Bill Text: IL HB0684 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a unit of local government with taxing authority, or any person holding public office with that unit of local government, shall not use public resources or public funds to obstruct, fight, or challenge initiatives to consolidate, merge, or eliminate any unit of local government. Provides that State moneys shall be withheld from the unit of local government until the obstruction, fighting, or challenge is concluded.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-06 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0684 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0684-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning local government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act is
5amended by changing Section 4 and by adding Section 3.3 as
6follows:
7 (50 ILCS 105/3.3 new)
8 Sec. 3.3. Consolidating, merging, or eliminating units of
9local government.
10 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a unit of
11local government with taxing authority, or any person holding
12public office with that unit of local government, shall not use
13public resources or public funds to obstruct, fight, or
14challenge initiatives to consolidate, merge, or eliminate any
15unit of local government.
16 (b) If a unit of local government with taxing authority, or
17any person holding public office violates subsection (a) of
18this Section, then all State moneys, including, but not limited
19to, moneys from the County and Mass Transit District Fund,
20Local Government Distributive Fund, Local Government Tax Fund,
21State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, and personal property
22replacement tax revenues, shall be withheld from the unit of
23local government until the obstruction, fighting, or challenge

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1by the unit of local government, or public official, is
2concluded.
3 (50 ILCS 105/4) (from Ch. 102, par. 4)
4 Sec. 4. Any alderman, member of a board of trustees,
5supervisor or county commissioner, or other person holding any
6office, either by election or appointment under the laws or
7constitution of this state, who violates any provision of the
8preceding sections, except Section 3.3, is guilty of a Class 4
9felony and in addition thereto, any office or official position
10held by any person so convicted shall become vacant, and shall
11be so declared as part of the judgment of court.
12(Source: P.A. 77-2721.)
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