92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB3319
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Short description: 
RURAL IL TECHNOL PROGRAM                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Rural Illinois Technology  Program Act.  Creates the       
   Rural Illinois  Technology  and  Innovations  Program.  Provides that       
   the  Illinois  Institute  for  Rural  Affairs  at  Western   Illinois       
   University, in conjunction with the Governor's Rural  Affairs Council       
   and the Governor's Office of Technology, must administer  the Program       
   created under this Act.   Provides  that  the  Institute  must submit       
   a report to the Governor's Rural  Affairs Council by  January 1, 2003       
   and every 2 years thereafter.   Creates the Rural Illinois Technology       
   and Innovations Program to provide grants and technical assistance to       
   rural communities  for  the  purpose  of  inventorying  and promoting       
   business,   social  services,   telemedicine  and  distance  learning       
   networks,  and medical support systems.   Requires rural  communities       
   interested in program funds to form a local committee to  work with a       
   professional  planner  or  other  technology  resource  specialist to       
   develop criteria  and a Technology  Plan for  prioritizing technology       
   needs and resources. Provides that the Institute, in conjunction with       
   a representative of  the Governor's  Rural Affairs Council, may adopt       
   any rules necessary to implement this Act.                                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that the bill is effective immediately.                       
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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