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 March 15, 2019

BILL

SPONSOR

DESCRIPTION

DATE

CHAMBER

ACTION

HB0159

Mary E. Flowers

ST CONTRACTS-MINORITY BUSINESS

3/5/19

House

To Government Process Subcommittee

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%

HB0173

Camille Y. Lilly

PROCUREMENT CD-SMALL BUSINESS

3/5/19

House

To Government Process Subcommittee

Oppose.  Amends the Dept. of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.  Provides that a small business subcontractor may enter into an agreement with the Dept. of Transportation to receive direct payments from the Dept. on a construction project.

HB0220

Mary E. Flowers

WAGE INSURANCE ACT

2/13/19

House

Wage Policy & Study Subcommittee

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.

HB0325

David McSweeney

$ROAD FUND-INFRASTRUCTURE

2/5/19

House

Assigned to Appropriations-Capital Committee

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.

HB0331

Thaddeus Jones

EXPRESSWAY SAFETY ACT-CAMERAS

3/13/19

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading -Short Debate

Watch.  Cook County only.  Creates the Expressway Safety Act. Provides that the Illinois 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.

HB0813

Rita Mayfield

VEH CD-REPEAL COM DISTRIB FEE

2/14/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other taxes Subcommittee

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, 2020

HB0834

Anna Moeller

EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGES HISTORY

3/13/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Oppose.  Not CBAs, but business management. Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from : (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant’s prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as a condition of being interviewed or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment that an applicant disclose prior wages or salary.

HB0881

Margo McDermed

EQUAL PAY ACT WAGE INFORMATION

2/27/19

House

To Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee

Oppose.  Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003.  Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to require and employee to sign a contract or waiver that would prohibit the employee from disclosing or discussing the employee’s wage or salary; however, an employer may prohibit a human resources employee, a supervisor, or any other employee whose job responsibilities require or allow access to other employees’ wage or salary information from disclosing such information without prior consent.

HB0884

Michael T. Marron

LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE LOAN PROGRAM

2/14/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

Watch. Amends the Illinois Finance Authority Act.  Provides that the Illinois Finance Authority may administer a local infrastructure revolving loan program.  Provides that the program shall, in instances where sufficient loan funds exist to permit applications to be accepted, provide zero-interest and low-interest loans to units of local government to be used for specified infrastructure projects.

HB1476

Tony McCombie

USE/OCC-MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV

2/13/19

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

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 Fund, the State Gaming Fund, the Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund, and the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund.

HB1597

Monica Bristow

FINANCE-GRF-ROADS AND BRIDGES

2/28/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

Watch.  Amends the State Finance Act.  Creates the Transportation Maintenance Fund.  Provides that moneys in the Transportation Maintenance Fund shall be used by the Dept. of Transportation for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges in the State.  Provides for transfers from the General Revenue Fund to the Transportation maintenance Fund if the average balance in the General Revenue Fund for any fiscal year exceeds the average balance in the General Revenue Fund

HB1619

Allen Skillicorn

VEH CD-REDLIGHT CAMERA-FUNDS

3/6/19

House

To Special Issues Subcommittee (TVS)

Watch/Support.  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.  Provides that after deducting all non-personnel and personnel costs associated with the operation and maintenance of an automated traffic law enforcement system, the net proceeds that a municipality or county receives from the civil penalties imposed under the system shall only be expended for transportation purposes. Provides that the provision does not apply to any home rule unit of government. Effective immediately.

HB1623

Allen Skillicorn

VEH CD-ONE LICENSE PLATE

3/6/19

House

To Special Issues Subcommittee (VS)

Watch.  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.  Provides that, beginning with the next registration year after the effective date in which the Secretary of State distributes newly designed standard registration plates for motor vehicles, the Secretary of State shall issue one registration plate (instead of 2) for newly registered motor vehicles and the registration plate shall be attached to the rear (instead of front and rear) of the motor vehicle.

HB2026

Michelle Mussman

DIGITAL FAIR REPAIR ACT

3/14/19

House

To Broadband Access and IT Assurance Subcommittee

Oppose.  Forces manufacturers to provide proprietary info on the repair of the equip. Creates the Digital Fair Repair Act. Provides that original equipment manufacturers shall: (i) make available to any independent repair provider or owner of equipment manufactured by the original equipment manufacturer the same diagnostic and repair documentation in the same manner as that information is made available to the manufacturer’s authorized repair providers;

HB2038

John M. Cabello

VETERAN REGISTRATION FEES

3/7/19

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading-Short Debate

Oppose.  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the standard registration fee for passenger motor vehicles of the first division and motor vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds shall be reduced by 50% for any Illinois vehicle owner who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. Effective January 1, 2020.

