2021 Senate Bills

Senate bills of relevance to local governments introduced in the first year of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly. This list is not all-inclusive. Click on the bill number for a brief synopsis.

Bill #            Description Link IACBM Position
SB 41

Small Wireless Facilities Act: Provides that a wireless provider may be required to provide the following …

Small Wireless Facilities Act: Provides that a wireless provider may be required to provide the following additional information when seeking a permit to collocate small wireless facilities: (i) a written affidavit signed by a radio frequency engineer with specified certifications; (ii) a written report that analyzes acoustic levels for the small wireless facility and all associated equipment; (iii) information showing the small wireless facility has received any required review by the FCC under the National Environmental Policy Act; and (iv) a certified copy of the original easement documents and other supporting documentation demonstrating that the applicant has the right to install, mount, maintain, and remove a small wireless facility and associated equipment in specified circumstances. Provides that an authority may propose that the small wireless facility be collocated on an existing utility pole or existing wireless support structure within 200 feet (rather than 100 feet) of the proposed collocation. In provisions prohibiting an authority from requiring an application, approval, or permit or requiring any fees or other charges from a communications service provider authorized to occupy the rights-of-way for the replacement of wireless facilities with wireless facilities that are substantially similar, clarifies when changes are not "substantially similar". Provides that an authority may adopt reasonable rules requiring providers to place above-ground small wireless facilities and associated equipment and to replace larger, more visually intrusive small wireless facilities with smaller, less visually intrusive facilities. Adds provisions concerning radio frequency compliance.

SB 42

Cannabis Sales (Unincorporated Areas): Provides that a county may not authorize or permit the sale of …

Cannabis Sales (Unincorporated Areas): Provides that a county may not authorize or permit the sale of adult-use cannabis in any unincorporated territory that is within 1.5 miles of the corporate limits of a municipality that has prohibited the operation of adult-use cannabis dispensing organizations within the municipality.

SB 43

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 48

EPA Water Mains: Requires all water main-related appurtenances, including fire hydrants and valves, to be included …

EPA Water Mains: Requires all water main-related appurtenances, including fire hydrants and valves, to be included in the Environmental Protection Agency's written approval of a proposed water main installation project.

SB 51

Property Tax (Law Enforcement Exemption): Provides that a county may, by ordinance, enact a law enforcement …

Property Tax (Law Enforcement Exemption): Provides that a county may, by ordinance, enact a law enforcement officer's homestead exemption in the amount of $1,500 to be deducted from the value of qualified property that is the primary residence of an eligible law enforcement officer.

SB 52

Video Gaming (Local Fee):  Provides that a non-home rule unit of government may not impose …

Video Gaming (Local Fee):  Provides that a non-home rule unit of government may not impose any fee for the operation of a video gaming terminal in excess of $1,500 (rather than $25) per year.

SB 53

IMRF Retirement Annuity: Except for persons who elected to establish certain alternative credits, moves provisions concerning …

IMRF Retirement Annuity: 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. In provisions giving the Board of Trustees of the Fund the power and duty to have the accounts of the fund audited annually by a certified public accountant, removes language requiring that the certified public accountant be approved by the Auditor General. Makes other changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

SB 58

Use Tax Act and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act: Provides that, beginning 120 days after the …

Use Tax Act and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act: Provides that, beginning 120 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the term "selling price" no longer includes the value of traded-in motor vehicles. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. In a Section concerning the use tax on motor vehicles, makes changes concerning the amount of the tax.

SB 60

State Surplus Property Disposal: Provides that "surplus real property" means property that is vacant and determined …

State Surplus Property Disposal: Provides that "surplus real property" means property that is vacant and determined by the head of the owning agency to no longer be required for the State agency's needs and responsibilities and has no foreseeable use by the owning agency (currently, vacant, unoccupied or unused and having no foreseeable use by the owning agency). Makes changes concerning transfers of surplus real property to State agencies. Provides that surplus real property may be conveyed by the Administrator for less than fair market value if the Administrator makes a written determination that it is in the best interests of the State to establish a different value. Provides that the determination shall be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin and filed with the Executive Ethics Commission. Makes other changes concerning the sale and acquisition of surplus real property. 

SB 65

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

Juvenile Court (Age of Detention): Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall study and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the availability of youth services to reduce the use of detention and prevent deeper criminal involvement. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that it is the goal of the Act to ensure that detention is the last resort and for as short a time as possible. Provides that on and after July 1, 2021, any minor 13 years of age or older arrested under this Act where there is probable cause to believe that the minor is a delinquent minor and that (i) secure custody is a matter of immediate and urgent necessity in light of a serious threat to the physical safety of a person or persons in the community or to secure the presence of the minor at the next hearing, as evidenced by a demonstrable record of willful failure to appear at a scheduled court hearing within the last 12 months, may be kept or detained in an authorized detention facility. Provides that a minor must be at least 13 (rather than 10) years of age to be placed in detention. 

SB 67

Storm Water Infrastructure: Provides that charges a municipality may charge to inhabitants include storm water utility …

Storm Water Infrastructure: Provides that charges a municipality may charge to inhabitants include storm water utility charges to offset the cost of owning, maintaining, and improving local storm water infrastructure.

SB 82

Property Tax Abatement: Provides that the abatement for property located in an area of urban decay …

Property Tax Abatement: Provides that the abatement for property located in an area of urban decay also applies to newly remodeled single-family or duplex residential dwelling units (currently, only newly constructed single-family or duplex dwelling units). Provides that provisions requiring the abatement to be reduced in 20% increments annually during the last 4 years of the abatement period apply only to abatements granted prior to the effective date.

SB 83

Property Tax (Site Value Tax Law): Provides that each taxing district may, by ordinance, levy a …

Property Tax (Site Value Tax Law): Provides that each taxing district may, by ordinance, levy a site value tax upon the assessed value of land within the taxing district. Provides that "assessed value" means 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of the land, without regard to buildings, structures, improvements, or other permanent fixtures on the land, except for the value of oil, gas, coal, and other minerals in the land and the right to remove such oil, gas, coal, and other minerals from the land. Contains provisions concerning enforcement and collection.

SB 88

Property Tax (TIF Funds): Provides that any ordinance adopting tax increment financing on or after the …

Property Tax (TIF Funds): Provides that any ordinance adopting tax increment financing on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall specify a date for the dissolution of the special tax allocation fund and a date for the termination of the designation of the redevelopment project area. Provides that, within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, each municipality shall amend all existing tax increment financing ordinances to specify a date for the dissolution of the special tax allocation fund and a date for termination of the designation of the redevelopment project area. Provides that municipalities shall notify affected taxing districts of the termination of redevelopment project areas by July 1 (currently, November 1) of the calendar year in which the redevelopment project area is terminated. Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a municipality has failed to provide timely notice to all taxing bodies of the termination of a redevelopment project area and the county clerk has been notified of that failure, then "recovered tax increment value" means the amount of the current year's equalized assessed value in the first year beginning at least 60 days after the notice has been provided.

SB 89

Cannabis Dispensing Licenses: Provides that, notwithstanding specified provisions, any medical cannabis dispensing organization holding a valid …

Cannabis Dispensing Licenses: Provides that, notwithstanding specified provisions, any medical cannabis dispensing organization holding a valid registration on June 25, 2019 under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act that has been awarded an Early Approval Adult Use Dispensing Organization License may apply to the Department to change its location subject to specified conditions. Requires holders of Early Approval Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses applying to change locations to submit specified materials to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Requires the Department to any application to change locations upon receipt by the Department of the specified materials.

SB 90

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

Tax Compliance and Administration Fund: Amends the State Finance Act, Counties Code, Illinois Municipal Code, Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, Regional Transportation Authority Act, and Water Commission Act of 1985. Provides that the amounts transferred into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund shall be reduced from 1.5% to 1%. Effective July 1, 2021.

