(25 ILCS 10/4)
(from Ch. 63, par. 23.4)
Senate Operations Commission.
(a) There is created a Senate Operations Commission to consist of the
following: The President of the Senate, 3 Assistant Majority Leaders, the
Minority Leader, one Assistant Minority Leader, and one member of the
Senate appointed by the President of the Senate. The Senate Operations
Commission shall have the following powers and duties: Commission shall
have responsibility for the operation of the Senate in relation to the
Senate Chambers, Senate offices, committee rooms and all other rooms and
physical facilities used by the Senate, all equipment, furniture, and
supplies used by the Senate. The Commission shall have the authority to
hire all professional staff and employees necessary for the proper
operation of the Senate and authority to receive and expend appropriations
for the purposes set forth in this Act whether the General Assembly be in
session or not.
Professional staff and employees may be employed as full-time employees,
part-time employees, or contractual employees.
The Secretary of the Senate shall serve as Secretary and
Administrative Officer of the Commission. Pursuant to the policies and
direction of the Commission, he shall have direct supervision of all
equipment, furniture, and supplies used by the Senate.
(b) The Senate Operations Commission
shall adopt and
implement personnel policies for professional staff and
employees under its jurisdiction and control as required by the State Officials
and Employees Ethics Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)