Bill Text: IL HB3052 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides for the combination of Chicago Heights School District 170 and Ford Heights School District 169 into a new Heights School District 170. Sets forth requirements concerning transitioning the school board and sets forth provisions concerning bonding and tax levies. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-06 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB3052 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3052-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB3052

Introduced , by Rep. Thaddeus Jones

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/11E-140 new

Amends the School Code. Provides for the combination of Chicago Heights School District 170 and Ford Heights School District 169 into a new Heights School District 170. Sets forth requirements concerning transitioning the school board and sets forth provisions concerning bonding and tax levies. Effective immediately.
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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
STATE MANDATES ACT MAY REQUIRE REIMBURSEMENT

A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
511E-140 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/11E-140 new)
7 Sec. 11E-140. Combination of Chicago Heights School
8District 170 and Ford Heights School District 169.
9 (a) On July 1, 2018, Chicago Heights School District 170
10and Ford Heights School District 169 shall be combined as a
11single school district, which may be referred to as Heights
12School District 170.
13 (b) The school board of the combined Heights School
14District 170 shall consist of the school board of Chicago
15Heights School District 170. Following the 2019 consolidated
16election, the school board of the combined Heights School
17District 170 shall consist of the 4 members of the school board
18of Chicago Heights School District 170 whose terms expire in
192021 and the successors to the 3 members of the school board of
20Chicago Heights School District 170 whose terms expire in 2019,
21who shall be chosen by the electors of the combined Heights
22School District 170. All successive members of the school board
23shall be chosen by the electors of the combined Heights School

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1District 170.
2 (c) Upon the combination provided for by this Section, any
3outstanding bonded indebtedness of Chicago Heights School
4District 170 or Ford Heights School District 169 shall be
5treated as provided in this subsection (c) and in Section 19-29
6of this Code. The tax rate for bonded indebtedness shall be
7determined in the manner provided in Section 19-7 of this Code
8and, notwithstanding the creation of such district, the county
9clerk or clerks shall annually extend taxes for each
10outstanding bond issue against all of the taxable property that
11was situated within the boundaries of the district, as those
12boundaries existed at the time of the issuance of the bond
13issue, regardless of whether the property is still contained in
14that same district at the time of the extension of the taxes by
15the county clerk or clerks; provided that, notwithstanding the
16provisions of Section 19-18 of this Code, upon resolution of
17the school board, the county clerk must extend taxes to pay the
18principal of and interest on any general obligation bonds
19issued by the new district exclusively to refund any bonded
20indebtedness of a district organized into the new district
21against all of the taxable property that was situated within
22the boundaries of the previously existing district as the
23boundaries existed at the time of the issuance of the bonded
24indebtedness being refunded; however, (i) the net interest rate
25on the refunding bonds may not exceed the net interest rate on
26the refunded bonds, (ii) the final maturity date of the

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1refunding bonds may not extend beyond the final maturity date
2of the refunded bonds, and (iii) the tax levy to pay the
3refunding bonds in any levy year may not exceed the tax levy
4that would have been required to pay the refunded bonds for
5that levy year.
6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.
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