2019 Senate Bills

This page includes Senate bills of relevance to local governments introduced in the 101st Illinois 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
SB 7

Legalize Cannabis: Creates the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. At this time, the bill contains …

Legalize Cannabis: Creates the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. At this time, the bill contains only a short title. The plan under consideration would allow legal possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana for Illinois residents age 21 and over, ban public consumption, allow each household to grow up to five plants indoors, outlaw impaired driving, and revoke drivers' licenses from teens caught using cannabis. The propsal would allow local governments to opt out. The preliminary plan would also allow local governments to collect an additional local sales tax.

SB 30

Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that employers shall not require an employee or prospective employee to …

Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that employers shall not require an employee or prospective employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement that contains any provision that has the purpose or effect of :  limiting the disclosure of sexual misconduct, retaliation, or unlawful discrimination; suppressing information relevant to an investigation into a claim of sexual misconduct, retaliation or unlawful discrimination; impairing the ability of any person to report a claim of sexual misconduct, retaliation, or unlawful discrimination; or waiving a substantive or procedural right or remedy.

SB 39

Police and Fire Property Tax Exemption: Creates a homestead exemption in the amount of a …

Police and Fire Property Tax Exemption: Creates a homestead exemption in the amount of a reduction of $5,000 from the equalized assessed value of property of police officers and firefighters with duty-related disabilities.

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SB 40

Veterans Preference Promotion: Amends the Fire Department Promotion Act, the Counties Code, and …

Veterans Preference Promotion: Amends the Fire Department Promotion Act, the Counties Code, and the Illinois Municipal Code. Removes restrictions on the availability to receive a veteran's preference promotion if the person has already received a promotion from based on a veteran's preference.

SB 61

Animal Control Administrative Fines: Provides that an animal shelter, animal control facility, or rescue group …

Animal Control Administrative Fines: Provides that an animal shelter, animal control facility, or rescue group or transfer group shall not adopt out any dog or adopt out or return or release any cat unless it has been sterilized and microchipped. Increases administrative fines imposed by the Department of Agriculture for a violation of the Act. Increases fees for licenses issued under the Act.

SB 62

County Recorder's Division: Modifies how a county recorder determines if a lien is an expired lien …

County Recorder's Division: Modifies how a county recorder determines if a lien is an expired lien under a county's demand and referral program by providing that a lien is expired if a suit to enforce the lien has not been commenced or a counterclaim has not been filed by the lienholder within 2 years after the completion date of the contract as specified in the recorded mechanics lien. The 2-year period shall be increased to the extent that an automatic stay under provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code stays a suit or counterclaim to foreclose the lien or, if a work completion date is not specified in the record-ed lien, then the work completion date is the date of recording of the mechanics lien.

SB 63

Juvenile Court Legal Counsel: Provides that the Chief Judge of each judicial circuit may establish a …

Juvenile Court Legal Counsel: Provides that the Chief Judge of each judicial circuit may establish a Justice for Juveniles Program, which would require that juveniles arrested or detained for eligible offenses be represented by legal counsel throughout the entire
custodial interrogation of the juvenile.

SB 65

Juvenile Court Legal Counsel: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the Chief Judge …

Juvenile Court Legal Counsel: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the Chief Judge of each judicial circuit may establish a Justice for Juveniles Program, which would require that juveniles arrested or detained for eligible offenses be represented by legal counsel throughout the entire custodial interrogation of the juvenile. Provides that if a Chief Judge establishes a Justice for Juveniles Program, any oral, written, or sign language statement of a juvenile made without the presence of legal counsel during a custodial interrogation on or after the effective date of the Program shall be inadmissible as evidence against the juvenile in a proceeding under this Act or in a proceeding under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the Justice for Juveniles Program shall be implemented in addition to the representation for minor requirements under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Defines "eligible offense" and "juvenile".

SB 66

Law Enforcement Gang Database: Provides that each law enforcement agency that maintains a gang database or …

Law Enforcement Gang Database: Provides that each law enforcement agency that maintains a gang database or has access to a shared gang database shall have a policy regarding those databases. Specifies required policy provisions.

