Bill Text: IL HB2630 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year and until the first levy year to occur after a revenue neutral school funding formula is enacted, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-29 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB2630 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2630-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB2630

Introduced , by Rep. Allen Skillicorn

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
35 ILCS 200/18-185
35 ILCS 200/18-205
35 ILCS 200/18-212
35 ILCS 200/18-213
35 ILCS 200/18-214
35 ILCS 200/18-242 new
30 ILCS 805/8.43 new

Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year and until the first levy year to occur after a revenue neutral school funding formula is enacted, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning revenue.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by changing
5Sections 18-185, 18-205, 18-212, 18-213, and 18-214 and by
6adding Section 18-242 as follows:
7 (35 ILCS 200/18-185)
8 Sec. 18-185. Short title; definitions. This Division 5 may
9be cited as the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. As used
10in this Division 5:
11 "Consumer Price Index" means the Consumer Price Index for
12All Urban Consumers for all items published by the United
13States Department of Labor.
14 "Extension limitation", for levy years prior to 2019, and
15beginning again with the first levy year to occur after a
16revenue neutral school funding formula is enacted, means (a)
17the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer
18Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the
19levy year or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters under
20Section 18-205.
21 "Extension limitation", beginning in levy year 2019 and
22until the first levy year to occur after a revenue neutral
23school funding formula is enacted, means 0% or the rate of

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1increase approved by the voters under Section 18-205.
2 "Affected county" means a county of 3,000,000 or more
3inhabitants or a county contiguous to a county of 3,000,000 or
4more inhabitants.
5 "Taxing district" has the same meaning provided in Section
61-150, except as otherwise provided in this Section. For the
71991 through 1994 levy years only, "taxing district" includes
8only each non-home rule taxing district having the majority of
9its 1990 equalized assessed value within any county or counties
10contiguous to a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants.
11Beginning with the 1995 levy year and through the 2018 levy
12year, "taxing district" includes only each non-home rule taxing
13district subject to this Law before the 1995 levy year and each
14non-home rule taxing district not subject to this Law before
15the 1995 levy year having the majority of its 1994 equalized
16assessed value in an affected county or counties. Beginning
17with the levy year in which this Law becomes applicable to a
18taxing district as provided in Section 18-213, "taxing
19district" also includes those taxing districts made subject to
20this Law as provided in Section 18-213. Beginning with the 2019
21levy year, "taxing district" has the same meaning provided in
22Section 1-150 and includes home rule units.
23 "Aggregate extension" for taxing districts to which this
24Law applied before the 1995 levy year means the annual
25corporate extension for the taxing district and those special
26purpose extensions that are made annually for the taxing

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1district, excluding special purpose extensions: (a) made for
2the taxing district to pay interest or principal on general
3obligation bonds that were approved by referendum; (b) made for
4any taxing district to pay interest or principal on general
5obligation bonds issued before October 1, 1991; (c) made for
6any taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds
7issued to refund or continue to refund those bonds issued
8before October 1, 1991; (d) made for any taxing district to pay
9interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or continue to
10refund bonds issued after October 1, 1991 that were approved by
11referendum; (e) made for any taxing district to pay interest or
12principal on revenue bonds issued before October 1, 1991 for
13payment of which a property tax levy or the full faith and
14credit of the unit of local government is pledged; however, a
15tax for the payment of interest or principal on those bonds
16shall be made only after the governing body of the unit of
17local government finds that all other sources for payment are
18insufficient to make those payments; (f) made for payments
19under a building commission lease when the lease payments are
20for the retirement of bonds issued by the commission before
21October 1, 1991, to pay for the building project; (g) made for
22payments due under installment contracts entered into before
23October 1, 1991; (h) made for payments of principal and
24interest on bonds issued under the Metropolitan Water
25Reclamation District Act to finance construction projects
26initiated before October 1, 1991; (i) made for payments of

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1principal and interest on limited bonds, as defined in Section
23 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act, in an amount not to
3exceed the debt service extension base less the amount in items
4(b), (c), (e), and (h) of this definition for non-referendum
5obligations, except obligations initially issued pursuant to
6referendum; (j) made for payments of principal and interest on
7bonds issued under Section 15 of the Local Government Debt
8Reform Act; (k) made by a school district that participates in
9the Special Education District of Lake County, created by
10special education joint agreement under Section 10-22.31 of the
11School Code, for payment of the school district's share of the
12amounts required to be contributed by the Special Education
13District of Lake County to the Illinois Municipal Retirement
14Fund under Article 7 of the Illinois Pension Code; the amount
15of any extension under this item (k) shall be certified by the
16school district to the county clerk; (l) made to fund expenses
17of providing joint recreational programs for persons with
18disabilities under Section 5-8 of the Park District Code or
19Section 11-95-14 of the Illinois Municipal Code; (m) made for
20temporary relocation loan repayment purposes pursuant to
21Sections 2-3.77 and 17-2.2d of the School Code; (n) made for
22payment of principal and interest on any bonds issued under the
23authority of Section 17-2.2d of the School Code; (o) made for
24contributions to a firefighter's pension fund created under
25Article 4 of the Illinois Pension Code, to the extent of the
26amount certified under item (5) of Section 4-134 of the

