2017 House Bills

The 100th General Assembly commenced on January 11, 2017. The following is a list of House bills being monitored by the association. The list is not all-inclusive. If you have questions regarding any legislation please contact our office at (217) 528-5331.

Click on the bill number for a brief synopsis.

Bill #            Description Link IACBM Position
HB 107

Election Code - Grace Period: Provides that each election authority operating in a county organized …

Election Code - Grace Period: Provides that each election authority operating in a county organized by township shall operate one grace period voter registration site within each township under the jurisdiction of the election authority. Provides that each election authority operating in a county organized by precinct shall operate one grace period voter registration site within each precinct under the jurisdiction of the election authority. Provides that the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago shall operate one grace period voter registration site within each former township located within the City of Chicago, as those townships existed immediately prior to the date those townships were eliminated within the City of Chicago.

 

HB 220

Motor Fuel Tax: Provides that no municipality, county, or road district that received motor fuel tax …

Motor Fuel Tax: Provides that no municipality, county, or road district that received motor fuel tax distributions totaling more than $100,000 in the previous State fiscal year shall receive a future distribution of motor fuel tax moneys unless that municipality, county, or road district implements a disadvantaged business enterprise program setting goals for the inclusion of minority, disadvantaged, and female-owned businesses in the procurement of contracts. Provides that those programs must be certified by the Department of Transportation and shall (i) cover both professional services and construction procurement and (ii) be substantially similar to the Department of Transportation's disadvantaged business enterprise program for the region in which the municipality, county, or road district is located. Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall assist municipalities, counties, and road districts in implementing those programs and shall submit certain information to those municipalities, counties, and road districts.
 

HB 223

Nursing Home - Resident ID Wristlet: Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Removes provisions that …

Nursing Home - Resident ID Wristlet: Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Removes provisions that prohibit the use of resident identification wristlets without a physician's order. Requires identification wristlets to be employed for every resident.

HB 229

Eliminate Racial Profiling Act: Prohibits a State or local law enforcement agent or law enforcement …

Eliminate Racial Profiling Act: Prohibits a State or local law enforcement agent or law enforcement agency from engaging in racial profiling. Allows the State or an individual injured by racial profiling to enforce the racial profiling provision in a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief. Requires law enforcement agencies to maintain policies and procedures, designed to eliminate racial profiling, and to certify that in applications for certain federal grant programs. Requires the Attorney General to adopt rules for administrative complaint procedures and independent audit programs applicable to law enforcement agencies. Allows the Attorney General to make grants to law enforcement agencies to develop and implement best practices to eliminate racial profiling. Allows the Attorney General to order the withholding of certain federal grants for law enforcement agencies that are not in compliance with the Act. Grants rulemaking authority to the Attorney General to implement the Act. Contains report and publication requirements, with some limitations to protect personal identifying information. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to exempt disclosure of the name and identifying information of a law enforcement officer, complainant, or other person in any activity for which data is collected and compiled under the Eliminate Racial Profiling Act, except for disclosure of information to that person.
 

HB 243

School Code - Police Job Training Program: Creates the police training academy job training program. …

School Code - Police Job Training Program: Creates the police training academy job training program. Requires any school district with a high school to establish a partnership with a local police department, county sheriff, or police training academy to establish a jobs training program for high school students. Provides that the program shall be open to all students regardless of academic history, but that school districts may impose requirements to maintain successful participation in the program. Requires the State Board of Education to track students participating in the programs. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Creates the police training academy job training scholarship program. Provides that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall receive applications for scholarships from any applicant that has successfully completed the police training academy job training program and been accepted to any public institution of higher learning in the State. Provides that applicants who are determined to be eligible for the scholarship shall receive, subject to appropriation, a renewable scholarship to be applied to tuition and mandatory fees and paid directly to the public institution of higher learning at which the applicant is enrolled. Allows the Commission to establish by rule academic requirements to maintain access to the scholarship. Grants students who have received a scholarship access to any needed noncredit remedial courses in order to ensure academic success, as well as access to a student retention program offered by the public institution, including, but not limited to, CHANCE programs. Allows the Commission to make all necessary and proper rules needed for the program.
 

HB 277

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze: In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze …

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze: In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, for taxable year 2017 and thereafter, the maximum income limitation is $75,000 (currently, $55,000). Effective immediately

HB 287

Property Tax Code - Tax Bills (Pension): Provides that each property tax bill shall contain a …

Property Tax Code - Tax Bills (Pension): Provides that each property tax bill shall contain a separate statement for each of the taxing districts setting forth the dollar amount of tax due that will be used by the taxing district to pick up or otherwise pay its employees' contributions to a public pension fund. Provides that each taxing district that picks up or otherwise pays its employees' contributions to a public pension fund must certify this information to the county clerk on or before the last Tuesday in December. Effective immediately

HB 289

Property Tax Code - Senior Homestead: Increases the maximum reduction under the Senior Citizens Homestead …

Property Tax Code - Senior Homestead: Increases the maximum reduction under the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption from $5,000 to $7,000 for taxable year 2017 and indexes the reduction to the Consumer Price Index. Effective immediately.
 

HB 290

Local Government - Internet Postings: Amends the Local Records Act. Requires any unit of local …

Local Government - Internet Postings: Amends the Local Records Act. Requires any unit of local government serving a population of 5,000 or more and any school district with an enrollment of 500 or more students to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, as the case may be, certain information. Provides that any citizen who is a resident of the unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Provides that records posted pursuant to this amendatory Act shall remain posted on the entity's website, or subsequent websites, in perpetuity. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Contains a severability clause. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a public body is not required to copy and make available for public inspection a public record that is published on the public body's website if the public body's Freedom of Information officer certifies that the online record is a true and accurate copy of the original record maintained by the public body. Provides that the Freedom of Information officer shall notify the person requesting the public record that it is available online. Provides that if the person requesting the public record is unable to access the record online, the public body is then required to copy and make available the public record. Effective immediately.

HB 291

IMRF Elected Officials:  Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Article of the Illinois Pension Code. …

IMRF Elected Officials:  Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a person who holds part-time elective office is not a participating employee with respect to that office, unless he or she (i) was elected to that office before the effective date of the amendatory Act and (ii) has elected while in that office to become a contributor. Provides that an elective office shall be presumed to be part-time in the absence of an official job description or determination by the legal advisor of the applicable unit of local government, filed with the Board of the Fund every 4 years, declaring the elective office to be full-time.
 

HB 294

County Board of Election: Amends the County Board of Election Commissioners article of the Election …

County Board of Election: Amends the County Board of Election Commissioners article of the Election Code. Provides that Commissioners serving under the provisions of that article shall serve in an unpaid capacity. Effective immediately.

HB 297

Property Tax Appeals: Provides that, in counties with a population of less than 3,000,000, a …

Property Tax Appeals: Provides that, in counties with a population of less than 3,000,000, a complaint to affect the assessment of property shall be filed on or before 60 calendar days (instead of 30 calendar days) after the date of publication of the assessment list if the appeal contains an appraisal. Effective immediately.

 

HB 318

Theft of Public Funds: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of …

Theft of Public Funds: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Creates the offense of theft of public funds. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she: (1) embezzles, steals, purloins, obtains by fraud, or knowingly converts to his or her use or the use of another, or without authority sells, conveys, or disposes of, any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the State or any department or agency of the State, or of any unit of local government or school district, or any property made or being made under contract for the State or any department or agency of the State, or any unit of local government or school district; or (2) receives, conceals, or retains the record, voucher, money, thing of value, or property of the State or any department or agency of the State, or of any unit of local government or school district, or any property made or being made under contract for the State or any department or agency of the State, or any unit of local government or school district with intent to convert it to his or her use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined, obtained by fraud, or converted. Establishes penalties based on the value of the property unlawfully obtained. Changes the statute concerning misapplication of funds. Includes embezzling, stealing, obtaining by fraud, or otherwise without authority knowingly converting to the use of any person other than the rightful owner or intentionally misapplying, property that is owned by, or is under the care, custody, or control of the State or of any agency of the State, a unit of local government, or school district.

HB 326

Repeal Red Light Cameras:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that after January 1, 2018 …

Repeal Red Light Cameras:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that after January 1, 2018 no non-home rule unit within the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will may enact or continue to enforce an ordinance for an automated traffic law enforcement system to enforce violations of intersection traffic control signals. Provides that an automated traffic law enforcement system is a system, in a municipality or county, not including a non-home rule unit within the designated counties on or after January 1, 2018, operated by a governmental agency, that produces a recorded image of a motor vehicle's violation of a provision of the Code or a local ordinance and is designed to obtain a clear recorded image of the vehicle and the vehicle's license plate. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement from the State

HB 336

PTELL Mandate: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, …

PTELL Mandate: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all non-home rule taxing districts. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
 

HB 347

Citizens Empowerment Act: Provides that electors may petition for a referendum at the next general …

Citizens Empowerment Act: Provides that electors may petition for a referendum at the next general election to dissolve a unit of local government. Sets forth the requirements for the petition, together with the form and requirements for the ballot referendum. Provides for the transfer of all real and personal property, and any other assets, together with all personnel, contractual obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving unit of local government to the receiving unit of local government. Amends the Election Code to provide exceptions for the Citizens Empowerment Act. Effective immediately.

HB 349

Illinois Eduational Labor Relations Act - Contracts: Provides that no collective bargaining agreement shall be …

Illinois Eduational Labor Relations Act - Contracts: Provides that no collective bargaining agreement shall be reduced to writing by the parties until the provisions of the agreement are substantially complete. Provides that once the agreement is reduced to writing and signed by the parties, it is eligible for ratification by both parties. Provides that upon ratification, changes to the agreement may be made through a technical corrections process. Defines "substantially complete". Effective immediately.

HB 354

School Water Supply Testing Act: Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, water supplies available for …

School Water Supply Testing Act: Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, water supplies available for drinking water use in all classroom-instruction public school facilities, non-home-based private school facilities, charter school facilities, and special education facilities shall be tested for lead at least once a year. Provides that water suppliers shall be responsible for such testing and associated expenses. Contains provisions concerning testing expenses, rate relief, and reimbursements. Provides that test results shall be public; provided to the school district or governing body of a tested school, and the Environmental Protection Agency; and published online by water suppliers. Creates the School Water Supply Testing Fund. Provides that any monies paid by the federal government to the State to test local school water shall be deposited into the Fund and such monies shall be used for the purposes set forth in the Act. Provides that the Agency may adopt rules concerning the Fund and to implement the Act. Effective immediately.
 

HB 358

PTELL Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, …

PTELL Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, 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.

HB 359

PTELL Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, the …

PTELL Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, 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.

HB 360

Property Tax Code - Disabled Vets: In a Section concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with …

Property Tax Code - Disabled Vets: In a Section concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that, for taxable years 2017 and thereafter, if the veteran has a service connected disability of 20% (currently, 30%) or more but less than 50%, then the annual exemption is $2,500. Provides that that exemption also applies to veterans who are not disabled but are over the age of 75. Removes a requirement that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities applies only to residences with an equalized assessed value of less than $250,000. Effective immediately

HB 361

Property Tax Code - TIF District: Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list …

Property Tax Code - TIF District: Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list of each tax increment financing (TIF) district in which the property is located and the dollar amount of tax due that is allocable to the TIF district. Effective immediately.
 

HB 367

Value After Rehabilitation Appraisal Act: Provides that, unless prohibited by federal law or regulation, for …

Value After Rehabilitation Appraisal Act: Provides that, unless prohibited by federal law or regulation, for any program administered by this State that requires an appraisal to be performed on real estate, the appraisal may take value after rehabilitation into account. Provides that an appraisal that takes value after rehabilitation into account shall be accepted to the same extent that other appraisal methods for real estate sales and refinances are accepted.

HB 376

PTELL - Nursing Home: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. …

PTELL - Nursing Home: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district may, by ordinance, specify a period of time during which it will suspend its extension for nursing home purposes. Provides that, for the first levy year in which that taxing district resumes its full extension for nursing home purposes, the district's aggregate extension base shall be calculated as if the district had used its maximum extension for nursing home purposes for the levy years during which the extension was suspended. Provides that a taxing district may recapture the amount that the district could have levied for nursing home purposes during the suspension period by passing an ordinance increasing its aggregate extension base for that purpose. Effective immediately.
 

HB 381

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze: In a Section granting a Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze …

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze: In a Section granting a Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that the maximum income limitation is $75,000 for taxable year 2017 and thereafter. Effective immediately.

HB 382

PTELL Extension Limitation: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2016 levy …

PTELL Extension Limitation: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2016 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all non-home rule taxing districts. Provides that, beginning with the 2016 levy year, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

HB 414

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze (Age 55): Decreases the age limit to qualify for …

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze (Age 55): Decreases the age limit to qualify for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from 65 years of age to 55 years of age. Effective immediately

HB 417

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze (Disability): Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption …

Property Tax Code - Senior Freeze (Disability): Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption also applies to persons with a disability. Amends the State Mandates Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

HB 419

PTELL - Equalized Assesed Value: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property …

PTELL - Equalized Assesed Value: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that if (i) the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year is less than the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the previous levy year, or (ii) the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year and the 2 levy years immediately preceding the current levy year is less than the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the 3 levy years immediately preceding that 3-year period, then the extension limitation is (a) 0% or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters (instead of the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year or the rate of increase approved by the voters). Effective immediately.
 

