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Full Text of HB2643  102nd General Assembly

HB2643sam001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sen. Linda Holmes

Filed: 5/29/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2643

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2643 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
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

 

 

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1    connection is secure or the social security number is
2    encrypted.
3        (4) Print an individual's social security number on
4    any materials that are mailed to the individual, through
5    the U.S. Postal Service, any private mail service,
6    electronic mail, or any similar method of delivery, unless
7    State or federal law requires the social security number
8    to be on the document to be mailed. Notwithstanding any
9    provision in this Section to the contrary, social security
10    numbers may be included in applications and forms sent by
11    mail, including, but not limited to, any material mailed
12    in connection with the administration of the Unemployment
13    Insurance Act pursuant to the limitations and requirements
14    of that Act, any material mailed in connection with any
15    tax administered by the Department of Revenue, and
16    documents sent as part of an application or enrollment
17    process or to establish, amend, or terminate an account,
18    contract, or policy or to confirm the accuracy of the
19    social security number. A social security number that may
20    permissibly be mailed under this Section may not be
21    printed, in whole or in part, on a postcard or other mailer
22    that does not require an envelope or be visible on an
23    envelope without the envelope having been opened.
24    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, beginning
25July 1, 2010, no person or State or local government agency may
26do any of the following:

 

 

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1        (1) Collect, use, or disclose a social security number
2    from an individual, unless (i) required to do so under
3    State or federal law, rules, or regulations, or the
4    collection, use, or disclosure of the social security
5    number is otherwise necessary for the performance of that
6    agency's duties and responsibilities; (ii) the need and
7    purpose for the social security number is documented
8    before collection of the social security number; and (iii)
9    the social security number collected is relevant to the
10    documented need and purpose.
11        (2) Require an individual to use his or her social
12    security number to access an Internet website.
13        (3) Use the social security number for any purpose
14    other than the purpose for which it was collected.
15    (c) The prohibitions in subsection (b) do not apply in the
16following circumstances:
17        (1) The disclosure of social security numbers to
18    agents, employees, contractors, or subcontractors of a
19    governmental entity or disclosure by a governmental entity
20    to another governmental entity or its agents, employees,
21    contractors, or subcontractors if disclosure is necessary
22    in order for the entity to perform its duties and
23    responsibilities; and, if disclosing to a contractor or
24    subcontractor, prior to such disclosure, the governmental
25    entity must first receive from the contractor or
26    subcontractor a copy of the contractor's or

 

 

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1    subcontractor's policy that sets forth how the
2    requirements imposed under this Act on a governmental
3    entity to protect an individual's social security number
4    will be achieved.
5        (2) The disclosure of social security numbers pursuant
6    to a court order, warrant, or subpoena.
7        (3) The collection, use, or disclosure of social
8    security numbers in order to ensure the safety of: State
9    and local government employees; persons committed to
10    correctional facilities, local jails, and other
11    law-enforcement facilities or retention centers; wards of
12    the State; youth in care as defined in Section 4d of the
13    Children and Family Services Act, and all persons working
14    in or visiting a State or local government agency
15    facility.
16        (4) The collection, use, or disclosure of social
17    security numbers for internal verification or
18    administrative purposes.
19        (5) The disclosure of social security numbers by a
20    State agency to any entity for the collection of
21    delinquent child support or of any State debt or to a
22    governmental agency to assist with an investigation or the
23    prevention of fraud.
24        (6) The collection or use of social security numbers
25    to investigate or prevent fraud, to conduct background
26    checks, to collect a debt, to obtain a credit report from a

 

 

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1    consumer reporting agency under the federal Fair Credit
2    Reporting Act, to undertake any permissible purpose that
3    is enumerated under the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or
4    to locate a missing person, a lost relative, or a person
5    who is due a benefit, such as a pension benefit or an
6    unclaimed property benefit.
7    (d) If any State or local government agency has adopted
8standards for the collection, use, or disclosure of social
9security numbers that are stricter than the standards under
10this Act with respect to the protection of those social
11security numbers, then, in the event of any conflict with the
12provisions of this Act, the stricter standards adopted by the
13State or local government agency shall control.
14(Source: P.A. 100-159, eff. 8-18-17.)
 
