State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/21/2022, by Sen. Julie A. Morrison


New Act
30 ILCS 805/8.46 new

    Creates the Decennial Committees on Local Government Consolidation and Efficiency Act. Provides that, within one year after the effective date of the Act and at least once every 10 years thereafter, each unit of local government that may levy any tax (except municipalities and counties) must form a committee to: study local efficiencies, including an analysis of whether to consolidate with another unit of local government, municipality, or county; and create a report with recommendations regarding efficiencies, increased accountability, and consolidation. Provides that the duties of the committee include, but are not limited to, the study of the unit of local government's governing statutes, ordinances, rules, procedures, powers, jurisdiction, shared services, intergovernmental agreements, and interrelationships with other units of local government and the State. Provides that the committee shall collect data, research, analysis, and public input. Dissolves the committee after completion of its report. Provides for committee membership, meetings, and report requirements. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Decennial Committees on Local Government Consolidation and
6Efficiency Act.
7    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
8    "Governmental unit" includes all units of local government
9that may levy any tax, except municipalities and counties.
10    Section 10. Formation of committee; members; vacancy;
11administrative support.
12    (a) Within one year after the effective date of this Act
13and at least once every 10 years thereafter, each governmental
14unit must form a committee to: study local efficiencies,
15including an analysis of whether to consolidate with another
16governmental unit, municipality, or county; and provide a
17report with recommendations regarding efficiencies, increased
18accountability, and consolidation.
19    (b) Each committee's membership shall include the elected
20or appointed members of the governing board of the
21governmental unit, at least 2 residents appointed by the chair
22of the board of the governmental unit, with the advice and



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1consent of the board, and any chief executive officer or
2officer of the governmental unit. The committee shall be
3chaired by the president or chief elected or appointed
4official of the governing board of the governmental unit, or
5his or her designee. The chairperson may appoint additional
6members to the committee as he or she deems appropriate.
7    Committee members shall serve without compensation but may
8be reimbursed by the governmental unit for their expenses
9incurred in performing their duties.
10    (c) A committee may employ or use the services of
11specialists in public administration and governmental
12management and any other trained consultants, analysts,
13investigators, and assistants it considers appropriate,
14including seeking assistance from community colleges or
15universities with research and the development and review of
16reports of the committee.
17    (d) If a vacancy occurs in the committee membership, the
18vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the appointments
19under subsection (b).
20    (e) The governmental unit shall provide administrative and
21other support to the committee.
22    Section 15. Duties of a committee. The duties of a
23committee include, but are not limited to, the study of the
24governmental unit's governing statutes, ordinances, rules,
25procedures, powers, jurisdiction, shared services,



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1intergovernmental agreements, and interrelationships with
2other governmental units and the State. The committee shall
3collect data, research, and analysis for its purposes and
4shall allow public input.
5    Section 20. Meetings. Each committee shall meet at least 3
6times. The committee may meet during a regularly scheduled
7meeting of the governmental unit as long as: (1) separate
8notice is given in conformance with the Open Meetings Act; (2)
9the committee meeting is listed as part of the board of the
10governmental unit's agenda; and (3) at least a majority of the
11members of the committee are present at the committee's
12meeting. Each meeting of the committee shall be public and the
13committee shall provide an opportunity for any person to be
14heard at the public hearings for at least 3 minutes. The
15committee may require speakers to register. The committee
16shall meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and the
17committee shall be a public body to which the Freedom of
18Information Act applies.
19    At the conclusion of each meeting, the committee shall
20conduct a survey of residents who attended asking for input on
21what was discussed at the meeting.
22    Section 25. Report. Each committee shall summarize its
23work and findings within a report, including recommendations
24in respect to consolidation, increased accountability and



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1efficiency, and shall provide a written report to the county
2board in which the governmental unit lies no later than 18
3months after the formation of the committee. The report shall
4be made available to the public.
5    Section 30. Dissolution of the committee. After a
6committee has made the report available to the public, the
7committee is dissolved until it is reestablished with newly
8appointed members under Section 10.
9    Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
10Section 8.46 as follows:
11    (30 ILCS 805/8.46 new)
12    Sec. 8.46. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and
138 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for
14the implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory
15Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.