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Public Act 100-0348


 

Public Act 0348 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0348
 
HB0743 EnrolledLRB100 05996 AWJ 16025 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 Fire Protection District Act is amended by
changing Section 24 as follows:
 
    (70 ILCS 705/24)  (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 38.7)
    Sec. 24. (a) In addition to any other tax authorized by
law, the board of trustees of a fire protection district may,
subject to the requirements of subsections (b) and (c), by
ordinance levy a special annual tax at a rate not exceeding
0.10% .10% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the
Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the
district, for the purpose of obtaining funds to pay for the
costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment.
    (b) Whenever the board of trustees of a fire protection
district desires to levy a special tax under this Section, it
shall certify the question to the proper election officials,
who shall submit that question at an election to the voters of
the district in accordance with the general election law. The
result of such referendum shall be entered upon the records of
the district. If a majority of the votes on the proposition are
in favor of such proposition, the board of trustees may
thereafter levy a special tax under this Section at a rate not
to exceed 0.05% .05% of the value of all taxable property
within the district as equalized or assessed by the Department
of Revenue. The proposition shall be in substantially the
following form:
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    Shall the ....... Fire Protection
District levy a special tax at a rate
not to exceed 0.05% .05% of the value of           YES
all taxable property within the
district as equalized or assessed       ---------------------
by the Department of Revenue for
the purpose of providing funds               NO
to pay for the costs of emergency
and rescue crews and equipment?
-------------------------------------------------------------
    (c) Whenever the board of trustees of a fire protection
district which levies a tax under this Section desires to levy
a special tax under this Section at a rate not to exceed 0.10%
of the value of all taxable property within the district as
equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue increase the
tax rate limit set forth under subsection (b), it shall certify
the question to the proper election officials, who shall submit
that question at an election to the voters of the district in
accordance with the general election law. The result of such
referendum shall be entered upon the records of the district.
If a majority of the votes on the proposition are in favor of
such proposition, the board of trustees may thereafter levy a
special tax under this Section at a rate not to exceed 0.10%
.10% of the value of all taxable property within the district
as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. The
proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the ......... Fire
Protection  District levy a            YES
special tax at a rate not to
exceed 0.10% of the value of
all taxable property within the    -------------------------------------------------------------
district as equalized or assessed
by the Department of Revenue
for the purpose of providing funds      NO
to pay for the costs of emergency
and rescue crews and equipment?
-------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------- 
    Shall the rate of the
special tax levied by the .......
Fire Protection District for the            YES
purpose of providing funds to pay
the costs of emergency and rescue    -------------------------------------------------------------
crews and equipment be increased to
not more than .10% of the value of
all taxable property within the             NO
district as equalized or assessed
by the Department of Revenue?
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(Source: P.A. 99-4, eff. 5-31-15.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018