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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Reference to Act. This Act may be referred to as
5the Dignity in Pay Act.
6    Section 3. Declaration of policy and intent.
7    (a) Section 14(c) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act
8of 1938 provides for the employment of persons with
9disabilities at wage rates below the statutory federal minimum
10wage. Among those who have worked for subminimum wages in
11Illinois are people with intellectual, developmental,
12physical, and sensory disabilities, including those who are
13blind or deaf or are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spina
14bifida, or Down syndrome. Section 14(c) authorizations result
15in a national average wage of approximately $3 per hour for
16workers with disabilities who have engaged in work activities
17under a 14(c) wage certificate.
18    Data released in October 2022 from the United States
19Department of Labor shows that Illinois ranks second in the
20nation in the number of 14(c) certificates issued or pending,
21with several thousand Illinois residents with disabilities
22engaged in activities compensated below minimum wage. These
23activities most often occur in congregate work centers (also



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1known as facility-based employment or sheltered workshops),
2some of which may have the effect of isolating people with
3disabilities from the greater community.
4    The Illinois Employment First Act stipulates that
5"competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the
6first option when serving persons with disabilities of working
7age." Across the United States, 18 states eliminated, phased
8out, or modified the authority of employers to pay subminimum
9wages to people with disabilities.
10    Ensuring that Illinois maximizes opportunities for persons
11with disabilities to secure gainful employment is a critical
12element to achieving the requirements of the Illinois
13Employment First Act. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity
14Act (Public Law 113-128) and Section 7 of the Rehabilitation
15Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 705) define competitive integrated
16employment as "work that is performed on a full-time or
17part-time basis for which an individual is: compensated at a
18rate that shall be not less than the rate specified in the
19applicable State or local minimum wage law; and is not less
20than the customary rate paid by the employer for the same or
21similar work performed by other employees who are not
22individuals with disabilities, and who are similarly situated
23in similar occupations by the same employer and who have
24similar training, experience, and skills; or in the case of an
25individual who is self-employed, yields an income that is
26comparable to the income received by other individuals who are



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1not individuals with disabilities, and who are self-employed
2in similar occupations or on similar tasks and who have
3similar training, experience, and skills; and is eligible for
4the level of benefits provided to other employees".
5    Paying workers with disabilities subminimum wages
6perpetuates harmful, unfair, and inaccurate stereotypes about
7the potential and worth of people with disabilities, affects
8their capacity to earn wages equivalent to those of their
9peers without disabilities, and diminishes the expectations
10about and perceived value of their contributions to the
11workforce and society.
12    Eliminating subminimum wage employment for people with
13disabilities, coupled with the implementation of service
14enhancements and policy changes, is crucial for advancing
15economic justice and accelerating dignity and self-sufficiency
16for all people. It ensures that those currently employed in
17subminimum wage jobs can transition to competitive integrated
18employment, supported employment, or integrated community
19activities aligned with their individual aspirations.
20    On October 4, 2021, the Governor signed Executive Order 26
21(2021), which requires all contracts through the Illinois
22State Use Program to provide payment to workers at no less than
23the applicable local, if higher, or Illinois minimum wage for
24all employees performing work on the contract.
25    (b) Additional service enhancements, rate adjustments,
26investments, and policy changes are needed to address systemic



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1barriers to assist persons with disabilities to access
2increased employment opportunities and earn at or above the
3Illinois minimum wage.
4    (c) Collaborative partnerships between State agencies and
5key stakeholder organizations, including, but not limited to,
6those noted in this amendatory Act of the 103rd General
7Assembly, shall result in a complete phase out of Illinois
8Section 14(c) certificates on December 31, 2029.
9    Section 5. The Department of Human Services Act is amended
10by adding Sections 1-90 and 1-95 as follows:
11    (20 ILCS 1305/1-90 new)
12    Sec. 1-90. Program rates. The Department of Healthcare and
13Family Services, in partnership with the Department of Human
14Services, shall file an amendment to the Home and
15Community-Based Services Waiver Program for Adults with
16Developmental Disabilities authorized under Section 1915(c) of
17the Social Security Act to increase the rates for the
18following waiver services: Supported Employment - Small Group
19Supports. The amendment shall be filed by January 1, 2025.
20Implementation of any rate increase to the Supported
21Employment - Small Group Supports service is subject to
22federal approval of the amendment filed as required in this



