THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF ILLINOIS

Watch List

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Updated February 20, 2017

BILL

SPONSOR

DESCRIPTION

DATE

CHAMBER

ACTION

HB220

Jehan Gordon-Booth

MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV DBE

1/25/17

House

Assigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

NOTE:  Oppose. Sets up DBE/MBE programs for any local unit of Gov’t that receives more than $100K in MFT annually from IDOT. Models after IDOT Program.

 

HB284

William Davis

(Napoleon Harris III)

PROCUREMENT-MOBILIZATION PAY

2/16/17

SENATE

PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF FIRST READING 2/28/17

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

 

HB357

David McSweeney

INC TX-RATES

1/25/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO REVENUE & FINANCE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch. Changes income tax for individuals to 3% and corporate rate to 4.8%

 

HB374

Rita Mayfield

VEH-CD-WAIVE RECLASS REG FEE

2/9/17

HOUSE

PLACED ON CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE

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

 

HB460

David McSweeney

INC TX-CORPORATE INCOME TAX

2/2/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO REVENUE & FINANCE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  Changes income tax rates for individuals and corps.  These are not in line with rates discussed by Leaders.

 

HB497

Jerry Costello II

USE/OCC TAX-COAL SUNSET

2/2/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO REVENUE & FINANCE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Support.  Initiative of Aggregate Producers.  Extends the sunset date for the equipment exemption for coal and aggregate operations.

 

HB617

Tony McCombie

USE/OCC-MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV

2/2/17

HOSUE

ASSIGNED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NOTE:TFIC/Watch. Makes reimbursement from MFT and other funds to local units of Gov’t a continuing appropriation.

 

HB631

John M. Cabello

VETERAN REGISTRATION FEES

2/2/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION: VEHICLES & SAFETY COMMITTEE

NOTE:  TFIC/Watch/Oppose.  Reduced plate fees for Vets.

 

HB661

Thomas Morrison

VEH CD-ELECTRIC VEH-PLATE FEE

2/8/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION: VEHICLES & SAFETY COMMITTEE

NOTE:  TFIC/Watch.  Increases registration fees for electric vehicles

 

HB662

Thomas Morrison

VEH CD-ELECTRIC LICENSE FEE

2/8/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES & SAFETY COMMITTEE

NOTE:  TFIC/Watch.

 

HB675

Anthony DeLuca

CDB-FEDERAL FUNDS

2/8/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  TFIC/Watch.  Keeps excess funds from Fed reimbursements in CDB in Contributory Trust Fund.

 

HB710

Luis Arroyo

CDB REVOLVING FUND-REPEAL DATE

2/8/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Extends sunset on CDB Trust Fund from 2017 to 2012.

 

HB799

Steven A. Andersson

HGHWY CD-DETOUR-WEB NOTICE

2/8/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION: REGULATION, ROADS  & BRIDGES COMMITTEE

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

 

HB804

Camille Y.  Lilly

PROCUREMENT CD-SMALL BUSINESS

2/8/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO STATE GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Requires payments from IDOT to subcontractors directly if Prime contractor can’t pay sub because of IDOT imposed liquidated damages.

 

HB1063

Michael J. Madigan

STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1092

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1093

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1094

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1095

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1096

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1097

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1098

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1099

Michael J. Madigan

FINANCE-TECH

1/31/17

HOSUE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1592

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

1/31/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1614

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1615

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1616

Michael J. Madigan

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1618

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1619

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1620

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1621

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1622

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1623

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1624

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB1625

Michael J. Madigan

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/2/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

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

2/3/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2033

Jim Durkin

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/3/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2260

Jim Durkin

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/3/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2661

Jim Durkin

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/3/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2275

Jim Durkin

EMPLOYMENT-TECH

2/3/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB2351

Barbara Flynn Currie

WAGE LIEN ACT

2/14/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO LABOR & COMMERCE COMMITTEE

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.