HB2062

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

FREEDOM TO DISCLOSE

2/20/19

House

To Family Law Subcommittee

Family Law Subcommittee Hearing March 6 2019 8:30 a.m. Stratton Building Room D-1

Watch/Oppose.  Creates the Freed to Disclose Act.  Provides that an employer may not require an employee or prospective employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement, waiver, or other document that prevents the employee from disclosing sexual harassment or sexual violence occurring in the workplace, at work-related events coordinated by or through the employer, or between employees or an employer and employee off the employment premises.

HB2063

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

HUMAN RIGHTS-RECORD RETENTION

2/20/19

House

To Family Law Subcommittee

Family Law Subcommittee Hearing March 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. Stratton Building Room D-1

Oppose.  Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that an employer with 50 or more employees shall maintain records of employee complaints alleging sexual harassment and retain such records for a period of not less than 10 years after the date on which the complaint was received by the employer.  Provides that intentional destruction or failure to maintain such records may be considered interference and a civil rights violation.

HB2079

Will Guzzardi

REVENUE-VENDOR

2/28/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

HB2125

Martin J. Moylan

USE/OCC-MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV

2/19/19

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

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 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

HB2130

C.D. Davidsmeyer

VEH CD-REPEAL COM DISTRIB FEE

2/28/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

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 immediately.

HB2143

William Davis

IDOT-BUSINESS ENTERPRISE DATA

2/28/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

Oppose.  Expands MBE/DBE programs to municipalities and counties with MFT distributions of $2m annually.  Revokes MFT distributions to locals with non-compliance.

HB2318

Justin Slaughter

VEH CD-TRUCKS-AIR QUALITY

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

Watch.  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that local authorities, with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, may limit the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles in areas with poor air quality. Defines “poo air quality”.

HB2336

Jay Hoffman

DIGITAL LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Transportation; Vehicles & Safety Committee

Watch. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall implement a program for the creation of a digital electronic license plate for the purpose of (i) providing accurate and reliable information to law enforcement regarding specific temporary uses of commercial vehicles (ii) reducing abuse and increasing compliance with the use and transfer of commercial license plates, and more …

HB2343

Jehan Gordon-Booth

HEALTHY WORKPLACE ACT

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Oppose.  Creates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act.  Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees.  Sets for the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used. Contains provisions regarding employer responsibilities, unlawful employer practices, and other matters. Provides that the Dept. of Labor shall administer the Act. Authorizes the imposition of civil penalties. And more …

HB2463

Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

PROCUREMENT-SUBCONTRACTOR PAY

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Oppose.  Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Capital Development Board and the Dept. of Transportation shall each, by rule, implement a pilot program under which select construction contracts shall contain provisions that if a subcontractor has performed in accordance with the provisions of the subcontract and the work has been accepted by the State agency, the State agency shall pay the subcontractor directly.

HB2504

Maurice A. West II

PERSONNEL RECORDS-DELETION

3/6/19

House

To Business and Industry Regulations Subcommittee

Oppose.  Amends the Personnel Record Review Act.  Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letters of reprimand, or other records of disciplinary action that are more than 10 (rather than 4) years old.

HB2551

Camille Y. Lilly

PROCUREMENT EQUAL PAY

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Oppose.  Should amend out companies with CBAs. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Requires bidders to obtain an equal pay certificate before a purchasing agency may issue a contract to the bidder. Provides for the Dept. of Employment security to issue the certificates. Specifies information to be included in an application for an equal pay certificate. Requires bidders to comply with the Equal Pay Act of 2003, Equal Wage Act and more.

HB2619

Robert Martwick

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR PAYMENT

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Watch/Oppose.  Creates the Independent Contractor Payment Protection Act and amends the State Finance Act.  Provides that the agreed work terms between an independent contractor and a client shall be: (1) reduced to writing; (2) sufficiently detailed in describing how compensation earned and payable shall be calculated; (3) signed by the independent contractor; 94) signed by the client; (5) kept on file by the client for a period of not less than 6 years.

HB2626

Luis Arroyo

ROAD CONSTRUCTION BIDS

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

Oppose. Teamsters PW. 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.

HB2671

Lamont J. Robinson

MINORITY BUSINESS-CREDIT PROG

3/13/19

House

To Government Process Subcommittee

Watch. Shouldn’t affect DBE program at IDOT. 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 Dept. to review the program annually.

