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Board of Commissioners of Cook County

Board of Commissioners of Cook County

Finance Committee

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Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

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10:30 AMTuesday, June 26, 2018

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

Authorization as a public speaker shall only be granted to those individuals who have submitted in writing, their name, address, subject matter, and

organization (if any) to the Secretary 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Duly authorized public speakers shall be called upon to deliver testimony at a time specified in the meeting agenda. Authorized public speakers who are not present during the specified time for public testimony will forfeit their allotted time to speak at the meeting. Public testimony must be germane to a specific item(s) on the meeting agenda, and the testimony must not exceed three minutes; the Secretary will keep track of the time and advise when the time for public testimony has expired. Persons authorized to provide public testimony shall not use vulgar, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate language when addressing the Board; failure to act appropriately; failure to speak to an item that is germane to the meeting, or failure to adhere to the time requirements may result in expulsion from the meeting and/or disqualify the person from providing future testimony.
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18-3651

Sponsored by: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

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COOK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER S ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

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BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 38, Health and Human Services, Article VI, Medical Examiner, Division 1,

Generally, Sections. 38-109 through 38-148 of the Cook County Code, is hereby amended as follows:
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DIVISION 1. - GENERALLY

Sec. 38-109. - Office of coroner eliminated.

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The office of Coroner of Cook County is hereby eliminated. This article shall be known and may be cited as the Cook County Medical Examiner's

Ordinance.
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Sec. 38-110. - Definitions.

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[The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article ordinance, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where

the context clearly indicates a different meaning:]
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Sec. 38-119. - Deaths subject to investigation; establishing manner and cause of death.

Where a death has occurred under any of the circumstances enumerated in Section 38-118, then an investigation, including autopsy if necessary, shall

be conducted sufficient to establish manner and cause of death, and the Medical Examiner shall recover and retain any and all evidence for use in the investigation. The Medical Examiner shall obtain specimens necessary to determine the cause and manner of death and retain them in accordance with nationally established practice guidelines for forensic pathology. The Medical Examiner shall have the authority to retain tissue specimen necessary to determine the cause and manner of death without notification or family permission and will have the authority to retain such body parts as the Medical Examiner deems necessary in the public interest with notification to any identified next-of-kin. The Medical Examiner shall have the authority to dispose of retained body parts or tissue specimen in an appropriate manner consistent with law, including using anonymized tissue samples for research in lieu of destruction.

An investigation into a death does not necessarily imply that an autopsy and/or a scene examination will be performed. The necessity of aAn autopsy

and/or a scene examination will be determined byconducted at the Medical Examiner s discretion based on the criteria specified in Section 38-118 and generally accepted guidelines for conducting medico-legal death investigations.
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Sec. 38-120. - Deaths subject to investigation; death certificate.

In deaths subject to investigation under Section 38-118, the Medical Examiner, upon completion of his/her investigation and examination, shall cause

a death certificate to be issued specifically setting forth the cause, circumstances and manner of death, if determinable, or if undeterminable, so state.

Sec. 38-121. - Deaths subject to investigation; duty to notify.

Any person, including, but not limited to, any law enforcement officer, physician, nurse, ambulance attendant, hospital director or administrator, or

funeral director who may become aware of a death subject to investigation under Section 38-118 mayshall immediately report such death to the Office of the Medical Examiner or to any law enforcement officer; any such report to a law enforcement officer shall be immediately transmitted to the Medical Examiner.
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Sec. 38-122. - Deaths subject to investigation; examination of scene.

Upon receipt of a report pursuant to Section 38-121, the Medical Examiner or his/her appointed representative shall go to the location of the body

and take charge of same, and shall begin his/her
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investigation with an examination of the scene except when permission for removal has been approved pursuant to Section 38-123 or removal is

otherwise authorized under 38-123 to preserve such body from damage or destruction, or to protect life, safety, or health. Any such removal of the body pursuant to Section 38-123 shall not preclude the Medical Examiner or his/her appointed represented from examining the scene.
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Sec. 38-123. - Deaths subject to investigation; permission required for removal.

No dead human body whose death may be subject to investigation under Section 38-118, or the personal property of such a deceased person, shall be

handled, disturbed, embalmed or removed from the place of death by any person except with the permission of the Medical Examiner, unless the same shall be necessary to preserve such body from damage or destruction, or to protect life, safety, or health.
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Whenever the Medical Examiner shall lawfully assume jurisdiction of a body, it shall not be removed or released from his/her jurisdiction except upon

his/her direction and consent or as otherwise permitted in this Section.

