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Full Text of HB3273  99th General Assembly




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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 Sanitary District Act of 1936 is amended by
5adding Section 37.1 as follows:
6    (70 ILCS 2805/37.1 new)
7    Sec. 37.1. Dissolution of district with no employees and no
8bond indebtedness; winding up sanitary district business; tax
9by acquiring municipalities.
10    (a) Any sanitary district created under this Act which is
11located in a county having a population of 3,000,000 or more,
12which is wholly included in three or more municipalities, which
13no part is included in any unincorporated area, which has no
14employees, and which has no revenue bond indebtedness shall,
15upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th
16General Assembly, be dissolved by operation of law. Each of the
17municipalities within the territory of a dissolved sanitary
18district shall be responsible for providing sewers for
19collecting and disposing of sewage.
20    (b) The officers of any dissolved sanitary district
21immediately preceding the effective date of this amendatory Act
22of the 99th General Assembly shall close up the business
23affairs of the sanitary district by conveying title of a



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1dissolved sanitary district's property to the municipalities
2collecting and disposing of sewage and by liquidating any
3remaining personal property of a dissolved sanitary district.
4After all the debts and obligations of the dissolved sanitary
5district have been satisfied, any remaining monies shall be
6distributed to the municipalities collecting and disposing of
7sewage in proportion to the percentage of territory located
8within the boundaries of each affected municipality.
9    (c) The corporate authorities of any municipality required
10to provide sewer service under this Section after the
11dissolution of a sanitary district is hereby authorized to levy
12and collect a tax for the purpose of maintaining, constructing
13or replacing sewers, upon the taxable property within that
14municipality, the aggregate amount of which for each year may
15not exceed 0.25% of the value of such property as equalized or
16assessed by the Department of Revenue and that tax shall be in
17addition to any taxes that may otherwise be authorized to be
18levied for the general corporate purposes of the municipality
19as currently provided in Section 37 of this Act. Any
20outstanding obligations of the dissolved sanitary district
21shall be paid from the taxes levied and collected pursuant to
22this subsection.
23    If any tax has been levied for sewer or water purposes
24prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th
25General Assembly by a municipality who would also have the
26power to levy such a tax under this subsection, that tax is



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1expressly validated.
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.