SB 94

Environmental Protection Act (Composting Facility): Provides that incidental sales of finished compost do need not to …

Environmental Protection Act (Composting Facility): Provides that incidental sales of finished compost do need not to be applied to agronomic rates in determining whether a person needs a permit to conduct a landscape waste composting operation at specified sites. Removes a provision requiring that no fee is charged for the acceptance of materials to be composted in order for a site having 10 or more occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of its boundaries to be excepted from permit requirements.

SB 95

Public Duty Rule Codification: Contains legislative findings and a statement of legislative purpose. Provides that a …

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

SB 96

Local Government Tort Immunity (Data Breaches): Provides that a public entity or a public employee is …

Local Government Tort Immunity (Data Breaches): 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.

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SB 108

Intergovernmental Agreement: Provides that the Illinois Procurement Code does not apply to an intergovernmental agreement when …

Intergovernmental Agreement: Provides that the Illinois Procurement Code does not apply to an intergovernmental agreement when the purpose of the agreement is to allow one unit of government to use space that is owned or controlled by another unit of government. 

SB 120

Motor Fuel Tax (Municipalities): Provides that all municipalities (currently, only municipalities in a county with a …

Motor Fuel Tax (Municipalities): Provides that all municipalities (currently, only municipalities in a county with a population of over 3,000,000 inhabitants) may impose a motor fuel tax.

SB 132

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

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 135

Sheriff Taking Office: Provides that a sheriff shall enter upon the duties of his or her …

Sheriff Taking Office: 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 140

Circuit Court Clerk Fees: Provides that the State Treasurer, for purposes related to the Revised Uniform …

Circuit Court Clerk 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 151

Veterans Homestead Exemption: In provisions of the Property Tax Code creating the homestead exemption for veterans …

Veterans Homestead Exemption: In provisions of the Property Tax Code creating the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that the term "surviving spouse" means any of the following: (i) the surviving spouse of a veteran who qualified for the exemption prior to his or her death; (ii) the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year; or (iii) the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain an exemption before death, but who would have qualified for the exemption in the current taxable year if he or she had survived. 

SB 178

Public Construction Bond Act: Provides that no retainage may be withheld by a unit of local …

Public Construction Bond Act: Provides that no retainage may be withheld by a unit of local government from a contractor who furnishes the bond or bond substitute required by the Act, nor may a contractor withhold retainage from its subcontractors.

SB 188

Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act: Provides that "redevelopment project costs" include costs payable to businesses located …

Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act: Provides that "redevelopment project costs" include costs payable to businesses located within the redevelopment area that have experienced business interruption or other adverse conditions directly or indirectly attributable to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Provides that the costs may be reimbursed in the form of grants, subsidies, or loans and that the municipality may establish procedures for the payment of such costs, including application procedures, grant or loan agreements, certifications, payment methodologies, and other accountability measures that may be imposed upon participating businesses.

SB 193

IEMA (Suspension of Business License): Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any suspension or …

IEMA (Suspension of Business License): Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any suspension or revocation of a business license under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act must be approved by the majority vote of the county board of the unincorporated area or the municipal board of the incorporated area in which the business is located.

SB 217

Parking Excise Tax: Provides that the tax does not apply to: (1) a parking area or garage operated …

Parking Excise Tax: Provides that the tax does not apply to: (1) a parking area or garage operated by the State, a State university, or a unit of local government; (2) the purchase of a parking space by the State, a State university, or a unit of local government for use by employees of the State, State university, or unit of local government; (3) a parking space leased to a governmental entity for use by the public; or (4) a parking area or garage owned and operated by a person engaged in the business of renting real estate and used by the lessee to park motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, or self-propelled vehicles for the lessee's own use.

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SB 222

Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act: Provides that an authority may require a wireless provider to include …

Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act: Provides that an authority may require a wireless provider to include documentation and certification that the small wireless facility and location meets all FCC standards and regulations at the wireless provider's sole cost and expense. Provides that an authority may require (currently, propose) that the small wireless facility be collocated on an existing utility pole or existing wireless support structure within 200 (currently, 100) feet of the proposed collocation, which the applicant shall accept if it has the right to use the alternate structure on reasonable terms and conditions and the alternate location and structure does not impose technical limits or additional significant costs (currently, additional material costs as determined by the applicant). Provides that an authority may require a wireless provider to comply with generally applicable standards, including acoustic regulations. Repeals a Section that repeals the Act on June 1, 2021. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality may require that a small wireless facility be collocated on any existing utility pole within its public rights-of-way and the entity owning the utility pole shall provide access for that purpose. Provides that any fee charged for the use of a utility pole under the Section shall be at the lowest rate charged by the entity owning the utility pole and shall not exceed the entity's actual costs.

SB 298

Criminal Identification: Provides that law enforcement records of persons arrested for violations of the Cannabis Regulation …

Criminal Identification: Provides that law enforcement records of persons arrested for violations of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act or for violations of the Cannabis Control Act involving the manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver, or manufacture, cannabis and for cannabis possession may only be provided by the Illinois State Police and shall not be provided to any person lawfully entitled to obtain those records by any other law enforcement agency or county sheriff.

SB 321

Conservation Grants – Advance Payment: Amends the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act. Provides that …

Conservation Grants – Advance Payment: Amends the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act. Provides that for any grant made to a unit of local government, a minimum of 50% of the grant must be paid to the unit of local government at the time of the award of the grant. Allows a unit of local government to opt out of the advanced payment option at the time of the award of the grant. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall consider an applicant's request for an extension to a grant if (i) the advanced payment is expended or legally obligated within the 2 years as required by the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act or (ii) no advanced payment was made. 

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SB 337

Court Security Officers: Provides that the office of marshal for the Supreme Court may also employ …

Court Security Officers: Provides that the office of marshal for the Supreme Court may also employ court security officers. Authorizes a court security officer to arrest in the same manner as authorized by similarly certified officers of a county sheriff. Allows a court security officer to carry a weapon at his or her place of employment and to and from his or her place of employment.

SB 350

FOIA Cyber Attacks: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from disclosure risk and vulnerability assessments, …

FOIA Cyber Attacks: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from disclosure risk and vulnerability assessments, security measures, schedules, certifications, and response policies or plans that are designed to detect, defend against, prevent, or respond to potential cyber attacks upon the State's or an election authority's network systems, or records that the disclosure of which would, in any way, constitute a risk to the proper administration of elections or voter registration. Provides that the information is exempt only to the extent that disclosure could reasonably be expected to jeopardize the effectiveness of the measures or the safety of computer systems. Provides that the exemption applies to records held by the State Board of Elections, the Department of Innovation and Technology, election authorities, and any other necessary party to protect the administration of elections. Amends the Election Code. In provisions governing the administration of the cyber navigator program, directs the allocation of resources received in accordance with the 2018 Help America Vote Act Election Security Grant (instead of the allocation of resources received in accordance with the federal Help America Vote Act). 

SB 481

Court Fees (Various): Amends the Criminal Identification Act, the Illinois Vehicle Code, the Snowmobile Registration and …

Court Fees (Various): Amends the Criminal Identification Act, the Illinois Vehicle Code, the Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act, the Boat Registration and Safety Act, the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act, the Cannabis Control Act, and the Unified Code of Corrections. 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, 2026 (rather than 2022).

SB 482

Open Meetings Act (Remote Meetings): Modifies the requirements by which an open or closed meeting may …

Open Meetings Act (Remote Meetings): Modifies the requirements by which an open or closed meeting may be conducted by audio or video conference without the physical presence of a quorum of the members.

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SB 499

Health Insurance (TMJ Disorders): Amends the Counties Code to provide that the medical assistance program and …

Health Insurance (TMJ Disorders): Amends the Counties Code to provide that the medical assistance program and a group accident and health insurance policy providing coverage for hospital, medical, or surgical treatment on an expense-incurred basis shall offer, for an additional premium and subject to the insurer's standard of insurability, optional coverage for the reasonable and necessary medical treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder and craniomandibular disorder.

