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HB4248 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB4248

 

Introduced , by Rep. David McSweeney

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act
30 ILCS 105/14d new

    Creates the Local Government Convention Expense Control Act. Provides that on or after the effective date of the Act, public funds shall not be expended by a unit of local government for expenses connected with attendance by an employee or contractor of the unit of local government at a convention or gathering of personnel. Excludes public funds expended (1) at any convention or gathering of public safety personnel or (2) pursuant to a contract entered into before the effective date of the Act. Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that, for contracts entered into on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act by units of local government, school districts, community college districts, or local taxing bodies, State appropriations shall not be expended to rent or pay for access to physical space for booths, hospitality suites, or other physical space at a convention or gathering of personnel. Excludes appropriations for physical space expenditures at any convention or gathering of public safety personnel. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Local
5Government Convention Expense Control Act.
 
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Convention or gathering of personnel" means a gathering of
8employees or contractors from 2 or more separately domiciled or
9geographically separated entities for the purpose of
10professional education, training, retraining, or personnel
11development. "Convention or gathering of personnel" includes,
12but is not limited to, leagues or associations that include 2
13or more similar units of local government.
14    "Public safety personnel" has the meaning given to that
15term in subsection (m-5) of Section 1 of the Solicitation for
16Charity Act.
 
17    Section 10. Public funds expended for conventions. On or
18after the effective date of this Act of the 100th General
19Assembly, public funds shall not be expended by a unit of local
20government for expenses connected with attendance by an
21employee or contractor of the unit of local government at a
22convention or gathering of personnel. Expenses for which public

 

 

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1funds may not be used include, but are not limited to, hotel
2space, meals in restaurants and other eating places, travel to
3and from the convention, and entertainment events connected to
4or in physical proximity with the convention.
 
5    Section 15. Exceptions. This Act does not apply to public
6funds expended (1) at any convention or gathering of public
7safety personnel or (2) pursuant to a contract entered into
8before the effective date of this Act of the 100th General
9Assembly.
 
10    Section 20. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
11Section 14d as follows:
 
12    (30 ILCS 105/14d new)
13    Sec. 14d. Conventions and gathering of personnel.
14    (a) As used in this Section:
15    "Convention or gathering of personnel" means a gathering of
16employees or contractors from 2 or more separately domiciled or
17geographically separated units of local government, school
18districts, community college districts, or local taxing bodies
19for the purpose of professional education, training,
20retraining, or personnel development. "Convention or gathering
21of personnel" also includes, but is not limited to, leagues or
22associations that include 2 or more similar units of local
23government.

 

 

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1    "Public safety personnel" has the meaning given to that
2term in subsection (m-5) of Section 1 of the Solicitation for
3Charity Act.
4    (b) For contracts entered into on or after the effective
5date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly,
6appropriations shall not be expended to rent or pay for access
7to physical space for booths, hospitality suites, or other
8physical space at a convention or gathering of personnel.
9    (c) This Section does not apply to appropriations for
10physical space expenditures at any convention or gathering of
11public safety personnel.
 
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.