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Public Act 102-1009


Public Act 1009 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-1009
SB3179 EnrolledLRB102 23017 SPS 32171 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Center for Geographic Information Act.
    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Center" means the Illinois Center for Geographic
    "Committee" means the Intergovernmental Advisory
    Section 10. Illinois Center for Geographic Information.
Subject to appropriation, the Illinois Center for Geographic
Information is created within the Prairie Research Institute
at the University of Illinois. The general management,
control, and operation of the Center shall be within the
University of Illinois. The University of Illinois may provide
for a Geographic Information Officer to manage the Center and
designate his or her duties and compensation.
    Section 15. Purpose.
    (a) The Center shall evaluate proposals, in consultation
with the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, and make
recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on the
efficient development, use, and funding of geographic
information management technology for State, regional, local,
and academic agencies and institutions. Proposals shall
        (1) standards for the collection (geodetic),
    maintenance, dissemination, and documentation of spatial
    data, consistent with established and ongoing development
    of national standards and guidelines when applicable;
        (2) funding strategies that encourage and support the
    use of geographic information management technology at
    local levels of government;
        (3) examining the impacts of the Freedom of
    Information Act as it applies to digital data
        (4) statewide basemap development; and
        (5) the development of multi-year strategies for
    geographic information management technology in Illinois.
    As necessary, the Center may enter into agreements with
professional nonprofit organizations to achieve its
    (b) The Center shall coordinate, accept, and administer
grants or other financial assistance from the federal
government and may accept grants from corporations, for profit
or nonprofit, or associations for the purpose of conducting
research, evaluations, or demonstration projects directed
toward the development of an integrated statewide system of
geographic information management technology.
    Section 20. Intergovernmental Advisory Committee.
    (a) The Prairie Research Institute shall form an
Intergovernmental Advisory Committee that shall serve in an
advisory capacity for the Center and shall be composed of
geographic information systems staff appointed by:
        (1) the Director of State Police;
        (2) the Secretary of Transportation;
        (3) the Director of Agriculture;
        (4) the Director of Public Health;
        (5) the Director of Natural Resources;
        (6) the Director of Revenue;
        (7) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;
        (8) the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management
        (9) the Director of the Environmental Protection
        (10) the Director of Central Management Services;
        (11) the Executive Director of the Illinois Commerce
    Commission; and
        (12) the Secretary of Innovation and Technology.
    (b) No later than 90 days after the effective date of this
Act, the Committee shall hold its first meeting at the call of
the Executive Director of the Prairie Research Institute, at
which meeting the members shall select a chairperson from
among themselves, and thereafter a chairperson shall be
selected annually. After its first meeting, the Committee
shall meet at the call of the chairperson. Members of the
Committee shall serve without compensation.
    Section 25. Stakeholder engagement. The Center shall
engage with interested stakeholders throughout the State
representing local, regional, and federal agencies;
professional associations; academic institutions; public
utilities; and private sector companies, enterprises, or
    Section 30. Data sharing. The Center shall have the
authority to initiate and enter into intergovernmental data
sharing agreements on behalf of the State for the benefit of
geographic information coordination.
    (20 ILCS 1128/Act rep.)
    Section 90. The Illinois Geographic Information Council
Act is repealed.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/27/2022