Rep. Ruth Munson

Filed: 3/29/2006





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



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



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1 compensation, but may be reimbursed for their reasonable
2 expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose.
3     (d) In performing its duties and functions under this
4 Section, the Council must study and develop procedures to be
5 used by the State to:
6         (1) create conditions for economic growth and
7     manufacturing investment;
8         (2) identify new regional, national, and international
9     markets;
10         (3) strengthen education, retraining, and economic
11     diversification in the State;
12         (4) partner with educational and technological
13     institutions;
14         (5) increase research and development and encourage
15     innovation;
16         (6) assist manufacturers in the State to retool for new
17     products; and
18         (7) develop a technology transfer and
19     commercialization program.
20     (e) The Department must provide administrative and
21 technical assistance to the Council. The Council shall meet at
22 the call of the chairperson and must meet at least 4 times each
23 year. The Council must present its findings and recommendations
24 to the Governor and to the General Assembly no later than
25 December 31 of each year.".