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Full Text of SB3789  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local 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
5Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act.
6    Section 5. Definition. As used in this Act, "governmental
7unit" includes all units of local government that may levy any
8tax, except municipalities and counties.
9    Section 10. Formation of committee; members; vacancy;
10administrative support.
11    (a) Within one year after the effective date of this Act
12and at least once every 10 years thereafter, each governmental
13unit must form a committee to study local efficiencies and
14report recommendations regarding efficiencies and increased
15accountability to the county board in which the governmental
16unit is located.
17    (b) Each committee's membership shall include the elected
18or appointed members of the governing board of the
19governmental unit; at least 2 residents of the governmental
20unit, who are appointed by the chair of the board of the
21governmental unit, with the advice and consent of the board;
22and any chief executive officer or other officer of the



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1governmental unit. The committee shall be chaired by the
2president or chief elected or appointed official of the
3governing board of the governmental unit, or his or her
4designee. The chairperson may appoint additional members to
5the committee as he or she deems appropriate.
6    Committee members shall serve without compensation but may
7be reimbursed by the governmental unit for their expenses
8incurred in performing their duties.
9    (c) A committee may employ or use the services of
10specialists in public administration and governmental
11management and any other trained consultants, analysts,
12investigators, and assistants it considers appropriate, and it
13may seek assistance from community colleges and universities
14as necessary to prepare the report required under Section 25.
15    (d) If a vacancy occurs in the committee membership, the
16vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the appointments
17under subsection (b).
18    (e) Each governmental unit shall provide administrative
19and other support to its committee.
20    Section 15. Duties of a committee. The duties of a
21committee include, but are not limited to, the study of the
22governmental unit's governing statutes, ordinances, rules,
23procedures, powers, jurisdiction, shared services,
24intergovernmental agreements, and interrelationships with
25other governmental units and the State. The committee shall



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1also collect data, research, and analysis as necessary to
2prepare the report described in Section 25.
3    Section 20. Meetings. Each committee shall meet at least 3
4times. The committee may meet during a regularly scheduled
5meeting of the governmental unit as long as: (1) separate
6notice is given in conformance with the Open Meetings Act; (2)
7the committee meeting is listed as part of the board of the
8governmental unit's agenda; and (3) at least a majority of the
9members of the committee are present at the committee's
10meeting. Each meeting of the committee shall be public, and
11the committee shall provide an opportunity for any person to
12be heard at the public hearings for at least 3 minutes. The
13committee may require speakers to register. The committee
14shall meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, and the
15committee shall be a public body to which the Freedom of
16Information Act applies.
17    At the conclusion of each meeting, the committee shall
18conduct a survey of residents who attended asking for input on
19the matters discussed at the meeting.
20    Section 25. Report. Each committee shall summarize its
21work and findings within a written report, which shall include
22recommendations in respect to increased accountability and
23efficiency, and shall provide the report to the county board
24in which the governmental unit is located no later than 18



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1months after the formation of the committee. The report shall
2be made available to the public.
3    Section 30. Dissolution of the committee. After a
4committee has made the report required under Section 25
5available to the public, the committee is dissolved until it
6is reestablished with newly appointed members under Section
8    Section 85. The School Code is amended by changing Section
917-1.1 as follows:
10    (105 ILCS 5/17-1.1)
11    Sec. 17-1.1. Shared service reporting and fiscal
13    (a) Annually, each school district shall complete a report
14developed by the State Board of Education, to accompany the
15annual financial report and to be published on the State Board
16of Education's Internet website, that summarizes district
17attempts to improve fiscal efficiency through shared services
18or outsourcing in the prior fiscal year. The report must be
19primarily in checklist form and approximately one page in
20length. It shall include, but shall not be limited to, the
21incidence of the following shared service options: insurance;
22employee benefits; transportation; personnel recruitment;
23shared personnel; technology services; energy purchasing;



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1supply and equipment purchasing; food services; legal
2services; investment pools; special education cooperatives,
3vocational cooperatives, and other shared educational
4programs; curriculum planning; professional development;
5custodial services; maintenance services; grounds maintenance
6services; food services; grant writing; and science,
7technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program
8offerings. The report shall also include a list of potential
9shared services or outsourcing the district may consider or
10investigate for the next fiscal year and any anticipated
11barriers to implementation. This report must be approved by
12the school board at an open meeting that allows for public
13comment, and it shall be published on the Internet website of
14the school district, if any.
15    (b) Based on data supplied by school districts through the
16annual financial report, regional superintendents of schools
17shall publish annually a regional report summarizing district
18attempts to improve fiscal efficiency through shared services
19or outsourcing within the educational service region. This
20report shall include a list of all joint purchasing
21initiatives, joint agreements between districts, attempts to
22reduce or eliminate duplication of services and duplicative
23expenditures, and identification of any overlapping regional
24service delivery systems.
25    (c) For school districts required to develop and submit to
26the State Board of Education a deficit reduction plan under



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1Section 17-1 of this Code, the regional superintendent of
2schools and the school district shall jointly prepare a shared
3services and outsourcing plan that considers actions that may
4improve the district's fiscal efficiency and how future
5savings associated with shared services or outsourcing are to
6be utilized.
7(Source: P.A. 97-357, eff. 1-1-12.)
8    Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
9Section 8.46 as follows:
10    (30 ILCS 805/8.46 new)
11    Sec. 8.46. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and
128 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for
13the implementation of any mandate created by the Decennial
14Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act.
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.