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Full Text of SB1893  102nd General Assembly

SB1893 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB1893

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. John F. Curran

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
55 ILCS 5/5-1077  from Ch. 34, par. 5-1077

    Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a county board may adopt reasonable regulations for the control and eradication of diseased, damaged, dead, or insect-infested trees, including trees: with Dutch elm disease or elm blight; infested by the Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Gypsy Moth, or other parasitic organisms; or that have been severely damaged or at a risk of falling (currently, the county board may regulate for the control and eradication of Dutch elm disease or elm blight). Provides that a county board may adopt an ordinance declaring it to be a nuisance to keep or maintain any diseased, damaged, dead, or insect-infested tree which presents a risk of falling onto any public way or public property, including utility easements and watercourses. Provides that the ordinance may authorize the county to remove nuisance trees when the property owner fails to do so in a timely manner after receiving notice thereof and to have a lien placed on the subject property for the costs of the tree removal.


LRB102 10307 AWJ 15740 b

FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IMPACT NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

SB1893LRB102 10307 AWJ 15740 b

1    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Section 5-1077 as follows:
 
6    (55 ILCS 5/5-1077)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1077)
7    Sec. 5-1077. Eradication of nuisance trees fungous elm
8disease. A county board may adopt reasonable regulations for
9the control and eradication of diseased, damaged, dead or
10insect infested trees, including trees: (i) with a fungous
11disease of elms caused by Graphium ulmi, (commonly known as
12Dutch elm disease or elm blight); (ii) infested by the Emerald
13Ash Borer, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Gypsy Moth, or other
14parasitic organism; or (iii) that have been severely damaged
15or at a risk of falling. A county board may adopt an ordinance
16declaring it to be a nuisance to keep or maintain any diseased,
17damaged, dead, or insect-infested tree which presents a risk
18of falling onto any public way or public property, including
19utility easements and watercourses. The ordinance may
20authorize the county to remove nuisance trees when the
21property owner fails to do so in a timely manner after
22receiving notice thereof and to have a lien placed on the
23subject property for the costs of the tree removal. Such

 

 

SB1893- 2 -LRB102 10307 AWJ 15740 b

1regulations shall be applicable to all area outside the
2corporate limits of any municipality. No such regulation shall
3permit the use of poisonous sprays.
4(Source: P.A. 86-962.)