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Sec. 38-125. - Procedures and powers in investigation into cause of death.

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(a) The Medical Examiner shall have the power to establish and supervise the procedures to be utilized in the conduct of investigations necessary to

establish the cause and manner of death. The Medical Examiner, at his/her option, shall have the power to call and conduct public hearings in cases of public interest.
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(b) The Medical Examiner shall have the power to issue subpoenas requiring persons to give information under oath and to produce books, records,

papers or such other documents or objects the Medical Examiner shall deem necessary to establish the cause or manner of death. The Medical Examiner or a hearing officer acting in his/her behalf shall have the power to administer the necessary oath or affirmation to such witness. Any witness appearing at an investigation or public hearing shall have the right to be represented by counsel.
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(c) The Medical Examiner shall have the power to request and obtain medical and/or mental health records within 24 hours of the first day of business

operations of a hospital or physician's office that has treated a decedent under investigation by the Medical Examiner.
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(d) The Medical Examiner shall have the power to request and obtain hospital admission blood samples on any in-hospital death under investigation by

the Medical Examiner. Hospitals shall retain admission blood samples for 2448 hours following the death of a patient who will fall under investigation by the Medical Examiner as described in Section 38-118.
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(e) Violation of the terms of this Section will be subject to the terms delineated in Section 38-148.

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Sec. 38-131. - Deaths subject to investigation; release of the body.

Upon completion of the Medical Examiner's investigation and examination, the Medical Examiner shall release the body of the decedent to the

decedent's next-of-kin, personal representative, friends, or to the person designated in writing by the decedent or to the funeral director selected by such person or other authorized person, as the case may be, for proper disposition.

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Sec. 38-137. - Retention of human remains.

Notwithstanding other provisions in this Article ordinance, if the Medical Examiner determines that a body needs to be retained greater than 90 days

then the Medical Examiner shall provide a written report to the Advisory Committee and County Board stating the reason for retention. The Medical Examiner shall report to Advisory Committee and County Board on this matter quarterly.
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Sec. 38-141. - Advisory committee.

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(d) Attendance. The members of this Committee shall attend meetings to be held at the Medical Examiner's Office on a quarterly basis, beginning with

the third quarter of the fiscal year in which this Ordinance [Article] is enacted.
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Sec. 38-144. - Fees.

The Medical Examiner shall charge the following fees with the amounts as set in Section 32-1 of this Code.

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(18) Conference room use fee. Fee charged for use of the Medical Examiner s Conference Room located in the basement of the Office of the Cook County

Medical Examiner. Conference room use fees shall be paid to the Cook County Medical Examiner in advance, unless special circumstances warrant a fee waiver which may be granted at the discretion of the Medical Examiner.
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Sec. 38-148. - Penalty for violation.

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Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this Oordinance [Article] may be fined not more than 1,000.00 and imprisoned not more than six

months per violation.

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BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 32 Fees, Sec. 32-1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as

follows:

Sec. 32-1. Fee schedule.

The fees or charges provided for or required by the below-listed sections shall be as shown below:

CHAPTER 38, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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38-144(1) Autopsy report 50.00

38-144(2) Toxicology report 25.00

38-144(3) Miscellaneous reports, including artist's drawings, but not including police reports 25.00

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38-144(4) Permit to cremate a dead human body 100.00 50.00

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38-144(5) Return fee 300.00

38-144(6) Death certificate amendment fee 20.00

38-144(7) Storage fee 500.00

38-144(8) Photographs, radiographs, histology slides actual cost or 3.00 whichever is greater

38-144(9) Charge to non-county owned hospitals for the acceptance of fetal remains not falling under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner, per

fetus 100.00
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38-144(10) Confirmation of death letter, per letter 5.00

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38-144(11) Tissue procurement morgue use fee, per case 250.00

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38-144(12) Student and resident rotation fees, per month 500.00

38-144(13) Staff supervision of external experts fee, per hour, one hour minimum 100.00

38-144(14) Toxicology send-out fee 100.00

38-144(15) Laboratory use fee, per day (subject to waiver) 250.00

38-144(16) Expert witness fee, Chief Medical Examiner, per hour, one hour minimum (subject to waiver) 600.00

38-144(16) Expert witness fee, Assistant Chief Medical Examiner, per hour, one hour minimum (subject to waiver) 550.00

