Bill Text: IL SB1453 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Personnel Code. Provides for the creation of a supported employees program by the Department of Central Management Services. Provides that the Director of Central Management Services shall develop and implement a supported employment program applying to all State agencies. Provides that the Director shall designate a liaison to work with the various State agencies and departments, and any funder or provider or both, in the implementation of a supported employment program. Provides that the Director, in consultation with the Secretary or Director of each State agency, shall establish job classifications for supported employees who may be appointed into the classifications without open competitive testing requirements. Provides that supported employees shall serve in a trial employment capacity for not less than 3, but no more than 12, months. Requires the Director to maintain a record of all individuals hired as supported employees, and submit an annual report to the General Assembly regarding the employment progress of supported employees, with recommendations for further legislative action. Defines terms.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-14 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0866 [SB1453 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1453-Chaptered.html

Public Act 100-0866
SB1453 EnrolledLRB100 10009 RJF 20181 b
AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
(20 ILCS 3970/Act rep.)
Section 5. The Interagency Coordinating Council Act is
Section 10. The Persons with Disabilities on State Agency
Boards Act is amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
(20 ILCS 4007/10)
Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
context requires otherwise:
"Disability" means a physical or mental characteristic
resulting from disease, injury, congenital condition of birth,
or functional disorder, the history of such a characteristic,
or the perception of such a characteristic, when the
characteristic results in substantial functional limitations
in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity:
self care, fine motor skills, mobility, vision, respiration,
learning, work, receptive and expressive language (hearing and
speaking), self direction, capacity for independent living,
and economic sufficiency.
"State human services agency" means the following:
(1) The Citizens Council on Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities created under Article 11A of
the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984.
(2) Advisory councils created by the Department of
Human Rights under Section 7-107 of the Illinois Human
Rights Act.
(3) The Guardianship and Advocacy Commission created
under the Guardianship and Advocacy Act.
(4) (Blank). The Interagency Coordinating Council
created under the Interagency Coordinating Council Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-977.)
Section 15. The Employment and Economic Opportunity for
Persons with Disabilities Task Force Act is amended by changing
Sections 10 and 15 as follows:
(20 ILCS 4095/10)
Sec. 10. Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons
with Disabilities Task Force.
(a) The Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons
with Disabilities Task Force is created.
(b) The Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons
with Disabilities Task Force shall be appointed and hold its
first meeting within 90 days after the effective date of this
Act, be convened by the Governor, and operate with
administrative support from the Illinois Department of Human
(c) The Task Force shall be comprised of the following
representatives of State Government: a high-ranking member of
the Governor's management team, designated by the Governor;
representatives of each division of the Department of Human
Services, designated by the Secretary of Human Services; the
Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or his or her
designee; the Director of Veterans' Affairs or his or her
designee; the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or
his or her designee; the Director of Employment Security or his
or her designee; the Director of Central Management Services or
his or her designee; the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or
her designee; the Executive Director of the Board of Higher
Education or his or her designee; the Executive Director of the
Illinois Community College Board or his or her designee; the
Executive Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental
Disabilities or his or her designee; and the State
Superintendent of Education or his or her designee.
(d) The Task Force shall also consist of no more than 15
public members who shall be appointed by the Governor and who
represent the following constituencies: statewide
organizations that advocate for persons with physical,
developmental and psychiatric disabilities, entities with
expertise in assistive technology devices and services for
persons with disabilities, advocates for veterans with
disabilities, centers for independent living, disability
services providers, organized labor, higher education, the
private sector business community, entities that provide
employment and training services to persons with disabilities,
and at least 5 persons who have a disability.
(e) The Task Force shall be co-chaired by the
representative of the Governor and a public member who shall be
chosen by the other public members of the Task Force.
(f) The Task Force members shall serve voluntarily and
without compensation. Persons with disabilities serving on the
Task Force shall be accommodated to enable them to fully
participate in Task Force activities.
(g) The co-chairs of the Task Force shall extend an
invitation to chairs and minority spokespersons of appropriate
legislative committees to attend all meetings of the Task
Force, and may invite other individuals who are not members of
the Task Force to participate in subcommittees of the Task
Force or to take part in discussions of topics for which those
individuals have particular expertise.
(h) The Task Force shall coordinate its work with existing
State advisory bodies whose work may include employment and
economic opportunity for persons with disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 100-131, eff. 8-18-17.)
(20 ILCS 4095/15)
Sec. 15. Task Force Responsibilities. The Task Force shall
analyze programs and policies of the State to determine what
changes, modifications, and innovations may be necessary to
remove barriers to competitive employment and economic
opportunity for persons with disabilities, including barriers
such as transportation, housing, program accessibility, and
benefit structure. The Task Force shall also analyze State
disability systems, including the mental health, developmental
disabilities, veterans' assistance, workforce investment, and
rehabilitation services systems, and their effect on
employment of persons with disabilities. The Task Force shall
review and analyze applicable research and policy studies,
innovations used in other states, and any federal policy
initiatives such as customized employment, and federal funding
opportunities that would increase competitive employment and
economic opportunity for persons with disabilities in
With regard to the post-secondary transition of youth with
disabilities to employment, post-secondary education and
training, community living, and other adult activities, the
Task Force shall:
(1) design a process for collecting, analyzing,
coordinating, and sharing data;
(2) be a resource for sharing information with State
and local agencies involved in the delivery of services to
youth with disabilities;
(3) assist local transition planning committees by
developing model interagency agreements to ensure that
necessary services are available;
(4) review and evaluate annual transition outcome data
from information collected by State agencies that are
members of the Task Force from local transition planning
committees, school districts, and other appropriate
sources. Data indicators under this paragraph (4) shall
(A) high school graduation or passage of high
school equivalency testing;
(B) participation in post-secondary education,
including continuing and adult education;
(C) involvement in integrated employment,
supported employment, vocational training, and
work-based learning activities;
(D) independent living, community participating
adult services, and other adult services; and
(E) enrollment in the Prioritization of Urgency of
Need for Services (PUNS) program;
(5) evaluate and report on the State's progress with
regard to the implementation of the post-secondary
transition requirements of the federal Workforce
Innovation and Opportunity Act; and
(6) develop periodic in-service training programs to
consumers and families in improving understanding and
awareness of post-secondary transition services.
(Source: P.A. 96-368, eff. 8-13-09.)