Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act. Defines "interested party", "entity", and "public works". Provides that hazardous waste clean-up and disposal funded with State funds or State-administered funds shall employ at least 90% (instead of "only") Illinois laborers. Provides for civil penalties for violation, enforcement by the Department of Labor, review of Department determinations, the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Projects Fund, private rights of action, and rulemaking. Makes other changes. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Fund. Repeals the Public Works Preference Act. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Makes grammatical and sentence structure changes. Identifies the Department "of Labor" as responsible for enforcement of the Act.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 In provisions concerning a private right of action, provides that actions may only be brought (i) 30 days after a complaint has been filed with the Department of Labor by any interested party or person aggrieved by a violation of the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act or (ii) any time after the filing of a complaint if the Department of Labor notifies any interested party or person aggrieved by a violation of the Act that the Department will not proceed with the complaint, and changes the maximum compensatory damages for each violation of the Act or any rule adopted under the Act from $1,000 to $500.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Changes language concerning a private right of action to provide that an action may be brought 30 days or more (rather than 30 days) after a complaint has been filed.