|Public Act 102-1088|
|SB3789 Enrolled||LRB102 24623 AWJ 33861 b|
AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act.
As used in this Act, "governmental
unit" includes all units of local government that may levy any
tax, except municipalities and counties.
Formation of committee; members; vacancy;
(a) Within one year after the effective date of this Act
and at least once every 10 years thereafter, each governmental
unit must form a committee to study local efficiencies and
report recommendations regarding efficiencies and increased
accountability to the county board in which the governmental
unit is located.
(b) Each committee's membership shall include the elected
or appointed members of the governing board of the
governmental unit; at least 2 residents of the governmental
unit, who are appointed by the chair of the board of the
governmental unit, with the advice and consent of the board;
and any chief executive officer or other officer of the
governmental unit. The committee shall be chaired by the
president or chief elected or appointed official of the
governing board of the governmental unit, or his or her
designee. The chairperson may appoint additional members to
the committee as he or she deems appropriate.
Committee members shall serve without compensation but may
be reimbursed by the governmental unit for their expenses
incurred in performing their duties.
(c) A committee may employ or use the services of
specialists in public administration and governmental
management and any other trained consultants, analysts,
investigators, and assistants it considers appropriate, and it
may seek assistance from community colleges and universities
as necessary to prepare the report required under Section 25.
(d) If a vacancy occurs in the committee membership, the
vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the appointments
under subsection (b).
(e) Each governmental unit shall provide administrative
and other support to its committee.
Duties of a committee.
The duties of a
committee include, but are not limited to, the study of the
governmental unit's governing statutes, ordinances, rules,
procedures, powers, jurisdiction, shared services,
intergovernmental agreements, and interrelationships with
other governmental units and the State. The committee shall
also collect data, research, and analysis as necessary to
prepare the report described in Section 25.
Each committee shall meet at least 3
times. The committee may meet during a regularly scheduled
meeting of the governmental unit as long as: (1) separate
notice is given in conformance with the Open Meetings Act; (2)
the committee meeting is listed as part of the board of the
governmental unit's agenda; and (3) at least a majority of the
members of the committee are present at the committee's
meeting. Each meeting of the committee shall be public, and
the committee shall provide an opportunity for any person to
be heard at the public hearings for at least 3 minutes. The
committee may require speakers to register. The committee
shall meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, and the
committee shall be a public body to which the Freedom of
Information Act applies.
At the conclusion of each meeting, the committee shall
conduct a survey of residents who attended asking for input on
the matters discussed at the meeting.
Each committee shall summarize its
work and findings within a written report, which shall include
recommendations in respect to increased accountability and
efficiency, and shall provide the report to the county board
in which the governmental unit is located no later than 18
months after the formation of the committee. The report shall
be made available to the public.
Dissolution of the committee.
committee has made the report required under Section 25
available to the public, the committee is dissolved until it
is reestablished with newly appointed members under Section
The School Code is amended by changing Section
17-1.1 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/17-1.1)
Shared service reporting and fiscal
(a) Annually, each school district shall complete a report
developed by the State Board of Education, to accompany the
annual financial report and to be published on the State Board
of Education's Internet website, that summarizes district
attempts to improve fiscal efficiency through shared services
or outsourcing in the prior fiscal year. The report must be
primarily in checklist form and approximately one page in
length. It shall include, but shall not be limited to, the
incidence of the following shared service options: insurance;
employee benefits; transportation; personnel recruitment;
shared personnel; technology services; energy purchasing;
supply and equipment purchasing; food services; legal
services; investment pools; special education cooperatives,
vocational cooperatives, and other shared educational
programs; curriculum planning; professional development;
custodial services; maintenance services; grounds maintenance
services; food services; grant writing; and science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program
offerings. The report shall also include a list of potential
shared services or outsourcing the district may consider or
investigate for the next fiscal year and any anticipated
barriers to implementation. This report must be approved by
the school board
at an open meeting that allows for public
it shall be
published on the Internet website of
the school district, if any.
(b) Based on data supplied by school districts through the
annual financial report, regional superintendents of schools
shall publish annually a regional report summarizing district
attempts to improve fiscal efficiency through shared services
or outsourcing within the educational service region. This
report shall include a list of all joint purchasing
initiatives, joint agreements between districts, attempts to
reduce or eliminate duplication of services and duplicative
expenditures, and identification of any overlapping regional
service delivery systems.
(c) For school districts required to develop and submit to
the State Board of Education a deficit reduction plan under
Section 17-1 of this Code, the regional superintendent of
schools and the school district shall jointly prepare a shared
services and outsourcing plan that considers actions that may
improve the district's fiscal efficiency and how future
savings associated with shared services or outsourcing are to
(Source: P.A. 97-357, eff. 1-1-12.)
The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.46 as follows:
(30 ILCS 805/8.46 new)
Notwithstanding Sections 6 and
8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for
the implementation of any mandate created by the Decennial
Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act.
This Act takes effect upon