2020 House Bills

House bills of relevance to local governments including those introduced in the second year of 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 322

Repeal Red Light Cameras: Provides that, after January 1, 2021, no non-home rule unit within the …

Repeal Red Light Cameras: Provides that, after January 1, 2021, 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. Makes corresponding changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement from the State.
 

HB 3916

Administrative Hearing Officer: Provides that a person who has served as a Circuit Judge in Illinois …

Administrative Hearing Officer: Provides that a person who has served as a Circuit Judge in Illinois is not required to complete specified formal training requirements in order to be an administrative hearing officer.

HB 3923

Public Safety and Justice Privacy: Provides that government agencies, persons, businesses, and associations shall not publicly …

Public Safety and Justice Privacy: Provides that government agencies, persons, businesses, and associations shall not publicly post or display publicly available content that includes a law enforcement officer's, prosecutor's, public defender's, or probation officer's ("officials") personal information, provided that the government agency, person, business, or association has received a written request from the person that it refrain from disclosing the person's personal information. Provides injunctive or declaratory relief if the Act is violated. Includes procedures for a written request. Provides that it is a Class 3 felony for any person to knowingly publicly post on the Internet the personal information of an official or an official's immediate family under specified circumstances. Excludes criminal penalties for employees of government agencies who publish information in good faith during the ordinary course of carrying out public functions. Provides that the Act and any rules adopted to implement the Act shall be construed broadly to favor the protection of the personal information of officials. Amends various Acts and Codes allowing an official to list a business address rather than a home address and makes conforming changes.

HB 3927

Redlight Cameras Repeal: Repeals a Section providing authority to use automated traffic law enforcement systems at …

Redlight Cameras Repeal: Repeals a Section 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 3946

Lobbyist Registration – Local Government: Requires registration under the Lobbyist Registration Act for persons lobbying units …

Lobbyist Registration – Local Government: Requires registration under the Lobbyist Registration Act for persons lobbying units of local government and school districts (rather than only persons lobbying State government). Provides that the changes made by this amendatory Act do not restrict the authority of units of local government and school districts to regulate lobbying.

HB 3968

Parking Excise Tax Act: Removes provisions from the Act providing that a booking intermediary is not …

Parking Excise Tax Act: Removes provisions from the Act providing that a booking intermediary is not considered an operator. Provides that separately stated charges that are not optional are presumed to be part of the purchase price unless proven otherwise. Provides that the tax does not apply to: (1) parking in a lot or garage that is owned or operated by a federal, State, or local government entity if the purchase price does not exceed a stated amount; or (2) if the purchase price is paid by any federal, State, or local government entity.

HB 4004

PropertyTax Exemptions – Senior with Disabilities: With respect to the homestead exemption for persons with disabilities, …

PropertyTax Exemptions – Senior with Disabilities: With respect to the homestead exemption for persons with disabilities, provides that the property is exempt from taxation if the person with a disability is 55 years of age or older at any point during the taxable year.

HB 4053

County Nursing Homes: Provides that, for the purposes of the nursing home bed fee, the term …

County Nursing Homes: Provides that, for the purposes of the nursing home bed fee, the term "provider" does not include any county that provides skilled nursing or intermediate long-term care services.

HB 4056

Attorney General Written Opinion: Provides that the chairperson of the county board or the president or …

Attorney General Written Opinion: Provides that the chairperson of the county board or the president or chairperson of the board of county commissioners may ask the State's Attorney to request a written opinion from the Attorney General relating to the official duties of the county board or board of county commissioners and the Attorney General may, when appropriate, furnish a written opinion in response to the request from the State's Attorney. Allows the president or chairperson, after approval of a majority of members on the county board or board of county commissioners, to request a written opinion directly from the Attorney General if the State's Attorney has not requested a written opinion within 30 days after a president's or chairperson's request to the State's Attorney.

HB 4060

Election Code – Deceased Voters: Provides that the county clerk of a county where a decedent …

Election Code – Deceased Voters: Provides that the county clerk of a county where a decedent last resided shall (rather than may) issue certifications of death records from the electronic reporting system for death registrations and shall (rather than may) use that system to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month. Requires a county coroner, medical examiner, or physician for a county or any other individual responsible for certification of death under the Vital Records Act to promptly transmit certified records to the county clerk within 7 days after the death. Requires the county clerk and coroner to report quarterly to its affiliated county board and certify its full compliance with the provisions and accuracy of the voter rolls. Allows an individual to request a copy of the county clerk's or coroner's report and allows for relief if the county clerk fails to provide an accurate report within specified timeframes.

HB 4069

Property Tax – Solar Energy Systems: Makes changes concerning the alternate valuation applied to property containing …

Property Tax – Solar Energy Systems: Makes changes concerning the alternate valuation applied to property containing a solar energy system. Provides that, beginning in assessment year 2020, the alternate valuation shall be the lesser of the value of the property without the solar energy system or the value of the property with the solar energy system. Provides that the owner of the property is not required to file an application for this alternate valuation.

