Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3611
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3611 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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.
A Class I railroad company may, no
later than April 15 of each year, submit to the Commission an
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annual report containing the information described in
subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Section 5-117 of the
Public Utilities Act and any other additional information by
the railroad company, including, but not limited to, a national
supplier diversity report. Any reports voluntarily submitted
shall be in a form and manner required by the Commission. The
Commission shall accept any reports submitted by a Class I
railroad under this Section that contains as much
State-specific data as possible.
The Commission shall hold an annual
workshop open to the public on the state of supplier diversity
among railroad companies to collaboratively seek solutions to
structural impediments to achieving stated goals, including,
but not limited to, testimony from each participating railroad
company or any subject matter expert or advocate. The workshop
under this Section shall not be held on the same date as other
workshops held by the Commission.".