SB 501

Township Duplicate Names: Provides that if the Secretary of State finds that any 2 or more …

Township Duplicate Names: Provides that if the Secretary of State finds that any 2 or more townships within a single county (currently, 2 or more townships within the entire State) are named alike, he or she shall so inform the clerk of the county and the county board of that county shall, at its next meeting, adopt for one of the townships a different name.

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SB 503

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

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

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SB 508

Propert Tax Code (PTELL): Provides that a taxing district's aggregate extension base shall be adjusted whenever …

Propert Tax Code (PTELL): Provides that a taxing district's aggregate extension base shall be adjusted whenever an assessment increase or decrease due to the issuance of a certificate of error, a decision of the board of review, or a decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board results in the overextension or underextension of taxes for the last preceding levy year.

SB 509

Income Tax Act (LGDF): Provides that an amount equal to 10% of the net revenue realized from …

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

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SB 510

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.

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SB 515

Large Public Utility: Amends the Public Utilities Act. In provisions concerning valuation of water and sewer …

Large Public Utility: Amends the Public Utilities Act. In provisions concerning valuation of water and sewer utilities, provides that to be included within the definition of "large public utility" an investor-owned public utility must regularly provide water or sewer service to more than 15,000 customer connections (rather than 30,000 customer connections).

SB 517

Special Ed Therapeutics: Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Includes public therapeutics …

Special Ed Therapeutics: Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Includes public therapeutics programs in the definition of "special educational facilities and services". In a provision requiring a school district to pay the cost of tuition for special education and related services if a child attends a non-public school or special education facility, a public out-of-state school, or a special education facility owned and operated by a county government unit, provides that the special education and related services includes public therapeutics programs.

SB 524

Rental Housing Support Fee: Amends the Counties Code. Changes the Rental Housing Support Program State surcharge …

Rental Housing Support Fee: Amends the Counties Code. Changes the Rental Housing Support Program State surcharge a county recorder must collect on each real-estate related document from $9 to $18. Makes conforming changes.

SB 526

FOIA Murder Investigations: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that records of any investigation by …

FOIA Murder Investigations: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that records of any investigation by a law enforcement agency into a crime described in the Homicide Article of the Criminal Code of 2012, if the act occurred less than 80 years before the date of the request, are exempt from disclosure. Provides an exception to the protection from disclosure if the act was alleged to have been committed by a law enforcement officer.

SB 556

Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act: Creates the Lead Service Line Replacement Fund to be …

Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act: Creates the Lead Service Line Replacement Fund to be used to
finance and administer programs and activities specified under the Act. Makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act. Requires
the Environmental Protection Agency to establish procedures for the collection of a specified lead in drinking water protection fee to
be collected by all community water supplies. Requires the owner or operator of each community water supply to perform specified
activities. Creates the Lead Service Line Replacement Advisory Board within the Agency to perform specified duties. Contains other
provisions. Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires
the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish a comprehensive low-income water assistance policy and
program with specified requirements. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may allow or
direct a water utility to establish a customer assistance program that provides financial relief to residential customers who qualify for
income-related assistance. Makes other changes. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires specified entities to provide to
the Environmental Protection Agency by December 31, 2023, and again by December 31, 2025, specified information as it relates to
the cost of providing water service. Provides that the Agency shall publish the information on the Agency's website. Provides that the
Agency may adopt rules setting forth the general requirements for submittal of the information. Repeals the provisions regarding the
information on January 1, 2026. Repeals a Section regarding lead in drinking water notifications and inventories.

SB 575

Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act: Provides that the county treasurer or the treasurer of the unit …

Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act: 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.

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SB 583

Local Records Act: Provides that reports and records of the obligation, receipt, and use of public …

Local Records Act: Provides that reports and records of the obligation, receipt, and use of public funds of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook Count are public records available for inspection by the public. Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides that the clerk of the court shall (rather than may) accept credit card payments over the Internet for specified payments. Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides that one hour of public or community service shall be equivalent to $10 (rather than $4) of assessment.

SB 590

Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act: Provides that any county or municipality shall (rather than may) authorize the use …

Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act: Provides that any county or municipality shall (rather than may) authorize the use of its city hall, police department, or any other facility under the county's or municipality's control to display a container suitable for use as a receptacle for used, expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals or sharps (rather than only pharmaceuticals). Defines "sharp". Effective January 1, 2022.

SB 592

Renters' Right to Recycle Act: Requires owners of multifamily dwellings to arrange for recycling services that …

Renters' Right to Recycle Act: Requires owners of multifamily dwellings to arrange for recycling services that are appropriate to the multifamily dwelling, including, but not limited to, the provision of on-site paper, plastic, and aluminum recycling containers for tenants. Provides exceptions for multifamily dwellings with inadequate space for recycling containers, that do not have a solid waste enterprise providing recycling services that serve the location, or for which the cost of recycling services creates a financial hardship for the building owner. Directs the Environmental Protection Agency to implement, administer, and enforce the Act and adopt necessary rules. Allows residents of multifamily dwellings to file claims with the Agency stating that the owner of the unit in which the resident resides is in violation of the Act. Provides that violators of the Act's provisions may be assessed a civil penalty in an amount to be determined by the Agency. Provides that the Act does not interfere with or prevent a unit of local government from requiring recycling services for multifamily dwellings. Effective July 1, 2022.

SB 642

Clerk of Courts Payments: Allows the clerk of court to accept payment of fines, penalties, or …

Clerk of Courts Payments: Allows the clerk of court to accept payment of fines, penalties, or costs by certified check.

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SB 643

IEMA (Local Health Departments): Provides that during the pendency of a proclamation by the Governor declaring …

IEMA (Local Health Departments): Provides that during the pendency of a proclamation by the Governor declaring that a statewide disaster impacting every county exists, all local health departments shall report to and be directed by the Department of Public Health.

SB 651

Juvenile Court Act (Venue Transfer): Provides that not later than the 15th working day after the …

Juvenile Court Act (Venue Transfer): Provides that not later than the 15th working day after the date an order of transfer is entered, the clerk of the court transferring a proceeding shall send to the clerk of the receiving court in the county to which the transfer is being made an authenticated copy of the court record, including all documents, petitions, and orders filed therein, and the minute orders and docket entries of the court. Provides that the clerk of the receiving court shall set a status hearing within 10 business days of receipt of the case and shall notify the judge of the receiving court and all parties. Provides that the receiving court shall review the court record immediately upon receipt. Provides that within 20 business days of receipt of the record, the reviewing court shall send a notice to the transferring court indicating it has accepted the case and scheduled a status date. Provides that until the transferring court receives this notice it continues to have jurisdiction over the case. Provides that if for any reason the receiving court does not accept the transfer, the receiving court shall, within 20 business days of receiving the case, send a notice to the transferring court indicating its reasons. Provides that the transferring court shall continue its jurisdiction of the case and shall set the matter for status within 20 business days. 

SB 660

Workers' Compensation (Repetitive Injury): Provides that an accidental injury that results from repetitive or cumulative trauma …

Workers' Compensation (Repetitive Injury): Provides that an accidental injury that results from repetitive or cumulative trauma and occurs within 6 months after the employee begins employment shall not be considered by a workers' compensation insurer in setting rates. Provides for contribution by prior employers with respect to awards for repetitive or cumulative injuries. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to authorize emergency rulemaking.

SB 663

Governmental Ethics Act: Creates a uniform statement of economic interest form that must be completed by …

Governmental Ethics Act: Creates a uniform statement of economic interest form that must be completed by all persons who are required to file that form under the Act. Changes the nature of the required disclosures that must be made. Requires the Secretary of State to adjust specified amounts that prompt disclosure under the Act for purposes of inflation, and requires the Secretary to make conforming changes to the statement of economic interest form. Requires candidates filing for supreme court justice, appellate court judge, circuit court judge, or judicial retention to file his or her statement of economic interests in written or printed form. Modifies requirements concerning legislator restricted activities and code of conduct. Prohibits a person appointed to an affected office from serving as an officer of a candidate political committee under specified circumstances. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Further restricts fundraising in Sangamon County during sessions of the General Assembly. Modifies provisions concerning procurement and revolving door prohibitions concerning the fiscal administration of State contracts. Modifies requirements concerning the Legislative Inspector General. Amends the Election Code. Prohibits a member of the State Board of Elections from contributing to a political committee, serving as an officer of a political committee, or being a candidate supported by a candidate political committee. Prohibits a limited activity committee from accepting contributions except under specified circumstances. Provides that a limited activity committee may only make specified expenditures. Amends the General Assembly Compensation Act. Provides that the compensation to be paid per year to members of the General Assembly shall be paid bi-monthly. Provides for member compensation on a prorated basis. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Applies the requirements of the Act to municipalities, counties, and officials thereof, and other specified State officials.

