2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 30 - FINANCE
30 ILCS 580/ - Drug Free Workplace Act.

(30 ILCS 580/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.311)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Drug Free Workplace Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.312)
Sec. 2. As used in this Act:
(a) "Drug free workplace" means a site for the performance of work done in connection with a specific grant or contract of an entity whose employees are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance in accordance with the requirements of this Act.
(b) "Employee" means an employee of a grantee or contractor directly engaged in the specific performance of work pursuant to the provisions of a grant or contract with the State, except that for the purpose of determining the number of employees of a grantee or a contractor under subsections (f) and (g) of this Section, an "employee" shall include any employee of the contractor or grantee.
(c) "Controlled substance" means a controlled substance as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or cannabis as defined in the Cannabis Control Act.
(d) "Conviction" means a finding of guilt, including a plea of nolo contendere, or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with determining violations of the Federal or State criminal drug statutes.
(e) "Criminal drug statute" means a criminal statute involving manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use, or possession of any controlled substance.
(f) "Grantee" means a corporation, partnership, or other entity with 25 or more employees at the time of issuing the grant, or a department, division, or other unit thereof, directly responsible for the specific performance under a grant of $5,000 or more from the State. For purposes of this Act, "grantee" does not include corporations, partnerships, or other entities that receive public funds in connection with the WIC Vendor Management Act; medical assistance reimbursements to pharmacies for prescribed drugs and reimbursements for durable medical supplies covered under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code; the vendor's discount for collection of use and occupation taxes pursuant to the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act; the Superfund program contained in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act; the lease or rental of real property; or grants or loans made for the purpose of solid waste management or reduction. The term "grantee" does not include subcontractors of a grantee. The term "grantee" does not include a railroad that is subject to a federally mandated drug testing program.
(g) "Contractor" means a corporation, partnership, or other entity with 25 or more employees at the time of letting the contract, or a department, division, or unit thereof, directly responsible for the specific performance under a contract of $5,000 or more. For purposes of this Act, "contractor" does not include corporations, partnerships, or other entities that receive public funds in connection with the WIC Vendor Management Act; medical assistance reimbursements to pharmacies for prescribed drugs and reimbursements for durable medical supplies covered under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code; the vendor's discount for collection of use and occupation taxes pursuant to the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act; the Superfund program contained in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act; the lease or rental of real property; or grants or loans made for the purpose of solid waste management or reduction. The term "contractor" does not include subcontractors of a contractor. The term "contractor" does not include a railroad that is subject to a federally mandated drug testing program.
(h) "State" means all officers, boards, commissions, and agencies created by the Constitution, whether in the executive, legislative, or judicial branch; all officers, departments, boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, universities, bodies politic and corporate of the State; or administrative units or corporate outgrowths of the State government which are created by or pursuant to statute.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.313)
Sec. 3. Contracts and grants. No grantee or contractor shall receive a grant or be considered for the purposes of being awarded a contract for the procurement of any property or services from the State unless that grantee or contractor has certified to the granting or contracting agency that it will provide a drug free workplace by:
(a) Publishing a statement:
(1) Notifying employees that the unlawful

manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance, including cannabis, is prohibited in the grantee's or contractor's workplace.

(2) Specifying the actions that will be taken against

employees for violations of such prohibition.

(3) Notifying the employee that, as a condition of

employment on such contract or grant, the employee will:

(A) abide by the terms of the statement; and
(B) notify the employer of any criminal drug

statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than 5 days after such conviction.

(b) Establishing a drug free awareness program to inform employees about:
(1) the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
(2) the grantee's or contractor's policy of

maintaining a drug free workplace;

(3) any available drug counseling, rehabilitation,

and employee assistance programs; and

(4) the penalties that may be imposed upon employees

for drug violations.

(c) Making it a requirement to give a copy of the statement required by subsection (a) to each employee engaged in the performance of the contract or grant and to post the statement in a prominent place in the workplace.
(d) Notifying the contracting or granting agency within 10 days after receiving notice under part (B) of paragraph (3) of subsection (a) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction.
(e) Imposing a sanction on, or requiring the satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program by, any employee who is so convicted, as required by Section 5.
(f) Assisting employees in selecting a course of action in the event drug counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation is required and indicating that a trained referral team is in place.
(g) Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug free workplace through implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.314)
Sec. 4. Requirement for individuals. The State shall not enter into a contract for more than $5,000 or make a grant of more than $5,000 with any individual unless the contract or grant includes a certification by the individual that the individual will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance in the performance of the contract.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.315)
Sec. 5. Employee sanctions and remedies. A grantee or contractor shall, within 30 days after receiving notice from an employee of a conviction of a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace:
(a) Take appropriate personnel action against such employee up to and including termination; or
(b) Require the employee to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/6) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.316)
Sec. 6. Suspension, termination or debarment of the contractor or grantee. Each contract or grant awarded by the State shall be subject to suspension of payments or termination, or both, and the contractor or grantee thereunder or the individual who entered the contract with or received the grant from the State shall be subject to suspension or debarment in accordance with the requirements of this Section if the head of the agency determines that:
(a) the contractor, grantee, or individual has made a

false certification under Section 3 or 4;

(b) the contractor or grantee violates such

certification by failing to carry out the requirements of Section 3;

(c) the contractor or grantee does not take

appropriate remedial action against employees convicted on drug offenses as specified in Section 5; or

(d) such a number of employees of the contractor or

grantee have been convicted of violations of criminal drug statutes for violations occurring in the workplace as to indicate that the contractor or grant recipient has failed to make a good faith effort to provide a drug free workplace as required by this Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1459; 87-895.)


(30 ILCS 580/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.317)
Sec. 7. Suspension, termination or debarment proceedings. Any determination proceedings for suspension of payments, termination, or debarment pursuant to this Act shall be conducted in accordance with The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.318)
Sec. 8. Effect of debarment. Upon issuance of any final decision under this Act requiring debarment of a contractor, grantee or individual, such contractor, grantee or individual shall be ineligible for award of any contract or grant by the State for at least one year but not more than 5 years, as specified in the decision.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/9) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.319)
Sec. 9. Waiver. A termination, suspension of payments, or suspension or debarment under this Act may be waived by the head of an agency with respect to a particular contract or grant if the head of the agency determines that suspension of payments, termination of the contract or grant, or suspension or debarment of the contractor, grantee, or individual, as the case may be, would severely disrupt the operation of such agency to the detriment of the general public or would not be in the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/10) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.320)
Sec. 10. At the time of entering into a contract or issuing a grant that results in the application of this Act, the State agency letting the contract or issuing the grant must notify the corporation, partnership, or other entity with 25 or more employees or the department, division, or unit of the corporation, partnership, or other entity of the application of this Act and of the necessity of compliance.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


(30 ILCS 580/11) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.321)
Sec. 11. Any actions undertaken by a contractor or grantee in compliance with this Act and in establishing a drug-free workplace shall create a rebuttable presumption of good faith compliance with this Act and shall not be considered a violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1459.)


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