2019 House Bills

This page includes House bills of relevance to local governments that have been introduced in the 101st General Assembly. The list is not all-inclusive. If you have questions regarding any legislation please contact our office at (217) 528-5331. Click on the bill number for a brief synopsis.

Bill #            Description Link IACBM Position
HB 21

Complaints Against Police: Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that it is not …

Complaints Against Police: Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that it is not a requirement of a person filing a complaint against a sworn peace officer to have the complaint supported by a sworn affidavit or any other legal documentation (rather than anyone filing a complaint against a sworn peace officer must have the complaint supported by a sworn affidavit). Provides that the provision is a limitation of power on home rule units under the Illinois Constitution. Makes similar changes to the State Police Act.

HB 25

Eliminate Racial Profiling Act: No law enforcement agent or law enforcement agency shall engage in racial …

Eliminate Racial Profiling Act: No law enforcement agent or law enforcement agency shall engage in racial profiling. Allows the State or a person injured by racial profiling to enforce the racial profiling provision in a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief. Requires law enforcement agencies to maintain policies and procedures, designed to eliminate racial profiling, and to certify that in applications for certain federal grant programs.

HB 28

Abandoned Housing – Waive Unpaid Taxes: Permits any organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of …

Abandoned Housing – Waive Unpaid Taxes: Permits any organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that files a petition for temporary possession of property to also request a court order waiving or extinguishing any county property tax lien or unpaid property taxes if the property has been vacant for at least 3 years.

HB 34

Property Tax (Surviving Spouse): In a Section concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, …

Property Tax (Surviving Spouse): In a Section concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that: (1) for taxable years prior to 2015, "surviving spouse" means the surviving spouse of a veteran who obtained the exemption prior to his or her death; (2) for taxable years 2015 through 2018, "surviving spouse" means (A) the surviving spouse of a veteran who obtained the exemption prior to his or her death and (B) the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year; and (3) for taxable year 2019 and thereafter, "surviving spouse" means (A) the surviving spouse of a veteran who qualified for the exemption prior to his or her death, (B) the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year, (C) the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain the exemption before death, but who would have qualified for the exemption if he or she had survived, and (D) the surviving spouse of a veteran whose death was determined to be service-connected who is a current recipient of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation.

HB 44

FOIA Booking Photographs: Provides that a law enforcement agency may not electronically provide or publish booking …

FOIA Booking Photographs: Provides that a law enforcement agency may not electronically provide or publish booking photographs unless the photograph is posted to social media to assist in the search for a missing person
or to assist in the search for a fugitive.

HB 56

Peace Officer Accountability: Provides that before a peace officer is permitted to carry a firearm …

Peace Officer Accountability: Provides that before a peace officer is permitted to carry a firearm in the unit of government in which he or she is employed, the peace officer must either: (1) live in the unit of government in which he or she serves; or (2) complete 200 hours of specified work or training. Provides that the unit of government shall require each peace officer employed by the unit of government before entering upon the officer's duties to have a liability insurance policy. Make other changes.

HB 152

Public Labor Relations – Peace Officer Discipline: Provides that any provision in a collective bargaining agreement …

Public Labor Relations – Peace Officer Discipline: Provides that any provision in a collective bargaining agreement that would limit the ability of a public employer to investigate the conduct of an employee is declared to be against public policy and unenforceable unless the limitation is otherwise required by State or federal law. Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that every unit of local government with a law enforcement agency, and every law enforcement agency not part of a local government, shall establish procedures to bypass the requirement that the complaint must be supported by a sworn affidavit against a sworn peace officer.

HB 158

Local Government Distributive Fund: Provides that, from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021, the …

Local Government Distributive Fund: Provides that, from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021, the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be: (i) 8.5% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, and estates, and (ii) 9.355% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on corporations. Provides that, from February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022, the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be: (i) 9% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, and estates, and (ii) 9.57% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on corporations. Provides that, from February 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023, the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be: (i) 9.5% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, and estates, and (ii) 9.785% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on corporations. Provides that, beginning on February 1, 2023, the Treasurer shall transfer each month from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund an amount equal to 10% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, estates, and corporations during the preceding month.

SUPPORT
HB 183

Property Tax Veterans Exemption: Provides that property that is used as a qualified residence by a …

Property Tax Veterans Exemption: Provides that property that is used as a qualified residence by a veteran who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II is exempt from taxation regardless of the veteran's level of disability.

HB 191

Courthouse Walk-Through Metal Detectors: Creates the Safe Spaces in Public Places Act. As part of …

Courthouse Walk-Through Metal Detectors: Creates the Safe Spaces in Public Places Act. As part of his or her duty to maintain the security of a courthouse, a sheriff shall maintain a walk-through metal detector at each point of entry into the courthouse. A courthouse shall ensure that all members of the public, other than employees of the county or individuals who display proper credentials, who enter the courthouse at a point of entry are subjected to screening by a walk-through metal detector. The bill establishes similar entrance screening requirements for schools, institutions of higher learning, and hospitals. NOTE: While the legislation calls for the Department of State Police to make grants to counties to pay for the detectors, there is no guaranteed appropriation at this time.

OPPOSE
HB 195

Election Code – Ballot Mailing: Provides that for the 2020 general primary election, each election authority …

Election Code – Ballot Mailing: Provides that for the 2020 general primary election, each election authority shall mail to every registered voter within that election authority's jurisdiction a vote by mail ballot. This provision is inoperative the day after the date of the 2020 general primary election.

HB 221

Bail Reform Act Opt Out: Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, …

Bail Reform Act Opt Out: Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a county (excluding Cook County) does not have to comply with the changes made by P.A. 100-0001 (Bail Reform Act of 2017) if the county board adopts a resolution for that purpose on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. NOTE: The Bail Reform Act, attempted to alleviate overcrowding in county jails, and
provide a form of relief for those unable to afford the bail amount for minor and nonviolent offenses.

SUPPORT
HB 241

Election Code – Schools Polling Place: Requires (rather than encourages) a school district to close a …

Election Code – Schools Polling Place: Requires (rather than encourages) a school district to close a school or hold a teachers institute day if the school is chosen as a polling place by the county board or board of election commissioners.

HB 250

Property Tax Sales: Amends the Property Tax Code and the Mobile Home Local Services Tax …

Property Tax Sales: Amends the Property Tax Code and the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act. Provides that tax sales need not be held within the county.

HB 251

Property Tax – Notice of Application for Sale: Provides that the notice of application for …

Property Tax – Notice of Application for Sale: Provides that the notice of application for judgment and sale may be mailed by first-class mail (currently, registered or certified mail). The envelope containing the notice shall be clearly marked "Notice of Judgment and Sale of Unpaid Property Taxes". Removes a requirement that the county collector must present proof of the mailing to the court along with the application for judgement.

HB 257

Election Code – Vote by Mail Ballot: Provides that for the 2020 general primary election …

Election Code – Vote by Mail Ballot: Provides that for the 2020 general primary election and each election thereafter, each election authority shall mail to every registered voter within that election authority's jurisdiction a vote by mail ballot. Ballots under the provisions must be sent to voters in a reasonable amount of time before the date of the election. Receipt of a ballot does not prevent a voter from instead casting a ballot in person. The State Board of Elections may adopt any rules necessary to implement the provisions.

HB 269

Worker's Compensation Act: Permits a single commissioner to approve of enforcement actions under provisions of …

Worker's Compensation Act: Permits a single commissioner to approve of enforcement actions under provisions of the Act concerning insuring an employer's ability to pay compensation, replacing the current requirement of a panel of 3 commissioners. Permits the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to, if an employer's business is declared to be extra hazardous, issue a work-stop order while awaiting a ruling from the Commission or while awaiting proof of insurance by the employer. Provides that investigative actions must be acted upon within 90 days of the issuance of a complaint. Raises the maximum allowable penalty for noncompliance with certain insurance requirements from $2,000 to $10,000. Doubles the maximum allowable penalties, to $1,000 per day, with a minimum penalty of $20,000, for employers found to be in noncompliance more than once. Provides that an employer with 2 or more violations may no longer self-insure or purchase an insurance policy from a private broker for one year or until all penalties are paid, during which time the employer must purchase insurance from the Assigned Risk Pool through the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

HB 270

Retailers Occupation Tax: Provides that a unit of local government may require a retailer to …

Retailers Occupation Tax: Provides that a unit of local government may require a retailer to collect and remit certain use and occupation taxes if the retailer qualifies as a "retailer maintaining a place of business in this State" under certain provisions of the Use Tax Act.

HB 281

Code of Civil Procedure – Debtor Rights Notice: Provides that a summons issued in an …

Code of Civil Procedure – Debtor Rights Notice: Provides that a summons issued in an action to collect a debt shall include a separate notice containing specified language regarding debtor rights. The clerk of the court shall cause the notice to be posted in courtrooms or in the hallway in front of courtrooms and be available for distribution in all courtrooms hearing cases involving debt collection matters. Makes other changes.

HB 292

Lobbyist Prohibitions: Provides that a person required to be registered under the Act, his or …

Lobbyist Prohibitions: Provides that a person required to be registered under the Act, his or her spouse, and his or her immediate family members living with that person may not serve as a member of a county board. Amends the Counties Code to provide that no person is eligible to hold office as a county board member, commissioner, or executive if he or she is required to be registered as a lobbyist under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides added prohibitions for members of the Illinois General Assembly.

OPPOSE
HB 301

County Board Member Lobbyist Prohibition: Provides that no person is eligible to hold office as …

County Board Member Lobbyist Prohibition: Provides that no person is eligible to hold office as a county board member, commissioner, or executive if he or she is required to be registered as a lobbyist under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Also, a person required to be registered under the Act, his or her spouse, and his or her immediate family members living with that person may not serve as a member of a county board. NOTE: House Bill 292 includes the same language amont other provisions.

OPPOSE
HB 303

Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act: Provides that "disclosable payment" also includes accumulated sick leave.

Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act: Provides that "disclosable payment" also includes accumulated sick leave.

HB 306

Recorder's Fees Board Control: Provides that a county board may, by ordinance, assume control over …

Recorder's Fees Board Control: Provides that a county board may, by ordinance, assume control over county recorder fees. Upon the adoption of such an ordinance, the county board may reduce any fee charged by the county recorder of deeds to a figure selected by the county board and transfer all or part of a county recorder of deed's budget surplus to the county general fund. County board actions under these provisions have precedence over other formulas or fee schedules used to calculate county recorder fees and any other use of a county recorder of deed's budget surplus.

OPPOSE
HB 307

Local Government Dissolution: Creates the Citizens Empowerment Act. Provides that electors may petition for a …

Local Government Dissolution: Creates the Citizens Empowerment Act. Provides that electors may petition for a referendum at the next general election to dissolve a unit of local government. Sets forth the requirements for the petition, together with the form and requirements for the ballot referendum. Provides for the transfer of all real and personal property and any other assets, together with all personnel, contractual obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving unit of local government to the receiving unit of local government.

