Comments: IL SB2246 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides that township land commissioners or trustees of schools that have title to any school real estate or lands may authorize by resolution the sale of common school lands to a government entity if two-thirds of the township land commissioners or trustees of schools approve the resolution. Provides that the regional superintendent of schools of the county in which the lands are located shall complete the sale and deliver a certificate of purchase to the government entity. Provides that a government entity that purchases common school lands, or its assigns, may obtain a copy of a certificate of purchase or patent by (1) for a certificate of purchase, filing an affidavit with the regional superintendent in which the lands are located proving the loss or destruction of the original; (2) for a patent, filing an affidavit with the Secretary of State proving loss or destruction of the original; and (3) presenting a copy of the certified resolution approving the sale that has been filed by the township land commissioners or trustees of schools with the county recorder of deeds to the regional superintendent or Secretary of State. Provides that the regional superintendent or the Secretary of State shall issue a replacement certificate or patent, which shall have the effect of the originals and shall reflect the effective date of the transfer of title as the date of the filing of the resolution by the township land commissioners or trustees of schools with the county recorder of deeds. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-05-31 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [SB2246 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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