(70 ILCS 510/18.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 6218.1)
    Sec. 18.1. (a) If the Authority issues bonds for the purpose of financing, by loan, grant, or otherwise, the construction of a NASCAR race track, then it may impose the tax authorized by this Section.
    (b) The Authority may impose an admission tax of $2 per person entering the grounds of the NASCAR race track upon a ticket of admission. The amounts shall be collected by the race track operator and paid over to the Authority. If tickets are issued for more than one day, then the sum of $2 shall be paid for each person using such ticket on each day that the same shall be used. Provided, however, that no charge shall be made on tickets of admission issued to and in the name of directors, officers, agents or employees of the race track operator, or to owners, drivers and their employees or to any person or persons entering the grounds or enclosure for the transaction of business in connection with such racing. The operator may, if it desires, collect such amount from each ticket holder in addition to the amount or amounts charged for such ticket of admission.
    (c) Accurate records and books shall at all times be kept and maintained by the operator showing the admission tickets issued and used on each racing day and the attendance thereat. The Authority or its duly authorized representative shall at all reasonable times have access to the admission records of the operator for the purpose of examining and checking the same and ascertaining whether or not the proper amount has been or is being paid to the Authority as herein provided. The Authority shall also require that the operator shall execute and deliver to it a bond, payable to the Authority, in such sum as it shall determine, not, however, in excess of $50,000, with a surety to be approved by it, conditioned for the payment of all sums due and payable or collected by it under this Section upon admission fees received. The Authority may also from time to time require sworn statements of the number of such admissions and may prescribe blanks upon which such reports shall be made. Any operator failing or refusing to pay the amount found to be due, as herein provided, shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 in addition to the amount due from such operator as herein provided. All fines paid into court by an operator found guilty of violating this Section shall be transmitted and paid over by the clerk of the court to said Authority.
    (d) For the purpose of this Section, admission ticket means a ticket purchased for entrance into a race track and does not apply to passes for which no fee is charged.
    (e) Amounts received by the Authority from the admission tax shall be used to retire the bonds issued to finance the race track.
(Source: P.A. 86-1470.)