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20 ILCS 3986/ Local Government Consolidation Commission Act.

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(20 ILCS 3986/1)Sec. 1. Short title.This Act may be cited as the Local Government Consolidation Commission Act.(Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.) (20 ILCS 3986/5)Sec. 5. Commission; creation; members.There is created a Commission on Local Government, to consist of 17 members, 3 to be members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, 3 to be members of the Senate appointed by the Senate Minority Leader, 3 to be members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House, 3 to be members of the House of Representatives appointed by the House Minority Leader, and 5 to be citizens of the State appointed by the Governor as follows:(1) One member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing counties;(2) One member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing municipalities;(3) One member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing townships;(4) One member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing park districts; and(5) One member who serves as an elected officer of a local governmental entity in Illinois other than a county, municipality, township, or park district. (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.) (20 ILCS 3986/10)Sec. 10. Study; recommendations.The Commission shall make a survey of the entire structure of local governments and of their organization, powers, jurisdiction, and functions. Among other things, and without limiting its activities, the Commission shall:(1) Study all laws governing the organization, powers, jurisdiction, and functions of local governments.(2) Study the inter‑relationships of local governments to each other and to federal and State governments.(3) Formulate specific recommendations for legislation or constitutional amendments to (i) permit effective management of local affairs, (ii) encourage local policy decision making, (iii) reduce the multiplicity of local governments, (iv) eliminate overlapping and duplicating of unnecessary powers, (v) increase efficiency and economy in local governments, and (vi) allow optional forms of local governments and increase their authority for cooperation among the levels of government.(Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.) (20 ILCS 3986/15)Sec. 15. Meetings; officers.The members of the Commission shall meet and the Commission shall be organized within 90 days after the effective date of this Act, and shall at that time elect a chair from among the members. The Commission may adopt its own rules of procedure. The Commission may employ or use the services of specialists in public administration and governmental management and any other trained consultants, analysts, investigators, and assistants it may consider necessary, on either a full‑time or a part‑time basis. The Commission shall fix the compensation for any paid employees, which shall be paid from moneys appropriated for that purpose.(Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.) (20 ILCS 3986/20)Sec. 20. Compensation; expenses.The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but their actual traveling and other expenses while engaged in performance of the duties of the commission shall be paid from moneys appropriated for that purpose.(Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.) (20 ILCS 3986/25)Sec. 25. Report.The Commission shall render its final report to the General Assembly not later than December 31, 2007, setting out its findings and recommendations and proposing those measures it considers necessary to effect essential changes and improvements in the existing laws relating to any or all of the matters enumerated in Section 10 of this Act.(Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05; 95‑261, eff. 8‑17‑07.) (20 ILCS 3986/99)Sec. 99. Effective date.This Act takes effect upon becoming law.(Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.)
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  •     (20 ILCS 3986/1)
        Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Local Government Consolidation Commission Act.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.)

        (20 ILCS 3986/5)
        Sec. 5. Commission; creation; members.
    There is created a Commission on Local Government, to
         consist of 17 members, 3 to be members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, 3 to be members of the Senate appointed by the Senate Minority Leader, 3 to be members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House, 3 to be members of the House of Representatives appointed by the House Minority Leader, and 5 to be citizens of the State appointed by the Governor as follows:
        (1) One member selected from recommendations provided by
         an association representing counties;
        (2) One member selected from recommendations provided by
         an association representing municipalities;
        (3) One member selected from recommendations provided by
         an association representing townships;
        (4) One member selected from recommendations provided by
         an association representing park districts; and
        (5) One member who serves as an elected officer of a
         local governmental entity in Illinois other than a county, municipality, township, or park district.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.)

        (20 ILCS 3986/10)
        Sec. 10. Study; recommendations. The Commission shall make a survey of the entire structure of local governments and of their organization, powers, jurisdiction, and functions. Among other things, and without limiting its activities, the Commission shall:
        (1) Study all laws governing the organization, powers, jurisdiction, and functions of local governments.
        (2) Study the inter‑relationships of local governments to each other and to federal and State governments.
        (3) Formulate specific recommendations for legislation or constitutional amendments to (i) permit effective management of local affairs, (ii) encourage local policy decision making, (iii) reduce the multiplicity of local governments, (iv) eliminate overlapping and duplicating of unnecessary powers, (v) increase efficiency and economy in local governments, and (vi) allow optional forms of local governments and increase their authority for cooperation among the levels of government.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.)

        (20 ILCS 3986/15)
        Sec. 15. Meetings; officers. The members of the Commission shall meet and the Commission shall be organized within 90 days after the effective date of this Act, and shall at that time elect a chair from among the members. The Commission may adopt its own rules of procedure. The Commission may employ or use the services of specialists in public administration and governmental management and any other trained consultants, analysts, investigators, and assistants it may consider necessary, on either a full‑time or a part‑time basis. The Commission shall fix the compensation for any paid employees, which shall be paid from moneys appropriated for that purpose.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.)

        (20 ILCS 3986/20)
        Sec. 20. Compensation; expenses. The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but their actual traveling and other expenses while engaged in performance of the duties of the commission shall be paid from moneys appropriated for that purpose.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.)

        (20 ILCS 3986/25)
        Sec. 25. Report. The Commission shall render its final report to the General Assembly not later than December 31, 2007, setting out its findings and recommendations and proposing those measures it considers necessary to effect essential changes and improvements in the existing laws relating to any or all of the matters enumerated in Section 10 of this Act.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05; 95‑261, eff. 8‑17‑07.)

        (20 ILCS 3986/99)
        Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑244, eff. 7‑19‑05.)

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