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 Bill Status of HB1037  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  CNTY CD-FARMLAND PRESERVATION

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael W. Tryon - Kelly M. Cassidy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/5-1009.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will county may levy an annual tax for farmland preservation easement and green redevelopment purposes. Provides that the tax may not exceed 0.05% of the equalized assessed value of taxable property in the county. Provides that the tax must be approved by referendum and that it may be discontinued by referendum. Provides that a referendum to levy or discontinue the tax may be initiated by a petition signed by a number of electors equal to at least 0.5% of the total number of votes cast in the county during the last preceding gubernatorial election. Provides that the proceeds of the tax shall be paid into two separate funds, the county farmland preservation easement fund and the green redevelopment fund. Sets forth the ways in which the proceeds of the funds shall be used.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  1/30/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/30/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2013HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/22/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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