2022 House Bills

The Illinois General Assembly reconvened on January 4, 2022. This page includes House bills of relevance to local governments either active or introduced in the second year of the 102nd General Assembly. This list is not all inclusive. Click on the bill number for a brief synopsis.

Bill #            Description Link IACBM Position
HB 182

Vehicle Code (Traffic Violations): For purposes of a provision concerning procedures for traffic violations, a violation …

Vehicle Code (Traffic Violations): For purposes of a provision concerning procedures for traffic violations, a violation shall be deemed resolved if the person has appeared in court and the court entered any final disposition, including: (i) a final order regarding the person's guilt or innocence; or (ii) an order granting a request by the State or local governmental body that initiated the charges for permission not to prosecute the charges. Further amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that if the prosecutor shows that default was due to an intentional refusal to pay, and due to a failure on the offender's part to make a good faith effort to pay, rather than the offender demonstrating the absence of these factors, the court may order the offender imprisoned for a term not to exceed 6 months if the fine was for a felony, or 30 days if the fine was for a misdemeanor, a petty offense or a business offense.

HB 231

Counties Code (Population): Changes definitions of "population" to be the total number of inhabitants according to …

Counties Code (Population): Changes definitions of "population" to be the total number of inhabitants according to the last preceding federal decennial census (rather than number of inhabitants or number of persons). 

HB 378

Black Owned Media: Requires each municipality, county, school district, and community college district to adopt an …

Black Owned Media: Requires each municipality, county, school district, and community college district to adopt an ordinance or resolution for the procurement of black-owned media services that establishes an aspirational goal that no less than 10% (rather than 20%) of the total dollar amount used for the purchase of media services shall be used to procure the services of black-owned media.

HB 427

Lake County CCAO: The election authority for Lake County shall cause to be submitted to the …

Lake County CCAO: The election authority for Lake County shall cause to be submitted to the voters of Lake County at the first general election held after the effective date of the amendatory Act a referendum to convert the Office of the Chief Assessment Officer of Lake County to an elected office rather than an appointed office.

HB 0448

PTELL School Districts: For levy years 2021 and later, the taxing district's aggregate extension base is …

PTELL School Districts: For levy years 2021 and later, the taxing district's aggregate extension base is the greater of (A) the district's last preceding aggregate extension limit or (B) the district's last preceding aggregate extension, subject to certain adjustments. Provides that the term "aggregate extension limit" means the district's last preceding aggregate extension if the taxing district had utilized the maximum limiting rate permitted without referendum for each of the 5 immediately preceding levy years. 

The provisions apply only to: (1) certain school districts; (2) park districts; (3) library districts; and (4) community college districts. The taxing district must certify to the county clerk that the taxing district did not extend the maximum amount permitted under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for a particular levy year. The aggregate extension for a taxing district that utilizes the recapture provisions of the introduced bill may not exceed the taxing district's last preceding aggregate extension by more than 5% unless the increase is approved by the voters.

HB 828

Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act: Repeals the Act on January 1, 2023 (rather than January 1, …

Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act: Repeals the Act on January 1, 2023 (rather than January 1, 2022). Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides that a Section concerning circuit court clerk fees is repealed on January 1, 2023 (rather than January 1, 2022).

SUPPORT
HB 2409

EDGE Tax Credit: Amends the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Act. The Department …

EDGE Tax Credit: Amends the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Act. The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) shall not issue a tax certificate to any taxpayer under this Act unless the taxpayer first submits a supplier diversity report. DCEO shall publish on its website all supplier diversity reports filed by taxpayers under this Act and maintain those reports for at least 5 years.

HB 2423

Nursing Home Care: The Department of Public Health shall certify the Temporary Nursing Assistant Training Program …

Nursing Home Care: The Department of Public Health shall certify the Temporary Nursing Assistant Training Program that it implemented by emergency rule. 

