(30 ILCS 105/8.25-4) (from Ch. 127, par. 144.25-4)
    Sec. 8.25-4. All moneys in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund are allocated to and shall be transferred, appropriated and used only for the purposes authorized by, and subject to, the limitations and conditions of this Section.
    All moneys deposited pursuant to Section 13.1 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local governmental entities", as amended, and all moneys deposited with respect to the $5,000,000 deposit, but not the additional $8,000,000 advance applicable before July 1, 2001, or the Advance Amount applicable on and after that date, pursuant to Section 6 of "The Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act", as amended, into the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund shall be credited to the Subsidy Account within the Fund. All moneys deposited with respect to the additional $8,000,000 advance applicable before July 1, 2001, or the Advance Amount applicable on and after that date, but not the $5,000,000 deposit, pursuant to Section 6 of "The Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act", as amended, into the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund shall be credited to the Advance Account within the Fund.
    Beginning with fiscal year 1989 and continuing for each fiscal year thereafter through and including fiscal year 2001, no less than 30 days before the beginning of such fiscal year (except as soon as may be practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1988 with respect to fiscal year 1989) the Chairman of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority shall certify to the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer, without taking into account any revenues or receipts of the Authority, the lesser of (a) $18,000,000 and (b) the sum of (i) the amount anticipated to be required by the Authority during the fiscal year to pay principal of and interest on, and other payments relating to, its obligations issued or to be issued under Section 13 of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, including any deposits required to reserve funds created under any indenture or resolution authorizing issuance of the obligations and payments to providers of credit enhancement, (ii) the amount anticipated to be required by the Authority during the fiscal year to pay obligations under the provisions of any management agreement with respect to a facility or facilities owned by the Authority or of any assistance agreement with respect to any facility for which financial assistance is provided under the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, and to pay other capital and operating expenses of the Authority during the fiscal year, including any deposits required to reserve funds created for repair and replacement of capital assets and to meet the obligations of the Authority under any management agreement or assistance agreement, and (iii) any amounts under (i) and (ii) above remaining unpaid from previous years.
    Beginning with fiscal year 2002 and continuing for each fiscal year thereafter, no less than 30 days before the beginning of such fiscal year, the Chairman of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority shall certify to the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer, without taking into account any revenues or receipts of the Authority, the lesser of (a) an amount equal to the sum of the Advance Amount plus $10,000,000 and (b) the sum of (i) the amount anticipated to be required by the Authority during the fiscal year to pay principal of and interest on, and other payments relating to, its obligations issued or to be issued under Section 13 of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, including any deposits required to reserve funds created under any indenture or resolution authorizing issuance of the obligations and payments to providers of credit enhancement, (ii) the amount anticipated to be required by the Authority during the fiscal year to pay obligations under the provisions of any management agreement with respect to a facility or facilities owned by the Authority or any assistance agreement with respect to any facility for which financial assistance is provided under the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, and to pay other capital and operating expenses of the Authority during the fiscal year, including any deposits required to reserve funds created for repair and replacement of capital assets and to meet the obligations of the Authority under any management agreement or assistance agreement, and (iii) any amounts under (i) and (ii) above remaining unpaid from previous years.
    A copy of any certification made by the Chairman under the preceding 2 paragraphs shall be filed with the Governor and the Mayor of the City of Chicago. The Chairman may file an amended certification from time to time.
    Subject to sufficient appropriation by the General Assembly, beginning with July 1, 1988 and thereafter continuing on the first day of each month during each fiscal year through and including fiscal year 2001, the Comptroller shall order paid and the Treasurer shall pay to the Authority the amount in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund until (x) the lesser of $10,000,000 or the amount appropriated for payment to the Authority from amounts credited to the Subsidy Account and (y) the lesser of $8,000,000 or the difference between the amount appropriated for payment to the Authority during the fiscal year and $10,000,000 has been paid from amounts credited to the Advance Account.
    Subject to sufficient appropriation by the General Assembly, beginning with July 1, 2001, and thereafter continuing on the first day of each month during each fiscal year thereafter, the Comptroller shall order paid and the Treasurer shall pay to the Authority the amount in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund until (x) the lesser of $10,000,000 or the amount appropriated for payment to the Authority from amounts credited to the Subsidy Account and (y) the lesser of the Advance Amount or the difference between the amount appropriated for payment to the Authority during the fiscal year and $10,000,000 has been paid from amounts credited to the Advance Account.
    Provided that all amounts deposited in the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund and credited to the Subsidy Account, to the extent requested pursuant to the Chairman's certification, have been paid, on June 30, 1989, and on June 30 of each year thereafter, all amounts remaining in the Subsidy Account of the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund shall be transferred by the State Treasurer one-half to the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury and one-half to the City Tax Fund. Provided that all amounts appropriated from the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund, to the extent requested pursuant to the Chairman's certification, have been paid, on June 30, 1989, and on June 30 of each year thereafter, all amounts remaining in the Advance Account of the Illinois Sports Facilities Fund shall be transferred by the State Treasurer to the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury.
    For purposes of this Section, the term "Advance Amount" means, for fiscal year 2002, $22,179,000, and for subsequent fiscal years through fiscal year 2032, 105.615% of the Advance Amount for the immediately preceding fiscal year, rounded up to the nearest $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 91-935, eff. 6-1-01.)