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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Illinois General Assembly Fall Session

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned its fall veto session last week. Before the session ended, the General Assembly acted on a few bills of interest that may be of interest to local governments. We summarized just a few of these below but note that these bills have not yet been enacted and are still awaiting Governor action. We will provide updates if these bills become law.

Electric Vehicle Charging Act Amendment (SB 0384)

We previously reported on the Electric Vehicle Charging Act. If signed by the Governor, this would clarify current language in the Act that refers to multi-family housing. Instead of using both “multi-unit” and “multifamily” residential buildings, this bill solves the ambiguity by only using the term “multifamily” residential buildings. Also, the bill would expand the definition of who is subject to the Act to include unit owners, tenants, landlords, associations of both newly constructed and existing single-family homes, and multifamily residential buildings with parking spaces.

2024 Township Elections (SB 0690)

If signed by the Governor, this bill would prevent a municipality from placing a mental health measure on their primary or general election ballot in 2024 if that municipality is in the same township where a community mental health measure was approved on the 2022 general election ballot.

Eligibility for Public Office (HB 0351)

If signed by the Governor, this bill would do two things. First, it would create a task force comprised of officials responsible for reviewing what criminal conduct currently disqualifies individuals from holding public office and making recommendations as to what criminal conduct should prevent an individual from holding public office. Then, the task force would produce a report, due May 1, 2025, to share its findings. Second, the bill would ban any person convicted of a felony, bribery, or perjury while serving as a public official from holding any local public office unless that person’s conviction was reversed or pardoned by the Governor.

Post Authored by Daniel Lev, Ancel Glink


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