Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Filed: 4/6/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3611 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Railroad Supplier Diversity Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. For purposes of this Act:
7    (a) "Class I railroad" has the meaning assigned by
8regulations of the Surface Transportation Board (49 CFR Part
91201; General Instructions 1-1), as those regulations may be
10revised by the Board (including modifications in class
11thresholds based on the revenue deflator formula) from time to
13    (b) "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
14    Section 10. Reports. A Class I railroad company may, no
15later than April 15 of each year, submit to the Commission an



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1annual report containing the information described in
2subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Section 5-117 of the
3Public Utilities Act and any other additional information by
4the railroad company, including, but not limited to, a national
5supplier diversity report. Any reports voluntarily submitted
6shall be in a form and manner required by the Commission. The
7Commission shall accept any reports submitted by a Class I
8railroad under this Section that contains as much
9State-specific data as possible.
10    Section 15. Workshop. The Commission shall hold an annual
11workshop open to the public on the state of supplier diversity
12among railroad companies to collaboratively seek solutions to
13structural impediments to achieving stated goals, including,
14but not limited to, testimony from each participating railroad
15company or any subject matter expert or advocate. The workshop
16under this Section shall not be held on the same date as other
17workshops held by the Commission.".