(30 ILCS 425/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 2804)
    Sec. 4. Purposes of Bonds. Bonds shall be issued for the following purposes and in the approximate amounts as set forth below:
    (a) $3,222,800,000 for the expenses of issuance and sale of Bonds, including bond discounts, and for planning, engineering, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, development, improvement and extension of the public infrastructure in the State of Illinois, including: the making of loans or grants to local governments for waste disposal systems, water and sewer line extensions and water distribution and purification facilities, rail or air or water port improvements, gas and electric utility extensions, publicly owned industrial and commercial sites, buildings used for public administration purposes and other public infrastructure capital improvements; the making of loans or grants to units of local government for financing and construction of wastewater facilities, including grants to serve unincorporated areas; refinancing or retiring bonds issued between January 1, 1987 and January 1, 1990 by home rule municipalities, debt service on which is provided from a tax imposed by home rule municipalities prior to January 1, 1990 on the sale of food and drugs pursuant to Section 8-11-1 of the Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or Section 8-11-5 of the Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act; the making of deposits not to exceed $70,000,000 in the aggregate into the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund to provide assistance in accordance with the provisions of Title IV-A of the Environmental Protection Act; the planning, engineering, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, alteration, expansion, extension and improvement of highways, bridges, structures separating highways and railroads, rest areas, interchanges, access roads to and from any State or local highway and other transportation improvement projects which are related to economic development activities; the making of loans or grants for planning, engineering, rehabilitation, improvement or construction of rail and transit facilities; the planning, engineering, acquisition, construction, reconstruction and improvement of watershed, drainage, flood control, recreation and related improvements and facilities, including expenses related to land and easement acquisition, relocation, control structures, channel work and clearing and appurtenant work; the making of grants for improvement and development of zoos and park district field houses and related structures; and the making of grants for improvement and development of Navy Pier and related structures.
    (b) $849,000,000 for fostering economic development and increased employment and the well being of the citizens of Illinois, including: the making of grants for improvement and development of McCormick Place and related structures; the planning and construction of a microelectronics research center, including the planning, engineering, construction, improvement, renovation and acquisition of buildings, equipment and related utility support systems; the making of loans to businesses and investments in small businesses; acquiring real properties for industrial or commercial site development; acquiring, rehabilitating and reconveying industrial and commercial properties for the purpose of expanding employment and encouraging private and other public sector investment in the economy of Illinois; the payment of expenses associated with siting the Superconducting Super Collider Particle Accelerator in Illinois and with its acquisition, construction, maintenance, operation, promotion and support; the making of loans for the planning, engineering, acquisition, construction, improvement and conversion of facilities and equipment which will foster the use of Illinois coal; the payment of expenses associated with the promotion, establishment, acquisition and operation of small business incubator facilities and agribusiness research facilities, including the lease, purchase, renovation, planning, engineering, construction and maintenance of buildings, utility support systems and equipment designated for such purposes and the establishment and maintenance of centralized support services within such facilities; and the making of grants or loans to units of local government for Urban Development Action Grant and Housing Partnership programs.
    (c) $1,944,058,100 for the development and improvement of educational, scientific, technical and vocational programs and facilities and the expansion of health and human services for all citizens of Illinois, including: the making of construction and improvement grants and loans to public libraries and library systems; the making of grants and loans for planning, engineering, acquisition and construction of a new State central library in Springfield; the planning, engineering, acquisition and construction of an animal and dairy sciences facility; the planning, engineering, acquisition and construction of a campus and all related buildings, facilities, equipment and materials for Richland Community College; the acquisition, rehabilitation and installation of equipment and materials for scientific and historical surveys; the making of grants or loans for distribution to eligible vocational education instructional programs for the upgrading of vocational education programs, school shops and laboratories, including the acquisition, rehabilitation and installation of technical equipment and materials; the making of grants or loans for distribution to eligible local educational agencies for the upgrading of math and science instructional programs, including the acquisition of instructional equipment and materials; miscellaneous capital improvements for universities and community colleges including the planning, engineering, construction, reconstruction, remodeling, improvement, repair and installation of capital facilities and costs of planning, supplies, equipment, materials, services, and all other required expenses; the making of grants or loans for repair, renovation and miscellaneous capital improvements for privately operated colleges and universities and community colleges, including the planning, engineering, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, remodeling, improvement, repair and installation of capital facilities and costs of planning, supplies, equipment, materials, services, and all other required expenses; and the making of grants or loans for distribution to local governments for hospital and other health care facilities including the planning, engineering, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, remodeling, improvement, repair and installation of capital facilities and costs of planning, supplies, equipment, materials, services and all other required expenses.
    (d) $230,150,900 for protection, preservation, restoration and conservation of environmental and natural resources, including: the making of grants to soil and water conservation districts for the planning and implementation of conservation practices and for funding contracts with the Soil Conservation Service for watershed planning; the making of grants to units of local government for the capital development and improvement of recreation areas, including planning and engineering costs, sewer projects, including planning and engineering costs and water projects, including planning and engineering costs, and for the acquisition of open space lands, including the acquisition of easements and other property interests of less than fee simple ownership; the acquisition and related costs and development and management of natural heritage lands, including natural areas and areas providing habitat for endangered species and nongame wildlife, and buffer area lands; the acquisition and related costs and development and management of habitat lands, including forest, wildlife habitat and wetlands; and the removal and disposition of hazardous substances, including the cost of project management, equipment, laboratory analysis, and contractual services necessary for preventative and corrective actions related to the preservation, restoration and conservation of the environment, including deposits not to exceed $60,000,000 in the aggregate into the Hazardous Waste Fund and the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund for improvements in accordance with the provisions of Titles V and XVII of the Environmental Protection Act.
    (e) The amount specified in paragraph (a) above shall include an amount necessary to pay reasonable expenses of each issuance and sale of the Bonds, as specified in the related Bond Sale Order (hereinafter defined).
    (f) Any unexpended proceeds from any sale of Bonds which are held in the Build Illinois Bond Fund may be used to redeem, purchase, advance refund, or defease any Bonds outstanding.
(Source: P.A. 98-94, eff. 7-17-13.)