SB 67

Election Code – School Polling Place: Provides that a school building may not be used as …

Election Code – School Polling Place: Provides that a school building may not be used as a polling place if such a use is impossible or inconvenient as determined by a vote of the school board controlling the school building (rather than requiring a school district to
make a school available as a polling place if the county board or board of election commissioners chooses a school to be a polling place).

SB 81

Property Tax Assessment Limits: Provides that, for assessment years following the next general assessment after the …

Property Tax Assessment Limits: Provides that, for assessment years following the next general assessment after the effective date of the amendatory Act, no increase in assessment may exceed 20% per year. Provides exceptions if: (1) the property is sold, transferred, or conveyed during the taxable year; (2) significant improvements were made to the property; (3) a homestead exemption or other preferential method of assessment was removed with respect to that property during the taxable year; or (4) the increase was due to an equalization factor imposed by the township, county, or Department of Revenue.

SB 84

Continuing Appropriations: Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor …

Continuing Appropriations: 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.

SB 105

Vehicle Code – 8,000 Pounds: Repeals a provision providing for the collection of an annual commercial …

Vehicle Code – 8,000 Pounds: Repeals a provision providing for the collection of an annual commercial distribution fee on vehicles of the second division weighing more than 8,000 lbs.

SB 110

Veterans Exemption - Surviving Spouse: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2015 …

Veterans Exemption - Surviving Spouse: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2015 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities also 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.

SB 120

Public Duty Rule Codification: Provides that a local governmental entity and its employees owe no duty …

Public Duty Rule Codification: Provides that a local governmental entity and its employees owe no duty of care to individual members of the general public to provide governmental services.

SB 124

Board of Review Resources: Upon establishing the compensation of board of review employees fixed by the …

Board of Review Resources: 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.

SB 140

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

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

SB 146

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

Tax Compliance Fund: 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%.

SB 158

Property Tax – Hazardous Waste: Provides that, if the property contains a hazardous substance, hazardous waste, …

Property Tax – Hazardous Waste: Provides that, if the property contains a hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or an underground storage tank, the court may order the holder of the certificate of purchase to assign the certificate to the county collector upon request of the county collector. The county collector may further assign the certificate to the county, acting as trustee for taxing districts, or to a taxing district having an interest in the taxes sold.

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SB 177

Motor Fuel Tax Enterprise Program: Provides that no municipality, county, or road district that received motor …

Motor Fuel Tax Enterprise Program: Provides that no municipality, county, or road district that received motor fuel tax distributions totaling more than $1,000,000 in the previous State fiscal year shall receive a future distribution of motor fuel tax moneys unless they implement a business enterprise program setting goals for the inclusion of minority, veteran, and female-owned businesses in the procurement of contracts.

SB 196

Open Meetings Act – Closed Meetings: Allows a public body to hold a closed meeting to …

Open Meetings Act – Closed Meetings: Allows a public body to hold a closed meeting to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, independent contractors, or 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.

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SB 198

Motor Fuel Tax Fund Use: Provides that a county board of any county, any township, or …

Motor Fuel Tax Fund Use: Provides that a county board of any county, any township, or any municipality may use motor fuel tax funds allotted to it for the operation costs of any public transportation service, for capital improvements designed to improve or enhance pedestrian, bicycle, or transit mobility, or for infrastructure used to support publicly or privately owned electric vehicles.

SB 223

Local Government Professional Services Selection: Removes an option allowing a political subdivision not to evaluate …

Local Government Professional Services Selection: Removes an option allowing a political subdivision not to evaluate firms submitting letters of interest for projects requiring architectural, engineering, or land surveying services if the political subdivision has a satisfactory relationship for services with one or more firms.

SB 1114

Counties Remove Imminent Hazard: Provides that if a county finds that an imminent hazard to …

Counties Remove Imminent Hazard: Provides that if a county finds that an imminent hazard to the public health or safety exists arising from an unfit condition which requires immediate action to protect the public health or safety, it may bring an action, without bond, for immediate injunctive relief, including causing the removal of unhealthy or unsafe accumulations or concentrations of the following: garbage; organic materials in an active state of decomposition, including, but not limited to, carcasses, food waste, or other spoiled or rotting materials; human or animal waste; debris; or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials from a structure or property. A county may file a notice of lien for the cost and expense of actions taken.

