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Full Text of HB2643  102nd General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Identity Protection Act is amended by
5changing Section 10 as follows:
 
6    (5 ILCS 179/10)
7    Sec. 10. Prohibited activities.
8    (a) Beginning July 1, 2010, no person or State or local
9government agency may do any of the following:
10        (1) Publicly post or publicly display in any manner an
11    individual's social security number.
12        (2) Print an individual's social security number on
13    any card required for the individual to access products or
14    services provided by the person or entity.
15        (3) Require an individual to transmit his or her
16    social security number over the Internet, unless the
17    connection is secure or the social security number is
18    encrypted.
19        (4) Print an individual's social security number on
20    any materials that are mailed to the individual, through
21    the U.S. Postal Service, any private mail service,
22    electronic mail, or any similar method of delivery, unless
23    State or federal law requires the social security number

 

 

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1    to be on the document to be mailed. Notwithstanding any
2    provision in this Section to the contrary, social security
3    numbers may be included in applications and forms sent by
4    mail, including, but not limited to, any material mailed
5    in connection with the administration of the Unemployment
6    Insurance Act pursuant to the limitations and requirements
7    of that Act, any material mailed in connection with any
8    tax administered by the Department of Revenue, and
9    documents sent as part of an application or enrollment
10    process or to establish, amend, or terminate an account,
11    contract, or policy or to confirm the accuracy of the
12    social security number. A social security number that may
13    permissibly be mailed under this Section may not be
14    printed, in whole or in part, on a postcard or other mailer
15    that does not require an envelope or be visible on an
16    envelope without the envelope having been opened.
17    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, beginning
18July 1, 2010, no person or State or local government agency may
19do any of the following:
20        (1) Collect, use, or disclose a social security number
21    from an individual, unless (i) required to do so under
22    State or federal law, rules, or regulations, or the
23    collection, use, or disclosure of the social security
24    number is otherwise necessary for the performance of that
25    agency's duties and responsibilities; (ii) the need and
26    purpose for the social security number is documented

 

 

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1    before collection of the social security number; and (iii)
2    the social security number collected is relevant to the
3    documented need and purpose.
4        (2) Require an individual to use his or her social
5    security number to access an Internet website.
6        (3) Use the social security number for any purpose
7    other than the purpose for which it was collected.
8    (c) The prohibitions in subsection (b) do not apply in the
9following circumstances:
10        (1) The disclosure of social security numbers to
11    agents, employees, contractors, or subcontractors of a
12    governmental entity or disclosure by a governmental entity
13    to another governmental entity or its agents, employees,
14    contractors, or subcontractors if disclosure is necessary
15    in order for the entity to perform its duties and
16    responsibilities; and, if disclosing to a contractor or
17    subcontractor, prior to such disclosure, the governmental
18    entity must first receive from the contractor or
19    subcontractor a copy of the contractor's or
20    subcontractor's policy that sets forth how the
21    requirements imposed under this Act on a governmental
22    entity to protect an individual's social security number
23    will be achieved.
24        (2) The disclosure of social security numbers pursuant
25    to a court order, warrant, or subpoena.
26        (3) The collection, use, or disclosure of social

 

 

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1    security numbers in order to ensure the safety of: State
2    and local government employees; persons committed to
3    correctional facilities, local jails, and other
4    law-enforcement facilities or retention centers; wards of
5    the State; youth in care as defined in Section 4d of the
6    Children and Family Services Act, and all persons working
7    in or visiting a State or local government agency
8    facility.
9        (4) The collection, use, or disclosure of social
10    security numbers for internal verification or
11    administrative purposes.
12        (5) The disclosure of social security numbers by a
13    State agency to any entity for the collection of
14    delinquent child support or of any State debt or to a
15    governmental agency to assist with an investigation or the
16    prevention of fraud.
17        (6) The collection or use of social security numbers
18    to investigate or prevent fraud, to conduct background
19    checks, to collect a debt, to obtain a credit report from a
20    consumer reporting agency under the federal Fair Credit
21    Reporting Act, to undertake any permissible purpose that
22    is enumerated under the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or
23    to locate a missing person, a lost relative, or a person
24    who is due a benefit, such as a pension benefit or an
25    unclaimed property benefit.
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1standards for the collection, use, or disclosure of social
2security numbers that are stricter than the standards under
3this Act with respect to the protection of those social
4security numbers, then, in the event of any conflict with the
5provisions of this Act, the stricter standards adopted by the
6State or local government agency shall control.
7(Source: P.A. 100-159, eff. 8-18-17.)
 