OPPOSE
HB 308

Local Government Debt Reform (Bonds): Provides that no alternate bonds shall be issued if the …

Local Government Debt Reform (Bonds): Provides that no alternate bonds shall be issued if the issuance of such bonds would create or continue the accumulation of stacked alternate-bonded debt. Provides that provisions concerning stacked alternate-bonded debt do not apply to any transactions or agreements concerning debt that may be in place before the effective date of this amendatory Act.

HB 317

PTELL Freeze:  Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation …

PTELL Freeze:  Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

OPPOSE
HB 318

Income Tax (Opportunity Fund): Creates a credit in an amount equal to the investment made …

Income Tax (Opportunity Fund): Creates a credit in an amount equal to the investment made by the taxpayer during the taxable year in a Qualified Opportunity Fund. Provides that no such credit may be taken for any taxable year that begins prior to January 1, 2020. Provides that excess credits may be carried forward or back. Provides that the aggregate amount of the Qualified Opportunity Fund tax credit shall be limited to $100,000,000 per calendar year. Provides that the credit is exempt from the Act's automatic sunset provision.

HB 320

PTELL Freeze: Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation …

PTELL Freeze: Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, for the 2019 levy year, the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law shall be calculated by reducing the district's 2016 aggregate extension by 5%. Provides that, for the 2020 levy year, the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law shall be calculated by reducing the district's 2018 aggregate extension by 10%. Provides that, beginning with the 2021 levy year, the extension limitation is 0%. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

OPPOSE
HB 322

Repeal Redlight Cameras: Provides that, after January 1, 2020, no non-home rule unit within the …

Repeal Redlight Cameras: Provides that, after January 1, 2020, no non-home rule unit within the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will may enact or continue to enforce an ordinance for an automated traffic law enforcement system to enforce violations of intersection traffic control signals. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement from the State.

HB 323

Repeal Redlight Cameras: Repeals a Section of the Illinois Vehicle Code providing authority to use …

Repeal Redlight Cameras: Repeals a Section of the Illinois Vehicle Code providing authority to use automated traffic law enforcement systems at intersections in which cameras are used to photograph or video record a motor vehicle's failure to stop and yield as required by traffic control signals. Imposes limits on the power of local governments to use automated speed enforcement systems to provide recorded images of a motor vehicle for the purpose of recording its speed. Denies home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement from the State.

HB 338

Illinois TRUST Act (Construction): Provides that nothing shall be construed as restricting an expenditure or …

Illinois TRUST Act (Construction): Provides that nothing shall be construed as restricting an expenditure or activity necessary to perform by the State, a unit of local government, or law enforcement agency, or other State or unit of local government agency, official, employee, or agent of any obligations under any contract between the State, the unit of local government, law enforcement agency, or other State or local government agency and federal officials regarding the use of a facility to detain persons in federal immigration removal proceedings, as long as the detention is not based solely on a civil immigration detainer. Makes other changes.

HB 348

McHenry County Township and District Dissolution: Provides that the board of trustees of any township …

McHenry County Township and District Dissolution: Provides that the board of trustees of any township located in McHenry County may submit a proposition to dissolve the township to the township electors or township electors may petition for a referendum to dissolve a township. Provides for the transfer of real and personal property, and any other assets, together with all personnel, contractual obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving township to McHenry County. Provides that all road districts wholly within the boundaries of the dissolving township are dissolved on the date of dissolution of the dissolving township and the powers and responsibilities of the road district are transferred to McHenry County, and provides that municipalities within the dissolving township may elect to assume the duties and responsibilities of the road district or road districts. Limits extensions of specified property tax levies to 90% of the original property tax levy and within the boundaries of the dissolved township. Amends the Election Code and Counties Code making conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that any township in Lake County or McHenry County shall abolish a road district of that township if the roads of the road district are less than 15 miles in length. Provides that the road district is abolished on the expiration of the term of office of the highway commissioner of the road district facing abolition following the determination by the county engineer or county superintendent of highways. Provides that the township board of trustees may enter into a contract with the county, a municipality, or a private contractor to administer the roads added to its jurisdiction.

OPPOSE
HB 354

Board of Review Resources: Provides that upon establishing the compensation of board of review employees …

Board of Review Resources: Provides that upon establishing the compensation of board of review employees fixed by the county board, the county shall, at all times, ensure that each of the commissioners on the board of review receives equitable resources and staffing.

HB 360

DuPage County Township Dissolution: Provides that the board of trustees of a township located in …

DuPage County Township Dissolution: Provides that the board of trustees of a township located in DuPage County may submit a proposition to dissolve the township and all road districts wholly within the township to the township electors or township electors may petition for a referendum to dissolve a township. Provides for the transfer of property, assets, personnel, contractual obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving township and road districts to DuPage County. Limits the transferred rights, duties, and funds of the dissolved township to be exercised solely on behalf of the residents within the boundaries of the dissolved township. Provides that municipalities within the dissolving township may elect to assume the duties and responsibilities of a road district or road districts. Limits extensions of specified property tax levies to 90% of the original property tax levy and within the boundaries of the dissolved township. Amends the Election Code and Counties Code making conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a township in DuPage County shall abolish a road district of that township if the roads of the road district are less than 15 miles in length. Provides that the road district is abolished on the expiration of the term of office of the highway commissioner of the road district facing abolition. Provides for transfer of rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the road district to the township. Provides that the township board of trustees may enter into a contract with the county, a municipality, or a private contractor to administer the roads added to its jurisdiction.

HB 832

Vacancy Fraud Act: Allows a taxing body or representative of a taxing body to file …

Vacancy Fraud Act: Allows a taxing body or representative of a taxing body to file a vacancy fraud complaint with the county board of review if property is receiving vacancy relief and the property owner is not actively attempting to lease, sell, or alter the property. Sets forth factors in determining whether or not vacancy fraud has occurred. Sets forth penalties.

HB 833

Senior Homestead Application: Provides that a person who has been granted a senior citizens homestead …

Senior Homestead Application: Provides that a person who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption need not reapply for the exemption.

HB 842

Peoria County Land Bank Authority: Creates the Peoria County Land Bank Authority pilot program with …

Peoria County Land Bank Authority: Creates the Peoria County Land Bank Authority pilot program with the purpose to use available resources to facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties to productive use in order to combat community deterioration, create economic growth, and stabilizing the housing and job market. Provides that the Authority is an agency of and funded by Peoria County and that the Authority's Board of Directors are accountable to the Peoria County Board.

HB 872

Senior Freeze (Medicare): With respect to the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, …

Senior Freeze (Medicare): With respect to the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, beginning in assessment year 2019, the taxpayer's household income shall be reduced by any amounts paid as Medicare premiums.

HB 884

Local Infrastructure Loan Program: Provides that the Illinois Finance Authority may administer a local infrastructure …

Local Infrastructure Loan Program: Provides that the Illinois Finance Authority may administer a local infrastructure revolving loan program. Provides that the program shall, in instances where sufficient loan funds exist to permit applications to be accepted, provide zero-interest and low-interest loans to units of local government to be used for specified infrastructure projects.

HB 925

Mobile Home Penalty Amount: Provides that the penalty for delinquent local services taxes shall not …

Mobile Home Penalty Amount: Provides that the penalty for delinquent local services taxes shall not exceed the lesser of $100 or 50% of the original tax imposed (currently, $100).

HB 1443

Public Officer Simultaneous Tenure: Provides that it is lawful for a person to hold the …

Public Officer Simultaneous Tenure: Provides that it is lawful for a person to hold the office of county board member and the office of park district commissioner, simultaneously, in counties of less than 300,000 population.

HB 1449

County Zoning (Special Use): Provides that a county board may, by majority vote (rather than …

County Zoning (Special Use): Provides that a county board may, by majority vote (rather than by ordinance) and without a further public hearing, deny, grant, or grant subject to conditions a proposed special use on receiving the report from the board of appeals (rather than the board may adopt a proposed special use on receiving the report or it may refer the proposal back to the board of appeals for further consideration).

OPPOSE
HB 1465

Juvenile Court Delinquent Minor: Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission in its annual submission …

Juvenile Court Delinquent Minor: Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission in its annual submission of recommendation to the Governor and General Assembly shall include recommendations regarding the inclusion of emerging adults into a developmentally appropriate justice system, reducing recidivism, and preventing deeper criminal involvement. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides in the Article concerning delinquent minors that on and after January 1, 2020, "delinquent minor" includes a minor who prior to his or her 19th birthday has violated or attempted to violate, regardless of where the act occurred, a federal law or State law, or county or municipal ordinance and the law or ordinance is classified as a misdemeanor offense. Provides that on and after January 1, 2022, "delinquent minor" includes a minor who prior to his or her 21st birthday has violated or attempted to violate, regardless of where the act occurred, a federal law or State law or county or municipal ordinance and the law or ordinance is classified as a misdemeanor offense. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to violations or attempted violations committed on or after the effective of the amendatory Act.

HB 1468

Juvenile Court Age of Detention: Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall study and …

Juvenile Court Age of Detention: Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall study and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the availability of youth services to reduce the use of detention and prevent deeper criminal involvement. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that a provision providing a minor 10 years of age or older arrested under the Act where there is probable cause to believe that the minor is a delinquent minor and that: (i) secure custody is a matter of immediate and urgent necessity for the protection of the minor or of the person or property of another; (ii) the minor is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court; or (iii) the minor was taken into custody under a warrant, may be kept or detained in an authorized detention facility and that a minor under 13 years of age shall not be admitted, kept, or detained in a detention facility unless a local youth service provider has been contacted and has not been able to accept the minor for services shall be inoperative on and after July 1, 2019. Provides that on and after July 1, 2019, any minor 13 years of age or older arrested under this Act where there is probable cause to believe that the minor is a delinquent minor and that: (i) secure custody is a matter of immediate and urgent necessity for the protection of the minor or of the person or property of another; (ii) the minor is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court; or (iii) the minor was taken into custody under a warrant, may be kept or detained in an authorized detention facility.

HB 1476

Motor Fuel Continuing Appropriation: Provides that, in the absence of an appropriation for any State …

Motor Fuel Continuing Appropriation: Provides that, in the absence of an appropriation for any State fiscal year, moneys that are required to be distributed to units of local government and other entities from the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, the State Gaming Fund, the Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund, and the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund are subject to a continuing appropriation.

HB 1495

County Board Chairman Removal: Provides that a chairman of a county board who is chosen …

County Board Chairman Removal: Provides that a chairman of a county board who is chosen by the board may be removed, with or without cause, upon a motion adopted by an affirmative vote of four-fifths of the board. Provides that upon adoption of a motion to remove the chairman: (i) the chairman position becomes vacant the and former chairman's compensation shall be prorated to the date the motion was approved; (ii) the vice-chairman immediately assumes the duties of chairman without chairman compensation; and (iii) a new chairman shall be elected at the next regularly scheduled county board meeting. Further provides that a chairman removed maintains his or her status as a member of the county board.

