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Legislative Updates

ICIC’s 2023 Lobby Day event will be held on Wednesday, April 26th at the Sangamo Club located at 227 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL.  ICIC’s 2023 Lobby Day is generously sponsored by A & R Mechanical, AGC of the Quad Cities, Chicagoland AGC, Great Lakes Construction Association, Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association, and Illinois Chapter NECA. 

Lobby Day activities will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.  Lobby Day attendees will receive an overview of current legislation being considered by the Illinois General Assembly that has an impact on the Illinois construction industry.  Most importantly, attendees will have the opportunity to visit their State Senators and Representatives at the Illinois State Capitol to discuss important legislative matters.  Lunch will be provided upon arrival.  This year’s event will also include a “Construction Industry Legislative Reception” co-hosted by the Illinois Construction Industry Committee (ICIC) and the Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., also at the Sangamo Club. 

For the convenience of our out of town guests, a block of rooms have been secured at the President Abraham Lincoln – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, located at 701 E. Adams Street in Springfield at a rate of $119 plus tax.  Overnight accommodations can be made by calling (217) 544-8800, ask for reservations and use the group code MSC.  Alternatively, you can also make reservations by clicking this link: ICIC Room Block Link  The deadline to reserve your hotel room at our special rate is midnight on April 12th.  As of today, 11 ICIC members are registered to attend Lobby Day.  We are looking forward to another successful event!

All ICIC members are encouraged to attend this event to discuss issues important to the Illinois construction industry with your legislators.  The Lobby Day registration form is attached.  Please return the registration form by email to sarah@ccepil.comThe deadline to register for Lobby Day and the Legislative Reception is Friday, April 14. 

ICIC’s March 17th Legislative Update is attached.  This report includes a summary of legislative items that remain active and important to the construction industry.  The House and Senate return to Springfield next week (March 21 – 24) for the legislative session.

ICIC Board of Directors:

By way of a quick update, the House and Senate will be in session Tuesday through Friday (March 7-10).  While legislative activity seems to be picking up, so far, there has been limited floor and committee action on legislation.  The deadline for substantive bills to pass out of committee is Friday, March 10th.  This deadline applies to both chambers.  As such, this coming week will be very busy and likely to result in long committee hearings. 

For your reference, ICIC’s spring 2023 bill list is attached.  ICIC’s Government Affairs Committee met twice to discuss many legislative items included on the attached list.  While we didn’t discuss all 160+ bills on our list, many of the positions noted on the attached list are per the discussions and debate of the Government Affairs Committee.  I would like to thank committee members for your time and sharing your expertise to help us determine ICIC’s position on the many bills that have been introduced this spring.

Please be advised that “active” bills on our list may fluctuate as a result of this week’s committee deadline.  I plan to provide you with a Legislative Update at the end of this week that will outline the current status of legislation that is important to ICIC members.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I, along with your ICIC government affairs specialists – Jack and Ashlyn – look forward to representing ICIC and looking out for your best interests during the upcoming week of legislative activity.

Thank you,

Jessica Newbold Hoselton
Executive Director
Illinois Construction Industry Committee (ICIC)

Every year Illinois Construction Industry Committee (ICIC) reviews legislation to access its impact on the commercial construction industry and takes action to represent GPCSA and its members’ positions. The ICIC Government Affairs Committee met on Feb. 24th  to review the second half of the Spring 2023 bills.

ICIC is opposing:

  • HB3370 – Expands prevailing wage to include power washing
  • HB3792 – Expands the definition of public works to include construction projects involving permanent attachments affixed to light poles
  • HB3647 – Companion bill to SB1592 already opposing
  • HB3606 – remaining opposed and submit an amendment to remove the “return of funds” provision
  • HB3864 – 40% of state contracts to minorities and 20% of it to black or African American persons. Return of specified funds if failure to meet the goals.
  • HB3889 – BEP goals to apply to 100% of state agencies’ total procurement spending
  • HB3894 – Report to the Secretary of State required annually shall include the percentage of owners and employees in each category that are women or are members of a minority group. Provides that the list shall identify minority groups with specificity.
  • HB2547 – conflicts with CBAs so at least add it doesn’t apply if a CBA
  • HB3129 – job posting requiring salary to be included
  • HB3448 – ask that the word subcontractor be removed – prime already does it
  • SB2321 – oppose unless amended to include road and commercial construction as “safety-sensitive”
  • HB2492 – would allow ESCOs to be paid with other funds in additional energy savings
  • HB3400 – additional paperwork requirements – will be a separate meeting to discuss this in more detail so not technically opposing currently.

This report includes an overview of the current status of legislation that is important to the Illinois construction industry.  Both chambers are scheduled to return to Springfield next week, February 21-23 (Senate) and February 21-24 (House).


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