HB2683

Carol Ammons

PERSONNEL RECORDS-DELETION

3/6/19

House

To Business and Industry Regulations Subcommittee

Oppose. General business. Amends the Personnel Record Review Act. Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letter of reprimand, or other disciplinary action that are more than 10 (rather than 4) years old.

HB2722

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION BONDS

3/14/19

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading – Short Debate

Oppose.  Amends the Public Construction Bond Act. Provides for bonds issued under the Act to be used for, among other conditions, the payment of apparatus, fixtures, and machinery used in the completion of a contract. Provides that the terms “material”, “labor”, “apparatus”, “fixtures”, and “machinery”, include those rented items that are on the construction site and those rented tools that are used or consumed on the construction site in the performance of the contract. Seems to be unclear.

HB2771

Maurice A. West II

EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY

3/6/19

House

To Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee

Oppose.  General business.  Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant’s prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as a condition of being interviewed or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment that an applicant disclose prior wages or salary.

HB2772

Maurice A. West II

EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY

3/6/19

House

To Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee

Oppose.  See above.

HB2781

Andrew S. Chesney

PREVAIL WAGE-WIAVER-$20,000

3/6/19

House

To Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee

Oppose. Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the Act does not apply to wages paid to all laborers, workers, and mechanics employed by or on behalf of a public body engaged in a public works project with a total cost of $20,000 or less if the public body notified the Dept. of Labor of each project for which the waiver is used within 60 days of commencing the project.

HB2804

Emanuel Chris Welch

MUNI CD-MOTOR FUEL

3/6/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

Watch/Support if used for Public Works.  Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality may, by ordinance, impose a tax on motor fuel in once cent per gallon increments, but not to exceed $0.05 per gallon total (currently, a municipality of over 100,000 inhabitants may impose such a tax, but only upon referendum approval and only at the rate of one cent per gallon). Effective immediately.

HB2826

Michael J. Zalewski

TOLL HWY-VEH CHARGIING STATIONS

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

Watch. Amends the Toll Highway Act. Deletes language that requires the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to construct and maintain at least one electric vehicle charging station at any location where the Authority has entered into an agreement with any entity for the purposes of providing motor fuel service stations and facilities, garages, stores, or restaurants.

HB2838

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTORS

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Oppose. Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collections Act. Provides that, for contracts entered into on or after July 1, 2019, a direct contractor making or taking a contract in the State for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other private work shall assume, and is liable for, any debt owed to a wage claimant or third party on the wage claimant’s behalf, incurred by a subcontractor at any tier acting under, by, or for the direct contractor…

HB2859

Lamont J. Robinson

PROCUREMENT-MOBILIZATION PAY

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch.  Welcome to our world.  Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that, when a contract entered into by any State agency (currently, the Dept. of Transportation only) provides for mobilization payments and the contractor is using the services of a subcontractor, the subcontract shall include terms requiring mobilization payments be made to the subcontractor. Effective immediately.

HB2863

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

WAGES PENALTY FAIL TO PAY

3/6/19

House

To Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee

Oppose. Enough is enough.  Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Increases the administrative fee imposed upon an employer that has been demanded or ordered by the Dept. of Labor, or ordered by a court, to pay wages.  Imposes fees on a scale depending upon the amount of wages that are owed.

HB2864

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

ALT PILOT MTOR FUEL TAX

2/21/19

House

Tabled

Watch. Vehicle Miles Traveled tax.  Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law.  Creates the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Provides that the registered owner of a motor vehicle that is approved to participate in the program shall, in lieu of the taxes imposed under the Motor Fuel Tax Law, pay a per-mile road usage charge for metered use by the subject vehicle of the highways in this State. Provides that the per-mile road usage charge is $0.021 per mile. Effective immediately.

HB2865

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

Watch. One of many D-Build bills this year.

HB2916

Luis Arroyo

CONTRACT PROMPT PAY RETAINAGE

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

Watch. IDOT doesn’t utilize retainage.  Amends the Contractor Prompt Payment Act. Provides that a retainage of 10% of the payment may be withheld from a payment under a construction contract prior to the completion of 50% of the contract. Provides that after 50% of the contract is completed, the amount of retainage for any subsequent payment may not exceed 5%. Effective immediately.

HB2943

William Davis

MOTOR FUEL TAX-IEPA-EMISSIONS

3/6/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

Oppose. Diversion. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Provides that on and after July 1, 2019, the costs of the Environmental Protection Agency for the administration of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law of 2005 are to be paid from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund. Effective immediately.

HB2964

Nicholas K. Smith

USE/OCC TX-MOTOR VEHICLE

3/6/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcoommittee

Support.  Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation tax Act, and the retailers’ Occupation Tax Act. Provides that a portion of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on motor vehicles shall be deposited into the Road Fund. Effective immediately.

