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(230 ILCS 10/7.10)
(a) Each owners licensee, organization gaming licensee, and suppliers licensee shall establish and maintain a diversity program to ensure non-discrimination in the award and administration of contracts. The programs shall establish goals of awarding not less than 25% of the annual dollar value of all contracts, purchase orders, or other agreements to minority-owned businesses and 5% of the annual dollar value of all contracts to women-owned businesses.
(b) Each owners licensee, organization gaming licensee, and suppliers licensee shall establish and maintain a diversity program designed to promote equal opportunity for employment. The program shall establish hiring goals as the Board and each licensee determines appropriate. The Board shall monitor the progress of the gaming licensee's progress with respect to the program's goals.
(c) No later than May 31 of each year, each licensee shall report to the Board (1) the number of respective employees and the number of its respective employees who have designated themselves as members of a minority group and gender and (2) the total goals achieved under subsection (a) of this Section as a percentage of the total contracts awarded by the license. In addition, all licensees shall submit a report with respect to the minority-owned and women-owned businesses program created in this Section to the Board.
(d) When considering whether to re-issue or renew a license to an owners licensee, organization gaming licensee, or suppliers licensee, the Board shall take into account the licensee's success in complying with the provisions of this Section. If an owners licensee, organization gaming licensee, or suppliers licensee has not satisfied the goals contained in this Section, the Board shall require a written explanation as to why the licensee is not in compliance and shall require the licensee to file multi-year metrics designed to achieve compliance with the provisions by the next renewal period, consistent with State and federal law.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)