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Record #: O2013-7565   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 11/13/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-32-082 by modifying duty of City Comptroller regarding debt collection contracts employing ex-offenders
Sponsors: Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 32 Dept. of Finance
Attachments: 1. O2013-7565.pdf
SECTION 1. Section 2-32-082 ofthe Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through, as follows:
2-32-082 Comptroller - Debt collection contracts employing ex-offenders.
  1. The city comptroller is authorized, subject to the availability of duly appropriated funds, to negotiate and enter into contracts from time to time with one or more collection agencies which employ ex-offenders to perform debt collection services on the City's behalf (for purposes of this section, "Services").
  2. A collection agency shall not be eligible to contract with the City pursuant to this section unless all ex-offenders it employs to perform Services have been trained and screened for employment by one or more not-for-profit corporations that provide appropriate ex- offender training and screening services.
  3. As a prerequisite to entering into contracts pursuant to this section, the comptroller shall establish and apply standards of conduct and performance that the applicable not-for-profit corporation and collection agency must meet.
  4. The contracts authorized by this section may contain terms that the comptroller determines to be reasonable and appropriate, including terms governing reasonable compensation. Compensation for Services may, in the discretion of the comptroller, include payment based upon a percentage of debts collected that are attributable to Services performed-by ex-offenders.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication.
Walter Burnett, Jr. Alderman, 27th Ward