Sen. Jason A. Barickman

Filed: 5/17/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4603 on page 1, by
3replacing lines 4 and 5 with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2-1005 and 3-4010 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/2-1005)  (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1005)
7    Sec. 2-1005. Quorum; approval of ordinances. A majority of
8the members of any county board shall constitute a quorum for
9the transaction of business; and all questions, ordinances,
10resolutions, or motions which shall arise at meetings shall be
11determined by the votes of the majority of the members present,
12except in such cases as is otherwise provided.
13    A county board in a county where the chairman is elected at
14large may upon passage, adoption or enactment of a specific
15ordinance, resolution, or motion apply the following
16provisions: Any ordinance, resolution, or motion passed,



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1adopted or otherwise enacted by the board in a county where the
2chairman is elected at large shall be presented to the chairman
3before it becomes effective. If the chairman approves such
4ordinance, resolution or motion, he shall sign it and it shall
5become law on the date prescribed; if not, he shall return it
6to the board within 10 business days with his objections and
7the board shall proceed to reconsider the matter at its next
8meeting, to be held within 30 business days of the board's
9receipt of the chairman's objections. If after such
10reconsideration a majority of the members of the board pass
11such ordinance, resolution, or motion, it shall become
12effective on the date prescribed but not earlier than the date
13of passage following reconsideration. If any ordinance,
14resolution, or motion is not returned by the chairman to the
15board within 10 business days after it has been presented to
16him, it shall become effective at the end of the 10th day.
17    The county board at any properly noticed public meeting may
18by unanimous consent take a single vote by yeas and nays on the
19several questions of the passage of any 2 or more of the
20designated ordinances, orders, resolutions, or motions placed
21together for voting purposes in a single group. The single vote
22shall be entered separately in the minutes under the
23designation "omnibus vote", and in that event the clerk may
24enter the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the
25minutes in each case instead of entering the names of the
26members of the county board voting "yea" and those voting "nay"



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1on the passage of each of the designated ordinances, orders,
2resolutions, and motions included in the omnibus group or
3consent agenda. The taking of a single or omnibus vote and the
4entries of the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the
5minutes shall be a sufficient compliance with the requirements
6of this Section to all intents and purposes and with like
7effect as if the vote in each case had been taken separately by
8yeas and nays on the question of the passage of each ordinance,
9order, resolution, and motion included in the omnibus group and
10separately recorded in the minutes. Likewise, the yeas and nays
11shall be taken upon the question of the passage of any other
12ordinance, resolution, or motion at the request of any county
13board member and shall be recorded in the minutes. The changes
14to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 99th General
15Assembly are declarative of existing law and do not change the
16substantive operation of this Section.
17(Source: P.A. 86-926.)".