2020 Senate Bills

Senate bills of relevance to local governments introduced in the second year of 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 1152

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

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.

OPPOSE
SB 2303

Local Roads – Police Vehicles: Amends the Illinois Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. Defines "Local Road" as …

Local Roads – Police Vehicles: Amends the Illinois Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. Defines "Local Road" as any roadway, except for (i) a highway with 3 or more lanes, or (ii) an interstate highway. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Adds recreational off-highway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft to the definition of a "police vehicle".

SB 2305

Motor Fuel Tax – Business Enterprise: Provides that the Department of Central Management Services shall establish …

Motor Fuel Tax – Business Enterprise: Provides that the Department of Central Management Services shall establish a model business enterprise program for the procurement of contracts by municipalities, counties, and road districts. Provides that, if a municipality, county, or road district received a motor fuel tax distribution totaling more than $1,000,000 in the previous fiscal year, then, in order to receive a distribution for the current fiscal year, that municipality, county, or road district must certify to the Department of Transportation that it has established a minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned business enterprise program that meets or exceeds the requirements of the model program established by the Department of Central Management Services.

SB 2322

Prohibits local governments from hiring lobbyists: Provides that a unit of local government may not use …

Prohibits local governments from hiring lobbyists: Provides that a unit of local government may not use public funds to pay a lobbyist or lobbying entity. Limits home rule powers.

SB 2339

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

PTELL Referendum: 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 2341

Discontinues all township assessors in Lake County: Provides that the county board of Lake County, by …

Discontinues all township assessors in Lake County: Provides that the county board of Lake County, by ordinance, or the voters of Lake County, by backdoor referendum, may vote to discontinue all offices of the township assessor in the county. Provides petition and referendum requirements. Provides that after the adoption of an ordinance, or after the approval of a backdoor referendum, to discontinue all offices of township assessor in Lake County, the office of township assessor is discontinued in each township at the end of each township assessor's term. At the end of each township assessor's term: (i) the Chief County Assessment Officer of Lake County assumes the duties of the township assessor; (ii) the county board members become the board of health for any public health district in the township; and (iii) the office of the township collector of the township ceases and the county treasurer assumes the duties of the township collector. Amends the Public Health District Act making conforming changes.

SB 2458

Audit Expense Fund: Modifies a Section of the State Finance Act concerning moneys in the Audit …

Audit Expense Fund: Modifies a Section of the State Finance Act concerning moneys in the Audit Expense Fund to provide for the transfer of moneys from specified funds into the Audit Expense Fund.

SB 2466

County Special Use Revocation: Provides that a county board may revoke a special use previously authorized …

County Special Use Revocation: Provides that a county board may revoke a special use previously authorized for any of the following reasons: (1) disorderly or immoral practices occur on the property for which the special use was granted; (2) circumstances happen or become known to the county board or board of appeals, which, had they happened or been known at the time when the special use was approved, would have legally justified the county board or board of appeals in refusing the special use; or (3) the beneficiaries of the special use violate any of the rules and regulations issued by the county board or board of appeals, other than those necessarily violated by authorizing the special use.

SB 2492

Use/OCC Tax – Motor Fuel Price: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020, with respect to …

Use/OCC Tax – Motor Fuel Price: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020, with respect to motor fuel, the term "selling price" does not include any tax or fee imposed by the federal government, the State, or any unit of local government.

SB 2511

Local Governmental Tort Immunity: Provides that a public entity or a public employee is not liable …

Local Governmental Tort Immunity: Provides that a public entity or a public employee is not liable for injury caused by any unauthorized access to government records, data, or electronic information systems by any person or entity.

SB 2513

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

Repeal Red Light 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.

SB 2519

Disqualify Coroner: Provides that if a coroner fails to disqualify himself or herself from acting at …

Disqualify Coroner: Provides that if a coroner fails to disqualify himself or herself from acting at an investigation or inquest due to conflicts of interest, an interested party may file a petition to disqualify the coroner for cause with the circuit court of the county for which the coroner has jurisdiction. Provides that the court, after hearing, may disqualify the coroner. Provides that a circuit court may, upon the motion of any interested party for good cause shown, temporarily appoint a coroner who has a mutual aid agreement with the coroner having jurisdiction to perform the duties of the coroner having jurisdiction and the judge shall make the appointment within 24 hours after the filing of the motion. Provides that the temporarily appointed coroner shall have jurisdiction only over the matters provided in the court's order and the appointment shall terminate upon completion of the final certification of death.

OPPOSE
SB 2521

Use Tax Act (Multistate): Provides that the multistate exemption includes the return of property of an …

Use Tax Act (Multistate): Provides that the multistate exemption includes the return of property of an out-of-State lessor or purchaser to this State for storage, repair, or refurbishment, so long as the property is not used by a lessee or purchaser in this State.

SB 2522

Water Revolving Fund: Provides that a wastewater treatment facility located in the Village of Lisbon in …

Water Revolving Fund: Provides that a wastewater treatment facility located in the Village of Lisbon in Kendall County is allowed to apply for the Water Pollution Control Loan Program for the purposes of refinancing existing debt.

SB 2524

Board of Review Qualifications: Provides that, in a county under township organization with less than 3,000,000 …

Board of Review 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. 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 2530

Workers' Compensation (PTSD): Provides that any emergency services personnel, public safety personnel, or individuals licensed as …

Workers' Compensation (PTSD): Provides that any emergency services personnel, public safety personnel, or individuals licensed as emergency medical services personnel under the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act who has been diagnosed by a licensed psychiatrist with post-traumatic stress disorder is entitled to benefits under the Act. Provides that a qualifying individual is not required to demonstrate physical injury to receive benefits under the Act. Requires the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to ensure that services provided under the amendatory Act comply with all applicable federal parity regulations including, but not limited to, the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Requires emergency services providers and law enforcement agencies to provide employees with educational training related to mental health awareness, prevention, mitigation, and treatment.

