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Public Act 098-0199


 

Public Act 0199 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 098-0199
 
HB0438 EnrolledLRB098 03256 OMW 33271 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing Section
5-1028 as follows:
 
    (55 ILCS 5/5-1028)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1028)
    Sec. 5-1028. Tax for emergency ambulance service;
referendum. In any county which is not a home rule county, a
county board may levy and collect, annually, a tax of not to
exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the
Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the
county not included within the territory of a fire protection
district which levies a tax for ambulance service, for the
payment of expenses not paid for from general funds which are
incurred in providing emergency ambulance service under the
provisions of Section 5-1053. Such tax shall not be included
within any statutory limitation of rate or amount for other
county purposes, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in
addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    This tax shall not be levied in any county until the
question of its adoption is submitted to the electors of the
county not residing within the territory of a fire protection
district which levies a tax for ambulance service and approved
by a majority of those voting on the question. Upon the
adoption of a resolution by the county board providing for the
submission of the question of the adoption to the electors of
the county the board shall certify the resolution and the
proposition to the proper election officials who shall submit
the proposition at an election in accordance with the general
election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the question
is in favor of the levy of such tax, it may thereafter be
levied in such county for each succeeding year.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the
county board of a county that has more than 8,400 but less than
9,000 inhabitants, according to the 2010 federal decennial
census, may also use funds collected under this Section to
provide 9-1-1 service, but only if the question of using those
funds for that purpose has been submitted to the electors of
the county not residing within the territory of the fire
protection district that levies the tax for ambulance service
and if that question is approved by a majority of those
electors voting on the question. Upon the adoption of a
resolution by the county board providing for the submission of
that question to those electors, the board shall certify the
resolution and the proposition to the proper election
officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in
accordance with the Election Code. The election authority must
submit the question in substantially the following form:
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    May moneys collected by the county
to provide emergency ambulance service           YES
also be used for the purpose of -----------------------------
providing 9-1-1 service?                          NO
------------------------------------------------------------- 
    The election authority must record the votes as "Yes" or
"No".
    If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote
in the affirmative, the county may thereafter use funds that it
collects under this Section to provide 9-1-1 service or
emergency ambulance service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2014.

Effective Date: 1/1/2014