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Procurement

Bill:   [1]HB 137 [2] and HB 138 [3]
Sponsor: Rep. Hoffman
Status:  Senate Assignments 
Position:
Oppose 
Description:
HB 137 (Hoffman/J. Cullerton) and HB 138 (Hoffman/J. Cullerton) were both protectionist pieces of legislation that would have required the state to procure products made in Illinois and/or the United States. The Chamber opposed both bills as they would penalize large and small Illinois employers, undermine Illinois exports, hurt the state’s efforts to attract and retain foreign-direct-investment, create disputes with U.S. allies, increase taxpayer costs, and create new red tape for Illinois businesses and administrators.

Bill:  HB 795  [1]
Sponsor: Rep. Halpin
Status:  Posted to House State Government Administration 
Position:
Oppose 
Description:
Would require all motor vehicles purchased or leased for one year or more by a state agency to be assembled in the United States or Canada.

Bill:   [1]SB 8 [4]
Sponsor: Sen. Harmon – Rep. Riley
Status: P.A. 100-0043
Position:
Support
Description:
SB 8 will save taxpayers money and will make it easier for the private sector to do business with the State. SB 8 ensures the state’s procurement opportunities are handled through a sensible, fair, and transparent process. The Chamber supported the measure and was an advocate for instituting both the best value procurement program and the cooperative purchasing agreements.