15    Section 10. The Department of Employment Security Law of
16the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
17Section 1005-55 as follows:
 
18    (20 ILCS 1005/1005-55 new)
19    Sec. 1005-55. Social security numbers; disclosure
20prohibited. Except as required under State or federal law, the
21Department shall not disclose an individual's entire social
22security number in any correspondence physically mailed to an
23individual or entity. The Department shall develop a process
24that allows for identifying information other than an

 

 

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1individual's entire social security number to be used in
2correspondence. This Section does not apply to electronic data
3sharing pursuant to a written agreement containing appropriate
4security and confidentiality provisions or to an individual's
5or entity's access to information in the individual's or
6entity's secure account in the Department's databases.
 
7    Section 15. The Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by
8changing Sections 612, 900, and 1900 as follows:
 
9    (820 ILCS 405/612)  (from Ch. 48, par. 442)
10    Sec. 612. Academic personnel - ineligibility between
11academic years or terms.
12    A. Benefits based on wages for services which are
13employment under the provisions of Sections 211.1, 211.2, and
14302C shall be payable in the same amount, on the same terms,
15and subject to the same conditions as benefits payable on the
16basis of wages for other services which are employment under
17this Act; except that:
18        1. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
19    the basis of wages for employment in an instructional,
20    research, or principal administrative capacity performed
21    for an institution of higher education, for any week which
22    begins during the period between two successive academic
23    years, or during a similar period between two regular
24    terms, whether or not successive, or during a period of

 

 

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1    paid sabbatical leave provided for in the individual's
2    contract, if the individual has a contract or contracts to
3    perform services in any such capacity for any institution
4    or institutions of higher education for both such academic
5    years or both such terms.
6        This paragraph 1 shall apply with respect to any week
7    which begins prior to January 1, 1978.
8        2. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
9    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
10    capacity other than those referred to in paragraph 1,
11    performed for an institution of higher learning, for any
12    week which begins after September 30, 1983, during a
13    period between two successive academic years or terms, if
14    the individual performed such service in the first of such
15    academic years or terms and there is a reasonable
16    assurance that the individual will perform such service in
17    the second of such academic years or terms.
18        3. 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 institution of higher education, for any
22    week which begins after January 5, 1985, during an
23    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.
4    B. Benefits based on wages for services which are
5employment under the provisions of Sections 211.1 and 211.2
6shall be payable in the same amount, on the same terms, and
7subject to the same conditions, as benefits payable on the
8basis of wages for other services which are employment under
9this Act, except that:
10        1. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
11    the basis of wages for service in employment in an
12    instructional, research, or principal administrative
13    capacity performed for an educational institution, for any
14    week which begins after December 31, 1977, during a period
15    between two successive academic years, or during a similar
16    period between two regular terms, whether or not
17    successive, or during a period of paid sabbatical leave
18    provided for in the individual's contract, if the
19    individual performed such service in the first of such
20    academic years (or terms) and if there is a contract or a
21    reasonable assurance that the individual will perform
22    service in any such capacity for any educational
23    institution in the second of such academic years (or
24    terms).
25        2. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
26    the basis of wages for service in employment in any

 

 

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1    capacity other than those referred to in paragraph 1,
2    performed for an educational institution, for any week
3    which begins after December 31, 1977, during a period
4    between two successive academic years or terms, if the
5    individual performed such service in the first of such
6    academic years or terms and there is a reasonable
7    assurance that the individual will perform such service in
8    the second of such academic years or terms.
9        3. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits, on
10    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
11    capacity performed for an educational institution, for any
12    week which begins after January 5, 1985, during an
13    established and customary vacation period or holiday
14    recess, if the individual performed such service in the
15    period immediately before such vacation period or holiday
16    recess and there is a reasonable assurance that the
17    individual will perform such service in the period
18    immediately following such vacation period or holiday
19    recess.
20        4. An individual shall be ineligible for benefits on
21    the basis of wages for service in employment in any
22    capacity performed in an educational institution while in
23    the employ of an educational service agency for any week
24    which begins after January 5, 1985, (a) during a period
25    between two successive academic years or terms, if the
26    individual performed such service in the first of such

 

 

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

 

 

