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Full Text of SB1918  97th General Assembly

SB1918ham002 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie

Filed: 5/28/2011

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1918

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1918 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
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;

 

 

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1(ii) in legal existence for a minimum of 2 years before July 1,
22001; (iii) operating with a paid, full-time staff whose sole
3purpose is to promote tourism in the designated service area;
4and (iv) affiliated with one or more municipalities or counties
5that support the bureau with local hotel-motel taxes. After
6July 1, 2001, bureaus requesting certification in order to
7receive funds for the first time must be local tourism and
8convention bureaus that are (i) either units of local
9government or incorporated as not-for-profit organizations;
10(ii) in legal existence for a minimum of 2 years before the
11request for certification; (iii) operating with a paid,
12full-time staff whose sole purpose is to promote tourism in the
13designated service area; and (iv) affiliated with multiple
14municipalities or counties that support the bureau with local
15hotel-motel taxes. Each bureau receiving funds under this Act
16will be certified by the Department as the designated recipient
17to serve an area of the State. Notwithstanding the criteria set
18forth in this subsection (a), or any rule adopted under this
19subsection (a), the Director of the Department may provide for
20the award of grant funds to one or more entities if in the
21Department's judgment that action is necessary in order to
22prevent a loss of funding critical to promoting tourism in a
23designated geographic area of the State.
24    (b) To distribute grants to local tourism and convention
25bureaus from appropriations made from the Local Tourism Fund
26for that purpose. Of the amounts appropriated annually to the

 

 

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1Department for expenditure under this Section prior to July 1,
22011, one-third of those monies shall be used for grants to
3convention and tourism bureaus in cities with a population
4greater than 500,000. The remaining two-thirds of the annual
5appropriation prior to July 1, 2011 shall be used for grants to
6convention and tourism bureaus in the remainder of the State,
7in accordance with a formula based upon the population served.
8Of the amounts appropriated annually to the Department for
9expenditure under this Section beginning July 1, 2011, 18% of
10such moneys shall be used for grants to convention and tourism
11bureaus in cities with a population greater than 500,000. Of
12the amounts appropriated annually to the Department for
13expenditure under this Section beginning July 1, 2011, 82% of
14such moneys shall be used for grants to convention bureaus in
15the remainder of the State, in accordance with a formula based
16upon the population served. The Department may reserve up to
1710% of total local tourism funds available for costs of
18administering the program to conduct audits of grants, to
19provide incentive funds to those bureaus that will conduct
20promotional activities designed to further the Department's
21statewide advertising campaign, to fund special statewide
22promotional activities, and to fund promotional activities
23that support an increased use of the State's parks or historic
24sites.
25(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01; 92-38, eff. 6-28-01; 92-524,
26eff. 2-8-02; 93-25, eff. 6-20-03.)
 

 

 