OPPOSE
HB 1573

Tax Compliance Fund Transfer: Amends the State Finance Act, Counties Code, Illinois Municipal Code, Metro-East Park …

Tax Compliance Fund Transfer: Amends the State Finance Act, Counties Code, Illinois Municipal Code, Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, Regional Transportation Authority Act, and Water Commission Act of 1985. Provides that the amounts transferred into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund shall be reduced from 1.5% to 1%.

HB 1596

Senior Homestead Exemption: In the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption provisions of the Property Tax …

Senior Homestead Exemption: In the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption provisions of the Property Tax Code, provides that "household income" does not include wages paid to a member of the household who is a person with a disability.

HB 1612

County Gardening (Zoning): Provides that a  county or municipality may not prohibit a private homeowner from …

County Gardening (Zoning): Provides that a  county or municipality may not prohibit a private homeowner from gardening on his or her property.

HB 1619

Redlight Camera Funds: Provides that after deducting all non-personnel and personnel costs associated with the operation …

Redlight Camera Funds: Provides that after deducting all non-personnel and personnel costs associated with the operation and maintenance of an automated traffic law enforcement system, the net proceeds that a municipality or county receives from the civil penalties imposed under the system shall only be expended for transportation purposes. Provides that the provision does not apply to any home rule unit of government.

HB 1621

County Travel Funds (LGDF): Provides that a county or municipality may not use payments received from …

County Travel Funds (LGDF): Provides that a county or municipality may not use payments received from the Local Government Distributive Fund for payments for travel, lodging, or dining.

HB 1630

Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act: Authorizes a local public entity to initiate a neutral …

Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act: Authorizes a local public entity to initiate a neutral evaluation process if that entity is unable to meet its financial obligations. Provides for the selection and qualification of an evaluator, the evaluation process, cessation of an evaluation, declaration of a fiscal emergency, and definition of liabilities. Provides that records prepared for or used in connection with the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act are exempt from disclosure. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold closed meetings related to the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes conforming changes.

HB 2031

Peace Officer Motor Vehicle Pursuit Act: Provides that a peace officer is authorized to initiate a …

Peace Officer Motor Vehicle Pursuit Act: Provides that a peace officer is authorized to initiate a motor vehicle pursuit when the officer is able to articulate a reason to believe the occupant of a fleeing vehicle: (1) has committed or attempted to commit a forcible felony involving the infliction or threatened infliction of great bodily harm; (2) is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon or an object or device that the peace officer reasonably believes to be a deadly weapon; (3) otherwise indicates he or she will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless apprehended immediately; or (4) is or has committed the offense of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer. Provides that a peace officer engaged in a motor vehicle pursuit shall activate both the rotating or flashing lights and the siren of his or her police vehicle. Provides that a peace officer who is driving a police vehicle equipped with a video camera shall ensure the camera is activated at all times while engaged in a pursuit or fleeing and eluding incident. Provides for police officer pursuit training.

HB 2068

Non-Highway Vehicle (55 MPH): Changes the definition of "all-terrain vehicle" to include vehicles 74 inches (instead …

Non-Highway Vehicle (55 MPH): Changes the definition of "all-terrain vehicle" to include vehicles 74 inches (instead of 50 inches) or less in width. Provides that a person may operate an all-terrain vehicle or recreational off-highway vehicle on a roadway with a speed limit of 55 miles per hour or less (rather than 35 miles per hour or less) if the roadway is not State highway, federal highway, or within the boundaries of an incorporated area.

HB 2077

State Revenue Sharing – CPPRT Schools: Provides that, in fiscal year 2020, each school district having …

State Revenue Sharing – CPPRT Schools: Provides that, in fiscal year 2020, each school district having Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund receipts totaling 13% or more of its total revenues in fiscal year 2018 shall receive an additional amount equal to 11% of the total amount distributed to the school district from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund during fiscal year 2018. Requires the State Board of Education to identify those school districts to the Department of Revenue. Provides that the total amount of additional distributions shall not exceed $4,353,136.

OPPOSE
HB 2124

Open Meetings Act Exceptions: Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider …

Open Meetings Act Exceptions: Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, specific independent contractors, or specific volunteers (currently, only specific employees) of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee, independent contractor, or volunteer of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.

SUPPORT
HB 2125

Motor Fuel Tax Continuing Appropriation: Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the …

Motor Fuel Tax Continuing Appropriation: Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the Emergency Telephone System Act, the Riverboat Gambling Act, and the Video Gaming Act. Provides that, in the absence of an appropriation for any State fiscal year, moneys that are required to be distributed to units of local government and other entities from the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, the State Gaming Fund, the Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund, and the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund are subject to a continuing appropriation.

SUPPORT
HB 2138

Local Government Damages Limitation: Provides that a unit of local government may not seek damages in …

Local Government Damages Limitation: Provides that a unit of local government may not seek damages in connection with a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction based upon a constitutional challenge to a tax. Provides that if a petition is filed in violation of the new provisions, the court shall award the respondent reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in connection with the petition.

OPPOSE
HB 2143

Motor Fuel Tax – Business Enterprise Data: Provides that the Department of Revenue shall prepare a …

Motor Fuel Tax – Business Enterprise Data: Provides that the Department of Revenue shall prepare a list of all affected municipalities, counties, and road districts receiving more than $1,500,000 in motor fuel tax revenue in the previous year. Provides that no municipality, county, or road district that received distributions totaling more than $2,000,000 in any State fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2019 shall receive any funds on or after July 1 of the third fiscal year to occur after the fiscal year in which the municipality, county, or road district received distributions totaling more than $2,000,000 unless, on or before June 30 of the second fiscal year the municipality, county, or road district received distributions totaling more than $2,000,000, that municipality, county, or road district implements a disadvantaged business enterprise program setting goals for the inclusion of minority, veteran, and female-owned businesses in the procurement of all contracts. Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall publish and maintain on its website all relevant data for establishing regional goals for affected municipalities, counties, and road districts to implement business enterprise programs.

HB 2158

Fire Department Contractor Logos: Provides that a nongovernmental entity with which a county, township, municipality, or …

Fire Department Contractor Logos: Provides that a nongovernmental entity with which a county, township, municipality, or fire protection district contracts to furnish fire protection services that displays a logo of the unit of local government on the entity's vehicles or uniform shall conspicuously display on all vehicles and uniforms a disclosure with specified information. Defines "vehicle". Provides that a violation is a business offense with a $1,000 fine per occurrence.

HB 2168

Property Tax (Rental Housing): Provides for a reduction in the equalized assessed value of newly-constructed or …

Property Tax (Rental Housing): Provides for a reduction in the equalized assessed value of newly-constructed or rehabilitated rental property if the owner of the residential real property commits that, for a period of 10 years, at least 15% of the multifamily building's units will have rents that are at or below maximum rents and are occupied by households with household incomes at or below maximum income limits. Provides that the chief county assessment officer of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall establish such a program, and the chief county assessment officer of a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall establish such a program upon passage of an ordinance by a majority vote of the county board. Sets forth application requirements and the amount of the reduction.

HB 2181

Human Rights NonDisclosure (Harassment): Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer with …

Human Rights NonDisclosure (Harassment): Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer with 50 or more employees to: require an employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement if the employee is leaving his or her employment due to sexual harassment or assault; or fail to sign a nondisclosure agreement regarding the employee leaving his or her employment due to sexual harassment or assault. Provides that an employee may waive, in writing, the provisions of the employer's nondisclosure agreement for the purposes of commenting to a journalist. Provides that an employer that violates the provisions is subject to a $25,000 penalty and that the Department of Human Rights, after an investigation, may increase the amount of the penalty depending on the grievance of the violation.

HB 2184

Local Officials Hiring Self: Provides that no person holding an office, either by election or appointment, …

Local Officials Hiring Self: Provides that no person holding an office, either by election or appointment, in a unit of local government may hire himself or herself to a position over which that official has supervisory authority.

HB 2185

Senior Homestead Application: Provides that a taxpayer who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption …

Senior Homestead Application: Provides that a taxpayer who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption need not reapply for the exemption. Provides that the county assessor shall establish procedures with the county recorder of deeds or the county clerk to determine whether a person who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased. Provides that, if the person has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased, then the county assessor shall mail notice to the new owner of the property, stating that (i) the exemption will be removed from the property and (ii) the new property owner may reapply for the exemption if the property becomes qualified.

HB 2206

Local Residential Inspections: Provides that except for a fire, medical, or police emergency or as …

Local Residential Inspections: Provides that except for a fire, medical, or police emergency or as otherwise permitted by specified provisions of the Fire Investigation Act, a unit of local government may not conduct a physical inspection of residential property without the voluntary consent of the owner or occupant of the property, a lawful warrant, or court order. Limits home rule powers.
 

HB 2207

Public Office (Prohibited Acts):  Provides that a unit of local government with taxing authority, or …

Public Office (Prohibited Acts):  Provides that a unit of local government with taxing authority, or any person holding public office with that unit of local government, shall not use public resources or public funds to obstruct, fight, or challenge initiatives to consolidate, merge, or eliminate any unit of local government. Provides that State moneys shall be withheld from the unit of local government until the obstruction, fighting, or challenge is concluded.

HB 2208

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): Provides that the maximum reduction for the senior homestead exemption is …

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): Provides that the maximum reduction for the senior homestead exemption is $9,000 in counties with a population of more than 500,000 but not more than 1,000,000, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, and $5,000 in all other counties. Provides that the corporate authorities of the City of Chicago or the county board of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants may, by ordinance, increase the maximum reduction for the senior homestead exemption for property under the jurisdiction of that city or county to not more than $9,000. Provides that the maximum reduction for the general homestead exemption is $12,000 in counties with a population of more than 500,000 but not more than 1,000,000, $10,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, and $6,000 in all other counties. Provides that the corporate authorities of the City of Chicago or the county board of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants may, by ordinance, increase the maximum reduction for the general homestead exemption for property under the jurisdiction of that city or county to not more than $12,000.
 

HB 2209

Property Tax Bill (TIF Information): Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list of …

Property Tax Bill (TIF Information): Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list of each tax increment financing (TIF) district in which the property is located and the dollar amount of tax due that is allocable to the TIF district.

HB 2212

Property Tax Abatement: Provides that the county clerk shall abate property taxes levied by a …

Property Tax Abatement: Provides that the county clerk shall abate property taxes levied by a unit of local government on property that is included in a neighborhood association that maintains the roads or sidewalks serving the property. Provides that the amount of the abatement shall be equal to the amount of property taxes levied by the unit of local government on that property for the purpose of maintaining roads or sidewalks.

HB 2213

Property Tax (Surviving Spouse): Provides that, for the 2015 and 2016 taxable years, the exemption …

Property Tax (Surviving Spouse): Provides that, for the 2015 and 2016 taxable years, the exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year. Provides that, for the 2019 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain the exemption before death, but who would have qualified for the exemption in the current taxable year if he or she had survived.

