91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0752
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DCCA-SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois  and  the  State      
   Finance  Act  to  create  the Small Business Incubator Fund.  Provides      
   that the Director of Commerce and Community Affairs may make grants to      
   small business incubators dedicated to the successful  development  of      
   entrepreneurial  companies.  Provides that the grants shall not exceed      
   50% of the State income taxes paid in the previous  calendar  year  by      
   qualified  businesses  leasing  space  from  eligible  small  business      
   incubators.  Provides that an amount equal to 50% of these taxes shall      
   be  annually  appropriated  to  the  fund.  Establishes an application      
   process for grants and limitations on the use of the grants.   Sets  a      
   limit  on the amount of the grant given to a small business incubator.      
   Provides that 5% of the amount appropriated into  the  Small  Business      
   Incubator  Fund  shall  be  allotted to the Department of Commerce and      
   Community Affairs to  administer,  oversee,  and  evaluate  the  small      
   business incubator grant process and outcome.  Provides that the small      
   business  incubator  grant  process  is repealed on December 31, 2004.      
   Provides that the evaluation of the grant process shall recommend  its      
   continuation  or its repeal and shall be submitted to the Governor and      
   the General Assembly before December 31, 2003. Effective immediately.       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          20 ILCS 605/46.71 new                                                
        Further amends the Civil Administrative Code.  Provides that  the      
   Department  of  Commerce  and  Community  Affairs shall convene a task      
   force to develop a model domestic violence and sexual assault employee      
   awareness and assistance policy to provide businesses  with  the  best      
   means  to  ascertain domestic violence and sexual assault awareness in      
   the workplace, assist affected  employees,  and  provide  a  safe  and      
   helpful  working environment for employees experiencing the effects of      
   domestic violence or sexual assault.  Provides that the  model  policy      
   shall address corporate domestic violence and sexual assault policies,      
   dissemination  of  resource  information, workplace safety issues, and      
   workplace training programs, with the final model policy, if approved,      
   presented to the Governor and the General Assembly not later than  one      
   year  after  the  effective date of this amendatory Act.  Provides for      
   technical support and a 4 year follow-up.                                   
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0592

   Last action date: 99-08-14

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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