92nd General Assembly
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CNTY-TWP-DEMOLISH BUILDINGS                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Township Code.  Allows the township board to  formally      
   request  a  county  to  demolish,  repair,  or enclose a dangerous and      
   unsafe building or commence other specified proceedings  with  respect      
   to property located within the township but outside the territory of        
   any municipality. Provides that if the county declines to take the          
   requested action, the township may apply to the circuit court for an        
   order allowing the township to demolish, repair, or enclose the build-      
   ing or to take other specified action. Provides that the township has       
   a lien for the cost of the demolition, repair, or enclosure. Sets the       
   procedures a township must follow to enforce its lien. Makes conform-       
   ing changes in the Counties Code. Effective immediately.                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Further amends the Township Code.  Deletes  a  provision  that  a      
   demolition  lien  is superior to all other encumbrances, except taxes.      
   Provides that a demolition lien becomes effective at the time  of  the      
   filing of the lien.                                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          55 ILCS 5/5-12017               from Ch. 34, par. 5-12017            
        Deletes everything, Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed          
   bill with the following changes. Amends the Counties Code. Provides         
   that the township in which a building or structure that is in viola-        
   tion of a county building code is located may institute an action in        
   the circuit court to prevent an unlawful use or correct a violation of      
   the county building code. Amends the Township Code. Provides that a         
   township's lien for the cost of demolition, repair, or enclosure            
   becomes effective at the time of filing. Sets forth the procedures a        
   township must follow to enforce the lien. Provides that the provisions      
   allowing a township to demolish, repair, or enclose buildings when the      
   county refuses to act apply only to requests made before January 1,         
   2006 and proceedings related to those requests. Effective immediately.      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0347

   Last action date: AUG-15-2001

           Location: House

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


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