SB 1152

County Administrative Adjudication: Provides that a county or municipal administrative hearing unit or code hearing …

County Administrative Adjudication: Provides that a county or municipal administrative hearing unit or code hearing unit may adjudicate of a violation of a county (or a participating unit of local government) ordinance or municipal ordinance of specified offenses relating to distracted driving, red light violations, and violations caught on automated traffic law enforcement systems or similar local offenses.

SB 1179

County Zoning – Animal Husbandry: Provides that counties may impose regulations, eliminate uses, buildings, or …

County Zoning – Animal Husbandry: Provides that counties may impose regulations, eliminate uses, buildings, or structures or require permits for parcels of land consisting of less than 20 acres being used for animal husbandry (other than equine activity) within or adjacent to residential zoning districts in counties with a population in excess of 675,000.

SB 1184

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

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.

SB 1197

Election Equipment Audits: Requires that each election authority (i) conduct an election day audit of …

Election Equipment 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. 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.

SB 1215

Local Government Prohibit: Provides that until January 1, 2022 (currently, January 1, 2020), the General …

Local Government Prohibit: Provides that until January 1, 2022 (currently, January 1, 2020), the General Assembly shall not enact any law creating any new unit of local government.

SB 1216

FOIA Fail to Disclose Penalty: Provides that a public body that asserts that a record …

FOIA Fail to Disclose Penalty: Provides that a public body that asserts that a record is exempt from disclosure has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that release of the record would harm an interest protected by the asserted exemption. Removes the requirement that, before imposing specified civil penalties, the court find that a public body willfully and intentionally failed to comply with the Act or otherwise acted in bad faith. In assessing the civil penalty, the court shall consider in aggravation or mitigation, among other factors, whether the public body acted in bad faith and the extent to which the public body delayed the resolution of the request or lawsuit. Provides that, under specified circumstances, the court shall (rather than may) impose an additional penalty of up to $1,000 for each day the violation continues.

SB 1218

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. Upon adoption of a motion to remove the chairman: (i) the chairman position becomes vacant and the 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.

SB 1223

Local Government Inspector General: Provides that the purpose of the Act is to establish an …

Local Government Inspector General: Provides that the purpose of the Act is to establish an independent entity to which allegations of incompetence, neglect of duty, malfeasance in office, corruption, or official misconduct involving units of local government, including their officers, employees, and agents, or elected or appointed local officials, may be reported and investigated with the assistance of the Attorney General. Creates the Local Government Ethics Commission and the Office of the Local Government Inspector General and provides that members of the Commission and the Inspector General shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the procedures of investigating a complaint and the issuing of reports.

SB 1236

IMRF Elective Office: Provides that beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act, a …

IMRF Elective Office: Provides that beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act, a person who holds elective office as a member of a county board, notwithstanding whether he or she has not elected to participate in the Fund with respect to that office or has revoked his or her election to participate with respect to that office, shall be disqualified from receiving a retirement annuity until he or she no longer holds that elective office. The changes apply without regard to whether the person is in service on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

SB 1245

Open Meetings Exceptions: Provides that a public body may hold closed meetings to consider, among …

Open Meetings Exceptions: Provides that a public body may hold closed meetings to consider, among other subjects, deliberations or portions of deliberations for decisions of the Illinois Gaming Board in which specified information is discussed.

SB 1257

Property Tax Code – Senior Homestead: In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, …

Property Tax Code – Senior Homestead: In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that in all counties (now, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants), the county board may by resolution provide that if a person has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption, the person qualifying need not reapply for the exemption. Provides that the county recorder of deeds shall alert the assessor whenever the transfer of ownership of any property receiving a Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption has occurred. If such a transfer occurs, the assessor shall remove the exemption and provide the new property owner with information concerning reapplication.

SB 1285

Joint Emergency Board: Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act. Provides that if a …

Joint Emergency Board: Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act. Provides that if a Joint Emergency Telephone System Board includes a county which was a part of a 9-1-1 Governing Board established in 1988, no more than 3 members of the county board shall be appointed to serve on the joint board with the remaining members being either elected officials or representatives from the 9-1-1 public safety agencies within the coverage area of the joint board.

