92nd General Assembly
Status of HB2188
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   New Act                                                                     
   20 ILCS 415/8b.7-1 new                                                      
   30 ILCS 500/45-70 new                                                       

        Creates the Welfare to Work Act which  places  qualified  welfare      
   recipients  in  State  jobs  or  jobs  contracted  out  by  the State.      
   Provides that State agencies shall provide  the  Department  of  Human      
   Services  a job announcement simultaneously with posting its positions      
   or putting a position out for  hire  by  contract,  except  for  those      
   positions  subject to recall by laid-off employees, or those otherwise      
   exempt.  Provides that the Department shall  review   positions,  make      
   eligibility  determinations,  recruit and screen  potential employees,      
   and  refer  aid  recipients  to  apply  for  positions  listed in  job      
   announcements. Employers shall make all employment decisions based  on      
   merit, with not less than 5% of the hours  worked on a State  contract      
   meeting   certain  specifications  being   worked  by  qualified   aid      
   recipients, with some exceptions.  Provides that  employment terms and      
   conditions  shall  be  the  same  as  for  any  other  member  of  the      
   employer's  workforce  doing  the  same  or similar work. Provides for      
   reports regarding  hiring practices under this  Act to be submitted to      
   the General Assembly,  the Department of Labor,  and the Department of      
   Human   Services.    Amends  the  Personnel  Code   and  the  Illinois      
   Procurement  Code to  make  changes  in  conformance  with  this  Act.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
   FEB-22-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-22-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-22-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-23-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               LABOR                 
   FEB-27-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 FLOWERS               
   MAR-16-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    STROGER               
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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