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Public Act 102-0407


 

Public Act 0407 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0407
 
HB0645 EnrolledLRB102 11729 RJF 17063 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Future of Work Act.
 
    Section 5. Findings and declaration of policy. The General
Assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares the following:
        (1) The future of work is a critically important
    conversation for those currently in the workforce as well
    as those looking to reenter or enter it as Illinois
    contemplates an equitable economic recovery from the
    coronavirus pandemic.
        (2) Policymakers at every level of government will be
    required to deal with the concurrent crises of the
    pandemic recovery, systemic inequities, and creating
    good-paying jobs. Policymakers must be able to anticipate
    the workforce policies and programs needed in the future
    to combat poverty, inequality, and climate change.
        (3) Rapid advancements in technology, specifically the
    automation of jobs and expanded artificial intelligence
    capability, have had and will continue to have a profound
    impact on the type, quality, and number of jobs available
    in our 21st century economy.
        (4) Automation and the rise of artificial intelligence
    and predictive analytics will have major impacts on
    industries and their jobs; from the service sector to
    white collar positions, the impacts will be felt by
    millions of workers in the United States.
        (5) Despite the opportunities and challenges presented
    by rapid advancements in technology, Illinois is a leader
    in the innovation and development of technology. Illinois
    has been an engine of progress, and it drives new products
    that connect people across the globe, sparking economic
    growth and building prosperity.
        (6) Illinois has a large, diverse, and well-educated
    labor force ready to meet the challenges it faces.
        (7) Innovative partnerships across the private and
    public sectors need to be created.
 
    Section 10. Illinois Future of Work Task Force; duties and
responsibilities.
    (a) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force is created. The
Task Force shall be proactive and plan for the future of work
while simultaneously addressing the state of work today.
    (b) The duties and responsibilities of the Task Force
include the following:
        (1) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
    identify and assess the new and emerging technologies that
    have the potential to significantly affect employment,
    wages, and skill requirements.
        (2) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
    develop a set of job standards and working conditions that
    will ensure that future work in Illinois builds a vibrant
    middle class.
        (3) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
    identify the potential jobs of the future and
    opportunities to shape those jobs for the improvement of
    life for all of Illinois.
        (4) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
    compile research and best practices from other states and
    countries on how to deploy technology to benefit workers
    and the public good.
        (5) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
    develop tools to assess the impact of proposed
    technologies and evaluate their costs and benefits on
    workers, employers, the public and the State.
        (6) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
    identify policies and practices that will help businesses,
    workers, and communities thrive economically throughout
    the State of Illinois.
        (7) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall
    propose workforce development, training, education, and
    apprenticeship programs for the jobs of the future.
 
    Section 15. Membership; meetings.
    (a) The members of the Illinois Future of Work Task Force
shall include and represent the diversity of the people of
Illinois, and shall be composed of the following:
        (1) four members, including one representative of the
    business community and one representative of the labor
    community, appointed by the Senate President, one of whom
    shall serve as co-chair;
        (2) four members, including one representative of the
    business community and one representative of the labor
    community, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate,
    one of whom shall serve as co-chair;
        (3) four members, including one representative of the
    business community and one representative of the labor
    community, appointed by the Speaker of the House of
    Representatives, one of whom shall serve as co-chair;
        (4) four members, including one representative of the
    business community and one representative of the labor
    community, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Speaker
    of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall serve
    as co-chair;
        (5) four members, one from each of the following: the
    business community, the labor community, the environmental
    community, and the education community that advocate for
    job growth, appointed by the Governor;
        (6) three members appointed by the Governor whose
    professional expertise is at the juncture of work and
    workers' rights;
        (7) the Director of Labor or his or her designee;
        (8) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
    or his or her designee;
        (9) the Director of Employment Security or his or her
    designee;
        (10) the Superintendent of the State Board of
    Education or his or her designee;
        (11) the Executive Director of the Illinois Community
    College Board or his or her designee; and
        (12) the Executive Director of the Board of Higher
    Education or his or her designee.
    (b) Appointments for the Illinois Future of Work Task
Force must be finalized by August 31, 2021. The Illinois
Future of Work Task Force shall hold one meeting per month for
a total of 7 meetings, and the first meeting must be held
within 30 days after appointments are finalized.
    (c) Members of the Illinois Future of Work Task Force
shall serve without compensation.
    (d) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
 
    Section 20. Report; dissolution.
    (a) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall issue a
report based upon its findings in the course of performing its
duties and responsibilities specified under Section 10. The
report shall be written by an independent authority with
subject matter expertise on the future of work.
    (b) The Illinois Future of Work Task Force shall submit
its final report to the Governor and the General Assembly no
later than May 1, 2022, and is dissolved upon the filing of its
report.
 
    Section 25. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
2024.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/19/2021