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Full Text of HB4203  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Steven A. Andersson


65 ILCS 5/7-1-46  from Ch. 24, par. 7-1-46

    Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that an action contesting whether territory annexed by a municipality is contiguous shall be commenced no later than 10 years after the date the annexation ordinance is recorded. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

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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 Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5changing Section 7-1-46 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/7-1-46)  (from Ch. 24, par. 7-1-46)
7    Sec. 7-1-46. Neither the People of the State of Illinois
8nor any person, firm or corporation, public or private, nor any
9association of persons shall commence an action contesting
10either directly or indirectly the annexation of any territory
11to a municipality unless initiated within one year after the
12date such annexation becomes final or within one year of the
13effective date of this amendatory Act of 1965 whichever date
14occurs latest. This amendatory Act of 1965 shall apply to
15annexations made prior to the effective date of the Act as well
16as those made on or after the effective date. Where a
17limitation of a shorter period is prescribed by statute such
18shorter limitation applies. The limitation set forth in this
19section shall apply to any annexation, even where the judge,
20body or officer annexing the territory did not at the time of
21such annexation have jurisdiction of the subject matter, and
22irrespective of whether such annexation may otherwise be
23defective or void, except that the one-year limitation of this



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1Section shall not apply to annexations of territory which was
2not contiguous at the time of annexation and is not contiguous
3at the time an action is brought to contest such annexation. An
4action contesting whether annexed territory is contiguous
5shall be commenced no later than 10 years after the date the
6annexation ordinance is recorded.
7(Source: P.A. 82-211.)
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.