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(25 ILCS 15/) Special Session Act.

25 ILCS 15/0.01

    (25 ILCS 15/0.01) (from Ch. 63, par. 190)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Special Session Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

25 ILCS 15/1

    (25 ILCS 15/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 191)
    Sec. 1. A special session of the General Assembly may be convened at any time by a joint proclamation issued by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, stating the purpose of the session and the date and time for the session, and filed with the Secretary of State and by notice to the members as provided in Section 2. Only business encompassed by the purpose stated in the joint proclamation, together with any impeachments or confirmation of appointments, may be transacted at the special session.
(Source: P.A. 77-1783.)

25 ILCS 15/2

    (25 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 63, par. 192)
    Sec. 2. Upon the filing of a joint proclamation for a special session under Section 1, the Secretary of State shall, at least 4 days before the date set for the convening of that special session, send written notice by certified mail to each member of the General Assembly of the joint proclamation and the purpose, date, and time set for the convening of the special session. If the Speaker and President declare in the joint proclamation that a demonstrable emergency exists which requires immediate action by the General Assembly, the requirements of this section shall be suspended and the Secretary of State shall take whatever reasonable steps necessary to notify the members of the General Assembly of the date and time of the emergency special session.
(Source: P.A. 77-1783.)

25 ILCS 15/3

    (25 ILCS 15/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 193)
    Sec. 3. Nothing in this Act affects the power of the Governor under Article IV, Section 5 of the Constitution of Illinois (1970) to call a special session. The Governor, when calling a special session, shall file the proclamation calling the session with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall take whatever reasonable steps necessary to notify the members of the General Assembly of the date and time of the special session.
(Source: P.A. 84-1288.)