HB 2807

Local Accumulation of Funds: Provides that a unit of local government's funds, excluding the capital fund, …

Local Accumulation of Funds: Provides that a unit of local government's funds, excluding the capital fund, shall not exceed an amount equal to or greater than 2.5 times the annual average expenditure of the previous 3 fiscal years of the unit of local government. Defines "capital fund" as a capital fund of a township or a similar fund of another unit of local government established to dedicate funds toward capital improvement as a part of the unit of local government's annual budget. Amends the Township Code repealing a Section about accumulation of funds.

OPPOSE
HB 3150

No Veteran License Fee: A veteran who is honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the …

No Veteran License Fee: A veteran who is honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States and is a resident of a county or municipality shall not be required to pay any county or municipal license fee for a business selling or providing services if the veteran is the sole proprietor of the business. Limits home rule powers.

OPPOSE
HB 3980

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

Repeal Red Light Cameras: Repeals a Section of the Illinois Vehicle Code providing authority to use automated traffic law enforcement systems at intersections in which cameras are used to photograph or video record a motor vehicle's failure to stop and yield as required by traffic control signals. Imposes limits on the power of local governments to use automated speed enforcement systems to provide recorded images of a motor vehicle for the purpose of recording its speed. Denies home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement from the State. Makes conforming and other changes.

OPPOSE
HB 4073

Battery-Charged Fence Alarm: A municipality or county may not: (1) require a permit or fee for the installation …

Battery-Charged Fence Alarm: A municipality or county may not: (1) require a permit or fee for the installation or use of a battery-charged fence alarm that is in addition to an alarm system permit issued by the municipality or county; (2) impose installation or operational requirements for the battery-charged fence that are inconsistent with the Act; or (3) prohibit the installation or use of a battery-charged fence alarm. 

OPPOSE
HB 4116

Right To Privacy Drug Test: An employer may not refuse to hire an individual or discipline …

Right To Privacy Drug Test: An employer may not refuse to hire an individual or discipline an employee because results of an individual's drug test indicate the presence of THC on the part of that individual. Permits an employer to enforce a pre-employment drug testing policy, zero-tolerance drug testing policy, random drug testing policy, or a drug-free workplace policy or disciplining an employee for violating such policy, but provides than an employer may not take adverse action against an employee solely because of a positive drug test for cannabis unless the test result exceeds limits set forth in certain DUI provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Sets forth conditions under which an employer may discipline an employee for impairment. Provides that there is not a cause of action for any person against an employer for disciplining or terminating the employment of an individual when enforcing a compliant policy.

House Floor Amendment No. 3: Further amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed to create or imply a cause of action under the Act for any person against an employer for actions taken pursuant to an employer's workplace drug policy that complies with the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Removes specified provisions concerning employment and employer liability.

HB 4169

Income Tax Act (Local Government Distributive Fund): An amount equal to the sum of (i) 8% of the …

Income Tax Act (Local Government Distributive Fund): An amount equal to the sum of (i) 8% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed upon individuals, trusts, and estates and (ii) 9.11% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed upon corporations shall be deposited into the Local Government Distributive Fund (currently, an amount 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 shall be deposited into the Local Government Distributive Fund). Amends the State Revenue Sharing Act to provide that amounts paid into the Local Government Distributive Fund are appropriated on a continuing basis. Effective July 1, 2022.

SUPPORT
HB 4215

Child Extended Bereavement Leave: An employee of a large employer is entitled to use a maximum …

Child Extended Bereavement Leave: An employee of a large employer is entitled to use a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child by suicide or homicide. An employee of a small employer is entitled to use a maximum of 6 weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child by suicide or homicide. Leave may be taken in a single continuous period or intermittently in increments of no less than 4 hours, but leave must be completed within one year after the employee notifies the employer of the loss. The Act does not extend the maximum period of leave to which an employee is entitled under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 or under any other paid or unpaid leave provided under federal, State or local law, a collective bargaining agreement, or an employment benefits program or plan.