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1    (20 ILCS 605/605-707)  (was 20 ILCS 605/46.6d)
2    Sec. 605-707. International Tourism Program.
3    (a) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
4must establish a program for international tourism. The
5Department shall develop and implement the program on January
61, 2000 by rule. As part of the program, the Department may
7work in cooperation with local convention and tourism bureaus
8in Illinois in the coordination of international tourism
9efforts at the State and local level. The Department may (i)
10work in cooperation with local convention and tourism bureaus
11for efficient use of their international tourism marketing
12resources, (ii) promote Illinois in international meetings and
13tourism markets, (iii) work with convention and tourism bureaus
14throughout the State to increase the number of international
15tourists to Illinois, (iv) provide training, research,
16technical support, and grants to certified convention and
17tourism bureaus, (v) provide staff, administration, and
18related support required to manage the programs under this
19Section, and (vi) provide grants for the development of or the
20enhancement of international tourism attractions.
21    (b) The Department shall make grants for expenses related
22to international tourism and pay for the staffing,
23administration, and related support from the International
24Tourism Fund, a special fund created in the State Treasury. Of
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1January 1, 2000 through fiscal year 2011, 55% shall be used for
2grants to convention and tourism bureaus in Chicago (other than
3the City of Chicago's Office of Tourism) and 45% shall be used
4for development of international tourism in areas outside of
5Chicago. Of the amounts deposited into the Fund in fiscal year
62001 and thereafter, 55% shall be used for grants to convention
7and tourism bureaus in Chicago, and of that amount not less
8than 27.5% shall be used for grants to convention and tourism
9bureaus in Chicago other than the City of Chicago's Office of
10Tourism, and 45% shall be used for administrative expenses and
11grants authorized under this Section and development of
12international tourism in areas outside of Chicago, of which not
13less than $1,000,000 shall be used annually to make grants to
14convention and tourism bureaus in cities other than Chicago
15that demonstrate their international tourism appeal and
16request to develop or expand their international tourism
17marketing program, and may also be used to provide grants under
18item (vi) of subsection (a) of this Section. All of the amounts
19deposited into the Fund in fiscal year 2012 and thereafter
20shall be used for administrative expenses and grants authorized
21under this Section and development of international tourism in
22areas outside of Chicago, of which not less than $1,000,000
23shall be used annually to make grants to convention and tourism
24bureaus in cities other than Chicago that demonstrate their
25international tourism appeal and request to develop or expand
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1used to provide grants under item (vi) of subsection (a) of
2this Section. Amounts appropriated to the State Comptroller for
3administrative expenses and grants authorized by the Illinois
4Global Partnership Act are payable from the International
5Tourism Fund.
6    (c) A convention and tourism bureau is eligible to receive
7grant moneys under this Section if the bureau is certified to
8receive funds under Title 14 of the Illinois Administrative
9Code, Section 550.35. To be eligible for a grant, a convention
10and tourism bureau must provide matching funds equal to the
11grant amount. In certain circumstances as determined by the
12Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, however, the
13City of Chicago's Office of Tourism or any other convention and
14tourism bureau may provide matching funds equal to no less than
1550% of the grant amount to be eligible to receive the grant.
16One-half of this 50% may be provided through in-kind
17contributions. Grants received by the City of Chicago's Office
18of Tourism and by convention and tourism bureaus in Chicago may
19be expended for the general purposes of promoting conventions
20and tourism.
21(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)
 
22    (20 ILCS 605/605-725 rep.)
23    Section 10. The Department of Commerce and Economic
24Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
25amended by repealing Section 605-725.
 

 

 

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1    Section 12. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
2Section 5.786 as follows:
 
3    (30 ILCS 105/5.786 new)
4    Sec. 5.786. The Chicago Travel Industry Promotion Fund.
 
5    Section 15. The Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act is
6amended by changing Section 6 as follows:
 
