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SB 2052 - Taxes for Levee Repair - Illinois Key Vote

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Title: Taxes for Levee Repair

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to designate Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties as separate flood prevention districts and allow each flood prevention district to impose a sales tax to fund repairs of local levees.

Highlights:

- Allows Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties to be designated as separate flood prevention districts by each county board (Sec. 5). - Allows two or more county flood prevention districts to enter in an intergovernmental agreement to provide emergency levee repair and flood prevention services (Sec. 5). - Specifies that a three-person commission shall govern each flood prevention district, with no more than two members belonging to the same political party and at least one member residing on or owning property located on a floodplain in their flood prevention district (Sec. 10). - Allows the flood prevention districts to impose of a tax on retailers of 0.25 percent of gross receipts on taxable sales, with revenue to be used for levee repair (Sec. 25).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Taxes for Levee Repair

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to designate Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties as separate flood prevention districts and allow each flood prevention district to impose a sales tax to fund repairs of local levees.

Highlights:

- Allows Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties to be designated as separate flood prevention districts by each county board (Sec. 5). - Allows two or more county flood prevention districts to enter in an intergovernmental agreement to provide emergency levee repair and flood prevention services (Sec. 5). - Specifies that a three-person commission shall govern each flood prevention district, with no more than two members belonging to the same political party and at least one member residing on or owning property located on a floodplain in their flood prevention district (Sec. 10). - Allows the flood prevention districts to impose of a tax on retailers of 0.25 percent of gross receipts on taxable sales, with revenue to be used for levee repair (Sec. 25).

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