(30 ILCS 430/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 3752)
    Sec. 2. (a) The General Assembly hereby finds and declares that: (1) the citizens of Illinois have a right to retirement incomes that allow them to live in comfort, dignity, and security; (2) the usefulness of the Individual Retirement Account in providing retirement benefits has been narrowed significantly by recent changes in tax laws; (3) the ability to invest in one's future and save for retirement is of benefit to not only the individual but to the economy as a whole; and (4) a federally tax-exempt investment program for retirement would ultimately benefit all citizens of Illinois.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Retirement Savings Act to provide a suitable investment vehicle for Illinois residents to achieve a dignified retirement. It is the intent of this Act to provide to the State of Illinois an alternative low cost method of borrowing, within the purposes authorized in the General Obligation Bond Act, as now or hereafter amended, and which accomplishes these retirement objectives.
(Source: P.A. 86-892.)