HB2975

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

EMPLOYMENT NO WAIVER OF RIGHTS

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Watch/Oppose.  Gen. business. Amends the Employment Contract Act. Provides that an employer may not require as a condition or precondition of employment that an employee or person seeing employment waiver, arbitrate, or otherwise diminish any future claim, right, or benefit to which the person would otherwise be entitled under State or federal law. Effective immediately.

HB2981

Margo McDermed

TRANSPORTATION-VARIOUS

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

Watch.  Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Directs various governmental bodies to prepare and submit specified reports at stated intervals. Amends the Illinois Finance Authority Act to authorize a revolving loan program and actions for the delivery of public purpose projects on behalf of units of local government.

HB3005

C.D. Davidsmeyer

VEH CD-REMOTE-STARTER IDLING

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee

Vehicles & Safety Committee Hearing March 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. Capitol Building Room 115

Watch. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that an unattended vehicle shall not include an unattended locked motor vehicle with the engine running after being started by a remote starter system if the motor vehicle is located in a municipality with a population of less than 250,000. Provides that language allowing a motor vehicle operating on diesel fuel and started by a remote starter system to idle for more than 10 minutes at a time applies only if the motor vehicle is located

HB3011

C.D. Davidsmeyer

TRANTS-MOTOR FUEL TAX

2/26/19

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

Support.  Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act.  Provides that grants and grant funds which may be awarded under the Act shall not include funds derived from a motor fuel tax or funds derived from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund.

HB3063

Ryan Spain

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD

3/5/19

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

Watch. More Design-Build

HB3066

Terri Bryant

LICENSE PLATES NON-HWY VEH

3/5/19

House

Assigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee

Watch. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall issue distinctive registration plates for non-highway vehicles.  Provides that the Secretary shall issue these plates only non-highway vehicles that are insured and have brakes, a steering apparatus, tires, a rearview mirror, red reflectorized warning devices in the front and rea, a slow moving emblem on the rear, a headlight that emits a white light, a tail lamp that emits a red light, brake lights

HB3102

Terra Costa Howard

SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE

3/5/19

House

Assigned to State Government Administration Committee

Watch. Creates Small Business Advocate for Constitutional Officers.

HB3133

Brad Holbrook

CONSTRUCTION BIDDING THRESHOLD

3/13/19

House

To Local Government Subcommittee

Support. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, except for professional services, when the cost of construction, materials, supplies, new machinery or equipment exceeds $5,000 (rather than the previous threshold of $20,000), the contract for such construction, materials, supplies, machinery or equipment shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder after advertising for bids at least once, and at least 10 days prior to the time set for the opening of such bids.

HB3172

Jim Durkin

TOLL HIGHWAY OASIS REMOVAL

3/14/19

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

Watch.  Amends the Toll Highway Act. Provides that, if the acquisition, construction, relocation, operation, regulation, or maintenance of a toll highway requires the relocation of public utilities due to the elimination of a tollway oasis bridge, the Illinois Highway Authority must conduct an assessment in order to determine the most cost-effective means of providing utility service to associated tollway property that remains.

HB3233

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

VEH CD-SHARE ROAD-LARGE TRUCKS

3/13/19

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading – Short Debate

Support. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers how to safely share the road with large trucks, including how to safely pass a large truck, how to give trucks appropriate space when they are making a right-hand turn, and how to avoid the blind spots around a large truck known as the “No Zone”.

HB3283

William Davis

CRIM CD-CHANGE ORDERS

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Why??? Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a provision for change orders shall only apply to a change order or series of change orders which authorize or necessitate an increase or decrease in either the cost of a public contract by a total of $100,000 (rather than $10,000) or more or the time of completion by a total of 30 days or more.

HB3284

William Davis

PROCUREMENT-SINGLE PRIME

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. CDB. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Modified the term “construction agency” to clarify the meaning of State agency as used under that term. Modifies the term “single prime” to mean the design-bid-build procurement delivery method for a building construction project in which the construction agency (currently, the Capital Development Board is the construction agency) procures 2 or more specified subdivisions of work.

HB3285

William Davis

PROCUREMENT-EXEMPTION POSTING

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Not construction contracts. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that for contracts with an annual value of more than $100,00 (currently, all contracts) entered into under an exemption, each State agency shall post to the appropriate procurement bulletin the name of the contractor, a description of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the Code utilized.

