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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
5Section 3-5 and by adding Section 3-52 as follows:
6    (35 ILCS 200/3-5)
7    Sec. 3-5. Supervisor of assessments. In counties with less
8than 3,000,000 inhabitants and in which no county assessor has
9been elected under Section 3-45, there shall be a county
10supervisor of assessments, either appointed as provided in this
11Section, or elected.
12    In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants and not
13having an elected county assessor or an elected supervisor of
14assessments, the office of supervisor of assessments shall be
15filled by appointment by the presiding officer of the county
16board with the advice and consent of the county board.
17    To be eligible for appointment or to be eligible to file
18nomination papers or participate as a candidate in any primary
19or general election for, or be elected to, the office of
20supervisor of assessments, or to enter upon the duties of the
21office, a person must possess one of the following
22qualifications as certified by the individual to the county



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1        (1) A Certified Illinois Assessing Official
2    certificate from the Illinois Property Assessment
3    Institute, plus the additional training required for
4    additional compensation under Section 4-10.
5        (2) A Certified Assessment Evaluator certificate from
6    the International Association of Assessing Officers.
7        (3) A Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI),
8    Residential Member (RM), Senior Real Estate Analyst
9    (SREA), Senior Real Property Analyst (SRPA) or Senior
10    Residential Analyst (SRA) certificate from the Appraisal
11    Institute or its predecessor organizations.
12        (4) If the person has served as a supervisor of
13    assessments for 12 years or more, a Certified Illinois
14    Assessing Official certificate from the Illinois Property
15    Assessment Institute with a minimum of 360 additional hours
16    of successfully completed courses approved by the
17    Department if at least 180 of the course hours required a
18    written examination.
19    In addition, a person must have had at least 2 years'
20experience in the field of property sales, assessments, finance
21or appraisals and must have passed an examination conducted by
22the Department to determine his or her competence to hold the
23office. The examination may be conducted by the Department at a
24convenient location in the county or region. Notice of the time
25and place shall be given by publication in a newspaper of
26general circulation in the counties, at least one week prior to



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1the exam. The Department shall certify to the county board a
2list of the names and scores of persons who pass the
3examination. The Department may provide by rule the maximum
4time that the name of a person who has passed the examination
5will be included on a list of persons eligible for appointment
6or election. The term of office shall be 4 years from the date
7of appointment and until a successor is appointed and
8qualified, or a successor is elected and qualified under
9Section 3-52.
10(Source: P.A. 92-667, eff. 7-16-02.)
11    (35 ILCS 200/3-52 new)
12    Sec. 3-52. Election or appointment of county assessors or
13county supervisors of assessments.
14    (a) In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the
15county may change the manner in which it selects its county
16assessor or county supervisor of assessments upon:
17        (1) adoption of an ordinance by the county board or
18    county board of commissioners requiring the county
19    assessor or county supervisor of assessments to be elected
20    or appointed, as applicable; or
21        (2) the filing of a petition with the county board or
22    the county board of commissioners, subject to the petition
23    requirements of Section 28-3 of the Election Code and
24    signed by 2% of the registered voters of the county,
25    requiring the county assessor or county supervisor of



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1    assessments to be elected or appointed, as applicable.
2    (b) If an ordinance is adopted or a petition is filed
3meeting the requirements of subsection (a), then the county
4clerk shall certify the proposition to the appropriate election
5authorities, who shall submit a referendum, subject to the
6requirements of Section 16-7 of the Election Code, to be placed
7on the ballot at the next following general election in
8substantially the following form:
9        Shall the (county assessor or county supervisor of
10    assessments, as applicable) be (elected rather than
11    appointed or appointed rather than elected, as
12    applicable)?
13    The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No". The
14referendum is approved when a majority of the votes cast on the
15referendum approve the referendum.
16    (c) After the approval of a referendum under subsection
18        (1) if voters approve the referendum to make the county
19    assessor or county supervisor of assessments position
20    elected rather than appointed, then the county assessor or
21    county supervisor of assessments shall be elected at the
22    general election next following the approval of the
23    referendum and at the general election every 4 years
24    thereafter; the elected county assessor or county
25    supervisor of assessments shall serve until a successor is
26    elected and qualified; the term of any appointed county



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1    assessor or county supervisor of assessments serving at the
2    time of the approval of the referendum shall end when a
3    successor is elected and qualified; and
4        (2) if the voters approve a referendum to make the
5    county assessor or county supervisor of assessments
6    position appointed rather than elected, then, at the
7    conclusion of the term of the elected county assessor or
8    county supervisor of assessments serving at the time of the
9    approval of the referendum, the county assessor or county
10    supervisor of assessments shall be appointed by the county
11    board or county board of commissioners to a 4-year term and
12    shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified.
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.