June 23, 2011
Now is the time to contact Governor Pat Quinn and ask him to sign the SBAC-backed Small Business Contracts Act into law.
HB 3186 passed the Illinois House and Senate and has been sent to Governor Quinn. He now has until August 15 to sign or veto the bill.
The bill sets a goal of 10% of all state procurement dollars to be awarded to small businesses. It requires states agencies to develop plans to meet that goal and requires the chief procurement officers to report on how each state agency has performed in meeting the 10% goal.
You can email Governor Quinn’s office directly at this URL: http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx
Please ask Governor Quinn to sign HB3186 and mention that you are a member of the Small Business Advocacy Council. A one-sentence message is sufficient. Please make sure to submit your full contact information.