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 Bill Status of HB0698  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CD CORR-PRSONR ENTREPRENEUR ED

House Sponsors
Rep. Justin Slaughter - Mark Batinick - Keith R. Wheeler - Carol Sente - Mary E. Flowers, Litesa E. Wallace, Will Guzzardi, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Linda Chapa LaVia, Camille Y. Lilly, Sonya M. Harper, Kelly M. Cassidy, La Shawn K. Ford, Randy E. Frese, Robert Martwick, Patricia R. Bellock, Dave Severin and André Thapedi

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Omar Aquino - Patricia Van Pelt - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Kimberly A. Lightford, Jim Oberweis, Laura M. Murphy, Emil Jones, III, Bill Cunningham, Pat McGuire, Daniel Biss, David Koehler, Mattie Hunter, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Iris Y. Martinez, Cristina Castro and Linda Holmes)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/29/2017HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/Art. Ch. III Art. 12.5 heading new
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-1 new
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-5 new
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-10 new
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-15 new
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-20 new
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-25 new
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-30 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Creates the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program Law. Provides that the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall be established as a 5-year pilot project to be instituted within the Department of Corrections. Provides that the goal of the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program is to provide inmates with useful business skills for use after release from prison in an effort to reduce recidivism rates for self-motivated individuals. Provides that the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall consist of a rigorous curriculum, and participants shall be taught business skills, such as computer skills, budgeting, creating a business plan, public speaking, and realistic goal setting. Provides that inmates who successfully complete the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Establishes eligibility requirements for the Program. Provides that subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program may establish post-release assistance to individuals awarded a Certificate of Completion. Provides that post-release assistance may include drafting a resume and cover letter, searching for employment, networking events, or mock interviews. Provides that the funding for the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall be from moneys appropriated to the Department of Corrections for this purpose. Provides that the Article is repealed 5 years after its effective date. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-11 new

Provides that in order to participate in the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program, the inmate must never have been convicted of a major sex offense, vulnerable victims sex offense, or child pornography (rather than any sex offense). Provides that the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall consist of a rigorous curriculum, and participants shall be taught business skills, such as computer skills, budgeting, creating a business plan, public speaking, and realistic goal setting. Provides that the curriculum shall not include the employment of participants as employees under the Department of Corrections or any for-profit or not-for-profit organization unless: (1) the participant receives a wage equal to or greater than the prevailing market rate for the services performed during the course of the employment; (2) the employment is reasonably related to the purpose and curriculum of the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program; and (3) the participant consents in writing to the terms, provisions, working conditions, and wages of the employment. Provides that participants shall retain rights, control, and possession of all products created by the participant during the course of the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program. The rights shall include intellectual property rights and rights in trade secrets. Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be construed to give the Department of Corrections any right to sell, use, distribute, market, possess, or otherwise control any product created by a participant during the course of the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program, without the participant's written consent. Provides that participants who successfully complete the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Provides that the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall be subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes provision that a participant is not to be considered an employee unless the participant in the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program receive a wage equal to or greater than the prevailing market rate for the services performed during the course of the employment.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert Martwick
  1/25/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/25/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/26/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/26/2017HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/8/2017HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice Committee
  2/9/2017HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/13/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/13/2017HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/23/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 010-000-000
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/23/2017HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/23/2017HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/23/2017HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/30/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Restorative Justice Committee; 010-000-000
  4/4/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/4/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  4/6/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/6/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  4/25/2017HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/25/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  4/27/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  4/27/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/27/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/27/2017SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2017SenateAssigned to State Government
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/5/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jim Oberweis
  5/11/2017SenateDo Pass State Government; 008-000-000
  5/11/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/12/2017SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/29/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-001-000
  5/29/2017HousePassed Both Houses

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