Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Adds a Division addressing local government reduction and efficiency. Provides the General Assembly's findings and purpose regarding units of local government and possible inefficiencies. Provides that in certain counties, the county board may enact an ordinance proposing the dissolution of a unit of local government and, upon the effective date of that ordinance, the chairman of the county board shall issue an audit of the unit. Provides that following the return of this audit report, the county board may adopt an ordinance to dissolve the unit. Provides for a court-appointed trustee-in-dissolution that shall create and implement a plan for consolidation and dissolution of the unit of local government and exercise powers including, but not limited to, the powers and duties of the board of the dissolved unit of government, levying and rebating taxes, and entering into intergovernmental agreements to combine and transfer the functions of the dissolved unit. Further provides for any outstanding indebtedness of the unit, abatement of any tax levied by the unit, and pending litigation involving the unit. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 with changes. Defines "fire protection jurisdiction". Adds a provision regarding a backdoor referendum. Limits the powers of the trustee-in-dissolution with regard to fire protection jurisdictions. Provides that all or part of the territory formerly served by a dissolved fire protection jurisdiction shall not be established as a special service area unless the creation of the special service area does not increase the average response times nor decrease the level of service provided. Provides that the governing board shall not have the power to decrease the levy that is in effect on or before the date of dissolution of the fire protection jurisdiction that affects the provision of fire and emergency medical services. Effective immediately.