SB 2532

Counties – Attorney Fee Payments: Provides that payment for attorney's fees or litigation expenses shall be …

Counties – Attorney Fee Payments: Provides that payment for attorney's fees or litigation expenses shall be made from the funding source the county determines to be appropriate.

SB 2533

IMRF Tier 2 Members: Except for persons who elected to establish certain alternative credits, moves provisions …

IMRF Tier 2 Members: Except for persons who elected to establish certain alternative credits, moves provisions concerning Tier 2 members of IMRF from the General Provisions Article to the IMRF Article. Defines Tier 1 regular employee and Tier 2 regular employee. Provides that the increase to the retirement annuity of a Tier 1 regular employee shall be computed from the effective date of the retirement annuity, the first increase being 0.25% (instead of .167%) of the monthly amount times the number of months from the effective date to January 1. Provides that if the employee was a Tier 1 regular employee, the surviving spouse annuity shall be increased by an amount equal to (i) 3% of the original amount thereof if the deceased employee was receiving a retirement annuity at the time of his or her death; otherwise (ii) 0.25% (instead of 0.167%) of the original amount thereof for each complete month that has elapsed since the date the annuity began. Makes other changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

SB 2543

Property Tax – Compulsory Sales: Provides that the assessor in a county with 3,000,000 or more …

Property Tax – Compulsory Sales: Provides that the assessor in a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall include compulsory sales when revising assessments. Provides that the board of review in a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall include compulsory sales in reviewing and correcting assessments and shall consider whether the compulsory sale would otherwise be considered an arm's length transaction.

SB 2544

Financially Distressed Cities (LGDF): Amends the State Revenue Sharing Act and the Illinois Income Tax Act. …

Financially Distressed Cities (LGDF): Amends the State Revenue Sharing Act and the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that a monthly transfer shall be made to the Local Government Distributive Fund an amount certified by the Department of Revenue equal to: (1) the amount that would have been distributed under the State Revenue Sharing Act to all financially distressed cities if a sum calculated using 10% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed by the Illinois Income Tax Act upon individuals, trusts, estates, and corporations during the preceding month had been transferred to the Local Government Distributive Fund; and (2) subtracting the amount distributed to all financially distressed cities from the Local Government Distributive Fund under the State Revenue Sharing Act. Provides for continuing appropriation if insufficient appropriations are made. Amends the Financially Distressed City Law of the Illinois Municipal Code. Makes the law applicable to both home rule and non-home rule municipalities. Provides that a State agency or unit of local government may also render technical assistance to a municipality's Financial Advisory Authority as the Authority may request. Provides that the State shall not reduce revenues or impose additional costs affecting a financially distressed city affecting the municipality unless it is consistent with the Financial Plan and Budget in effect. Provides that State mandates enacted while a municipality is designated as a financially distressed city that would cause the municipality to incur costs are not valid or enforceable during the period when the municipality is under the financially distressed city designation.

SB 2557

Court Fees – State Police: Provides that certain fees, assessments, fines, and funds collected relating to …

Court Fees – State Police: Provides that certain fees, assessments, fines, and funds collected relating to the State Police shall be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the appropriate fund or distribution to the appropriate entity. Repeals the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act and the Section of the Clerks of Courts Act pertaining to court fees on January 1, 2025 (rather than 2021).

SB 2741

Taxing District Lease: Provides that provisions concerning delinquencies by lessees of property owned by a taxing …

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

SUPPORT
SB 2742

Local Government Funds Continuing Appropriation: Provides that, in the absence of an appropriation for any State …

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

SUPPORT
SB 2745

Public Utilities – Public Referendum: In provisions concerning procedures for a large public utility to acquire …

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

SB 2750

Property Tax Redemption: In provisions of the Property Tax Code concerning redemption, provides that the amount …

Property Tax Redemption: In provisions of the Property Tax Code concerning redemption, provides that the amount of the penalty applied to taxes, special assessments, interest, and costs that have been paid by the tax certificate holder after the date those taxes or special assessments became delinquent shall be 3% (currently, 12%).

SB 2755

Payroll Deductions Withholding: Provides that an employee may authorize the withholding of a portion of his …

Payroll Deductions Withholding: Provides that an employee may authorize the withholding of a portion of his or her salary or wages for contribution to a maximum number of 10 (currently, 4) specified organizations.

SB 2769

Sheriff Commencement of Duties: Provides that a sheriff shall enter upon the duties of his or …

Sheriff Commencement of Duties: Provides that a sheriff shall enter upon the duties of his or her office on the December 1 following his or her election (rather than on the first day in the month of December following his or her election on which the office of the sheriff is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open).

SUPPORT
SB 2772

Property Tax – Education Purposes: In a Section of the Property Tax Code concerning a reduced …

Property Tax – Education Purposes: In a Section of the Property Tax Code concerning a reduced extension for a school district's educational purposes, provides that the Section applies if the school district's final percent of adequacy (currently, adequacy target) exceeds 110%. Provides that the referendum petition for the reduction shall be submitted to and certified by the school board's secretary (currently, the applicable election authority).

SB 2773

Disabled Veteran Building Permit Fee: Provides that a disabled veteran or his or her caregiver shall …

Disabled Veteran Building Permit Fee: Provides that a disabled veteran or his or her caregiver shall not be charged any building permit fee for improvements to the residence of the disabled veteran if the improvements are required to accommodate a service-connected disability. Provides that required paperwork to obtain a building permit shall still be submitted. Limits home rule powers.

SB 2774

Veterans with Disabilities Homestead Exemption: Removes provisions in the Property Tax Code providing that taxpayers who …

Veterans with Disabilities Homestead Exemption: Removes provisions in the Property Tax Code providing that taxpayers who are granted a homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities must reapply on an annual basis.

