Bill Status of HJRCA0034 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CON AMEND-HOME RULE
Rep. Allen Skillicorn
Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Local Government Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that a municipality with a population of more than 5,000 (currently, more than 25,000) shall automatically become a home rule unit. Removes language providing that a home rule unit may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to the power to tax and incur debt. Removes language providing that the General Assembly may not deny or limit the power of home rule units to levy or impose additional taxes upon areas within their boundaries in the manner provided by law for the provision of special services to those areas and for the payment of debt incurred in order to provide those special services. Makes conforming changes. Effective upon being declared adopted.