Illinois has a new business entity registration for procurement law in place to counteract “pay-to-play” in state contracting.
As part of the registration process, you must register the company as well as any “affiliated entity” and any “affiliated person.” Both of these terms are defined in Section 50-37 of Illinois Procurement Code.
“Affiliated person” means
(i) any person with any ownership interest or distributive share of the bidding or contracting business entity in excess of 7.5%,
(ii) executive employees of the bidding or contracting business entity, and
(iii) the spouse and minor children of any such persons.
“Affiliated entity” means
(i) any subsidiary of the bidding or contracting business entity,
(ii) any member of the same unitary business group,
(iii) any organization recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax‑exempt organization described in Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any successor provision of federal tax law) established by the bidding or contracting business entity, any affiliated entity of that business entity, or any affiliated person of that business entity, or
(iv) any political committee for which the bidding or contracting business entity, or any 501(c) organization described in item (iii) related to that business entity, is the sponsoring entity.