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35 ILCS 200/11-125

    (35 ILCS 200/11-125)
    Sec. 11-125. Department rules on railroad assessments. The Department may adopt rules and regulations as it considers necessary to carry out the provisions of Sections 11-70 through 11-120. The rules and regulations when adopted, if not inconsistent with this Code, shall be as binding and of the same effect as if contained in this Code.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1136; P.A. 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 11 Div. 4

    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 11 Div. 4 heading)

35 ILCS 200/11-130

    (35 ILCS 200/11-130)
    Sec. 11-130. Legislative findings. The General Assembly finds that it is the policy of this State to ensure and encourage the availability of safe potable water for our cities, villages, towns, and rural residents and that it has become increasingly difficult and cost prohibitive for smaller cities, towns, and villages to construct, maintain, or operate, to current standards, water treatment facilities. It is the further finding of the General Assembly that regional treatment facilities capable of supplying several cities, villages, towns, public water districts, public water commissions, and rural water companies with treated water offer a viable economic solution to this concern and it should be the policy of the State to encourage the construction and operation of regional water treatment facilities capable of providing treated, potable water to cities, villages, towns, public water districts, public water commissions, and rural water companies, thereby relieving the burden on those entities and their citizens from constructing and maintaining their own individual treatment facilities.
(Source: P.A. 92-278, eff. 1-1-02.)

35 ILCS 200/11-135

    (35 ILCS 200/11-135)
    Sec. 11-135. Definitions. For purposes of this Division 4:
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Revenue.
    "Not for profit corporation" means an Illinois corporation organized and existing under the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986 in good standing with the State and having been granted status as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any successor or similar provision of the Internal Revenue Code.
    "Public water commission" means a water commission organized and existing under Division 135 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
    "Public water district" means a water district organized and existing under the Public Water District Act.
    "Qualifying water treatment facility" means a water treatment facility that is owned by a not for profit corporation whose members consist exclusively of one or more incorporated city, village, or town of this State, and any number of public water districts, any number of public water commissions, or any number of rural water companies and that sells potable water to the corporation's members on a mutual or cooperative and not for profit basis.
    "Rural water company" means a not for profit corporation whose primary purpose is to own, maintain, and operate a potable water distribution system distributing water to residences, farms, or businesses exclusively in the State of Illinois and not otherwise served by any city, village, town, public water district, or public water commission.
    "Water treatment facility" means a plant or facility whose primary function is to treat raw water and to produce potable water for distribution, together with all other real and personal property reasonably necessary to collect, treat, or distribute the water.
(Source: P.A. 92-278, eff. 1-1-02.)

35 ILCS 200/11-140

    (35 ILCS 200/11-140)
    Sec. 11-140. Valuation policy. Qualifying water treatment facilities shall be valued for purposes of computing the assessed valuation on the basis of 33 1/3% of the fair cash value.
(Source: P.A. 92-278, eff. 1-1-02.)

35 ILCS 200/11-145

    (35 ILCS 200/11-145)
    Sec. 11-145. Method of valuation for qualifying water treatment facilities. To determine 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of any qualifying water treatment facility in assessing the facility, the Department shall take into consideration the probable net value that could be realized by the owner if the facility were removed and sold at a fair, voluntary sale, giving due account to the expense of removal, site restoration, and transportation. The net value shall be considered to be 33 1/3% of fair cash value.
(Source: P.A. 92-278, eff. 1-1-02.)

35 ILCS 200/11-150

    (35 ILCS 200/11-150)
    Sec. 11-150. Exclusion of for-profit water treatment facilities. In no event shall the valuation set forth in this Division 4 be available to a water treatment facility that sells water "for profit".
(Source: P.A. 92-278, eff. 1-1-02.)

35 ILCS 200/11-155

    (35 ILCS 200/11-155)
    Sec. 11-155. Assessment authority. For assessment purposes, a qualifying water treatment facility shall provide proof of a valid facility number issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and be assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 101-199, eff. 8-2-19.)