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Full Text of HB4228  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Decennial Committees on Local Government
5Efficiency Act is amended by changing Sections 5, 10, 20, and
625 as follows:
7    (50 ILCS 70/5)
8    Sec. 5. Definitions Definition. As used in this Act: ,
9    "Governing board" means the governing body of a
10governmental unit. If the governmental unit is a road
11district, then "governing board" means the governing body of
12the road district, as provided in Division 1 of Article 6 of
13the Illinois Highway Code, including, but not limited to, the
14highway board of auditors, the highway commissioner of a
15township road district, the township board of trustees, the
16city council, the municipal president and board of trustees,
17or the county board, as applicable.
18    "Governmental unit" means all entities that levy taxes and
19are also units of local government, as defined in Section 1 of
20Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, governmental unit"
21includes all units of local government that may levy any tax,
22except municipalities and counties.
23(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)



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1    (50 ILCS 70/10)
2    Sec. 10. Formation of committee; members; vacancy;
3administrative support.
4    (a) By June 10, 2023 ( Within one year after the effective
5date of this Act) and at least once every 10 years after June
610, 2023 thereafter, each governmental unit must form a
7committee to study local efficiencies and report
8recommendations regarding efficiencies and increased
9accountability to the county board in which the governmental
10unit is located.
11    (b) Each committee's membership shall include the elected
12or appointed members of the governing board of the
13governmental unit; at least 2 residents within the territory
14served by of the governmental unit, who are appointed by the
15chair of the governing board of the governmental unit, with
16the advice and consent of the governing board; and any chief
17executive officer or other officer of the governmental unit.
18The committee shall be chaired by the president or chief
19elected or appointed official of the governing board of the
20governmental unit, or his or her designee. The chairperson may
21appoint additional members to the committee as the chairperson
22he or she deems appropriate.
23    Committee members shall serve without compensation but may
24be reimbursed by the governmental unit for their expenses
25incurred in performing their duties.



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1    (b-5) In lieu of the committee described in subsection
2(a), a highway commissioner of a township road district in a
3county with a population under 400,000 and the township board
4of the same township may form a joint committee for the
5purposes described in subsection (a). That joint committee
6shall include: the township trustees; the highway
7commissioner; at least 2 residents of the territory served by
8the governmental unit appointed by the township supervisor
9with the advice and consent of the township board; at least one
10resident of the governmental unit appointed by the highway
11commissioner; and the township supervisor. The joint committee
12shall be chaired by the township supervisor and shall issue a
13joint report with 2 sections, one section for the township and
14one section for the road district. Except with respect to its
15composition and report, the joint committee shall otherwise
16comply with subsection (b). References in this Act to a
17"committee" shall also include a joint committee formed under
18this subsection.
19    (c) A committee may employ or use the services of
20specialists in public administration and governmental
21management and any other trained consultants, analysts,
22investigators, and assistants it considers appropriate, and it
23may seek assistance from community colleges and universities
24as necessary to prepare the report required under Section 25.
25    (d) If a vacancy occurs in the committee membership, the
26vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the appointments



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1under subsection (b).
2    (e) Each governmental unit shall provide administrative
3and other support to its committee.
4(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)
5    (50 ILCS 70/20)
6    Sec. 20. Meetings. Each committee shall meet at least 3
7times. The committee may meet during a regularly scheduled
8meeting of the governmental unit as long as: (1) separate
9notice is given in conformance with the Open Meetings Act; (2)
10the committee meeting is listed as part of the governing
11board's board of the governmental unit's agenda; and (3) at
12least a majority of the members of the committee are present at
13the committee's meeting. Each meeting of the committee shall
14be public, and the committee shall provide an opportunity for
15any person to be heard at the public hearings for at least 3
16minutes. The committee may require speakers to register. The
17committee shall meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act,
18and the committee shall be a public body to which the Freedom
19of Information Act applies.
20    At the conclusion of each meeting, the committee shall
21conduct a survey of residents who attended asking for input on
22the matters discussed at the meeting. A survey conducted via
23email to all residents who attended the meeting and provided a
24valid email address will be sufficient to satisfy the
25requirements of this paragraph.



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1(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)
2    (50 ILCS 70/25)
3    Sec. 25. Report. Each committee shall summarize its work
4and findings within a written report, which shall include
5recommendations in respect to increased accountability and
6efficiency, and shall provide the report to the administrative
7office of each county board in which the governmental unit is
8located no later than 18 months after the formation of the
9committee. The report shall be made available to the public.
10    For purposes of this Section, if a governmental unit is
11located in multiple counties, the committee may, if required,
12provide the same report to the county board of each of those
14(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)
15    Section 10. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
16Section 8.47 as follows:
17    (30 ILCS 805/8.47 new)
18    Sec. 8.47. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and
198 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for
20the implementation of any mandate created by the Decennial
21Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act.
22    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23becoming law.