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 Bill Status of SB3039  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  BLIND VENDORS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mike Jacobs

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Blind Vendors Act. Contains statements of intent. Creates the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind under which: 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, with exceptions; income from all vending machines on State property is assigned as provided in the Act; State agencies may not 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 use reasonable and necessary means and methods to maintain fair market pricing. Contains provisions regarding: the duties of the Department of Human Services; vending facilities on federal property; commissions from vending facilities not operated by blind vendors; selection of vending facility sites; partnerships and teaming arrangements; priority to blind vendors in the operation of vending facilities; adoption of rules; criteria for determining whether establishment of a vending facility is feasible; duties of State agencies; construction or installation of vending facilities for operation by blind persons by units of local government, school boards, or persons or entities owning or controlling private property; set-asides; establishment of the Blind Vendors Trust Fund as a separate account managed by the Department of Human Services for blind vendors; deductions; vending machine income; compliance and enforcement; licenses; election, powers, and duties of the Committee of Blind Vendors; hearings; arbitration; administration of the Act; personnel; records and disclosure; reports and surveys; and other matters. Repeals the Blind Persons Operating Vending Facilities Act.

DateChamber Action
  5/7/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mike Jacobs
  5/7/2008SenateFirst Reading
  5/7/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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