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FINANCE
(30 ILCS 390/) School Construction Bond Act.

30 ILCS 390/1

    (30 ILCS 390/1) (from Ch. 122, par. 1201)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "School Construction Bond Act".
(Source: P.A. 78-220.)

30 ILCS 390/2

    (30 ILCS 390/2) (from Ch. 122, par. 1202)
    Sec. 2. The General Assembly has examined the long-term capital facility and land needs of the local school districts within the State of Illinois. The General Assembly also recognizes the State of Illinois' primary responsibility for financing the system of public education. The objective of this Act is to provide for capital facilities planning assistance and to provide such capital facilities consisting of buildings, structures, durable equipment and land as will permit the State's elementary, vocational and secondary schools to provide the People of Illinois with essential educational services and the issuance and sale of the Bonds in an economical and efficient method of financing such planning assistance, acquisitions, construction, development, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning and installation. This Act will also provide funds for making grants to school districts for debt service on bonds issued for such capital purposes after January 1, 1969. As used in this Act, "School District" means any school district or special charter district as defined in Section 1-3 of "The School Code" approved March 18, 1961, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 79-1480.)

30 ILCS 390/3

    (30 ILCS 390/3) (from Ch. 122, par. 1203)
    Sec. 3. The State of Illinois is authorized to issue, sell and provide for the retirement of general obligation bonds of the State of Illinois in the amount of $330,000,000 hereinafter called the "Bonds", for the specific purpose of providing funds to make grants to local school districts for capital facilities program planning assistance and for the acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, financing, architectural planning and installation of capital facilities, including but not limited to those required for special education building projects provided for in Article 14 of The School Code, consisting of buildings, structures, and durable equipment and for the acquisition and improvement of real property and interests in real property required, or expected to be required, in connection therewith and for debt service on school district bonds issued for such purposes after January 1, 1969.
    The proceeds from the sale of the Bonds shall be used in the following specific manner:
    (a) $251,550,000, with the addition of such sums as may be authorized under Subsection (c) of this Section, for grants to school districts for capital facilities program planning assistance and for the acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation improvement, architectural planning and installation of capital facilities consisting of buildings, structures, durable equipment and land for educational purposes; and
    (b) $58,450,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for grants to school districts for the making of principal and interest payments, required to be made, on bonds issued by such school districts after January 1, 1969, pursuant to any indenture, ordinance, resolution, agreement or contract to provide funds for the acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning and installation of capital facilities consisting of buildings, structures, durable equipment and land for educational purposes or for lease payments required to be made by a school district for principal and interest payments on bonds issued by a Public Building Commission after January 1, 1969; and
    (c) $20,000,000 for reimbursements to school districts for the acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning and installation of capital facilities consisting of buildings, structures, durable equipment and land for special education building projects as provided for in Article 14 of The School Code.
    (d) If, in any fiscal year, the funds appropriated for grants to school districts under Subsection (b) of this Section are not needed in their entirety for the purpose of grants to school districts for debt service, the surplus funds may be used for grants to accomplish the purposes of Subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 84-832.)

30 ILCS 390/4

    (30 ILCS 390/4) (from Ch. 122, par. 1204)
    Sec. 4. The Bonds shall be issued and sold from time to time in such amounts as directed by the Governor, upon recommendation by the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. The Bonds shall be serial bonds and shall be in such form, in the denomination of $5,000 or some multiple thereof, payable within 30 years from their date, bearing interest payable annually or semi-annually from their date at the rate of not more than 7% per annum, and be dated as shall be fixed and determined by the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget in the order authorizing the issuance and sale of the Bonds, which order shall be approved by the Governor prior to the giving of notice of the sale of any of the Bonds. Said Bonds shall be payable as to both principal and interest at such place or places, within or without the State of Illinois, and may be made registrable as to either principal or as to both principal and interest, as shall be fixed and determined by the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget in the order authorizing the issuance and sale of such Bonds. The Bonds may be callable as fixed and determined by the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget in the order authorizing the issuance and sale of the Bonds; provided however, that the State shall not pay a premium of more than 3% of the principal of any Bonds so called.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

30 ILCS 390/5

    (30 ILCS 390/5) (from Ch. 122, par. 1205)
    Sec. 5.
    The Bonds shall be signed by the Governor and attested by the Secretary of State under the printed facsimile seal of the State and countersigned by the Treasurer by his manual signature or by his duly authorized deputy. The signatures of the Governor and the Secretary of State may be printed facsimile signatures. Interest coupons with facsimile signatures of the Governor, Secretary of State and Treasurer may be attached to the Bonds. The fact that an officer whose signature or facsimile thereof appears on a Bond or interest coupon no longer holds such office at the time the Bond or coupon is delivered shall not invalidate such Bond or interest coupon.
(Source: P.A. 78-220.)

