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90_HR0096 LRB9005459KBkb 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The extension of taxes for a taxing district 3 located in more than one county can create an inequity for 4 the property owners in that district; and 5 WHEREAS, The inequity occurs because the property of the 6 taxpayer is assessed by one county's taxing body but the 7 taxpayer is required to pay another county's tax rate; and 8 WHEREAS, An investigation into overlapping taxing 9 districts needs to be initiated as soon as possible to 10 alleviate this burden upon the citizens of Illinois; and 11 WHEREAS, An investigative task force would be able to 12 take time and facilitate the necessary research to look into 13 the problem of overlapping taxing districts; therefore, be it 14 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 15 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 16 there is created the Overlapping Taxing District 17 Investigative and Advisory Task Force consisting of 8 18 members: 4 to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of 19 Representatives, and 4 to be appointed by the Minority Leader 20 of the House of Representatives; the Director of the 21 Department of Revenue, or his or her designee, and a 22 representative from the Governor's Office shall serve as 23 ex-officio members of the Task Force; members of the Task 24 Force shall serve without compensation but shall be 25 reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses from 26 funds appropriated for that purpose; and be it further 27 RESOLVED, That we urge the Department of Revenue to 28 initiate a full investigation of overlapping taxing districts 29 within the State of Illinois, in addition to the 30 investigation led by the Overlapping Taxing District 31 Investigative and Advisory Task Force; and be it further -2- LRB9005459KBkb 1 RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall meet initially at the 2 call of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shall 3 select one member as chairperson at its initial meeting, 4 shall thereafter meet at the call of the chairperson, shall 5 hold public hearings, shall receive the assistance of 6 legislative staff, and shall report its findings and 7 recommendations on how to correct the problem of overlapping 8 taxing districts to the House of Representatives by July 1, 9 1998; and that upon reporting to the House of 10 Representatives, the Task Force shall be dissolved; and be it 11 further 12 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be 13 presented to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the 14 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Director 15 of the Department of Revenue, and the Governor of the State 16 of Illinois.
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