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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.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 2

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 2 heading)
ARTICLE 2.

25 ILCS 130/2-1

    (25 ILCS 130/2-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1002-1)
    Sec. 2-1. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is hereby established as a legislative support services agency. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is subject to the provisions of this Act and shall perform the powers and duties delegated to it under "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", as now or hereafter amended, and such other functions as may be provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 3

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3.

25 ILCS 130/3-1

    (25 ILCS 130/3-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1003-1)
    Sec. 3-1. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability is hereby established as a legislative support services agency. The Commission is subject to the provisions of this Act and shall perform the powers and duties delegated to it under "An Act creating the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability", approved July 13, 1972, as amended, and such other functions as may be provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 3A

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 3A heading)
ARTICLE 3A

25 ILCS 130/3A-1

    (25 ILCS 130/3A-1)
    Sec. 3A-1. Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability; pension laws.
    (a) The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall have the powers, duties, and functions that may be provided by law.
    (b) The Commission shall make a continuing study of the laws and practices pertaining to pensions and related retirement and disability benefits for persons in State or local government service and their survivors and dependents, shall evaluate existing laws and practices, and shall review and make recommendations on proposed changes to those laws and practices.
    (c) The Commission shall be responsible for the preparation of Pension Impact Notes as provided in the Pension Impact Note Act.
    (d) The Commission shall report to the General Assembly annually or as it deems necessary or useful on the results of its studies and the performance of its duties.
    (e) The Commission may request assistance from any other entity as necessary or useful for the performance of its duties.
    (f) For purposes of the Successor Agency Act and Section 9b of the State Finance Act, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability is the successor to the Pension Laws Commission. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability succeeds to and assumes all powers, duties, rights, responsibilities, personnel, assets, liabilities, and indebtedness of the Pension Laws Commission. Any reference in any law, rule, form, or other document to the Pension Laws Commission is deemed to be a reference to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04; 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 4

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 4 heading)
ARTICLE 4.

25 ILCS 130/4-1

    (25 ILCS 130/4-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-1)
    Sec. 4-1. For purposes of the Successor Agency Act and Section 9b of the State Finance Act, the Legislative Research Unit is the successor to the Illinois Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation. The Legislative Research Unit succeeds to and assumes all powers, duties, rights, responsibilities, personnel, assets, liabilities, and indebtedness of the Illinois Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation. Any reference in any law, rule, form, or other document to the Illinois Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation is deemed to be a reference to the Legislative Research Unit.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/4-2

    (25 ILCS 130/4-2) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-2)
    Sec. 4-2. Intergovernmental functions. It shall be the function of the Legislative Research Unit:
        (1) To carry forward the participation of this State
    
as a member of the Council of State Governments.
        (2) To encourage and assist the legislative,
    
executive, administrative and judicial officials and employees of this State to develop and maintain friendly contact by correspondence, by conference, and otherwise, with officials and employees of the other States, of the Federal Government, and of local units of government.
        (3) To endeavor to advance cooperation between this
    
State and other units of government whenever it seems advisable to do so by formulating proposals for, and by facilitating:
            (a) The adoption of compacts.
            (b) The enactment of uniform or reciprocal
        
statutes.
            (c) The adoption of uniform or reciprocal
        
administrative rules and regulations.
            (d) The informal cooperation of governmental
        
offices with one another.
            (e) The personal cooperation of governmental
        
officials and employees with one another individually.
            (f) The interchange and clearance of research and
        
information.
            (g) Any other suitable process, and
            (h) To do all such acts as will enable this State
        
to do its part in forming a more perfect union among the various governments in the United States and in developing the Council of State Governments for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/4-2.1

    (25 ILCS 130/4-2.1)
    Sec. 4-2.1. Federal program functions. The Legislative Research Unit is established as the information center for the General Assembly in the field of federal-state relations and as State Central Information Reception Agency for the purpose of receiving information from federal agencies under the United States Office of Management and Budget circular A-98 and the United States Department of the Treasury Circular TC-1082 or any successor circulars promulgated under authority of the United States Inter-governmental Cooperation Act of 1968. Its powers and duties in this capacity include, but are not limited to:
        (a) Compiling and maintaining current information on
    
available and pending federal aid programs for the use of the General Assembly and legislative agencies;
        (b) Analyzing the relationship of federal aid
    
programs with state and locally financed programs, and assessing the impact of federal aid programs on the State generally;
        (c) Reporting annually to the General Assembly on the
    
adequacy of programs financed by federal aid in the State, the types and nature of federal aid programs in which State agencies or local governments did not participate, and to make recommendations on such matters;
        (d) Cooperating with the Governor's Office of
    
