(30 ILCS 330/2.5)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-23, Article 25, Section 25-5)
    Sec. 2.5. Limitation on issuance of Bonds.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no Bonds may be issued if, after the issuance, in the next State fiscal year after the issuance of the Bonds, the amount of debt service (including principal, whether payable at maturity or pursuant to mandatory sinking fund installments, and interest) on all then-outstanding Bonds, other than Bonds authorized by Public Act 96-43 and other than Bonds authorized by Public Act 96-1497, would exceed 7% of the aggregate appropriations from the general funds (which consist of the General Revenue Fund, the Common School Fund, the General Revenue Common School Special Account Fund, and the Education Assistance Fund) and the Road Fund for the fiscal year immediately prior to the fiscal year of the issuance.
    (b) If the Comptroller and Treasurer each consent in writing, Bonds may be issued even if the issuance does not comply with subsection (a). In addition, $2,000,000,000 in Bonds for the purposes set forth in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and $2,000,000,000 in Refunding Bonds under Section 16, may be issued during State fiscal year 2017 without complying with subsection (a). In addition, $2,000,000,000 in Bonds for the purposes set forth in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and $2,000,000,000 in Refunding Bonds under Section 16, may be issued during State fiscal year 2018 without complying with subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, Article 25, Section 25-5, eff. 7-6-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-23, Article 75, Section 75-10)
    Sec. 2.5. Limitation on issuance of Bonds.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no Bonds may be issued if, after the issuance, in the next State fiscal year after the issuance of the Bonds, the amount of debt service (including principal, whether payable at maturity or pursuant to mandatory sinking fund installments, and interest) on all then-outstanding Bonds, other than (i) Bonds authorized by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, (ii) Bonds issued by Public Act 96-43, and (iii) Bonds authorized by Public Act 96-1497, would exceed 7% of the aggregate appropriations from the general funds (which consist of the General Revenue Fund, the Common School Fund, the General Revenue Common School Special Account Fund, and the Education Assistance Fund) and the Road Fund for the fiscal year immediately prior to the fiscal year of the issuance.
    (b) If the Comptroller and Treasurer each consent in writing, Bonds may be issued even if the issuance does not comply with subsection (a). In addition, $2,000,000,000 in Bonds for the purposes set forth in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and $2,000,000,000 in Refunding Bonds under Section 16, may be issued during State fiscal year 2017 without complying with subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, Article 75, Section 75-10, eff. 7-6-17.)