Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that it is a goal of the Highway Improvement Program that the percentage of mileage and bridges under State jurisdiction that are in acceptable condition be comparable throughout the State. Sets forth the method for allocating the funding for the Highway Improvement Program among highway districts 1 through 9. Provides that the Department shall publish and deliver to the Governor and General Assembly an Annual Highway Improvement Program within 60 days after the start of each fiscal year or of the enactment of the Department's highway construction appropriation for that fiscal year, whichever is later. Provides that the Auditor General shall review the performance of the Department every 2 years. Effective July 1, 2007.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.