100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Thomas Morrison
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
Creates the Illinois District Consolidation Commission Act. Creates
the Illinois District Consolidation Commission for the purpose of
recommending what school districts in the State to consolidate, with a goal
of reducing the total number of school districts in the State by at least
60%. Requires all State agencies to assist the Commission as reasonably
necessary, and provides that the State Board of Education shall provide
administrative and other support. Sets forth requirements concerning
membership and powers. Requires the Commission to issue a report concerning
recommended consolidations by November 6, 2017. Requires the Commission to
submit proposed legislation to the General Assembly enacting the proposed
consolidations by November 6, 2017. Requires the General Assembly to vote
on the legislation. Provides that the Commission shall spend no more than
$1,000,000 on expenses. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois
District Consolidation Commission Fund as a special fund in the State
treasury. Repeals the Act January 1, 2019. Contains a severability clause.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois District Consolidation Commission Act.
As used in this Act, "Commission"
means the Illinois District Consolidation Commission created
under this Act.
Illinois District Consolidation Commission.
(a) The Illinois District Consolidation Commission is
created for the purpose of recommending what school districts
in the State to consolidate, with a goal of reducing the total
number of school districts in the State by at least 60%.
(b) All State agencies shall assist the Commission as
reasonably necessary to fulfill its goal.
(c) The State Board of Education shall provide
administrative and other support to the Commission as needed.
(a) The Commission shall consist of 9 members, to be
appointed as follows:
(1) Two individuals appointed by the Speaker of the