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Andersson Passes Bill to Allow Electronic Filing of Property Tax Appeals

State Representative Steve Andersson passed Senate Bill 2593 in the House today. This bill amends the Property Tax Code and was originally filed in the Senate by Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles).

Andersson was the Chief sponsor of this legislation in the House. The bill provides for property tax appeal petitions to be filed electronically, and allows the decision by the Property Tax Appeal board to also be delivered electronically to the applicant.

Andersson presented the bill in the House on the grounds that it would promote a more efficient process, and allow residents to more easily file their appeals. “This bill provides for a faster process, and cuts down on the paper waste,” said Andersson. “Previously, the only way to file a petition was by mail. This bill will allow petitions to be sent by mail or electronically. It is an added option for residents, so they can choose to file by paper or electronically—and allows residents better access to the property tax appeal system.”

Senate Bill 2593 passed in the Senate with 112 voting for the measure, and now having passed in both chambers will move forward for final confirmation.