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 Bill Status of HB0347  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CITIZENS EMPOWERMENT ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. David McSweeney, Thomas Morrison, Natalie A. Manley, Jerry Costello, II, Michelle Mussman and Sue Scherer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
10 ILCS 5/28-7from Ch. 46, par. 28-7


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Citizens Empowerment Act. Provides that electors may petition for a referendum at the next general election to dissolve a unit of local government. Sets forth the requirements for the petition, together with the form and requirements for the ballot referendum. Provides for the transfer of all real and personal property, and any other assets, together with all personnel, contractual obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving unit of local government to the receiving unit of local government. Amends the Election Code to provide exceptions for the Citizens Empowerment Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David McSweeney
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Cities & Villages Committee
  2/8/2017HouseTo Local Government Subcommittee
  2/10/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/13/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/28/2017HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Cities & Villages Committee; 003-000-000
  3/28/2017HouseReported Back To Cities & Villages Committee;
  3/28/2017HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Cities & Villages Committee; 006-007-001
  3/28/2017HouseRemains in Cities & Villages Committee
  3/31/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer

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