2018 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 25 - LEGISLATURE
25 ILCS 75/ - Home Rule Note Act.

(25 ILCS 75/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Home Rule Note Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-229.)

(25 ILCS 75/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-5)
Sec. 5. Bills required to have home rule notes. Every bill that denies or limits any power or function of a home rule unit shall have prepared for it before second reading in the house of introduction a brief explanatory note that includes a reliable estimate of the probable impact of the bill on the powers and functions of home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 87-229.)

(25 ILCS 75/10) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-10)
Sec. 10. Preparation of the note. Upon the request of the sponsor of a bill described in Section 5, the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or some person within the Department designated by the Director shall prepare a written note setting forth the information required by Section 5. The note shall be designated a home rule note and shall be furnished to the sponsor within 10 calendar days after the request, except that whenever, because of the complexity of the bill, additional time is required for the preparation of the note, the Department may so notify the sponsor and request an extension of time not to exceed 5 additional days within which to furnish the note. An extension may not, however, be beyond June 15 following the date of the request.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

(25 ILCS 75/15) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-15)
Sec. 15. Member's request for a note. If the sponsor of a bill is of the opinion that no home rule note is necessary, any member of either house may request that a note be obtained, and in that case the matter shall be decided by a majority vote of those present and voting in the house of which he or she is a member.
(Source: P.A. 87-229.)

(25 ILCS 75/20) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-20)
Sec. 20. Content of note. The note shall be factual, brief, and concise and shall provide as reliable an estimate of the bill's impact as is possible under the circumstances. The note shall include both the immediate effect and, if determinable or reasonably foreseeable, the long-range effect of the bill. If, after careful investigation, it is determined that no estimate is possible, the note shall contain a statement to that effect setting forth the reasons why no estimate can be given.
(Source: P.A. 87-229.)

(25 ILCS 75/25) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-25)
Sec. 25. Comments and information; signing. No comment or opinion shall be included in the note with regard to the merits of the bill for which the note is prepared, except that technical or mechanical defects may be noted. The note shall include all information that is required by the rules and regulations of each house of the General Assembly with respect to the preparation of home rule notes. The note shall be prepared in quintuplicate, and the original of the note shall be signed by the Director or a person designated by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 87-229.)

(25 ILCS 75/30) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-30)
Sec. 30. Right to be heard on bill. The fact that a home rule note is prepared for a bill does not preclude or restrict the appearance before any committee of the General Assembly of any official or authorized employee of any State board, commission, department, agency, or other entity that desires to be heard in support of or in opposition to the bill.
(Source: P.A. 87-229.)

(25 ILCS 75/35) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-35)
Sec. 35. Amendments. Whenever a bill is amended on the floor of either house in a manner as to bring it within the description of bills set forth in Section 5, a majority of that house may propose that no action be taken upon the amendment until the sponsor of the amendment presents a home rule note to the members.
(Source: P.A. 87-229.)

(25 ILCS 75/40) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.91-40)
Sec. 40. Confidentiality. The subject matter of bills submitted to the Director shall be kept in strict confidence by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and no information relating to the bill or its home rule impact shall be divulged by any official or employee of the Department, except to the bill's sponsor or the sponsor's designee, before the bill's introduction in the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

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