HB 2214

Election Code (County Apportionment): Provides that apportionment plans pursuant to certain provisions of the Counties …

Election Code (County Apportionment): Provides that apportionment plans pursuant to certain provisions of the Counties Code shall provide racial minorities or language minorities with equal opportunity to participate in the political process and elect candidates of their choice. Provides that the apportionment plan shall provide racial minorities or language minorities who constitute less than a voting-age majority of a district with an opportunity to substantially influence the outcome of an election. Provides that to the extent practicable, districts shall be drawn to create crossover districts, coalition districts, or influence districts. Provides that the requirements imposed are in addition and subordinate to other laws. Amends the Counties Code to make conforming changes.

HB 2225

Election Code (Equipment Audits): Creates a new Article concerning audits. Requires that each election authority …

Election Code (Equipment Audits): Creates a new Article concerning audits. Requires that each election authority (i) conduct an election day audit of a random sample of 10% of votes cast and (ii) provide by contract or employment for the performance by one or more independent auditors of post-election parallel tabulations and audits. Provides for the scope of the audits and the resulting reports. Requires that optical scan technology and direct recording electronic voting systems meet certain federal and independent testing standards. Creates a voluntary tax checkoff for the Fund. With respect to early voting, requires that an election authority using only direct recording electronic voting systems have paper ballots available for voters wishing to use them. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Election Integrity Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Illinois Election Integrity Act.

HB 2233

Special Interrogatories Repeal: Repeals a provision regarding special interrogatories in verdicts.

Special Interrogatories Repeal: Repeals a provision regarding special interrogatories in verdicts.

HB 2241

Property Tax (Retention Basin): Creates a homestead exemption of $1,000 for homestead property on which …

Property Tax (Retention Basin): Creates a homestead exemption of $1,000 for homestead property on which a stormwater retention basin has been constructed during the taxable year.

HB 2243

Assessor Qualification: Makes changes concerning certifications required for township and multi-township assessors and supervisors of …

Assessor Qualification: Makes changes concerning certifications required for township and multi-township assessors and supervisors of assessments.

SUPPORT
HB 2252

Clerks Gender Neutral Language: Amends the Clerk Division of the Counties Code. Makes all provisions …

Clerks Gender Neutral Language: Amends the Clerk Division of the Counties Code. Makes all provisions of the Division gender neutral.

HB 2270

TIF Initial and Total EAV: Provides that if a county clerk determines that any lot, …

TIF Initial and Total EAV: Provides that if a county clerk determines that any lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property within a redevelopment project area is not taxable or has an initial equalized assessed value of $0, then the fair market value of the lot, block, tract, or parcel shall be instead determined by a written MAI-certified appraisal or by a written certified appraisal of a State-certified or State-licensed real estate appraiser. Provides that this reappraisal shall be the initial equalized assessed value of the lot, block, tract, or parcel and shall be added to the total initial equalized assessed value of the taxable real property within the redevelopment project area. Limits the provisions to tax increment allocation financing ordinances adopted after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

HB 2283

Open Meetings Act (Website Mandate): Requires a unit of local government or school district with …

Open Meetings Act (Website Mandate): Requires a unit of local government or school district with an operating budget of $1 million or more to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, the following information: (1) information about elected and appointed officials; (2) notice of and materials prepared for meetings; (3) procedures for requesting information from the unit of local government or school district; (4) annual budget; (5) ordinances; (6) procedures to apply for building permits and zoning variances; (7) financial reports and audits; (8) information concerning employee compensation; (9) contracts with lobbying firms; (10) taxes and fees imposed by the unit of local government or school district; (11) rules governing the award of contracts; (12) bids and contracts worth $25,000 or more; (13) a debt disclosure report; and (14) public notices. Provides that any citizen who is a resident of the unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides for a statutory exemption for any electronic copy of a record or information maintained on specified websites. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
 

OPPOSE
HB 2306

Juvenile Court Detention Hearing: Provides that minors shall be brought before a judicial officer within …

Juvenile Court Detention Hearing: Provides that minors shall be brought before a judicial officer within 40 hours, which includes Saturdays, Sundays, and court-designated holidays (rather than within 40 hours exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and court-designated holidays. Makes conforming changes.

OPPOSE
HB 2310

Property Tax Investigation: Provides that, if an individual or entity (i) has been found by …

Property Tax Investigation: Provides that, if an individual or entity (i) has been found by any court, administrative agency, assessor, deputy, or inspector general to have knowingly made fraudulent or material misrepresentations in connection with securing a reduced assessed value for any property and (ii) has a legal interest in any other property subject to the jurisdiction of any other county or township assessor within the State, then the board of review having jurisdiction over that property may initiate and conduct an investigation, and may summon any assessor, deputy, or other person to appear before it, so as to determine the accuracy of the assessed value of that property or the accuracy of the representations previously made by the person or entity regarding the assessment or valuation of that property.

HB 2320

PTELL Extension Limitation: Provides that, for the 2019 and 2020 levy years, the Property Tax …

PTELL Extension Limitation: Provides that, for the 2019 and 2020 levy years, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all non-home rule taxing districts. Provides that, for the 2019 and 2020 levy year, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

OPPOSE
HB 2380

Police Station Polling Place: Provides that an election authority shall not locate a polling place …

Police Station Polling Place: Provides that an election authority shall not locate a polling place for early voting, grace period registration and voting, or election day voting in a building permanently occupied by a local or State law enforcement agency. Makes other changes.

HB 2381

Public Officer Prohibited Acts: Defines "auditing official", "employee", "improper governmental action", and "retaliation". Provides that …

Public Officer Prohibited Acts: Defines "auditing official", "employee", "improper governmental action", and "retaliation". Provides that it is prohibited for a unit of local government, any agent or representative of a unit of local government, or another employee to retaliate against an employee who (1) reports an improper governmental action, (2) cooperates with an investigation by an auditing official related to a report of improper governmental action, or (3) testifying in a proceeding or prosecution arising out of an improper governmental action if the employee files a report with the auditing official regarding improper governmental action. Provides that the reports are confidential as allowed by law. Provides for procedures for the auditing official to process reports. Provides for remedies available to an employee who has been subject of an improper governmental action. Provides for penalties for retaliation against a report of improper governmental action.

HB 2392

Public Utilities Act (Sewer Referendum): In provisions about procedures for a large public utility to acquire …

Public Utilities Act (Sewer Referendum): In provisions about procedures for a large public utility to acquire a water or sewer utility, provides that if the water or sewer utility being acquired is owned by the State or a political subdivision of the State, a referendum will be required to approve the acquisition of the water or sewer utility by the large public utility (rather than only requiring a public meeting and publication of the terms of acquisition in a newspaper of general circulation in the area that the water or sewer utility operates).

HB 2393

Raffles and Poker Runs: Provides that a county may pass an ordinance prohibiting the conduct of …

Raffles and Poker Runs: Provides that a county may pass an ordinance prohibiting the conduct of poker runs within the county's boundaries. A county that has prohibited poker runs is not required to establish a system for the licensing of organizations to operate poker runs. Provides that a license for a poker run authorizes the licensee to conduct the poker run at locations within the county with jurisdiction over the key location and at locations within any other county that licenses poker runs. A poker run conducted at locations in multiple counties is only required to be licensed by the county with jurisdiction over the key location. Removes provisions providing that the governing bodies of 2 or more adjacent counties may contract to jointly establish a licensing system for organizations to operate poker runs.

HB 2402

Emergency Consolidation Exempt: Provides that a 9-1-1 Authority in a county that: has a population of …

Emergency Consolidation Exempt: Provides that a 9-1-1 Authority in a county that: has a population of at least 250,000, has more than one Emergency Telephone System Board, Joint Emergency Telephone System Board, or qualified governmental entity, and is serving a population of less than 25,000 is exempt from consolidation requirements if the 9-1-1 Authority: (1) as of January 1, 2019, is the only remaining authority in the State that has not met the consolidation requirements; (2) serves a municipality with a population of less than 6,000 people; and (3) has received intergovernmental agreement rejections by 5 or more contiguous counties or 9-1-1 authorities to consolidate 9-1-1 services.

HB 2413

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that the …

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that the assessor and the county recorder of deeds shall establish a policy and practice for the regular exchange of information for the purpose of alerting the assessor whenever a transfer of ownership of any property receiving a Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption has occurred. Provides that, if such a transfer occurs, the assessor shall mail a notice to the new owner of the property (i) informing the new owner that the exemption will remain in place through the year of the transfer, after which it will be cancelled, and (ii) providing information pertaining to the rules for reapplying for the exemption if the homeowner qualifies.

HB 2427

Property Tax Bill – TIF Information: Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list …

Property Tax Bill – TIF Information: Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list of each tax increment financing (TIF) district in which the property is located and the dollar amount of tax due that is allocable to the TIF district. 

HB 2428

PTELL Falling EAV: Provides that if (i) the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property …

PTELL Falling EAV: Provides that if (i) the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year is less than the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the previous levy year, or (ii) the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year and the 2 levy years immediately preceding the current levy year is less than the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the 3 levy years immediately preceding that 3-year period, then the extension limitation is (a) 0% or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters (instead of the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year or the rate of increase approved by the voters).

HB 2430

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): Provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum reduction for …

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): Provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum reduction for the senior citizens homestead exemption is $8,000 in all counties (currently, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $5,000 in all other counties).

HB 2443

Coal Tar Products: Provides that the county board or board of county commissioners of a county …

Coal Tar Products: Provides that the county board or board of county commissioners of a county may prohibit the sale of and the use of coal tar sealant product and high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product on any surface, except for highway structures, including, but not limited to, a driveway, parking area, playground, sidewalk, bike trail, or roadway within the county.

HB 2489

Mobile Home Transfer Report: Provides that the Secretary of State shall provide the county collector in …

Mobile Home Transfer Report: Provides that the Secretary of State shall provide the county collector in each county a quarterly report of the transfer of title of mobile homes.

HB 2503

Reporting Police Discipline: Provides that every sheriff's office and every municipal police department shall report on …

Reporting Police Discipline: Provides that every sheriff's office and every municipal police department shall report on an annual basis to the General Assembly information regarding complaints filed by a member of the public against a law enforcement officer in his or her official capacity. Provides that the annual report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) a redacted copy of each original complaint submitted against each officer; (2) the results of completed investigations or status of any ongoing investigation as a result of a filed complaint; (3) the nature of any disciplinary action taken; and (4) an overall accounting of the number of complaints filed and the number of times discipline was imposed against an officer within a reporting period. Provides that if the office or department does not report any complaints filed, the office or department may be subject to inspection of records by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

HB 2504

Personnel Record Review: Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letters …

Personnel Record Review: Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letters of reprimand, or other records of disciplinary action that are more than 10 (rather than 4) years old.

