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90_HB0693eng 35 ILCS 200/6-30 35 ILCS 200/6-32 new 35 ILCS 200/6-34 new Amends the Property Tax Code. Deletes the provision stating that a board of review in a commission county shall within one year of taking office successfully complete a basic course in assessment practice approved by the Department. Provides that no person may serve on a board of review in a commission county without first passing an examination prepared and administered by the Department to determine his or her competence to hold the office. Provides that if the board of county commissioners constitutes the board of review and if any member does not meet the examination requirements, they shall appoint a board of review. Provides that an appointed board of review in a commission county shall consist of 2 members affiliated with the political party polling the highest vote for any county office in the county and one member of the party polling the second highest vote for the same county office at the last general election. Effective January 1, 1999. LRB9002727KDksA HB0693 Engrossed LRB9002727KDksA 1 AN ACT to amend the Property Tax Code by changing Section 2 6-30 and adding Sections 6-32 and 6-34. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by changing 6 Section 6-30 and adding Sections 6-32 and 6-34 as follows: 7 (35 ILCS 200/6-30) 8 Sec. 6-30. Board of review in commission counties. In 9 counties not under township organization with less than 10 3,000,000 inhabitants in which no board of review is elected 11 under Section 6-35, the board of county commissioners shall 12 constitute the board of review. They shall have all the 13 powers and perform all the duties conferred on or required by 14 boards of review
and shall within one year of taking office15 successfully complete a basic course in assessment practice16 approved by the Department. Alternatively, the board of17 county commissioners may appoint a 3-member board of review. 18 County commissioners shall receive no additional compensation 19 for serving on the board of review. County commissioners 20 serving as the board of review must meet the examination 21 requirements of Section 6-32. If any member of the board of 22 county commissioners fails to meet the examination 23 requirements, the board of county commissioners shall appoint 24 a board of review. 25 The board of county commissioners shall appoint a 26 3-member board of review if (i) the board of county 27 commissioners so chooses or (ii) any member of the board of 28 county commissioners fails to meet the examination 29 requirements of Section 6-32. No person may serve on an 30 appointed board of review under this Section unless he or she 31 meets the examination requirements of Section 6-32. Members HB0693 Engrossed -2- LRB9002727KDksA 1 of a board of review appointed by the board of county 2 commissioners shall receive a per diem for their services as 3 established by the board of county commissioners. 4 A board of review appointed by the board of county 5 commissioners shall serve at the pleasure of the board of the 6 county commissioners. If the board of review is appointed 7 because any member of the board of county commissioners fails 8 to meet the examination requirements of Section 6-32 and all 9 members subsequently fulfill the requirements, the board of 10 county commissioners may terminate the authority of the 11 sitting board of review, as soon as it completes its work for 12 a tax year, and serve as the board of review. 13 (Source: P.A. 87-818; 87-1189; 88-455; incorporates 88-221; 14 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.) 15 (35 ILCS 200/6-32 new) 16 Sec. 6-32. Examination requirement. In any county to 17 which Section 6-30 applies, no person may serve on a board of 18 review who has not passed an examination prepared and 19 administered by the Department to determine his or her 20 competence to hold the office. The Department shall conduct 21 examinations for various counties in a convenient location in 22 the region. A candidate appearing at the examination shall 23 indicate to the Department the name of the county the results 24 shall be certified to if he or she successfully passes the 25 examination. The Department shall certify the list to each 26 county from which candidates have appeared at the examination 27 location. Within one year after the effective date of this 28 amendatory Act of 1997, the Department shall conduct an 29 examination at least once in each commission county for which 30 the chairman of the County Board of Commissioners requests an 31 examination. The Department may provide by rule the maximum 32 time that the name of a person who has passed the examination 33 shall be included on a list of persons eligible to serve on HB0693 Engrossed -3- LRB9002727KDksA 1 the board of review. 2 (35 ILCS 200/6-34 new) 3 Sec. 6-34. Political makeup. If the board of county 4 commissioners appoints a board of review as prescribed in 5 Section 6-30, the board of review shall consist of 2 members 6 affiliated with the political party polling the highest vote 7 for any county office in the county and one member of the 8 party polling the second highest vote for the same county 9 office at the last general election. 10 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect 11 January 1, 1999.
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