Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.

Filed: 4/18/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 516 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
517-2 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/17-2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 17-2)
7    Sec. 17-2. Tax levies; purposes; rates. Except as otherwise
8provided in Articles 12 and 13 of this Act, the following
9maximum rates shall apply to all taxes levied after August 10,
101965, in districts having a population of less than 500,000
11inhabitants, including those districts organized under Article
1211 of the School Code. The school board of any district having
13a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may levy a tax
14annually, at not to exceed the maximum rates and for the
15specified purposes, upon all the taxable property of the
16district at the value, as equalized or assessed by the



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1Department of Revenue as follows:
2        (1) districts maintaining only grades 1 through 8, .92%
3    for educational purposes and .25% for operations and
4    maintenance purposes;
5        (2) districts maintaining only grades 9 through 12,
6    .92% for educational purposes and .25% for operations and
7    maintenance purposes;
8        (3) districts maintaining grades 1 through 12, 1.63%
9    for the 1985-86 school year, 1.68% for the 1986-87 school
10    year, 1.75% for the 1987-88 school year and 1.84% for the
11    1988-89 school year and thereafter for educational
12    purposes and .405% for the 1989-90 school year, .435% for
13    the 1990-91 school year, .465% for the 1991-92 school year,
14    and .50% for the 1992-93 school year and thereafter for
15    operations and maintenance purposes;
16        (4) all districts, 0.75% for capital improvement
17    purposes (which is in addition to the levy for operations
18    and maintenance purposes), which tax is to be levied,
19    accumulated for not more than 6 years, and spent for
20    capital improvement purposes (including but not limited to
21    the construction of a new school building or buildings or
22    the purchase of school grounds on which any new school
23    building is to be constructed or located, or both) only in
24    accordance with Section 17-2.3 of this Act;
25        (5) districts maintaining only grades 1 through 8, .12%
26    for transportation purposes, provided that districts



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1    maintaining only grades kindergarten through 8 which have
2    an enrollment of at least 2600 students may levy, subject
3    to Section 17-2.2, at not to exceed a maximum rate of .20%
4    for transportation purposes for any school year in which
5    the number of students requiring transportation in the
6    district exceeds by at least 2% the number of students
7    requiring transportation in the district during the
8    preceding school year, as verified in the district's claim
9    for pupil transportation and reimbursement and as
10    certified by the State Board of Education to the county
11    clerk of the county in which such district is located not
12    later than November 15 following the submission of such
13    claim; districts maintaining only grades 9 through 12, .12%
14    for transportation purposes; and districts maintaining
15    grades 1 through 12, .14% for the 1985-86 school year, .16%
16    for the 1986-87 school year, .18% for the 1987-88 school
17    year and .20% for the 1988-89 school year and thereafter,
18    for transportation purposes;
19        (6) districts providing summer classes, .15% for
20    educational purposes, subject to Section 17-2.1 of this
21    Act.
22    Whenever any special charter school district operating
23grades 1 through 12, has organized or shall organize under the
24general school law, the district so organized may continue to
25levy taxes at not to exceed the rate at which taxes were last
26actually extended by the special charter district, except that



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1if such rate at which taxes were last actually extended by such
2special charter district was less than the maximum rate for
3districts maintaining grades 1 through 12 authorized under this
4Section, such special charter district nevertheless may levy
5taxes at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate for districts
6maintaining grades 1 through 12 authorized under this Section,
7and except that if any such district maintains only grades 1
8through 8, the board may levy, for educational purposes, at a
9rate not to exceed the maximum rate for elementary districts
10authorized under this Section.
11    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning in
12levy year 2016, a school district that contains a federal
13military installation and is eligible to receive impact aid
14under Section 8003(b) of the federal Elementary and Secondary
15Education Act or any successor program may levy taxes for any
16of the following purposes at a rate that exceeds the maximum
17rate set forth in this Section, Section 17-2.2a, or Section
1817-2.2c, as applicable, provided that the district's maximum
19aggregate tax rate for all of those purposes may not exceed the
20minimum tax rate required to qualify for basic support payments
21under the Section 8003(b) impact aid program:
22        (1) for educational purposes;
23        (2) for operations and maintenance purposes;
24        (3) for special education programs;
25        (4) for leasing educational facilities or computer
26    technology or both; or



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1        (5) for transportation purposes.
2    Maximum rates before or after established in excess of
3those prescribed shall not be affected by the amendatory Act of
5(Source: P.A. 87-984; 87-1023; 88-45.)
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.".