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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 3501/) Illinois Finance Authority Act.

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 801

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 801 heading)
ARTICLE 801
GENERAL PROVISIONS

20 ILCS 3501/801-1

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-1)
    Sec. 801-1. Short Title. Articles 801 through 845 of this Act may be cited as the Illinois Finance Authority Act. References to "this Act" in Articles 801 through 845 are references to the Illinois Finance Authority Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-5)
    Sec. 801-5. Findings and declaration of policy. The General Assembly hereby finds, determines and declares:
    (a) that there are a number of existing State authorities authorized to issue bonds to alleviate the conditions and promote the objectives set forth below; and to provide a stronger, better coordinated development effort, it is determined to be in the interest of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of all the people of the State to consolidate certain of such existing authorities into one finance authority;
    (b) that involuntary unemployment affects the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of the State of Illinois;
    (c) that the economic burdens resulting from involuntary unemployment fall in part upon the State in the form of public assistance and reduced tax revenues, and in the event the unemployed worker and his family migrate elsewhere to find work, may also fall upon the municipalities and other taxing districts within the areas of unemployment in the form of reduced tax revenues, thereby endangering their financial ability to support necessary governmental services for their remaining inhabitants;
    (d) that a vigorous growing economy is the basic source of job opportunities;
    (e) that protection against involuntary unemployment, its economic burdens and the spread of economic stagnation can best be provided by promoting, attracting, stimulating and revitalizing industry, manufacturing and commerce in the State;
    (f) that the State has a responsibility to help create a favorable climate for new and improved job opportunities for its citizens by encouraging the development of commercial businesses and industrial and manufacturing plants within the State;
    (g) that increased availability of funds for construction of new facilities and the expansion and improvement of existing facilities for industrial, commercial and manufacturing facilities will provide for new and continued employment in the construction industry and alleviate the burden of unemployment;
    (h) that in the absence of direct governmental subsidies the unaided operations of private enterprise do not provide sufficient resources for residential construction, rehabilitation, rental or purchase, and that support from housing related commercial facilities is one means of stimulating residential construction, rehabilitation, rental and purchase;
    (i) that it is in the public interest and the policy of this State to foster and promote by all reasonable means the provision of adequate capital markets and facilities for borrowing money by units of local government, and for the financing of their respective public improvements and other governmental purposes within the State from proceeds of bonds or notes issued by those governmental units; and to assist local governmental units in fulfilling their needs for those purposes by use of creation of indebtedness;
    (j) that it is in the public interest and the policy of this State to the extent possible, to reduce the costs of indebtedness to taxpayers and residents of this State and to encourage continued investor interest in the purchase of bonds or notes of governmental units as sound and preferred securities for investment; and to encourage governmental units to continue their independent undertakings of public improvements and other governmental purposes and the financing thereof, and to assist them in those activities by making funds available at reduced interest costs for orderly financing of those purposes, especially during periods of restricted credit or money supply, and particularly for those governmental units not otherwise able to borrow for those purposes;
    (k) that in this State the following conditions exist: (i) an inadequate supply of funds at interest rates sufficiently low to enable persons engaged in agriculture in this State to pursue agricultural operations at present levels; (ii) that such inability to pursue agricultural operations lessens the supply of agricultural commodities available to fulfill the needs of the citizens of this State; (iii) that such inability to continue operations decreases available employment in the agricultural sector of the State and results in unemployment and its attendant problems; (iv) that such conditions prevent the acquisition of an adequate capital stock of farm equipment and machinery, much of which is manufactured in this State, therefore impairing the productivity of agricultural land and, further, causing unemployment or lack of appropriate increase in employment in such manufacturing; (v) that such conditions are conducive to consolidation of acreage of agricultural land with fewer individuals living and farming on the traditional family farm; (vi) that these conditions result in a loss in population, unemployment and movement of persons from rural to urban areas accompanied by added costs to communities for creation of new public facilities and services; (vii) that there have been recurrent shortages of funds for agricultural purposes from private market sources at reasonable rates of interest; (viii) that these shortages have made the sale and purchase of agricultural land to family farmers a virtual impossibility in many parts of the State; (ix) that the ordinary operations of private enterprise have not in the past corrected these conditions; and (x) that a stable supply of adequate funds for agricultural financing is required to encourage family farmers in an orderly and sustained manner and to reduce the problems described above;
    (l) that for the benefit of the people of the State of Illinois, the conduct and increase of their commerce, the protection and enhancement of their welfare, the development of continued prosperity and the improvement of their health and living conditions it is essential that all the people of the State be given the fullest opportunity to learn and to develop their intellectual and mental capacities and skills; that to achieve these ends it is of the utmost importance that private institutions of higher education within the State be provided with appropriate additional means to assist the people of the State in achieving the required levels of learning and development of their intellectual and mental capacities and skills and that cultural institutions within the State be provided with appropriate additional means to expand the services and resources which they offer for the cultural, intellectual, scientific, educational and artistic enrichment of the people of the State;
    (m) that in order to foster civic and neighborhood pride, citizens require access to facilities such as educational institutions, recreation, parks and open spaces, entertainment and sports, a reliable transportation network, cultural facilities and theaters and other facilities as authorized by this Act, and that it is in the best interests of the State to lower the costs of all such facilities by providing financing through the State;
    (n) that to preserve and protect the health of the citizens of the State, and lower the costs of health care, that financing for health facilities should be provided through the State; and it is hereby declared to be the policy of the State, in the interest of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of all the people of the State, to address the conditions noted above, to increase job opportunities and to retain existing jobs in the State, by making available through the Illinois Finance Authority, hereinafter created, funds for the development, improvement and creation of industrial, housing, local government, educational, health, public purpose and other projects; to issue its bonds and notes to make funds at reduced rates and on more favorable terms for borrowing by local governmental units through the purchase of the bonds or notes of the governmental units; and to make or acquire loans for the acquisition and development of agricultural facilities; to provide financing for private institutions of higher education, cultural institutions, health facilities and other facilities and projects as authorized by this Act; and to grant broad powers to the Illinois Finance Authority to accomplish and to carry out these policies of the State which are in the public interest of the State and of its taxpayers and residents; and
