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2010 Senate Bills

SB 1946 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Exempts the changes made to the Illinois Pension Code under this amendatory Act from provisions providing that, if there is a conflict between the Act and any other law, the provisions of the Act or any collective bargaining agreement negotiated under the Act shall prevail and control. Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Makes changes applicable to persons who first become employees and participants under any system under the Code, other than a downstate police or downstate firefighter pension fund, the Chicago Police pension fund, the Chicago Firemen pension fund, or the Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Authority Employees or service as a SLEP under IMRF, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act concerning the following: conditions for retirement, calculation of salary, annual increases, survivor's annuities, and application of alternative formula provisions. Amends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Sets forth a new employer contribution schedule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Contains a severability clause. Provides that certain provisions are effective immediately.  Passed the Senate on 4/2/09 with a vote of 59-0.  Passed the House on 3/24/10 with a vote of 92-17-7.  Senate concurred with House Floor Amendment 4 on 3/24/10 with a vote of 48-6-3.

Last Action:  4/14/10  Public Act 96-889

SB 2505  (Frerichs, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that municipalities and counties may establish green energy special service areas. Provides that those green energy special service areas shall include only property for which each owner of record has executed a contract or agreement with the county or municipality consenting to the inclusion of the property within the green energy special service area. Provides that green energy special service areas are not subject to certain notice and hearing requirements set forth in the Property Tax Code.

Provides that the owner of record of each parcel of property within a green energy special service area may arrange, through an agreement with the municipality or county, for specific energy efficiency improvements or renewable energy improvements and may obtain financing for such improvements through the process set forth in the ordinance establishing the special service area.

Provides that counties and municipalities may levy property taxes in connection with green energy special service areas. Provides that counties and municipalities may issue bonds in connection with those special service area projects and may sell, assign, or pledge those bonds to the Illinois Finance Authority. Amends the Illinois Finance Authority Act to make conforming changes. Contains other provisions.  Passed the Senate on 4/15/10 with a vote of 37-11-1.

Last Action: 5/28/10  House Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules Committee

SB 2549 (Garrett, S.) (McCarthy, K.) – Amends the Illinois Plumbing License Law. Provides that "plumbing" includes rainwater harvesting distribution systems, but does not include any rainwater harvesting distribution system or rainwater harvesting collection system unless otherwise required by the Illinois Plumbing Code. Requires the Illinois Department of Public Health to adopt and publish a minimum code of standards for rainwater harvesting collection systems and rainwater harvesting distribution systems by January 1, 2011. Requires rainwater harvesting collection systems and rainwater harvesting distribution systems to be (A) used only for non-potable uses and (B) constructed in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code. Defines "rainwater harvesting collection system" and "rainwater harvesting distribution system". Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1

Requires the Illinois Department of Public Health to adopt and publish a minimum code of standards for rainwater harvesting collection systems and rainwater harvesting distribution systems by March 1, 2011 (instead of January 1, 2011). Passed the Senate on 3/9/10 with a vote of 56-0.

Last Action: 4/30/10  House Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules Committee

SB 2554 (Martinez, I.) (Poe, R.) – Amends IMRF Pension Code; makes changes concerning conditions under which a person may return to work and continue to receive their annuity; the selected rate of payment of earnings as additional contributions for retirement annuity purposes shall be applicable to all earning; amends the State Mandates Act. Passed the Senate on 3/12/10 with a vote of 50-0.  Passed the House on 4/30/10 with a vote of 115-0.  Senate concurred with House Amendment 1 on 5/3/10 with a vote of 47-0.

Last Action: 7/23/10  Public Act 96-1258

SB 2575 (Clayborne, J.) – Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation law; exempts from the definition of "aggregate extension”, all contributions to a pension fund created under Article 3, Article 7 of the Illinois Pension Code.

Last Action: 3/8/10 Senate Rule 3-9(a)/Re-referred to Assignments

SB 2603 (Althoff, P.) - Amends the Conservation District Act and the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that bonds issued by a conservation district or a forest preserve district shall be payable no later than 25 years from their respective date of issue (now, 20 years). Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/1/10 with a vote of 55-0.

