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Full Text of HB2830  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/16/2023, by Rep. Suzanne M. Ness


35 ILCS 200/2-5
35 ILCS 200/2-10

    Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that townships with less than 3,000 inhabitants (instead of 1,000 inhabitants) shall elect multi-township assessors.

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1    AN ACT concerning revenue.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2-5 and 2-10 as follows:
6    (35 ILCS 200/2-5)
7    Sec. 2-5. Multi-township assessors. Townships with less
8than 3,000 1,000 inhabitants shall not elect assessors for
9each township but shall elect multi-township assessors.
10        (1) If 2 or more townships with less than 3,000 1,000
11    inhabitants are contiguous, one multi-township assessor
12    shall be elected to assess the property in as many of the
13    townships as are contiguous and whose combined population
14    is 3,000 1,000 or more inhabitants.
15        (2) If any township of less than 3,000 1,000
16    inhabitants is not contiguous to another township of less
17    than 1,000 inhabitants, one multi-township assessor shall
18    be elected to assess the property of that township and any
19    other township to which it is contiguous.
20(Source: P.A. 87-818; 88-455.)
21    (35 ILCS 200/2-10)
22    Sec. 2-10. Mandatory establishment of multi-township



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1assessment districts. Before August 1, 2002 and every 10
2years thereafter, the supervisor of assessments shall prepare
3maps, by county, of the townships, indicating the number of
4inhabitants and the equalized assessed valuation of each
5township for the preceding year, within the counties under
6township organization, and shall distribute a copy of that map
7to the county board and to each township supervisor, board of
8trustees, sitting township or multi-township assessor, and to
9the Department. The map shall contain suggested multi-township
10assessment districts for purposes of assessment. Upon receipt
11of the maps, the boards of trustees shall determine
12separately, by majority vote, if the suggested multi-township
13districts are acceptable.
14    The township boards of trustees may meet as a body to
15discuss the suggested districts of which they would be a part.
16Upon request of the township supervisor of any township, the
17township supervisor of the township containing the most
18population shall call the meeting, designating the time and
19place, and shall act as temporary chairperson of the meeting
20until a permanent chairperson is chosen from among the
21township officials included in the call to the meeting. The
22township assessors and supervisor of assessments may
23participate in the meeting. Notice of the meeting shall be
24given in the same manner as notice is required for township
25meetings in the Township Code. The meeting shall be open to the
26public and may be recessed from time to time.



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1    If a multi-township assessment district is not acceptable
2to any board of trustees, they shall so determine and further
3determine an alternative multi-township assessment district.
4The suggested or alternative multi-township assessment
5district shall contain at least 2 townships and 3,000 1,000 or
6more inhabitants, shall contain no less than the total area of
7any one township, shall be contiguous to at least one other
8township in the multi-township assessment district, and shall
9be located within one county. For purposes of this Section
10only, townships are contiguous if they share a common boundary
11line or meet at any point. This amendatory Act of 1996 is not a
12new enactment, but is declarative of existing law.
13    Before September 15, 2002 and every 10 years thereafter,
14the respective boards of town trustees shall notify the
15supervisor of assessments and the Department whether they have
16accepted the suggested multi-township assessment district or
17whether they have adopted an alternative district, and, in the
18latter case, they shall include in the notification a
19description or map, by township, of the alternative district.
20Before October 1, 2002 and every 10 years thereafter, the
21supervisor of assessments shall determine whether any
22suggested or alternative multi-township assessment district
23meets the conditions of this Section and Section 2-5. If any
24township board of trustees fails to so notify the supervisor
25of assessments and the Department as provided in this Section,
26the township shall be part of the original suggested



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1multi-township assessment district. In any dispute between 2
2or more townships as to inclusion or exclusion of a township in
3any one multi-township assessment district, the county board
4shall hold a public hearing in the county seat and, as soon as
5practicable thereafter, make a final determination as to the
6composition of the district. It shall notify the Department of
7the final determination before November 15, 2002 and every 10
8years thereafter. The Department shall promulgate the
9multi-township assessment districts, file the same with the
10Secretary of State as provided in the Illinois Administrative
11Procedure Act and so notify the township supervisors, boards
12of trustees and county clerks of the townships and counties
13subject to this Section and Section 2-5. If the Department's
14promulgation removes a township from a prior multi-township
15assessment district, that township shall, within 30 days after
16the effective date of the removal, receive a distribution of a
17portion of the assets of the prior multi-township assessment
18district according to the ratio of the total equalized
19assessed valuation of all the taxable property in the township
20to the total equalized assessed valuation of all the taxable
21property in the prior multi-township assessment district. If a
22township is removed from one multi-township assessment
23district and made a part of another multi-township assessment
24district, the district from which the township is removed
25shall, within 30 days after the effective date of the removal,
26cause the township's distribution under this paragraph to be



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1paid directly to the district of which the township is made a
2part. A township receiving such a distribution (or a
3multi-township assessment district receiving such a
4distribution on behalf of a township that is made a part of
5that district) shall use the proceeds from the distribution
6only in connection with assessing real estate in the township
7for tax purposes.
8(Source: P.A. 88-455; incorporates 88-221; 88-670, eff.
912-2-94; 89-502, eff. 6-28-96; 89-695, eff. 12-31-96.)