(55 ILCS 80/5)
(from Ch. 23, par. 1805)
(a) Whenever a petition signed by 1% of the
electors who voted in the last general election in any county is presented
to the county board requesting the submission of the proposition whether an
annual tax of not to exceed .004% of the value, as equalized or assessed by
the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the county shall be
levied for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a Children's
Advocacy Center, the county board shall adopt a resolution for the
submission of the proposition to the electors at the next regular election
held in the county in accordance with the general election law.
(b) Upon the adoption and certification of the resolution, the
proposition shall be submitted at the next regular election held in the
county. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
"Shall an annual tax of not more than .......
per cent be levied on the value of all taxable property in ............ County (this tax will amount to an annual increase of approximately ..... on a home with a market value of $100,000) for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a Children's Advocacy Center to coordinate the investigation, prosecution, and treatment referral of child sexual abuse in ..... County?".
The election authority must record the votes as "Yes" or "No".
(c) If a majority of the electors of the county voting on the
proposition vote in favor thereof, the proposition shall be deemed adopted.
(d) The adoption of a referendum is not required to establish a Children's
Advocacy Center if the Center may be or is operated with funds other than the
proceeds of the annual tax that is authorized by referendum.
(Source: P.A. 92-785, eff. 8-6-02; 93-203, eff. 7-14-03.)