IL HB5955 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the School Code. With regard to buildings for school purposes, provides that referendum approval is required for all school construction projects begun on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, including, but not limited to, (i) projects with funding derived from the school district's bonded indebtedness or tax levy or any other taxes, revenues, or debt instruments, (ii) projects that involve a building being leased by the school district, (iii) projects with funding derived from the sale or disposition of other property, or (iv) projects with funding received from a grant, gift, or lease payment; defines "school construction project". Requires the referendum language to include a description of the project, the estimated total cost of the project, the source of funding for the project, and any other relevant financial information about the project, as currently required by statute. Removes provisions allowing no referendum approval for the certain purchase, construction, or building of a building. Effective immediately.

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2019-01-08HouseSession Sine Die
2018-11-07HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-11-07HouseFirst Reading
2018-09-10HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jeanne M Ives

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105510-22.36Amended CodeCitation Text

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