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1    (20 ILCS 1305/1-95 new)
2    Sec. 1-95. Transition Program Grants.
3    (a) The Department of Human Services shall establish a
4Section 14(c) transition program to award transition grants to
5eligible community agencies with active or pending Section
614(c) certificates to aid in the transition away from
7subminimum wages for workers with disabilities. The goal of
8Section 14(c) transition program grants is to develop new
9opportunities and programs and grow capacity to respond to the
10needs of individuals with disabilities in their geographic
11area, including, but not limited to, supported employment,
12customized employment, self-employment, entrepreneurship, and
13diverse day programs that support meaningful days, choice, and
14community integration.
15    (b) Eligibility for Section 14(c) transition program
16grants shall be contingent upon community agencies submitting
17a transition plan. The Department shall provide example plans
18that community agencies may adapt. By January 1, 2025, the
19transition program grant funds shall be awarded in compliance
20with the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act.
21    (c) Grants shall be made by the Department to eligible
22holders of Section 14(c) certificates, consistent with the
23Grant Accountability and Transparency Act, to assist workers
24with disabilities who are working for subminimum wages to
25transition to competitive integrated employment and to support
26eligible Section 14(c) certificate holders. Grant funding



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1shall be used to:
2        (1) provide competitive integrated employment;
3        (2) assist individuals with disabilities who were
4    employed at subminimum wages to find and retain
5    competitive integrated employment; or
6        (3) provide integrated community participation and
7    wraparound services for individuals with disabilities who
8    were employed at subminimum wages.
9    (d) Beginning on January 1, 2026, the Department of Human
10Services shall provide an annual status report to the Governor
11and the General Assembly, incorporating data from each grant
12recipient, to demonstrate progress toward identified
14    Section 7. The Employment and Economic Opportunity for
15Persons with Disabilities Task Force Act is amended by adding
16Section 16 as follows:
17    (20 ILCS 4095/16 new)
18    Sec. 16. Multi-year plan toward elimination of Section
1914(c) certificates. By no later than July 1, 2025, the
20Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with
21Disabilities Task Force, with the Illinois Council on
22Developmental Disabilities and an academic partner with
23relevant subject matter expertise, shall create a multi-year
24plan of recommended actions, outcomes, and benchmarks in



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1accordance with paragraphs (1) through (3) to help the State
2successfully eliminate on and after December 31, 2029 the use
3of certificates authorized under Section 14(c) of the federal
4Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
5        (1) The multi-year plan shall include, but not be
6    limited to, all of the following:
7            (A) Identification, gathering, and analytics of
8        data to inform the work of the Task Force, including,
9        but not limited to:
10                (i) the total number of entities utilizing
11            Section 14(c) certificates;
12                (ii) the total number of persons with
13            disabilities who are paid subminimum wages and the
14            total number of persons with disabilities who are
15            paid at least the applicable minimum wages;
16                (iii) the total number of persons with
17            disabilities working in facility-based employment
18            paid at or above minimum wage.
19            (B) Recommended actions, including additional
20        statutory, regulatory, or policy measures, including
21        State-supported activities to assist providers in
22        employing people with disabilities.
23            (C) Recommended measurable outcomes for each year
24        of the plan.
25            (D) Recommended benchmarks for each year of the
26        plan.



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1        (2) In developing the multi-year plan, the Task Force
2    shall consider:
3            (A) The total available approximate number of
4        people with disabilities paid subminimum wages who
5        want to transition to competitive integrated
6        employment with supports.
7            (B) The total available approximate number of
8        people with disabilities who do not wish to pursue
9        competitive integrated employment and who would
10        benefit from alternative meaningful day opportunities.
11            (C) Existing State employment programs designed to
12        support workers with disabilities.
13            (D) An evaluation of capacity limits in providers'
14        contracts with the Department of Human Services'
15        Division of Rehabilitation Services and Division of
16        Developmental Disabilities.
17            (E) The personal choice of persons with
18        disabilities regarding employment goals and planning
19        in person-centered planning processes.
20            (F) The use of existing and emerging technologies
21        that could assist persons with disabilities in
22        achieving employment goals.
23            (G) The impact of access to reliable
24        transportation on achieving employment goals and
25        ongoing employment.
26            (H) An analysis that shall include data on:



