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Full Text of HB4042  100th General Assembly

HB4042 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB4042

 

Introduced , by Rep. Mark Batinick

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
105 ILCS 5/17-2  from Ch. 122, par. 17-2
105 ILCS 5/34-53.6 new

    Amends the School Code. Provides that, excluding any capital improvement tax, the aggregate tax rate levied annually by a school district shall not exceed 4%. Provides that school districts remain subject to (i) particular maximum tax rates set forth under the Code and (ii) the district's limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, if applicable. Requires the State to appropriate and the State Board of Education to distribute to each school district funds sufficient to cover the revenue that the district would have received but for the reduction in its tax rate.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IMPACT NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
517-2 and by adding Section 34-53.6 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/17-2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 17-2)
7    Sec. 17-2. Tax levies; purposes; rates. Except as otherwise
8provided in Articles 12 and 13 of this Act, and except as
9provided in Section 17-2.2e of this Act, the following maximum
10rates shall apply to all taxes levied after August 10, 1965, in
11districts having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants,
12including those districts organized under Article 11 of the
13School Code. The school board of any district having a
14population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may levy a tax
15annually, at not to exceed the maximum rates and for the
16specified purposes, upon all the taxable property of the
17district at the value, as equalized or assessed by the
18Department of Revenue as follows:
19        (1) districts maintaining only grades 1 through 8, .92%
20    for educational purposes and .25% for operations and
21    maintenance purposes;
22        (2) districts maintaining only grades 9 through 12,
23    .92% for educational purposes and .25% for operations and

 

 

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1    maintenance purposes;
2        (3) districts maintaining grades 1 through 12, 1.63%
3    for the 1985-86 school year, 1.68% for the 1986-87 school
4    year, 1.75% for the 1987-88 school year and 1.84% for the
5    1988-89 school year and thereafter for educational
6    purposes and .405% for the 1989-90 school year, .435% for
7    the 1990-91 school year, .465% for the 1991-92 school year,
8    and .50% for the 1992-93 school year and thereafter for
9    operations and maintenance purposes;
10        (4) all districts, 0.75% for capital improvement
11    purposes (which is in addition to the levy for operations
12    and maintenance purposes), which tax is to be levied,
13    accumulated for not more than 6 years, and spent for
14    capital improvement purposes (including but not limited to
15    the construction of a new school building or buildings or
16    the purchase of school grounds on which any new school
17    building is to be constructed or located, or both) only in
18    accordance with Section 17-2.3 of this Act;
19        (5) districts maintaining only grades 1 through 8, .12%
20    for transportation purposes, provided that districts
21    maintaining only grades kindergarten through 8 which have
22    an enrollment of at least 2600 students may levy, subject
23    to Section 17-2.2, at not to exceed a maximum rate of .20%
24    for transportation purposes for any school year in which
25    the number of students requiring transportation in the
26    district exceeds by at least 2% the number of students

 

 

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1    requiring transportation in the district during the
2    preceding school year, as verified in the district's claim
3    for pupil transportation and reimbursement and as
4    certified by the State Board of Education to the county
5    clerk of the county in which such district is located not
6    later than November 15 following the submission of such
7    claim; districts maintaining only grades 9 through 12, .12%
8    for transportation purposes; and districts maintaining
9    grades 1 through 12, .14% for the 1985-86 school year, .16%
10    for the 1986-87 school year, .18% for the 1987-88 school
11    year and .20% for the 1988-89 school year and thereafter,
12    for transportation purposes;
13        (6) districts providing summer classes, .15% for
14    educational purposes, subject to Section 17-2.1 of this
15    Act.
16    Whenever any special charter school district operating
17grades 1 through 12, has organized or shall organize under the
18general school law, the district so organized may continue to
19levy taxes at not to exceed the rate at which taxes were last
20actually extended by the special charter district, except that
21if such rate at which taxes were last actually extended by such
22special charter district was less than the maximum rate for
23districts maintaining grades 1 through 12 authorized under this
24Section, such special charter district nevertheless may levy
25taxes at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate for districts
26maintaining grades 1 through 12 authorized under this Section,

 

 

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1and except that if any such district maintains only grades 1
2through 8, the board may levy, for educational purposes, at a
3rate not to exceed the maximum rate for elementary districts
4authorized under this Section.
5    Maximum rates before or after established in excess of
6those prescribed shall not be affected by the amendatory Act of
71965.
8    Excluding any capital improvement tax, for levy year 2018
9and thereafter, the aggregate tax rate levied annually upon the
10equalized assessed value of the taxable property of the
11district by a school district having a population of less than
12500,000 inhabitants shall not exceed 4%; provided that those
13school districts shall continue to be subject to (i) the
14particular maximum rates set forth under this Section for
15educational purposes, operations and maintenance, and
16transportation and (ii) the district's limiting rate under the
17Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, if the district is
18subject to that Law. For levy year 2018 and thereafter, the
19State shall appropriate and the State Board of Education shall
20distribute to each school district funds sufficient to cover
21the revenue that the district would have received but for the
22reduction in its tax rate under this Section.
23(Source: P.A. 99-908, eff. 12-16-16.)
 
24    (105 ILCS 5/34-53.6 new)
25    Sec. 34-53.6. Maximum aggregate rate. Excluding any

 

 

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1capital improvement tax, for levy year 2018 and thereafter, the
2aggregate tax rate levied annually upon the equalized assessed
3value of the taxable property of the district by a school
4district in a city with a population of 500,000 or more
5inhabitants shall not exceed 4%; provided that the school
6district shall continue to be subject to (i) the particular
7maximum rates set forth under this Article and (ii) the
8district's limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension
9Limitation Law, if the district is subject to that Law. For
10levy year 2018 and thereafter, the State shall appropriate and
11the State Board of Education shall distribute to the school
12district funds sufficient to cover the revenue that the
13district would have received but for the reduction in its tax
14rate under this Section.