THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF ILLINOIS

Watch List

Staying informed on complicated issues is time-consuming and requires resources that most of our members just don't have. That's why we keep you up-to-date on industry news... recommending bills to watch, support and oppose. 

The PDF version of the table below can be found here.

Updated May 21, 2018

BILL

SPONSOR

DESCRIPTION

DATE

CHAMBER

ACTION

HB4259

Mark Batinick

(Dan McConchie

VEH CD-MULTI YEAR REGISTRATION

5/9/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING MAY 10 2018

NOTE:Watch/Support.  Provides for multiyear registration for vehicles. Add $10 per year for multi-year plate.

 

HB4288

Norine K. Hammond

(Jil Tracy)

VETERANS PREFERENCE ACT

5/16/18

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch/Oppose.  Amends the Veterans Preference Act. Provides that persons who have been members of the National Guard of any state (rather than the Illinois National Guard) shall be given preference under the Act.

HB4324

Emanuel Chris Welch

(Kimberly A Lightford)

WAGE LIEN ACT

5/9/18

SENATE

POSTPONED - LABOR

NOTE:  Oppose. Creates the Wage Lien Act. Provides that a lien exists on an employer’s property for the amount of unpaid wages owed to an employee. Defines terms and includes provisions concerning creation of the lien; exemptions; notice; limitations; recording of the lien; enforcement; other claims on the employer’s property; successor obligations; and construction.

 

HB4415

Jerry Costello, II

(Don Harmon)

USE/OCC TAX-COAL SUNSET

5/2/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CLAENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING MAY 3

NOTE:  Support.  IAAP initiative. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers’ Occupation Tax Act. Provides that the exemption for coal and aggregate exploration, mining, off-highway hauling, processing, maintenance, and reclamation equipment sunsets on June 30, 2023 (currently, the exemption is subject to the Acts’ automatic sunset provisions). Effective immediately

 

HB4513

Melissa Conyears-Ervin (Michael E. Hastings)

PRO CD-CONSTRUCT MAN-HOURS REQ.

5/9/18

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Illinois Procurement Codes. Provides that for any project under a construction contract, the contract shall require that, to the extent practicable, at least 10% of man-hours performing construction services be performed by individuals who reside in areas of poverty.  Requires the Dept. of Central Management Services to annually release a list of areas of poverty that meet the requirements.

HB4569

Lindsay Parkhurst

(David Koehler)

ABOVEGROUND FUEL STORAGE

5/17/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING MAY 1 2018

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Amends the Gasoline Storage Act.  Provides that each facility used for: (1) agricultural purposes at an agriculture site; (ii) refueling construction equipment at a construction site; or (iii) parking, operating or maintaining a commercial vehicle fleet may store up to 12,000 gallons of any single type of fuel for dispensing in aboveground storage tanks that are construction of steel, made vapor tight, and outside of buildings.  Effective immediately.

HB4774

Stephanie A. Kifowit

LOCAL-LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BID

4/27/18

HOUSE

THIRD READING – STANDARD DEBATE – LOST -042-046-008

NOTE:  Watch.  Seeks to change the definition for responsible bidder to a local bidder within 10% of the price bid.  Amended to exclude construction contracts.

 

HB4790

Carol Sente

(David Koehler)

COMPOST SOIL CONSTRUCTION

5/17/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING MAY 18 2018

NOTE:  Watch.  Creates the Compost-Amended Soil Construction Act. Provides that any State agency that undertakes a construction project that requires the use of offsite soil and that is located within 20 miles of any IEPA-permitted compost facility shall request a separate bid for compost-amended soil for that project.  Provides that the State agency consider whether compost-amended soil shall be based upon the construction cost.

NOTE:  Oppose. Reduces license fee to $8 for public or private university policy vehicles.

HB4849

Daniel Swanson

(Paul Schimpf)

MILITARY CD-CONSTRUCTION FUND

5/17/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING MAY 18 2018

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Military Code of Illinois. Provides that all moneys received from the transfer or exchange of any realty under the control of the Dept. of Military Affairs pursuant to authority contained in specified provisions, and all funds received from the federal government under terms of the federal Master Cooperative Agreement related to constructing and maintaining real property between the Dept. of Military Affairs and the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Illinois

 

HB5048

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

$IDOT CAPITAL

3/6/18

HOUSE

TO MOTOR FUEL ANALYSIS SUBCOMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch. IDOT’s Appropriation bill $$$$

HB5167

Norine K. Hammond (Bill Cunningham)

VEH CD-HIGHWAY DESIGNATIONS

5/17/18

SENATE

TO SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPECIAL ISSUES (TR)

NOTE:  Watch. Further clarifies who has jurisdiction of class I & II highways and local roads for purposes of overweight vehicles.

