102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/8/2021, by Rep. Steven Reick
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the 72-Hour Budget Review Act. Sets forth time requirements
for which certain appropriation or revenue legislation must be made
publicly available before passage. Provides that the time requirements may
be waived by an affirmative two-thirds vote of the full committee or house
considering the legislation. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
72-Hour Budget Review Act.
As used in this Act:
"Amendment" means any proposed change to a bill.
"Appropriation bill" means any bill authorizing an
appropriation of funds for State operating, capital, or
"Publicly available" means available for viewing on the
General Assembly's Internet website and published in a bill
report, committee report, or conference-committee report.
"Revenue bill" means any bill that raises revenue for
operating, capital, or transportation expenses.
"Striking amendment" means any amendment removing and
replacing everything after the enacting clause of a bill.
Hearing or votes prohibited for 72 hours.
hearing or vote on any appropriation bill or revenue bill is
prohibited for at least 72 hours after the bill is made
publicly available. This 72-hour period excludes Saturdays,
Sundays, and holidays unless the house considering the bill is