90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2548
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DREV-OVERSIGHT BOARD-PUB FORUM                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois  to  create  the      
   Department  of Revenue Oversight Board.  Provides that the Board shall      
   have the powers and responsibilities (1) to approve  strategic  plans,      
   including establishing objectives and long term plans; (2) to submit a      
   non-binding recommendation for candidates for the position of Director      
   of Revenue to the Governor; (3) to review Department audits and ensure      
   Department  compliance with audit recommendations; and (4) to annually      
   report  to  the  Governor  and   General   Assembly   describing   the      
   Department's   progress  on  taxpayer  service  issues  and  fair  tax      
   collection and audit practices.  Provides for membership of the  Board      
   appointed  by the legislative leaders. The Director of Revenue is also      
   a member.  Provides that members  shall  serve  without  compensation,      
   shall  serve  2-year  terms,  and  shall  serve at the pleasure of the      
   appointing authority.  Amends  the  Taxpayers'  Bill  of  Rights  Act.      
   Provides  that  the  Department  shall annually hold a public forum in      
   Chicago, in a county adjacent to Cook County, in Springfield,  and  in      
   an area south of Springfield on a Saturday or Sunday during the months      
   of  January  through  April and shall give taxpayers an opportunity to      
   meet with employees of the Department to discuss concerns and problems      
   that the taxpayers are having with Illinois tax returns, including but      
   not  limited  to  the  issues  of  audits,  appeals,  and   collection      
   procedures. Provides that the Department shall publish a notice of the      
   time  and  place  of the forum in a newspaper or newspapers of general      
   circulation in the area in which the forum will  be  held.   Effective      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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