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 Bill Status of SB2045  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  BLIND VENDORS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mike Jacobs - M. Maggie Crotty - Larry K. Bomke - Kimberly A. Lightford - Kwame Raoul, Don Harmon, Dan Rutherford, John M. Sullivan, John O. Jones, Emil Jones, III, Jacqueline Y. Collins and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe - Mary E. Flowers - Jim Durkin - John A. Fritchey - Patrick J. Verschoore, Joseph M. Lyons, Bob Biggins, Elaine Nekritz, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Angelo Saviano, Patricia R. Bellock, Robert F. Flider, Careen M. Gordon, Kathleen A. Ryg, Thomas Holbrook, Karen May and Elizabeth Coulson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0644

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
20 ILCS 2420/Act rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Blind Vendors Act. Creates the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind and provides that the Secretary of Human Services, through the Bureau Director of the Bureau for the Blind in the Department of Human Services, shall continue, maintain, and promote the Program. Provides that the Program must provide that: priority is given to blind vendors in the operation of vending facilities on State property; tie bid preference is given to blind vendors in the operation of cafeterias on State property unless the cafeteria operations are operated by employees of a State agency; vending machine income from all vending machines on State property is assigned as provided in the Act; no State agency may impose a commission, service charge, rent, or utility charge on a licensed blind vendor who is operating a vending facility on State property; and vending facilities operated by the Program use reasonable and necessary means and methods to maintain fair market pricing in relation to each facility's given demographic, geographic, and other circumstances. Contains provisions concerning: intent; compliance with federal law; rules; establishment of vending facilities on State property; other vending facilities; creation of a Blind Vendors Trust Fund as a separate account managed by the Department of Human Services for the State's blind vendors; set-aside funds; vending machine income; issuance of licenses; creation of a Committee of Blind Vendors to participate in the development and implementation of all policies, plans, program development, and major administrative and management decisions affecting the Program; hearings; arbitration; reports and surveys; and other matters. Repeals the Blind Persons Operating Vending Facilities Act.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Blind Vendors Act. Creates the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind and provides that the Secretary of Human Services, through the Bureau Director of the Bureau for the Blind in the Department of Human Services, shall continue, maintain, and promote the Program. Provides that the Program must provide that: priority is given to blind vendors in the operation of vending facilities on State property; tie bid preference is given to blind vendors in the operation of cafeterias on State property unless the cafeteria operations are operated by employees of a State agency; vending machine income from vending machines on State property is assigned as provided in the Act; no State agency may impose a commission, service charge, rent, or utility charge on a licensed blind vendor who is operating a vending facility on State property except for specified commissions which shall be approved by the Department of Human Services; and vending facilities operated by the Program use reasonable and necessary means and methods to maintain fair market pricing in relation to each facility's given demographic, geographic, and other circumstances. Contains provisions concerning: intent; exceptions; compliance with federal law; rules; establishment of vending facilities on State property; creation of a Blind Vendors Trust Fund as a separate account managed by the Department of Human Services for the State's blind vendors; set-aside funds; vending machine income; issuance of licenses; creation of a Committee of Blind Vendors to participate in the development and implementation of all policies, plans, program development, and major administrative and management decisions affecting the Program; hearings; arbitration; reports and surveys; and other matters. Repeals the Blind Persons Operating Vending Facilities Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/20/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mike Jacobs
  2/20/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/26/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/4/2009SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/4/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Larry K. Bomke
  3/6/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/10/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Rutherford
  3/10/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  3/12/2009SenateDo Pass State Government and Veterans Affairs; 009-000-000
  3/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2009
  3/13/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/18/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John O. Jones
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mike Jacobs
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/31/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/31/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2009
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/1/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-001-001
  4/1/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/1/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/1/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2009HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/22/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  4/22/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/22/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  4/28/2009HouseRe-assigned to Disability Services Committee
  4/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M. Gordon
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/6/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Disability Services Committee
  5/6/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Disability Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/6/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Disability Services Committee; 004-000-000
  5/6/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
  5/18/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  5/18/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/19/2009SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/19/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 20, 2009
  5/19/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Mike Jacobs
  5/19/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  5/26/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government and Veterans Affairs; 007-000-000
  5/27/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/27/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2009SenateEffective Date January 1, 2010
  8/24/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0644

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