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1    2. If benefits on the basis of wages for service in
2employment in other than an instructional, research, or
3principal administrative capacity performed in an educational
4institution while in the employ of an educational service
5agency are denied to any individual under the provisions of
6subparagraph (a) of paragraph 4 of subsection B and such
7individual is not offered a bona fide opportunity to perform
8such services in an educational institution while in the
9employ of an educational service agency for the second of such
10academic years or terms, such individual shall be entitled to
11a retroactive payment of benefits for each week for which the
12individual filed a timely claim for benefits as determined by
13the rules and regulations issued by the Director for the
14filing of claims for benefits, provided that such benefits
15were denied solely because of subparagraph (a) of paragraph 4
16of subsection B of this Section.
17    D. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Section or
18paragraph 2 of subsection C of Section 500 to the contrary,
19with respect to a week of unemployment beginning on or after
20March 15, 2020, and before September 4, 2021, (including any
21week of unemployment beginning on or after January 1, 2021 and
22on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
23102nd General Assembly) December 31, 2020, benefits shall be
24payable to an individual on the basis of wages for employment
25in other than an instructional, research, or principal
26administrative capacity performed for an educational

 

 

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1institution or an educational service agency under any of the
2circumstances described in this Section, to the extent
3permitted under Section 3304(a)(6) of the Federal Unemployment
4Tax Act, as long as the individual is otherwise eligible for
5benefits.
6(Source: P.A. 101-633, eff. 6-5-20.)
 
7    (820 ILCS 405/900)  (from Ch. 48, par. 490)
8    Sec. 900. Recoupment.)
9    A. Whenever an individual has received any sum as benefits
10for which he or she is found to have been ineligible, the
11individual must be provided written notice of his or her
12appeal rights, including the ability to request waiver of any
13recoupment ordered and the standard for such waiver to be
14granted. Thereafter, the amount thereof may be recovered by
15suit in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, or,
16from benefits payable to him, may be recouped:
17        1. At any time, if, to receive such sum, he knowingly
18    made a false statement or knowingly failed to disclose a
19    material fact.
20        2. Within 3 years from any date prior to January 1,
21    1984, on which he has been found to have been ineligible
22    for any other reason, pursuant to a reconsidered finding
23    or a reconsidered determination, or pursuant to the
24    decision of a Referee (or of the Director or his
25    representative under Section 604) which modifies or sets

 

 

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1    aside a finding or a reconsidered finding or a
2    determination or a reconsidered determination; or within 5
3    years from any date after December 31, 1983, on which he
4    has been found to have been ineligible for any other
5    reason, pursuant to a reconsidered finding or a
6    reconsidered determination, or pursuant to the decision of
7    a Referee (or of the Director or his representative under
8    Section 604) which modifies or sets aside a finding or a
9    reconsidered finding or a determination or a reconsidered
10    determination. Recoupment pursuant to the provisions of
11    this paragraph from benefits payable to an individual for
12    any week may be waived upon the individual's request, if
13    the sum referred to in paragraph A was received by the
14    individual without fault on his part and if such
15    recoupment would be against equity and good conscience.
16    Such waiver may be denied with respect to any subsequent
17    week if, in that week, the facts and circumstances upon
18    which waiver was based no longer exist.
19    Recovery by suit in the name of the People of the State of
20Illinois, recoupment pursuant to paragraph 2 of this
21subsection A from benefits payable to an individual for any
22week, and, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in
23the Illinois State Collection Act of 1986, withholding
24pursuant to subsection E shall be permanently waived if the
25sum referred to in this subsection A was received by the
26individual without fault on his or her part and if such

 

 

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1recoupment would be against equity and good conscience, and
2the sum referred to in this subsection A was received by the
3individual on or after March 8, 2020, but prior to the last day
4of a disaster period established by the gubernatorial disaster
5proclamation in response to COVID-19, dated March 9, 2020, and
6any consecutive gubernatorial disaster proclamation in
7response to COVID-19. To be eligible for permanent waiver
8under this paragraph, an individual must request a waiver
9pursuant to this paragraph within 45 days of the mailing date
10of the notice from the Department that the individual may
11request a waiver. A determination under this paragraph may be
12appealed to a Referee within the time limits prescribed by
13Section 800 for an appeal from a determination. Any such
14appeal, and any appeal from the Referee's decision thereon,
15shall be governed by the applicable provisions of Sections
16801, 803, 804, and 805. This paragraph shall not apply with
17respect to benefits that are received pursuant to any program
18that the Department administers as an agent of the federal
19government and for which the individual is found to have been
20ineligible.
21    B. Whenever the claims adjudicator referred to in Section
22702 decides that any sum received by a claimant as benefits
23shall be recouped, or denies recoupment waiver requested by
24the claimant, he shall promptly notify the claimant of his
25decision and the reasons therefor. The decision and the notice
26thereof shall state the amount to be recouped, the weeks with

