(30 ILCS 105/8.25) (from Ch. 127, par. 144.25)
    Sec. 8.25. Build Illinois Fund; uses.
    (A) All moneys in the Build Illinois Fund shall be transferred, appropriated, and used only for the purposes authorized by and subject to the limitations and conditions prescribed by this Section. There are established the following accounts in the Build Illinois Fund: the McCormick Place Account, the Build Illinois Bond Account, the Build Illinois Purposes Account, the Park and Conservation Fund Account, and the Tourism Advertising and Promotion Account. Amounts deposited into the Build Illinois Fund consisting of 1.55% before July 1, 1986, and 1.75% on and after July 1, 1986, of moneys received by the Department of Revenue under Section 9 of the Use Tax Act, Section 9 of the Service Use Tax Act, Section 9 of the Service Occupation Tax Act, and Section 3 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, and all amounts deposited therein under Section 28 of the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, Section 4.05 of the Chicago World's Fair - 1992 Authority Act, and Sections 3 and 6 of the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act, shall be credited initially to the McCormick Place Account and all other amounts deposited into the Build Illinois Fund shall be credited initially to the Build Illinois Bond Account. Of the amounts initially so credited to the McCormick Place Account in each month, the amount that is to be transferred in that month to the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority Improvement Bond Fund, as provided below, shall remain credited to the McCormick Place Account, and all amounts initially so credited in that month in excess thereof shall next be credited to the Build Illinois Bond Account. Of the amounts credited to the Build Illinois Bond Account in each month, the amount that is to be transferred in that month to the Build Illinois Bond Retirement and Interest Fund, as provided below, shall remain credited to the Build Illinois Bond Account, and all amounts so credited in each month in excess thereof shall next be credited monthly to the other accounts in the following order of priority: first, to the Build Illinois Purposes Account, (a) 1/12, or in the case of fiscal year 1986, 1/9, of the fiscal year amounts authorized to be transferred to the Build Illinois Purposes Fund as provided below plus (b) any cumulative deficiency in those transfers for prior months; second, 1/12 of $10,000,000, plus any cumulative deficiency in those transfers for prior months, to the Park and Conservation Fund Account; and third, to the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury all amounts that remain in the Build Illinois Fund on the last day of each month and are not credited to any account in that Fund.
    Transfers from the McCormick Place Account in the Build Illinois Fund shall be made as follows:
    Beginning with fiscal year 1985 and continuing for each fiscal year thereafter, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority shall annually certify to the State Comptroller and State Treasurer the amount necessary and required during the fiscal year with respect to which the certification is made to pay the debt service requirements (including amounts to be paid with respect to arrangements to provide additional security or liquidity) on all outstanding bonds and notes, including refunding bonds (herein collectively referred to as bonds) of issues in the aggregate amount (excluding the amount of any refunding bonds issued by that Authority after January 1, 1986) of not more than $312,500,000 issued after July 1, 1984, by that Authority for the purposes specified in Sections 10.1 and 13.1 of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act. In each month of the fiscal year in which there are bonds outstanding with respect to which the annual certification is made, the Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer from the McCormick Place Account in the Build Illinois Fund to the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority Improvement Bond Fund an amount equal to 150% of the certified amount for that fiscal year divided by the number of months during that fiscal year in which bonds of the Authority are outstanding, plus any cumulative deficiency in those transfers for prior months; provided, that the maximum amount that may be so transferred in fiscal year 1985 shall not exceed $15,000,000 or a lesser sum as is actually necessary and required to pay the debt service requirements for that fiscal year after giving effect to net operating revenues of that Authority available for that purpose as certified by that Authority, and provided further that the maximum amount that may be so transferred in fiscal year 1986 shall not exceed $30,000,000 and in each fiscal year thereafter shall not exceed $33,500,000 in any fiscal year or a lesser sum as is actually necessary and required to pay the debt service requirements for that fiscal year after giving effect to net operating revenues of that Authority available for that purpose as certified by that Authority.
    When an amount equal to 100% of the aggregate amount of principal and interest in each fiscal year with respect to bonds issued after July 1, 1984, that by their terms are payable from the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority Improvement Bond Fund, including under sinking fund requirements, has been so paid and deficiencies in reserves established from bond proceeds shall have been remedied, and at the time that those amounts have been transferred to the Authority as provided in Section 13.1 of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act, the remaining moneys, if any, deposited and to be deposited during each fiscal year to the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority Improvement Bond Fund shall be transferred to the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority Completion Note Subordinate Fund.
    Transfers from the Build Illinois Bond Account in the Build Illinois Fund shall be made as follows:
    Beginning with fiscal year 1986 and continuing for each fiscal year thereafter so long as limited obligation bonds of the State issued under the Build Illinois Bond Act remain outstanding, the Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer in each month, commencing in October, 1985, on the last day of that month, from the Build Illinois Bond Account to the Build Illinois Bond Retirement and Interest Fund in the State Treasury the amount required to be so transferred in that month under Section 13 of the Build Illinois Bond Act.
    Transfers from the remaining accounts in the Build Illinois Fund shall be made in the following amounts and in the following order of priority:
    Beginning with fiscal year 1986 and continuing each fiscal year thereafter, as soon as practicable after the first day of each month, commencing in October, 1985, the Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer from the Build Illinois Purposes Account in the Build Illinois Fund to the Build Illinois Purposes Fund 1/12th (or in the case of fiscal year 1986 1/9) of the amounts specified below for the following fiscal years:
Fiscal YearAmount
1986$35,000,000
1987$45,000,000
1988$50,000,000
1989$55,000,000
1990$55,000,000
1991$50,000,000
1992$16,200,000
1993$16,200,000,
plus any cumulative deficiency in those transfers for prior months.
    As soon as may be practicable after the first day of each month beginning after July 1, 1984, the Comptroller shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer from the Park and Conservation Fund Account in the Build Illinois Fund to the Park and Conservation Fund 1/12 of $10,000,000, plus any cumulative deficiency in those transfers for prior months, for conservation and park purposes as enumerated in Section 805-420 of the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law (20 ILCS 805/805-420), and to pay the debt service requirements on all outstanding bonds of an issue in the aggregate amount of not more than $40,000,000 issued after January 1, 1985, by the State of Illinois for the purposes specified in Section 3(c) of the Capital Development Bond Act of 1972, or for the same purposes as specified in any other State general obligation bond Act enacted after November 1, 1984. Transfers from the Park and Conservation Fund to the Capital Development Bond Retirement and Interest Fund to pay those debt service requirements shall be made in accordance with Section 8.25b of this Act.
    All funds remaining in the Build Illinois Fund on the last day of any month and not credited to any account in that Fund shall be transferred by the State Treasurer to the General Revenue Fund.
    (B) For the purpose of this Section, "cumulative deficiency" shall include all deficiencies in those transfers that have occurred since July 1, 1984, as specified in subsection (A) of this Section.
    (C) 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 Park and Conservation 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.
    (D) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 90-26, eff. 7-1-97; 90-372, eff. 7-1-98; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)