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1                (i) the activities of youth with disabilities
2            within one year of exiting high school;
3                (ii) the count of schools holding Student
4            Transition Employment Program and Pre-Employment
5            Transition Services contracts with the Division of
6            Rehabilitation Services that includes the count of
7            students with ongoing cases who transition to
8            adult services;
9                (iii) the number of students 14 1/2 through 22
10            years of age with individualized education plans
11            indicating a need for home and community-based
12            adult services.
13            (I) The potential changes to State law,
14        regulations, or policies to protect means-tested
15        benefits for persons with disabilities as they pursue
16        employment-related goals.
17            (J) Dissemination of information regarding
18        employment supports and benefits to individuals with
19        disabilities, consumers of public services, employers,
20        service providers, and State and local agency staff.
21        Information shall include the Ticket to Work program,
22        Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Programs,
23        Illinois ABLE, and Health Benefits for Workers with
24        Disabilities.
25            (K) The education and training needs of staff
26        working in community-based provider agencies toward



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1        advancing competitive, integrated work options for
2        persons with disabilities, in areas including, but not
3        limited to:
4                (i) employment options;
5                (ii) non-employment options;
6                (iii) home and community-based services and
7            supports;
8                (iv) self-advocacy;
9                (v) benefits planning;
10                (vi) asset building;
11                (vii) assistive technology;
12                (viii) certification programs; and
13                (ix) mental health services and supports.
14            (L) Agreements between State agencies and
15        community-based providers that promote flexibility and
16        allow for expansion.
17            (M) Ongoing review of rates and reimbursements
18        that support various employment programs for persons
19        with disabilities, including competitive, integrated
20        employment, customized employment, and supported
21        employment.
22            (N) The need to further engage the private
23        business community to hire persons with disabilities
24        through incentives that may include specialized
25        educational opportunities, distribution of literature
26        at points of interaction with government licensing



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1        agencies, and tax incentives to hiring persons with
2        disabilities.
3            (O) The availability and need for adequate
4        benefits planning services for workers with
5        disabilities.
6            (P) The availability and need for meaningful day
7        services for individuals with disabilities who prefer
8        not to work.
9            (Q) Enhanced service and support needs of aging
10        adults with developmental disabilities who have been
11        engaged in subminimum wage work, including, but not
12        limited to, activities of daily living, behavioral
13        supports, and medical supports, including
14        administration of medications while participating in
15        employment supports and community day services through
16        the Department of Human Services.
17        (3) In developing the multi-year plan, the Task Force
18    shall consult with employment service providers, people
19    with disabilities, disability trade associations, and
20    disability advocacy organizations.
21        (4) The Task Force shall submit the multi-year plan to
22    the Governor and the General Assembly by no later than
23    July 1, 2025. Annual reports on implementation shall be
24    required by no later than January 1 of each subsequent
25    year through January 1, 2030.
26        (5) The Task Force shall provide annual updates to the



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1    Governor and the General Assembly through January 1, 2035
2    on the employment of persons with disabilities in
3    Illinois.
4        (6) The Governor shall appoint at least 2 additional
5    members to the Task Force who represent organizations that
6    are current Section 14(c) certificate holders. The
7    Director of Labor, or the Director's designee, shall serve
8    on the Task Force in a non-voting, advisory capacity until
9    July 1, 2025.
10    Section 20. The Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women,
11and Persons with Disabilities Act is amended by changing
12Section 2 as follows:
13    (30 ILCS 575/2)
14    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2029)
15    Sec. 2. Definitions.
16    (A) For the purpose of this Act, the following terms shall
17have the following definitions:
18        (1) "Minority person" shall mean a person who is a
19    citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
20    and who is any of the following:
21            (a) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person
22        having origins in any of the original peoples of North
23        and South America, including Central America, and who
24        maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).