HB 2545

County Urban Agricultural Zone: Provides that the county board or county board of commissioners may establish …

County Urban Agricultural Zone: Provides that the county board or county board of commissioners may establish an urban agricultural area after receipt of an application by a qualified farmer or partner organization. Provides for the formation of an urban agricultural area committee that shall conduct the activities necessary to advise the county board or county board of commissioners on the designation, modification, and termination of an urban agricultural area. Provides that a county may provide for abatements of property taxes levied against real property located within an urban agricultural area that is used by a qualifying farmer for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products. Provides that a county may authorize an entity providing water, electricity, or other utilities to an urban agricultural area to allow qualified farmers or partner organizations in the urban agricultural area to pay wholesale or otherwise reduced rates or pay reduced or waived connection charges. Limits restrictions, regulations, special assessments, and levies that a county may place on property in urban agricultural areas. Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules consistent with the purposes of the new provisions, including, at a minimum, rules defining specified terms. Provides that upon request from a county, the Department shall issue opinions regarding the consistency of applicants covered under these definitions.

HB 2559

County Board Chairman Removal: Provides that a chairman of a county board who is chosen by …

County Board Chairman Removal: Provides that a chairman of a county board who is chosen by the board may be removed, with or without cause, upon a motion adopted by an affirmative vote of four-fifths of the board. Provides that upon adoption of a motion to remove the chairman: (i) the chairman position becomes vacant the and former chairman's compensation shall be prorated to the date the motion was approved; (ii) the vice-chairman immediately assumes the duties of chairman without chairman compensation; and (iii) a new chairman shall be elected at the next regularly scheduled county board meeting. Further provides that a chairman removed maintains his or her status as a member of the county board.

HB 2581

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, a taxpayer who …

Property Tax (Senior Homestead): Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, a taxpayer who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption need not reapply for the exemption. Provides that the county assessor shall establish procedures with the county recorder of deeds or the county clerk, as applicable, to determine whether a person who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased. Provides that, if the person has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased, then the county assessor shall mail notice to the new owner of the property stating that (i) the exemption will be removed from the property and (ii) the new property owner may reapply for the exemption if the property becomes qualified.

HB 2593

Sheriff Deputy Appointment: Removes a provision limiting the number of deputies a sheriff may appoint to …

Sheriff Deputy Appointment: Removes a provision limiting the number of deputies a sheriff may appoint to a number allowed by the county board.

HB 2597

Open Meetings and FOIA (Prevailing Party): Provides that "substantially prevails" and "prevails" mean: (1) the party …

Open Meetings and FOIA (Prevailing Party): Provides that "substantially prevails" and "prevails" mean: (1) the party obtains some of his or her requested relief through a judicial order in his or her favor or through any settlement agreement approved by the court; or (2) the pursuit of a nonfrivolous claim was a catalyst for a unilateral change in position by the opposing party relative to the relief sought.

HB 2622

Labor Relations (Duty to Bargain): Provides that once an agreement is reached between an employer and …

Labor Relations (Duty to Bargain): Provides that once an agreement is reached between an employer and the representative of the employees concerning all of the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, that agreement shall be reduced to writing and published on the website of the employer. Provides that not less than 14 days after publication of the agreement on its website, the employer shall hold an open public meeting on ratification of the agreement. Provides that no agreement concerning all of the terms of a collective bargaining agreement shall be ratified by the parties until after the employer publishes the agreement on its website and holds an open public meeting on ratification of the agreement. Provides that upon ratification, the agreement shall be signed by the parties. Provides that rejection of an agreement by either the employer or the representative of the employees shall not constitute an unfair labor practice. Provides that no collective bargaining agreement shall be binding until it has been ratified by a majority vote, with that vote taking place after the public meeting. Requires that any contract between a public employer and an employee under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, in which the total compensation exceeds $150,000, shall also be published on the employer's website for a period of not less than 14 days prior to being signed by both the public employer and the employee. Provides that if a public contract requires board approval before it may take effect, then not less than 14 days after publication of the contract on its website, the public employer shall hold an open public meeting on the contract. Provides that no contract shall take effect until after the public employer publishes the contract on its website and holds an open public meeting on the contract. Amends the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act to allow for open meetings and inspection and copying of records concerning specified provisions of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.

HB 2630

PTELL Expansion: Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law …

PTELL Expansion: Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year and until the first levy year to occur after a revenue neutral school funding formula is enacted, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

HB 2655

Property Tax (Abate Mixed Use): Provides that a taxing district may abate a portion of its …

Property Tax (Abate Mixed Use): Provides that a taxing district may abate a portion of its taxes on property upon which affordable housing has been or will be constructed in a development mixed with commercial property. The value of the abatement under this paragraph (12) may not exceed $500,000.

HB 2683

Personnel Records (Deletion): Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letters …

Personnel Records (Deletion): Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letters of reprimand, or other records of disciplinary action that are more than 10 (rather than 4) years old.

HB 2696

Law Enforcement AED in Vehicle:  Provides that State and local law enforcement vehicles and facilities …

Law Enforcement AED in Vehicle:  Provides that State and local law enforcement vehicles and facilities shall be equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator. Requires training for users of automated external defibrillators. Provides that users are exempt from liability for acts or omissions involving automated external defibrillators, except for willful or wanton misconduct. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall conduct or approve an in-service training program to train police officers as automated external defibrillator users. Amends the Automated External Defibrillator Act. Adds vehicles (rather than only premises) to the limitation of liability for automated external defibrillators.

HB 2706

Property Tax (Industrial Park): Provides for a homestead exemption for homestead properties located within 1,000 …

Property Tax (Industrial Park): Provides for a homestead exemption for homestead properties located within 1,000 feet of an industrial park or a business park if (i) the development related to that industrial park or business park commenced after the owner first resided at that location and (ii) the property is principal place of residence of the owner. Provides that the amount of the exemption shall be a reduction of $5,000 from the equalized assessed value of the property.

HB 2707

Procurement Energy Efficiency: Provides that any contract entered into under the Act on and after …

Procurement Energy Efficiency: Provides that any contract entered into under the Act on and after July 1, 2019 that provides for the addition, alteration, renovation, or repair of the plumbing infrastructure of any existing commercial building or structure, or the construction of any new building or structure, in this State shall require the purchase and use of energy-efficient toilets. Provides an exception to the required purchase and use of energy-efficient toilets.

HB 2725

Property Tax (General Homestead): Provides that the assessor or chief county assessment officer shall automatically …

Property Tax (General Homestead): Provides that the assessor or chief county assessment officer shall automatically apply the general homestead exemption to any qualified property that was approved for and received a general homestead exemption in the immediately preceding year.

HB 2729

Lake County Board Member Salaries: Provides that a member of the Lake County Board shall …

Lake County Board Member Salaries: Provides that a member of the Lake County Board shall not receive a salary or other compensation from Lake County if they are receiving benefits from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. Provides that if a member of the Lake County Board is receiving benefits from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the member's salary and compensation shall be reduced to zero at the beginning of the member's next term.

HB 2748

IMRF Elected Officials: Provides that a person who holds part-time elective office is not a …

IMRF Elected Officials: Provides that a person who holds part-time elective office is not a participating employee with respect to that office, unless he or she (i) was elected to that office before the effective date of the amendatory Act and (ii) has elected while in that office to become a contributor. Provides that an elective office shall be presumed to be part-time in the absence of an official job description or determination by the legal advisor of the applicable unit of local government, filed with the Board of the Fund every 4 years, declaring the elective office to be full-time.

HB 2749

Local Control of Pension Benefits: Authorizes units of local government to provide alternative retirement plans …

Local Control of Pension Benefits: Authorizes units of local government to provide alternative retirement plans in lieu of or in addition to the existing plan under the applicable Article. Provides that the alternative retirement plan may include a defined-benefit component, a defined contribution component, or both, and may include disability or survivor benefits and any other benefits that are permitted under federal law. Provides that the alternative retirement plan is not required to provide any minimum level of benefits and need not provide any benefits at all, other than mandatory Social Security coverage if applicable. Provides that service credit received under an alternative retirement plan may not be transferred to any other fund and may not be used under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (Article 20 of the Code). Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that employers shall not be required to bargain over the changes made by the amendatory Act.

HB 2750

Pension Code (Limits on Membership): In the General Assembly Article, restricts participation in the General …

Pension Code (Limits on Membership): In the General Assembly Article, restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System to persons who become participants before the effective date of the amendatory Act and provides that, beginning on that date, the System shall not accept any new participants. Makes related changes. In the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Chicago Municipal, and Cook County Articles, provides that a person who holds part-time elective office is not an employee, contributor, or participant with respect to that office, unless he or she (i) was elected to that office before the effective date of the amendatory Act and (ii) has elected while in that office to become a contributor. Provides that an elective office shall be presumed to be part-time in the absence of an official job description or determination by the legal advisor of the applicable unit of local government, filed with the Board of the Fund, declaring the elective office to be full-time.

HB 2754

Labor Agreement Hearings: Provides that, once an agreement is reached between a public or educational …

Labor Agreement Hearings: Provides that, once an agreement is reached between a public or educational employer and its employees regarding all of the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, the agreement shall be reduced to writing and published on the website of the public or educational employer. Requires the public or educational employer, not less than 14 days after publishing such an agreement, to hold an open public meeting on the ratification of that agreement. Provides that any contract between a public employer and an employee where the total compensation exceeds $150,000 shall be published on the employer's website for a period of not less than 14 days prior to being signed by both the employer and the employee. Requires the public employer to hold an open public meeting on the contract in addition to posting it for 14 days if that contract is subject to board approval. Makes conforming changes in the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

HB 2758

Property Tax (Senior Freeze): Beginning in taxable year 2019, increases the maximum income limitation under …

Property Tax (Senior Freeze): Beginning in taxable year 2019, increases the maximum income limitation under the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from $65,000 to $75,000 for applicants who have occupied the residence for 5 years or more. Indexes the maximum income limitation to the Consumer Price Index.

HB 2780

Counties Added Hotel Revenue: Provides that a county board that imposes a non-home rule hotel …

Counties Added Hotel Revenue: Provides that a county board that imposes a non-home rule hotel tax may, by ordinance, impose up to a 1% additional hotel tax in the county, except not in municipalities that already impose a hotel tax. Prohibits taxes from being imposed on gross rental receipts of permanent residents of a hotel, motel, or resort. Provides that the additional hotel tax shall be used by the county for the costs associated with providing infrastructure, police protection, and emergency services in support of tourism and conventions within the county.

HB 2781

Prevailing Wage Waiver ($20,000): Provides that the Act does not apply to wages paid to …

Prevailing Wage Waiver ($20,000): Provides that the Act does not apply to wages paid to all laborers, workers, and mechanics employed by or on behalf of a public body engaged in a public works project with a total cost of $20,000 or less if the public body notifies the Department of Labor of each project for which the waiver is used within 60 days of commencing the project. Provides that the Department shall make available a form with which public bodies may make this notification. Provides that the Department shall submit an annual report detailing the number of projects engaged using the waiver in the preceding year, the total number of employees engaged in those projects, the total cost of those projects without using prevailing wage standards, the total cost of those projects using prevailing wage standards, and any other information the Department deems appropriate.

