2018 Senate Bills

This page includes Senate bills of relevance to local governments introduced in 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.

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Bill #            Description Link IACBM Position
SB 2260

State Revenue Sharing Act - School Districts: Provides that, in fiscal year 2018, each school …

State Revenue Sharing Act - School Districts: Provides that, in fiscal year 2018, each school district having Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund receipts totaling 13% or more of its total revenues in fiscal year 2016 shall receive an additional amount equal to 11% of the total amount distributed to the school district from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund during fiscal year 2016. Requires the State Board of Education to identify those school districts to the Department of Revenue. Provides that the total amount of additional distributions shall not exceed $4,353,136.

OPPOSE
SB 2280

Animal Welfare Act - Pet Shops: Provides restrictions on the retail sale of cats, dogs, …

Animal Welfare Act - Pet Shops: Provides restrictions on the retail sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits by pet shop operators in Will County and DuPage County. Provides that pet shop operators may offer a dog, cat, or rabbit for sale only if the pet shop operator has obtained the dog, cat, or rabbit from an animal control facility, animal shelter, animal care facility, kennel, pound, or training facility operated by a subdivision of local, State, or federal government or a specified animal rescue organization. Provides that a pet shop operator shall not offer for sale a dog, cat, or rabbit that is younger than 8 weeks old. Provides that a pet shop operator shall maintain specified records of each dog, cat, or rabbit sold. Provides for civil penalties for each violation of the provisions. Provides that the provisions do not prohibit the county or a municipality in Will County or DuPage County from adopting requirements that are more protective of animal welfare than those set forth in the provisions. Provides that the home rule units in Will County or DuPage County may adopt an ordinance explicitly exempting itself from the provisions and requires a copy of the ordinance to be filed with the Index Department of the Secretary of State's Office. Limits the concurrent exercise of power by home rule units.
 

NEUTRAL
SB 2544

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

Local Government Reduction: Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Provides that the findings on an audit of a unit that has been proposed to be dissolved shall be reported within 30 days, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, (rather than 30 days) after the chairman of the board requests the audit. Provides that a county board may adopt an ordinance authorizing the dissolution of a unit not less than 60 days (rather than 150 days) following the court's appointment of a trustee-in-dissolution (rather than after the effective date of the ordinance).

SB 2581

Juvenile Court Act - Detention Screening: Provides that on and after July 1, 2020, a …

Juvenile Court Act - Detention Screening: Provides that on and after July 1, 2020, a detention screening instrument shall be used for referrals to all authorized juvenile detention facilities in this State prior to a judicial hearing. Provides a minor alleged to be a delinquent minor taken into temporary custody must be brought before a judicial officer within 48 hours (rather than 40 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and court designated holidays). Provides that if an appearance is required of any minor taken and held in a place of custody or confinement operated by the State or any of its political subdivisions, including counties and municipalities, the chief judge of the circuit may permit by rule for the minor's personal appearance to be made by means of two-way audio-visual communication, including closed circuit television and computerized video conference, in the following proceedings: the initial appearance before a judge; a detention or shelter care hearing; or any status hearing. Amends the Probation and Probation Officers Act. Provides that the Division of Probation Services of the Supreme Court shall adopt a statewide juvenile detention screening instrument that has been verified through evidence-based and data-based practices that is to be used by all authorized juvenile detention facilities. Makes other changes.

SUPPORT
SB 2591

Renewable Energy Facilities: Amends the Wind Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Provides that …

Renewable Energy Facilities: Amends the Wind Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Provides that the Act may be cited as the Renewable Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Changes references in the Act from "commercial wind energy facility" to "commercial renewable energy facility". Provides that "commercial renewable energy facility" means a commercial wind energy facility or commercial solar energy facility. Defines "commercial solar energy facility". Provides that for commercial renewable energy facility owners of a commercial solar energy facility, the agricultural impact mitigation agreement shall be entered into prior to the commercial renewable energy facility owner making contact with a landowner seeking an underlying agreement for the development of a commercial solar energy facility. Makes conforming changes in the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code.

NEUTRAL
SB 2593

Illinois Highway Code - Abolish Road District: Provides that before a township may submit a …

Illinois Highway Code - Abolish Road District: Provides that before a township may submit a proposition or referendum to abolish a road district under the Code, the township shall prepare, through an independent entity, a cost study demonstrating that the abolishment is cost efficient. Provides that if a cost study finds that the abolishment is not cost efficient, the township may not submit a proposition. Defines "independent entity".

NEUTRAL
SB 2638

Local Government Account Audits: Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act. Provides that an audit …

Local Government Account Audits: Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act. Provides that an audit report based on the governmental unit's selection of the accrual, cash, or modified cash basis of accounting meets all requirements for conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, including the certification of the accountant or accountants making the audit that the audit has been performed in compliance with generally accepted auditing standards.

SUPPORT
SB 2645

Motor Fuel Tax - Local Government: Amends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel …

Motor Fuel Tax - 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.

SUPPORT
SB 2910

PTELL - Extension Limitation: Provides that, for the 2018 through 2021 levy years, the Property …

PTELL - Extension Limitation: Provides that, for the 2018 through 2021 levy years, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all non-home rule taxing districts. Provides that, for the 2018 through 2021 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.

OPPOSE
SB 3080

Community Water System - Lead Replacement: Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity …

Community Water System - Lead Replacement: Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall by rule establish a comprehensive low-income water assistance policy and program. Contains various provisions concerning the policy and program. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Adds requirements related to billing statements and reconnection of service for water and sewer utilities. Provides that upon request by a water utility, the Illinois Commerce Commission may allow, but may not require, a water utility to establish a customer assistance program. Provides that an entity subject to certain federal laws that serves or provides water or sewer services to a specified number of people shall conduct a cost of service study every 5 years. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that within one year of the effective date of the amendatory Act, every community water system shall create a plan to remove all known lead service lines within 10 years from the completion of the plan. Requires each community water system to implement an asset management plan designed to inspect, maintain, repair, and renew its infrastructure within 18 months of the effective date of the amendatory Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to adopt rules for lead replacement that require an expedited timeline for high risk facilities and communities within 18 months of the effective date of the amendatory Act. Creates the Statewide Advisory Council on Lead in Drinking Water and requires specified community water supplies to create water system advisory councils tasked with various duties related to lead in drinking water awareness.

SB 3503

Circuit Courts - Lactation Rooms: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that on or before …

Circuit Courts - Lactation Rooms: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that on or before June 1, 2019, every facility that houses a circuit court room shall include at least one lactation room or area for members of the public to express breast milk in private that is located outside the confines of a restroom and includes, at minimum, a chair, a table, and an electrical outlet, as well as a sink with running water where possible. Provides that the lactation rooms and areas shall also meet with reasonable minimum standards prescribed by the Supreme Court of Illinois, which the Supreme Court is requested to create, including requirements for posting of notice to the public regarding location and access to lactation rooms and areas, as well as requirements for the addition of a sink with running water in the event of renovation to the facilities. Requests the Supreme Court to create minimum standards for training of courthouse staff and personnel regarding location and access to lactation rooms and areas for all people present in the courthouse who need to use lactation rooms and areas.

SB 3563

Local Government Account Audits: Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act and the Public Library …

Local Government Account Audits: Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act and the Public Library District Act of 1991. Provides that certain audits and financial reports of governmental units and public libraries shall be consistent with either the accrual or cash basis of accounting.

SUPPORT