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92_HB4103eng HB4103 Engrossed LRB9215283BDdv 1 AN ACT concerning employment. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act 5 is amended by adding Section 7.2 as follows: 6 (20 ILCS 3930/7.2 new) 7 Sec. 7.2. Illinois Ex-Offenders Employment Stabilization 8 Pilot Program. 9 (a) The Authority shall establish the Illinois 10 Ex-Offender Employment Stabilization Pilot Program as a grant 11 program to (i) increase and improve post-release employment 12 opportunities for ex-offenders and (ii) reduce recidivism 13 rates through the combined resources and expertise of 14 providers of workforce development and supportive services. 15 The program shall be established in Illinois local 16 governments where (i) the number of residents under State 17 community correctional supervision is 10,000 or more 18 annually and (ii) the number of returnees to that local 19 government who have exited annually from State correctional 20 institutions is 25% or more of all individuals released 21 annually from State correctional institutions. The Authority 22 shall be responsible for reviewing grant proposals and 23 awarding grants. The Authority may discontinue all or any 24 part of this program if, in the Authority's discretion, the 25 program fails to accomplish the objectives set forth in this 26 subsection. 27 (b) The Governor shall appoint an Ex-Offenders 28 Employment Stabilization Pilot Program Advisory Board. The 29 Advisory Board shall be chaired by the Executive Director of 30 the Authority. Additional board members appointed by the 31 Governor shall be the following: 2 representatives of HB4103 Engrossed -2- LRB9215283BDdv 1 Illinois business; the Commissioner of the City of Chicago 2 Mayor's Office of Workforce Development; 4 members nominated 3 for appointment by the Mayor of the City of Chicago; and 4 4 members nominated for appointment by the President of the 5 Cook County Board. No members of the Advisory Board may have 6 a direct or indirect interest in any entity that receives a 7 grant under this Section. 8 (c) The Advisory Board shall: 9 (1) prepare and recommend to the Authority rules 10 implementing this Act; 11 (2) determine criteria and procedures to be 12 followed in awarding grants and review applications for 13 grants under the Ex-Offenders Employment Stabilization 14 Pilot Program; and 15 (3) make recommendations to the Authority as to the 16 award of grants under the Ex-Offenders Employment 17 Stabilization Pilot Program. 18 (d) Members of the Advisory Board shall not be 19 reimbursed for their costs and expenses of participation. All 20 decisions of the Advisory Board shall be decided on a one 21 vote per member basis with a majority of the Advisory Board 22 membership to rule. 23 (e) The Advisory Board shall report annually to the 24 General Assembly on its effectiveness and shall make further 25 recommendations based on the experiences and outcomes of its 26 operations. 27 (f) The Ex-Offenders Employment Stabilization Pilot 28 Program shall require grant proposals to include, but not be 29 limited to, the following elements to achieve a holistic and 30 comprehensive service strategy to assist individuals after 31 parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, or 32 pardon: 33 (1) rapid attachment to work; 34 (2) long-term follow-up; HB4103 Engrossed -3- LRB9215283BDdv 1 (3) drug treatment; 2 (4) comprehensive support services; 3 (5) identification assistance; and 4 (6) job development and marketing. 5 (g) Subject to appropriation for that purpose, the 6 Authority may expend funds to pay its costs of administering 7 the programs authorized by this Section. Beginning in fiscal 8 year 2002, appropriated funds may be used for the purposes of 9 implementing this Act, including necessary administrative 10 costs. 11 (h) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2007. 12 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 13 becoming law.
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