Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Filed: 4/27/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 141 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Department of Employment Security Law of
5the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
6Section 1005-170 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 1005/1005-170 new)
8    Sec. 1005-170. Unemployment; disproportionate effect upon
9population segments; investigation and response.
10    (a) The Department has the power and duty to investigate
11the existence of disproportionate rates of unemployment among
12various population segments in the State. The Department shall
13propose programs that promote the reduction of unemployment
14rates in population segments disproportionately affected by
16    (b) The Department shall establish within the Department a



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1Bureau consisting of employees of the Department to investigate
2the extent and causes of disproportionate rates of unemployment
3among various population segments including, but not limited
4to, the extent and causes of disproportionate rates of
5unemployment among African American males.
6    (c) The Bureau shall implement the most effectual
7strategies within the Department's power to promote African
8American male employment and reduce disproportionate rates of
9unemployment among various population segments.
10    (d) In furtherance of the duties imposed under this
11Section, the Department may cooperate with other State
12agencies, similar agencies of other states, the Federal
13Department of Labor, and with any municipal agency having
14relevant duties and responsibilities.".