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 Bill Status of HB4789  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PROP TX-SENIORS

House Sponsors
Rep. Robert F. Flider - Brent Hassert - Sidney H. Mathias - Daniel V. Beiser - Mike Boland, Brandon W. Phelps, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Robert Rita, Linda Chapa LaVia, Jack D. Franks, Lisa M. Dugan, Careen M Gordon, Jack McGuire, Thomas Holbrook, Michael K. Smith, Kevin Joyce, Eddie Washington, John D'Amico, Paul D. Froehlich, Michelle Chavez, Charles E. Jefferson, Gary Hannig, Annazette Collins, Karen A. Yarbrough, Kurt M. Granberg, Terry R. Parke, Suzanne Bassi, Randall M. Hultgren, Elizabeth Coulson, Roger L. Eddy, Ruth Munson, Aaron Schock, Ronald A. Wait, Chapin Rose, Sandra M. Pihos, Sara Feigenholtz, John E. Bradley, Harry Osterman, Esther Golar, Robert S. Molaro and Kathleen A. Ryg

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Deanna Demuzio - Arthur J. Wilhelmi - Chris Lauzen, Edward D. Maloney, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Jeffrey M. Schoenberg, M. Maggie Crotty, Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson, Mattie Hunter, Susan Garrett, Carol Ronen, Mike Jacobs, Ira I. Silverstein and Terry Link)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/22/2006HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0794

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
35 ILCS 200/15-170
35 ILCS 200/15-172
320 ILCS 30/2from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 452
30 ILCS 805/8.30 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Property Tax Code. Re-enacts the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption. The exemption was created by Public Act 88-669, which has been held to be unconstitutional as a violation of the single subject clause of the Illinois Constitution. Includes validation provisions. Increases the maximum reduction for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption from $3,000 to $3,500 for taxable years 2006 and thereafter. Increases the maximum income limitation in the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from $45,000 to $50,000 for taxable years 2006 and thereafter. Amends the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act. Increases the maximum income limitation under the Act from $40,000 to $45,000 for taxable years 2006 and thereafter. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 While the increased income limits will help more Illinois seniors decrease the cost of owning a single family residence, there is insufficient information to calculate an exact dollar amount due to varying property tax rates and assessed valuations.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Revenue)
 There are approximately 698,000 properties with Senior Citizen Homestead Exemptions for 2005 taxes, payable in 2006. A $500 increase from $3,000 to $3,500 would reduce the tax base by $349 million statewide. At the statewide average property tax rate of 7.64%, those taxpayers would save $26.7 million. Many counties, particularly those subject to PTELL, would be able to raise tax rates to offset any losses. However, in many counties, the increased exemption would reduce the rate of growth in property taxes. The increase from $45,000 to $50,000 in the income limit for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption would increase the number of eligible by an estimated 15,000 taxpayers, based on information from income tax returns. The first year impact would be minimal, but the loss would grow over time as an increased number of assessments were frozen. At current levels, the assessment freeze reduces taxes by approximately $600 per taxpayer. The 15,000 additional eligible taxpayers would reduce local property taxes about $9 million statewide. When the income limit for the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act was increased from $25,000 to $40,000, the number of participants remained flat. Increasing the income limit from $40,000 to $45,000 is not expected to have noticeable effect on local governments.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes: In the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption provisions, sets forth the amount of the exemption for which an applicant is eligible to receive based upon the applicant's household income. In the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act, increases the maximum income limitation under the Act to $50,000 (instead of $45,000 as provided in the engrossed bill). Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/18/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert F. Flider
  1/18/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/18/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/19/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/24/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  1/24/2006HouseAssigned to Revenue Committee
  1/25/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brent Hassert
  1/25/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  1/25/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M Gordon
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  1/26/2006HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  1/30/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  1/31/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  2/1/2006HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Revenue Committee; 012-000-000
  2/1/2006HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  2/3/2006HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  2/7/2006HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/7/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/7/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/7/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Chavez
  2/7/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Hannig
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kurt M. Granberg
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terry R. Parke
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randall M. Hultgren
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/8/2006HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  2/9/2006SenateArrive in Senate
  2/9/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading February 14, 2006
  2/9/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/9/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  2/15/2006SenateFiscal Note Filed from the Illinois Department of Revenue
  2/16/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert S. Molaro
  2/16/2006SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  2/22/2006SenateFirst Reading
  2/22/2006SenateReferred to Rules
  3/1/2006HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  3/15/2006SenateAssigned to Revenue
  3/23/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  3/23/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/23/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Revenue
  3/24/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled in Revenue; by Senator Harmon
  3/24/2006SenateDo Pass Revenue; 007-000-000
  3/24/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 27, 2006
  3/28/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  3/28/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  3/29/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Revenue
  3/29/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  3/29/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Arthur J. Wilhelmi
  3/29/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Revenue; 010-000-000
  3/29/2006SenateSecond Reading
  3/29/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Harmon
  3/29/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 30, 2006
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Lauzen
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Carol Ronen
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/30/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  3/30/2006SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  3/30/2006HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
  4/3/2006HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Robert F. Flider
  4/3/2006HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2006HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Revenue Committee
  4/4/2006HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted Revenue Committee; 012-000-000
  4/7/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/7/2006HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 114-000-000
  4/7/2006HousePassed Both Houses
  4/18/2006HouseSent to the Governor
  5/22/2006HouseGovernor Approved
  5/22/2006HouseEffective Date May 22, 2006
  5/22/2006HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0794

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