Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Investing in Illinois Works Tax Credit Act. Provides that each owner or operator, as defined in the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act, may apply for a credit against withholding payments due under the Illinois Income Tax Act for each member of its skilled and trained workforce who is also a qualifying graduate. Provides limitations on the credit. Creates the Access to Apprenticeship Act. Provides that no preapprenticeship or apprenticeship program may require a recommendation from a union member or any other person as a condition of acceptance. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and the Illinois Income Tax Act to make conforming changes. Creates the Illinois Hazardous Workforce Materials Training Act. Requires workers at high hazard facilities to obtain minimum approved safety training, provided by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration, and to file a certificate of completion with the Department of Labor. Contains enforcement provisions. Provides that the Act does not apply to any owner or operator that has an executed national or local labor agreement in effect pertaining to the performance of construction work at a given facility or site under the terms of the agreement. Requires applicable apprenticeship and training programs, approved by and registered with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship, providing minimum approved safety training for workers in high hazard facilities and contractors employing workers at high hazard facilities to file an annual report with the Department and the Illinois Works Review Panel. Provides that an owner or operator who violates the requirements of the Act shall be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $10,000 for each violation. Requires all moneys received by the Department as fees and civil penalties under the Act to be deposited into the Illinois Works Fund to be used to recruit, prescreen, and provide preapprenticeship skills training. Contains other provisions. Effective January 1, 2022.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of House Amendment No. 1 with the following changes. In provisions creating the Investing in Illinois Works Tax Credit Act, makes changes to provisions concerning definitions. Provides that each owner or operator may claim an amount equal to $2,500 (rather than may apply for a credit up to 45% of qualified wages paid) against a tax imposed under specified provisions of the Illinois Income Tax Act for each member of its skilled and trained workforce who is also a qualifying graduate. Contains provisions regarding the application process for the credit. Provides that the credit shall not be awarded more than an aggregate of $20,000,000 in total tax credits. Contains provisions regarding penalties and recapture. Makes other changes. In provisions creating the Illinois Hazardous Workforce Materials Training Act, provides that the Illinois Department of Labor (rather than the Attorney General's Workers Rights Bureau, in conjunction with the Department) must certify that an emergency warrants noncompliance with the Act. Makes other changes. In provisions amending the Illinois Income Tax Act, removes changes to the reporting periods upon which the amount computed for maximum credit is based. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2022.
Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Labor)
There is no fiscal impact to the Department of Labor by the Illinois Works Tax Credit Act and the amendments to the Illinois Income Tax Act. The fiscal impact to the Department of Labor by the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act is estimated as follows: 3 Labor Conciliators (salary, benefits, and expenses): $179,917.93 each; 1 Information Services Specialist (salary, benefits, and expenses): $155,960.06; Total Department of Labor fiscal impact: $695,713.85.
State Debt Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 3437, as amended by House Amendment 2, would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.