Last Action: 3/11/10 Referred to House Rules Committee

SB 2627 (Silverstein, I.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 16 to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle on a highway, multipurpose public path, or other public right-of-way unless at all times when the person is so-engaged he or she wears a protective bicycle helmet of good fit fastened securely upon the head with the straps of the helmet. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to be a passenger on a bicycle on a highway, multipurpose public path, or other public right-of-way unless, with respect to any person who weighs fewer than 40 pounds or is less than 40 inches in height, the person can be and is properly seated in and adequately secured to a bicycle safety seat.

Provides that it is a civil offense for any parent or legal guardian of a person below the age of 12 to permit the person to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle in an unlawful manner. Provides that it is unlawful to rent or lease any bicycle to or for the use of any person under the age of 16 on a highway, multipurpose public path, or other public right-of-way unless certain conditions are met. Provides that in no event shall failure to wear a protective bicycle helmet or to secure a passenger to a restraining seat be admissible as evidence in a trial of any civil action. Provides that a law enforcement officer observing any violation of this amendatory Act shall issue a warning to the person for the first offense and a citation to the person for the second or subsequent offense, but shall not arrest or take into custody any person solely for a violation of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2632 (Forby, G.) - This bill was amended to address the concerns of the Illinois Association of Park Districts regarding its concern that the bill in its original form would affect the lands of forest preserves and conservation districts. Replaces everything after the enacting clause with similar provisions, creating the Public Land Pack and Saddle Animal Access Act, but with changes that include the following: (1) in the definition of "public land", eliminates a provision that the term includes land the acquisition or management of which is funded in whole or in part using State moneys; (2) provides that in maintaining public land, the Department of Natural Resources, or other designated agency, shall preserve and facilitate continued use of and access to public land by pack and saddle animals where such use is currently authorized; (3) provides for a reduction in access to a trail by pack and saddle animals for reasons related to the mission of the Department of Natural Resources or other designated agency; (4) provides that nothing in the provisions concerning trail closure alters or limits the State's authority to implement a temporary emergency closure of a trail or road to pack and saddle animals; (5) eliminates a provision that neither the State nor any person may deny an individual's use of a pack or saddle animal on a trail or road for the purpose of gaining access to public land if the public land has been designated by the State as land upon which such an animal may be used; and (6) eliminates a provision that nothing in the Act shall be construed to require or encourage the exclusion of pack or saddle animals from trails developed on public land after the effective date of the Act. Passed the Senate on 3/10/10 with a vote of 53-0.  Passed the House on 4/22/10 with a vote of 113-0.

Last Action: 7/2/10  Public Act 96-985

SB 2682 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Recreational Trails of Illinois Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2683 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Recreational Trails of Illinois Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2739 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2740 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2741 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes a technical change in a Sction concerning the short title.

Last Action 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2742 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning lists of available records.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2810 (Harmon, D.) - Amends the Local Government Energy Conservation Act, the School Code, and the Public University Energy Conservation Act. Provides that requests for proposals must be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication. Provides that contracts let or awarded must be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication. Makes changes concerning drafters of specifications submitting bids or proposals for installment contracts and other agreements proposed by a unit of local government, school district, vocational center, or public university. Provides that any consultant, architect, engineer, or other drafter of specifications who assists a unit of local government, school district, or vocational center in the preparation of specifications shall not submit a bid or proposal to meet the procurement need unless the body authorizing the contract or agreement determines in writing that there will be no substantial conflict of interest. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.  Passed the Senate on 3/18/10 with a vote of 56-0.  Passed the House on 4/27/10 with a vote of 115-0.

Last Action: 7/22/10  Public Act 96-1197

SB 2824 (Althoff, P.) – Sexual predator and child sex offender; presence or loitering in or near public parks prohibited. It is unlawful for a sexual predator or a child sex offender to knowingly be present in any public park building or on real property comprising any public park. It is unlawful for a sexual predator or a child sex offender to knowingly loiter on a public way within 500 feet of a public park building or real property comprising any public park. For purposes of this subsection, (c), the 500 feet distance shall be measured from the edge of the property comprising the public park. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, except that a second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony. Passed the Senate on 3/16/10 with a vote of 54-0.  Passed the House on 4/21/10 with a vote of 91-17-7.

