A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney:
House Agrees Illinois Needs McSweeney’s Property Tax Relief Bill
Springfield, IL…. The Illinois House of Representatives today approved Rep. David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington Hills) legislation to provide property tax relief for Illinois residents.
The Legislation (House Bill 178) passed the full House today by a vote of 75-37.
The bill would help reduce skyrocketing property taxes here in Illinois by freezing the property tax levy for many townships for a one year period.
“Year after year, Illinois ranks near the bottom of the list of tax friendly states,” Rep. McSweeney stated.
“My bill isn’t a cure-all, but it’s a first step that will be a welcome news for many Illinois families. Property tax relief is long overdue.”
The bill moves to the Senate for further consideration. Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is sponsoring the legislation in the Senate.
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The bill applies to township under 100,000 people. All townships in McHenry County have fewer than 100,000 people.
The roll call follows:
Excluded from the freeze are
- highway funds
- general assistance funds
- unemployment and workers’ compensation
- contributions to pension plans