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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
5Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by changing Sections 605-705 and 605-707 as follows:
 
7    (20 ILCS 605/605-705)  (was 20 ILCS 605/46.6a)
8    Sec. 605-705. Grants to local tourism and convention
9bureaus.
10    (a) To establish a grant program for local tourism and
11convention bureaus. The Department will develop and implement a
12program for the use of funds, as authorized under this Act, by
13local tourism and convention bureaus. For the purposes of this
14Act, bureaus eligible to receive funds are those local tourism
15and convention bureaus that are (i) either units of local
16government or incorporated as not-for-profit organizations;
17(ii) in legal existence for a minimum of 2 years before July 1,
182001; (iii) operating with a paid, full-time staff whose sole
19purpose is to promote tourism in the designated service area;
20and (iv) affiliated with one or more municipalities or counties
21that support the bureau with local hotel-motel taxes. After
22July 1, 2001, bureaus requesting certification in order to
23receive funds for the first time must be local tourism and

 

 

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1convention bureaus that are (i) either units of local
2government or incorporated as not-for-profit organizations;
3(ii) in legal existence for a minimum of 2 years before the
4request for certification; (iii) operating with a paid,
5full-time staff whose sole purpose is to promote tourism in the
6designated service area; and (iv) affiliated with multiple
7municipalities or counties that support the bureau with local
8hotel-motel taxes. Each bureau receiving funds under this Act
9will be certified by the Department as the designated recipient
10to serve an area of the State. Notwithstanding the criteria set
11forth in this subsection (a), or any rule adopted under this
12subsection (a), the Director of the Department may provide for
13the award of grant funds to one or more entities if in the
14Department's judgment that action is necessary in order to
15prevent a loss of funding critical to promoting tourism in a
16designated geographic area of the State.
17    (b) To distribute grants to local tourism and convention
18bureaus from appropriations made from the Local Tourism Fund
19for that purpose. Of the amounts appropriated annually to the
20Department for expenditure under this Section prior to July 1,
212011, one-third of those monies shall be used for grants to
22convention and tourism bureaus in cities with a population
23greater than 500,000. The remaining two-thirds of the annual
24appropriation prior to July 1, 2011 shall be used for grants to
25convention and tourism bureaus in the remainder of the State,
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1Of the amounts appropriated annually to the Department for
2expenditure under this Section beginning July 1, 2011, 18% of
3such moneys shall be used for grants to convention and tourism
4bureaus in cities with a population greater than 500,000. Of
5the amounts appropriated annually to the Department for
6expenditure under this Section beginning July 1, 2011, 82% of
7such moneys shall be used for grants to convention bureaus in
8the remainder of the State, in accordance with a formula based
9upon the population served. The Department may reserve up to
1010% of total local tourism funds available for costs of
11administering the program to conduct audits of grants, to
12provide incentive funds to those bureaus that will conduct
13promotional activities designed to further the Department's
14statewide advertising campaign, to fund special statewide
15promotional activities, and to fund promotional activities
16that support an increased use of the State's parks or historic
17sites.
18(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01; 92-38, eff. 6-28-01; 92-524,
19eff. 2-8-02; 93-25, eff. 6-20-03.)
 
