School Districts Now Exempt from Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act

by: Megan Lamb

As we have previously shared, Illinois enacted the Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act in June of 2022. 50 ILCS 70/1, et. seq. The Act requires covered “governmental units” to create a committee every ten years that is tasked with (1) studying how efficiently the local government is operating, and (2) submitting a written report to the county.

When the Act was originally passed, only municipalities and counties were excluded from its requirements. However, Public Act 102-1136 (effective February 10, 2023) changed the Act’s definition of a “governmental unit” to match that present in Article VII, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution, which specifically excludes school districts. Therefore, thanks to this recent amendment, school districts are no longer required to comply with the Act.

If you have questions regarding the Efficiency Act or any other legislation, please contact your Ottosen Law attorneys for assistance.