Bill Status of HB5798 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CITIZEN EMPOWER-FREEZE PROP TX
Rep. Mark Batinick - David S. Olsen
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
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.