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1Illinois Pension Code; and (p) made for road purposes in the
2first year after a township assumes the rights, powers, duties,
3assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and
4responsibilities of a road district abolished under the
5provisions of Section 6-133 of the Illinois Highway Code.
6 "Aggregate extension" for the taxing districts to which
7this Law did not apply before the 1995 levy year (except taxing
8districts subject to this Law in accordance with Section 18-213
9or this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly) means the
10annual corporate extension for the taxing district and those
11special purpose extensions that are made annually for the
12taxing district, excluding special purpose extensions: (a)
13made for the taxing district to pay interest or principal on
14general obligation bonds that were approved by referendum; (b)
15made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on
16general obligation bonds issued before March 1, 1995; (c) made
17for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds
18issued to refund or continue to refund those bonds issued
19before March 1, 1995; (d) made for any taxing district to pay
20interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or continue to
21refund bonds issued after March 1, 1995 that were approved by
22referendum; (e) made for any taxing district to pay interest or
23principal on revenue bonds issued before March 1, 1995 for
24payment of which a property tax levy or the full faith and
25credit of the unit of local government is pledged; however, a
26tax for the payment of interest or principal on those bonds

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1shall be made only after the governing body of the unit of
2local government finds that all other sources for payment are
3insufficient to make those payments; (f) made for payments
4under a building commission lease when the lease payments are
5for the retirement of bonds issued by the commission before
6March 1, 1995 to pay for the building project; (g) made for
7payments due under installment contracts entered into before
8March 1, 1995; (h) made for payments of principal and interest
9on bonds issued under the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
10District Act to finance construction projects initiated before
11October 1, 1991; (h-4) made for stormwater management purposes
12by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater
13Chicago under Section 12 of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
14District Act; (i) made for payments of principal and interest
15on limited bonds, as defined in Section 3 of the Local
16Government Debt Reform Act, in an amount not to exceed the debt
17service extension base less the amount in items (b), (c), and
18(e) of this definition for non-referendum obligations, except
19obligations initially issued pursuant to referendum and bonds
20described in subsection (h) of this definition; (j) made for
21payments of principal and interest on bonds issued under
22Section 15 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act; (k) made
23for payments of principal and interest on bonds authorized by
24Public Act 88-503 and issued under Section 20a of the Chicago
25Park District Act for aquarium or museum projects; (l) made for
26payments of principal and interest on bonds authorized by

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1Public Act 87-1191 or 93-601 and (i) issued pursuant to Section
221.2 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act, (ii)
3issued under Section 42 of the Cook County Forest Preserve
4District Act for zoological park projects, or (iii) issued
5under Section 44.1 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District
6Act for botanical gardens projects; (m) made pursuant to
7Section 34-53.5 of the School Code, whether levied annually or
8not; (n) made to fund expenses of providing joint recreational
9programs for persons with disabilities under Section 5-8 of the
10Park District Code or Section 11-95-14 of the Illinois
11Municipal Code; (o) made by the Chicago Park District for
12recreational programs for persons with disabilities under
13subsection (c) of Section 7.06 of the Chicago Park District
14Act; (p) made for contributions to a firefighter's pension fund
15created under Article 4 of the Illinois Pension Code, to the
16extent of the amount certified under item (5) of Section 4-134
17of the Illinois Pension Code; (q) made by Ford Heights School
18District 169 under Section 17-9.02 of the School Code; and (r)
19made for the purpose of making employer contributions to the
20Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago
21under Section 34-53 of the School Code.
22 "Aggregate extension" for all taxing districts to which
23this Law applies in accordance with Section 18-213, except for
24those taxing districts subject to paragraph (2) of subsection
25(e) of Section 18-213, means the annual corporate extension for
26the taxing district and those special purpose extensions that

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1are made annually for the taxing district, excluding special
2purpose extensions: (a) made for the taxing district to pay
3interest or principal on general obligation bonds that were
4approved by referendum; (b) made for any taxing district to pay
5interest or principal on general obligation bonds issued before
6the date on which the referendum making this Law applicable to
7the taxing district is held; (c) made for any taxing district
8to pay interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or
9continue to refund those bonds issued before the date on which
10the referendum making this Law applicable to the taxing
11district is held; (d) made for any taxing district to pay
12interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or continue to
13refund bonds issued after the date on which the referendum
14making this Law applicable to the taxing district is held if
15the bonds were approved by referendum after the date on which
16the referendum making this Law applicable to the taxing
17district is held; (e) made for any taxing district to pay
18interest or principal on revenue bonds issued before the date
19on which the referendum making this Law applicable to the
20taxing district is held for payment of which a property tax
21levy or the full faith and credit of the unit of local
22government is pledged; however, a tax for the payment of
23interest or principal on those bonds shall be made only after
24the governing body of the unit of local government finds that
25all other sources for payment are insufficient to make those
26payments; (f) made for payments under a building commission

