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Full Text of HB4767  102nd General Assembly

HB4767 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4767

 

Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Carol Ammons

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
20 ILCS 605/605-1095 new

    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 shall establish the Returning Citizen Grant Program. Provides that the Department shall provide grants to small businesses, with 50 or fewer employees, to train and hire qualifying returning citizens. Provides grant eligibility requirements. Provides that eligible small businesses shall be awarded grants in the amount of $5,000 per new qualifying returning citizen hired. Provides that eligible small businesses shall not be limited to one grant. Provides that the issuance of grants shall be on a first come, first served basis. Provides for the adoption of rules. Defines "qualifying returning citizen". Repeals provisions on January 1, 2025.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
5Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois
6is amended by adding Section 605-1095 as follows:
 
7    (20 ILCS 605/605-1095 new)
8    Sec. 605-1095. Returning Citizen Grants.
9    (a) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
10shall establish the Returning Citizen Grant Program.
11    (b) Subject to appropriation, from funds made available to
12the Department from the State Coronavirus Urgent Remediation
13Emergency Fund, the Department shall provide grants to small
14businesses, with 50 or fewer employees, to train and hire
15qualifying returning citizens.
16    (c) To be eligible for grants issued under this Section, a
17small business must: (i) employ the qualifying returning
18citizen for a minimum of one year; and (ii) pay the qualifying
19returning citizen at least the minimum wage at a minimum of 30
20hours of work each week.
21    (d) An eligible small business shall be awarded grants in
22the amount of $5,000 per new qualifying returning citizen
23hired. Eligible small businesses shall not be limited to one

 

 

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1grant.
2    (e) The Department shall administer the issuance of grants
3under the Program on a first come, first served basis.
4    (f) The Department shall adopt rules necessary for the
5implementation of this Section.
6    (g) For purposes of this Section, "qualifying returning
7citizen" means a person who is an Illinois resident that has
8been incarcerated within 5 years prior to the date a grant is
9awarded.
10    (h) The Section is repealed on January 1, 2025.