IL SB2555 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)
Status: Introduced on February 6 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-09-30 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. William E. Brady
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Agricultural Areas Conservation and Protection Act. Provides that an agricultural area, at the creation of any such area, shall not be less than 350 acres in all counties with a population under 100,000 (rather than (600,000) and not less than 100 acres in all counties with a population of 100,000 (rather than (600,000) or more. Provides that all land within an agricultural area will be primarily used for agricultural production, and shall be assessed as part of a farm, as defined in the Property Tax Code. Provides that any resident or landowner (rather than person) may submit a petition to the county board requesting the withdrawal of land from an agricultural area located within the county in which he or she lives or owns land. Provides that the county board may collect a fee from owners of land that is removed from an agricultural area before the end of the current review period. Provides that the county board may collect a fee in an amount not to exceed 3 times the difference between the amount of property taxes collected from removed land during the review period under farmland assessment and the amount of property taxes that would have been collected during the full review period under non-farmland assessment. Provides that lands within agricultural areas designated by a county board under the Act shall qualify as preservation districts and individual properties within agriculture districts shall qualify as landmarks, as those terms are defined in the Counties Code. Makes other technical changes.

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2018-09-30SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. William E. Brady
2018-04-27SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2018-04-19SenatePostponed - Agriculture
2018-04-13SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 27, 2018
2018-04-12SenatePostponed - Agriculture
2018-03-01SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
2018-02-21SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
2018-02-21SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2018-02-20SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2018-02-14SenateAssigned to Agriculture
2018-02-06SenateReferred to Assignments
2018-02-06SenateFirst Reading
2018-02-06SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff

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505520.4New CodeSee Bill Text
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