THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF ILLINOIS

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Updated June 6, 2017

BILL

SPONSOR

DESCRIPTION

DATE

CHAMBER

ACTION

HB284

William Davis

(Napoleon Harris III)

PROCUREMENT-MOBILIZATION PAY

5/29/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:Oppose. Changes mobilization rates for subcontractors on a sliding scale from 25% of the subcontract amount down to 7% of subcontract.  Amendment in Senate will be offered to bring subs in line with primes at 6% mobilization.

 

HB374

Rita Mayfield

(Dan McConchie)

VEH-CD-WAIVE RECLASS REG FEE

5/29/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch. Waives the reclassification fee for 2nd division trucks

 

HB799

Steven A. Andersson (Karen McConnaughay)

HGHWY CD-DETOUR-WEB NOTICE

5/28/17

HOUSE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF CONCURRENCE SENATE AMENDMENT(S) 1

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Requires IDOT to post detour routes on website at least 10 days prior to effective date.

 

HB1798

Sue Scherer

$VARIOUS PERSONAL SERVICES

2/8/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF SECOND READING-STANDARD DEBATE

NOTE:  Watch.  Allows IDOT personnel to be paid out of MFT.

 

HB2437

Steven A. Andersson

(Karen McConnaughay)

VEH CD-VOLUNTEERISM PLATES

5/19/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to allow for the issuance volunteerism special license plate decals by the Illinois Dept. of Human Services. Provides for the original fee, renewal fees, and fee distribution for the volunteerism decals issued by the Illinois Dept. of Human Services.

 

HB2664

William Davis

PROMPT PAYMENT-SUBCONTRACTORS

5/30/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the State Prompt Payment Act.  Provides that if a contractor is assessed liquidated damages by the State, the contractor is still responsible to each subcontractor under the subcontracts.  For contracts with the Dept. of Transportation, provides that if a contractor is assessed a liquidated damages penalty equal to or exceeding the total amount of the contract and the contractor is unable to pay its subcontractors, the Dept. of Transportation shall verify completion of the work.

 

HB2725

Tom Demmer

(Tim Bivins)

HWY CD-RECREATION TRAIL FUNDS

5/23/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that money received by the State from the federal government under the Recreational Trails Program shall not be considered for use as aid in construction of highways, and shall not be placed in the “Road Fund” in the State Treasury.

 

HB2801

Michael Zalewski

(Don Haron)

MOTOR FUEL-MEASURESMENTS

5/31/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch.  Affirms and reaffirm tax rates on fuel, diesel fuel, LNG and propane.

 

HB2880

Daniel V. Beiser

(Michael E. Hastings)

CONSTRUCTION-DEMOLITION DEBRIS

5/31/17

SENATE

THIRD READING-LOST: 029-025-001

 

HB3044

Jay Hoffman

PREVAIL-WAGE COUNTY SCHEDULES

5/30/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act.  Requires the Dept. of Labor to publish, by July 15 of each year on its official website, a prevailing wage scheduled for each county in the State based upon the prevailing rate of wages investigated and ascertained by the Dept. during the month of June.

 

HB3120

Tom Demmer (Tim Bivins)

PREVAILING WAGE-WEBSITE POST

5/25/17

HOUSE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act.  Provides that if the Dept. of Labor ascertains the prevailing rate of wages for a public body, the public body may satisfy the Act’s notice by newspaper publication and mail requirements by posting on the public body’s website a hyperlink to the prevailing wage schedule that is published on the official website of the Dept. of Labor. Effective immediately.

 

HB3539

Michael Halpin

PROCUREMENT EQUAL PAY

5/24/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING

NOTE:  Oppose.  Not needed.  Collective Bargaining agreements cover equal pay issues.

 

HB3744

Melissa Conyears-Ervin (Mattie Hunter)

PRO CD-CONSTRUCTION MAN-HOURS REQ

5/23/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READNIG

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Illinois Procurement Code.  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.  Unwinds existing Collective Bargaining Agreements.

