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SB2481 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2481

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Ram Villivalam

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Illinois Future of Work Act. Creates the Illinois Future of Work Task Force. Provides for the duties and responsibilities of the Task Force. Provides for the membership and meetings of the Task Force. Provides that members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall provide administrative support to the Task Force. Requires the Task Force to submit a final report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than November 1, 2022. Dissolves the Task Force upon the filing of its report. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2024. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Illinois Future of Work Act.
 
6    Section 5. Findings and declaration of policy. The General
7Assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares the following:
8        (1) The future of work is a critically important
9    conversation for those currently in the workforce as well
10    as those looking to reenter or enter it as Illinois
11    contemplates an equitable economic recovery from the
12    coronavirus pandemic.
13        (2) Policymakers at every level of government will be
14    required to deal with the concurrent crises of the
15    pandemic recovery, systemic inequities, and creating
16    good-paying jobs. Policymakers must be able to anticipate
17    the workforce policies and programs needed in the future
18    to combat poverty, inequality, and climate change.
19        (3) Rapid advancements in technology, specifically the
20    automation of jobs and expanded artificial intelligence
21    capability, have had and will continue to have a profound
22    impact on the type, quality, and number of jobs available
23    in our 21st century economy.

 

 

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1        (4) Automation and the rise of artificial intelligence
2    and predictive analytics will have major impacts on
3    industries and their jobs; from the service sector to
4    white collar positions, the impacts will be felt by
5    millions of workers in the United States.
6        (5) Despite the opportunities and challenges presented
7    by rapid advancements in technology, Illinois is a leader
8    in the innovation and development of technology. Illinois
9    has been an engine of progress, and it drives new products
10    that connect people across the globe, sparking economic
11    growth and building prosperity.
12        (6) Illinois has a large, diverse, and well-educated
13    labor force ready to meet the challenges it faces.
14        (7) Innovative partnerships across the private and
15    public sectors need to be created.
 
16    Section 10. Illinois Future of Work Task Force; duties and
17responsibilities.
18    (a) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force is created. The
19Task Force shall be proactive and plan for the future of work
20while simultaneously addressing the state of work today.
21    (b) The duties and responsibilities of the Task Force
22include the following:
23        (1) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
24    identify and assess the new and emerging technologies that
25    have the potential to significantly affect employment,

 

 

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1    wages, and skill requirements.
2        (2) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
3    develop a set of job standards and working conditions that
4    will ensure that future work in Illinois builds a vibrant
5    middle class.
6        (3) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
7    identify the potential jobs of the future and
8    opportunities to shape those jobs for the improvement of
9    life for all of Illinois.
10        (4) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
11    compile research and best practices from other states and
12    countries on how to deploy technology to benefit workers
13    and the public good.
14        (5) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
15    develop tools to assess the impact of proposed
16    technologies and evaluate their costs and benefits on
17    workers, employers, the public and the State.
18        (6) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
19    identify policies and practices that will help businesses,
20    workers, and communities thrive economically throughout
21    the State of Illinois.
22        (7) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
23    propose workforce development, training, education, and
24    apprenticeship programs for the jobs of the future.
 
25    Section 15. Membership; meetings.

 

 

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1    (a) The members of the Illinois Future of Work Task Force
2shall include and represent the diversity of the people of
3Illinois, and shall be composed of the following:
4        (1) four members appointed by the Senate President,
5    one of whom shall serve as a co-chair;
6        (2) four members appointed by the Minority Leader of
7    the Senate, one of whom shall serve as a co-chair;
8        (3) four members appointed by the Speaker of the House
9    of Representatives, one of whom shall serve as co-chair;
10        (4) four members appointed by the Minority Leader of
11    the House of Representatives, one of whom shall serve as a
12    co-chair;
13        (5) three members appointed by the Governor who each
14    represent either the business community, labor community,
15    or education community that advocate for job growth;
16        (6) three members appointed by the Governor whose
17    professional expertise is at the juncture of work and
18    workers' rights;
19        (7) the Director of Labor, or his or her designee;
20        (8) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,
21    or his or her designee;
22        (9) the Director of Employment Security, or his or her
23    designee; and
24        (10) the Superintendent of the State Board of
25    Education, or his or her designee.
26    (b) Appointments for the Illinois Future of Work Task

 

 

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1Force must be finalized by January 31, 2022. The Illinois
2Future of Work Task Force shall hold one meeting per month for
3a total of 9 meetings, and the first meeting must be held
4within 30 days after appointments are finalized.
5    (c) Members of the Illinois Future of Work Task Force
6shall serve without compensation.
7    (d) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
8shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
 
9    Section 20. Report; dissolution.
10    (a) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall issue a
11report based upon its findings in the course of performing its
12duties and responsibilities specified under Section 10. The
13report shall be written by an independent authority with
14subject matter expertise on the future of work.
15    (b) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall submit
16its final report to the Governor and the General Assembly no
17later than November 1, 2022, and is dissolved upon the filing
18of its report.
 
19    Section 25. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
202024.
 
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.