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1            (b) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
2        original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or
3        the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited
4        to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia,
5        Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and
6        Vietnam).
7            (c) Black or African American (a person having
8        origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa).
9            (d) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban,
10        Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or
11        other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
12            (e) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
13        person having origins in any of the original peoples
14        of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
15        (2) "Woman" shall mean a person who is a citizen or
16    lawful permanent resident of the United States and who is
17    of the female gender.
18        (2.05) "Person with a disability" means a person who
19    is a citizen or lawful resident of the United States and is
20    a person qualifying as a person with a disability under
21    subdivision (2.1) of this subsection (A).
22        (2.1) "Person with a disability" means a person with a
23    severe physical or mental disability that:
24            (a) results from:
25            amputation,
26            arthritis,



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1            autism,
2            blindness,
3            burn injury,
4            cancer,
5            cerebral palsy,
6            Crohn's disease,
7            cystic fibrosis,
8            deafness,
9            head injury,
10            heart disease,
11            hemiplegia,
12            hemophilia,
13            respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction,
14            an intellectual disability,
15            mental illness,
16            multiple sclerosis,
17            muscular dystrophy,
18            musculoskeletal disorders,
19            neurological disorders, including stroke and
20        epilepsy,
21            paraplegia,
22            quadriplegia and other spinal cord conditions,
23            sickle cell anemia,
24            ulcerative colitis,
25            specific learning disabilities, or
26            end stage renal failure disease; and



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1            (b) substantially limits one or more of the
2        person's major life activities.
3        Another disability or combination of disabilities may
4    also be considered as a severe disability for the purposes
5    of item (a) of this subdivision (2.1) if it is determined
6    by an evaluation of rehabilitation potential to cause a
7    comparable degree of substantial functional limitation
8    similar to the specific list of disabilities listed in
9    item (a) of this subdivision (2.1).
10        (3) "Minority-owned business" means a business which
11    is at least 51% owned by one or more minority persons, or
12    in the case of a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in
13    which is owned by one or more minority persons; and the
14    management and daily business operations of which are
15    controlled by one or more of the minority individuals who
16    own it.
17        (4) "Women-owned business" means a business which is
18    at least 51% owned by one or more women, or, in the case of
19    a corporation, at least 51% of the stock in which is owned
20    by one or more women; and the management and daily
21    business operations of which are controlled by one or more
22    of the women who own it.
23        (4.1) "Business owned by a person with a disability"
24    means a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more
25    persons with a disability and the management and daily
26    business operations of which are controlled by one or more



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1    of the persons with disabilities who own it. A
2    not-for-profit agency for persons with disabilities that
3    is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the Internal
4    Revenue Code of 1986 is also considered a "business owned
5    by a person with a disability".
6        (4.2) "Council" means the Business Enterprise Council
7    for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities
8    created under Section 5 of this Act.
9        (4.3) "Commission" means, unless the context clearly
10    indicates otherwise, the Commission on Equity and
11    Inclusion created under the Commission on Equity and
12    Inclusion Act.
13        (4.4) "Certified vendor" means a minority-owned
14    business, women-owned business, or business owned by a
15    person with a disability that is certified by the Business
16    Enterprise Program.
17        (4.5) "Subcontractor" means a person or entity that
18    enters into a contractual agreement with a prime vendor to
19    provide, on behalf of the prime vendor, goods, services,
20    real property, or remuneration or other monetary
21    consideration that is the subject of the primary State
22    contract. "Subcontractor" includes a sublessee under a
23    State contract.
24        (4.6) "Prime vendor" means any person or entity having
25    a contract that is subject to this Act with a State agency
26    or public institution of higher education.



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1        (5) "State contracts" means all contracts entered into
2    by the State, any agency or department thereof, or any
3    public institution of higher education, including
4    community college districts, regardless of the source of
5    the funds with which the contracts are paid, which are not
6    subject to federal reimbursement. "State contracts" does
7    not include contracts awarded by a retirement system,
8    pension fund, or investment board subject to Section
9    1-109.1 of the Illinois Pension Code. This definition
10    shall control over any existing definition under this Act
11    or applicable administrative rule.
12        "State construction contracts" means all State
13    contracts entered into by a State agency or public
14    institution of higher education for the repair,
15    remodeling, renovation or construction of a building or
16    structure, or for the construction or maintenance of a
17    highway defined in Article 2 of the Illinois Highway Code.
18        (6) "State agencies" shall mean all departments,
19    officers, boards, commissions, institutions and bodies
20    politic and corporate of the State, but does not include
21    the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the
22    Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the
23    Board of Trustees of Chicago State University, the Board
24    of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board of
25    Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of
26    Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of