HB3288

William Davis

PROCUREMENT-SMALL PURCHASES

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Oppose. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that any procurement of construction not exceeding $250,000 (currently $100,000) may be made without competitive source selection

HB3289

William Davis

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE-BUSINESS

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Not IDOT DBE program. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that the term “business” means a business that has annual gross sales of less than $150,000,000 9currently $75,000,000) as evidenced by the federal income tax return of the business.

HB3290

William Davis

DESIGN-BID-BUILD CONSTRUCTION

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. CDB. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that for building construction contracts in excess of $500,000 (currently $250,000) separate specification may be prepared for all equipment, labor and materials in connection with specified subdivisions of the work to be performed. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

HB3292

William Davis

BUS ENTERPRISE-ST CONTRACTS

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. ??? Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that solicitations (currently, only non-construction solicitations) that include Business Enterprise program participation goals shall require bidders and offerors to include utilization plans. Provides that failure to complete and include a completed utilization plan shall render a bid or offer non-responsive. 10-day cure period.

HB3294

William Davis

BUS ENTERPRISE-CERTIFICATION

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Not IDOT DBE program. Amends the Business Enterprise for minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that the Business Enterprise Council has the authority and responsibility to, among other authorities and responsibilities, (1) devise a certification procedure that certifies like certifications, including, bug not limited to, such certifications for the City of Chicago and Cook County, and (2) annually evaluate certification procedures to ensure efficient standards

HB3295

William Davis

DESIGN BUILD-PROCUREMENT

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Authorizes Design-Build for state Construction agencies (including IDOT).

HB3316

John Connor

PREVAILING WAGE TRUCKING

3/5/19

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Oppose. Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the transportation of ready-mixed concrete and aggregate materials shall be deemed to be employment upon public works. Includes additional trucking related activities within the scope of the Act. Includes in the calculation of the prevailing wage rate, rental costs for trucks and equipment provided by owner-operators. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

HB3418

Jaime m. Andrade, Jr.

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ACT

3/5/19

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Oppose. Trial Lawyers. Creates the Construction Safety Act. Defines; “entity” as a person, firm, public or private corporation, owner, contractor, or subcontractors; and “work” as the overall or specific erection, construction, repair, alteration removal, painting, maintenance, or cleaning of any building, bridge, viaduct, or other structure. Provides that if an entity has overall charge of or retains authority to control the work, exercises control of the overall work, and more…

HB3422

Melissa Conyears-Ervin

PRO CD-CONSTRUCT MAN-HOURS REQ

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Oppose. Not possible with CBAs. 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 t annually release a list of areas of poverty that meet the requirements.

HB3443

Luis Arroyo

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Another Design-Build

HB3566

William Davis

PROCUREMENT-BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Not IDOT. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides requirements concerning a scoring methodology for competitive sealed proposals under the Code. Provides that no vendor shall be eligible for renewal of a contract when the vendor has failed to meet the goals agreed to in the vendor’s utilization plan unless the state agency has determined that the vendor made good faith efforts toward meeting the contract goals and has issued a waiver or that vendor is not otherwise excused from

HB3578

Justin Slaughter

PROCUREMENT-VENDOR DIVERSITY

3/13/19

House

To Agency Operation Subcommittee

Watch. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that each chief procurement officer shall submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly by April 15, 2020, and by every April 15 thereafter, on all procurement goals and actual spending for contracts with a total value of more than $20,000,000 for female-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned enterprises in the previous calendar year.

SB0076

Cristina Castro

BUS CORP-FEMALE DIRECTORS

3/14/19

Senate

Postponed-Commerce and Economic Development

Oppose. General Business. More Diversity. Amends the Business Corporation Act of 1983. Requires a publicly held domestic or foreign corporation whose principal executive offices are located in Illinois to have (i) no later than July 31, 2020, a minimum of one female director on its board; and (ii) no later than December 31, 2022, a minimum of 3 females directors if its number of directors is 6 ore more, a minimum of 2 female directors if its number of directors 5, and more…

SB0084

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

USE/OCC-MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV

1/30/19

Senate

Assigned to Appropriations I

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.

SB0102

Martin A. Sandoval

SOS-DIGITAL REGISTRTION PLATE

3/12/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading

Watch. Amends the State Vehicle Identification act, the Counties Code, the Toll Highway Act, the Illinois Vehicle Code, and the Automated Traffic Control Systems in Highway Construction or Maintenance Zones Act. Provides that the Secretary of State may authorize the issuance of a digital registration plate to a vehicle in lieu of a set of static, metal registration plates, if the vehicle owner separately purchases the digital registration plate for a particular vehicle.