7    (35 ILCS 145/6)  (from Ch. 120, par. 481b.36)
8    Sec. 6. Except as provided hereinafter in this Section, on
9or before the last day of each calendar month, every person
10engaged in the business of renting, leasing or letting rooms in
11a hotel in this State during the preceding calendar month shall
12file a return with the Department, stating:
13        1. The name of the operator;
14        2. His residence address and the address of his
15    principal place of business and the address of the
16    principal place of business (if that is a different
17    address) from which he engages in the business of renting,
18    leasing or letting rooms in a hotel in this State;
19        3. Total amount of rental receipts received by him
20    during the preceding calendar month from renting, leasing
21    or letting rooms during such preceding calendar month;
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1    during the preceding calendar month from renting, leasing
2    or letting rooms to permanent residents during such
3    preceding calendar month;
4        5. Total amount of other exclusions from gross rental
5    receipts allowed by this Act;
6        6. Gross rental receipts which were received by him
7    during the preceding calendar month and upon the basis of
8    which the tax is imposed;
9        7. The amount of tax due;
10        8. Such other reasonable information as the Department
11    may require.
12    If the operator's average monthly tax liability to the
13Department does not exceed $200, the Department may authorize
14his returns to be filed on a quarter annual basis, with the
15return for January, February and March of a given year being
16due by April 30 of such year; with the return for April, May
17and June of a given year being due by July 31 of such year; with
18the return for July, August and September of a given year being
19due by October 31 of such year, and with the return for
20October, November and December of a given year being due by
21January 31 of the following year.
22    If the operator's average monthly tax liability to the
23Department does not exceed $50, the Department may authorize
24his returns to be filed on an annual basis, with the return for
25a given year being due by January 31 of the following year.
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1substance, shall be subject to the same requirements as monthly
2returns.
3    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Act concerning
4the time within which an operator may file his return, in the
5case of any operator who ceases to engage in a kind of business
6which makes him responsible for filing returns under this Act,
7such operator shall file a final return under this Act with the
8Department not more than 1 month after discontinuing such
9business.
10    Where the same person has more than 1 business registered
11with the Department under separate registrations under this
12Act, such person shall not file each return that is due as a
13single return covering all such registered businesses, but
14shall file separate returns for each such registered business.
15    In his return, the operator shall determine the value of
16any consideration other than money received by him in
17connection with the renting, leasing or letting of rooms in the
18course of his business and he shall include such value in his
19return. Such determination shall be subject to review and
20revision by the Department in the manner hereinafter provided
21for the correction of returns.
22    Where the operator is a corporation, the return filed on
23behalf of such corporation shall be signed by the president,
24vice-president, secretary or treasurer or by the properly
25accredited agent of such corporation.
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1the time of filing such return, pay to the Department the
2amount of tax herein imposed. The operator filing the return
3under this Section shall, at the time of filing such return,
4pay to the Department the amount of tax imposed by this Act
5less a discount of 2.1% or $25 per calendar year, whichever is
6greater, which is allowed to reimburse the operator for the
7expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing and filing
8returns, remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department
9on request.
10    There shall be deposited in the Build Illinois Fund in the
11State Treasury for each State fiscal year 40% of the amount of
12total net proceeds from the tax imposed by subsection (a) of
13Section 3. Of the remaining 60%, $5,000,000 shall be deposited
14in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund and credited to the
15Subsidy Account each fiscal year by making monthly deposits in
16the amount of 1/8 of $5,000,000 plus cumulative deficiencies in
17such deposits for prior months, and an additional $8,000,000
18shall be deposited in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund and
19credited to the Advance Account each fiscal year by making
20monthly deposits in the amount of 1/8 of $8,000,000 plus any
21cumulative deficiencies in such deposits for prior months;
22provided, that for fiscal years ending after June 30, 2001, the
23amount to be so deposited into the Illinois Sports Facilities
24Fund and credited to the Advance Account each fiscal year shall
25be increased from $8,000,000 to the then applicable Advance
26Amount and the required monthly deposits beginning with July

 

 