SB 683

Local CURE Program: Provides that financial support funds under the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Support …

Local CURE Program: Provides that financial support funds under the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Support (Local CURE) Program may be used by a unit of local government only for payment of costs permitted to be covered with monies from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

SB 1552

Juvenile Court Information: Provides that relevant information, reports and records, held by the Department of Juvenile …

Juvenile Court Information: Provides that relevant information, reports and records, held by the Department of Juvenile Justice, including social investigation, psychological and medical records, of any juvenile offender, shall be made available to any county juvenile detention facility or any Illinois Probation Department, where the subject juvenile offender formerly was in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, released to mandatory supervision, released to aftercare, or released to juvenile parole, and is subsequently ordered to be held in a county juvenile detention facility, or ordered to be supervised by a county or circuit Probation Department.

SB 1562

Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act Revisionary Task Force: Provides that the purpose of the Task Force …

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, 2024 (instead of January 1, 2022).

SB 1572

Property Tax Code (Police and FIre): Creates a homestead exemption in the amount of a reduction …

Property Tax Code (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 1592

Illinois Insurance Code: Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or …

Illinois Insurance Code: Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan that provides individuals under 21 years of age coverage for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders may not deny or refuse to provide otherwise covered services solely because of the location where services are provided. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan that provides coverage for habilitative services for children under 19 years of age with a congenital, genetic, or early acquired disorder under specified conditions may not deny or refuse to provide otherwise covered services solely because of the location where services are provided.

SB 1595

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

Counties 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. Effective January 1, 2022.

SB 1602

Wind Energy Facility: Provides that there shall be at least one public hearing during which public …

Wind Energy Facility: Provides that there shall be at least one public hearing during which public comment shall be taken regarding the application for siting approval or a special use permit for a commercial wind energy facility. Provides that the public hearing shall be noticed and commence not more than 45 days after the filing of an application for siting approval or a special use permit for a commercial wind energy facility. Provides that the county board shall make its siting decision not more than 30 days after the conclusion of the public hearing or the conclusion of the special use permit hearing by the zoning board of appeals. Removes a provision that allows any part of a county zoning ordinance pertaining to wind farms that is in effect before August 16, 2007 to continue in effect notwithstanding the provision of the Section. Provides that a county with an existing zoning ordinance in conflict with the provisions shall amend such zoning ordinance to be in compliance within 120 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Specifies setback requirements, blade tip height limitations, and sound limitations. Provides that a county may not place any restriction on the installation or use of a commercial wind energy facility, except by adopting an ordinance that complies with the provisions, and may not establish siting standards for supporting facilities that preclude development of commercial wind energy facilities. Limits home rule powers.

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SB 1628

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

Election Code (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 1629

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. 

SB 1630

Non-Partisan Primaries: Provides that, when a person who intends to be a write-in candidate for an …

Non-Partisan Primaries: Provides that, when a person who intends to be a write-in candidate for an uncontested nonpartisan office has not timely filed nomination papers but has filed a written statement or notice of his or her intent, no primary ballot shall be printed (rather than requiring a primary ballot to be prepared and a primary election held if the write-in candidate is the fifth candidate filed). Provides that where no primary is held, a person intending to become a write-in candidate shall re-file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the general election with the appropriate election authority or authorities. Removes language: concerning requirements for the written statement or notice; and providing that an election authority has no duty to conduct a primary and prepare a ballot for a uncontested office, unless the written statement or notice is filed in a timely manner.

SB 1635

Agricultural Fair Funds: Provides that the DeWitt County Fair shall qualify for disbursements made by the …

Agricultural Fair Funds: Provides that the DeWitt County Fair shall qualify for disbursements made by the Department of Agriculture from an appropriation made under provisions of the Act in fiscal years 2022 and 2023, subject to appropriation; provided that, the DeWitt County Fair notifies the Department in writing of its declaration of intent to participate. Provides that the authorized base amount of the DeWitt County Fair for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 shall be $20,000 each. Provides that the maximum amount the DeWitt County Fair may be reimbursed in each of fiscal years 2022 and 2023 is $13,250.

SB 1645

Water Shutoff Restoration: Provides that public water supply authorities must use their best efforts to restore …

Water Shutoff Restoration: Provides that public water supply authorities must use their best efforts to restore full water service to occupied residences that are without water service due to nonpayment unless those occupied residences have improper cross-connections that would risk public safety. Provides that for occupied residences with improper cross-connections, public water supply authorities must use their best efforts to rectify the cross-connection and restore full water service. Provides that public water supply authorities must identify occupied residences without full water service within their service areas and report their findings to the Illinois Commerce Commission within 8 weeks after the effective date of this Act and every month thereafter. Provides that these reports must detail what efforts have been made to provide full water service to occupied residence that still do not have full water service. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2023.

SB 1648

Township Dissolution: Amends the Dissolution of Townships in McHenry County Article of the Township Code. Renames …

Township Dissolution: Amends the Dissolution of Townships in McHenry County Article of the Township Code. Renames the Article and makes it applicable to all counties under township organization. Amends the Counties Code and the Motor Fuel Tax Law making conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Changes provisions requiring road districts in townships in Lake County and McHenry County to be abolished if the roads of the road district are less than 15 miles in length to require all townships to abolish such road districts. Repeals provisions making abolition permissive for townships with road districts that have roads of less than 15 miles in length.

SB 1650

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, 2022.

SB 1652

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

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

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SB 1666

County Apportionment Plan: Provides that, in a county where the chairman of the county board or …

County Apportionment Plan: Provides that, in a county where the chairman of the county board or county executive is elected by the voters of the county, should there be a delay in the availability of the census data, the chairman of the county board or county executive may develop and present the decennial apportionment plan to the board within 6 months following availability of the data. 

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SB 1667

Property Tax Code – Electronic Record: Provides that certification of the levy by the county clerk …

Property Tax Code – Electronic Record: Provides that certification of the levy by the county clerk may be done electronically.

SUPPORT
SB 1676

County Waste Recycling Program: Provides that each county waste management plan's recycling program shall ensure that …

County Waste Recycling Program: Provides that each county waste management plan's recycling program shall ensure that apartment buildings containing 4 or more rental units facilitate the conveyance of recycling from the rental units to the nearest waste collection site. Provides that the owners of such buildings must ensure that recycling receptacles are available to tenants and must ensure that the coordinator responsible for administering the local recycling program collects the recycling materials. Provides that building owners may be subject to penalties for noncompliance with the requirements of the recycling program.

SB 1681

Line of Duty Compensation Act: Includes probation officers within the scope of the Act.

Line of Duty Compensation Act: Includes probation officers within the scope of the Act.

SB 1683

School Facility Occuplation Revenue: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that 1% of the school facility occupation taxes …

School Facility Occuplation Revenue: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that 1% of the school facility occupation taxes collected shall be distributed to the regional superintendent of schools (currently, these moneys are deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund) to cover the costs in administering and enforcing the provisions of the school facility occupation taxes Section of the Code.

SB 1737

Auditor Duties: Amends the Counties Code. In provisions regarding additional duties of county auditors in counties …

Auditor Duties: Amends the Counties Code. In provisions regarding additional duties of county auditors in counties of 200,000 population or less (currently, 275,000 population or less), provides that the following duties are permissive rather than mandatory: being the general accountant of the county and keeping its general accounts; and devising and installing a system of financial records in the offices and divisions of the county.

