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. 

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Updated June 4, 2021

 

HB0118

 

Will Guzzardi

(Karina Villa)

WAGE THEFT-DAMAGES AMOUNT

05/25/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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** Oppose. Increases liability exposure and increases chances of litigation for employers.

HB0253

h

Kambium Buckner

(Ram Villivalam)

IDOT-ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN

05/29/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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** Watch/Oppose. Brings in outside 3rd parties to set IDOT priorities. Will not be a benefit to downstate.

HB0270

s

Anna Moeller

(Christopher Belt)

BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN WAYS

05/31/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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* Oppose. Arbitrary mandate on IDOT urban projects. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, in and within one mile of an urban area, the Department of Transportation shall establish and solely fund bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation facility.

HB0396

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Martin J. Moylan

(Laura M. Murphy)

VEH CD-OVERWEIGHT PERMITS

05/29/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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* Watch. New classification for truck size weight limitations. Amends the Article of the Illinois Vehicle Code concerning size, weight, load, and permits. Creates a new class of weight limits for vehicles with a distance between 8 and 9 feet between the extremes of any group of 2 or more consecutive axles, with a maximum weight of 38,000 pounds on 2 axles and 42,000 pounds on 3 axles.

HB0398

 

Martin J. Moylan

(Steven M. Landek)

COMPLETE STREETS ACT

04/23/2021

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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** Watch. Another board for IDOT oversight. Creates the Complete Streets Act. Requires the Department of Transportation to use federal or State funds allocated for transportation projects to improve safety, access, and mobility for users of the various modes of transportation. Creates the Complete Streets Advisory Board.

HB0412

 

Jay Hoffman

 

GATA-APPLICABILITY

04/23/2021

House

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

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**Support. Updating accounting for IDOT.

HB0653

h

Dagmara Avelar

(John Connor)

EPA-GROUNDWATER MONITORING

05/28/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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AGC Watch/Neutral with Amendment. Provides for increased fees and monitoring of certain CCD landfills. Agreement worked out with IAAP.

HB0680

 

Martin McLaughlin

 

LOCAL GOV-PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

04/23/2021

House

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

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**AGC Watch Amends the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act. Removes a provision prohibiting a political subdivision from, prior to selecting a firm for contract negotiations, seeking formal or informal submission of verbal or written estimates of costs or proposals in terms of dollars, hours required, percentage of construction cost, or any other measure of compensation.

HB0721

h

Delia C. Ramirez

(Omar Aquino)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT BUS ENTERPRISE

05/27/2021

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 28, 2021

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** Watch/Oppose Creates new category of set-aside for state contracts awarded under Business Enterprise (not IDOT).

HB1916

 

Andrew S. Chesney

(Brian W. Stewart)

IDOT-CONSTRUCTION NOTIFICATION

05/27/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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*** AGC Watch Provides that the Department of Transportation shall update its policy for providing notification of construction projects to the public. Provides that the policy shall include a requirement that the Department contact the highway commissioner located in each Department district that will be impacted by a proposed construction project.

HB1953

b

Michael Halpin

(Steve Stadelman)

TREASURER-INFRASTRUCTURE DEV

05/27/2021

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 28, 2021

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** AGC Watch New segregated account at Treasurers office for infrastructure. Provides that the State Treasurer shall segregate a portion of the Treasurer's State investment portfolio in the Infrastructure Development Account, an account that shall be maintained separately and apart from other moneys invested by the State Treasurer. Allows the State Treasurer to make investments concerning the Infrastructure Development Accoun

HB2629

 

William Davis

 

BEP-MINORITY CONTRACTING

04/23/2021

House

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

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** Oppose/Watch BEP program, not IDOT. Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that not less than 40% of the total dollar amount of State contracts shall be established as an aspirational goal to be awarded to businesses owned by minorities. Provides that of the total amount of all State contracts awarded to businesses owned by minorities, contracts representing at least 20% shall be awarded to businesses owned by black or African

HB2770

s

Dave Vella

(Antonio Muñoz)

PROCUREMENT-VETERAN SET-ASIDE

05/27/2021

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 28, 2021

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*** Oppose. There are already provisions for Veteran set-asides. Not IDOT. 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.