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1lease when the lease payments are for the retirement of bonds
2issued by the commission before the date on which the
3referendum making this Law applicable to the taxing district is
4held to pay for the building project; (g) made for payments due
5under installment contracts entered into before the date on
6which the referendum making this Law applicable to the taxing
7district is held; (h) made for payments of principal and
8interest on limited bonds, as defined in Section 3 of the Local
9Government Debt Reform Act, in an amount not to exceed the debt
10service extension base less the amount in items (b), (c), and
11(e) of this definition for non-referendum obligations, except
12obligations initially issued pursuant to referendum; (i) made
13for payments of principal and interest on bonds issued under
14Section 15 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act; (j) made
15for a qualified airport authority to pay interest or principal
16on general obligation bonds issued for the purpose of paying
17obligations due under, or financing airport facilities
18required to be acquired, constructed, installed or equipped
19pursuant to, contracts entered into before March 1, 1996 (but
20not including any amendments to such a contract taking effect
21on or after that date); (k) made to fund expenses of providing
22joint recreational programs for persons with disabilities
23under Section 5-8 of the Park District Code or Section 11-95-14
24of the Illinois Municipal Code; (l) made for contributions to a
25firefighter's pension fund created under Article 4 of the
26Illinois Pension Code, to the extent of the amount certified

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1under item (5) of Section 4-134 of the Illinois Pension Code;
2and (m) made for the taxing district to pay interest or
3principal on general obligation bonds issued pursuant to
4Section 19-3.10 of the School Code.
5 "Aggregate extension" for all taxing districts to which
6this Law applies in accordance with paragraph (2) of subsection
7(e) of Section 18-213 or this amendatory Act of the 101st
8General Assembly means the annual corporate extension for the
9taxing district and those special purpose extensions that are
10made annually for the taxing district, excluding special
11purpose extensions: (a) made for the taxing district to pay
12interest or principal on general obligation bonds that were
13approved by referendum; (b) made for any taxing district to pay
14interest or principal on general obligation bonds issued before
15the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997; (c) made for
16any taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds
17issued to refund or continue to refund those bonds issued
18before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997; (d)
19made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on
20bonds issued to refund or continue to refund bonds issued after
21the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 if the bonds
22were approved by referendum after the effective date of this
23amendatory Act of 1997; (e) made for any taxing district to pay
24interest or principal on revenue bonds issued before the
25effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 for payment of
26which a property tax levy or the full faith and credit of the

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1unit of local government is pledged; however, a tax for the
2payment of interest or principal on those bonds shall be made
3only after the governing body of the unit of local government
4finds that all other sources for payment are insufficient to
5make those payments; (f) made for payments under a building
6commission lease when the lease payments are for the retirement
7of bonds issued by the commission before the effective date of
8this amendatory Act of 1997 to pay for the building project;
9(g) made for payments due under installment contracts entered
10into before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997;
11(h) made for payments of principal and interest on limited
12bonds, as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt
13Reform Act, in an amount not to exceed the debt service
14extension base less the amount in items (b), (c), and (e) of
15this definition for non-referendum obligations, except
16obligations initially issued pursuant to referendum; (i) made
17for payments of principal and interest on bonds issued under
18Section 15 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act; (j) made
19for a qualified airport authority to pay interest or principal
20on general obligation bonds issued for the purpose of paying
21obligations due under, or financing airport facilities
22required to be acquired, constructed, installed or equipped
23pursuant to, contracts entered into before March 1, 1996 (but
24not including any amendments to such a contract taking effect
25on or after that date); (k) made to fund expenses of providing
26joint recreational programs for persons with disabilities

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1under Section 5-8 of the Park District Code or Section 11-95-14
2of the Illinois Municipal Code; and (l) made for contributions
3to a firefighter's pension fund created under Article 4 of the
4Illinois Pension Code, to the extent of the amount certified
5under item (5) of Section 4-134 of the Illinois Pension Code.
6 "Debt service extension base" means an amount equal to that
7portion of the extension for a taxing district for the 1994
8levy year, or for those taxing districts subject to this Law in
9accordance with Section 18-213, except for those subject to
10paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Section 18-213, for the levy
11year in which the referendum making this Law applicable to the
12taxing district is held, or for those taxing districts subject
13to this Law in accordance with paragraph (2) of subsection (e)
14of Section 18-213 for the 1996 levy year, constituting an
15extension for payment of principal and interest on bonds issued
16by the taxing district without referendum, but not including
17excluded non-referendum bonds. For park districts (i) that were
18first subject to this Law in 1991 or 1995 and (ii) whose
19extension for the 1994 levy year for the payment of principal
20and interest on bonds issued by the park district without
21referendum (but not including excluded non-referendum bonds)
22was less than 51% of the amount for the 1991 levy year
23constituting an extension for payment of principal and interest
24on bonds issued by the park district without referendum (but
25not including excluded non-referendum bonds), "debt service
26extension base" means an amount equal to that portion of the

