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Full Text of HB2483  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi


25 ILCS 115/1  from Ch. 63, par. 14
25 ILCS 120/6.7 new

    Amends the General Assembly Compensation Act. Establishes the fiscal year 2022 mileage reimbursement rate and allowance for lodging and meals. Amends the Compensation Review Act. Prohibits cost-of-living adjustments for or during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 for State government legislative and executive elected officers and appointees in positions for which the Compensation Review Board previously recommended or determined compensation. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The General Assembly Compensation Act is
5amended by changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (25 ILCS 115/1)  (from Ch. 63, par. 14)
7    Sec. 1. Each member of the General Assembly shall receive
8an annual salary of $28,000 or as set by the Compensation
9Review Board, whichever is greater. The following named
10officers, committee chairmen and committee minority spokesmen
11shall receive additional amounts per year for their services
12as such officers, committee chairmen and committee minority
13spokesmen respectively, as set by the Compensation Review
14Board or, as follows, whichever is greater: Beginning the
15second Wednesday in January 1989, the Speaker and the minority
16leader of the House of Representatives and the President and
17the minority leader of the Senate, $16,000 each; the majority
18leader in the House of Representatives $13,500; 5 assistant
19majority leaders and 5 assistant minority leaders in the
20Senate, $12,000 each; 6 assistant majority leaders and 6
21assistant minority leaders in the House of Representatives,
22$10,500 each; 2 Deputy Majority leaders in the House of
23Representatives $11,500 each; and 2 Deputy Minority leaders in



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1the House of Representatives, $11,500 each; the majority
2caucus chairman and minority caucus chairman in the Senate,
3$12,000 each; and beginning the second Wednesday in January,
41989, the majority conference chairman and the minority
5conference chairman in the House of Representatives, $10,500
6each; beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the
7chairman and minority spokesman of each standing committee of
8the Senate, except the Rules Committee, the Committee on
9Committees, and the Committee on Assignment of Bills, $6,000
10each; and beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the
11chairman and minority spokesman of each standing and select
12committee of the House of Representatives, $6,000 each; and
13beginning fiscal year 2020, the majority leader in the Senate,
14an amount equal to the majority leader in the House. A member
15who serves in more than one position as an officer, committee
16chairman, or committee minority spokesman shall receive only
17one additional amount based on the position paying the highest
18additional amount. The compensation provided for in this
19Section to be paid per year to members of the General Assembly,
20including the additional sums payable per year to officers of
21the General Assembly shall be paid in 12 equal monthly
22installments. The first such installment is payable on January
2331, 1977. All subsequent equal monthly installments are
24payable on the last working day of the month. A member who has
25held office any part of a month is entitled to compensation for
26an entire month.



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1    Mileage shall be paid at the rate of 20 cents per mile
2before January 9, 1985, and at the mileage allowance rate in
3effect under regulations promulgated pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
45707(b)(2) beginning January 9, 1985, for the number of actual
5highway miles necessarily and conveniently traveled by the
6most feasible route to be present upon convening of the
7sessions of the General Assembly by such member in each and
8every trip during each session in going to and returning from
9the seat of government, to be computed by the Comptroller. A
10member traveling by public transportation for such purposes,
11however, shall be paid his actual cost of that transportation
12instead of on the mileage rate if his cost of public
13transportation exceeds the amount to which he would be
14entitled on a mileage basis. No member may be paid, whether on
15a mileage basis or for actual costs of public transportation,
16for more than one such trip for each week the General Assembly
17is actually in session. Each member shall also receive an
18allowance of $36 per day for lodging and meals while in
19attendance at sessions of the General Assembly before January
209, 1985; beginning January 9, 1985, such food and lodging
21allowance shall be equal to the amount per day permitted to be
22deducted for such expenses under the Internal Revenue Code;
23however, beginning May 31, 1995, no allowance for food and
24lodging while in attendance at sessions is authorized for
25periods of time after the last day in May of each calendar
26year, except (i) if the General Assembly is convened in



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1special session by either the Governor or the presiding
2officers of both houses, as provided by subsection (b) of
3Section 5 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution or (ii) if
4the General Assembly is convened to consider bills vetoed,
5item vetoed, reduced, or returned with specific
6recommendations for change by the Governor as provided in
7Section 9 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution. For
8fiscal year 2011 and for session days in fiscal years 2012,
92013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, and 2022 only (i)
10the allowance for lodging and meals is $111 per day and (ii)
11mileage for automobile travel shall be reimbursed at a rate of
12$0.39 per mile.
13    Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
14contrary, beginning in fiscal year 2012, travel reimbursement
15for General Assembly members on non-session days shall be
16calculated using the guidelines set forth by the Legislative
17Travel Control Board, except that fiscal year 2012, 2013,
182014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, and 2022 mileage
19reimbursement is set at a rate of $0.39 per mile.
20    If a member dies having received only a portion of the
21amount payable as compensation, the unpaid balance shall be
22paid to the surviving spouse of such member, or, if there be
23none, to the estate of such member.
24(Source: P.A. 100-25, eff. 7-26-17; 100-587, eff. 6-4-18;
25101-10, eff. 6-5-19; revised 7-17-19.)



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1    Section 10. The Compensation Review Act is amended by
2adding Section 6.7 as follows:
3    (25 ILCS 120/6.7 new)
4    Sec. 6.7. FY22 COLAs prohibited. Notwithstanding any
5former or current provision of this Act, any other law, any
6report of the Compensation Review Board, or any resolution of
7the General Assembly to the contrary, members of the General
8Assembly, State's attorneys, other than the county supplement,
9elected executive branch constitutional officers of State
10government, and persons in certain appointed offices of State
11government, including the membership of State departments,
12agencies, boards, and commissions, whose annual compensation
13previously was recommended or determined by the Compensation
14Review Board, are prohibited from receiving and shall not
15receive any increase in compensation that would otherwise
16apply based on a cost of living adjustment, as authorized by
17Senate Joint Resolution 192 of the 86th General Assembly, for
18or during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021.
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.