HB 2807

Property Tax (Homestead Exemptions): Provides that the maximum reduction under the senior citizens homestead exemption …

Property Tax (Homestead Exemptions): Provides that the maximum reduction under the senior citizens homestead exemption is $8,000 in all counties (currently, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $5,000 in all other counties). Provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum reduction under the general homestead exemption is $10,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $8,000 in all other counties (currently, $10,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $6,000 in all other counties).

HB 2835

PTELL Extension: Provides that, if a taxing district's actual aggregate extension for any levy year …

PTELL Extension: Provides that, if a taxing district's actual aggregate extension for any levy year is less than its maximum aggregate extension under that Law for that levy year, then, in any of the next 5 levy years, the district may provide that its maximum aggregate extension and limiting rate for any levy year occurring on or after the date the ordinance or resolution is passed shall be calculated as though the taxing district had used its entire maximum aggregate extension for the levy year in which its actual extension was reduced, subject to a public hearing.

HB 2866

Property Tax (Veterans):  Provides for a homestead exemption in the amount of $5,000 for property …

Property Tax (Veterans):  Provides for a homestead exemption in the amount of $5,000 for property that is owned and occupied as the principal residence of an active duty member of the military.

HB 2942

Horse Racing (Local Share): Provides that inter-track wagering location licensees must pay their pari-mutuel handle …

Horse Racing (Local Share): Provides that inter-track wagering location licensees must pay their pari-mutuel handle percentage to the municipality and county no later than the 20th of the month following the month the handle was generated. Provides that inter-track wagering location licensees must pay the admission fees to the municipality and county no later than the 20th of the month following the month the admission fees were imposed (rather than remitting the admission fees to the Illinois Racing Board within 48 hours and the Illinois Racing Board remitting the admission fees to the municipality or county).

HB 2943

Motor Fuel Tax – IEPA Emissions:  Provides that on and after July 1, 2019, the …

Motor Fuel Tax – IEPA Emissions:  Provides that on and after July 1, 2019, the costs of the Environmental Protection Agency for the administration of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law of 2005 are to be paid from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund.

HB 2947

Retailers' Occupation Tax – Share Information: Provides that, subject to certain restrictions, if the Department …

Retailers' Occupation Tax – Share Information: Provides that, subject to certain restrictions, if the Department of Revenue may disclose confidential financial information to a municipality or county, then the Department of Revenue may also disclose that financial information to an independent third party who is authorized in writing by that municipality or county to receive the information.

HB 2949

County Design (Build Architect): Provides that a county or a county's Public Building Commission may …

County Design (Build Architect): Provides that a county or a county's Public Building Commission may enter into a design-build contract that does not include the services of an architect for projects under $200,000.

HB 2950

Property Tax (Surviving Spouse): Makes the following changes with respect to the homestead exemption for …

Property Tax (Surviving Spouse): Makes the following changes with respect to the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities: (1) provides that the exemption shall be prorated if the property is first used as a qualified residence by a veteran with a disability after January 1 of a taxable year; and (2) makes changes to the definition of "surviving spouse" to include the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain an exemption before death, but who applied for a service-connected disability certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Department of Defense no earlier than January 1, 2007 and would have qualified for the exemption under this Section in the current taxable year if he or she had survived.

HB 2951

Property Tax Freeze (Quadriplegic): Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption also applies …

Property Tax Freeze (Quadriplegic): Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption also applies to persons who are quadriplegic; defines "person who is quadriplegic". Amends the State Mandates Act to make conforming changes.

HB 2988

Local Wind Energy Regulation: In provisions of the Counties Code concerning winds farms and electric-generating …

Local Wind Energy Regulation: In provisions of the Counties Code concerning winds farms and electric-generating wind devices, makes the provisions applicable even if a county has or has not formed a zoning commission and adopted formal zoning. Provides that only a county may establish standards for wind farms outside the 1.5 mile radius (rather than in the 1.5 mile radius) surrounding the zoning jurisdiction of a municipality.

HB 3012

Income Tax (Charitable Contribution): Creates an income tax credit in an amount equal to the …

Income Tax (Charitable Contribution): Creates an income tax credit in an amount equal to the contributions made by the taxpayer to the Illinois Education Excellence Fund during the taxable year. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Illinois Education Excellence Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used for public education purposes. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the county board may establish a fund in the county treasury to accept contributions for public purposes. Provides that the county may provide for a credit against the taxpayer's property tax liability in an amount equal to the amount of the contribution.

HB 3070

Forest Management Plans: Provides that beginning in tax year 2019, eligible land shall be maintained …

Forest Management Plans: Provides that beginning in tax year 2019, eligible land shall be maintained in a forest condition for a period of 10 years or until commercial harvest, whichever occurs later, or for a period of up to 20 years, as required by the plan.

HB 3096

PTELL Referendum:  Provides that, on and after January 1, 2020, a referendum to increase the …

PTELL Referendum:  Provides that, on and after January 1, 2020, a referendum to increase the district's aggregate extension may be submitted to the voters.

HB 3103

Government Documents (Terminology):  Provides that all State and local government, statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and …

Government Documents (Terminology):  Provides that all State and local government, statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents enacted on and after the effective date of this Act are required to use the term "Asian" when referring to persons of Asian descent. Provides that the term "Oriental" is prohibited. Provides that the General Assembly urges all State and local entities to review their statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents and revise them to omit use of the term "Oriental" when referring to persons of Asian descent. Provides findings.
 

HB 3117

Property Tax (Assessors Deputies): Provides that deputies and clerks appointed by a county assessor in …

Property Tax (Assessors Deputies): Provides that deputies and clerks appointed by a county assessor in a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall be appointed with the advice and consent of the county board. Provides that their compensation is to be fixed by the county board and paid by the county.

HB 3123

Court Fees: Provides that a $5 fee on a judgment of guilty or a grant …

Court Fees: Provides that a $5 fee on a judgment of guilty or a grant of supervision does not apply to reckless driving or aggravated reckless driving under the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a $30 fee on a judgment of guilty or a grant of supervision applies to reckless driving or aggravated reckless driving under the Illinois Vehicle Code. Deletes a reference that limits a $5 fee collection in all civil cases to a county of having a population of 1,000,000 or less.

HB 3135

Local Accumulation of Funds: Provides that a unit of local government's funds, excluding the capital …

Local Accumulation of Funds: Provides that a unit of local government's funds, excluding the capital fund, shall not exceed an amount equal to or greater than 2.5 times the annual average expenditure of the previous 3 fiscal years of the unit of local government. Defines "capital fund" as a capital fund of a township or a similar fund of another unit of local government established to dedicate funds toward capital improvement as a part of the unit of local government's annual budget.

HB 3136

FOIA Definitions: Provides that "public body" includes road districts. Defines "Freedom of Information officer" as …

FOIA Definitions: Provides that "public body" includes road districts. Defines "Freedom of Information officer" as an employee or official of a public body who is appointed by the public body and responsible for responding to all requests for information received by the public body. Provides that the Department of State Police shall furnish to a requester: (1) all information contained in the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System about the requester; and (2) every instance the name or vehicle registration information of the requester was queried and the name of the person making the inquiry. Provides that the information provided to a requester shall include all information contained in the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System relating to the requester, and is not limited to name and license plate information.

HB 3138

FOIA Public Official Access: Provides that an elected or appointed public official of a public …

FOIA Public Official Access: Provides that an elected or appointed public official of a public body has a right to all records of the public body to which the official is elected or appointed, and to the records of each subsidiary of the public body to which the official is elected or appointed. Provides that a member of the General Assembly shall have access to all records of each State agency. Provides that records of a public body shall be provided under equal circumstances to all persons entitled to records under the new provisions. Provides that records shall be provided within 5 business days, unless a mutual agreement between the official and the public body provides otherwise. Provides that an official entitled to records under the new provisions is not required to submit a request for records under other provisions of the Act. Provides that the new provisions do not apply to records exempt under specified Sections of the Act.
 

HB 3139

Government Ethics (States Attorney): Provides that in addition to any other applicable requirement of law, …

Government Ethics (States Attorney): Provides that in addition to any other applicable requirement of law, State's Attorneys, and the Assistant State's Attorneys working thereunder, shall abide by the ethics laws applicable to, and the ethics policies of, the county for which they work and, if applicable, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of that county's ethics officer or inspector general.

HB 3143

Supervisor of Assessments: Provides a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants may, upon referendum approval, change …

Supervisor of Assessments: Provides a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants may, upon referendum approval, change the manner in which it selects its county assessor or county supervisor of assessments from an elected position to an appointed position or from an appointed position to an elected position.

HB 3146

Open Meetings and FOIA (Public Body): Modifies the term "public body" under the respective Acts to …

Open Meetings and FOIA (Public Body): Modifies the term "public body" under the respective Acts to include all other units of government, including, but not limited to, township road districts of this State, and any combination of public body entities formed under an intergovernmental agreement that includes provisions for a governing body of the agency created by the agreement.

HB 3147

Open Meetings Notice: Provides that if a change is made concerning regular meeting dates, times, or …

Open Meetings Notice: Provides that if a change is made concerning regular meeting dates, times, or locations (currently, only change in dates), at least 10 days' notice of such change shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which such body functions.

HB 3148

Removal of Appointed Officials: Provides that the person or entity that appointed a member of the …

Removal of Appointed Officials: Provides that the person or entity that appointed a member of the board of a unit of local government may remove that member the person or entity appointed for misconduct, official misconduct, or neglect of office. Provides that the provisions are in addition to any other method of removal provided by law.

HB 3150

Housing Authority Criminal Checks: Provides that each person considered or recommended for appointment as a commissioner …

Housing Authority Criminal Checks: Provides that each person considered or recommended for appointment as a commissioner of a Housing Authority shall complete an application prior to his or her appointment. Requires the application to include a question concerning whether the person has been convicted of or found to be a child sex offender. Provides that no presiding officer of any municipality or county and no governing body of the unit of local government shall knowingly consider for appointment a person who has been convicted of or found to be a child sex offender, and shall remove such person from consideration upon discovery of the offense. Requires any commissioner of a Housing Authority to immediately disclose his or her conviction for a child sex offense to the presiding officer and governing body. Requires each person considered or recommended for appointment as a commissioner of a Housing Authority to authorize a criminal history investigation to determine if he or she has been convicted of specified criminal or drug offenses. Requires the Department of State Police to conduct the criminal history investigation, upon request, for a fee charged to the municipality or county that requested the investigation. Requires the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to furnish the results of the investigation to the presiding officer and governing body of the unit of local government. Provides that any information or criminal records obtained by the presiding officer and the governing body shall be confidential. Provides that no presiding officer or governing body shall knowingly appoint or approve the appointment of any person who has been convicted of specified criminal or drug offenses.

