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Full Text of HB3765  99th General Assembly


Sen. Andy Manar

Filed: 5/27/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3765 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1monitor, review, and report on contracting and employment
2matters related to the planning, organization, and
3construction of the High Speed Rail Project. The Commission
4shall monitor the public transparency of all matters concerning
5the High Speed Rail Project.
6    The Commission shall consist of 9 members who are residents
7of the City of Springfield, who shall be appointed, within 90
8days of the effective date of this Act, as follows:
9        (1) Two members appointed by the President of the
10    Senate, one of whom shall serve as a Co-Chairperson of the
11    Commission.
12        (2) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House
13    of Representatives, one of whom shall serve as a
14    Co-Chairperson of the Commission.
15        (3) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
16    Senate.
17        (4) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
18    House of Representatives.
19        (5) One member appointed by the Mayor of the City of
20    Springfield and approved by the Springfield city council.
21        (6) One member appointed by the Governor representing
22    the Department.
23        (7) The independent ombudsman for the 10th Street Rail
24    Corridor.
25    Section 15. Commission meetings; authority; reporting. The



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1Commission shall meet quarterly. The Commission shall have the
2authority to convene City, County, and Department officials to
3ensure transparency and compliance with federal, State, and
4local employment and contracting goals.
5    On January 1, 2016, and on the first of each quarter
6thereafter until the completion of the High Speed Rail Project,
7the Commission shall issue a written report to the Governor,
8President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of
9Representatives, Minority Leader of the Senate, Minority
10Leader of the House of Representatives, Mayor of Springfield,
11Springfield City Council, Sangamon County Board, and the
12Department describing in detail the Project's compliance with
13federal, State, and local minority employment and contracting
15    Section 20. Applicability. If the implementation of any of
16the provisions of this Act would negatively affect the receipt
17of federal funding, then those provisions shall not apply.
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.".