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Full Text of SB0318  99th General Assembly


Sen. Napoleon Harris, III

Filed: 8/3/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 318, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of Senate Amendment No.
41, on page 48, by replacing lines 14 and 15 with the following:
5"1D-5 and 18-21 and by changing Sections 1C-1, 1C-2, 1C-4,
618-8.05, and 34-53 as follows:"; and
7on page 94, immediately below line 8, by inserting the
9    "(105 ILCS 5/34-53)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-53)
10    Sec. 34-53. Tax levies; Purpose; Rates. For the purpose of
11establishing and supporting free schools for not fewer than 9
12months in each year and defraying their expenses the board may
13levy annually, upon all taxable property of such district for
14educational purposes a tax for the fiscal years 1996 and each
15succeeding fiscal year at a rate of not to exceed the sum of
16(i) 2.81% 3.07% (or such other rate as may be set by law



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1independent of the rate difference described in (ii) below) and
2(ii) the difference between .50% and the rate per cent of taxes
3extended for a School Finance Authority organized under Article
434A of the School Code, for the calendar year in which the
5applicable fiscal year of the board begins as determined by the
6county clerk and certified to the board pursuant to Section
718-110 of the Property Tax Code, of the value as equalized or
8assessed by the Department of Revenue for the year in which
9such levy is made.
10    For fiscal year 2016 and each succeeding fiscal year, for
11the purpose of making an employer contribution to the Public
12School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago, the
13board shall levy annually, upon all taxable property located
14within the district, a tax at the rate of 0.26%. The proceeds
15from this additional tax shall be paid directly to the Pension
16Fund. The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act
17of the 99th General Assembly: (1) do not authorize an increase
18in the district's maximum aggregate extension or limiting rate
19under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law; and (2)
20constitute a continuation of the existing total maximum rate
21under this Section and are not a new rate for the purposes of
22the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
23     Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1995 shall in any way
24impair or restrict the levy or extension of taxes pursuant to
25any tax levies for any purposes of the board lawfully made
26prior to the adoption of this amendatory Act of 1995.



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1    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code and in
2addition to any other methods provided for increasing the tax
3rate the board may, by proper resolution, cause a proposition
4to increase the annual tax rate for educational purposes to be
5submitted to the voters of such district at any general or
6special election. The maximum rate for educational purposes
7shall not exceed 4.00%. The election called for such purpose
8shall be governed by Article 9 of this Act. If at such election
9a majority of the votes cast on the proposition is in favor
10thereof, the Board of Education may thereafter until such
11authority is revoked in a like manner, levy annually the tax so
13    For purposes of this Article, educational purposes for
14fiscal years beginning in 1995 and each subsequent year shall
15also include, but not be limited to, in addition to those
16purposes authorized before this amendatory Act of 1995,
17constructing, acquiring, leasing (other than from the Public
18Building Commission of Chicago), operating, maintaining,
19improving, repairing, and renovating land, buildings,
20furnishings, and equipment for school houses and buildings, and
21related incidental expenses, and provision of special
22education, furnishing free textbooks and instructional aids
23and school supplies, establishing, equipping, maintaining, and
24operating supervised playgrounds under the control of the
25board, school extracurricular activities, and stadia, social
26center, and summer swimming pool programs open to the public in



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1connection with any public school; making an employer
2contribution to the Public School Teachers' Pension and
3Retirement Fund as required by Section 17-129 of the Illinois
4Pension Code; and providing an agricultural science school,
5including site development and improvements, maintenance
6repairs, and supplies. Educational purposes also includes
7student transportation expenses.
8    All collections of all taxes levied for fiscal years ending
9before 1996 under this Section or under Sections 34-53.2,
1034-53.3, 34-58, 34-60, or 34-62 of this Article as in effect
11prior to this amendatory Act of 1995 may be used for any
12educational purposes as defined by this amendatory Act of 1995
13and need not be used for the particular purposes for which they
14were levied. The levy and extension of taxes pursuant to this
15Section as amended by this amendatory Act of 1995 shall not
16constitute a new or increased tax rate within the meaning of
17the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law or the One-year
18Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
19    The rate at which taxes may be levied for the fiscal year
20beginning September 1, 1996, for educational purposes shall be
21the full rate authorized by this Section for such taxes for
22fiscal years ending after 1995.
23(Source: P.A. 88-511; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94; 89-15, eff.