(30 ILCS 575/8b)
(from Ch. 127, par. 132.608b)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2024)
Scheduled council meetings; sheltered market.
The Council shall
conduct regular meetings to carry out its
responsibilities under this Act. At each of the regularly scheduled
meetings, time shall be allocated for the Council to receive, review and
discuss any evidence regarding past or present racial, ethnic or gender
based discrimination which directly impacts State contracting with businesses
owned by minorities, women, and persons with
disabilities. If after reviewing such evidence the Council
finds that there is or has been such discrimination against a specific
group, race or sex, the Council shall establish sheltered markets
or adjust existing sheltered markets
tailored to address the Council's specific findings.
"Sheltered market" shall mean a procurement procedure whereby certain
contracts are selected and specifically set aside for businesses owned by
minorities, women, and persons with
disabilities on a competitive bid or negotiated basis.
As part of the annual report which the Council must file pursuant to
paragraph (e) of subsection (2) of Section 5, the Council shall report on
any findings made pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-391, eff. 8-25-17