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1    Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of
2    Trustees of Northern Illinois University, the Board of
3    Trustees of Western Illinois University, municipalities or
4    other local governmental units, or other State
5    constitutional officers.
6        (7) "Public institutions of higher education" means
7    the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University,
8    Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University,
9    Governors State University, Illinois State University,
10    Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois
11    University, Western Illinois University, the public
12    community colleges of the State, and any other public
13    universities, colleges, and community colleges now or
14    hereafter established or authorized by the General
15    Assembly.
16        (8) "Certification" means a determination made by the
17    Council or by one delegated authority from the Council to
18    make certifications, or by a State agency with statutory
19    authority to make such a certification, that a business
20    entity is a business owned by a minority, woman, or person
21    with a disability for whatever purpose. A business owned
22    and controlled by women shall be certified as a
23    "woman-owned business". A business owned and controlled by
24    women who are also minorities shall be certified as both a
25    "women-owned business" and a "minority-owned business".
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1    control of the business including, but not limited to,
2    capital investment and all other financial matters,
3    property, acquisitions, contract negotiations, legal
4    matters, officer-director-employee selection and
5    comprehensive hiring, operating responsibilities,
6    cost-control matters, income and dividend matters,
7    financial transactions and rights of other shareholders or
8    joint partners. Control shall be real, substantial and
9    continuing, not pro forma. Control shall include the power
10    to direct or cause the direction of the management and
11    policies of the business and to make the day-to-day as
12    well as major decisions in matters of policy, management
13    and operations. Control shall be exemplified by possessing
14    the requisite knowledge and expertise to run the
15    particular business and control shall not include simple
16    majority or absentee ownership.
17        (10) "Business" means a business that has annual gross
18    sales of less than $150,000,000 as evidenced by the
19    federal income tax return of the business. A certified
20    vendor with gross sales in excess of this cap may apply to
21    the Council for certification for a particular contract if
22    the vendor can demonstrate that the contract would have
23    significant impact on businesses owned by minorities,
24    women, or persons with disabilities as suppliers or
25    subcontractors or in employment of minorities, women, or
26    persons with disabilities. Firms with gross sales in



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1    excess of this cap that are granted certification by the
2    Council shall be granted certification for the life of the
3    contract, including available renewals.
4        (11) "Utilization plan" means an attachment that is
5    made to all bids or proposals and that demonstrates the
6    bidder's or offeror's efforts to meet the
7    contract-specific Business Enterprise Program goal. The
8    utilization plan shall indicate whether the prime vendor
9    intends to meet the Business Enterprise Program goal
10    through its own performance, if it is a certified vendor,
11    or through the use of subcontractors that are certified
12    vendors. The utilization plan shall demonstrate that the
13    Vendor has either: (1) met the entire contract goal or (2)
14    requested a full or partial waiver of the contract goal.
15    If the prime vendor intends to use a subcontractor that is
16    a certified vendor to fulfill the contract goal, a
17    participation agreement executed between the prime vendor
18    and the certified subcontractor must be included with the
19    utilization plan.
20        (12) "Business Enterprise Program" means the Business
21    Enterprise Program of the Commission on Equity and
22    Inclusion.
23        (13) "Good faith effort" means actions undertaken by a
24    vendor to achieve a contract specific Business Enterprise
25    Program goal that, by scope, intensity, and
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1    expected to fulfill the program's requirements.
2    (B) When a business is owned at least 51% by any
3combination of minority persons, women, or persons with
4disabilities, even though none of the 3 classes alone holds at
5least a 51% interest, the ownership requirement for purposes
6of this Act is considered to be met. The certification
7category for the business is that of the class holding the
8largest ownership interest in the business. If 2 or more
9classes have equal ownership interests, the certification
10category shall be determined by the business.
11(Source: P.A. 102-29, eff. 6-25-21; 102-1119, eff. 1-23-23;
12103-570, eff. 1-1-24.)
13    Section 23. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
14changing Section 5-35 as follows:
15    (305 ILCS 5/5-35)
16    Sec. 5-35. Personal needs allowance.
17    (a) For a person who is a resident in a facility licensed
18under the ID/DD Community Care Act, the Community-Integrated
19Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act, the
20Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the
21MC/DD Act for whom payments are made under this Article
22throughout a month and who is determined to be eligible for
23medical assistance under this Article, the State shall pay an
24amount in addition to the minimum monthly personal needs