20    (20 ILCS 605/605-707)  (was 20 ILCS 605/46.6d)
21    Sec. 605-707. International Tourism Program.
22    (a) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
23must establish a program for international tourism. The
24Department shall develop and implement the program on January
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1work in cooperation with local convention and tourism bureaus
2in Illinois in the coordination of international tourism
3efforts at the State and local level. The Department may (i)
4work in cooperation with local convention and tourism bureaus
5for efficient use of their international tourism marketing
6resources, (ii) promote Illinois in international meetings and
7tourism markets, (iii) work with convention and tourism bureaus
8throughout the State to increase the number of international
9tourists to Illinois, (iv) provide training, research,
10technical support, and grants to certified convention and
11tourism bureaus, (v) provide staff, administration, and
12related support required to manage the programs under this
13Section, and (vi) provide grants for the development of or the
14enhancement of international tourism attractions.
15    (b) The Department shall make grants for expenses related
16to international tourism and pay for the staffing,
17administration, and related support from the International
18Tourism Fund, a special fund created in the State Treasury. Of
19the amounts deposited into the Fund in fiscal year 2000 after
20January 1, 2000 through fiscal year 2011, 55% shall be used for
21grants to convention and tourism bureaus in Chicago (other than
22the City of Chicago's Office of Tourism) and 45% shall be used
23for development of international tourism in areas outside of
24Chicago. Of the amounts deposited into the Fund in fiscal year
252001 and thereafter, 55% shall be used for grants to convention
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1than 27.5% shall be used for grants to convention and tourism
2bureaus in Chicago other than the City of Chicago's Office of
3Tourism, and 45% shall be used for administrative expenses and
4grants authorized under this Section and development of
5international tourism in areas outside of Chicago, of which not
6less than $1,000,000 shall be used annually to make grants to
7convention and tourism bureaus in cities other than Chicago
8that demonstrate their international tourism appeal and
9request to develop or expand their international tourism
10marketing program, and may also be used to provide grants under
11item (vi) of subsection (a) of this Section. All of the amounts
12deposited into the Fund in fiscal year 2012 and thereafter
13shall be used for administrative expenses and grants authorized
14under this Section and development of international tourism in
15areas outside of Chicago, of which not less than $1,000,000
16shall be used annually to make grants to convention and tourism
17bureaus in cities other than Chicago that demonstrate their
18international tourism appeal and request to develop or expand
19their international tourism marketing program, and may also be
20used to provide grants under item (vi) of subsection (a) of
21this Section. Amounts appropriated to the State Comptroller for
22administrative expenses and grants authorized by the Illinois
23Global Partnership Act are payable from the International
24Tourism Fund.
25    (c) A convention and tourism bureau is eligible to receive
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1receive funds under Title 14 of the Illinois Administrative
2Code, Section 550.35. To be eligible for a grant, a convention
3and tourism bureau must provide matching funds equal to the
4grant amount. In certain circumstances as determined by the
5Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, however, the
6City of Chicago's Office of Tourism or any other convention and
7tourism bureau may provide matching funds equal to no less than
850% of the grant amount to be eligible to receive the grant.
9One-half of this 50% may be provided through in-kind
10contributions. Grants received by the City of Chicago's Office
11of Tourism and by convention and tourism bureaus in Chicago may
12be expended for the general purposes of promoting conventions
13and tourism.
14(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)
 
15    (20 ILCS 605/605-725 rep.)
16    Section 10. The Department of Commerce and Economic
17Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
18amended by repealing Section 605-725.
 
19    Section 12. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
20Section 5.786 as follows:
 
21    (30 ILCS 105/5.786 new)
22    Sec. 5.786. The Chicago Travel Industry Promotion Fund.
 

 

 

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1    Section 15. The Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act is
2amended by changing Section 6 as follows:
 