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1extension for the 1991 levy year constituting an extension for
2payment of principal and interest on bonds issued by the park
3district without referendum (but not including excluded
4non-referendum bonds). A debt service extension base
5established or increased at any time pursuant to any provision
6of this Law, except Section 18-212, shall be increased each
7year commencing with the later of (i) the 2009 levy year or
8(ii) the first levy year in which this Law becomes applicable
9to the taxing district, by (A) for levy years prior to the 2019
10levy year, the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the
11Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year
12preceding the levy year or (B) beginning with the 2019 levy
13year, 0%. The debt service extension base may be established or
14increased as provided under Section 18-212. "Excluded
15non-referendum bonds" means (i) bonds authorized by Public Act
1688-503 and issued under Section 20a of the Chicago Park
17District Act for aquarium and museum projects; (ii) bonds
18issued under Section 15 of the Local Government Debt Reform
19Act; or (iii) refunding obligations issued to refund or to
20continue to refund obligations initially issued pursuant to
21referendum.
22 "Special purpose extensions" include, but are not limited
23to, extensions for levies made on an annual basis for
24unemployment and workers' compensation, self-insurance,
25contributions to pension plans, and extensions made pursuant to
26Section 6-601 of the Illinois Highway Code for a road

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1district's permanent road fund whether levied annually or not.
2The extension for a special service area is not included in the
3aggregate extension.
4 "Aggregate extension base" means the taxing district's
5last preceding aggregate extension as adjusted under Sections
618-135, 18-215, 18-230, and 18-206. An adjustment under Section
718-135 shall be made for the 2007 levy year and all subsequent
8levy years whenever one or more counties within which a taxing
9district is located (i) used estimated valuations or rates when
10extending taxes in the taxing district for the last preceding
11levy year that resulted in the over or under extension of
12taxes, or (ii) increased or decreased the tax extension for the
13last preceding levy year as required by Section 18-135(c).
14Whenever an adjustment is required under Section 18-135, the
15aggregate extension base of the taxing district shall be equal
16to the amount that the aggregate extension of the taxing
17district would have been for the last preceding levy year if
18either or both (i) actual, rather than estimated, valuations or
19rates had been used to calculate the extension of taxes for the
20last levy year, or (ii) the tax extension for the last
21preceding levy year had not been adjusted as required by
22subsection (c) of Section 18-135.
23 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for levy year
242012, the aggregate extension base for West Northfield School
25District No. 31 in Cook County shall be $12,654,592.
26 "Levy year" has the same meaning as "year" under Section

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11-155.
2 "New property" means (i) the assessed value, after final
3board of review or board of appeals action, of new improvements
4or additions to existing improvements on any parcel of real
5property that increase the assessed value of that real property
6during the levy year multiplied by the equalization factor
7issued by the Department under Section 17-30, (ii) the assessed
8value, after final board of review or board of appeals action,
9of real property not exempt from real estate taxation, which
10real property was exempt from real estate taxation for any
11portion of the immediately preceding levy year, multiplied by
12the equalization factor issued by the Department under Section
1317-30, including the assessed value, upon final stabilization
14of occupancy after new construction is complete, of any real
15property located within the boundaries of an otherwise or
16previously exempt military reservation that is intended for
17residential use and owned by or leased to a private corporation
18or other entity, (iii) in counties that classify in accordance
19with Section 4 of Article IX of the Illinois Constitution, an
20incentive property's additional assessed value resulting from
21a scheduled increase in the level of assessment as applied to
22the first year final board of review market value, and (iv) any
23increase in assessed value due to oil or gas production from an
24oil or gas well required to be permitted under the Hydraulic
25Fracturing Regulatory Act that was not produced in or accounted
26for during the previous levy year. In addition, the county

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1clerk in a county containing a population of 3,000,000 or more
2shall include in the 1997 recovered tax increment value for any
3school district, any recovered tax increment value that was
4applicable to the 1995 tax year calculations.
5 "Qualified airport authority" means an airport authority
6organized under the Airport Authorities Act and located in a
7county bordering on the State of Wisconsin and having a
8population in excess of 200,000 and not greater than 500,000.
9 "Recovered tax increment value" means, except as otherwise
10provided in this paragraph, the amount of the current year's
11equalized assessed value, in the first year after a
12municipality terminates the designation of an area as a
13redevelopment project area previously established under the
14Tax Increment Allocation Development Act in the Illinois
15Municipal Code, previously established under the Industrial
16Jobs Recovery Law in the Illinois Municipal Code, previously
17established under the Economic Development Project Area Tax
18Increment Act of 1995, or previously established under the
19Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act, of each
20taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property in the
21redevelopment project area over and above the initial equalized
22assessed value of each property in the redevelopment project
23area. For the taxes which are extended for the 1997 levy year,
24the recovered tax increment value for a non-home rule taxing
25district that first became subject to this Law for the 1995
26levy year because a majority of its 1994 equalized assessed

