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Full Text of HB0641  96th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning transportation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by changing
5 Section 6-901 as follows:
6     (605 ILCS 5/6-901)  (from Ch. 121, par. 6-901)
7     Sec. 6-901. Annually, the General Assembly shall
8 appropriate to the Department of Transportation from the road
9 fund, the general revenue fund, any other State funds or a
10 combination of those funds, $15,000,000 for apportionment to
11 counties for the use of road districts for the construction of
12 bridges 20 feet or more in length, as provided in Sections
13 6-902 through 6-905.
14     The Department of Transportation shall apportion among the
15 several counties of this State for the use of road districts
16 the amounts appropriated under this Section. The amount
17 apportioned to a county shall be in the proportion which the
18 total mileage of township or district roads in the county bears
19 to the total mileage of all township and district roads in the
20 State. Each county shall allocate to the several road districts
21 in the county the funds so apportioned to the county. The
22 allocation to road districts shall be made in the same manner
23 and be subject to the same conditions and qualifications as are



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1 provided by Section 8 of the "Motor Fuel Tax Law", approved
2 March 25, 1929, as amended, with respect to the allocation to
3 road districts of the amount allotted from the Motor Fuel Tax
4 Fund for apportionment to counties for the use of road
5 districts, but no allocation shall be made to any road district
6 that has not levied taxes for road and bridge purposes and for
7 bridge construction purposes at the maximum rates permitted by
8 Sections 6-501, 6-508 and 6-512 of this Act, without
9 referendum. "Road district" and "township or district road"
10 have the meanings ascribed to those terms in this Act.
11     Road districts in counties in which a property tax
12 extension limitation is imposed under the Property Tax
13 Extension Limitation Law that are made ineligible for receipt
14 of this appropriation due to the imposition of a property tax
15 extension limitation may become eligible if, at the time the
16 property tax extension limitation was imposed, the road
17 district was levying at the required rate and continues to levy
18 the maximum allowable amount after the imposition of the
19 property tax extension limitation. The road district also
20 becomes eligible if it levies at or above the rate required for
21 eligibility by Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law.
22     The amounts apportioned under this Section for allocation
23 to road districts may be used only for bridge construction as
24 provided in this Division. So much of those amounts as are not
25 obligated under Sections 6-902 through 6-904 and for which
26 local funds have not been committed under Section 6-905 within



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1 48 24 months of the date when such apportionment is made lapses
2 and shall not be paid to the county treasurer for distribution
3 to road districts.
4 (Source: P.A. 90-110, eff. 7-14-97.)