Rep. Jehan A. Gordon-Booth

Filed: 4/8/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3831 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The State Comptroller Act is amended by
5changing Section 23.9 as follows:
6    (15 ILCS 405/23.9)
7    Sec. 23.9. Minority Contractor Opportunity Initiative. The
8State Comptroller Minority Contractor Opportunity Initiative
9is created to provide greater opportunities for minority-owned
10businesses, female-owned businesses, businesses owned by
11persons with disabilities, and small businesses with 20 or
12fewer employees in this State to participate in the State
13procurement process. The initiative shall be administered by
14the Comptroller. Under this initiative, the Comptroller is
15responsible for the following: (i) outreach to minority-owned
16businesses, female-owned businesses, businesses owned by



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1persons with disabilities, and small businesses capable of
2providing services to the State; (ii) education of
3minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses, businesses
4owned by persons with disabilities, and small businesses
5concerning State contracting and procurement; (iii)
6notification of minority-owned businesses, female-owned
7businesses, businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and
8small businesses of State contracting opportunities; and (iv)
9maintenance of an online database of State contracts that
10identifies the contracts awarded to minority-owned businesses,
11female-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with
12disabilities, and small businesses that includes the total
13amount paid by State agencies to contractors and the percentage
14paid to minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses,
15businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and small
17    The Comptroller shall work with the Business Enterprise
18Council created under Section 5 of the Business Enterprise for
19Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act to
20fulfill the Comptroller's responsibilities under this Section.
21The Comptroller may rely on the Business Enterprise Council's
22identification of minority-owned businesses, female-owned
23businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities.
24    The Comptroller shall annually prepare and submit a report
25to the Governor and the General Assembly concerning the
26progress of this initiative including the following



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1information for the preceding calendar year: (i) a statement of
2the total amounts paid by each executive branch agency to
3contractors since the previous report; (ii) the percentage of
4the amounts that were paid to minority-owned businesses,
5female-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with
6disabilities, and small businesses; (iii) the successes
7achieved and the challenges faced by the Comptroller in
8operating outreach programs for minorities, women, persons
9with disabilities, and small businesses; (iv) the challenges
10each executive branch agency may face in hiring qualified
11minority, female, disabled, and small business employees and
12contracting with qualified minority-owned businesses,
13female-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with
14disabilities, and small businesses; and (iv) any other
15information, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for
16legislative or agency action, as the Comptroller deems
18    On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
19the 97th General Assembly, any bidder or offeror awarded a
20contract of $1,000 or more under Section 20-10, 20-15, 20-25,
21or 20-30 of the Illinois Procurement Code is required to pay a
22fee of $15 to cover expenses related to the administration of
23this Section. The Comptroller shall deduct the fee from the
24first check issued to the vendor under the contract and deposit
25the fee into the Comptroller's Administrative Fund. Contracts
26administered for statewide orders placed by agencies (commonly



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1referred to as "statewide master contracts") are exempt from
2this fee.
3(Source: P.A. 97-590, eff. 8-26-11.)
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.".