IL HB3642 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 23 2023 - 50% progression
Action: 2023-05-05 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Amends the Township Open Space Article of the Township Code. Reduces the acreage that constitutes open land or open space under the Article to 25 acres (currently, 50 acres). Provides, in the definition of "open space purposes", that development includes development for agricultural purposes. Provides that a township board may lease open space for open space purposes and may not lease any part of open space to anyone other than the federal government, a state government, or a local government. Provides that leased open space may be used for agricultural purposes. Provides that the township board may not sell, convey, donate, or otherwise dispose of open space without referendum approval by the majority of the voters of the township at a regular election, and provides that the board may certify the question of disposition of property to the appropriate election authority only if the board approves the question by at least a two-thirds majority of the board members. Provides that, if a township dissolves or is consolidated or merged or the boundaries of the township are altered, any affected open space shall continue to be used as required in the open space plan unless the open space is disposed of is approved by a two-thirds vote of the board of the unit of local government in control of that open space and after referendum of the voters of the unit of local government.

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Roll Calls

2023-03-23 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 71 N: 34 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-05-05SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
2023-03-29SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
2023-03-27SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-03-27SenateFirst Reading
2023-03-27SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
2023-03-27SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2023-03-27SenateArrive in Senate
2023-03-23HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 071-034-000
2023-03-22HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2023-03-22HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
2023-03-22HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2023-03-21HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Counties & Townships Committee; 006-002-000
2023-03-21HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2023-03-21HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Anna Moeller
2023-03-21HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2023-03-21HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Counties & Townships Committee
2023-03-20HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2023-03-20HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Faver Dias
2023-03-15HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2023-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2023-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2023-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Beth Canty
2023-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2023-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
2023-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2023-03-09HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2023-03-09HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Counties & Townships Committee; 006-003-000
2023-03-08HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez
2023-03-08HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
2023-03-08HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
2023-03-08HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
2023-02-28HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
2023-02-17HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2023-02-17HouseFirst Reading
2023-02-17HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Faver Dias

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
601115-5Amended CodeCitation Text
601115-55Amended CodeCitation Text
601115-90Amended CodeCitation Text
601115-95Amended CodeCitation Text
601115-97New CodeSee Bill Text

Illinois State Sources

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