Management and Budget and with any State of Illinois offices located in Washington, D.C., in obtaining information concerning federal grant-in-aid legislation and proposals having an impact on the State of Illinois;
        (e) Cooperating with the Governor's Office of
    
Management and Budget in developing forms and identifying number systems for the documentation of applications, awards, receipts and expenditures of federal funds by State agencies;
        (f) Receiving from every State agency, other than
    
State colleges and universities, agencies of legislative and judicial branches of State government, and elected State executive officers not including the Governor, all applications for federal grants, contracts and agreements and notification of any awards of federal funds and any and all changes in the programs, in awards, in program duration, in schedule of fund receipts, and in estimated costs to the State of maintaining the program if and when federal assistance is terminated, or in direct and indirect costs, of any grant under which they are or expect to be receiving federal funds;
        (g) Forwarding to the Governor's Office of Management
    
and Budget all documents received under paragraph (f) after assigning an appropriate, State application identifier number to all applications; and
        (h) Reporting such information as is received under
    
subparagraph (f) to the President and Minority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and their respective appropriation staffs and to any member of the General Assembly on a monthly basis at the request of the member.
    The State colleges and universities, the agencies of the legislative and judicial branches of State government, and the elected State executive officers, not including the Governor, shall submit to the Legislative Research Unit, in a manner prescribed by the Legislative Research Unit, summaries of applications for federal funds filed and grants of federal funds awarded.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/4-3

    (25 ILCS 130/4-3) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-3)
    Sec. 4-3. The Legislative Research Unit shall establish such committees as it deems advisable, in order that they may confer and formulate proposals concerning effective means to secure intergovernmental harmony, and may perform other functions for the Unit in obedience to its decision. Subject to the approval of the Unit, the member or members of each such committee shall be appointed by the co-chairmen of the Unit. State officials or employees who are not members of the Unit may be appointed as members of any such committee, but private citizens holding no governmental position in this State shall not be eligible. The Unit may provide such other rules as it considers appropriate concerning the membership and the functioning of any such committee. The Unit may provide for advisory boards for itself and for its various committees, and may authorize private citizens to serve on such boards.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/4-4

    (25 ILCS 130/4-4) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-4)
    Sec. 4-4. The General Assembly finds that the most efficient and productive use of federal block grant funds can be achieved through the coordinated efforts of the Legislature, the Executive, State and local agencies and private citizens. Such coordination is possible through the creation of an Advisory Committee on Block Grants empowered to review, analyze and make recommendations through the Legislative Research Unit to the General Assembly and the Governor on the use of federally funded block grants.
    The Legislative Research Unit shall establish an Advisory Committee on Block Grants. The primary purpose of the Advisory Committee shall be the oversight of the distribution and use of federal block grant funds.
    The Advisory Committee shall consist of 4 public members appointed by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services and the members of the Legislative Research Unit. A chairperson shall be chosen by the members of the Advisory Committee.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/4-5

