(20 ILCS 805/805-560)
Entrance fees for site visitors from other states.
(a) The General Assembly finds that a dedicated funding stream shall be established for the operation and maintenance of sites owned, managed, or leased by the Department to help ensure that these State treasures will be properly maintained and remain accessible to the public for generations to come.
(b) The Department may charge an annual vehicle access fee for access by site visitors from other states to properties owned, managed, or leased by the Department.
(c) The Department may charge a daily vehicle access fee to site visitors from other states who have not paid the current annual vehicle access fee.
(d) The Department may establish a fine for site visitors from other states who enter a site in a vehicle without paying the annual vehicle access fee or daily vehicle access fee.
(e) Revenue generated by the fees and fine assessed pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into the State Parks Fund or the Wildlife and Fish Fund, special funds in the State treasury.
(f) The Department shall adopt any and all rules necessary to implement this Section.
(g) The monies deposited into the State Parks Fund or the Wildlife and Fish Fund under this Section shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless otherwise authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)