92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0325
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SCH REORGANIZATION-CONSTRCTION                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code and the School  Construction  Law.   Makes      
   changes  concerning  the  Department  of School District Organization,      
   grants to school districts interested in investigating the possibility      
   of reorganizing for the purpose of either consolidation or annexation,      
   submitting a proposition at  a  regular  scheduled  election  for  the      
   purpose  of  voting  for  or  against the annexation of territory to a      
   school district, voting to establish a community unit school district,      
   the levying of taxes  by  newly  consolidated  unit  school  districts      
   formed   by   combining   elementary   and   high   school  districts,      
   supplementary State aid for cooperative high schools, and the priority      
   of school construction projects.  Repeals  provisions  concerning  the      
   holding  of  elections, ballots, and passage requirements for boundary      
   changes.  Effective immediately.                                            
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/7-1                  from Ch. 122, par. 7-1               
          105 ILCS 5/7-2                  from Ch. 122, par. 7-2               
          105 ILCS 5/7-4                  from Ch. 122, par. 7-4               
        Removes provisions in the School Code that  refer  to  a  Section      
   repealed  by  the  amendatory  Act.  Removes a provision in the School      
   Code concerning a petition filed proposing to annex all the  territory      
   of  a  school  district  to another school district and concerning the      
   failure to publish notice with respect to a petition or referendum  as      
   required  under  the  Election  Code. Allows a community unit district      
   that is formed by combining one or more elementary districts  and  one      
   or  more  high school districts to levy an annual tax for working cash      
   purposes at a rate not to exceed 0.10% and to levy an annual  tax  for      
   leasing  educational  facilities  or  computer technology or both at a      
   rate  not  to  exceed  0.10%.   Removes  a  provision  allowing  newly      
   consolidated unit school districts to levy  0.24%  for  transportation      
   purposes  and  0.10%  for  life  safety,  working  cash,  and  leasing      
   purposes.   Provides  that school construction projects resulting from      
   the formation of a cooperative high school is a 2nd priority under the      
   School Construction Law.                                                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/11A-8                                                     
        Restores  current  law  concerning  a  proposition  to  create  a      
   community unit school district that is submitted to the voters of  the      
   territory  that  comprises  the proposed district being deemed to have      
   passed if a majority of the voters in each of the  affected  districts      
   voting  at  the  election  vote  in  favor of the establishment of the      
   community unit school district.                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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