Illinois Employment First Act (HB2591)
State Policies & Initiatives:Legislation
The bill, which became effective on July 16, 2013, declares Illinois an Employment First State and establishes competitive employment in integrated settings as the first option for working-age persons with disabilities in Illinois.
The bill also requires states to coordinate across agencies share data and information across systems, and requires the Economics Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities (EEOPWD) Task for responsible for establishing measures and monitoring procedures for Employment First.:
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Department of Workforce Development
- Department of Education
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships