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LEGISLATURE
(25 ILCS 130/) Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984.

25 ILCS 130/Art. 1

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1.

25 ILCS 130/1-1

    (25 ILCS 130/1-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1001-1)
    Sec. 1-1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/1-2

    (25 ILCS 130/1-2) (from Ch. 63, par. 1001-2)
    Sec. 1-2. The Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services, hereinafter called the "Joint Committee", is hereby created and shall be composed of the President and Minority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, all ex officio. Members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this Act. The Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services shall meet quarterly and at such other times as it determines necessary to perform its functions under this Act. Any action taken by such Joint Committee shall require the affirmative vote of at least 3 of the 4 members. The Joint Committee may appoint, retain, employ and fix the compensation of any necessary professional, technical and secretarial staff. The staff shall not be subject to the Personnel Code, but the Joint Committee shall adopt rules establishing personnel policies, including affirmative action, to assure equality of employment opportunity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1539.)

25 ILCS 130/1-3

    (25 ILCS 130/1-3) (from Ch. 63, par. 1001-3)
    Sec. 1-3. Legislative support services agencies. The Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services is responsible for establishing general policy and coordinating activities among the legislative support services agencies. The legislative support services agencies include the following:
    (1) Joint Committee on Administrative Rules;
    (2) Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability;
    (3) Legislative Information System;
    (4) Legislative Reference Bureau;
    (5) Legislative Audit Commission;
    (6) Legislative Printing Unit;
    (7) Legislative Research Unit; and
    (8) Office of the Architect of the Capitol.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04; 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)

25 ILCS 130/1-4

    (25 ILCS 130/1-4) (from Ch. 63, par. 1001-4)
    Sec. 1-4. In addition to its general policy making and coordinating responsibilities for the legislative support services agencies, the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services shall have the following powers and duties with respect to such agencies:
    (1) To approve the executive director pursuant to Section 1-5(e);
    (2) To establish uniform hiring practices and personnel procedures, including affirmative action, to assure equality of employment opportunity;
    (3) To establish uniform contract procedures, including affirmative action, to assure equality in the awarding of contracts, and to maintain a list of all contracts entered into;
    (4) To establish uniform travel regulations and approve all travel outside the State of Illinois;
    (5) To coordinate all leases and rental of real property;
    (6) Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, to coordinate and serve as the agency authorized to assign studies to be performed by any legislative support services agency. Any study requested by resolution or joint resolution of either house of the General Assembly shall be subject to the powers of the Joint Committee to allocate resources available to the General Assembly hereunder; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to preclude the participation by public members in such studies or prohibit their reimbursement for reasonable and necessary expenses in connection therewith;
    (7) To make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the continuance of the various committees, boards and commissions that are the subject of the statutory provisions repealed March 31, 1985, under Article 11 of this Act;
    (8) To assist the Auditor General as necessary to assure the orderly and efficient termination of the various committees, boards and commissions that are subject to Article 12 of this Act;
    (9) To consider and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding further reorganization of the legislative support services agencies, and other legislative committees, boards and commissions, as it may from time to time determine to be necessary;
    (10) To consider and recommend a comprehensive transition plan for the legislative support services agencies, including but not limited to issues such as the consolidation of the organizational structure, centralization or decentralization of staff, appropriate level of member participation, guidelines for policy development, further reductions which may be necessary, and measures which can be taken to improve efficiency, and ensure accountability. To assist in such recommendations the Joint Committee may appoint an Advisory Group. Recommendations of the Joint Committee shall be reported to the members of the General Assembly no later than November 13, 1984. The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act;
    (11) To contract for the establishment of child care services pursuant to the State Agency Employees Child Care Services Act; and
    (12) To use funds appropriated from the General Assembly Computer Equipment Revolving Fund for the purchase of computer equipment for the General Assembly and for related expenses and for other operational purposes of the General Assembly in accordance with Section 6 of the Legislative Information System Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

25 ILCS 130/1-5

    (25 ILCS 130/1-5) (from Ch. 63, par. 1001-5)
    Sec. 1-5. Composition of agencies; directors.
    (a) The Boards of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, the Legislative Audit Committee, and the Legislative Research Unit shall each consist of 12 members of the General Assembly, of whom 3 shall be appointed by the President of the Senate, 3 shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, 3 shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and 3 shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. All appointments shall be in writing and filed with the Secretary of State as a public record.
    Members shall serve a 2-year term, and must be appointed by the Joint Committee during the month of January in each odd-numbered year for terms beginning February 1. Any vacancy in an Agency shall be filled by appointment for the balance of the term in the same manner as the original appointment. A vacancy shall exist when a member no longer holds the elected legislative office held at the time of the appointment or at the termination of the member's legislative service.
    During the month of February of each odd-numbered year, the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services shall select from the members of the Board of each Agency 2 co-chairpersons and such other officers as the Joint Committee deems necessary. The co-chairpersons of each Board shall serve for a 2-year term, beginning February 1 of the odd-numbered year, and the 2 co-chairpersons shall not be members of or identified with the same house or the same political party.
    Each Board shall meet twice annually or more often upon the call of the chair or any 9 members. A quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of the appointed members.
    (b) The Board of each of the following legislative support agencies shall consist of the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk and Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives: the Legislative Information System, the Legislative Printing Unit, the Legislative Reference Bureau, and the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. The co-chairpersons of the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol shall be the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, each ex officio.
    The Chairperson of each of the other Boards shall be the member who is affiliated with the same caucus as the then serving Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services. Each Board shall meet twice annually or more often upon the call of the chair or any 3 members. A quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of the appointed members.
    When the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol has cast a tied vote concerning the design, implementation, or construction of a project within the legislative complex, as defined in Section 8A-15, the Architect of the Capitol may cast the tie-breaking vote.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) Members of each Agency shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in carrying out the duties of the Agency pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services.
    (e) Beginning February 1, 1985, and every 2 years thereafter, the Joint Committee shall select an Executive Director who shall be the chief executive officer and staff director of each Agency. The Executive Director shall receive a salary as fixed by the Joint Committee and shall be authorized to employ and fix the compensation of necessary professional, technical and secretarial staff and prescribe their duties, sign contracts, and issue vouchers for the payment of obligations pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services. The Executive Director and other employees of the Agency shall not be subject to the Personnel Code.
    The executive director of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol shall be known as the Architect of the Capitol.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

25 ILCS 130/1-6

    (25 ILCS 130/1-6) (from Ch. 63, par. 1001-6)
    Sec. 1-6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-1257. Repealed by P.A. 89-657, eff. 8-14-96.)