Rep. Ruth Munson

Filed: 3/20/2006





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4604 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
5 Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6 amended by adding Section 605-407 as follows:
7     (20 ILCS 605/605-407 new)
8     Sec. 605-407. New Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness
9 Council.
10     (a) The New Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness
11 Council is created within the Department for the purpose of
12 advocating, coordinating, and implementing policies to help
13 manufacturers in the State compete in the global marketplace.
14     (b) The Council shall consist of 20 members, as follows:
15         (1) the Director, or his or her designee, who shall
16     serve, ex officio, as the chairperson of the Council;
17         (2) seven members who are manufacturing executives of
18     Illinois-based businesses, one from a business that is
19     headquartered within the City of Chicago, 4 from businesses
20     that are headquartered within Cook County (outside of the
21     City of Chicago) or within Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, or
22     Will counties, and 2 from businesses that are headquartered
23     outside of the Chicagoland area;
24         (3) two members from organizations representing



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1     manufacturers, which may include, but not be limited to,
2     the Illinois Manufacturers Association, the Alliance for
3     Illinois Manufacturing, the Illinois State Chamber of
4     Commerce, and the Tooling and Manufacturing Association;
5         (4) two members employed by a community college in the
6     State, one of which is located within the Chicagoland area
7     and the other of which is located outside of the
8     Chicagoland area;
9         (5) two members employed by a research university in
10     the State, one of which is located within the Chicagoland
11     area and the other of which is located outside of the
12     Chicagoland area;
13         (6) one member from a for-profit institution of higher
14     education in the State;
15         (7) four members appointed, one each, by the President
16     of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the
17     Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority
18     Leader of the House of Representatives; and
19         (8) one member appointed by the board of directors of
20     the Illinois Global Partnership.
21 The Director must appoint the members to the Council set forth
22 under items (2) through (6) of this subsection, and each of the
23 members set forth under item (2) must be appointed from a
24 business firm with not less than 40 and not more than 100
25 employees and with annual revenues of not less than $3,000,000
26 and not more than $22,500,000. For the purpose of this
27 subsection, "Chicagoland area" means the Counties of Cook,
28 Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Will.
29     (c) The members of the Council shall serve without
30 compensation, but may be reimbursed for their reasonable
31 expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose.
32     (d) In performing its duties and functions under this
33 Section, the Council must study and develop procedures to be
34 used by the State to:



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1         (1) create conditions for economic growth and
2     manufacturing investment;
3         (2) identify new regional, national, and international
4     markets;
5         (3) strengthen education, retraining, and economic
6     diversification in the State;
7         (4) partner with educational and technological
8     institutions;
9         (5) increase research and development and encourage
10     innovation;
11         (6) assist manufacturers in the State to retool for new
12     products; and
13         (7) develop a technology transfer and
14     commercialization program.
15     (e) The Department must provide administrative and
16 technical assistance to the Council. The Council shall meet at
17 the call of the chairperson and must meet at least 4 times each
18 year. The Council must present its findings and recommendations
19 to the Governor and to the General Assembly no later than
20 December 31 of each year.".