SB 1691

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

Property Tax Code (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 1692

Drainage Code – Election Commissioner: In provisions concerning election of commissioners in drainage districts organized under …

Drainage Code – Election Commissioner: In provisions concerning election of commissioners in drainage districts organized under the Farm Drainage Act and certain other districts, provides that an adult owner of property in a drainage district is entitled to one vote per acre or part of an acre within each parcel of land owned by the owner and located in the district. Provides that, if a parcel of land is owned by more than one adult owner, only one of the owners representing all of the owners may cast a ballot for that parcel. Provides that the votes represented by the ballot shall equal the number of acres or part of an acre shown on the face of the ballot. Provides that, by casting a ballot, the voter certifies that he or she is the owner of the land or, when the land is owned by multiple owners, the voter casting the ballot certifies that a majority of the owners have granted him or her the authority to cast the ballot on behalf of the all the owners. Changes the time that the polls may be open. Provides that the commissioners acting as the judges of the election shall not be responsible for determining the ownership of any parcel of land and may rely upon the representations of the person presenting himself or herself as the owner of the parcel or the person authorized by a majority of the other owners of the parcel to cast the ballot on behalf of all the owners. 

SB 1700

Energy Performance Contracts: Requires each governmental unit to implement cost-effective conservation improvements and maintain efficient operation …

Energy Performance Contracts: Requires each governmental unit to implement cost-effective conservation improvements and maintain efficient operation of its facilities in order to minimize energy consumption and related environmental impacts, and reduce operating costs. Provides that any governmental unit may enter into an energy performance contract with a qualified energy service provider to produce utility savings or operating and maintenance cost-savings. Designates the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center as the lead agency for the development and promotion of a program of performance contracts in governmental units under the Act, and provides requirements and duties for that agency. Provides for the selection process of qualified energy service providers. Provides for audits, payments, and term requirements for energy performance contracts entered into under the Act. Provides for the monitoring and reporting of energy consumption and cost-savings under an energy performance contract. Provides for the use of savings from performance contracts. Provides that the provisions of the Act shall prevail and control over conflicting provisions of law, and that any conflicting provisions of any statute enacted prior to the Act are hereby repealed.

SB 1703

Court Assessment Reports: Amends the Clerks of Courts Act and the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. …

Court Assessment Reports: Amends the Clerks of Courts Act and the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Requires the clerk of circuit court to submit specified assessment reports no later than March 1, 2021, and March 1 of every year thereafter. Changes the repeal date of the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act to January 1, 2023 (rather than 2022), and makes a corresponding change in the Clerks of Courts Act.

SB 1721

Property Tax Code (Delinquent Property):  In provisions about delinquent property, provides that a county may take …

Property Tax Code (Delinquent Property):  In provisions about delinquent property, provides that a county may take steps necessary (currently, shall take all steps necessary) to acquire title to the property and may manage and operate the property, including, but not limited to, mowing of grass, removal of nuisance greenery, removal of garbage, waste, debris or other materials, or the demolition, repair, or remediation of unsafe structures. Provides costs to be distributed to taxing districts, including operation and maintenance costs and all costs associated with county staff and overhead used to perform the duties of the trustees. Reduces the maximum penalty bids for the annual tax sale from 18% to 12%. In provisions about redemption of property, limits the assessments of penalties from every 6 months to 12 months. 

SB 1726

Property Tax Protests: Provides that, if a taxpayer objects to all or any part of a …

Property Tax Protests: Provides that, if a taxpayer objects to all or any part of a property tax for any year based on an assessment, the taxpayer may elect to (i) pay all of the tax due or (ii) pay the amount of tax due for the year for which a tax objection complaint will be filed in compliance with Section 23-10, minus the amount attributable to any portion of the amount of the reduction in assessed value. Contains provisions concerning notice and penalties. 

SB 1731

Small Wireless Facility Repeal: Amends the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Provides that the Act is …

Small Wireless Facility Repeal: Amends the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on December 31, 2026 (currently, June 1, 2021).

SB 1737

Counties Code – Auditor Duties: In provisions regarding additional duties of county auditors in counties of …

Counties Code – Auditor Duties: In provisions regarding additional duties of county auditors in counties of 200,000 population or less (currently, 275,000 population or less), provides that the following duties are permissive rather than mandatory: being the general accountant of the county and keeping its general accounts; and devising and installing a system of financial records in the offices and divisions of the county. 

SB 1738

Township Zoning Objections: Amends the Counties Code. Removes language that provides that: if a township located within …

Township Zoning Objections: Amends the Counties Code. Removes language that provides that: if a township located within a county with a population of less than 600,000 has a plan commission and the plan commission objects to the proposed zoning of property in the unincorporated areas of the township, the township board of trustees may submit its written objections to the county board within 30 days after the submission of a proposed zoning ordinance or resolution by the County Zoning Commission to the county board; and, in such case, the county board shall not adopt zoning provisions which affect the unincorporated areas of the township, except by the favorable vote of 3/4 of all the members of the county board.

SB 1743

Property Tax Appeals: Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning complaints, provides that, if the …

Property Tax Appeals: Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning complaints, provides that, if the appellant fails to timely submit evidence required in advance of a hearing, then the appeal shall be dismissed with prejudice.

SB 1744

Property Tax Code (Senior Freeze): Provides that, if an applicant who qualifies for the senior citizens …

Property Tax Code (Senior Freeze): Provides that, if an applicant who qualifies for the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption moves to a different residence in the State and continues to qualify for the exemption, then the new residence shall qualify for the exemption beginning with the taxable year in which the qualified applicant takes ownership of the new residence. Provides that the base year shall be the year prior to the year in which the qualified applicant takes ownership of the new residence. 

SB 1745

Middel Class Tax Credit: Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates a middle class tax credit limited …

Middel Class Tax Credit: Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates a middle class tax credit limited to a reduction in the equalized assessed value of homestead property owned by a middle class homeowner of 5% of the equalized assessed value of the property for the current assessment year. Provides that the maximum exemption is limited to $5,000.

SB 1750

Disabled Veteran Exemption: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that if a veteran has a service …

Disabled Veteran Exemption: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that if a veteran has a service connected disability of 100%, the taxpayer who has been granted a homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities shall no longer be required to reapply for the exemption on an annual basis, and the exemption shall be in effect for as long as the exemption would otherwise be permitted. 

SB 1774

Senior Freeze Income: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the purposes of the senior …

Senior Freeze Income: Amends the Property Tax Code. 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 1775

Qualified Forest Abatement: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the county clerk shall abate 10% of …

Qualified Forest Abatement: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the county clerk shall abate 10% of the taxes imposed on qualified forest property that is part of a proposed new housing development. Provides that the owner of the property shall obtain approval from the Department of Natural Resources and shall submit a conservation plan and a new housing development plan to the Department of Natural Resources. Provides that "qualified forest property" means land of at least one acre that: (i) is at least 10% stocked by forest trees of any size; (ii) includes forest strips that are at least 120 feet wide; (iii) is managed in accordance with a conservation plan approved by the Department of Natural Resources; and (iv) is not developed for non-forest use as of January 1 of the first taxable year of the abatement.

SB 1776

Taxing Districts: Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning delinquencies by lessees of property owned …

Taxing Districts: Amends the Property Tax Code. 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 1794

Local Government Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Act: Provides that the statute of limitations set by a …

Local Government Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Act: Provides that the statute of limitations set by a unit of local government for the determination and assessment of taxes covered by the Act may not exceed 10 years (currently, 4 years) after the end of the calendar year for which the return for the period was filed or the end of the calendar year in which the return for the period was due, whichever occurs later. Makes conforming changes concerning the tolling of this 10-year period. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. In a Section concerning municipal audits of public utilities, provides that municipalities may request information from public utilities no more than annually (currently, no more than once every 2 years). Provides that, if the public utility fails to respond in a timely manner to the request for information with complete information, the public utility shall be liable to the municipality for a penalty of $1,000 for each day it fails to produce the requested information. Provides that, if a public utility is liable for any error in past tax payments in excess of $5,000 that were unknown prior to an audit from the municipality, then the public utility shall reimburse the municipality for the cost of the audit. Sets forth conditions under which the public utility may be liable for attorney's fees incurred by the municipality.

