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Full Text of HB4691  97th General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Toll Highway Act is amended by changing
5Section 19 as follows:
 
6    (605 ILCS 10/19)  (from Ch. 121, par. 100-19)
7    Sec. 19. The Authority shall fix and revise from time to
8time, tolls or charges or rates for the privilege of using each
9of the toll highways constructed pursuant to this Act. Such
10tolls shall be so fixed and adjusted at rates calculated to
11provide the lowest reasonable toll rates that will provide
12funds sufficient with other revenues of the Authority to pay,
13(a) the cost of the construction of a toll highway authorized
14by joint resolution of the General Assembly pursuant to Section
1514.1 and the reconstruction, major repairs or improvements of
16toll highways, (b) the cost of maintaining, repairing,
17regulating and operating the toll highways including only the
18necessary expenses of the Authority, and (c) the principal of
19all bonds, interest thereon and all sinking fund requirements
20and other requirements provided by resolutions authorizing the
21issuance of the bonds as they shall become due. In fixing the
22toll rates pursuant to this Section 19 and Section 10(c) of
23this Act, the Authority shall take into account the effect of

 

 

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1the provisions of this Section 19 permitting the use of the
2toll highway system without payment of the covenants of the
3Authority contained in the resolutions and trust indentures
4authorizing the issuance of bonds of the Authority. No such
5provision permitting the use of the toll highway system without
6payment of tolls after the date of this amendatory Act of the
795th General Assembly shall be applied in a manner that impairs
8the rights of bondholders pursuant to any resolution or trust
9indentures authorizing the issuance of bonds of the Authority.
10The use and disposition of any sinking or reserve fund shall be
11subject to such regulation as may be provided in the resolution
12or trust indenture authorizing the issuance of the bonds.
13Subject to the provisions of any resolution or trust indenture
14authorizing the issuance of bonds any moneys in any such
15sinking fund in excess of an amount equal to one year's
16interest on the bonds then outstanding secured by such sinking
17fund may be applied to the purchase or redemption of bonds. All
18such bonds so redeemed or purchased shall forthwith be
19cancelled and shall not again be issued. No person shall be
20permitted to use any toll highway without paying the toll
21established under this Section except when on official Toll
22Highway Authority business which includes police and other
23emergency vehicles. However, any law enforcement agency
24vehicle, fire department vehicle, public or private ambulance
25service vehicle engaged in the performance of an emergency
26service or duty that necessitates the use of the toll highway

 

 

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1system, or other emergency vehicle that is plainly marked shall
2not be required to pay a toll to use a toll highway. A law
3enforcement, fire protection, or emergency services officer
4driving a law enforcement, fire protection, or emergency
5services agency vehicle, or public or private ambulance service
6vehicle engaging in the performance of emergency services or
7duties that is not plainly marked must present an Official
8Permit Card which the law enforcement, fire protection, or
9emergency services officer receives from his or her law
10enforcement, fire protection, or emergency services agency, or
11public or private ambulance service in order to use a toll
12highway without paying the toll. A law enforcement, fire
13protection, or emergency services agency, or public or private
14ambulance service engaging in the performance of emergency
15services or duties must apply to the Authority to receive a
16permit, and the Authority shall adopt rules for the issuance of
17a permit, that allows public or private ambulance service
18vehicles engaged in the performance of emergency services or
19duties that necessitate the use of the toll highway system and
20all law enforcement, fire protection, or emergency services
21agency vehicles of the law enforcement, fire protection, or
22emergency services agency that are not plainly marked to use
23any toll highway without paying the toll established under this
24Section. The Authority shall maintain in its office a list of
25all persons that are authorized to use any toll highway without
26charge when on official business of the Authority and such list

 

 

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1shall be open to the public for inspection. In recognition of
2the unique role of the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional
3Transportation Authority in providing effective transportation
4in the Authority's service region and to give effect to the
5exemption set forth in subsection (b) of Section 2.06 of the
6Regional Transportation Authority Act, a vehicle owned or
7operated by the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional
8Transportation Authority that is being used to transport
9passengers for hire may use any toll highway without paying the
10toll.
11    Among other matters, this amendatory Act of 1990 is
12intended to clarify and confirm the prior intent of the General
13Assembly to allow toll revenues from the toll highway system to
14be used to pay a portion of the cost of the construction of the
15North-South Toll Highway authorized by Senate Joint Resolution
16122 of the 83rd General Assembly in 1984.
17(Source: P.A. 95-327, eff. 1-1-08.)