Reducing the property tax burden for Illinois homeowners must be one of the General Assembly’s top priorities said State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles), who was recently appointed to the newly formed Property Tax Relief Task Force.
Senate Bill 1932, which was signed into law on Friday, August 2, creates the Task Force in an effort to bring policy ideas forward that provide relief to Illinois homeowners.
“Property taxes throughout the state are extremely burdensome, especially for those in the suburban communities I represent,” said Sen. DeWitte. “In fact, my constituents face some of the highest rates in the entire nation, which is why I am honored to serve on this task force. It is my hope that we can develop the necessary solutions to address this continuous drain on homeowners.”
The Task Force is comprised of appointees made by the Governor and the leaders of the four legislative caucuses. Sen. DeWitte was chosen by Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady to represent the Senate Republican Caucus.
The law requires the Task Force to submit an initial report of its recommendations to the General Assembly by December 31, 2019.