38-144(16) Expert witness fee, Assistant Medical Examiners, per hour, one hour minimum 500.00 (subject to waiver)

38-144(17) Cremation fee (subject to waiver) 250.00

38-144(18) Conference Room (basement) use fee 100.00 per hour, two hour minimum (subject to waiver)

Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately in relation to the Ordinance Amendments provided in Chapter 38, Sections 38-109 through

38-148; the fee Ordinance Amendments provided in Chapter 32 Fees, Section 32-1 in regards to Section 38-144 shall take effect on December 1, 2018..end
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18-4201

Sponsored by: SEAN M. MORRISON, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

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AMENDMENT TO SECTION 74-63 ASSESSMENT CLASSES

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that CHAPTER 74 TAXATION, ARTICLE II REAL PROPERTY TAXATION, DIVISION 2 CLASSIFICATION

SYSTEM FOR ASSESSMENT, SECTION 74-63 ASSESSMENT CLASSES of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows:
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Sec. 74-63. - Assessment classes.

Real estate is divided into the following assessment classes:

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(7) Class 6b. Real estate used primarily for industrial purposes, consisting of all newly constructed buildings or other structures, including the

land upon which they are situated; or abandoned property, including the land upon which such property is situated; or all buildings and other structures which are substantially rehabilitated to the extent such rehabilitation has added to their value, including qualified land related to the rehabilitation. Land qualifies when the rehabilitation adds vertical or horizontal square footage to the improvements. The amount of land eligible for the incentive shall be in such proportion as the square footage added by the rehabilitation bears to the total square footage of the improvements on the parcel.
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d. In the instance where real estate does not meet the definition of abandoned property as defined herein, the municipality or the County Board, as

the case may be, may still determine that special circumstances justify finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purpose of Class 6b, unless:
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1. There has been a purchase for value and the buildings and other structures have not been vacant and unused prior to such purchase; or

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2. There has been no purchase for value and the buildings and other structures have been vacant and unused for less than 24 continuous months.

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The finding of abandonment, along with the specification of the special circumstances, shall be included in the Resolution or Ordinance supporting

and consenting to the Class 6b application. If the Ordinance or Resolution is that of a municipality, the approval of the County Board is required to validate such a finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b, and a County Resolution to that effect shall be obtained. The applicant must obtain the municipal enabling Ordinance with the required finding of special circumstances and present such municipal Ordinance to the Board of Commissioners of Cook County prior to its determination as to whether it will validate such a finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b and provide a County Resolution to that effect. A certified copy of an Ordinance or Resolution finding that special circumstances exist, as well as a certified copy of a County Ordinance or Resolution validating such a finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b need not be filed at the time of filing the Class 6b eligibility application with the Assessor, but must be filed with the Assessor no later than the date an assessment appeal
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is filed to request the class change to Class 6b. If the Resolution is not filed at the time of the Class 6b eligibility application, the applicant

shall instead file, at that time, a letter from the municipality or the County as the case may be, confirming that a Resolution or Ordinance regarding special circumstances has been requested.
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If the real estate is located within an Industrial Growth Zone, prior to filing a Class 6b eligibility application with the Assessor and in lieu of

an Ordinance or Resolution, an applicant may obtain from an authorized officer of the municipality or an authorized officer of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development if the real estate is located in an unincorporated area, a letter stating that the municipality or the County Board, as the case may be, supports and consents to the filing of the Class 6b application with the Assessor. Such authorized officer shall have been designated by the legislative body of the municipality or, in the case of an unincorporated area, by the Cook County Board.
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A copy of the authorized officer letter and a certified copy of the legislative action designating the authorized officer shall be included with the

Class 6b application and submitted to the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development for verification prior to filing of the application with the Assessor.
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In addition, the letter from the authorized officer shall:

1. Describe the redevelopment objective of the municipality;

2. State the applicant's intended use of the property; and

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3. State that an Economic Disclosure Statement, as defined in this Division, was received and filed by the municipality or County Board, as the case

may be.