Last Action: 7/19/10  Public Act 96-1099

SB 2934 (Harmon, D.) - Amends the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that, beginning with the general election in 2012 and each succeeding general election, a forest preserve district shall be divided into 6 districts and one commissioner of the forest preserve district shall be elected from each district that is co-extensive with a county with a population of more than 800,000 but less than 3,000,000 (now, commissioners of the forest preserve district are elected from the same districts as members of the county board). Provides that by July 1, 2011 and each 10 years thereafter, the board of commissioners of a forest preserve district shall develop an apportionment plan for the district. Sets forth the requirements for the apportionment plan. Provides that, if any forest preserve district fails to complete the reapportionment of its district by July 1 in 2011 or any 10 years thereafter, the county clerk of that county shall convene the county apportionment commission to develop the apportionment plan. Sets forth the requirements for filing an apportionment plan. Provides that, if no apportionment plan is filed, then the commissioners of the forest preserve district shall be elected at large in the district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 2951 (Silverstein, I.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person commits crowding or threatening a bicyclist when a person driving a motor vehicle recklessly drives the motor vehicle unnecessarily close to, toward, or near a bicyclist. Provides that every person convicted of crowding or threatening a bicyclist shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if the violation does not result in great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to another. Provides that if a crowding or threatening a bicyclist violation results in great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to another, the person shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. Provides that a person commits Projecting or throwing missiles at bicyclists, a Class A misdemeanor, when a person projects or throws any missile (defined as any object or substance) at or against a bicyclist. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill. Moves the provision concerning crowding or threatening a bicyclist to an existing provision of the Illinois Vehicle Code concerning passing vehicles on the left. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Moves the provision concerning projecting or throwing missiles at bicyclists to the Criminal Code of 1961. Passed the Senate on 3/18/10 with a vote of 55-0-2. Passed the House on 4/21/10 with a  vote of 93-20-1.

Last Action: 7/6/10 Public Act 96-1007

SB 2984 (Haine, W.) - Amends the IMRF Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that, within 6 months after the adoption of any system under the Code that would permit the establishment of a multi-tier benefit program, the governing board of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund shall adopt a system that requires newly hired employees to be enrolled in a new benefit program substantially similar to the program adopted under the Code. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/8/10 Senate Rule 3-9(a)/Referred to Assignments

SB 3011 (Crotty, M.) - Amends the Bingo License and Tax Act. Allows for units of local governments to conduct bingo without a license or fee under specified conditions. Increases the maximum aggregate retail value of all prizes or merchandise awarded in any one game of bingo conducted by a senior citizens organization or a unit of local government from $5 to $10. Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/12/10 with a vote of 48-1.  Passed the House on 4/28/10 with a vote of 98-17.

Last Action: 7/14/10  Public Act 96-1055

SB 3057 (Harmon, D.) - Amends the Swimming Facility Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning swimming facility closings. Passed the Senate on 3/18/10 with a vote of 49-6. Passed the House on 4/21/10 with a vote of 93-20-1.

Last Action: 7/16/10  96-1008

SB 3095 (Noland, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that the definition of "aggregate extension" does not include special purpose extensions made for the purposes of a county funding the care and treatment of its citizens who are mentally retarded or under a developmental disability. Provides that the county clerk shall calculate separate limiting rates for the funds for persons with a developmental disability if a tax is approved by the electors of the county at referendum. Amends the County Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act. Provides that taxes levied under the Act must be approved by referendum. Repeals a Section of the Act providing that taxes levied under the Act are subject to a back-door referendum. Provides that the electors of the county may provide, by petition and referendum, for the establishment and maintenance of facilities or services for the benefit residents with a developmental disability and the levy of an annual tax not to exceed 0.1% upon all the taxable property in the county for those purposes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 3130 (Harmon, D.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Changes a subsection cross-reference in provisions governing a public body's request response period. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 3139 (Harmon, D.) (Nekritz, E.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that each taxing district's debt service extension base shall be increased each year beginning with the later of (i) the 2009 levy year or (ii) the first levy year in which the Law becomes applicable to the taxing district, by the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year. Provides that, if a taxing district's debt service extension base is established or increased by a referendum held after February 2, 2010, the debt service extension base shall be increased if certain authorizing language is included in the referendum. Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/12/10 with a vote of 50-0.  Passed the House on 4/28/10 with a vote of 67-45.

