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Public Act 102-1136


Public Act 1136 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-1136
HB4228 EnrolledLRB102 21313 HLH 30425 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Decennial Committees on Local Government
Efficiency Act is amended by changing Sections 5, 10, 20, and
25 as follows:
    (50 ILCS 70/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions Definition. As used in this Act: ,
    "Governing board" means the governing body of a
governmental unit. If the governmental unit is a road
district, then "governing board" means the governing body of
the road district, as provided in Division 1 of Article 6 of
the Illinois Highway Code, including, but not limited to, the
highway board of auditors, the highway commissioner of a
township road district, the township board of trustees, the
city council, the municipal president and board of trustees,
or the county board, as applicable.
    "Governmental unit" means all entities that levy taxes and
are also units of local government, as defined in Section 1 of
Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, governmental unit"
includes all units of local government that may levy any tax,
except municipalities and counties.
(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)
    (50 ILCS 70/10)
    Sec. 10. Formation of committee; members; vacancy;
administrative support.
    (a) By June 10, 2023 ( Within one year after the effective
date of this Act) and at least once every 10 years after June
10, 2023 thereafter, each governmental unit must form a
committee to study local efficiencies and report
recommendations regarding efficiencies and increased
accountability to the county board in which the governmental
unit is located.
    (b) Each committee's membership shall include the elected
or appointed members of the governing board of the
governmental unit; at least 2 residents within the territory
served by of the governmental unit, who are appointed by the
chair of the governing board of the governmental unit, with
the advice and consent of the governing board; and any chief
executive officer or other officer of the governmental unit.
The committee shall be chaired by the president or chief
elected or appointed official of the governing board of the
governmental unit, or his or her designee. The chairperson may
appoint additional members to the committee as the chairperson
he or she deems appropriate.
    Committee members shall serve without compensation but may
be reimbursed by the governmental unit for their expenses
incurred in performing their duties.
    (b-5) In lieu of the committee described in subsection
(a), a highway commissioner of a township road district in a
county with a population under 400,000 and the township board
of the same township may form a joint committee for the
purposes described in subsection (a). That joint committee
shall include: the township trustees; the highway
commissioner; at least 2 residents of the territory served by
the governmental unit appointed by the township supervisor
with the advice and consent of the township board; at least one
resident of the governmental unit appointed by the highway
commissioner; and the township supervisor. The joint committee
shall be chaired by the township supervisor and shall issue a
joint report with 2 sections, one section for the township and
one section for the road district. Except with respect to its
composition and report, the joint committee shall otherwise
comply with subsection (b). References in this Act to a
"committee" shall also include a joint committee formed under
this subsection.
    (c) A committee may employ or use the services of
specialists in public administration and governmental
management and any other trained consultants, analysts,
investigators, and assistants it considers appropriate, and it
may seek assistance from community colleges and universities
as necessary to prepare the report required under Section 25.
    (d) If a vacancy occurs in the committee membership, the
vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the appointments
under subsection (b).
    (e) Each governmental unit shall provide administrative
and other support to its committee.
(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)
    (50 ILCS 70/20)
    Sec. 20. Meetings. Each committee shall meet at least 3
times. The committee may meet during a regularly scheduled
meeting of the governmental unit as long as: (1) separate
notice is given in conformance with the Open Meetings Act; (2)
the committee meeting is listed as part of the governing
board's board of the governmental unit's agenda; and (3) at
least a majority of the members of the committee are present at
the committee's meeting. Each meeting of the committee shall
be public, and the committee shall provide an opportunity for
any person to be heard at the public hearings for at least 3
minutes. The committee may require speakers to register. The
committee shall meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act,
and the committee shall be a public body to which the Freedom
of Information Act applies.
    At the conclusion of each meeting, the committee shall
conduct a survey of residents who attended asking for input on
the matters discussed at the meeting. A survey conducted via
email to all residents who attended the meeting and provided a
valid email address will be sufficient to satisfy the
requirements of this paragraph.
(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)
    (50 ILCS 70/25)
    Sec. 25. Report. Each committee shall summarize its work
and findings within a written report, which shall include
recommendations in respect to increased accountability and
efficiency, and shall provide the report to the administrative
office of each county board in which the governmental unit is
located no later than 18 months after the formation of the
committee. The report shall be made available to the public.
    For purposes of this Section, if a governmental unit is
located in multiple counties, the committee may, if required,
provide the same report to the county board of each of those
(Source: P.A. 102-1088, eff. 6-10-22.)
    Section 10. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.47 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 805/8.47 new)
    Sec. 8.47. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and
8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for
the implementation of any mandate created by the Decennial
Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 2/10/2023