Sen. Michael W. Frerichs

Filed: 5/5/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3188 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
5Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 605-1010 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 605/605-1010 new)
8    Sec. 605-1010. Illinois Research Network.
9    (a) There is created the Illinois Research Network. The
10Illinois Research Network is intended to: provide broad and
11rapid access to information about intellectual property and
12technologies; encourage the use of existing Illinois faculty
13and federal research laboratory resources to address local,
14State, and national needs; link the Illinois academic and
15research laboratory communities into the technology and the
16economic development efforts of the executive branch of State



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1government and other State and local agencies; enhance
2communication and cooperation within the Illinois academic and
3research laboratory communities and between these communities
4and statewide audiences, particularly business, government,
5education, and the general public; and link the Illinois
6academic and federal research lab communities into the Illinois
7small and large business market.
8    (b) Subject to appropriation, the Department shall cause to
9be established an easily accessible online database for the
10purpose of compiling intellectual property and technologies
11available at academic institutions across the State. The
12Department may make grants to Illinois universities to create,
13develop, and implement the database.".