HB 420

Property Tax Amendment- Falling Equalized Assesed Value: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in …

Property Tax Amendment- Falling Equalized Assesed Value: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year (excluding new property, recovered tax increment value, and property that is annexed to or disconnected from the taxing district in the current levy year) is less than the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the previous levy year, then the extension limitation is (a) 0% or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters (instead of (a) the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters). Provides that a referendum to increase the extension limitation may not be conducted at a general primary or a consolidated primary election. Provides that certain supplemental information must be provided on the referendum ballot. Effective immediately.

HB 430

Property Tax Amendment- General Homestead Exemption: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the maximum …

Property Tax Amendment- General Homestead Exemption: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the maximum reduction under the General Homestead Exemption is $7,000, and indexes the maximum reductions in all counties to the Consumer Price Index. Effective immediately.

HB 431

Property Tax Amendment- Senior Homestead:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with …

Property Tax Amendment- Senior Homestead:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, if a person has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption, that person need not reapply for the exemption (now, the county board may provide that persons who are granted the exemption need not reapply). Effective immediately.

HB 438

Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act: Creates the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Makes …

Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act: Creates the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Makes legislative findings. Defines terms. Authorizes a local public entity to initiate a neutral evaluation process if that entity is unable to meet its financial obligations. Provides for the selection and qualification of an evaluator, the evaluation process, cessation of an evaluation, declaration of a fiscal emergency, and definition of liabilities. Provides that records prepared for or used in connection with the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act are exempt from disclosure. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold closed meetings related to the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.
 

HB 439

Election Code- Omnibus:   Amends the Election Code. Creates a pilot program for DuPage County …

Election Code- Omnibus:   Amends the Election Code. Creates a pilot program for DuPage County that allows the election authority to obtain driver's license pictures to help verify a voter's identity. Removes provisions that an unregistered qualified elector may register to vote or a registered voter may submit a change of address form at any other early voting site beginning 15 days prior to the election, and provides that registration or changes to address may be submitted at a permanent polling place (rather than a polling place). Provides that certain election authorities may opt out of registration in the polling place if, among other requirements, the election authority establishes grace period registration and voting in a polling place in each municipality where 20% or more of the county's registered voters (rather than residents) reside. Requires any individual challenging the validity of petitions to notify the applicable election authority when a challenge is filed in court contesting the decision of the election authority. Provides that votes by mail may be processed as they arrive in the mail, and that election authorities shall have more than 15 days to process votes by mail. Removes provision that any person entitled to vote early by personal appearance may do so at any polling place established for early voting. Effective immediately.
 

HB 441

  Pension Code Amendment- Limits on Membership: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. In the General …

  Pension Code Amendment- Limits on Membership: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. In the General Assembly Article, restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System to persons who become participants before the effective date of the amendatory Act and provides that, beginning on that date, the System shall not accept any new participants. Makes related changes. In the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Chicago Municipal, and Cook County Articles, provides that a person who holds part-time elective office is not an employee, contributor, or participant with respect to that office, unless he or she (i) was elected to that office before the effective date of the amendatory Act and (ii) has elected while in that office to become a contributor. Provides that an elective office shall be presumed to be part-time in the absence of an official job description or determination by the legal advisor of the applicable unit of local government, filed with the Board of the Fund, declaring the elective office to be full-time.
 

HB 442

Amendment to the Open Meetings Act:    Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires a unit of local …

Amendment to the Open Meetings Act:    Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires a unit of local government or school district with an operating budget of $1 million or more to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, the following information: (1) information about elected and appointed officials; (2) notice of and materials prepared for meetings; (3) procedures for requesting information from the unit of local government or school district; (4) annual budget; (5) ordinances; (6) procedures to apply for building permits and zoning variances; (7) financial reports and audits; (8) information concerning employee compensation; (9) contracts with lobbying firms; (10) taxes and fees imposed by the unit of local government or school district; (11) rules governing the award of contracts; (12) bids and contracts worth $25,000 or more; (13) a debt disclosure report; and (14) public notices. Provides that any citizen who is a resident of the unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides for a statutory exemption for any electronic copy of a record or information maintained on specified websites. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

HB 447

 Labor Agreement Hearings: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations …

 Labor Agreement Hearings: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that, once an agreement is reached between a public or educational employer and its employees regarding all of the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, the agreement shall be reduced to writing and published on the website of the public or educational employer. Requires the public or educational employer, not less than 14 days after publishing such an agreement, to hold an open public meeting on the ratification of that agreement. Provides that any contract between a public employer and an employee where the total compensation exceeds $150,000 shall be published on the employer's website for a period of not less than 14 days prior to being signed by both the employer and the employee. Requires the public employer to hold an open public meeting on the contract in addition to posting it for 14 days if that contract is subject to board approval. Makes conforming changes in the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.
 

HB 448

Labor Relations Act- Financial Ability: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that if …

Labor Relations Act- Financial Ability: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that if a unit of local government, as an employer, and public employees provide for arbitration of impasses, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Provides that in interest arbitration for security employee, peace officer, and fire fighter disputes, the arbitration panel shall take the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources as the primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue (currently the interests and welfare of the public and the financial ability of the unit of government to meet those goals). Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. With respect to collective bargaining between an educational employer (other than the Chicago school district) and an exclusive representative of its employees, provides that when making wage and benefit determinations during interest arbitration, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Effective immediately.

HB 458

Pretrial Detention- Innocence:   Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that any person criminally …

Pretrial Detention- Innocence:   Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that any person criminally prosecuted and incarcerated prior to trial for one or more felonies by the State of Illinois which he or she did not commit may file a petition for a certificate of innocence in the circuit court of the county in which the person was incarcerated prior to trial. Provides that the petitioner must prove by a preponderance of evidence that: (1) the petitioner was incarcerated prior to trial in a prosecution which resulted in an acquittal or dismissal; (2) the prosecution did not result in a conviction of a lesser included offense; (3) the petitioner is innocent of the charges on which the petitioner's pretrial detention was based, or the charges did not constitute a felony or misdemeanor against the State; and (4) the petitioner did not by his or her own conduct voluntarily cause or bring about the charges which resulted in his or her pretrial incarceration. Amends the Court of Claims Act. Provides that a person who has been issued a certificate of innocence may file a claim against the State for time unjustly served in pretrial incarceration in a county jail. Provides that the Court of Claims shall make an award of $50,000 per year the person was wrongfully imprisoned and shall prorate that amount for a fraction of a year that the person was wrongfully imprisoned (rather than "the amount of the award is at the discretion of the court; and provided, the court shall make no award in excess of the following amounts: for imprisonment of 5 years or less, not more than $85,350; for imprisonment of 14 years or less but over 5 years, not more than $170,000; for imprisonment of over 14 years, not more than $199,150"). Provides that the court shall include the number of years the person was imprisoned awaiting trial in its determination of the award and that the court shall include an additional $25,000 for each year served on parole, probation, or registered as a sex offender after imprisonment. Makes corresponding changes. Effective immediately.
 

HB 462

Utilities- Water Pricing Report: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that, on April 1 of …

Utilities- Water Pricing Report: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that, on April 1 of each year beginning the year after the effective date of the amendatory Act, privately held public water utilities shall provide annual reports to the Illinois Commerce Commission with specified information for each district served by the utility. Provides that privately held public water utilities shall provide to the local emergency services disaster agency any reports discussing the condition of the system in each district for the previous calendar year with information relevant to public safety. Provides that the utilities shall certify the accuracy of the information provided in the reports. Effective immediately

HB 463

Utilities- Water Assets Pricing: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Adds provisions concerning pricing of water …

Utilities- Water Assets Pricing: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Adds provisions concerning pricing of water assets, meaning a water utility or water distribution company and its tangible and intangible properties, by an Illinois governmental purchaser. Provides that the determination of value or price for the purchase or acquisition of water assets by the Illinois governmental purchaser: may not distinguish, penalize, or increase the value or price to be paid by an Illinois governmental purchaser based on specified characteristics of the purchaser; or may not use as a factor any excess of replacement cost new minus depreciation over the value of price based on fair market value of the water assets, as determined by what a willing buyer in the private sector would value, price, or pay for the water assets. Provides for application of the provisions to contracts already in place. Contains a severability clause. Effective immediately.

HB 466

Mobile Home Tax- Notice:  Amends the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act. Provides that …

Mobile Home Tax- Notice:  Amends the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act. Provides that a tax purchaser or assignee must give notice of the tax sale and the date of expiration of the redemption period not less than 3 months nor more than 6 months prior to the expiration of the redemption period (currently, not less than 3 months nor more than 5 months). Provides that the purchaser or assignee may file a petition for the issuance of a tax certificate of title at any time within 6 months but not less than 3 months prior to the expiration of the redemption period (currently, any time within 5 months but not less than 3 months prior to the expiration of the redemption period). Effective immediately.
 

HB 472

   Vehicle Code- Repeal Redlight Cameras: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Repeals Section providing authority …

   Vehicle Code- Repeal Redlight Cameras: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Repeals Section providing authority to use automated traffic law enforcement systems at intersections in which cameras are used to photograph or video record a motor vehicle's failure to stop and yield as required by traffic control signals. Denies home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement from the State. Makes conforming and other technical changes.
 

HB 473

Vehicle Code- Repeal Redlight Cameras:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that after January 1, …

Vehicle Code- Repeal Redlight Cameras:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that after January 1, 2018 no non-home rule unit within the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will may enact or continue to enforce an ordinance for an automated traffic law enforcement system to enforce violations of intersection traffic control signals. Provides that an automated traffic law enforcement system is a system, in a municipality or county, not including a non-home rule unit within the designated counties on or after January 1, 2018, operated by a governmental agency, that produces a recorded image of a motor vehicle's violation of a provision of the Code or a local ordinance and is designed to obtain a clear recorded image of the vehicle and the vehicle's license plate. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement from the State.
 

HB 474

 Vehicle Code- Redlight Camera Study:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that 30 days after …

 Vehicle Code- Redlight Camera Study:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that 30 days after the effective date of the bill, the Department of Transportation shall conduct a study evaluating automated traffic law enforcement systems in this State. Provides that on or before December 31, 2017, the Department shall file a report with the General Assembly with the results from the study, including input from local law enforcement, and any recommendations the Department deems necessary. Effective immediately.

HB 478

 Mininum Wage- Suspension without Pay: Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that an employer may …

 Mininum Wage- Suspension without Pay: Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that an employer may impose a disciplinary suspension without pay upon certain bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees and certain employees of governmental bodies. Provides that a deduction from the pay of such employees may be made for suspensions of one or more full days imposed in good faith for infractions of workplace conduct rules; the suspension must be imposed pursuant to a written policy applicable to all employees; and an employer, in imposing such a suspension, may deduct from the employee's salary the hourly or daily equivalent of the employee's full salary or any other amount proportional to the time actually missed by the employee.

 

HB 483

   Criminal Procedure- Bail- Sheriff Petition: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides …

   Criminal Procedure- Bail- Sheriff Petition: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that upon verified application by the Sheriff in whose custody the defendant has been remanded (in addition to current application by the State, the defendant, or the court on its own motion) the court before which the proceeding is pending may increase or reduce the amount of bail or may alter the conditions of the bail bond or grant bail where it has been previously revoked or denied. Provides that if monetary bail has been set and the defendant has been unable to post the required amount to secure release from custody, the defendant shall be required to present a verified application setting forth in detail any new facts not known or obtainable at the time of the setting of bail, or the previous revocation or denial of bail proceedings. Provides that if the court grants bail where it has previously been revoked or denied, or increases or reduces the amount of bail, the court shall state on the record of the proceedings the findings of facts and conclusion of law upon which such order is based.
 

HB 487

 Juvenile Court- Probation- Firearms:  Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that if a …

 Juvenile Court- Probation- Firearms:  Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that if a minor has previously been placed on probation for an offense that involves the use or possession of a firearm, the court may not place the minor on probation for any subsequent offense involving the use or possession of a firearm.
 

HB 496

Township Code- Township Consolidation: Amends the Township Code. Provides that all townships within a coterminous, …

Township Code- Township Consolidation: Amends the Township Code. Provides that all townships within a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality may be discontinued (currently, municipalities in which the city council exercises the powers and duties of the township board, or in which one or more municipal officials serve as an officer or trustee of the township; that are located within a county with a population of 3 million or more; and which contain a territory of 7 square miles or more). Repeals an Article of the Township Code regarding discontinuance of specified townships in St. Clair County. Effective immediately.

HB 498

Local Health Departments- Grant Rules: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the State Department of …

Local Health Departments- Grant Rules: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the State Department of Public Health is not authorized to adopt or enforce rules that mandate Department-led reviews to establish compliance with the Local Health Protection Grant rules for local health departments that satisfactorily submit the required Local Health Protection Grant quarterly indicator data for the programs funded by that grant.
 

