Bill Text: IL HB2243 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Property Tax Code. Makes changes concerning certifications required for township and multi-township assessors and supervisors of assessments. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [HB2243 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2243-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning revenue.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2-45 and 3-5 as follows:
6 (35 ILCS 200/2-45)
7 Sec. 2-45. Selection and eligibility of township and
8multi-township assessors.
9 (a) In all counties under township organization, township
10or multi-township assessors shall be qualified as required by
11subsections (b) through (d) of this Section and shall be
12elected as provided in this Code. Township or multi-township
13assessors shall enter upon their duties on January 1 following
14their election, and perform the duties of the office for 4
15years.
16 (b) Beginning December 1, 1996, in any township or
17multi-township assessment district not subject to the
18requirements of subsections (c) or (d) of this Section, no
19person is eligible to file nomination papers or participate as
20a candidate in any caucus or primary or general election for,
21or be appointed to fill vacancies in, the office of township or
22multi-township assessor, unless he or she (i) has successfully
23completed an introductory course in assessment practices that

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1is approved by the Department; or (ii) possesses at least one
2of the qualifications listed in paragraphs (1) through (6) of
3subsection (c) of this Section. The candidate cannot file
4nominating papers or participate as a candidate unless a copy
5of the certificate of his or her qualifications from the
6Department is filed with the township clerk, board of election
7commissioners, or other appropriate authority as required by
8the Election Code. The candidate cannot be appointed to fill a
9vacancy until he or she has filed a copy of the certificate of
10his or her qualifications from the Department with the
11appointing authority.
12 (c) Beginning December 1, 1996, in a township or
13multi-township assessment district with $25,000,000 or more of
14non-farm equalized assessed value or $1,000,000 or more in
15commercial and industrial equalized assessed value, no person
16is eligible to file nomination papers or participate as a
17candidate in any caucus or primary or general election for, or
18be appointed to fill vacancies in, the office of township or
19multi-township assessor, unless he or she possesses at least
20one of the qualifications listed in paragraphs (1) through (6)
21of this subsection (c).
22 (1) a currently active Certified Illinois Assessing
23 Officer designation certificate from the Illinois Property
24 Assessment Institute with current additional 30 class
25 hours as required for additional compensation under
26 Section 4-10;

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1 (2) (blank); (A) A Certified Illinois Assessing
2 Officer certificate from the Illinois Property Assessment
3 Institute with a minimum of 300 additional hours of
4 successfully completed courses approved by the Department,
5 if at least 150 of the course hours required a written
6 examination; and
7 (B) within the 4 years preceding the election,
8 successful completion of at least 15 class hours of
9 additional training in courses that must be approved by the
10 Department, including but not limited to, assessment,
11 appraisal, or computer courses, and that may be offered by
12 accredited universities, colleges, or community colleges;
13 (3) a currently active AAS, CAE, or MAS Certified
14 Assessment Evaluator designation from the International
15 Association of Assessing Officers;
16 (4) a currently active MAI, SREA, SRPA, SRA, or RM
17 designation certification as a Member of the Appraisal
18 Institute, Senior Real Estate Analyst, or Senior Real
19 Property Appraiser from the Appraisal Institute or its
20 predecessor organization;
21 (5) a currently active professional designation by any
22 other appraisal or assessing association approved by the
23 Department; or
24 (6) (blank). if the person has served as a township or
25 multi-township assessor for 12 years or more, a Certified
26 Illinois Assessing Official certificate from the Illinois

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1 Property Assessment Institute with a minimum of 360
2 additional hours of successfully completed courses
3 approved by the Department, if at least 180 of the course
4 hours required a written examination.
5 The candidate cannot file nominating papers or participate
6as a candidate unless a copy of the certificate of his or her
7qualifications from the Department is filed with the township
8clerk, board of election commissioners, or other appropriate
9authority as required by the Election Code. The candidate
10cannot be appointed to fill a vacancy until he or she has filed
11a copy of the certificate of his or her qualifications with the
12appointing authority.
13 (d) Beginning December 1, 2000, in a township or
14multi-township assessment district with more than $10,000,000
15and less than $25,000,000 of non-farm equalized assessed value
16and less than $1,000,000 in commercial and industrial equalized
17assessed value, no person who has previously been elected as
18township or multi-township assessor in any such township or
19multi-township assessment district is eligible to file
20nomination papers or participate as a candidate in any caucus
21or primary or general election for the office of township or
22multi-township assessor, unless he or she possesses at least
23one of the qualifications listed in paragraphs (1) through (6)
24of subsection (c) of this Section. The candidate cannot file
25nominating papers or participate as a candidate unless a copy
26of the certificate of his or her qualifications from the

