Bill Text: IL SB1593 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Program to award grants to community-based organizations for the purpose of establishing training programs for youth with an interest in the building trades. Provides that under the training programs, each youth shall receive: (1) formal training and education in the fundamentals and core competencies in the youth's chosen trade; and (2) hands-on experience in the building trades by participating in community improvement projects involving the rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned residential property. Requires selected organizations to use the grant money to establish an entrepreneurship program to provide eligible youth with the capital and business management skills necessary to launch their own businesses. Contains provisions concerning residential property that is eligible for acquisition under the Program; the selection criteria for community-based organizations; and the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Fund. Amends the Illinois Housing Development Act. Requires the Illinois Housing Development Authority to establish a Training Youth in the Building Trades Program that is substantially similar to the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Program. Contains provisions concerning residential property that is eligible for acquisition under the Program; the selection criteria for community-based organizations; and the Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Fund and the Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund. Effective January 1, 2020.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB1593 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1593-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
SB1593

Introduced 2/15/2019, by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
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Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Program to award grants to community-based organizations for the purpose of establishing training programs for youth with an interest in the building trades. Provides that under the training programs, each youth shall receive: (1) formal training and education in the fundamentals and core competencies in the youth's chosen trade; and (2) hands-on experience in the building trades by participating in community improvement projects involving the rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned residential property. Requires selected organizations to use the grant money to establish an entrepreneurship program to provide eligible youth with the capital and business management skills necessary to launch their own businesses. Contains provisions concerning residential property that is eligible for acquisition under the Program; the selection criteria for community-based organizations; and the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Fund. Amends the Illinois Housing Development Act. Requires the Illinois Housing Development Authority to establish a Training Youth in the Building Trades Program that is substantially similar to the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Program. Contains provisions concerning residential property that is eligible for acquisition under the Program; the selection criteria for community-based organizations; and the Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Fund and the Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund. Effective January 1, 2020.
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A BILL FOR

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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 Human Services Act is amended
5by adding Section 10-48 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 1305/10-48 new)
7 Sec. 10-48. Youth Training and Education in the Building
8Trades Program.
9 (a) Subject to appropriations, the Department shall
10establish a Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades
11Program to award grants to community-based organizations for
12the purpose of establishing training programs for youth with an
13interest in the building trades. Under the training programs,
14each participating youth shall receive the following:
15 (1) Formal training and education in the fundamentals
16 and core competencies in the youth's chosen trade. Such
17 training and education shall be provided by a trained and
18 skilled tradesman or journeyman who is a member of a trade
19 union and who is paid the general prevailing rate of hourly
20 wages in the locality in which the work is to be performed.
21 (2) Hands-on experience to further develop the youth's
22 building trade skills by participating in community
23 improvement projects involving the rehabilitation of

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1 vacant and abandoned residential property in economically
2 depressed areas of the State.
3 Selected organizations shall also use the grant money to
4establish an entrepreneurship program to provide eligible
5youth with the capital and business management skills necessary
6to successfully launch their own businesses as contractors,
7subcontractors, real estate agents, or property managers or as
8any other entrepreneurs in the building trades. Eligibility
9under the entrepreneurship program shall be restricted to youth
10who reside in one of the economically depressed areas selected
11to receive community improvement projects in accordance with
12this subsection and who have obtained the requisite skill set
13for a particular building trade after successfully completing a
14training program established in accordance with this
15subsection. Grants provided under this Section may also be used
16to purchase the equipment and materials needed to rehabilitate
17any vacant and abandoned residential property that is eligible
18for acquisition as described in subsection (b).
19 (b) Property eligible for acquisition and rehabilitation
20under the Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades
21Program.
22 (1) A community-based organization that is selected to
23 participate in the Young Training and Education in the
24 Building Trades Program may enter into an agreement with a
25 financial institution to rehabilitate abandoned
26 residential property in foreclosure with the express