HB 4076

Elected Officials Pensions: Provides that a person may not participate in any pension fund or retirement …

Elected Officials Pensions: Provides that a person may not participate in any pension fund or retirement system under the Code with respect to an elected position to which the person was first elected or appointed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

HB 4078

IMRF Contributions: Provides that for fiscal years 2022 through 2040, a municipality is not required to …

IMRF Contributions: Provides that for fiscal years 2022 through 2040, a municipality is not required to contribute at a rate greater than the rate sufficient to bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund to 80% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of fiscal year 2040. Provides that for fiscal year 2041 and each fiscal year thereafter, a municipality is not required to contribute at a rate greater than the rate sufficient to the bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund to 80% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of that fiscal year. Excludes the payment of employee contributions by the municipality from the provisions. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

HB 4086

Jo Daviess County Hotel Tax: Provides that the corporate authorities of Jo Daviess County may impose …

Jo Daviess County Hotel Tax: Provides that the corporate authorities of Jo Daviess County may impose up to a 1% additional hotel tax in the county if the tax is approved by referendum initiated by a petition or by ordinance of the corporate authorities of the county. 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.

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HB 4098

EPA Landfill Barrier: Requires a landfill located within 1000 feet of the right of way of …

EPA Landfill Barrier: Requires a landfill located within 1000 feet of the right of way of a township or county road or State or interstate highway to have its operations screened from view by a barrier no less than 8 feet in height. Provides that no part of a landfill may be located closer than 1000 feet from specified buildings unless the owner of the building provides written permission. Preempts home rule.

HB 4165

Drug Court – Crime of Violence:  Provides that before a defendant is admitted into a …

Drug Court – Crime of Violence:  Provides that before a defendant is admitted into a drug court program, the court must make a finding that the crime for which the defendant is to be admitted into the drug court program had a nexus to the defendant's substance use disorder as defined in the Substance Use Disorder Act. Adds convictions for various offenses, in addition to "crimes of violence", that exclude a defendant from admission into a drug court program.

HB 4210

Coroner Fees – Inquest and Waiver:  Provides that fees for a coroner's or medical examiner's …

Coroner Fees – Inquest and Waiver:  Provides that fees for a coroner's or medical examiner's permit to cremate a human body is $100 (rather than $50). Provides that fees for a certified copy of a transcript of sworn testimony of a coroner's inquest made by written request declaring the request is for research or genealogy purposes is $15.00 for the entire transcript. Provides that a request shall be deemed a proper request for purpose of research or genealogy if the requested inquest occurred not less than 20 years prior to the date of the written request and that the transcript shall be stamped with the words "FOR GENEALOGY OR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY". Provides that a coroner may waive, at his or her discretion, fees if the coroner determines that the person is indigent and unable to pay the permit fee or under other special circumstances as determined by the coroner.

HB 4215

GATA Applicability: Provides that the requirements established under the Act do not apply to State shared …

GATA Applicability: Provides that the requirements established under the Act do not apply to State shared revenues distributed by formula to units of local government from the Local Government Distributive Fund, the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, or the Transportation Renewal Fund.

HB 4225

GATA – Motor Fuel Tax: Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that grants and …

GATA – Motor Fuel Tax: Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that grants and grant funds which may be awarded under the Act shall not include funds derived from a motor fuel tax or funds derived from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund.

HB 4228

County Officer Compensation: Provides that the compensation of county elected officers shall be fixed by ordinance …

County Officer Compensation: Provides that the compensation of county elected officers shall be fixed by ordinance or resolution of the county board or board of county commissioners. Provides that in the ordinance or resolution fixing the compensation of county elected officers, the county board shall separately list each stipend an elected officer is expected to receive in addition to the compensation to be paid by the county. Amends the Counties Code. Removes a subsection providing that no county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to a county officer if the reduction or impairment is the result of the county officer receiving an award or stipend payable from State funds.

HB 4232

Senior Medical Transportation: Provides that the treasurer of a county shall reimburse a senior citizen, who …

Senior Medical Transportation: Provides that the treasurer of a county shall reimburse a senior citizen, who is a resident of the treasurer's county, for public transportation costs incurred by the senior citizen within another county of the State for a medical appointment or medical services after the senior citizen provides specified documentation. Defines terms. Requires a medical provider to provide to a senior citizen, upon request, a completed uniform form, which the Department of Public Health shall prescribe for statewide use. Lists uniform form requirements. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

HB 4235

Coroner to Medical Examiner: Provides that the county board or board of county commissioners of each …

Coroner to Medical Examiner: Provides that the county board or board of county commissioners of each county shall appoint a medical examiner and the medical examiner may appoint a deputy medical examiner, who both shall be physicians licensed to practice within this State. Discontinues the office of the corner in each county on December 1, 2021 replacing it with the appointed medical examiner. Allows a medical examiner to appoint investigators. Provides that 2 or more counties may enter into an agreement to allow the same persons to act as medical examiner, deputy medical examiners, and investigators. Allows a medical examiner to establish an elderly and vulnerable adult death review team. Makes other changes concerning removal of medical examiners and deputy medical examiners, bonds, death investigations, identification of bodies, expenses, records, organ donation and cremation of a body subject to investigation, autopsies, removal of property found near a body, and notification of a medical examiner. Limits home rule powers. Amends various other Acts and Codes making conforming changes.

