Rep. Tim Butler

Filed: 4/19/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3032, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
6Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
7amended by changing Section 605-215 as follows:
8    (20 ILCS 605/605-215)
9    Sec. 605-215. Interagency Military Base Support and
10Economic Development Committee.
11    (a) To coordinate the State's activities on and to act as a
12communications center for issues relating to current and former
13military bases in the State, the Interagency Military Base
14Support and Economic Development Committee is created as an
15entity within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor:



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1        (1) To preserve, protect, expand, and attract new
2    military missions, assets, and installations to the State
3    of Illinois.
4        (2) To encourage defense related businesses to expand
5    or relocate to the State of Illinois.
6        (3) To identify emerging trends and support the
7    long-term viability of the military and defense industry in
8    Illinois.
9        (4) To assist Illinois communities who have been or
10    could be impacted by federal Base Realignment and Closure
11    actions or other military realignments.
12        (5) To be an information clearinghouse by providing
13    military installation information and recommendations to
14    enhance the military value of Illinois defense
15    installations to the Governor, General Assembly,
16    congressional delegation, and State and federal government
17    officials.
18    (b) The Committee shall be composed of the following 7 ex
19officio members or their designees: the Lieutenant Governor,
20the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the
21Secretary of Transportation, the Director of Natural
22Resources, the Director of the Environmental Protection
23Agency, the Director of Revenue, and the Adjutant General of
24the Department of Military Affairs. In addition, 4 members of
25the General Assembly shall be appointed, one each appointed by
26the President of the Senate, the Senate Minority Leader, the



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1Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority
2Leader of the House of Representatives. The chair and
3vice-chairs vice-chair of the committee, in consultation with
4the full Committee, shall appoint 10 8 public members to serve
5as representatives from the counties, or adjoining counties, of
6a current or former military base site as necessary to carry
7out the work of the Commission. The chair and vice-chairs of
8the Committee, in consultation with the other members of the
9Committee, shall also appoint up to 4 members having military
10veteran or defense industry backgrounds from across the State
11of Illinois. Additionally, the Adjutant General of the
12Department of Military Affairs shall also appoint one member
13who is a military veteran. Public member appointees and
14military veteran or defense industry appointees shall serve
154-year terms; however, for the initial terms of those members,
16half of them shall be appointed for terms of 2 years as the
17Lieutenant Governor shall determine.
18    (c) The Lieutenant Governor shall serve as chair of the
19Committee, and the Director of Commerce and Economic
20Opportunity shall serve as a vice-chair and shall oversee the
21administration of the Committee and its functions. The person
22appointed by the Adjutant General of the Department of Military
23Affairs shall also serve as a vice-chair of the Committee.
24Expenses necessary to carry out the function of the Committee
25shall be shared among the agencies represented on the Committee
26pursuant to an interagency agreement and from funds



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1appropriated for this purpose or from existing funds within the
2budgets of those agencies. General Assembly appointees shall
3serve for the duration of the General Assembly in which the
4appointee is appointed, but the appointee's term shall expire
5if the appointee no longer remains a member of that General
6Assembly. The Committee shall meet not less than quarterly. If
7an excused absence from a committee meeting is requested by an
8appointed member, such absence may be granted by the chair of
9the Committee. Any appointed member of the Committee who has at
10least 2 unexcused absences in a year shall no longer be a
11member of the Committee, and his or her replacement shall be
12appointed in the same manner as the member being replaced for
13the remainder of that member's current term.
14    (d) Each member of the Committee must request reimbursement
15from his or her individual agency for actual and necessary
16expenses incurred while performing his or her duties as a
17member of the Committee. Public members shall be reimbursed
18from funds appropriated to the Department for that purpose.
19    (e) The Committee shall provide advice and recommendations
20to the Department on the following:
21        (1) The formation of a strategic plan for State and
22    local military base retention, realignment, and reuse
23    efforts.
24        (2) The issues impacting current and former military
25    bases in the State, including infrastructure requirements,
26    environmental impact issues, military force structure



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1    possibilities, tax implications, property considerations,
2    and other issues requiring State agency coordination and
3    support.
4        (3) The status of community involvement and
5    participation in retention, realignment, and reuse efforts
6    and the community support for economic development before
7    and after a military base closing.
8        (4) The State's retention, realignment, and reuse
9    advocacy efforts on the federal level.
10        (5) The development of impact studies concerning the
11    closing of a base on the community, housing, the economy,
12    schools, and other public and private entities, including
13    additional economic development ideas to minimize the
14    impact in the event of the base closing.
15        (6) The development of future economic expansion plans
16    for areas that are subject to closure or realignment.
17    (f) The Committee, in cooperation with the Department,
18shall keep the Governor and General Assembly informed
19concerning the progress of military base retention,
20realignment, reuse, and economic development efforts in the
22    (g) The Committee shall serve as the central information
23clearinghouse for all military base reuse, retention, and
24realignment activities. This shall include: (i) serving as a
25liaison between the State and community organizations that
26support the long-term viability of military bases; (ii)



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1communicating with the State's congressional delegation; and
2(iii) generally coordinating with the public, governmental
3bodies, and officials in communicating about the future of
4military bases in the State.
5(Source: P.A. 94-674, eff. 8-23-05.)".