(55 ILCS 105/1)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 201)
Facilities or services; tax levy.
Any county may provide facilities or services for the benefit
of its residents who are persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities and who are not eligible to participate
in any such program conducted under Article 14 of the School Code, or
may contract therefor with any privately or publicly operated entity
which provides facilities or services either in or out of such county.
For such purpose, the county board may levy an annual tax of not to
exceed .1% upon all of the taxable property in the county at the value
thereof, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. Taxes first levied under this Section on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly are subject to referendum approval under Section 1.1 or 1.2 of this Act. Such tax
shall be levied and collected in the same manner as
other county taxes, but shall not be included in any limitation
otherwise prescribed as to the rate or amount of county taxes but shall
be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. When collected, such tax
shall be paid into a special fund in the county treasury, to be
designated as the "Fund for Persons With a Developmental Disability", and shall
only for the purpose specified in this Section. The levying of this annual tax shall not preclude the county from the use of other federal, State, or local funds for the purpose of providing facilities or services for the care and treatment of its residents who are mentally retarded or under a developmental disability.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)