HB 4241

PTELL Limiting Rate: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides …

PTELL Limiting Rate: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for levy year 2021 and thereafter, the limiting rate shall include 50% of the value of new property (currently, 100% of the value of new property is excluded).

HB 4248

Grade Crossing Protection: Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Provides that the funds transferred each month …

Grade Crossing Protection: Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Provides that the funds transferred each month to the Grade Crossing Protection Fund may go to the maintenance of safety treatments to deter trespassing. Deletes language providing that the Illinois Commerce Commission shall not order more than $2,000,000 per year in Grade Crossing Protection Fund moneys for pedestrian walkways. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Allows the Illinois Commerce Commission, after a hearing or by stipulated agreement, to authorize and order the terms of installation, operation, maintenance, and use of safety treatments requested by a public authority or rail carrier to deter trespassing on railroad property at a place other than a public crossing.

HB 4258

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

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 the Code (currently, the governing body of a county or municipality may order the county clerk to abate those taxes).

HB 4263

Code of Civil Procedure (Venue): Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Deletes a provision authorizing an …

Code of Civil Procedure (Venue): Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Deletes a provision authorizing an action to be commenced in any county if all defendants are nonresidents of this State. Limits venue for actions against corporations, partnerships, and insurance companies. Provides that in actions in which no party is a resident of this State and over which another forum has jurisdiction, the court, upon motion, shall dismiss the action subject to specified conditions. Provides that joint and several liability attaches when a defendant is found to be 50%, rather than 25%, at fault. Limits amounts recovered for medical care, treatment, or services and caretaking expenses to the amounts actually paid for those expenses regardless of the amounts initially billed.

HB 4276

IDOT-ITEP Supplemental Funding: Provides that supplemental funding for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program shall be set …

IDOT-ITEP Supplemental Funding: Provides that supplemental funding for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program shall be set aside on a yearly basis. Provides that local matching funding shall be required according to a sliding scale based on community size, median income, and percentage of population living below the federal poverty line (rather than community site, median income, and total property tax base). Provides that at least 25% of funding shall be directed towards projects in high-need communities, based on community median income and percentage of population living below the federal poverty line (rather than community median income and total property tax base).

HB 4277

Prevailing Wage – Public Works: Provides that "public works" includes all projects that are located in …

Prevailing Wage – Public Works: Provides that "public works" includes all projects that are located in a redevelopment project area as defined in the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or an economic development project area as defined in the County Economic Development Project Area Property Tax Allocation Act and entail a business enterprise receiving a direct financial benefit from loans, grants, subsidies, incentives, or other direct benefit made available pursuant to the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or the County Economic Development Project Area Property Tax Allocation Act. Excludes other types of projects from inclusion under "public works". Makes corresponding changes in the Freedom of Information Act.

HB 4278

Property Tax – Senior Freeze: Provides that, for taxable years 2020 and thereafter, the maximum income …

Property Tax – Senior Freeze: Provides that, for taxable years 2020 and thereafter, the maximum income limitation for the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption is $75,000 (currently, $65,000) for all qualified property.

HB 4310

USE/OCC/Motor Fuel Tax (Continuing Appropriation): Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the …

USE/OCC/Motor Fuel Tax (Continuing Appropriation): Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the Emergency Telephone System Act, the Illinois 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.

HB 4311

Downstate Public Transportation: Provides that commencing with State fiscal year 2021 programs, and for each fiscal …

Downstate Public Transportation: Provides that commencing with State fiscal year 2021 programs, and for each fiscal year thereafter, all appropriations made under the provisions of the Act are direct appropriations and shall not constitute a grant program. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall approve programs of proposed expenditures and services submitted by participants under specified provisions. Provides for the adoption of rules to govern participants. Provides requirements for participant applications for funding concerning a program of proposed expenditures and services. Provides additional requirements for specified units of local government when applying for the approval of the program of proposed expenditures and services. Provides that any program of proposed expenditures and services submitted by a participant that is not expressly approved or disapproved by the Department within 45 days after receipt shall be deemed approved, and the Department shall obligate the appropriation for the funding thereof with and to the Comptroller no later than the commencement of the applicable State fiscal year. Provides free of charge fixed route public transportation to senior citizens aged 65 and older who meet specified income eligibility limitations. Requires the Department on Aging to furnish all information reasonably necessary to determine eligibility for free of charge fixed route public transportation to senior citizens.

HB 4319

Building Fees After Disaster: Provides that the governing body of a county, township, or municipality may …

Building Fees After Disaster: Provides that the governing body of a county, township, or municipality may waive any fees or costs associated with a permit, inspection, or certification of occupancy required by law for construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, movement to another site, removal, or demolition of a manufactured home, building, dwelling, or structure, either commercial or residential, damaged as a result of a disaster, emergency, weather event, or for any reason deemed warranted in the interests of public safety, welfare, and recovery of the community by the governing body of the county, township, or municipality.