HB 3160

River Edge Redevelopment Zone: Provides that, on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, …

River Edge Redevelopment Zone: Provides that, on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, an area is qualified to become a zone if it is an area in the State: (1) located on a river; (2) with less than 30,000 population; and (3) that (i) has a median household income of less than 80% of State median income for a household of 4, (ii) has a per capita personal income of less than 60% of the per capita personal income for Illinois, or (iii) has a median home price of less than 60% of the State median home price.

HB 3163

Property Tax (Veterans Disabilities): Provides that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to …

Property Tax (Veterans Disabilities): Provides that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the benefit of the veteran's surviving spouse if the veteran resided outside of the State but otherwise qualified for the exemption at the time of his or her death and the surviving spouse relocates to Illinois after the death of the veteran.

HB 3175

FOIA Private Information Definition: Provides that "private information" includes, but is not limited to, the name …

FOIA Private Information Definition: Provides that "private information" includes, but is not limited to, the name and any identifying information of a victim in a sexual assault investigation.

HB 3180

Counties Code (Adult Entertainment): Provides that a county may adopt an ordinance with reasonable regulations concerning …

Counties Code (Adult Entertainment): Provides that a county may adopt an ordinance with reasonable regulations concerning the operation of any business that involves exposure of specified anatomical areas or performance of specified sexual activities by a person within the business' premises or that offers or provides sexually-oriented entertainment services or activities (rather than that offers or provides activities by employees, agents, or contractors of the business that involve exposure of specified anatomical areas or performance of specified sexual activities in view of any patron, client, or customer of the business). Provides if a county has established a licensing program as part of its regulation of adult entertainment facilities, the findings, decision, and orders of the licensing official or licensing body is subject to review in the circuit court of the county and that the Administrative Review Law apply to and govern the judicial review. Allows a county having a code hearing unit to enforce and prosecute violations of the adult entertainment facilities ordinance through its administrative adjudication program.

HB 3207

Rent Control Act: Establishes County Rent Control Boards in every county on the date all initial …

Rent Control Act: Establishes County Rent Control Boards in every county on the date all initial members of a Board are elected and qualified. Provides for nomination and election of Board members. Includes provisions relating to qualifications of members, vacancy of a Board member seat, and meetings of a Board. Provides for duties of a Board, including establishing countywide rent-controlled amounts for renting to households of specified income levels and calculating an average rent for dwellings in the county. Provides that a Board must establish regulations concerning rent for households of specified income levels, including: restrictions on increasing rent-controlled amounts; notice to tenants before increasing rent; creation of a reserve account by property owners for repairs and capital improvements; and other regulations. Defines terms. Limits home rule powers. Amends the Election Code by making conforming changes relating to the election of Board members. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Adds an income tax credit equal to the difference between the rent-controlled amount and the average rent established by a County Rent Control Board and an income tax credit for an amount equal to the amount of capital improvements to property a taxpayer owns and rents to households of specified income levels. Repeals the Rent Control Preemption Act.

HB 3211

Income Tax (Opportunity Zones): Creates a credit in an amount equal to the investment made by …

Income Tax (Opportunity Zones): Creates a credit in an amount equal to the investment made by the taxpayer during the taxable year in a Qualified Opportunity Fund. Provides that no such credit may be taken for any taxable year that begins prior to January 1, 2020. Provides that excess credits may be carried forward or back. Provides that the aggregate amount of the Qualified Opportunity Fund tax credit shall be limited to $10,000 per taxpayer per calendar year. Provides that the credit is exempt from the Act's automatic sunset provision.

HB 3219

Non-Disclosure Agreement (Taxes): Provides that no officer, employee, or agent of a unit of local government …

Non-Disclosure Agreement (Taxes): Provides that no officer, employee, or agent of a unit of local government may attempt to withhold disclosure to the public of information relating to tax incentives and other financial incentives by using a non-disclosure agreement. Defines "tax incentive".

HB 3238

Hydraulic Fracturing Prohibition: Provides that no person shall conduct high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations in Illinois. …

Hydraulic Fracturing Prohibition: Provides that no person shall conduct high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations in Illinois. Amends the State Finance Act. Repeals a provision creating the Oil and Gas Resource Management Fund. Repeals the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Tax Act and the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act.

HB 3262

Public Safety Consent Decrees: Provides that a unit of local government, its officers, or its representatives …

Public Safety Consent Decrees: Provides that a unit of local government, its officers, or its representatives may not enter into or amend a consent decree that impacts public safety for a period longer than 10 years without the approval of the General Assembly through the adoption of a joint resolution by the General Assembly. Prohibits the General Assembly from approving the entering into or amendment of a consent decree that impacts public safety for a period exceeding 15 years beyond the establishment of the consent decree.

HB 3279

Property Tax (First Responders): Provides that qualified property that is owned by the surviving spouse of …

Property Tax (First Responders): Provides that qualified property that is owned by the surviving spouse of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker is exempt from taxation under this Code (currently, the governing body of a county or municipality may order the county clerk to abate those taxes).

HB 3301

Will County Township Clerks Elimination: Provides that on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the …

Will County Township Clerks Elimination: Provides that on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the office of township clerk in each township of Will County is eliminated and the term of each elected or appointed township clerk is terminated. Provides that the powers and responsibilities of each township clerk are transferred to the Will County Clerk.

HB 3306

Big Empties Site Act: Provides that property located in the State consisting of one or more …

Big Empties Site Act: Provides that property located in the State consisting of one or more PINs but under common ownership at the time of the application, that contains at least one vacant and unused building of specified square footage, is qualified to be designated as a Big Empties Site. Provides that a county or municipality that has adopted an ordinance designating a qualified site as a Big Empties Site shall make written application to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to have that site certified by the Department as a Big Empties Site. Contains procedures for certification by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, and the Public Utilities Act to provide certain tax incentives for Big Empties Sites. Amends the Property Tax Code to provide that a taxing district may issue an abatement.

HB 3317

McHenry County Equitable Standards and Governmental Efficiency Law: Allows the county board to require the …

McHenry County Equitable Standards and Governmental Efficiency Law: Allows the county board to require the election of specified special district trustees that it appoints. Allows the county board chairperson to: eliminate advisory committees or commissions; create standing committees and appoint members; set county board or committee meeting agendas; have line-item veto powers; and hire independent legal counsel or a parliamentarian or both; approve all appropriation expenditures before they are paid; reduce or divert moneys from a county fund with assets exceeding 150% of the previous year's expenditures on a ratable basis to taxpayers. Allows the county board to appoint an inspector general to investigate waste, fraud, and abuse. Provides that, on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the elected chairperson of the county board is a county office distinct from the county board. Terminates the office of county recorder and the office of the county auditor. Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Provides that a county board may prohibit or limit a unit of local government that it has proposed to consolidate from starting a capital program, building project, or land acquisition for a set period of time, not to exceed 2 years, while the county board pursues possible consolidation.

HB 3327

Lead in Drinking Water (Parks): Provides that each park district, municipal park and recreation agency, or …

Lead in Drinking Water (Parks): Provides that each park district, municipal park and recreation agency, or special recreation agency shall test each source of potable water in a park that serves children under 6 years old for lead contamination. Provides requirements for testing and notification. Provides requirements for requests seeking waiver of testing. Provides that the owner or operator of a community water system may agree to pay for the cost of the laboratory analysis of the test samples.

HB 3334

Raffles and Poker Runs: Provides that raffles shall be governed by the governing body of the …

Raffles and Poker Runs: Provides that raffles shall be governed by the governing body of the municipality or county with jurisdiction over the location where the winning chances in the raffle are determined. Provides that a license shall authorize the holder of such license to sell raffle chances throughout the State, including beyond the borders of the licensing municipality or county. Provides that sponsoring organizations may contract with third parties to provide certain services to the sponsoring organization in connection with the operation of a raffle or poker run and may pay reasonable compensation for such services. Makes changes in provisions concerning licenses, applications, issuance, restrictions, and ineligible persons; conduct of raffles and poker runs; managers and bonds; records; and political committees. Incorporates provisions concerning raffles by law enforcement agencies and statewide associations that represent law enforcement officials into the rest of the Act.

HB 3383

Hydraulic Fracturing – Local Consent: Adds reference to horizontal drilling with fracturing operations. Adds provisions concerning …

Hydraulic Fracturing – Local Consent: Adds reference to horizontal drilling with fracturing operations. Adds provisions concerning a county board or governing body's approval or denial for a request to consent for a local siting of a well site and operations. Makes other changes to provisions concerning permit applications, public notice, and public comment periods.

HB 3386

Hydraulic Fracturing Prohibition: Provides that no person shall conduct high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations in …

Hydraulic Fracturing Prohibition: Provides that no person shall conduct high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations in Illinois and that any high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing permit issued before the effective date of the amendatory Act is revoked. Repeals the other substantive provisions of the Act. Repeals the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Tax Act and the State Finance Act provisions listing the Oil and Gas Resource Management Fund as a special fund.

HB 3388

Property Tax (SSI Freeze): Creates an assessment freeze homestead exemption for persons receiving federal Supplemental Security …

Property Tax (SSI Freeze): Creates an assessment freeze homestead exemption for persons receiving federal Supplemental Security Income.

HB 3395

Government Documents (Terminology): Provides that all State and local government, statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other …

Government Documents (Terminology): Provides that all State and local government, statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents enacted after January 1, 2020 are required to use the term "Asian American" when referring to persons of Asian descent. Provides that the term "Oriental" is prohibited. Provides that the General Assembly urges all State and local entities to review their statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents and revise them to omit use of the term "Oriental" when referring to persons of Asian descent.

HB 3445

Lead Service Line Replacement: Requires community water supplies to identify and replace all lead service lines …

Lead Service Line Replacement: Requires community water supplies to identify and replace all lead service lines that connect to a water main. Provides that every community water supply in Illinois that has known lead service lines shall create a plan, to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency for approval, to replace all lead service lines and galvanized service lines if the service line is or was connected to lead piping. Provides that, within legal bounds, a community water supply shall have the authority to access private property and private residences for the sole purpose of identifying or replacing lead service lines or galvanized service lines. Provides that no person shall replace a portion of a lead service line without replacing the entirety of the line at the same time, except in cases of emergency repair. Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish a comprehensive low-income water assistance policy and program. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Removes references to unaccounted-for water and replaces them with references to nonrevenue water. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may allow or direct a water utility to establish a customer assistance program. Provides that certain entities that serve or provide water or sewer services shall prepare a summary of the cost of service for a given calendar year.

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HB 3446

IMRF Disability: In a provision concerning eligibility for temporary disability benefits or total and permanent disability …

IMRF Disability: In a provision concerning eligibility for temporary disability benefits or total and permanent disability benefits, removes a requirement that an interruption in service for a specified period must have been with the same participating municipality or participating instrumentality.

