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Full Text of SB0003  99th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced 1/15/2015, by Sen. Dan Kotowski


15 ILCS 20/50-5
15 ILCS 20/50-25
15 ILCS 20/50-27

    Amends the State Budget Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Governor's Office of Management and Budget to post on its official website the Governor's submitted budget within one week of its submission. Provides that all outcomes for Statewide prioritized budget goals shall be further defined into sub-outcomes. Provides that the report submitted by the commission established by the Governor outlining how to achieve those goals and outcomes shall include all sub-outcomes and must be posted on the Governor's Office of Management and Budget's official website by the January 1 following the report's November 1 submission date. Provides that the working group created to make the State budgeting process the most transparent shall report its findings to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the commission by January 1, 2016 (currently, January 1, 2015). Extends the date of repeal of the working group from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017.

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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 State Budget Law of the Civil Administrative
5Code of Illinois is amended by changing Sections 50-5, 50-25
6and 50-27 as follows:
7    (15 ILCS 20/50-5)
8    Sec. 50-5. Governor to submit State budget.
9    (a) The Governor shall, as soon as possible and not later
10than the second Wednesday in March in 2010 (March 10, 2010),
11the third Wednesday in February in 2011, the fourth Wednesday
12in February in 2012 (February 22, 2012), the first Wednesday in
13March in 2013 (March 6, 2013), the fourth Wednesday in March in
142014 (March 26, 2014), and the third Wednesday in February of
15each year thereafter, except as otherwise provided in this
16Section, submit a State budget, embracing therein the amounts
17recommended by the Governor to be appropriated to the
18respective departments, offices, and institutions, and for all
19other public purposes, the estimated revenues from taxation,
20and the estimated revenues from sources other than taxation.
21Within one week of the Governor's submission of the State
22budget, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall
23post the budget on its official website. Except with respect to



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1the capital development provisions of the State budget,
2beginning with the revenue estimates prepared for fiscal year
32012, revenue estimates shall be based solely on: (i) revenue
4sources (including non-income resources), rates, and levels
5that exist as of the date of the submission of the State budget
6for the fiscal year and (ii) revenue sources (including
7non-income resources), rates, and levels that have been passed
8by the General Assembly as of the date of the submission of the
9State budget for the fiscal year and that are authorized to
10take effect in that fiscal year. Except with respect to the
11capital development provisions of the State budget, the
12Governor shall determine available revenue, deduct the cost of
13essential government services, including, but not limited to,
14pension payments and debt service, and assign a percentage of
15the remaining revenue to each statewide prioritized goal, as
16established in Section 50-25 of this Law, taking into
17consideration the proposed goals set forth in the report of the
18Commission established under that Section. The Governor shall
19also demonstrate how spending priorities for the fiscal year
20fulfill those statewide goals. The amounts recommended by the
21Governor for appropriation to the respective departments,
22offices and institutions shall be formulated according to each
23department's, office's, and institution's ability to
24effectively deliver services that meet the established
25statewide goals. The amounts relating to particular functions
26and activities shall be further formulated in accordance with



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1the object classification specified in Section 13 of the State
2Finance Act. In addition, the amounts recommended by the
3Governor for appropriation shall take into account each State
4agency's effectiveness in achieving its prioritized goals for
5the previous fiscal year, as set forth in Section 50-25 of this
6Law, giving priority to agencies and programs that have
7demonstrated a focus on the prevention of waste and the maximum
8yield from resources.
9    Beginning in fiscal year 2011, the Governor shall
10distribute written quarterly financial reports on operating
11funds, which may include general, State, or federal funds and
12may include funds related to agencies that have significant
13impacts on State operations, and budget statements on all
14appropriated funds to the General Assembly and the State
15Comptroller. The reports shall be submitted no later than 45
16days after the last day of each quarter of the fiscal year and
17shall be posted on the Governor's Office of Management and
18Budget's website on the same day. The reports shall be prepared
19and presented for each State agency and on a statewide level in
20an executive summary format that may include, for the fiscal
21year to date, individual itemizations for each significant
22revenue type as well as itemizations of expenditures and
23obligations, by agency, with an appropriate level of detail.
24The reports shall include a calculation of the actual total
25budget surplus or deficit for the fiscal year to date. The
26Governor shall also present periodic budget addresses