    (25 ILCS 130/4-5) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-5)
    Sec. 4-5. The Advisory Committee on Block Grants shall have the following powers and duties.
    (1) To request for review and comment all federally required block grant reports and annual plans to ensure quality and consistency in State reporting and planning. Each annual block grant plan submitted for review and comment shall contain the names and affiliations of members of each State agency block grant advisory Committee and a statement of the written charge for that Committee. The annual block grant plan shall contain the significant issues that were debated at State agency block grant advisory Committee meetings and the positions taken on the issues.
    Each plan shall also include information on the time and place that State agency hearings were held to review the plan.
    Each State agency administering federal block grants shall make available to the Advisory Committee proposed annual block grant plans by March 15 of each year.
    Each proposed annual plan shall contain the date, time and place of public hearings planned by the State agency and shall include the method of notifying the public of such hearings.
    (2) To conduct public hearings on the intended use of the block grant funds by the various State agencies to ensure that the use is consistent with established State policy.
    (3) To determine, through public hearings, statewide priorities for the use of individual block grant funds as well as block grant funds in total.
    (4) To recommend to the General Assembly and the Governor, after appropriate hearings and on or before May 1 each year, State funding levels for programs within each of the federal block grants. In the event that funding levels for the overall block grant programs have not been made available by the federal government for the forthcoming fiscal year, the Advisory Committee on Block Grants shall provide percentage allocations for the various programs the committee has included within the program priorities for the individual block grants in lieu of recommended dollar allocations. The recommendations shall ensure that the maximum amount of funds estimated to be available to the State is set aside for program purposes and a minimum amount is set aside for administrative purposes.
    (5) Following the initial submission of its recommendations to the General Assembly and Governor on May 1, to report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on a quarterly basis, and more frequently as they may request, changes in federal block grant program authorizations and funding levels which may require the General Assembly to adjust current year State appropriations.
    (6) To monitor through public hearings the use of block grant funds to ensure compliance with the purposes included in State plans and recommended by the Governor in the State budget and approved by the General Assembly.
    (7) To monitor future federal block grant initiatives in order to assess their impact on the delivery of State and local services and to recommend appropriate State action to the Governor and the General Assembly.
    (8) To review and comment on all proposals for transfer of funds between or among the block grants as may be allowed by federal law. State agencies administering federal block grants shall give the Advisory Committee on Block Grants reasonable notice of any proposed transfer of funds between or among block grants and the reasons for the proposed transfers.
(Source: P.A. 83-1528.)

25 ILCS 130/4-6

    (25 ILCS 130/4-6) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-6)
    Sec. 4-6. It is the intention of the Illinois General Assembly that all hearings conducted pursuant to subsections (2), (3) and (4) of Section 4-5 shall meet the formal legislative hearing requirements which are mandated by federal law for any individual block grant program. However, this provision shall not preclude or preempt the Illinois General Assembly or any of its Committees from conducting hearings on the intended use and distribution of these or any other block grant funds.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/4-7

    (25 ILCS 130/4-7) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-7)
    Sec. 4-7. The Legislative Research Unit shall report to the Governor and to the Legislature within 15 days after the convening of each General Assembly, and at such other time as it deems appropriate. The members of all committees which it establishes shall serve without compensation for such service, but they shall be paid their necessary expenses in carrying out their obligations under this Act. The Unit may by contributions to the Council of State Governments, participate with other states in maintaining the said Council's district and central secretariats, and its other governmental services.
    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 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.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/4-8

    (25 ILCS 130/4-8) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-8)
    Sec. 4-8. The Council of State Governments is hereby declared to be a joint governmental agency of this State and of the other states which cooperate through it.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/4-9

    (25 ILCS 130/4-9) (from Ch. 63, par. 1004-9)
    Sec. 4-9. Intergovernmental Cooperation Conference Fund.
    (a) There is hereby created the Intergovernmental Cooperation Conference Fund, hereinafter called the "Fund". The Fund shall be outside the State treasury, but the State Treasurer shall act as ex-officio custodian of the Fund.
    (b) The Legislative Research Unit may charge and collect fees from participants at conferences held in connection with the Unit's exercise of its powers and duties. The fees shall be charged in an amount calculated to cover the cost of the conferences and shall be deposited in the Fund.
    (c) Monies in the Fund shall be used to pay the costs of the conferences. As soon as may be practicable after the close of business on June 30 of each year, the Unit shall notify the Comptroller of the amount remaining in the Fund which is not necessary to pay the expenses of conferences held during the expiring fiscal year. Such amount shall be transferred by the Comptroller and the Treasurer from the Fund to the General Revenue Fund. If, during any fiscal year, the monies in the Fund are insufficient to pay the costs of conferences held during that fiscal year, the difference shall be paid from other monies which may be available to the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 5

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5.

25 ILCS 130/5-1

    (25 ILCS 130/5-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1005-1)
    Sec. 5-1. The Legislative Information System is hereby established as a legislative support services agency. The Legislative Information System is subject to the provisions of this Act and shall perform the powers and duties delegated to it under "An Act in relation to a Legislative Information System", approved September 16, 1977, as amended, and such other functions as may be provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 6

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 6 heading)
ARTICLE 6.

25 ILCS 130/6-1

    (25 ILCS 130/6-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1006-1)
    Sec. 6-1. The Legislative Reference Bureau is hereby established as a legislative support services agency. The Legislative Reference Bureau is subject to the provisions of this Act and shall perform the powers and duties delegated to it under "An Act to establish a joint legislative reference bureau and to define the powers and duties thereof", approved June 26, 1913, as amended, and such other functions as may be provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 7

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 7 heading)
ARTICLE 7.

