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Full Text of SB3521  98th General Assembly


Sen. Mattie Hunter

Filed: 3/31/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3521 as follows:
3on page 1, lines 5 through 6, by replacing "4, and 6" with "4,
46, and 9"; and
5on page 2, line 18, by replacing "summer" with "summer"; and
6on page 4, line 5, after the period, by inserting "Persons
7employed through the Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps
8shall not perform work in State parks."; and
9on page 4, line 10, by deleting "summer"; and
10on page 4, line 21, by deleting "summer"; and
11on page 5, line 14, after the period, by inserting "These rules
12shall prohibit the use of Illinois Young Adult Recreation Corps



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1employees in a manner that displaces or replaces regular
2employees and shall prohibit any activity that impairs or is
3inconsistent with an existing collective bargaining agreement
4or with the collective bargaining rights of employees. Illinois
5Young Adult Recreation Corps employees shall not be assigned
6work within the scope of bargaining unit work without the
7written consent of the exclusive bargaining representative.";
9on page 6, immediately below line 2, by inserting the
11    "(525 ILCS 50/9)
12    Sec. 9. Illinois Veteran Recreation Corps. With respect to
13the Illinois Veteran Recreation Corps:
14    (a) Purpose. The Illinois Veteran Recreation Corps is
15established for the purpose of making grants to local sponsors
16to provide wages to veterans of any age operating and
17instructing in conservation or recreational programs. Such
18programs shall provide conservation or recreational
19opportunities and shall include, but are not limited to, the
20coordination and teaching of natural resource conservation and
21management, physical activities, or learning activities
22directly related to natural resource conservation management
23or recreation. Such programs may charge user fees, but such
24fees shall be designed to promote as much community involvement



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1as possible, as determined by the Department.
2    (b) Application. Local sponsors who can provide necessary
3facilities, materials, and management for summer conservation
4or recreational activities within the community and who desire
5a grant under this Act for the purpose of hiring managing
6supervisors as necessary and eligible veterans for such
7conservation or recreational programs may make application to
8the Department. Applications shall be evaluated on the basis of
9program content, location, need, local commitment of
10resources, and consistency with the purposes of this Act.
11    (c) Enrollment. The Illinois Veteran Recreation Corps
12shall be limited to citizens of this State who at the time of
13enrollment are veterans of any age and are unemployed and who
14have skills that can be utilized in the summer conservation or
15recreational program. Preference may be given to veterans with
16a disability.
17    The ratio of veterans employee enrollees to a managing
18supervisor must not be less than 10 to 1 for any local sponsor
19with a total number of veterans employee enrollees of 10 or
20more. Any local sponsor program with a total number of veteran
21employee enrollees of less than 10 must be limited to one
22managing supervisor. Veterans who are unemployed shall be given
23preference for employment as managing supervisors.
24    The local sponsors shall make public notification of the
25availability of jobs for eligible veterans in the Illinois
26Veteran Recreation Corps by the means of newspapers, electronic



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1media, educational facilities, units of local government, and
2Department of Employment Security offices. Application for
3employment shall be made directly to the local sponsor.
4    The Department shall adopt reasonable rules pertaining to
5the administration of the Illinois Veteran Recreation Corps.
6    (d) Terms of employment. The enrollment period for any
7successful applicant of the program shall not be longer than 12
86 total months. Once enrolled in the program, each enrollee
9shall receive a reasonable wage as set by the Department and
10shall work hours as required by the conservation or recreation
11program but not in excess of a maximum number of hours as
12determined by the Department, except that an enrollee working
13as a managing supervisor shall receive a higher wage than an
14enrollee working in any other capacity on the conservation or
15recreation program. Enrollees shall be employees of the local
16sponsor and not contractual hires for the purpose of employment
17taxes, except that enrollees shall not be classified as
18employees of the State or the local sponsor for purposes of
19contributions to the State Employees' Retirement System of
20Illinois or any other public employee retirement system.
21(Source: P.A. 97-738, eff. 7-5-12; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)".