Following verification that the Class 6b application is in an Industrial Growth Zone and has been properly submitted with a letter from an authorized

officer and a certified copy of the legislative action designating the authorized officer, the Bureau of Economic Development will forward the application to the Assessor's Office for filing. A certified copy of the legislative action designating the authorized officer and the authorized officer letter shall be included with the Class 6b application at the time of filing the application with the Assessor. The applicant must demonstrate that the industrial development project qualifies for the Class 6b classification.
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Temporary Emergency Economic Recovery Modification (TEERM) Program: In the instance where real estate does not meet the definition of abandoned

property as defined herein, the municipality or the County Board, as the case may be, may still determine that special circumstances justify finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purpose of a Class 6b under the TEERM Program if:
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1. There has been no purchase for value; and

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2. The buildings and other structures have been vacant and unused for at least 12 continuous months.

The finding of abandonment, along with the specification of the special circumstances, and a determination that the applicant's participation in the

TEERM Program is necessary for the development to occur, and that without such designation the industrial enterprise would not be economically viable causing the property to be in imminent risk of remaining vacant and unused, shall be included in the Resolution or Ordinance supporting and consenting to the Class 6b application under the TEERM Program.
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In addition, the Ordinance or Resolution where applicable shall:

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1. Describe the redevelopment objective of the municipality;

2. State the applicant's intended use of the property; and

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3. State that an Economic Disclosure Statement, as defined in this Division, was received and filed by the municipality or County Board, as the case

may be.

If the Ordinance or Resolution is that of a municipality, the approval of the County Board is required to validate such a finding that the property

is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b, and a County Resolution to that effect shall be obtained. The applicant must obtain the municipal enabling Ordinance with the required finding of special circumstances and present such municipal Ordinance to the Board of Commissioners of Cook County prior to its determination as to whether it will validate such a finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b and provide a County Resolution to that effect. A certified copy of an Ordinance or Resolution finding that special circumstances exist, as well as a certified copy of a County Ordinance or Resolution validating such a finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b need not be filed at the time of filing the Class 6b application with the Assessor, but must be filed with the Assessor no later than the date an assessment appeal is filed to request the class change to Class 6b. If the Resolution is not filed at the time of the Class 6b application, the applicant shall instead file, at that time, a letter from the municipality or the County as the case may be, confirming that a Resolution or Ordinance regarding special circumstances has been requested.
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Critical Emergency Employee Retention Modification (CEERM) Program: In the instance where real estate does not meet the definition of abandoned

property as defined herein, the municipality or the County Board, as the case may be, may still determine that special circumstances justify finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purpose of a Class 6b under the TEERM Program if:
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1. There has been no purchase for value; and

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2. The buildings and other structures have been vacant and unused for at least 3 continuous months.

At least 250 positions would be retained at the subject location and the applicant's participation in the CEERM Program is necessary for the

development to occur, and that without such designation the industrial enterprise would not be economically viable causing the property to be in imminent risk of remaining vacant and unused, shall be included in the Resolution or Ordinance supporting and consenting to the Class 6b application under the CEERM Program.
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In addition, the Ordinance or Resolution where applicable shall:

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1. Describe the redevelopment objective of the municipality;

2. State the applicant's intended use of the property; and

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3. State that an Economic Disclosure Statement, as defined in this Division, was received and filed by the municipality or County Board, as the case

may be.

If the Ordinance or Resolution is that of a municipality, the approval of the County Board is required to validate such a finding that the property

is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b, and a County Resolution to that effect shall be obtained. The applicant must obtain the municipal enabling Ordinance with the required finding of special circumstances and present such municipal Ordinance to the Board of Commissioners of Cook County prior to its determination as to whether it will validate such a finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b and provide a County Resolution to that effect. A certified copy of an Ordinance or Resolution finding that special circumstances exist, as well as a certified copy of a County Ordinance or Resolution validating such a finding that the property is deemed abandoned for purposes of Class 6b need not be filed at the time of filing the Class 6b application with the Assessor, but must be filed with the Assessor no later than the date an assessment appeal is filed to request the class change to Class 6b. If the Resolution is not filed at the time of the Class 6b application, the applicant shall instead file, at that time, a letter from the municipality or the County as the case may be, confirming that a Resolution or Ordinance regarding special circumstances has been requested.
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Sustainable Emergency Relief (SER) Program: In the instance where real estate does not meet the definition of abandoned property as defined herein,

the municipality or the County Board, as the case may be, may still determine that special circumstances justify finding that the property is deemed qualified for purpose of Class 6b under the SER Program if:
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1. The industrial enterprise that occupies the premises has been at the same location for a minimum of ten years prior to the date of application for

the SER Program; and
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2. The industrial enterprise that occupies the premises submits evidence of hardship supporting a determination that participation in the SER Program

is necessary for the industrial enterprise to continue operations at its current location and maintain its staff, and that without such designation the industrial enterprise would not be economically viable causing the property to be in imminent risk of becoming vacant and unused.
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The finding that a property is qualified, along with the specification of the special circumstances, and a determination that the applicant's

participation in the SER Program is necessary for the industrial enterprise to continue operations at its current location and maintain its staff, and that without such designation the industrial enterprise would not be economically viable causing the property to be in imminent risk of becoming vacant and unused, shall be included in the Resolution or Ordinance supporting and consenting to the Class 6b application under the SER Program.
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In addition, the Ordinance or Resolution where applicable shall:

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1. Describe the redevelopment objective of the municipality;

2. State the applicant's intended use of the property; and

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3. State that an Economic Disclosure Statement, as defined in this Division, was received and filed by the municipality or County Board, as the case

may be.

If the Ordinance or Resolution is that of a municipality, the approval of the County Board is required to validate such a finding that the property

is deemed qualified for purposes of Class 6b, and a County Resolution to that effect shall be obtained. The applicant must obtain the municipal enabling Ordinance with the required finding of special circumstances and present such municipal Ordinance to the Board of Commissioners of Cook County prior to its determination as to whether it will validate such a finding that the property is deemed qualified for purposes of Class 6b and provide a County Resolution to that effect. A certified copy of an Ordinance or Resolution finding that special circumstances exist, as well as a certified copy of a County Ordinance or Resolution validating such a finding that the property is deemed qualified for purposes of Class 6b need not be filed at the time of filing the Class 6b application with the Assessor, but must be filed with the Assessor no later than the date an assessment appeal is filed to request the class change to Class 6b. If the Resolution is not filed at the time of the Class 6b application, the applicant shall instead file, at that time, a letter from the municipality or the County as the case may be, confirming that a Resolution or Ordinance regarding special circumstances has been requested.
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Applications for Class 6b incentives pursuant to the TEERM Program or SER Program or CEERM Program must be received by the Assessor's Office on or

before November 30, 2018 to receive consideration.
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The Assessor shall provide by rule for the filing of annual reports by recipients of Class 6b incentives granted pursuant to the SER Program as to

the use of the property and the number of persons employed at the Class 6b site. In such reports, recipients shall be required to certify whether the industrial enterprise that occupied the premises at the time of the SER application continues its operations at that location. In addition, recipients of Class 6b incentives granted pursuant to the SER Program shall be required to report to the Assessor within 30 days if the industrial enterprise that occupied the premises at the time of the SER application ceases operations at that location. A copy of such reports will be forwarded by the Assessor's Office to the Secretary of the County Board for distribution to members of the County Board from the affected districts. Failure to file such reports within the time established by the Assessor's rules shall result in loss of the incentive for the period relating to the non-filing. Additionally, if the industrial enterprise that occupied the premises at the time of the SER application ceases operations at that location, then the Class 6b incentive granted pursuant to the SER program shall terminate.
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e. This classification shall continue for a period of 12 years from the date such new construction (excluding demolition, if any) or such substantial

rehabilitation was completed and initially assessed, or in the case of abandoned property, from the date of substantial re-occupancy, or in the case of incentives granted pursuant to the TEERM Program, from the date of the notice of approval. In the case of incentives granted pursuant to the SER Program, this classification shall continue for a period of 12 years from the date of the notice of approval, or until the industrial enterprise that occupied the premises at the time of the SER application ceases operations at that location if that occurs sooner.
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f. Unless a Class 6b granted pursuant to the TEERM Program or the SER Program or the CEERM Program, this incentive may be renewed during the last

year a property is entitled to a ten percent assessment level pursuant to Section 74-64(7), if the following requirements are met:
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1. The taxpayer notifies the Assessor's Office of intent to request renewal of the incentive from the municipality or the County Board if the real

estate is located in an unincorporated area;
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2. The municipality in which the real estate is located or the County Board, if the real estate is located in an unincorporated area, adopts a

Resolution expressly stating that the municipality or the County Board, as the case may be, has determined that the industrial use of the property is necessary and beneficial to the local economy, and supports and consents to renewal of the Class 6b; and
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3. A copy of the Resolution and a completed renewal application are filed with the Assessor's Office before the expiration of the ten percent

assessment level period.

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Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption.

