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 Bill Status of SB1979  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  PROP TX-SENIOR HOMESTEAD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham - Emil Jones, III and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

House Sponsors
(Rep. Robert Rita - Melissa Conyears-Ervin - Frances Ann Hurley)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/27/2018SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1104

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
35 ILCS 200/15-170


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that in all counties (now, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants), the county board may by resolution provide that if a person has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption, the person qualifying need not reapply for the exemption. Provides that the county recorder of deeds shall alert the assessor whenever the transfer of ownership of any property receiving a Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption has occurred. Provides that, if such a transfer occurs, the assessor shall remove the exemption and provide the new property owner with information concerning reapplication. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes a requirement that the senior citizens homestead exemption shall be cancelled by the assessor when he or she is notified of the transfer. Provides instead that the assessor shall mail a notice to the new owner of the property informing the new owner that the exemption will remain in place through the year of the transfer, after which it will be cancelled.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
35 ILCS 200/15-170
Adds reference to:
35 ILCS 200/20-175

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning refunds for erroneous assessments or overpayments in Cook County, removes the $2,500,000 annual cap on the amount of taxes and interest refunded. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning refunds for erroneous assessments or overpayments in Cook County, provides that the total amount of taxes and interest refunded for claims for which the right to a refund arose prior to January 1, 2009 shall not exceed $5,000,000 (instead of $2,500,000) per year. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/10/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Revenue
  3/9/2017SenatePostponed - Revenue
  3/16/2017SenatePostponed - Revenue
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/24/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  3/24/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/28/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Revenue
  4/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/6/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Revenue; 006-000-000
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/26/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
  4/27/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  4/28/2017HouseArrived in House
  4/28/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/28/2017HouseFirst Reading
  4/28/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2017HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  5/26/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2018HouseAssigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
  5/14/2018HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 25, 2018
  5/15/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robert Rita
  5/15/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/16/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Revenue & Finance Committee
  5/24/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Revenue & Finance Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/24/2018HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Revenue & Finance Committee; 008-000-000
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robert Rita
  5/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Revenue & Finance Committee
  5/29/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Revenue & Finance Committee; 011-000-000
  5/29/2018HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Robert Rita
  5/29/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/30/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/30/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/30/2018SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/30/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2 - May 30, 2018
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 007-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 007-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 054-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 054-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018SenateSent to the Governor
  7/5/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  8/27/2018SenateGovernor Approved
  8/27/2018SenateEffective Date August 27, 2018
  8/27/2018SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1104

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