2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 25 - LEGISLATURE
25 ILCS 65/ - State Debt Impact Note Act.

(25 ILCS 65/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.71)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the State Debt Impact Note Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-615.)


(25 ILCS 65/2) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.72)
Sec. 2. "Long-term debt authorization" means (1) dollar amount of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness which are secured by the full faith and credit of the State or are required to be repaid, directly or indirectly, from tax revenue and which can be sold in support of designated purposes by the State, any department, authority, public corporation or quasi-public corporation of the State, any State college or university, or any other public agency created by the State, not including units of local government or school districts; or
(2) the dollar amount of bond and other evidences of indebtedness which are not secured by the full faith and credit or tax revenue of the State nor required to be repaid, directly or indirectly, from tax revenue and which can be sold in support of designated purposes by the State, any department, authority, public corporation and quasi-public corporation of the State, the State colleges and universities, and any other public agency created by the State, not including units of local government or school districts.
(Source: P.A. 81-615.)


(25 ILCS 65/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.73)
Sec. 3. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall prepare a written State Debt Impact Note in relation to any bill introduced in either house of the General Assembly which proposes to increase or add new long term debt authorization or would require, through appropriation, the use of bond financed funds. Upon the assignment of any such bill to Committee, the chairperson of the Committee on Assignments in the House of Representatives or the chairperson of the Committee on Assignment of Bills in the Senate shall forward the bill to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability which shall prepare such a note within 7 calendar days after receiving the request and the bill shall be held on second reading until the note has been received, except that whenever, because of the complexity of the measure, additional time is required for preparation of the note, the Commission may so inform the sponsor of the bill, who may approve an extension of the time within which the note is to be furnished for an additional 7 calendar days. Copies of each State Debt Impact Note shall be furnished by the Commission to the presiding officer of each house, the minority leader of each house, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, the sponsor of the bill which is the subject of the note, the member, if any, who initiated the request for the note, the Chairperson and Minority Spokespersons of the House and Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committees.
(Source: P.A. 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)


(25 ILCS 65/4) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.74)
Sec. 4. The State Debt Impact Note shall be factual in nature and as brief and concise as possible. For bills which would appropriate from bond funds, the note shall provide a reliable estimate of the impact of the bill on the State's debt service requirements; a description of the estimated useful life and intended use of the project; and maintenance and operating costs associated with the project. For bills which would add new or increase existing bond authorization levels the note shall assess current outstanding, unissued, and retired bond authorization levels and make reasonable projections of the cost associated with the retirement of the additional bonds. The estimated costs shall specify the estimated total principal and interest payments (assuming interest is paid at a fixed rate) if all of the Bonds authorized were issued. The statement or note shall include the total principal on all other then-outstanding Bonds of the State. A brief summary or work sheet of computations used in arriving at State Debt Impact Notes shall be attached.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)


(25 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.75)
Sec. 5. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability may include in any State Debt Impact Note any comment or opinion which it deems appropriate with regard to the fiscal and financial impact of the measure for which the note is prepared.
(Source: P.A. 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)


(25 ILCS 65/6) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.76)
Sec. 6. The fact that a State Debt Impact Note is prepared for any bill shall 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 who desires to be heard in support of or in opposition to the measure.
(Source: P.A. 81-615.)


(25 ILCS 65/7) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.77)
Sec. 7. Whenever any committee of either house reports any bill which is required by this Act to have a long-term debt note with an amendment or whenever any bill is amended on the floor of either house in such manner as to substantially affect the impact of the bill on the State's debt service capacity, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall upon request by any member of the house by which the bill is being considered prepare a new or revised State Debt Impact Note in relation to the amended bill. Copies of each new or revised State Debt Impact Note shall be furnished to the persons named in Section 2.
Whenever any member of either House is of the opinion that a State Debt Impact Note should be prepared on any bill and such note has not been requested, the member may at any time before the bill is moved to third reading request that such a note be obtained, in which case the bill shall be submitted to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability for preparation of the note. If the sponsor is of the opinion that a long-term debt note is not required, the matter shall be decided by majority vote of those present and voting in the House of which he is a member.
(Source: P.A. 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)


(25 ILCS 65/8) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.78)
Sec. 8. The subject matter of bills submitted to the Commission for preparation of State Debt Impact Notes shall be kept in strict confidence and no information relating thereto or relating to the State debt impact of any such measure shall be divulged by any official or employee of the Commission prior to its introduction in the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 81-615.)


(25 ILCS 65/9) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.79)
Sec. 9. The requirements imposed on bills by this Act shall be deemed to be procedural requirements for passage within the meaning of Section 8 of Article IV of the Constitution of Illinois, and the certification of the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate shall be conclusive that a certified bill has met the requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-615.)


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