Meeting Name: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/17/2018 9:30 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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18-6386 1  Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 09/26/2018approvePass Action details Video Video
18-6115 1 Sterigenics ResolutionResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE CURRENT UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S APPROVAL OF STERIGENICS’ OPERATION AND PROTECTING SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY RESIDENTS FROM TOXIC AIR POLLUTION WHEREAS, a recent federal report shows that some Cook County and DuPage County residents are exposed to “the country’s highest cancer risks from toxic air pollution;” and WHEREAS, according to the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Sterigenics International Inc. (“Sterigenics”) is emitting elevated levels of a cancer-causing chemical called ethylene oxide in its Willowbrook, Illinois, facilities; and WHEREAS, data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 National Air Toxins Assessment map shows that residents are exposed to elevated levels of ethylene oxide in and surrounding Willowbrook, including in the Cook County municipalities of Burr Ridge, Indian Head Park, Hinsdale, Willow Springs, Justice, Western Springs, La Grange, La Grange Parecommend for approvalPass Action details Video Video
18-6109 1 AMENDING THE PROHIBITIONS ON SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTSOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AMENDING THE PROHIBITIONS ON SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 54 Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations, Article V, Section 54-305 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 54-305. Prohibitions on sale or distribution of tobacco products. (a) Underage tobacco sales. (1) No retailer may sell or distribute tobacco products to any person under 18 21 years of age. (2) Each retailer shall request and examine the photographic identification of any person purchasing tobacco products so as to verify that the purchaser is over 18 years of age 21 years of age or older. No such verification is required for any person who appears without reasonable doubt to be over the age of 27. Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect June 1, 2019.recommend for deferralPass Action details Video Video
18-5880 1 TWO THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE OF THE BOARD TO ENACT ANY NEW OR ADDITIONAL TAX IN COOK COUNTYOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT REQUIRING A TWO THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE OF THE BOARD TO ENACT ANY NEW OR ADDITIONAL TAX IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, multiple cities as well as states have either enacted or considered a supermajority requirement for tax increases as it provides residents with another level of protection from unpopular taxes, and WHEREAS, taxpayers expect reasonable limits, like a 2/3 majority vote requirement for tax increases in order to protect them from controversial votes being used to raise or create new taxes without broad public support, and WHEREAS, the burden of new and increased taxes that falls on the shoulders of Cook County residents should not be left to a simple majority vote, and WHEREAS, the process of both increasing taxes and creating new taxes should be agreed upon by a large majority of those who will be effected by them, and WHEREAS, the board should establish the requirement that all new taxes and new tax increases can only be enacted by a two third majority vote from the Board of Commissioners. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Corecommend for deferralPass Action details Video Video