Sen. Mike Jacobs

Filed: 4/6/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1735, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Department of Transportation Law of the
6Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing
7Section 2705-215 as follows:
8    (20 ILCS 2705/2705-215)  (was 20 ILCS 2705/49.27)
9    Sec. 2705-215. Cooperative utilization of equipment and
10services of governmental entities and not-for-profit
11organizations for the transportation needs in public service
13    (a) The Department is directed to encourage and assist
14governmental entities, not-for-profit corporations, and
15nonprofit community service associations, between or among
16themselves, in the development of reasonable utilization of



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1transportation equipment and operational service in satisfying
2the general and specialized public transportation needs.
3    The Department shall develop and encourage cooperative
4development, among all entities, of programs promoting
5efficient service and conservation of capital investment and
6energy and shall assist all entities in achieving their goals
7and in their applications for transportation grants under
8appropriate State or federal programs.
9    (b) Implementation of cooperative programs is to be
10developed within the meaning of the provisions of the
11Intergovernmental Cooperation Act. In the circumstances of
12nongovernmental entities, the Department shall be guided by
13that Act and any other State law in encouraging the cooperative
14programs between those entities.
15    (c) The Department shall report to the members of the
16General Assembly, by March 1 of each year, its successes,
17failures and progress in achieving the intent of this Section.
18The report shall also include identification of problems as
19well as the Department's recommendations.
20    (d) The Department shall certify United States Department
21of Labor apprenticeship programs which have joint labor
22management boards regulated under the Labor Management
23Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 141 et seq., as able to teach and
24train their own members for any quality assurance and quality
25control certifications issued by the Department.
26    The Department shall certify the curricula for the quality



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1assurance quality control program and shall make available all
2course curricula, teaching aids, syllabi, and other materials
3necessary for instruction of courses described by this
4subsection (d).
5    The Department may administer any testing or certify a
6third party to administer and certify any testing, provided
7that the entity is independent of and not an affiliate of the
8United States Department of Labor apprenticeship programs
9identified in this subsection (d).
10    If the Department does not administer the testing, the
11Department and the apprenticeship program shall mutually agree
12upon a third party to administer the testing. The third party
13shall provide testers upon being given 10 days notice.
14(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.".