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12001 shall be in the amount of 1/8 of the then applicable
2Advance Amount plus any cumulative deficiencies in those
3deposits for prior months. (The deposits of the additional
4$8,000,000 or the then applicable Advance Amount, as
5applicable, during each fiscal year shall be treated as
6advances of funds to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority
7for its corporate purposes to the extent paid to the Authority
8or its trustee and shall be repaid into the General Revenue
9Fund in the State Treasury by the State Treasurer on behalf of
10the Authority pursuant to Section 19 of the Illinois Sports
11Facilities Authority Act, as amended. If in any fiscal year the
12full amount of the then applicable Advance Amount is not repaid
13into the General Revenue Fund, then the deficiency shall be
14paid from the amount in the Local Government Distributive Fund
15that would otherwise be allocated to the City of Chicago under
16the State Revenue Sharing Act.)
17    For purposes of the foregoing paragraph, the term "Advance
18Amount" means, for fiscal year 2002, $22,179,000, and for
19subsequent fiscal years through fiscal year 2032, 105.615% of
20the Advance Amount for the immediately preceding fiscal year,
21rounded up to the nearest $1,000.
22    Of the remaining 60% of the amount of total net proceeds
23prior to August 1, 2011 from the tax imposed by subsection (a)
24of Section 3 after all required deposits in the Illinois Sports
25Facilities Fund, the amount equal to 8% of the net revenue
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1an amount equal to 8% of the net revenue realized from any tax
2imposed under Section 4.05 of the Chicago World's Fair-1992
3Authority Act during the preceding month shall be deposited in
4the Local Tourism Fund each month for purposes authorized by
5Section 605-705 of the Department of Commerce and Economic
6Opportunity Law (20 ILCS 605/605-705). Of the remaining 60% of
7the amount of total net proceeds beginning on August 1, 2011
8from the tax imposed by subsection (a) of Section 3 after all
9required deposits in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund, an
10amount equal to 8% of the net revenue realized from this Act
11plus an amount equal to 8% of the net revenue realized from any
12tax imposed under Section 4.05 of the Chicago World's Fair-1992
13Authority Act during the preceding month shall be deposited as
14follows: 18% of such amount shall be deposited into the Chicago
15Travel Industry Promotion Fund for the purposes described in
16subsection (n) of Section 5 of the Metropolitan Pier and
17Exposition Authority Act and the remaining 82% of such amount
18shall be deposited into the Local Tourism Fund each month for
19purposes authorized by Section 605-705 of the Department of
20Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law. Beginning on , and
21beginning August 1, 1999 and ending on July 31, 2011, an the
22amount equal to 4.5% of the net revenue realized from the Hotel
23Operators' Occupation Tax Act during the preceding month shall
24be deposited into the International Tourism Fund for the
25purposes authorized in Section 605-707 of the Department of
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12011, an amount equal to 4.5% of the net revenue realized from
2this Act during the preceding month shall be deposited as
3follows: 55% of such amount shall be deposited into the Chicago
4Travel Industry Promotion Fund for the purposes described in
5subsection (n) of Section 5 of the Metropolitan Pier and
6Exposition Authority Act and the remaining 45% of such amount
7deposited into the International Tourism Fund for the purposes
8authorized in Section 605-707 of the Department of Commerce and
9Economic Opportunity Law. "Net revenue realized for a month"
10means the revenue collected by the State under that Act during
11the previous month less the amount paid out during that same
12month as refunds to taxpayers for overpayment of liability
13under that Act.
14    After making all these deposits, all other proceeds of the
15tax imposed under subsection (a) of Section 3 shall be
16deposited in the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury.
17All moneys received by the Department from the additional tax
18imposed under subsection (b) of Section 3 shall be deposited
19into the Build Illinois Fund in the State Treasury.
20    The Department may, upon separate written notice to a
21taxpayer, require the taxpayer to prepare and file with the
22Department on a form prescribed by the Department within not
23less than 60 days after receipt of the notice an annual
24information return for the tax year specified in the notice.
25Such annual return to the Department shall include a statement
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1tax return. If the total receipts of the business as reported
2in the State income tax return do not agree with the gross
3receipts reported to the Department for the same period, the
4operator shall attach to his annual information return a
5schedule showing a reconciliation of the 2 amounts and the
6reasons for the difference. The operator's annual information
7return to the Department shall also disclose pay roll
8information of the operator's business during the year covered
9by such return and any additional reasonable information which
10the Department deems would be helpful in determining the
11accuracy of the monthly, quarterly or annual tax returns by
12such operator as hereinbefore provided for in this Section.
13    If the annual information return required by this Section
14is not filed when and as required the taxpayer shall be liable
15for a penalty in an amount determined in accordance with
16Section 3-4 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act until such
17return is filed as required, the penalty to be assessed and
18collected in the same manner as any other penalty provided for
19in this Act.
20    The chief executive officer, proprietor, owner or highest
21ranking manager shall sign the annual return to certify the
22accuracy of the information contained therein. Any person who
23willfully signs the annual return containing false or
24inaccurate information shall be guilty of perjury and punished
25accordingly. The annual return form prescribed by the
26Department shall include a warning that the person signing the

 

 

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1return may be liable for perjury.
2    The foregoing portion of this Section concerning the filing
3of an annual information return shall not apply to an operator
4who is not required to file an income tax return with the
5United States Government.
6(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
 
