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Public Act 095-0966




Public Act 095-0966
SB2632 Enrolled LRB095 19636 BDD 45980 b

    AN ACT concerning economic development.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 605-302 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 605/605-302 new)
    Sec. 605-302. Critical occupations and skill sets. Subject
to appropriation, the Department shall conduct a study to
identify current and projected shortages in critical
occupations and specific skill sets within Illinois businesses
and industries and shall devise strategies to alleviate any
identified shortages. All State agencies shall cooperate with
the Department in conducting the study. The study may build
upon previous efforts by the Department, including studies
conducted under its Critical Skills Shortage Initiative, which
brought together private-sector employers and economic
development entities as well as workforce, educational, and
public-sector representatives to identify growth industries,
industry skills shortages, and demand occupations, to
determine root causes for the shortages, and to develop
solutions to fill the skills gaps and worker shortages. The
Department shall report the results of its study and its
recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no
later than February 1, 2009.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 9/23/2008