DAVIS,MONIQUE-YOUNGE-BLACK-SCOTT-MULLIGAN, PHELPS, PUGH,
HOWARD, TENHOUSE, BERGMAN, FLOWERS, MCKEON, LANG,
MOORE,EUGENE, BOLAND, ROSKAM, KENNER, MORROW, GRANBERG,
CURRIE AND BURKE.
WELFARE TO WORK ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Welfare to Work Act which places qualified welfare
recipients in State jobs or jobs contracted out by the State.
Provides that State agencies shall provide the Department of Public
Aid, or the Department of Human Services as its successor agency, a
job announcement simultaneously with posting its positions or putting
a position out for hire by contract, except for those positions
subject to recall by laid-off employees, or those otherwise exempt.
The Department shall review positions, make eligibility
determinations, recruit and screen potential employees, and refer aid
recipients to apply for positions listed in job announcements.
Employers shall make all employment decisions based on merit, with
not less than 5% of the hours worked on a State contract meeting
certain specifications being worked by qualified aid recipients, with
some exceptions. Employment terms and conditions shall be the same as
for any other member of the employer's workforce doing the same or
similar work. Provides for reports regarding hiring practices under
this Act to be submitted to the General Assembly, the Department of
Labor, and the Department of Public Aid, or the Department of Human
Services as successor agency to the Department of Public Aid. Amends
the Personnel Code and the Illinois Purchasing Act to make changes in
conformance with this Act. Effective immediately.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
In the opinion of DCCA, HB1785 fails to create a State mandate
under the State Mandates Act.
HOME RULE NOTE
HB 1785 does preempt home rule authority.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Aid)
HB 1785 has no fiscal impact on this Dept.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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