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 Bill Status of HB5777  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MUNI-UNION OF CONTIGUOUS MUNI

House Sponsors
Rep. Sam Yingling - Steven A. Andersson - Deb Conroy - Kathleen Willis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Thomas Cullerton - Melinda Bush, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Laura M. Murphy, Michael E. Hastings, Patricia Van Pelt, Cristina Castro and John F. Curran)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/28/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1113

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
65 ILCS 5/Art. 7 Div. 2 heading
65 ILCS 5/7-2-1from Ch. 24, par. 7-2-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Union of Contiguous Municipalities Division of the Illinois Municipal Code. Adds "consolidation" to the title of the Division. Provides that any 2 or more incorporated contiguous municipalities may be united into one incorporated city or village (rather than only cities) upon the presentation of a petition, signed by the lesser of 10% of the total number of electors of each municipality voting in the last election or 250 electors, to the election authority for the county in which the municipalities are situated or, if the municipalities are situated in 2 or more counties, in the county where the largest population of the subject municipalities resides. Removes provisions limiting union to municipalities wholly or substantially situation in a single county. Removes provisions requiring union by annexation by another city. Modifies the referendum question to approve the union. Provides that a union is not considered the creation or formation of a new political subdivision for purposes of the Election Code and makes other references to the Election Code. Provides that any elected official, member, employee, or contractor of a city or village subject to a petition to unite shall be expressly prohibited from using any governmental or public resources in opposing or supporting the petition. Provides that if the majority of the votes cast in any of the contiguous municipalities (rather than each municipality) in the petition is in favor of the proposition, then those contiguous municipalities are united. Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with following changes: provides that if the municipalities are situated in 2 or more counties, a petition asking that the question of union of contiguous municipalities be submitted to the electors of each municipality shall be presented to the election authority in the county in which the largest municipality (by population) is situated and, if the largest municipality is situated in 2 or more counties, in the county in which the largest municipality's municipal hall is located, and a copy of the petition shall be presented to all other election authorities in all other counties referencing where the petition has been filed; changes proposition language; provides that if the majority of votes cast in each (rather than any) of the contiguous municipalities specified in the petition is in favor of the proposition, then those contiguous municipalities are united; provides that if a majority of persons voting on the question vote against the proposition, no further propositions shall be had on the question for at least 22 months from the date of the election in which a majority of persons voted against the proposition, except if a majority of persons voting on the question in 2 or more, but less than all, municipalities in the election vote in favor of the proposition, the 22-month prohibition does not apply to those municipalities in which a majority of persons voted in favor of the proposition.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
65 ILCS 5/Art. 7 Div. 2 heading
65 ILCS 5/7-2-1
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/5-44025

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Provides that the findings on an audit of a unit of local government that has been proposed to be dissolved shall be reported within 30 days, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, after the chairman of the board requests the audit (rather than 30 days after the audit is requested). Provides that a county board may adopt an ordinance authorizing the dissolution of a unit not less than 60 days (rather than 150 days) following the court's appointment of a trustee-in-dissolution (rather than after the effective date of the ordinance). Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sam Yingling
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2018HouseAssigned to Government Consolidation & Modernization Committee
  4/9/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Government Consolidation & Modernization Committee; 008-002-001
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/27/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/27/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 094-010-001
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Local Government
  5/3/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/9/2018SenatePostponed - Local Government
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/9/2018SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/10/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/11/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/25/2018SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/28/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/28/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
  5/28/2018SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  5/28/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 29, 2018
  5/28/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/28/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Local Government
  5/29/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Local Government; 005-000-000
  5/29/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; T. Cullerton
  5/29/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/29/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 30, 2018
  5/30/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/30/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  5/30/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/30/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/30/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 105-001-000
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor
  8/28/2018HouseGovernor Approved
  8/28/2018HouseEffective Date January 1, 2019
  8/28/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1113

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