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 Bill Status of HB5798  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mark Batinick - David S. Olsen

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
10 ILCS 5/28-7from Ch. 46, par. 28-7
35 ILCS 200/18-185
35 ILCS 200/18-205
35 ILCS 200/18-213
35 ILCS 200/18-214
35 ILCS 200/18-242 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Citizens Empowerment Act. Provides that registered voters may petition for a referendum at the next general election to dissolve a unit of local government. Sets forth requirements for the petition, the ballot referendum, and the public hearing. Provides for the transfer of property, assets, obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving unit of local government to the receiving unit of local government. Limits when a special district may dissolve into another unit of local government. Defines terms. Amends the Election Code making conforming changes. Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law of the Property Tax Code. Provides that for levy years 2018 through 2022, whenever a petition is presented to the governing body of a taxing district requesting that (i) the taxing district's aggregate extension be increased by not more than 10% of its aggregate extension for the previous levy year or (ii) the taxing district's aggregate extension be decreased by not more than 10% of its aggregate extension for the previous levy year, that governing body shall cause the proposition to be certified to the proper election officials who shall submit the proposition to the voters at the next appropriate election in accordance with the general election law. Provides for petition, notice, and public hearings relating to the proposed increase or decrease. Provides that for levy years 2018 through 2022 only, no property tax referenda initiated by a taxing district to increase the taxing district's property taxes may occur. Makes conforming changes. Limits home rule powers.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mark Batinick
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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