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Full Text of HB2972  102nd General Assembly

HB2972 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB2972

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Thomas Morrison

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Truth in Legislative Taxation Act. Provides that every new Act that creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee shall include the words "Tax Increase", "Fee Increase", or "Tax and Fee Increase" in its short title. Requires the sponsor of the new Act to inform the Legislative Reference Bureau that the new Act creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee each time a drafting request is made related to that new Act. Requires the sponsor to provide a statement of legislative intent to the Legislative Reference Bureau that describes each new or increased tax or fee in the new Act and that sets forth the reason for each new or increased tax or fee. Directs the Legislative Reference Bureau to: ensure that the short title of the new Act conforms to the naming requirements of this Act; include the statement of legislative intent provided by the sponsor in the Section of the new Act immediately following the short title; and in its synopsis of the bill or amendment, state that the new Act creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee. When the new Act is drafted in the form of a bill, directs the Legislative Reference Bureau to affix to the first page of the bill a stamp or words indicating that the new Act is one to which this Act applies. Provides corresponding requirements for amendatory Acts. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Truth
5in Legislative Taxation Act.
 
6    Section 5. New Acts.
7    (a) Each time a drafting request that (i) creates a new tax
8or fee as part of a new Act or (ii) increases an existing tax
9or fee as part of a new Act is submitted to the Legislative
10Reference Bureau, the sponsor shall inform the Legislative
11Reference Bureau that the request creates a new tax or fee or
12increases an existing tax or fee.
13    (b) The sponsor of a new Act described in subsection (a)
14shall inform the Legislative Reference Bureau that the new Act
15creates a new tax or fee, or increases an existing tax or fee,
16each time a drafting request is made related to that new Act.
17The sponsor shall also provide a statement of legislative
18intent to the Legislative Reference Bureau that describes each
19new or increased tax or fee in the new Act and sets forth the
20reason for each new or increased tax or fee.
21    (c) Based on the information provided under subsection
22(b), the Legislative Reference Bureau shall: (i) ensure that
23the short title of the new Act conforms to the requirements of

 

 

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1subsection (a); (ii) include the statement of legislative
2intent provided by the sponsor in the Section of the new Act
3immediately following the short title; and (iii) in its
4synopsis of the bill or amendment, state that the new Act
5creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee.
6If the new Act is drafted in the form of a bill, the
7Legislative Reference Bureau shall also affix to the first
8page of the bill a stamp or words indicating that the new Act
9is one to which this Act applies.
 
10    Section 10. Amendatory Acts.
11    (a) Each time a drafting request that (i) creates a new tax
12or fee as part of an amendatory Act or (ii) increases an
13existing tax or fee as part of an amendatory Act is submitted
14to the Legislative Reference Bureau, the sponsor shall inform
15the Legislative Reference Bureau that the request creates a
16new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee.
17    (b) Based on the information provided under subsection
18(a), the Legislative Reference Bureau shall: (i) include the
19statement of legislative intent provided by the sponsor in the
20first Section of the amendatory Act; and (ii) in its synopsis
21of the bill or amendment, state that the amendatory Act
22creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee.
23If the amendatory Act is drafted in the form of bill, the
24Legislative Reference Bureau shall also affix to the first
25page of the bill a stamp or words indicating that the

 

 

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1amendatory Act is one to which this Act applies.
 
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.