HB 509

School Code- Alternative School- Average Daily Attendance:   Amends the Alternative Public Schools Article of the …

School Code- Alternative School- Average Daily Attendance:   Amends the Alternative Public Schools Article of the School Code. With respect to alternative school programs, provides that each program shall receive funding in the amount of $30,000 plus an amount based on the ratio of the region's or Chicago's last 3 years' average daily attendance of pupils in grades 6 through 12 served by the alternative school program (rather than the best 3 months' average daily attendance in grades pre-kindergarten through 12) to the statewide totals of these amounts. Removes provisions concerning the calculation for determining the best 3 months' average daily attendance.
 

HB 512

Election Code- Public Question Notice: Amends the Election Code. Requires election authorities to publish notice …

Election Code- Public Question Notice: Amends the Election Code. Requires election authorities to publish notice of certain public referenda not more than 40 (rather than 30) days before the question is to be submitted to the voters.

HB 513

Gas Storage Act- Wet Fueling: Amends the Gasoline Storage Act. Removes the county population limitation …

Gas Storage Act- Wet Fueling: Amends the Gasoline Storage Act. Removes the county population limitation for the issuance of permits for the dispensing or delivery of flammable or combustible motor vehicle fuels directly into the fuel tanks of vehicles from tank trucks, tank wagons, or other portable tanks for sites used for the parking, operation, or maintenance of a commercial vehicle fleet. Effective immediately.

HB 513

 Nursing Home- Resident ID Wristlet:  Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Removes provisions that prohibit …

 Nursing Home- Resident ID Wristlet:  Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Removes provisions that prohibit the use of resident identification wristlets without a physician's order. Requires identification wristlets to be employed for every resident.

HB 523

Abandoned Residential Property: Amends the Mortgage Foreclosure Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides …

Abandoned Residential Property: Amends the Mortgage Foreclosure Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that provisions concerning an additional fee paid by residential foreclosure plaintiffs are operative until January 1, 2020 (instead of January 1, 2018). Provides that provisions concerning an additional fee paid by purchasers at a judicial sale are operative and become inoperative on January 1, 2020 (instead of January 1, 2017). Repeals the Section on March 2, 2020 (instead of March 2, 2017). Provides that specified actions taken before the effective date of the amendatory Act are ratified, validated, and confirmed. Effective immediately.
 

HB 535

Illinois Commerce Commission and Railway Right of Way: Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal …

Illinois Commerce Commission and Railway Right of Way: Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission (currently, a court of competent jurisdiction) will determine whether the installation, maintenance, repair, or removal of a community antenna would create a dangerous condition or interrupt service. Amends the Crossing of Railroad Right-of-way Act. Adds providers of broadband service to the definition of "utility". Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that cable operators, holders of State authorizations, and broadband service providers shall not be prevented by a railroad from entering onto railroad real estate or right of way for purposes of construction or installation of system or facilities if they have followed the procedures to enter the property as required by statute. Effective immediately.

HB 537

Election Code- Revenue Referenda:  Amends the Election Code. Provides for disclosure of certain items when …

Election Code- Revenue Referenda:  Amends the Election Code. Provides for disclosure of certain items when a unit of local government proposes referenda seeking to impose or increase a retailers' occupation tax, a use tax, a service occupation tax, a service use tax, or a property tax, or regarding the issuance of bonds. Provides that such referenda may only appear on ballots once every 23 months. Provides for publication requirements. Effective immediately.

HB 539

Election Code- Number of Election Judges: Amends the Election Code. Provides that county boards outside …

Election Code- Number of Election Judges: Amends the Election Code. Provides that county boards outside of the jurisdiction of boards of election commissioners may reduce the number of judges of election from 5 to 3 for primary elections. Effective immediately.

HB 542

 Property Tax-Notice-Judgement: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that notices of application for judgment and …

 Property Tax-Notice-Judgement: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that notices of application for judgment and sale may be sent by first class mail (instead of registered or certified mail). Provides that the mailing must be supported by the certificate or affidavit of the employee of the county collector who mailed the document, stating the time and place of mailing or delivery, the complete address which appeared on the envelope or package, and the fact that the proper postage was prepaid. Effective January 1, 2018.

HB 592

Property Tax- Senior Occupant:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the aggregate rate of …

Property Tax- Senior Occupant:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the aggregate rate of tax imposed by all taxing districts on any parcel of residential property that, as of January 1 of the levy year, has been occupied by a qualified taxpayer as his or her principal dwelling place for a period of at least 30 years shall not exceed 5%. Provides that the term "qualified taxpayer" means a person who (i) is 65 years of age or older during the taxable year, (ii) is liable for paying real estate taxes on the property, and (iii) is an owner of record of the property or has a legal or equitable interest therein as evidenced by a written instrument, except for a leasehold interest, other than a leasehold interest of land on which a single family residence is located. Contains provisions concerning applications for the reduction. Effective immediately.

HB 593

   Property Tax-Tax Increment Financing Information on Bill:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that each tax …

   Property Tax-Tax Increment Financing Information on Bill:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list of each tax increment financing (TIF) district in which the property is located and the dollar amount of tax due that is allocable to the TIF district. Effective immediately.

HB 617

USE/OSS-Motor Fuel- Local Government: Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the Emergency …

USE/OSS-Motor Fuel- Local Government: Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the Emergency Telephone System Act, the Riverboat Gambling Act, and the Video Gaming Act. Provides that, in the absence of an appropriation for any State fiscal year, moneys that are required to be distributed to units of local government and other entities from the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, the State Gaming Fund, the Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund, and the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund are subject to a continuing appropriation. Effective immediately.

HB 620

 Public Labor-Attorney Fees: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that, unless mutually agreed …

 Public Labor-Attorney Fees: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that, unless mutually agreed otherwise, any party to a collective bargaining agreement who fails to timely comply with an arbitration award or who, after timely demand, fails to submit a grievance dispute concerning the administration or interpretation of an agreement to arbitration shall pay to the prevailing party all reasonable costs of the proceeding in the trial and reviewing courts. Provides that, unless mutually agreed otherwise, any party to a collective bargaining agreement who obtains a stay of an award issued by an arbitration panel or single arbitrator, or any mutually agreed procedures, shall pay all reasonable costs of the proceedings in the reviewing courts. Provides for permissive subjects of collective bargaining. Makes conforming change. Effective immediately.

HB 622

Labor Relations- Stay on Appeals: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that the …

Labor Relations- Stay on Appeals: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that the filing of an appeal in the Appellate Court to obtain judicial review of an order of the Illinois Labor Relations Board shall not automatically stay the enforcement of the Board's order. Provides that an aggrieved party may apply to the Appellate Court for a stay of the enforcement of the Board's order after providing notice to the Board and the prevailing party or parties, and may be granted a stay of enforcement after making a showing of good cause in accordance with the Administrative Review Law. Effective immediately.

HB 660

Labor Relations- Social Security Information: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that a …

Labor Relations- Social Security Information: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that a public employer is prohibited from providing the exclusive bargaining representative the social security numbers of public employees in the bargaining unit and the exclusive bargaining representative is prohibited from requesting the social security numbers of public employees in the bargaining unit. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act to make similar changes. Effective immediately.

HB 678

Juvenile Court- Hearing within 24 Hours:   Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that an …

Juvenile Court- Hearing within 24 Hours:   Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that an alleged juvenile delinquent must be brought before a judicial officer within 24 hours (rather than 40 hours) to determine further custody and that an initial detention hearing shall be no later than the morning after the juvenile arrived in placement, including weekends and holidays. Provides that if the juvenile is hospitalized or receiving treatment, the 24-hour period will not begin until the juvenile is released from the hospital or treatment center. Provides that if false information is given by the juvenile as to age, the 24-hour period will begin once it is determined that the juvenile is subject to the Act. Provides that the minor must be released from custody at the expiration of the 24-hour period if the minor is not brought before a judicial officer within that period. Provides that after the initial 24-hour period has lapsed, the court may review the minor's custodial status at any time prior to the trial or sentencing hearing.
 

HB 680

Nursing Home- Staffing Nurses: Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that upon application by …

Nursing Home- Staffing Nurses: Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that upon application by a facility, the Director of Public Health may grant or renew a waiver of certain staffing requirements for registered nurses, considering specified criteria, if the facility demonstrates to the Director's satisfaction that the facility is unable, despite diligent efforts, including offering wages at a competitive rate for registered nurses in the community, to employ the required number of registered nurses. Provides that the Director may not grant or renew such waivers for certain minimum nurse staffing requirements contained in federal regulations to facilities that are Medicare-certified or both Medicare-certified and Medicaid-certified. Provides that these waivers shall be reviewed quarterly by the Department of Public Health, including requiring a demonstration by the facility that it has continued to make diligent efforts to employ the required number of registered nurses, and shall be revoked for noncompliance with certain requirements. Effective immediately.

HB 681

.Property Tax-Senior Freeze-Medicare: Amends the Property Tax Code. With respect to the Senior Citizens Assessment …

.Property Tax-Senior Freeze-Medicare: Amends the Property Tax Code. With respect to the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, beginning in assessment year 2017, the taxpayer's household income shall be reduced by any amounts paid as Medicare premiums. Effective immediately.

HB 683

Vehicle Code-Length and Size Requirement:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the maximum length of …

Vehicle Code-Length and Size Requirement:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the maximum length of a truck tractor in combination with a semitrailer may not exceed 65 feet (rather than 55 feet) overall dimension on all non-State highways. Removes the requirement that truck tractor-semitrailer combinations must have no more than a maximum 55 feet overall wheel base on Class III roadways and other non-designated State highways. Provides that the distance between the kingpin and the axle of a semitrailer longer than 48 feet, in combination with a truck tractor, may not exceed 42 feet 6 inches, unless the trailer or semitrailer is used for the transport of livestock.

HB 684

Public Office-Prohibited Acts: Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a unit of …

Public Office-Prohibited Acts: 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.

HB 685

Classify Milkweed- County and Municipal:  Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that …

Classify Milkweed- County and Municipal:  Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that counties and municipalities may not classify milkweed as a noxious or exotic weed. Limits home rule powers.

HB 691

Public Safety Officer Privacy:  Creates the Public Safety Officer Privacy Act. Defines terms. Limits the …

Public Safety Officer Privacy:  Creates the Public Safety Officer Privacy Act. Defines terms. Limits the disclosure of a public safety officer's personal information by a person, business, association, or government agency if the entity has received a written request to limit the disclosure. Provides that the public safety officer's personal information shall be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act unless a government agency has received consent from the public safety officer to make the personal information available to the public. Allows for injunctive or declaratory relief for violations. Prohibits a person, business, or association from soliciting, selling, or trading on the Internet a public safety officer's personal information with the intent to pose an imminent and serious threat to the health and safety of the public safety officer or the officer's immediate family. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to make a corresponding change.

 

HB 712

Electric Code- Equipment/Audits: Creates the Illinois Election Integrity Act. Amends the Election Code. Requires that …

Electric Code- Equipment/Audits: Creates the Illinois Election Integrity Act. Amends the Election Code. Requires that each election authority (i) conduct an election day audit of a random sample of 10% of votes cast and (ii) provide by contract or employment for the performance by one or more independent auditors of post-election parallel tabulations and audits. Provides for the scope of the audits and the resulting reports. Requires that optical scan technology and direct recording electronic voting systems meet certain federal and independent testing standards. Creates a voluntary tax checkoff for the Fund. With respect to early voting, requires that an election authority using only direct recording electronic voting systems have paper ballots available for voters wishing to use them. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Election Integrity Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.

HB 713

Municipal Code-TIF Redevelopment Plan: Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal …

Municipal Code-TIF Redevelopment Plan: Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Revises the definition of "redevelopment project costs" by providing that redevelopment project costs for a redevelopment project area includes all or a portion of a taxing district's capital or operating costs (currently, only capital costs) resulting from the redevelopment project reasonably incurred (currently, necessarily incurred) or to be incurred within a taxing district as a result of the redevelopment plan and project (currently, incurred within a taxing district in furtherance of the objectives of the redevelopment plan and project). Removes a requirement that the municipality, by written agreement, accept and approve these costs.

HB 714

Firearms Owner ID-Local Regulation: Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a unit …

Firearms Owner ID-Local Regulation: Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not impose a tax, fee, or other assessment other than the normal sales tax rate for goods on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition. Provides that the provisions of any ordinance or resolution, in effect or adopted, on or after the effective date of the bill by any unit of local government, including a home rule unit, that imposes a tax, fee, or other assessment other than the normal sales tax rate for goods on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition are invalid and void. Effective immediately.
 

HB 715

Firearms Municipal Regulation: Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Deletes existing preemption provisions concerning …

Firearms Municipal Regulation: Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Deletes existing preemption provisions concerning firearms. Provides that regulation of the ownership and possession of firearms and related items are the exclusive powers and functions of the State. Provides that a local government, including a home rule unit, may not require registration, reporting of the sale or transfer of a firearm, or maintenance of a firearm registry. Provides that any existing or future local ordinances or resolutions imposing any registration requirement on firearms and related items are invalid and void. Effective immediately.

HB 728

   Local Government's Attorneys Fees- Audits: Amends the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act. Changes …

   Local Government's Attorneys Fees- Audits: Amends the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act. Changes the title of the Act to the Local Government Wage and Fee Transparency Act. Provides that for any attorney that has 2 or more clients that are units of local government, the attorney shall perform an annual audit of all: (1) fees and charges billed to, and paid by, each unit of local government client; (2) referral fees paid by the attorney to a person or business for the referral of a unit of local government to the attorney; and (3) referral fees paid to the attorney for referring a unit of local government to another attorney. Provides for filing and disclosure requirements of completed audits. Amends the Open Meetings Act making conforming changes.
 

