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Public Act 100-0144


 

Public Act 0144 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 100-0144
 
HB3032 EnrolledLRB100 10576 JWD 20793 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 605-215 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 605/605-215)
    Sec. 605-215. Interagency Military Base Support and
Economic Development Committee.
    (a) To coordinate the State's activities on and to act as a
communications center for issues relating to current and former
military bases in the State, the Interagency Military Base
Support and Economic Development Committee is created as an
entity within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor:
Department.
        (1) To preserve, protect, expand, and attract new
    military missions, assets, and installations to the State
    of Illinois.
        (2) To encourage defense related businesses to expand
    or relocate to the State of Illinois.
        (3) To identify emerging trends and support the
    long-term viability of the military and defense industry in
    Illinois.
        (4) To assist Illinois communities who have been or
    could be impacted by Federal Base Realignment and Closure
    actions or other military realignments.
        (5) To be an information clearinghouse by providing
    military installation information and recommendations to
    enhance the military value of Illinois defense
    installations to the Governor, General Assembly,
    congressional delegation, and State and Federal Government
    officials.
    (b) The Committee shall be composed of the following 7 ex
officio members or their designees: the Lieutenant Governor,
the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the
Secretary of Transportation, the Director of Natural
Resources, the Director of the Environmental Protection
Agency, the Director of Revenue, and the Adjutant General of
the Department of Military Affairs. In addition, 4 members of
the General Assembly shall be appointed, one each appointed by
the President of the Senate, the Senate Minority Leader, the
Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority
Leader of the House of Representatives. The chair and
vice-chairs vice-chair of the committee, in consultation with
the full Committee, shall appoint 10 8 public members to serve
as representatives from the counties, or adjoining counties, of
a current or former military base site as necessary to carry
out the work of the Commission. The chair and vice-chairs of
the Committee, in consultation with the other members of the
Committee, shall also appoint up to 4 members having military
veteran or defense industry backgrounds from across the State
of Illinois. Additionally, the Adjutant General of the
Department of Military Affairs shall also appoint one member
who is a military veteran. Public member appointees and
military veteran or defense industry appointees shall serve
4-year terms; however, for the initial terms of those members,
half of them shall be appointed for terms of 2 years as the
Lieutenant Governor shall determine.
    (c) The Lieutenant Governor shall serve as chair of the
Committee, and the Director of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity shall serve as a vice-chair and shall oversee the
administration of the Committee and its functions. The person
appointed by the Adjutant General of the Department of Military
Affairs shall also serve as a vice-chair of the Committee.
Expenses necessary to carry out the function of the Committee
shall be shared among the agencies represented on the Committee
pursuant to an interagency agreement and from funds
appropriated for this purpose or from existing funds within the
budgets of those agencies. General Assembly appointees shall
serve for the duration of the General Assembly in which the
appointee is appointed, but the appointee's term shall expire
if the appointee no longer remains a member of that General
Assembly. The Committee shall meet not less than quarterly. If
an excused absence from a committee meeting is requested by an
appointed member, such absence may be granted by the chair of
the Committee. Any appointed member of the Committee who has at
least 2 unexcused absences in a year shall no longer be a
member of the Committee, and his or her replacement shall be
appointed in the same manner as the member being replaced for
the remainder of that member's current term.
    (d) Each member of the Committee must request reimbursement
from his or her individual agency for actual and necessary
expenses incurred while performing his or her duties as a
member of the Committee. Public members shall be reimbursed
from funds appropriated to the Department for that purpose.
    (e) The Committee shall provide advice and recommendations
to the Department on the following:
        (1) The formation of a strategic plan for State and
    local military base retention, realignment, and reuse
    efforts.
        (2) The issues impacting current and former military
    bases in the State, including infrastructure requirements,
    environmental impact issues, military force structure
    possibilities, tax implications, property considerations,
    and other issues requiring State agency coordination and
    support.
        (3) The status of community involvement and
    participation in retention, realignment, and reuse efforts
    and the community support for economic development before
    and after a military base closing.
        (4) The State's retention, realignment, and reuse
    advocacy efforts on the federal level.
        (5) The development of impact studies concerning the
    closing of a base on the community, housing, the economy,
    schools, and other public and private entities, including
    additional economic development ideas to minimize the
    impact in the event of the base closing.
        (6) The development of future economic expansion plans
    for areas that are subject to closure or realignment.
    (f) The Committee, in cooperation with the Department,
shall keep the Governor and General Assembly informed
concerning the progress of military base retention,
realignment, reuse, and economic development efforts in the
State.
    (g) The Committee shall serve as the central information
clearinghouse for all military base reuse, retention, and
realignment activities. This shall include: (i) serving as a
liaison between the State and community organizations that
support the long-term viability of military bases; (ii)
communicating with the State's congressional delegation; and
(iii) generally coordinating with the public, governmental
bodies, and officials in communicating about the future of
military bases in the State.
(Source: P.A. 94-674, eff. 8-23-05.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018