Last Action: 7/22/10  Public Act 96-1202

SB 3183 (Haine, W.) (Mathias, S.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. With respect to required notification of certain persons who must file statements of economic interests with a county clerk, permits the county clerk to send the notices electronically (now, may send notices only by U.S. mail). Passed the Senate on 3/10/10 with a vote of 55-0.  Passed the House on 4/22/10 with a vote of 112-1.  Senate Concurred with House Amendment 1 on 5/3/10 with a vote of 48-0.

Last Action: 7/22/10  Public Act 96-1336

SB 3195 (Delgado, W.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that the extension limitation may not be less than 1%. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/8/10 Senate Rule 3-9(a)/Referred to Assignments

SB 3265 (Viverito, L.) - Creates the Summit Park District Tax Levy Validation (2010) Act. Validates levy ordinances and tax extensions to the extent they do not exceed the maximum amount authorized under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law if the District had taken into account the tax increment value from the expiration of the West Summit TIF. Amends the Property Tax Code to make the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law subject to the Summit Park District Tax Levy Validation (2010) Act. Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/12/10 with a vote of 47-1.  Passed the House on 4/28/10 with a vote of 82-32.

Last Action: 7/23/10  Public Act 96-1205

SB 3405 (Raoul, K.) - Amends the IMRF Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Makes changes in provisions concerning Social Security taxes. Makes changes concerning cross-references to provisions concerning amortization of unfunded obligations. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/15/10 with a vote of 45-0.  Passed the Senate on 4/28/10 with a vote of 113-0.

Last Action: 7/16/10  Public Act 96-1084

SB 3500 (Lauzen, C.) - Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the prevailing wage shall be required to paid only by a public body awarding a contract of over $25,000.

Last Action: 3/19/10  Assigned to Senate Rule 3-9(a)/Re-referred to Assignments

SB 3537 (Raoul, K.) - Amends the Chicago Park District Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that none of the benefits provided for in the Article shall be paid to any person who is convicted of any misdemeanor or felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with any attempt to defraud the Fund. Provides that the provisions related to fraud shall not operate to impair any contract or vested right previously acquired under any law or laws continued in the Article, nor to preclude the right to a refund. Passed the Senate on 3/15/10 with a vote of 47-0.  Passed the House on 5/26/10 witha  vote of 112-0.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SB 3543 (Hutchinson, T.) - Creates the Afterschool Youth Development Project Act. Provides that because it is the policy of this State to provide all young people between the ages of 6 and 19 with access to quality afterschool programs through a State commitment to sufficient and sustainable funding for programs that promote positive youth development, the Illinois Youth Development Council is created. Provides that the purpose of the Council is to provide oversight and coordination to the State's public funds currently invested to support positive youth development programs and activities and to set system-wide policies and priorities to accomplish 5 specified objectives. Provides that the Council shall be governed by a board of no less than 28 and no more than 32 members and that the Council shall reflect the regional, racial, socio-economic, and cultural diversity of the State to ensure representation of the needs of all Illinois youth. Contains provisions concerning Council member appointments; the establishment of an independent Youth Advisory Group; the major objectives of the Council; afterschool demonstration programs; reporting requirements; and other matters. Provides that the Council shall be created within the Department of Human Services and that the Department shall provide resources to the Council including administrative services and data collection. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1

Adds language providing that participation in the Afterschool Demonstration Program shall be given to entities with experience in providing afterschool programs in Illinois.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 2

Provides that three young people who are between the ages of 16 and 21 and who are members of the Youth Advisory Group shall sit on the Illinois Youth Development Council (rather than three young people between the ages of 16 and 24). Provides that, in relation to the Youth Advisory Group, this youth civic engagement organization shall administer the application requirements and process and shall nominate 30 youth, and that the Department of Human Services shall select 15 of the nominees for the Youth Advisory Group, 3 of whom shall serve on the Council. Requires the outcome evaluation report on the Demonstration Program to be submitted to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Council, and the Youth Advisory Group (rather than, the Council, the Governor, and the General Assembly).
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3

Provides that the creation and establishment of the Illinois Youth Development Council, the Youth Advisory Group, and the Afterschool Demonstration Program shall be subject to appropriations, however the Department of Human Services shall be permitted to accept private funding or private resources at any time to implement this Act. Passed the Senate on 3/15/10 with a vote of 45-0.  Passed the House on 4/29/10 with a vote of 113-3.