HB 764

Municipal Code- Highway De-Annexation: Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that if any highway is …

Municipal Code- Highway De-Annexation: Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that if any highway is disconnected or de-annexed, the jurisdiction of the highway shall revert back to the unit of local government or Department of Transportation that had jurisdiction immediately before the annexation. Effective immediately.

 

HB 782

Notices- Electronic Communication: Amends the Notice By Publication Act. Provides that whenever a governmental unit, …

Notices- Electronic Communication: Amends the Notice By Publication Act. Provides that whenever a governmental unit, community college district, or school district is required to provide notice by publication in a newspaper by law, order of court, or contract, the governmental unit may publish the notice on an official government website instead of in a newspaper. Provides conditions concerning the availability and format of the notice webpage. Repeals a Section concerning the placement of published notices on a statewide website and makes corresponding changes throughout the Act and in the Newspaper Legal Notice Act. Effective immediately.

HB 788

Local Government-Unfunded Mandates: Creates the Local Unfunded Mandate Exemption Act. Provides that all units of …

Local Government-Unfunded Mandates: Creates the Local Unfunded Mandate Exemption Act. Provides that all units of local government, school districts, and public colleges and universities may, by a majority vote of the governing body, exempt themselves from specified mandates that are unfunded if it is determined that it is not economically feasible to comply with the unfunded mandate. Provides for notice, public hearing, and other requirements in order for a governing body to exempt itself from any mandate. Prohibits exemption from federally required mandates, mandates pertaining to health and public safety, mandates pertaining to civil rights, and instructional mandates for school districts. Provides for appeal procedures by State agencies affected by exempted mandates. Amends the State Mandates Act. Provides that, if the Act conflicts with the Local Unfunded Mandate Exemption Act, the Local Unfunded Mandate Exemption Act controls.
 

HB 790

Electronic Products Recyling: Amends the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act. Provides that, if manufacturers meet …

Electronic Products Recyling: Amends the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act. Provides that, if manufacturers meet their recycling goals prior to the end of the year and recyclers no longer pick up CEDs and EEDs without charge, municipalities, townships, and other units of local government that are acting as collectors shall be allowed to collect a fee from consumers who drop off CEDs and EEDs for recycling. Effective immediately.

HB 792

County Code- Local Government Reduction: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that if …

County Code- Local Government Reduction: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that if a unit of local government, as an employer, and public employees provide for arbitration of impasses, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Provides that in interest arbitration for security employee, peace officer, and fire fighter disputes, the arbitration panel shall take the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources as the primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue (currently the interests and welfare of the public and the financial ability of the unit of government to meet those goals). Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. With respect to collective bargaining between an educational employer (other than the Chicago school district) and an exclusive representative of its employees, provides that when making wage and benefit determinations during interest arbitration, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue.

HB 799

Highway Code-Detour-Web Notice: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the Department of Transportation and a …

Highway Code-Detour-Web Notice: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the Department of Transportation and a local governmental agency shall post notice of highway detour locations on their respective websites no later than 10 days before a detour becomes active.

HB 810

Property Tax- Complaints-Error Certification: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if there is a …

Property Tax- Complaints-Error Certification: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if there is a revision or correction affecting the assessed value of property that is used as a comparable property for the purposes of determining the assessed value of the taxpayer's property, then an assessment complaint may be filed with respect to the taxpayer's property within one year after the assessment for the comparable property is revised or corrected. Requires the chief county assessment officer and each township or multi-township assessor to post certain information on the assessor's Internet website. Provides that the chief county assessment officer is responsible for the accuracy of any information posted on the website. Provides that, if the information posted on the website contains an error with respect to the assessed value of comparable property, then an assessment complaint may be filed within one year after the taxpayer discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the error.
 

HB 821

Revenue-Electronic Filing: Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation …

Revenue-Electronic Filing: Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Prepaid Wireless 9-1-1 Surcharge Act, the Public Utilities Act, and the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that certain tax returns filed under those Acts must be filed electronically. Provides that vendor discounts under those Acts are allowed only for returns that are filed electronically. Provides that the electronic return requirement does not apply to the Automobile Renting Occupation and Use Tax Act. Effective immediately.

HB 822

 Property Tax-Natural Disaster- Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section granting a natural disaster …

 Property Tax-Natural Disaster- Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section granting a natural disaster homestead exemption, removes language providing that the square footage of the rebuilt residential structure may not be more than 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster. Removes provisions providing that the taxpayer's initial application for a natural disaster homestead exemption must be made no later than the first taxable year after the residential structure is rebuilt. Provides that, if the square footage of the rebuilt structure exceeds 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster, then the amount of the natural disaster homestead exemption is the equalized assessed value per square foot of the rebuilt structure multiplied by 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster minus the base amount. Provides that the amendatory Act is retroactive to the 2012 taxable year. Effective immediately.
 

HB 824

Property Tax- Falling Equal Assessed Value-Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property …

Property Tax- Falling Equal Assessed Value-Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that if (i) the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year is less than the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the previous levy year, or (ii) the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year and the 2 levy years immediately preceding the current levy year is less than the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the 3 levy years immediately preceding that 3-year period, then the extension limitation is (a) 0% or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters (instead of the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year or the rate of increase approved by the voters). Effective immediately.

HB 972

FY2018 Budget Implementation Act:  Creates the FY2018 Budget Implementation Act. Provides that the purpose of …

FY2018 Budget Implementation Act:  Creates the FY2018 Budget Implementation Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to make the changes in State programs that are necessary to implement the Governor's FY2018 budget recommendations. Effective July 1, 2017.

HB 1765

Property Tax-Senior Exemption-Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that for taxable year 2017, the amount …

Property Tax-Senior Exemption-Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that for taxable year 2017, the amount of the senior homestead exemption is $10,000. Provides that for taxable years 2018 and following, the amount of the senior homestead exemption is $10,000 indexed for inflation.

HB 1766

Property Tax-Falling Equal Assessed Value- Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property …

Property Tax-Falling Equal Assessed Value- Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year (excluding new property, recovered tax increment value, and property that is annexed to or disconnected from the taxing district in the current levy year) is less than the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the previous levy year, then the extension limitation is (a) 0% or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters (instead of the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters). Provides that a referendum to increase the extension limitation may not be conducted at a general primary or a consolidated primary election. Provides that certain supplemental information must be provided on the referendum ballot. Effective immediately.
 

HB 1767

Property Tax-General Assembly Appropriations Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in the event …

Property Tax-General Assembly Appropriations Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in the event there is a statewide freeze on property tax extensions for all tax districts, then there shall be a freeze to appropriations made to the Illinois General Assembly and Constitutional Officers. Effective immediately.

HB 1768

Property Tax-Property Tax Extension Limitation Law Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning …

Property Tax-Property Tax Extension Limitation Law Freeze: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, for the 2017 levy year, for taxing districts other than school districts and community college districts, the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law shall be calculated by reducing the district's 2016 aggregate extension by 5%. Provides that, for the 2018 levy year, for taxing districts other than school districts and community college districts, the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law shall be calculated by reducing the district's 2016 aggregate extension by 10%. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year for school districts and community college districts, and beginning with the 2019 levy year for all other taxing districts, the extension limitation is 0%. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

HB 1780

Income Tax-River Edge Credit:  Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the income tax …

Income Tax-River Edge Credit:  Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the income tax credit awarded for the restoration and preservation of a qualified historic structure located in a River Edge Redevelopment Zone sunsets on January 1, 2022 (currently, January 1, 2017). Effective immediately.

HB 1789

Property Tax- Disabled Veterans: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that disabled veterans need not …

Property Tax- Disabled Veterans: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that disabled veterans need not annually seed certification from the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs in order to continue receiving the exemption for veterans with disabilities. Makes conforming changes to the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act. Effective immediately.

HB 1800

Highway Code-Snow Break-Grower Fee: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a county board of …

Highway Code-Snow Break-Grower Fee: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a county board of a county that contracts with a person growing row crops on land adjacent to county highways to buy standing strips of the crops to remain in place to act as snow breaks along the highway may pay the grower an additional sum of money equal to at least 10% of the contract price (rather than a sum of money equal to 10% of the contract price) as an inconvenience fee

HB 2349

Public Duty Rule Codification: Creates the Public Duty Rule Codification Act. Contains legislative findings and …

Public Duty Rule Codification: Creates the Public Duty Rule Codification Act. Contains legislative findings and a statement of legislative purpose. Provides that a local governmental entity and its employees owe no duty of care to individual members of the general public to provide governmental services.

HB 2352

 Public Safety Employee Benefits Act-Catastrophic: Amends the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act. Provides that "catastrophic …

 Public Safety Employee Benefits Act-Catastrophic: Amends the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act. Provides that "catastrophic injury" means an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work. Effective immediately.

HB 2359

Enterprise Zones- Additional: Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. Provides that, in calendar year 2017, …

Enterprise Zones- Additional: Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. Provides that, in calendar year 2017, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may certify an additional 25 Enterprise Zones. Provides that for Enterprise Zones scheduled to expire after January 1, 2017, the application process shall begin 5 years (currently, 2 years) prior to the year in which the Zone expires. Effective immediately.
 

HB 2375

Police Stop Without Arrest: Amends Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that upon completion of a traffic …

Police Stop Without Arrest: Amends Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that upon completion of a traffic stop for temporary questioning, without making an arrest or issuing a warning citation, the officer shall provide the motorist stopped with a stop receipt which briefly describes the stop, including the purpose of the stop, and contains the officer's name and badge number. The officer shall file a copy of the stop receipt with his or her department or agency, which shall maintain the copy in its records. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that upon completion of any stop of a person (rather than any stop involving a frisk or search) for temporary questioning where the officer is required to provide the person with a stop receipt, the officer shall file a copy of the stop receipt with his or her department or agency, which shall maintain the copy in its records.

HB 2376

Family Leave Insurance Program: Creates the Family Leave Insurance Program Act. Requires the Department of …

Family Leave Insurance Program: Creates the Family Leave Insurance Program Act. Requires the Department of Labor to establish and administer a Family Leave Insurance Program that provides family leave insurance benefits to eligible employees who take unpaid family leave to care for a newborn child, a newly adopted or newly placed foster child, or a family member with a serious health condition. Sets forth eligibility requirements for benefits under the Act including that the employee must (i) establish that he or she has been employed for at least 680 hours in employment during the employee's qualifying year and (ii) document that he or she has provided the employer with written notice of the employee's intention to take family leave. Defines "employer" to mean (a) any person, partnership, corporation, association, or other business entity that employs 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the year in which the leave is to be taken or in the year immediately preceding the year in which the leave is to be taken; and (b) the State of Illinois and any other unit of local government. Contains provisions concerning disqualification from benefits; premium payments; the amount and duration of benefits; the recovery of erroneous payments; hearings; defaulted premium payments; elective coverage; employment protection; coordination of family leave; defined terms; and other matters. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Family Leave Insurance Account Fund.

HB 2380

Police Disciplinary Complaint: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that on or after …

Police Disciplinary Complaint: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that on or after the effective date of the bill, any provision in a collective bargaining agreement which would limit the ability of a public employer to investigate the conduct of an employee of the public employer is hereby declared to be against public policy and unenforceable unless the limitation is otherwise required by State or federal law. Amends the State Police Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall have a procedure to bypass the requirement that a complaint must be supported by a sworn affidavit against a State Police Officer. Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that every law enforcement agency or local governmental unit shall have a procedure to bypass the requirement that complaint must be supported by a sworn affidavit against a sworn peace officer.

HB 2385

Local Records Act-Emails: Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that all emails that are in …

Local Records Act-Emails: Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that all emails that are in connection with the transaction of public business sent or received by an agency, an employee, staff member, or contractor of an agency, or an officer of an agency are public records regardless if the emails are sent or received on a personal or agency-provided email address. Requires an agency that provides an email address to one or more of its staff members, employees, or contractors to provide an email address for all officers of the agency. Provides that staff members, employees, contractors, and officers shall use agency-provided email for all communications in connection with the transaction of public business. Provides that staff members, employees, contractors, and officers shall promptly forward, print, or otherwise provide any email sent or received on his or her personal email address to his or her agency if the email is in connection with the transaction of public business. Effective immediately.

HB 2387

Minimum Wage $15 an Hour: Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to …

Minimum Wage $15 an Hour: Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2017. Effective immediately.

HB 2397

Property Tax Extension Limitation Law-Reserves:   Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the …

Property Tax Extension Limitation Law-Reserves:   Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if, at the end of any levy year, a taxing district has reserves of 50% or more of its operating budget for that levy year, then, for the next levy year, "extension limitation" means 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts the power of home rule units to tax. Effective immediately.

HB 2412

Hanna Work Camp- Use of Land: Amends "An Act concerning land", Public Act 95-982. Provides …

Hanna Work Camp- Use of Land: Amends "An Act concerning land", Public Act 95-982. Provides that the conveyance of certain real property shall be made subject to the condition that title to the buildings and the land shall revert to the State of Illinois, Department of Corrections, if Peoria County ceases to use the buildings and the land for a public or private purpose (instead of "a public purpose"). Effective immediately.

