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Full Text of HB0197  97th General Assembly




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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
5Illinois Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Act.
6    Section 10. Establishment of Commission.
7    (a) The Illinois Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and
8Reform is established. The Commission shall consist of 22
9voting members as follows: 6 members of the Illinois House of
10Representatives, 3 appointed by the Speaker of the House and 3
11appointed by the House Minority Leader; 6 members of the
12Illinois Senate, 3 appointed by the Senate President and 3
13appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; 6 members, with no
14more than 4 from the same political party, who shall be
15appointed by the Governor; and 4 public members, one each
16appointed by the Speaker of the House, the House Minority
17Leader, the Senate President, and the Senate Minority Leader.
18Members shall serve without compensation.
19    (b) As soon as possible after the effective date of this
20Act, the Commission shall meet.
21    (c) The Commission shall be provided assistance and
22necessary staff support services by the Commission on
23Government Forecasting and Accountability and the Governor's



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1Office of Management and Budget.
2    Section 15. Purposes of Commission. The purpose of the
3Commission is to make recommendations to assist the State in
4reducing State spending and to balance the State's budget in
5order to improve the State's long-term fiscal stability. The
6Commission's recommendations must focus on the following
8        (1) discretionary State spending,
9        (2) State tax reform and simplification,
10        (3) cost containment in publicly-financed health care,
11        (4) specific areas in which State agencies could be
12    required to reduce expenditures,
13        (5) State budget and accounting practices, and
14        (6) measures to reform the actuarial status of
15    State-managed pension systems.
16    Section 20. Report. Within 60 days after the effective date
17of this Act, the Commission must vote on its recommendations
18and submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly.
19If the Commission adopts the report by a three-fifths vote,
20then the General Assembly must, within 14 days after the report
21is filed by the Commission, vote on whether to accept the
22report by the adoption of a resolution by a record vote of a
23majority of the members elected in each house. If the General
24Assembly is not in session on the day that the report is filed,



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1then the General Assembly must vote on whether to accept the
2report within 14 days after the General Assembly convenes for
3the first time after the report is filed.
4    The Commission is abolished on the day after the report is
5submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly.
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.