Bill Text: IL HB3597 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in a county with a population of more than 500,000 that does not have an elected county board chairman or executive and has an appointed supervisor of assessments, the office of supervisor of assessments shall be an elected position beginning with the general election held in 2020. The supervisor of assessments serving on the date of the election shall continue to serve until his or her successor is elected and qualified.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-17 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB3597 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB3597-Engrossed.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
5Section 3-5 as follows:
6 (35 ILCS 200/3-5)
7 Sec. 3-5. Supervisor of assessments. In counties with less
8than 3,000,000 inhabitants and in which no county assessor has
9been elected under Section 3-45, there shall be a county
10supervisor of assessments, either appointed as provided in this
11Section, or elected.
12 In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants and not
13having an elected county assessor or an elected supervisor of
14assessments, the office of supervisor of assessments shall be
15filled by appointment by the presiding officer of the county
16board with the advice and consent of the county board.
17 To be eligible for appointment or to be eligible to file
18nomination papers or participate as a candidate in any primary
19or general election for, or be elected to, the office of
20supervisor of assessments, or to enter upon the duties of the
21office, a person must possess one of the following
22qualifications as certified by the individual to the county
23clerk:

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

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1the exam. The Department shall certify to the county board a
2list of the names and scores of persons who pass the
3examination. The Department may provide by rule the maximum
4time that the name of a person who has passed the examination
5will be included on a list of persons eligible for appointment
6or election. The term of office shall be 4 years from the date
7of appointment and until a successor is appointed and
8qualified.
9 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in a county
10with a population of more than 500,000 that does not have an
11elected county board chairman or executive and has an appointed
12supervisor of assessments, the office of supervisor of
13assessments shall be an elected position beginning with the
14general election held in 2020. The supervisor of assessments
15serving on the date of the election shall continue to serve
16until his or her successor is elected and qualified.
17(Source: P.A. 92-667, eff. 7-16-02.)
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