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 Bill Status of HB5385  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DEPT VETERANS AFF-SKILLBRIDGE

House Sponsors
Rep. Dave Vella - Stephanie A. Kifowit - Daniel Swanson, Frances Ann Hurley, Maura Hirschauer, Patrick Windhorst, David Friess, Dave Severin, Paul Jacobs, Chris Bos, Mark Luft, Jonathan Carroll and Andrew S. Chesney

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Steve Stadelman - Michael E. Hastings, Laura M. Murphy, Cristina Castro, Adriane Johnson, Meg Loughran Cappel, Suzy Glowiak Hilton, Mattie Hunter, Kimberly A. Lightford, Mike Simmons, Robert F. Martwick and Eric Mattson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/10/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-1074

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/16 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to contract with a non-profit organization to serve as the State's principal assistance organization under the United States Department of Defense's SkillBridge program for employers and transitioning service members. Provides that the selected non-profit organization must demonstrate a commitment to assisting service members as they transition from military to civilian life. Provides that as the State's principal assistance organization under the United States Department of Defense's SkillBridge program for qualified businesses in this State and for transitioning service members who reside in, or who wish to reside in, this State, the organization shall: (1) establish and maintain, as applicable, its certification for the SkillBridge program or any other similar workforce training and transition programs established by the United States Department of Defense; (2) educate businesses, business associations, and transitioning service members regarding the SkillBridge program and its benefits, and educate military command and personnel within the State on the opportunities available to transitioning service members through the SkillBridge program; (3) assist businesses in obtaining approval for skilled workforce training curricula under the SkillBridge program, including, but not limited to, apprenticeships, internships, or fellowships; and (4) match transitioning service members who are deemed eligible for SkillBridge participation by their military command with training opportunities offered by the organization or participating businesses, with the intent of having transitioning service members achieve gainful employment in this State upon completion of their SkillBridge training. Permits the Department to adopt rules.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Makes the bill subject to appropriation.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall serve as the State's principal assistance organization under the United States Department of Defense's SkillBridge program for employers and transitioning service members. Provides that as the State's principal assistance organization under the United States Department of Defense's SkillBridge program for qualified businesses in this State and for transitioning service members who reside in, or who wish to reside in, this State, the Department shall: (1) establish and maintain, as applicable, its certification for the SkillBridge program or any other similar workforce training and transition programs established by the United States Department of Defense; (2) educate businesses, business associations, and transitioning service members regarding the SkillBridge program and its benefits, and educate military command and personnel within the State on the opportunities available to transitioning service members through the SkillBridge program; (3) assist businesses in obtaining approval for skilled workforce training curricula under the SkillBridge program, including, but not limited to, apprenticeships, internships, or fellowships; and (4) match transitioning service members who are deemed eligible for SkillBridge participation by their military command with training opportunities offered by participating businesses, with the intent of having transitioning service members achieve gainful employment in this State upon completion of their SkillBridge training. Permits the Department to adopt rules.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dave Vella
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  2/15/2022HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Veterans' Affairs Committee; 009-000-000
  2/16/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  2/17/2022HouseRemoved from Consent Calendar Status Rep. Dave Vella
  2/17/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/17/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Dave Vella
  2/17/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  2/24/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Dave Vella
  2/24/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 009-000-000
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/4/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/4/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/4/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 104-000-000
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Friess
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
  3/7/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/7/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  3/7/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/7/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/15/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to State Government
  3/23/2022SenateDo Pass State Government; 008-000-000
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  3/24/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2022
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/31/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/31/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  3/31/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  3/31/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  3/31/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  4/20/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/17/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Eric Mattson
  6/10/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  6/10/2022HouseEffective Date January 1, 2023
  6/10/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-1074

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