(15 ILCS 30/3)
(from Ch. 127, par. 293.3)
Disaster Response and Recovery Fund.
(a) Whenever funds regularly appropriated to the State and local
governmental bodies for disaster response and recovery are insufficient to
provide services, and when the Governor has declared a disaster by
proclamation in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency Management
Agency Act or any successor Act, the Governor
upon the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund in order to provide services or to
reimburse local governmental bodies furnishing services. The fund
may be used for the payment of emergency employees, for the payment of
the Illinois National Guard when called to active duty,
for disaster-related expenses of State Agencies and
Departments, and for the emergency purchase or renting of
equipment and commodities. The fund shall be used for furnishing
emergency services and relief to the disaster area as a whole and shall
not be used to provide private relief to persons sustaining property
damages or personal injury as a result of a disaster.
(b) As soon as practical after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer $5,900,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to meet the State's cost sharing obligations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5174.
(Source: P.A. 98-465, eff. 8-16-13; 98-616, eff. 12-31-13.)