Public Act 094-0099
HB2566 Enrolled LRB094 03839 WGH 35756 b

    AN ACT concerning veterans.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Veterans' Employment Act is amended by
changing Sections 3, 5, 6, and 7 as follows:
    (330 ILCS 25/3)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 203)
    Sec. 3. Definition. For the purposes of this Act,
"Director" means the Director of the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity Employment Security or its successor
(Source: P.A. 88-12.)
    (330 ILCS 25/5)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 205)
    Sec. 5. Service centers.
    (a) The Director shall designate multipurpose service
centers for veterans operated by community nonprofit agencies
or organizations. To the greatest extent possible, the Director
shall rely on such agencies or organizations whose major
emphasis has been to provide social services.
    (b) The Director shall search for such nonprofit agencies
or organizations to carry out the programs created under this
    (c) The Director shall designate the agencies or
organizations to carry out such programs.
    (d) Subject to appropriation, the Director shall begin to
provide the necessary funds to the nonprofit agencies or
organizations to set up and begin the operation of the
multipurpose service centers. Thereafter the Director shall
provide the funds appropriated for grants to the centers as the
costs of the centers are incurred.
    (e) The Director shall, with the advice of the staff of the
centers, promulgate rules and regulations to implement this
Act. Such rules and regulations shall include eligibility of
persons for job training programs, the level of stipends for
the job training programs, and a sliding fee scale for the
service programs.
    (f) In performing his duties pursuant to this Act, the
Director shall consult and cooperate with such State agencies
as may be appropriate, including but not limited to the
Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Department
of Veterans' Affairs to ensure that there is no duplication of
(Source: P.A. 88-12.)
    (330 ILCS 25/6)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 206)
    Sec. 6. (a) The multipurpose service centers shall, after
consulting and in cooperation with the Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity Employment Security, develop
job counseling and placement services by cooperating with
federal, State and local governmental agencies and private
employers. The services shall include:
    (1) counseling veterans with respect to appropriate job
    (2) identifying community needs and seeking funding for new
public and private sector jobs in relation to this Act;
    (3) providing veterans with training, skills and referral
services to help them to become gainfully employed and
    (4) developing plans to include more veterans in existing
training and placement programs; and
    (5) referring veterans to agencies which provide
information and assistance with respect to health care,
financial matters, education, nutrition and legal problems.
    (b) To the extent possible, the centers shall serve
surrounding rural areas through a rural outreach effort.
    (c) To the extent possible, supervisory, technical and
administrative positions relating to the multipurpose service
programs shall be filled by veterans.
    (d) The director of each center shall submit an annual
report to the Director. The report shall include evaluations of
the effectiveness of the job training, placement and service
programs to veterans including the number of persons trained,
the number of persons placed in employment, follow-up data on
such persons, the number of persons served by the various
service programs, and estimates of the cost effectiveness of
the various components of the center. The Director shall also
require quarterly reports and shall by rule specify the
information to be included in the quarterly reports.
    (e) The director of each center may accept, use and dispose
of contributions of money, services and property for the
purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-792.)
    (330 ILCS 25/7)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 207)
    Sec. 7. (a) The sponsoring nonprofit agency or organization
shall consult and cooperate with the Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity Employment Security to
ensure that there is no duplication of services, and shall
cooperate with federal, State and local agencies to coordinate
the multiservice programs established under this Act.
    (b) The agency or organization and the communities served
by programs established under this Act shall provide a total of
not less than 5% of the cost of the operation of the centers to
supplement monies appropriated to implement and continue this
(Source: P.A. 83-1503.)