 

SB8

Don Harmon

PROCUREMENT-OMNIBUS

5/31/17

SENATE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch. Senate “Grand Bargain” procurement reform.

 

SB11

John Cullerton

PEN CD-TIER 1 ELECTION

2/8/17

SENATE

THIRD READING – LOST; 018-029-010

NOTE:  Watch.  President Cullerton’s proposal for Pension reforms.

 

SB197

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

1/24/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB262

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH

5/31/17

SENATE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch/Oppose Makes general changes in language to procurement.  Changes “cure”period for MBD/DBE utilization from 10 days to 5 days.

 

SB263

James F. Clayborne, Jr. (Barbara Flynn Currie

IDOT-CONTRACTORS-EVALUATIONS

5/24/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  Watch.  Requires IDOT and CDB to hold to hearing to determine how to solicit more minority participation in construction contracts.

 

SB520

David Koehler

FINANCE-TECH

3/28/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING/MARCH 29, 2017

NOTE:  SHELL/WATCH

 

SB567

Andy Manar

(Sue Scherer)

EMINENT DOMAIN-MACON/DECATUR

5/26/17

SENATE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB789

Martin A. Sandoval

(Laura Fine)

HIGHWAY CD-MOTOR FUEL TAX

5/26/17

SENATE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  TFIC? Amends the Illinois Highway Code.  Provides that a county board of any county, any township, or any municipality may use motor fuel tax funds allotted to it for the operation costs of any public transportation services, for capital improvements designed to improve or enhance pedestrian, bicycle or transit mobility, or for infrastructure used to support publicly or privately owned electric vehicles.  This would allow MFT for operations expenses. ??

 

SB790

Martin A. Sandoval

FINANCE-TECH

2/1/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1266

Martin A. Sandoval

PROMPT PAY-SUBCONTRACTORS

5/5/17

SENATE

RULE 3-9(a)/REREFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Prompt Payment Act.  Provides that a contractor may require either a performance bond or retention of payment of a subcontractor as part of the subcontract.  Provides that a contractor may not require both.

 

SB1311

Dale A.  Righter (Fred Crespo)

LOTTERY-CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND

5/31/17

HOUSE

RULE 19(a) / REREFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Amends the Illinois Lottery Law.  Requires the Department of the Lottery, on or before the last day of each fiscal year, to deposit any estimated remaining proceeds (rather than any remaining proceeds), after certain payments and transfers are made, into the Capitol Projects Fund.  Provides the Dept. shall increase or decrease its deposit into the Capital Projects Fund each year by the amount that the actual expenditures either fell short of or exceeded the estimate used by the Dept.

 

SB1320

Martin A. Sandoval

(Marcus C. Evans, Jr.)

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD

5/31/17

HOUSE

RULE 19(a) / REREFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch/Neutral.  IDOT Design Build (etc.)

 

SB1340

Martin A. Sandoval

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

5/18/17

SENATE

RE-ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1341

Martin A. Sandoval

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENT

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1373

Karen McConnaughay

(Margo McDermed)

RTA-IDOT-FAST ACT

5/31/17

HOUSE

RULE 19(a) / REREFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Amends the Dept. of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.  Provides that the Illinois Dept. of Transportation (currently the Regional Transportation Authority) shall develop, adopt, and implement system safety program standards and procedures meeting the requirements of the federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.  Limits liability.  Amends the Freedom of Information Act to make certain records of the Illinois Dept. of Transportation exempt.

 

SB1383

Sue Rezin

GROUND UTILITY-DAMAGE PREVENT

4/26/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD  READING APRIL 27, 2017

NOTE:  Watch.  JULIE changes.  Amends the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act.  Provides for additional required activities for an excavator who engages in nonemergency excavation or demolition under the Act. Modifies the requirements for an excavator who engages in emergency excavation or demolition under the Act.  Provides notice requirements for damaged, dislocated, and exposed underground utility facilities. 

