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 Bill Status of HB5606  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  OFF OF ECON EQUITY AND EMPOWER

House Sponsors
Rep. Kam Buckner, Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez, Emanuel "Chris" Welch and Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 605/605-1032 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law. Creates the Office of Economic Equity and Empowerment. Provides that the Office shall assist minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and other underserved communities and constituencies through targeted programs, resources, and outreach and promotional activities. Provides that the Office may engage in or conduct promoting and conducting outreach efforts to ensure access to State and federal funding opportunities, and assisting minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities and other underserved communities and constituencies in applying for and receiving loan funds in the State. Provides that the Office may engage in other specified workshops, public forums, and other functions that assist minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and other underserved communities and constituencies.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Office of Economic Equity and Empowerment shall also assist not-for-profit corporations.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kam Buckner
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
  3/5/2024HouseAssigned to Economic Opportunity & Equity Committee
  3/20/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kam Buckner
  3/20/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Economic Opportunity & Equity Committee
  4/3/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Economic Opportunity & Equity Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/3/2024HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Economic Opportunity & Equity Committee; 005-003-000
  4/4/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  4/11/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

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