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Public Act 097-0136




Public Act 097-0136
HB3360 EnrolledLRB097 05456 AEK 45515 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Public Employment Office Act is amended by
changing Section 1d as follows:
    (20 ILCS 1015/1d)  (from Ch. 48, par. 177)
    Sec. 1d. It shall be the duty of the Department of
Employment Security to obtain from the Department of Public
Welfare, ninety days before the discharge of any convict from
either penitentiary, or the discharge of a prisoner from the
reformatory, the name, occupation, and such other information
as may be of aid in obtaining employment for such discharged
convict or prisoner.
    The Department of Employment Security, through the several
free employment offices, in cooperation with the Department of
Corrections, shall seek to provide proper employment
opportunities for discharged convicts or prisoners, so that
such employment may be available at the time of such discharge,
and shall assist such discharged prisoners to retain suitable
employment for such reasonable time as will afford such
prisoners an opportunity to become self-reliant, to the end
that every man shall be encouraged in his effort to go
straight. In no instance shall there be any misrepresentation
as to the records of persons for whom employment is sought,
under the provisions of this Section.
    The Department of Employment Security through the several
free employment offices shall also co-operate with the
Department of Corrections Public Welfare to secure suitable
employment for paroled convicts or prisoners and to help them
retain such employment during the period of their parole and
for such reasonable time thereafter as shall afford such
convicts or prisoners an opportunity to become self-reliant.
(Source: P.A. 83-1503.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/14/2011