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Full Text of HB6701  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced , by Rep. John A. Fritchey - Jay C. Hoffman - David E. Miller


25 ILCS 120/4   from Ch. 63, par. 904
25 ILCS 120/5   from Ch. 63, par. 905

    Amends the Compensation Review Act. Requires the Compensation Review Board to file separate reports for (i) judges and State's Attorneys and (ii) all other positions. Requires the General Assembly to approve or reduce a report for it to take effect (now, must disapprove or reduce a report to prevent it from taking effect).

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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Compensation Review Act is amended by
5 changing Sections 4 and 5 as follows:
6     (25 ILCS 120/4)  (from Ch. 63, par. 904)
7     Sec. 4. Meetings of the Board; determining compensation;
8 public hearings; reports. The Board shall meet as often as may
9 be necessary and shall determine, upon a vote requiring at
10 least 7 affirmative votes, the compensation for members of the
11 General Assembly, judges, other than the county supplement,
12 State's attorneys, other than the county supplement, the
13 elected constitutional officers of State government, and
14 certain appointed officers of State government.
15     In determining the compensation for each office, the
16 Compensation Review Board shall consider the following
17 factors:
18         (a) the skill required,
19         (b) the time required,
20         (c) the opportunity for other earned income,
21         (d) the value of public services as performed in
22     comparable states,
23         (e) the value of such services as performed in the



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1     private sector in Illinois and comparable states based on
2     the responsibility and discretion required in the office,
3         (f) the average consumer prices commonly known as the
4     cost of living,
5         (g) the overall compensation presently received by the
6     public officials and all other benefits received,
7         (h) the interests and welfare of the public and the
8     financial ability of the State to meet those costs, and
9         (i) such other factors, not confined to the foregoing,
10     which are normally or traditionally taken into
11     consideration in the determination of such compensation.
12     The Board shall conduct public hearings prior to filing its
13 reports report.
14     At the public hearings, the Board shall allow interested
15 persons to present their views and comments. The Board may
16 prescribe reasonable rules for the conduct of public hearings,
17 to prevent undue repetition. The meetings of the Board are
18 subject to the Open Meetings Act.
19     The Board shall propose (i) one file an initial report with
20 respect to all offices and positions, except judges and State's
21 attorneys (known as "report A") and (ii) one report with
22 respect to judges and State's attorneys (known as "report B").
23 The Board shall file the reports with the House of
24 Representatives, the Senate, the Comptroller and the Secretary
25 of State. Subsequent reports shall be filed therewith before
26 April 1 in each even-numbered year. Report A shall state



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1 thereafter stating the annual salary for all offices and
2 positions, except judges and State's attorneys, for which the
3 Board files reports. Report B shall state members of the
4 General Assembly, the elected State constitutional officers
5 and certain appointed State officers and compensated employees
6 and members of certain State departments, agencies, boards and
7 commissions whose terms begin in the next calendar year; the
8 annual salary for State's attorneys; and the annual salary for
9 the Auditor General and for Supreme Court, Appellate Court,
10 Circuit Court and Associate judges. If a the report increases
11 the annual salary of judges, State's attorneys, and the Auditor
12 General, such increase shall take effect when the report is
13 approved as soon as the time period for disapproval or
14 reduction, as provided in subsection (b) of Section 5, has
15 expired.
16     The salaries in a the report or as reduced by the General
17 Assembly, other than for judges, State's attorneys, and the
18 Auditor General, shall take effect as provided by law.
19 (Source: P.A. 90-375, eff. 8-14-97; 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.)
20     (25 ILCS 120/5)  (from Ch. 63, par. 905)
21     Sec. 5. (a) If the Board fails to recommend a change in
22 salary or the General Assembly does not approve a disapproves
23 the report as provided in subsection (b), and a new term for
24 any officer provided for in this Act begins, the salary for the
25 new term shall be the same as the salary in effect when the



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1 previous term ended.
2     (b) The General Assembly may approve a disapprove the
3 report of the Board in whole, or reduce it in whole
4 proportionately, within 30 session days after each house of the
5 legislature next convenes after the report is filed, by
6 adoption of a resolution by a record vote of the majority of
7 the members elected in each house directed to the Board. Such
8 resolution shall be binding upon the Board. A resolution may
9 approve or reduce no more than one report, and no more than one
10 resolution may be adopted by a single vote.
11     For the initial report filed by the Board after this Act
12 takes effect, the General Assembly may, by January 9, 1985,
13 disapprove the report of the Board in whole, or reduce it in
14 whole proportionately, after the report is filed, by the
15 adoption of a resolution by a record vote of the majority of
16 the members.
17 (Source: P.A. 83-1177.)