Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz

Filed: 3/17/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2455 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by changing
5Section 21-245 as follows:
6    (35 ILCS 200/21-245)
7    Sec. 21-245. Automation fee. The county collector in all
8counties may assess to the purchaser of property for delinquent
9taxes an automation fee of not more than $10 per parcel. In
10counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants:
11    (a) The fee shall be paid at the time of the purchase if
12the record keeping system used for processing the delinquent
13property tax sales is automated or has been approved for
14automation by the county board. The fee shall be collected in
15the same manner as other fees or costs.
16    (b) Fees collected under this Section shall be retained by



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1the county treasurer in a fund designated as the Tax Sale
2Automation Fund. The fund shall be audited by the county
3auditor. The county board, with the approval of the county
4treasurer, shall make expenditures from the fund (1) to pay any
5costs related to the automation of property tax collections and
6delinquent property tax sales, including the cost of hardware,
7software, research and development, and personnel, and (2) to
8defray the cost of providing electronic access to property tax
9collection records and delinquent tax sale records, and (3) to
10pay any costs related to the automation of the County
11Treasurer's office.
12(Source: P.A. 93-415, eff. 8-5-03.)".