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LEGISLATURE
(25 ILCS 50/) Fiscal Note Act.

25 ILCS 50/0.01

    (25 ILCS 50/0.01) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.30)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Fiscal Note Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

25 ILCS 50/1

    (25 ILCS 50/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.31)
    Sec. 1. Every bill, except those bills making a direct appropriation, (1) the purpose or effect of which is (i) to expend any State funds or to increase or decrease the revenues of the State, either directly or indirectly, or (ii) to require the expenditure of their own funds by, or to increase or decrease the revenues of, units of local government, school districts or community college districts, or to revise the distribution of State funds among units of local government, school districts, or community college districts, either directly or indirectly, or (2) that amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code or the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act shall have prepared for it prior to second reading in the house of introduction a brief explanatory statement or note which, for a bill under item (1), shall include a reliable estimate of the anticipated change in State, local governmental, school district, or community college district expenditures or revenues under its provisions and, for a bill under item (2), shall include a reliable estimate of the fiscal impact of its provisions upon community agencies. For purposes of this Act, indirect revenues include, but are not limited to, increased tax revenues or other increased revenues resulting from economic development, job creation, or cost reduction. The statement or note shall also include an explanation of the methodology used to determine the estimated direct and indirect costs or estimated impact on community agencies. Any notes for bills having a fiscal impact on units of local government, school districts or community college districts shall include such cost estimates as may be required under the State Mandates Act.
    If a bill authorizes capital expenditures or appropriates funds for capital expenditures, a statement shall be prepared by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget specifying by year any principal and interest payments required to finance such capital expenditures.
    If a bill authorizes the issuance of bonds, a statement or note shall be prepared by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget specifying the estimated total principal and interest payments (assuming interest is paid at a fixed rate) if all of the bonds authorized were issued. The statement or note shall include the total principal on all other then-outstanding Bonds of the State.
    These statements or notes shall be known as "fiscal notes".
(Source: P.A. 92-567, eff. 1-1-03; 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

25 ILCS 50/2

    (25 ILCS 50/2) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.32)
    Sec. 2. The sponsor of each bill, referred to in Section 1, shall present a copy of the bill, with his request for a fiscal note, to the board, commission, department, agency, or other entity of the State which is to receive or expend the appropriation proposed or which is responsible for collection of the revenue proposed to be increased or decreased, or to be levied or provided for. The sponsor of a bill that amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code or the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act shall present a copy of the bill, with his or her request for a fiscal note, to the Department of Human Services. The fiscal note shall be prepared by such board, commission, department, agency, or other entity and furnished to the sponsor of the bill within 5 calendar days thereafter; except that whenever, because of the complexity of the measure, additional time is required for preparation of the fiscal note, the board, commission, department, agency, or other entity may so inform the sponsor of the bill and he may approve an extension of the time within which the note is to be furnished, not to extend, however, beyond June 15, following the date of the request. Whenever any measure for which a fiscal note is required affects more than one State board, commission, department, agency, or other entity, the board, commission, department, agency, or other entity most affected by its provisions according to the sponsor shall be responsible for preparation of the fiscal note. Whenever any measure for which a fiscal note is required does not affect a specific board, commission, department, agency or other such entity, or does not amend the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code or the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act, the sponsor of the measure shall be responsible for preparation of the fiscal note.
    In the case of bills having a potential fiscal impact on units of local government, the fiscal note shall be prepared by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. In the case of bills having a potential fiscal impact on school districts, the fiscal note shall be prepared by the State Superintendent of Education. In the case of bills having a potential fiscal impact on community college districts, the fiscal note shall be prepared by the Illinois Community College Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

25 ILCS 50/3

    (25 ILCS 50/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.33)
    Sec. 3. Whenever the sponsor of any measure is of the opinion that no fiscal note is necessary, any member of either house may thereafter request that a note be obtained, and in such case the matter shall be decided by majority vote of those present and voting in the house of which he is a member.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 858.)

25 ILCS 50/4

    (25 ILCS 50/4) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.34)
    Sec. 4. The note shall be factual in nature, as brief and concise as may be, and shall provide a reliable estimate in dollars and, in addition, it shall include both the immediate effect and, if determinable or reasonably foreseeable, the long range effect of the measure. If, after careful investigation, it is determined that no dollar estimate is possible, the note shall contain a statement to that effect, setting forth the reasons why no dollar estimate can be given. A brief summary or work sheet of computations used in arriving at fiscal note figures shall be included.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 858.)

25 ILCS 50/5

    (25 ILCS 50/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.35)
    Sec. 5. No comment or opinion shall be included in the fiscal note with regard to the merits of the measure for which the fiscal note is prepared; however, technical or mechanical defects may be noted. The work sheet shall include, insofar as practicable, a breakdown of the costs upon which any appropriation measure or measure which is expected to cause an expenditure of State, local governmental, school district, or community college district funds is based and the expectable direct or indirect increase or decrease in State, local governmental, school district, or community college district revenues, as the case may be, including but not necessarily limited to costs of personnel, materials and supplies and capital outlay. It shall also include such other information as is required by rules and regulations which may be promulgated by each house of the General Assembly with respect to the preparation of fiscal notes. The fiscal note shall be prepared in quintuplicate, and the name of the State board, commission, department, agency, or other entity preparing it shall appear at the end of the note and the original of both the work sheet and the fiscal note shall be signed by the head of the board, commission, department, agency, or other entity or by a responsible representative designated by him for the purpose.
(Source: P.A. 88-535.)

25 ILCS 50/6

    (25 ILCS 50/6) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.36)
    Sec. 6. The fact that a fiscal note is prepared for any bill shall not preclude or restrict the appearance before any committee of the General Assembly of any official or authorized employee of any State board, commission, department, agency, or other entity who desires to be heard in support of or in opposition to the measure.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 858.)

25 ILCS 50/7

    (25 ILCS 50/7) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.37)
    Sec. 7. Whenever any committee of either house reports any bill with an amendment of such nature as will substantially affect the costs to or the revenues of the State, units of local government, school districts, or community college districts, as stated in the fiscal note attached to the measure at the time of its referral to the committee, there shall be included with the report of the committee a statement of the effect of the change proposed by the amendment reported if desired by a majority of the committee. In like manner, whenever any measure is amended on the floor of either house in such manner as to substantially affect the costs thereof or the revenues to be derived thereunder as stated in the fiscal note attached to the measure prior to such amendment, a majority of such house may propose that no action shall be taken upon the amendment until the sponsor of the amendment presents to the members a statement of the fiscal effect of his proposed amendment. Whenever an amendment to a bill, whether reported by a committee of either house or proposed upon the floor of either house, amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code or the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act, no action shall be taken upon the amendment until the sponsor of the amendment presents to the members a statement prepared by the Department of Human Services of the fiscal effect of his or her proposed amendment upon community agencies.
(Source: P.A. 92-567, eff. 1-1-03.)

25 ILCS 50/8

    (25 ILCS 50/8) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.38)
    Sec. 8.
    The subject matter of bills submitted to boards, commissions, departments, agencies, or other entities for preparation of fiscal notes shall be kept in strict confidence and no information relating thereto or relating to the fiscal effect of any such measure shall be divulged by any official or employee thereof prior to its introduction in the General Assembly.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 858.)

25 ILCS 50/9

    (25 ILCS 50/9) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.39)
    Sec. 9. The provisions of this Act are severable and if any part or provision hereof shall be void the decision of the court so holding shall not affect or impair any of the remaining parts or provisions of the Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 858.)