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Full Text of HB3485  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning finance.
2    WHEREAS, African-Americans represent 14.7% of the total
3population of Illinois residents; the unemployment rate for
4African-Americans in Illinois is projected to be 13.5%, nearly
5double the rate for the total State population; and
6    WHEREAS, African-Americans represent 9.5% of the ownership
7of total Illinois businesses; the total value of State
8contracts awarded to African-American-owned businesses in 2013
9was less than 1% of total Central Management Services spending;
11    WHEREAS, Unemployment leads to a decline in communities,
12resulting in foreclosures, abandoned buildings, violence,
13depression, and poverty; therefore
14    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
15represented in the General Assembly:
16    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Fair
17Practices in Contracting Task Force Act.
18    Section 5. Purpose and members.
19    (a) There is created the Fair Practices in Contracting Task
20Force to:



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1        (1) thoroughly survey African-American-owned business
2    participation in State procurement;
3        (2) study African-American-owned subcontractors'
4    ability to be paid in a timely manner and the communication
5    processes between subcontractors and prime contractors and
6    the State;
7        (3) research solutions and methods to address the
8    disparity in procurement awards; and
9        (4) produce a final report summarizing the Task Force's
10    findings and detailing recommended statutory or
11    constitutional strategies to recognize best practices.
12    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following members:
13        (1) One member of the House of Representatives,
14    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
15        (2) One member of the House of Representatives,
16    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
17    Representatives;
18        (3) One member of the Senate, appointed by the
19    President of the Senate;
20        (4) One member of the Senate, appointed by the Minority
21    Leader of the Senate;
22        (5) Four members appointed by the Governor, 3 of whom
23    must be from the Department of Central Management Services,
24    the Department of Transportation, or the Department of
25    Health and Family Services, and one of whom must be a
26    member of the Illinois African-American Family Commission;



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1    and
2        (6) Four members of the public, representing
3    minority-owned businesses, appointed by the Governor.
4    (c) Members shall serve without compensation.
5    Section 10. Meetings.
6    (a) The Task Force shall hold its first meeting by March 1,
8    (b) The Department of Central Management Services shall
9assist the Task Force and provide administrative support, but
10shall have no hand in guiding its direction or ascertaining its
12    (c) The Task Force shall meet quarterly and report its
13findings to the General Assembly and the appropriate
15    (d) The Task Force shall submit its final report to the
16General Assembly and the Governor no later than December 31,
18    Section 15. Repeal date. This Act is repealed on January
192, 2019.