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92_HB0909eng HB0909 Engrossed LRB9203975JMmbA 1 AN ACT in relation to the Illinois work force. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Illinois FIRST Job Opportunities Initiative Act. 6 Section 5. Illinois FIRST Job Opportunities Initiative. 7 (a) For any construction contract with the value of 8 $1,000,000 or more funded in whole or part by Illinois FIRST 9 funds or by any State funds, the State of Illinois shall post 10 the following information pursuant to the procedures set 11 forth in subsection (c): 12 (1) the approximate number of apprenticeship and 13 journey-level hours that will be required and available 14 for each skilled and unskilled trade to be utilized 15 within any contract and subcontract to be awarded for 16 that project, and any other employment opportunity to be 17 made available pursuant to such contract or subcontract; 18 (2) the approximate period of time during which 19 work on any contract or subcontract will continue, 20 including the approximate beginning date that any 21 employment opportunity will arise pursuant to the 22 contract; 23 (3) the description and location of the 24 construction project; and 25 (4) the specific procedures that must be followed 26 to apply for any employment opportunities arising from 27 the contract or subcontract, including location and hours 28 of any union or other offices. 29 (b) Any prime contractor receiving any construction 30 contract with the value of $1,000,000 or more funded in whole 31 or part by Illinois FIRST funds or by any State funds shall, HB0909 Engrossed -2- LRB9203975JMmbA 1 on the date the contract is awarded by the State, supply the 2 Department of Employment Security with the employment 3 information specified in subsection (a); provided that for 4 any subcontract awarded during the duration of the contract, 5 the information specified in subsection (a) shall be provided 6 by the prime contractor on the date the subcontract is 7 awarded. Any such contract shall include the requirement for 8 the prime contractor to supply the information within the 9 timeframes set forth in this subsection. 10 (c) All employment opportunities required to be posted 11 under this Section shall be submitted by a prime contractor 12 to the Department of Employment Security, utilizing forms and 13 procedures developed and made available by the Department. 14 The Department of Employment Security shall, upon receipt of 15 such information from any prime contractor: 16 (1) post the information on an appropriate State of 17 Illinois Internet site; 18 (2) post the information with the job service 19 program maintained by the State; 20 (3) post the information with all Illinois 21 Employment and Training Centers throughout the State; and 22 (4) provide electronic links to the Illinois 23 Department of Transportation website and the Capital 24 Development Board website where the information, specific 25 to those agencies shall also be posted. 26 In addition, the information provided to the Department 27 of Employment Security shall be provided by the prime 28 contractor or his or her representative to any person who 29 seeks employment directly at the job site at an office or 30 trailer where site business is conducted. The information, 31 or reference as to how to obtain it, shall also be posted in 32 an easily accessible public place at the same location. 33 (d) Any prime contractor awarded a construction contract 34 with the value of $1,000,000 or more, funded in whole or part HB0909 Engrossed -3- LRB9203975JMmbA 1 by Illinois FIRST funds or by any State funds, shall submit a 2 monthly report to the State of Illinois that shall include 3 information as to the number of apprenticeship and 4 journey-level hours worked by race and gender in each skilled 5 and unskilled trade on all projects employing skilled or 6 unskilled labor during the preceding month. The Governor 7 shall designate an office within a State agency that shall be 8 responsible for the development and dissemination of a simple 9 reporting form, both in paper and electronic format, to be 10 utilized by all State agencies and prime contractors covered 11 under this Section and shall be further responsible for 12 monitoring compliance with the reporting requirements 13 specified in this subsection. Any report submitted pursuant 14 to this subsection shall be made available, at a nominal 15 charge, to any member of the public who requests a copy. 16 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 17 becoming law.
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