(40 ILCS 5/7-171) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-171)
Sec. 7-171. Finance; taxes.
(a) Each municipality other than a school district shall appropriate an amount sufficient to provide for the current municipality contributions required by Section 7-172 of this Article, for the fiscal year for which the appropriation is made and all amounts due for municipal contributions for previous years. Those municipalities which have been assessed an annual amount to amortize its unfunded obligation, as provided in subparagraph 4 of paragraph (a) of Section 7-172 of this Article, shall include in the appropriation an amount sufficient to pay the amount assessed. The appropriation shall be based upon an estimate of assets available for municipality contributions and liabilities therefor for the fiscal year for which appropriations are to be made, including funds available from levies for this purpose in prior years.
(b) For the purpose of providing monies for municipality contributions, beginning for the year in which a municipality is included in this fund:
(1) A municipality other than a school district may
levy a tax which shall not exceed the amount appropriated for municipality contributions.
(2) A school district may levy a tax in an amount
reasonably calculated at the time of the levy to provide for the municipality contributions required under Section 7-172 of this Article for the fiscal years for which revenues from the levy will be received and all amounts due for municipal contributions for previous years. Any levy adopted before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 by a school district shall be considered valid and authorized to the extent that the amount was reasonably calculated at the time of the levy to provide for the municipality contributions required under Section 7-172 for the fiscal years for which revenues from the levy will be received and all amounts due for municipal contributions for previous years. In no event shall a budget adopted by a school district limit a levy of that school district adopted under this Section.
(c) Any county which is served by a regional office of education that serves 2 or more counties may include in its appropriation an amount sufficient to provide its proportionate share of the municipality contributions for that regional office of education. The tax levy authorized by this Section may include an amount necessary to provide monies for this contribution.
(d) Any county that is a part of a multiple-county health department or consolidated health department which is formed under "An Act in relation to the establishment and maintenance of county and multiple-county public health departments", approved July 9, 1943, as amended, and which is a participating instrumentality may include in the county's appropriation an amount sufficient to provide its proportionate share of municipality contributions of the department. The tax levy authorized by this Section may include the amount necessary to provide monies for this contribution.
(d-5) A school district participating in a special education joint agreement created under Section 10-22.31 of the School Code that is a participating instrumentality may include in the school district's tax levy under this Section an amount sufficient to provide its proportionate share of the municipality contributions for current and prior service by employees of the participating instrumentality created under the joint agreement.
(e) Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner, with the general taxes of the municipality and shall be in addition to all other taxes which the municipality is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy upon all taxable property therein, and shall be exclusive of and in addition to the amount of tax levied for general purposes under Section 8-3-1 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as amended, or under any other law or laws which may limit the amount of tax which the municipality may levy for general purposes. The tax may be levied by the governing body of the municipality without being authorized as being additional to all other taxes by a vote of the people of the municipality.
(f) The county clerk of the county in which any such municipality is located, in reducing tax levies shall not consider any such tax as a part of the general tax levy for municipality purposes, and shall not include the same in the limitation of any other tax rate which may be extended.
(g) The amount of the tax to be levied in any year shall, within the limits herein prescribed, be determined by the governing body of the respective municipality.
(h) The revenue derived from any such tax levy shall be used only for the contributions required under Section 7-172 and, as collected, shall be paid to the treasurer of the municipality levying the tax. Monies received by a county treasurer for use in making contributions to a regional office of education for its municipality contributions shall be held by him for that purpose and paid to the regional office of education in the same manner as other monies appropriated for the expense of the regional office.
(Source: P.A. 96-1084, eff. 7-16-10; 97-933, eff. 8-10-12.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015