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LEGISLATURE
(25 ILCS 10/) General Assembly Operations Act.

25 ILCS 10/0.01

    (25 ILCS 10/0.01) (from Ch. 63, par. 23.01)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the General Assembly Operations Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

25 ILCS 10/1

    (25 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 23.1)
    Sec. 1.
    The Senate at the first regular session of each General Assembly shall elect the following officers: A President, a Secretary, an Assistant Secretary and a Sergeant-at-arms. The Secretary and Assistant Secretary shall not be of the same political party. The Senate shall fix the compensation of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Sergeant-at-arms. The Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Sergeant-at-arms shall be subject to removal or discharge by the Senate for inefficiency or neglect of duty. The House at the first regular session of each General Assembly shall elect the following officers: A presiding officer to be known as Speaker, a Chief Clerk, an Assistant Clerk and a Doorkeeper. The Chief Clerk and Assistant Clerk shall not be of the same political party. The House shall fix the compensation of the Chief Clerk, Assistant Clerk and Doorkeeper. The Chief Clerk, Assistant Clerk and Doorkeeper shall be subject to removal or discharge by the House for inefficiency or neglect of duty.
(Source: P.A. 78-10.)

25 ILCS 10/2

    (25 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 63, par. 23.2)
    Sec. 2. The Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, and the Chairman and members of the Senate Committee on Committees shall be considered as holding continuing offices until their respective successors are elected and qualified.
    In the event of death or resignation of the Speaker of the House or of the President of the Senate after the sine die adjournment of the session of the General Assembly at which he was elected, the powers held by him shall pass respectively to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives or to the Majority Leader of the Senate who, for the purposes of such powers shall be considered as holding continuing offices until his respective successors are elected and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

25 ILCS 10/3

    (25 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 23.3)
    Sec. 3.
    At the convening of the House of Representatives and the Senate of each General Assembly the Secretary of State and the Governor, as required by the Constitution, shall call the House of Representatives and the Senate to order and shall preside until a Speaker and President are chosen and have taken their seats. For the purpose of the organization and operation of the House of Representatives, the rules adopted by and applicable to the regular session of the House of Representatives of the preceding General Assembly, insofar as such rules may be applicable, shall prevail and be the rules governing the House of Representatives of the General Assembly then convened, until such rules are changed or new rules adopted.
(Source: P.A. 78-10.)

25 ILCS 10/4

    (25 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 63, par. 23.4)
    Sec. 4. Senate Operations Commission.
    (a) There is created a Senate Operations Commission to consist of the following: The President of the Senate, 3 Assistant Majority Leaders, the Minority Leader, one Assistant Minority Leader, and one member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate. The Senate Operations Commission shall have the following powers and duties: Commission shall have responsibility for the operation of the Senate in relation to the Senate Chambers, Senate offices, committee rooms and all other rooms and physical facilities used by the Senate, all equipment, furniture, and supplies used by the Senate. The Commission shall have the authority to hire all professional staff and employees necessary for the proper operation of the Senate and authority to receive and expend appropriations for the purposes set forth in this Act whether the General Assembly be in session or not. Professional staff and employees may be employed as full-time employees, part-time employees, or contractual employees. The Secretary of the Senate shall serve as Secretary and Administrative Officer of the Commission. Pursuant to the policies and direction of the Commission, he shall have direct supervision of all equipment, furniture, and supplies used by the Senate.
    (b) The Senate Operations Commission shall adopt and implement personnel policies for professional staff and employees under its jurisdiction and control as required by the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)

25 ILCS 10/5

    (25 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 23.5)
    Sec. 5. Speaker of the House; operations, employees, and expenditures.
    (a) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall have responsibility for the operation of the House in relation to the House Chambers, House offices, committee rooms and all other rooms and physical facilities used by the House, all equipment, furniture, and supplies used by the House. The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall have the authority to hire all professional staff and employees necessary for the proper operation of the House. Professional staff and employees may be employed as full-time employees, part-time employees, or contractual employees. The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall have the authority to receive and expend appropriations for the purposes set forth in this Act whether the General Assembly be in session or not.
    (b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall adopt and implement personnel policies for professional staff and employees under his or her jurisdiction and control as required by the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)

25 ILCS 10/6

    (25 ILCS 10/6) (from Ch. 63, par. 23.6)
    Sec. 6.
    Expenditures by joint committees of the General Assembly are subject to the joint approval of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(Source: P.A. 78-679.)

25 ILCS 10/10

    (25 ILCS 10/10)
    Sec. 10. General Assembly printing; session laws.
    (a) Authority. Public printing for the use of either House of the General Assembly shall be subject to its control.
    (b) Time of delivery. Daily calendars, journals, and other similar printing for which manuscript or copy is delivered to the Legislative Printing Unit by the clerical officer of either House shall be printed so as to permit delivery at any reasonable time required by the clerical officer. Any petition, bill, resolution, joint resolution, memorial, and similar manuscript or copy delivered to the Legislative Printing Unit by the clerical officer of either House shall be printed at any reasonable time required by that officer.
    (c) Style. The manner, form, style, size, and arrangement of type used in printing the bills, resolutions, amendments, conference reports, and journals, including daily journals, of the General Assembly shall be as provided in the Rules of the General Assembly.
    (d) Daily journal. The Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate shall each prepare and deliver to the Legislative Printing Unit, immediately after the close of each daily session, a printer's copy of the daily journal for their respective House.
    (e) Daily and bound journals.
        (1) Subscriptions. The Legislative Printing Unit
    