8    Section 10. The Department of Employment Security Law of
9the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
10Section 1005-55 as follows:
 
11    (20 ILCS 1005/1005-55 new)
12    Sec. 1005-55. Social security numbers; disclosure
13prohibited. Except as required under State or federal law, the
14Department shall not disclose an individual's entire social
15security number in any correspondence physically mailed to an
16individual or entity. The Department shall develop a process
17that allows for identifying information other than an
18individual's entire social security number to be used in
19correspondence. This Section does not apply to electronic data
20sharing pursuant to a written agreement containing appropriate
21security and confidentiality provisions or to an individual's
22or entity's access to information in the individual's or
23entity's secure account in the Department's databases.
 

 

 

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1    Section 15. The Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by
2changing Sections 612, 900, and 1900 as follows:
 
3    (820 ILCS 405/612)  (from Ch. 48, par. 442)
4    Sec. 612. Academic personnel - ineligibility between
5academic years or terms.
6    A. Benefits based on wages for services which are
7employment under the provisions of Sections 211.1, 211.2, and
8302C shall be payable in the same amount, on the same terms,
9and subject to the same conditions as benefits payable on the
10basis of wages for other services which are employment under
11this Act; except that:
12        1. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
13    the basis of wages for employment in an instructional,
14    research, or principal administrative capacity performed
15    for an institution of higher education, for any week which
16    begins during the period between two successive academic
17    years, or during a similar period between two regular
18    terms, whether or not successive, or during a period of
19    paid sabbatical leave provided for in the individual's
20    contract, if the individual has a contract or contracts to
21    perform services in any such capacity for any institution
22    or institutions of higher education for both such academic
23    years or both such terms.
24        This paragraph 1 shall apply with respect to any week
25    which begins prior to January 1, 1978.

 

 

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1        2. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
2    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
3    capacity other than those referred to in paragraph 1,
4    performed for an institution of higher learning, for any
5    week which begins after September 30, 1983, during a
6    period between two successive academic years or terms, if
7    the individual performed such service in the first of such
8    academic years or terms and there is a reasonable
9    assurance that the individual will perform such service in
10    the second of such academic years or terms.
11        3. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
12    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
13    capacity other than those referred to in paragraph 1,
14    performed for an institution of higher education, for any
15    week which begins after January 5, 1985, during an
16    established and customary vacation period or holiday
17    recess, if the individual performed such service in the
18    period immediately before such vacation period or holiday
19    recess and there is a reasonable assurance that the
20    individual will perform such service in the period
21    immediately following such vacation period or holiday
22    recess.
23    B. Benefits based on wages for services which are
24employment under the provisions of Sections 211.1 and 211.2
25shall be payable in the same amount, on the same terms, and
26subject to the same conditions, as benefits payable on the

 

 

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1basis of wages for other services which are employment under
2this Act, except that:
3        1. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
4    the basis of wages for service in employment in an
5    instructional, research, or principal administrative
6    capacity performed for an educational institution, for any
7    week which begins after December 31, 1977, during a period
8    between two successive academic years, or during a similar
9    period between two regular terms, whether or not
10    successive, or during a period of paid sabbatical leave
11    provided for in the individual's contract, if the
12    individual performed such service in the first of such
13    academic years (or terms) and if there is a contract or a
14    reasonable assurance that the individual will perform
15    service in any such capacity for any educational
16    institution in the second of such academic years (or
17    terms).
18        2. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
19    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
20    capacity other than those referred to in paragraph 1,
21    performed for an educational institution, for any week
22    which begins after December 31, 1977, during a period
23    between two successive academic years or terms, if the
24    individual performed such service in the first of such
25    academic years or terms and there is a reasonable
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1    the second of such academic years or terms.
2        3. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
3    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
4    capacity performed for an educational institution, for any
5    week which begins after January 5, 1985, during an
6    established and customary vacation period or holiday
7    recess, if the individual performed such service in the
8    period immediately before such vacation period or holiday
9    recess and there is a reasonable assurance that the
10    individual will perform such service in the period
11    immediately following such vacation period or holiday
12    recess.
13        4. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits on
14    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
15    capacity performed in an educational institution while in
16    the employ of an educational service agency for any week
17    which begins after January 5, 1985, (a) during a period
18    between two successive academic years or terms, if the
19    individual performed such service in the first of such
20    academic years or terms and there is a reasonable
21    assurance that the individual will perform such service in
22    the second of such academic years or terms; and (b) during
23    an established and customary vacation period or holiday
24    recess, if the individual performed such service in the
25    period immediately before such vacation period or holiday
26    recess and there is a reasonable assurance that the