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18-4207

Sponsored by: BRIDGET GAINER, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JES S G. GARC A, LUIS ARROYO JR, JERRY BUTLER, DENNIS DEER, GREGG

GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS and JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, Cook County Board of Commissioners

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AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING A FISCAL IMPACT NOTE FOR PENDING LEGISLATION

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BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 - Administration, Article III. - County Board, Division I. -- Generally,

Section 2-77 is hereby amended as follows:

Section 2-77 Fiscal impact review.

(a) Short title. This Section shall be known and may be cited as the Fiscal Impact Review Ordinance.

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(b) Impact note required.

(1) Every measure before the County Board including, but not limited to, any ordinance, resolution, motion, contract approval, or any amendment

thereto (collectively and individually measure ), except those measures making a direct appropriation or approving a contract for a specified amount to be expended within one fiscal year, the purpose or effect of which is to expend any County funds or to increase or decrease the revenues of the County, or to require the expenditure of their own funds either directly or indirectly, shall have prepared for it a brief explanatory statement or note ( fiscal note ) which shall include a reliable estimate of the probable impact of such measure upon the County's annual budget. The Cook County Chief Financial Officer shall prepare a fiscal impact statement for all ordinances or resolutions that propose to or would otherwise:
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i) expend any funds or increase or decrease the revenues of the County, either directly or indirectly; or

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ii) appropriate funds; or iii) increase or decrease existing appropriations; or iv) increase or decrease the fiscal liability of the County; or

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v) sell or lease any County asset, including revenue streams from that asset, if the anticipated revenue from the sale or lease of the asset is

greater than 5,000,000,00.
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(2) If an ordinance authorizes capital expenditures or appropriates funds for capital expenditures, a fiscal note shall specify by year any principal

and interest payments required to finance such capital expenditures. In addition, increased operational costs, by year, shall be specified. In no event shall a fiscal note be required to estimate out-year costs for more than five years.
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(c) Responsibility and deadline for furnishing the fiscal note.

1. The Secretary of the Board chief sponsor of the item under consideration shall request, promptly after the introduction of the measure before the

County Board, the Chief Financial Officer of the County to prepare a fiscal note impact statement promptly after the introduction of the measure before the County Board setting forth the information specified in this Section regarding any measure.
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2. The fiscal impact statement shall be provided to all Commissioners at least 72 hours prior to the consideration of the ordinance or resolution by

the Board of Commissioners; provided a request by a Commissioner to prepare the fiscal impact statement is made earlier, the Chief Financial Officer shall prepare the fiscal impact statement and provide it to the Commissioner within 48 hours of such request.
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(2) (3) No measure may be called for a final vote by the County Board until delivery of the fiscal note according to the provisions of this Section,

except that whenever, because of the complexity of the measure, additional time is required for the preparation of the fiscal note the Chief Financial Officer shall provide each member of the County Board and the President of the County Board with a statement of reasons why the fiscal note cannot be supplied in seven business days, and request an extension of time not to exceed five additional business days within which such fiscal note is to be furnished. Such extension shall be granted only with the consent of the majority of the members of the County Board and shall not extend beyond the end of the fiscal year in which the request was made. In no event may such extensions be used to unduly delay or hinder the consideration of the measure by the County Board. The County Board shall authorize the drafting of any rules of regulations which shall be subject to County Board approval, to ensure compliance with this Section. (3)(4) In connection with the preparation of the fiscal note, all County officials and employees shall upon request cooperate with the Chief Fiscal Officer in providing information.
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(d) Form and content.

1. The fiscal note shall be factual in nature, as brief and concise as may be, and shall provide as reliable an estimate, in dollars, as is possible

under the circumstances. The fiscal note shall include both the immediate effect, and if determinable or reasonably foreseeable, the long-range effect of

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the measure.

2. If, after careful investigation it is determined that no dollar estimate is possible, the fiscal note shall contain a statement to that effect,

setting forth the reasons why no such estimate can be given. A brief summary or work sheet of computations used in arriving at the fiscal note figures shall be included.

(e) Preparation of fiscal note.

1. No comment or opinion shall be included in the fiscal note with regard to the merits of the measure for which the fiscal note is prepared;

however, technical or mechanical defects may be noted.

