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92_SB2144 LRB9215725WHcs 1 AN ACT concerning unemployment insurance. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by 5 adding Section 500.1 as follows: 6 (820 ILCS 405/500.1 new) 7 Sec. 500.1. Birth and Adoption Unemployment Insurance. 8 (a) A parent who is on a leave of absence from his or 9 her employer or who left employment to be with his or her 10 child during the child's first year of life, or during the 11 first year following placement of a child age 18 or less with 12 the individual for adoption, may not be denied compensation 13 on the grounds that he or she has voluntarily left 14 employment, that he or she has not been available for work, 15 that he or she has not been able to work, or that he or she 16 has failed to actively seek work. 17 (b) As used in this Section: 18 (1) "Parent" means a mother or father (biological, 19 legal, or who has custody of a child pending her or his 20 adoption of that child); and 21 (2) "Placement" means the time a parent becomes 22 responsible for a child pending adoption in accordance 23 with the Adoption Act. 24 (c) Sections 610 and 611 apply to payments under this 25 Section. In addition, the following payments shall cause a 26 reduction in the compensation amount: 27 (1) Any payment from the employer resulting from a 28 birth or adoption described in subsection (a); and 29 (2) Any payment resulting from a birth or adoption 30 described in subsection (a) from a disability insurance 31 plan contributed to by an employer, in proportion to the -2- LRB9215725WHcs 1 employer's contribution to the plan. 2 (d) Compensation is payable to an individual under this 3 Section for a maximum of 12 weeks with respect to any birth 4 or placement for adoption. 5 (e) Each employer shall post at each site operated by 6 the employer, in a conspicuous place, accessible to all 7 employees, information relating to the availability of Birth 8 and Adoption Unemployment Insurance. 9 (f) Any compensation paid under this Section may not be 10 charged to the account of the individual employer. 11 (g) Two years following the effective date of this 12 amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, the Director 13 shall issue a report to the Governor and the General Assembly 14 evaluating the effectiveness of Birth and Adoption 15 Unemployment Insurance. 16 (h) This Section shall be applied consistent with 17 regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. 18 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 19 becoming law.
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