 

 

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1    individual will perform such service in the period
2    immediately following such vacation period or holiday
3    recess. The term "educational service agency" means a
4    governmental agency or governmental entity which is
5    established and operated exclusively for the purpose of
6    providing such services to one or more educational
7    institutions.
8    C. 1. If benefits are denied to any individual under the
9provisions of paragraph 2 of either subsection A or B of this
10Section for any week which begins on or after September 3, 1982
11and such individual is not offered a bona fide opportunity to
12perform such services for the educational institution for the
13second of such academic years or terms, such individual shall
14be entitled to a retroactive payment of benefits for each week
15for which the individual filed a timely claim for benefits as
16determined by the rules and regulations issued by the Director
17for the filing of claims for benefits, provided that such
18benefits were denied solely because of the provisions of
19paragraph 2 of either subsection A or B of this Section.
20    2. If benefits on the basis of wages for service in
21employment in other than an instructional, research, or
22principal administrative capacity performed in an educational
23institution while in the employ of an educational service
24agency are denied to any individual under the provisions of
25subparagraph (a) of paragraph 4 of subsection B and such
26individual is not offered a bona fide opportunity to perform

 

 

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1such services in an educational institution while in the
2employ of an educational service agency for the second of such
3academic years or terms, such individual shall be entitled to
4a retroactive payment of benefits for each week for which the
5individual filed a timely claim for benefits as determined by
6the rules and regulations issued by the Director for the
7filing of claims for benefits, provided that such benefits
8were denied solely because of subparagraph (a) of paragraph 4
9of subsection B of this Section.
10    D. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Section or
11paragraph 2 of subsection C of Section 500 to the contrary,
12with respect to a week of unemployment beginning on or after
13March 15, 2020, and before September 4, 2021, (including any
14week of unemployment beginning on or after January 1, 2021 and
15on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
16102nd General Assembly) December 31, 2020, benefits shall be
17payable to an individual on the basis of wages for employment
18in other than an instructional, research, or principal
19administrative capacity performed for an educational
20institution or an educational service agency under any of the
21circumstances described in this Section, to the extent
22permitted under Section 3304(a)(6) of the Federal Unemployment
23Tax Act, as long as the individual is otherwise eligible for
24benefits.
25(Source: P.A. 101-633, eff. 6-5-20.)
 

 

 

