MYERS,RICHARD-BERNS-JONES,JOHN-BOST, LINDNER AND SCHOENBERG.
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
Full Text Bill Status