Bill Text: IL HB1813 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall establish a Networking for Success Program. Provides that the program shall assist small to mid-sized businesses in strategic market research, geographic information systems, web design and search engine optimization, and social media marketing. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 7-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-04-25 - Assigned to Commerce and Economic Development [HB1813 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB1813-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
5Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 605-1020 as follows:
7 (20 ILCS 605/605-1020 new)
8 Sec. 605-1020. Networking for Success Program.
9 (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department shall
10establish a Networking for Success Program. The program shall
11be designed to assist small to mid-sized businesses in the
12following areas:
13 (1) strategic market research;
14 (2) geographic information systems;
15 (3) web design and search engine optimization; and
16 (4) social media marketing.
17 (b) The Department may enter into partnerships with
18non-profit business consulting firms to facilitate all or part
19of the Program.
20 (c) The Department shall submit a report to the Governor
21and the General Assembly no later than December 31, 2018 on the
22effectiveness of the Program. That report shall contain a
23recommendation on whether or not to continue the Program.

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1 (d) As used in this Section, "small to mid-sized business"
2means a business that:
3 (1) employs between 10 and 50 employees;
4 (2) generates between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 in
5 annual revenue; and
6 (3) has been located in the State for at least 2 years
7 prior to the date of application.
8 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.
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