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 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
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
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 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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