(25 ILCS 60/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.61)
    Sec. 1.
    Every bill, the purpose and effect of which is to increase or decrease the number of appellate judges, circuit judges, or associate circuit judges in the State, either directly or indirectly, shall have prepared for it prior to second reading in the house of introduction a brief explanatory statement of the need of a change in the number of judges in the particular county, circuit or district of the State. These statements shall be known as "judicial notes".
(Source: P.A. 77-1258.)