SB 2795

IMRF Benefit Distribution Age: In the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article, provides that retirement annuities shall …

IMRF Benefit Distribution Age: In the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article, provides that retirement annuities shall be payable upon attainment of the required age of distribution under a specified provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (instead of age 70 1/2). In the State Universities Article, provides that if a participant is not an employee of an employer participating in the System or in a reciprocal system on April 1 of the calendar year next following the calendar year in which the participant attains the age specified under a provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (instead of the age of 70 1/2), the annuity payment period shall begin on that date. In a provision of the Downstate Teacher Article concerning the required distribution of monthly survivor benefits for certain persons, provides that the distribution shall become payable on certain dates or December 1 of the calendar year in which the deceased member or annuitant would have attained age 72 (instead of 70 1/2), whichever occurs latest. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

SB 2902

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

Repeal Red Light 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.

SB 2910

Homestead Exemption – Police and Fire: Creates a homestead exemption in the amount of a reduction …

Homestead Exemption – Police and Fire: 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.

SB 2916

Lead Service Line Replacement: Creates the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act.

Lead Service Line Replacement: Creates the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act.

SB 2919

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

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. 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.

SB 2933

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.

SB 2938

TIF Redevelopment Project Area: Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois …

TIF Redevelopment Project Area: Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Adds two factors to the determination of a "blighted area" for improved, industrial, commercial, and residential buildings or improvements: (i) if the redevelopment project area has had an annual average unemployment rate of at least 120% of the State's annual average unemployment rate; and (ii) if the redevelopment project area has a poverty rate of at least 20%, 50% or more of children in the redevelopment project area participate in the federal free lunch program, or 20% or more households in the redevelopment project area receive food stamps. Removes or modifies various factors from the definitions of "blighted area" and "conservation area" for improved and vacant areas. Provides that a new redevelopment project shall have a completion date no later than December 31st of the 10th year after the ordinance was adopted (rather than the 23rd year) and may be extended to 15 years (rather than 35 years). Provides that the joint review board and municipality shall approve surplus funds and extensions of redevelopment project area completion dates. Provides that surplus funds shall be distributed annually within 90 days (rather than 180 days) after the close of a municipality's fiscal year. Provides that a new or modified redevelopment project area that overlaps with any existing redevelopment project area shall not be approved.

SB 2945

UCC / OCC Tax: Exempts sales of feed, including hay, for livestock, horses, and poultry from taxation …

UCC / OCC Tax: Exempts sales of feed, including hay, for livestock, horses, and poultry from taxation under the Acts.

SB 2954

Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure: Requires specified persons and entities, public schools and public school districts, and …

Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure: Requires specified persons and entities, public schools and public school districts, and State agencies to disclose the use of a coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product. Requires public schools or public school districts and State agencies to post, for a minimum of 10 years after application, signage regarding the dangers such use poses. Provides requirements for disclosures made and signage posted under the Act. Requires persons or entities to provide information regarding alternative sealant upon request and public schools or public school districts and the State to seek an asphalt-based sealant when distributing any request for proposals. Requires public schools or public school districts and State agencies to determine whether specified benefits of alternative products outweigh the cost, and if so to use them. On or before January 1, 2021, requires the Department of Public Health to adopt rules for prescribed procedures and standards to be used in assessing acceptable levels of high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content of pavement seals on properties covered under the Act. Provides that the Department, in consultation with the State Board of Education, shall conduct outreach to public schools and public school districts regarding coal tar-based sealant and high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon product. Provides that units of local government shall adopt ordinances providing for the enforcement of the Act. Provides that a person or entity who commits a violation of the Act shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 and that each incidence of violation shall be deemed a separate offense.

SB 2962

Community Mental Health Tax – Provides that upon receipt of all the annual moneys collected from …

Community Mental Health Tax – Provides that upon receipt of all the annual moneys collected from the tax levied under the Act, each governmental unit that levies that tax shall immediately deposit 20% of those moneys into a special fund directly controlled by the county sheriff to be used for mental health services within the county jail.

SB 2971

Nursing Homes Gifts: Directs assisted living establishments and facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act …

Nursing Homes Gifts: Directs assisted living establishments and facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act to institute written policies and procedures regarding the acceptance of personal gifts from a resident or the family member of a resident. Requires assisted living establishments and facilities to include in all employment contracts a provision that prohibits acceptance of a monetary gift from a resident or the family member of a resident, which shall also notify the employee of the need to enter into a repayment agreement to recoup the value of any gift accepted by staff from a resident or the family member of a resident that is not returned promptly. Provides that if the employee agrees to and signs the repayment agreement, the assisted living establishment or facility shall be permitted to withhold up to 15% of the employee's wages per paycheck, or a higher amount from the employee's final compensation, until the employee has paid back the full value of the monetary gift.

SB 2982

Court Assessment Task Force: Creates the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act Revisionary Task Force. Provides that …

Court Assessment Task Force: Creates the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act Revisionary Task Force. Provides that the purpose of the Task Force is to conduct a thorough review of the implementation of Public Act 100-987, study the municipal administrative adjudication process, and make recommendations for revisions. Provides requirements for: appointment of members; compensation; administrative support; and reporting. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2023 (instead of January 1, 2021).

SB 2989

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

Bail Reform Act (Opt Out): Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a county with a population of less than 3,000,000 does not have to comply with the changes made by Public Act 100-1 (the Bail Reform Act of 2017) if the county board adopts a resolution for that purpose on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

SB 3002

Toll Bridge Act (Rate Agreement): Provides that the county board may enter into an agreement establishing …

Toll Bridge Act (Rate Agreement): Provides that the county board may enter into an agreement establishing a toll rate schedule for a period not to exceed 99 years, as determined by the county board.