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1    (820 ILCS 405/900)  (from Ch. 48, par. 490)
2    Sec. 900. Recoupment.)
3    A. Whenever an individual has received any sum as benefits
4for which he or she is found to have been ineligible, the
5individual must be provided written notice of his or her
6appeal rights, including the ability to request waiver of any
7recoupment ordered and the standard for such waiver to be
8granted. Thereafter, the amount thereof may be recovered by
9suit in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, or,
10from benefits payable to him, may be recouped:
11        1. At any time, if, to receive such sum, he knowingly
12    made a false statement or knowingly failed to disclose a
13    material fact.
14        2. Within 3 years from any date prior to January 1,
15    1984, on which he has been found to have been ineligible
16    for any other reason, pursuant to a reconsidered finding
17    or a reconsidered determination, or pursuant to the
18    decision of a Referee (or of the Director or his
19    representative under Section 604) which modifies or sets
20    aside a finding or a reconsidered finding or a
21    determination or a reconsidered determination; or within 5
22    years from any date after December 31, 1983, on which he
23    has been found to have been ineligible for any other
24    reason, pursuant to a reconsidered finding or a
25    reconsidered determination, or pursuant to the decision of
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1    Section 604) which modifies or sets aside a finding or a
2    reconsidered finding or a determination or a reconsidered
3    determination. Recoupment pursuant to the provisions of
4    this paragraph from benefits payable to an individual for
5    any week may be waived upon the individual's request, if
6    the sum referred to in paragraph A was received by the
7    individual without fault on his part and if such
8    recoupment would be against equity and good conscience.
9    Such waiver may be denied with respect to any subsequent
10    week if, in that week, the facts and circumstances upon
11    which waiver was based no longer exist.
12    Recovery by suit in the name of the People of the State of
13Illinois, recoupment pursuant to paragraph 2 of this
14subsection A from benefits payable to an individual for any
15week, and, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in
16the Illinois State Collection Act of 1986, withholding
17pursuant to subsection E shall be permanently waived if the
18sum referred to in this subsection A was received by the
19individual without fault on his or her part and if such
20recoupment would be against equity and good conscience, and
21the sum referred to in this subsection A was received by the
22individual on or after March 8, 2020, but prior to the last day
23of a disaster period established by the gubernatorial disaster
24proclamation in response to COVID-19, dated March 9, 2020, and
25any consecutive gubernatorial disaster proclamation in
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1under this paragraph, an individual must request a waiver
2pursuant to this paragraph within 45 days of the mailing date
3of the notice from the Department that the individual may
4request a waiver. A determination under this paragraph may be
5appealed to a Referee within the time limits prescribed by
6Section 800 for an appeal from a determination. Any such
7appeal, and any appeal from the Referee's decision thereon,
8shall be governed by the applicable provisions of Sections
9801, 803, 804, and 805. This paragraph shall not apply with
10respect to benefits that are received pursuant to any program
11that the Department administers as an agent of the federal
12government and for which the individual is found to have been
13ineligible.
14    B. Whenever the claims adjudicator referred to in Section
15702 decides that any sum received by a claimant as benefits
16shall be recouped, or denies recoupment waiver requested by
17the claimant, he shall promptly notify the claimant of his
18decision and the reasons therefor. The decision and the notice
19thereof shall state the amount to be recouped, the weeks with
20respect to which such sum was received by the claimant, and the
21time within which it may be recouped and, as the case may be,
22the reasons for denial of recoupment waiver. The claims
23adjudicator may reconsider his decision within one year after
24the date when the decision was made. Such decision or
25reconsidered decision may be appealed to a Referee within the
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1determination. Any such appeal, and any appeal from the
2Referee's decision thereon, shall be governed by the
3applicable provisions of Sections 801, 803, 804 and 805. No
4recoupment shall be begun until the expiration of the time
5limits prescribed by Section 800 of this Act or, if an appeal
6has been filed, until the decision of a Referee has been made
7thereon affirming the decision of the Claims Adjudicator.
8    C. Any sums recovered under the provisions of this Section
9shall be treated as repayments to the Department of sums
10improperly obtained by the claimant.
11    D. Whenever, by reason of a back pay award made by any
12governmental agency or pursuant to arbitration proceedings, or
13by reason of a payment of wages wrongfully withheld by an
14employing unit, an individual has received wages for weeks
15with respect to which he has received benefits, the amount of
16such benefits may be recouped or otherwise recovered as herein
17provided. An employing unit making a back pay award to an
18individual for weeks with respect to which the individual has
19received benefits shall make the back pay award by check
20payable jointly to the individual and to the Department.
21    E. The amount recouped pursuant to paragraph 2 of
22subsection A from benefits payable to an individual for any
23week shall not exceed 25% of the individual's weekly benefit
24amount.
25    In addition to the remedies provided by this Section, when
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1found to be ineligible, the Director may request the
2Comptroller to withhold such sum in accordance with Section
310.05 of the State Comptroller Act and the Director may
4request the Secretary of the Treasury to withhold such sum to
5the extent allowed by and in accordance with Section 6402(f)
6of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
7Benefits paid pursuant to this Act shall not be subject to such
8withholding. Where the Director requests withholding by the
9Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to this Section, in
10addition to the amount of benefits for which the individual
11has been found ineligible, the individual shall be liable for
12any legally authorized administrative fee assessed by the
13Secretary, with such fee to be added to the amount to be
14withheld by the Secretary.
15(Source: P.A. 97-621, eff. 11-18-11; 97-791, eff. 1-1-13.)
 
