(820 ILCS 185/43)
(a) Any contractor for which either an individual, sole proprietor, or partnership is performing construction services shall report all payments made to that individual, sole proprietor, or partnership if the recipient of payment is not classified as an employee. The report shall be submitted electronically to the Illinois Department of Labor annually on or before April 30 following the taxable year in which the payment was made. The report must include:
(1) the contractor name, address, and business
(b) Reports filed under this Section are confidential and exempt from public disclosure other than to employees in performance of their official duties. However, the name of the reporting contractor and the name of the individual, sole proprietor, or partnership performing construction services shall be disclosed upon request by the general public under the Freedom of Information Act.
(c) If the Department, upon investigation, finds that a contractor has failed to file a report or has filed an incomplete report in violation of this Section, the Department shall notify the contractor, in writing, of its finding and assess a civil penalty as provided in Section 40. The matter shall be referred to an Administrative Law Judge to schedule a formal hearing in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(d) A final decision of an Administrative Law Judge issued pursuant to this Section is subject to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law and shall be enforceable in an action brought in the name of the people of the State of Illinois by the Attorney General.
(e) The Department shall have the authority to adopt reasonable rules for implementation of this Section and the hearing process. The General Assembly finds that the adoption of rules to implement this Section is deemed an emergency and necessary for the public interest and welfare.
(f) A violation of this Section shall subject the violator to debarment pursuant to Section 42.
(g) Nothing in this Section shall apply to a business primarily engaged in the sale of tangible personal property or a contractor doing work for a business primarily engaged in the sale of tangible personal property.
(h) Nothing in this Section shall apply to individuals or firms meeting the responsible bidder requirements of Section 30-22 of the Illinois Procurement Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-105, eff. 1-1-14; 99-303, eff. 8-6-15.)