|Public Act 094-0264
||LRB094 10299 JAM 40569 b
AN ACT concerning child labor.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Goods from Child Labor Act.
The General Assembly hereby finds and
(a) The people of Illinois do not support the import of any
goods made by
child labor, not only because it is a cruel
suppression of the human rights of children, but also
it creates an unfair trade advantage for the child labor
(b) Current trade regulations do not require importers to
provide certificates of origin
at the time of importation to
affirm and guarantee no child labor content.
(c) Federal law also does not require
Customs Service to have an active, self-initiated foreign
surveillance program of detecting child labor-made
preventing their entry into the United States.
(d) The State of Illinois wholeheartedly condemns the
importation of goods made in whole or in part by child labor
not knowingly acquire any of those goods.
(a) Every contract entered into by any State agency for the
procurement of equipment, materials, or supplies, other than
related to a public works contract, must specify
that no foreign-made
equipment, materials, or supplies
furnished to the State under the
contract may be produced in
whole or in part by the labor of any child under the age of 12.
The contractor must agree to comply
with this provision of the
(b) Any contractor contracting with the State who knew
the foreign-made equipment, materials, or supplies furnished
to the State
were produced in whole or part by the labor of any
child under the age of 12 when entering into a contract
subsection (a), may, subject to subsection (c), have any or all
following sanctions imposed:
(1) The contract under which the prohibited equipment,
supplies were provided may be voided at the
option of the State agency to which
materials, or supplies were provided.
(2) The contractor may be assessed a penalty which must
be the greater
of $1,000 or an amount equaling 20% of the
value of the equipment, materials,
supplies that the
State agency demonstrates were produced in whole or in part
by child labor and
that were supplied to the State agency
under the contract.
(3) The contractor may be suspended from bidding on a
State contract for a
to exceed 360 days.
Any moneys collected under this subsection shall be
into the General Revenue Fund.
(c) When imposing the sanctions described in subsection
contracting agency must notify the contractor of the
right to a hearing if
requested within 15 days after the date
of the notice. The hearing must be
before an administrative law
judge according to the Illinois Administrative
The administrative law judge must consider any
contractor has taken to ensure compliance with this Section and
may waive any or all of the sanctions if it is determined that
has acted in good faith.
The agency must be assessed the cost of the administrative
unless the agency has prevailed in the hearing, in
which case the contractor
shall be assessed the cost of the
(d) Any State agency that investigates a complaint against
a contractor for
violation of this Section must limit its
investigation to evaluating the
information provided by the