102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/8/2021, by Rep. Thaddeus Jones
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall design and implement the New
Remote Worker Grant Program. Provides for the awarding of grants under the
Program. Specifies the amounts that may be awarded under the Program.
Provides for the adoption of rules. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois
is amended by adding Section 605-1055 as follows:
(20 ILCS 605/605-1055 new)
New Remote Worker Grant Program.
(a) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
shall design and implement the New Remote Worker Grant
Program, which shall include a certification process to
certify new remote workers and certify qualifying expenses for
a grant under this Section.
(b) A new remote worker may be eligible for a grant under
the Program for qualifying remote worker expenses in the
amount of not more than $5,000 per year, and not to exceed a
total of $10,000 per individual new remote worker over the
life of the Program.
(c) The Department shall award grants under the Program on
a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to appropriation, as
follows: (i) not more than $125,000 in calendar year 2021;
(ii) not more than $250,000 in calendar year 2022; (iii) not
more than $125,000 in calendar year 2023; and (iv) not more