2021 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 25 - LEGISLATURE
25 ILCS 55/ - Pension Impact Note Act.

(25 ILCS 55/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.41)

Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Pension Impact Note Act.

(Source: P.A. 79-1397.)


(25 ILCS 55/2) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.42)

Sec. 2. Pension impact notes. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Commission", shall prepare a written pension system impact note in relation to any bill introduced in either house of the General Assembly which proposes to amend, revise, or add to any provision of the Illinois Pension Code or the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act. Upon the introduction of any such bill, the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate shall forward the bill to the Commission, which shall prepare such a note within 7 calendar days after receiving the request. The bill shall be held on second reading until the note has been received.

Copies of each pension 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 Chairman of the House Committee on Personnel and Pensions, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Insurance, Pensions and Licensed Activities.

(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04; 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)


(25 ILCS 55/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.43)

Sec. 3. Content of pension impact note.

(a) The pension impact note shall be factual in nature, as brief and concise as may be, and shall provide a reliable estimate of the impact of the bill on any public pension systems to be effected by it, in dollars where appropriate, and, in addition, it shall include both the immediate effect and, if determinable or reasonably foreseeable, the long range effect of the measure. If, after careful investigation, it is determined that no dollar estimate is possible, the note shall contain a statement to that effect, setting forth the reasons why no dollar estimate can be given. A brief summary or work sheet of computations used in arriving at pension impact note figures shall be included.

(b) The pension impact note for any legislation or amendment that the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability determines would result in an increase in benefits or increased costs to a pension fund established under Article 3 or 4 of the Illinois Pension Code may demonstrate the fiscal impact of the legislation being considered on selected individual municipalities with such pension funds.

(Source: P.A. 95-950, eff. 8-29-08.)


(25 ILCS 55/4) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.44)

Sec. 4. The Commission may include in any pension impact note any comment or opinion which it deems appropriate with regard to the merits of the measure for which the note is prepared, including an analysis of the financial impact of the bill in relation to the Commission's recommended standards.

(Source: P.A. 79-1397.)


(25 ILCS 55/5) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.45)

Sec. 5. The fact that a pension 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. 79-1397.)


(25 ILCS 55/6) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.46)

Sec. 6. Whenever any committee of either house reports any bill with an amendment of such nature as will substantially affect the impact of the bill on public pension systems and whenever any bill is amended on the floor of either house in such manner as to substantially affect the impact of the bill on public pension systems, the Commission may, on its own initiative, or shall, within 7 days after a request by any member of the house by which the bill is then being considered, prepare a new or revised pension impact note in relation to the amended bill. If such a request is made, the bill shall be held on second reading until the note is received or the 7 day period has elapsed. Copies of each new or revised pension impact note shall be furnished to the persons named in Section 2.

(Source: P.A. 83-1257.)


(25 ILCS 55/7) (from Ch. 63, par. 42.47)

Sec. 7. The subject matter of bills submitted to the Commission for preparation of pension impact notes shall be kept in strict confidence and no information relating thereto or relating to the pension 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. 79-1397.)

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