SB0104

Martin A. Sandoval

PROCUREMENT-SUBCONTRACTOR PAY

3/12/19

Senate

Postponed-Transportation

Oppose. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Capital Development Board and the Dept. of Transportation shall ach, by rule, implement a pilot program under which select construction contracts shall contain provisions that if a subcontractor has performed in in accordance with the provisions of the subcontract and the work has been accepted by the state agency, the l state agency shall pay the subcontractor directly.

SB0105

Martin A. Sanov

VEH CD-REPEAL COM DISTRIB FEE

1/30/19

Senate

Assigned to Transportation

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 weighting more than 8,000 pounds. Makes conforming changes.

SB0177

Napoleon Harris III

MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV DBE

3/12

Senate

Postponed-Transportation

Oppose.  Extends MBD/DBE to local govt. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Provides that no municipality, county or road district that received motor fuel tax distributions 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, veterans and female-owned businesses in the procurement

SB0198

Laura Fine

HGHWYCD -MOTOR FUEL TAX

3/12/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Special Issues (TR)

Watch/Oppose. Expends acceptable uses for already strained MFT monies. 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 service, 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.

SB0211

Scott Bennett

PROCURE-RENW ENERGY RESOURCES

3/13/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading

Watch. More CDB. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that construction agencies (currently State purchasing officers) may enter into energy conservation program contracts or energy saving contractors or leases that provide for utility cost savings.  Provides that energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contractors and leases may be entered into for a period of time deemed to be in the best interest of the state but not exceeding 30 years.

SB0216

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

INC TX-APPRENTICESHIP

3/6/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Tax Exemptions and Credits

Watch. Comments? How will this be managed without our CBAs?  Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for qualified education expenses incurred by employers on behalf of qualifying apprentices. Effective immediately.

SB0227

Martin A. Sandoval

COMPTROLLER-VOUCHER INFO

3/13/19

Senate

Postponed-State Government

Watch. Burden appears to fall to the contracting agency. Amends the Sate Comptroller act. Provides that, whenever the Dept. of Transportation or the CDB submits a voucher to the Comptroller for payment, the agency shall include with the voucher the following information, without limitation: (1) whether the voucher incudes a payment to a subcontractor; and (2) if the voucher includes a payment to a subcontractor

SB0228

Martin A. Sandoval

DISADVANTGED BUSINESS-SALES

3/13/19

Senate

Postponed-State Government

Watch/Oppose? Raises the financial for DBE/MBEs. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Removes a requirement that a qualified business must have annual gross sales of less than $75,000,000 or be certified by the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities for a particular contract. Effective immediately.

SB1184

Laura Fine

COUNTY&MUNI-COAL TAR PRODUCTS

2/13/19

Senate

Assigned to Environment and Conservation

Oppose. Bans the use of coal tar. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the county board or board of county commissioners of a county may prohibit the sale of and the use of coal tar sealant product and high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant products on any surface, except for highway structures, including, but not limited to, a driveway, parking area, playground, sidewalk, bike trail, or roadway within the county. Amends the municipal Code making similar changes.

SB1256

Bill Cunningham

VEH CD-EXCESSIVE IDLING

3/14/19

Senate

Postponed - Environment and Conservation

Oppose. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle operating on diesel fuel in an affected area may not cause or allow the motor vehicle, when it is not in motion, to idle for more than a total of 10 minutes within any 60-minute period under any circumstances if the vehicle is within 200 feet of a residential area.

SB1353

Brian W. Stewart

ISP-MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY

3/12/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Special Issues (TR)

Watch/Oppose. Amends the Illinois Motor Carrier Safety Law of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Dept. of State Police (instead of the dept. of Transportation in conjunction with the Dept. of State Police) shall administer the Law. Amends the Illinois Hazardous materials Transportation Act to provide that the Dept. of State Policy (instead of the Dept. of Transportation) shall administer the Act. Amends the State Finance Act.

SB1479

Ann Gillespie

NONPROFIT BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

3/12/19

Senate

Assigned to Executive

Watch. Not IDOT DBE Program. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Creates a procurement preference for not-for-profit organizations owned by women, minorities, and persons with a disability.  Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Allows for the certification of and the preference n awarding of State contractors to not-for-profit organizations owned by women, minorities and persons with a disability under the Act.

SB1483

Napoleon Harris III

PROJECT LABOR AGREEMETNS

2/20/19

Senate

Assigned to Labor

Watch/Support. Set a minimum threshold of $15 million to implement a PLA. Today, there is no threshold.