3    (35 ILCS 145/6)  (from Ch. 120, par. 481b.36)
4    Sec. 6. Except as provided hereinafter in this Section, on
5or before the last day of each calendar month, every person
6engaged in the business of renting, leasing or letting rooms in
7a hotel in this State during the preceding calendar month shall
8file a return with the Department, stating:
9        1. The name of the operator;
10        2. His residence address and the address of his
11    principal place of business and the address of the
12    principal place of business (if that is a different
13    address) from which he engages in the business of renting,
14    leasing or letting rooms in a hotel in this State;
15        3. Total amount of rental receipts received by him
16    during the preceding calendar month from renting, leasing
17    or letting rooms during such preceding calendar month;
18        4. Total amount of rental receipts received by him
19    during the preceding calendar month from renting, leasing
20    or letting rooms to permanent residents during such
21    preceding calendar month;
22        5. Total amount of other exclusions from gross rental
23    receipts allowed by this Act;
24        6. Gross rental receipts which were received by him
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1    which the tax is imposed;
2        7. The amount of tax due;
3        8. Such other reasonable information as the Department
4    may require.
5    If the operator's average monthly tax liability to the
6Department does not exceed $200, the Department may authorize
7his returns to be filed on a quarter annual basis, with the
8return for January, February and March of a given year being
9due by April 30 of such year; with the return for April, May
10and June of a given year being due by July 31 of such year; with
11the return for July, August and September of a given year being
12due by October 31 of such year, and with the return for
13October, November and December of a given year being due by
14January 31 of the following year.
15    If the operator's average monthly tax liability to the
16Department does not exceed $50, the Department may authorize
17his returns to be filed on an annual basis, with the return for
18a given year being due by January 31 of the following year.
19    Such quarter annual and annual returns, as to form and
20substance, shall be subject to the same requirements as monthly
21returns.
22    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Act concerning
23the time within which an operator may file his return, in the
24case of any operator who ceases to engage in a kind of business
25which makes him responsible for filing returns under this Act,
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1Department not more than 1 month after discontinuing such
2business.
3    Where the same person has more than 1 business registered
4with the Department under separate registrations under this
5Act, such person shall not file each return that is due as a
6single return covering all such registered businesses, but
7shall file separate returns for each such registered business.
8    In his return, the operator shall determine the value of
9any consideration other than money received by him in
10connection with the renting, leasing or letting of rooms in the
11course of his business and he shall include such value in his
12return. Such determination shall be subject to review and
13revision by the Department in the manner hereinafter provided
14for the correction of returns.
15    Where the operator is a corporation, the return filed on
16behalf of such corporation shall be signed by the president,
17vice-president, secretary or treasurer or by the properly
18accredited agent of such corporation.
19    The person filing the return herein provided for shall, at
20the time of filing such return, pay to the Department the
21amount of tax herein imposed. The operator filing the return
22under this Section shall, at the time of filing such return,
23pay to the Department the amount of tax imposed by this Act
24less a discount of 2.1% or $25 per calendar year, whichever is
25greater, which is allowed to reimburse the operator for the
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1returns, remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department
2on request.
3    There shall be deposited in the Build Illinois Fund in the
4State Treasury for each State fiscal year 40% of the amount of
5total net proceeds from the tax imposed by subsection (a) of
6Section 3. Of the remaining 60%, $5,000,000 shall be deposited
7in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund and credited to the
8Subsidy Account each fiscal year by making monthly deposits in
9the amount of 1/8 of $5,000,000 plus cumulative deficiencies in
10such deposits for prior months, and an additional $8,000,000
11shall be deposited in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund and
12credited to the Advance Account each fiscal year by making
13monthly deposits in the amount of 1/8 of $8,000,000 plus any
14cumulative deficiencies in such deposits for prior months;
15provided, that for fiscal years ending after June 30, 2001, the
16amount to be so deposited into the Illinois Sports Facilities
17Fund and credited to the Advance Account each fiscal year shall
18be increased from $8,000,000 to the then applicable Advance
19Amount and the required monthly deposits beginning with July
202001 shall be in the amount of 1/8 of the then applicable
21Advance Amount plus any cumulative deficiencies in those
22deposits for prior months. (The deposits of the additional
23$8,000,000 or the then applicable Advance Amount, as
24applicable, during each fiscal year shall be treated as
25advances of funds to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority
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1or its trustee and shall be repaid into the General Revenue
2Fund in the State Treasury by the State Treasurer on behalf of
3the Authority pursuant to Section 19 of the Illinois Sports
4Facilities Authority Act, as amended. If in any fiscal year the
