2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 30 - FINANCE
30 ILCS 571/ - Project Labor Agreements Act.

(30 ILCS 571/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Project Labor Agreements Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/5)
Sec. 5. Findings.
(a) The State of Illinois has a compelling interest in awarding public works contracts so as to ensure the highest standards of quality and efficiency at the lowest responsible cost.
(b) A project labor agreement, which is a form of pre-hire collective bargaining agreement covering all terms and conditions of employment on a specific project, can ensure the highest standards of quality and efficiency at the lowest responsible cost on appropriate public works projects.
(c) The State of Illinois has a compelling interest that a highly skilled workforce be employed on public works projects to ensure lower costs over the lifetime of the completed project for building, repairs, and maintenance.
(d) Project labor agreements provide the State of Illinois with a guarantee that public works projects will be completed with highly skilled workers.
(e) Project labor agreements provide for peaceful, orderly, and mutually binding procedures for resolving labor issues without labor disruption, preventing significant lost-time on construction projects.
(f) Project labor agreements allow public agencies to predict more accurately the actual cost of the public works project.
(g) The use of project labor agreements can be of particular benefit to complex construction projects.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)


(30 ILCS 571/10)
Sec. 10. Public works projects. On a project-by-project basis, a State department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality that is under the control of the Governor shall include a project labor agreement on a public works project when that department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality has determined that the agreement advances the State's interests of cost, efficiency, quality, safety, timeliness, skilled labor force, labor stability, or the State's policy to advance minority-owned and women-owned businesses and minority and female employment. For purposes of this Act, any corrective action performed pursuant to Title XVI of the Environmental Protection Act for which payment from the Underground Storage Tank Fund is requested shall be considered a public works project.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11; 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)


(30 ILCS 571/15)
Sec. 15. Public works projects funded with federal funds. When it has been determined that a project labor agreement is appropriate, and in furtherance of the President's Executive Order 13502, the State department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality responsible for awarding the project may include a project labor agreement on a public works project funded in whole or in part with federal funds.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/20)
Sec. 20. Negotiation of agreement. When it has been determined that a project labor agreement is appropriate for a particular public works project, the State department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality responsible for awarding the project shall in good faith negotiate a project labor agreement with labor organizations engaged in the construction industry. If the State department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality and the labor organizations engaged in the construction industry ("the parties") cannot agree to the terms of the project labor agreement, the Governor shall appoint a designee to assist the parties in reaching an agreement.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/25)
Sec. 25. Contents of agreement. Pursuant to this Act, any project labor agreement shall:
(a) Set forth effective, immediate, and mutually

binding procedures for resolving jurisdictional labor disputes and grievances arising before the completion of work.

(b) Contain guarantees against strikes, lockouts, or

similar actions.

(c) Ensure a reliable source of skilled and

experienced labor.

(d) For minorities and females as defined under the

Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act, set forth goals for apprenticeship hours to be performed by minorities and females and set forth goals for total hours to be performed by underrepresented minorities and females.

(e) Permit the selection of the lowest qualified

responsible bidder, without regard to union or non-union status at other construction sites.

(f) Bind all contractors and subcontractors on the

public works project through the inclusion of appropriate bid specifications in all relevant bid documents.

(g) Include such other terms as the parties deem

appropriate.

(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/30)
Sec. 30. Publicly disclosed finding. Any decision to use a project labor agreement in connection with a public works project by a State department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality shall be supported by a written, publicly disclosed finding by the department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality, setting forth the justification for use of the project labor agreement.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/35)
Sec. 35. Compliance. All State departments, agencies, authorities, boards, and instrumentalities shall ensure that all public works projects are implemented in a manner consistent with the terms of this Act and are in full compliance with all statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/37)
Sec. 37. Quarterly report; annual report. A State department, agency, authority, board, or instrumentality that has a project labor agreement in connection with a public works project shall prepare a quarterly report that includes workforce participation under the agreement by minorities and females as defined under the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act. These reports shall be submitted to the Illinois Department of Labor. The Illinois Department of Labor shall submit to the General Assembly and the Governor an annual report that details the number of minorities and females employed under all public labor agreements within the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/40)
Sec. 40. Severability. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to contravene any state or federal law or to jeopardize the State's entitlement to federal funding. If any provision of this Act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, this invalidity does not affect any other provision or application of this Act that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


(30 ILCS 571/45)
Sec. 45. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11; text omitted.)


(30 ILCS 571/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 97-199, eff. 7-27-11.)


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