25 ILCS 130/7-1

    (25 ILCS 130/7-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1007-1)
    Sec. 7-1. The Legislative Audit Commission is hereby established as a legislative support services agency. The Legislative Audit Commission is subject to the provisions of this Act and shall exercise the powers and duties delegated to it under "An Act to create the Legislative Audit Commission and to define its powers and duties", approved June 19, 1957, as amended, and such other functions as may be provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 8

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 8 heading)
ARTICLE 8.
(Article repealed by P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 8A

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 8A heading)
ARTICLE 8A

(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-5

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-5)
    Sec. 8A-5. Architect of the Capitol.
    (a) The Architect of the Capitol must be an architect licensed under the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989 and must have at least 5 years of experience in the field of architecture, historic preservation, or both.
    (b) The offices of the Architect of the Capitol and his or her staff shall be located in Springfield, Illinois, in a building or facility occupied in whole or in part by the legislative branch.
    (c) The Architect of the Capitol shall have the powers and duties provided by law and by the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-10

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-10)
    Sec. 8A-10. Capitol Historic Preservation Board.
    (a) The Capitol Historic Preservation Board shall consist of 10 persons. One member shall be appointed by each of the following: the President and Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Governor, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Mayor of the City of Springfield. Knowledge and experience in the areas of architecture and historic preservation may be considered, in addition to other appropriate qualifications, in appointing members of the Board. In addition, the Executive Director of the Capital Development Board, ex officio, shall serve as a member.
    (b) Appointed members of the Board shall serve 4-year terms, except that the members initially appointed by the President and Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and the Governor shall serve 2-year terms. Members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
    (c) The Capitol Historic Preservation Board shall serve as an advisory body to the Architect of the Capitol and shall perform such advisory functions as provided by law or requested by the Architect of the Capitol or the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-15

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-15)
    Sec. 8A-15. Master plan.
    (a) The term "legislative complex" means (i) the buildings and facilities located in Springfield, Illinois, and occupied in whole or in part by the General Assembly or any of its support service agencies, (ii) the grounds, walkways, and tunnels surrounding or connected to those buildings and facilities, and (iii) the off-street parking areas serving those buildings and facilities.
    (b) The Architect of the Capitol shall prepare and implement a long-range master plan of development for the State Capitol Building, the remaining portions of the legislative complex, and the land and State buildings and facilities within the area bounded by Washington, Third, Cook, and Pasfield Streets that addresses the improvement, construction, historic preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair, and landscaping needs of these State buildings and facilities and the land. The Architect of the Capitol shall submit the master plan to the Capitol Historic Preservation Board for its review and comment. The Board must confine its review and comment to those portions of the master plan that relate to areas other than the State Capitol Building. The Architect may incorporate suggestions of the Board into the master plan. The master plan must be submitted to and approved by the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol before its implementation.
    The Architect of the Capitol may change the master plan and shall submit changes in the master plan that relate to areas other than the State Capitol Building to the Capitol Historic Preservation Board for its review and comment. All changes in the master plan must be submitted to and approved by the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol before implementation.
    (c) The Architect of the Capitol must review the master plan every 5 years or at the direction of the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. Changes in the master plan resulting from this review must be made in accordance with the procedure provided in subsection (b).
    (d) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Architect of the Capitol has the sole authority to contract for all materials and services necessary for the implementation of the master plan. The Architect (i) may comply with the procedures established by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services under Section 1-4 or (ii) upon approval of the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, may, but is not required to, comply with a portion or all of the Illinois Procurement Code when entering into contracts under this subsection. The Architect's compliance with the Illinois Procurement Code shall not be construed to subject the Architect or any other entity of the legislative branch to the Illinois Procurement Code with respect to any other contract.
    The Architect may enter into agreements with other State agencies for the provision of materials or performance of services necessary for the implementation of the master plan.
    State officers and agencies providing normal, day-to-day repair, maintenance, or landscaping or providing security, commissary, utility, parking, banking, tour guide, event scheduling, or other operational services for buildings and facilities within the legislative complex immediately prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall continue to provide that normal, day-to-day repair, maintenance, or landscaping or those services on the same basis, whether by contract or employees, that the repair, maintenance, landscaping, or services were provided immediately prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, subject to the provisions of the master plan and as otherwise directed by the Architect of the Capitol.
    (e) The Architect of the Capitol shall monitor construction, preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair, and landscaping work in the legislative complex and implementation of the master plan, as well as activities that alter the historic integrity of the legislative complex and the other land and State buildings and facilities in the master plan.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-20

