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Full Text of HB3765  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Springfield High Speed Railroad Community Advisory Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. For purposes of this Act:
7    "Department" means the Department of Transportation.
8    "High Speed Rail Project" means the Illinois High Speed
9Rail Program, led by the Department of Transportation and the
10Federal Railroad Administration, which is designed to enhance
11the passenger transportation network in the Chicago-St. Louis
13    Section 10. Springfield High Speed Railroad Community
14Advisory Commission. The Springfield High Speed Railroad
15Community Advisory Commission ("Commission") is created to
16monitor, review, and report on contracting and employment
17matters related to the planning, organization, and
18construction of the High Speed Rail Project. The Commission
19shall monitor the public transparency of all matters concerning
20the High Speed Rail Project.
21    The Commission shall consist of 9 members who are residents
22of the City of Springfield, who shall be appointed, within 90



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1days of the effective date of this Act, as follows:
2        (1) Two members appointed by the President of the
3    Senate, one of whom shall serve as a Co-Chairperson of the
4    Commission.
5        (2) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House
6    of Representatives, one of whom shall serve as a
7    Co-Chairperson of the Commission.
8        (3) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
9    Senate.
10        (4) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
11    House of Representatives.
12        (5) One member appointed by the Mayor of the City of
13    Springfield and approved by the Springfield City Council.
14        (6) One member appointed by the Governor representing
15    the Department.
16        (7) The independent ombudsman for the 10th Street Rail
17    Corridor.
18    Section 15. Commission meetings; authority; reporting. The
19Commission shall meet quarterly. The Commission shall have the
20authority to convene City, County, and Department officials to
21ensure transparency and compliance with federal, State, and
22local employment and contracting goals.
23    On January 1, 2016, and on the first of each quarter
24thereafter until the completion of the High Speed Rail Project,
25the Commission shall issue a written report to the Governor,



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1President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of
2Representatives, Minority Leader of the Senate, Minority
3Leader of the House of Representatives, Mayor of Springfield,
4Springfield City Council, Sangamon County Board, and the
5Department describing in detail the Project's compliance with
6federal, State, and local minority employment and contracting
8    Section 20. Applicability. If the implementation of any of
9the provisions of this Act would negatively affect the receipt
10of federal funding, then those provisions shall not apply.
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.