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Full Text of HB1076  103rd General Assembly




HB1076 EnrolledLRB103 05169 AWJ 50184 b

1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Section 5-1049.2 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/5-1049.2)
7    Sec. 5-1049.2. Lease of county property.
8    (a) The county board may lease real estate acquired or
9held by the county for any term not exceeding 99 years and may
10lease the real estate when, in the opinion of the county board,
11the real estate is no longer necessary, appropriate, required
12for the use of, profitable to, or for the best interests of the
13county. The authority to lease shall be exercised by an
14ordinance passed by three-fourths of the full county board
15members then holding office, at any regular meeting or at any
16special meeting called for that purpose. However, the county
17board may authorize any county officer to make leases for
18terms not exceeding 2 years in a manner determined by the
20    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), upon three-fourths
21vote, by the full county board, the county board may lease
22farmland acquired or held by the county for any term not
23exceeding 5 years. Farmland may be leased to either public or



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1private entities via a cash lease, crop-sharing arrangement,
2or custom farming arrangement. The bid process for a lease
3entered into under this subsection must be publicly advertised
4and sealed bids must be opened at a county board meeting for
5public review. Counties shall not acquire farmland for the
6sole purpose of entering into a cash lease, crop-sharing
7arrangement, or custom farming arrangement or other
8speculative purpose.
9(Source: P.A. 88-526.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.