(35 ILCS 200/18-246)
Short title; definitions.
This Division 5.1 may be cited as the One-year Property Tax
Extension Limitation Law.
As used in this Division 5.1:
"Taxing district" has the same meaning provided in Section 1-150, except that
it includes only each non-home rule taxing district with the majority of its
1993 equalized assessed value contained in one or more affected counties, as
defined in Section 18-185, other than those taxing districts subject to the
Property Tax Extension Limitation Law before the effective date of this
amendatory Act of 1995.
"Aggregate extension" means the annual corporate extension for the taxing
district and those special purpose extensions that are made annually for the
taxing district, excluding special purpose extensions: (a) made for the taxing
district to pay interest or principal on general obligation bonds that were
approved by referendum; (b) made for any taxing district to pay interest or
principal on general obligation bonds issued before March 1, 1995; (c) made for
any taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or
continue to refund those bonds issued before March 1, 1995; (d) made for any
taxing district to pay interest or principal on bonds issued to refund or
continue to refund bonds issued after March 1, 1995 that were approved by
referendum; (e) made for any taxing district to pay interest or principal on
revenue bonds issued before March 1, 1995 for payment of which a property tax
levy or the full faith and
credit of the unit of local government is pledged; however, a tax for the
payment of interest or principal on those bonds shall be made only after the
governing body of the unit of local government finds that all other sources for
payment are insufficient to make those payments; (f) made for payments under a
building commission lease when the lease payments are for the retirement of
bonds issued by the commission before March 1, 1995, to pay
for the building project; (g) made for payments due under installment contracts
entered into before March 1, 1995; and (h) made for payments
of principal and interest on bonds issued under the Metropolitan Water
Reclamation District Act to finance construction projects initiated before
October 1, 1991.
"Special purpose extensions" includes, but is not limited to, extensions for
levies made on an annual basis for unemployment compensation, workers'
compensation, self-insurance, contributions to pension plans, and extensions
made under Section 6-601 of the Illinois Highway Code for a road district's
permanent road fund, whether levied annually or not. The extension for a
special service area is not included in the aggregate extension.
"Aggregate extension base" means the taxing district's aggregate extension
for the 1993 levy year as adjusted under Section 18-248.
"Levy year" has the same meaning as "year" under Section 1-155.
"New property" means (i) the assessed value, after final board of review
or board of appeals action, of new improvements or additions to existing
improvements on any parcel of real property that increase the assessed value of
that real property during the levy year multiplied by the equalization factor
issued by the Department under Section 17-30 and (ii) the assessed value, after
final board of review or
board of appeals action, of real property not exempt from real estate taxation,
which real property was exempt from real estate taxation for any portion of the
immediately preceding levy year, multiplied by the equalization factor issued
by the Department under Section 17-30.
"Recovered tax increment value" means the amount of the 1994 equalized
assessed value, in the first year after a city terminates the designation of
an area as a redevelopment project area previously established under the Tax
Increment Allocation Development Act of the Illinois Municipal Code
or previously established under the Industrial Jobs Recovery
Law of the Illinois Municipal Code, or previously established under the
Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act, of each
taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property in the redevelopment
project area over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each
property in the redevelopment project area.
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, "limiting rate" means a
fraction the numerator of which is the aggregate extension base times 1.05
and the denominator of which is the 1994 equalized assessed value of all real
property in the territory under the jurisdiction of the taxing district during
the 1993 levy year. The denominator shall not include new property and shall
not include the recovered tax increment value.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)