SB 1800

Unit of Local Government Prohibit: Amends the General Assembly Organization Act. Provides that until January 1, …

Unit of Local Government Prohibit: Amends the General Assembly Organization Act. Provides that until January 1, 2023, the General Assembly shall not enact any law creating any new unit of local government. Repeals the Section on January 1, 2023.

SB 1809

IDOT Rural Intersection Study: Provides that the Department of Transportation shall conduct a study of rural …

IDOT Rural Intersection Study: Provides that the Department of Transportation shall conduct a study of rural intersections that shall identify areas of significant safety concern. Provides that the Department shall publish the study by December 31, 2021 and shall make specific recommendations for policy changes to address the identified dangerous areas.

SB 1818

Local Health Protection: Appropriates $30,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Illinois Department of Public …

Local Health Protection: Appropriates $30,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Illinois Department of Public Health for the purpose of making Local Health Protection Grants to Certified Local Health Departments.

SB 1820

Unemployment Benefits: Amends the Property Tax Code to freeze the tax assessment for electricity generating plants …

Unemployment Benefits: Amends the Property Tax Code to freeze the tax assessment for electricity generating plants for a period of 5 years beginning the year the electricity generating plant is closed. Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act to authorize additional benefits for individuals whose unemployment or partial unemployment is attributable to a layoff from an electric power plant.

SB 1823

River Edge Redevelopment: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Extends a tax credit allowable for qualified …

River Edge Redevelopment: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Extends a tax credit allowable for qualified expenditures incurred by a qualified taxpayer in the restoration and preservation of a qualified historic structure located in a River Edge Redevelopment Zone to January 1, 2031 (currently, through January 1, 2022). Provides that, in order to qualify for such a tax credit, expenditures must: (i) equal $5,000 or more, (ii) exceed the adjusted basis of the qualified historic structure on the first day the qualified rehabilitation plan begins, and (iii) be a part of a qualified rehabilitation plan or phase of a qualified rehabilitation plan that received final approval to begin the expenditures no later than December 31, 2026 (currently, only (i) and (ii) are required).

SB 1835

Coroner Fees (Inquest and Waiver): Provides that fees for a coroner's or medical examiner's permit to …

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

SB 1845

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 1877

Officer-Worn Body Camera: Amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act concerning procedures for the use …

Officer-Worn Body Camera: Amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act concerning procedures for the use of officer-worn body cameras. 

SB 1886

County Court Services Fee: Reenacts a court services fee repealed by Public Act 100-987. Change the …

County Court Services Fee: Reenacts a court services fee repealed by Public Act 100-987. Change the name of the fee to an assessment and provides that the assessment will be in addition to assessments in the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Removes references to repealed cross references. Makes a conforming change in the Code. Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act making conforming changes. 

SB 1887

Procurement Code – Public Records: Provides that any contractor performance evaluations and related documents that evaluate …

Procurement Code – Public Records: Provides that any contractor performance evaluations and related documents that evaluate a contractor's performance on a project-specific basis or in the aggregate, conducted and compiled by any construction agency for any contractor performing or having performed construction under this Act shall be considered public records and are subject to inspection and copying under the Freedom of Information Act.

SB 1891

Prevailing Wage Act Exceptions: Provides that only such laborers, workers, and mechanics as are directly employed …

Prevailing Wage Act Exceptions: Provides that only such laborers, workers, and mechanics as are directly employed by contractors or subcontractors in actual construction work on the site of the building or construction job, laborers, workers, and mechanics engaged in the transportation of materials and equipment to or from the site, or (3) laborers, workers, and mechanics engaged in the production, processing, reclamation, recycling, or manufacturing of materials, regardless of location, where those materials will be incorporated into a public works project and when the value of said material used in the public works project is greater than $250,000, but not including the transportation by the sellers and suppliers or the manufacture or processing of materials or equipment, in the execution of any contract or contracts for public works with any public body shall be deemed to be employed upon public works.

SB 1893

Nuisance Trees: Provides that a county board may adopt reasonable regulations for the control and eradication …

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.

SUPPORT
SB 1898

FOIA Exemptions – Health Records: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. To the list of records …

FOIA Exemptions – Health Records: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. 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 1899

Highway Code – Utility Projects: Eliminates the requirement that the State and county highway authorities adopt …

Highway Code – Utility Projects: Eliminates the requirement that the State and county highway authorities adopt strategies and practices that include the delivery of 5-year programs, annual programs, and the establishment of coordination councils in the locales. Provides that each utility shall designate in writing to the Secretary of Transportation or his or her designee an agent for notice and the delivery of State or county projects. Provides that the 90-day deadline for removal, relocation, or modification of the ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line, or other equipment shall be enforceable by the State or county, instead of by a coordination council. Provides that the total cost of modification may include changes made during construction to avoid or minimize impact to known, or unknown utility's facilities. Provides that costs incurred by the State or county due to the untimely relocation of the utility's facilities, and the State's or county's need to meet a project completion date, shall be paid by the utility upon request from the State or county.

SB 1900

Public-Private Partnership Act: Creates provisions addressing agreements between public and private entities; transparency between parties; oversight …

Public-Private Partnership Act: Creates provisions addressing agreements between public and private entities; transparency between parties; oversight of projects; compliance with state and federal law; and fairness for local jurisdictions when negotiating public-private agreements. Adds provisions containing rules for the formation of an public-private partnership agreement; the establishment of the Infrastructure Investment Commission; the process for procuring contracts; the terms of a public-private partnership agreement; the creation of development and operation standards for projects; the taxation of contractors; financial arrangements; the insurance of debt by a responsible public entity; the acquisition of property; law enforcement; confidentiality of proposals; the maximum term of a public-private agreement; reversion of property to the State; powers of a responsible public entity with respect to qualifying projects; and prohibited local action. Makes a corresponding change in the Freedom of Information Act.

SB 1925

County Sheriff Qualifications: Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that, in counties with a under …

County Sheriff Qualifications: Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that, in counties with a under 3,000,000 inhabitants, a person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of sheriff after the effective date of the Act 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. Amends the Counties Code making a conforming change.

SB 1929

Counties Chair and Vice-Chair: Amends the Counties Code. In a division concerning counties under township organization, …

Counties Chair and Vice-Chair: Amends the Counties Code. 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 1965

State Holiday – Juneteeth: Provides that Juneteenth National Freedom Day shall be observed on June 19 …

State Holiday – Juneteeth: Provides that Juneteenth National Freedom Day shall be observed on June 19 of each year as a holiday throughout the State (currently, not a holiday and is observed on the third Saturday of June of each year). Provides that when June 19 falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be held and considered the holiday. Amends the Election Code, the Illinois Procurement Code, the School Code, and the Promissory Note and Bank Holiday Act to include Juneteenth National Freedom Day as a holiday.

SB 1967

Recorders – Unlawful Covenants: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a restrictive covenant modification to an …

Recorders – Unlawful Covenants: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a restrictive covenant modification to an unlawful restrictive covenant may be filed, for a fee not to exceed $10, by: (1) the holder of an ownership interest in property that is subject to the unlawful restrictive covenant; or (2) a common interest community association, a condominium association, a unit owners' association, or a master association of a parcel of property subject to the association's declaration and the parcel is subject to an unlawful restrictive covenant. Includes requirements for a restrictive covenant modification and the petition to modify. Provides that, on receipt of a restrictive covenant modification, the recorder shall submit the restrictive covenant modification together with a copy of the original instrument referenced in the restrictive covenant modification to the State's Attorney, except, if a recorder determines that the a restrictive covenant modification submitted is clearly an unlawful restrictive covenant, the recorder may proceed to record the restrictive covenant modification. If the restrictive covenant modification is submitted to the State's Attorney, the State's Attorney shall make a determination within 30 days as to whether the original document contains an unlawful restrictive covenant and the recorder may not record the modification unless the State's Attorney determines an unlawful restrictive covenant exists. Limits liability of a county recorder and county for unauthorized modifications.