SB 1302

Juvenile Court Detention Hearing: Provides that on and after July 1, 2021, a detention screening …

Juvenile Court Detention Hearing: Provides that on and after July 1, 2021, a detention screening instrument shall be used for referrals to all authorized juvenile detention facilities in this State prior to a judicial hearing. Provides a minor alleged to be a delinquent minor taken into temporary custody must be brought before a judicial officer within 48 hours (rather than 40 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and court designated holidays). Provides that if an appearance is required of any minor taken and held in a place of custody or confinement operated by the State or any of its political subdivisions, including counties and municipalities, the chief judge of the circuit may permit by rule for the minor's personal appearance to be made by means of two-way audio-visual communication, including closed circuit television and computerized video conference, in the following proceedings: (1) the initial appearance before a judge; (2) a detention or shelter care hearing; or (3) any status hearing. Amends the Probation and Probation Officers Act. Provides that the Division of Probation Services of the Supreme Court shall adopt a statewide juvenile detention screening instrument that has been verified through evidence-based and data-based practices that is to be used by all authorized juvenile detention facilities.

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SB 1341

LGDF Deposits: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that, beginning on July …

LGDF Deposits: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2019, the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be equal to 1/10 of the net revenue realized from the income tax imposed on individuals, trusts, estates, and corporations during the preceding month (currently, 6.06% of the net revenue realized from the income tax imposed upon individuals, trusts, and estates and 6.85% of the net revenue realized from the income tax imposed upon corporations).

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SB 1345

FOIA Booking Photographs: Provides that a booking photograph shall be furnished within 72 hours after …

FOIA Booking Photographs: Provides that a booking photograph shall be furnished within 72 hours after the arrest only if there is an imminent threat to public or personal safety. Provides that any person or entity engaged in publishing or otherwise disseminating criminal record information through print or electronic media shall not make booking photographs available for publishing prior to an arrestee's conviction of the crime, except a booking photograph shall be made available for publishing if the booking photograph would assist in addressing an imminent threat to public or personal safety, as determined by the chief law enforcement officer.

SB 1346

Property Tax – Senior Freeze Medicare: With respect to the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead …

Property Tax – 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.

Sb 1348

Property Tax – Urban Decay: Provides that the abatement for property located in an area …

Property Tax – Urban Decay: Provides that the abatement for property located in an area of urban decay also applies to newly remodeled single-family or duplex residential dwelling units (currently, only newly constructed single-family or duplex dwelling units).

SB 1357

Juvenile Court Shelter Care Hearing: Provides that whenever the appearance in person in court, in …

Juvenile Court Shelter Care Hearing: Provides that whenever the appearance in person in court, in either a detention or shelter care hearing, is required of a minor held in a place of custody or confinement operated by the State, the court may permit the personal appearance of the minor to be made by means of two-way audio-visual communication, including closed circuit television or computerized video conference. The two-way audio-visual communication facilities must provide two-way audio-visual communication between the court and the place of custody or confinement, and must include a secure line over which the minor in custody and his or her counsel, may communicate.

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SB 1358

Juvenile Court Video (Franklin County): Establishes a 3 year pilot program that whenever an appearance …

Juvenile Court Video (Franklin County): Establishes a 3 year pilot program that whenever an appearance of a minor is required in court who is held in the Mary Davis Home Juvenile Center in Galesburg or in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in Benton, the court may allow the appearance of the minor to be made by means of two-way audio-visual communication, including closed circuit television or computerized video conference. The two-way audio-visual communication facilities must provide two-way audio-visual communication between the court and the place of custody or confinement, and must include a secure line over which the minor in custody and his or her counsel, may communicate.

SB 1379

Income Producing Property: Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income …

Income Producing Property: Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data related to the property annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the county board may provide by resolution that taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, when determining the value of property for assessment purposes, the assessor may consider all relevant information pertaining to the fair cash value of the property, including, but not limited to, income and expense data, sales data, property characteristics data, construction cost data, appraisals, and other valuation information.