HB5180

Robert Rita

(Steve Stadelman)

LOTTERY-CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND

5/17/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RDREADING MAY 18

NOTE:  Watch/Support. Requires excess monies in Lottery Fund be deposited in Capital Projects Fund.  Amends the Illinois Lottery Law.  Requires the Dept. of the Lottery to deposit any estimated remaining proceeds from the prior fiscal year (rather than any remaining proceeds) after certain payments and transfers are made, into the Capital Projects Fund, on or before September 30 of each fiscal year (rather than on the last day of each fiscal year).

 

HB5201

LaShawn K. Ford

(Cristina Castro)

MECHANICS LIEN DEMAND & REFER

5/16/18

SENATE

POSTPONED-JUDICIARY

NOTE:  Watch.  Residential property liens. Amends the Counties Code. Creates a mechanics lien demand and referral pilot program.  Provides that in counties with a code hearing unit, a recorder may adopt rules establishing a mechanics lien demand and referral process for residential property after a public hearing.

HB5206

Margo McDermed

(Karen McConnaughay)

IDOT-INTERCITY RAIL SERVICES

5/18/18

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Support.  Allows IDOT to lease to other Gov’t units (outside of the state) rail locomotives previously purchased w/ ARRA funds.  Should generate $1.3 m annually.

HB5247

Robert W. Pritchard (Chuck Weaver)

SCH CD-REG APPRENTICE PROGRAM

5/18/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RDREADING MAY 21

NOTE:  Watch.  Will amend to not apply to construction trades.  Synopsis as introduced amends the School Code.  Provides that, no later than 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the State Board of Education shall adopt rules as may be necessary to allow students of any high school in this State who are 16 years of age or older to participate in registered apprenticeship programs; defines “registered apprenticeship program.” 

HB5595

Tony McCombie

(Jil Tracy)

FINANCE-BUILDING TRADE DATA

5/15/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR OF 3RD READING MAY 16 2018

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the State Construction Minority and Female Building Trades Act. Provides that by March 31 (currently, March 1) of each year, the Illinois Dept. of Labor shall publish and make available on its official website a report compiling and summarizing demographic trends in the State’s building trades apprenticeship programs, with particular attention to race, gender, ethnicity, and national origin of apprentices in labor organizations and other entities in Illinois.

HB5646

Brad Halbrook

FINANCE-ROAD FUND TRANSFERS

2/16/18

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  Support.  Returns $330 to Road Fund from RTA transfers.  Amends the General Obligation Bond Act. Removes provision requiring the State Treasurer and Comptroller to transfer from the Road Fund moneys with respect to bonds issued under authorization in a specified Public Act.  Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act.  Removes provision requiring the transfer of $100,000,000 from the Road Fund that would have otherwise been transferred from the General Revenue Fund under specified provisions.

HB5749

Natalie Phelps Finnie

(Dale Fowler)

VEH CD-OVERWIEGHT AXLE PERMITS

5/1/18

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch. Extends overweight exemptions for Agriculture under certain conditions.

SB276

John J. Cullerton

STATE GOVERNMENT – TECH

5/9/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING MAY 10 2018

NOTE:

SB2267

Wm. Sam McCann

(Tim Butler)

HIGHWAY CD-STRIPING-STATE FUNDS

5/7/18

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION: REGULATION, ROADS & BRIDGES

NOTE:  Watch???  Allow use of Fed $$ for striping with approval of IDOT.  Necessary?  Amends the Illinois Highway Code.  Provides that, upon determining that centerline striping or should striping of a highway is necessary for the safety and welfare of highway users and the public, the highway authority of that highway may, with the approval of the Dept. of Transportation, utilize State funds, including, but not limited to, funds granted through the federal State Highway Safety program

SB2293

Dan McConchie

(Nick Sauer)

VEH CD-VEH REG-MULTI-YEAR

5/8/18

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  Support?  Multi-year vehicle registration

