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1     AN ACT concerning employment.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5 Community Youth Employment Act.
6     Section 5. Program; eligibility. Subject to appropriation,
7 the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall
8 administer a competitive grant program that will provide 2,500
9 youths with stipends and supervision over a 6-week summer work
10 period. The grants shall be awarded only to summer programs, of
11 no more than 30 youths, that:
12         (1) are created and administered by a community-based
13     organization in Chicago;
14         (2) employ youths from low-income communities in
15     Chicago between the ages of 14 and 17; and
16         (3) involve any one of the following:
17             (A) job training;
18             (B) life skills;
19             (C) education counseling; or
20             (D) supervised work on community improvement
21         projects.
22     Section 10. Eligible costs. Grant money awarded under this



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1 Act shall be used as follows:
2         (1) a stipend of $7.50 per hour for a maximum of 120
3     hours per participating youth, to be paid over a 6-week
4     period;
5         (2) to provide salary for a maximum of 180 hours for
6     one counselor for each summer program; and
7         (3) a 10% overhead, per summer program, to provide for
8     insurance and business necessities.
9     Section 15. Community-based organization responsibilities.
10 Any community-based organization receiving a grant under this
11 Act must provide services to the youths receiving stipends
12 under this Act. In providing the following services, the
13 community-based organization must expend, out of the
14 organization's budget, at least 50% of any amount awarded under
15 this Section. The services provided must include:
16         (1) job assessment services;
17         (2) recreation services;
18         (3) job placement services; or
19         (4) government-funded youth programs.
20     Section 20. No authority to make or promulgate rules.
21 Notwithstanding any other rulemaking authority that may exist,
22 neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the
23 jurisdiction of the Governor has any authority to make or
24 promulgate rules to implement or enforce the provisions of this



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1 Act. If, however, the Governor believes that rules are
2 necessary to implement or enforce the provisions of this Act,
3 the Governor may suggest rules to the General Assembly by
4 filing them with the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the
5 Senate and by requesting that the General Assembly authorize
6 such rulemaking by law, enact those suggested rules into law,
7 or take any other appropriate action in the General Assembly's
8 discretion. Nothing contained in this Act shall be interpreted
9 to grant rulemaking authority under any other Illinois statute
10 where such authority is not otherwise explicitly given. For the
11 purposes of this Act, "rules" is given the meaning contained in
12 Section 1-70 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, and
13 "agency" and "agency head" are given the meanings contained in
14 Sections 1-20 and 1-25 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure
15 Act to the extent that such definitions apply to agencies or
16 agency heads under the jurisdiction of the Governor.
17     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18 becoming law.