(20 ILCS 3515/7.5)
Required findings for environmental facilities located outside the State.
The State authority may approve an application to finance or refinance environmental facilities located outside of the State only after it has made either of the following findings with respect to such financing or refinancing, all of which shall be deemed conclusive:
(1) that all of the following conditions exist:
(A) the entity financing or refinancing an
environmental facility located outside the State, or an affiliate thereof, is also engaged in the financing or refinancing of an environmental facility located within the State or, alternately, the entity seeking the financing or refinancing, or an affiliate thereof, maintains a significant presence within the State;
(B) financing or refinancing the out-of-state
environmental facility would promote the interests of the State for the benefit of the health, welfare, safety, trade, commerce, industry, and economy of the people of the State by reducing, controlling, or preventing environmental damage and pollution within the State or lowering the cost of environmental facilities within the State by reducing the cost of financing, refinancing, or operating environmental facilities; and
(C) after giving effect to the financing or
refinancing of the out-of-state environmental facility, the State authority shall have the ability to issue at least an additional $250,000,000 in bonds under Section 9 of this Act; or
(2) that financing or refinancing the out-of-state
environmental facility will substantially reduce, control, or prevent environmental damage within the State.
The State authority shall not provide financing or refinancing for any project, or portion thereof, located outside the boundaries of the United States of America.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Authority shall not provide financing or refinancing that uses State volume cap under Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, except as permitted under said Section 146, or constitutes an indebtedness or obligation, general or moral, or a pledge of the full faith or loan of credit of the State for any project, or portion thereof, that is located outside of the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)