(30 ILCS 805/9.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 2209.1)
    Sec. 9.1. State Mandates Board of Review. Beginning January 1, 1992 there shall be created the State Mandates Board of Review which shall consist of 5 members. The members of the Board shall be appointed as follows: 2 members shall be appointed by the State Comptroller and 3 members shall be appointed by the Governor, all by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members shall serve for terms of 2 years ending on June 30 of odd numbered years. The members shall choose a chairman at their first meeting. The members shall receive reimbursement for expenses.
    The Board shall hear appeals from local governments pursuant to this Act. The Board shall, by rule, prescribe the procedures for bringing appeals before it. The Board may apply to the Legislative Audit Commission to direct the Auditor General to audit the records of the local government to verify the actual costs of the state-mandated programs. If, after hearing the evidence, the Board approves any additional reimbursement for such local government, the chairman of the State Mandates Board of Review shall notify the agency responsible for distributing those funds and that agency shall direct the Comptroller to disburse such funds, subject to available appropriation.
    The Board shall issue an annual report to the General Assembly which shall include a description of all appeals heard by the Board and any recommendations made by the Board during the preceding year.
(Source: P.A. 87-748.)