Legislation and Laws

State

The following bills passed in both chambers of the General Assembly and have been sent to Governor Rauner to be signed:

  • Social Services Contract Notice (HB3110): This bill was written in response to the Good Friday social services cut that took place in April 2015. The bill would require the state of Illinois to provide the General Assembly and social service providers advance notice prior to reducing, eliminating, or suspending services. The HB3110 fact sheet can be accessed here.
  • The Thriving Youth Fund (SB2046): The bill establishes the thriving youth income tax check box that allows taxpayers to fund non-Medicaid eligible community-based youth programs. The SB2046 fact sheet can be accessed here.

  • The Prompt Payment Equity Act (HB3143): The bill amends the State Prompt Payment Act to include state vendors providing prevention, intervention, or treatment services and supports for youth on behalf of the state.

To share your opinion on these bills with the Governor, click here or call him in his Chicago (312-814-2121) or Springfield (217-782-0244) office.

 

Federal

  • Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017 (H.R.695): This bill provides no/low cost national background checks for youth serving organizations. It was received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary on May 23rd.
  • Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 (S.860): This bill provides funding for delinquency prevention programming. It passed in the U.S. Senate on August 1st. The bill now heads to a conference committee to be reconciled with its House version, H.R.1809.

  • Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R.2353): This bill updates the Perkins career and technical education (CTE) legislation. It recognizes and supports the work afterschool and summer providers are doing to help students enter the workforce prepared and ready for well-paid, in-demand careers. It has been received in the Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.