100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced 2/9/2017, by Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Railroad Supplier Diversity Act. Defines terms. Provides
that each Class I railroad company shall, no later than April 15 of each
year, submit to the Illinois Commerce Commission an annual report
containing certain information concerning procurement goals and spending
for female-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and small business
enterprises. Provides that the reports shall be submitted in the form and
manner required by the Commission. Provides that the Commission and each
railroad company subject to the Act shall hold an annual workshop open to
the public on the state of supplier diversity.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Railroad Supplier Diversity Act.
For purposes of this Act:
(a) "Class I railroad" has the meaning assigned by
regulations of the Surface Transportation Board (49 CFR Part
1201; General Instructions 1-1), as those regulations may be
revised by the Board (including modifications in class
thresholds based on the revenue deflator formula) from time to
(b) "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
Each Class I railroad company shall,
no later than April 15 of each year, submit to the Commission
an annual report containing the information described in
subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Section 5-117 of the
Public Utilities Act. The reports shall be submitted in a form
and manner required by the Commission.
The Commission and each railroad
company subject to Section 10 of this Act shall hold an annual