98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced , by Rep. Natalie A Manley
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department to establish
a lifelong learning program to allow employees, with the support of their
employers, to create educational savings accounts that may be used to fund
approved education and training.
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 605-338 as follows:
(20 ILCS 605/605-338 new)
Lifelong learning program.
(a) The Department shall establish a lifelong learning
program to allow employees, with the support of their
employers, to create educational savings accounts that may be
used to fund approved education and training. The Department
may partner with financial institutions and other public,
private, and nonprofit organizations in order to enable
employees use the educational savings accounts to attain
high-skilled and high-wage jobs in their communities.
(b) The educational savings accounts shall be established
by employees and employers to support the education and
training of employees in a manner that is aligned with the
employee's approved career development plan.
(c) The Department may adopt rules to implement this
(d) As used in this Section: