Public Act 099-0465
Public Act 0465 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 099-0465|
|HB3765 Enrolled||LRB099 07593 JLK 31591 b|
AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Springfield High Speed Railroad Community Advisory Act.
For purposes of this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Transportation.
"High Speed Rail Project" means the Illinois High Speed
Rail Program, led by the Department of Transportation and the
Federal Railroad Administration, which is designed to enhance
the passenger transportation network in the Chicago-St. Louis
Springfield High Speed Railroad Community
The Springfield High Speed Railroad
Community Advisory Commission ("Commission") is created to
monitor, review, and report on contracting and employment
matters related to the planning, organization, and
construction of the High Speed Rail Project. The Commission
shall monitor the public transparency of all matters concerning
the High Speed Rail Project.
The Commission shall consist of 9 members who are residents
of the City of Springfield, who shall be appointed, within 90
days of the effective date of this Act, as follows:
(1) Two members appointed by the President of the
Senate, one of whom shall serve as a Co-Chairperson of the
(2) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House
of Representatives, one of whom shall serve as a
Co-Chairperson of the Commission.
(3) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
(4) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
House of Representatives.
(5) One member appointed by the Mayor of the City of
Springfield and approved by the Springfield City Council.
(6) One member appointed by the Governor representing
(7) The independent ombudsman for the 10th Street Rail
Commission meetings; authority; reporting.
Commission shall meet quarterly. The Commission shall have the
authority to convene City, County, and Department officials to
ensure transparency and compliance with federal, State, and
local employment and contracting goals.
On January 1, 2016, and on the first of each quarter
thereafter until the completion of the High Speed Rail Project,
the Commission shall issue a written report to the Governor,
President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Minority Leader of the Senate, Minority
Leader of the House of Representatives, Mayor of Springfield,
Springfield City Council, Sangamon County Board, and the
Department describing in detail the Project's compliance with
federal, State, and local minority employment and contracting
If the implementation of any of
the provisions of this Act would negatively affect the receipt
of federal funding, then those provisions shall not apply.
This Act takes effect upon
Effective Date: 8/26/2015