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The Priority Bill section contains a brief snapshot of current legislation that is of particular interest to park districts, forest preserves and conservation districts. Watch for updates on bills pending the Governor's signature.

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HOUSE BILLS

HB 174 (Miller, D.) (Cullerton, J.) - Amends the State Budget Law of the Civil Administration Code of Illinois. Provides that certain amounts shall be transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Common School Fund. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Increases the income tax rate for individuals, trusts, and estates from 3% to 5%. Increases the income tax rate for corporations from 4.8% to 7.2%. Increases the residential real property tax credit from 5% to 10%. Increases the limitation on the education expense credit from $500 to $1,000. Increases the percentage of the earned income tax credit from 5% of the federal tax credit to 15% in 2009 and thereafter. Makes changes concerning distributions to the Local Government Distributive Fund. Amends the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that certain services are taxable under the Act. Amends the School Code. Creates the Education Financial Award System Fund, the Digital Learning Technology Grant Fund, and the STEM Education Center Grant Fund. Makes changes concerning the Early Childhood Education Block Grant; financial awards for school improvement and other awards; academic early warning and watch status; an educational improvement plan; the creation of the Digital Learning Technology Grant Program, a best practices clearinghouse, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Center Grant Program, and a resource management service; audits; school board member leadership training; a school district's school report card; financial policies and plans; a capital improvement plan; protection from suit; financial accountability; non-referendum bonds; the foundation level of support under the State aid formula; the New Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program; school board associations; and transportation reimbursement. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Adds a preamble stating that the Act may be referred to as Senate Bill 750 of the 96th General Assembly. Provides that in fiscal year 2010, no appropriation made from general funds to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy may be decreased from its fiscal year 2009 general appropriation level. Makes related changes and technical corrections.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
In the State aid formula provisions of the School Code, provides that the foundation level of support of $6,190 is for the 2009-2010 (instead of 2010-2011) school year. Provides that moneys that are transferred to the Common School Fund instead of the Local Government Distributive Fund shall be transferred until July 1, 2010 (instead of July 1, 2009).
Senate Floor Amendment No. 5
Increases the corporate income tax rate from 4.8% to 5% (instead of 7.2%).

Last Action:  8/16/10  Rule 19(b)/Re-referred to House Rules Committee  

HB 1826 (Madigan, M.) – Creates the Afterschool Youth Development Project Act. The General Assembly declares that it is the policy of this state to provide all young people between the ages of 6 and 19 with access to quality afterschool programs through a state commitment to sufficient and sustainable funding for programs that promote positive youth development. The Illinois Youth Development Council shall be created. Currently funded or new entities, including but not limited to the following, shall be eligible to apply for funding: Schools or school districts, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations; park districts, libraries and cultural institutions. The creation and establishment of the Council, the Youth Advisory Group, and the Afterschool Demonstration program shall be subject to appropriations, however the Department of Human Services shall be permitted to accept private funding or private resources at any time to implement this Act. Passed the House on 3/26/10 with a vote of 89-5.

Last Action: 6/27/10  Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)/Referred to Assignments

HB 4639 (Osmond, J.) - Amends the Conservation District Act and the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that bonds issued by a Conservation District or a Forest Preserve District, other than "Build America Bonds", shall mature not later than 25 (instead of 20) years after the date of issue. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 3/3/10 with a vote of 98-17-1.  Passed the Senate on 4/27/10 with a vote of 52-2.

 Last Action: 7/22/10  Public Act 96-1178

HB 4945 (Mathias, S.) (Wilhelmi, A.) - Amends the Local Government Debt Reform Act. Permits governmental units to authorize the treasurer of the governmental unit to join with the treasurers of other governmental units for the purpose of jointly investing the funds of which the treasurer has custody. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 3/4/10 with a vote of 111-0. Passed the Senate on 4/29/10 with a vote of 51-0.

Last Action: 7/2/10  Public Act 96-964

HB 4960 (Poe, R.) - Amends the IMRF Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Changes the provisions defining and specifying the manner of designating a beneficiary. Makes changes in provisions concerning elections to exclude certain employees from participation and eligibility for benefits and provisions concerning amortization of a participating municipality's or participating instrumentality's unfunded obligation. Removes language requiring the Board of Trustees to prepare and send ballot envelopes to the employees and annuitants eligible to vote for employee and annuitant trustees. Provides that the venue for actions brought under the Administrative Review Law shall be any county in which the Board maintains an office or the county in which the member's plaintiff's employing participating municipality or participating instrumentality has its main office. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes provisions concerning ballots for employee and annuitant trustees from the bill. Passed the House on 3/11/10 with a vote of 114-0. Passed the Senate on 4/27/10 with a vote of 55-0.