(1) provides that the term "income producing property" includes only non-owner-occupied real property; (2) defines "property"; (3) provides that failure to submit income and expense data shall result in a penalty of 0.5% (in the introduced bill, 2%) of the prior year's assessed value; (4) provides that the taxpayer shall not be required to pay more than $100,000 in penalties per property; (5) removes provisions from the introduced bill providing that, if the taxpayer fails to submit income and expense data, the taxpayer shall not be permitted to appeal the assessment of that income producing property for the applicable taxable year; and (6) provides that the chief county assessment officer is not prohibited from disclosing compiled and anonymized income and expense data.

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SB 1385

Law Enforcement Body-Worn Cameras: Provides that any recording disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act …

Law Enforcement Body-Worn Cameras: Provides that any recording disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act shall be redacted to remove identification of any person that appears on the recording and is not a subject of the encounter, directly involved in the encounter, and all law enforcement officer identifiers if the recordings are made available from any law enforcement or government agency to the media or public unless that law enforcement officer has been criminally charged relative to the recorded incident. Provides that if any law enforcement or government agency fails to follow the requirements of the Act, the agency is liable for a penalty of $100 per day to the affected individual. Provides that the individual and that individual's labor organization has the right to file suit against that law enforcement agency to require the agency to comply with the terms of the Act.

SB 1413

County Court Services Fee: Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment. Stops the repeal …

County Court Services Fee: Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment. Stops the repeal (under Public Act 100-987) of provisions in the Counties Code allowing county to require a court services fee in civil cases for court services deemed necessary by the sheriff to provide for court security. Amends the Counties Code restoring a reference to the court services fee.

SB 1428

Eliminate Judgeships (Cook County): Provides that the associate judgeships in the Circuit of Cook County …

Eliminate Judgeships (Cook County): Provides that the associate judgeships in the Circuit of Cook County existing on the effective date are converted into resident judgeships. Provides that the Supreme Court shall allot the resident judgeships for election from the 15 subcircuits.

SB 1456

Property Tax (Non-Exempt Purposes): Provides that certain leasehold property that is used for an airport, …

Property Tax (Non-Exempt Purposes): Provides that certain leasehold property that is used for an airport, for parking, or for waste disposal or processing and is used for a non-exempt purpose is subject to taxation as a leasehold for the period of time during which it is used for that non-exempt purpose. Provides that the use of a portion of that property for a non-exempt purpose shall have no effect on (i) the exemption of the remaining portion of the property that continues to be used for an exempt purpose or (ii) the future exemption of that same portion of the property if it ceases to be used for a non-exempt purpose and returned to use for an exempt purpose.

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SB 1474

Collective Bargaining Freedom: Provides that employers and labor organizations covered by the National Labor Relations …

Collective Bargaining Freedom: Provides that employers and labor organizations covered by the National Labor Relations Act may execute and apply agreements requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment to the fullest extent authorized by the National Labor Relations Act. Provides that t is the policy of the State that employers, employees, and their labor organizations are free to bargain collectively. Provides that the authority to enact laws or rules that restrict the use of union security agreements between an employer and a labor organization vests exclusively with the General Assembly. Prohibits local governments from enforcing any such law or rule.

SB 1480

Line of Duty Burial Benefit: Amends the Line of Duty Compensation Act to …

Line of Duty Burial Benefit: Amends the Line of Duty Compensation Act to increase the burial benefit from $10,000 to $20,000.
 

SB 1532

Lead Service Line Replacement: Creates the Reduction of Lead Service Lines Act. Requires …

Lead Service Line Replacement: Creates the Reduction of Lead Service Lines Act. 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. Makes other conforming changes.

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SB 1534

TIF Redevelopment Plan: Revises the definition of "redevelopment project costs" by providing that redevelopment project …

TIF Redevelopment Plan: Revises the definition of "redevelopment project costs" by providing that redevelopment project costs for a redevelopment project area includes all or a portion of a taxing district's capital or operating costs reasonably incurred or to be incurred within a redevelopment project area as a result of fire protection services.

SB 1545

Ethics (Local Lobbying): Provides that no legislator or any other person holding elected office in …

Ethics (Local Lobbying): Provides that no legislator or any other person holding elected office in this State may engage in lobbying units of local government in promotion or opposition of a matter of interest during his or her term of office. Provides that no legislator or any other person holding elected office in this State may accept or participate in any way in any representation case before a unit of local government in this State during his or her term office. Provides that a violation shall constitute a Class A misdemeanor.

