(30 ILCS 575/8j)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2020)
    Sec. 8j. Special Committee on Minority, Female, Persons with Disabilities, and Veterans Contracting.
    (a) There is created a Special Committee on Minority, Female, Persons with Disabilities, and Veterans Contracting under the Council. The Special Committee shall review Illinois' procurement laws regarding contracting with minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and veteran-owned businesses to determine what changes should be made to increase participation of these businesses in State procurements.
    (b) The Special Committee shall consist of the following members:
        (1) 3 persons each to be appointed by the Speaker of
    
the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate; only one Special Committee member of each appointee under this paragraph may be a current member of the General Assembly;
        (2) the Director of Central Management Services, or
    
his or her designee;
        (3) the chairperson of the Council, or his or her
    
designee; and
        (4) each chief procurement officer.
    (c) The Special Committee shall conduct at least 3 hearings, with at least one hearing in Springfield and one in Chicago. Each hearing shall be open to the public and notice of the hearings shall be posted on the websites of the Procurement Policy Board, the Department of Central Management Services, and the General Assembly at least 6 days prior to the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)