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92_HB2465 LRB9204536NTsb 1 AN ACT concerning schools. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by adding 5 Section 15-167 as follows: 6 (35 ILCS 200/15-167 new) 7 Sec. 15-167. Circuit breaker recipient. Property owned 8 and used exclusively as a home by a claimant under the Senior 9 Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and 10 Pharmaceutical Assistance Act is exempt from an increase in 11 the annual rate of tax levied by a school district for any 12 school purpose if the exemption is authorized by the school 13 board under Section 17-3.1a or 34-53a of the School Code. 14 Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing 15 Section 9-11 and adding Sections 17-3.1a and 34-53a as 16 follows: 17 (105 ILCS 5/9-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 9-11) 18 Sec. 9-11. Tax rate increase - notice of election - 19 ballot. In addition to the notice requirements of the general 20 election law, whenever a proposition to increase a school tax 21 rate is submitted to be voted upon by the voters of any 22 district the notice of such election shall include an 23 estimate of the approximate amount of taxes extendible under 24 the maximum rate then in force and an estimate of the 25 approximate amount of taxes extendible under the proposed 26 increased rate, such amounts being computed upon the last 27 known full, fair cash value; provided that any error, 28 miscalculation or inaccuracy in computing such amounts shall 29 not invalidate or affect the validity of any rate so -2- LRB9204536NTsb 1 increased. The board of directors shall make such estimate 2 and the secretary shall certify such amount to the election 3 authority as part of the certification of the proposition as 4 required by the general election law. Such estimate shall 5 appear on the ballot on which the proposition is printed, but 6 shall not appear as a part of the proposition. 7 In addition to all other notice requirements, if property 8 owned and used exclusively as a home by a claimant under the 9 Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and 10 Pharmaceutical Assistance Act is to be exempted from a tax 11 rate increase as permitted under Section 17-3.1a or 34-53a of 12 this Code, the notice of the election shall include this 13 fact. 14 (Source: P.A. 83-448.) 15 (105 ILCS 5/17-3.1a new) 16 Sec. 17-3.1a. No increase in rate; circuit breaker 17 recipient. A school board in any school district having a 18 population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may, by proper 19 resolution, exempt property owned and used exclusively as a 20 home by a claimant under the Senior Citizens and Disabled 21 Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act 22 from an increase in the annual rate of tax levied by the 23 school district for any school purpose before causing the 24 proposition to increase the tax rate to be submitted to the 25 voters. A person shall not be prohibited from voting on the 26 proposition because his or her property is to be exempted as 27 permitted under this Section. 28 (105 ILCS 5/34-53a new) 29 Sec. 34-53a. No increase in rate; circuit breaker 30 recipient. The board may, by proper resolution, exempt 31 property owned and used exclusively as a home by a claimant 32 under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax -3- LRB9204536NTsb 1 Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act from an increase in 2 the annual rate of tax levied by the school district for any 3 school purpose before causing the proposition to increase the 4 tax rate to be submitted to the voters. A person shall not 5 be prohibited from voting on the proposition because his or 6 her property is to be exempted as permitted under this 7 Section. 8 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 9 becoming law.
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