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Public Act 101-0150


 

Public Act 0150 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0150
 
HB3143 EnrolledLRB101 04889 HLH 49898 b

    AN ACT concerning revenue.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by changing
Section 3-5 and by adding Section 3-52 as follows:
 
    (35 ILCS 200/3-5)
    Sec. 3-5. Supervisor of assessments. In counties with less
than 3,000,000 inhabitants and in which no county assessor has
been elected under Section 3-45, there shall be a county
supervisor of assessments, either appointed as provided in this
Section, or elected.
    In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants and not
having an elected county assessor or an elected supervisor of
assessments, the office of supervisor of assessments shall be
filled by appointment by the presiding officer of the county
board with the advice and consent of the county board.
    To be eligible for appointment or to be eligible to file
nomination papers or participate as a candidate in any primary
or general election for, or be elected to, the office of
supervisor of assessments, or to enter upon the duties of the
office, a person must possess one of the following
qualifications as certified by the individual to the county
clerk:
        (1) A Certified Illinois Assessing Official
    certificate from the Illinois Property Assessment
    Institute, plus the additional training required for
    additional compensation under Section 4-10.
        (2) A Certified Assessment Evaluator certificate from
    the International Association of Assessing Officers.
        (3) A Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI),
    Residential Member (RM), Senior Real Estate Analyst
    (SREA), Senior Real Property Analyst (SRPA) or Senior
    Residential Analyst (SRA) certificate from the Appraisal
    Institute or its predecessor organizations.
        (4) If the person has served as a supervisor of
    assessments for 12 years or more, a Certified Illinois
    Assessing Official certificate from the Illinois Property
    Assessment Institute with a minimum of 360 additional hours
    of successfully completed courses approved by the
    Department if at least 180 of the course hours required a
    written examination.
    In addition, a person must have had at least 2 years'
experience in the field of property sales, assessments, finance
or appraisals and must have passed an examination conducted by
the Department to determine his or her competence to hold the
office. The examination may be conducted by the Department at a
convenient location in the county or region. Notice of the time
and place shall be given by publication in a newspaper of
general circulation in the counties, at least one week prior to
the exam. The Department shall certify to the county board a
list of the names and scores of persons who pass the
examination. The Department may provide by rule the maximum
time that the name of a person who has passed the examination
will be included on a list of persons eligible for appointment
or election. The term of office shall be 4 years from the date
of appointment and until a successor is appointed and
qualified, or a successor is elected and qualified under
Section 3-52.
(Source: P.A. 92-667, eff. 7-16-02.)
 
    (35 ILCS 200/3-52 new)
    Sec. 3-52. Election or appointment of county assessors or
county supervisors of assessments.
    (a) In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the
county may change the manner in which it selects its county
assessor or county supervisor of assessments upon:
        (1) adoption of an ordinance by the county board or
    county board of commissioners requiring the county
    assessor or county supervisor of assessments to be elected
    or appointed, as applicable; or
        (2) the filing of a petition with the county board or
    the county board of commissioners, subject to the petition
    requirements of Section 28-3 of the Election Code and
    signed by 2% of the registered voters of the county,
    requiring the county assessor or county supervisor of
    assessments to be elected or appointed, as applicable.
    (b) If an ordinance is adopted or a petition is filed
meeting the requirements of subsection (a), then the county
clerk shall certify the proposition to the appropriate election
authorities, who shall submit a referendum, subject to the
requirements of Section 16-7 of the Election Code, to be placed
on the ballot at the next following general election in
substantially the following form:
        Shall the (county assessor or county supervisor of
    assessments, as applicable) be (elected rather than
    appointed or appointed rather than elected, as
    applicable)?
    The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No". The
referendum is approved when a majority of the votes cast on the
referendum approve the referendum.
    (c) After the approval of a referendum under subsection
(b):
        (1) if voters approve the referendum to make the county
    assessor or county supervisor of assessments position
    elected rather than appointed, then the county assessor or
    county supervisor of assessments shall be elected at the
    general election next following the approval of the
    referendum and at the general election every 4 years
    thereafter; the elected county assessor or county
    supervisor of assessments shall serve until a successor is
    elected and qualified; the term of any appointed county
    assessor or county supervisor of assessments serving at the
    time of the approval of the referendum shall end when a
    successor is elected and qualified; and
        (2) if the voters approve a referendum to make the
    county assessor or county supervisor of assessments
    position appointed rather than elected, then, at the
    conclusion of the term of the elected county assessor or
    county supervisor of assessments serving at the time of the
    approval of the referendum, the county assessor or county
    supervisor of assessments shall be appointed by the county
    board or county board of commissioners to a 4-year term and
    shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/26/2019