(230 ILCS 5/28.1)
(a) Beginning on January 1, 2000, moneys collected by the Department of
Revenue and the Racing Board pursuant to Section 26 or Section 27
of this Act shall be deposited into the Horse Racing Fund, which is hereby
created as a special fund in the State Treasury.
(b) Appropriations, as approved by the General
Assembly, may be made from
the Horse Racing Fund to the Board to pay the
salaries of the Board members, secretary, stewards,
directors of mutuels, veterinarians, representatives, accountants,
clerks, stenographers, inspectors and other employees of the Board, and
all expenses of the Board incident to the administration of this Act,
including, but not limited to, all expenses and salaries incident to the
taking of saliva and urine samples in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the Board.
(d) Beginning January 1, 2000, payments to all programs in existence on the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1999 that are identified in Sections
26(c), 26(f), 26(h)(11)(C), and 28, subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f),
(g), and (h) of Section 30, and subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g),
and (h) of Section 31 shall be made from the General Revenue Fund at the
funding levels determined by amounts paid under this Act in calendar year
1998. Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, payments to the Peoria Park District shall be made from the General Revenue Fund at the funding level determined by amounts paid to that park district for museum purposes under this Act in calendar year 1994.
If an inter-track wagering location licensee's facility changes its location, then the payments associated with that facility under this subsection (d) for museum purposes shall be paid to the park district in the area where the facility relocates, and the payments shall be used for museum purposes. If the facility does not relocate to a park district, then the payments shall be paid to the taxing district that is responsible for park or museum expenditures.
(e) Beginning July 1, 2006, the payment authorized under subsection (d) to museums and aquariums located in park districts of over 500,000 population shall be paid to museums, aquariums, and zoos in amounts determined by Museums in the Park, an association of museums, aquariums, and zoos located on Chicago Park District property.
(f) Beginning July 1, 2007, the Children's Discovery Museum in Normal, Illinois shall receive payments from the General Revenue Fund at the funding level determined by the amounts paid to the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois under this Section in calendar year 2006.
(Source: P.A. 98-624, eff. 1-29-14.)