2022 Senate Bills

The Illinois General Assembly reconvened on January 4, 2022. This page includes Senate 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
SB 932

Remote Meeting Option: Allows local governments to continue to conduct remote meetings without a disaster declaration …

Remote Meeting Option: Allows local governments to continue to conduct remote meetings without a disaster declaration under the Open Meetings Act (OMA).

NEUTRAL
SB 2154

Property Tax (Attached Property):  Provides that buildings, structures, and improvements that are not permanently attached …

Property Tax (Attached Property):  Provides that buildings, structures, and improvements that are not permanently attached to the land are not considered property for the purposes of the Code.

OPPOSE
SB 2912

Superintendent of Public Works: A superintendent of a department of public works shall be a registered …

Superintendent of Public Works: A superintendent of a department of public works shall be a registered professional engineer, hold a degree in engineering from an accredited institution of higher learning, or have at least 10 years of professional, management-level experience in either a municipal or county public works department (rather than the superintendent shall be a registered professional engineer). 

SUPPORT
SB 3010

Income Tax Act (LGDF Restoration): An amount equal to the sum of (i) 8% of the net revenue …

Income Tax Act (LGDF Restoration): An amount equal to the sum of (i) 8% of the net revenue realized from the tax imposed upon individuals, trusts, estates, and electing pass-through entities 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. 

SUPPORT
SB 3063

Unfunded Mandates Prohibited: Any State mandate regarding any subject matter implemented on or after the effective …

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

SUPPORT
SB 3082

Local Journalism: Adds additional members to be appointed by the Governor to the Local Journalism Task …

Local Journalism: Adds additional members to be appointed by the Governor to the Local Journalism Task Force within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

SB 3097

Property Tax Notice of Redemption: After filing a petition to obtain a tax deed, the owner …

Property Tax Notice of Redemption: After filing a petition to obtain a tax deed, the owner of a certificate of purchase must file with the clerk of the circuit court (currently, the county clerk) the names and addresses of persons who are entitled to service of notice. 

NEUTRAL
SB 3120

Family Bereavement Leave: All employees shall be entitled to use a maximum of 2 weeks (10 …

Family Bereavement Leave: All employees shall be entitled to use a maximum of 2 weeks (10 work days) of unpaid bereavement leave to be absent from work due to (i) a miscarriage; (ii) an unsuccessful round of intrauterine insemination or of an assisted reproductive technology procedure; (iii) a failed adoption match or an adoption that is not finalized because it is contested by another party; (iv) a failed surrogacy agreement; (v) a diagnosis that negatively impacts pregnancy or fertility; or (vi) a stillbirth. The employer may not require that the employee identify which category of event the leave pertains to as a condition of exercising rights under the Act. Changes references from "child" to "covered family members".

NEUTRAL
SB 3187

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
SB 3204

Property Tax Recapture: Repeals provisions concerning levy adjustments for certificates of error, court orders, and final …

Property Tax Recapture: Repeals provisions concerning levy adjustments for certificates of error, court orders, and final administrative decisions of the Property Tax Appeal Board. A taxing district may adopt a levy to recapture revenue lost due to refunds issued pursuant to a decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board, an assessment or exemption decision of the Department of Revenue, a court order, or an administrative decision of a local assessment official. Those recapture levies are not included in the taxing district's aggregate extension base under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. 

NOTE: Repeals revenue recapture language contained in P.A. 102-0519 with alternative provisions identical to HB 4130. Negotiations continue with the sponsor of P.A. 102-0519 to address conserns with the law. This bill draft is not viewed as a viable solution.

OPPOSE
SB 3423

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

Repeal Redlight Cameras: Repeals a Section of the Illinois Vehicle Code providing authority to local governments 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
SB 3460

Local Officials Administrative Leave: If a county board member, county board chairman, State's Attorney, or other …

Local Officials Administrative Leave: If a county board member, county board chairman, State's Attorney, or other countywide elected official is criminally charged with an infamous crime or of any offense involving a violation of his or her official oath, the county board shall review the alleged crimes to determine by a three-fifths vote of all members if the countywide elected official should be placed on administrative leave. If the county board believes the official has been criminally charged with an infamous crime or of any offense involving a violation of his or her official oath, the county board shall send their determination to the State's Attorney or, if the determination is regarding the State's Attorney, the determination shall be sent to the Attorney General.

Upon receipt of a determination from the county board, if the State's Attorney or Attorney General believes the crime or crimes to be germane to the official's duties, then the State's Attorney or Attorney General shall file a motion to place the elected official on administrative leave with the circuit court of the county. Upon receipt of the motion, the circuit court shall review and determine if the official shall be placed on administrative leave. The court may require the county to pay court costs or reasonable attorney fees, or both, if the court dismisses the action.

If the official is placed on administrative leave because a conflict exists, the official is barred from county property and performing the official's duties until the case is closed and the county board determines the conflict is resolved. The official shall continue to receive all compensation and benefits during the official's administrative leave. If the county board puts an official on administrative leave, the board shall appoint a replacement for the official while the official is on administrative leave. 