SB 3007

County Recorder Copy Fees: Provides that, in counties with a population exceeding 1,000,000, fees for certified …

County Recorder Copy Fees: Provides that, in counties with a population exceeding 1,000,000, fees for certified and non-certified copies of records apply to copies of records that are maintained in any format, or portions thereof, including microfilm, paper, electronic, database, or index. Provides that counties that have adopted a predictable recording fee schedule shall charge a standard copy fee as provided under the county's predictable fee schedule for certified copies.

SB 3013

Property Tax Code – Affordable Housing: Provides for property tax incentives for newly constructed or rehabilitated …

Property Tax Code – Affordable Housing: Provides for property tax incentives for newly constructed or rehabilitated rental property if the owner of the residential real property commits that, for a period of 20 years, at least 20% of the multifamily building's units will have rents that are at or below maximum rents and are occupied by households with household incomes at or below maximum income limits. Provides that the chief county assessment officer of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall establish such a program, and the chief county assessment officer of a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall establish such a program upon passage of an ordinance by a majority vote of the county board. Sets forth application requirements and the amount of the reduction. Amends the Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act. Provides that to enforce compliance with the Act's affordable housing plan requirements and to encourage local governments to submit their affordable housing plans to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (Authority) in a timely manner, the Authority shall notify any local government and may notify the Office of the Attorney General that the local government is in violation of State law if the Authority finds that the affordable housing plan submitted is not in substantial compliance with the Act or that the local government failed to submit an affordable housing plan. Grants the Attorney General enforcement authority under the Act, including notifying the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer of the noncompliance of any local government. Contains provisions concerning appeals to the State Housing Appeals Board. Limits home rule powers.

SB 3014

Consumer Fraud – Tax Collection: Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. …

Consumer Fraud – Tax Collection: Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that the Act does not apply to the overcollection of any tax by a person, to the extent such overcollected tax is remitted to a government entity or agency. Provides that a tax is remitted to a governmental entity or agency when it is paid or transferred to the government entity or agency, or taken as a credit, allowance, or offset on a tax return or other tax form (including any amount of commission or discount taken by or allowed to a tax collector or taxpayer).

Actions 

SB 3017

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

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

SB 3018

TIF – Developer Lot Initial EAV: Provides that if (1) three or more improved lots, blocks, tracts, …

TIF – Developer Lot Initial EAV: Provides that if (1) three or more improved lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of real property within a single redevelopment project area are purchased by a developer or a developer's parent company or wholly-owned subsidiary, or any combination thereof, within the 3 years prior to the date that the ordinance providing for the tax increment allocation was adopted by the municipality, and (2) an improvement on any of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of real property is demolished or otherwise rendered uninhabitable, then the initial equalized assessed value for the lot, block, tract or parcel of real property shall be the equalized assessed value of the lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property on the date it was purchased by the developer, the developer's parent company, or the developer's wholly-owned subsidiary or purchased by any combination thereof. Limits the provisions to ordinances adopted after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

SB 3020

General Assembly Member Lobbying Ban: Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her …

General Assembly Member Lobbying Ban: Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation: (1) act as a lobbyist or otherwise act in a capacity that would require that person to register as a lobbyist; or (2) communicate with any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any official of any unit of local government or school district for the ultimate purpose of influencing any executive, legislative, or administrative action. Provides that any person who violates the provisions commits a Class A misdemeanor and, if a member of the General Assembly, shall forfeit his or her office.

SB 3022

Property Tax Notice:  Provides that the owner of a certificate of purchase must file with the …

Property Tax Notice:  Provides that the owner of a certificate of purchase must file with the county clerk the names and addresses of the owners of the property and those persons entitled to service of notice at their last known addresses. Provides that the clerk shall mail notice within 30 days from the date of the filing of addresses with the clerk.

SB 3044

Property Tax (Veterans): Provides that, if a veteran with a surviving spouse was in the process …

Property Tax (Veterans): Provides that, if a veteran with a surviving spouse was in the process of review to receive the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, but the veteran died before the exemption was approved, then the application process shall continue and any subsequent approval granted to the veteran shall carry over to the spouse as long as the spouse meets the requirements for carry over.

SB 3057

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

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%.

SB 3066

Clerks of Court (Record Fees):  Provides that the State Treasurer, for purposes related to the …

Clerks of Court (Record Fees):  Provides that the State Treasurer, for purposes related to the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, is not required to pay various fees to the circuit court clerk. Amends the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Provides that the State Treasurer has the authority to access and reproduce, at no cost, vital records and court records.

 

OPPOSE
SB 3086

Income Tax – LGDF Transfer: Provides that an amount equal to 10% of the net revenue realized …

Income Tax – LGDF Transfer: 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.

SUPPORT
SB 3088

Animal Abuse Registry: Provides that a person convicted of aggravated cruelty, a violation involving animals for …

Animal Abuse Registry: Provides that a person convicted of aggravated cruelty, a violation involving animals for entertainment, and dog fighting and a person convicted of similar offenses in another jurisdiction shall register with the county sheriff for 7 years following his or her conviction. Provides that a person with 2 or more convictions of these offenses is subject to registration for 10 years. Provides that following the initial registration, a repeat offender shall annually renew the registration with the county sheriff prior to December 31 of each subsequent calendar year for a period of 10 years. Creates the Animal Abuse Registry Fund to cover costs in the administration of the Animal Abuse Registry. Provides that the rest of the funds collected shall be transmitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Animal Abuse Registry Fund. Provides that after the required period of registration, the personal information of the offender or repeat offender shall be removed from the local and central animal abuse registry.

SB 3094

Clustered Voting Zones: Provides that election authorities may cluster up to 4 contiguous precincts during general …

Clustered Voting Zones: Provides that election authorities may cluster up to 4 contiguous precincts during general elections and general primary elections (previously only allowed during consolidated elections, consolidated primaries, special municipal primary elections, or emergency referenda).
 

SB 3095

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

Repeal Red Light 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.

