Bill Status of SB0649 100th General Assembly
Short Description: PROP TX-SPECIAL SERVICE
Sen. Michael Connelly
| 3/17/2017||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Special Service Area Tax Law in the Property Tax Code. Defines "service provider agency" and "special service area commission". Provides that a list of the names and addresses of the individuals and entities receiving a mailed notice of the public hearing concerning the establishment of a special service area shall be published at the time notice is given and shall be available at the public hearing. Provides that no special service area may be created or enlarged; no special service area tax may be levied, imposed, or increased; and no bonds may be issued in connection with a special service area, unless an authorization petition is filed with the municipal clerk or county clerk. Provides that no member of a special service area commission may be an owner or board member of the service provider agency selected for that special service area. Provides that no business owned by a member of a special service area commission or an employee of the municipality may provide goods or services in connection with the special service area. Provides that at least one member of the special service area commission shall be an owner of homestead property located within the special service area. Provides that special service area commissions may not establish a loan or line of credit in connection with the special service area. Provides that special service area commissions shall submit an audit of the special service area to the corporate authorities of the municipality at least annually. Contains provisions concerning the expiration of special service areas. Preempts home rule powers. Effective immediately.