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Public Act 099-0774





Public Act 099-0774
HB4603 EnrolledLRB099 17717 AWJ 42077 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
Sections 2-1005 and 3-4010 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/2-1005)  (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1005)
    Sec. 2-1005. Quorum; approval of ordinances. A majority of
the members of any county board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business; and all questions, ordinances,
resolutions, or motions which shall arise at meetings shall be
determined by the votes of the majority of the members present,
except in such cases as is otherwise provided.
    A county board in a county where the chairman is elected at
large may upon passage, adoption or enactment of a specific
ordinance, resolution, or motion apply the following
provisions: Any ordinance, resolution, or motion passed,
adopted or otherwise enacted by the board in a county where the
chairman is elected at large shall be presented to the chairman
before it becomes effective. If the chairman approves such
ordinance, resolution or motion, he shall sign it and it shall
become law on the date prescribed; if not, he shall return it
to the board within 10 business days with his objections and
the board shall proceed to reconsider the matter at its next
meeting, to be held within 30 business days of the board's
receipt of the chairman's objections. If after such
reconsideration a majority of the members of the board pass
such ordinance, resolution, or motion, it shall become
effective on the date prescribed but not earlier than the date
of passage following reconsideration. If any ordinance,
resolution, or motion is not returned by the chairman to the
board within 10 business days after it has been presented to
him, it shall become effective at the end of the 10th day.
    The county board at any properly noticed public meeting may
by unanimous consent take a single vote by yeas and nays on the
several questions of the passage of any 2 or more of the
designated ordinances, orders, resolutions, or motions placed
together for voting purposes in a single group. The single vote
shall be entered separately in the minutes under the
designation "omnibus vote", and in that event the clerk may
enter the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the
minutes in each case instead of entering the names of the
members of the county board voting "yea" and those voting "nay"
on the passage of each of the designated ordinances, orders,
resolutions, and motions included in the omnibus group or
consent agenda. The taking of a single or omnibus vote and the
entries of the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the
minutes shall be a sufficient compliance with the requirements
of this Section to all intents and purposes and with like
effect as if the vote in each case had been taken separately by
yeas and nays on the question of the passage of each ordinance,
order, resolution, and motion included in the omnibus group and
separately recorded in the minutes. Likewise, the yeas and nays
shall be taken upon the question of the passage of any other
ordinance, resolution, or motion at the request of any county
board member and shall be recorded in the minutes. The changes
to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 99th General
Assembly are declarative of existing law and do not change the
substantive operation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-926.)
    (55 ILCS 5/3-4010)  (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4010)
    Sec. 3-4010. Records; reports in counties under 1,000,000.
The Public Defender in counties with a population under
1,000,000 shall keep a record of the services rendered by him
or her and prepare and file quarterly or monthly, as determined
by the County Board, with the County Board a written report of
such services transmitting a copy of such report to the clerk
of the Circuit Court for the judges thereof. In cases where 2
or more adjoining counties have joined to form a common office
of Public Defender, the Public Defender so appointed shall file
his or her quarterly or monthly report with each of the several
county boards involved.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-111.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/12/2016