THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF ILLINOIS

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Updated May 24, 2019

BILL

SPONSOR

DESCRIPTION

DATE

CHAMBER

ACTION

HB137

Barbara Hernandez

(Cristina Castro)

STATE GOVERNMENT-TECH

5/23/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar order of 2nd Reading

Watch.  Bridge painting requirements that include the use of state or local funds, not just federal monies.

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

(Jacqueline Y. Collins)

EXPRESSWAY SAFETY ACT-CAMERAS

5/16/19

House

Passed Both Houses

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.

HB391

Michael J. Madigan

GOVERNMENT-TECH

5/7/19

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd reading-Short Debate

Watch. Pre-apprenticeship training program.  Good idea, but not the right legislation.

HB0834

Anna Moeller

(Cristana Castro)

EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGES HISTORY

5/22/19

House

Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendments(s) 1, 2

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.

HB2038

John M. Cabello

(Jason Plummer)

VETERAN REGISTRATION FEES

3/21/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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.

HB2722

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

(John G. Mulroe)

PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION BONDS

5/116/19

House

Passed Both Houses

Watch.  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.

HB2838

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

(Laura Fine)

WAGE PAYMENT-DIRECT CONTRACTORS

4/3/19

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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…

HB2943

William Davis

(Heather A. Steans)

MOTOR FUEL TAX-IEPA-EMISSIONS

5/21/19

House

Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1

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.

HB2975

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

(Ram Villivalam)

EMPLOYMENT NO WAIVER OF RIGHTS

5/23/19

House

Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2

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.

HB3172

Jim Durkin

(Thomas Cullerton)

TOLL HIGHWAY OASIS REMOVAL

4/24/19

Senate

Assigned to Executive

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.

(Martin Sandoval)

VEH CD-SHARE ROAD-LARGE TRUCKS

5/22/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading

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”.

HB3292

William Davis

BUS ENTERPRISE-ST CONTRACTS

4/12/19

House

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

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

4/12/19

House

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

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

HB3566

William Davis

PROCUREMENT-BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

4/12/19

House

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

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

SB0076

Cristina Castro

BUS CORP-FEMALE DIRECTORS

3/28/19

Senate

Rule 3-9(a)/Re-referred to Assignments

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…

SB0102

Martin A. Sandoval

(Robert Rita)

SOS-DIGITAL REGISTRTION PLATE

5/14/19

House

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading-Short Debate

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

Ram Villivalam

(Camille Y. Lilly)

PROMPT PAYMENT-CONTRACTORS

5/22/19

House

Held on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading-Short Debate

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.

SB0177

Napoleon Harris III

(Kambium Buckner

MOTOR FUEL-LOCAL GOV DBE

5/10/19

House

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

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

SB0211

Scott Bennett

(Katie Stuart)

PROCURE-RENW ENERGY RESOURCES

5/21/19

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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.

SB534

Emil Jones III

GOVERNMENT-TECH

5/23/19

Senate

Third Reading-Passed; 056-000-000

Watch/support.  Creates Commission to oversee Apprenticeship, pre-Apprenticeship programs to encourage greater minority participation.

SB958

Dan McConchie

(Thomas M. Bennett)

IDOT-WEBSITE-REPORT PORTHOLES

5/10/19

House

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

Watch/Support. Requires IDOT to maintain a web-site to report potholes around the state. Awesome.

SB1256

Bill Cunningham

(Frances Ann Hurely)

VEH CD-EXCESSIVE IDLING

5/21/19

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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.

SB1496

Thomas Cullerton

(Jonathan Carroll)

VEH CD-CONSTRUCTION ZONE

5/22/19

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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.

SB 1570

Sue Rezin

GROUND UTILITY DAMAGE PREVENT

4/10/19

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3d Reading

Watch. 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.

SB1636

John G. Mulroe

(Luis Arroyo)

CONTRACT PROMPT PAY RETAINAGE

5/23/19

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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.

SB1680

Antonio Munoz

(Mary Edly-Allen)

PROCUREMENT-VETERAN SET ASIDE

5/10/19

House

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

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.

SB1911

Michael E. Hastings

(Margo McDermed

BUSINESS ENTEERPRISE-BUSINESS

5/10/19

House

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

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.

SB1914

Michael Hastings

(Debbie Meyers-Martin)

BUS ENTERPRISE-ST CONTRACTS

5/10/19

House

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

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.

SB1995

Martin A. Sandoval

(Martin J. Moylan)

INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN BUILD

5/10/19

House

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

Watch. More Design Build

SB2024

Ann Gillespie

(Will Guzzardi)

APPRENTICEHP STUDY ACT

5/23/19

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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

HR0071

Ryan Spain

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

4/2/19

House

Resolution Adopted 103-000-001

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.

HR0150

Michael T. Marron

TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

3/21/19

House

Assigned to Appropriations-Capital Committee

Support. Urges any new or increased transportation funding to include increases in downstate transportation funding, including downstate mass transits, rural roads, county roads, and local roads.

SJR0004

Paul Schimpf

(Jerry Costello, II)

EXTEND SW CONNECTOR TASK FORCE

5/16/19

House

Placed Calendar Order of Resolutions

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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