90th General Assembly
Summary of HB3556
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UNIFIED CONTRACTOR LICENSE                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Contractor  Unified  License  and  Permit  Bond  Act.      
   Establishes  a unified license and permit bond for contractors to file      
   with the county recorder to be used instead of individual  license  or      
   permit  bonds  required  by  the  county or a municipality within that      
   county.  Provides that the bond shall be in the  amount  of  at  least      
   $10,000.   Provides  that the unified license and permit bond does not      
   prohibit  reasonable  local  license  and  permit   fees.      Defines      
   contractor. Preempts home rule.  Effective immediately.                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Instead of mandating that contractors obtain  a  unified  license      
   and permit bond, provides that contractors may obtain the bond and may      
   use  it  at their own discretion.  Deletes the provision requiring the      
   municipal or county clerk to issue the unified bonds.   Provides  that      
   when  the  bond  is  filed,  the  county clerk may charge a reasonable      
   administration fee as determined by  the  county  board  or  board  of      
   county commissioners.                                                       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Defines unified license and permit bond, and defines municipality      
   to include townships. Raises the amount of  the  unified  license  and      
   permit  bond  from $10,000 to $50,000 for counties included within the      
   provision of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Act and to $25,000 for      
   all  other  counties.   Provides  that  if  a  municipality  where   a      
   contractor is doing work is included within more than one county, then      
   the  contractor  shall file a unified bond with each of the respective      
   county clerks.  Provides that a contractor shall file a certified copy      
   of the unified bond with the municipal clerk of the municipality where      
   the contractor is doing work and the  municipal  clerk  may  charge  a      
   reasonable  administration  fee.   Provides  that  the  Act  does  not      
   prohibit local performance bonds.                                           
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (DCCA)                                      
          No fiscal impact on DCCA; possible cost on some counties.            
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2                                          
          HB 3556 does preempt home rule authority.                            
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2                              
          Creates a "local gov't. organization and structure mandate"          
          for which no reimbursement is required.                              
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0712

   Last action date: 98-08-07

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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