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1throughout the fiscal year at the invitation of the General
3    The Governor shall not propose expenditures and the General
4Assembly shall not enact appropriations that exceed the
5resources estimated to be available, as provided in this
6Section. Appropriations may be adjusted during the fiscal year
7by means of one or more supplemental appropriation bills if any
8State agency either fails to meet or exceeds the goals set
9forth in Section 50-25 of this Law.
10    For the purposes of Article VIII, Section 2 of the 1970
11Illinois Constitution, the State budget for the following funds
12shall be prepared on the basis of revenue and expenditure
13measurement concepts that are in concert with generally
14accepted accounting principles for governments:
15        (1) General Revenue Fund.
16        (2) Common School Fund.
17        (3) Educational Assistance Fund.
18        (4) Road Fund.
19        (5) Motor Fuel Tax Fund.
20        (6) Agricultural Premium Fund.
21    These funds shall be known as the "budgeted funds". The
22revenue estimates used in the State budget for the budgeted
23funds shall include the estimated beginning fund balance, plus
24revenues estimated to be received during the budgeted year,
25plus the estimated receipts due the State as of June 30 of the
26budgeted year that are expected to be collected during the



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1lapse period following the budgeted year, minus the receipts
2collected during the first 2 months of the budgeted year that
3became due to the State in the year before the budgeted year.
4Revenues shall also include estimated federal reimbursements
5associated with the recognition of Section 25 of the State
6Finance Act liabilities. For any budgeted fund for which
7current year revenues are anticipated to exceed expenditures,
8the surplus shall be considered to be a resource available for
9expenditure in the budgeted fiscal year.
10    Expenditure estimates for the budgeted funds included in
11the State budget shall include the costs to be incurred by the
12State for the budgeted year, to be paid in the next fiscal
13year, excluding costs paid in the budgeted year which were
14carried over from the prior year, where the payment is
15authorized by Section 25 of the State Finance Act. For any
16budgeted fund for which expenditures are expected to exceed
17revenues in the current fiscal year, the deficit shall be
18considered as a use of funds in the budgeted fiscal year.
19    Revenues and expenditures shall also include transfers
20between funds that are based on revenues received or costs
21incurred during the budget year.
22    Appropriations for expenditures shall also include all
23anticipated statutory continuing appropriation obligations
24that are expected to be incurred during the budgeted fiscal
26    By March 15 of each year, the Commission on Government



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1Forecasting and Accountability shall prepare revenue and fund
2transfer estimates in accordance with the requirements of this
3Section and report those estimates to the General Assembly and
4the Governor.
5    For all funds other than the budgeted funds, the proposed
6expenditures shall not exceed funds estimated to be available
7for the fiscal year as shown in the budget. Appropriation for a
8fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General
9Assembly to be available during that year.
10    (b) By February 24, 2010, the Governor must file a written
11report with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the
12House of Representatives containing the following:
13        (1) for fiscal year 2010, the revenues for all budgeted
14    funds, both actual to date and estimated for the full
15    fiscal year;
16        (2) for fiscal year 2010, the expenditures for all
17    budgeted funds, both actual to date and estimated for the
18    full fiscal year;
19        (3) for fiscal year 2011, the estimated revenues for
20    all budgeted funds, including without limitation the
21    affordable General Revenue Fund appropriations, for the
22    full fiscal year; and
23        (4) for fiscal year 2011, an estimate of the
24    anticipated liabilities for all budgeted funds, including
25    without limitation the affordable General Revenue Fund
26    appropriations, debt service on bonds issued, and the



