(70 ILCS 910/20)
(from Ch. 23, par. 1270)
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, every
District created under this Act is empowered to levy and
collect a general tax on all of the taxable property within the
corporate limits of the District for the purposes of paying the cost of
operating and maintaining the hospital or any hospital facility of the
District, and any other corporate expenses of the District. The
aggregate amount of such tax for one year, exclusive of the amount
levied for bonded indebtedness or interest thereupon, shall not exceed
the rate of .075 per cent of the value, as equalized or assessed by the
Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the District.
The board of directors of any Hospital District shall annually within
the first quarter of the fiscal year adopt an appropriation ordinance
appropriating such sums of money as are deemed necessary to pay the
costs of operating and maintaining the hospital facilities located
within the corporate limits of the District and under the jurisdiction
thereof and other expenses of the District and specifying the purpose of
each appropriation made.
After the adoption of the appropriation ordinance and on or before
the first Tuesday in December of each year,
the board of directors shall ascertain the total amount of the
appropriations legally made which are to be provided for from the tax levy
for that year. Then, by an ordinance specifying in detail the purposes for
which such appropriations have been made and the amounts appropriated for
such purposes, the board of directors shall levy not to exceed the total
amount so ascertained upon all the property subject to taxation within the
District as the same is assessed and equalized for state and county
purposes for the current year. A certified copy of such ordinance shall be
filed on or before the last Tuesday in December with the clerk of
each county wherein the District or any part thereof is located.
The provisions of the Illinois Municipal Budget Law shall have no
application to Hospital Districts organized under this Act.
No District shall levy and collect a tax pursuant to this Section in
excess of the rate required to retire debt existing as of the effective
date of this amendatory Act of 1983 if more than half of the territory of the
District lies within a non home rule county with a population over 500,000
and if no part of the territory lies within a home rule county.
(Source: P.A. 87-17.)