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Legislative Report April 18, 2024
Prepared by: Thomas R. Henderson
Illinois Tax Increment Association
Bill Information
EDUCATION-TECH
(REP. KATIE STUART; SEN. CHRISTOPHER BELT)

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Downstate Teachers Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Specifies that the provision that requires an employer to make an additional contribution to the System for certain salary increases greater than 6% excludes salary increases necessary to bring a school board in compliance with the changes to the minimum salary provisions of the School Code under Public Act 101-443 or the amendatory Act. Amends the Employment of Teachers Article of the School Code. In the provisions concerning minimum salary, removes a provision subjecting the increase in the minimum salary rate to review by the General Assembly. Provides that the minimum salary rate for a school year shall be increased by a percentage equal to the annualized percentage increase (instead of the percentage increase), if any, in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for all items published by the United States Department of Labor for the 12-month period ending on June 30 of the school year that ended 12 months prior to the school year in which the adjusted salary is to be in effect (instead of for the previous school year). Provides that the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall certify and publish the minimum salary rate to be used. Removes a provision regarding the Professional Review Panel submitting a report to the General Assembly on how State funds and funds distributed under the evidence-based funding formula may aid the financial effects of certain changes. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

8/11/2023 - Effective Date August 11, 2023

LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
(REP. JAY HOFFMAN; SEN. CHRISTOPHER BELT)

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Metro-East Sanitary District Act of 1974. Provides that Board of Commissioners of the Metro-East Sanitary District may, by ordinance, arrange to provide employees and commissioners of the Sanitary District group, life, health, accident, hospital, and medical insurance, or any one or any combination of these types of insurances and the premiums may be paid by the Sanitary District. Provides that, if the Board of Commissioners does not provide for a plan for which the sanitary district pays for the premium or charge for the group insurance plan, the Board of Commissioners may provide for the withholding and deducting from the compensation of employees and commissioners of the premium or charge for any group life, health, accident, hospital, and medical insurance. Provides that insurance obtained under the provisions must be obtained from an insurance company authorized to do business in the State or any other organization or service offering similar coverage authorized to do business in the State.

  CURRENT STATUS

7/28/2023 - Effective Date January 1, 2024

PROP TX-TIF INFO-BILL
(REP. RITA MAYFIELD)

Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that there shall be printed on each tax bill, or on a separate slip mailed with each tax bill, a list of each redevelopment project that (i) is associated with a TIF district in which the property is located and (ii) has been completed during or before the taxable year for which the bill is prepared or is in the process of being completed during that taxable year.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

TIF-REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT COST
(REP. LANCE YEDNOCK)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. For redevelopment project areas designated after November 1, 1999, in municipalities with less than 1,000,000 population, modifies the formula for elementary, secondary, or unit school district's increased costs attributable to assisted housing units located within the redevelopment project area for which the developer or redeveloper receives financial assistance through an agreement with the municipality or because the municipality incurs the cost of necessary infrastructure improvements within the boundaries of the assisted housing sites necessary for the completion of that housing. Removes differences in formulation for alternate method districts, flat grant districts, and foundation districts. For school districts in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000, changes the last date upon which a school district may submit a claim for reimbursement to the municipality to October 31 of each year (currently, September 30) and provides that municipalities shall reimburse school districts that have met specified criteria no later than January 31 of the school year in which the claim is made.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/5/2024 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

MUNI CD-TIF REVENUE
(REP. BLAINE WILHOUR)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act in the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that moneys in the special tax allocation fund may be used to make distributions to certain taxing districts. Provides that moneys received from the additional distributions may be used by the affected taxing district to pay debt service on obligations incurred by the taxing district and to provide property tax relief. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/5/2024 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

TIF-CITY OF SPARTA
(REP. JAY HOFFMAN)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Extends the estimated date of completion of a redevelopment project and the retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs for an ordinance adopted on December 23, 1986 by the City of Sparta to create TIF #1. Provides that specified termination procedures under the Act are not required for this redevelopment project area prior to the 47th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project year was adopted. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

