Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Emergency Employment Development Act. Defines "Advisory Committee", "Department", "Director", "Employment Administrator", "service delivery area", and "Workforce Investment Act". Sets forth the powers of the Illinois Emergency Development coordinator and the uses for funds appropriated for the program. Provides that the Department of Employment Security shall publicize the program and that the Board of Higher Education and Community College Board shall review their policies to ensure that specified programs serve the needs of the economically disadvantaged. Sets forth the requirements for businesses receiving funds under the program concerning repayment. Establishes the Illinois 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Advisory Committee and provides its powers and duties. Provides how the funds shall be allocated among service delivery areas. Sets forth the powers and duties of the Employment Administrator. Provides what constitutes an eligible employer under the Act. Creates the Illinois 21st Century Workforce Development Fund. Provides that the Secretary of Human Services shall inform each applicant or recipient of the benefits of the program. Provides that the State of Illinois and other governmental units may employ unemployed or underemployed persons pursuant to this Act. Effective July 1, 2011.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Further amends the Illinois Emergency Employment Development Act. Makes changes to certain definitions. Provides that an eligible employer may not terminate, lay off, or reduce the working hours of an employee for the purpose of hiring an individual with funds available under the Act. Adds certain small businesses and businesses that produce energy conserving materials or services or are involved in development of renewable sources of energy to the list of businesses that may be given preference under the Act. Removes language allowing certain government agencies to participate in the Act. Makes numerous other changes. Amends the Corporate Accountability for Tax Expenditures Act to include assistance given under the Illinois Emergency Employment Development Act from the definition of "development assistance". Amends the 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Act to provide that the Fund is subject to appropriation. Effective July 1, 2011.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Defines the term "fringe benefits". Provides that the Secretary of Human Services shall make available to each employment administrator lists of local child care providers available through the Child Care Resource and Referral Network (now, the Department of Children and Family Services shall provide lists of currently licensed local day care facilities). Removes provisions from the engrossed bill requiring the Secretary of Human Services to inform recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or other related public assistance of the transitional jobs program. Makes other changes.