 

 

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1respect to which such sum was received by the claimant, and the
2time within which it may be recouped and, as the case may be,
3the reasons for denial of recoupment waiver. The claims
4adjudicator may reconsider his decision within one year after
5the date when the decision was made. Such decision or
6reconsidered decision may be appealed to a Referee within the
7time limits prescribed by Section 800 for appeal from a
8determination. Any such appeal, and any appeal from the
9Referee's decision thereon, shall be governed by the
10applicable provisions of Sections 801, 803, 804 and 805. No
11recoupment shall be begun until the expiration of the time
12limits prescribed by Section 800 of this Act or, if an appeal
13has been filed, until the decision of a Referee has been made
14thereon affirming the decision of the Claims Adjudicator.
15    C. Any sums recovered under the provisions of this Section
16shall be treated as repayments to the Department of sums
17improperly obtained by the claimant.
18    D. Whenever, by reason of a back pay award made by any
19governmental agency or pursuant to arbitration proceedings, or
20by reason of a payment of wages wrongfully withheld by an
21employing unit, an individual has received wages for weeks
22with respect to which he has received benefits, the amount of
23such benefits may be recouped or otherwise recovered as herein
24provided. An employing unit making a back pay award to an
25individual for weeks with respect to which the individual has
26received benefits shall make the back pay award by check

 

 

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1payable jointly to the individual and to the Department.
2    E. The amount recouped pursuant to paragraph 2 of
3subsection A from benefits payable to an individual for any
4week shall not exceed 25% of the individual's weekly benefit
5amount.
6    In addition to the remedies provided by this Section, when
7an individual has received any sum as benefits for which he is
8found to be ineligible, the Director may request the
9Comptroller to withhold such sum in accordance with Section
1010.05 of the State Comptroller Act and the Director may
11request the Secretary of the Treasury to withhold such sum to
12the extent allowed by and in accordance with Section 6402(f)
13of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
14Benefits paid pursuant to this Act shall not be subject to such
15withholding. Where the Director requests withholding by the
16Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to this Section, in
17addition to the amount of benefits for which the individual
18has been found ineligible, the individual shall be liable for
19any legally authorized administrative fee assessed by the
20Secretary, with such fee to be added to the amount to be
21withheld by the Secretary.
22(Source: P.A. 97-621, eff. 11-18-11; 97-791, eff. 1-1-13.)
 
23    (820 ILCS 405/1900)  (from Ch. 48, par. 640)
24    Sec. 1900. Disclosure of information.
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1obtained from any individual or employing unit during the
2administration of this Act shall:
3        1. be confidential,
4        2. not be published or open to public inspection,
5        3. not be used in any court in any pending action or
6    proceeding,
7        4. not be admissible in evidence in any action or
8    proceeding other than one arising out of this Act.
9    B. No finding, determination, decision, ruling or order
10(including any finding of fact, statement or conclusion made
11therein) issued pursuant to this Act shall be admissible or
12used in evidence in any action other than one arising out of
13this Act, nor shall it be binding or conclusive except as
14provided in this Act, nor shall it constitute res judicata,
15regardless of whether the actions were between the same or
16related parties or involved the same facts.
17    C. Any officer or employee of this State, any officer or
18employee of any entity authorized to obtain information
19pursuant to this Section, and any agent of this State or of
20such entity who, except with authority of the Director under
21this Section or as authorized pursuant to subsection P-1,
22shall disclose information shall be guilty of a Class B
23misdemeanor and shall be disqualified from holding any
24appointment or employment by the State.
25    D. An individual or his duly authorized agent may be
26supplied with information from records only to the extent

 

 

