(110 ILCS 15/1)
(from Ch. 144, par. 261)
No State supported college or university may construct or operate,
directly or indirectly through any other public or private organization,
any new housing project nor acquire any property for such construction
without the prior determination by and approval of the General Assembly
that the specific project or acquisition of property is in the public
interest. However, no prior determination or approval of the General
Assembly is necessary for a State supported college or university to
reconstruct or rebuild any building that has been damaged or destroyed by a
tornado, flood, wind or other act of God. For purposes of this Act,
"housing project" includes apartments, rooming houses, guest houses,
hotels, motels and all other similar housing units, permanent or temporary,
but does not include student residence halls or dormitories.
No prior determination or approval of the General Assembly is necessary
for a State supported college or university to construct, build or
reconstruct any type of apartments or housing to be occupied solely by the
college or university staff or faculty and their families or to construct,
build or reconstruct up to 25 hotel, motel or guest rooms.
This Act does not apply to housing projects approved by the Board of
Higher Education before January 1, 1968.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2215.)