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Updated May 1, 2017

BILL

SPONSOR

DESCRIPTION

DATE

CHAMBER

ACTION

HB284

William Davis

(Napoleon Harris III)

PROCUREMENT-MOBILIZATION PAY

4/25/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

NOTE:Oppose. Changes mobilization rates for subcontractors on a sliding scale from 25% of the subcontract amount down to 7% of subcontract.

 

HB374

Rita Mayfield

(Dan McConchie)

VEH-CD-WAIVE RECLASS REG FEE

4/25/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO VETERANS AFFAIRS

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

 

HB799

Steven A. Andersson (Karen McConnaughay)

HGHWY CD-DETOUR-WEB NOTICE

4/25/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

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

 

HB1063

Michael J. Madigan

STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1092

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1093

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR READING OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1094

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1095

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1096

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1097

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDER ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1098

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1099

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

4/25/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1592

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1614

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1615

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1616

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1618

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/28/17

HOUSE

Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1619

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1620

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1621

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1622

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1623

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1624

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1625

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

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.

 

HB2032

Jim Durkin

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/26/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2033

Jim Durkin

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/26/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2260

Jim Durkin

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2261

Jim Durkin

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2275

Jim Durkin

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

4/27/17

HOUSE

HELD ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2437

Steven A. Andersson

(Karen McConnaughay)

VEH CD-VOLUNTEERISM PLATES

4/25/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

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

4/28/17

HOUSE

THIRD READING SHORT DEBATE-PASSED 090-012-000

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.

 

HB2801

Michael Zalewski

(Don Haron)

MOTOR FUEL-MEASURESMENTS

4/25/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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

 

HB2880

Daniel V. Beiser

(Michael E. Hastings)

CONSTRUCTION-DEMOLITION DEBRIS

4/25/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION

 

HB3044

Jay Hoffman

PREVAIL-WAGE COUNTY SCHEDULES

4/27/17

HOUSE

THIRD READING SHORT DEBATE PASSED 117-000-000

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

4/25/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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

4/27/17

HOUSE

THIRD READING STANDARD DEBATE-PASSED 067-049-000

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

 

HB3744

Melissa Conyears-Ervin (Mattie Hunter)

PRO CD-CONSTRUCTION MAN-HOURS REQ

4/27/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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

2/28/17

SENATE

THIRD READING – PASSED; 041-016-002

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.

 

SB72

Ira I. Silverstein

VEH CD-ICE AND SNOW REMOVAL

3/7/17

SENTATE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

NOTE:  Oppose.  Almost impossible requirement to remove snow and ice from 2nd division vehicles before they may be operated on our roads.

 

SB197

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

1/24/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB262

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH

4/26/17

SENATE

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

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

 

SB264

James F. Clayborne, Jr. (Barbara Flynn Currie

IDOT-CONTRACTORS-EVALUATIONS

4/26/17

HOUSE

ARRIVED IN HOUSE

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

 

SB520

John J. Cullerton

FINANCE-TECH

3/28/17

SENATE

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

NOTE:  SHELL/WATCH

 

SB567

Andy Manar

CIVIL LAW-TECH

4/4/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING APRIL 5, 2017

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB789

Martin A. Sandoval

HIGHWAY CD-MOTOR FUEL TAX

3/1/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING MARCH 2, 2017

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

 

SB957

Jason A. Barickman

PREV WAGE CONTRACT DURATION

3/1/17

SENATE

TO SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPECIAL ISSUES

NOTE:  ???? States that Prevailing Wage would stay in effect for the duration of the project.  Comments please.

 

SB958

Jason A. Barickman

PREVAILING WAGE-CLASSIFICAITON

3/1/17

SENATE

TO SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPECIAL ISSUES

NOTE:  Oppose.  Allows creation of new prevailing wage categories and wage determinations by Administrative Rule. Ok if you have a friendly administration.  Not so good if administration isn’t friendly.

 

SB959

Jason A. Barickman

PREVAILING WAGE-PUBLIC UTILITY

3/1/17

SENATE

TO SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPECIAL ISSUES

NOTE:  Amends language defining “public utility” in PWA.

 

SB1266

Martin A. Sandoval

PROMPT PAY-SUBCONTRACTORS

4/27/17

SENATE

POSTPONED-STATE GOVERNMENT

NOTE:  Watch.  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

4/26/17

HOUSE

REFERRED 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

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD

3/8/17

SENATE

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

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

 

SB1340

Martin A. Sandoval

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

4/6/17

SENATE

POSTPONED-TRANSPORTATON

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1341

Martin A. Sandoval

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENT

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1373

Karen McConnaughay

RTA-IDOT-FAST ACT

4/26/17

SENATE

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

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

SB1513

Kimberly A. Lightford

APPRENTICESHIP UTILIZATION ACT

4/27/17

SENATE

POSTPONED-COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOMENT

SB1680

Martin A. Sandoval

HIGHWAY CD-ROAD DISTRICT TAX LEVY

3/8/17

SENATE

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

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

4/28/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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

4/28/17

HOUSE

ARRIVED IN HOUSE

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

4/28/17

HOUSE

ARRIVED IN HOUSE

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  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 schedule for each county in the State based upon the prevailing rate of wages investigated and ascertained by the Dept. during the month of June.  Effective immediately.

 

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

4.6.17

SENATE

POSTPONED-EXECUTIVE

NOTE:  Watch.  Progressive tax rate for income tax.

 

SJRCA2

Christine Radogno

CON AMEND-LEADER TERM LIMITS

2/9/17

SENATE

POSTPONED-EXECUTIVE

NOTE:  Watch.  Term limits for legislative leaders.

 

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