Governor Signs ILA's Three BillsAugust 30, 2017
ILA introduced three bills this year and all passed both chambers in the Illinois General Assembly successfully. The Governor recently signed all three:
- House Bill 373, Public Act 100-0245. This legislation amends the Illinois Local Library Act to permit a library board of trustees to submit the accurate tax levy amount required to fund its upcoming fiscal year no less than sixty days prior to when the tax levy must be certified under the Property Tax Code.
- House Bill 547, Public Act 100-0338. This legislation raises the bid advertisement dollar amount for library construction, remodeling, repairing, or building improvements from $20,000 to $25,000; and
- Senate Bill 2068, Public Act 100-0462. This legislation allows library boards to authorize specific, non-binding advisory questions to be placed on the ballot at the next regularly scheduled election in the city, village, incorporated town, or township in which the public library is located.