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 Bill Status of HB2839  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 100/5-45.35 new
35 ILCS 5/234 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Investing in Illinois Works Tax Credit Act. Authorizes owners and operators of facilities that are used for petrochemical refining and chemical manufacturing and that emit or may emit certain regulated air pollutants to claim an income tax credit for each individual from an underrepresented population who is employed by the owner or operator and has successfully completed a preapprenticeship program through the Illinois Works Preapprenticeship Program and who either is a registered apprentice under the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act or has successfully completed a registered apprenticeship program. Caps the amount of the credit at $2,500 per qualified employee per year. Contains provisions concerning the process of applying for the credit, the award of the credit, and penalties for false or fraudulent claims. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the Act. Creates the Access to Apprenticeship Act. Provides that no application for a preapprenticeship or apprenticeship program may require a recommendation from a union member or any other person as a condition of acceptance to the preapprenticeship or apprenticeship program. Creates the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act. Provides that the owners and operators of the facilities described above, when contracting for performance of construction work at those facilities, shall require their contractors and subcontractors to use a skilled and trained workforce to perform all onsite work within an apprenticeable occupation in the building and construction trades and to include that requirement in all contracts executed between the owner or operator and a contractor or subcontractor. Contains various other provisions, including provisions concerning exemptions, penalties, and enforcement of the Act's requirements. Requires the Department of Labor to adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the Act. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Grants the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Revenue emergency rulemaking powers. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2024.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  2/16/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2023HouseAssigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
  2/23/2023HouseTo Revenue - Tax Credit and Incentives Subcommittee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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