Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Veteran, Youth, and Young Adult Conservation Jobs Act. Creates the Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps for the purpose of making grants to local sponsors to provide wages to young adults operating and instructing in conservation or recreational programs. Provides that local sponsors who can provide necessary facilities, materials, and management for summer conservation or recreational activities within the community may apply to the Department of Natural Resources for a grant under the Act for the purpose of hiring managing supervisors and eligible young adults for conservation or recreational programs. Provides that the Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps shall be limited to citizens of this State who, at the time of enrollment, are unemployed, are 18 through 25 years of age, and who have skills that can be used in the summer conservation or recreational program. Provides that the Department shall adopt reasonable rules pertaining to the administration of the Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Removes a provision that provides that young adults who are unemployed shall be given preference for employment as managing supervisors.
Provides that persons employed through the Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps shall not perform work in State parks. Provides that participation in the Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps or the Illinois Veteran Recreation Corps is available to persons whose skills can be used in conservation or recreational programs, rather than summer conservation or recreational programs. Removes the limitation on local sponsors to make lands, facilities, equipment, materials, administration, and personnel available for summer programs only. Requires rules adopted to administer the Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps to prohibit the use of Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps employees in a manner that displaces or replaces regular employees and shall prohibit any activity that impairs or is inconsistent with an existing collective bargaining agreement or with the collective bargaining rights of employees. Provides that Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps employees shall not be assigned work within the scope of bargaining unit work without the written consent of the exclusive bargaining representative. Extends the enrollment period for the Illinois Veteran Recreation Corps from 6 months to 12 months.