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 Bill Status of SB0082  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  UTILITIES-LOCAL TAX AUDITS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sidney H. Mathias - Patrick J. Verschoore)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/28/2010SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1356

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
35 ILCS 645/5-5
35 ILCS 645/5-10 new
50 ILCS 45/10
50 ILCS 45/35
65 ILCS 5/8-11-2.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Electricity Infrastructure Maintenance Fee Law and the Illinois Municipal Code. Authorizes municipalities that impose certain taxes or fees on or collected by public utilities to conduct audits of those utilities to determine the accuracy of the taxes or fees paid to the municipality. Sets forth procedures under which a municipality may collect information from a public utility that is necessary to perform an audit. Sets forth procedures concerning the audit findings, liability for errors, penalties, confidentiality, and exemptions. Amends the Local Government Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Act. Limits the authority of municipalities (including home rule municipalities) to impose penalties with respect to certain taxes imposed under the Illinois Municipal Code or with respect to the municipal electricity infrastructure maintenance fee. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
In provisions concerning municipal audits, provides that public utilities are responsible for costs of enforcement related to requests for information and responses to notices of error.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
35 ILCS 645/5-5
35 ILCS 645/5-10 new
50 ILCS 45/10
65 ILCS 5/8-11-2.5 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Local Government Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning audit procedures.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
50 ILCS 45/35
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/3-5018from Ch. 34, par. 3-5018

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that for non-certified copies of records, a county recorder shall receive an amount not to exceed one-half of the amount of the fee for certified copies, according to a standard scale of fees, established by the county board and made public. Exempts from the fees charged for non-certified copies of records, a person or entity who obtains the records in the following manner: (i) in bulk for all documents recorded on any given day in an electronic or paper format for a negotiated amount less than the amount provided for non-certified copies, (ii) under a contractual relationship with the recorder for a negotiated amount less than the amount provided for non-certified copies, or (iii) by means of Internet access to the records. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  1/30/2009SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/4/2009SenateAssigned to Energy
  2/24/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/24/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/25/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy
  3/6/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/6/2009SenateDo Pass as Amended Energy; 013-000-000
  3/6/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2009
  3/18/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/18/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 19, 2009
  3/19/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/19/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/23/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/23/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  3/25/2009HouseArrived in House
  3/25/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/25/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/25/2009HouseFirst Reading
  3/25/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  5/5/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Public Utilities Committee
  5/5/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Public Utilities Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/5/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 012-000-000
  5/5/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2009HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 29, 2009
  5/29/2009HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2009
  5/31/2009HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/3/2010SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  5/4/2010SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/5/2010HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 8, 2010
  5/5/2010HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/5/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/5/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  5/5/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/6/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/6/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/6/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/6/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-002-000
  5/6/2010HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  5/6/2010SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/6/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2 - May 7, 2010
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Local Government
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Local Government
  5/6/2010SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Local Government; 005-003-000
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Local Government; 005-003-000
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 039-015-002
  5/6/2010SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 039-015-002
  5/6/2010SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/4/2010SenateSent to the Governor
  7/28/2010SenateGovernor Approved
  7/28/2010SenateEffective Date July 28, 2010
  7/28/2010SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1356

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