SUPPORT
SB 3622

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

Local Records Act (Compensation Posting): Provides that a unit of local government shall compile a list of: (i) 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; and (ii) 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 lists shall continue to be updated throughout the entire fiscal year by adding additional names of persons being paid at least $1,000 and for expenditures of government funds greater than $3,000.

The unit of local government shall publish on its website, if it has one, the compiled lists and shall update the lists at least annually. If the unit of local government does not have a website, the unit of local government shall publish the lists, on an annual basis, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the unit of local government is located. Limits home rule powers.

OPPOSE
SB 3633

Counties Code (Demolition Documentation): Provides that counties must maintain documentation on the disposal of any demolition …

Counties Code (Demolition Documentation): Provides that counties must maintain documentation on the disposal of any demolition debris, clean or general, or uncontaminated soil generated during the demolition, repair, or enclosure of a building for a period of 3 years identifying the hauler, generator, place of origin of the debris or soil, the weight or volume of the debris or soil, and the location, owner, and operator of the facility where the debris or soil was transferred, disposed, recycled, or treated.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the documentation required by the provisions do not apply to a permitted pollution control facility that transfers or accepts construction or demolition debris, clean or general, or uncontaminated soil for final disposal, recycling, or treatment.

NEUTRAL
SB 3649

County Executive Appointment Power: Provides that the appointment authority of the county executive also applies to …

County Executive Appointment Power: Provides that the appointment authority of the county executive also applies to fill a vacancy to a position that the county executive originally appointed.

NEUTRAL
SB 3651

IMRF Contributions: When assessing payment for any amount due under a provision requiring an additional employer …

IMRF Contributions: When assessing payment for any amount due under a provision requiring an additional employer contribution for certain earnings increases, IMRF shall exclude reportable earnings increases resulting from periods where the member was paid through workers' compensation.

SB 3652

IMRF Early Retirement: In a provision authorizing a participating employer to create an early retirement incentive …

IMRF Early Retirement: In a provision authorizing a participating employer to create an early retirement incentive program if the participating employer adopts a specified resolution or ordinance, provides that the resolution or ordinance must contain language specifying that a person who retires under the early retirement incentive program shall lose those incentives if he or she later accepts employment with or enters into a personal services contract with any IMRF employer (instead of any IMRF employer in a position for which participation in IMRF is required or is elected by the employee). 

SB 3685

Property Tax Code (Hearings and Trainings:): Provides that courses and training for the Certified Illinois Assessing …

Property Tax Code (Hearings and Trainings:): Provides that courses and training for the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer certificate shall be held in a manner and format deemed appropriate by the Department of Revenue (currently, required to be held at various convenient locations throughout the State). Removes a requirement that the hearing concerning the tentative equalization factor shall be held in either Chicago or Springfield. 

NEUTRAL
SB 3737

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. 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
SB 3789

Decennial Committee: At least once every 10 years, each unit of local government that may levy …

Decennial Committee: At least once every 10 years, each unit of local government that may levy any tax (except municipalities and counties) must form a committee to study local efficiencies and create a report with recommendations regarding efficiencies, increased accountability, and consolidation.

NEUTRAL
SB 3795

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. 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.

Senate Committee 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.

SUPPORT
SB 3876

Sheriff's Salary: Provides that a sheriff's salary in a non-home rule county shall not be less …

Sheriff's Salary: Provides that a sheriff's salary in a non-home rule county shall not be less than 80% of the State's Attorney salary for the county in which the sheriff is elected or appointed. The State shall furnish 66 2/3% and the county 33 1/3% of the total annual salary to be paid to a sheriff. Prevents a county from decreasing the salary of a sheriff who earns more than 80% of the State's Attorney's salary on the effective date of the amendatory Act. 

SUPPORT
SB 3895

Affordable Rental Housing: Modifies "assessed value in the Property Tax Code for the residential real property …

Affordable Rental Housing: Modifies "assessed value in the Property Tax Code for the residential real property in the base year" to mean the assessed value used to calculate the tax bill, as certified by the Board of Review, for the tax year immediately prior to the tax year in which the building permit is issued; for property assessed as other than residential property, the "assessed value for the residential real property in the base year" means the assessed value that would have been obtained had the property been classified as residential as derived from the Board of Review's certified market value (currently, the value in effect at the end of the taxable year prior to the latter of: (1) the date of initial application; or (2) the date on which 20% of the total number of units in the property are occupied by eligible tenants paying eligible rent). Modifies "maximum income limits" to include when a property may be deemed to have satisfied the maximum income limits with a weighted average if municipal, state, or federal laws, ordinances, rules or regulations requires the use of a weighted average of no more than 60% of area median income for that property. Modifies "maximum rent" to include that a property may be deemed to have satisfied the maximum rent with a weighted average if municipal, state, or federal laws, ordinances, rules or regulations requires the use of a weighted average of no more than 60% of area median income for that property.