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IMSCA Lobby Day Highlights

Saturday, April 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The Illinois Mechanical Contractors Association (IMSCA) Lobby Day event was held Tuesday, April 24th.  The Lobby Day coincided with IMSCA’s quarterly Board and Membership meeting, which was held at 11:00 a.m. at The State House Inn located in Springfield, Illinois.  Lobby Day activities began at 12:00 p.m.  Attendees received a legislative overview of current bills being considered and they were reminded of procedures for speaking to elected officials.  Topics of discussion included the following:  SB3052 - In favor of Retainage reform; HB4513 - Not in favor regarding Construction Manhours; and HB5593 - Not in favor regarding Design Build for public schools, among other bills.  The Captital Development Board (CDB) is looking to continue a number of projects, as well begin new jobs.  The CDB is considering inclusion of BIM for upcoming projects.  Mr. Dan Allen, Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) Director was a special guest presenter who discussed various issues, including:  Prevailing Wage issues, proper reporting by entities concerning prevailing wage projects, misclassification of workers, the Chicago Housing Authority has a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), the "Bad Contractor's" Ordinance in Chicago is being enforced.  The attendees were then able to visit with their representatives / senators of the Illinois General Assembly during the bulk of the afternoon.  This year’s event also included a joint IMSCA and ICIC Legislative Reception.  We thank all who were able to participate with this important legislative activity!

Pictured above from left to right are:
Giuseppe Muzzupappa, NEIL NECA, Mark Thomas, ECA Exec. VP,
James McGlynn, ECA Legislative Committee Chairman, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.,,
Thomas Morton, LLD Electric Company and
Thomas Cook, Valley Electrical Contractors.

Pictured above is Dan Allen, CISCO Director as he addressed the IMSCA Lobby Day Meeting attendees.

Pictured above are a number of attendees from various area Trade associations who participated with the IMSCA event.

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