Full Text of HJRCA0027 101st General Assembly
HC0027 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
Introduced , by Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Proposes to amend the Finance Article of the Illinois Constitution.
Provides that expenditures shall not exceed proposed revenue (rather than
funds) estimated to be available for a fiscal year. Provides that except
for deficiency or emergency appropriations, all appropriations are
expendable only during the fiscal year for which they were appropriated.
Provides that no public money shall be expended except as provided by
appropriations made by law. Provides that expenditures for any fiscal year
shall not exceed the State's revenues and reserves, including proceeds of
any debt obligation, for that year. Provides that no debt obligation,
except as shall be repaid within the fiscal year of issuance, shall be
authorized for the current operation of any State service or program, nor
shall the proceeds of any debt obligation be expended for a purpose other
than that for which it was authorized. Provides that any law requiring the
expenditure of State funds shall be null and void unless, during the
session in which the act receives final passage, an appropriation is made
for the estimated first-year's funding. Defines "revenue". Effective upon
being declared adopted.
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
HUNDRED FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the
electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the general
election next occurring at least 6 months after the adoption of
this resolution a proposition to amend Section 2 of Article
VIII of the Illinois Constitution as follows:
(ILCON Art. VIII, Sec. 2)
(a) The Governor shall prepare and submit to the General
a time prescribed by law, a State budget for the
ensuing fiscal year.
The budget shall set forth the estimated
appropriation at the
beginning of the fiscal year, the estimated
receipts, and a
plan for expenditures and obligations during the fiscal
every department, authority, public corporation and
corporation of the State, every State college and
university, and every
other public agency created by the State,
but not of units of local
government or school districts. The
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budget shall also set forth the
indebtedness and contingent
liabilities of the State and such other
information as may be
required by law. Proposed expenditures shall not
estimated to be available for the fiscal year as shown in
For the purposes of this Section, "revenue" means
the receipts from taxes and fees, and does not include debt
incurred, existing debt refinanced, or additional funds
resulting from fund sweeps.
(b) The General Assembly by law shall make appropriations
expenditures of public funds by the State.
Appropriations for a fiscal
year shall not exceed
estimated by the General Assembly to be
available during that
Except for deficiency or emergency appropriations, all
appropriations are expendable only during the fiscal year for
which they were appropriated.
(c) No public money shall be expended except as provided by
appropriations made by law. Expenditures for any fiscal year
shall not exceed the State's revenues and reserves, including
proceeds of any debt obligation, for that year. No debt
obligation, except as shall be repaid within the fiscal year of
issuance, shall be authorized for the current operation of any
State service or program, nor shall the proceeds of any debt
obligation be expended for a purpose other than that for which
it was authorized.
(d) Any law requiring the expenditure of State funds shall
be null and void unless, during the session in which the act
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receives final passage, an appropriation is made for the
estimated first-year's funding.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
Constitutional Amendment Act.