100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Taxpayer's Fiscal Charter Act. Provides for a
discretionary spending freeze for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. Sets forth
requirements to increase discretionary spending beginning in fiscal year
2021. Requires any new spending proposed by the General Assembly in
addition to existing obligations shall be accompanied by a proposed source
of revenue to pay for the proposed spending or specified cuts necessary to
offset the proposed spending. Prohibits unfunded mandates. Requires the
publishing of certain information before voting on or enacting an
appropriations bill. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning finance.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Taxpayer's Fiscal Charter Act.
As used in this Act:
"Backlog payment cycle" means the time between a submission
of a proper bill or invoice to the State Comptroller for
payment and the issuing of that payment.
"Discretionary spending" means any spending not mandated
by federal or State law or court order.
"Unfunded mandate" means a law requiring a unit of local
government or school district to expend money without
accompanying money from the State.
Discretionary spending freeze.
(a) The General Assembly shall freeze all discretionary
spending during fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The General
Assembly shall not expand any existing programs or create new
programs requiring the expenditure of additional money.
(b) Beginning in fiscal year 2021, the General Assembly may
only create new programs or expand existing programs requiring
the expenditure of additional money if the State's backlog