 

SB1430

Martin A. Sandoval

IDOT-MISREPRESENTATION-PROJECT

3/8/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER FO 2ND READING MARCH 9, 2017

SB1680

Martin A. Sandoval

(John C. D’Amico)

HIGHWAY CD-ROAD DISTRICT TAX LEVY

5/31/17

HOUSE

RULE 19(a) / REREFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Illinois Highway Code.  Provides that, in the case of funds received by a county from the Dept. of Transportation to be apportioned to road districts for the construction of bridges, a road district shall, in order to be eligible for the expenditure of the apportioned funds, levy taxes for road and bridge purposes under a provision in the Motor Fuel Tax Law (rather than levy taxes under certain provisions of the Illinois Highway Code). 

 

SB1807

Don Harmon (Kelley M. Burke)

MUNI-CONSTRUCT & DEMO DEBRIS

5/31/17

SENATE

PASSED BOTH HOUSES

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Illinois Municipal Code.  Provides that a municipality shall not enter into any new contracts, but may extend a contract or renew a contract, with any other unit of local government, by intergovernmental agreement or otherwise, or with any business or person relating to the collecting and final disposition of general construction or demolition debris.  Provides that a municipality shall not provide by ordinance for any methods that award a franchise for the collection or final disposition

 

SB1832

JOHN G. MULROE

MECHANICS LIEN-RETAINAGE TRUST

3/15/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READNG MARCH 16, 2017

NOTE:  Watch.  IMSCAA initiative.  Amends the Mechanics Lien Act.  Provides that all moneys withheld as retainage from payments made to any contractor or subcontractor under any construction contract, except those contracts that provide for retainage of 5% or less, shall be held in trust for the benefit of the contractors and subcontractors from whom the retainage has been withheld.  Provides that separate records of account shall be kept for each person for whom trust funds are held, and trust fund are no

 

SB1856

Tim Bivins

(Tom Demmer)

PREVAILING WAGE-WEBSITE POST

5/3/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Support.  Allows web posting of new wage determinations.  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act.  Provides that if the Dept. of Labor ascertains the prevailing rate of wages for a public body, the public body may satisfy the Act’s notice by newspaper publication and mail requirements by posting on the public body’s website a hyperlink to the prevailing wage schedule that is published on the official website of the Dept. of Labor.  Effective immediately.

 

SB1904

Ira I. Silverstein (Jay Hoffman)

PREVAIL-WAGE COUNTY SCHEDULED

5/31/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF CONCURRENCE HOUSE AMENDMENT(S) 1, 3 – May 31, 2027

NOTE:  Oppose.  This was originally the trailer bill from last years failed prevailing wage legislation pushed by operators 150 that would have mandated prevailing wage rates with 30% representation and wages from contiguous counties.  That failed.  This adds non-negotiated provisions.

 

SR3

Julie A. Morrison

SENATE RULES-AMEND TERM LIMITS

1/11/17

SENATE

RESOLUTION ADOPTED; 058-000-000

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Term limits for Leaders.

 

SR323

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

IDOT-PERFORMANCE FACTOR-AUDIT

4/26/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CLANEDAR ORDER OF SECRETARY’S DESK RESOLUTIONS APRIL 27, 2017

SJR7

Martin A. Sandoval

IDOT-INTERSTATE PROJECT AUTH

1/24/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Support. PPP for add-lanes on I-355

 

SJRCA1

Don Harmon

CON AMEND-INCOME TAX RATES

5/23/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING MAY 24, 2017; CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

NOTE:  Watch.  Progressive tax rate for income tax.

 

SJRCA2

Christine Radogno

CON AMEND-LEADER TERM LIMITS

5/22/17

SENATE

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

NOTE:  Watch.  Term limits for legislative leaders.

 

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