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 Bill Status of SB0494  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  COUNTIES-REDUCTION-EFFICIENCY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Cullerton - Don Harmon - Dan Kotowski - Michael Connelly - Kirk W. Dillard, Karen McConnaughay, Michael Noland, Pat McGuire and Linda Holmes

House Sponsors
(Rep. Deborah Conroy - Ron Sandack - Jack D. Franks - Sandra M. Pihos - Sam Yingling, Kathleen Willis, Linda Chapa LaVia, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Dennis M. Reboletti and Darlene J. Senger)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/2/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0126

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/1-1001from Ch. 34, par. 1-1001


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
55 ILCS 5/1-1001from Ch. 34, par. 1-1001
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-44 heading new
55 ILCS 5/5-44005 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44010 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44015 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44020 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44025 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44030 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44035 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44040 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44045 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44050 new
55 ILCS 5/5-44055 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Adds a Division addressing local government reduction and efficiency. Provides the General Assembly's findings and purpose regarding units of local government and possible inefficiencies. Provides that in certain counties, the county board may enact an ordinance proposing the dissolution of a unit of local government and, upon the effective date of that ordinance, the chairman of the county board shall issue an audit of the unit. Provides that following the return of this audit report, the county board may adopt an ordinance to dissolve the unit. Provides for a court-appointed trustee-in-dissolution that shall create and implement a plan for consolidation and dissolution of the unit of local government and exercise powers including, but not limited to, the powers and duties of the board of the dissolved unit of government, levying and rebating taxes, and entering into intergovernmental agreements to combine and transfer the functions of the dissolved unit. Further provides for any outstanding indebtedness of the unit, abatement of any tax levied by the unit, and pending litigation involving the unit. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 with changes. Defines "fire protection jurisdiction". Adds a provision regarding a backdoor referendum. Limits the powers of the trustee-in-dissolution with regard to fire protection jurisdictions. Provides that all or part of the territory formerly served by a dissolved fire protection jurisdiction shall not be established as a special service area unless the creation of the special service area does not increase the average response times nor decrease the level of service provided. Provides that the governing board shall not have the power to decrease the levy that is in effect on or before the date of dissolution of the fire protection jurisdiction that affects the provision of fire and emergency medical services. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/23/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/23/2013SenateFirst Reading
  1/23/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/13/2013SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/19/2013SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/19/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/19/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  3/19/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  3/19/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  3/20/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/20/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 014-000-000
  3/20/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2013
  4/12/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  4/15/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/15/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/17/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 012-000-000
  4/23/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/23/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/24/2013SenateSecond Reading
  4/24/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Withdrawn by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/24/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2013
  4/25/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 015-000-000
  4/25/2013SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/25/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; T. Cullerton
  4/25/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/25/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  4/25/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/25/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
  4/26/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/29/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/29/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/29/2013HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
  4/30/2013HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Norine Hammond
  4/30/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/30/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/2/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  5/7/2013HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Deborah Conroy
  5/7/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/9/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Counties & Townships Committee; 004-000-000
  5/9/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-006-000
  5/14/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  5/14/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  5/14/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/12/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  8/2/2013SenateGovernor Approved
  8/2/2013SenateEffective Date August 2, 2013
  8/2/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0126

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