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Governor Pritzker Vetoes Nursing Home Assessment Change (HB 2507)

AUGUST 11, 2023 -- In response to a request from South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association supported by additional Cook County municipalities and advocates including the Illinois Municipal League, Governor Pritzker announced he was using his amendatory veto authority to veto the section of the Property Tax Omnibus Bill (HB 2507, Senate Amendment 1, Sect. 10-805) that changes the way nursing homes are assessed.


SSMMA conveyed to Governor Pritzker that the as-written bill would be harmful to Southland communities, and we applaud his decision to veto the section relating to nursing home assessments after hearing our serious concerns.


Read the full press release here and request letter here.


The vetoed section of HB 2507 would have likely resulted in increased rates for residential and commercial property taxes due to the loss of millions in tax revenues from nursing homes—ultimately impacting every taxpayer within affected districts.


Next, we’ll transfer our attention to working with our Southland delegation and legislative leaders to sustain this veto when the bill comes back to them this October during veto session. 


For more information, contact Executive Director Kristi DeLaurentiis.


Read our thank you note to the Governor below.

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