SB 1550

Local Government Distributive Fund: Provides that an amount equal to 10% of the net revenue …

Local Government Distributive Fund: Provides that an amount equal to 10% of the net revenue realized from the State income tax during the preceding month shall be transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund (currently, the amount transferred is equal to the sum of (i) 6.06% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed upon individuals, trusts, and estates and (ii) 6.85% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed upon corporations).

Sb 1553

PTELL Referendum: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax …

PTELL Referendum: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district shall reduce its aggregate extension base for the purpose of lowering its limiting rate for future years upon referendum approval initiated by the submission of a petition by the voters of the district.

SB 1555

Motor Fuel Exemption: Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, …

Motor Fuel Exemption: Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, beginning on January 1, 2020, sales of motor fuel are exempt from taxation under the Acts.

SB 1562

Public Safety Benefits (Home Rule): Provides that the regulation of the provision of benefits for …

Public Safety Benefits (Home Rule): Provides that the regulation of the provision of benefits for public safety employees is an exclusive power of the State and that units of local government, including home rule units, may not regulate the provision of benefits under the Act. Provides for retroactive application.

SB 1567

McHenry County Township Dissolution: Provides that the board of trustees of any township located in …

McHenry County Township 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 property, assets, 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. Provides that municipalities within the dissolving township may elect to assume the duties and responsibilities of the dissolving 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, Motor Fuel Tax Law, 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 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.

SB 1580

County Adult Entertainment Regulation: Provides that a county may adopt an ordinance with reasonable regulations …

County Adult Entertainment Regulation: 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.

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SB 1581

County Retailers Revenue: Provides that the special county retailers' occupation tax for public safety, public …

County Retailers Revenue: Provides that the special county retailers' occupation tax for public safety, public facilities, mental health, substance abuse, or transportation may additionally be imposed for senior citizen programs and social services in the county. Changes the name from the Special County Retailers' Occupation Tax For Public Safety, Public Facilities, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, or Transportation to the Special County Retailers' Occupation Tax.

SB 1596

Worker's Compensation Act: Provides that specified Sections limiting recovery do not apply to …

Worker's Compensation Act: Provides that specified Sections limiting recovery do not apply to injuries or death resulting from an occupational disease as to which the recovery of compensation benefits under the Act would be precluded due to the operation of any period of repose or repose provision. Provides that, as to any such injury occupational disease, the employee, the employee's heirs, and any person having the standing under law to bring a civil action at law has the nonwaivable right to bring such an action against any employer or employers.

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SB 1613

Enterprise Zone Scoring: Provides that enterprise zone applicants shall receive a specific score based on …

Enterprise Zone Scoring: Provides that enterprise zone applicants shall receive a specific score based on whether or not an applicant meets certain criteria (currently, the applicant receives a score based on the extent to which the applicant meets the criteria). Provides that the Enterprise Zone Board shall approve any application that receives at least 200 points, with the exception of a zone that has previously been decertified for cause.

SB 1646

Prevailing Wage Classification: Deletes provisions regarding investigatory hearings by the Department of Labor regarding new …

Prevailing Wage Classification: Deletes provisions regarding investigatory hearings by the Department of Labor regarding new wage classifications. Requires the creation of any new prevailing wage classification to be promulgated by administrative rule by the Department of Labor in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.

SB 1647

Prevailing Wage Contract Duration: Provides that a prevailing wage determined at the time of bid …

Prevailing Wage Contract Duration: Provides that a prevailing wage determined at the time of bid submission shall continue for the duration of the contract.

SB 1699

FOIA Social Networking: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Prohibits, with exceptions, a …

FOIA Social Networking: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Prohibits, with exceptions, a law enforcement agency from publishing booking photographs on its social networking website (instead of its social media website). Provides that "social networking website" has the meaning provided in the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Adds the same restrictions to the State Records Act.

SB 1712

FOIA Public Body Credit Cards: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from …

FOIA Public Body Credit Cards: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from disclosure a public body's credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and other confidential account information that the disclosure of which could produce public loss.

