Bill Status of SB1224 101st General Assembly
Short Description: MUNI-ANNEX LESS THAN 60 ACRES
Sen. Laura M. Murphy and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
| 1/13/2021||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that before a municipality may annex an area under 60 acres, the corporate authorities of the municipality must conduct at least 2 public hearings no less than 30 business days apart. Provides that during the first public hearing, the corporate authorities must provide persons interested in the annexation the opportunity to be heard. Provides that during the second or subsequent public hearing, the corporate authorities may adopt an ordinance annexing the area only if the municipality obtains consent to annex the area through a petition signed by: more than 50 percent of the registered voters of the area; and more than 50 percent of the owners of land in the area if the registered voters of the area do not own more than 50 percent of the land in the area. Provides that if the municipality cannot obtain consent it may file a petition in the circuit court in the county that the land is to be annexed requesting relief and that relief shall only be granted: (1) if no objections were filed with the municipality or circuit court; or (2) for existing public health and safety reasons that cannot be resolved without the annexation.