SB 3097

Line of Duty Claim Deadline: Provides that a claim for a death benefit for a death …

Line of Duty Claim Deadline: Provides that a claim for a death benefit for a death occurring after December 31, 2016 and before January 1, 2021 may be filed no later than December 31, 2021.

SB 3100

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

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

SB 3125

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).

SB 3143

Property Tax – Publication: Provides that, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the assessment list …

Property Tax – Publication: Provides that, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the assessment list may be posted on the chief county assessment officer's website.

SB 3170

Open Meetings – Website Mandate: Provides that a unit of local government or school district with …

Open Meetings – Website Mandate: Provides that a unit of local government or school district with a population of 25,000 or more shall maintain an Internet website, and any unit of local government or school district that maintains an Internet website shall post to its website for the current calendar or fiscal year specified information. Limits home rule. Provides that all local records required to be posted shall remain posted on the entity's website, or subsequent websites, for 10 years. Exempts school districts controlled by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides an exemption from inspection and copying of any record or information that a unit of local government or school district maintains an electronic copy of on its website to comply with the Open Meetings Act. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal shall have the capability to compile and update its database with information received from all school districts and units of local government. Authorizes the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal to provide direct access to information compiled under specified provisions of the Open Meetings Act. Provides an exempt mandate provision. Provides a severability clause.

SB 3199

Property Tax – Senior Freeze: Provides that, for the purposes of the senior citizens assessment freeze …

Property Tax – Senior Freeze: Provides that, for the purposes of the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption, "income" does not include any required minimum distribution from an individual retirement annuity.

SB 3205

Election Code – Write-in Candidates: Provides that those intending to become write-in candidates for statewide, congressional, …

Election Code – Write-in Candidates: Provides that those intending to become write-in candidates for statewide, congressional, state legislative, or judicial offices or offices in which the electors are not entirely within a county shall file a notarized declaration of intent with the State Board of Elections. Provides what shall be included in a declaration of intent. Provides that all write-in votes shall be counted for persons who filed the notarized declaration of intent with the appropriate election authority between 75 days and 65 days before the general primary and between 120 days and 75 days before the election or consolidated primary (rather than 61 days before the primary or election). Provides that persons intending to become write-in candidates for the offices of President and Vice President or Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall file one joint declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate with the State Board of Elections and that votes case for either candidate shall constitute a valid write-in vote for the slate of candidates. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall provide a listing of valid write-in candidates to the appropriate election authority before the deadline for ballot certification.

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SB 3206

Election Judges: Provides that, except for in a county with a population of at least 3,000,000 …

Election Judges: Provides that, except for in a county with a population of at least 3,000,000 or where election judges are selected by election commissioners, an election authority may reduce the number of judges of election in each precinct from 5 to 3 for any election. Provides that in certain cities, villages, and incorporated towns with a board of election commissioners, the board shall select and choose no less than 3 (rather than choose 5) persons as judges of election for each precinct.

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SB 3207

Permanent Vote By Mail: Allows an elector to be added to a list of permanent vote …

Permanent Vote By Mail: Allows an elector to be added to a list of permanent vote by mail status voters who receive an official vote by mail ballot for all subsequent elections. Voters whose application for permanent vote by mail status is accepted by the election authority shall remain on the permanent vote by mail list until the voter requests to be removed from permanent vote by mail status, the voter provides notice to the election authority of a change in registration, or the election authority receives confirmation that the voter has subsequently registered to vote in another county. Provides the notice to be sent by election authorities to all qualified voters before a general election for the option to be placed on the list of permanent vote by mail status voters. Provides the application form for permanent vote by mail status. Allows an election authority to combine the applications for single election vote by mail and permanent vote by mail status on one form.

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SB 3208

Election Precinct Numbers: Provides that each election precinct shall contain 1,200 voters (currently, 500 voters in …

Election Precinct Numbers: Provides that each election precinct shall contain 1,200 voters (currently, 500 voters in counties, 600 voters in a municipality with a board of election commissioners and fewer than 500,000 inhabitants, or 400 voters in a municipality with a board of election commissioners and more than 500,000 inhabitants). Makes corresponding and other changes. In provisions concerning the county board of a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, removes language providing that an election precinct with more than 600 voters may be divided. Provides that a county board may (rather than shall) at specified meetings, redivide, consolidate, or readjust (rather than redivide or readjust) election precincts to meet the 1,200 voters per precinct standard. In provisions concerning a municipality with a board of election commissioners, provides that a city with over 500,000 residents may (rather than shall) rearrange its precincts within 90 days of a presidential election or at any time when the number of votes cast exceeds 1,200 (rather than equals 600) to meet the 1,200 voters per precinct standard.

SB 3209

Election Code – Petition Filing: Provides that petitions for nomination shall be filed not more than …

Election Code – Petition Filing: Provides that petitions for nomination shall be filed not more than 143 and not less than 127 days before the primary (rather than not more than 113 days and not less than 106 days before the primary) for the following offices: State, congressional, judicial, county officer, sanitary district, precinct committeeperson, township, committeeperson, ward committeeperson, or an office that comprises more than one county or that is partly in multiple counties.

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SB 3218

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.

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SB 3231

FOIA Exemptions: Exempts specified records, the disclosure of which could result in identity theft or impersonation …

FOIA Exemptions: Exempts specified records, the disclosure of which could result in identity theft or impersonation (instead of "identity theft or impression") or defrauding of a governmental entity or a person.

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SB 3298

Small Wireless Facilities Installation: Amends the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Modifies the definition of "collocate" …

Small Wireless Facilities Installation: Amends the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Modifies the definition of "collocate" or "collocation" and adds a definition of "structure". Changes various references of "collocate" or "collocation" to "install" or "installation". Provides that an authority may require in a residential historic district that a small wireless facility be collocated on an existing utility pole or existing wireless support structure within 850 feet of the proposed installation or, if no such existing wireless support structure, the authority may reject the application.

