Sen. Mattie Hunter

Filed: 4/27/2004





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4280 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5 adding Section 9-2-4.5 as follows:
6     (65 ILCS 5/9-2-4.5 new)
7     Sec. 9-2-4.5. Special assessment for payment of costs
8 associated with certain ordinance violations.
9     (a) For purposes of this Section, "Code" means any
10 municipal ordinance that requires, after notice, the cutting of
11 weeds, the removal of garbage and debris, the removal of
12 inoperable motor vehicles, or the abatement of nuisances from
13 private property.
14     (b) In addition to any other method authorized by law, if
15 (i) a property owner is cited with a Code violation, (ii)
16 non-compliance is found upon reinspection of the property after
17 the due date for compliance with an order to correct the
18 ordinance violation or with an order for abatement, and (iii)
19 costs for services rendered by the municipality to correct the
20 violation remain unpaid at the point in time that they would
21 become a debt due and owing the municipality, then those costs
22 may be collected as a special assessment on the property under
23 this Division. However, on the date of closing of a sale of
24 property on which a special assessment has been assessed under



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1 this Section, a lien shall be imposed on the property in the
2 amount of the special assessment that is due and owing the
3 municipality on the date of closing.".