News from State Rep Anthony DeLuca

 

Dear valued constituent,

Yesterday was a busy and productive legislative day in Springfield. As part of the process for a bill to become a law, legislative proposals that I introduce must be drafted, filed with the house clerk, be presented before a committee hearing for a vote, and then presented to the full house of representatives for a final vote before the measure heads to the senate. The information below will provide you an update on action I took on Tuesday, March 7th.

HB278

HB278 passed the house of representatives and now moves to the senate for further consideration. HB278 increases the percentage of dollars municipalities receive from the personal and corporate income tax Illinois collects on their behalf. The dollars collected is then transferred to the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) which then distributes the dollars to municipalities accordingly. Currently, 8% is transferred to LGDF. HB278 increases the percentage from 8% to 10% over a four year period. These much needed dollars going to your municipality will be a huge help in providing the professional police and fire protection you have come to expect. If this bill becomes law, the impact this legislation will have on the communities I represent is listed below. The dollars below represent an approximate of what the increase will be each year at 10%.

South Chicago Heights…………………… $79,000.00
Olympia Fields………………………………. $95,000.00
Monee………………………………………….. $98,000.00
Wilmington…………………………………… $109,000.00
Manhattan……………………………………. $135,000.00
University Park ………………………………$136,000.00
Crete……………………………………………. $158,000.00
Glenwood…………………………………… ..$171,000.00
Flossmoor…………………………………….. $181,000.00
Steger………………………………………….. $183,000.00
Richton Park…………………………………. $261,000.00
Hazel Crest…………………………………… $270,000.00
Frankfort……………………………………… $340,000.00
Mokena……………………………………….. $359,000.00
Matteson…………………………………….. $364,000.00
Homewood………………………………….. $370,000.00
Park Forest …………………………………..$421,000.00
New Lenox …………………………………..$467,000.00
Chicago Heights………………………….. $580,000.00
Additionally, I passed the following bills out of committee on Tuesday, March 7th.

HB2584
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Local Government Debt Reform Act. Provides that all bonds, including general obligation bonds and revenue bonds issued under the Act, shall be secured by a statutory lien on all revenues received or entitled to be received. Provides that the statutory lien shall automatically attach from the time the bonds are issued without further action or authorization by the governing authority of the local public entity. Provides that the lien shall be a first priority lien unless the bonds so otherwise provide. Provides that the provisions apply to all bonds issued by a local public entity, including bonds issued by a local public entity with home rule authority, and that the bonds shall have all of the protection afforded to special revenue bonds under the federal Bankruptcy Code. Effective immediately.

HB2585
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Notice By Publication Act and the Newspaper Legal Notice Act. Provides that, if notice is required to be published in a newspaper that is published in a particular unit of local government or school district, and if there is no newspaper published in that unit of local government or school district, then the notice may be published in a secular newspaper having general circulation within the unit of local government or school district (currently, those Acts require the newspaper to be published in the county in which the unit of local government or school district is located or in an adjoining county). Provides that the newspaper shall cause the notice to be placed (instead of “place the notice”) on the statewide website established and maintained as a joint venture of the majority of Illinois newspapers as a repository for such notices. Amends the Legal Advertising Rate Act. Provides that the face of type of any required public notice shall not be (instead of “be made shall be not”) smaller than the body type used in the classified advertising in the newspaper in which the required public notice is published.

HB3014
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that beginning on July 1, 2017, it shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly place specified materials into a container intended for collection by a residential hauler for processing at a recycling center. Effective July 1, 2017.

HJR31
Synopsis As Introduced
Designates the portion of East End Avenue between the intersections of 26th Street and East End Avenue and Sauk Trail and East End Avenue in South Chicago Heights as “Honorary Thomas Cellini Way”.

Thank you for your interest in the legislative process. As we continue with the budget making process, I promise to do all I can to pass a responsible budget for the people of Illinois.  Have a safe and enjoyable day!


Sincerely,
Illinois 80th District includes portions of:
Townships: Bloom, Crete, Florence, Frankfort, Green Garden, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone, Rich, and Wilton
Municipalities: Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Manhattan, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Symerton University Park, and Wilmington
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