SB1496

Thomas Cullerton

VEH CD-CONSTRUCTION ZONE

3/12/19

Senate

Postponed-Transportation

Support. Safety in construction zones. Amends the Illinois vehicle Code. Increases the penalty for violating the Section regarding use of due caution in approaching or entering a highway construction or maintenance zone from a maximum fine of $10,000 to a maximum fine of $25,000.  Provide that the driver of a vehicle shall avoid encroaching upon any designated highway construction or maintenance zone, and violators shall be fined no less than $100 and no more than $1,000.

SB1589

Jilt racy

PUBLIC WORKS SUBSTANCE ABUSE

2/27/19

Senate

Assigned to Labor

Like it.  May violate CBAs. Amends the Substance Abuse Prevention on Public Works Projects Act. Provides that oral fluid tests and hair tests may be administered to test for drug use. Effective immediately.

SB1593

Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

DHS-BUILDING TRADES PROGRAM

3/5/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS)

Watch. Like the concept. Amends the Dept. of Human Services Act. Requires the Dept. of Human Services to establish a Youth Training and Education in the building Trades Program to award grants to community-based organization for the purpose of establishing training programs for youth with an interest in the building trades. Provides that under the training programs, each youth shall receive: 91) formal training and education in the fundamentals and core competencies

SB1636

John G. Mulroe

CONTRACT PROMPT PAY RETAINAGE

3/13/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading

Watch. IDOT doesn’t utilize retainage.  Amends the Contractor Prompt Pay Act. Provides that a retainage of 10% of the payment may be withheld from a payment under a construction contract prior to the completion of 50% of the contract. Provides that after 50% of the contracts completed, the amount of retainage for any subsequent payment may not exceed 5%. Effective immediately.

SB1646

Jason A. Barickman

PREVAILING WAGE-CLASSIFICATION

2/27/19

Senate

Assigned to Labor

Watch. Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Deletes provisions regarding investigatory hearings by the Dept. of Labor regarding new wage classifications. Requires the creation of any new prevailing wage classification to be promulgated by administrative rule by the Dept. of Labor in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.

SB1647

Jason A. Barickman

PREV AGE CONTRACT DURATION

2/27/19

Senate

Assigned to Labor

Support. Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that a prevailing wage determined at the time of bid submission shall continue for the duration of the contract.

SB1680

Antonio Munoz

PROCUREMENT-VETERAN SET ASIDE

3/12/19

Senate

Assigned to Executive

Oppose. No federal designation of Vets as a disadvantaged class. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that each chief procurement officer has authority to designate as veteran small business set-asides a fair proportion of construction, supply, and service contracts for awards to qualified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses. Provides further requirements concerning veteran small business set-aside designations.

SB1707

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY

2/15/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Oppose. General Business. Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from 9i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, 9ii) requiring that an applicant’s prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as a condition of being interviewed or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment that an applicant disclose prior wages or salary.

SB1729

Dan McConchie

TOLL HWY NEPOTISM DISCLOSRE

3/6/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Governmental Operations

Watch. Amends the Toll Highway Act. Provides that, prior to finalizing a no-bid contract, the chairman and each director of the toll highway Authority shall disclose any family, relational, professional, or financial ties, including the degree of connection, to the contractor vying for the contract. Provides that the disclosure shall be released to the public and the Toll Highway Inspector General.

SB1783

Michael E. Hastings

PREVAILING WAGE TRUCKING

3/12/19

Senate

Re-assigned to Executive

 

Oppose. Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the transportation of ready-mixed concrete and aggregate materials shall be deemed to be employment upon public works. Includes additional trucking related activities within the scope of the Act. Includes the calculation of the prevailing wage rate, rental costs for trucks and equipment provided by owner-operators. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

SB1846

Paul Schimpf

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE-VETERANS

3/6/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Governmental Operations

Watch.  Not IDOT DBE Program. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Modified the provisions of the Act to apply to veterans and veteran-owned businesses. Modifies a Section concerning the short title. Changes the title of the Act to the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities Act, and make conforming changes throughout various statutes reference the title of the Act.

SB1848

Antonio Munoz

PROCUREMENT -SINGLE PRIME

3/12/19

Senate

Assigned to Executive

Watch. CDB or Universities. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Modifies the term “single prime” to mean the design-bid-build procurement delivery method for a building construction project in which the CDB or a public institution of higher education (currently, only the CDB) is the construction agency procuring 2 or more specified subdivisions of work.

SB1884

Michael E. Hastings

CRIM CD-CHANGE ORDERS

2/15/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Oppose.  ???  Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a provision providing for change orders shall only apply to a change order or series of change orders which authorize or necessitate an increase or decrease in either the cost of a public contract by a total of $100,000 (rather than $10,000) or more or the time of complete by a total of 30 days or more.

