(30 ILCS 805/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 2202)
    Sec. 2. Findings and Purpose. (a) The General Assembly finds that preceding actions of the State government in specifying the manner, standards, and conditions under which public services are rendered to citizens by the political subdivisions of this State on occasion have not resulted in equitable relationships between the State government and its local political subdivisions. Some of these actions have dealt in detail with the internal management of local governments, others have specified the establishment of new services and facilities without providing any new revenue sources or any financial participation by the State in meeting the additional costs; still others have specified the adoption of higher service standards without a full assessment of the impact upon local expenditures and tax rates.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Act:
    (1) to provide for the collection and periodic publication of information on existing and future State and federal mandates;
    (2) to enunciate policies, criteria and procedures to govern any future State-initiated specification of local government services, standards and employment conditions that has the effect of necessitating increased local government expenditures in such a way as to accommodate the constitutional obligations of the State government in addressing problems of State-wide concern, while avoiding the imposition of State standards upon essentially local responsibilities without appropriate reimbursement or other appropriate fiscal participation on the part of the State government; and
    (3) to provide for a review of existing mandates and an identification of the nature and magnitude of corrective action needed to produce a consistent and equitable framework of State-local relations regarding mandated services, standards, and expenditures.
(Source: P.A. 81-1114; 81-1115.)