HB2811

 

Brad Halbrook

 

CONSTRUCTION BIDDING THRESHOLD

04/23/2021

House

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

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** Watch/Oppose. $5000 threshold is very low. 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,

HB2863

h

Daniel Swanson

(Win Stoller)

HWY CD-APPEALS-EQUIPMENT

05/27/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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** Watch. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that an owner or occupant seeking consent from a highway authority to construct ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line or other equipment along any highway or road may appeal the authority's decision to deny consent to the county superintendent of highways by filing an appeal in the office of the district clerk within 10 days after receiving the written explanation of the decision.

HB2950

 

Bob Morgan

(Julie A. Morrison)

SIDEWALKS&BIKE PATHS-FUEL TAX$

05/25/2021

House

Passed Both Houses

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*** Watch/Oppose. Bad idea, but currently permissible using Federal & State funds. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, in the counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will, and McHenry, proceeds from the County Motor Fuel Tax Law may also be used for operating, constructing, improving, and acquiring land for shared-use paths for nonvehicular public travel, sidewalks, and bike paths.

SB0117

s

Steve Stadelman

(Michael Halpin)

TREASURER-INFRASTRUCTURE DEV

05/27/2021

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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** AGC Creates the Infrastructure Development Act. Provides that the State Treasurer shall segregate a portion of the Treasurer's State investment portfolio in the Infrastructure Development Account, an account that shall be maintained separately and apart from other moneys invested by the State Treasurer. Allows the State Treasurer to make investments concerning the Infrastructure Development Account

SB0120

 

Don Harmon

 

MUNI CD-MOTOR FUEL REVENUE

02/03/2021

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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** AGC Oppose. Will create a patchwork of local MFT and create inequities across the state.

SB0152

 

Jason A. Barickman

 

UNEMP INS-CONTRIB-INSTALLMENT

04/16/2021

Senate

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

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*** AGC Watch/Support Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that upon payment of an annual administrative fee not exceeding $100, during the first 3 calendar quarters an employer may pay its quarterly contributions due for wages in equal installments.

SB0514

 

Michael E. Hastings

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WORKFORCE

02/23/2021

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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*** AGC Watch Comments???? Creates the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act. Provides that the Department of Labor shall develop by rule a curriculum of approved advanced safety training for workers at high hazard facilities. Provides that an owner or operator, when contracting for the performance of construction work at the stationary source, shall require that its contractors and any subcontractors use a skilled and trained workforce to perform all onsite work within an appr

SB0640

 

Laura M. Murphy

(Martin J. Moylan)

PROCUREMENT-NONMARKET ECONOMY

05/21/2021

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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*** Watch. Should not impact our industry. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that no procurement contract for the construction, alteration, operation, repair, maintenance, or improvement of any mass transit facility, or equipment thereof, in excess of $1,000,000 shall be awarded to or executed with any vendor that receives support from a nonmarket economy country, as defined under specified federal law

SB0687

 

Michael E. Hastings

(Dave Vella)

PROCUREMENT-VETERAN CERT

05/21/2021

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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** AGC Watch. BEP procurement. Not IDOT. Requires the Department to conduct a minimum of 2 outreach events per year to ensure that veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses know about the procurement opportunities and certification requirements with the State. Adds additional requirements concerning the certification program for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

SB0688

 

Laura M. Murphy

 

FINANCE-PROMPT PAYMENT

04/23/2021

Senate

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

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*** AGC Watch Amends the State Prompt Payment Act. Provides that by July 1, 2021, and by July 1 of each year thereafter, the State Comptroller shall determine the prompt payment interest rate for the fiscal year beginning on that July 1. Provides that any bill approved for payment on or after July 1, 2021 must be paid or the payment issued to the payee within 90 days of receipt of a proper bill or invoice

SB0692

s

Laura Fine

(Robyn Gabel)

COAL TAR SEALANT DISCLOSURE

05/26/2021

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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** AGC Oppose/Watch. Another attempt to outlaw use of coal sealant. reates the Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure Act. Requires specified persons and entities, public schools and public school districts, and State agencies to disclose the use of a coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product.

SB1569

 

Robert F. Martwick

 

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR PAYMENT

02/26/2021

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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** AGC UI Independent Contractors. 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; (4) signed by the client; and (5) kept on file by the client for a period of not less than 6 years.