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1    State's contributions to the pension systems, for the full
2    fiscal year.
3    Between July 1 and August 31 of each fiscal year, the
4members of the General Assembly and members of the public may
5make written budget recommendations to the Governor.
6    Beginning with budgets prepared for fiscal year 2013, the
7budgets submitted by the Governor and appropriations made by
8the General Assembly for all executive branch State agencies
9must adhere to a method of budgeting where each priority must
10be justified each year according to merit rather than according
11to the amount appropriated for the preceding year.
12(Source: P.A. 97-669, eff. 1-13-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-2,
13eff. 2-19-13; 98-626, eff. 2-5-14.)
14    (15 ILCS 20/50-25)
15    Sec. 50-25. Statewide prioritized goals. For fiscal year
162012 and each fiscal year thereafter, prior to the submission
17of the State budget, the Governor, in consultation with the
18appropriation committees of the General Assembly and,
19beginning with budgets prepared for fiscal year 2013, the
20commission established under this Section, shall: (i)
21prioritize outcomes that are most important for each State
22agency of the executive branch under the jurisdiction of the
23Governor to achieve for the next fiscal year and (ii) set goals
24to accomplish those outcomes according to the priority of the
25outcome. There must be a reasonable number of annually defined



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1statewide goals defining State priorities for the budget. Each
2goal shall be further defined to facilitate success in
3achieving that goal. Each outcome shall be further defined into
4sub-outcomes to facilitate success in achieving that outcome.
5No later than July 31 of each fiscal year beginning in fiscal
6year 2012, the Governor shall establish a commission for the
7purpose of advising the Governor in setting those outcomes and
8goals, including the timeline for achieving those outcomes and
9goals. The commission shall be a well-balanced group and shall
10be a manageable size. The commission shall hold at least 2
11public meetings during each fiscal year. One meeting shall be
12held in the City of Chicago and one meeting shall be held in
13the City of Springfield. By November 1 of each year, the
14commission shall submit a report to the Governor and the
15General Assembly setting forth recommendations with respect to
16the Governor's proposed sub-outcomes, outcomes, and goals. The
17report shall be published on the Governor's Office of
18Management and Budget's website by the January 1 following the
19commission's submission of its report. In its report, the
20commission shall propose a percentage of the total budget to be
21assigned to each proposed outcome and goal. The commission
22shall also review existing mandated expenditures and include in
23its report recommendations for the termination of mandated
24expenditures. The General Assembly may object to the
25commission's report by passing a joint resolution detailing the
26General Assembly's objections.



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1    In addition, each other constitutional officer of the
2executive branch, in consultation with the appropriation
3committees of the General Assembly, shall: (i) prioritize
4outcomes that are most important for his or her office to
5achieve for the next fiscal year and (ii) set goals to
6accomplish those outcomes according to the priority of the
7outcome. The Governor and each constitutional officer shall
8separately conduct performance analyses to determine which
9programs, strategies, and activities will best achieve those
10desired outcomes. The Governor shall recommend that
11appropriations be made to State agencies and officers for the
12next fiscal year based on the agreed upon goals and priorities.
13Each agency and officer may develop its own strategies for
14meeting those goals and shall review and analyze those
15strategies on a regular basis. The Governor shall also
16implement procedures to measure annual progress toward the
17State's highest priority outcomes and shall develop a statewide
18reporting system that compares the actual results with budgeted
19results. Those performance measures and results shall be posted
20on the State Comptroller's website, and compiled for
21distribution in the Comptroller's Public Accountability
22Report, as is currently the practice on the effective date of
23this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
24(Source: P.A. 96-958, eff. 7-1-10; 96-1529, eff. 2-16-11.)
25    (15 ILCS 20/50-27)



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1    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
2    Sec. 50-27. Budgeting process; working group. On July 1,
32013, or as soon thereafter as possible, the commission
4described in Section 50-25 shall create a working group
5consisting of members of the commission for the purpose of
6developing a plan to make the State budgeting process the most
7transparent, publicly-accessible budgeting process in the
8nation. The working group shall study proposals related to
9transparency and accessibility in the budgeting process and
10shall report its findings to the Governor, the General
11Assembly, and the commission no later than January 1, 2016
122015. The working group may consult with the Director of
13Revenue, the State Comptroller, and the State Treasurer, and
14the Director of Revenue, the State Comptroller, and the State
15Treasurer shall cooperate with the working group. This Section
16is repealed on January 1, 2017 2016.
17(Source: P.A. 98-580, eff. 1-1-14.)