NEUTRAL
HB 4295

Environmental Protection Act (Lead Service Lines): In provisions regarding lead service line replacement and notification, provides …

Environmental Protection Act (Lead Service Lines): In provisions regarding lead service line replacement and notification, provides that as lead service lines are replaced in accordance with the provisions, an owner or operator of a community water supply shall, when practicable, comply with specified provisions of the Illinois Plumbing Code. Provides that when doing so will create an undue hardship due to excessive structural or mechanical difficulty, or impracticability, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall automatically be granted a variance by the Department of Public Health and be exempt from the separation requirements of the specified provisions.

SUPPORT
HB 4348

Law Enforcement Camera Grant: Defines "law enforcement officer" or "officer" as any person employed by a …

Law Enforcement Camera Grant: Defines "law enforcement officer" or "officer" as any person employed by a unit of local government (rather than a county, municipality, or township) or an Illinois public university as a policeman, peace officer or in some like position involving the enforcement of the law and protection of the public interest at the risk of that person's life. Provides that "unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution. Effective immediately.

HB 4360

Nursing Homes (Revenue Spending): Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that a long-term care facility must spend …

Nursing Homes (Revenue Spending): Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that a long-term care facility must spend at least 85% of its total operating revenue on the direct care of residents as part of residents' resident care. Provides that the Department of Public Health and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services may adopt rules for the implementation of the amendatory provisions. Defines "direct care", "resident care", and "total operating revenue". Effective immediately.

HB 4406

Line of Duty Compensation (Volunteers): Expands the definition of "law enforcement officer" or "officer" to include …

Line of Duty Compensation (Volunteers): Expands the definition of "law enforcement officer" or "officer" to include any person working as a volunteer for the State or a local governmental entity in some position involving the enforcement of the law and protection of the public interest at the risk of that person's life, including, but not limited to, volunteers assisting with parking and traffic.

NEUTRAL
HB 4414

Expressway Camera Act: Includes Boone, Bureau, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Madison, McHenry, …

Expressway Camera Act: Includes Boone, Bureau, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, Will and Winnebago counties among the counties in which the Illinois State Police, the Department of Transportation, and the Toll Highway Authority shall increase the amount of expressway and highway cameras. Provides that any funds needed to conduct the program for use on expressways shall be taken from the Road Fund or Illinois State Toll Highway Authority funds and shall be included in requests for qualification processes for both agencies. Repeals the Act on July 1, 2025 (rather than July 1, 2023).

House Committee Amendment No. 2: Includes Champaign, Macon, Morgan, Peoria, and Sangamon counties among the counties in which the Illinois State Police, the Department of Transportation, and the Toll Highway Authority shall increase the amount of expressway and highway cameras. Provides that images from expressway cameras may be used by any municipal police department, county sheriff's office, State Police officer, or other law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the expressway in Cook County in the investigation of any violent offenses, including, but not limited to, offenses involving the use of a firearm and vehicular hijacking. Provides that images from expressway cameras may be used by any law enforcement agency conducting an active law enforcement investigation involving a violent offense. Deletes language providing that any funds needed to conduct the program shall be included in requests for qualification processes. Provides that any funds needed to conduct the program for use on expressways under the jurisdiction of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority shall be paid for by funds from the Illinois State Tollway Highway Authority.

HB 4489

GATA Applicability: Provides that the requirements established under the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act do not …

GATA Applicability: Provides that the requirements established under the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act do not apply to awards, including capital appropriated funds, made by the Department of Transportation to units of local government for the purposes of transportation (rather than surface transportation) projects utilizing State and federal funds.

