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 Bill Status of SB1594  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  TRANSPORTATION-RTA-CMAP-MERGER

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Terry Link and Daniel Biss

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
70 ILCS 1707/10
70 ILCS 1707/15
70 ILCS 1707/25
70 ILCS 1707/25a new
70 ILCS 1707/25b new
70 ILCS 1707/30
70 ILCS 1707/35
70 ILCS 3615/1.03from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 701.03
70 ILCS 3615/2.14from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 702.14
70 ILCS 3615/3.01from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 703.01
70 ILCS 3615/3.02from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 703.02
70 ILCS 3615/3.03from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 703.03
70 ILCS 3615/3.04from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 703.04


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Transportation Modernization Act. Provides for the purpose of the Act and creates a transition committee that shall develop a detailed staff and operations integration plan to merge the staffs and operations of the Regional Transportation Authority and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Provides guidelines for the staff and operations integration plan. Amends the Regional Planning Act. Defines "Board Transition Date" and "service boards". Provides that on or after the Board Transition Date: (1) the Board shall consist of 18 members with specifically designated appointments and terms; (2) new Board appointees shall also serve as members of the Wastewater Committee; (3) an affirmative vote of three-fifths of Board members is required to take any action; and (4) the appointment of the chairman shall require the affirmative vote of at least 13 of the then members. Further provides that terms of board members currently appointed shall expire the day before the Board Transition Date. Provides that Board composition shall not be revised to allow a voting member that does not reside within the metropolitan region. Provides recommended legislation to complete the merger of the RTA and CMA. Further provides that for the exercise of authority under the Regional Transportation Authority Act, the jurisdiction and area of operation of the Board includes only the metropolitan region. Provides additional powers to the Board with respect to merging the RTA and CMAP. Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Defines "Board Transition Date". Provides that the executive director hired under the Regional Planning Act shall serve as the Executive Director of the Authority. Provides for Board appointments after the Board Transition Date. Repeals Sections regarding the Chairman and other officers, terms and vacancies, and compensation on the Board Transition Date. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: (1) replaces several references to "CMAP Board" with "Board"; (2) removes Kendall County from a list of possible counties that satisfy a specified residency requirement; (3) makes certain appointments expire on July 1, 2016 (rather than on July 1, 2015); and (4) authorizes the CMAP Chairman to be appointed from among other specified directors after the Board Transition Date. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  2/13/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/13/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/19/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Transportation
  2/28/2013SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  2/28/2013SenateRe-assigned to Executive
  3/7/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  3/7/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/12/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/13/2013SenatePostponed - Executive
  3/20/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/20/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 008-005-000
  3/20/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2013
  4/10/2013SenateSecond Reading
  4/10/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2013
  4/30/2013SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  5/10/2013SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2013
  7/8/2013SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As November 7, 2013
  7/8/2013SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  7/8/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading July 9, 2013
  7/9/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  7/9/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  8/9/2013SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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