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Full Text of HB0576  99th General Assembly


Rep. Michael J. Madigan

Filed: 7/28/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 576 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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 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



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1minority leader of the Senate, $16,000 each; the majority
2leader in the House of Representatives $13,500; 6 assistant
3majority leaders and 5 assistant minority leaders in the
4Senate, $12,000 each; 6 assistant majority leaders and 6
5assistant minority leaders in the House of Representatives,
6$10,500 each; 2 Deputy Majority leaders in the House of
7Representatives $11,500 each; and 2 Deputy Minority leaders in
8the House of Representatives, $11,500 each; the majority caucus
9chairman and minority caucus chairman in the Senate, $12,000
10each; and beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the
11majority conference chairman and the minority conference
12chairman in the House of Representatives, $10,500 each;
13beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the chairman
14and minority spokesman of each standing committee of the
15Senate, except the Rules Committee, the Committee on
16Committees, and the Committee on Assignment of Bills, $6,000
17each; and beginning the second Wednesday in January, 1989, the
18chairman and minority spokesman of each standing and select
19committee of the House of Representatives, $6,000 each. A
20member who serves in more than one position as an officer,
21committee chairman, or committee minority spokesman shall
22receive only one additional amount based on the position paying
23the highest additional amount. The compensation provided for in
24this Section to be paid per year to members of the General
25Assembly, including the additional sums payable per year to
26officers of the General Assembly shall be paid in 12 equal



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1monthly installments. The first such installment is payable on
2January 31, 1977. All subsequent equal monthly installments are
3payable on the last working day of the month. A member who has
4held office any part of a month is entitled to compensation for
5an entire month.
6    Mileage shall be paid at the rate of 20 cents per mile
7before January 9, 1985, and at the mileage allowance rate in
8effect under regulations promulgated pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
95707(b)(2) beginning January 9, 1985, for the number of actual
10highway miles necessarily and conveniently traveled by the most
11feasible route to be present upon convening of the sessions of
12the General Assembly by such member in each and every trip
13during each session in going to and returning from the seat of
14government, to be computed by the Comptroller. A member
15traveling by public transportation for such purposes, however,
16shall be paid his actual cost of that transportation instead of
17on the mileage rate if his cost of public transportation
18exceeds the amount to which he would be entitled on a mileage
19basis. No member may be paid, whether on a mileage basis or for
20actual costs of public transportation, for more than one such
21trip for each week the General Assembly is actually in session.
22Each member shall also receive an allowance of $36 per day for
23lodging and meals while in attendance at sessions of the
24General Assembly before January 9, 1985; beginning January 9,
251985, such food and lodging allowance shall be equal to the
26amount per day permitted to be deducted for such expenses under



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1the Internal Revenue Code; however, beginning May 31, 1995, no
2allowance for food and lodging while in attendance at sessions
3is authorized for periods of time after the last day in May of
4each calendar year, except (i) if the General Assembly is
5convened in special session by either the Governor or the
6presiding officers of both houses, as provided by subsection
7(b) of Section 5 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution or
8(ii) if the General Assembly is convened to consider bills
9vetoed, item vetoed, reduced, or returned with specific
10recommendations for change by the Governor as provided in
11Section 9 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution. For
12fiscal year 2011 and for session days in fiscal years 2012,
132013, 2014, and 2015, and 2016 only (i) the allowance for
14lodging and meals is $111 per day and (ii) mileage for
15automobile travel shall be reimbursed at a rate of $0.39 per
17    Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
18beginning in fiscal year 2012, travel reimbursement for General
19Assembly members on non-session days shall be calculated using
20the guidelines set forth by the Legislative Travel Control
21Board, except that fiscal year 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and
222016 mileage reimbursement is set at a rate of $0.39 per mile.
23    If a member dies having received only a portion of the
24amount payable as compensation, the unpaid balance shall be
25paid to the surviving spouse of such member, or, if there be
26none, to the estate of such member.



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1(Source: P.A. 97-71, eff. 6-30-11; 97-718, eff. 6-29-12; 98-30,
2eff. 6-24-13; 98-682, eff. 6-30-14.)
3    Section 10. The Compensation Review Act is amended by
4adding Section 6.3 as follows:
5    (25 ILCS 120/6.3 new)
6    Sec. 6.3. FY16 COLAs prohibited. Notwithstanding any
7former or current provision of this Act, any other law, any
8report of the Compensation Review Board, or any resolution of
9the General Assembly to the contrary, members of the General
10Assembly, State's attorneys, other than the county supplement,
11elected executive branch constitutional officers of State
12government, and persons in certain appointed offices of State
13government, including the membership of State departments,
14agencies, boards, and commissions, whose annual compensation
15previously was recommended or determined by the Compensation
16Review Board, are prohibited from receiving and shall not
17receive any increase in compensation that would otherwise apply
18based on a cost of living adjustment, as authorized by Senate
19Joint Resolution 192 of the 86th General Assembly, for or
20during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.".