 

HB2392

Mary E. Flowers

ST CONTRACTORS-MINORITY BUSINESS

2/14/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO STATE GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose. Categorically adds 15% to MBE/DBE goals.  Won’t stand court test.

 

HB2437

Steven A. Andersson

VEH CD-VOLUNTEERISM PLATES

2/8/17

HOUSE

ASSIGNED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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.

 

HB2486

Norine K. Hammons

VEH CD-RECREATIONAL TRUCKS-FEE

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.  Adds to the definition of “recreational vehicle” any truck used primarily for recreational purposes and not used commercially or not owned by a commercial business.  Provides that a person may register a truck used primarily for recreational purposes, and not used commercially, for hire, or not owned by a commercial business, by filing the proper application and paying the appropriate registration fee and highway use tax.

 

HB2493

Jay Hoffman

PREV WAGE RESPONSIBLE BIDDER

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  Requires IDOT to report to the GA information on minority and female utilization on IDOT construction projects.  Currently contractor provide that info on Certified payrolls submitted to the Department.

 

HB2495

Jay Hoffman

PREV WAGE BONA FIDE LABOR ORG

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act.  Provides that the prevailing wage shall not be less than the rate that prevails for similar work performed under collective bargaining agreements in the locality provided that the agreements cover at least 30% of the workers.  Provides that, if bargaining agreements do not exist in the locality, the Dept. of Labor shall ascertain the prevailing wage to be paid under the Act.  Applies to public works performed without a written contract.

 

HB2615

Margo McDermed

MECHANICS LIENS-WAIVER

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose. Amends the Mechanics Lien Act. Provides that, with specified exceptions, an owner, contractor, or subcontractor may not, by contract or otherwise, waive, affect, or impair any other claimant’s rights unless the claimant executes and delivers a waiver and release under specified conditions and in conformance with specified statutory form language.  Requires a specific form to be filed.

 

HB2664

William Davis

PROMPT PAYMENT-SUBCONTRACTORS

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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

HWY CD-RECREATION TRAIL FUNDS

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  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.

 

HB2753

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

PUBLIC CONTRACT-IDOT PROJECTS

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  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 but a right of entry to occupy and to use the property has been voluntarily obtained in the name of the State of Illinois, through the Department, from the property owner.  Provides that certain provisions concerning spending money without obtaining title.

 

HB2801

Michael Zalewski

MOTOR FUEL-MEASURESMENTS

2/8/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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

 

HB2846

Margo McDermed

RTA-IDOT-FAST ACT

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  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.

 

HB 2863

Luis Arroyo

ROAD CONSTRUCTION BIDS

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that bids for State or Federally funded road construction contracts shall include transportation costs itemized apart from the cost of the goods or materials transported.  Teamsters bill.  AGCI continues to oppose.

 

HB2873

Jay Hoffman

IDOT-MISREPRESENTATION -PROJECT

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that it is unlawful for the Dept. of Transportation, its employees and its agents to knowingly misrepresent any facts in relation to the submission of plans, maps, specifications, costs of construction, bids, or contracts for any Dept. project.  I’m not sure I understand the need for this legislation.

 

HB2958

Laura Fine

EPA-COAL TAR BAN

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Environmental Protection Act.  Provides that, on and after January 1, 2018, no person may knowingly cause or allow sale at wholesale or retail of a coal tar sealant product.  Provides that, on and after July 1, 2019, no person may knowingly cause or allow application of a car tar sealant product on any surface, exempt for highway structures, in the State of Illinois, including but not limited to a driveway, parking area, playground, sidewalk, bike trail or roadway.

 

HB2980

Mark Batinick

HIGHER ED-EXPENSE REFORM ACT

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Limits imposition of prevailing wage on university construction projects under $300,000.

 

HB2982

Luis Arroyo

FINANCE-TECH

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB3044

Jay Hoffman

PREVAIL-WAGE COUNTY SCHEDULES

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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.

