Full Text of SB3681 97th General Assembly
SB3681eng 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
of Legislative Repealers Act.
Board of Legislative Repealers.
(a) The Board of Legislative Repealers is hereby created.
The Board shall consist of the following ex officio members:
the Executive Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau, who
shall serve as the chair of the Board; the Deputy Director of
the Legislative Reference Bureau; the Executive Director of the
Legislative Research Unit; and the Associate Director of the
Legislative Research Unit.
(b) The Board of Legislative Repealers shall:
(1) Investigate, according to a schedule set by the
Board, the system of governance of the State of Illinois,
including its laws, regulations, and other governing
instruments to determine instances in which those laws,
regulations, or other governing instruments are
unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative, onerous, in
conflict, or held unconstitutional by a State or federal
(2) Create, at the earliest possible date, a system for
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receiving public comments suggesting various laws,
regulations, and other governing instruments to be
considered by the Board of Repealer for possible repeal.
That system for receiving comments shall include a public
online portal that is accessible through the website
maintained by the Illinois General Assembly.
(3) Determine, based on criteria adopted by the Board,
that a State law, regulation, or other governing instrument
is unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative, or
onerous, or conflicts with another law, regulation, or
governing instrument, and, upon making that determination,
recommending to the originating body either the repeal or
modification of the law, regulation, or other governing
instrument. The recommendation shall set forth with
specificity the justification for the requested repeal or
(4) Implement a tracking system to follow the action
taken by any originating body on any recommendation made by
the Board of Legislative Repealers in order to prepare
regular reports to the President of the Senate, the Senate
Minority Leader, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, the House Minority Leader, and the
Governor regarding the progress of repeal or modification.
(5) Receive and consider suggestions from judges,
justices, public officials, lawyers, and the public
generally regarding defects and anachronisms in the law.
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(6) Report its proceedings annually to the President of
the Senate, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the House Minority Leader, and
the Governor on or before February 1, 2014, and every
February 1 thereafter, and, if it deems doing so is
advisable, to accompany its report with proposed bills to
carry out any of its recommendations.
(7) Recommend, as a part of its annual report, changes
in the law that the Board of Legislative Repealers deems
necessary to modify or eliminate antiquated and
inequitable rules of law and to bring the law of this
State, civil and criminal, into harmony with modern
(8) Work in conjunction with all legislative
commissions to formulate changes needed to current
statutes for the betterment of State statutes and the State
(c) Official action by the Board shall require the
affirmative vote of all 4 members of the Board, and the
presence of all 4 members of the Board shall constitute
(d) Staff of the Legislative Reference Bureau and the
Legislative Research Unit shall cooperate to provide
administrative support to the Board. The Executive Directors of
the Legislative Reference Bureau and the Legislative Research
Unit may also employ additional staff for the purpose of
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complying with the requirements of this Act.
(e) The Board may adopt any rules that are necessary to
implement the requirements of this Section.
The Legislative Commission Reorganization Act
of 1984 is amended by changing Sections 2-1 and 4-2 as follows:
(25 ILCS 130/2-1)
(from Ch. 63, par. 1002-1)
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is
as a legislative support services agency.
The Joint Committee on Administrative
Rules is subject to the
provisions of this Act and shall perform the powers
delegated to it under "The Illinois Administrative Procedure
Act", as now or hereafter amended, and such other functions as
may be provided by law.
The Joint Committee on Administrative
Rules shall cooperate with the Board of Legislative Repealers
to the extent necessary to complete the duties assigned to the
Board of Legislative Repealers under the Board of Legislative
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)
(25 ILCS 130/4-2)
(from Ch. 63, par. 1004-2)
Intergovernmental functions. It shall be the
function of the
Legislative Research Unit:
(1) To carry forward the participation of this State as
a member of
the Council of State Governments.
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(2) To encourage and assist the legislative,
administrative and judicial officials and
employees of this State to
develop and maintain friendly
contact by correspondence, by conference,
with officials and employees of the other States, of the
Federal Government, and of local units of government.
(3) To endeavor to advance cooperation between this
State and other
units of government whenever it seems
advisable to do so by formulating
proposals for, and by
(a) The adoption of compacts.
(b) The enactment of uniform or reciprocal
(c) The adoption of uniform or reciprocal
administrative rules and
(d) The informal cooperation of governmental
offices with one
(e) The personal cooperation of governmental
officials and employees
with one another individually.
(f) The interchange and clearance of research and
(g) Any other suitable process, and
(h) To do all such acts as will enable this State
to do its part in
forming a more perfect union among
the various governments in the United
States and in
developing the Council of State Governments for that
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(4) To cooperate with the Board of Legislative
Repealers to the extent necessary to complete the duties
assigned to the Board of Legislative Repealers under the
Board of Legislative Repealers Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)
The Legislative Reference Bureau Act is amended
by adding Section 8 as follows:
(25 ILCS 135/8 new)
Cooperation with Board of Legislative Repealers.
The Legislative Reference Bureau shall cooperate with the Board
of Legislative Repealers to the extent necessary to complete
the duties assigned to the Board of Legislative Repealers under
the Board of Legislative Repealers Act.
This Act takes effect January