SB2480

Michael E. Hastings

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WORKFORCE

5/3/18

SENATE

RULE 3-9(A)/REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch. Creates the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act.  Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall develop by rule a curriculum of approved advanced safety training for workers at high hazard facilities.  Provides that an owner or operator, when contracting for the performance of construction work at the stationary source, shall require that its contractors and any subcontractors use a skilled and trained workforce to perform all onsite work within an apprenticeable occ

SB2481

Michael E. Hastings (Al Riley)

COURT OF CLAIMS AWARD LIMITS

5/14/18

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  This bill originally was designed to deal with state exposure at Quincy Veterans Home. Has unintended consequences to IDOT.  Increases their tort liability.  Could have annual negative impact $30m or more.

SB2492

Sue Rezin

EPA-PRIVATE WATER WELL TESTING

5/11/18

SENATE

RULE 3-9(A)/RE-REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch.  Follow lead of IAAP.  Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that in counties with a population of more than 100,000 and less than 150,000, an owner or operator of a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation or other similar operation sites shall conduct a baseline well water test on the property of the site and submit the results of the test to the Environmental Protection Agency.

SB2501

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

INC TX-APPRENTICESHIP

5/3/18

SENATE

RULE 3-9(A)/RE-REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for qualified education expenses incurred by employers on behalf of qualifying apprentices.

SB2532

Martin A. Sandoval

VEH CD-DISTRIBUTION FEE-REPEAL

5/3/18

SENATE

RULE 3-9(A)/RE-REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch/Support. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Repeals a provision providing for the collection of an annual commercial distribution fee on vehicles of the second division weighing more than 8,000 pounds.  Makes conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2019.

HB2533

Martin A. Sandoval

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE-POSTING

5/15/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING MAY 16 2018

NOTE:  Watch??  Reporting by Comptroller of State MBE/DBE invoice. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provide that invoices submitted under the Act shall be posted on the State Comptroller’s website.  Provides that each such invoice shall indicate which provision of the contract or subcontract has been submitted for payment and the amount due.  Provides that, upon payment the invoice number and the voucher number shall be posted on the State Comptrollers website.

SB2558

Karen McConnaughay

(Tim Butler)

STATE POLICY-TRUCK INSPECTION

4/24/18

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch. Amends the State Police Act. Provides that the Director of State Policy may also authorize any civilian employee of the Department of State Police who is not a State policeman to be a truck weighing inspector with power of enforcing a provision to issue in his or her discretion, upon application and good cause a special permit authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding

SB2595

Karen McConnaughay

STATE POLICE-TRUCK INSPECTION

2/7/18

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch.  Civilian truck inspections and weight permits.  Authorizes a civilian employee of the Depart of State Police who is not a State policeman to be a truck weighing inspector with the power of enforcing a provision to issue in his or her discretion, upon application and good cause a special permit authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum permitted under the Illinois Vehicle Code.

SB2610

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

(William Davis)

DOT-ROAD FUND

5/18/18

HOUSE

PLACED ON CALENDAR 2ND READING – SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  Oppose.  No future MFT funds for local government if they don’t implement an MBE/DBE program. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law.  Provides that no municipality, county or road district that received distributions under this subsection 9e) totaling more than $1,000,000 in the previous State fiscal year shall receive a future distribution of motor fuel tax moneys unless that municipality, county, or road district implements a business enterprise program setting goals for the inclusion of minority, veteran

SB2621

John G. Mulroe

MECHANICS LIENS-SUBCONTRACTORS

4/27/18

SENATE

RULE 3-9(A)/REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch.  Minor change to mechanics lien. Provides instead that a subcontractor shall, within 90 days after the completion of the work or extra work or materials are furnished under the contractor’s contract with the owner, cause a written notice of his or her claim and the amount due.

SB2637

Pamela J. Althoff

(Tony McCombie)

FINANCIE-BUILDING TRADE DATE

5/16/18

HOUSE

PLACED ON CALENDAR 3RD READING – SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the State Construction Minority and Female Building Trades Act. Provides that by March 31 (currently, March 1) of each year, the Illinois Dept of Labor shall publish and make available on its official website a report compiling and summarizing demographic trends in the State’s building trades apprenticeship programs, with particular attention to race, gender, ethnicity, and national origin of apprentices in labor organizations and other entities in Illinois.