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1Department is filed with the township clerk, board of election
2commissioners, or other appropriate authority as required by
3the Election Code.
4 (e) If any person files nominating papers for candidacy for
5the office of township or multi-township assessor without also
6filing a copy of the certificate of his or her qualifications
7from the Department as required by this Section, the clerk of
8the township, the board of election commissioners, or other
9appropriate authority as required by the Election Code shall
10refuse to certify the name of the person as a candidate to the
11proper election officials.
12 If no candidate for election meets the above qualifications
13there shall be no election and the town board of trustees or
14multi-township board of trustees shall appoint or contract with
15a person under Section 2-60.
16 As used in this Section only, "non-farm equalized assessed
17value" means the total equalized assessed value in the township
18or multi-township assessment district as reported to the
19Department under Section 18-225 after removal of homestead
20exemptions, and after removal of the equalized assessed value
21reported as farm or minerals to the Department under Section
2218-225.
23 For purposes of this Section only, "file nomination papers"
24also includes having nomination papers filed on behalf of the
25candidate by another person.
26(Source: P.A. 93-188, eff. 7-11-03.)

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1 (35 ILCS 200/3-5)
2 Sec. 3-5. Supervisor of assessments. In counties with less
3than 3,000,000 inhabitants and in which no county assessor has
4been elected under Section 3-45, there shall be a county
5supervisor of assessments, either appointed as provided in this
6Section, or elected.
7 In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants and not
8having an elected county assessor or an elected supervisor of
9assessments, the office of supervisor of assessments shall be
10filled by appointment by the presiding officer of the county
11board with the advice and consent of the county board.
12 To be eligible for appointment or to be eligible to file
13nomination papers or participate as a candidate in any primary
14or general election for, or be elected to, the office of
15supervisor of assessments, or to enter upon the duties of the
16office, a person must possess one of the following
17qualifications as certified by the Department individual to the
18county clerk:
19 (1) A currently active Certified Illinois Assessing
20 Officer designation Official certificate from the Illinois
21 Property Assessment Institute, plus the additional
22 training required for additional compensation under
23 Section 4-10.
24 (2) A currently active AAS, CAE, or MAS designation
25 Certified Assessment Evaluator certificate from the

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1 International Association of Assessing Officers.
2 (3) A currently active MAI, SREA, SRPA, SRA, or RM
3 designation Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI),
4 Residential Member (RM), Senior Real Estate Analyst
5 (SREA), Senior Real Property Analyst (SRPA) or Senior
6 Residential Analyst (SRA) certificate from the Appraisal
7 Institute or its predecessor organizations.
8 (4) (blank). If the person has served as a supervisor
9 of assessments for 12 years or more, a Certified Illinois
10 Assessing Official certificate from the Illinois Property
11 Assessment Institute with a minimum of 360 additional hours
12 of successfully completed courses approved by the
13 Department if at least 180 of the course hours required a
14 written examination.
15 In addition, a person must have had at least 2 years'
16experience in the field of property sales, assessments, finance
17or appraisals and must have passed an examination conducted by
18the Department to determine his or her competence to hold the
19office. The examination may be conducted by the Department at a
20convenient location in the county or region. Notice of the time
21and place shall be given by publication in a newspaper of
22general circulation in the counties, at least one week prior to
23the exam. The Department shall certify to the county board a
24list of the names and scores of persons who pass the
25examination. The Department may provide by rule the maximum
26time that the name of a person who has passed the examination

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1will be included on a list of persons eligible for appointment
2or election. The term of office shall be 4 years from the date
3of appointment and until a successor is appointed and
4qualified.
5(Source: P.A. 92-667, eff. 7-16-02.)
6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.
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