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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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).

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.

 

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.

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.