GIGLIO-BOLAND-HASSERT AND O'BRIEN.
UNIFIED CONTRACTOR LICENSE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Contractor Unified License and Permit Bond Act.
Establishes a unified license and permit bond for contractors to file
with the county recorder to be used instead of individual license or
permit bonds required by the county or a municipality within that
county. Provides that the bond shall be in the amount of at least
$10,000. Provides that the unified license and permit bond does not
prohibit reasonable local license and permit fees. Defines
contractor. Preempts home rule. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Instead of mandating that contractors obtain a unified license
and permit bond, provides that contractors may obtain the bond and may
use it at their own discretion. Deletes the provision requiring the
municipal or county clerk to issue the unified bonds. Provides that
when the bond is filed, the county clerk may charge a reasonable
administration fee as determined by the county board or board of
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Defines unified license and permit bond, and defines municipality
to include townships. Raises the amount of the unified license and
permit bond from $10,000 to $50,000 for counties included within the
provision of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Act and to $25,000 for
all other counties. Provides that if a municipality where a
contractor is doing work is included within more than one county, then
the contractor shall file a unified bond with each of the respective
county clerks. Provides that a contractor shall file a certified copy
of the unified bond with the municipal clerk of the municipality where
the contractor is doing work and the municipal clerk may charge a
reasonable administration fee. Provides that the Act does not
prohibit local performance bonds.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (DCCA)
No fiscal impact on DCCA; possible cost on some counties.
HOME RULE NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2
HB 3556 does preempt home rule authority.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2
Creates a "local gov't. organization and structure mandate"
for which no reimbursement is required.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0712
Last action date: 98-08-07
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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