(25 ILCS 10/10)
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
(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
(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
(1) messages to the General Assembly by the Governor,
(2) the biennial report of the Lieutenant Governor,
(3) the biennial report of the Secretary of State,
(4) the biennial report of the State Comptroller,
(5) the biennial report of the State Treasurer, 3,000
(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.
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.)