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Full Text of SB0516  99th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning revenue.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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
17Department of Revenue as follows:
18        (1) districts maintaining only grades 1 through 8, .92%
19    for educational purposes and .25% for operations and
20    maintenance purposes;
21        (2) districts maintaining only grades 9 through 12,
22    .92% for educational purposes and .25% for operations and
23    maintenance purposes;



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1        (3) districts maintaining grades 1 through 12, 1.63%
2    for the 1985-86 school year, 1.68% for the 1986-87 school
3    year, 1.75% for the 1987-88 school year and 1.84% for the
4    1988-89 school year and thereafter for educational
5    purposes and .405% for the 1989-90 school year, .435% for
6    the 1990-91 school year, .465% for the 1991-92 school year,
7    and .50% for the 1992-93 school year and thereafter for
8    operations and maintenance purposes;
9        (4) all districts, 0.75% for capital improvement
10    purposes (which is in addition to the levy for operations
11    and maintenance purposes), which tax is to be levied,
12    accumulated for not more than 6 years, and spent for
13    capital improvement purposes (including but not limited to
14    the construction of a new school building or buildings or
15    the purchase of school grounds on which any new school
16    building is to be constructed or located, or both) only in
17    accordance with Section 17-2.3 of this Act;
18        (5) districts maintaining only grades 1 through 8, .12%
19    for transportation purposes, provided that districts
20    maintaining only grades kindergarten through 8 which have
21    an enrollment of at least 2600 students may levy, subject
22    to Section 17-2.2, at not to exceed a maximum rate of .20%
23    for transportation purposes for any school year in which
24    the number of students requiring transportation in the
25    district exceeds by at least 2% the number of students
26    requiring transportation in the district during the



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



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1through 8, the board may levy, for educational purposes, at a
2rate not to exceed the maximum rate for elementary districts
3authorized under this Section.
4    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning in
5levy year 2016, a school district that contains a federal
6military installation and is eligible to receive impact aid
7under Section 8003(b) of the federal Elementary and Secondary
8Education Act or any successor program may levy taxes for any
9of the following purposes at a rate that exceeds the maximum
10rate set forth in this Section, Section 17-2.2a, or Section
1117-2.2c, as applicable, provided that the district's maximum
12aggregate tax rate for all of those purposes may not exceed the
13minimum tax rate required to qualify for basic support payments
14under the Section 8003(b) impact aid program:
15        (1) for educational purposes;
16        (2) for operations and maintenance purposes;
17        (3) for special education programs;
18        (4) for leasing educational facilities or computer
19    technology or both; or
20        (5) for transportation purposes.
21    Maximum rates before or after established in excess of
22those prescribed shall not be affected by the amendatory Act of
24(Source: P.A. 87-984; 87-1023; 88-45.)
25    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
26becoming law.