7    Section 20. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
8Act is amended by changing Section 5 as follows:
 
9    (70 ILCS 210/5)  (from Ch. 85, par. 1225)
10    Sec. 5. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
11shall also have the following rights and powers:
12        (a) To accept from Chicago Park Fair, a corporation, an
13    assignment of whatever sums of money it may have received
14    from the Fair and Exposition Fund, allocated by the
15    Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois, and
16    Chicago Park Fair is hereby authorized to assign, set over
17    and transfer any of those funds to the Metropolitan Pier
18    and Exposition Authority. The Authority has the right and
19    power hereafter to receive sums as may be distributed to it
20    by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois
21    from the Fair and Exposition Fund pursuant to the
22    provisions of Sections 5, 6i, and 28 of the State Finance
23    Act. All sums received by the Authority shall be held in
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1    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Board.
2        (b) To accept the assignment of, assume and execute any
3    contracts heretofore entered into by Chicago Park Fair.
4        (c) To acquire, own, construct, equip, lease, operate
5    and maintain grounds, buildings and facilities to carry out
6    its corporate purposes and duties, and to carry out or
7    otherwise provide for the recreational, cultural,
8    commercial or residential development of Navy Pier, and to
9    fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory
10    charges for the use thereof. The charges so collected shall
11    be made available to defray the reasonable expenses of the
12    Authority and to pay the principal of and the interest upon
13    any revenue bonds issued by the Authority. The Authority
14    shall be subject to and comply with the Lake Michigan and
15    Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance, the Chicago
16    Building Code, the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, and all
17    ordinances and regulations of the City of Chicago contained
18    in the following Titles of the Municipal Code of Chicago:
19    Businesses, Occupations and Consumer Protection; Health
20    and Safety; Fire Prevention; Public Peace, Morals and
21    Welfare; Utilities and Environmental Protection; Streets,
22    Public Ways, Parks, Airports and Harbors; Electrical
23    Equipment and Installation; Housing and Economic
24    Development (only Chapter 5-4 thereof); and Revenue and
25    Finance (only so far as such Title pertains to the
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1    Chicago).
2        (d) To enter into contracts treating in any manner with
3    the objects and purposes of this Act.
4        (e) To lease any buildings to the Adjutant General of
5    the State of Illinois for the use of the Illinois National
6    Guard or the Illinois Naval Militia.
7        (f) To exercise the right of eminent domain by
8    condemnation proceedings in the manner provided by the
9    Eminent Domain Act, including, with respect to Site B only,
10    the authority to exercise quick take condemnation by
11    immediate vesting of title under Article 20 of the Eminent
12    Domain Act, to acquire any privately owned real or personal
13    property and, with respect to Site B only, public property
14    used for rail transportation purposes (but no such taking
15    of such public property shall, in the reasonable judgment
16    of the owner, interfere with such rail transportation) for
17    the lawful purposes of the Authority in Site A, at Navy
18    Pier, and at Site B. Just compensation for property taken
19    or acquired under this paragraph shall be paid in money or,
20    notwithstanding any other provision of this Act and with
21    the agreement of the owner of the property to be taken or
22    acquired, the Authority may convey substitute property or
23    interests in property or enter into agreements with the
24    property owner, including leases, licenses, or
25    concessions, with respect to any property owned by the
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1    compensation to the owner. Any property acquired in
2    condemnation proceedings shall be used only as provided in
3    this Act. Except as otherwise provided by law, the City of
4    Chicago shall have a right of first refusal prior to any
5    sale of any such property by the Authority to a third party
6    other than substitute property. The Authority shall
7    develop and implement a relocation plan for businesses
8    displaced as a result of the Authority's acquisition of
9    property. The relocation plan shall be substantially
10    similar to provisions of the Uniform Relocation Assistance
11    and Real Property Acquisition Act and regulations
12    promulgated under that Act relating to assistance to
13    displaced businesses. To implement the relocation plan the
14    Authority may acquire property by purchase or gift or may
15    exercise the powers authorized in this subsection (f),
16    except the immediate vesting of title under Article 20 of
17    the Eminent Domain Act, to acquire substitute private
18    property within one mile of Site B for the benefit of
19    displaced businesses located on property being acquired by
20    the Authority. However, no such substitute property may be
21    acquired by the Authority unless the mayor of the
22    municipality in which the property is located certifies in
23    writing that the acquisition is consistent with the
24    municipality's land use and economic development policies
25    and goals. The acquisition of substitute property is
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1    authorized in this subsection (f), the Authority shall use
2    its best efforts to relocate businesses within the area of
3    McCormick Place or, failing that, within the City of
4    Chicago.
5        (g) To enter into contracts relating to construction
6    projects which provide for the delivery by the contractor
7    of a completed project, structure, improvement, or
8    specific portion thereof, for a fixed maximum price, which
9    contract may provide that the delivery of the project,
10    structure, improvement, or specific portion thereof, for
11    the fixed maximum price is insured or guaranteed by a third
12    party capable of completing the construction.
13        (h) To enter into agreements with any person with
14    respect to the use and occupancy of the grounds, buildings,
15    and facilities of the Authority, including concession,
16    license, and lease agreements on terms and conditions as
17    the Authority determines. Notwithstanding Section 24,
18    agreements with respect to the use and occupancy of the
19    grounds, buildings, and facilities of the Authority for a
20    term of more than one year shall be entered into in
21    accordance with the procurement process provided for in
22    Section 25.1.
23        (i) To enter into agreements with any person with
24    respect to the operation and management of the grounds,
25    buildings, and facilities of the Authority or the provision
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1    Authority determines.
2        (j) After conducting the procurement process provided
3    for in Section 25.1, to enter into one or more contracts to
4    provide for the design and construction of all or part of
5    the Authority's Expansion Project grounds, buildings, and
6    facilities. Any contract for design and construction of the
7    Expansion Project shall be in the form authorized by
8    subsection (g), shall be for a fixed maximum price not in
9    excess of the funds that are authorized to be made
10    available for those purposes during the term of the
11    contract, and shall be entered into before commencement of
12    construction.
13        (k) To enter into agreements, including project
14    agreements with labor unions, that the Authority deems
15    necessary to complete the Expansion Project or any other
16    construction or improvement project in the most timely and
17    efficient manner and without strikes, picketing, or other
18    actions that might cause disruption or delay and thereby
19    add to the cost of the project.
20        (l) To provide incentives to organizations and
21    entities that agree to make use of the grounds, buildings,
22    and facilities of the Authority for conventions, meetings,
23    or trade shows. The incentives may take the form of
24    discounts from regular fees charged by the Authority,
25    subsidies for or assumption of the costs incurred with
26    respect to the convention, meeting, or trade show, or other

