Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall require all gas, electric, and water companies with at least 100,000 customers under its authority, all local exchange telecommunications carriers with at least 35,000 subscriber access lines, and a person or entity providing cable or video service to submit an annual report by April 15, 2014 and every April 15 thereafter, in a searchable Adobe PDF format, on all procurement goals and actual spending for female-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and small business enterprises in the previous calendar year. Provides that each participating company shall include certain specified information in its annual report. Provides that each annual report shall include as much State-specific data as possible. Provides that the Commission and all participating entities shall hold an annual workshop open to the public in June of 2014 and every year thereafter on the state of supplier diversity to collaboratively seek solutions to structural impediments to achieving stated goals. Repeals a provision concerning minority, female, veterans, small business reports and spending. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Excludes telecommunications carriers and cable and video service providers from the scope of the bill. Changes reporting dates to February 1, 2015 and each February thereafter. Provides that the Commission and participating entities shall hold annual workshops annually beginning in 2015 rather than June of 2014.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Changes the reporting dates from February 1, 2015 and every February 1 thereafter to April 15, 2015 and every April 15 thereafter.