- Published: 06 August 2013
State Senator Patricia Van Pelt’s tax credit for businesses hiring ex-offenders was signed on Saturday at the People’s Church of the Harvest. This law, originally SB 1659, expands the maximum tax credit for businesses who hire qualified ex-offenders from $600 to $1,500.
“This law will offer an increased incentive for businesses to assist in the reintegration of ex-offenders into the community,” Van Pelt said. “This policy will ensure employment opportunities for all residents of Illinois and will help us rehabilitate ex-offenders.”