HB 4335

County Sheriff Qualifications: Provides that a person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to …

County Sheriff Qualifications: Provides that a person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of sheriff unless he or she has a certificate attesting to his or her successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Officers Training Course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or a substantially similar training program of another state or the federal government.

HB 4344

Wildlife Code – Concealed Carry: Provides that in addition to a current or retired law enforcement …

Wildlife Code – Concealed Carry: Provides that in addition to a current or retired law enforcement officer who is authorized by law, a person who is the holder of a valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act is exempt from the provisions of the Code that prohibit the possession of those firearms.

HB 4345

Adult Changing Tables: Amends the Equitable Restrooms Act. Requires a place of public accommodation with an …

Adult Changing Tables: Amends the Equitable Restrooms Act. Requires a place of public accommodation with an area of at least 40,000 square feet to have an adult changing table installed in at least one all-gender single-occupancy restroom.

HB 4352

Redlight Camera Burden: Provides that in an administrative hearing in which the owner of a vehicle …

Redlight Camera Burden: Provides that in an administrative hearing in which the owner of a vehicle may contest the merits of an alleged automated traffic law violation, the violation must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and the formal or technical rules of evidence that apply in court proceedings on moving traffic violations apply in the administrative hearing.

HB 4383

Homestead Exemption – Retention Basin: Creates a homestead exemption of $1,000 for homestead property on which …

Homestead Exemption – 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 4391

Firearm Owners ID – Local Regulation: Provides that a unit of local government, including a home …

Firearm Owners ID – Local Regulation: Provides that a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not impose a tax, fee, or other assessment other than a retailers' occupation tax rate for goods on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition. Provides that the provisions of any ordinance or resolution, in effect or adopted, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act by any unit of local government, including a home rule unit, that imposes a tax, fee, or other assessment other a retailers' occupation tax rate for goods on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition are invalid and void.

HB 4397

FOID Card – Municipal Regulation: Deletes existing preemption provisions concerning firearms. Provides that regulation of the …

FOID Card – Municipal Regulation: Deletes existing preemption provisions concerning firearms. Provides that regulation of the ownership and possession of firearms and related items are the exclusive powers and functions of the State. Provides that a local government, including a home rule unit, may not require registration, reporting of the sale or transfer of a firearm, or maintenance of a firearm registry. Provides that any existing or future local ordinances or resolutions imposing any registration requirement on firearms and related items are invalid and void

HB 4398

Conceal Carry – Public Transport: Eliminates provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly …

Conceal Carry – Public Transport: Eliminates provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds.

HB 4414

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 4415

Unfunded Mandates Prohibited: Provides that any State mandate regarding any subject matter implemented on or after …

Unfunded Mandates Prohibited: Provides that any State mandate regarding any subject matter implemented on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act that necessitates additional expenditures from local government revenues shall be void and unenforceable unless the General Assembly makes necessary appropriations to implement that mandate. Provides that the failure of the General Assembly to make necessary appropriations shall relieve the local government of the obligation to implement any State mandate.

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HB 4416

Cannabis Sales (County): Provides that a county may not authorize or permit the sale of adult-use …

Cannabis Sales (County): Provides that a county may not authorize or permit the sale of adult-use cannabis within the 1.5 mile radius of contiguous unincorporated territory surrounding the corporate limits of a municipality that has prohibited the operation of adult-use cannabis dispensing organizations within the municipality.

HB 4420

Labor Relations – County Board Employer: Provides that, in labor negotiations in which a circuit clerk's …

Labor Relations – County Board Employer: Provides that, in labor negotiations in which a circuit clerk's office is an involved bargaining unit, the county board that is responsible for the funding of the circuit clerk's office shall be considered a co-employer of the bargaining unit along with the circuit clerk's office, and shall be entitled to representation in all labor negotiations. Provides that, in labor negotiations in which the office having managerial authority over probation officers and staff is an involved bargaining unit, the county board that is responsible for the funding of that office shall be considered a co-employer of the bargaining unit along with the office that has managerial authority, and shall be entitled to representation in all labor negotiations.

HB 4425

County Jail – DHS Reimbursement: Provides that if the court orders a person who is incarcerated …

County Jail – DHS Reimbursement: Provides that if the court orders a person who is incarcerated in the county jail placed in the custody of the Department of Human Services for mental health treatment, and the Department of Human Services does not find bed space for that person in a Department of Human Services mental health facility within 30 days after the sheriff notifies the Department of Human Services of the court order, then the State shall reimburse the county where the jail is holding the person for the costs of maintaining the person beyond the 30-day period after notification. Provides to which persons incarcerated in a county jail the provision is applicable.

HB 4445

Real Estate Transfer: Provides that, on and after January 1, 2021, deeds representing real estate transfers …

Real Estate Transfer: Provides that, on and after January 1, 2021, deeds representing real estate transfers of residential property from a parent to a child are exempt from the real estate transfer tax if the child's household income for the taxable year in which the transfer occurs is less than $50,000 and the property has been the child's principal place of residence for at least 10 consecutive years immediately prior to the date of the transfer.