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1 condition that, after the rehabilitation project is
2 complete, the financial institution shall:
3 (A) sell the residential property for no less than
4 its fair market value; and
5 (B) use any proceeds from the sale to (i) reimburse
6 the community-based organization for all costs
7 associated with rehabilitating the property and (ii)
8 make satisfactory payment for any other claims against
9 the property. Any remaining sale proceeds of the
10 residential property shall be retained by the
11 financial institution.
12 (2)(A) A unit of local government may enact an
13 ordinance that permits the acquisition and rehabilitation
14 of abandoned residential property under the Young Training
15 and Education in the Building Trades Program. Under the
16 ordinance, any owner of residential property that has been
17 abandoned for at least 3 years shall be notified that the
18 abandoned property is subject to acquisition and
19 rehabilitation under the Program and that if the owner does
20 not respond to the notice within the time period prescribed
21 by the unit of local government, the owner shall lose all
22 right, title, and interest in the property. Such notice
23 shall be given as follows:
24 (i) by mailing a copy of the notice by certified
25 mail to the owner's last known mailing address;
26 (ii) by publication in a newspaper published in the

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1 municipality or county where the property is located;
2 and
3 (iii) by recording the notice with the office of
4 the recorder of the county in which the property is
5 located.
6 (B) If the owner responds to the notice within the time
7 period prescribed by the unit of local government, the
8 owner shall be given the option to either bring the
9 property into compliance with all applicable fire,
10 housing, and building codes within 6 months or enter into
11 an agreement with a community-based organization under the
12 Program to rehabilitate the residential property. If the
13 owner chooses to enter into an agreement with a
14 community-based organization to rehabilitate the
15 residential property, such agreement shall be made with the
16 express condition that, after the rehabilitation project
17 is complete, the owner shall:
18 (i) sell the residential property for no less than
19 its fair market value; and
20 (ii) use any proceeds from the sale to (a)
21 reimburse the community-based organization for all
22 costs associated with rehabilitating the property and
23 (b) make satisfactory payment for any other claims
24 against the property. Any remaining sale proceeds of
25 the residential property shall be distributed as
26 follows:

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1 (I) 20% shall be distributed to the owner.
2 (II) 80% shall be deposited into the Youth
3 Training and Education in the Building Trades Fund
4 created under subsection (e).
5 (c) The Department shall select from each of the following
6geographical regions of the State a community-based
7organization with experience working with the building trades:
8 (1) Central Illinois.
9 (2) Northeastern Illinois.
10 (3) Southern (Metro-East) Illinois.
11 (d) The grants shall be funded through appropriations and
12any other moneys from the Youth Training and Education in the
13Building Trades Fund created under subsection (e). The
14Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement the
15provisions of this Section.
16 (e) The Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades
17Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The
18Fund shall consist of any moneys deposited into the Fund as
19provided in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subsection (b)
20and any moneys appropriated to the Department of Human
21Services. Moneys in the Fund shall be expended for the Youth
22Training and Education in the Building Trades Program under
23subsection (a) and for no other purpose. All interest earned on
24moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund.
25 Section 10. The Illinois Housing Development Act is amended

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1by adding Section 7.32 as follows:
2 (20 ILCS 3805/7.32 new)
3 Sec. 7.32. Training Youth in the Building Trades Program.
4 (a) Subject to appropriations, the Illinois Housing
5Development Authority shall establish a Training Youth in the
6Building Trades Program to award grants to community-based
7organizations for the purpose of establishing training
8programs for youth with an interest in the building trades.
9Under the training programs, each participating youth shall
10receive the following:
11 (1) Formal training and education in the fundamentals
12 and core competencies in the youth's chosen trade. Such
13 training and education shall be provided by a trained and
14 skilled tradesman or journeyman who is a member of a trade
15 union and who is paid the general prevailing rate of hourly
16 wages in the locality in which the work is to be performed.
17 (2) Hands-on experience to further develop the youth's
18 building trade skills by participating in community
19 improvement projects involving the rehabilitation of
20 vacant and abandoned residential property in economically
21 depressed areas of the State.
22 Selected organizations shall also use the grant money to
23establish an entrepreneurship program to provide eligible
24youth with the capital and business management skills necessary
25to successfully launch their own businesses as contractors,