 

 

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1    inducements. The Authority shall award be reimbursed by the
2    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for
3    incentives to attract large conventions, meetings, and
4    trade shows to its facilities that qualify under the terms
5    set forth in this subsection (l) from amounts appropriated
6    to the Authority from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition
7    Authority Incentive Fund for this purpose provisions of
8    Section 605-725 of the Civil Administrative Code of
9    Illinois.
10        No later than May February 15 of each year, the Chief
11    Executive Officer Chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and
12    Exposition Authority shall certify to the Department of
13    Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the State Comptroller,
14    and the State Treasurer the amounts of incentive grant
15    funds used provided during the current fiscal previous
16    calendar year to provide as incentives for conventions,
17    meetings, or trade shows that (i) have been approved by the
18    Authority, in consultation with an organization meeting
19    the qualifications set out in Section 5.6 of this Act,
20    provided the Authority has entered into a marketing
21    agreement with such an organization, and the Department of
22    Commerce and Economic Opportunity, (ii) demonstrate
23    registered attendance in excess of 5,000 individuals or in
24    excess of 10,000 individuals, as appropriate, and (iii) but
25    for the incentive, would not have used the facilities of
26    the Authority for the convention, meeting, or trade show.

 

 

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1    The State Comptroller Department of Commerce and Economic
2    Opportunity may request that the Auditor General conduct an
3    audit of the accuracy of the certification. If the State
4    Comptroller determines by this process of certification
5    that incentive funds, in whole or in part, were disbursed
6    by the Authority by means other than in accordance with the
7    standards of this subsection (l), then any amount
8    transferred to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition
9    Authority Incentive Fund shall be reduced during the next
10    subsequent transfer in direct proportion to that amount
11    determined to be in violation of the terms set forth in
12    this subsection (l).
13        On July 15, 2012, Subject to appropriation, on July 15
14    of each year the Comptroller shall order transferred, and
15    the Treasurer shall transfer, into the Metropolitan Pier
16    and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund from the General
17    Revenue Fund the sum of $7,500,000 plus an amount equal to
18    the incentive grant funds certified by the Chief Executive
19    Officer as having been lawfully paid under the provisions
20    of this Section in the previous 2 fiscal years that have
21    not otherwise been transferred into the Metropolitan Pier
22    and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund, provided that
23    transfers in excess of $15,000,000 shall not be made in any
24    fiscal year the lesser of the amount certified by the
25    Chairman or $15,000,000.
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1    transferred, and the Treasurer shall transfer, into the
2    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund
3    from the General Revenue Fund the sum of $7,500,000 plus an
4    amount equal to the incentive grant funds certified by the
5    Chief Executive Officer as having been lawfully paid under
6    the provisions of this Section in the previous fiscal year
7    that have not otherwise been transferred into the
8    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund,
9    provided that transfers in excess of $15,000,000 shall not
10    be made in any fiscal year.
11        On July 15, 2014, and every year thereafter, the
12    Comptroller shall order transferred, and the Treasurer
13    shall transfer, into the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition
14    Authority Incentive Fund from the General Revenue Fund an
15    amount equal to the incentive grant funds certified by the
16    Chief Executive Officer as having been lawfully paid under
17    the provisions of this Section in the previous fiscal year
18    that have not otherwise been transferred into the
19    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Incentive Fund,
20    provided that transfers in excess of $15,000,000 shall not
21    be made in any fiscal year.
22        After a transfer has been made under this subsection
23    (l), the Chief Executive Officer shall file a request for
24    payment with the Comptroller evidencing that the incentive
25    grants have been made and the Comptroller shall thereafter
26    order paid, and the Treasurer shall pay, the requested