SB1593

 

Karina Villa

 

WORKPLACE COVID-19 SAFETY ACT

02/26/2021

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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** Watch/Oppose Creates Workplace Covid safety committees. Creates the Workplace COVID-19 Safety Committees Act. Provides that each private employer of at least 50 employees shall establish a safety committee at each of the employer's primary places of employment. Establishes requirements for composition of committees and meetings, records, reporting, and training.

SB1767

s

Christopher Belt

(LaToya Greenwood)

PREV WAGE-PUBLIC SEARCH DATA

05/27/2021

Senate

Passed Both Houses

SB1768

 

Christopher Belt

 

BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN WAYS

04/30/2021

Senate

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

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*** Oppose Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, in and within one mile of an urban area, the Department of Transportation shall establish and solely fund bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation facility

SB1838

s

Mattie Hunter

 

FREEDOM TO WORK-ALL EMPLOYEES

05/31/2021

Senate

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

SB2140

 

Dan McConchie

 

COVID19-LIMITED LIABILITY ACT

05/21/2021

Senate

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

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** Support. Limits employer Covid liability. Creates the COVID-19 Limited Liability Act. Provides that a person shall not bring or maintain a civil action alleging exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 unless: the civil action relates to a minimum medical condition; the civil action involves an act that was intended to cause harm; or the civil action involves an act that constitutes actual malice.

SB2350

 

Michael E. Hastings

 

PREVAILING WAGE-PUBLIC UTILITY

05/21/2021

Senate

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

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*** Watch Expands PW to Public Utility work. Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the term "public works" includes fixed works constructed or demolished by third parties contracted by any public utility (rather than does not include work done directly by any public utility company). Applies to telecommunications carriers. Defines "public utility"

SB2351

 

Michael E. Hastings

 

WAGE PAYMENT CONTRACTOR RESPON

02/26/2021

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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** Watch Amends contractual obligations between Prime contractors and subs. Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act in relation to primary contractor responsibility for wage claims in the construction industry. Provides only a Section caption

SB2366

 

John Connor

 

BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN WAYS

02/26/2021

Senate

Referred to Assignments

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*** Watch IDOT funds more fully ped-ways and bikeways. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, in and within one mile of an urban area, the Department of Transportation shall establish and solely fund bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation facility. Effective immediately

SB2454

 

Ram Villivalam

(Martin J. Moylan)

STATE RAILWAY SAFETY OVERSIGHT

05/26/2021

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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*** Watch. More responsibility and oversight of RTA. Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Designates the Department of Transportation (instead of the Regional Transportation Authority) as the State agency responsible for overseeing the safety and security of rail fixed guideway public transportation systems in compliance with federal statutes concerning the public transportation safety program

SB2475

 

Ram Villivalam

 

IDOT/RTA-PRIORITIZATION-ASSETS

04/23/2021

Senate

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

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*** Watch. Changes decision making at IDOT for construction projects. More control by outside agencies. Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Transportation to establish and implement a transportation performance program for all transportation facilities under its jurisdiction. Provides that the Department shall develop a risk-based, statewide highway system asset management plan to preserve and improve the condit

SB2494

s

Ram Villivalam

(Natalie A. Manley)

MECHANICS LIEN-COMPLETION TIME

05/27/2021

Senate

Passed Both Houses

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*** Watch/Oppose Extends time to file liens. Amends the Mechanics Lien Act. Provides that the changes made by Public Act 97-966, to provisions governing the circumstances in which it is not necessary to fix by contract a time for the completion or a time for payment in order to obtain a lien under the Act, are operative from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2026 (rather than December 31, 2021)

HR0107

 

Camille Y. Lilly

 

ENCOURAGES TRAINING CENTERS

05/06/2021

House

Resolution Adopted

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** Support. Important move. Encourages companies to bring pre-training and pre-hiring placement centers to underserved communities

HR0207

 

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

 

REBUILD ILLINOIS-SUPPORT

05/06/2021

House

Resolution Adopted

SR0215

 

Linda Holmes

 

REBUILD ILLINOIS-SUPPORT

05/31/2021

Senate

Resolution Adopted

SJRCA0011

 

Ram Villivalam

(Marcus C. Evans, Jr.)

CON AMEND-WORKERS' RIGHTS

05/26/2021

Senate

Adopted Both Houses

AGC (NEW) Totals: 40 - (House Bills: 16) (Senate Bills: 20) (Other Bills: 4)
 


 

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