A press release from State Rep. Steve Andersson:
Andersson Presents Bill Designed to Curb Municipal Litigation Over Boundary Lines
Today, Representative Steve Andersson (R-Geneva) presented his first bill in committee. House Bill 2744 (HB2744) amends the Illinois Municipal Code and provides that it shall not be considered a “conflict” under this Section when a municipality that is a party to a jurisdictional boundary line agreement cedes property within its own jurisdiction to another municipality not a party to the same jurisdictional boundary line agreement.
HB2744 will insure that orderly growth can occur between adjacent municipalities and lessens the risk that litigation will break out between municipalities over boundary lines.
“As development rebounds following the recession, more growth will naturally cause friction between communities. This bill reduces misunderstandings and encourages the smart growth of our communities.”
The bill won unanimous approval in today’s Cities and Villages Committee hearing. Representative Andersson looks forward to presenting future bills in committee, and further moving his government reform legislation in the 99th General Assembly.
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Steve Andersson is a first-term Illinois State Representative. The 65th District is located in northwestern Kane and southern McHenry Counties and includes Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charles, Hampshire, Huntley, Gilberts, Pingree Grove, Batavia and Geneva. Residents of the district can reach Representative Andersson via phone at (630) 457-5460 or online atwww.repandersson.com.