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Public Act 101-0195


Public Act 0195 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY


Public Act 101-0195
SB0529 EnrolledLRB101 04290 RJF 49298 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Government Severance Pay Act is amended by
changing Section 10 as follows:
    (5 ILCS 415/10)
    Sec. 10. Severance pay.
    (a) A unit of government that enters into a contract or
employment agreement, or renewal or renegotiation of an
existing contract or employment agreement, that contains a
provision for severance pay with an officer, agent, employee,
or contractor must include the following provisions in the
        (1) a requirement that severance pay provided may not
    exceed an amount greater than 20 weeks of compensation; and
        (2) a prohibition of provision of severance pay when
    the officer, agent, employee, or contractor has been fired
    for misconduct by the unit of government.
    (b) Nothing in this Section creates an entitlement to
severance pay in the absence of its contractual authorization
or as otherwise authorized by law.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary,
this Act shall not apply to contracts or employment agreements
for individuals employed by the department of intercollegiate
athletics of a college or university when the employee's
compensation is funded by non-State-appropriated funds, such
as revenues generated by athletic events or activities, gifts
or donations, or any combination thereof. Nothing in this
Section entitles an individual employed by the department of
intercollegiate athletics of a college or university to receive
severance pay when that individual has been dismissed for
(Source: P.A. 100-895, eff. 1-1-19.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/2/2019