(50 ILCS 470/52)
Upon the seventh anniversary of the first date of distribution of State sales tax revenues from the first STAR bond project in the State, a 6-member STAR bonds review committee shall be formed consisting of one appointee of each of the Director, the Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the President of the Senate, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker of the House, and the House Minority Leader. The review committee shall evaluate the success of all STAR bond districts then existing in the State and make a determination of the comprehensive economic benefits and detriments of STAR bonds in the State as a whole. In making its determination, the review committee shall examine available data regarding job creation, sales revenues, and capital investment in STAR bond districts; development that has occurred and is planned in areas adjacent to STAR bond districts that will not be directly financed with STAR bonds; effects of market conditions on STAR bond districts and the likelihood of future successes based on improving or declining market conditions; retail sales migration and cannibalization of retail sales due to STAR bond districts; and other relevant economic factors. The review committee shall provide the Director, the General Assembly, and the Governor with a written report detailing its findings and shall make a final determination of whether STAR bonds have had, and are likely to continue having, a negative or positive economic impact on the State as a whole. Upon completing and filing its written report, the review committee shall be dissolved. If the review committee's report makes a final determination that STAR bonds have had and are likely to continue having a negative economic impact on the State as a whole, then no new STAR bond districts may thereafter be formed in the State until further action by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-939, eff. 6-24-10.)