(30 ILCS 105/6z-68)
The Intercity Passenger Rail Fund.
(a) The Intercity Passenger Rail Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Moneys in the Fund may be used by the Department of Transportation, subject to appropriation, for the operation of intercity passenger rail services in the State through Amtrak or its successor.
Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, income tax checkoff receipts and gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
(b) At least one month before the beginning of each fiscal year, the chief operating officer of Amtrak or its successor must certify to the State Treasurer the number of Amtrak tickets sold at the State rate during that current fiscal year.
On the first day of that next fiscal year, or as soon thereafter as practical, the State Treasurer must transfer, from the General Revenue Fund to the Intercity Passenger Rail Fund, an amount equal to the tickets certified by the chief operating officer of Amtrak multiplied by $50.
(Source: P.A. 94-535, eff. 8-10-05.)