(705 ILCS 70/8.5)
    Sec. 8.5. Advisory arbitration.
    (a) All matters concerning wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment of court reporters are subject to advisory, non-binding arbitration.
    (b) Any party to a collective bargaining agreement with the exclusive bargaining representative chosen under Section 8.2 may request that any matter concerning wages, hours, or terms and conditions of employment of court reporters shall be submitted to advisory, non-binding arbitration and that the Supreme Court shall appoint arbitrators. Upon receiving such a request, the Court shall appoint a panel of one or more arbitrators and submit the matter to the panel for advisory, non-binding arbitration. The Court shall consult with the parties in determining acceptable arbitrators.
    (c) Arbitrators appointed by the Supreme Court under this Section are entitled to compensation and to reimbursement for their reasonable expenses actually incurred in performing their duties, as provided by rules adopted by the Court. Arbitrators' compensation and reimbursement shall be paid from moneys appropriated for that purpose.
    (d) The Supreme Court shall create a roster of arbitrators who are available and qualified for appointment under this Section, as provided by rules adopted by the Court.
(Source: P.A. 93-89, eff. 7-2-03.)