SUPPORT
HB 4646

IMRF Employee Trustees: Each participating municipality or instrumentality that employs an employee who is an elected …

IMRF Employee Trustees: Each participating municipality or instrumentality that employs an employee who is an elected trustee shall make available to the elected trustee at least 20 days of paid leave of absence per year for the purpose of attending meetings of the Board of Trustees, committee meetings of the Board of Trustees, and seminars regarding issues for which the Board of Trustees is responsible. The Fund may reimburse affected participating municipalities and instrumentalities for the actual cost of hiring a substitute employee during such leaves of absence. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State.

NEUTRAL
HB 4674

Nursing Home Inspections: Requires the Department of Public Health to establish by rule guidelines for required …

Nursing Home Inspections: Requires the Department of Public Health to establish by rule guidelines for required continuing education of all employees who inspect, survey, or evaluate a facility and to offer continuing education opportunities at least quarterly.

HB 4772

County Design-Build Authorization: Provides that a county may enter into design-build contracts. Includes scope and performance …

County Design-Build Authorization: Provides that a county may enter into design-build contracts. Includes scope and performance criteria for design-build contracts, a two-phase procedure for selection of contracts, requirements for submission of proposals, procedures for awarding contracts, and requirements of reports and evaluation of contracts. Provides that, if the total overall cost of a project is estimated to be less than $12,000,000, the county may combine the two-phase procedure for selection into one phase. 

House Floor Amendment No. 1: In provisions relating to the awarding of a design-build contract to the highest overall ranked design-build entity, provides that the county may not (rather than may) request a best and final offer after the receipt of proposals of all qualified design-build entities. Changes the effective date to January 1, 2023 (from effective immediately).

SUPPORT
HB 4845

Recorder Stamp: Provides that a physical or electronic image of the recorder's stamp satisfies the signature …

Recorder Stamp: Provides that a physical or electronic image of the recorder's stamp satisfies the signature requirement for recorded instruments prior to, on, and after the effective date of the amendatory Act. 

SUPPORT
HB 4990

Public Transport Participant: Provides that no later than 180 days following the last day of a …

Public Transport Participant: Provides that no later than 180 days following the last day of a participant's fiscal year (rather than the State fiscal year) each participant shall provide the Department of Transportation with an audit prepared by a Certified Public Accountant covering that fiscal year. Upon the Department's final reconciliation determination that identifies a discrepancy between the Downstate Operating Assistance Program funds paid and the percentage of the eligible operating expenses which results in a reimbursement payment due to the Department, the participant shall remit the reimbursement payment to the Department no later than 90 days after written notification. Funds received by the Department from participants for reimbursement as a result of an overpayment from a prior State fiscal year shall be deposited into the Downstate Public Transportation Fund in the fiscal year in which they are received and all unspent funds shall roll to following fiscal years. Upon the Department's final reconciliation determination that identifies a discrepancy between the Downstate Operating Assistance Program funds paid and the percentage of the eligible operating expenses which results in a reimbursement payment due to the participant, the Department shall remit the reimbursement payment to the participant no later than 90 days after written notifications.

NEUTRAL
HB 5041

Juvenile Detention Center Hiring: Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law or rule, the Administrative …

Juvenile Detention Center Hiring: Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law or rule, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and the Department of Juvenile Justice shall permit the hiring of county juvenile detention center personnel that possess less than a bachelor's degree, including, but not limited to, the hiring of an applicant who possesses an associate's degree or has completed at least 60 credit hours at an accredited institution of higher education.

NEUTRAL
HB 5061

Diversity Goals: A county may establish goals to promote minority-owned and operated businesses, women-owned and operated …

Diversity Goals: A county may establish goals to promote minority-owned and operated businesses, women-owned and operated businesses, businesses owned and operated by persons with disabilities, and businesses located within the county.

NEUTRAL
HB 5102

County Judicial Facilities Fee: Provides that the county boards of Kane County, Kendall County, and Will …

County Judicial Facilities Fee: Provides that the county boards of Kane County, Kendall County, and Will County (currently, Kane County and Will County) may by ordinance impose a judicial facilities fee to be used for the building of new judicial facilities. Provides that in setting a judicial facilities fee and in the design and construction of the facilities, the county board shall set the fee and design and construct the facilities with the concurrence of the Chief Judge of the applicable judicial circuit or the presiding judge of the county in a multi-county judicial circuit (currently, the concurrence of the Chief Judge of the applicable judicial circuit).

