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90_SC0003 ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 8 Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution concerning the passage of bills. Provides that after November 5, 1998, no portion of a bill may require a unit of local government or school district to expend additional public revenue unless the State appropriates the required additional funds, the bill passes by at least a three-fifths vote, the bill imposes a federal law that the unit of local government or school district would otherwise be required to meet by federal law or imposes a State or federal court order with no additional requirements imposed by the State, or the bill creates a criminal law or expands or modifies the application or enforcement of criminal law. Also applies to administrative rules, regulations, and actions absent express and specific authority by law. Does not apply to limits on the ability to raise revenue. Effective upon approval by the electors. LRB9000663KRks LRB9000663KRks 1 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY 4 OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 5 CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the 6 electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the 7 general election next occurring at least 6 months after the 8 adoption of this resolution a proposition to amend Section 8 9 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution as follows: 10 ARTICLE IV 11 THE LEGISLATURE 12 (ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 8) 13 SECTION 8. PASSAGE OF BILLS 14 (a) The enacting clause of the laws of this State shall 15 be: "Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 16 represented in the General Assembly." 17 (b) The General Assembly shall enact laws only by bill. 18 Bills may originate in either house, but may be amended or 19 rejected by the other. 20 (c) No bill shall become a law without the concurrence 21 of a majority of the members elected to each house. Final 22 passage of a bill shall be by record vote. In the Senate at 23 the request of two members, and in the House at the request 24 of five members, a record vote may be taken on any other 25 occasion. A record vote is a vote by yeas and nays entered on 26 the journal. 27 (d) A bill shall be read by title on three different 28 days in each house. A bill and each amendment thereto shall 29 be reproduced and placed on the desk of each member before 30 final passage. 31 Bills, except bills for appropriations and for the 32 codification, revision or rearrangement of laws, shall be -2- LRB9000663KRks 1 confined to one subject. Appropriation bills shall be limited 2 to the subject of appropriations. 3 A bill expressly amending a law shall set forth 4 completely the sections amended. 5 The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the 6 President of the Senate shall sign each bill that passes both 7 houses to certify that the procedural requirements for 8 passage have been met. 9 (e) After November 5, 1998, no portion of any bill shall 10 require a unit of local government or school district to 11 establish, expand, modify, or increase its programs, 12 activities, or services in such a way as to necessitate the 13 expenditure of additional public revenue by a unit of local 14 government or school district, unless at least one of the 15 following applies: 16 (1) the State appropriates additional funds to the 17 unit of local government or school district that fully 18 fund the additional expenditures necessary to carry out 19 the requirement for each year the requirement is in 20 effect; 21 (2) the bill passes with the concurrence of at 22 least three-fifths of the members elected to each house; 23 (3) that portion of the bill imposes a federal law 24 that the unit of local government or school district 25 would otherwise be required to meet by federal law or 26 imposes a State or federal court order, with no 27 additional requirements imposed by the State; or 28 (4) that portion of the bill creates, expands, or 29 modifies a specifically defined crime. 30 A law enacted after November 5, 1998 may not be the basis 31 for administrative rules, restrictions, or actions that 32 require a unit of local government or school district to 33 establish, expand, modify, or increase its programs, 34 activities, or services in such a way as to necessitate the -3- LRB9000663KRks 1 expenditure of additional public revenue by a unit of local 2 government or school district, unless the law authorizes the 3 rules, regulations, or actions. This subsection (e) does not 4 apply to any portion of a bill that limits or regulates the 5 ability of a unit of local government or school district to 6 raise revenue. 7 (Source: Illinois Constitution.) 8 SCHEDULE 9 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon approval 10 by the electors of this State.
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