TIF-VILLAGE OF FOX RIVER GROVE
(REP. MARTIN MCLAUGHLIN)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Extends the estimated date of completion of a redevelopment project and the retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs for an ordinance adopted on September 3, 2015 by the Village of Fox River Grove to create the Downtown TIF #2 District. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

TIF REEXTENSION LIMITATION
(REP. JEFF KEICHER)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that, after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the General Assembly shall not approve the extension of a redevelopment project and the retirement of its obligations to a date that is beyond the 35th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project areas was adopted. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2023 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

TIF-VILLAGE OF OHIO
(REP. RYAN SPAIN)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Creates a tax increment allocation financing extension to the 47th year (currently, the 35th year) after the adoption of the ordinance of March 30, 1992 by the Village of Ohio. Requires adoption of an ordinance by the Village of Ohio extending the completion date of the redevelopment project area to 47 years and providing notice to the taxing bodies that would otherwise constitute the joint review board. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

10/18/2023 - Referred to House Rules

TIF-JACKSONVILLE
(SEN. JIL TRACY)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Extends the estimated date of completion of a redevelopment project and the retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs for an ordinance adopted on September 8, 2003 by the City of Jacksonville. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2023 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
(SEN. OMAR AQUINO; REP. HOAN HUYNH)

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Extends the estimated dates of completion of redevelopment projects and the retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs for various ordinances adopted by the Village of Bourbonnais, City of Geneva, Village of Downers Grove, City of Chicago, and Village of Fox River Grove. Creates a tax increment allocation financing extension to the 47th year (currently, the 35th year) after the adoption of the ordinance of March 30, 1992 by the Village of Ohio. Requires adoption of an ordinance by the Village of Ohio extending the completion date of the redevelopment project area to 47 years and providing notice to the taxing bodies that would otherwise constitute the joint review board. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3 - Creates tax increment allocation financing extensions to the 47th year (currently, the 35th year) for various ordinances adopted by the Village of Crete if the Village adopts specified ordinances and provide notice to the taxing bodies that would otherwise constitute the joint review board of each redevelopment project area.

  CURRENT STATUS

12/8/2023 - Effective Date December 8, 2023

TIF-CHANNAHON
(SEN. SUE REZIN)

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Extends the estimated date of completion of a redevelopment project and the retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs for an ordinance adopted on February 15, 1999 by the Village of Channahon. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/28/2023 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

TIF/REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA
(SEN. MARY EDLY-ALLEN)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act in the Illinois Municipal Code. Modifies factors used by a municipality to determine if an area is a blighted area or a conservation area to be included in the area of a redevelopment project area when establishing the area. Provides that a new redevelopment project area shall have a completion date no later than December 31st of the 20th year after the ordinance was adopted (rather than the 23rd year), and provides that the redevelopment project area may be extended, with the approval of each member of the joint review board, only 2 additional years (rather than extended to the 35th year and extended again to the 47th year). Provides that a municipality may not approve redevelopment project areas or expansions of redevelopment project areas that overlap with an existing redevelopment project area. Provides that 10% of moneys deposited into the special tax allocation fund shall be transferred to the local chamber of commerce or chambers of commerce representing the redevelopment project area for the chamber or chambers of commerce to use for grants to businesses that employee fewer than 50 full-time employees if the business moves within the redevelopment project area. Provides that moneys transferred to a chamber of commerce not used or pledged within one year of transfer of the moneys shall be returned to the municipality and are designated surplus funds of the redevelopment project area. Adds nonvoting members to joint review boards. Provides that, if a school district or community college district does not approve of the creation of a redevelopment project area, then the portion of the taxes attributable to the increase in the current equalized assessed valuation which would be payable to the nonconsenting district shall be paid to that district. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/22/2024 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman

TIF-CITY OF SPARTA
(SEN. TERRI BRYANT)

Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Extends the estimated date of completion of a redevelopment project and the retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs for an ordinance adopted on December 23, 1986 by the City of Sparta to create TIF #1. Provides that the redevelopment project areas extended to the 35th and 47th years under the provisions of the Act are continuous and unexpired from the date of the ordinance initially adopting the redevelopment project area through the estimated dates of completion listed in the provisions. Effective immediately.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2023 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments