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92_HB0129 LRB9201553TAtm 1 AN ACT in relation to the State budget. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Illinois Open Budgets Act. 6 Section 5. State Budget. On the first Wednesday in 7 March of each year, the Governor shall present to the General 8 Assembly a document to be known as the State budget. The 9 budget shall set forth for the ensuing fiscal year the 10 estimated balance of funds available for appropriation at the 11 beginning of the fiscal year, the estimated revenue from all 12 sources during the fiscal year, and a complete financial plan 13 for every department, agency, office, authority, State 14 college and university, and public and quasi-public 15 corporation and for all other public purposes for the fiscal 16 year. The budget shall not contain any recommendation that 17 moneys be appropriated from any portion of the estimated 18 available balance in the general funds of the State at the 19 beginning of the fiscal year that is less than the amount of 20 estimated spending under Section 25 of the State Finance Act. 21 The budget may not contain any recommendation that moneys be 22 appropriated so as to exceed estimated revenue for the fiscal 23 year, as determined under the Illinois Constitution and all 24 applicable Illinois statutes. 25 Section 10. Contents of the Budget. The budget shall be 26 prepared in the form and manner, and shall have the character 27 and scope, described in this Section. The budget shall 28 consist of 4 parts, the contents of which shall be as 29 follows: 30 (1) Budget Overview. The budget overview shall provide a -2- LRB9201553TAtm 1 summary of the budget, as it contains the Governor's fiscal 2 priorities for the State. The overview shall contain a full 3 and accurate description of any new programs, changes in 4 existing programs, new taxes or revenue sources, changes in 5 existing taxes and revenue sources, and other significant 6 changes in the fiscal policy of the State. The overview 7 shall contain tables reconciling aggregate estimates of 8 proposed revenues and expenditures. The overview shall 9 include a plan for meeting any deficit, whether by imposition 10 of new taxes, increased rates on existing taxes, imposition 11 of user fees, or other means. The overview shall include a 12 statement that the budget complies with the requirements of 13 the Illinois Constitution and all applicable Illinois 14 statutes. 15 (2) Budget Detail. Budget detail shall include the 16 following: 17 (a) Expenditure Plan. The budget shall contain the 18 Governor's plan for meeting all the expenditure needs of 19 the State for the fiscal year. The expenditure plan 20 shall contain the Governor's recommended appropriations 21 to every department, agency, office, authority, State 22 college and university, and public and quasi-public 23 corporation and for all other public purposes for the 24 fiscal year. The plan shall include summary tables 25 showing recommended appropriations by fund and major 26 object classification as described in Section 13 of the 27 State Finance Act. The plan shall include detailed 28 tables showing recommended appropriations by fund and 29 line item. The plan shall compare the recommended 30 appropriation for every line item with actual 31 expenditures for the last completed fiscal year and 32 estimated expenditures for the fiscal year in progress. 33 (b) Accountability Reports. The budget shall 34 include an accountability report for every department, -3- LRB9201553TAtm 1 agency, office, authority, State college and university, 2 and public and quasi-public corporation to which State 3 funds are appropriated for the last completed fiscal 4 year. The accountability reports shall be prepared in 5 the form and manner prescribed by the Director of the 6 Bureau of the Budget, and shall be submitted to the 7 Bureau at times designated by the Director. The reports 8 shall measure each department's performance based on 9 criteria, goals, and objectives established by the 10 department with the oversight and assistance of the 11 Bureau of the Budget, and shall include any 12 recommendations made by the Budget Advisory Panel or the 13 Auditor General. The primary objective of the reports 14 shall be to provide a full and complete accounting of the 15 cost of delivering services through the programs 16 administered by each department, including all activities 17 that contribute to that cost. 18 (c) Financial Statement. The budget shall include 19 a financial statement that describes in detail the 20 financial position of the State, and the estimated 21 revenue of the State during the budget year. The 22 statement shall include: 23 (i) An analysis of estimated revenue for the 24 budget year, classified according to sources and 25 funds, and compared to actual revenue received 26 during the last completed fiscal year and estimated 27 revenue for the fiscal year in progress. 28 (ii) An analysis of every appropriated fund in 29 the State treasury, including the budgetary balance 30 for the most recently completed fiscal year, the 31 estimated budgetary balance for the fiscal year in 32 progress, and the projected budgetary balance for 33 the budget year if the Governor's budget is adopted. 34 (iii) A full and accurate accounting of -4- LRB9201553TAtm 1 deferred obligations for all programs having a 2 definable base of claims or cases and all estimated 3 expenditures under Section 25 of the State Finance 4 Act for the fiscal year last completed, the fiscal 5 year in progress, and the budget year. 6 (iv) An analysis of the indebtedness of the 7 State, including all direct and indirect bonded 8 indebtedness and any lease or installment purchase 9 agreements over $250,000 with a term greater than 5 10 years. 11 (v) A statement of federal funds estimated to 12 be received during the budget year, and an analysis 13 of the programs for which the funds shall be used 14 and the amount of State revenue required to 15 implement the programs. 16 (d) Position and Employment Titles. The budget 17 shall include a table of position and employment titles 18 in each agency, including: the number of employees 19 having each title, the salary range for each title, and 20 the total salaries paid to employees having each title. 21 (e) Statistical and Economic Data. The budget 22 shall include such statistical and economic data as may 23 be necessary to document the underlying assumptions on 24 which the budget is based, and any other information the 25 Governor may deem necessary. 26 (3) Capital Development Plan. The budget shall include a 27 capital development plan containing the following information 28 on each capital project and program for which appropriations 29 are requested in the budget year or planned for the 30 subsequent 5 fiscal years: 31 (i) a description of overall purpose and need; 32 (ii) itemized costs of acquisition, lease, 33 construction, renovation, demolition, or other factors; 34 (iii) a description of the means and source of -5- LRB9201553TAtm 1 funding; 2 (iv) estimated operating and maintenance costs 3 after completion, and a description of a plan for meeting 4 these costs; 5 (v) a full and complete examination of alternative 6 financing mechanisms; 7 (vi) a full and complete examination of alternative 8 approaches to meeting the overall purpose or need; 9 (vii) a cost-benefit analysis of the project or 10 program in comparison with alternative financing 11 mechanisms and alternative approaches; and 12 (viii) a priority listing of projects and programs, 13 based on these factors. 14 The capital development plan shall document all cash 15 requirements and identify the principal and interest costs of 16 each project and program in the first and each subsequent 17 fiscal year. The plan shall also provide a detailed review of 18 current and completed capital projects, identifying public 19 improvements that should be sold, demolished, or otherwise 20 eliminated. 21 (4) Pension Funding Plan. The pension funding plan shall 22 contain the estimates or actual values of the assets and 23 liabilities of the General Assembly Retirement System, State 24 Employees' Retirement System of Illinois, State Universities 25 Retirement System, Teachers' Retirement System of the State 26 of Illinois, and Judges Retirement System of Illinois for the 27 last completed fiscal year, the fiscal year in progress, and 28 the budget year. The plan shall present a full and accurate 29 accounting of all obligations of each pension system, 30 including funding requirements under the Illinois Pension 31 Code and the amount that would be required to meet normal 32 cost plus interest on the unfunded liability, and set forth a 33 plan for funding those obligations in the budget year and 34 subsequent fiscal years. -6- LRB9201553TAtm 1 Section 15. Uniform Budget Request Forms. By January 1 2 of each year, every department, agency, office, authority, 3 State college and university, and public and quasi-public 4 corporation shall submit a budget request for the ensuing 5 fiscal year to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, the 6 4 legislative leaders, the Comptroller, and the Auditor 7 General. The estimates shall be provided on Uniform Budget 8 Request Forms prepared and supplied by the Director and 9 approved by the Open Budgets Conference. 10 Beginning January 1, 2002, all agencies shall submit 11 Uniform Budget Request Forms on diskette, in a manner and 12 format approved by the Open Budgets Conference. 13 Beginning January 1, 2003, all agencies shall submit 14 within their Unified Budget Request the accountability report 15 required by subdivision (2)(b) of Section 10 and a mission 16 statement setting forth the priorities of the agency, based 17 on the accountability report. 18 Section 20. Revenue Estimates. By January 15 of each 19 year, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget and the 20 Executive Director of the Illinois Economic and Fiscal 21 Commission shall submit a revenue estimate to the 4 leaders 22 of the General Assembly, the Comptroller, the Auditor 23 General, and the Illinois Balanced Budget Commission. The 24 revenue estimate shall include total income of the State for 25 the ensuing fiscal year, classified according to source and 26 fund, and compared with income actually received during the 27 last completed fiscal year and the estimated income to be 28 received during the fiscal year in progress. The revenue 29 estimate shall be accompanied by such statistical and 30 economic data as may be necessary to document the underlying 31 assumptions on which the estimate is based. 