Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Township Code. Allows the township board to formally
request a county to demolish, repair, or enclose a dangerous and
unsafe building or commence other specified proceedings with respect
to property located within the township but outside the territory of
any municipality. Provides that if the county declines to take the
requested action, the township may apply to the circuit court for an
order allowing the township to demolish, repair, or enclose the build-
ing or to take other specified action. Provides that the township has
a lien for the cost of the demolition, repair, or enclosure. Sets the
procedures a township must follow to enforce its lien. Makes conform-
ing changes in the Counties Code. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Township Code. Deletes a provision that a
demolition lien is superior to all other encumbrances, except taxes.
Provides that a demolition lien becomes effective at the time of the
filing of the lien.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/5-12017 from Ch. 34, par. 5-12017
Deletes everything, Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed
bill with the following changes. Amends the Counties Code. Provides
that the township in which a building or structure that is in viola-
tion of a county building code is located may institute an action in
the circuit court to prevent an unlawful use or correct a violation of
the county building code. Amends the Township Code. Provides that a
township's lien for the cost of demolition, repair, or enclosure
becomes effective at the time of filing. Sets forth the procedures a
township must follow to enforce the lien. Provides that the provisions
allowing a township to demolish, repair, or enclose buildings when the
county refuses to act apply only to requests made before January 1,
2006 and proceedings related to those requests. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0347
Last action date: AUG-15-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
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