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(110 ILCS 805/3-14.3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 103-14.3)
In addition to any other tax levies authorized by law,
the board of a community college district may levy an additional tax upon
the taxable property of the district in any year in which the State Board
issues a certificate of eligibility to do so. The additional tax may be
used to increase the total taxing authority of the district to the most
recently reported statewide average actual levy rate in cents per $100 of
equalized assessed value for educational and operations and maintenance
purposes as certified by the State Board.
In order to be eligible to levy the additional tax as provided herein,
the district shall have been eligible to receive equalization grants
pursuant to Section 2-16.02 in the year of
eligibility certification or in
the previous fiscal year.
The additional amount certified by the State Board to be levied shall not
exceed the combined increases in the educational and operations and
maintenance purposes funds authorized in Section 3-14. The State Board shall notify
the board of trustees of the community college district of its eligibility
to levy additional taxes as authorized in this Section and the amount of
such levy, by November 1 of each year.
A resolution, adopted annually pursuant to the provisions of the Open
Meetings Act, which expresses the district's intent to levy such a tax, or
a portion thereof, when accompanied by the State Board certificate of
eligibility, shall be the authority for the county clerk or clerks to
extend such a tax. Within 10 days after adoption of such resolution,
the district shall cause to be published the resolution in at least one or
more newspapers published in the district. The publication of the
resolution shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters
required to sign a petition requesting that the proposition of the adoption
of the resolution be submitted to the voters of the district; (2) the time
in which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective
referendum. The secretary shall provide a petition form to any individual
If within 30 days of the annual adoption of such additional levy, a
petition is filed with the secretary of the board of trustees, signed by
not less than 10% of the registered voters of the district, requesting that
the proposition to levy such additional taxes as authorized by this Section
be submitted to the voters of the district, then the district shall not be
authorized to levy such additional taxes as permitted by this Section until
the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the
voters voting on the proposition at a regularly scheduled election in the
manner provided in the general election law. The secretary shall certify
the proposition to the proper election authority for submission to the
voters. If no such petition with the requisite number of signatures and
which is otherwise valid is filed within such 30 day period, then the
district shall be authorized to levy such additional taxes as provided for
the purposes expressed in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19