90th General Assembly
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PROP TX-SPECIAL SERV AREA-TWSP                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Special Service Area Tax Law in the Property Tax Code.      
   Provides  that  a  county  may,  pursuant  to   an   intergovernmental      
   cooperation  agreement,  transfer  its  powers  under  this  Law  to a      
   township when  the  proposed  special  service  area  consists  of  an      
   unincorporated  area lying solely within that township.  Provides that      
   the township board of trustees shall then be the governing body of the      
   special service area and shall possess all of the  powers  the  county      
   possesses  under this Law.  Provides that once the township has passed      
   an ordinance proposing the establishment of a special service area, no      
   unincorporated property within the proposed special  service  area  at      
   the  time  the  ordinance  is  passed  shall  be excluded from the the      
   special service area except with approval of  the  township  board  of      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          35 ILCS 200/27-16 new                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          60 ILCS 1/125-5                                                      
          60 ILCS 1/235-16 new                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Township Code.   In  the  Article      
   concerning  township park bonds, provides that no park shall exceed 25      
   acres in extent (now 10 acres).  In the  Article  concerning  township      
   taxes, provides that the township board of a township in a county with      
   a  population  of  3,000,000  or  more  may  impose  a special tax for      
   sidewalks, street lighting, street repairs, or traffic control devices      
   in the township along or upon  any  roads  and  may  provide  for  the      
   payment  of  the  whole  or  any  part  of  the  cost  on  each of the      
   construction, installation, or repair by special taxation of the lots,      
   blocks, tracts, or parcels of land touching upon the road near  or  on      
   which  a  sidewalk  is  ordered  or  otherwise  benefitting  from  the      
   improvement.   Requires  a public hearing prior to levying the special      
   tax.  Provides that if the owners of 51% or  more  in  number  of  the      
   lots, tracts, and parcels of real estate that are to be subject to the      
   tax  file  a petition agreeing with the proposed improvement for which      
   the tax is to be levied, then the township board  shall  proceed  with      
   the improvement.  Provides that if a petition is not filed or contains      
   an insufficient number of signatures, the township board shall proceed      
   no further and the same improvement shall not again be initiated for a      
   period of one year.                                                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Specifies that the repair  of  streets   and  sidewalks  includes      
   improvements for flood control.                                             
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0438

   Last action date: 97-08-16

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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