shall have printed the number of copies of the daily journal as may be requested by the clerical officer of each House. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall furnish a copy of each daily journal of their respective House to those persons who apply therefor upon payment of a reasonable subscription fee established separately by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House for their respective House. Each subscriber shall specify at the time he or she subscribes the address where he or she wishes the journals mailed. The daily journals shall be furnished free of charge on a pickup basis to State offices and to the public as long as the supply lasts. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House shall determine the number of journals available for pickup at their respective offices.
        (2) Other copies. After the General Assembly
    
adjourns, the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate shall prepare and deliver to the Legislative Printing Unit a printer's copy of matter for the regular House and Senate journals, together with any matter, not previously printed in the daily journals, that is required by law, by order of either House, or by joint resolution to be printed in the journals. The Legislative Printing Unit shall have printed the number of copies of the bound journal as may be requested by the clerical officer of each House. A reasonable number of bound volumes of the journal of each House of the General Assembly shall be provided to State and local officers, boards, commissions, institutions, departments, agencies, and libraries requesting them through canvasses conducted separately by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House. Reasonable fees established separately by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House may be charged for bound volumes of the journal of each House of the General Assembly.
    (f) Session laws. Immediately after the General Assembly adjourns, the Secretary of State shall prepare a printer's copy for the "Session Laws of Illinois" that shall set forth in full all Acts and joint resolutions passed by the General Assembly at the session just concluded and all executive orders of the Governor taking effect under Article V, Section 11 of the Constitution and the Executive Reorganization Implementation Act. At the time an enrolled law is filed with the Secretary of State, whether before or after the conclusion of the session in which it was passed, it shall be assigned a Public Act number, the first part of which shall be the number of the General Assembly followed by a dash and then a number showing the order in which that law was filed with the Secretary of State. The title page of each volume of the session laws shall contain the following: "Printed by the authority of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois". The laws shall be arranged by the Secretary of State and printed in the chronological order of Public Act numbers. At the end of each Act the dates when the Act was passed by the General Assembly and when the Act was approved by the Governor shall be stated. Any Act becoming law without the approval of the Governor shall be marked at its end in the session laws by the printed certificate of the Secretary of State. Executive orders taking effect under Article V, Section 11 of the Constitution and the Executive Reorganization Implementation Act shall be printed in chronological order of executive order number and shall state at the end of each executive order the date it was transmitted to the General Assembly and the date it takes effect. In the case of an amendatory Act, the changes made by the amendatory Act shall be indicated in the session laws in the following manner: (i) all new matter shall be underscored; and (ii) all matter deleted by the amendatory Act shall be shown crossed with a line. The Secretary of State shall prepare and furnish a table of contents and an index to each volume of the session laws.
    (g) Distribution. The bound volumes of the session laws of the General Assembly or, upon agreement, an electronic copy of the bound volumes, shall be made available to the following:
        (1) one copy of each to each State officer, board,
    
commission, institution, and department requesting a copy in accordance with a canvass conducted by the Secretary of State before the printing of the session laws except judges of the appellate courts and judges and associate judges of the circuit courts;
        (2) 10 copies to the law library of the Supreme
    
Court; one copy each to the law libraries of the appellate courts; and one copy to each of the county law libraries or, in those counties without county law libraries, one copy to the clerk of the circuit court;
        (3) one copy of each to each county clerk;
        (4) 10 copies of each to the library of the
    
University of Illinois;
        (5) 3 copies of each to the libraries of the
    
University of Illinois at Chicago, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Chicago State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Kent College of Law, DePaul University, John Marshall Law School, Loyola University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, and the University of Chicago;
        (6) a number of copies sufficient for exchange
    
purposes to the Legislative Reference Bureau and the University of Illinois College of Law Library;
        (7) a number of copies sufficient for public
    
libraries in the State to the State Library; and
        (8) the remainder shall be retained for distribution
    
as the interests of the State may require to persons making application in writing or in person for the publication.
    (h) Messages and reports. The following shall be printed in a quantity not to exceed the maximum stated in this subsection and bound and distributed at public expense:
        (1) messages to the General Assembly by the Governor,
    
10,000 copies;
        (2) the biennial report of the Lieutenant Governor,
    
1,000 copies;
        (3) the biennial report of the Secretary of State,
    
3,000 copies;
        (4) the biennial report of the State Comptroller,
    
5,000 copies;
        (5) the biennial report of the State Treasurer, 3,000
    
copies;
        (6) the annual report of the State Board of
    
Education, 6,000 copies; and
        (7) the biennial report and annual opinions of the
    
Attorney General, 5,000 copies.
    The reports of all other State officers, boards, commissions, institutions, and departments shall be printed, bound, and distributed at public expense in a number of copies determined from previous experience not to exceed the probable and reasonable demands of the State therefor. Any other report required by law to be made to the Governor shall, upon his or her order, be printed in the quantity ordered by the Governor, bound and distributed at public expense.
(Source: P.A. 98-1115, eff. 8-26-14.)

25 ILCS 10/15

    (25 ILCS 10/15)
    Sec. 15. Loan or donation of presidential items. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Secretary of the Senate may loan or donate to a presidential library or museum any books, items, furniture, equipment, or other materials or property of former Illinois State Senator Barack Obama in the possession or control of the Senate on terms and conditions the Secretary of the Senate deems to be in the best interests of the State. Any such loan or donation shall be made in writing, a copy of which shall be filed with the Secretary of State and the Architect of the Capitol.
(Source: P.A. 98-1005, eff. 8-18-14.)