Public Act 095-0330
SB0220 Enrolled LRB095 09711 HLH 29915 b

    AN ACT concerning school costs.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Local Planning Technical Assistance Act is
amended by adding Section 46 and by changing Sections 25 and 30
as follows:
    (20 ILCS 662/25)
    Sec. 25. Use of technical assistance grants.
    (a) Technical assistance grants may be used to write or
revise a local comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan funded
under Section 15 of this Act must address, but is not limited
to addressing, each of the following elements:
        (1) Issues and opportunities. The purpose of this
    element is to state the vision of the community, identify
    the major trends and forces affecting the local government
    and its citizens, set goals and standards, and serve as a
    series of guiding principles and priorities to implement
    the vision.
        (2) Land use and natural resources. The purpose of this
    element is to translate the vision statement into physical
    terms; provide a general pattern for the location,
    distribution, and characteristics of future land uses over
    a 20-year period; and serve as the element of the
    comprehensive plan upon which all other elements are based.
    The land use element must be in text and map form. It must
    include supporting studies on population, the local
    economy, natural resources, and an inventory of existing
    land uses.
        (3) Transportation. The purpose of this element is to
    consider all relevant modes of transportation, including
    mass transit, air, water, rail, automobile, bicycle, and
    pedestrian modes of transportation; accommodate special
    needs; establish the framework for the acquisition,
    preservation, and protection of existing and future
    rights-of-way; and incorporate transportation performance
        (4) Community facilities (schools, parks, police,
    fire, and water and sewer). The purpose of this element is
    to provide community facilities; establish levels of
    service; ensure that facilities are provided as needed; and
    coordinate with other units of local government that
    provide the needed facilities.
        (5) Telecommunications infrastructure. The purpose of
    this element is to coordinate telecommunications
    initiatives; assess short-term and long-term needs,
    especially regarding economic development; determine the
    existing telecommunications services of telecommunications
    providers; encourage investment in the most advanced
    technologies; and establish a framework for providing
    reasonable access to public rights-of-way.
        (6) Housing. The purpose of this element is to document
    the present and future needs for housing within the
    jurisdiction of the local government, including affordable
    housing and special needs housing; take into account the
    housing needs of a larger region; identify barriers to the
    production of housing, including affordable housing;
    access the condition of the local housing stock; and
    develop strategies, programs, and other actions to address
    the needs for a range of housing options.
        (7) Economic development. The purpose of this element
    is to coordinate local economic development initiatives
    with those of the State; ensure that adequate economic
    development opportunities are available; identify the
    strategic competitive advantages of the community and the
    surrounding region; identify and enhance local tourism
    opportunities; assess the community's strengths and
    weaknesses with respect to attracting and retaining
    business and industry; and define the municipality's and
    county's role.
        (8) Natural resources. The purpose of this element is
    to identify and define the natural resources in the
    community with respect to water, land, flora, and fauna;
    identify the land and water areas in relation to these
    resources; assess the relative importance of these areas to
    the needs of the resources; and identify mitigation efforts
    that are needed to protect these resources.
        (9) Public participation. This element must include a
    process for engaging the community in outreach; the
    development of a sense of community; a consensus building
    process; and a public education strategy.
        (10) Comprehensive plans may also include the
    following: natural hazards; agriculture and forest
    preservation; human services; community design; historic
    preservation; and the adoption of subplans, as needed. The
    decision on whether to include these elements in the
    comprehensive plan shall be based on the needs of the
    particular unit of local government.
    (b) The purpose of this Section is to provide guidance on
the elements of a comprehensive plan but not to mandate
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)
    (20 ILCS 662/30)
    Sec. 30. Consistency of land use regulations and actions
with comprehensive plans.
    (a) If a municipality or county is receiving assistance to
write or revise a comprehensive plan, for 5 years after the
effective date of the plan, land development regulations,
including amendments to a zoning map, and any land use actions
should be consistent with the new or revised comprehensive
plan. "Land use actions" include preliminary or final approval
of a subdivision plat, approval of a planned unit development,
approval of a conditional use, granting a variance, or a
decision by a unit of local government to construct a capital
improvement, acquire land for community facilities, or both.
    (b) Municipalities and counties that have adopted official
comprehensive plans in accordance with Division 12 of Article
11 of the Illinois Municipal Code or Section 5-14001 of the
Counties Code or have adopted housing plans in accordance with
the Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act, may be eligible
for additional preferences in State economic development
programs, State transportation programs, State education
programs, State planning programs, State natural resources
programs, and State agriculture programs.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)
    (20 ILCS 662/46 new)
    Sec. 46. Affordable housing school cost reimbursement.
    (a) As used in this Section, the following terms have the
following meanings:
    "Affordable multifamily housing" means the preservation or
creation of any homes (condominiums, apartments, townhomes,
etc.) serving non-age-restricted households, as part of a plan
under this Act, in structures that are not detached
single-family units and that are affordable to families whose
annual income is less than 80 percent of the areawide median
income as determined by the United States Department of Housing
and Urban Development. Affordability shall be assured for a
period of not less than 30 years.
    "Governor's Housing Plan" means "Building for Success: The
Governor's Housing Plan" created as a result of Executive Order
    (b) For each school year, commencing with the 2006-2007
school year, the State shall pay to each school district an
affordable multifamily housing school cost reimbursement. This
reimbursement must be calculated separately for each school
district in an amount equal to $1,123 for each affordable
multifamily housing unit located within the district that has
at least 2 bedrooms, plus $562 per unit for each bedroom in the
unit in addition to the first 2 bedrooms. No school district
may receive a reimbursement under this Section for affordable
multifamily housing unless the Illinois Housing Development
Authority first certifies that the housing advances the
preservation or live-near-work goals of the Governor's Housing
    (c) All reimbursements under this Section are subject to
appropriation. If appropriations are insufficient, then
reimbursement must be prorated.

Effective Date: 1/1/2008