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 1        AN ACT concerning commerce.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Department  of  Commerce  and  Community
 5    Affairs  Law  of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
 6    amended by adding Section 605-865 as follows:

 7        (20 ILCS 605/605-865 new)
 8        Sec. 605-865.  Family-friendly workplace initiative.  The
 9    Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, with the advice
10    of  members  of  the  business  community,  may  establish  a
11    family-friendly workplace  initiative.   The  Department  may
12    develop  a  program to annually collect information regarding
13    the State's private  eligible  employers  with  50  or  fewer
14    employees  and  private  eligible  employers  with 51 or more
15    employees in the State  providing  the  most  family-friendly
16    benefits  to  their  employees.   The  same  program  may  be
17    established   for   public   employers.   The   criteria  for
18    determining eligible employers includes, but is  not  limited
19    to, the following:
20             (1)  consideration of the dependent care scholarship
21        or discounts given by the employer;
22             (2)  flexible work hours and schedules;
23             (3)  time   off  for  caring  for  sick  or  injured
24        dependents;
25             (4)  the provision of  onsite  or  nearby  dependent
26        care;
27             (5)  dependent care referral services; and
28             (6)  in-kind  contributions  to  community dependent
29        care programs.
30        Those  employers  chosen  by  the   Department   may   be
31    recognized with annual "family-friendly workplace" awards and
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 1    a  Statewide information and advertising campaign publicizing
 2    the employers' awards, their contributions to family-friendly
 3    child  care,  and  the  methods  they  used  to  improve  the
 4    dependent care experiences of their employees' families.

 5        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
 6    becoming law.