Bill Text: IL HR0360 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Urges the House of Representatives to adopt a resolution that contains a revenue estimate for FY 2018 that will enable the legislature to devise a budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2017, that is congruent and does not exceed the forecasted revenues for FY 2018, thereby meeting the General Assembly's constitutional obligation set forth in subsection (b) of Section 2 of Article VIII of the Illinois Constitution.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 47-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-16 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison [HR0360 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0360-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, Subsection (b) of Section 2 of Article VIII
3(Finance) of the Constitution of Illinois states the following
4requirement: "Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed
5funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available during
6that year."; and
7 WHEREAS, The State of Illinois is currently operating with
8no comprehensive budget in place for the previous two fiscal
9years; concurrently, the legislature has failed to adopt a
10revenue estimate as is constitutionally mandated in order to
11allow the budget-making process to proceed; and
12 WHEREAS, Pursuant to the constitutional obligation set
13forth in Subsection (b) of Section 2 of Article VIII of the
14Constitution, it is the duty of the Illinois legislature to
15adopt a revenue estimate for each and every fiscal year in
16order to have a basis from which to design a budget that is
17balanced; and
18 WHEREAS, In order to assist the legislature in meeting this
19end, subsection (a) of Section 4 of the Commission on
20Government Forecasting and Accountability Act directs the
21Commission to publish on the third Wednesday in March of each
22year, revised revenue estimates for the approaching fiscal

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1year; and
2 WHEREAS, For FY 2018, the Commission on Government
3Forecasting and Accountability provides that Illinois will
4generate $33.991 billion, including federal and State sources;
5with regard to the Subtotal of General Funds generated for FY
62018, the Commission reports that the State will have $31.147
7billion in total general revenues once allocations are made to
8the Refund Fund, the Fund for Advancement of Education, and the
9Commitment to Human Services Fund; and
10 WHEREAS, The Governor's Office of Management and Budget
11reports in its revenue estimate that for FY 2018, Illinois will
12generate a total of $34.401 billion when including total
13federal and State sources; with regard to the Subtotal of
14General Funds generated for FY 2018, the Office reports that
15the State will have $31.476 billion in total general revenues
16once allocations are made to the Refund Fund, the Fund for
17Advancement of Education, and the Commitment to Human Services
18Fund; the Office has included two key assumptions in the budget
19book, including $300 million to be received from the sale of
20the Thompson Center and $942 million in the Fund for
21Advancement of Education and the Commitment to Human Services
22Fund re-classification under general funds definitions; and
23 WHEREAS, With the estimates provided by the Commission on

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1Government Forecasting and Accountability and the Governor's
2Office of Management and Budget, the House of Representatives
3and the Senate have a proper basis from which to adopt a
4revenue estimate for FY 2018; House Joint Resolution 49, House
5Joint Resolution 50, and House Joint Resolution 51 of the 100th
6General Assembly have been filed and contain detailed
7explanations of the estimates for FY 2018 from both agencies;
8therefore, be it
9 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
10HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that the
11House of Representatives shall adopt a resolution that contains
12a revenue estimate for FY 2018 that will enable the legislature
13to devise a budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1,
142017, that is congruent and does not exceed the forecasted
15revenues for FY 2018, thereby meeting the General Assembly's
16constitutional obligation set forth in subsection (b) of
17Section 2 of Article VIII of the Illinois Constitution; and be
18it further
19 RESOLVED, That we urge the House of Representatives to
20adopt House Joint Resolution 49, House Joint Resolution 50, and
21House Joint Resolution 51 of the 100th General Assembly in
22order to proceed with the budget-making process; and be it
23further

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1 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
2delivered to the Speaker of the Illinois House of
3Representatives, the President of the Illinois Senate, the
4House Minority Leader, and the Senate Minority Leader.
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