Bill Text: IL SB1149 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Local Library Act. Provides that a person is not eligible to be elected or serve as library trustee: unless he or she is a qualified elector of the local jurisdiction and has resided in it for at least one year at the time he or she files nomination papers or a declaration of intent to become a write-in candidate or is presented for appointment; or who, at the time of his or her appointment or filing of nomination papers or a declaration of intent to become a write-in candidate, is in arrears in the payment of property tax due to the library or has been convicted in any court in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony. Amends the Public Library District Act of 1991 making conforming changes to the wording of the trustee eligibility requirements. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-07-03 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments [SB1149 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1149-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning local government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Local Library Act is amended by
5changing Section 4-3.3 as follows:
6 (75 ILCS 5/4-3.3) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-3.3)
7 Sec. 4-3.3. (a) Nominations for the position of library
8trustee including the first board of library trustees shall be
9by petition, signed by at least 25 legal voters residing in the
10incorporated town or village (except a village under the
11commission form of government) or township and filed with the
12clerk of such incorporated town, village, or township within
13the time prescribed by the general election law. Such clerk
14shall certify the candidates for library trustees to the proper
15election authorities who shall conduct the election in
16accordance with the general election law. All candidates must
17be residents of the incorporated town, village or township
18involved. The ballots shall not designate any political party,
19platform or political principle.
20 (b) A person is not eligible to be elected or serve as a
21library trustee unless he or she is a qualified elector of the
22local jurisdiction and has resided in it for at least one year
23at the time he or she files nomination papers or a declaration

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1of intent to become a write-in candidate or is presented for
2appointment.
3 (c) A person is not eligible to be elected or serve as a
4library trustee who, at the time of his or her appointment or
5filing of nomination papers or a declaration of intent to
6become a write-in candidate, is in arrears in the payment of
7property tax due to the library or has been convicted in any
8court in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery,
9perjury, or other felony.
10(Source: P.A. 95-65, eff. 1-1-08.)
11 Section 10. The Public Library District Act of 1991 is
12amended by changing Section 30-20 as follows:
13 (75 ILCS 16/30-20)
14 Sec. 30-20. Nomination of candidates; ballot.
15 (a) Nomination of candidates for election as trustees shall
16be by petition, signed by a number of qualified voters
17equivalent to at least 2% of the votes cast at the last
18election for library trustees, or 50, whichever is less,
19residing within the district, and filed with the secretary of
20the district within the time provided by the Election Code. No
21party name or affiliation may appear on the petition.
22 (b) The names of all candidates for the office of trustee
23shall be certified by the secretary to the proper election
24authority, who shall conduct the election in accordance with

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1the Election Code.
2 (c) The ballot for election of trustees shall not designate
3any political party, platform, or political principle.
4 (d) A person is not eligible to be elected or serve as a
5library trustee unless he or she is a qualified elector of the
6library district and has resided in the library district at
7least one year at the time he or she files nomination papers or
8a declaration of intent to become a write-in candidate or is
9presented for appointment.
10 (e) A person is not eligible to be elected or serve as a
11library trustee who, at the time of his or her appointment or
12filing of nomination papers or a declaration of intent to
13become a write-in candidate, is in arrears in the payment of
14property a tax or other indebtedness due to the library
15district or has been convicted in any court in the United
16States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other
17felony.
18 (f) The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 100th
19General Assembly apply only to candidates by petition or
20write-in candidates in the consolidated election of 2019 and
21thereafter and to all appointees appointed after the effective
22date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
23(Source: P.A. 100-746, eff. 8-10-18.)
24 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.
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