16    (820 ILCS 405/1900)  (from Ch. 48, par. 640)
17    Sec. 1900. Disclosure of information.
18    A. Except as provided in this Section, information
19obtained from any individual or employing unit during the
20administration of this Act shall:
21        1. be confidential,
22        2. not be published or open to public inspection,
23        3. not be used in any court in any pending action or
24    proceeding,
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1    proceeding other than one arising out of this Act.
2    B. No finding, determination, decision, ruling or order
3(including any finding of fact, statement or conclusion made
4therein) issued pursuant to this Act shall be admissible or
5used in evidence in any action other than one arising out of
6this Act, nor shall it be binding or conclusive except as
7provided in this Act, nor shall it constitute res judicata,
8regardless of whether the actions were between the same or
9related parties or involved the same facts.
10    C. Any officer or employee of this State, any officer or
11employee of any entity authorized to obtain information
12pursuant to this Section, and any agent of this State or of
13such entity who, except with authority of the Director under
14this Section or as authorized pursuant to subsection P-1,
15shall disclose information shall be guilty of a Class B
16misdemeanor and shall be disqualified from holding any
17appointment or employment by the State.
18    D. An individual or his duly authorized agent may be
19supplied with information from records only to the extent
20necessary for the proper presentation of his claim for
21benefits or with his existing or prospective rights to
22benefits. Discretion to disclose this information belongs
23solely to the Director and is not subject to a release or
24waiver by the individual. Notwithstanding any other provision
25to the contrary, an individual or his or her duly authorized
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1benefits paid to the individual during the 18 months preceding
2the date of his or her request.
3    E. An employing unit may be furnished with information,
4only if deemed by the Director as necessary to enable it to
5fully discharge its obligations or safeguard its rights under
6the Act. Discretion to disclose this information belongs
7solely to the Director and is not subject to a release or
8waiver by the employing unit.
9    F. The Director may furnish any information that he may
10deem proper to any public officer or public agency of this or
11any other State or of the federal government dealing with:
12        1. the administration of relief,
13        2. public assistance,
14        3. unemployment compensation,
15        4. a system of public employment offices,
16        5. wages and hours of employment, or
17        6. a public works program.
18    The Director may make available to the Illinois Workers'
19Compensation Commission information regarding employers for
20the purpose of verifying the insurance coverage required under
21the Workers' Compensation Act and Workers' Occupational
22Diseases Act.
23    G. The Director may disclose information submitted by the
24State or any of its political subdivisions, municipal
25corporations, instrumentalities, or school or community
26college districts, except for information which specifically

 

 

