Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that in addition to any other penalties imposed by law or by an ordinance or resolution of a unit of local government or school district, any individual or entity that knowingly obtains, or assists another to obtain, a contract with a governmental unit because of a false representation that the individual or entity, or the individual or entity assisted, is a minority owned business, female owned business, or business owned by a person with a disability, regardless of whether the preference was established by statute or local ordinance or resolution, is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Provides that the court shall order that an individual or entity convicted of this offense must pay to the governmental unit that awarded the contract a penalty equal to one and one-half times the amount of the contract obtained because of the false representation.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill but changes penalties for a violation from a Class 4 felony to a Class 2 felony.