5full amount of the then applicable Advance Amount is not repaid
6into the General Revenue Fund, then the deficiency shall be
7paid from the amount in the Local Government Distributive Fund
8that would otherwise be allocated to the City of Chicago under
9the State Revenue Sharing Act.)
10    For purposes of the foregoing paragraph, the term "Advance
11Amount" means, for fiscal year 2002, $22,179,000, and for
12subsequent fiscal years through fiscal year 2032, 105.615% of
13the Advance Amount for the immediately preceding fiscal year,
14rounded up to the nearest $1,000.
15    Of the remaining 60% of the amount of total net proceeds
16prior to August 1, 2011 from the tax imposed by subsection (a)
17of Section 3 after all required deposits in the Illinois Sports
18Facilities Fund, the amount equal to 8% of the net revenue
19realized from this the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act plus
20an amount equal to 8% of the net revenue realized from any tax
21imposed under Section 4.05 of the Chicago World's Fair-1992
22Authority Act during the preceding month shall be deposited in
23the Local Tourism Fund each month for purposes authorized by
24Section 605-705 of the Department of Commerce and Economic
25Opportunity Law (20 ILCS 605/605-705). Of the remaining 60% of
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1from the tax imposed by subsection (a) of Section 3 after all
2required deposits in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund, an
3amount equal to 8% of the net revenue realized from this Act
4plus an amount equal to 8% of the net revenue realized from any
5tax imposed under Section 4.05 of the Chicago World's Fair-1992
6Authority Act during the preceding month shall be deposited as
7follows: 18% of such amount shall be deposited into the Chicago
8Travel Industry Promotion Fund for the purposes described in
9subsection (n) of Section 5 of the Metropolitan Pier and
10Exposition Authority Act and the remaining 82% of such amount
11shall be deposited into the Local Tourism Fund each month for
12purposes authorized by Section 605-705 of the Department of
13Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law. Beginning on , and
14beginning August 1, 1999 and ending on July 31, 2011, an the
15amount equal to 4.5% of the net revenue realized from the Hotel
16Operators' Occupation Tax Act during the preceding month shall
17be deposited into the International Tourism Fund for the
18purposes authorized in Section 605-707 of the Department of
19Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law. Beginning on August 1,
202011, an amount equal to 4.5% of the net revenue realized from
21this Act during the preceding month shall be deposited as
22follows: 55% of such amount shall be deposited into the Chicago
23Travel Industry Promotion Fund for the purposes described in
24subsection (n) of Section 5 of the Metropolitan Pier and
25Exposition Authority Act and the remaining 45% of such amount
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1authorized in Section 605-707 of the Department of Commerce and
2Economic Opportunity Law. "Net revenue realized for a month"
3means the revenue collected by the State under that Act during
4the previous month less the amount paid out during that same
5month as refunds to taxpayers for overpayment of liability
6under that Act.
7    After making all these deposits, all other proceeds of the
8tax imposed under subsection (a) of Section 3 shall be
9deposited in the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury.
10All moneys received by the Department from the additional tax
11imposed under subsection (b) of Section 3 shall be deposited
12into the Build Illinois Fund in the State Treasury.
13    The Department may, upon separate written notice to a
14taxpayer, require the taxpayer to prepare and file with the
15Department on a form prescribed by the Department within not
16less than 60 days after receipt of the notice an annual
17information return for the tax year specified in the notice.
18Such annual return to the Department shall include a statement
19of gross receipts as shown by the operator's last State income
20tax return. If the total receipts of the business as reported
21in the State income tax return do not agree with the gross
22receipts reported to the Department for the same period, the
23operator shall attach to his annual information return a
24schedule showing a reconciliation of the 2 amounts and the
25reasons for the difference. The operator's annual information
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1information of the operator's business during the year covered
2by such return and any additional reasonable information which
3the Department deems would be helpful in determining the
4accuracy of the monthly, quarterly or annual tax returns by
5such operator as hereinbefore provided for in this Section.
6    If the annual information return required by this Section
7is not filed when and as required the taxpayer shall be liable
8for a penalty in an amount determined in accordance with
9Section 3-4 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act until such
10return is filed as required, the penalty to be assessed and
11collected in the same manner as any other penalty provided for
12in this Act.
13    The chief executive officer, proprietor, owner or highest
14ranking manager shall sign the annual return to certify the
15accuracy of the information contained therein. Any person who
16willfully signs the annual return containing false or
17inaccurate information shall be guilty of perjury and punished
18accordingly. The annual return form prescribed by the
19Department shall include a warning that the person signing the
20return may be liable for perjury.
21    The foregoing portion of this Section concerning the filing
22of an annual information return shall not apply to an operator
23who is not required to file an income tax return with the
24United States Government.
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1    Section 20. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
2Act is amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
 
