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NEW Legislative Newsletter ... 
End of Spring Session Bill Tracking Update ... June 15, 2018
Legislative Session News ... June 8, 2018

United Counties Council of Illinois (UCCI) tracks legislation pending before the Illinois General Assembly that is of interest to county government.  Access to currently proposed legislation being tracked is available through the reports listed below.  A schedule, by date, of those pieces of legislation being tracked by UCCI that are currently set for committee hearing is provided for your review and information, as well as, a listing of all bills that have passed both chambers. 


SENATE 2018 Veto Session Calendar             HOUSE 2018 Session Calendar


LEGISLATIVE NEWSLETTER ...

2018 End of Session Update ...

The Illinois General Assembly is adjourned until November 13, 2018 when both chambers return to Springfield for the start of the Fall Veto Session.

End of Session Legislative Update is available here.


LEGISLATIVE SESSION NEWS ... Latest Update, June 8, 2018

2018 Illinois General Assembly ... Fall Veto Session

By overwhelmingly bi-partisan votes, the Illinois General Assembly approved a fiscal year 2019 State Budget on their last scheduled session day, May 31st.  Both the House and Senate adjourned on Thursday, and will return to Springfield to start the Fall Veto Session on Tuesday, November 13th.

Also, HB3342, the Budget Implementation Bill (BIMP), containing the substantive components necessary to put the budget in place, was approved by the Senate 54-2-2 and by the House 100-14.  Watch for an update on the details as they become available.


UPDATE ... 2018 Prevailing Wage Act

Under Section 5 of the Prevailing Wage Act, all public bodies in the State of Illinois are required to pass an ordinance or resolution establishing prevailing rates of wages and file that resolution with the Illinois Department of Labor.  The due date for filing resolutions is July 15, 2018.

Current rates may be found at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Pages/2017-Rates.aspx

However, the Department of Labor posted the following on its website:

2018 PREVAILING WAGE SURVEY:   During the month of June 2018, the Illinois Department of Labor will be conducting an electronic survey of rates paid for various categories of work performed on public works projects throughout Illinois.  The survey will be soliciting data on wages and fringe benefits paid to workers at the time the survey is conducted—that is, wages and fringe benefits paid during the month of June 2018.  In the coming weeks, the Department will be providing additional instructions to unions and contractors on how to access and enter their rate data into the Department’s on-line survey system. 

Please note that the Department will not be accepting paper submissions in response to its June 2018 rate survey.  Throughout the survey period, Department personnel will be available to provide technical support and assistance on any questions that may arise in connection with the survey.

 

It is not clear whether the Department will be able to complete its electronic survey in time for new rates to be issued prior to the county’s time to pass and file its resolutions.

FAQ:  How do we prepare an ordinance if the rates are unknown at this time?
         The prevailing wisdom is to adopt the most recent version in effect at the last meeting in the month of June. When the new rates are released, the county should adopt a revised rate, publish, and submit to the Department like the first time around.

A model ordinance can be found here:
https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Documents/modord.pdf


Illinois Noxious Weed Law 
A topic of discussion at the May 21, 2018 UCCI Membership meeting was the Illinois Noxious Weed Law, Administrative Provisions and Forms.  As a follow-up to that discussion, we are pleased to provide the following references/information:


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