SB 3305

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.

SB 3315

Counties Code – Census Population: Changes definitions of "population" to be the total number of inhabitants …

Counties Code – Census Population: Changes definitions of "population" to be the total number of inhabitants according to last preceding federal decennial census (rather than number of inhabitants or number of persons). Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Adds a definition of "population" in the general definition Section.

SB 3355

Juvenile Court – Detention Screening: Provides that on and after July 1, 2022, a detention screening …

Juvenile Court – Detention Screening: Provides that on and after July 1, 2022, 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.

SB 3375

Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act (Funds): Provides that the county treasurer or the treasurer of the …

Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act (Funds): Provides that the county treasurer or the treasurer of the unit of local government shall (rather than may) create the following funds, if not already in existence: the Court Automation Fund; the Document Storage Fund; the Circuit Clerk Operations and Administration Fund; the State's Attorney Records Automation Fund; the Public Defender Records Automation Fund; the Circuit Court Clerk Electronic Citation Fund; and, in each county where a Children's Advocacy Center provides services, the Child Advocacy Center Fund.

SB 3380

IDOR Sales Tax Task Force: Creates the Use and Occupation Tax Task Force. Provides that the …

IDOR Sales Tax Task Force: Creates the Use and Occupation Tax Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall prepare a report with suggestions for modernizing and streamlining the State's use and occupation taxes.

SB 3390

Water Quality Assurance Act: Provides that new and existing health care facilities and buildings containing health …

Water Quality Assurance Act: Provides that new and existing health care facilities and buildings containing health care facilities shall develop and implement water management programs with specified elements to control the growth and spread of opportunistic pathogens. Requires specified persons to develop and implement a routine culture sampling plan for all building water systems. Requires health care facilities to perform remediation of identified opportunistic pathogens. Provides that the Department of Public Health or agent health departments may enter at reasonable times upon private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of the Act. Requires health care facilities to register with the Department all building water systems within 120 days of the Act's effective date and to provide specified information. Contains other provisions. Establishes the Water Quality Assurance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall implement, administer, and enforce the Act and may adopt rules it deems necessary to do so. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Code shall not apply to procurement expenditures necessary for the Department to respond to an infectious disease outbreak response or to procurement expenditures that are necessary for a State agency's facility to implement critical recommendations provided by the Department in response to an infectious disease outbreak.

SB 3392

Income Tax – LGDF Increase: Increases the amount deposited into the Local Government Distributive Fund.

Income Tax – LGDF Increase: Increases the amount deposited into the Local Government Distributive Fund.

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SB 3396

Minimum Wage – Local Option: Provides that units of local government may enact ordinances to opt …

Minimum Wage – Local Option: Provides that units of local government may enact ordinances to opt into a reduced minimum wage that is less than the wage otherwise required under the Law. Provides for minimum wages based upon a percentage of the otherwise required minimum wage depending upon the region of the State. Establishes 6 regions for purposes of determining the minimum wage. Provides that in regions where the minimum wage is reduced, the unit of local government must establish a procedure to increase the local minimum wage by at least 5% per year beginning January 1, 2026 and continuing until the local minimum wage is established at $15 per hour. Provides for reduced minimum wages for employees who have not worked 650 hours during a calendar year for an employer.

SB 3404

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

Repeal Red Light 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.

SB 3405

Local Officials Vacancy Posting Act: Provides that a unit of local government shall post every elected …

Local Officials Vacancy Posting Act: Provides that a unit of local government shall post every elected official vacancy on its website, if it has one, and the county clerk shall also post the vacancy on its website. The posting shall remain on each website until the vacancy is filled.

HB 3413

Income Tax – Teacher Loan Repayment: Creates the Illinois Teacher Loan Repayment Fund. Provides that moneys …

Income Tax – Teacher Loan Repayment: Creates the Illinois Teacher Loan Repayment Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for the purpose of making grants under the Illinois Teachers and Child Care Providers Loan Repayment Program. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a deduction for individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships, and corporations in an amount equal to the amount of donations made by the taxpayer to the Illinois Teacher Loan Repayment Fund during the taxable year. Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes.

SB 3415

Property Tax – Solar Energy: Provides that property on which a solar energy system is installed …

Property Tax – Solar Energy: Provides that property on which a solar energy system is installed is entitled to a 25% reduction in all property taxes levied against the property for the year in which the system is installed.

SB 3423

Carry Out Bag Fee Act: Provides that a carryout bag fee of $0.10 is imposed on …

Carry Out Bag Fee Act: Provides that a carryout bag fee of $0.10 is imposed on each carryout bag used by a customer at retail establishments, except in municipalities with a population greater than 1,000,000, with $0.03 being returned to the retail establishment, $0.04 into the Carryout Bag Fee Fund, $0.01 to the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois, $0.01 into the Solid Waste Management Fund, and $0.01 into the Partners for Conservation Fund. Provides that the carryout bag fee does not apply to the retail sale or use of carryout bags that are used to carry items purchased under specified governmental food assistance programs. Repeals the new Act on January 1, 2026. Amends the State Finance Act making conforming changes. Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may not ban, place a fee or tax on, or regulate in any other manner the use, disposition, content, taxation, or sale of carryout bags. Limits the applicability of the provisions as they relate to a county or municipality that charged a fee or tax on carryout bags on May 1, 2020 and specified recycling programs.

