Clark Kaericher | Vice President, Government Affairs | 217-522-5512 ext. 296

August 7, 2020

The Technology Council seeks to aggressively and proactively promote the interests of the Illinois technology community by advocating for public policy that fosters innovation and promotes economic growth. The Council will seek to promote workforce development policies, advocate for world-class technology infrastructure, avoid overregulation on the industry and support innovators access to the capital they need to grow.

New Legislation Introduced

SB 3998 (Munoz)- Amends the Broadband Advisory Council Act to order the Council to explore the feasibility of universal or public broadband

HB 5818 (Mazzochi) - Provides that a wireless provider may be required to provide the following additional information when seeking a permit to collocate small wireless facilities: (i) a written affidavit signed by a radio frequency engineer with specified certifications; (ii) a written report that analyzes acoustic levels for the small wireless facility and all associated equipment; (iii) information showing the small wireless facility has received any required review by the FCC under the National Environmental Policy Act; and (iv) a certified copy of the original easement documents and other supporting documentation demonstrating that the applicant has the right to install, mount, maintain, and remove a small wireless facility and associated equipment in specified circumstances. Provides that an authority may propose that the small wireless facility be collocated on an existing utility pole or existing wireless support structure within 200 feet (rather than 100 feet) of the proposed collocation.

The Technology Council is Excited to Introduce Our Newest Member: Globant
I am pleased to welcome Globant to the Tech Council. Like most of my good ideas, Globant was started by a group of friends meeting in a bar. Nearly 20 years later Globant is a tech company with 15,000 employees and offices worldwide, including downtown Chicago. Globant offers a wide variety of technological services and solutions from AI/Process Automation to Strategy, Cybersecurity and Organization Fitness.
Tech Council Member SWIPEBY Featured in Business Leader Magazine
The Chamber's Business Leader Magazine did a feature on new Tech Council member SWIPEBY. SWIPEBY is an application that facilitates curbside carryout service at a variety of restaurants at no cost to the consumer and minimal cost to the business. You can read the full article here: Blog Facebook
If you would like to be featured in an upcoming edition of Business Leader, drop me a note.
Articles of Interest 
Cuts to Illinois Budget Without Federal Help: Tribune

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