 

HB3101

Brian W. Stewart

PREVAILING WAGE-WAIVER-$20,000

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Sets the threshold at $20,000 for construction projects that may impose the elements of the PWA.

 

HB3120

Tom Demmer

PREVAILING WAGE-WEBSITE POST

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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.

 

HB3136

Robert W. Pritchard

MOTOR FUEL TAX-RATE

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Support/watch.  Increases MFT by $.10 Needs to be negotiated.  Sends $.04 to local units of gov’t.

 

HB3181

Carol Ammons

EPA-COAL TAR BAN

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Environmental Protection Act.  Provides that, on and after January 1, 2018, no person may knowingly cause or allow sale at wholesale or retail of a coal tar sealant product.  Provides that, on and after July 1, 2019, no person may knowingly cause or allow application of a coal tar sealant product on any surface, except for highway structures, in the State of Illinois including but not limited to a driveway, parking area, playground, sidewalk, bike trail or roadway.

 

HB3209

Jerry Costello II

LOCAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Support. Creates the Competitive Bidding of Local Roads, Streets and Bridges Act.  Provides that no unit of local government may make any contract, intergovernmental agreement, or any other type of agreement with another unit of local government for the maintenance or construction of local roads, streets, and bridges that would have the effect of avoiding competitive bidding required by statute.  Limits applicability of the Act under specified circumstances.  Limits home rule powers.

 

HB3267

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB3268

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

TRANPORTATION-TECH

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB3269

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  SHELL

 

HB3289

Jay Hoffman

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS DELIVERY

2/9/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch.  Creates the Innovative Project Delivery Act.  Sets forth provisions for the procurement of certain design-build and other services under either a single-phase or 2-phase selection process.  Sets for qualification and prequalification procedures.  Sets for various requirements concerning procurement under either selection process. Sets forth disclosure requirements and protest requirements.  Requires the application of the Act to certain subcontracts.

 

HB3535

Robert Rita

NON-HOME RULE-MOTOR FUEL TAX

2/10/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Illinois Municipal Code.  Creates the Non-Home Rule Municipal Motor Fuel Tax Act.  Provides that a non-home rule municipality may impose a tax on motor fuel sold at retail, if approved by referendum.  Provides that the tax imposed may not be more than 2%, and that any amounts collected from the tax may only be used for infrastructure and road projects.  Provides that this tax is in addition to any other taxes imposed on motor fuel sold a retail.  Defines terms.

 

HB3539

Michael Halpin

PROCUREMENT EQUAL PAY

2/10/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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

 

HB3689

Kelly M. Burke

PROCUREMENT-HIGHER ED

2/10/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Watch/Oppose.  Sets Design-Build options for Universities on construction projects. AGCI looking for Design-Builds uniformity.

 

HB3744

Melissa Conyears-Ervin

PRO CD-CONSTRUCTION MAN-HOURS REQ

2/10/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

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.

 

HB3751

Martin J. Moylan

PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION BONDS

2/10/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:

 

HB3756

Juliana Stratton

MINORITY BUSINESS-CREDIT PROG

2/10/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Synopsis as introduced amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities Act.  Requires the Dept. of Central Management Services to establish a credit program where certain contractors may receive credit applicable to meeting the requirements of the Act based on their utilization of minority owned businesses and female owned businesses.  Requires the Department to review the program annually.  Sets forth requirements of the program. 

 

HB3880

Juliana Stratton

PRO-SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE

2/10/17

HOUSE

REFERRED TO RULES COMMITTEE

NOTE:  Oppose.  Sets up a new set-aside program.  Amends the Illinois Procurement Code.  Creates a small and mid-sized business enterprise initiative program.  Provides that the program shall apply to construction contracts and contracts for goods and services by the Dept. of Transportation and Capital Development Board.  Establishes a race and gender-neutral program to increase small and mid-sized business participation in those contracts. 