30 ILCS 390/6

    (30 ILCS 390/6) (from Ch. 122, par. 1206)
    Sec. 6. The Bonds shall be sold from time to time by the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget to the highest and best bidders, for not less than their par value, upon sealed bids, at not exceeding the maximum interest rate fixed in the order authorizing the issuance of the Bonds, provided, that at no one time shall Bonds in excess of the amount of $150,000,000 be offered for sale. The right to reject any and all bids may be reserved. The Secretary of State shall, from time to time, as the Bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least two daily newspapers, one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase the Bonds. Each of such advertisements for proposals shall be published once at least 10 days prior to the date of the opening of the bids. The executed Bonds shall, upon payment therefore, be delivered to the purchaser, and the proceeds of the Bonds shall be paid into the State Treasury. The proceeds of the Bonds shall be deposited in a separate fund known as the "School Construction Fund", which separate fund is hereby created.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

30 ILCS 390/7

    (30 ILCS 390/7) (from Ch. 122, par. 1207)
    Sec. 7. At all times, the proceeds from the sale of the Bonds are subject to appropriation by the General Assembly to the Capital Development Board or its successor, or, for the 1976 and 1977 fiscal years only, to the State Board of Education for reimbursements for special education building purposes. Proceeds from the sale of Bonds which are appropriated to the Capital Development Board may be expended, with approval of the Governor, in such amounts and at such times as the Capital Development Board deems necessary or desirable for the specific purposes contemplated by this Act. Proceeds from the sale of Bonds which are appropriated to the State Board of Education for the 1976 and 1977 fiscal years only for reimbursements for special education building purposes may be expended in such amounts and at such times as the State Board of Education deems necessary or desirable.
(Source: P.A. 79-1480.)

30 ILCS 390/8

    (30 ILCS 390/8) (from Ch. 122, par. 1208)
    Sec. 8. The Treasurer may, with the approval of the Governor, invest and reinvest any money in the School Construction Fund in the State Treasury which, in the opinion of the Governor communicated in writing to the Treasurer, is not needed for current expenditures due or about to become due from such funds. Such investments shall be made at the existing market price and in any event not to exceed 102% or par plus accrued interest, in obligations, the principal of and interest on which is guaranteed by the United States Government, or any certificates of deposit of any savings and loan association or State or national bank which are fully secured by obligations, the principal of and interest on which is guaranteed by the United States Government or secured by bonds of this State or any of its units of local government, school districts, or public community college districts or municipal bonds of other states, or bonds, notes or debentures of the Illinois Building Authority, Illinois Toll Highway Authority, or Illinois Housing Development Authority. Securities of other states and their political subdivisions shall not be accepted at an amount exceeding 90% of their market value. All securities shall be subject to acceptance only upon the approval of the Treasurer. The cost price of all such obligations shall be considered as cash in the custody of the Treasurer, and such obligations shall be conveyed at cost price as cash by the Treasurer to his successor. The money in the School Construction Fund in the form of such obligations shall be set up by the Treasurer as separate accounts and shown distinctly in every report issued by him regarding fund balances. All earnings received upon any such investment shall be paid into the School Construction Bond Retirement and Interest Fund. All of the monies other than accrued interest received from the sale of redemption of such investments shall be replaced by the Treasurer in the funds from which the money was removed for such investment.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

30 ILCS 390/9

    (30 ILCS 390/9) (from Ch. 122, par. 1209)
    Sec. 9.
    To provide for the manner of repayment of the Bonds, the Governor shall include an appropriation in each annual State Budget of monies in such amount as shall be necessary and sufficient, for the period covered by such budget, to pay the interest, as it shall accrue, on all Bonds issued under this Act and also to pay and discharge the principal of the Bonds as shall by their terms fall due during such period. A separate fund in the State Treasury called the "School Construction Bond Retirement and Interest Fund" is hereby created. The General Assembly shall make appropriations to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds from the School Construction Bond Retirement and Interest Fund. If for any reason the General Assembly fails to make appropriations of amounts sufficient for the State to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds as the same shall by the terms of the Bonds become due, this Act shall constitute an irrevocable and continuing appropriation of all amounts necessary for that purpose, and the irrevocable and continuing authority for and direction to the Comptroller and to the Treasurer of the State to make the necessary transfers out of and disbursements from the revenues and funds of the State available for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 78-3rd S.S.-24.)

