(30 ILCS 105/6z-43)
    Sec. 6z-43. Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund.
    (a) There is created in the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund, which shall contain 3 accounts: (i) the General Account, (ii) the Tobacco Settlement Bond Proceeds Account and (iii) the Tobacco Settlement Residual Account. There shall be deposited into the several accounts of the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund and the Attorney General Tobacco Fund all monies paid to the State pursuant to (1) the Master Settlement Agreement entered in the case of People of the State of Illinois v. Philip Morris, et al. (Circuit Court of Cook County, No. 96-L13146) and (2) any settlement with or judgment against any tobacco product manufacturer other than one participating in the Master Settlement Agreement in satisfaction of any released claim as defined in the Master Settlement Agreement, as well as any other monies as provided by law. Moneys shall be deposited into the Tobacco Settlement Bond Proceeds Account and the Tobacco Settlement Residual Account as provided by the terms of the Railsplitter Tobacco Settlement Authority Act, provided that an annual amount not less than $2,500,000, subject to appropriation, shall be deposited into the Attorney General Tobacco Fund for use only by the Attorney General's office. The scheduled $2,500,000 deposit into the Tobacco Settlement Residual Account for fiscal year 2011 should be transferred to the Attorney General Tobacco Fund in fiscal year 2012 as soon as this fund has been established. All other moneys available to be deposited into the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund shall be deposited into the General Account. An investment made from moneys credited to a specific account constitutes part of that account and such account shall be credited with all income from the investment of such moneys. The Treasurer may invest the moneys in the several accounts the Fund in the same manner, in the same types of investments, and subject to the same limitations provided in the Illinois Pension Code for the investment of pension funds other than those established under Article 3 or 4 of the Code. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent necessary to preserve the tax-exempt status of any bonds issued pursuant to the Railsplitter Tobacco Settlement Authority Act, the interest on which is intended to be excludable from the gross income of the owners for federal income tax purposes, moneys on deposit in the Tobacco Settlement Bond Proceeds Account and the Tobacco Settlement Residual Account may be invested in obligations the interest upon which is tax-exempt under the provisions of Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, or any successor code or provision.
    (b) Moneys on deposit in the Tobacco Settlement Bond Proceeds Account and the Tobacco Settlement Residual Account may be expended, subject to appropriation, for the purposes authorized in subsection (g) of Section 3-6 of the Railsplitter Tobacco Settlement Authority Act.
    (c) As soon as may be practical after June 30, 2001, upon notification from and at the direction of the Governor, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer the unencumbered balance in the Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund as of June 30, 2001, as determined by the Governor, into the Budget Stabilization Fund. The Treasurer may invest the moneys in the Budget Stabilization Fund in the same manner, in the same types of investments, and subject to the same limitations provided in the Illinois Pension Code for the investment of pension funds other than those established under Article 3 or 4 of the Code.
    (d) All federal financial participation moneys received pursuant to expenditures from the Fund shall be deposited into the General Account.
(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)