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Full Text of SB3708  96th General Assembly


State Government Administration Committee

Filed: 11/30/2010





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3708 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The State Budget Law of the Civil
5Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing Section
650-5 as follows:
7    (15 ILCS 20/50-5)
8    Sec. 50-5. Governor to submit State budget.
9    (a) The Governor shall, as soon as possible and not later
10than the second Wednesday in March in 2010 (March 10, 2010) and
11the third Wednesday in February of each year beginning in 2011,
12except as otherwise provided in this Section, submit a State
13budget, embracing therein the amounts recommended by the
14Governor to be appropriated to the respective departments,
15offices, and institutions, and for all other public purposes,
16the estimated revenues from taxation, the estimated revenues



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1from sources other than taxation, and an estimate of the amount
2required to be raised by taxation. The amounts recommended by
3the Governor for appropriation to the respective departments,
4offices and institutions shall be formulated according to the
5various functions and activities for which the respective
6department, office or institution of the State government
7(including the elective officers in the executive department
8and including the University of Illinois and the judicial
9department) is responsible. The amounts relating to particular
10functions and activities shall be further formulated in
11accordance with the object classification specified in Section
1213 of the State Finance Act. In addition, the amounts
13recommended by the Governor for appropriation shall take into
14account each State agency's effectiveness in achieving its
15prioritized goals for the previous fiscal year, as set forth in
16Section 50-25 of this Law, giving priority to agencies and
17programs that have demonstrated a focus on the prevention of
18waste and the maximum yield from resources.
19    Beginning in fiscal year 2011, the Governor shall
20distribute written quarterly budget statements on all
21appropriated funds to the General Assembly and the State
22Comptroller. The statements shall be submitted no later than 45
23days after the last day on Wednesday of the last week of the
24last month of each quarter of the fiscal year and, as is
25currently the practice on the effective date of this amendatory
26Act of the 96th General Assembly, shall be posted on the



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1Governor's Office of Management and Budget's Comptroller's
2website on the same day. The statements shall be prepared and
3presented for each State agency and on a statewide level in an
4executive summary format that includes, for the fiscal year to
5date, individual itemizations for each revenue type source as
6well as individual itemizations of expenditures and
7obligations, by the classified line items set forth in Section
813 of the State Finance Act and for other purposes, with an
9appropriate level of detail. The statement shall include a
10calculation of the actual total budget surplus or deficit. The
11Governor shall also present periodic budget addresses
12throughout the fiscal year at the invitation of the General
14    The Governor shall not propose expenditures and the General
15Assembly shall not enact appropriations that exceed the
16resources estimated to be available, as provided in this
17Section. Appropriations may be adjusted during the fiscal year
18by means of one or more supplemental appropriation bills if any
19State agency either fails to meet or exceeds the goals set
20forth in Section 50-25 of this Law.
21    For the purposes of Article VIII, Section 2 of the 1970
22Illinois Constitution, the State budget for the following funds
23shall be prepared on the basis of revenue and expenditure
24measurement concepts that are in concert with generally
25accepted accounting principles for governments:
26        (1) General Revenue Fund.



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1        (2) Common School Fund.
2        (3) Educational Assistance Fund.
3        (4) Road Fund.
4        (5) Motor Fuel Tax Fund.
5        (6) Agricultural Premium Fund.
6    These funds shall be known as the "budgeted funds". The
7revenue estimates used in the State budget for the budgeted
8funds shall include the estimated beginning fund balance, plus
9revenues estimated to be received during the budgeted year,
10plus the estimated receipts due the State as of June 30 of the
11budgeted year that are expected to be collected during the
12lapse period following the budgeted year, minus the receipts
13collected during the first 2 months of the budgeted year that
14became due to the State in the year before the budgeted year.
15Revenues shall also include estimated federal reimbursements
16associated with the recognition of Section 25 of the State
17Finance Act liabilities. For any budgeted fund for which
18current year revenues are anticipated to exceed expenditures,
19the surplus shall be considered to be a resource available for
20expenditure in the budgeted fiscal year.
21    Expenditure estimates for the budgeted funds included in
22the State budget shall include the costs to be incurred by the
23State for the budgeted year, to be paid in the next fiscal
24year, excluding costs paid in the budgeted year which were
25carried over from the prior year, where the payment is
26authorized by Section 25 of the State Finance Act. For any



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1budgeted fund for which expenditures are expected to exceed
2revenues in the current fiscal year, the deficit shall be
3considered as a use of funds in the budgeted fiscal year.
4    Revenues and expenditures shall also include transfers
5between funds that are based on revenues received or costs
6incurred during the budget year.
7    Appropriations for expenditures shall also include all
8anticipated statutory continuing appropriation obligations
9that are expected to be incurred during the budgeted fiscal
11    By March 15 of each year, the Commission on Government
12Forecasting and Accountability shall prepare revenue and fund
13transfer estimates in accordance with the requirements of this
14Section and report those estimates to the General Assembly and
15the Governor.
16    For all funds other than the budgeted funds, the proposed
17expenditures shall not exceed funds estimated to be available
18for the fiscal year as shown in the budget. Appropriation for a
19fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General
20Assembly to be available during that year.
21    (b) This subsection applies only to the process for the
22proposed fiscal year 2011 budget.
23    By February 24, 2010, the Governor must file a written
24report with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the
25House of Representatives containing the following:
26        (1) for fiscal year 2010, the revenues for all budgeted



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1    funds, both actual to date and estimated for the full
2    fiscal year;
3        (2) for fiscal year 2010, the expenditures for all
4    budgeted funds, both actual to date and estimated for the
5    full fiscal year;
6        (3) for fiscal year 2011, the estimated revenues for
7    all budgeted funds, including without limitation the
8    affordable General Revenue Fund appropriations, for the
9    full fiscal year; and
10        (4) for fiscal year 2011, an estimate of the
11    anticipated liabilities for all budgeted funds, including
12    without limitation the affordable General Revenue Fund
13    appropriations, debt service on bonds issued, and the
14    State's contributions to the pension systems, for the full
15    fiscal year.
16    Between February 24, 2010 and March 10, 2010, the members
17of the General Assembly and members of the public may make
18written budget recommendations to the Governor, and the
19Governor shall promptly make those recommendations available
20to the public through the Governor's Internet website.
21(Source: P.A. 96-1, eff. 2-17-09; 96-320, eff. 1-1-10; 96-881,
22eff. 2-11-10; 96-958, eff. 7-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.".