Comments: IL HB3437 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Investing in Illinois Works Tax Credit Act. Provides that each owner or operator, as defined in the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act, may apply for a credit against withholding payments due under the Illinois Income Tax Act for each member of its skilled and trained workforce who is also a qualifying graduate. Provides limitations on the credit. Creates the Access to Apprenticeship Act. Provides that no preapprenticeship or apprenticeship program may require a recommendation from a union member or any other person as a condition of acceptance. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and the Illinois Income Tax Act to make conforming changes. Creates the Illinois Hazardous Workforce Materials Training Act. Requires workers at high hazard facilities to obtain minimum approved safety training, provided by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration, and to file a certificate of completion with the Department of Labor. Contains enforcement provisions. Provides that the Act does not apply to any owner or operator that has an executed national or local labor agreement in effect pertaining to the performance of construction work at a given facility or site under the terms of the agreement. Requires applicable apprenticeship and training programs, approved by and registered with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship, providing minimum approved safety training for workers in high hazard facilities and contractors employing workers at high hazard facilities to file an annual report with the Department and the Illinois Works Review Panel. Provides that an owner or operator who violates the requirements of the Act shall be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $10,000 for each violation. Requires all moneys received by the Department as fees and civil penalties under the Act to be deposited into the Illinois Works Fund to be used to recruit, prescreen, and provide preapprenticeship skills training. Contains other provisions. Effective January 1, 2022.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 45-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-07-16 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments [HB3437 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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