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Full Text of HB0645  102nd General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Illinois Future of Work Act.
 
6    Section 5. Findings and declaration of policy. The General
7Assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares the following:
8        (1) The future of work is a critically important
9    conversation for those currently in the workforce as well
10    as those looking to reenter or enter it as Illinois
11    contemplates an equitable economic recovery from the
12    coronavirus pandemic.
13        (2) Policymakers at every level of government will be
14    required to deal with the concurrent crises of the
15    pandemic recovery, systemic inequities, and creating
16    good-paying jobs. Policymakers must be able to anticipate
17    the workforce policies and programs needed in the future
18    to combat poverty, inequality, and climate change.
19        (3) Rapid advancements in technology, specifically the
20    automation of jobs and expanded artificial intelligence
21    capability, have had and will continue to have a profound
22    impact on the type, quality, and number of jobs available
23    in our 21st century economy.

 

 

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1        (4) Automation and the rise of artificial intelligence
2    and predictive analytics will have major impacts on
3    industries and their jobs; from the service sector to
4    white collar positions, the impacts will be felt by
5    millions of workers in the United States.
6        (5) Despite the opportunities and challenges presented
7    by rapid advancements in technology, Illinois is a leader
8    in the innovation and development of technology. Illinois
9    has been an engine of progress, and it drives new products
10    that connect people across the globe, sparking economic
11    growth and building prosperity.
12        (6) Illinois has a large, diverse, and well-educated
13    labor force ready to meet the challenges it faces.
14        (7) Innovative partnerships across the private and
15    public sectors need to be created.
 
16    Section 10. Illinois Future of Work Task Force; duties and
17responsibilities.
18    (a) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force is created. The
19Task Force shall be proactive and plan for the future of work
20while simultaneously addressing the state of work today.
21    (b) The duties and responsibilities of the Task Force
22include the following:
23        (1) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
24    identify and assess the new and emerging technologies that
25    have the potential to significantly affect employment,

 

 

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1    wages, and skill requirements.
2        (2) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
3    develop a set of job standards and working conditions that
4    will ensure that future work in Illinois builds a vibrant
5    middle class.
6        (3) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
7    identify the potential jobs of the future and
8    opportunities to shape those jobs for the improvement of
9    life for all of Illinois.
10        (4) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
11    compile research and best practices from other states and
12    countries on how to deploy technology to benefit workers
13    and the public good.
14        (5) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
15    develop tools to assess the impact of proposed
16    technologies and evaluate their costs and benefits on
17    workers, employers, the public and the State.
18        (6) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
19    identify policies and practices that will help businesses,
20    workers, and communities thrive economically throughout
21    the State of Illinois.
22        (7) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
23    propose workforce development, training, education, and
24    apprenticeship programs for the jobs of the future.
 
25    Section 15. Membership; meetings.

 

 

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1    (a) The members of the Illinois Future of Work Task Force
2shall include and represent the diversity of the people of
3Illinois, and shall be composed of the following:
4        (1) four members, including one representative of the
5    business community and one representative of the labor
6    community, appointed by the Senate President, one of whom
7    shall serve as co-chair;
8        (2) four members, including one representative of the
9    business community and one representative of the labor
10    community, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate,
11    one of whom shall serve as co-chair;
12        (3) four members, including one representative of the
13    business community and one representative of the labor
14    community, appointed by the Speaker of the House of
15    Representatives, one of whom shall serve as co-chair;
16        (4) four members, including one representative of the
17    business community and one representative of the labor
18    community, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Speaker
19    of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall serve
20    as co-chair;
21        (5) four members, one from each of the following: the
22    business community, the labor community, the environmental
23    community, and the education community that advocate for
24    job growth, appointed by the Governor;
25        (6) three members appointed by the Governor whose
26    professional expertise is at the juncture of work and

 

 

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1    workers' rights;
2        (7) the Director of Labor or his or her designee;
3        (8) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
4    or his or her designee;
5        (9) the Director of Employment Security or his or her
6    designee;
7        (10) the Superintendent of the State Board of
8    Education or his or her designee;
9        (11) the Executive Director of the Illinois Community
10    College Board or his or her designee; and
11        (12) the Executive Director of the Board of Higher
12    Education or his or her designee.
13    (b) Appointments for the Illinois Future of Work Task
14Force must be finalized by August 31, 2021. The Illinois
15Future of Work Task Force shall hold one meeting per month for
16a total of 7 meetings, and the first meeting must be held
17within 30 days after appointments are finalized.
18    (c) Members of the Illinois Future of Work Task Force
19shall serve without compensation.
20    (d) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
21shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
 
22    Section 20. Report; dissolution.
23    (a) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall issue a
24report based upon its findings in the course of performing its
25duties and responsibilities specified under Section 10. The

 

 

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1report shall be written by an independent authority with
2subject matter expertise on the future of work.
3    (b) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall submit
4its final report to the Governor and the General Assembly no
5later than May 1, 2022, and is dissolved upon the filing of its
6report.
 
7    Section 25. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
82024.
 
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.