SB 3424

Recycling – Beverage Container: Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by …

Recycling – Beverage Container: Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by consumers on each beverage container sold in the State by a dealer for consumption. Provides that upon the return to a dealer or person operating a redemption center, the dealer or redemption center shall pay the value of the deposit back to the consumer as a refund. Sets forth requirements for the administration of the program. Provides certain exemptions to the program. Requires that the refund value be clearly indicated on all beverage containers sold in the State. Provides for the Environmental Protection Agency to certify redemption centers. Prohibits snap-top beverage containers. Provides that persons violating the Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Prohibits the manufacture of certain plastic metal beverage containers. Prohibits the disposal of beverage containers at sanitary landfills. Provides that deposits not passed on to the consumer through bottle redemption shall be distributed as follows: 75% to the Agency for environmental and conservation-related programs, and 25% to each distributor in proportion to the amount of beverage containers each distributor sold in the State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Fund. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a full service restaurant or quick service restaurant shall not provide single use plastic disposable foodware items to a consumer ordering or purchasing dine-in food unless requested by the consumer. Contains other specified requirements for full service or quick service restaurants and provides civil penalties for any violations.

SB 3433

Workers Compensation – Impairment Standard: Establishes standards with respect to cannabis for impairment sufficient to bar …

Workers Compensation – Impairment Standard: Establishes standards with respect to cannabis for impairment sufficient to bar compensation for injuries to employees who are intoxicated. Provides that the presence of 5 nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol in the blood or 10 nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol in other bodily substances shall create a rebuttable presumption that intoxication is the proximate cause of the injury. Contains the statement: "Authorized use may be evidenced only by written consent by the employer to the employee, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld".

HB 3454

Wildlife Code – Firearm Exemption: Provides in various provisions an exemption to carry a firearm on …

Wildlife Code – Firearm Exemption: Provides in various provisions an exemption to carry a firearm on Department of Natural Resources property in accordance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

SB 3489

Food Handling – Lemonade Stands: Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a unit of …

Food Handling – Lemonade Stands: Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a unit of local government or local public health authority shall not require a license, permit, or fee for the sale of lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverage by an individual under 18 years of age from a stand on private property with permission of the owner of the private property or in a public park. Provides that an individual selling lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverage under the provisions and the owner of private property upon which the lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverage is sold do not owe a duty of care to persons buying lemonade or nonalcoholic beverages, and are not liable for any injury incurred by such persons except for willful or wanton misconduct or gross negligence. Provides that a unit of local government or local public health authority may require an individual selling lemonade or nonalcoholic beverage under the amendatory provisions to provide notice of his or her lack of a duty of care and liability.

SB 3463

Property Tax – Solar Energy: Provides that the valuation procedures for commercial solar energy systems apply …

Property Tax – Solar Energy: Provides that the valuation procedures for commercial solar energy systems apply regardless of whether the owner of the device or devices is also the owner or occupant of the property.

SB 3469

Local Government – Cannabis Tax: Amends the Civic Center Code, the Flood Prevention District Act, the …

Local Government – Cannabis Tax: Amends the Civic Center Code, the Flood Prevention District Act, the Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Regional Transportation Authority Act, and the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Provides that no special district may impose a tax on the cultivation, sale, or use of cannabis.

SB 3489

Video Gaming – Local Government: Provides that imposing fees on an establishment authorized to conduct video …

Video Gaming – Local Government: Provides that imposing fees on an establishment authorized to conduct video gaming and on terminal operators is an exclusive power and function of the State. Prohibits a unit of local government with a population under 2,000,000 from applying any additional tax on net terminal income. Provides that a unit of local government (rather than a non-home rule unit of government) may not impose a fee for the operation of a video gaming terminal in excess of $100 per year (rather than $25). Provides that any unit of local government imposing a fee for the operation of a video gaming terminal in excess of $100 on or before January 1, 2020 may retain its fee structure but may not increase fees beyond the limit provided in the provisions. Provides that a home rule unity may not regulate the provisions in a manner inconsistent with the provisions.

SB 3513

Counties – Adult Entertainment: In provisions allowing a non-home rule county to adopt an ordinance with …

Counties – Adult Entertainment: In provisions allowing a non-home rule county to adopt an ordinance with reasonable regulations concerning the operation of specified adult entertainment facilities or businesses in unincorporated areas of the county, removes a restriction limiting the provisions to non-home rule counties with a population of at least 900,000.

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SB 3529

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

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

SB 3537

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

Groundwater Protection (Mahomet): 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. Provides that the chairperson's term shall be for one year, and a Council member's term shall be for 3 years. Allows reimbursement to members for ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, except that such reimbursement shall be limited to expenses associated with no more than 4 meetings per calendar year. Requires the Agency to provide the Council with such supporting services as are reasonable for the performance of the Council's duties.

SB 2553

Property Tax Code – Homestead Veterans: In a Section concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with …

Property Tax Code – Homestead Veterans: In a Section concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that, if the veteran has a service connected disability of 1% or more but less than 30%, as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, then the annual exemption is $1,000.

SB 3562

Open Meetings – Session Minutes: Provides that each public body shall periodically (currently, specifies no less …

Open Meetings – Session Minutes: Provides that each public body shall periodically (currently, specifies no less than semi-annually) meet to review minutes of all closed meetings. Provides that meetings to review minutes shall occur every 6 months, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, taking into account the nature and meeting schedule of the public body. Provides that committees which are ad hoc in nature shall review closed session minutes at the later of (1) 6 months from the date of the last review of closed session minutes or (2) at the next scheduled meeting of the ad hoc committee. Provides that when a public body is dissolved, disbanded, eliminated, or consolidated by executive action, legislative action, or referendum, the governing body of the unit of local government in which the public body was located shall review the closed session minutes of that public body.

SB 3564

Counties Code – Nuisance Trees: Provides that a county board may adopt reasonable regulations for the …

Counties Code – Nuisance Trees: Provides that a county board may adopt reasonable regulations for the control and eradication of diseased, damaged, dead, or insect-infested trees, including trees: with Dutch elm disease or elm blight; infested by the Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Gypsy Moth, or other parasitic organisms; or that have been severely damaged or at a risk of falling (currently, the county board may regulate for the control and eradication of Dutch elm disease or elm blight). Provides that a county board may adopt an ordinance declaring it to be a nuisance to keep or maintain any diseased, damaged, dead, or insect-infested tree which presents a risk of falling onto any public way or public property, including utility easements and watercourses. Provides that the ordinance may authorize the county to remove nuisance trees when the property owner fails to do so in a timely manner after receiving notice thereof and to have a lien placed on the subject property for the costs of the tree removal.

