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 January 18, 2019

BILL

SPONSOR

DESCRIPTION

DATE

CHAMBER

ACTION

HB159

Mary E. Flowers ST CONTRACTS-MINORITY BUSINESS 1/9/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  Oppose. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that all State agencies shall increase their award of State contracts to minority owned businesses by 15%.

HB173 Camille Y. Lilly PROCUREMENT CD-SMALL BUSINESS 1/9/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  Oppose.  Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.  Provides that a small business subcontractor may enter into an agreement with the Department of Transportation to receive direct payment from the Department on a construction job.

HB220 Mary E. Flowers WAGE INSURANCE ACT 1/9/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  Watch.  Conflicts with CBAs. Creates the Wage Insurance Act.  Establishes a wage insurance program to be administered by the Dept. of Employment Security.  Provides that an individual is eligible for benefits if the individual is a claimant under the Unemployment Insurance Act at the time the individual obtains reemployment and is not employed by the employer from which the individual was last separated.  Provides for benfits in an amount sufficient to pay the individual the difference between

HB325 David McSweeney $ROAD FUND - INFRASTUCTURE 1/10/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  Oppose.  Don't want to get into turf wars.  Amends Public Act 100-586. Repeals an appropriation from the Road Fund to the Dept. of Transportation for a grant to the Chicago Dept. of Transportation for infrastructure improvements.  Adds the same amount to an appropriation from the Road Fund for construction and land acquisition.  Effective immediately.

HB331 Thaddeus Jones EXPRESSWAY SAFETY ACT-CAMERAS 10/14/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  Watch.  Cook County only.  Creates the Expressway Safety Act.  Provides that the Illlinois State Police, the Illinois Dept of Transportation, and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority shall work together to conduct a program to increase the amount of cameras along expressways in Cook County.

HB557 Michael J. Madigan REVENUE-TECH 1/18/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  Shell Bill

HB584 Michael J. Madigan FINANCE-TECH 1/18/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE:  Shell Bill

 

HB586 Michael J. Madigan FINANCE-TECH 1/18/19

HOUSE

Referred to Rules Committee

NOTE: Shell Bill

SB55

Michael E. Hastings TRANSPORTATION-TECH 1/16/18 SENATE Referred to Assignments

NOTE:  Shell Bill

SJR4 Paul Schimpf EXTEND SW CONNECTOR TASK FORCE 1/16/19 SENTATE Referred to Assignments

NOTE:  Support.  Extends the Southwest Illinois Connector Task Force to study the cost, feasibility, and environmental impact of the proposed four lane divided highway, the short and long term economic impact to the region, and all options for funding both public and private.

           
 

 

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