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 Bill Status of HB4916  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  PROP TX-SENIOR FREEZE

House Sponsors
Rep. Brent Hassert - Tom Cross - JoAnn D. Osmond - Sidney H. Mathias - Timothy L. Schmitz, Mike Bost, Ronald A. Wait, Dennis M. Reboletti, Dave Winters, Renée Kosel, Michael Tryon, Jim Durkin, Sandra M. Pihos, Harry R. Ramey, Jr., Jim Sacia, Rosemary Mulligan, Dan Brady, William B. Black, Patricia R. Bellock, Raymond Poe, Michael P. McAuliffe, Rich Brauer, Donald L. Moffitt, Jerry L. Mitchell, Bob Biggins and Angelo Saviano

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
35 ILCS 200/14-20
35 ILCS 200/15-7 new
35 ILCS 200/15-170
35 ILCS 200/15-172
35 ILCS 200/18-179 new
105 ILCS 5/2-3.148 new
30 ILCS 805/8.32 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that if, in order to qualify for a property-tax exemption, the taxpayer must have an income that is at or below a certain amount, then, for the purposes of that exemption, the term "income" does not include any Social Security benefit unless expressly stated otherwise. Increases the maximum reduction under the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption from $4,000 to $5,500 for taxable year 2008 and indexes the reduction to the Consumer Price Index. Includes disabled persons within the provisions granting an assessment freeze homestead exemption to senior citizens and changes the title of the exemption to the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption. Decreases the age limit to qualify for the exemption from 65 years of age to 55 years of age. Increases the maximum income limitation under the exemption. Requires the county clerk to abate the taxes levied by a school district on each parcel of qualified homestead property that is owned by a taxpayer who is 65 years of age or older and who had an annual household income of $35,000 or less for the previous taxable year. Amends the School Code. Subject to appropriation, requires the State Board of Education to reimburse each school district for any revenue lost due to the property tax abatement. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brent Hassert
  2/13/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Cross
  2/13/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  2/13/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  2/20/2008HouseAssigned to Revenue Committee
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  3/20/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  3/20/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  3/20/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
  3/25/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/25/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  3/25/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  3/28/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/28/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  4/9/2008HouseMotion Filed to Discharge Committee Rep. William B. Black
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/9/2008HouseMotion Discharge Committee Lost 053-059-000
  6/19/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  8/7/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  8/7/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  8/7/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  8/7/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  8/7/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  8/8/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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