2. The work sheet shall include, insofar as practicable, a breakdown of the costs upon which the fiscal note is based. Such breakdown shall include,

but need not be limited to, costs of personnel, materials and supplies, and capital outlay. The fiscal note shall also include such other information as is required by the rules and regulations which may be promulgated by the County Board with respect to the preparation of such fiscal notes. The fiscal impact statement shall, to the degree possible, consist of an estimate in dollars of the anticipated change in revenue, expenditures, or fiscal liability under the provisions of the ordinance or resolution. It shall also include a statement as to the immediate effect and, if determinable or reasonably foreseeable, the long-range effect of the measure. If after investigation, it is determined that no dollar estimate is possible, the fiscal impact statement shall contain a statement to that effect, setting forth the reasons why no dollar estimate can be given. The fiscal impact statement shall include an explanation of the basis or reasoning on which the estimate is founded, including all assumptions involved. A copy of the fiscal note shall be delivered to each member of the Board and the President of the County Board, according to the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section.
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3. The original of the fiscal note and the work sheet shall be signed by the Chief Financial Officer or such person as the Chief Financial Officer

may designate.
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(f) No restrictions on committee testimony. The fact that a fiscal note is prepared for any measure shall not preclude or restrict the appearance

before any committee of the County Board, of any official or authorized employee of any County commission, department, agency or other entity who desires to be heard in support of or in opposition to the measure.
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Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption...end

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18-2073

Sponsored by: JES S G. GARC A, LARRY SUFFREDIN and RICHARD R. BOYKIN, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO 18-2073

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PROPOSED ORDINANCE

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AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A CONSENSUS REVENUE FORECASTING COMMISSION FOR COOK COUNTY

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Sponsored by: JESUS G. GARCIA and LARRY SUFFREDIN, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 2 Administration, Article III, County Board, Division sections 2-84 through

2-85 of the Cook County Code, is hereby enacted as follows:

Sec. 2-84. An Ordinance to establish a Consensus Revenue Forecasting Commission for Cook County

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(a) The purpose of the Commission will be to develop a consensus revenue forecast on an annual basis to be updated quarterly. The forecast will

include but not be limited to: Sales and taxes, Property Taxes, Cigarette Taxes, Fuel Taxes and other sources of County revenue.
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(b) The Commission will also be responsible for evaluating and forecasting any new revenue sources proposed by the Board and or Executive.

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(c) The forecast will be completed no later than September 15th of each fiscal year, and will be updated quarterly thereafter, to enable coordination

with the County Budget and to allow for mid-year adjustments.
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(d) The Commission will have seven members appointed by the County Board President and confirmed by the County Board, but also by virtue of their

respective positions including: Chairman of the Business and Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the Pension Committee, Chairman of the Finance Committee, the Chief Financial Officer of Cook County, an economist working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, an academic economist with expertise in local economic conditions housed at a University located in Cook County, one member of the public with expertise in public finance.
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(e) Board Members will serve for three years and can be reappointed for consecutive terms.

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(f) The Commission has the authority to purchase subscriptions to economic and financial data, engage outside forecasting resources and hire staff as

needed as approved by the Board of Commissioners.
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(g) All meetings of the Commission will be open to the public.

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(h) The forecast and assumptions will be made publicly available on the County s website.

Effective Date: This Ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption

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18-4109

Sponsored by: DENNIS DEER, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

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AMENDMENT TO COUNTY CONTACTS REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLIANCE

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BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 42, Human Relations, Section. 42-40 of the Cook County Code, is hereby

amended as follows:

Sec. 42-40. - County contracts.

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(a) Prohibition. No person who is a party to a contract with Cook County ( County ) shall engage in unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment

against any individual in the terms or conditions of employment, credit, public accommodations, housing, or provision of County facilities, services or programs. Sexual harassment has such meaning as is ascribed to it in other sections of this article.
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(b) Contract provisions. The purchasing agent Chief Procurement Officer for the County, and all other department heads, as authorized, shall include

a provision in all County contracts that sets forth the County's policies with respect to unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment, as embodied in this article, and that requires every contractor to certify its compliance with these policies and its agreement to abide by such policies as a part of the contractor's contractual obligations. In certifying its compliance with this section, every Contractor shall certify that it has policies, procedures, and training advising employees of the illegality of sexual harassment and the rights and remedies for aggrieved employees. All County contracts shall further provide that if any party to a contract with the County is found to have violated any provision of this article, or furnished false or misleading information in any investigation, hearing, or inquiry held pursuant to this article, that contract may be subject to a declaration of default and termination.
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(c) Exception. This section applies only to contracts executed after the effective date of the ordinance from which this article is derived.

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Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption

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