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1value was in an affected county or counties shall be increased
2if a municipality terminated the designation of an area in 1993
3as a redevelopment project area previously established under
4the Tax Increment Allocation Development Act in the Illinois
5Municipal Code, previously established under the Industrial
6Jobs Recovery Law in the Illinois Municipal Code, or previously
7established under the Economic Development Area Tax Increment
8Allocation Act, by an amount equal to the 1994 equalized
9assessed value of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of
10real property in the redevelopment project area over and above
11the initial equalized assessed value of each property in the
12redevelopment project area. In the first year after a
13municipality removes a taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of
14real property from a redevelopment project area established
15under the Tax Increment Allocation Development Act in the
16Illinois Municipal Code, the Industrial Jobs Recovery Law in
17the Illinois Municipal Code, or the Economic Development Area
18Tax Increment Allocation Act, "recovered tax increment value"
19means the amount of the current year's equalized assessed value
20of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property
21removed from the redevelopment project area over and above the
22initial equalized assessed value of that real property before
23removal from the redevelopment project area.
24 Except as otherwise provided in this Section, "limiting
25rate" means a fraction the numerator of which is the last
26preceding aggregate extension base times an amount equal to one

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1plus the extension limitation defined in this Section and the
2denominator of which is the current year's equalized assessed
3value of all real property in the territory under the
4jurisdiction of the taxing district during the prior levy year.
5For those taxing districts that reduced their aggregate
6extension for the last preceding levy year, except for school
7districts that reduced their extension for educational
8purposes pursuant to Section 18-206, the highest aggregate
9extension in any of the last 3 preceding levy years shall be
10used for the purpose of computing the limiting rate. The
11denominator shall not include new property or the recovered tax
12increment value. If a new rate, a rate decrease, or a limiting
13rate increase has been approved at an election held after March
1421, 2006, then (i) the otherwise applicable limiting rate shall
15be increased by the amount of the new rate or shall be reduced
16by the amount of the rate decrease, as the case may be, or (ii)
17in the case of a limiting rate increase, the limiting rate
18shall be equal to the rate set forth in the proposition
19approved by the voters for each of the years specified in the
20proposition, after which the limiting rate of the taxing
21district shall be calculated as otherwise provided. In the case
22of a taxing district that obtained referendum approval for an
23increased limiting rate on March 20, 2012, the limiting rate
24for tax year 2012 shall be the rate that generates the
25approximate total amount of taxes extendable for that tax year,
26as set forth in the proposition approved by the voters; this

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1rate shall be the final rate applied by the county clerk for
2the aggregate of all capped funds of the district for tax year
32012.
4(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-521, eff. 6-1-17;
5100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)
6 (35 ILCS 200/18-205)
7 Sec. 18-205. Referendum to increase the extension
8limitation. A taxing district is limited to an extension
9limitation as defined in Section 18-185 of 5% or the percentage
10increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month
11calendar year preceding the levy year, whichever is less. A
12taxing district may increase its extension limitation for one
13or more levy years if that taxing district holds a referendum
14before the levy date for the first levy year at which a
15majority of voters voting on the issue approves adoption of a
16higher extension limitation. Referenda shall be conducted at a
17regularly scheduled election in accordance with the Election
18Code. The question shall be presented in substantially the
19following manner for all elections held after March 21, 2006:
20 Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax
21 Extension Limitation Law for (insert the legal name,
22 number, if any, and county or counties of the taxing
23 district and geographic or other common name by which a
24 school or community college district is known and referred
25 to), Illinois, be increased from (extension limitation

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1 under Section 18-185) the lesser of 5% or the percentage
2 increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy
3 year to (insert the percentage of the proposed increase)%
4 per year for (insert each levy year for which the increased
5 extension limitation will apply)?
6The votes must be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
7If a majority of voters voting on the issue approves the
8adoption of the increase, the increase shall be applicable for
9each levy year specified.
10 The ballot for any question submitted pursuant to this
11Section shall have printed thereon, but not as a part of the
12question submitted, only the following supplemental
13information (which shall be supplied to the election authority
14by the taxing district) in substantially the following form:
15 (1) For the (insert the first levy year for which the
16 increased extension limitation will be applicable) levy
17 year the approximate amount of the additional tax
18 extendable against property containing a single family
19 residence and having a fair market value at the time of the
20 referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $....
21 (2) Based upon an average annual percentage increase
22 (or decrease) in the market value of such property of ...%
23 (insert percentage equal to the average annual percentage
24 increase or decrease for the prior 3 levy years, at the
25 time the submission of the question is initiated by the
26 taxing district, in the amount of (A) the equalized