SUPPORT
SB 1724

Illinois Water Survey (Water Rates): Provides that, subject to appropriation, no later than December 1, …

Illinois Water Survey (Water Rates): Provides that, subject to appropriation, no later than December 1, 2020, the Illinois State Water Survey, in coordination with the Department of Public Health, must issue a report evaluating the setting of water rates throughout Illinois; specifies report requirements. Provides that in developing the report, the Illinois State Water Survey shall form an advisory committee; provides for the committee's membership. Provides that no later than 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois State Water Survey must provide an opportunity for public comment on the questions to be addressed in the report, the metrics to be used, and the recommendations that need to be issued.

SB 1745

CASA County Assessment: Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides that, in …

CASA County Assessment: Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides that, in counties in which the Court Appointed Special Advocates provide services, a county board may adopt a mandatory assessment between $10 and $30 to be paid by defendants found guilty of offenses requiring a court appearance. Provides that this assessment is in addition to any other assessment that may be imposed under the Act.

SB 1783

Prevailing Wage (Trucking): Provides that the transportation of ready-mixed concrete and aggregate materials shall be …

Prevailing Wage (Trucking): Provides that the transportation of ready-mixed concrete and aggregate materials shall be deemed to be employment upon public works. Includes additional trucking related activities within the scope of the Act. Includes in the calculation of the prevailing wage rate, rental costs for trucks and equipment provided by owner-operators.

OPPOSE
SB 1806

Local Government Auditing Standards: Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act, the Counties Code, …

Local Government Auditing Standards: Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act, the Counties Code, and the Illinois Municipal Code. Removes definitions of "licensed public accountant" and "accountant". Adds a definition for "generally accepted auditing standards". Modifies the definition of "auditor" to also include a substantially-equivalent licensed CPA that operates out-of-state. Replaces references to licensed public accountants and accountants with references to auditors. Removes audit report requirements for fiscal years prior to 2019. Modifies audit report requirements for fiscal year 2019 and beyond. Changes various terminology throughout.

NEUTRAL
SB 1863

FOIA Elections / Cybersecurity: Exempts from disclosure risk and vulnerability assessments, security measures, schedules, certifications, …

FOIA Elections / Cybersecurity: Exempts from disclosure risk and vulnerability assessments, security measures, schedules, certifications, and response policies or plans that are designed to detect, defend against, prevent, or respond to potential cyber attacks upon the State's or an election authority's network systems, or records that the disclosure of which would, in any way, constitute a risk to the proper administration of elections or voter registration. Provides that the information is exempt only to the extent that disclosure could reasonably be expected to jeopardize the effectiveness of the measures or the safety of computer systems. Provides that the exemption applies to records held by the State Board of Elections, the Department of Innovation and Technology, election authorities, and any other necessary party to protect the administration of elections.

SB 1871

Board of Reveiw Qualifications: Provides that, in a county under township organization with less than …

Board of Reveiw Qualifications: Provides that, in a county under township organization with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants and an appointed board of review, the county board may, by resolution, require that members of the board of review have certain professional assessment designations. Provides that, if the county board requires those designations, then provisions of the Code concerning the political makeup of the board of review do not apply to that county.

SUPPORT
SB 1895

Property Tax (Senior Freeze Income): Provides that, for taxable year 2019 and thereafter, the maximum …

Property Tax (Senior Freeze Income): Provides that, for taxable year 2019 and thereafter, the maximum income limitation under the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption is $75,000 (currently, $65,000). Amends the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act. Provides that the income limitation under the Act is $75,000 for tax year 2019 and thereafter (currently, $55,000).

SB 1929

FOIA Deliberative Exemption: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from inspection and …

FOIA Deliberative Exemption: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from inspection and copying interagency or intra-agency memoranda or letters that would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency. Provides that the exemption does not apply to a record created 25 years or more before the date on which the record is requested.

SB 1938

IDOT Land Transfer (Bond County): Authorizes the State, upon payment of $4,600, to …

IDOT Land Transfer (Bond County): Authorizes the State, upon payment of $4,600, to release easements of access, crossing, light, air, and view from, to, and over described land in Bond County, subject to certain requirements.