Last Action: 7/21/10  Public Act 96-1140

HB 4961 (Poe, R.)(Dillard, K.) - Amends the Illinois Historic Preservation Act and the State Finance Act. Provides that the Illinois Historic Sites Fund and the Presidential Library and Museum Operating Fund are not subject to sweeps, administrative charges, or charge-backs or any other fiscal or budgetary maneuver that would in any way transfer any amounts from those Funds into any other fund of the State. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 2/25/10 with a vote of 110-0. Passed the Senate on 4/29/10 with a vote of 53-0.

Last Action: 7/27/10  Public Act 96-1312

HB 5144 (Connelly, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that a Section of the Code that provides for an abatement of unpaid taxes and existing liens for property that is acquired by a unit of local government applies to counties, municipalities, school districts, and park districts (now, counties and municipalities only). Provides that property that is transferred to a county, municipality, school district, or park district under the terms of an annexation agreement, development agreement, donation agreement, plat of subdivision, or zoning ordinance by an entity that has been dissolved or is being dissolved or has been in bankruptcy proceedings or is in bankruptcy proceedings also qualifies for the abatement. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 3/11/10 with a vote of 72-37-3. Passed the Senate on 4/27/10 with a vote of 53-1.

Last Action: 7/21/10  Public Act 96-1142

HB 5154 (Chapa LaVia, L.) (Lightford, K.) - Amends the Personnel Record Review Act. Provides that disclosure of performance evaluations under the Freedom of Information Act shall be prohibited. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 3/11/10 with a vote of 70-39.  Passed the Senate on 4/29/10 with a vote of 45-9-1.

Last Action: 7/26/10  Governor Amendatory Veto

HB 5483 (Kosel, R.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires a public body to make proposed minutes of an open meeting available for public inspection within 8 business days after the meeting to which the minutes relate and make approved minutes of an open meeting available for public inspection within 5 business days after approval (now, make available within 7 business days after approval).
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Requires that any person be permitted an opportunity to address public officials at meetings subject to the Act under rules established and recorded by the public body. Passed the House on 3/25/10 with a vote of 114-1. Passed the Senate on 5/4/10 with a vote of 59-0.  House concurred with Senate Amendment 2 on 5/26/10 with a vote of 111-0.

Last Action: 8/23/10  Public Act 96-1473

HB 5838 (Burke, D.) – Amends the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act. Provides that a public entity subject to the Outdoor Facilities portion of the Act and owning or operating more than 4 outdoor physical fitness facilities must have 10% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2012; 20% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2013; 30% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2014; 40% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2015; 50% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2016; 60% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2017; 70% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2018; 80% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2019; and 90% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2020; and 100% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2021. Eliminates language providing that a public entity owning or operating more than 4 outdoor physical fitness facilities must have 25% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2009; 50% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2010; 75% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2011; and 100% of those facilities in compliance by July 1, 2012.  Passed the House on 3/23/10 with a vote of 114-0-1. Passed the Senate on 4/30/10 with a vote of 54-0.

Last Action: 7/26/10  Public Act 96-1268

HB 5934 (Rita, R.) - Amends the Park District Code. Provides that no park district may discharge any employee of a park district on the basis of a prior conviction for a drug offense under the Cannabis Control Act if (i) the employee was not sentenced to a period of incarceration as a result of his or her drug conviction and (ii) the employee was convicted of violating the Cannabis Control Act more than 20 years prior to his or her employment with the park district. Effective immediately.

 Last Action: 3/26/10  House Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules

HB 6034 (Pihos, S.) - Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall develop a training and education program on public playground safety issues. Provides that the program may be presented annually and may be available through the Department's website. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules, based on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's standards, to develop standards for public playground equipment by June 30, 2011. Makes other changes.  Passed the House on 3/25/10 with a vote of 114-1.  Passed the Senate on 5/4/10 with a vote of 58-0.  House concurred with Senate Amendments 1 & 2 on 5/26/10 with a vote of 112-0.

Last Action: 8/11/10  Public Act 96-1433

HB 6053 (Currie, Barbara Flynn) - Creates the Illinois Accurate Government Records Act Act. Contains only a short title provision.

Last Action: 3/26/10  House Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules

HB 6072 (Fritchey, J.) - Amends the Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act. Provides that the definition of recreational or conservation purpose is expanded beyond hunting, recreational shooting, or related activities to include: entry by the general public onto the land of another for any activity undertaken for conservation, resource management, education, hiking, climbing, cycling, picnicking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, sight-seeing, skiing, ice skating, sledding, use of non-motorized watercraft, and the use of an easement to permit public passage across such land for access to a public park, historic site, trail, water area, or other public recreational area. The changes apply only to causes of action accruing on or after January 1, 2011. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/26/10  House Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules

HB 6508 (Madigan, M.) - Creates the FY2011 Budget Implementation Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to make the changes in State programs that are necessary to implement the Governor's FY2011 budget recommendations. Effective July 1, 2010.

Last Action: 3/26/10  House Rule 19(a)/Re-referred to Rules

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