On Friday, August 23, Governor Pritzker signed into law House Bill 2243 which changed the Illinois statute governing pre-election/appointment requirements for township and county assessors. In short, effective immediately, township and county assessors who hold a CIAO are no longer required to complete 30 hours (at least 15 hours being exam hours) in the year of, or the year immediately preceding, election, appointment, or contract. This bill was supported and championed by the Illinois Assessors Association (IAA) and the County Assessment Officers Association (CAOA).
A few critical items of note:
The full text of the bill, now public act, may be viewed here. I encourage you to read the full text to better understand what I have pointed out above, as well as other items of interest to elected and appointed township and county assessors. Should you have questions, please contact our office or IDOR.
Josh W. Barnett
P.S. Remember, all CIAOs regardless of position are still required by the IPAI to complete 60 hours of CE during a four year cycle (currently 2019-2022).