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 Bill Status of HB3418  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  URBAN AGRICULTURAL ZONES

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Litesa E. Wallace - Juliana Stratton - Carol Ammons, Theresa Mah, Christian L. Mitchell, Camille Y. Lilly, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Silvana Tabares, Justin Slaughter, Mary E. Flowers, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Linda Chapa LaVia, LaToya Greenwood, Robyn Gabel, Arthur Turner, William Davis, Ann M. Williams, Cynthia Soto, Will Guzzardi, La Shawn K. Ford, Kathleen Willis, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Sue Scherer, Ryan Spain and André Thapedi

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter  and Laura M. Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/21/2018HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-45 heading new
55 ILCS 5/5-45005 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45010 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45015 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45020 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45025 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45030 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45035 new
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.4 heading new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5 new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-10 new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-15 new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-20 new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-25 new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-30 new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-35 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may create an urban agricultural zones (UAZ) composed of organizations or persons who grow produce or other agricultural products; who raise livestock or poultry; who process livestock or poultry; or that sell a minimum of 75% locally grown food. Provides for the creation of a UAZ board to advise the county board, county board of commissioners, or corporate authorities of a municipality on UAZs. Provides for UAZ application requirements, including the number of jobs to be created, the types of products to be produced, and if applying for a vending UAZ, the ability to accept food stamps under the provisions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program if selling products to consumers. Provides for county and municipal public hearing and notice requirements before adoption of an ordinance to establish a UAZ. Provides that property taxes on property located within a UAZ shall not be increased, if so provided in the UAZ ordinance, for a period of up to 25 years. Provides that sales tax amounts received from the sale of agricultural products sold in a UAZ shall be deposited in the Urban Agricultural Zone Fund and specifies distribution to the county, municipality, or school districts under specified circumstances. Allows for wholesale water rates and a reduction in water connection charges for property in a UAZ. Amends the State Finance Act making conforming changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-45 heading new
55 ILCS 5/5-45005 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45010 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45015 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45020 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45025 new
55 ILCS 5/5-45030 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Removes provisions amending the Counties Code allowing county urban agricultural zones and related references. Excludes specified farmland from the definition of "blighted area" and from properties that may receive a tax abatement. Provides that an application to develop an urban agricultural zone (UAZ) shall also identify the geographic description of the area that will be included in the UAZ, all taxing units of local government impacted by the proposed UAZ, and the amount of property taxes to be abated, if any. Specifies that the real property located within a UAZ that is not subject to assessment are properties that are used for growing or raising of agricultural products if authorized by the urban agricultural ordinance. Provides tax amounts received from the sale of agricultural products grown or produced and sold (rather than just sold) in the UAZ shall be deposited in the Urban Agricultural Zone Fund. Provides that any entity providing water to a UAZ may authorize a water user who grows or raises agricultural products in the UAZ (rather than a grower UAZ) to pay wholesale water rates, if available, or pay 50% of the standard connection charge. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2017.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-35 new
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 205/205-65 new
35 ILCS 200/18-165
65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-3

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the corporate authorities of a municipality may establish an urban agricultural area after receipt of an application by a qualified farmer or partner organization to establish the area. Provides for the formation of an urban agricultural area committee that shall conduct the activities necessary to advise the corporate authorities on the designation, modification, and termination of an urban agricultural area. Provides requirements for the application, notice and public hearing, and adoption of an ordinance designating the urban agricultural area. Provides that a municipality may provide for abatements of property taxes levied against real property located within an urban agricultural area that is used by a qualifying farmer for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products. Provides that a municipality may authorize an entity providing water, electricity, or other utilities to an urban agricultural area to allow qualified farmers or partner organizations in the urban agricultural area to pay wholesale or otherwise reduced rates or pay reduced or waived connection charges. Limits restrictions, regulations, special assessments, and levies that a municipality may place on property in urban agricultural areas. Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules consistent with the purposes of the new provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code, including, at a minimum, rules defining specified terms. Provides that upon request from a municipality, the Department shall issue opinions regarding the consistency of applicants covered under these definitions. Amends the Property Tax Code and Illinois Municipal Code making conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/23/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee; 010-004-000
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee; 008-005-000
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  10/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  11/6/2017HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  11/6/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  11/6/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) November 10, 2017
  11/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  11/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  11/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  11/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  11/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  11/10/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2018HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/7/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/19/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee
  4/23/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/23/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Business Incentives for Local Communities Committee; 011-002-000
  4/24/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseMotion - Move to Previous Question Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/25/2018HouseMotion Prevailed
  4/25/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 086-022-000
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
  4/25/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  4/25/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  4/25/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/25/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/25/2018SenateFirst Reading
  4/25/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/1/2018SenateAssigned to Revenue
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass Revenue; 006-000-000
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/16/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2018
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/23/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/23/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/21/2018HouseSent to the Governor

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