Comments: IL SB1281 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act. Changes the name of the Act and Authority to the Metropolitan Public Exposition Authority Act and the Metropolitan Public Exposition Authority. Provides that the Authority may enter into installment payments contracts or lease purchase agreements for specified purposes. Limits the applicability of provisions concerning persons engaged in the business of providing ground transportation and livery vehicles. Requires imposition of a $1 occupation tax on specified persons engaged in the business of providing a transportation network service in the metropolitan area at the McCormick Square campus or a commercial service airport. Increases specified bonding authority of the Authority from $2,850,000,000 to $3,450,000,000. Increases the minimum contract amount requiring a contract to be competitively bid or require a request for proposal. Makes other changes relating to minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses and contractors, contracts for professional services, and contracts entered into pursuant to the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. Amends various Acts, Laws, and Codes making conforming changes concerning the Act's title and Authority's name. Amends the State Finance Act, Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, and Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Increases the amounts that may be deposited into the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund through the year 2036 (currently, through 2032), allowing for increases each fiscal year thereafter that bonds are outstanding, but not after fiscal year 2070 (currently, 2060). Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-12 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB1281 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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