Sign a Witness Slip Supporting Raising Public Library Bidding Thresholds

February 5, 2024

SB 2787 is scheduled for a committee hearing on Wednesday, February 7, at 3:30 p.m. All Illinois library advocates are encouraged to support the bill prior to the hearing by submitting a witness slip by clicking here.

The Illinois Local Library Act and the Public Library District Act of 1991 currently set the competitive bidding threshold at $25,000. The association supports legislation seeking an inflationary adjustment to $35,000 for administrative purposes for specified improvements and equipment purchases.

How to submit a Witness Slip

  • Go to SB2787

  • Identification: submit your information

  • Representation: add your library and/or ILA, RAILS, IHLS, AISLE

  • Position: Proponent

  • Testimony: Record of Appearance Only

  • Submit: Create Slip

If you have any questions, please contact the ILA office at

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