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Public Act 097-0590


 

Public Act 0590 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 097-0590
 
SB0269 EnrolledLRB097 04079 RLJ 44118 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The State Comptroller Act is amended by adding
Section 23.9 as follows:
 
    (15 ILCS 405/23.9 new)
    Sec. 23.9. Minority Contractor Opportunity Initiative. The
State Comptroller Minority Contractor Opportunity Initiative
is created to provide greater opportunities for minority-owned
businesses, female-owned businesses, businesses owned by
persons with disabilities, and small businesses with 20 or
fewer employees in this State to participate in the State
procurement process. The initiative shall be administered by
the Comptroller. Under this initiative, the Comptroller is
responsible for the following: (i) outreach to minority-owned
businesses, female-owned businesses, businesses owned by
persons with disabilities, and small businesses capable of
providing services to the State; (ii) education of
minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses, businesses
owned by persons with disabilities, and small businesses
concerning State contracting and procurement; (iii)
notification of minority-owned businesses, female-owned
businesses, businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and
small businesses of State contracting opportunities; and (iv)
maintenance of an online database of State contracts that
identifies the contracts awarded to minority-owned businesses,
female-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with
disabilities, and small businesses that includes the total
amount paid by State agencies to contractors and the percentage
paid to minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses,
businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and small
businesses.
    The Comptroller shall work with the Business Enterprise
Council created under Section 5 of the Business Enterprise for
Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act to
fulfill the Comptroller's responsibilities under this Section.
The Comptroller may rely on the Business Enterprise Council's
identification of minority-owned businesses, female-owned
businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities.
    The Comptroller shall annually prepare and submit a report
to the Governor and the General Assembly concerning the
progress of this initiative including the following
information for the preceding calendar year: (i) a statement of
the total amounts paid by each executive branch agency to
contractors since the previous report; (ii) the percentage of
the amounts that were paid to minority-owned businesses,
female-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with
disabilities, and small businesses; (iii) the successes
achieved and the challenges faced by the Comptroller in
operating outreach programs for minorities, women, persons
with disabilities, and small businesses; (iv) the challenges
each executive branch agency may face in hiring qualified
minority, female, disabled, and small business employees and
contracting with qualified minority-owned businesses,
female-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with
disabilities, and small businesses; and (iv) any other
information, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for
legislative or agency action, as the Comptroller deems
appropriate.
    On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
the 97th General Assembly, any bidder or offeror awarded a
contract of $1,000 or more under Section 20-10, 20-15, 20-25,
or 20-30 of the Illinois Procurement Code is required to pay a
fee of $15 to cover expenses related to the administration of
this Section. The Comptroller shall deduct the fee from the
first check issued to the vendor under the contract and deposit
the fee into the Comptroller's Administrative Fund.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/26/2011