HB 4449

Veterans Disabilities: Provides that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the benefit …

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 4457

IMRF Ballot Counting: Provides that the counting of ballots for the election of employee and annuitant …

IMRF Ballot Counting: Provides that the counting of ballots for the election of employee and annuitant trustees shall be open to observers from associations that represent participating municipalities and instrumentalities and labor organizations that represent employees from participating municipalities and instrumentalities.

HB 4459

Local Parking Ticket Collection: Provides that a municipality or county may not collect any debt due …

Local Parking Ticket Collection: Provides that a municipality or county may not collect any debt due or owing the municipality or county for a parking violation during any period of time that is 5 or more years after the date the first notice of violation is sent to the registered owner.

HB 4463

Public Labor Relations - Financial Ability: Provides that if a unit of local government, as an …

Public Labor Relations - Financial Ability: Provides that if a unit of local government, as an employer, and public employees provide for arbitration of impasses, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Provides that in interest arbitration for security employee, peace officer, and fire fighter disputes, the arbitration panel shall take the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources as the primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue (currently the interests and welfare of the public and the financial ability of the unit of government to meet those goals). Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. With respect to collective bargaining between an educational employer (other than the Chicago school district) and an exclusive representative of its employees, provides that when making wage and benefit determinations during interest arbitration, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue.

HB 4468

Vote By Mail Ballot: Deletes language authorizing a person to deliver the voter's vote by mail …

Vote By Mail Ballot: Deletes language authorizing a person to deliver the voter's vote by mail ballot to the election authority issuing the ballot.

HB 4469

Local Government Officer Compensation: Makes the Act applicable to both elected and appointed officers (rather than …

Local Government Officer Compensation: Makes the Act applicable to both elected and appointed officers (rather than only elected officers) of school districts and units of local government.

HB 4473

Local Revenue Distributions: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Reduces by 25% the amount transferred from the …

Local Revenue Distributions: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Reduces by 25% the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Reduces by 20% the amounts deposited into the Local Government Tax Fund, the County and Mass Transit District Fund, and the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund each month. Provides that the reductions under the amendatory Act begin January 1, 2021.

HB 4480

Property Tax - Ambulance Transport: In provisions of the Property Tax Code concerning exemptions related to …

Property Tax - Ambulance Transport: In provisions of the Property Tax Code concerning exemptions related to hospitals and health care services, provides that ambulance transport is considered a service that addresses the health care needs of low-income or underserved individuals.

HB 4494

Bond Authorization (No Rollover): Provides that the authority of a public corporation to levy taxes in …

Bond Authorization (No Rollover): Provides that the authority of a public corporation to levy taxes in connection with the payment of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness ceases upon the maturity date of the bond or other evidence of indebtedness or upon the discharge of the debt, whichever comes first.

HB 4496

Township Consolidation: Amends the Dissolution Of Townships in McHenry County Article of the Township Code. Changes …

Township Consolidation: Amends the Dissolution Of Townships in McHenry County Article of the Township Code. Changes the Article to apply to all counties under township organizations. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law making conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Changes provisions requiring road districts in townships in Lake County and McHenry County to be abolished if less than 15 miles of roads to require all townships to abolish such road districts. Repeals a Section allowing abolition of road districts of less than 15 miles of roads.

HB 4497

Bail Return (Acquittal): Provides that if the defendant is acquitted, the court shall order 100% of the …

Bail Return (Acquittal): Provides that if the defendant is acquitted, the court shall order 100% of the defendant's bail deposit returned to the defendant or to the defendant's designee by an assignment executed at the time the bail amount is deposited. Deletes provision that in no event shall the amount retained by the clerk of the court as bail bond costs be less than $5 and deletes in counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more in no event shall the amount retained by the clerk of the court as bail bond costs exceed $100.
 

HB 4498

TIF Completion Dates: Provides that the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement …

TIF Completion Dates: Provides that the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs is the 15th calendar year (rather than the 23rd calendar year) after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted for ordinances adopted on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

HB 4517

Property Tax Rate Limit: Provides that the aggregate tax rate extended against taxable real property by …

Property Tax Rate Limit: Provides that the aggregate tax rate extended against taxable real property by any taxing district may not exceed 105% of the aggregate tax rate extended by the taxing district in the previous levy year unless the increase is approved by referendum. Sets forth provisions concerning new taxing districts and taxing districts with an aggregate tax rate of zero in the previous levy year.

HB 4523

Local Records (Arrest Reports): Provides that the arrest records of a person for whom an investigation …

Local Records (Arrest Reports): Provides that the arrest records of a person for whom an investigation revealed not to be the individual the arresting officer believed him or her to be shall, by court order, be deleted or retracted (currently, arresting law enforcement agency required to delete or retract).