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1 assessed value of the taxable property in the taxing
2 district less (B) the new property included in the
3 equalized assessed value), the approximate amount of the
4 additional tax extendable against such property for the ...
5 levy year is estimated to be $... and for the ... levy year
6 is estimated to be $....
7 Paragraph (2) shall be included only if the increased
8extension limitation will be applicable for more than one year
9and shall list each levy year for which the increased extension
10limitation will be applicable. The additional tax shown for
11each levy year shall be the approximate dollar amount of the
12increase over the amount of the most recently completed
13extension at the time the submission of the question is
14initiated by the taxing district. The approximate amount of the
15additional tax extendable shown in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall
16be calculated by multiplying $100,000 (the fair market value of
17the property without regard to any property tax exemptions) by
18(i) the percentage level of assessment prescribed for that
19property by statute, or by ordinance of the county board in
20counties that classify property for purposes of taxation in
21accordance with Section 4 of Article IX of the Illinois
22Constitution; (ii) the most recent final equalization factor
23certified to the county clerk by the Department of Revenue at
24the time the taxing district initiates the submission of the
25proposition to the electors; (iii) the last known aggregate
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1submission of the question is initiated by the taxing district;
2and (iv) the difference between the percentage increase
3proposed in the question and (A) the lesser of 5% or the
4percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for the prior
5levy year (or an estimate of the percentage increase for the
6prior levy year if the increase is unavailable at the time the
7submission of the question is initiated by the taxing district)
8or (B) 0%, as applicable; and dividing the result by the last
9known equalized assessed value of the taxing district at the
10time the submission of the question is initiated by the taxing
11district. This amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly is
12intended to clarify the existing requirements of this Section,
13and shall not be construed to validate any prior non-compliant
14referendum language. Any notice required to be published in
15connection with the submission of the question shall also
16contain this supplemental information and shall not contain any
17other supplemental information. Any error, miscalculation, or
18inaccuracy in computing any amount set forth on the ballot or
19in the notice that is not deliberate shall not invalidate or
20affect the validity of any proposition approved. Notice of the
21referendum shall be published and posted as otherwise required
22by law, and the submission of the question shall be initiated
23as provided by law.
24(Source: P.A. 97-1087, eff. 8-24-12.)
25 (35 ILCS 200/18-212)

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1 Sec. 18-212. Referendum on debt service extension base. A
2taxing district may establish or increase its debt service
3extension base if (i) that taxing district holds a referendum
4before the date on which the levy must be filed with the county
5clerk of the county or counties in which the taxing district is
6situated and (ii) a majority of voters voting on the issue
7approves the establishment of or increase in the debt service
8extension base. A debt service extension base established or
9increased by a referendum held pursuant to this Section after
10February 2, 2010 and prior to the effective date of this
11amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, shall be
12increased each year, commencing with the first levy year
13beginning after the date of the referendum, by the lesser of 5%
14or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during
15the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year if the
16optional language concerning the annual increase is included in
17the question submitted to the electors of the taxing district.
18Referenda under this Section shall be conducted at a regularly
19scheduled election in accordance with the Election Code. The
20governing body of the taxing district shall certify the
21question to the proper election authorities who shall submit
22the question to the electors of the taxing district in
23substantially the following form:
24 "Shall the debt service extension base under the Property
25 Tax Extension Limitation Law for ... (taxing district name)
26 ... for payment of principal and interest on limited bonds

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1 be .... ((established at $ ....) . (or) (increased from $
2 .... to $ ....)) .. for the ..... levy year and all
3 subsequent levy years (optional language: , such debt
4 service extension base to be increased each year by the
5 lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer
6 Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the
7 levy year)?"
8 Votes on the question shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
9 If a majority of voters voting on the issue approves the
10establishment of or increase in the debt service extension
11base, the establishment of or increase in the debt service
12extension base shall be applicable for the levy years
13specified.
14(Source: P.A. 96-1202, eff. 7-22-10.)
15 (35 ILCS 200/18-213)
16 Sec. 18-213. Referenda on applicability of the Property Tax
17Extension Limitation Law.
18 (a) The provisions of this Section do not apply to a taxing
19district subject to this Law because a majority of its 1990
20equalized assessed value is in a county or counties contiguous
21to a county of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, or because a
22majority of its 1994 equalized assessed value is in an affected
23county and the taxing district was not subject to this Law
24before the 1995 levy year.
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1county that is not subject to this Law may, by ordinance or
2resolution, submit to the voters of the county the question of
3whether to make all non-home rule taxing districts that have
4all or a portion of their equalized assessed valuation situated
5in the county subject to this Law in the manner set forth in
6this Section.
7 For purposes of this Section only:
8 "Taxing district" has the same meaning provided in Section
91-150.
10 "Equalized assessed valuation" means the equalized
11assessed valuation for a taxing district for the immediately
12preceding levy year.
13 (c) The ordinance or resolution shall request the
14submission of the proposition at any election, except a
15consolidated primary election, for the purpose of voting for or
16against making the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law
17applicable to all non-home rule taxing districts that have all
18or a portion of their equalized assessed valuation situated in
19the county.
20 The question shall be placed on a separate ballot and shall
21be in substantially the following form:
22 Shall the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (35
23 ILCS 200/18-185 through 18-245), which limits annual
24 property tax extension increases, apply to non-home rule
25 taxing districts with all or a portion of their equalized
26 assessed valuation located in (name of county)?

