Rep. Fred Crespo

Filed: 4/10/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4470, 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 changing Section 605-800 as follows:
8     (20 ILCS 605/605-800)  (was 20 ILCS 605/46.19a in part)
9     Sec. 605-800. Training grants for skills in critical
10 demand.
11     (a) Grants to provide training in fields affected by
12 critical demands for certain skills may be made as provided in
13 this Section.
14     (b) The Director may make grants to eligible employers or
15 to other eligible entities on behalf of employers as authorized
16 in subsection (c) to provide training for employees in fields



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1 for which there are critical demands for certain skills. No
2 participating employee may be an unauthorized alien, as defined
3 in 8 U.S.C. 1324a.
4     (c) The Director may accept applications for training grant
5 funds and grant requests from: (i) entities sponsoring
6 multi-company eligible employee training projects as defined
7 in subsection (d), including business associations, strategic
8 business partnerships, institutions of secondary or higher
9 education, large manufacturers for supplier network companies,
10 federal Job Training Partnership Act administrative entities
11 or grant recipients, and labor organizations when those
12 projects will address common training needs identified by
13 participating companies; and (ii) individual employers that
14 are undertaking eligible employee training projects as defined
15 in subsection (d), including intermediaries and training
16 agents.
17     (c-5) Entities sponsoring multi-company training grant
18 programs shall obtain from a duly authorized officer of each
19 participating company a certification that all participating
20 employees are employed at Illinois facilities and, for each
21 participating employee, stating the employee's name and either
22 (i) stating the employee's social security number or (ii)
23 certifying that the company has verified that the employee is
24 employed at an Illinois facility. Each application from an
25 individual employer shall be accompanied with a certification
26 signed and dated by a duly authorized officer of the applicant



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1 certifying that all participating employees are employed at
2 Illinois facilities and, for each participating employee,
3 stating the employee's name and either (i) stating the
4 employee's social security number or (ii) certifying that the
5 applicant has verified that the employee is employed at an
6 Illinois facility. The Department may audit the accuracy of
7 applications.
8     Notwithstanding any other rulemaking authority that may
9 exist, neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under
10 the jurisdiction of the Governor has any authority to make or
11 promulgate rules to implement or enforce the provisions of this
12 amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. If, however, the
13 Governor believes that rules are necessary to implement or
14 enforce the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 95th
15 General Assembly, the Governor may suggest rules to the General
16 Assembly by filing them with the Clerk of the House and
17 Secretary of the Senate and by requesting that the General
18 Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact those
19 suggested rules into law, or take any other appropriate action
20 in the General Assembly's discretion. Nothing contained in this
21 amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall be
22 interpreted to grant rulemaking authority under any other
23 Illinois statute where such authority is not otherwise
24 explicitly given. For the purposes of this amendatory Act of
25 the 95th General Assembly, "rules" is given the meaning
26 contained in Section 1-70 of the Illinois Administrative



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1 Procedure Act, and "agency" and "agency head" are given the
2 meanings contained in Sections 1-20 and 1-25 of the Illinois
3 Administrative Procedure Act to the extent that such
4 definitions apply to agencies or agency heads under the
5 jurisdiction of the Governor.
6     (d) The Director may make grants to eligible applicants as
7 defined in subsection (c) for employee training projects that
8 include, but need not be limited to, one or more of the
9 following:
10         (1) Training programs in response to new or changing
11     technology being introduced in the workplace.
12         (2) Job-linked training that offers special skills for
13     career advancement or that is preparatory for, and leads
14     directly to, jobs with definite career potential and
15     long-term job security.
16         (3) Training necessary to implement total quality
17     management or improvement or both management and
18     improvement systems within the workplace.
19         (4) Training related to new machinery or equipment.
20         (5) Training of employees of companies that are
21     expanding into new markets or expanding exports from
22     Illinois.
23         (6) Basic, remedial, or both basic and remedial
24     training of employees as a prerequisite for other
25     vocational or technical skills training or as a condition
26     for sustained employment.



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1         (7) Self-employment training of the unemployed and
2     underemployed with comprehensive, competency-based
3     instructional programs and services, entrepreneurial
4     education and training initiatives for youth and adult
5     learners in cooperation with the Illinois Institute for
6     Entrepreneurial Education, training and education,
7     conferences, workshops, and best practice information for
8     local program operators of entrepreneurial education and
9     self-employment training programs.
10         (8) Other training activities or projects, or both
11     training activities and projects, related to the support,
12     development, or evaluation of job training programs,
13     activities, and delivery systems, including training needs
14     assessment and design.
15     (e) Grants shall be made on the terms and conditions that
16 the Department shall determine. No grant made under subsection
17 (d), however, shall exceed 50% of the direct costs of all
18 approved training programs provided by the employer or the
19 employer's training agent or other entity as defined in
20 subsection (c). Under this Section, allowable costs include,
21 but are not limited to:
22         (1) Administrative costs of tracking, documenting,
23     reporting, and processing training funds or project costs.
24         (2) Curriculum development.
25         (3) Wages and fringe benefits of employees.
26         (4) Training materials, including scrap product costs.



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1         (5) Trainee travel expenses.
2         (6) Instructor costs, including wages, fringe
3     benefits, tuition, and travel expenses.
4         (7) Rent, purchase, or lease of training equipment.
5         (8) Other usual and customary training costs.
6     (f) The Director may conduct will ensure that a minimum of
7 one on-site grant monitoring visits to visit is conducted by
8 the Department either during the course of the grant period or
9 within 6 months following the end of the grant period. The
10 Department shall verify that the grantee's financial
11 management system is structured to provide for accurate,
12 current, and complete disclosure of the financial results of
13 the grant program in accordance with all provisions, terms, and
14 conditions contained in the grant contract.
15     (g) The Director may establish and collect a schedule of
16 charges from subgrantee entities and other system users under
17 federal job-training programs for participating in and
18 utilizing the Department's automated job-training program
19 information systems if the systems and the necessary
20 participation and utilization are requirements of the federal
21 job-training programs. All monies collected pursuant to this
22 subsection shall be deposited into the Title III Social
23 Security and Employment Fund, except that any moneys that may
24 be necessary to pay liabilities outstanding as of June 30, 2000
25 shall be deposited into the Federal Job-Training Information
26 Systems Revolving Fund.



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1 (Source: P.A. 90-454, eff. 8-16-97; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00;
2 91-476, eff. 8-11-99; 91-704, eff. 7-1-00.)
3     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4 becoming law.".