3    (70 ILCS 210/5)  (from Ch. 85, par. 1225)
4    Sec. 5. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
5shall also have the following rights and powers:
6        (a) To accept from Chicago Park Fair, a corporation, an
7    assignment of whatever sums of money it may have received
8    from the Fair and Exposition Fund, allocated by the
9    Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois, and
10    Chicago Park Fair is hereby authorized to assign, set over
11    and transfer any of those funds to the Metropolitan Pier
12    and Exposition Authority. The Authority has the right and
13    power hereafter to receive sums as may be distributed to it
14    by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois
15    from the Fair and Exposition Fund pursuant to the
16    provisions of Sections 5, 6i, and 28 of the State Finance
17    Act. All sums received by the Authority shall be held in
18    the sole custody of the secretary-treasurer of the
19    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Board.
20        (b) To accept the assignment of, assume and execute any
21    contracts heretofore entered into by Chicago Park Fair.
22        (c) To acquire, own, construct, equip, lease, operate
23    and maintain grounds, buildings and facilities to carry out
24    its corporate purposes and duties, and to carry out or
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1    commercial or residential development of Navy Pier, and to
2    fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory
3    charges for the use thereof. The charges so collected shall
4    be made available to defray the reasonable expenses of the
5    Authority and to pay the principal of and the interest upon
6    any revenue bonds issued by the Authority. The Authority
7    shall be subject to and comply with the Lake Michigan and
8    Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance, the Chicago
9    Building Code, the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, and all
10    ordinances and regulations of the City of Chicago contained
11    in the following Titles of the Municipal Code of Chicago:
12    Businesses, Occupations and Consumer Protection; Health
13    and Safety; Fire Prevention; Public Peace, Morals and
14    Welfare; Utilities and Environmental Protection; Streets,
15    Public Ways, Parks, Airports and Harbors; Electrical
16    Equipment and Installation; Housing and Economic
17    Development (only Chapter 5-4 thereof); and Revenue and
18    Finance (only so far as such Title pertains to the
19    Authority's duty to collect taxes on behalf of the City of
20    Chicago).
21        (d) To enter into contracts treating in any manner with
22    the objects and purposes of this Act.
23        (e) To lease any buildings to the Adjutant General of
24    the State of Illinois for the use of the Illinois National
25    Guard or the Illinois Naval Militia.
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1    condemnation proceedings in the manner provided by the
2    Eminent Domain Act, including, with respect to Site B only,
3    the authority to exercise quick take condemnation by
4    immediate vesting of title under Article 20 of the Eminent
5    Domain Act, to acquire any privately owned real or personal
6    property and, with respect to Site B only, public property
7    used for rail transportation purposes (but no such taking
8    of such public property shall, in the reasonable judgment
9    of the owner, interfere with such rail transportation) for
10    the lawful purposes of the Authority in Site A, at Navy
11    Pier, and at Site B. Just compensation for property taken
12    or acquired under this paragraph shall be paid in money or,
13    notwithstanding any other provision of this Act and with
14    the agreement of the owner of the property to be taken or
15    acquired, the Authority may convey substitute property or
16    interests in property or enter into agreements with the
17    property owner, including leases, licenses, or
18    concessions, with respect to any property owned by the
19    Authority, or may provide for other lawful forms of just
20    compensation to the owner. Any property acquired in
21    condemnation proceedings shall be used only as provided in
22    this Act. Except as otherwise provided by law, the City of
23    Chicago shall have a right of first refusal prior to any
24    sale of any such property by the Authority to a third party
25    other than substitute property. The Authority shall
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1    displaced as a result of the Authority's acquisition of
2    property. The relocation plan shall be substantially
3    similar to provisions of the Uniform Relocation Assistance
4    and Real Property Acquisition Act and regulations
5    promulgated under that Act relating to assistance to
6    displaced businesses. To implement the relocation plan the
7    Authority may acquire property by purchase or gift or may
8    exercise the powers authorized in this subsection (f),
9    except the immediate vesting of title under Article 20 of
10    the Eminent Domain Act, to acquire substitute private
11    property within one mile of Site B for the benefit of
12    displaced businesses located on property being acquired by
13    the Authority. However, no such substitute property may be
