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 Bill Status of SB2290  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DCEO-INNOVATION VOUCHER PROG

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Scott M. Bennett - Christopher Belt - Doris Turner, Laura M. Murphy and Patrick J. Joyce

House Sponsors
(Rep. Rita Mayfield - Jay Hoffman - Maurice A. West, II - LaToya Greenwood, Dagmara Avelar and Suzanne Ness)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/1/2021SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 605/605-1055 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is authorized to establish the Illinois Innovation Voucher Program for the purpose of fostering research and development in key industry clusters leading to the creation of new products and services that can be marketed by Illinois businesses. Provides that the Department may award innovation vouchers to eligible businesses to offset a portion of expenses incurred through a collaborative research engagement with an Illinois institution of higher education. Provides for the award of matching funds in the form of innovation vouchers. Provides eligibility requirements for receiving innovation vouchers. Provides requirements for administering the Program. Provides for the adoption of rules. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Allows the Illinois Innovation Voucher Program to be administered by a governmental entity with expertise in innovation, technology, economic development, research and development, and public private partnerships. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, subject to appropriation, shall be authorized to provide to the entity administering the Program an administrative fee in an amount not to exceed 10% (rather than 15%) of the total value of vouchers estimated by the Department to be issued in each fiscal year. Makes the awarding of innovation vouchers subject to appropriation. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new

Creates the Illinois Broadband Adoption Fund Act. Provides for the creation of the Illinois Broadband Adoption Program for the purpose of expanding availability of broadband Internet connectivity throughout the State. Provides for the creation of the Illinois Broadband Adoption Fund for the purpose of providing financial assistance under the Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services may determine qualifications for broadband Internet provider participation and enter into an agreement with each provider. Provides eligibility requirements for financial assistance. Provides that the Department may provide financial assistance to the individual or to the broadband Internet provider designated by the individual in the form of one or more vouchers to pay for specified expenses. Provides that a provider that receives a voucher from an individual household who subscribes to the provider's broadband Internet service shall deduct the amount of the voucher from the amount owed by the subscriber for the provider's provision of broadband Internet service to the individual household on a monthly basis. Removes provision allowing the Illinois Innovation Voucher Program to be administered by an entity other than the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Makes a conforming changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the Illinois Broadband Adoption Fund is established as a special fund within the State treasury for the purpose of providing financial assistance. Provides that if the Department of Human Services determines that an individual is eligible for financial assistance, the Department may provide financial assistance to the individual or to the broadband Internet provider designated by the individual in the form of one or more vouchers, each in an amount up to (rather than in the amount of) $50, that can be used by the individual to pay one or more specified expenses.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/23/2021SenateAssigned to State Government
  4/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 23, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/21/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/21/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended State Government; 009-000-000
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/22/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 23, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/26/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/27/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/27/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  5/10/2021HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/10/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to State Government Administration Committee
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in State Government Administration Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/12/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 008-000-000
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/18/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  5/19/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  5/19/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/21/2021SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3
  5/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3 - May 24, 2021
  5/25/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/25/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/25/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/25/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/25/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/25/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 006-003-000
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 006-003-000
  5/31/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/31/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  6/1/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  6/1/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 3/5 Vote Required
  6/1/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 045-011-000
  6/1/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Senate Concurs 045-011-000
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Concurs
  6/1/2021SenatePassed Both Houses

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