State of Illinois
91st General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT to amend the  Personnel  Code  by  adding  Section
 2    8b.5-5.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section  5.  The Personnel  Code  is  amended  by  adding
 6    Section 8b.5-5 as follows:

 7        (20 ILCS 415/8b.5-5 new)
 8        Sec.  8b.5-5.  Appointment  of  public aid and food stamp
 9    recipients. Each department of State  government  established
10    under  Section 3 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois
11    shall  establish  recruiting  and  hiring   goals   for   the
12    appointment  of  recipients  of public aid under the Illinois
13    Public  Aid  Code  and  recipients  of  food  stamps  in  all
14    positions in the department requiring a high  school  diploma
15    or  less.   The target for each department shall be for 5% of
16    those positions to be filled by those recipients.   For  this
17    purpose,  a  question  concerning  an  applicant's receipt of
18    public aid  or  food  stamps  may  be  added  to  appropriate
19    employment  application  forms  to be submitted by candidates
20    for appointment to those positions.  Each year,  as  provided
21    in  rules  adopted by the Department  of Human Services, each
22    department of State government shall report to the Department
23    of Human Services (i) the targeted number of positions in the
24    department to be filled by recipients of public aid  or  food
25    stamps  and  (ii)  the  actual  number  of  positions  in the
26    department filled by those recipients.

27        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
28    becoming law.

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