SB 1960

Clerk of Courts Fees: Deletes language allowing exceptions to the provision that all fees shall …

Clerk of Courts Fees: Deletes language allowing exceptions to the provision that all fees shall be paid in advance and disbursed by each clerk on a monthly basis. Provides that units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall: have a filing fee for a complaint, petition, or other pleading initiating a civil action in an amount not to exceed $202 (rather than not to exceed $190 through December 31, 2021 and $184 on and after January 1, 2022); and have a filing fee for an appearance in a civil action in an amount not to exceed $177 (rather than $75). Provides that if a record contains 200 or more pages, the clerk may collect an additional fee not to exceed 35 cents (rather than 25 cents) per page. Removes filing fee provisions for cases involving debt collection. Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Deletes the definition of "offense".

SB 1966

Public Defender Bail Program: Creates the Public Defender Bail Reform Grant Program to assist county …

Public Defender Bail Program: Creates the Public Defender Bail Reform Grant Program to assist county public defenders in implementing a provision of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 which requires counsel at bail hearings. Provides that the Public Defender Bail Reform Grant Program is to be administered by the State Appellate Defender, under the direction of the State Appellate Defender Commission. Provides that the State Appellate Defender shall request funds for this grant program within its annual appropriation. Provides for eligibility and administration of the grant program.

SB 1972

Healthy Workplace Act: Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees. Sets forth …

Healthy Workplace Act: Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees. Sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used. Contains provisions regarding employer responsibilities, unlawful employer practices, and other matters. Provides that an employee who works in the State who is absent from work for specified reasons is entitled to earn and use a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick time during a 12-month period or a pro rata number of hours of paid sick time under the provisions of the Act. Makes other changes including provisions for civil penalties. 

SB 1985

Road Fund Payments and Transfers: Amends the General Obligation Bond Act. Removes provisions …

Road Fund Payments and Transfers: Amends the General Obligation Bond Act. Removes provisions requiring transfer of funds from the Road Fund to pay the aggregate of the principal of, interest on, and premium on bonds authorized under Public Act 98-781. Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Removes provisions authorizing transfer of the first $100,000,000 of specified occupation and use taxes to the Road Fund (rather than the General Revenue Fund). Makes conforming changes.

SB 2033

IMRF Elected Officials: Provides that a current or former elected or appointed official of a …

IMRF Elected Officials: Provides that a current or former elected or appointed official of a participating municipality who first becomes a participating employee on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act may establish credit for no more than 30 days of service as an official of that municipality under a provision concerning retroactive service.

SB 2049

Retailers' Occupation Tax (Local Sourcing): Provides that if a purchaser makes payment over the phone, …

Retailers' Occupation Tax (Local Sourcing): Provides that if a purchaser makes payment over the phone, in writing, or via the Internet, and the property is delivered to a location in this State, then the sale shall be sourced to the location where the property is delivered. Provides that the sale shall be deemed to have occurred at the customer's address if the property is delivered and the delivery location is unknown. Amends the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Flood Prevention District Act, the Local Mass Transit District Act, and the Regional Transportation Authority Act. 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.

SB 2073

Groundwater Protection (Mahomet Aquifer): Creates the Mahomet Aquifer Council. Provides that 9 public members shall …

Groundwater Protection (Mahomet Aquifer): Creates the Mahomet Aquifer Council. Provides that 9 public members shall be appointed to the Council by the Governor, including 3 persons representing a nonprofit consortium dedicated to the sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer, 5 persons representing local government bodies located over the Mahomet Aquifer, and one person from the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute. Includes provisions for terms and duties.

SB 2094

Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal (Local Mandate): Provides that any county or municipality shall (rather than may) …

Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal (Local Mandate): Provides that any county or municipality shall (rather than may) authorize the use of its city hall, police department, or any other facility under the county's or municipality's control to display a container suitable for use as a receptacle for used, expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals.

SB 2133

FOIA Private Information Definition: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that "private …

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

SB 2135

FOIA Arrest/Criminal Records: Exempts from inspection and copying a law enforcement record created for law …

FOIA Arrest/Criminal Records: Exempts from inspection and copying a law enforcement record created for law enforcement purposes if the public body that is the recipient of the request did not create the record and did not participate in or have a role in any of the events that are the subject of the record. Provides that if a public body receives a request for a law enforcement record created for law enforcement purposes that it did not create, the public body shall direct the requester to the public body that created the law enforcement record.