SB 1975

Property Tax – Homestead Disabilities: Provides that the chief county assessment officer in a county of …

Property Tax – Homestead Disabilities: Provides that the chief county assessment officer in a county of more than 3,000,000 residents, and in any other county where the county board has authorized such action by ordinance or resolution, may automatically renew the homestead exemption for persons with disabilities without application for any person who applied for the exemption and presented a Disability Identification Card stating that the claimant is under a Class 2 disability.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds provisions to the introduced bill providing that an applicant for the homestead exemption for persons with disabilities may be examined by an optometrist if the person qualifies because of a visual disability. Provides that provisions of the introduced bill concerning automatic renewal (i) apply for taxable years 2021 through 2026 and (ii) apply if the person presents proof of eligibility (in the introduced bill, a Disability Identification Card stating that the claimant is under a Class 2 disability). Provides that the chief county assessment officer shall not automatically renew the homestead exemption for persons with disabilities if the physician, advanced practice registered nurse, optometrist, or physician assistant who examined the claimant determined that the disability is not expected to continue for 12 months or more.

SB 1980

Pension Code – Attorney Fees: Provides that in any action by a participant or beneficiary arising …

Pension Code – Attorney Fees: Provides that in any action by a participant or beneficiary arising under the Code or Article XIII, Section 5 of the Illinois Constitution in which there is at issue the payment of benefits due to a participant or beneficiary, the court, in its discretion, may allow either party to recover reasonable attorney's fees and the costs of the action. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

SB 1991

Pipeline Environmental Impact: Amends the Renewable Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Changes the short title …

Pipeline Environmental Impact: Amends the Renewable Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Changes the short title to the Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Broadens the purpose of the Act to include construction and deconstruction of pipelines and electronic transmission lines. Includes pipeline owner and electrical transmission line owner in the definition of "agricultural impact mitigation agreement", "construction", "county", "deconstruction", and "underlying agreement". Defines "Agricultural Inspector", "pipeline owner", and "pipeline". Contains guidelines for pipeline and electronic transmission line owners to address environmental impact before starting construction. Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code to make conforming changes.

SB 1992

Voting Availability: Amends the Election Code. Requires a permanent polling place for early voting to remain …

Voting Availability: Amends the Election Code. Requires a permanent polling place for early voting to remain open beginning the 22nd day (rather than the 15th day) before an election. Makes changes to the hours a permanent polling place for early voting must remain open. Requires certain permanent polling places to be open a total of at least 16 hours (rather than 14 hours) on the final weekend during the early voting period.

SB 2021

Recorder Fees: Amends the Counties Code. In provisions relating to specified recorder fees in counties of …

Recorder Fees: Amends the Counties Code. In provisions relating to specified recorder fees in counties of the third class, provides that the fees apply to certified copies of records that are maintained in any format, or portions thereof, including microfilm, paper, electronic, database, or index. Provides that the recorder in counties that adopted a predictable recording fee schedule may, after the effective date of the amendatory Act, charge a standard fee for non-standard documents, except for specified documents, and charge a penalty for any non-conforming documents and a standard document copy fee as provided under a county's predictable fee schedule for all copies; and provides that the copying fees shall be applicable to any format, or portions thereof, that the record is maintained, including paper, microfilm, electronic format, or database.

SB 2041

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".

SB 2062

Property Tax Descriptions: Provides that owners of income producing properties shall file physical descriptions of their …

Property Tax Descriptions: Provides that owners of income producing properties shall file physical descriptions of their properties with the chief county assessor, on a form and format determined by the chief county assessor.

SB 2099

TIF Initial and Total EAV: Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal …

TIF Initial and Total EAV: Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. 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 2103

Pension Codes: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. In the State Universities Article, provides that the optional …

Pension Codes: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. In the State Universities Article, provides that the optional defined contribution plan shall provide for one or more automatic contribution arrangements, at least one of which shall be an eligible automatic contribution arrangement that permits a withdrawal of default elective contributions in accordance with a specified provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. In the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article, 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. 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. Provides that employees may change such contributions to an amount not to exceed 10% of each payment of earnings at any time. 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 may charge an administrative fee. In the Deferred Compensation Article, provides for automatic enrollment of any employee who is a member under the State Employee, Downstate Teacher, or Chicago Teacher Article, regardless of when the employee first became a member under that Article. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately, except that the changes to the IMRF and Deferred Compensation Articles of the Illinois Pension Code and to the State Mandates Act take effect January 1, 2022.

SB 2106

Pension Code – Benefit Distibution Age: In the General Assembly, State Employee, and Judges Articles, provides …

Pension Code – Benefit Distibution Age: In the General Assembly, State Employee, and Judges Articles, provides that certain survivors' and widows' annuities shall become payable on a specified date or December 1 of the calendar year in which the deceased spouse would have attained age 72 (instead of 70 1/2), whichever occurs last. 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 2171

Public Duty Rule Codification Act: Contains legislative findings and a statement of legislative purpose. Provides that …

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

SB 2176

Uniform Electronic Transactions Act: Provides that a contract, record, of signature may not be denied legal …

Uniform Electronic Transactions Act: Provides that a contract, record, of signature may not be denied legal effect or enforceability simply because it is in electronic form or an electronic record was used in its formation. Provides that if a law requires a record to be in writing, an electronic record satisfies the law. Provides that if a law requires a signature, an electronic signature satisfies the law. Repeals the Electronic Commerce Security Act. Makes corresponding changes in various laws to conform cross references.

SB 2192

GATA Applicability: Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that the requirements established under the …

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

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SB 2201

Local Industrial Residential Buildings (Zoning): Amends the Counties Code, Township Code, and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides …

Local Industrial Residential Buildings (Zoning): Amends the Counties Code, Township Code, and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a zoning ordinance or other zoning regulation may not prohibit or restrict the erection of an industrialized residential structure or a manufactured home on real property, provided that: (1) an industrialized residential structure or manufactured home is compatible with the character of a respective district; (2) regulations impose the same aesthetic compatibility requirements on an industrialized residential structure or manufactured home that are applicable to all residential structures in the respective district; and (3) an industrialized residential structure or manufactured home meets applicable standards for the exterior design of buildings and structures. Limits home rule powers.

SB 2206

Local Records Act: Provides that a unit of local government shall compile a list of each …

Local Records Act: 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 annually. Provides that, if the unit of local government does not have a website, the unit of local government shall publish the list, on an annual basis, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the unit of local government is located.

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SB 2207

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 annually. Provides that, if the unit of local government does not have a website, the unit of local government shall publish the list, on an annual basis, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the unit of local government is located. 

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SB 2244

Property Tax – Senior Freeze: Provides that for taxable year 2020, the maximum income limitation under …

Property Tax – Senior Freeze: Provides that for taxable year 2020, the maximum income limitation under the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption is $75,000 for counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants (currently, $65,000). Provides that, for taxable year 2021 and thereafter, the maximum income limitation under the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption is $75,000 for all counties (currently, $65,000). Amends the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act. Provides that the income limitation is $75,000 for tax year 2019 and thereafter.

SB 2246

Remote Meetings: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Modifies the requirements by which an open or closed …

Remote Meetings: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Modifies the requirements by which an open or closed meeting may be conducted by audio or video conference without the physical presence of a quorum of the members. 

SB 2247

Broadband Investment: Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Code does not apply to the …

Broadband Investment: Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Code does not apply to the leasing of State-owned facilities by a wireless carrier. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates credit for the cost of equipment and materials used in the business of providing broadband services in a county in the State with a population of fewer than 40,000 people or a township in the State with a population density of less than 50 households per square mile in a county with a population of less than 300,000 people. Provides that the credit does not apply to equipment and materials placed in service after December 31, 2026. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act to exempt equipment and materials used to provide broadband services in a county in the State with a population of fewer than 40,000 people or a township in the State with a population density of less than 50 households per square mile in a county with a population of less than 300,000 people.