SB 3565

FOIA Exemption – Health Records: To the list of records exempt from disclosure, adds records requested …

FOIA Exemption – Health Records: To the list of records exempt from disclosure, adds records requested by persons committed to a county jail, if those materials are available through an administrative request to the county jail medical department or medical services provider.

SB 3622

County Chair and Vice Chair Election: In a division concerning counties under township organization, provides that …

County Chair and Vice Chair Election: In a division concerning counties under township organization, provides that the chairman and vice-chairman of the county board shall be elected by a majority of those elected to the board. Provides that if the position of chairman becomes vacant, the vice-chairman shall serve as chairman until a new chairman is elected to fill the remainder of the departing chairman's 2-year term.

SB 3685

Property Tax – Taxing Districts: In provisions concerning delinquencies by lessees of property owned by a …

Property Tax – Taxing Districts: In provisions concerning delinquencies by lessees of property owned by a taxing district, provides that such a delinquency occurs 60 days after the final (currently, second) installment due date. Provides that those provisions apply in all counties (currently, in counties with more than 800,000 but fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants).

SB 3689

Workers' Comp Claim Demotion: Provides that in addition to other specified prohibitions, an employer may not …

Workers' Comp Claim Demotion: Provides that in addition to other specified prohibitions, an employer may not demote an employee because of his or her exercise of rights under the Workers' Compensation Act.

SB 3694

Property Tax – Limit Assessment: Provides that, beginning in taxable year 2021, the assessed value of …

Property Tax – Limit Assessment: Provides that, beginning in taxable year 2021, the assessed value of any parcel of residential real property may not exceed the assessed value of that property for the immediately preceding assessment year by more than the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index unless improvements have been made to the property requiring a building permit or ownership of the property has been transferred due to a sale since the property's last general assessment.

SB 3784

Income Tax – LGDF Deposits: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020, the amount transferred from …

Income Tax – LGDF Deposits: Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020, 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.

SB 3785

Income Tax – LGDF: Provides that, from February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022, the amount …

Income Tax – LGDF: Provides that, from February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022, the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be: (i) 8.5% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, and estates, and (ii) 9.355% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on corporations. Provides that, from February 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023, the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be: (i) 9% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, and estates, and (ii) 9.57% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on corporations. Provides that, from February 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024, the amount transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be: (i) 9.5% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, and estates, and (ii) 9.785% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on corporations. Provides that, beginning on February 1, 2024, the Treasurer shall transfer each month from the General Revenue Fund to the Local Government Distributive Fund an amount equal to 10% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed on individuals, trusts, estates, and corporations during the preceding month.

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SB 3795

Line of Duty – Probation Officer: Amends the Line of Duty Compensation Act. Includes probation officers …

Line of Duty – Probation Officer: Amends the Line of Duty Compensation Act. Includes probation officers within the scope of the Act.

SB 3796

Local Records Act – Compensation Posting: Provides that a unit of local government shall compile a …

Local Records Act – Compensation Posting: Provides that a unit of local government shall compile a list of the pay and benefits of every employee, consultant, contractor, and other personnel of the unit of local government whose accumulated payments or compensation are at least $1,000 during each fiscal year. Provides that the list shall continue to be updated throughout the entire fiscal year by adding additional names of persons being paid at least $1,000. Provides that the unit of local government shall publish on its website, if it has one, the compiled list and shall update the list at least monthly. Provides that, if the unit of local government does not have a website, the unit of local government shall publish the list, on a monthly basis, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the unit of local government is located.

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SB 3797

Local Records – Disclose Expenditures: Provides that a unit of local government shall compile a list …

Local Records – Disclose Expenditures: Provides that a unit of local government shall compile a list of each entity, address of each entity, product or service supplied by each entity, and amount paid to each entity for any expenditure of government funds greater than $3,000 from the unit of local government during a fiscal year. Provides that the list shall continue to be updated throughout the entire fiscal year by adding additional names of entities that were paid an expenditure greater than $3,000. Provides that the unit of local government shall publish on its website, if it has one, the compiled list and shall update the list at least monthly. Provides that, if the unit of local government does not have a website, the unit of local government shall publish the list, on a monthly basis, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the unit of local government is located.

SB 3801

Probation Reimbursement: Provides that the Division of Probation Services shall reimburse the county or counties for …

Probation Reimbursement: Provides that the Division of Probation Services shall reimburse the county or counties for 100% of the salary for all probation officer and supervisor positions approved for reimbursement by the division to meet pretrial services programs and specialty court programs. Provides that for the remaining probation officer positions engaged in basic services and new or expanded services approved for reimbursement before December 1, 2019, the counties shall be reimbursed $1,500 per month beginning July 1, 2021, and an additional $500 per month beginning each July 1st thereafter until all such positions receive 100% salary reimbursement.

SB 3807

IMRF (Various): Provides that the amount of the separation benefit shall include interest credited to the …

IMRF (Various): Provides that the amount of the separation benefit shall include interest credited to the end of the preceding calendar year for contributions made under provisions authorizing employees to make additional contributions for retirement annuity purposes, to the extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Provides that employees who first participate in the Fund on or after 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall automatically contribute 3% of each payment of earnings as additional contributions for retirement annuity purposes beginning immediately upon enrollment in the Fund as a participating employee. Provides that employees may change such contributions to an amount not to exceed 10% of each payment of earnings at any time by written notice to the Board. Provides that the Board may limit the number of withdrawals of those additional contributions to an amount not less than once per calendar year and to charge an administrative fee to cover the costs of processing such withdrawals. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.