2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 30 - FINANCE
30 ILCS 590/ - State Agency Employees Child Care Services Act.
(30 ILCS 590/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 3001)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "State Agency Employees Child Care Services Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-652.)
(30 ILCS 590/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 3002)
Sec. 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them:
1. "Department" means the Department of Central Management Services.
2. "State agency" means all departments, officers, commissions, boards, institutions and bodies politic and corporate of the State, including the offices of Clerk of the Supreme Court and Clerks of the Appellate Courts, the several courts of the State and the legislature, its committees or commissions.
3. "Child care services" means day care home or center services as defined by the Child Care Act of 1969.
(Source: P.A. 84-652.)
(30 ILCS 590/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 3003)
Sec. 3. The Department may authorize a State agency to contract for the provision of child care services for its employees. The Department may, in accordance with established rules, allow day care centers to operate in State-owned or leased facilities. Such facilities shall be primarily for use by State employees but use by non-employees may be allowed.
Where a State agency enters into a contract to construct, acquire or lease all or a substantial portion of a building, in which more than 50 persons shall be employed, other than a renewal of an existing lease, after July 1, 1990, and where a need has been demonstrated, according to Section 4 of this Act, on-site child care services shall be provided for State employees.
The Department shall implement this Act and shall promulgate all rules and regulations necessary for this purpose. By April 1, 1991, the Department shall propose rules setting forth the standards and criteria, including need and feasibility, for determining if on-site child care services shall be provided. The Department shall consult with the Department of Children and Family Services in defining standards for child care service centers established pursuant to this Act to ensure compliance with the Child Care Act of 1969. The Department shall establish a schedule of fees that shall be charged to employees of State agencies who may obtain child care services under this Act. Such schedule shall be established so that charges for service are based on the actual cost of care. Except as otherwise provided by law for employees who may qualify for public assistance or social services due to indigency or family circumstance, each employee obtaining child care services under this Act shall be responsible for full payment of such charges. The Department shall report, on or before December 31 of each year, to the Governor and the members of the General Assembly, on the feasibility and implementation of a plan for the provision of comprehensive child care services.
(Source: P.A. 86-1482.)
(30 ILCS 590/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 3004)
Sec. 4. Prior to receiving authorization from the Department to contract for child care services, a State agency shall demonstrate a need for such services. Proof of need submitted to the Department may include a survey of agency employees as well as a determination of the availability of child care services under such agency, through other State agencies, or in the community. The Department may also require submission of a feasibility, design and implementation plan, which takes into consideration similar needs and services of other State agencies.
The Department shall assist any State agency authorized to procure child care services in the preparation of a request for proposals, in order to assure that the services provided address the specific needs of the agency personnel.
Any State agency authorized by the Department to contract for child care services shall have the sole responsibility for choosing the successful bidder and overseeing the operation of its child care service program within the guidelines established by the Department. The Department shall promulgate rules pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act which detail the specific standards to be used by the Director of any State agency in the selection of a vendor of child care services.
The State agency's contract shall provide for the establishment of or arrangement for the use of a licensed day care center or a licensed day care agency, as defined in the Child Care Act of 1969.
State agencies with similar needs, or those with small employee populations may group together to establish need and contract for the provision of child care services.
(Source: P.A. 85-1337; 86-1482.)
(30 ILCS 590/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 3005)
Sec. 5. The General Assembly, through the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services, may contract for the establishment of child care services, which may also serve as a prototype or model of such services for other state agencies. Such a center shall use a schedule of fees and charges established by the Department under Section 3 of this Act. Such a center may also be used for the conduct of research on child development, day care standards, the effect of employer-assisted child care on employee morale and productivity or other subjects as determined by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services, in consultation with the Department of Children and Family Services.
(Source: P.A. 84-652.)
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