Bill Text: IL HB0305 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that public funds shall not be expended by a municipality for expenses connected with a convention or gathering of municipal personnel. Provides that a State agency may not expend public funds for expenses connected with the renting or procurement of booths, hospitality suites, or other physical spaces at a convention or gathering of municipal personnel. Provides that a "convention or gathering of municipal personnel" means a gathering of employees or contractors from 2 or more separately domiciled or geographically separated municipalities in a gathering that is sponsored or co-sponsored by a league or association that includes 2 or more municipalities. Provides that the restrictions do not apply to public funds expended at a convention or gathering of public safety personnel, at a convention or gathering relating to economic development and tourism promotion, pursuant to a contract entered into before the effective date of the amendatory Act, or funds appropriated and expended by a municipality if specified procedures are followed. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - Assigned to Cities & Villages Committee [HB0305 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0305-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0305

Introduced , by Rep. David McSweeney

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
65 ILCS 5/8-1-2.7 new

Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that public funds shall not be expended by a municipality for expenses connected with a convention or gathering of municipal personnel. Provides that a State agency may not expend public funds for expenses connected with the renting or procurement of booths, hospitality suites, or other physical spaces at a convention or gathering of municipal personnel. Provides that a "convention or gathering of municipal personnel" means a gathering of employees or contractors from 2 or more separately domiciled or geographically separated municipalities in a gathering that is sponsored or co-sponsored by a league or association that includes 2 or more municipalities. Provides that the restrictions do not apply to public funds expended at a convention or gathering of public safety personnel, at a convention or gathering relating to economic development and tourism promotion, pursuant to a contract entered into before the effective date of the amendatory Act, or funds appropriated and expended by a municipality if specified procedures are followed. Effective immediately.
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1 AN ACT concerning local government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
5Section 8-1-2.7 as follows:
6 (65 ILCS 5/8-1-2.7 new)
7 Sec. 8-1-2.7. Conventions and gathering of municipal
8personnel.
9 (a) As used in this Section:
10 "Convention or gathering of municipal personnel" means a
11gathering of employees or contractors from 2 or more separately
12domiciled or geographically separated municipalities in a
13gathering that is sponsored or co-sponsored by a league or
14association that includes 2 or more municipalities.
15 "Public safety personnel" has the meaning given to that
16term in subsection (m-5) of Section 1 of the Solicitation for
17Charity Act.
18 "State agency" means a department of the executive branch
19of State government listed in Section 5-15 of the Departments
20of State Government Law of the Civil Administrative Code of
21Illinois.
22 (b) Public funds may not be expended by a municipality for
23expenses connected with a convention or gathering of municipal

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1personnel.
2 (c) A State agency may not expend public funds for expenses
3connected with the renting or procurement of booths,
4hospitality suites, or other physical spaces at a convention or
5gathering of municipal personnel.
6 (d) This Section does not apply to public funds expended:
7(1) at a convention or gathering of public safety personnel;
8(2) at a convention or gathering of municipal personnel
9relating to economic development and tourism promotion; or (3)
10pursuant to a contract entered into before the effective date
11of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
12 (e) This Section does not apply to public funds
13appropriated and expended by a municipality if:
14 (1) the appropriation is contained within a line item
15 dedicated solely to convention expenses that includes the
16 name and job title of each employee or contractor who may
17 be reimbursed;
18 (2) notice of the appropriation is posted on the
19 municipality's website not less than 30 days prior to the
20 meeting in which the appropriation will come up for a vote,
21 and the notice must include a statement that the proposed
22 appropriation will use taxpayer funds to allow one or more
23 of the municipality's employees or contractors to travel to
24 a convention; and
25 (3) the appropriation is approved by a three-fifths
26 majority vote of the governing body of the municipality.

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1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.
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