HB 3455

Public Workers Rights: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Removes provisions concerning fair share agreements. …

Public Workers Rights: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Removes provisions concerning fair share agreements. Adds requirements concerning the representation of public employees by exclusive bargaining representatives, including dues deduction authorization provisions, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, and representation in grievance proceedings. Includes telecommunicators in provisions applying to public safety personnel under the Act. Provides that employees who participate in a strike, work stoppage, or slow down as the result of unfair labor practices committed by the employer shall not be subject to discipline by the employer for such actions. Defines and modifies terms.

HB 3480

Juvenile Court (Age of Detention): Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall include recommendations regarding …

Juvenile Court (Age of Detention): Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall include recommendations regarding the funding of detention, the transparency and evaluation of the use of detention, and the availability of youth services to reduce the use of detention and prevent deeper criminal involvement in its annual submission of recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that on or after January 1, 2020, detention of a minor shall be a last resort and only in the case of any minor 14 years of age or older arrested on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act if there is probable cause to believe that the minor is a delinquent minor charged with a felony offense, that secured custody is the least restrictive alternative available, and is a matter of immediate and urgent necessity for the protection of the minor or of the person of another. Provides that any minor placed in detention shall immediately have counsel appointed and an opportunity to privately consult with counsel in person, and have a review of the decision to detain within 24 hours of the placement in detention. Provides that unless sooner released, a minor alleged to be a delinquent minor taken into temporary custody must be brought before a judicial officer within 24 hours including Saturdays, Sundays, and court-designated holidays for a detention or shelter care hearing to determine whether he or she shall be further held in custody.

HB 3501

Public Officers Hiring Self: Provides that an elected or appointed official of a unit of local …

Public Officers Hiring Self: Provides that an elected or appointed official of a unit of local government many not hire or appoint himself or herself to a second position in the unit of local government if the second position is a salaried or hourly position. Allows the governing body of the unit of local government to hire or appoint an elected or appointed official to a second position in the unit of local government with a salary or hourly wages by ordinance or resolution if the ordinance or resolution states the salary or total compensation of an hourly position.

HB 3528

Consent Required Workplace Act: Provides that an employer shall require active consent for any physical touch …

Consent Required Workplace Act: Provides that an employer shall require active consent for any physical touch beyond a handshake between colleagues, contractors, customers, students, direct reports, or business-to-business clients. Provides that a person with a higher pay grade or higher status than another person shall not ask the other person to initiate a physical touch beyond a handshake or engage in unwanted or offensive speech. Provides that if employees develop a personal relationship, active consent paperwork may be filed with their employer. Provides that if a non-consensual behavior complaint is filed against an employer, the employer's policy shall be updated within 7 business days to address the current complaint. Provides that any employer having a complaint of a violation filed against it with the Department of Human Rights is subject to randomized auditing to ensure the company has an acceptable policy and is following the policy to protect its employees. Provides that if an employer receives 10 or more non-consensual behavior complaints, the Department is required to conduct an audit. Provides that a violation of the new provisions constitutes a civil rights violation. Provides that, in addition to any remedies available under the Act, a person or employer is subject to a $1,000 penalty for each violation, collectible by the Department and to be used by the Department for the administration of the new provisions.

HB 3541

Illinois Human Rights – Government Job Vacancies: Provides that it is a civil rights violation for …

Illinois Human Rights – Government Job Vacancies: Provides that it is a civil rights violation for a vendor to decide on the basis of unlawful discrimination which candidates are required to take a test required for application or consideration of the government job. Provides that if a vendor violates the Act, then the vendor is subject to a $1,000,000 civil penalty for each violation. Provides that any government contract with a vendor that violates the Act shall be terminated. Provides that a government entity shall not contract with a vendor for one year after a determination that the vendor has violated the new provisions.

HB 3543

Local Officer Recall Act: Establishes a procedure for an election to recall a mayor, city council …

Local Officer Recall Act: Establishes a procedure for an election to recall a mayor, city council members, or a State's Attorney.

HB 3553

Local Firearm Regulation: Provides that a county or municipality may not pass an ordinance or resolution …

Local Firearm Regulation: Provides that a county or municipality may not pass an ordinance or resolution restricting enforcement of any State law or regulation concerning the ownership or use of firearms unless permitted to do so under the express provisions of the law or regulation.

HB 3588

Property Tax (Homestead Exemption): Makes structural changes concerning homestead exemptions by creating separate divisions for homestead …

Property Tax (Homestead Exemption): Makes structural changes concerning homestead exemptions by creating separate divisions for homestead exemptions in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants.

HB 3591

Stipend Reduction: Makes changes to provisions concerning stipends paid to supervisors of assessments, county treasurers, county …

Stipend Reduction: Makes changes to provisions concerning stipends paid to supervisors of assessments, county treasurers, county coroners, county recorders, county auditors, sheriffs, and clerks of the circuit court to provide that: (1) in counties with a population under 100,000, those officials shall receive a full stipend amount; (2) in counties with a population of 100,000 or more but less than 400,000, those officials shall receive 50% of the stipend amount; and (3) in counties with a population of 400,000 or more, those officials shall receive no stipend. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

HB 3593

County Board Chairman Removal: Provides that a chairman of a county board who is chosen by …

County Board Chairman Removal: Provides that a chairman of a county board who is chosen by the board may be removed, with or without cause, upon a motion adopted by an affirmative vote of four-fifths of the board. Provides that upon adoption of a motion to remove the chairman: (i) the chairman position becomes vacant the and former chairman's compensation shall be prorated to the date the motion was approved; (ii) the vice-chairman immediately assumes the duties of chairman without chairman compensation; and (iii) a new chairman shall be elected at the next regularly scheduled county board meeting. Further provides that a chairman removed maintains his or her status as a member of the county board.

HB 3594

County Official Stipends: Provides that assessors, county treasurers, coroners, sheriffs, recorders of deeds, clerks of the …

County Official Stipends: Provides that assessors, county treasurers, coroners, sheriffs, recorders of deeds, clerks of the circuit court, and other county officers whose terms of office begin on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall not receive a stipend.

HB 3595

County Official Stipends: Provides that assessors, county treasurers, coroners, sheriffs, recorders of deeds, clerks of the …

County Official Stipends: Provides that assessors, county treasurers, coroners, sheriffs, recorders of deeds, clerks of the circuit court, and other county officers in counties with a population greater than 500,000 whose terms of office begin on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall not receive a stipend.

HB 3596

County Transitional Audits: Provides that a county board must notify newly elected countywide officials of the …

County Transitional Audits: Provides that a county board must notify newly elected countywide officials of the option for the county auditor to conduct a transitional audit at the county's expense. Provides that the transitional audit shall examine funds expended by the official for whom the newly elected official is taking over and report if the expended funds were consistent with the county board's financial allocations to that official. Provides that a county board shall give the option for a transitional audit to all county officials elected in or after November 2016. Limits home rule powers.

HB 3597

County Assessor Elected: Provides that, in a county with a population of more than 500,000 that …

County Assessor Elected: Provides that, in a county with a population of more than 500,000 that does not have an elected county board chairman or executive and has an appointed supervisor of assessments, the office of supervisor of assessments shall be an elected position beginning with the general election held in 2020. The supervisor of assessments serving on the date of the election shall continue to serve until his or her successor is elected and qualified.

HB 3598

Comptroller Interactive Map: Provides that the Comptroller shall establish and maintain a Geographic Information System interactive …

Comptroller Interactive Map: Provides that the Comptroller shall establish and maintain a Geographic Information System interactive map on the Comptroller's Internet website that provides the boundaries of all taxing bodies in this State. Provides that the interactive map shall contain detailed information specifying the amount each taxing body levies, the function of the taxing body, and the annual budget of the taxing body. Provides that the General Assembly shall appropriate all funds necessary to comply with the creation of the Geographic Information System interactive map.

HB 3599

FOIA Government Associations: Defines "member-based organization" as any group, association, or organization that: (1) has a …

FOIA Government Associations: Defines "member-based organization" as any group, association, or organization that: (1) has a membership that includes one or more government taxing bodies; (2) lobbies on behalf of its governmental members; and (3) receives a majority of its funding from its governmental members. Provides that a member-based organization is a public body under the Act; however, only records relating to the member-based organization's receipt of public funds or its expenditures made in whole or in part with public funds are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public.

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HB 3603

FOIA Government Associations: Defines "member-based organization" as any group, association, or organization that: (1) has a …

FOIA Government Associations: Defines "member-based organization" as any group, association, or organization that: (1) has a membership that includes one or more government taxing bodies; (2) lobbies on behalf of its governmental members; and (3) receives a majority of its funding from its governmental members. Provides that a member-based organization is a public body under the Act; however, only records relating to the member-based organization's receipt of public funds or its expenditures made in whole or in part with public funds are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public.

HB 3605

Cook County Assessor Appointment: Provides that on the expiration of the term of the county assessor …

Cook County Assessor Appointment: Provides that on the expiration of the term of the county assessor in office (in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants) on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the county assessor shall be appointed by the president of the county board of commissioners and subject to confirmation and oversight by the county board of commissioners.

HB 3656

PTELL Reserves: Provides that, if, at the end of any levy year, a taxing district has …

PTELL Reserves: Provides that, if, at the end of any levy year, a taxing district has reserves of 50% or more of its operating budget for that levy year, then, for the next levy year, "extension limitation" means 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts the power of home rule units to tax.

HB 3680

Auditor Duties: In provisions regarding additional duties of county auditors in counties of 275,000 population or …

Auditor Duties: In provisions regarding additional duties of county auditors in counties of 275,000 population or less, provides that the following duties are permissive rather than mandatory: being the general accountant of the county and keep its general accounts; and devising and installing a system of financial records in the offices and divisions of the county.

HB 3707

Enterprise Zone Eligibility: In a Section concerning eligibility for an Enterprise Zone based on the local …

Enterprise Zone Eligibility: In a Section concerning eligibility for an Enterprise Zone based on the local labor market area, provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may consider information released in the most recent American Community Survey (currently, the federal decennial census only). Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may award partial points if the applicant demonstrates specific job creation and investment below specified thresholds. Contains provisions concerning provisional certification and provisional decertification. Provides that, for Enterprise Zones that are scheduled to expire on or after January 1, 2022, an application process shall begin 5 years prior to the year in which the Zone expires. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may consider written comments or any other information regarding a pending Enterprise Zone application submitted after the deadline and received prior to the decision on all pending applications. Makes changes concerning the total number of Enterprise Zones that may be certified.

HB 3711

Equitable Restroom (Baby Change): Provides that all restrooms that are open and accessible to the public …

Equitable Restroom (Baby Change): Provides that all restrooms that are open and accessible to the public in a public building shall be equipped with baby changing facilities that are physically safe, sanitary, and usable for that purpose. Provides that the requirement is in addition to any accommodations that may be made for individuals in accordance with any local, State, or federal laws regarding access for persons with disabilities and to existing fire, health, and safety codes or standards.