Bill Status of HB3133 100th General Assembly
Short Description: TOWNSHIP CONSOLIDATION ACT
Rep. Sam Yingling - Martin J. Moylan and Michelle Mussman
| 3/31/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
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.