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1necessary for the proper presentation of his claim for
2benefits or with his existing or prospective rights to
3benefits. Discretion to disclose this information belongs
4solely to the Director and is not subject to a release or
5waiver by the individual. Notwithstanding any other provision
6to the contrary, an individual or his or her duly authorized
7agent may be supplied with a statement of the amount of
8benefits paid to the individual during the 18 months preceding
9the date of his or her request.
10    E. An employing unit may be furnished with information,
11only if deemed by the Director as necessary to enable it to
12fully discharge its obligations or safeguard its rights under
13the Act. Discretion to disclose this information belongs
14solely to the Director and is not subject to a release or
15waiver by the employing unit.
16    F. The Director may furnish any information that he may
17deem proper to any public officer or public agency of this or
18any other State or of the federal government dealing with:
19        1. the administration of relief,
20        2. public assistance,
21        3. unemployment compensation,
22        4. a system of public employment offices,
23        5. wages and hours of employment, or
24        6. a public works program.
25    The Director may make available to the Illinois Workers'
26Compensation Commission information regarding employers for

 

 

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1the purpose of verifying the insurance coverage required under
2the Workers' Compensation Act and Workers' Occupational
3Diseases Act.
4    G. The Director may disclose information submitted by the
5State or any of its political subdivisions, municipal
6corporations, instrumentalities, or school or community
7college districts, except for information which specifically
8identifies an individual claimant.
9    H. The Director shall disclose only that information
10required to be disclosed under Section 303 of the Social
11Security Act, as amended, including:
12        1. any information required to be given the United
13    States Department of Labor under Section 303(a)(6); and
14        2. the making available upon request to any agency of
15    the United States charged with the administration of
16    public works or assistance through public employment, the
17    name, address, ordinary occupation and employment status
18    of each recipient of unemployment compensation, and a
19    statement of such recipient's right to further
20    compensation under such law as required by Section
21    303(a)(7); and
22        3. records to make available to the Railroad
23    Retirement Board as required by Section 303(c)(1); and
24        4. information that will assure reasonable cooperation
25    with every agency of the United States charged with the
26    administration of any unemployment compensation law as

 

 

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1    required by Section 303(c)(2); and
2        5. information upon request and on a reimbursable
3    basis to the United States Department of Agriculture and
4    to any State food stamp agency concerning any information
5    required to be furnished by Section 303(d); and
6        6. any wage information upon request and on a
7    reimbursable basis to any State or local child support
8    enforcement agency required by Section 303(e); and
9        7. any information required under the income
10    eligibility and verification system as required by Section
11    303(f); and
12        8. information that might be useful in locating an
13    absent parent or that parent's employer, establishing
14    paternity or establishing, modifying, or enforcing child
15    support orders for the purpose of a child support
16    enforcement program under Title IV of the Social Security
17    Act upon the request of and on a reimbursable basis to the
18    public agency administering the Federal Parent Locator
19    Service as required by Section 303(h); and
20        9. information, upon request, to representatives of
21    any federal, State or local governmental public housing
22    agency with respect to individuals who have signed the
23    appropriate consent form approved by the Secretary of
24    Housing and Urban Development and who are applying for or
25    participating in any housing assistance program
26    administered by the United States Department of Housing

 

 

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1    and Urban Development as required by Section 303(i).
2    I. The Director, upon the request of a public agency of
3Illinois, of the federal government or of any other state
4charged with the investigation or enforcement of Section 10-5
5of the Criminal Code of 2012 (or a similar federal law or
6similar law of another State), may furnish the public agency
7information regarding the individual specified in the request
8as to:
9        1. the current or most recent home address of the
10    individual, and
11        2. the names and addresses of the individual's
12    employers.
13    J. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to interfere
14with the disclosure of certain records as provided for in
15Section 1706 or with the right to make available to the
16Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of
17the Treasury, or the Department of Revenue of the State of
18Illinois, information obtained under this Act. With respect to
19each benefit claim that appears to have been filed other than
20by the individual in whose name the claim was filed or by the
21individual's authorized agent and with respect to which
22benefits were paid during the prior calendar year, the
23Director shall annually report to the Department of Revenue
24information that is in the Director's possession and may
25assist in avoiding negative income tax consequences for the
26individual in whose name the claim was filed.

