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Full Text of HB0576  99th General Assembly



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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 amended
5by 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 as
12such officers, committee chairmen and committee minority
13spokesmen respectively, as set by the Compensation Review Board
14or, as follows, whichever is greater: Beginning the second
15Wednesday in January 1989, the Speaker and the minority leader
16of the House of Representatives and the President and the
17minority leader of the Senate, $16,000 each; the majority
18leader in the House of Representatives $13,500; 6 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 caucus
2chairman and minority caucus chairman in the Senate, $12,000
3each; and beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the
4majority conference chairman and the minority conference
5chairman in the House of Representatives, $10,500 each;
6beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the chairman
7and minority spokesman of each standing committee of the
8Senate, 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. A
13member who serves in more than one position as an officer,
14committee chairman, or committee minority spokesman shall
15receive only one additional amount based on the position paying
16the highest additional amount. The compensation provided for in
17this Section to be paid per year to members of the General
18Assembly, including the additional sums payable per year to
19officers of the General Assembly shall be paid in 12 equal
20monthly installments. The first such installment is payable on
21January 31, 1977. All subsequent equal monthly installments are
22payable on the last working day of the month. A member who has
23held office any part of a month is entitled to compensation for
24an entire month.
25    Mileage shall be paid at the rate of 20 cents per mile
26before January 9, 1985, and at the mileage allowance rate in



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1effect under regulations promulgated pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
25707(b)(2) beginning January 9, 1985, for the number of actual
3highway miles necessarily and conveniently traveled by the most
4feasible route to be present upon convening of the sessions of
5the General Assembly by such member in each and every trip
6during each session in going to and returning from the seat of
7government, to be computed by the Comptroller. A member
8traveling by public transportation for such purposes, however,
9shall be paid his actual cost of that transportation instead of
10on the mileage rate if his cost of public transportation
11exceeds the amount to which he would be entitled on a mileage
12basis. No member may be paid, whether on a mileage basis or for
13actual costs of public transportation, for more than one such
14trip for each week the General Assembly is actually in session.
15Each member shall also receive an allowance of $36 per day for
16lodging and meals while in attendance at sessions of the
17General Assembly before January 9, 1985; beginning January 9,
181985, such food and lodging allowance shall be equal to the
19amount per day permitted to be deducted for such expenses under
20the Internal Revenue Code; however, beginning May 31, 1995, no
21allowance for food and lodging while in attendance at sessions
22is authorized for periods of time after the last day in May of
23each calendar year, except (i) if the General Assembly is
24convened in special session by either the Governor or the
25presiding officers of both houses, as provided by subsection
26(b) of Section 5 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution or



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1(ii) if the General Assembly is convened to consider bills
2vetoed, item vetoed, reduced, or returned with specific
3recommendations for change by the Governor as provided in
4Section 9 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution. For
5fiscal year 2011 and for session days in fiscal years 2012,
62013, 2014, and 2015, and 2016 only (i) the allowance for
7lodging and meals is $111 per day and (ii) mileage for
8automobile travel shall be reimbursed at a rate of $0.39 per
10    Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
11beginning in fiscal year 2012, travel reimbursement for General
12Assembly members on non-session days shall be calculated using
13the guidelines set forth by the Legislative Travel Control
14Board, except that fiscal year 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and
152016 mileage reimbursement is set at a rate of $0.39 per mile.
16    If a member dies having received only a portion of the
17amount payable as compensation, the unpaid balance shall be
18paid to the surviving spouse of such member, or, if there be
19none, to the estate of such member.
20(Source: P.A. 97-71, eff. 6-30-11; 97-718, eff. 6-29-12; 98-30,
21eff. 6-24-13; 98-682, eff. 6-30-14.)
22    Section 10. The Compensation Review Act is amended by
23adding Section 6.3 as follows:
24    (25 ILCS 120/6.3 new)



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1    Sec. 6.3. FY16 COLAs prohibited. Notwithstanding any
2former or current provision of this Act, any other law, any
3report of the Compensation Review Board, or any resolution of
4the General Assembly to the contrary, members of the General
5Assembly, State's attorneys, other than the county supplement,
6elected executive branch constitutional officers of State
7government, and persons in certain appointed offices of State
8government, including the membership of State departments,
9agencies, boards, and commissions, whose annual compensation
10previously was recommended or determined by the Compensation
11Review Board, are prohibited from receiving and shall not
12receive any increase in compensation that would otherwise apply
13based on a cost of living adjustment, as authorized by Senate
14Joint Resolution 192 of the 86th General Assembly, for or
15during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.