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Public Act 103-0415


Public Act 0415 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0415
HB1076 EnrolledLRB103 05169 AWJ 50184 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
Section 5-1049.2 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/5-1049.2)
    Sec. 5-1049.2. Lease of county property.
    (a) The county board may lease real estate acquired or
held by the county for any term not exceeding 99 years and may
lease the real estate when, in the opinion of the county board,
the real estate is no longer necessary, appropriate, required
for the use of, profitable to, or for the best interests of the
county. The authority to lease shall be exercised by an
ordinance passed by three-fourths of the full county board
members then holding office, at any regular meeting or at any
special meeting called for that purpose. However, the county
board may authorize any county officer to make leases for
terms not exceeding 2 years in a manner determined by the
    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), upon three-fourths
vote, by the full county board, the county board may lease
farmland acquired or held by the county for any term not
exceeding 5 years. Farmland may be leased to either public or
private entities via a cash lease, crop-sharing arrangement,
or custom farming arrangement. The bid process for a lease
entered into under this subsection must be publicly advertised
and sealed bids must be opened at a county board meeting for
public review. Counties shall not acquire farmland for the
sole purpose of entering into a cash lease, crop-sharing
arrangement, or custom farming arrangement or other
speculative purpose.
(Source: P.A. 88-526.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/4/2023