30 ILCS 390/10

    (30 ILCS 390/10) (from Ch. 122, par. 1210)
    Sec. 10.
    All Bonds issued in accordance with the provisions of this Act shall be direct, general obligations of the State of Illinois and shall so state on the face thereof, and the full faith and credit of the State of Illinois are hereby pledged for the punctual payment of the interest thereon as the same shall become due and for the punctual payment of the principal thereof at maturity, and the provisions of this Section shall be irrepealable until all such Bonds are paid in full as to both principal and interest.
(Source: P.A. 78-220.)

30 ILCS 390/11

    (30 ILCS 390/11) (from Ch. 122, par. 1211)
    Sec. 11. If the State fails to pay the principal of or interest on any of the Bonds as the same become due, a civil action to compel payment may be instituted in the Supreme Court of Illinois as a court of original jurisdiction by the holder or holders of the Bonds on which such default of payment exists. Delivery of a summons and a copy of the complaint to the Attorney General shall constitute sufficient service to give the Supreme Court of Illinois jurisdiction of the subject matter of such a suit and jurisdiction over the State and its officers named as defendants for the purpose of compelling such payment. Any case, controversy or cause of action concerning the validity of this Act relates to the revenue of the State of Illinois.
    If the Supreme Court of Illinois denies the holder or holders of bonds leave to file an original action in the Supreme Court, the bond holder or holders may bring the action in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 79-1363.)

30 ILCS 390/12

    (30 ILCS 390/12) (from Ch. 122, par. 1212)
    Sec. 12. Upon each delivery of Bonds authorized to be issued under this Act, the Comptroller shall compute and certify to the State Treasurer the total amount of principal of and interest on the Bonds issued that will be payable in order to retire such Bonds and the amount of principal of and interest on such Bonds that will be payable on each payment date according to the tenure of such Bonds during the then current and each succeeding fiscal year. On or before the last day of the month preceding each payment date, the Treasurer and the Comptroller shall transfer from the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury to the School Construction Bond Retirement and Interest Fund a sum of money, appropriated for such purpose, so such Fund contains an amount equal to the aggregate of the amount of principal of and interest on the Bonds payable by the terms of the Bonds on the next payment date. Such computations and transfers shall be made for each series of the Bonds issued and delivered. The transfer of monies herein above directed is not required if monies in the School Construction Bond Retirement and Interest Fund received from other sources are more than the amount otherwise to be transferred as hereinabove provided, and if the Governor notifies the Comptroller and the Treasurer of such fact.
(Source: P.A. 83-1280.)

30 ILCS 390/13

    (30 ILCS 390/13) (from Ch. 122, par. 1213)
    Sec. 13.
    The State of Illinois is authorized, from time to time as the Governor shall determine, to issue, sell and provide for the retirement of Bonds of the State of Illinois for the sole purpose of refunding all or any portion of the principal of the Bonds; provided that such refunding bonds shall mature no later than the final maturity date of the Bonds being refunded. Such refunding bonds shall in all other respects be subject to the terms and conditions of Sections 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of this Act. The principal amount of any such refunding bonds shall not exceed 103% of the principal amount of the Bonds refunded with the proceeds of such refunding Bonds.
(Source: P.A. 78-220.)

30 ILCS 390/14

    (30 ILCS 390/14) (from Ch. 122, par. 1214)
    Sec. 14.
    If any Section, sentence, or clause of this Act is for any reason held invalid or to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-220.)

30 ILCS 390/15

    (30 ILCS 390/15) (from Ch. 122, par. 1215)
    Sec. 15. After December 1, 1984 no additional bonds shall be issued or sold pursuant to this Act; instead all State of Illinois general obligation bonds shall be issued and sold pursuant to the "General Obligation Bond Act".
(Source: P.A. 83-1490.)