(30 ILCS 105/8.20)
(from Ch. 127, par. 144.20)
Appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of
the Illinois Liquor Control Commission shall be paid from the Dram Shop Fund.
Beginning June 30, 1990 and on June 30 of each subsequent year through June
29, 2003, any balance
over $5,000,000 remaining in the Dram Shop Fund shall be credited to State
liquor licensees and applied against their fees for State liquor licenses
for the following year. The amount credited to each licensee shall be a
proportion of the balance in the Dram Shop Fund that is the same as the
proportion of the license fee paid by the licensee under Section 5-3 of the
Liquor Control Act of 1934, as now or hereafter amended, for the period in
which the balance was accumulated to the aggregate fees paid by all
licensees during that period.
In addition to any other permitted use of moneys in the Fund, and
notwithstanding any restriction on the use of the Fund, moneys in the Dram Shop
Fund may be transferred to the General Revenue Fund as authorized by Public
Act 87-14. The General Assembly finds that an excess of moneys existed in
the Fund on July 30, 1991, and the Governor's order of July 30, 1991,
requesting the Comptroller and Treasurer to transfer an amount from the
Fund to the General Revenue Fund is hereby validated.
(Source: P.A. 93-22, eff. 6-20-03.)