HB 2422

Vehicle Code-Redlight Camera-Dupage: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes DuPage county, and the municipalities located …

Vehicle Code-Redlight Camera-Dupage: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes DuPage county, and the municipalities located within it, from the applicability of a provision under the Code concerning automated traffic law enforcement systems.

HB 2424

Joint Government Purchasing Act- Void Contract: Amends the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. Provides that if …

Joint Government Purchasing Act- Void Contract: Amends the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. Provides that if any contract or amendment to a contract is entered into or purchase or expenditure of funds is made at any time in violation of the Act or other laws, the contract or amendment may be declared void by the chief procurement officer or may be ratified and affirmed, provided the chief procurement officer determines that ratification is in the best interests of the governmental unit. Provides that if a contract is ratified and affirmed, it shall be without prejudice to the governmental unit's right to any appropriate damages.

HB 2428

  Property Tax-Homestead Exemption: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the provisions of a …

  Property Tax-Homestead Exemption: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the provisions of a section relating to erroneous homestead exemptions applies to all counties (currently, only counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants).

HB 2429

Property Tax-Tax Extension Limitation Law- Extension: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the …

Property Tax-Tax Extension Limitation Law- Extension: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a taxing district's actual aggregate extension for any levy year is less than its maximum aggregate extension under that Law for that levy year, then, in any of the next 5 levy years, the district may provide that its maximum aggregate extension and limiting rate for any levy year occurring on or after the date the ordinance or resolution is passed shall be calculated as though the taxing district had used its entire maximum aggregate extension for the levy year in which its actual extension was reduced, subject to a public hearing. Effective immediately.

HB 2472

Election Code-Electoral Boards: Amends the Election Code. Abolishes municipal officers electoral boards, township officers electoral …

Election Code-Electoral Boards: Amends the Election Code. Abolishes municipal officers electoral boards, township officers electoral boards, and education officers electoral boards and transfers their duties to the county officers electoral board of counties with a population of less than 3,000,000. Provides that if a municipality, township, or community college district is located in 2 or more counties, including a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more, the county officers electoral board of the county in which the principal office of the municipality, township, or community college district is located shall hear and pass upon objections to nominations of candidates. Makes conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code to make a conforming change.

HB 2492

Vehicle Code-Fire & Emergency Vehicle Weight:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Code Chapter …

Vehicle Code-Fire & Emergency Vehicle Weight:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Code Chapter governing size, weight, and load of vehicles does not apply to fire apparatus or authorized emergency vehicles owned or operated by any governmental body or not-for-profit fire protection service organization or agency. Removes a provision providing that an emergency vehicle may not exceed 86,000 pounds gross weight or other listed weights.

HB 2493

 Prevailing Wage Act-Responsible Bidder:  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that a public body shall …

 Prevailing Wage Act-Responsible Bidder:  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that a public body shall specify in the call for bids that each bidder be a responsible bidder. Requires contractors and subcontractors to report the hours worked by minorities and females. Requires the Department of Transportation, the Capital Development Board, and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority report that information to the General Assembly.

HB 2494

Juvenile Corrections- County Reimbursments: Amends the Department of Juvenile Justice Law of the Unified Code …

Juvenile Corrections- County Reimbursments: Amends the Department of Juvenile Justice Law of the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that subject to appropriation, if a county detention center holds in their custody a juvenile under a warrant issued by the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department shall reimburse the local county detention facility the normal daily rate for the local detention center for each day the juvenile is held. Effective immediately.

HB 2495

Prevailing Wage Act- Bona Fide Labor:   Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the …

Prevailing Wage Act- Bona Fide Labor:   Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the prevailing wage shall not be less than the rate that prevails for similar work performed under collective bargaining agreements in the locality provided that the agreements cover at least 30% of the workers. Provides that, if bargaining agreements do not exist in the locality, the Department of Labor shall ascertain the prevailing wage to be paid under the Act. Applies to public works performed without a written contract. Requires that the Department publish prevailing wages schedules on its website.

 
HB 2517

Vacancy Fraud Act:  Creates the Vacancy Fraud Act. Allows a taxing body or representative of …

Vacancy Fraud Act:  Creates the Vacancy Fraud Act. Allows a taxing body or representative of a taxing body to file a vacancy fraud complaint with the county board of review if property is receiving vacancy relief and the property owner is not actively attempting to lease, sell, or alter the property. Sets forth factors in determining whether or not vacancy fraud has occurred. Sets forth penalties. Effective immediately.

HB 2528

County and Municipal Code-Revenues:    Amends the Counties Code. Provides that if a County School …

County and Municipal Code-Revenues:    Amends the Counties Code. Provides that if a County School Facility tax or a County Public Safety tax is imposed, the tax shall be imposed for a period of not less than 5 years but not more than 23 years (currently, no minimum or sunset is required). Specifies the name of the tax in the ballot (currently, the ballot states that tax will increase a county's share of a local sales tax). Requires that a certified copy of an ordinance which includes a sunset date be provided to the Department of Revenue who shall discontinue the tax on the sunset date. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code making similar changes to the Municipal Non-Home Rule Sales tax. Effective immediately.

 
HB 2546

Vehicle Code-Redlight Camera-Accident: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that an automated traffic law enforcement …

Vehicle Code-Redlight Camera-Accident: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that an automated traffic law enforcement system is a system, in a municipality or county operated by a governmental agency, that produces a recorded image of a motor vehicle's violation of a provision under the Code regulating traffic-control signals (rather than a violation of any provision under the Code). Provides that for each violation of the provision under the Code regulating traffic-control signals involving a motor vehicle accident that results in damage to another vehicle, death or personal injury to another, or both, recorded by an automated traffic law enforcement system, the county or municipality with jurisdiction shall issue a written notice to the violator. Defines "personal injury".

HB 2557

 Highway Code-Communcations Provider: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that upon receipt of an application, …

 Highway Code-Communcations Provider: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that upon receipt of an application, consent to use a highway may be granted to any communications provider issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Illinois Commerce Commission. Provides requirements (same as those under current law for a public utility) for communications provider use of a highway right-of-way if the highway authority does not have fee ownership of the property to be used. Defines "communications provider". Effective immediately.
 

HB 2576

Income Tax-County on Tax Form: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the Department …

Income Tax-County on Tax Form: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the Department of Revenue shall print on its individual income tax forms a county designation. Effective immediately.

HB 2581

 Toll Highway-Grade Separations: Amends the Toll Highway Act. Provides that when the Illinois State Toll …

 Toll Highway-Grade Separations: Amends the Toll Highway Act. Provides that when the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has built or will build grade separations or interchange improvements at intersections with any railroads, waterways, street railways, streets, thoroughfares, public roads, or highways intersected with the toll highways, the local highway agency or municipality with jurisdiction shall enter into an agreement with the Authority for the ongoing maintenance of the structures.

HB 2584

 Local Government Debt-Statutory Lein:   Amends the Local Government Debt Reform Act. Provides that all bonds, …

 Local Government Debt-Statutory Lein:   Amends the Local Government Debt Reform Act. Provides that all bonds, including general obligation bonds and revenue bonds issued under the Act, shall be secured by a statutory lien on all revenues received or entitled to be received. Provides that the statutory lien shall automatically attach from the time the bonds are issued without further action or authorization by the governing authority of the local public entity. Provides that the lien shall be a first priority lien unless the bonds so otherwise provide. Provides that the provisions apply to all bonds issued by a local public entity, including bonds issued by a local public entity with home rule authority, and that the bonds shall have all of the protection afforded to special revenue bonds under the federal Bankruptcy Code. Effective immediately.

HB 2585

Legal Notices-Adjacent County: Amends the Notice By Publication Act and the Newspaper Legal Notice Act. …

Legal Notices-Adjacent County: Amends the Notice By Publication Act and the Newspaper Legal Notice Act. Provides that, if notice is required to be published in a newspaper that is published in a particular unit of local government or school district, and if there is no newspaper published in that unit of local government or school district, then the notice may be published in a secular newspaper having general circulation within the unit of local government or school district (currently, those Acts require the newspaper to be published in the county in which the unit of local government or school district is located or in an adjoining county). Provides that the newspaper shall cause the notice to be placed (instead of "place the notice") on the statewide website established and maintained as a joint venture of the majority of Illinois newspapers as a repository for such notices. Amends the Legal Advertising Rate Act. Provides that the face of type of any required public notice shall not be (instead of "be made shall be not") smaller than the body type used in the classified advertising in the newspaper in which the required public notice is published.

HB 2608

Local Government Distributive Fund- Continuing Appropriation: Amends the State Revenue Sharing Act. Provides that amounts …

Local Government Distributive Fund- Continuing Appropriation: Amends the State Revenue Sharing Act. Provides that amounts allocated to the Department of Revenue from the Local Government Distributive Fund for distributions to municipalities and counties are subject to a continuing appropriation. Effective immediately.
 

HB 2613

Drainage District Revenue:   Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that property in Will County …

Drainage District Revenue:   Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that property in Will County owned by the Illinois Department of Transportation shall be subject to taxation for the 2017 to 2027 levy years by the drainage district in which the property is located. Amends the Illinois Drainage Code making conforming changes. Effective immediately.

HB 2619

  Juvenile Court-Age of Detention: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that a juvenile may …

  Juvenile Court-Age of Detention: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that a juvenile may be kept or detained in an authorized detention facility if the juvenile is 13 years of age or older (rather than 10 years of age or older). Makes conforming changes.
 

HB 2681

Local Government Professional Service: Amends the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act. Provides that a …

Local Government Professional Service: Amends the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act. Provides that a political subdivision may waive the public hearing, evaluation procedure, and selection procedure for the selection of architectural, engineering, or land surveying services in an emergency situation for a project that is expected to cost less than $50,000 (currently, $25,000). Provides that this amount shall be increased annually by a percentage equal to the annual unadjusted percentage increase, if any, as determined by the consumer price index-u.
 

 
HB 2706

Freedom of Information Act-Records of Public Body:   Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that provisions …

Freedom of Information Act-Records of Public Body:   Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that provisions allowing the withholding of specified information apply to all public bodies, regardless of whether the public body meets certain criteria. Exempts from disclosure records in the possession of any public body (instead of records in the possession of any public body "created in the course of administrative enforcement proceedings, and any law enforcement or correctional agency for law enforcement purposes"), but only to the extent that disclosure would interfere with law enforcement in one of several enumerated ways. Effective immediately.
 

HB 2717

Retailers Occupation Tax Act-Share Information:  Amends the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, subject to …

Retailers Occupation Tax Act-Share Information:  Amends the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, subject to certain restrictions, if the Department of Revenue may disclose confidential financial information to a municipality or county, then the Department of Revenue may also disclose that financial information to an independent third party who is authorized in writing by that municipality or county to receive the information. Effective immediately.

HB 2727

Property Tax- Property Tax Extension Limitation Law:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning …

Property Tax- Property Tax Extension Limitation Law:  Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2017 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.

HB 2728

  Amends the Property Tax Code. Beginning in taxable year 2017, increases the maximum income …

  Amends the Property Tax Code. Beginning in taxable year 2017, increases the maximum income limitation under the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from $55,000 to $75,000 for applicants who have occupied the residence for 5 years or more. Indexes the maximum income limitation to the Consumer Price Index. Effective immediately.

HB 2734

Keep Personnel Records 10 Years:  Amends the Personnel Record Review Act. Provides that records of …

Keep Personnel Records 10 Years:  Amends the Personnel Record Review Act. Provides that records of disciplinary action must be kept for 10 years rather than 4 years.

HB 2735

Criminal Code- Official Misconduct:  Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that an employee of …

Criminal Code- Official Misconduct:  Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that an employee of a law enforcement agency commits misconduct when he or she knowingly misrepresents facts describing an incident in a police report or during investigations regarding the law enforcement employee's conduct. Law enforcement employees and prosecutors have an affirmative obligation to report any knowledge of the misrepresentations to the law enforcement employee's supervisor or to whomever necessary for the law enforcement employee to be held accountable. Provides that a violation is a Class 3 felony and forfeiture of employment.

HB 2736

Criminal Code- Peace Officer- Use of Force:  Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that …

Criminal Code- Peace Officer- Use of Force:  Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a peace officer is justified in using force likely to cause death or great bodily harm only when the officer reasonably believes that the force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to the officer or the other person, or when the officer reasonably believes both that: (1) the force is necessary to prevent the arrest from being defeated by resistance or escape, the officer reasonably believes that the person to be arrested cannot be apprehended at a later date, and the officer reasonably believes that the person to be arrested is likely to cause great bodily harm to another; and (2) the person to be arrested just committed or attempted a forcible felony which involves the infliction or threatened infliction of great bodily harm and is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon, or otherwise indicates that the person will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless arrested without delay.

HB 2737

Criminal Code- Official Misconduct: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that an employee of …

Criminal Code- Official Misconduct: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that an employee of a law enforcement agency commits misconduct when he or she knowingly fails to turn on an officer-worn body camera or turns off an officer-worn body camera when there is a reasonable opportunity to act in a manner that is consistent with the officer-worn body camera policy of the respective law enforcement agency. Provides that a violation is a Class 3 felony and forfeiture of employment. Defines "officer-worn body camera".