14    acquired by the Authority unless the mayor of the
15    municipality in which the property is located certifies in
16    writing that the acquisition is consistent with the
17    municipality's land use and economic development policies
18    and goals. The acquisition of substitute property is
19    declared to be for public use. In exercising the powers
20    authorized in this subsection (f), the Authority shall use
21    its best efforts to relocate businesses within the area of
22    McCormick Place or, failing that, within the City of
23    Chicago.
24        (g) To enter into contracts relating to construction
25    projects which provide for the delivery by the contractor
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1    specific portion thereof, for a fixed maximum price, which
2    contract may provide that the delivery of the project,
3    structure, improvement, or specific portion thereof, for
4    the fixed maximum price is insured or guaranteed by a third
5    party capable of completing the construction.
6        (h) To enter into agreements with any person with
7    respect to the use and occupancy of the grounds, buildings,
8    and facilities of the Authority, including concession,
9    license, and lease agreements on terms and conditions as
10    the Authority determines. Notwithstanding Section 24,
11    agreements with respect to the use and occupancy of the
12    grounds, buildings, and facilities of the Authority for a
13    term of more than one year shall be entered into in
14    accordance with the procurement process provided for in
15    Section 25.1.
16        (i) To enter into agreements with any person with
17    respect to the operation and management of the grounds,
18    buildings, and facilities of the Authority or the provision
19    of goods and services on terms and conditions as the
20    Authority determines.
21        (j) After conducting the procurement process provided
22    for in Section 25.1, to enter into one or more contracts to
23    provide for the design and construction of all or part of
24    the Authority's Expansion Project grounds, buildings, and
25    facilities. Any contract for design and construction of the
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1    subsection (g), shall be for a fixed maximum price not in
2    excess of the funds that are authorized to be made
3    available for those purposes during the term of the
4    contract, and shall be entered into before commencement of
5    construction.
6        (k) To enter into agreements, including project
7    agreements with labor unions, that the Authority deems
8    necessary to complete the Expansion Project or any other
9    construction or improvement project in the most timely and
10    efficient manner and without strikes, picketing, or other
11    actions that might cause disruption or delay and thereby
12    add to the cost of the project.
13        (l) To provide incentives to organizations and
14    entities that agree to make use of the grounds, buildings,
15    and facilities of the Authority for conventions, meetings,
16    or trade shows. The incentives may take the form of
17    discounts from regular fees charged by the Authority,
18    subsidies for or assumption of the costs incurred with
19    respect to the convention, meeting, or trade show, or other
20    inducements. The Authority shall award be reimbursed by the
21    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for
22    incentives to attract large conventions, meetings, and
23    trade shows to its facilities that qualify under the terms
24    set forth in this subsection (l) from amounts appropriated
25    to the Authority from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition
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1    Section 605-725 of the Civil Administrative Code of
2    Illinois.
3        No later than May February 15 of each year, the Chief
4    Executive Officer Chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and
5    Exposition Authority shall certify to the Department of
6    Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the State Comptroller,
7    and the State Treasurer the amounts of incentive grant
8    funds used provided during the current fiscal previous
9    calendar year to provide as incentives for conventions,
10    meetings, or trade shows that (i) have been approved by the
11    Authority, in consultation with an organization meeting
12    the qualifications set out in Section 5.6 of this Act,
13    provided the Authority has entered into a marketing
14    agreement with such an organization and the Department of
15    Commerce and Economic Opportunity, (ii) demonstrate
16    registered attendance in excess of 5,000 individuals or in
17    excess of 10,000 individuals, as appropriate, and (iii) but
18    for the incentive, would not have used the facilities of
19    the Authority for the convention, meeting, or trade show.
20    The State Comptroller Department of Commerce and Economic
21    Opportunity may request that the Auditor General conduct an
22    audit of the accuracy of the certification. If the State
23    Comptroller determines by this process of certification
24    that incentive funds, in whole or in part, were disbursed
25    by the Authority by means other than in accordance with the
26    standards of this subsection (l), then any amount

