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65 ILCS 115/10-3

    (65 ILCS 115/10-3)
    Sec. 10-3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    "River Edge Redevelopment Zone" means an area of the State certified by the Department as a River Edge Redevelopment Zone pursuant to this Act.
    "Designated zone organization" means an association or entity: (1) the members of which are substantially all residents of the River Edge Redevelopment Zone or of the municipality in which the River Edge Redevelopment Zone is located; (2) the board of directors of which is elected by the members of the organization; (3) that satisfies the criteria set forth in Section 501(c) (3) or 501(c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code; and (4) that exists primarily for the purpose of performing within the zone, for the benefit of the residents and businesses thereof, any of the functions set forth in Section 8 of this Act.
    "Incremental income tax" means the total amount withheld during the taxable year from the compensation of River Edge Construction Jobs Employees.
    "Agency" means: each officer, board, commission, and agency created by the Constitution, in the executive branch of State government, other than the State Board of Elections; each officer, department, board, commission, agency, institution, authority, university, and body politic and corporate of the State; each administrative unit or corporate outgrowth of the State government that is created by or pursuant to statute, other than units of local government and their officers, school districts, and boards of election commissioners; and each administrative unit or corporate outgrowth of the above and as may be created by executive order of the Governor. No entity is an "agency" for the purposes of this Act unless the entity is authorized by law to make rules or regulations.
    "River Edge construction jobs credit" means an amount equal to 50% of the incremental income tax attributable to River Edge construction employees employed on a River Edge construction jobs project. However, the amount may equal 75% of the incremental income tax attributable to River Edge construction employees employed on a River Edge construction jobs project located in an underserved area. The total aggregate amount of credits awarded under the Blue Collar Jobs Act (Article 20 of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly) shall not exceed $20,000,000 in any State fiscal year.
    "River Edge construction jobs employee" means a laborer or worker who is employed by an Illinois contractor or subcontractor in the actual construction work on the site of a River Edge construction jobs project.
    "River Edge construction jobs project" means building a structure or building, or making improvements of any kind to real property, in a River Edge Redevelopment Zone that is built or improved in the course of completing a qualified rehabilitation plan. "River Edge construction jobs project" does not include the routine operation, routine repair, or routine maintenance of existing structures, buildings, or real property.
    "Rule" means each agency statement of general applicability that implements, applies, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, but does not include (i) statements concerning only the internal management of an agency and not affecting private rights or procedures available to persons or entities outside the agency, (ii) intra-agency memoranda, or (iii) the prescription of standardized forms.
    "Underserved area" means a geographic area that meets one or more of the following conditions:
        (1) the area has a poverty rate of at least 20%
    
according to the latest federal decennial census;
        (2) 75% or more of the children in the area
    
participate in the federal free lunch program according to reported statistics from the State Board of Education;
        (3) at least 20% of the households in the area
    
receive assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); or
        (4) the area has an average unemployment rate, as
    
determined by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, that is more than 120% of the national unemployment average, as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, for a period of at least 2 consecutive calendar years preceding the date of the application.
(Source: P.A. 101-9, eff. 6-5-19.)