Full Text of HB1100 97th General Assembly
HB1100eng 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT relating to aerospace competitiveness.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Aerospace Competitiveness Act.
Illinois Council on Aerospace.
(a) The Illinois Council on Aerospace is created within the
Office of the Governor. The purpose of the
Council is to
emulate national and international best practices that will:
(1) improve coordination and responsiveness of the
State's aerospace training, education, research, and
development programs to
meet industry needs;
(2) enhance the State's economic climate for the
(3) ensure that Illinois remains the best place in the
world to design and manufacture aircraft and grow jobs in
the aerospace industry.
(b) The Council shall be composed of 14 members
representing the public and private sectors, as follows:
(1) The 10 public sector members of the Council are:
(i) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or
his or her designee, who shall be the Chair; (ii) the
executive director of the Board of Higher Education, or his
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or her designee; (iii) the director of the Illinois
Community College Board, or his or her designee; (iv) the
president of the University of Illinois, or his or her
designee; (v) the president of Southern Illinois
University, or his or her designee; (vi) one member of the
General Assembly appointed by each of the following: the
Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader, the
President of the Senate, and the Senate Minority Leader;
and (vii) the Director of the Division of Aeronautics of
the Illinois Department of Transportation.
(2) The Governor shall appoint each of the following 4
members to 4-year terms as private sector representatives
on the Council: (i) one member representing a labor
organization of aerospace machinists; (ii) one member
representing a labor organization of aerospace engineers;
(iii) one member representing the State's largest
aerospace manufacturer; and (iv) one member representing
(a) The Council shall:
(1) Provide counsel and advice to the Governor and the
General Assembly on public policies that will strengthen
the aerospace industry and support its job growth in
(2) Take joint action to integrate training and
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education with research and development.
(b) With the oversight and guidance of the Council as a
whole, its public sector members are charged with the following
lead responsibilities, respectively:
(1) The Director of the Illinois Community College
Board must ensure coordination of all aerospace training
and apprenticeship programs under its authority.
(2) The executive director of the Board of Higher
Education must ensure that all degree programs of interest
to the aerospace industry are provided by and coordinated
among the State's 4-year institutions of higher education.
(3) The presidents of the University of Illinois and
Southern Illinois University must coordinate all
aerospace-related research and development activities
available through their institutions and ensure that these
activities are responsive to the industry's needs.
(4) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
must carry out the State's activities to retain, attract,
and grow aerospace companies and jobs.
(c) The Council may consult, as necessary, with the
Director of Employment Security and the State Superintendent of
Education to assist in the development of policies to carry out
the purposes of this Act.
(d) The Council shall meet with the Governor at least twice
(e) Staffing for the Council shall be provided by the
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Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
(f) Beginning on January 1, 2012, and annually thereafter,
the Council shall report to the Governor and the General
Assembly on the state of the State's aerospace industry and the
activities and accomplishments of the Council in the previous
(a) The Council or the organizations represented by its
members shall apply for and may receive public and private
grants and donations for training, education, research,
development, and other activities relevant to the Council's
responsibilities under this Act. State and non-State moneys
received by the Council for these purposes must be deposited
into the Illinois Aerospace Council Fund, a special fund in the
(b) For fiscal years 2012 through 2014, increased training,
education, research, or development activities approved by the
Council shall be supported by federal Workforce Investment Act
funds or other discretionary funds administered by the
Governor. These funds may be invested independently to support
these activities or may be used as match to leverage additional
Illinois Aerospace Council Fund.
Aerospace Council Fund is created as a special fund in the
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State treasury. Only the Governor or the Chair of the Council
may authorize expenditures from the Fund. Expenditures from the
Fund may be made only for purposes of this Act. Administrative
expenses of the Council, including staff support, may be paid
from the Fund. Revenues to the Fund consist of moneys received
from grants and donations, funds administered under the
Governor's discretion that are deposited into the Fund, and
moneys received pursuant to appropriations.
The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.786 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/5.786 new)
The Illinois Aerospace Council Fund.