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Full Text of HB4603  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 Counties Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2-1005 and 3-4010 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/2-1005)  (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1005)
7    Sec. 2-1005. Quorum; approval of ordinances. A majority of
8the members of any county board shall constitute a quorum for
9the transaction of business; and all questions, ordinances,
10resolutions, or motions which shall arise at meetings shall be
11determined by the votes of the majority of the members present,
12except in such cases as is otherwise provided.
13    A county board in a county where the chairman is elected at
14large may upon passage, adoption or enactment of a specific
15ordinance, resolution, or motion apply the following
16provisions: Any ordinance, resolution, or motion passed,
17adopted or otherwise enacted by the board in a county where the
18chairman is elected at large shall be presented to the chairman
19before it becomes effective. If the chairman approves such
20ordinance, resolution or motion, he shall sign it and it shall
21become law on the date prescribed; if not, he shall return it
22to the board within 10 business days with his objections and
23the board shall proceed to reconsider the matter at its next



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1meeting, to be held within 30 business days of the board's
2receipt of the chairman's objections. If after such
3reconsideration a majority of the members of the board pass
4such ordinance, resolution, or motion, it shall become
5effective on the date prescribed but not earlier than the date
6of passage following reconsideration. If any ordinance,
7resolution, or motion is not returned by the chairman to the
8board within 10 business days after it has been presented to
9him, it shall become effective at the end of the 10th day.
10    The county board at any properly noticed public meeting may
11by unanimous consent take a single vote by yeas and nays on the
12several questions of the passage of any 2 or more of the
13designated ordinances, orders, resolutions, or motions placed
14together for voting purposes in a single group. The single vote
15shall be entered separately in the minutes under the
16designation "omnibus vote", and in that event the clerk may
17enter the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the
18minutes in each case instead of entering the names of the
19members of the county board voting "yea" and those voting "nay"
20on the passage of each of the designated ordinances, orders,
21resolutions, and motions included in the omnibus group or
22consent agenda. The taking of a single or omnibus vote and the
23entries of the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the
24minutes shall be a sufficient compliance with the requirements
25of this Section to all intents and purposes and with like
26effect as if the vote in each case had been taken separately by



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1yeas and nays on the question of the passage of each ordinance,
2order, resolution, and motion included in the omnibus group and
3separately recorded in the minutes. Likewise, the yeas and nays
4shall be taken upon the question of the passage of any other
5ordinance, resolution, or motion at the request of any county
6board member and shall be recorded in the minutes. The changes
7to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 99th General
8Assembly are declarative of existing law and do not change the
9substantive operation of this Section.
10(Source: P.A. 86-926.)
11    (55 ILCS 5/3-4010)  (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4010)
12    Sec. 3-4010. Records; reports in counties under 1,000,000.
13The Public Defender in counties with a population under
141,000,000 shall keep a record of the services rendered by him
15or her and prepare and file quarterly or monthly, as determined
16by the County Board, with the County Board a written report of
17such services transmitting a copy of such report to the clerk
18of the Circuit Court for the judges thereof. In cases where 2
19or more adjoining counties have joined to form a common office
20of Public Defender, the Public Defender so appointed shall file
21his or her quarterly or monthly report with each of the several
22county boards involved.
23(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-111.)
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.