Bill Text: IL HB0743 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Fire Protection District Act. Provides that a board of trustees of a fire protection district may levy a special tax, by referendum, for the purpose of providing funds to pay for the costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment at a rate not to exceed 0.10% of the value of all taxable property within the district (rather than to increase the tax rate limit from 0.05% to 0.10%) and changes the wording of the proposition.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-27 - Sent to the Governor [HB0743 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0743-Enrolled.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 Fire Protection District Act is amended by
5changing Section 24 as follows:
6 (70 ILCS 705/24) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 38.7)
7 Sec. 24. (a) In addition to any other tax authorized by
8law, the board of trustees of a fire protection district may,
9subject to the requirements of subsections (b) and (c), by
10ordinance levy a special annual tax at a rate not exceeding
110.10% .10% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the
12Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the
13district, for the purpose of obtaining funds to pay for the
14costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment.
15 (b) Whenever the board of trustees of a fire protection
16district desires to levy a special tax under this Section, it
17shall certify the question to the proper election officials,
18who shall submit that question at an election to the voters of
19the district in accordance with the general election law. The
20result of such referendum shall be entered upon the records of
21the district. If a majority of the votes on the proposition are
22in favor of such proposition, the board of trustees may
23thereafter levy a special tax under this Section at a rate not

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1to exceed 0.05% .05% of the value of all taxable property
2within the district as equalized or assessed by the Department
3of Revenue. The proposition shall be in substantially the
4following form:
5-------------------------------------------------------------
6 Shall the ....... Fire Protection
7District levy a special tax at a rate
8not to exceed 0.05% .05% of the value of YES
9all taxable property within the
10district as equalized or assessed ---------------------
11by the Department of Revenue for
12the purpose of providing funds NO
13to pay for the costs of emergency
14and rescue crews and equipment?
15-------------------------------------------------------------
16 (c) Whenever the board of trustees of a fire protection
17district which levies a tax under this Section desires to levy
18a special tax under this Section at a rate not to exceed 0.10%
19of the value of all taxable property within the district as
20equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue increase the
21tax rate limit set forth under subsection (b), it shall certify
22the question to the proper election officials, who shall submit
23that question at an election to the voters of the district in
24accordance with the general election law. The result of such
25referendum shall be entered upon the records of the district.
26If a majority of the votes on the proposition are in favor of

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1such proposition, the board of trustees may thereafter levy a
2special tax under this Section at a rate not to exceed 0.10%
3.10% of the value of all taxable property within the district
4as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. The
5proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
6-------------------------------------------------------------
7 Shall the ......... Fire
8Protection District levy a YES
9special tax at a rate not to
10exceed 0.10% of the value of
11all taxable property within the -------------------------------------------------------------
12district as equalized or assessed
13by the Department of Revenue
14for the purpose of providing funds NO
15to pay for the costs of emergency
16and rescue crews and equipment?
17-------------------------------------------------------------
18-------------------------------------------------------------
19 Shall the rate of the
20special tax levied by the .......
21Fire Protection District for the YES
22purpose of providing funds to pay
23the costs of emergency and rescue -------------------------------------------------------------
24crews and equipment be increased to
25not more than .10% of the value of
26all taxable property within the NO

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1district as equalized or assessed
2by the Department of Revenue?
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4(Source: P.A. 99-4, eff. 5-31-15.)
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