State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Michelle Mussman


30 ILCS 500/1-10

    Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Code shall not apply to the acquisition of modifications or adjustments, including assistive technology devices and services, to provide reasonable accommodations to specified persons. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning finance.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
5changing Section 1-10 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 500/1-10)
7    Sec. 1-10. Application.
8    (a) This Code applies only to procurements for which
9bidders, offerors, potential contractors, or contractors were
10first solicited on or after July 1, 1998. This Code shall not
11be construed to affect or impair any contract, or any
12provision of a contract, entered into based on a solicitation
13prior to the implementation date of this Code as described in
14Article 99, including, but not limited to, any covenant
15entered into with respect to any revenue bonds or similar
16instruments. All procurements for which contracts are
17solicited between the effective date of Articles 50 and 99 and
18July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with this
19Code and its intent.
20    (b) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of the
21funds with which the contracts are paid, including federal
22assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
23        (1) Contracts between the State and its political



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1    subdivisions or other governments, or between State
2    governmental bodies, except as specifically provided in
3    this Code.
4        (2) Grants, except for the filing requirements of
5    Section 20-80.
6        (3) Purchase of care, except as provided in Section
7    5-30.6 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and this Section.
8        (4) Hiring of an individual as employee and not as an
9    independent contractor, whether pursuant to an employment
10    code or policy or by contract directly with that
11    individual.
12        (5) Collective bargaining contracts.
13        (6) Purchase of real estate, except that notice of
14    this type of contract with a value of more than $25,000
15    must be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 10
16    calendar days after the deed is recorded in the county of
17    jurisdiction. The notice shall identify the real estate
18    purchased, the names of all parties to the contract, the
19    value of the contract, and the effective date of the
20    contract.
21        (7) Contracts necessary to prepare for anticipated
22    litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations,
23    provided that the chief legal counsel to the Governor
24    shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring
25    agency is one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor,
26    and provided that the chief legal counsel of any other



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1    procuring entity subject to this Code shall give his or
2    her prior approval when the procuring entity is not one
3    subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.
4        (8) (Blank).
5        (9) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois
6    Conservation Foundation when only private funds are used.
7        (10) (Blank).
8        (11) Public-private agreements entered into according
9    to the procurement requirements of Section 20 of the
10    Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and
11    design-build agreements entered into according to the
12    procurement requirements of Section 25 of the
13    Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
14        (12) Contracts for legal, financial, and other
15    professional and artistic services entered into on or
16    before December 31, 2018 by the Illinois Finance Authority
17    in which the State of Illinois is not obligated. Such
18    contracts shall be awarded through a competitive process
19    authorized by the Board of the Illinois Finance Authority
20    and are subject to Sections 5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20,
21    50-35, and 50-37 of this Code, as well as the final
22    approval by the Board of the Illinois Finance Authority of
23    the terms of the contract.
24        (13) Contracts for services, commodities, and
25    equipment to support the delivery of timely forensic
26    science services in consultation with and subject to the



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1    approval of the Chief Procurement Officer as provided in
2    subsection (d) of Section 5-4-3a of the Unified Code of
3    Corrections, except for the requirements of Sections
4    20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of this
5    Code; however, the Chief Procurement Officer may, in
6    writing with justification, waive any certification
7    required under Article 50 of this Code. For any contracts
8    for services which are currently provided by members of a
9    collective bargaining agreement, the applicable terms of
10    the collective bargaining agreement concerning
11    subcontracting shall be followed.
12        On and after January 1, 2019, this paragraph (13),
13    except for this sentence, is inoperative.
14        (14) Contracts for participation expenditures required
15    by a domestic or international trade show or exhibition of
16    an exhibitor, member, or sponsor.
17        (15) Contracts with a railroad or utility that
18    requires the State to reimburse the railroad or utilities
19    for the relocation of utilities for construction or other
20    public purpose. Contracts included within this paragraph
21    (15) shall include, but not be limited to, those
22    associated with: relocations, crossings, installations,
23    and maintenance. For the purposes of this paragraph (15),
24    "railroad" means any form of non-highway ground
25    transportation that runs on rails or electromagnetic
26    guideways and "utility" means: (1) public utilities as



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1    defined in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act, (2)
2    telecommunications carriers as defined in Section 13-202
3    of the Public Utilities Act, (3) electric cooperatives as
4    defined in Section 3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, (4)
5    telephone or telecommunications cooperatives as defined in
6    Section 13-212 of the Public Utilities Act, (5) rural
7    water or waste water systems with 10,000 connections or
8    less, (6) a holder as defined in Section 21-201 of the
9    Public Utilities Act, and (7) municipalities owning or
10    operating utility systems consisting of public utilities
11    as that term is defined in Section 11-117-2 of the
12    Illinois Municipal Code.
13        (16) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
14    Department of Public Health to provide the delivery of
15    timely newborn screening services in accordance with the
16    Newborn Metabolic Screening Act.
17        (17) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
18    Department of Agriculture, the Department of Financial and
19    Professional Regulation, the Department of Human Services,
20    and the Department of Public Health to implement the
21    Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program and Opioid
22    Alternative Pilot Program requirements and ensure access
23    to medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical
24    conditions in accordance with the Compassionate Use of
25    Medical Cannabis Program Act.
26        (18) This Code does not apply to any procurements