SB1887

Jil Tracy

VEH CD-ELECTRIC VEHICLE FEE

2/27/19

Senate

Assigned to Transportation

Oppose. Not enough. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Repeals a Section allowing the owner of a motor vehicle of the first division or a motor vehicle of the second division weighing 8,000 pounds or less propelled by an electric engine and not utilizing motor fuel to register the vehicle for a fee not to exceed $35 for a 2-year registration period. Makes a corresponding change.

SB1911

Michael E. Hastings

BUSINESS ENTEERPRISE-BUSINESS

3/13/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading

Watch. Not IDOT DBE Program.  Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that the term “business” means a business that as annual gross sales of les than 150,000,000 (currently $75,000,000_ as evidenced by the federal income tax return of the business.

SB1913

Michael E. Hastings

DESIGN-BID-BUILD CONSTRUCTION

2/15/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Watch. Single Prime for CDB and utilize Design Building

SB1914

Michael Hastings

BUS ENTERPRISE-ST CONTRACTS

3/13/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd

Watch. Not IDOT DBE Program. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that solicitations (currently, on non-construction solicitations) that include Business Enterprise Program participation goals shall require bidders and offerors to include utilization plans. Provides that failure to complete and include a completed utilization plan shall render a bid or offer non-responsible. 10-day cure.

SB1949

Michael Hastings

DESIGN BUILD-PROCUREMENT

2/15/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Watch.  Changes Procurement Code to permit Design Build at IDOT and other Construction agencies

SB1950

Michael Hastings

PROCUREMENT-SINGLE PRIME

2/15/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Watch. CDB Single Prime. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Modifies the term “construction agency” to clarify the meaning of state agency as used under that term. Modifies the term “single prime” to mean the design-bid-build procurement delivery method for a building construction project in which the construction agency (currently, the CDB is the construction agency) procures 2 or more specified subdivisions of work.

SB1951

Michael Hastings

PROCUREMENT-EXEMPTION POSTING

3/5/19

Senate

Assigned to State Government

Watch. Not construction contracts? Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that for contracts with an annual value of more than $100,000 (currently, all contracts) entered into under an exemption, each state agency shall post to the appropriate procurement bulletin the names of the contractor, a description of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the Code utilized

SB1985

Dan McConchie

ROAD FUND-PAYMENTS & TRANSFERS

2/15/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

Don’t know.  I need more info on this one.

SB1995

Martin A. Sandoval

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD

3/12/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar order of 2nd Reading

Watch. More Design Build

SB2024

Ann Gillespie

APPRENTICEHP STUDY ACT

3/5/19

Senate

Assigned to Labor

Watch/Support. Creates the Apprenticeship Study Act. Creates the Apprenticeship Study. Requires the Dept. of Labor to conduct a study on the potential expansion of apprenticeship program sin this State and produce a report on its findings

SB2042

Michael E. Hastings

BUS ENTERPRISE-CERTIFICATION

3/6/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Governmental Operations

Watch. Not IDOT DBE Program. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that the Business Enterprise Council has the authority and responsibility to, among other authorities and responsibilities, 910 devise a certification procedure that certifies like certifications, including, but not limited to, such certifications for the City of Chicago and Cook County, and (2) annually evaluate certification procedures to ensure efficient standards.

SB2043

Michael E. Hastings

FINANCE-PROPOSALS & CONTRACTS

3/6/19

Senate

To Subcommittee on Governmental Operations

Watch. Not IDOT DBE Program. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides for a scoring methodology for competitive sealed proposals under the Act. Provides that no vendor shall be eligible for renewal of a contract when that vendor has failed to demonstrate a good faith effort towards meeting the goals established in the utilization plan, or that vendor is not otherwise excused from compliance under the Business Enterprise Program Act.

HR0071

Ryan Spain

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

3/7/19

House

Placed on Calendar Order of Resolutions

Watch. Urges the Dept. of Transportation to consider that a higher percentage of all new revenues and new transportation investments be distributed for local roads.

HR0138

Allen Skillicorn

GAS TAX INCREASE-OPPOSE

3/12/19

House

Assigned to Revenue & Finance Committee

 

HR0139

Allen Skillicorn

MILEAGE TAX-OPPOSE

3/13/19

House

Assigned to Revenue & Finance Committee

 

HR0150

Michael T. Marron

TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

3/12/19

House

Assigned to Appropriations-Capital Committee

SJR0004

Paul Schimpf

EXTEND SW CONNECTOR TASK FORCE

2/21/19

Senate

Resolution Adopted

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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