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1allowance authorized under Section 1902(q) of Title XIX of the
2Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(q) 1396(q)) so that the
3person's total monthly personal needs allowance from both
4State and federal sources equals $60.
5    (b) Beginning January 1, 2025, for a person who is a
6resident in a facility licensed under the Community-Integrated
7Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act for whom
8payments are made under this Article throughout a month and
9who is determined to be eligible for medical assistance under
10this Article, the State shall pay an amount in addition to the
11minimum monthly personal needs allowance authorized under
12Section 1902(q) of Title XIX of the Social Security Act so that
13the person's total monthly personal needs allowance from both
14State and federal sources equals $100.
15    (c) Beginning January 1, 2026, the personal needs
16allowance described in subsection (b) shall increase annually
17at the same rate as the Social Security cost-of-living
18adjustment to take effect on January 1 of each year.
19(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)
20    Section 25. The Minimum Wage Law is amended by changing
21Section 10 as follows:
22    (820 ILCS 105/10)  (from Ch. 48, par. 1010)
23    Sec. 10. (a) The Director shall make and revise
24administrative regulations, including definitions of terms, as



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1the Director he deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of
2this Act, to prevent the circumvention or evasion thereof, and
3to safeguard the minimum wage established by the Act.
4Regulations governing employment of learners may be issued
5only after notice and opportunity for public hearing, as
6provided in subsection (c) of this Section.
7    (b) In order to prevent curtailment of opportunities for
8employment, avoid undue hardship, and safeguard the minimum
9wage rate under this Act, the Director may also issue
10regulations providing for the employment of workers with
11disabilities and learners at wages lower than the wage rate
12applicable under this Act, under permits and for such periods
13of time as specified therein; and providing for the employment
14of learners at wages lower than the wage rate applicable under
15this Act as follows:
16        (1) The Director may issue regulations for the
17    employment of workers with disabilities at wages lower
18    than the wage rate applicable under this Act, under
19    permits and for such periods of time as specified therein.
20    Such . However, such regulation shall not permit lower
21    wages for persons with disabilities on any basis that is
22    unrelated to such person's ability resulting from his
23    disability, and such regulation may be issued only after
24    notice and opportunity for public hearing as provided in
25    subsection (c) of this Section. All certificates issued
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1    accordance with this Section in effect on December 31,
2    2029, shall expire on that date, and the Director may not
3    issue any such certificates after that date.
4        (2) The Director may issue regulations for the
5    employment of learners at wages lower than the wage rate
6    applicable under this Act. Regulations governing
7    employment of learners may be issued only after notice and
8    opportunity for public hearing, as provided in subsection
9    (c) of this Section.
10    (c) Prior to the adoption, amendment or repeal of any rule
11or regulation by the Director under this Act, except
12regulations which concern only the internal management of the
13Department of Labor and do not affect any public right
14provided by this Act, the Director shall give proper notice to
15persons in any industry or occupation that may be affected by
16the proposed rule or regulation, and hold a public hearing on
17the his proposed action at which any such affected person, or
18the person's his duly authorized representative, may attend
19and testify or present other evidence for or against such
20proposed rule or regulation. Rules and regulations adopted
21under this Section shall be filed with the Secretary of State
22in compliance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act
23"An Act concerning administrative rules", as now or hereafter
25    (d) The commencement of proceedings by any person
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1Act does not, unless specifically ordered by the Court,
2operate as a stay of that administrative regulation against
3other persons. The Court shall not grant any stay of an
4administrative regulation unless the person complaining of
5such regulation files in the Court an undertaking with a
6surety or sureties satisfactory to the Court for the payment
7to the employees affected by the regulation, in the event such
8regulation is affirmed, of the amount by which the
9compensation such employees are entitled to receive under the
10regulation exceeds the compensation they actually receive
11while such stay is in effect.
12    (e) The Department may adopt emergency rules in accordance
13with Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act
14to implement the changes made by this amendatory Act of the
15101st General Assembly.
16(Source: P.A. 103-363, eff. 7-28-23.)
17    (820 ILCS 105/5 rep.)
18    Section 30. The Minimum Wage Law is amended by repealing
19Section 5.
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.