HB 2756

 County Stormwater Management: Amends the Counties Code. Changes the application of provisions concerning allowing management and …

 County Stormwater Management: Amends the Counties Code. Changes the application of provisions concerning allowing management and mitigation of the effects of urbanization on stormwater drainage in metropolitan counties located in the area served by the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission to those located in the area served by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Authorizes all counties (currently, only specified counties) to adopt stormwater management plans. Provides that counties' minimum standards for floodplain and stormwater management should have an emphasis on the use of cost effective, nature-based solutions and provides examples of such solutions. Provides that the stormwater management plans shall evaluate water quality and flooding problems caused by urban flooding. Defines "urban flooding" as the flooding of public and private land in urban areas that results from stormwater or snowmelt runoff overwhelming the existing drainage infrastructure, unrelated to the overflow of any river or lake, whether or not that land is located in or near a floodplain. Provides that a stormwater management planning committee may make grants to units of local government and landowners under specified conditions.

HB 2757

Wage Payment-Vacation-Sick: Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Requires any unit of local government …

Wage Payment-Vacation-Sick: Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Requires any unit of local government or school district to pay, within a specified time period, the monetary equivalent of all earned vacation and sick time to an employee who is terminating employment.

HB 2758

Pension Code-Overtime Pay Excluded:  Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that …

Pension Code-Overtime Pay Excluded:  Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that pay to a participant in any pension fund or retirement system under the Code for overtime performed on or after July 1, 2017 shall not be considered for purposes of determining pensionable salary, earnings, or compensation.

HB 2759

Pension Code-Return to Employment: Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides …

Pension Code-Return to Employment: Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that if a person who first becomes a member or participant of a retirement system or pension fund under the Code on or after January 1, 2018 (i) is receiving a retirement annuity or retirement pension under that system or fund and (ii) becomes a member or participant under any other system or fund created by the Code based on full-time employment, then that retirement annuity or retirement pension shall be suspended during that employment. Upon termination of that employment, the person's retirement annuity or retirement pension payments shall resume and may be recalculated if recalculation is provided for under the applicable Article of the Code. Effective immediately.
 

HB2771

Healthy Workplace Act: Creates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act. Requires …

Healthy Workplace Act: Creates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act. Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees. Sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used. Contains provisions regarding employer responsibilities, unlawful employer practices, and other matters. Provides that the Department of Labor shall administer the Act. Authorizes the imposition of civil penalties. Authorizes individuals to file civil actions with respect to violations. Creates the Healthy Workplace Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Effective immediately.

HB 2779

Home Rule Administrative Procedure Act:  Creates the Home Rule Administrative Procedure Act. Provides that home …

Home Rule Administrative Procedure Act:  Creates the Home Rule Administrative Procedure Act. Provides that home rule municipalities and home rule counties shall adopt all rules through the procedures required by the Act. Provides for procedures for general rulemaking, implementing discretionary powers, incorporation by reference, emergency rulemaking, and peremptory rulemaking. Provides for the creation of a Designated Review Committee composed of 5 members of the governing board of the home rule unit. Provides for agenda, notice, public hearing, and publication requirements. Limits home rule powers. Defines terms. Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code making conforming changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective January 1, 2018.

HB 2802

Transportation Benefits Program Act: Creates the Transportation Benefits Program Act. Requires all covered employers to offer …

Transportation Benefits Program Act: Creates the Transportation Benefits Program Act. Requires all covered employers to offer at least one transportation benefit program. Provides that the employer may choose between providing a program consistent with federal law that allows employees to elect to exclude from taxable wages and compensation the employee's commuting costs incurred for the purchase of a transit pass to use public transit or for the purchase of qualified parking, or a program under which the employer supplies a transit pass for the particular qualifying public transit requested by the covered employee or reimburses the covered employee for payments made for the use of qualified parking. Defines terms. Effective January 1, 2018.

HB 2805

Election Code-Vote By Mail Application:  Amends the Election Code. Provides that if an application for …

Election Code-Vote By Mail Application:  Amends the Election Code. Provides that if an application for a vote by mail ballot is sent to a post office box controlled by any individual or organization that is not an election authority, the applications shall be turned over to the appropriate election authority within 14 days of receipt. Provides that failure to turn over the applications in a timely manner constitutes a violation of the Code.

HB 2806

   Election Code-Early Voting: Amends the Election Code. Requires a permanent polling place for early …

   Election Code-Early Voting: Amends the Election Code. Requires a permanent polling place for early voting to remain open beginning the 40th (rather than 15th) day before an election through the end of the day before election day, including weekends. Makes conforming changes.

HB 2809

Pension Code- IMRF Start Date for Downstate Police:  Amends the Downstate Police Article of the …

Pension Code- IMRF Start Date for Downstate Police:  Amends the Downstate Police Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a police officer who previously participated in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) for service as a member of the police department of a municipality and was transferred to that municipality's police pension fund upon its creation under the Downstate Police Article shall, for the purposes of determining the applicable tier of benefits under that Article, be deemed to have become a police officer and member of that municipality's police pension fund on the date that he or she first participated in IMRF as a member of the police department of that municipality, notwithstanding whether that start date was before January 1, 2011. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

HB 2820

Farmers' Markets Cottage Food: Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that the Department …

Farmers' Markets Cottage Food: Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall work with the Farmers' Market Task Force to address farmers' market vendor complaints regarding the reasonableness of local health departments' fees and sanitation provisions. Provides that farmers' market vendors shall provide effective means to maintain potentially hazardous food at or below a specified temperature. Provides that handwashing stations may be shared by farmers' market vendors. Makes additions to the list of non-potentially hazardous foods that are allowed in provisions concerning the regulation of cottage food operations. Removes an exemption from provisions concerning the regulation of cottage food operations that applies when the gross receipts from the sale of food do not exceed $36,000 in a calendar year. Provides that no later than December 31, 2017, the Department shall include in the Department's cottage food operation application form a statement containing specified content. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

HB 2831

 Property Assessed Clean Energy Act: Creates the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act. Provides that a …

 Property Assessed Clean Energy Act: Creates the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act. Provides that a local unit of government may establish a property assessed clean energy program. Provides that, to finance or refinance one or more energy projects on the property covered by the program, a local unit of government may impose an assessment pursuant to the terms of an assessment contract with the record owner of the property to be assessed. Provides that a local unit of government may issue bonds to finance energy projects under a property assessed clean energy program. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.

HB 2858

Peace Officer Accountability Act: Creates the Peace Officer Accountability Act. Provides that before a peace …

Peace Officer Accountability Act: Creates the Peace Officer Accountability Act. Provides that before a peace officer is permitted to carry a firearm in the unit of government in which he or she is employed, the peace officer must either: (1) live in the unit of government in which he or she serves; or (2) complete 200 hours of specified work or training. Provides that the unit of government shall require each peace officer employed by the unit of government before entering upon the officer's duties to have a liability insurance policy. Provides that the public shall have access to all documents concerning promotions, which documents are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that each peace officer, before discharging his or her duties as a peace officer, shall sign an affidavit declaring that he or she will report all unethical and unlawful conduct of other peace officers immediately to the internal affairs division of the department. Provides that the exclusive representative of a peace officer bargaining unit may not enter into a contract or collective bargaining agreement with the department that permits unconstitutional conduct by peace officers. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the minimum standards for police academies shall include 20 hours of race relations training, acquaintance with the youth residing in the unit of government in which the officers will serve, when discharging a firearm, the avoidance of the use of deadly force except when necessary to protect the life of the officer and on methods of using less than deadly force to disarm a suspect. Provides annual 20 hours of training of peace officers in race relations and constitutional methods of the use of force. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.

HB 2858

Peace Officer Accountability: Creates the Peace Officer Accountability Act. Provides that before a peace officer …

Peace Officer Accountability: Creates the Peace Officer Accountability Act. Provides that before a peace officer is permitted to carry a firearm in the unit of government in which he or she is employed, the peace officer must either: (1) live in the unit of government in which he or she serves; or (2) complete 200 hours of specified work or training. Provides that the unit of government shall require each peace officer employed by the unit of government before entering upon the officer's duties to have a liability insurance policy. Provides that the public shall have access to all documents concerning promotions, which documents are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that each peace officer, before discharging his or her duties as a peace officer, shall sign an affidavit declaring that he or she will report all unethical and unlawful conduct of other peace officers immediately to the internal affairs division of the department. Provides that the exclusive representative of a peace officer bargaining unit may not enter into a contract or collective bargaining agreement with the department that permits unconstitutional conduct by peace officers. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the minimum standards for police academies shall include 20 hours of race relations training, acquaintance with the youth residing in the unit of government in which the officers will serve, when discharging a firearm, the avoidance of the use of deadly force except when necessary to protect the life of the officer and on methods of using less than deadly force to disarm a suspect. Provides annual 20 hours of training of peace officers in race relations and constitutional methods of the use of force. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.

HB 2874

Tax Overcollection- Not Fraud: Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that …

Tax Overcollection- Not Fraud: Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that the over-collection of a tax by a person is not considered fraud, reckless disregard, or any other unlawful practice to the extent the over-collected tax is remitted to a government entity or agency. Effective immediately.

HB 2900

Property Tax- Exempt Property: Amends the Property Tax Code. Expands the list of exempt properties …

Property Tax- Exempt Property: Amends the Property Tax Code. Expands the list of exempt properties not required to annually file for an exemption to include properties owned by public schools, the State, taxing districts, public libraries, fire protection districts, municipalities, housing authorities, public transportation systems, bi-state development agencies, park and conservation districts, and other specified public bodies and units of local government (currently, the list includes properties used for burial grounds or religious purposes, and property of the United States government). Effective immediately.

HB 2910

Juvenile Court-Out of State Placement: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the …

Juvenile Court-Out of State Placement: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the court may approve the placement of a minor in an out of state residential treatment center upon application by the Department of Children and Family Services when the court determines that the placement of the minor in an out-of-state residential treatment center is in the best interest and is the least restrictive, most family-like setting for the minor. Provides that the Department's application shall include an explanation of what in State resources, if any, the Department considered for the minor and why the minor cannot be placed in a residential treatment center or other placement in this State, an explanation as to how the out-of-state residential treatment center will impact the minor's relationships with family and other individuals important to the minor and what steps the Department will take to preserve those relationships, an explanation as to how the Department will ensure the safety and well-being of the minor in the out-of-state residential treatment center and an explanation as to why it is in the minor's best interest to be placed in the out-of-state residential treatment center, including a description of the minor's treatment needs and how those needs will be met in the proposed placement. Provides that this provision does not apply to an out-of-state placement of a minor in a family foster home, relative foster home, a home of a parent, or a dormitory or independent living setting of a minor attending a post-secondary educational institution. Defines "residential treatment center". Effective immediately.

HB 2917

Local Government Voting Rights Act: Creates the Local Government Voting Rights Act. Provides that neither …

Local Government Voting Rights Act: Creates the Local Government Voting Rights Act. Provides that neither an at-large method of election nor a district-based method of election may be imposed or applied in a manner that impairs the ability of a protected group or class to elect candidates of its choice as a result of the dilution or the abridgment of the rights of voters who are members of a protected group or class. Sets forth procedures and evidentiary burdens for proving a violation of the Act. Sets forth certain remedies for violations of the Act and provisions concerning standing and notice. Allows the recovery of attorney's fees. Contains severability provisions.

HB 2944

 LOCAL RECORDS-INTERNET POSTING:  Amends the Local Records Act. Provides …

 LOCAL RECORDS-INTERNET POSTING:  Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a unit of local government or school district that serves a population of less than 1,000,000 that maintains an Internet website other than a social media or social networking website shall post to its website for the current calendar year a mechanism, such as a uniform, single email address, for members of the public to electronically communicate with elected officials of that unit of local government or school district. Requires the information to be easily accessible from the unit of local government's or school district's home page through a hyperlink. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

HB 2957

Insurance Code- Synchronization: Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that every policy of accident and …

Insurance Code- Synchronization: Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that every policy of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act that provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide for synchronization of prescription drug refills on at least one occasion per insured per year provided that certain conditions are met. Requires insurers to provide prorated daily cost-sharing rates when necessary. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Services Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plan Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Effective immediately.

HB 2967

Emergency Telephone System-Grant: Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act. Provides that each telecommunications carrier shall …

Emergency Telephone System-Grant: Amends the Emergency Telephone System Act. Provides that each telecommunications carrier shall impose a monthly surcharge of $1.30 (rather than $0.87) per network connection; provided, however, the monthly surcharge shall not apply to a network connection provided for use with pay telephone services. Provides that each wireless carrier shall impose and collect a monthly surcharge of $1.30 (rather than $0.87) per CMRS connection that either has a telephone number within an area code assigned to Illinois by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator or has a billing address in this State. Provides that at least $0.87 of this surcharge per network or CMRS connection shall be deposited into the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund for distribution to local Emergency Telephone System Boards. Provides that grants shall be distributed on a per capita basis, with priority to Emergency Telephone System Boards that received a disproportionately large number of ambulance or emergency medical service dispatch 9-1-1 calls based on the population served by the Board. Provides that data on 9-1-1 calls collected annually by the Department of State Police shall be used to determine priority of grant distributions. Extends the repeal date of the Act until July 1, 2022 (rather than July 1, 2017). Effective immediately.