Last Action: 7/27/10  Public Act 96-1302

SB 3566 (Delgado, W.) - Creates the Abusive Work Environment Act. Provides findings and purposes of the Act; definitions; unlawful employment practices, including abusive work environment and retaliation; employer liability and affirmative defense; employee liability and affirmative defense; relief; procedures and limitations; effect of the Act on other legal relationships; and other matters. Passed the Senate on 3/18/10 with a vote of 37-15.

Last Action: 4/23/10  Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules Committee

SB 3588 (Demuzio, D.) - Amends the Personnel Record Review Act. Provides that an employer who receives a request for records of a disciplinary report, letter of reprimand, or other disciplinary action in relation to an employee under the Freedom of Information Act may provide notification to the employee in written form or through electronic mail, if available. Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/15/10 with a vote of 44-0.  Passed the House on 4/29/10 with a vote of 115-1.

Last Action: 7/22/10  Public Act 96-1212

SB 3622 (Frerichs, M.) - Creates the Taxpayer Transparency Act. Provides that a bill making an appropriation from the General Revenue Fund may not be considered for final passage by either the House of Representatives or the Senate unless a copy of that bill, in its final form, has been made conveniently available on the General Assembly's Internet website for at least 4 calendar days before the bill is considered for final passage by the first chamber to consider the bill in its final form. Exempts amendments and conference committee reports that make only technical or non-substantive changes and supplemental appropriations. Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/17/10 with a vote of 56-0.

Last Action: 3/18/10 Referred to House Rules Committee

SB 3696 (Lightford, K.) (Yarbrough, K.) - Amends the Park District Code. Provides that to take advantage of the increased limiting rate for levy year 2009 approved by a majority of voters at the general primary election held on February 2, 2010, the Board of Park Commissioners of the Park District of Forest Park may adopt an additional or supplemental budget by a vote of a majority of the full membership of the board to defray expenses and liabilities of the park district to be incurred for corporate purposes of the district during that fiscal year. Provides that the additional or supplemental budget shall be regarded as an amendment of the annual budget for the fiscal year in which it is adopted. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately. Passed the Senate on 3/11/10 with a vote of 57-0.  Passed the House on 4/23/10 with a vote of 107-3.

Last Action: 5/13/10  Public Act 96-892

SB 3778 (Trotter, D.) - Amends the Chicago Park District Act and the Illinois International Port District Act. Requires the transfer of a specified parcel of land from the Illinois International Port District to the Chicago Park District for recreational and conservation purposes (40 acres on the eastern shore of Lake Calumet). Provides that the Chicago Park District and the Illinois International Port District may, by mutual agreement, determine the terms and conditions of the property transfer. Requires that the property transfer occur as soon as possible after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1

Further amends the Chicago Park District Act and the Illinois International Port District Act. Deletes provisions that provide that the Chicago Park District and the Illinois International Port District may, by mutual agreement, determine the terms and conditions of the property transfer. Requires that the property transfer must occur as soon as possible, but no later than one year, after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Passed the Senate on 3/18/10 with a vote of 38-18.

Last Action: 3/18/10 Referred to House Rules Committee

SB 3779 (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the Chicago Park District Act. Makes a technical change in a Section creating the Chicago Park District.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

SJRCA 94 (Althoff, P.) - Proposes to amend the Local Government Article of the Illinois Constitution. Requires the State to reimburse units of local government for increased expenses resulting from activities mandated by the General Assembly or State executive action. Exempts mandates requested by a local government or predating the effective date. Makes unfunded mandates unenforceable unless passed by three-fifths of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly and specifically characterized as non-reimbursable. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Last Action:  4/15/10  Postponed - Senate Executive
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