(20 ILCS 2421/70)
Property Survey and Report.
(a) The Department shall survey and report on State property and vending facilities not later than December 31, 2010. The report shall contain the following information:
(1) A list of all State property or other property
within the State that does or reasonably could accommodate a vending facility as provided for in this Act or as provided for in the federal Randolph-Sheppard Act.
(2) For the buildings or locations that have vending
facilities or vending machines in place, an indication of the facilities operated by licensed blind vendors under the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind and an indication of the facilities operated by private entities.
(3) For the vending facilities or vending machines
operated by private entities, an indication of the facilities from which commissions for the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind have been or are being collected.
(4) For the buildings or other property that do not
have vending facilities in place, an indication of the locations where a vending facility could appropriately be placed, or the reasons why a vending facility is not feasible in the building or property.
(b) The Department shall obtain all available information and conduct a survey, before June 30 of every odd-numbered year after the effective date of this Act. This survey shall identify but not be limited to the following information:
(1) The number and identity of the buildings owned,
leased, acquired, or occupied by the State.
(2) The number and identity of the State buildings
where vending facilities or vending machines are located.
(3) The number of employees located in or visiting
these buildings during normal working hours.
(4) The usable interior square footage of the
(5) Any other information the Department may
determine to be useful in expanding the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind to the maximum extent feasible consistent with the purposes of this Act.
(c) All State agencies controlling State property or parts thereof where vending machines or vending facilities are located must cooperate with the Department by providing information on the vending machines or facilities at those locations. This information shall include, but is not limited to, the terms of contracts for vending, including financial terms, and the disbursement practices for vending machine income. The Department shall incorporate this information in its reports and updates.
(d) The Department shall use the reports and updates mandated by this Section to develop greater opportunities for the placement of blind vendors, to increase vending machine income to the program, and to aid in establishing vending machines and facilities on State property.
(e) The reports and surveys prepared pursuant to this Section shall be provided to the Committee and to the appropriate committees of the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-644, eff. 1-1-10.)