HB 2972

Income Tax-River Edge: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act and the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides …

Income Tax-River Edge: Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act and the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that all or a portion of the income tax credit awarded for the restoration and preservation of a qualified historic structure located in a River Edge Redevelopment Zone may instead be taken as a credit against privilege and retaliatory taxes paid under the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that the Historic Preservation Agency may issue a certification to the taxpayer stating that, if the project is completed as proposed, the project will qualify for the credits. Contains provisions concerning transfers of credits. Provides that the credit may be carried forward. Provides that the credit shall be based on qualified expenditures incurred by a qualified taxpayer (currently, qualified expenditures incurred by a qualified taxpayer during the taxable year). Provides that that the qualified expenditures must exceed the adjusted basis of the qualified historic structure on the first day the qualified rehabilitation plan begins (currently, 50% of the purchase price of the property). Provides that the rehabilitation must be approved by the Historic Preservation Agency and the National Park Service (currently, the Historic Preservation Agency only). Provides that the credit sunsets on December 31, 2021 (currently, December 31, 2017). Effective immediately.

HB 2986

Juvenile Court- Detention/Shelter Hearings: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that minors shall …

Juvenile Court- Detention/Shelter Hearings: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that minors shall be brought before a judicial officer within 40 hours, which includes Saturdays, Sundays, and court-designated holidays (rather than within 40 hours exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and court-designated holidays. Makes conforming changes.

HB 2992

Election Code-Police Station Polling: Amends the Election Code. Provides that no polling place may be …

Election Code-Police Station Polling: Amends the Election Code. Provides that no polling place may be located in a police station or place with an armed guard unless there is no other viable option in the precinct. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

HB 3006

 Notices-Internet Publishing: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Deletes language providing that a public body …

 Notices-Internet Publishing: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Deletes language providing that a public body that maintains a website shall also post specified information on its website. Provides that a unit of local government or school district with annual operating expenditures of more than $1 million for 2 consecutive years that has a website maintained by the full-time staff of the public body shall post to that website specified information. Provides that a public record is considered published on the public body's website even if it is hosted on a website that is maintained by another governmental entity if a hyperlink to the public record is provided on the public body's website. Amends the Local Records Act. Repeals a Section providing that specified units of local government and school districts shall post specified information to their websites. Amends the Notice By Publication Act. Provides that whenever an officer of a court, unit of local government, or school district is required by law to provide notice by publication in a newspaper, it is sufficient to publish, in lieu of the entire text of the notice, the following information: (1) a citation to the statutory basis for the requirement that the notice be published; and (2) the Internet website where the full text of the notice may be found.

HB 3009

Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the aggregate tax rate extended against property located …

Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the aggregate tax rate extended against property located in a municipality in which at least 60% of the households qualify for the national school lunch program shall not exceed 3.5%. Provides that, if the county clerk is required to reduce the rate extended against property in accordance with those provisions, the county clerk shall proportionally reduce the extension for each taxing district in which the property is located. Effective immediately.

HB 3024

Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act and the County Jail Act. Provides that upon the …

Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act and the County Jail Act. Provides that upon the release of a prisoner or detainee from the County Department of Corrections or county jail, the County Department or sheriff shall provide the person who has met the criteria established by the Department or sheriff with an identification card identifying the person as being released from the County Department of Corrections or county jail. Provides that the County Department or sheriff, in consultation with the Office of the Secretary of State, shall prescribe the form of the identification card, which may be similar to the form of the standard Illinois Identification Card. Provides that the County Department or sheriff shall inform the prisoner or detainee that he or she may present the identification card to the Office of the Secretary of State upon application for a standard Illinois Identification Card in accordance with the Illinois Identification Card Act. Provides that the County Department or sheriff shall require the prisoner or detainee to pay a $1 fee for the identification card.

HB 3027

 City Code-School Facility Tax: Amends the Counties Code. Modifies the format of the referendum question …

 City Code-School Facility Tax: Amends the Counties Code. Modifies the format of the referendum question for counties seeking to impose a school facility occupation tax to include a brief description of the project for which the revenue from the tax will be used and a definite period of time during which the tax will be imposed. 

HB 3036

County Recorder-Fee Schedules:  Amends the Counties Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2019, …

County Recorder-Fee Schedules:  Amends the Counties Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2019, a county shall adopt and implement a predictable fee schedule that eliminates surcharges or fees based upon the individual attributes of documents to be recorded with the county recorder. Provides that fees for standard documents are divided into 5 classifications of document class flat fees, which are inclusive of county and State fees required for each recorded document. Provides for methods that the non-predictable fees may be increased prior to adopting document class flat fees. Provides that prior to increasing a document class flat fee, a cost study must be completed showing that the increase is needed because the document class flat fees are not sufficient to cover the cost of providing the service. Defines "standard document" and "nonstandard document". Effective immediately.

HB 3044

  Prevailing Wage Act-Wage County Schedules: Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Requires the Department of …

  Prevailing Wage Act-Wage County Schedules: Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Requires the Department of Labor to publish, by July 15 of each year on its official website, a prevailing wage schedule for each county in the State based upon the prevailing rate of wages investigated and ascertained by the Department during the month of June.

HB 3046

Electrical Code-Disclosure-Various:  Amends the Election Code. Changes the frequency of certain reports from semi-annual or …

Electrical Code-Disclosure-Various:  Amends the Election Code. Changes the frequency of certain reports from semi-annual or annual to quarterly. Makes changes to the definitions of certain election cycles. Removes certain limitations on campaign contributions for political party committees during certain periods and removes provisions concerning statements of nonparticipation that became ineffective on July 1, 2013. Changes the threshold for reporting independent expenditures from an aggregate value of $3,000 to an aggregate value of $5,000 and makes related changes. Removes a reference to the now-repealed Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform. Provides that certain certificates of registration shall be electronic. In provisions concerning fair campaign practices, removes requirements that county clerks provide and track documentation for certain candidates and instead provides that the State Board of Elections shall provide and track documentation for all candidates. Effective immediately.

HB 3047

Electrical Code-Contributions: Amends the Election Code. Changes the length of time that a treasurer of …

Electrical Code-Contributions: Amends the Election Code. Changes the length of time that a treasurer of a political committee must keep certain records from 2 years to 6. Provides that a candidate political committee established to elect a candidate to the General Assembly may accept contributes from only one legislative caucus committee during an election cycle in which the candidate seeks nomination at a primary election (rather than limiting the political committee to accepting contributions from only one legislative caucus committee). Allows candidates to exceed certain contribution limits if the State Board of Elections determines that a public official, candidate, or public official's or candidate's immediate family has contributed or loaned certain threshold amounts to the public official's or candidate's political committee or to other political committees that transfer funds to the public official's or candidate's political committee or make independent expenditures for the benefit of the public official's or candidate's campaign during the 12 months prior to an election. Allows the Board to assess a civil penalty for failure to file certain reports concerning independent expenditures. Requires the Board to render a judgment on certain complaints concerning disclosure and regulation of campaign contributions and expenditures before the date of the election if the complaint is filed within 60 days preceding the date of the election (rather than within 7 days of the date the complaint is filed). Moves provisions concerning election interference to the prohibitions and penalties article of the Code. Effective immediately.

 

HB 3050

Vehicle Code-Redlight Camera Report: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Deletes language providing that a municipality …

Vehicle Code-Redlight Camera Report: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Deletes language providing that a municipality or county operating an automated traffic law enforcement system shall conduct a statistical analysis to assess the safety impact of each automated traffic law enforcement system at an intersection following installation of the system. Provides instead that on or before March 31, 2018, the Department of Transportation shall develop a statistical analysis program for a municipality or county operating an automated traffic law enforcement system to assess the safety impact of the system. Provides that the statistical analysis program shall prescribe a set of annual reporting guidelines that the municipality or county must follow. Provides guidelines for the type of data that shall be collected and requires the municipality or county to submit an annual report to the Department. Provides that the Department shall publish the report on its website within 30 days after receipt from the municipality or county. Effective January 1, 2018.

HB 3053

Authorized Electronic Monitoring Act-Long -Term Care:  Amends the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities …

Authorized Electronic Monitoring Act-Long -Term Care:  Amends the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act. Changes the title of the Act to the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities and Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Act. Makes changes to make the provisions of the Act applicable to community-integrated living arrangements certified under the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act. Provides that the term "Department", for the purposes of facilities licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, ID/DD Community Care Act, or MC/DD Act, means the Department of Public Health. Provides that the term "Department", for the purposes of community-integrated living arrangements certified under the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act, means the Department of Human Services. Adds community-integrated living arrangements to the definition of "facility". Provides that "resident's representative" does not apply to community-integrated living arrangements. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall consult with the Department of Public Health when adopting rules to implement the Act. Amends the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act to make conforming changes. Provides that it is a business offense for a person to discriminate or retaliate against a resident for consenting to the electronic monitoring, or to prevent the installation or use of an electronic monitoring device by a resident that has provided specified notice and consent. Makes other changes.

HB 3069

  Pension Code-Local Control of Benefits: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Authorizes units of local …

  Pension Code-Local Control of Benefits: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Authorizes units of local government to provide alternative retirement plans in lieu of or in addition to the existing plan under the applicable Article. Provides that the alternative retirement plan may include a defined-benefit component, a defined contribution component, or both, and may include disability or survivor benefits and any other benefits that are permitted under federal law. Provides that the alternative retirement plan is not required to provide any minimum level of benefits and need not provide any benefits at all, other than mandatory Social Security coverage if applicable. Provides that service credit received under an alternative retirement plan may not be transferred to any other fund and may not be used under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (Article 20 of the Code). Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that employers shall not be required to bargain over the changes made by the amendatory Act.

HB 3070

Pension Code-IMRF-Purchased Credits: Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension …

Pension Code-IMRF-Purchased Credits: Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. With respect to establishing certain types of service credit in the Fund, provides that application and payment must be received by the Board while the applicant is an active participant, except that one payment will be permitted after termination of participation. Effective immediately.
 

HB 3082

Property Tax Extension Limitation Law- Reserves: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the …

Property Tax Extension Limitation Law- Reserves: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a school district has reserves of 50% or more of its operating budget for a levy year, then, for the next levy year, for that school district, "extension limitation" means 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Effective immediately.

HB 3101

Prevailing Wage-$20,000 Waiver:  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the Act does not apply …

Prevailing Wage-$20,000 Waiver:  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the Act does not apply to wages paid to all laborers, workers, and mechanics employed by or on behalf of a public body engaged in a public works project with a total cost of $20,000 or less if the public body notifies the Department of Labor of each project for which the waiver is used within 60 days of commencing the project. Provides that the Department shall make available a form with which public bodies may make this notification. Provides that the Department shall submit an annual report detailing the number of projects engaged using the waiver in the preceding year, the total number of employees engaged in those projects, the total cost of those projects without using prevailing wage standards, the total cost of those projects using prevailing wage standards, and any other information the Department deems appropriate. Effective immediately.
 

HB 3113

Bargaining Unit Status:  Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Modifies the definition of "public …

Bargaining Unit Status:  Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Modifies the definition of "public employee" or "employee" to exclude from bargaining unit status any employee of the Department of Human Services who is classified as or who holds the position of Public Service Administrator or Executive 2.

HB 3120

Prevailing Wage Act- Website Post:  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that if the Department …

Prevailing Wage Act- Website Post:  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that if the Department of Labor ascertains the prevailing rate of wages for a public body, the public body may satisfy the Act's notice by newspaper publication and mail requirements by posting on the public body's website a hyperlink to the prevailing wage schedule that is published on the official website of the Department of Labor. Effective immediately.

HB 3122

Pension Code-IMRF-Office Holders:   Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension …

Pension Code-IMRF-Office Holders:   Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a person who holds elected office, except for a member of the governing body of a city, village, incorporated town, or township, shall not be considered a participating employee, unless (1) the person has elected to become a participating employee; (2) the governing body has filed a resolution certifying that a person in that position is expected to work more than 600 hours (or 1,000 hours in a participating municipality that has adopted a specified resolution); and (3) the person has submitted logs evidencing that he or she has met the hourly standard. Requires the resolution to be adopted and filed with the Fund no more than 90 days after each general election. Contains provisions specifying the manner of documenting and submitting the time spent on official government business. Provides that an affected official who fails to submit time sheets or fails to conduct official government business to fulfill the hourly requirement with respect to that position shall not be permitted to continue participation in the Fund as an affected official. Effective immediately.

HB 3132

Solid Waste Planning-Recyling: Amends the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act. Provides that a county's …

Solid Waste Planning-Recyling: Amends the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act. Provides that a county's revised solid waste management plan may provide for the specified collection of residential food scrap and may include a plan for access to source separated collection of residential food scrap by all county residents within 5 years. Specifies information that shall be included in revised waste management plans. Effective immediately.