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1Votes on the question shall be recorded as "yes" or "no".
2 (d) The county clerk shall order the proposition submitted
3to the electors of the county at the election specified in the
4ordinance or resolution. If part of the county is under the
5jurisdiction of a board or boards of election commissioners,
6the county clerk shall submit a certified copy of the ordinance
7or resolution to each board of election commissioners, which
8shall order the proposition submitted to the electors of the
9taxing district within its jurisdiction at the election
10specified in the ordinance or resolution.
11 (e) (1) With respect to taxing districts having all of
12 their equalized assessed valuation located in the county,
13 if a majority of the votes cast on the proposition are in
14 favor of the proposition, then this Law becomes applicable
15 to the taxing district beginning on January 1 of the year
16 following the date of the referendum.
17 (2) With respect to taxing districts that meet all the
18 following conditions this Law shall become applicable to
19 the taxing district beginning on January 1, 1997. The
20 districts to which this paragraph (2) is applicable
21 (A) do not have all of their equalized assessed
22 valuation located in a single county,
23 (B) have equalized assessed valuation in an
24 affected county,
25 (C) meet the condition that each county, other than
26 an affected county, in which any of the equalized

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1 assessed valuation of the taxing district is located
2 has held a referendum under this Section at any
3 election, except a consolidated primary election, held
4 prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of
5 1997, and
6 (D) have a majority of the district's equalized
7 assessed valuation located in one or more counties in
8 each of which the voters have approved a referendum
9 under this Section prior to the effective date of this
10 amendatory Act of 1997. For purposes of this Section,
11 in determining whether a majority of the equalized
12 assessed valuation of the taxing district is located in
13 one or more counties in which the voters have approved
14 a referendum under this Section, the equalized
15 assessed valuation of the taxing district in any
16 affected county shall be included with the equalized
17 assessed value of the taxing district in counties in
18 which the voters have approved the referendum.
19 (3) With respect to taxing districts that do not have
20 all of their equalized assessed valuation located in a
21 single county and to which paragraph (2) of subsection (e)
22 is not applicable, if each county other than an affected
23 county in which any of the equalized assessed valuation of
24 the taxing district is located has held a referendum under
25 this Section at any election, except a consolidated primary
26 election, held in any year and if a majority of the

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1 equalized assessed valuation of the taxing district is
2 located in one or more counties that have each approved a
3 referendum under this Section, then this Law shall become
4 applicable to the taxing district on January 1 of the year
5 following the year in which the last referendum in a county
6 in which the taxing district has any equalized assessed
7 valuation is held. For the purposes of this Law, the last
8 referendum shall be deemed to be the referendum making this
9 Law applicable to the taxing district. For purposes of this
10 Section, in determining whether a majority of the equalized
11 assessed valuation of the taxing district is located in one
12 or more counties that have approved a referendum under this
13 Section, the equalized assessed valuation of the taxing
14 district in any affected county shall be included with the
15 equalized assessed value of the taxing district in counties
16 that have approved the referendum.
17 (f) Immediately after a referendum is held under this
18Section, the county clerk of the county holding the referendum
19shall give notice of the referendum having been held and its
20results to all taxing districts that have all or a portion of
21their equalized assessed valuation located in the county, the
22county clerk of any other county in which any of the equalized
23assessed valuation of any taxing district is located, and the
24Department of Revenue. After the last referendum affecting a
25multi-county taxing district is held, the Department of Revenue
26shall determine whether the taxing district is subject to this

