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File #: 17-3127    Version: 1 Name: Amendment to Tax Incentive Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 4/28/2017 In control: Business and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 5/10/2017 Final action: 6/7/2017
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AMENDMENT TO TAX INCENTIVE ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 74 Taxation, Article II Real Property Taxation, Division 2. - Classification System For Assessment, Sec. 74-71, of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 74-71 (a) Living wage requirement. (1) Unless expressly waived by the County Board, any Employer occupying a property that receives a property tax incentive for Class 6b industrial property, Class 8 industrial property, or Class 9 multifamily residential property shall pay not less than the Living Wage, as defined in the Cook County Procurement Code (COOK ,/COUNTY, ILL., CODE, Ch. 34, Art. IV, Div. 1 ? 34-121), to each of its onsite Employees, unless such Employees' Wages are governed by Federal or State prevailing wage law. For purposes of this Section, the term "Employee" shall mean an employee who performs duties or services for an Employer on average at least 30 hours ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JESÚS G. GARCÍA
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AMENDMENT TO TAX INCENTIVE ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 74 Taxation, Article II Real Property Taxation, Division 2. - Classification System For Assessment, Sec. 74-71, of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 74-71

(a) Living wage requirement.

(1) Unless expressly waived by the County Board, any Employer occupying a property that receives a property tax incentive for Class 6b industrial property, Class 8 industrial property, or Class 9 multifamily residential property shall pay not less than the Living Wage, as defined in the Cook County Procurement Code (COOK ,/COUNTY, ILL., CODE, Ch. 34, Art. IV, Div. 1 ? 34-121), to each of its onsite Employees, unless such Employees' Wages are governed by Federal or State prevailing wage law. For purposes of this Section, the term "Employee" shall mean an employee who performs duties or services for an Employer on average at least 30 hours per week in any two week period for which the Employee is paid; "hours per week" shall mean hours for which an employee is paid or is entitled to payment by the Employer for a period of time during which no duties are performed by the Employee due to vacation, holiday, illness, incapacity, jury duty, military duty or approved leave of absence.

(2) On and after July 1, 2020, the owner of any property that receives a property tax incentive shall notify all Employers who occupy such property as lessees of the requirements of this Section. Upon commencement of a lease, on or after July 1, 2020, of a property that receives a property tax incentive, any new lessee shall be required to submit to the municipality or the Cook County Board, as the case may be, an affidavit stating that such lessee is paying a Living Wage to its Employees in compliance with this Section. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the requirements of this Section shall not apply to an Employer who w...

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