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Full Text of HB0626  102nd General Assembly

HB0626 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0626

 

Introduced 2/8/2021, by Rep. Steven Reick

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    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.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
572-Hour Budget Review Act.
 
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Amendment" means any proposed change to a bill.
8    "Appropriation bill" means any bill authorizing an
9appropriation of funds for State operating, capital, or
10transportation expenses.
11    "Publicly available" means available for viewing on the
12General Assembly's Internet website and published in a bill
13report, committee report, or conference-committee report.
14    "Revenue bill" means any bill that raises revenue for
15operating, capital, or transportation expenses.
16    "Striking amendment" means any amendment removing and
17replacing everything after the enacting clause of a bill.
 
18    Section 10. Hearing or votes prohibited for 72 hours. A
19hearing or vote on any appropriation bill or revenue bill is
20prohibited for at least 72 hours after the bill is made
21publicly available. This 72-hour period excludes Saturdays,
22Sundays, and holidays unless the house considering the bill is

 

 

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1in session on that day.
 
2    Section 15. Adoption of amendments and striking
3amendments.
4    (a) A vote on an amendment to an appropriation bill or a
5revenue bill is not in order unless that amendment is made
6publicly available at least 24 hours prior to the vote. This
724-hour period excludes Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
8unless the house considering the bill is in session on that
9day.
10    (b) A vote on a striking amendment to an appropriation
11bill or a revenue bill is not in order unless that amendment is
12made publicly available at least 48 hours prior to the vote.
13This 48-hour period excludes Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
14unless the house considering the bill is in session on that
15day.
 
16    Section 20. Application to multiple stages of
17consideration. The time limitations in this Act apply each
18time a new version of an appropriation bill or a revenue bill
19is considered. This includes consideration of
20conference-committee recommendations.
 
21    Section 25. Exceptions. The time limitation of this Act
22may be waived by an affirmative two-thirds vote of the full
23committee or house considering the legislation. For any such

 

 

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1legislation, the following statement with respect to the
2legislation must be included in any bill report and on the
3General Assembly's Internet website:
4    "The (insert the house or committee) has waived the
5    People's right for a detailed review of this legislation,
6    as required under the 72-Hour Budget Review Act.".
 
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.