HB 4528

State's Attorneys - Legal Opinions: Provides that, in a county with less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, the …

State's Attorneys - Legal Opinions: Provides that, in a county with less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, the State's Attorney may give an opinion, without fee or reward, upon any question of law relating to a County Veterans Assistance Commission. Provides that a County Veterans Assistance Commission may make such a request of the State's Attorney, and the State's Attorney, in the State's Attorney's sole discretion, may grant or decline such a request by a County Veterans Assistance Commission. Makes all provisions of the Division gender neutral.

HB 4538

PTELL Aggregate Extension: Provides that a taxing district shall reduce its aggregate extension base for the …

PTELL Aggregate Extension: 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.

HB 4542

LGDF Distributions: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020, the Treasurer shall transfer each month from …

LGDF Distributions: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020, 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 income tax imposed upon individuals, trusts, estates, and corporations during the preceding month.

HB 4550

Property Tax - Sales in Error: In provisions requiring the court to declare a sale in …

Property Tax - Sales in Error: In provisions requiring the court to declare a sale in error in the case of an error by the assessor, chief county assessment officer, board of review, board of appeals, or other county official, provides that the error must be material to the tax sale at issue and may not include an error in the description of the physical characteristics or location of any property displayed on the website of any county assessing official. Provides that, if the legal or beneficial owner of the property requests bankruptcy relief, a sale in error shall be granted only if the property is subject to an automatic stay pursuant to the bankruptcy petition, and the petition is active as of the date on which the petition for sale in error is filed.

HB 4559

FOIA Elections (Cyber Security): Exempts from the Act records that are designed to detect, defend against, …

FOIA Elections (Cyber Security): Exempts from the Act records that are designed to detect, defend against, prevent, or respond to potential cyber attacks on elections and voter registration held by the State Board of Elections, the Department of Innovation and Technology, election authorities, and other necessary parties. Amends the Election Code. Combines changes made by 2 Public Acts regarding cyber security efforts. Changes references to the "Help America Vote Act" to the "2018 Help America Vote Act Election Security Grant". Provides that the Cyber Navigator Program shall (rather than should) be designed to provide equal support to all election authorities, with allowable modifications based on need.

HB 4574

Animal Husbandry (Lake County): Provides that Lake County may regulate animal husbandry on any size parcel …

Animal Husbandry (Lake County): Provides that Lake County may regulate animal husbandry on any size parcel of land when such purposes constitute the principal activity on the land. Provides that such regulations include, but are not limited to: eliminating uses, buildings, or structures; requiring permits for land used for animal husbandry; regulating the erection, maintenance, repair, alteration, remodeling, or extension of buildings or structures used or to be used for animal husbandry purposes; requiring buildings or structures for animal husbandry purposes to conform to building or setback lines; and establishing a minimum lot size for residences on land used for animal husbandry.

HB 4576

Property Tax (Seniors): Provides that, in the case of property that is occupied as a residence …

Property Tax (Seniors): Provides that, in the case of property that is occupied as a residence by a person who: (1) is 55 years of age or older during the taxable year; (2) is liable for paying real estate taxes on the property; and (3) is an owner of record of the property or has a legal or equitable interest in the property, property taxes shall be paid on a monthly basis.

HB 4577

Tax Sale Notice: Provides that the notice of application for judgment and sale may be mailed …

Tax Sale Notice: Provides that the notice of application for judgment and sale may be mailed by first-class mail (currently, registered or certified mail). Provides that 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 4582

DHFS RX Drug Formulary: Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires managed care organizations under contract …

DHFS RX Drug Formulary: Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires managed care organizations under contract with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to follow a standard prescription drug formulary established by the Department by rule. Requires the Department to adopt any rules necessary to implement the provision.

HB 4598

Public Defender Appointment: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2021, upon the expiration of each Public …

Public Defender Appointment: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2021, upon the expiration of each Public Defender's term of office in a county with under 1,000,000 population, the chairperson of the county board or the executive of a county board of commissioners shall, after receiving a recommendation or recommendations provided by an independent citizen's advisory council, appoint the Public Defender with the advice and consent of the county board. Provides for citizen advisory council membership and appointment requirements. Excludes appointments of the same Public Defender in adjoining counties.

HB 4600

Tax Increment Finance (Various): Provides that there shall be printed on each tax bill, or on …

Tax Increment Finance (Various): Provides that there shall be printed on each tax bill, or on a separate slip mailed with a tax bill, each taxing district affected by revenues received by a tax increment financing district. Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Revises the definition of "blighted area": (1) to require that a reasonable person would conclude that each factor of a blighted area is present to a meaningful extent so that a municipality may reasonably find that the factor is clearly present, is reasonably distributed throughout the improved or vacant part of the redevelopment project area, and that public intervention is necessary to address the factor; and (2) to provide that a "blighted area" does not include any area within another redevelopment project area. Provides that a municipality must reevaluate whether a redevelopment project area designated as a blighted area is still a blighted area every 10th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted, redesignating the redevelopment project area as a blighted area if it meets the requirements or discontinuing the redevelopment project area if it does not meet the requirements. Limits where municipalities may jointly undertake plans or utilize revenues in contiguous redevelopment projects areas.

