LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

The APA-IL Legislative Committee provides information on legislative matters in Springfield that concern planning officials and professionals and provide an effective voice to advocate on matters concerning planning practice and profession in Illinois.

 

Legislative Committee Members

David S. Silverman, AICP, Chair, Ancel Glink et al.

Ian Brown, Shapiro & Associates

Alicia Hanlon, TransPlan Consulting

Greg W. Jones, AICP, Ancel Glink et al.

Ben Leroy, City of Champaign

Michael Penicnak, City of Chicago

Bethany Salmon, Village of Orland Park

 
 

Current Alerts, News, and Events

 

Past Legislative Actions

Senate Bill 3329 and House Bill 4704 Would Limit Local Zoning Authority Over Residential Gardens​

  • March 3, 2020 APA-IL Blast

  • Recommendation: Contact your state legislators to OPPOSE both HB4704, as amended, and SB3329 as introduced and file witness slip.

House Bill 2862, As Amended, Would Create a Permanent Right to Challenge Property Specific Zoning Ordinances

House Bill 2206 Would Significantly Hamper Local Government Building Inspection Powers Designed to Protect the Public

House Bill 3185 - MUNI CD-RESTRICTIVE ZONING, which includes a home rule preemption, would prevent local governments from enforcing against a development any zoning or building ordinance that a municipality approves after a developer takes any five qualifying initial steps to advance a project.

Senate Bill 1675 Would Prohibit Local Zoning Authority Over Certain Temporary Crop Protection Structures


Show your OPPOSITION to Illinois House Bill 2157 Muni-Annex Contiguous Land

 

Show your OPPOSITION to Illinois House Bill 0305 Use of Local Government Funds to Pay for Local Government Officials’ Professional Development and Training Expenses.

House Bills 4246, 4247, 4248 Prohibit Use of Local Government Funds to Pay for Local Government Officials’ Professional Development and Training Expenses

Safe Roads Constitutional Amendment

  • October 31, 2016 APA-IL Blast

  • Recommendation: Uncertainties and severity of the constitutional amendment mechanism lead the APA-IL to encourage its membership to vote NO on the SRA.

Senate Bill 6033 (Amends Annexation Statutes Adding Burdensome Notice and Procedural Requirements)

 

Senate Bill 0036 (School Zoning)

  • March 17, 2015 APA-IL Blast

  • UPDATE: SB0036 has, with a few non-votes, passed the Senate unanimously. The APA-IL can certainly take some credit here with our consistent support of Sen. Althoff’s bill and our advocacy for its passage during our Planners Legislative Action Day on March 24th. Congratulations to our Legislative Committee on a job well done!

  • Recommendation: Contact your state representatives to Support SB0036 as introduced.

 

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WHO WE ARE

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.

 

The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Creating Great Communities for All" in Illinois.  

 

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2018 APA-IL Planners Legislative Day

Planners attending #PLAD18 listen to guest speaker Tim Mapes, Speaker Madigan's Chief of Staff. (photo by David Silverman, AICP)