 

SB8

Don Harmon

PROCUREMENT-OMNIBUS

2/8/17

SENATE

THIRD READING – PASSED; 034-014-011

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

 

SB11

John Cullerton

PEN CD-TIER 1 ELECTION

2/8/17

SENATE

THIRD READING – LOST; 016-029-010

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

 

SB54

Tim Bivins

HWY CD-RECREATION TRAIL FUNDS

1/11/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  Look alike bill to H2725.

 

SB72

Ira I. Silverstein

VEH CD-ICE AND SNOW REMOVAL

1/12/17

SENTATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENT

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

 

SB520

John J. Cullerton

FINANCE-TECH

1/24/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB567

John J. Cullerton

CIVIL LAW-TECH

1/24/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB789

Martin A. Sandoval

HIGHWAY CD-MOTOR FUEL TAX

2/8/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

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

2/15/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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

 

SB958

Jason A. Barickman

PREVAILING WAGE-CLASSIFICAITON

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO LABOR

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

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO LABOR

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

 

SB1152

Christine Radogno

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/7/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1266

Martin A. Sandoval

PROMPT PAY-SUBCONTRACTORS

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO 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.

 

SB1278

Jil Tracy

PREVAIL WAGE-CONSERVATION PROJ

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO LABOR

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act.  Provides that “public works” does not include conservation projects or practices on private land prior for wholly or in part out of public funds.  Effective immediately.

 

SB1279

Jil Tracy

PREVAILING WAGE-NONPROFIT EDU

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO LABOR

NOTE:  Oppose.  If its public works with public funds it should be PW.  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act.  Provides that “public works” does not include conservation projects or practices on private land for wholly or in part out of public funds.  Effective immediately.

 

SB1311

Dale A.  Righter

LOTTERY-CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO STATE GOVERNMENT

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

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

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

 

Sb1340

Martin A. Sandoval

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1341

Martin A. Sandoval

TRANSPORTATION-TECH

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1359

Tom Rooney

PREVAILING WAGE ACT REPEAL

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO LABOR

NOTE:

 

SB1360

Tom Rooney

PREVAILING WAGE-EXEMPTION

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO LABOR

NOTE:

 

SB1373

Karen McConnaughay

RTA-IDOT-FAST ACT

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO TRANSPORTATION

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.

 

SB1375

Karen McConnaughay

PUBLIC CONTRACT-IDOT PROJECTS

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO STATE GOVERNMENT

NOTE:  Watch/Support.  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 but a right of entry to occupy and to use the property has been voluntarily obtained in the name of the State of Illinois, through the Dept., from the property owner.  Provides that certain provisions concerning spending money without obtaining it.

 

SB1383

Sue Rezin

GROUND UTILITY-DAMAGE PREVENT

2/15/17

SENATE

ASSIGNED TO ENERGY

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. 

 

SB1680

Martin A. Sandoval

HIGHWAY CD-ROAD DISTRICT TAX LEVY

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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). 

 

SB1713

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

FINANCE-TECH

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENT

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1807

Don Harmon

MUNI-CONSTRUCT & DEMO DEBRIS

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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 disp

 

SB1832

JOHN G. MULROE

MECHANICS LIEN-RETAINAGE TRUST

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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

PREVAILING WAGE-WEBSITE POST

2/9/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENT

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.

 

SB 1878

James F. Clayborne, Jr.

FINANCE-TECH

2/10/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  SHELL

 

SB1901

Chuck Weaver

PROCUREMENT CD-CONSTRUCTION

2/10/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

NOTE:  Watch.  Amends the Illinois Procurement Code.  Sets forth provisions providing that whenever a project requiring construction management services is proposed for a State agency, the Capital Development Board shall provide advance notice published in the procurement bulletin (currently published in a request for proposals) setting forth the projects and services to be procured.  Removes a provision providing that the request for proposals shall be mailed to each prequalified firm.  Effective immediate.

 

SB1904

Ira I. Silverstein

PREVAIL-WAGE COUNTY SCHEDULED

2/10/17

SENATE

REFERRED TO ASSIGNMENTS

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.

 

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

2/9/17

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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