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1Law and, if so, shall notify the taxing district and the county
2clerks of all of the counties in which a portion of the
3equalized assessed valuation of the taxing district is located
4that, beginning the following January 1, the taxing district is
5subject to this Law. For each taxing district subject to
6paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of this Section, the Department
7of Revenue shall notify the taxing district and the county
8clerks of all of the counties in which a portion of the
9equalized assessed valuation of the taxing district is located
10that, beginning January 1, 1997, the taxing district is subject
11to this Law.
12 (g) Referenda held under this Section shall be conducted in
13accordance with the Election Code.
14(Source: P.A. 89-510, eff. 7-11-96; 89-718, eff. 3-7-97.)
15 (35 ILCS 200/18-214)
16 Sec. 18-214. Referenda on removal of the applicability of
17the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law to non-home rule
18taxing districts.
19 (a) The provisions of this Section do not apply to a taxing
20district that is subject to this Law because a majority of its
211990 equalized assessed value is in a county or counties
22contiguous to a county of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, or
23because a majority of its 1994 equalized assessed value is in
24an affected county and the taxing district was not subject to
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1 (b) For purposes of this Section only:
2 "Taxing district" means any non-home rule taxing district
3that became subject to this Law under Section 18-213 of this
4Law.
5 "Equalized assessed valuation" means the equalized
6assessed valuation for a taxing district for the immediately
7preceding levy year.
8 (c) The county board of a county that became subject to
9this Law by a referendum approved by the voters of the county
10under Section 18-213 may, by ordinance or resolution, in the
11manner set forth in this Section, submit to the voters of the
12county the question of whether this Law applies to all non-home
13rule taxing districts that have all or a portion of their
14equalized assessed valuation situated in the county in the
15manner set forth in this Section.
16 (d) The ordinance or resolution shall request the
17submission of the proposition at any election, except a
18consolidated primary election, for the purpose of voting for or
19against the continued application of the Property Tax Extension
20Limitation Law to all non-home rule taxing districts that have
21all or a portion of their equalized assessed valuation situated
22in the county.
23 The question shall be placed on a separate ballot and shall
24be in substantially the following form:
25 Shall the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (35
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1 annual property tax extension increases, apply to non-home
2 rule taxing districts with all or a portion of their
3 equalized assessed valuation located in (name of county)?
4Votes on the question shall be recorded as "yes" or "no".
5 (e) The county clerk shall order the proposition submitted
6to the electors of the county at the election specified in the
7ordinance or resolution. If part of the county is under the
8jurisdiction of a board or boards of election commissioners,
9the county clerk shall submit a certified copy of the ordinance
10or resolution to each board of election commissioners, which
11shall order the proposition submitted to the electors of the
12taxing district within its jurisdiction at the election
13specified in the ordinance or resolution.
14 (f) With respect to taxing districts having all of their
15equalized assessed valuation located in one county, if a
16majority of the votes cast on the proposition are against the
17proposition, then this Law shall not apply to the taxing
18district beginning on January 1 of the year following the date
19of the referendum.
20 (g) With respect to taxing districts that do not have all
21of their equalized assessed valuation located in a single
22county, if both of the following conditions are met, then this
23Law shall no longer apply to the taxing district beginning on
24January 1 of the year following the date of the referendum.
25 (1) Each county in which the district has any equalized
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1 under this Section, (ii) be an affected county, or (iii)
2 have held a referendum under Section 18-213 at which the
3 voters rejected the proposition at the most recent election
4 at which the question was on the ballot in the county.
5 (2) The majority of the equalized assessed valuation of
6 the taxing district, other than any equalized assessed
7 valuation in an affected county, is in one or more counties
8 in which the voters rejected the proposition. For purposes
9 of this Section, in determining whether a majority of the
10 equalized assessed valuation of the taxing district is
11 located in one or more counties in which the voters have
12 rejected the proposition under this Section, the equalized
13 assessed valuation of any taxing district in a county which
14 has held a referendum under Section 18-213 at which the
15 voters rejected that proposition, at the most recent
16 election at which the question was on the ballot in the
17 county, will be included with the equalized assessed value
18 of the taxing district in counties in which the voters have
19 rejected the referendum held under this Section.
20 (h) Immediately after a referendum is held under this
21Section, the county clerk of the county holding the referendum
22shall give notice of the referendum having been held and its
23results to all taxing districts that have all or a portion of
24their equalized assessed valuation located in the county, the
25county clerk of any other county in which any of the equalized
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1the Department of Revenue. After the last referendum affecting
2a multi-county taxing district is held, the Department of
3Revenue shall determine whether the taxing district is no
4longer subject to this Law and, if the taxing district is no
5longer subject to this Law, the Department of Revenue shall
6notify the taxing district and the county clerks of all of the
7counties in which a portion of the equalized assessed valuation
8of the taxing district is located that, beginning on January 1
9of the year following the date of the last referendum, the
10taxing district is no longer subject to this Law.
11 (i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no
12referendum may be submitted under this Section for taxable year
132019 or thereafter.
14(Source: P.A. 89-718, eff. 3-7-97.)
15 (35 ILCS 200/18-242 new)
16 Sec. 18-242. Home rule. This Division 5 is a limitation,
17under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the
18Illinois Constitution, on the power of home rule units to tax.
19 Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
20Section 8.43 as follows:
21 (30 ILCS 805/8.43 new)
22 Sec. 8.43. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
23of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the

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1implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
2the 101st General Assembly.
3 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.
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