 

 

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1    transferred to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition
2    Authority Incentive Fund shall be reduced during the next
3    subsequent transfer in direct proportion to that amount
4    determined to be in violation of the terms set forth in
5    this subsection (l).
6        On July 15, 2012, Subject to appropriation, on July 15
7    of each year the Comptroller shall order transferred, and
8    the Treasurer shall transfer, into the Metropolitan Pier
9    and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund from the General
10    Revenue Fund the sum of $7,500,000 plus an amount equal to
11    the incentive grant funds certified by the Chief Executive
12    Officer as having been lawfully paid under the provisions
13    of this Section in the previous 2 fiscal years that have
14    not otherwise been transferred into the Metropolitan Pier
15    and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund, provided that
16    transfers in excess of $15,000,000 shall not be made in any
17    fiscal year the lesser of the amount certified by the
18    Chairman or $15,000,000.
19        On July 15, 2013, the Comptroller shall order
20    transferred, and the Treasurer shall transfer, into the
21    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund
22    from the General Revenue Fund the sum of $7,500,000 plus an
23    amount equal to the incentive grant funds certified by the
24    Chief Executive Officer as having been lawfully paid under
25    the provisions of this Section in the previous fiscal year
26    that have not otherwise been transferred into the

 

 

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1    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund,
2    provided that transfers in excess of $15,000,000 shall not
3    be made in any fiscal year.
4        On July 15, 2014, and every year thereafter, the
5    Comptroller shall order transferred, and the Treasurer
6    shall transfer, into the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition
7    Authority Incentive Fund from the General Revenue Fund an
8    amount equal to the incentive grant funds certified by the
9    Chief Executive Officer as having been lawfully paid under
10    the provisions of this Section in the previous fiscal year
11    that have not otherwise been transferred into the
12    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund,
13    provided that transfers in excess of $15,000,000 shall not
14    be made in any fiscal year.
15        After a transfer has been made under this subsection
16    (l), the Chief Executive Officer shall file a request for
17    payment with the Comptroller evidencing that the incentive
18    grants have been made and the Comptroller shall thereafter
19    order paid, and the Treasurer shall pay, the requested
20    amounts to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.
21         In no case shall more than $5,000,000 be used in any
22    one year by the Authority for to reimburse incentives
23    granted conventions, meetings, or trade shows with a
24    registered attendance of more than 5,000 and less than
25    10,000. Amounts No later than 30 days after the transfer,
26    amounts in the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

 

 

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1    Incentive Fund shall only be used by the Authority paid by
2    the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to the
3    Authority to reimburse the Authority for incentives paid to
4    attract large conventions, meetings, and trade shows to its
5    facilities in the previous calendar year as provided in
6    this subsection (l) Section 605-725 of the Civil
7    Administrative Code of Illinois. Provided that all amounts
8    certified by the Authority have been paid, on the last day
9    of each fiscal year moneys remaining in the Fund shall be
10    transferred to the General Revenue Fund.
11        (l-5) The Village of Rosemont shall provide incentives
12    from amounts transferred into the Convention Center
13    Support Fund to retain and attract conventions, meetings,
14    or trade shows to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
15    under the terms set forth in this subsection (l-5).
16        No later than May 15 of each year, the Mayor of the
17    Village of Rosemont or his or her designee shall certify to
18    the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer the amounts
19    of incentive grant funds used during the previous fiscal
20    year to provide incentives for conventions, meetings, or
21    trade shows that (1) have been approved by the Village, (2)
22    demonstrate registered attendance in excess of 5,000
23    individuals, and (3) but for the incentive, would not have
24    used the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center facilities
25    for the convention, meeting, or trade show. The State
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1    audit of the accuracy of the certification.
2        If the State Comptroller determines by this process of
3    certification that incentive funds, in whole or in part,
4    were disbursed by the Village by means other than in
5    accordance with the standards of this subsection (l-5),
6    then the amount transferred to the Convention Center
7    Support Fund shall be reduced during the next subsequent
8    transfer in direct proportion to that amount determined to
9    be in violation of the terms set forth in this subsection
10    (l-5).
11        On July 15, 2012, and each year thereafter, the
12    Comptroller shall order transferred, and the Treasurer
13    shall transfer, into the Convention Center Support Fund
14    from the General Revenue Fund the amount of $5,000,000 for
15    incentives to attract large conventions, meetings, and
16    trade shows to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. No
17    later than 30 days after the transfer, the Comptroller
18    shall order paid, and the Treasurer shall pay, to the
19    Village of Rosemont the amounts transferred.
20        (m) To enter into contracts with any person conveying
21    the naming rights or other intellectual property rights
22    with respect to the grounds, buildings, and facilities of
23    the Authority.
24        (n) To enter into grant agreements with the Chicago
25    Convention and Tourism Bureau providing for the marketing
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1    conventions, meetings, and trade shows and the promotion of
2    the travel industry in the City of Chicago, provided such
3    agreements meet the requirements of Section 5.6 of this
4    Act. Receipts of the Authority from the increase in the
5    airport departure tax authorized by Section 13(f) of this
6    amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and, subject to
7    appropriation to the Authority, funds deposited in the
8    Chicago Travel Industry Promotion Fund pursuant to Section
9    6 of the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act shall be
10    granted to the Bureau for such purposes.
11    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the
12Authority to spend the proceeds of any bonds or notes issued
13under Section 13.2 or any taxes levied under Section 13 to
14construct a stadium to be leased to or used by professional
15sports teams.
16(Source: P.A. 96-739, eff. 1-1-10; 96-898, eff. 5-27-10.)
 
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.