them to consider homeless service providers when making
determinations about providing assistance.
    (d) The Department may adopt rules for the implementation
and administration of this Section and to ensure that homeless
service providers are considered essential critical
infrastructure workers in the event of a pandemic.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/27/2022