Sec. 528.50 - Evaluation of Application

ยง 528.50. Evaluation of Application

a) Prior to substantive evaluation of an application for a credit, the Department shall review all applications to determine that all required information and documentation has been provided. Applicants will be notified, in writing, of any application deficiencies and will be allowed 30 days to correct the deficiencies through submission of additional documentation. The Department has the discretion to extend the cure period in extenuating circumstances, provided the applicant submits a written request outlining the circumstances for which it needs an extension.

b) In evaluating applications, the Department shall determine a preponderance of the following requirements and conditions:

1) The applicant will meet the requisite aggregate Illinois labor expenditure or Illinois production spending requirement in accordance with the provisions of Section 528.20 of this Part;

2) The extent to which the applicant's diversity plan contains specific goals in meeting the diversity plan requirement to employ Illinois residents representing the diversity of the Illinois population subject to any applicable collective bargaining agreements to which the applicant is a signatory to perform work on the production;

3) The extent to which the applicant intends to participate in training, education and recruitment programs, if available, that are organized in cooperation with Illinois colleges and universities, labor organizations, and the motion picture industry and are designed to promote and encourage the training and hiring of Illinois residents who represent the diversity of the Illinois population;

4) The applicant's demonstration that the credit is essential to its decision to locate the production in Illinois; and

5) Awarding the credit will result in an overall positive impact to the State.

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Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 2253, effective January 18, 2007

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