(50 ILCS 20/23.5)
    Sec. 23.5. Continuation of Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act; validation.
    (a) The General Assembly finds and declares that:
        (1) When Public Act 95-595 (effective June 1, 2008)
    
amended the Public Building Commission Act, it provided repeal dates for Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act of 5 years after the effective date of Public Act 95-595 (June 1, 2013).
        (2) Senate Bill 2233 of the 98th General Assembly
    
contained provisions that would have changed the repeal dates of Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act from 5 years after the effective date of Public Act 95-595 to June 1, 2018. Senate Bill 2233 passed both houses on May 31, 2013. Senate Bill 2233 provided that it took effect upon becoming law. Senate Bill 2233 was sent to the Governor on June 10, 2013. Senate Bill 2233 was approved by the Governor on August 9, 2013. Senate Bill 2233 became Public Act 98-299.
        (3) The Statute on Statutes sets forth general rules
    
on the repeal of statutes and the construction of multiple amendments, but Section 1 of that Act also states that these rules will not be observed when the result would be "inconsistent with the manifest intent of the General Assembly or repugnant to the context of the statute".
        (4) The actions of the General Assembly clearly
    
manifest the intention of the General Assembly to extend the repeal of Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act and have those Sections continue in effect until June 1, 2018.
        (5) Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15,
    
20.20, and 20.25 of this Act were originally enacted to protect, promote, and preserve the general welfare. Any construction of this Act that results in the repeal of those Sections on June 1, 2013 would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the General Assembly and repugnant to the context of this Act.
    (b) It is hereby declared to have been the intent of the General Assembly, in enacting Public Act 98-299, that Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act be changed to make June 1, 2018 the repeal date of Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act, and that Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act therefore not be subject to repeal on June 1, 2013.
    (c) Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act shall be deemed to have been in continuous effect since June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-595), and shall continue to be in effect henceforward until June 1, 2018, unless they are otherwise lawfully repealed. All previously enacted amendments to this Act taking effect on or after June 1, 2013 are hereby validated.
    (d) All actions taken in reliance on or pursuant to Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act by the Public Building Commission or any other person or entity are hereby validated.
    (e) In order to ensure the continuing effectiveness of Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act, those Sections are set forth in full and reenacted by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. This reenactment is intended as a continuation of those Sections. It is not intended to supersede any amendment to the Act that is enacted by the 98th General Assembly.
    (f) In this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the base text of the reenacted Sections is set forth as amended by Public Act 98-299. Striking and underscoring is used only to show changes being made to the base text. In this instance, no underscoring or striking is shown in the base text because no additional changes are being made.
    (g) Sections 2.5, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.10, 20.15, 20.20, and 20.25 of this Act apply to all claims, civil actions, and proceedings pending on or filed on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 98-619, eff. 1-7-14.)