(20 ILCS 1920/2.08)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 8002.08)
Special reclamation programs.
(a) In addition to the authority to acquire land under Section 2.06, the
Department may use funds provided under the Federal Act to
acquire land by purchase, donation, or condemnation, to reclaim such acquired
land and retain
the land or transfer title to it to a political subdivision or to any person,
firm, association, or corporation, if the Department determines
that such is an integral and necessary element of an economically feasible plan
for the project to construct or rehabilitate housing for persons disabled as
the result of employment in the mines or work incidental thereto, persons
displaced by acquisition of land under Section 2.06, or persons dislocated
as the result of adverse effects of mining practices which constitute an
emergency as provided in the Federal Act or persons dislocated as the result
of natural disasters or catastrophic failures from any cause. No part of
the funds provided under this Section may be used to pay the actual
construction costs of housing.
(b) Use of funds under this Section shall be subject to requirements under
the Federal Act with respect to such projects.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)