(2) park districts;
(3) library districts; and
(4) community college districts.
(b) Subject to the limitations of subsection (c), beginning in levy year 2022, a taxing district specified in subsection (a) may recapture certain levy amounts that are otherwise unavailable to the taxing district as a result of the taxing district not extending the maximum amount permitted under this Division 5 in a previous levy year. For that purpose, the taxing district's aggregate extension base shall be the greater of: (1) the taxing district's aggregate extension limit; or (2) the taxing district's last preceding aggregate extension, as adjusted under Sections 18-135, 18-215, 18-230, 18-206, and 18-233.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, the aggregate extension of a taxing district that uses an aggregate extension limit under this Section for a particular levy year may not exceed the taxing district's aggregate extension for the immediately preceding levy year by more than 5% unless the increase is approved by the voters under Section 18-205; however, if a taxing district is unable to recapture the entire unrealized levy amount in a single levy year due to the limitations of this subsection (c), the taxing district may increase its aggregate extension in each immediately succeeding levy year until the entire levy amount is recaptured, except that the increase in each succeeding levy year may not exceed the greater of (i) 5% or (ii) the increase approved by the voters under Section 18-205.
In order to be eligible for recapture under this Section, the taxing district must certify to the county clerk that the taxing district did not extend the maximum amount permitted under this Division 5 for a particular levy year. That certification must be made not more than 60 days after the taxing district files its levy ordinance or resolution with the county clerk for the levy year for which the taxing district did not extend the maximum amount permitted under this Division 5.
(d) As used in this Section, "aggregate extension limit" means the taxing district's last preceding aggregate extension if the district had utilized the maximum limiting rate permitted without referendum for each of the 3 immediately preceding levy years, as adjusted under Section 18-135, 18-215, 18-230, 18-206, and 18-233.
(Source: P.A. 102-895, eff. 5-23-22.)