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(25 ILCS 130/4-2)
(from Ch. 63, par. 1004-2)
Intergovernmental functions. It shall be the function of the
Legislative Research Unit:
(1) To carry forward the participation of this State
as a member of the Council of State Governments.
(2) To encourage and assist the legislative,
executive, administrative and judicial officials and employees of this State to develop and maintain friendly contact by correspondence, by conference, and otherwise, with officials and employees of the other States, of the Federal Government, and of local units of government.
(3) To endeavor to advance cooperation between this
State and other units of government whenever it seems advisable to do so by formulating proposals for, and by facilitating:
(a) The adoption of compacts.
(b) The enactment of uniform or reciprocal
(c) The adoption of uniform or reciprocal
administrative rules and regulations.
(d) The informal cooperation of governmental
offices with one another.
(e) The personal cooperation of governmental
officials and employees with one another individually.
(f) The interchange and clearance of research and
(g) Any other suitable process, and
(h) To do all such acts as will enable this State
to do its part in forming a more perfect union among the various governments in the United States and in developing the Council of State Governments for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)