HB 4608

Child Care – Unemployed Parent: In provisions concerning the Department of Human Services' child care assistance …

Child Care – Unemployed Parent: In provisions concerning the Department of Human Services' child care assistance program, provides that, to ensure families have access to child care during periods of unemployment, the Department shall provide child care services for 12 weeks a year to parents or other relatives as defined by rule who, at the time of application, are otherwise eligible for child care assistance but are not employed and are not participating in Department-approved education or training programs.

HB 4609

Juvenile Court – Counsel and Statements: Provides that minors under 18 years of age (rather than …

Juvenile Court – Counsel and Statements: Provides that minors under 18 years of age (rather than 15 years of age) at the time of the commission of an act if committed by an adult would be a violation of first degree murder, intentional homicide of an unborn child, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter of an unborn child, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide of an unborn child, drug-induced homicide, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse, must be represented by counsel throughout the entire custodial interrogation of the minor. Provides that an oral, written, or sign language statement of a minor made without the presence of counsel during a custodial interrogation in violation of the Act on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act is inadmissible as evidence against the minor in a proceeding under the Act or under the Criminal Code of 2012.

HB 4613

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 it is the goal of the Act to ensure that detention is the last resort and for as short a time as possible. Provides that on and after July 1, 2021, 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 in light of a serious threat to the physical safety of a person or persons in the community or to secure the presence of the minor at the next hearing, as evidenced by a demonstrable record of willful failure to appear at a scheduled court hearing within the last 12 months, may be kept or detained in an authorized detention facility. Provides that a minor must be at least 13 (rather than 10) years of age to be placed in detention.

HB 4617

Election Code – Red Light Cameras Ethics: Provides that a contractor that provides equipment and services …

Election Code – Red Light Cameras Ethics: Provides that a contractor that provides equipment and services for automated law enforcement, automated speed enforcement, or automated railroad grade crossing enforcement systems to municipalities or counties or any political action committee created by such a contractor may not make a campaign contribution to any political committee established to promote the candidacy of a candidate or public official in an aggregate value over $500 in a calendar year. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a municipality's or county's automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law ordinance shall require that the determination to issue a citation be vested solely with the municipality or county and that such authority may not be delegated to any contractor retained by the municipality or county. Provides that any contract or agreement violating such a provision in the ordinance is null and void. Provides that signage at an intersection informing drivers of an automated traffic law enforcement system shall also inform drivers whether, following a stop, a right turn at the intersection is permitted or prohibited. Requires a statistical analysis of automated traffic law and speed enforcement systems every 3 years. Provides that no officer or employee of a municipality or county shall knowingly accept employment or receive compensation or fees for services from a contractor that provides automated enforcement system equipment or services to municipalities or counties until 2 years immediately after the termination of municipal or county employment.

HB 4621

Property Tax – Taxing District: Provides that provisions concerning delinquencies by lessees of property owned by …

Property Tax – Taxing District: Provides that provisions concerning delinquencies by lessees of property owned by a taxing district apply in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants (currently, more than 800,000 but fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants). Provides that those provisions apply if the taxes remain unpaid in whole or in part 60 days after the final installment due date (currently, the second installment due date).

HB 4632

Cottage Food Preparation: Provides that regulation by a State-certified local public health department may include a …

Cottage Food Preparation: Provides that regulation by a State-certified local public health department may include a requirement that the State-certified local public health department provide a certificate of registration for approved cottage food operations, which must be displayed at all events or at the point of sale.

HB 4634

Property Tax Notice: Provides that the notice of judgment and sale shall also be sent by …

Property Tax Notice: Provides that the notice of judgment and sale shall also be sent by first class mail (currently, registered or certified mail only). Provides that, if any notice is returned as undeliverable and includes an updated mailing address, the county collector shall mail a second notice to the new address. Provides that the collector shall collect $30 (currently, $10) from each tax purchaser prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase to cover the costs of mailing.

HB 4637

Property Tax Notice (Mail): Provides that a notice of judgment and sale shall be sent by …

Property Tax Notice (Mail): Provides that a notice of judgment and sale shall be sent by first class mail in addition to registered or certified mail. Provides that the fee collected from the tax purchaser to cover the costs of registered or certified mailing and advertising shall be $30 (currently, $10) and shall be paid to the county collector prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase.

HB 4652

Property Tax Levy Dates: Provides that taxing districts, other than certain school districts, shall annually certify …

Property Tax Levy Dates: Provides that taxing districts, other than certain school districts, shall annually certify their levy on or before the third (currently, last) Tuesday in December.

HB 4653

Small Wireless Facilities (Hearing): Creates the Local Control, Protection, and Empowering Law in the Small Wireless …

Small Wireless Facilities (Hearing): Creates the Local Control, Protection, and Empowering Law in the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Provides that property owners may, by petition, require a hearing prior to an authority's approval or denial of the installation of a small wireless facility in an area zoned exclusively for residential purposes. Requires the petition to include 250 signatures of the property owners or 40% of the property owners, whichever is less, within 1,000 feet of where the small wireless facility would be installed. Includes other petition and hearing requirements. Provides that all findings and written comments of the authority as a result of the hearing must be forwarded to the Office of the Secretary of the Federal Communications Commission by the authority. Provides that a hearing shall not interfere with the requirement that an authority approve or deny an application within specified timeframes.

