2018 House Bills

This page includes House bills of relevance to local governments that passed both chambers during the Spring Session of the 100th Illinois General Assembly. 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 109

FY2019 State Budget

FY2019 State Budget

HB 3342

FY2019 Budget Implementation Act

FY2019 Budget Implementation Act

HB 4242

FOIA Harassment Settlements: Requires local governments, school districts, community college districts, or other local taxing …

FOIA Harassment Settlements: Requires local governments, school districts, community college districts, or other local taxing bodies to publish information about any severance agreement with an employee or contractor who was found to have engaged in sexual harassment or sexual discrimination.

HB 4319

Hanna Work Camp: Allows property previously transferred to Peoria County from the Department of Corrections to …

Hanna Work Camp: Allows property previously transferred to Peoria County from the Department of Corrections to be sold. States that if Peoria County sells the property, 10 percent of the proceeds will be paid to the State of Illinois.

HB 4340

Human Trafficking Resource Notices: Adds the following to the list of establishments required to post notice …

Human Trafficking Resource Notices: Adds the following to the list of establishments required to post notice under the Human Trafficking Resource Center Notice Act: massage establishments; public gatherings and special events conducted on property open to the public that require the issuance of a permit from the unit of local government; public and private elementary and secondary schools; and establishments registered under the Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act. A business or establishment that fails to comply with the Act is guilty of a petty offense, and subject to a fine of up to $500 for each violation (instead of liable for a civil penalty of $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense).

HB 4469

County Jails and Inmate Voting: In provisions of the Election Code concerning voting by mail in …

County Jails and Inmate Voting: In provisions of the Election Code concerning voting by mail in jails, provides that each election authority in a county with a population under 3,000,000 shall collaborate with the primary county jail where eligible voters are confined or detained who are within the jurisdiction of the election authority to facilitate an opportunity for voting by mail for voters eligible to vote in the election jurisdiction who are confined or detained in the county jail. In provisions of the Counties Code requiring voting rights information at county jails and probation offices, removes language requiring each county jail and probation office to post the information on their website and in a visible location on their premises.

HB 4594

Court Fees, Fines and Assessments: Provides a minimum fine is $25. When any defendant is convicted, …

Court Fees, Fines and Assessments: Provides a minimum fine is $25. When any defendant is convicted, pleads guilty, or placed on court supervision for a violation of a law or local ordinance, the court shall order one schedule of assessments in the case plus any conditional assessment applicable to a conviction in the case, as set forth in the Act, for the defendant to pay in addition to any fine, restitution, or forfeiture ordered by the court. All money collected by the clerk of the court based on the schedules or conditional assessments shall be remitted to the appropriate treasurer as directed in the Act. Makes other changes.

HB 4711

Lawsuits Against Counties (Zoning): Provides that lawsuits are not authorized against the county or its officials …

Lawsuits Against Counties (Zoning): Provides that lawsuits are not authorized against the county or its officials for their administration of the zoning code, concerning a property owner’s or county’s authority to seek legal action in the circuit court to abate, correct or restrain code violations, unless the county owns the offending property.

HB 4748

Stormwater Management: Allows all Illinois counties to set up stormwater commissions that can adopt plans and …

Stormwater Management: Allows all Illinois counties to set up stormwater commissions that can adopt plans and ordinances as well have access to a fee schedule and a 0.2 percent of EAV property tax levy if certain conditions are met. Ten counties that fit a provided definition of “urbanized area” may do so automatically while all other counties may do so by front-door referendum.

HB 5341

Criminal Identification Act (Sealed Records): Prohibits a court from denying a petition for sealing of …

Criminal Identification Act (Sealed Records): Prohibits a court from denying a petition for sealing of a record because the petitioner has not satisfied an outstanding legal financial obligation such as fines and fees. This does not apply if restitution is still owed unless restitution has been converted to a civil judgment. Notwithstanding any other provision, a circuit court clerk may access a sealed record for the limited purpose of collecting payment for any legal financial obligations that were established, imposed, or originated in the criminal proceedings for which those records have been sealed.

HB 5777

Procedural Changes for Dissolution Process: Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties …

Procedural Changes for Dissolution Process: Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Concerning the required audit of a unit proposed for dissolution, the person/entity conducting the audit shall report the finding to the county board within 30 days or as soon as is practical after 30 days (currently states the person/entity must report finding within 30 days). Once the audit is returned, the county board may adopt an ordinance authoring dissolution at most 60 days(rather than 150 days)
following the court’s appointment of a trustee-indissolution. Essentially, gives the County Board Chairman the ability to proceed with the dissolution after the petition process and the referendum process.

HB 4822

Local Government Electronic Notice Act: Allows a unit of local government to establish a process to …

Local Government Electronic Notice Act: Allows a unit of local government to establish a process to allow people to select electronic notifications through an electronic notification delivery system for governmental mailings that are being sent by United States mail.

HB 5123

County Board of Election Commissioners: Provides that a county board in a county in which there …

County Board of Election Commissioners: Provides that a county board in a county in which there is no city, village, or incorporated town with a board of election commissioners that has established a county board of election commissioners may, by ordinance or resolution, dissolve the county board of election commissioners and transfer its functions to the county clerk.

HB 5749

Agriculture Commodity Transport: Between September 1 and December 31, requires IDOT to issue a special permit …

Agriculture Commodity Transport: Between September 1 and December 31, requires IDOT to issue a special permit authorizing the movement of loads of agricultural commodities that may exceed the current axle or vehicle gross weight limits by 10 percent. Also increases the fee to the Illinois State Police for a police escort to $75 per hour.