HB 3133

Township Modernization and Consolidation Act: Creates the Township Modernization and Consolidation Act. Provides that all …

Township Modernization and Consolidation Act: Creates the Township Modernization and Consolidation Act. Provides that all townships in a county may be dissolved by referendum, through either citizen petition or county board ordinance. Provides for petition, ordinance, and notice requirements. Provides for transfer of property, assets, personnel, contractual obligations, liabilities, tax levies, records, and rights and duties from the township to county. Further provides for procedures the county board may employ if a township has outstanding debt on the date of dissolution of the township. Amends the Township Code. Abolishes of office of township collector and transfers all powers and duties to the county collector. Provides that counties who dissolve all townships may retain their current form of governance (currently, required to form a commission form). Further provides that all townships within a coterminous municipality may dissolve (currently, only selected townships may). Amends the Election Code, Public Funds Statement Publication Act, the Property Tax Code, Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act, and Counties Code making conforming changes.

HB 3135

County Code-Local Government Reduction: Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties …

County Code-Local Government Reduction: Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Provides that the Division applies to all counties (currently, only applies to DuPage, Lake, and McHenry Counties). Excludes community mental health boards and boards established under the County Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act from the definition of "unit of local government". Effective immediately.

HB 3150

Counties- Fraud Referral Review:  Amends the Counties Code. Removes a repeal date of June 1, …

Counties- Fraud Referral Review:  Amends the Counties Code. Removes a repeal date of June 1, 2018 in a Section concerning a county recorder's ability to establish procedures for investigating filings that would cause the recorder to reasonably believe that the filing may be fraudulent, unlawfully altered, or intended to unlawfully cloud or transfer the title of any real property. Effective immediately.

HB 3159

Minimum Wage-$15 an Hour: Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 …

Minimum Wage-$15 an Hour: Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2017. Effective immediately.

HB 3202

Complaints-Police Officers:  Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois the Department of State Police Law. …

Complaints-Police Officers:  Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois the Department of State Police Law. Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that it shall not be a requirement of a person filing a complaint against a State Police Officer to have a complaint supported by a sworn affidavit or any other legal documentation (rather than anyone filing a complaint filing a complaint against a State Police Officer must have the complaint supported by a sworn affidavit). Provides that it shall not be a requirement of a person filing a complaint against a sworn peace officer to have the complaint supported by a sworn affidavit or any other legal documentation (rather than anyone filing a complaint against a sworn peace officer must have the complaint supported by a sworn affidavit).

HB 3209

Competitive Bidding of Local Roads, Streets, and Bridges Act:  Creates the Competitive Bidding of Local …

Competitive Bidding of Local Roads, Streets, and Bridges Act:  Creates the Competitive Bidding of Local Roads, Streets, and Bridges Act. Provides that no unit of local government may make any contract, intergovernmental agreement, or any other type of agreement with another unit of local government for the maintenance or construction of local roads, streets, and bridges that would have the effect of avoiding competitive bidding required by statute. Limits applicability of the Act under specified circumstances. Limits home rule powers.

HB 3218

Election Code- Consolidated Election Date:  Amends the Election Code. Provides that the consolidated primary shall be …

Election Code- Consolidated Election Date:  Amends the Election Code. Provides that the consolidated primary shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March (rather than the last Tuesday in February), and the consolidated election shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (rather than the first Tuesday in April). Repeals provisions concerning Passover and Easter.

HB 3229

Conceal Carry- Mayor & Alderman:  Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act concerning the prohibition by …

Conceal Carry- Mayor & Alderman:  Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act concerning the prohibition by a licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm into any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government. Provides that nothing in this provision shall prevent a licensee holding the office of mayor, alderman, president, trustee, marshal, or deputy marshal of a municipality, from carrying a handgun as defined in the Act while attending a public meeting at a building under the control of the municipality. Provides that nothing in this provision shall prevent a licensee who is a member of a park district board from carrying a handgun as defined in the Act while attending a public meeting at a building under the control of the park district.

HB 3230

Property Tax Extension Limitation Law- Voter Referendum: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law of …

Property Tax Extension Limitation Law- Voter Referendum: Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law of the Property Tax Code. Provides that a resident of a county that is not subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law may file a petition for a referendum (currently, only the county board by resolution or ordinance) to the voters of the county on the question of whether to make all non-home rule taxing districts that have all or a portion of their equalized assessed valuation situated in the county subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. Provides petition requirements. Effective immediately.

HB 3235

   Juvenile Drug Treatment Act- Electronic Monitoring: Amends the Juvenile Drug Treatment Act. Provides that …

   Juvenile Drug Treatment Act- Electronic Monitoring: Amends the Juvenile Drug Treatment Act. Provides that the drug court treatment program may also, subject to the approval of the Chief Judge of the Circuit, establish a program for electronic monitoring of juveniles with regard to drug-related and alcohol-related offenses. Effective immediately.

HB 3265

  Vehicle Code-Vehicle Impounding: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that if proper notice is …

  Vehicle Code-Vehicle Impounding: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that if proper notice is given within the first 5 calendar days after a vehicle is towed, daily storage charges shall begin to accrue for the first 5 calendar days and shall continue thereafter. Provides that if proper notice is given after the first 5 calendar days after the vehicle is towed, daily storage charges shall not begin to accrue until 3 calendar days after the notice is sent. Provides for the daily storage charge amounts. Provides that at the time a vehicle is towed or no later than 5 calendar days thereafter, the county or municipality shall notify by certified mail the lienholder of record, lessor, and the owner, lessee, or person identifying himself or herself as the owner or lessee of the vehicle, or any person who is found to be in control of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offense, of the fact of the seizure, and of the vehicle owner's or lessee's right to an administrative hearing. Provides that within 3 calendar days after the vehicle is towed, a county or municipality shall access the vehicle's title record to determine the lienholder of record, lessor, and the owner, lessee, or person identifying himself or herself as the owner or lessee of the vehicle. Provides that except if an administrative hearing officer overturns a vehicle impoundment, a county or municipality may assess a $5 fee for each vehicle towed to defray additional administrative costs. Provides that a lienholder or lessor shall be entitled to take possession of an impounded vehicle, and defer payment of any applicable administrative fees, upon submission of certain documents and fees to the municipality or its designated agent. Provides that upon a request to obtain possession of an impounded vehicle, a municipality or its agent shall provide a lienholder or lessor an opportunity to view the vehicle and provide a statement in writing setting forth the amount of the applicable administrative, towing, and storage fees. Makes conforming changes.

HB 3270

Property Tax-Notice of Sale:     Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in the case of …

Property Tax-Notice of Sale:     Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in the case of vacant property, notice of sale of tax liens can be given by registered or certified mail (currently, notice is given by publication in a newspaper and registered or certified mail). Effective immediately.

HB 3296

Property Tax-Senior Citizen Freeze-Disability: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment …

Property Tax-Senior Citizen Freeze-Disability: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption also applies to persons with a disability. Amends the State Mandates Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

HB 3323

Open Meetings-Posting Records: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires a unit of local government or …

Open Meetings-Posting Records: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires a unit of local government or school district with an operating budget of $1 million or more to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, the following information: (1) information about elected and appointed officials; (2) notice of and materials prepared for meetings; (3) procedures for requesting information from the unit of local government or school district; (4) annual budget; (5) ordinances; (6) procedures to apply for building permits and zoning variances; (7) financial reports and audits; (8) information concerning employee compensation; (9) contracts with lobbying firms; (10) taxes and fees imposed by the unit of local government or school district; (11) rules governing the award of contracts; (12) bids and contracts worth $25,000 or more; (13) a debt disclosure report; and (14) public notices. Provides that any citizen who is a resident of the unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a public body may satisfy its obligation to produce a copy of a public record that is published on the public body's website by providing the requester an accessible link that results in direct access to the requested record in the format in which it is maintained. Provides that Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

HB 3326

Open Meeting-Speak & Penalty: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Specifies that at each regular or …

Open Meeting-Speak & Penalty: Amends the Open Meetings Act. Specifies that at each regular or special meeting which is open to the public, any person shall have the opportunity to address public officials with comments or questions, subject to reasonable constraints. Provides that any answers to questions asked during the open meeting shall be provided by the public body within 45 days. Provides that if a court determines that a public body willfully and intentionally failed to comply with the Act, or otherwise acted in bad faith, the court shall, in addition to any other relief authorized, also impose upon the public body a civil penalty of not less than $2,500, but no more than $5,000, for each violation. Provides that the court shall (currently, may) assess against any party, except a State's Attorney, reasonable attorney's fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred by any other party who prevails (currently, substantially prevails) in an action brought under the Act.

HB 3327

Local Government Officer Compensation:  Amends the Local Government Officer Compensation Act. In provisions regarding compensation …

Local Government Officer Compensation:  Amends the Local Government Officer Compensation Act. In provisions regarding compensation of elected officers of school districts and units of local government, defines "compensation" as wages, salaries, commissions, and any other form of remuneration. Effective immediately.

HB 3329

State and Local Records:    Amends the State Records Act. Provides that all records under …

State and Local Records:    Amends the State Records Act. Provides that all records under the Act, including legal records and emails, shall be retained for a minimum of 7 years. Provides that every public employee, State and local, shall receive record retention training to comply with the Act. Modifies the term "record" or "records" to include any medium that stores or transmits information generated or used by a public body. Amends the Local Records Act to make similar changes.

HB 3332

Wages Penalty-Fail to Pay:   Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Increases the …

Wages Penalty-Fail to Pay:   Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Increases the administrative fee imposed upon an employer that has been demanded or ordered by the Department of Labor, or ordered by a court, to pay wages. Imposes fees on a scale depending upon the amount of wages that are owed.

HB 3333

Redlight Camera-Revenue:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that after deducting all non-personnel and personnel …

Redlight Camera-Revenue:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that after deducting all non-personnel and personnel costs associated with the operation and maintenance of an automated traffic law enforcement system, the net proceeds that a municipality or county receives from the civil penalties collected from an owner of a motor vehicle that is recorded by an automated traffic control system shall be expended for public safety purposes. Effective immediately.

HB 3379

Fire Contractor Logos:  Amends the Counties Code, the Township Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, and …

Fire Contractor Logos:  Amends the Counties Code, the Township Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, and the Fire Protection District Act. Provides that a nongovernmental entity with which a county, township, municipality, or fire protection district contracts to furnish fire protection services that displays a logo of the unit of local government on the entity's vehicles or uniform shall conspicuously display on all vehicles and uniforms a disclosure with specified information. Defines "vehicle". Provides that a violation is a business offense with a $1,000 fine per occurrence. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

HB 3384

Public Officer Prohibited Acts:  Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a public …

Public Officer Prohibited Acts:  Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a public officer's direct or indirect financial interest in a contract or work to be done is not removed by an abstention or present vote. Provides that an abstention during a vote on a contract or the performance of any work is considered a vote and carries with the majority. Effective immediately.

HB 3385

Freedom of Information Act- Officer Qualifications:  Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that each …

Freedom of Information Act- Officer Qualifications:  Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that each public body shall designate one or more public officials or employees of the public body (instead of "one or more officials or employees") to act as its Freedom of Information officer or officers.

HB 3402

Local Government-Reduce Stipends:  Amends the Property Tax Code, the Counties Code, and the Clerks of …

Local Government-Reduce Stipends:  Amends the Property Tax Code, the Counties Code, and the Clerks of Courts Act. Makes changes to provisions concerning stipends paid to supervisors of assessments, county treasurers, county coroners, county recorders, county auditors, sheriffs, and clerks of the circuit court to provide that: (1) in counties with a population under 100,000, those officials shall receive a full stipend amount; (2) in counties with a population of 100,000 or more but less than 400,000, those officials shall receive 50% of the stipend amount; and (3) in counties with a population of 400,000 or more, those officials shall receive no stipend. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

HB 3407

Finance Act-Bonds and Debt:  Amends the State Finance Act, General Obligation Bond Act, Bond Authorization …

Finance Act-Bonds and Debt:  Amends the State Finance Act, General Obligation Bond Act, Bond Authorization Act, and the Local Government Credit Enhancement Act. Remove provisions concerning interest payable on variable rate bonds. Removes provisions allowing certain governmental units to enter into agreements to engage in "swap" agreements with respect to all or part of any currently outstanding or proposed bonds. Removes provisions authorizing variable interest rates and certain credit or liquidity enhancement arrangements, including interest rate protection or exchange agreements and guarantees with respect to the issuance of general obligation bonds. Removes provisions concerning the net payments required of the State for such arrangements certified by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget and treated as interest. Makes related changes. Reinstates definitions. Effective immediately.

HB 3420

Election Code-General Assembly Vacancy Election: Amends the Election Code. Provides that a vacancy in the …

Election Code-General Assembly Vacancy Election: Amends the Election Code. Provides that a vacancy in the office of State Senator or Representative in the General Assembly shall be filled at a special election if more than 6 months remain of the term of office and if the annual compensation for that office exceeds $21,000. Requires that the election be held 2 months after the vacancy occurs and that candidate petitions be filed within 30 days after the vacancy occurs.

HB 3429

Firearm Owners ID-Local Registration:   Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a unit …

Firearm Owners ID-Local Registration:   Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not impose a tax, fee, on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition or other assessment other than the normal sales tax rate for goods. Provides that the provisions of any ordinance or resolution enacted before, on, or after the effective date of the bill by any municipal or county government that imposes a tax, fee, or other assessment other than the normal sales tax rate for goods on a firearm, firearm attachment, or firearm ammunition are invalid and all those existing ordinances and resolutions are void. Defines "sales tax". Effective immediately.