SB 2253

Property Tax (Veterans): Provides that, for taxable years 2022 and thereafter, in the case of a …

Property Tax (Veterans): Provides that, for taxable years 2022 and thereafter, in the case of a veteran with any service connected disability, the property is exempt from taxation under this Code. Removes a requirement that taxpayers receiving the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities shall reapply on an annual basis.

SB 2271

Bail Reform Opt Out: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that, notwithstanding any …

Bail Reform Opt Out: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. 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 2274

Local CURE Funding: Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative …

Local CURE Funding: Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that financial support funds provided under the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (Local CURE) Support Program may be used by a unit of local government only for payment of costs permitted to be covered with moneys from the Coronavirus Relief Fund pursuant to specified provisions of the Social Security Act or any other federal law.

SB 2278

Public Safety Tax Board: Provides that a county that is authorized to impose a Special County …

Public Safety Tax Board: Provides that a county that is authorized to impose a Special County Retailers' Occupation Tax For Public Safety, Public Facilities, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, or Transportation may establish a 7-member board, which shall oversee the use of funds received from the tax.

SB 2314

Mental Health: Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Community Mental Health Rule …

Mental Health: Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Community Mental Health Rule and Regulatory Modernization Act. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Changes the text of Sections of the Illinois Administrative Code pertaining to: community-based mental health service definitions and professional qualifications; program approval for specified behavioral health services; assertive community treatment; and community support teams. 

SB 2326

Election Code (Disabilities): Changes the definition of "person with a disability" to include a person having …

Election Code (Disabilities): Changes the definition of "person with a disability" to include a person having an intellectual or developmental disability. Makes conforming changes throughout the Code. Requires an election authority to provide public notice 75 days (rather than 60 days) before each general and consolidated election calculated to reach elderly voters and voters with disabilities, of the availability of registration and voting aids under the Federal Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, of the availability of assistance in marking the ballot, procedures for voting by vote by mail ballot, and procedures for voting early by personal appearance. Provides that county clerks shall mail by non-forwardable mail an official ballot with a return identification envelope and a secrecy envelope not sooner than the 20th day before the date of any election and not later than the 14th day before the date of any election to each voter with a disability. Provides the State Board of Elections, in partnership with the Department of Human Services, rulemaking authority to allow recipients of a vote by mail ballot to return their ballot by other means than mail.

SB 2350

Prevailing Wage – Public Utility: Provides that the term "public works" includes fixed works constructed or …

Prevailing Wage – Public Utility: Provides that the term "public works" includes fixed works constructed or demolished by third parties contracted by any public utility (rather than does not include work done directly by any public utility company). Applies to telecommunications carriers. Defines "public utility".

SB 2356

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 2515

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

Illinois Groundwater Protection: 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 2368

Regional Water Commission: Creates the Regional Water Commission Division of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that …

Regional Water Commission: Creates the Regional Water Commission Division of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that Municipalities may enter into joint efforts to acquire, develop, and operate a joint water supply, joint water works, or both, through intergovernmental cooperation in a regional water commission. Includes findings of the General Assembly.

SB 2374

Juvenile Court Detention Screenings: Provides that on and after July 1, 2023, a detention screening instrument …

Juvenile Court Detention Screenings: Provides that on and after July 1, 2023, a detention screening instrument shall be used for referrals to all authorized juvenile detention facilities in this State prior to a judicial hearing. Provides a minor alleged to be a delinquent minor taken into temporary custody must be brought before a judicial officer within 48 hours (rather than 40 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and court designated holidays). Provides that if an appearance is required of any minor taken and held in a place of custody or confinement operated by the State or any of its political subdivisions, including counties and municipalities, the chief judge of the circuit may permit by rule for the minor's personal appearance to be made by means of two-way audio-visual communication, including closed circuit television and computerized video conference, in the following proceedings: (1) the initial appearance before a judge; (2) a detention or shelter care hearing; or (3) any status hearing. Amends the Probation and Probation Officers Act. Provides that the Division of Probation Services of the Supreme Court shall adopt a statewide juvenile detention screening instrument that has been verified through evidence-based and data-based practices that is to be used by all authorized juvenile detention facilities. 

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SB 2396

Tax Holiday: Amends the Use Tax Act and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, from …

Tax Holiday: Amends the Use Tax Act and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, from August 6, 2021 through August 8, 2021, and from August 13, 2021 through August 15, 2021, the tax imposed under the Acts on clothing and school supplies shall be at the rate of 1.25% (instead of 6.25%).

SB 2447

Illinois Public Labor Relations Act: Provides that the provisions of the Act or any collective bargaining …

Illinois Public Labor Relations Act: Provides that the provisions of the Act or any collective bargaining agreement negotiated between a public employer and the exclusive representative of peace officers thereunder shall not take precedence over any conflicting State or local law regarding peace officers.

SB 2448

Illinois Public Labor Relations Act: Provides that, regarding peace officers, employers shall be required to bargain …

Illinois Public Labor Relations Act: Provides that, regarding peace officers, employers shall be required to bargain collectively with regard to wages only, and shall not be required to bargain collectively concerning hours and terms and conditions of employment.

SB 2450

IDOT Land Coveyance: Allows the Department of Transportation to sell land, dedications, easements, access rights, or …

IDOT Land Coveyance: Allows the Department of Transportation to sell land, dedications, easements, access rights, or any interest in the real estate that it holds, or other properties acquired but no longer needed for highway purposes for fair market value (rather than for less than the appraised value). Provides that the fair market value may be based on one or more appraisals. Provides that the Department shall justify a sale below the fair market value. Provides that the Department shall develop a policy to assign a monetary value of all considerations. Provides for the order of priority in which the Department shall offer the real property. 

SB 2506

At Your Service Act: Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a unit of local government, …

At Your Service Act: Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a unit of local government, acting through its governing board, may authorize the use of technology to execute its duties, or assist in the execution of certain portions of public duties, where those technologies utilize commonly accepted methods of data storage and cybersecurity, and the unit of local government otherwise continues adherence to the Local Records Act. Provides that, where applicable law requires accepting information in writing, an appearance before an official in person, or requires a signature, the unit of local government may, in place of those requirements, adopt widely used technologies, such as video chat and secure digital signatures, to verify identity and process service requests. Provides that a unit of local government may also adopt a method of certifying paperless digital copies of any record using PDF file delivery if the unit of local government provides for free on its website an upload tool for any person in recipient of a certified digital file to confirm its authenticity. Requires a unit of local government to provide notice before adopting such procedures. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the At Your Service Act.

SB 2520

State's Attorney Conflict: Provides that, if a majority of the county board, by resolution, declares there …

State's Attorney Conflict: Provides that, if a majority of the county board, by resolution, declares there to be a conflict of interest between the State's Attorney and the county board, the county board may, for civil matters involving the county board, notify the Attorney General, or hire outside legal counsel, to represent the county board while the conflict of interest remains. Amends the Attorney General Act. Provides that, when notified by a county board that the county board has declared a conflict of interest between the State's Attorney and the county board, the Attorney General, or his or her designee, shall appear for and represent the county board in civil matters involving the county board until such time that the county board notifies the Attorney General that the conflict of interest no longer remains.

SB 2559

Property Tax – Surviving Spouse: Provides that, for the 2015 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption …

Property Tax – Surviving Spouse: Provides that, for the 2015 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities also carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year. Provides that, for the 2021 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities also carries over to (i) the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain the exemption before death, but who would have qualified for the exemption in the current taxable year if he or she had survived and (ii) the surviving spouse of a veteran whose death was determined to be service-connected and who is certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being a current recipient of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Provides that, in the case of a surviving spouse who is certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being a current recipient of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, the property is exempt.