 

 

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1    amounts to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.
2         In no case shall more than $5,000,000 be used in any
3    one year by the Authority for to reimburse incentives
4    granted conventions, meetings, or trade shows with a
5    registered attendance of more than 5,000 and less than
6    10,000. Amounts No later than 30 days after the transfer,
7    amounts in the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
8    Incentive Fund shall only be used by the Authority paid by
9    the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to the
10    Authority to reimburse the Authority for incentives paid to
11    attract large conventions, meetings, and trade shows to its
12    facilities in the previous calendar year as provided in
13    this subsection (l) Section 605-725 of the Civil
14    Administrative Code of Illinois. Provided that all amounts
15    certified by the Authority have been paid, on the last day
16    of each fiscal year moneys remaining in the Fund shall be
17    transferred to the General Revenue Fund.
18        (l-5) The Village of Rosemont shall provide incentives
19    from amounts transferred into the Convention Center
20    Support Fund to retain and attract conventions, meetings,
21    or trade shows to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
22    under the terms set forth in this subsection (l-5).
23        No later than May 15 of each year, the Mayor of the
24    Village of Rosemont or his or her designee shall certify to
25    the State Comptroller, and the State Treasurer the amounts
26    of incentive grant funds used during the previous fiscal

 

 

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1    year to provide incentives for conventions, meetings, or
2    trade shows that (1) have been approved by the Village, (2)
3    demonstrate registered attendance in excess of 5,000
4    individuals, and (3) but for the incentive, would not have
5    used the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center facilities
6    for the convention, meeting, or trade show. The State
7    Comptroller may request that the Auditor General conduct an
8    audit of the accuracy of the certification.
9        If the State Comptroller determines by this process of
10    certification that incentive funds, in whole or in part,
11    were disbursed by the Village by means other than in
12    accordance with the standards of this subsection (l-5),
13    then the amount transferred to the Convention Center
14    Support Fund shall be reduced during the next subsequent
15    transfer in direct proportion to that amount determined to
16    be in violation of the terms set forth in this subsection
17    (l-5).
18        On July 15, 2012, and each year thereafter, the
19    Comptroller shall order transferred, and the Treasurer
20    shall transfer, into the Convention Center Support Fund
21    from the General Revenue Fund the amount of $5,000,000 for
22    incentives to attract large conventions, meetings, and
23    trade shows to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. No
24    later than 30 days after the transfer, the Comptroller
25    shall order paid, and the Treasurer shall pay, to the
26    Village of Rosemont the amounts transferred.

 

 

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1        (m) To enter into contracts with any person conveying
2    the naming rights or other intellectual property rights
3    with respect to the grounds, buildings, and facilities of
4    the Authority.
5        (n) To enter into grant agreements with the Chicago
6    Convention and Tourism Bureau providing for the marketing
7    of the convention facilities to large and small
8    conventions, meetings, and trade shows and the promotion of
9    the travel industry in the City of Chicago, provided such
10    agreements meet the requirements of Section 5.6 of this
11    Act. Receipts of the Authority from the increase in the
12    airport departure tax authorized by Section 13(f) of this
13    amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and, subject to
14    appropriation to the Authority, funds deposited in the
15    Chicago Travel Industry Promotion Fund pursuant to Section
16    6 of the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act shall be
17    granted to the Bureau for such purposes.
18    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the
19Authority to spend the proceeds of any bonds or notes issued
20under Section 13.2 or any taxes levied under Section 13 to
21construct a stadium to be leased to or used by professional
22sports teams.
23(Source: P.A. 96-739, eff. 1-1-10; 96-898, eff. 5-27-10.)
 
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.".