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(20 ILCS 1135/) Superconducting Super Collider Act.

20 ILCS 1135/1

    (20 ILCS 1135/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 2751)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Superconducting Super Collider Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-647.)

20 ILCS 1135/2

    (20 ILCS 1135/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 2752)
    Sec. 2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1200. Repealed by P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 1135/2a

    (20 ILCS 1135/2a) (from Ch. 127, par. 2752a)
    Sec. 2a. The Department's Superconducting Super Collider land acquisition program may provide for compensation in excess of fair market value to the owner of any farmland, as defined in Section 1-60 of the Property Tax Code, which farmland is acquired by the Department for purposes of constructing the Superconducting Super Collider. However, only farmland which has been used as a farm for the 2 years immediately preceding acquisition of such farmland shall be subject to this Section. Farm dwellings subject to Section 10-145 of the Property Tax Code and other buildings and other improvements shall not be subject to the provisions of this Section. The Department in conjunction with the Department of Revenue shall conduct a study of farmland values since 1970 for all counties through which the SSC shall pass. The Department shall complete its study by December 31, 1988 and report its findings to the General Assembly. Upon completion of its study the Department shall develop guidelines by which it may compensate in excess of fair market value the owners of farmland acquired for the construction of the SSC.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

20 ILCS 1135/3

    (20 ILCS 1135/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 2753)
    Sec. 3. The rights of way, easements and stratified fee estates acquired shall not exceed 18,000 acres, and the land acquired in fee simple shall not exceed 5,000 acres.
(Source: P.A. 85-226.)

20 ILCS 1135/4

    (20 ILCS 1135/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 2754)
    Sec. 4. The Department of Natural Resources is authorized to lease, sell, give, donate, convey or otherwise transfer the property acquired under this Act to the United States Department of Energy. No conveyance of real property or instrument transferring property by the Department of Natural Resources to the United States Department of Energy shall be executed without the prior written approval of the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20 ILCS 1135/6

    (20 ILCS 1135/6) (from Ch. 127, par. 2756)
    Sec. 6. The Superconducting Super Collider shall be exempt from the laws, ordinances, codes, regulations, plans or licensing procedures of all units of local government, including home-rule units, in the State. This exemption shall include but not be limited to, laws, ordinances, codes, plans, regulations or licensing procedures related to building construction, zoning and location, plumbing, life safety and environmental protection. The exemption shall extend only to those buildings or facilities necessary for the actual construction, operation and maintenance of the Superconducting Super Collider and which are part of the facility built by the United States Department of Energy or the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 85-226.)

20 ILCS 1135/7

    (20 ILCS 1135/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 2757)
    Sec. 7. Whenever in the judgment of the Department it is necessary for construction or operation of the Superconducting Super Collider to relocate existing facilities, wherever located, the cost of such facility may be deemed a part of the Superconducting Super Collider project land acquisition and the Department may, on behalf of the State, pay such costs. Existing facilities includes, public utilities, commercial or industrial facilities, residential buildings, farm buildings, and such other private or public owned buildings or facilities as the Department deems necessary for relocation.
    The Department is authorized to operate a relocation program to the extent permitted by Illinois law and pay such costs of relocation as is provided in the Federal "Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act", Public Law 91-646, as hereinafter amended. The Department is authorized to exceed the maximum payment limits of the Uniform Act when and where necessary to assure the provision of decent, safe and sanitary housing or location.
(Source: P.A. 85-226.)

20 ILCS 1135/8

    (20 ILCS 1135/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 2758)
    Sec. 8. There is hereby created the Superconducting Super Collider Construction Insurance Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. Appropriations from the Superconducting Super Collider Construction Insurance Fund shall be made to the Department for expenditure as provided in this Section. The Department is authorized to expend money appropriated from the Superconducting Super Collider Construction Insurance Fund to compensate real property owners from whom it has acquired a subsurface interest for actual damages caused by the construction of the Superconducting Super Collider. The Department shall make available to such property owners a preconstruction inspection. Such inspections shall be used to establish the preconstruction condition of all real property in which a subsurface interest has been purchased for the construction of the Superconducting Super Collider. Any property owner who does not consent to a Department inspection for the structural integrity of his property prior to commencement of the construction of the Superconducting Super Collider shall be deemed to have waived his claim to any compensation for actual damages from the Superconducting Super Collider Construction Insurance Fund.
    Any real property owner who has obtained a preconstruction inspection of his property shall be eligible to file a claim for actual damages to his real property caused by Superconducting Super Collider construction. Claims must be filed, on forms provided by the Department, within one year of the completion of the Superconducting Super Collider tunnel. The Department shall establish guidelines for the settlement of claims, and maximum awards for actual damages. Nothing contained in this Section is, or shall be construed to be, a waiver by the State of Illinois or the Department of any rights, claims, or causes of action the State of Illinois may have against any person, persons, or corporation, who may be liable or judged liable for actual damages sustained during the construction of the Superconducting Super Collider.
(Source: P.A. 85-1200.)