SUPPORT
HB 5363

Counties Part-time Benefits: Provides that, on and after January 1, 2023, group life, health, accident, hospital, …

Counties Part-time Benefits: Provides that, on and after January 1, 2023, group life, health, accident, hospital, and medical insurance may not be provided to part-time county board members unless the same benefits are provided or offered to part-time employees of the county.

HB 5369

Vehicle Code (Government Plates and Stickers): Provides that no vehicle owned and operated by the State, …

Vehicle Code (Government Plates and Stickers): Provides that no vehicle owned and operated by the State, a unit of local government, or a subsidiary body thereof shall display nongovernmental license plates. Provides that every vehicle owned and operated by a unit of local government, or any subsidiary body thereof, shall affix a sticker or decal that clearly denotes the unit of local government to which the vehicle belongs, to the license plate or, if necessary, the rear of the vehicle within 6 inches of the license plate, such that it is plainly visible to a vehicle approaching from behind. Exempts vehicles being used in undercover police operations. 

HB 5532

Property Tax (Land Bank Exemption): With the exception of a county or taxing district acquiring tax …

Property Tax (Land Bank Exemption): With the exception of a county or taxing district acquiring tax certificates to property, all purchasers or assignees of a property at a tax sale shall pay the clerk postage plus the sum of $10 dollars (currently, the purchaser or assignee). Not less than 1 month (currently, 3 months) nor more than 6 months prior to the expiration of the period of redemption, the purchaser or his or her assignee shall prepare and deliver to the clerk of the Circuit Court of the county in which the property is located, the notice provided for, together with the statutory costs for mailing the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, all properties owned and held for future development by specified entities are exempt from property taxes. Provides requirements to claim the exemption. Specifies the County of Cook d/b/a Cook County Land Bank as an entity exempt from property taxes. When property is owned and held by a specified entity, then excludes them from needing to file an application with the county board of review or board of appeals. The decision of the board of review is final with regards to exemptions to the specified entities.

House Floor Amendment No. 2: Adds the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority and the Northern Illinois Land Bank Authority to the list of entities whose property is exempt if it is held for future development. Makes a conforming change concerning final decisions of the board of review. Makes various formatting changes.

HB 5538

Prevailing Wage (Public Works): Provides that the provisions of the Act apply to the construction or …

Prevailing Wage (Public Works): Provides that the provisions of the Act apply to the construction or demolition of public works performed by an employee of a public body engaged in the construction or demolition of public works on behalf of another public body. 

OPPOSE
HB 5574

Sexual Harassment Settlement: Provides that an employer may not require a prospective, current, or former employee …

Sexual Harassment Settlement: Provides that an employer may not require a prospective, current, or former employee to sign a confidentiality provision of a settlement agreement or termination agreement relating to a claim of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or sexual assault in the workplace. A confidentiality provision is permissible when it relates to the monetary amount of a settlement or it prohibits disclosure of facts that could lead to the identification of the employee. Provides for notice requirements. Defines "confidentiality provision".

House Floor Amendment No. 1: In provisions concerning settlement or termination agreements, provides that an employee, prospective employee, or former employee and an employer may enter into a valid and enforceable settlement or termination agreement that includes promises of confidentiality related to the monetary amount of the settlement or facts that could lead to the identification of the employee if specified requirements are satisfied. Such an agreement is enforceable if confidentiality is the documented preference of the employee, prospective employee, or former employee (rather than confidentiality is the documented preference of the employee, prospective employee, or former employee and is mutually beneficial to both parties). Adds sexual harassment as a claim covered under the Act.