32 Section 25. Recommended Appropriations. The Governor -7- LRB9201553TAtm 1 shall submit to the General Assembly, simultaneously with the 2 budget, the appropriations recommended in the budget. The 3 Governor's recommended appropriations shall be prepared in 4 the form and manner, and shall have the character and scope, 5 described in this Section. The Governor's recommended 6 appropriations shall consist of 2 parts, the contents of 7 which shall be as follows: 8 (1) The Budget Bill. The Governor shall submit a 9 summary appropriation bill to be known as the Budget 10 Bill. The Budget Bill shall contain the total 11 recommended appropriations for every department, agency, 12 office, authority, State college and university, and 13 public and quasi-public corporation and for all other 14 public purposes for the fiscal year, categorized by fund. 15 The Budget Bill shall also contain a total of all 16 recommended appropriations, categorized by fund. The 17 total of all recommended appropriations from each fund 18 contained in the Budget Bill shall not exceed estimated 19 revenue for the fiscal year, as determined under the 20 Illinois Constitution and all applicable Illinois 21 statutes. 22 (2) Appropriation Bills. The Governor shall submit 23 one or more appropriation bills for each Code Department 24 and State college or university and one or more 25 appropriation bills containing all other recommended 26 appropriations. The appropriation bills shall contain 27 the appropriations recommended in the budget in line item 28 detail. The total amount of appropriations from any fund 29 for each department, agency, office, authority, State 30 college and university, and public and quasi-public 31 corporation and for all other public purposes contained 32 in one or more appropriation bills shall not be greater 33 than the amount contained in the Budget Bill for that 34 agency. -8- LRB9201553TAtm 1 The Governor shall submit recommended appropriations for 2 fiscal year 2003 and subsequent fiscal years both in printed 3 form and on diskette, in a manner and format approved by the 4 Open Budgets Conference. 5 Section 30. Budget Advisory Panel. There is created a 6 Budget Advisory Panel, consisting of 10 representatives of 7 private business and industry appointed 2 each by the 8 Governor, President and Minority Leader of the Senate, and 9 Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. 10 Any individuals who were members of the Budget Advisory Panel 11 created under Section 50-15 of the Civil Administrative Code 12 of Illinois at the time of that Section's repeal shall 13 automatically become members of the Budget Advisory Panel 14 created under this Section. The Budget Advisory Panel shall 15 aid the Bureau of the Budget in the establishment of the 16 criteria, goals, and objectives by State agencies for use in 17 measuring their performance in accountability reports 18 required by subdivision (2)(b) of Section 10. The Budget 19 Advisory Panel shall also assist the Bureau of the Budget in 20 reviewing accountability reports and assessing the 21 effectiveness of each agency's performance measures. The 22 Budget Advisory Panel shall submit to the Bureau of the 23 Budget a report of its activities and recommendations for 24 changes in accountability reports no later than September 1 25 of each year. 26 The Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall select not 27 more than 3 State agencies for a pilot program implementing 28 accountability reports for budget requests for the fiscal 29 year 2003. Each of the agencies selected shall submit 30 accountability reports with their Unified Budget Request 31 Forms for that fiscal year. 32 Section 35. Open Budgets Conference. The Open Budgets -9- LRB9201553TAtm 1 Conference is created, consisting of the Director of the 2 Bureau of the Budget and the Governor, Comptroller, Auditor 3 General, President of the Senate, Senate Minority Leader, 4 Speaker of the House, and House Minority Leader, or their 5 designees. The Conference shall meet from time to time as 6 necessary to fulfill its duties. By September 1, 2001, the 7 Conference shall approve Unified Budget Request Forms and 8 provide an approved format for agencies to submit the forms 9 on diskette. By January 1, 2002, the Conference shall 10 approve a format for the Governor to submit recommended 11 appropriations on diskette. 12 Section 40. Review by Auditor General. The Auditor 13 General shall review, simultaneously with financial and 14 compliance audits, the accountability reports of every 15 agency, and make recommendations for improving the reports. 16 (15 ILCS 20/50-5 rep.) 17 (15 ILCS 20/50-10 rep.) 18 (15 ILCS 20/50-15 rep.) 19 Section 990. The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois 20 is amended by repealing Sections 50-5, 50-10, and 50-15. 21 (30 ILCS 105/13.4 rep.) 22 Section 995. The State Finance Act is amended by 23 repealing Section 13.4. 24 Section 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 25 becoming law.
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