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1identifies an individual claimant.
2    H. The Director shall disclose only that information
3required to be disclosed under Section 303 of the Social
4Security Act, as amended, including:
5        1. any information required to be given the United
6    States Department of Labor under Section 303(a)(6); and
7        2. the making available upon request to any agency of
8    the United States charged with the administration of
9    public works or assistance through public employment, the
10    name, address, ordinary occupation and employment status
11    of each recipient of unemployment compensation, and a
12    statement of such recipient's right to further
13    compensation under such law as required by Section
14    303(a)(7); and
15        3. records to make available to the Railroad
16    Retirement Board as required by Section 303(c)(1); and
17        4. information that will assure reasonable cooperation
18    with every agency of the United States charged with the
19    administration of any unemployment compensation law as
20    required by Section 303(c)(2); and
21        5. information upon request and on a reimbursable
22    basis to the United States Department of Agriculture and
23    to any State food stamp agency concerning any information
24    required to be furnished by Section 303(d); and
25        6. any wage information upon request and on a
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1    enforcement agency required by Section 303(e); and
2        7. any information required under the income
3    eligibility and verification system as required by Section
4    303(f); and
5        8. information that might be useful in locating an
6    absent parent or that parent's employer, establishing
7    paternity or establishing, modifying, or enforcing child
8    support orders for the purpose of a child support
9    enforcement program under Title IV of the Social Security
10    Act upon the request of and on a reimbursable basis to the
11    public agency administering the Federal Parent Locator
12    Service as required by Section 303(h); and
13        9. information, upon request, to representatives of
14    any federal, State or local governmental public housing
15    agency with respect to individuals who have signed the
16    appropriate consent form approved by the Secretary of
17    Housing and Urban Development and who are applying for or
18    participating in any housing assistance program
19    administered by the United States Department of Housing
20    and Urban Development as required by Section 303(i).
21    I. The Director, upon the request of a public agency of
22Illinois, of the federal government or of any other state
23charged with the investigation or enforcement of Section 10-5
24of the Criminal Code of 2012 (or a similar federal law or
25similar law of another State), may furnish the public agency
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1as to:
2        1. the current or most recent home address of the
3    individual, and
4        2. the names and addresses of the individual's
5    employers.
6    J. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to interfere
7with the disclosure of certain records as provided for in
8Section 1706 or with the right to make available to the
9Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of
10the Treasury, or the Department of Revenue of the State of
11Illinois, information obtained under this Act. With respect to
12each benefit claim that appears to have been filed other than
13by the individual in whose name the claim was filed or by the
14individual's authorized agent and with respect to which
15benefits were paid during the prior calendar year, the
16Director shall annually report to the Department of Revenue
17information that is in the Director's possession and may
18assist in avoiding negative income tax consequences for the
19individual in whose name the claim was filed.
20    K. The Department shall make available to the Illinois
21Student Assistance Commission, upon request, information in
22the possession of the Department that may be necessary or
23useful to the Commission in the collection of defaulted or
24delinquent student loans which the Commission administers.
25    L. The Department shall make available to the State
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1Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System of the
2State of Illinois, and the Department of Central Management
3Services, Risk Management Division, upon request, information
4in the possession of the Department that may be necessary or
5useful to the System or the Risk Management Division for the
6purpose of determining whether any recipient of a disability
7benefit from the System or a workers' compensation benefit
8from the Risk Management Division is gainfully employed.
9    M. This Section shall be applicable to the information
10obtained in the administration of the State employment
11service, except that the Director may publish or release
12general labor market information and may furnish information
13that he may deem proper to an individual, public officer or
14public agency of this or any other State or the federal
15government (in addition to those public officers or public
16agencies specified in this Section) as he prescribes by Rule.
17    N. The Director may require such safeguards as he deems
18proper to insure that information disclosed pursuant to this
19Section is used only for the purposes set forth in this
20Section.
21    O. Nothing in this Section prohibits communication with an
22individual or entity through unencrypted e-mail or other
23unencrypted electronic means as long as the communication does
24not contain the individual's or entity's name in combination
25with any one or more of the individual's or entity's entire or
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1identification number; credit or debit card number; or any
2required security code, access code, or password that would
3permit access to further information pertaining to the
4individual or entity.
5    P. (Blank).
6    P-1. With the express written consent of a claimant or
7employing unit and an agreement not to publicly disclose, the
8Director shall provide requested information related to a
9claim to an elected official performing constituent services
10or his or her agent.
11    Q. The Director shall make available to an elected federal
12official the name and address of an individual or entity that
13is located within the jurisdiction from which the official was
14elected and that, for the most recently completed calendar
15year, has reported to the Department as paying wages to
16workers, where the information will be used in connection with
17the official duties of the official and the official requests
18the information in writing, specifying the purposes for which
19it will be used. For purposes of this subsection, the use of
20information in connection with the official duties of an
21official does not include use of the information in connection
22with the solicitation of contributions or expenditures, in
23money or in kind, to or on behalf of a candidate for public or
24political office or a political party or with respect to a
25public question, as defined in Section 1-3 of the Election
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1elected federal official who, in submitting a request for
2information covered by this subsection, knowingly makes a
3false statement or fails to disclose a material fact, with the
4intent to obtain the information for a purpose not authorized
5by this subsection, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
6    R. The Director may provide to any State or local child
7support agency, upon request and on a reimbursable basis,
8information that might be useful in locating an absent parent
9or that parent's employer, establishing paternity, or
10establishing, modifying, or enforcing child support orders.
11    S. The Department shall make available to a State's
12Attorney of this State or a State's Attorney's investigator,
13upon request, the current address or, if the current address
14is unavailable, current employer information, if available, of
15a victim of a felony or a witness to a felony or a person
16against whom an arrest warrant is outstanding.
17    T. The Director shall make available to the Department of
18State Police, a county sheriff's office, or a municipal police
19department, upon request, any information concerning the
20current address and place of employment or former places of
21employment of a person who is required to register as a sex
22offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act that may be
23useful in enforcing the registration provisions of that Act.
24    U. The Director shall make information available to the
25Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the
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1eligibility for public benefit programs authorized under the
2Illinois Public Aid Code and related statutes administered by
3those departments, for verifying sources and amounts of
4income, and for other purposes directly connected with the
5administration of those programs.
6    V. The Director shall make information available to the
7State Board of Elections as may be required by an agreement the
8State Board of Elections has entered into with a multi-state
9voter registration list maintenance system.
10    W. The Director shall make information available to the
11State Treasurer's office and the Department of Revenue for the
12purpose of facilitating compliance with the Illinois Secure
13Choice Savings Program Act, including employer contact
14information for employers with 25 or more employees and any
15other information the Director deems appropriate that is
16directly related to the administration of this program.
17    X. The Director shall make information available, upon
18request, to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for the
19purpose of determining eligibility for the adult vocational
20community college scholarship program under Section 65.105 of
21the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
22    Y. Except as required under State or federal law, or
23unless otherwise provided for in this Section, the Department
24shall not disclose an individual's entire social security
25number in any correspondence physically mailed to an
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1(Source: P.A. 100-484, eff. 9-8-17; 101-315, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.