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-20)
    Sec. 8A-20. Space allocation. The Architect of the Capitol has the power and duty, subject to direction by the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, to make space allocations for the use of the General Assembly and its related agencies.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-25

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-25)
    Sec. 8A-25. Historic items. In addition to any property control activities required by law, the Architect of the Capitol shall maintain an inventory and registry of all historic items in the legislative complex. The Architect may purchase or accept donations of historic items for use or display in the legislative complex.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-30

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-30)
    Sec. 8A-30. Acquisition of land; contract review. The Architect of the Capitol, upon the approval of the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, may acquire land in Springfield, Illinois, within the area bounded by Washington, Third, Cook, and Pasfield Streets for the purpose of providing space for the operation and expansion of the legislative complex or other State facilities. The Architect of the Capitol must review and either approve or disapprove all contracts for the repair, rehabilitation, construction, or alteration of all State buildings within the bounded area, except the Supreme Court Building and the Fourth District Appellate Court Building.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-35

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-35)
    Sec. 8A-35. Capitol Restoration Trust Fund; appropriations.
    (a) The Capitol Restoration Trust Fund is created as a special fund within the State treasury. The Fund may accept deposits from any source, whether private or public, and may be appropriated only for the use of the Architect of the Capitol in the performance of his or her powers and duties. The Architect of the Capitol may seek private and public funds for deposit into the Capitol Restoration Trust Fund.
    (b) The Architect of the Capitol shall submit all budget requests to implement the master plan that relate to areas of the legislative complex other than the State Capitol Building to the Capitol Historic Preservation Board for review and comment. The Architect of the Capitol shall submit all budget requests to the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol for approval.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-40

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-40)
    Sec. 8A-40. Annual report. The Architect of the Capitol annually shall report to the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Capitol Historic Preservation Board, and the appointing authorities of the Capitol Historic Preservation Board. The report shall summarize (i) the master plan, (ii) the master plan projects completed since the previous annual report, (iii) the projects, and their estimated costs, proposed or approved for the next 5 years under the master plan, and (iv) the amount and sources of moneys deposited into the Capitol Restoration Trust Fund from sources other than the State since the previous annual report.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-45

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-45)
    Sec. 8A-45. State agency cooperation. The Architect of the Capitol may request and shall receive the cooperation of any State officer or agency in the performance of the Architect's powers and duties.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-50

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-50)
    Sec. 8A-50. Rules. The Architect of the Capitol may promulgate rules necessary for the performance of his or her powers and duties, subject to approval by the Board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/8A-55

    (25 ILCS 130/8A-55)
    Sec. 8A-55. Successor agency. For purposes of the Successor Agency Act and Section 9b of the State Finance Act, the Office of the Architect of the Capitol is the successor to the Space Needs Commission. The Office of the Architect of the Capitol succeeds to and assumes all powers, duties, rights, responsibilities, personnel, assets, liabilities, and indebtedness of the Space Needs Commission. Any reference in any law, rule, form, or other document to the Space Needs Commission is deemed to be a reference to the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 9

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 9 heading)
ARTICLE 9.

25 ILCS 130/9-1

    (25 ILCS 130/9-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1009-1)
    Sec. 9-1. The Legislative Printing Unit is hereby established as a legislative support services agency. The Legislative Printing Unit is subject to the provisions of this Act, and shall exercise the powers and duties delegated to it herein and such other functions as may be provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/9-2

    (25 ILCS 130/9-2) (from Ch. 63, par. 1009-2)
    Sec. 9-2. The Legislative Printing Unit shall provide printing services to members of the General Assembly, legislative committees and commissions and other legislative agencies in accordance with policies established by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services and with reasonable rules promulgated by the Legislative Printing Unit. The Printing Unit may also provide emergency printing services to other State agencies subject to the prior approval of the Department of Central Management Services. The Legislative Printing Unit may make and collect reasonable charges for such services and shall pay any amounts so collected into the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/9-2.5