HB 4671

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

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 traffic law 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 4680

Local Business Anti-Poaching: Creates the Local Government Business Anti-Poaching Act. Provides that no municipality or county …

Local Business Anti-Poaching: Creates the Local Government Business Anti-Poaching Act. Provides that no municipality or county shall offer any incentive after the effective date of the Act to a business or corporation to move its headquarters located in Illinois, or any part of its business located in Illinois, farther than 10 miles away from the current location at the time of the offering of the incentive. Defines "incentive". Limits home rule powers.

HB 4682

Ethics – Local Officials Lobbying: Provides that no local elected official may engage in lobbying if …

Ethics – Local Officials Lobbying: Provides that no local elected official may engage in lobbying if he or she accepts compensation specifically attributable to such lobbying, other than that provided by law or ordinance for local elected officials. Provides that nothing prohibits a local elected official from lobbying without compensation.

HB 4691

Local Government Consolidation (10 Years): Creates the Decennial Committees on Local Government Consolidation and Efficiency Act. …

Local Government Consolidation (10 Years): Creates the Decennial Committees on Local Government Consolidation and Efficiency Act. Provides that within one year after the effective date of the Act and at least once every 10 years thereafter, each unit of local government (except municipalities and counties) must form a committee to: study local efficiencies, including an analysis of whether to consolidate with another governmental unit, municipality, or county; and create a report with recommendations regarding efficiencies, increased accountability, and consolidation. Provides that the duties of the committee include, but are not limited to, the study of the unit of local government's governing statutes, ordinances, rules, procedures, powers, jurisdiction, shared services, intergovernmental agreements, and interrelationships with other units of local government and the State. Provides that the committee shall collect data, research, analysis, and public input. Dissolves the committee after completion of its report and oral presentation of the report. Contains provisions about committee membership, meetings, and report requirements. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

HB 4693

County Officer Stipends: Provides that the compensation of county elected officers shall be fixed by ordinance …

County Officer Stipends: Provides that the compensation of county elected officers shall be fixed by ordinance or resolution of the county board or board of county commissioners. Provides that in the ordinance or resolution fixing the compensation of county elected officers, the county board shall separately list each stipend an elected officer is expected to receive in addition to the compensation to be paid by the county.

HB 4694

Election Code - Voter Registration: Makes changes to the information required a voter registration record card. …

Election Code - Voter Registration: Makes changes to the information required a voter registration record card. Provides that electronic voter registration records shall be furnished at a reasonable cost to any person who makes a sworn affidavit that the list will solely be used for bona fide election, scholarly, or journalistic purposes, as determined by the State Board of Elections. Provides that voter registration records shall be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge if the person requesting the records states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Provides that voter registration records or data shall not be placed for unrestricted access on the Internet. Provides that voter registration records or data shall not be furnished to any person residing outside of the United States and any person who knowingly does so shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.

HB 4695

Counties Motor Fuel Tax: Provides that any county (currently, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will, and McHenry counties …

Counties Motor Fuel Tax: Provides that any county (currently, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will, and McHenry counties only) may impose a tax upon all persons engaged in the business of selling motor fuel. Provides that, in addition to other uses currently allowed by law, the proceeds from the tax shall be used for the purpose of maintaining and constructing essential transportation-related infrastructure.

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HB 4702

PTELL Extensions:  Provides that a taxing district's aggregate extension base shall be adjusted whenever an …

PTELL Extensions:  Provides that a taxing district's aggregate extension base shall be adjusted whenever an assessment decrease due to the issuance of a certificate of error, a court order, or a final administrative decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board results in a refund from the taxing district of a portion of the property tax revenue distributed to the taxing district.

HB 4706

Bring Your Own Cannabis: Provides that the corporate authorities of a county or municipality may license …

Bring Your Own Cannabis: Provides that the corporate authorities of a county or municipality may license or regulate businesses operating as a public accommodation that permit the consumption of cannabis on the business premises and that are not regulated under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Provides an exemption from a provision of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Defines "public accommodation".

HB 4709

Video Gaming Fees: Provides that Boone County, Winnebago County, and municipalities wholly or partially contained within …

Video Gaming Fees: Provides that Boone County, Winnebago County, and municipalities wholly or partially contained within those counties may not impose any fee for the operation of a video gaming terminal in excess of $250 per year for a video gaming terminal operating within Boone County or Winnebago County (rather than the City of Rockford may not impose any fee for the operation of a video gaming terminal in excess of $250 per year).

HB 4711

Veterans Homestead Exemption: In provisions concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that, if …

Veterans Homestead Exemption: In provisions concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that, if the veteran has a service connected disability of 10% or more but less than 30%, as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, then the annual exemption is $1,500 (currently, there is no exemption if the veteran has a service connected disability of less than 30%).