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Full Text of HB0197  97th General Assembly


Rep. Tom Cross

Filed: 3/3/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 197 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1Leader, the Senate President, and the Senate Minority Leader.
2Members shall serve without compensation.
3    (b) As soon as possible after the effective date of this
4Act, the Commission shall meet.
5    (c) The Commission shall be provided assistance and
6necessary staff support services by the Commission on
7Government Forecasting and Accountability and the Governor's
8Office of Management and Budget.
9    Section 15. Purposes of Commission. The purpose of the
10Commission is to make recommendations to assist the State in
11reducing State spending and to balance the State's budget in
12order to improve the State's long-term fiscal stability. The
13Commission's recommendations must focus on the following
15        (1) discretionary State spending,
16        (2) State tax reform and simplification,
17        (3) cost containment in publicly-financed health care,
18        (4) specific areas in which State agencies could be
19    required to reduce expenditures,
20        (5) State budget and accounting practices, and
21        (6) measures to reform the actuarial status of
22    State-managed pension systems.
23    Section 20. Report. Within 60 days after the effective date
24of this Act, the Commission must vote on its recommendations



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1and submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly.
2If the Commission adopts the report by a three-fifths vote,
3then the General Assembly must, within 14 days after the report
4is filed by the Commission, vote on whether to accept the
5report by the adoption of a resolution by a record vote of a
6majority of the members elected in each house. If the General
7Assembly is not in session on the day that the report is filed,
8then the General Assembly must vote on whether to accept the
9report within 14 days after the General Assembly convenes for
10the first time after the report is filed.
11    The Commission is abolished on the day after the report is
12submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly.
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.".