 

 

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1    K. The Department shall make available to the Illinois
2Student Assistance Commission, upon request, information in
3the possession of the Department that may be necessary or
4useful to the Commission in the collection of defaulted or
5delinquent student loans which the Commission administers.
6    L. The Department shall make available to the State
7Employees' Retirement System, the State Universities
8Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System of the
9State of Illinois, and the Department of Central Management
10Services, Risk Management Division, upon request, information
11in the possession of the Department that may be necessary or
12useful to the System or the Risk Management Division for the
13purpose of determining whether any recipient of a disability
14benefit from the System or a workers' compensation benefit
15from the Risk Management Division is gainfully employed.
16    M. This Section shall be applicable to the information
17obtained in the administration of the State employment
18service, except that the Director may publish or release
19general labor market information and may furnish information
20that he may deem proper to an individual, public officer or
21public agency of this or any other State or the federal
22government (in addition to those public officers or public
23agencies specified in this Section) as he prescribes by Rule.
24    N. The Director may require such safeguards as he deems
25proper to insure that information disclosed pursuant to this
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1Section.
2    O. Nothing in this Section prohibits communication with an
3individual or entity through unencrypted e-mail or other
4unencrypted electronic means as long as the communication does
5not contain the individual's or entity's name in combination
6with any one or more of the individual's or entity's entire or
7partial social security number; driver's license or State
8identification number; credit or debit card number; or any
9required security code, access code, or password that would
10permit access to further information pertaining to the
11individual or entity.
12    P. (Blank).
13    P-1. With the express written consent of a claimant or
14employing unit and an agreement not to publicly disclose, the
15Director shall provide requested information related to a
16claim to an elected official performing constituent services
17or his or her agent.
18    Q. The Director shall make available to an elected federal
19official the name and address of an individual or entity that
20is located within the jurisdiction from which the official was
21elected and that, for the most recently completed calendar
22year, has reported to the Department as paying wages to
23workers, where the information will be used in connection with
24the official duties of the official and the official requests
25the information in writing, specifying the purposes for which
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1information in connection with the official duties of an
2official does not include use of the information in connection
3with the solicitation of contributions or expenditures, in
4money or in kind, to or on behalf of a candidate for public or
5political office or a political party or with respect to a
6public question, as defined in Section 1-3 of the Election
7Code, or in connection with any commercial solicitation. Any
8elected federal official who, in submitting a request for
9information covered by this subsection, knowingly makes a
10false statement or fails to disclose a material fact, with the
11intent to obtain the information for a purpose not authorized
12by this subsection, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
13    R. The Director may provide to any State or local child
14support agency, upon request and on a reimbursable basis,
15information that might be useful in locating an absent parent
16or that parent's employer, establishing paternity, or
17establishing, modifying, or enforcing child support orders.
18    S. The Department shall make available to a State's
19Attorney of this State or a State's Attorney's investigator,
20upon request, the current address or, if the current address
21is unavailable, current employer information, if available, of
22a victim of a felony or a witness to a felony or a person
23against whom an arrest warrant is outstanding.
24    T. The Director shall make available to the Department of
25State Police, a county sheriff's office, or a municipal police
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1current address and place of employment or former places of
2employment of a person who is required to register as a sex
3offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act that may be
4useful in enforcing the registration provisions of that Act.
5    U. The Director shall make information available to the
6Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the
7Department of Human Services for the purpose of determining
8eligibility for public benefit programs authorized under the
9Illinois Public Aid Code and related statutes administered by
10those departments, for verifying sources and amounts of
11income, and for other purposes directly connected with the
12administration of those programs.
13    V. The Director shall make information available to the
14State Board of Elections as may be required by an agreement the
15State Board of Elections has entered into with a multi-state
16voter registration list maintenance system.
17    W. The Director shall make information available to the
18State Treasurer's office and the Department of Revenue for the
19purpose of facilitating compliance with the Illinois Secure
20Choice Savings Program Act, including employer contact
21information for employers with 25 or more employees and any
22other information the Director deems appropriate that is
23directly related to the administration of this program.
24    X. The Director shall make information available, upon
25request, to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for the
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1community college scholarship program under Section 65.105 of
2the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
3    Y. Except as required under State or federal law, or
4unless otherwise provided for in this Section, the Department
5shall not disclose an individual's entire social security
6number in any correspondence physically mailed to an
7individual or entity.
8(Source: P.A. 100-484, eff. 9-8-17; 101-315, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.".