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Additional IML Agenda Items Filed

February 26, 2021 | Legislative briefs
Legislators have filed more than 5,000 proposals, all of which the Illinois Municipal League (IML) has reviewed. As a reminder, all legislative proposals, as well as IML’s position on legislation we are tracking, are available on our website at iml.org/billtracking.

Below is a summary of IML initiatives that have been introduced and may be of interest to finance officers:

SB 217 (Sen. Castro, D-Elgin) would amend the state’s Parking Excise Tax Act to codify that parking facilities or garages owned and operated by units of local government, including municipalities, counties and townships would be exempt from the tax. IML’s position paper on SB 217 is available via this link.

HB 3521 (Rep. Wheeler, R-Oswego) would incorporate changes made at the federal level regarding the use of funds from the state’s Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) program. Specifically, the legislation would allow local governments to be reimbursed under the Local CURE program for eligible COVID-19-related expenses incurred through December 31, 2021, as opposed to the current deadline of December 30, 2020.

As always, IML staff will continue to monitor any prospective legislative developments and aggressively advocate on behalf of our membership. Should you have any questions, please contact our Legislative Department at (217) 525-1220 or IMLLegislation@iml.org. Thank you.

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