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1subcontractors, real estate agents, or property managers or as
2any other entrepreneurs in the building trades. Eligibility
3under the entrepreneurship program shall be restricted to youth
4who reside in one of the economically depressed areas selected
5to receive community improvement projects in accordance with
6this subsection and who have obtained the requisite skill set
7for a particular building trade after successfully completing a
8training program established in accordance with this
9subsection. Grants provided under this Section may also be used
10to purchase the equipment and materials needed to rehabilitate
11any vacant and abandoned residential property that is eligible
12for acquisition as described in subsection (b).
13 (b) Property eligible for acquisition and rehabilitation
14under the Training Youth in the Building Trades Program.
15 (1) A community-based organization that is selected to
16 participate in the Training Youth in the Building Trades
17 Program may enter into an agreement with a financial
18 institution to rehabilitate abandoned residential property
19 in foreclosure with the express condition that, after the
20 rehabilitation project is complete, the financial
21 institution shall:
22 (A) sell the residential property for no less than
23 its fair market value; and
24 (B) use any proceeds from the sale to (i) reimburse
25 the community-based organization for all costs
26 associated with rehabilitating the property and (ii)

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1 make satisfactory payment for any other claims against
2 the property. Any remaining sale proceeds of the
3 residential property shall be retained by the
4 financial institution.
5 (2)(A) A unit of local government may enact an
6 ordinance that permits the acquisition and rehabilitation
7 of abandoned residential property under the Training Youth
8 in the Building Trades Program. Under the ordinance, any
9 owner of residential property that has been abandoned for
10 at least 3 years shall be notified that the abandoned
11 property is subject to acquisition and rehabilitation
12 under the Program and that if the owner does not respond to
13 the notice within the time period prescribed by the unit of
14 local government, the owner shall lose all right, title,
15 and interest in the property. Such notice shall be given as
16 follows:
17 (i) by mailing a copy of the notice by certified
18 mail to the owner's last known mailing address;
19 (ii) by publication in a newspaper published in the
20 municipality or county where the property is located;
21 and
22 (iii) by recording the notice with the office of
23 the recorder of the county in which the property is
24 located.
25 (B) If the owner responds to the notice within the time
26 period prescribed by the unit of local government, the

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1 owner shall be given the option to either bring the
2 property into compliance with all applicable fire,
3 housing, and building codes within 6 months or enter into
4 an agreement with a community-based organization under the
5 Program to rehabilitate the residential property. If the
6 owner chooses to enter into an agreement with a
7 community-based organization to rehabilitate the
8 residential property, such agreement shall be made with the
9 express condition that, after the rehabilitation project
10 is complete, the owner shall:
11 (i) sell the residential property for no less than
12 its fair market value; and
13 (ii) use any proceeds from the sale to (a)
14 reimburse the community-based organization for all
15 costs associated with rehabilitating the property and
16 (b) make satisfactory payment for any other claims
17 against the property. Any remaining sale proceeds of
18 the residential property shall be distributed as
19 follows:
20 (I) 20% shall be distributed to the owner.
21 (II) 80% shall be deposited into the Training
22 Youth in the Building Trades Fund created under
23 subsection (e).
24 (c) The Illinois Housing Development Authority shall
25select from each of the following geographical regions of the
26State a community-based organization with experience working

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1with the building trades:
2 (1) Central Illinois.
3 (2) Northeastern Illinois.
4 (3) Southern (Metro-East) Illinois.
5 (d) The grants shall be funded through appropriations from
6the Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund created under
7subsection (e). The Illinois Housing Development Authority may
8adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions of this
9Section.
10 (e) The Training Youth in the Buildings Trades Fund is
11created as a special fund in the State treasury. The Fund shall
12consist of any moneys deposited into the Fund as provided in
13subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subsection (b) and any
14moneys appropriated to the Department of Human Services. Moneys
15in the Fund shall be expended for the Training Youth in the
16Building Trades Program under subsection (a) and for no other
17purpose. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be
18deposited into the Fund.
19 Section 15. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
20Sections 5.891 and 5.892 as follows:
21 (30 ILCS 105/5.891 new)
22 Sec. 5.891. The Youth Training and Education in the
23Building Trades Fund.

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1 (30 ILCS 105/5.892 new)
2 Sec. 5.892. The Training Youth in the Building Trades Fund.
3 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
41, 2020.

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