SB2645

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

USE/OCC-MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV

5/3/18

SENATE

RULE 3-9(A)/RE-REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch. Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the Emergency Telephone System Act, the Riverboat Gambling Act, and the Video Gaming Act. Provides that, in the absence of an appropriation for any State fiscal year, moneys that are required to be distributed to units of local government and other entities from the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, the State Gaming Fund, the Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund, and the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund

SB3001

Martin A. Sandoval

HWY CD-MIX DESIGNS-ASPHALT

5/15/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING MAY 16

NOTE:  Watch/Oppose.  Take the lead from IAPA.  Amends the Illinois Highway Code.  Provides the Dept. of Transportation shall allow the use of asphalt rejuvenating agents and binder performance grade modifiers in mix designs used for the construction and maintenance of State highways.  Provides that all asphalt roofing shingles used in Department projects shall be from recycling facilities that are approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and that are in compliance with the operation.

SB3002

Martin A. Sandoval

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN-BUILD

517/18

SENATE

POSTPONED-TRANSPORTATION

NOTE:  Watch. Design-Build, Project Manager procurement delivery system

SB3029

Karen McConnaughay

PUBLIC CONTRACT-IDOT PROJECTS

5/17/18

SENATE

POSTPONED-TRANSPORTATION

NOTE:  Support. Allows projects to begin while title is perfected.  Amends the Public Contract Fraud Act. Exempts from certain penalties under the Act projects constructed by the Dept. of Transportation where title to all the lands needed and where full legal possession has not been obtained as provided by a right of entry to occupy and to use the property has been voluntarily obtained in the name of the State of Illinois.

SB3052

John G. Mulroe

(Arthur Turner)

CONTRACT PROMPT PAY RETAINAGE

5/17/18

HOUSE

RE-ASSIGNED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  IDOT doesn’t use retainage any longer.  Amends the Contractor Prompt Payment Act. Prohibits the withholding of a retaining from progress payments or final payments in excess of 5% of the payment Effective immediately.

SB3113

Mattie Hunter

STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH

2/15/18

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch. IDOT MBE/DBE shell bill

SB3128

Pat McGuire

(Lawrence Walsh, Jr)

DESIGN BUILD-EXTEND REPEAL

4/26/18

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Design-Build Procurement Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on July 1, 2021 (currently July 1, 2019). Effective immediately.

SB3238

Don Harmon

(Jerry Costello, II)

USE/OCC TAX-COAL SUNSET

5/18/18

HOUSE

PLACED ON CALENDAR 2ND READING – SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:   Support.  Take the lead from IAAP. Amends the use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers’ Occupation Tax Act. Provides that the exemption for coal and aggregate exploration, mining, off-highway hauling, processing, maintenance, and reclamation equipment sunsets on June 30, 2023 (Currently the exemption is subject to the Acts’ automatic sunset provisions).

SB3334

William E. Brady

$FY19 IDOT OCE

2/16/18

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  IDOT appropriations budget

HR868

David McSweeney

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

4/3/18

HOUSE

TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Support.  Calls for new revenues for transportation infrastructure

HR871

Charles Meier

IDOT-UNDERGROUND MANHOLES

5/17/18

HOUSE

RESOLUTION ADOPTED 111-000-000

NOTE:  Watch.

HR886

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

FED INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN-OPPOSE

5/17/18

HOUSE

RESOLUTION ADOPTED 055-044-001

NOTE:  Watch.

HRJ98

Mark Batinick

IDOT-INTERSTATE PROJ AUTH

4/3/18

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Support.  Dedicated lane of I-55.  Authorizes the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to commence a procurement process for a project to provide additional highway capacity along Interstate 55 from Interstate 355 to Interstate 90/Interstate 94 in DuPage, Cook and Will Counties, and toll the additional capacity.

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Term limits for legislative leaders.

SJRCA2

William E. Brady

CON AMEND-LEADER TERM LIMITS

5/22/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER FO 3RD READING MAY 23, 2017, CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Term limits for legislative leaders.

SJR62

Martin A. Sandoval

INFRASTRUCTURE TASK FORCE

5/9/18

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF SECRETARY’S DESK RESOLUTIONS MAY 10, 2018

HR895

Ryan Spain

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

4/3/18

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION: REGULATION, ROADS & BRIDGES COMMITTEE

 

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