102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/15/2022, by Rep. David Friess
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that no county employee or
county official shall publicly disclose on an Internet website information
concerning whether particular property has been granted a homestead
exemption based on an individual's status as a person with a disability if
the county receives a written request from the person with a disability or
from that person's authorized agent or representative to refrain from
disclosing that information. Provides that the information shall be
removed from the Internet website within 5 business days after the
request. Provides for an action in the circuit court seeking injunctive or
declaratory relief to enforce the provisions of the amendatory Act.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning revenue.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Property Tax Code is amended by adding
Section 15-190 as follows:
(35 ILCS 200/15-190 new)
Limitations on posting disability status.
(a) No county employee or county official shall publicly
disclose on an Internet website information concerning whether
particular property has been granted a homestead exemption
under this Code based on an individual's status as a person
with a disability if the county receives a written request to
refrain from disclosing that information from the person with
a disability or from that person's authorized agent or
representative. Any publicly available information the
disclosure of which is prohibited by this Section shall be
removed from the Internet website within 5 business days after
the county receives a written request under this Section.
After the information has been removed, no county employee or
county official shall publicly post or display the information
described in this Section unless the county receives written
authorization from the individual with a disability to make
that information available to the public.