Bill Text: IL SB3676 | 2013-2014 | 98th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires all local exchange telecommunications carriers with at least 35,000 subscriber access lines and a person or entity providing cable or video service to submit an annual report concerning procurement goals and actual spending for female-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and small business enterprises. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2015-01-13 - Session Sine Die [SB3676 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2013-SB3676-Introduced.html


98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
SB3676

Introduced 12/2/2014, by Sen. Antonio Muoz

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
220 ILCS 5/5-117

Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires all local exchange telecommunications carriers with at least 35,000 subscriber access lines and a person or entity providing cable or video service to submit an annual report concerning procurement goals and actual spending for female-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and small business enterprises. Effective immediately.
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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
5Section 5-117 as follows:
6 (220 ILCS 5/5-117)
7 Sec. 5-117. Supplier diversity goals.
8 (a) The public policy of this State is to collaboratively
9work with companies that serve Illinois residents to improve
10their supplier diversity in a non-antagonistic manner.
11 (b) The Commission shall require all gas, electric, and
12water companies with at least 100,000 customers under its
13authority; all local exchange telecommunications carriers with
14at least 35,000 subscriber access lines; and a person or entity
15providing cable service or video service, as defined in Section
1621-201 of this Act, to submit an annual report by April 15,
172015 and every April 15 thereafter, in a searchable Adobe PDF
18format, on all procurement goals and actual spending for
19female-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and small
20business enterprises in the previous calendar year. These goals
21shall be expressed as a percentage of the total work performed
22by the entity submitting the report, and the actual spending
23for all female-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and small

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1business enterprises shall also be expressed as a percentage of
2the total work performed by the entity submitting the report.
3 (c) Each participating company in its annual report shall
4include the following information:
5 (1) an explanation of the plan for the next year to
6 increase participation;
7 (2) an explanation of the plan to increase the goals;
8 (3) the areas of procurement each company shall be
9 actively seeking more participation in in the next year;
10 (4) an outline of the plan to alert and encourage
11 potential vendors in that area to seek business from the
12 company;
13 (5) an explanation of the challenges faced in finding
14 quality vendors and offer any suggestions for what the
15 Commission could do to be helpful to identify those
16 vendors;
17 (6) a list of the certifications the company
18 recognizes;
19 (7) the point of contact for any potential vendor who
20 wishes to do business with the company and explain the
21 process for a vendor to enroll with the company as a
22 minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned company; and
23 (8) any particular success stories to encourage other
24 companies to emulate best practices.
25 (d) Each annual report shall include as much State-specific
26data as possible. If the submitting entity does not submit

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1State-specific data, then the company shall include any
2national data it does have and explain why it could not submit
3State-specific data and how it intends to do so in future
4reports, if possible.
5 (e) Each annual report shall include the rules,
6regulations, and definitions used for the procurement goals in
7the company's annual report.
8 (f) The Commission and all participating entities shall
9hold an annual workshop open to the public in 2015 and every
10year thereafter on the state of supplier diversity to
11collaboratively seek solutions to structural impediments to
12achieving stated goals, including testimony from each
13participating entity as well as subject matter experts and
14advocates. The Commission shall publish a database on its
15website of the point of contact for each participating entity
16for supplier diversity, along with a list of certifications
17each company recognizes from the information submitted in each
18annual report. The Commission shall publish each annual report
19on its website and shall maintain each annual report for at
20least 5 years.
21(Source: P.A. 98-1056, eff. 8-26-14.)
22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23becoming law.
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