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1    necessary for the Department of Agriculture, the
2    Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the
3    Department of Human Services, the Department of Commerce
4    and Economic Opportunity, and the Department of Public
5    Health to implement the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act if
6    the applicable agency has made a good faith determination
7    that it is necessary and appropriate for the expenditure
8    to fall within this exemption and if the process is
9    conducted in a manner substantially in accordance with the
10    requirements of Sections 20-160, 25-60, 30-22, 50-5,
11    50-10, 50-10.5, 50-12, 50-13, 50-15, 50-20, 50-21, 50-35,
12    50-36, 50-37, 50-38, and 50-50 of this Code; however, for
13    Section 50-35, compliance applies only to contracts or
14    subcontracts over $100,000. Notice of each contract
15    entered into under this paragraph (18) that is related to
16    the procurement of goods and services identified in
17    paragraph (1) through (9) of this subsection shall be
18    published in the Procurement Bulletin within 14 calendar
19    days after contract execution. The Chief Procurement
20    Officer shall prescribe the form and content of the
21    notice. Each agency shall provide the Chief Procurement
22    Officer, on a monthly basis, in the form and content
23    prescribed by the Chief Procurement Officer, a report of
24    contracts that are related to the procurement of goods and
25    services identified in this subsection. At a minimum, this
26    report shall include the name of the contractor, a



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1    description of the supply or service provided, the total
2    amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the
3    exception to this Code utilized. A copy of any or all of
4    these contracts shall be made available to the Chief
5    Procurement Officer immediately upon request. The Chief
6    Procurement Officer shall submit a report to the Governor
7    and General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year
8    that includes, at a minimum, an annual summary of the
9    monthly information reported to the Chief Procurement
10    Officer. This exemption becomes inoperative 5 years after
11    June 25, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-27)
12    this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
13    (19) Acquisition of modifications or adjustments,
14including assistive technology devices and services, to
15provide reasonable accommodations (i) that enable a qualified
16applicant with a disability to complete the job application
17process and be considered for the position such qualified
18applicant desires, (ii)that modify or adjust the work
19environment to enable a qualified current employee with a
20disability to perform the essential functions of the position
21held by that employee, (iii) to enable a current employee with
22a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of
23employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated
24employees without disabilities, and (iv) that allow a customer
25or claimant seeking State services full use and enjoyment of
26and access to its programs, services, or benefits.



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1    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for contracts
2entered into on or after October 1, 2017 under an exemption
3provided in any paragraph of this subsection (b), except
4paragraph (1), (2), or (5), each State agency shall post to the
5appropriate procurement bulletin the name of the contractor, a
6description of the supply or service provided, the total
7amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the
8exception to the Code utilized. The chief procurement officer
9shall submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly no
10later than November 1 of each year that shall include, at a
11minimum, an annual summary of the monthly information reported
12to the chief procurement officer.
13    (c) This Code does not apply to the electric power
14procurement process provided for under Section 1-75 of the
15Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public
16Utilities Act.
17    (d) Except for Section 20-160 and Article 50 of this Code,
18and as expressly required by Section 9.1 of the Illinois
19Lottery Law, the provisions of this Code do not apply to the
20procurement process provided for under Section 9.1 of the
21Illinois Lottery Law.
22    (e) This Code does not apply to the process used by the
23Capital Development Board to retain a person or entity to
24assist the Capital Development Board with its duties related
25to the determination of costs of a clean coal SNG brownfield
26facility, as defined by Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power



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1Agency Act, as required in subsection (h-3) of Section 9-220
2of the Public Utilities Act, including calculating the range
3of capital costs, the range of operating and maintenance
4costs, or the sequestration costs or monitoring the
5construction of clean coal SNG brownfield facility for the
6full duration of construction.
7    (f) (Blank).
8    (g) (Blank).
9    (h) This Code does not apply to the process to procure or
10contracts entered into in accordance with Sections 11-5.2 and
1111-5.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
12    (i) Each chief procurement officer may access records
13necessary to review whether a contract, purchase, or other
14expenditure is or is not subject to the provisions of this
15Code, unless such records would be subject to attorney-client
17    (j) This Code does not apply to the process used by the
18Capital Development Board to retain an artist or work or works
19of art as required in Section 14 of the Capital Development
20Board Act.
21    (k) This Code does not apply to the process to procure
22contracts, or contracts entered into, by the State Board of
23Elections or the State Electoral Board for hearing officers
24appointed pursuant to the Election Code.
25    (l) This Code does not apply to the processes used by the
26Illinois Student Assistance Commission to procure supplies and



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1services paid for from the private funds of the Illinois
2Prepaid Tuition Fund. As used in this subsection (l), "private
3funds" means funds derived from deposits paid into the
4Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund and the earnings thereon.
5(Source: P.A. 100-43, eff. 8-9-17; 100-580, eff. 3-12-18;
6100-757, eff. 8-10-18; 100-1114, eff. 8-28-18; 101-27, eff.
76-25-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-363, eff. 8-9-19; revised
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.