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Full Text of SB2907  103rd 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 Job
5Training and Workforce Development Transparency Act.
6    Section 5. Findings; legislative intent.
7    (a) The General Assembly finds that the State of Illinois
8and the federal government allocate millions of dollars
9annually to various job training and workforce development
10programs to enhance the skills and employability of residents
11of the State.
12    (b) The General Assembly further finds that the effective
13utilization of public funds requires a transparent and
14accountable system to track the outcomes and impacts of State
15and federally funded job training programs.
16    (c) It has come to the attention of the General Assembly
17that there are currently programs receiving substantial State
18funding that lack a systematic and comprehensive tracking
19mechanism for assessing their success and impact on the
20targeted populations.
21    (d) The lack of standardized reporting on the allocation
22and effectiveness of these funds raises concerns regarding the
23State's ability to measure the return on investment, ensure



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1equity in program access, and make informed decisions on
2resource allocation for future initiatives.
3    (e) The intent of this Act is to require the Department of
4Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in collaboration with
5affected State agencies, to compile a detailed report within
618 months after the effective date of this Act, providing a
7comprehensive overview of all State-funded job training and
8workforce development programs in Illinois.
9    (f) It is the intent of the General Assembly to ensure that
10Illinois residents receive maximum benefit from State and
11federally funded programs and that the State is able to make
12informed policy decisions based on a thorough understanding of
13the impact of these initiatives.
14    (g) It is the further intent of the General Assembly that
15the reporting requirements established by this Act serve as a
16mechanism to identify successful programs, areas for
17improvement, and potential areas of duplication or overlap in
18order to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of State
19and federally funded job training and workforce development
21    Section 10. Reporting requirements.
22    (a) Within 18 months after the effective date of this Act,
23the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in
24coordination with relevant State agencies, shall compile a
25report concerning all State and federally funded job training



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1and workforce development programs in this State. If
2practicable, the report shall also include trade
3apprenticeship programs, healthcare-related training programs
4offered by healthcare providers, manufacturing training, and
5job training and workforce development programs funded solely
6by units of local government.
7    (b) The report shall identify each State and federally
8funded job training and workforce development program in this
9State and, if practicable, trade apprenticeship programs,
10healthcare-related training programs offered by healthcare
11providers, manufacturing training, and job training and
12workforce development programs funded solely by units of local
13government. The report shall also provide, at a minimum, the
14following information about each program:
15        (1) the name of the State agency that appropriated the
16    funding for the program;
17        (2) the source of the funding for the program; and
18        (3) the name and location of the organizations that
19    received funding under the program in the calendar year
20    preceding the report date.
21    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Act, the
22report outlined in Section 10 may not include
23employer-sponsored training programs.
24    Section 15. Coordination with State agencies. Relevant
25State agencies shall collaborate with the Department of



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1Commerce and Economic Opportunity to ensure the timely and
2accurate collection of information required for the report
3described in Section 10.
4    Section 20. Publication and accessibility. The Department
5of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall submit the report
6described in Section 10 to the General Assembly and the
7Governor and make the report accessible to the public on the
8Department's website no later than 18 months after the
9effective date of this Act.
10    Section 25. Department contracts. The Department of
11Commerce and Economic Opportunity may contract with the
12statewide Illinois Longitudinal Data System (ILDS) to carry
13out the provisions of this Act.
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.