    (25 ILCS 130/9-2.5)
    Sec. 9-2.5. Newsletters and brochures. The Legislative Printing Unit may not print for any member of the General Assembly any newsletters or brochures during the period beginning February 1 of the year of a general primary election and ending the day after the general primary election and during a period beginning September 1 of the year of a general election and ending the day after the general election. A member of the General Assembly may not mail, during a period beginning February 1 of the year of a general primary election and ending the day after the general primary election and during a period beginning September 1 of the year of a general election and ending the day after the general election, any newsletters or brochures that were printed, at any time, by the Legislative Printing Unit, except that such a newsletter or brochure may be mailed during those times if it is mailed to a constituent in response to that constituent's inquiry concerning the needs of that constituent or questions raised by that constituent.
(Source: P.A. 95-6, eff. 6-20-07; 96-886, eff. 1-1-11.)

25 ILCS 130/9-3

    (25 ILCS 130/9-3) (from Ch. 63, par. 1009-3)
    Sec. 9-3. All paper purchased for printing purposes by the Legislative Printing Unit shall have 50% recycled content except when sufficient quantities are not available or cannot be provided in a timely manner as determined by the Executive Director of the Legislative Printing Unit.
(Source: P.A. 87-474.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 10

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 10 heading)
ARTICLE 10.

25 ILCS 130/10-1

    (25 ILCS 130/10-1) (from Ch. 63, par. 1010-1)
    Sec. 10-1. The Legislative Research Unit is hereby established as a legislative support services agency. The Legislative Research Unit is subject to the provisions of this Act, and shall exercise the powers and duties delegated to it herein and such other functions as may be provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/10-2

    (25 ILCS 130/10-2) (from Ch. 63, par. 1010-2)
    Sec. 10-2. The Legislative Research Unit shall collect information concerning the government and general welfare of the State, examine the effects of constitutional provisions and previously enacted statutes, consider important issues of public policy and questions of state-wide interest, and perform research and provide information as may be requested by the members of the General Assembly or as the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services considers necessary or desirable.
    The Legislative Research Unit shall maintain an up-to-date computerized record of the information required to be reported to it by Section 1 of "An Act concerning State boards and commissions and amending a named Act", enacted by the 86th General Assembly, which information shall be a public record under The Freedom of Information Act. The Legislative Research Unit may prescribe forms for making initial reports and reports of change under that Section, and may request information to verify compliance with that Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-591.)

25 ILCS 130/10-3

    (25 ILCS 130/10-3) (from Ch. 63, par. 1010-3)
    Sec. 10-3. The Legislative Research Unit may administer a legislative staff internship program in cooperation with a university in the State designated by the Legislative Research Unit.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/10-4

    (25 ILCS 130/10-4) (from Ch. 63, par. 1010-4)
    Sec. 10-4. The Legislative Research Unit, upon the recommendation of the sponsoring committee, shall recruit, select, appoint, fix the stipends of, and assign interns to appropriate officers and agencies of the General Assembly for the pursuit of education, study or research. Such persons shall be appointed for internships not to exceed 12 months.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/10-5

    (25 ILCS 130/10-5) (from Ch. 63, par. 1010-5)
    Sec. 10-5. The Legislative Research Unit may accept monetary gifts or grants from a charitable foundation or from a professional association or from other reputable sources for the operation of a legislative staff internship program. Such gifts and grants may be held in trust by the Legislative Research Unit and expended for operating the program. Expenses of operating the program may also be paid out of funds appropriated to the Legislative Research Unit or to the General Assembly, its officers, committees or agencies.
(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)

25 ILCS 130/10-6

    (25 ILCS 130/10-6) (from Ch. 63, par. 1010-6)
    Sec. 10-6. Each quarter of the calendar year the Legislative Research Unit shall prepare and provide to each member of the General Assembly abstracts and indexes of reports filed with it as reports to the General Assembly. With such abstracts and indexes the Legislative Research Unit shall include a convenient form by which each member of the General Assembly may request, from the State Government Report Distribution Center in the State Library, copies of such reports as the member may wish to receive. For the purpose of receiving reports filed under this Section the Legislative Research Unit shall succeed to the powers and duties formerly exercised by the Legislative Council.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)

25 ILCS 130/Art. 11A

 
    (25 ILCS 130/Art. 11A heading)
ARTICLE 11A.
(Article repealed by P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04)