    (o) that providing financing alternatives for projects that are located outside the State that are owned, operated, leased, managed by, or otherwise affiliated with, institutions located within the State would promote the economy of the State for the benefit of the health, welfare, safety, trade, commerce, industry, and economy of the people of the State by creating employment opportunities in the State and lowering the cost of accessing healthcare, private education, or cultural institutions in the State by reducing the cost of financing or operating those projects.
(Source: P.A. 96-1021, eff. 7-12-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-10)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-90)
    Sec. 801-10. Definitions. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Act, shall have the following meanings, except in such instances where the context may clearly indicate otherwise:
    (a) The term "Authority" means the Illinois Finance Authority created by this Act.
    (b) The term "project" means an industrial project, conservation project, housing project, public purpose project, higher education project, health facility project, cultural institution project, municipal bond program project, agricultural facility or agribusiness, and "project" may include any combination of one or more of the foregoing undertaken jointly by any person with one or more other persons.
    (c) The term "public purpose project" means any project or facility including without limitation land, buildings, structures, machinery, equipment and all other real and personal property, which is authorized or required by law to be acquired, constructed, improved, rehabilitated, reconstructed, replaced or maintained by any unit of government or any other lawful public purpose which is authorized or required by law to be undertaken by any unit of government.
    (d) The term "industrial project" means the acquisition, construction, refurbishment, creation, development or redevelopment of any facility, equipment, machinery, real property or personal property for use by any instrumentality of the State or its political subdivisions, for use by any person or institution, public or private, for profit or not for profit, or for use in any trade or business including, but not limited to, any industrial, manufacturing or commercial enterprise that is located within or outside the State, provided that, with respect to a project involving property located outside the State, the property must be owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State, and which is (1) a capital project including but not limited to: (i) land and any rights therein, one or more buildings, structures or other improvements, machinery and equipment, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, and whether or not located on the same site or sites; (ii) all appurtenances and facilities incidental to the foregoing, including, but not limited to utilities, access roads, railroad sidings, track, docking and similar facilities, parking facilities, dockage, wharfage, railroad roadbed, track, trestle, depot, terminal, switching and signaling or related equipment, site preparation and landscaping; and (iii) all non-capital costs and expenses relating thereto or (2) any addition to, renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of a capital project or (3) any activity or undertaking within or outside the State, provided that, with respect to a project involving property located outside the State, the property must be owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State, which the Authority determines will aid, assist or encourage economic growth, development or redevelopment within the State or any area thereof, will promote the expansion, retention or diversification of employment opportunities within the State or any area thereof or will aid in stabilizing or developing any industry or economic sector of the State economy. The term "industrial project" also means the production of motion pictures.
    (e) The term "bond" or "bonds" shall include bonds, notes (including bond, grant or revenue anticipation notes), certificates and/or other evidences of indebtedness representing an obligation to pay money, including refunding bonds.
    (f) The terms "lease agreement" and "loan agreement" shall mean: (i) an agreement whereby a project acquired by the Authority by purchase, gift or lease is leased to any person, corporation or unit of local government which will use or cause the project to be used as a project as heretofore defined upon terms providing for lease rental payments at least sufficient to pay when due all principal of, interest and premium, if any, on any bonds of the Authority issued with respect to such project, providing for the maintenance, insuring and operation of the project on terms satisfactory to the Authority, providing for disposition of the project upon termination of the lease term, including purchase options or abandonment of the premises, and such other terms as may be deemed desirable by the Authority, or (ii) any agreement pursuant to which the Authority agrees to loan the proceeds of its bonds issued with respect to a project or other funds of the Authority to any person which will use or cause the project to be used as a project as heretofore defined upon terms providing for loan repayment installments at least sufficient to pay when due all principal of, interest and premium, if any, on any bonds of the Authority, if any, issued with respect to the project, and providing for maintenance, insurance and other matters as may be deemed desirable by the Authority.
    (g) The term "financial aid" means the expenditure of Authority funds or funds provided by the Authority through the issuance of its bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness or from other sources for the development, construction, acquisition or improvement of a project.
    (h) The term "person" means an individual, corporation, unit of government, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, 2 or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal entity.
    (i) The term "unit of government" means the federal government, the State or unit of local government, a school district, or any agency or instrumentality, office, officer, department, division, bureau, commission, college or university thereof.
    (j) The term "health facility" means: (a) any public or private institution, place, building, or agency required to be licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act; (b) any public or private institution, place, building, or agency required to be licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, or the ID/DD Community Care Act; (c) any public or licensed private hospital as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code; (d) any such facility exempted from such licensure when the Director of Public Health attests that such exempted facility meets the statutory definition of a facility subject to licensure; (e) any other public or private health service institution, place, building, or agency which the Director of Public Health attests is subject to certification by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Social Security Act, as now or hereafter amended, or which the Director of Public Health attests is subject to standard-setting by a recognized public or voluntary accrediting or standard-setting agency; (f) any public or private institution, place, building or agency engaged in providing one or more supporting services to a health facility; (g) any public or private institution, place, building or agency engaged in providing training in the healing arts, including but not limited to schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy or nursing, schools for the training of x-ray, laboratory or other health care technicians and schools for the training of para-professionals in the health care field; (h) any public or private congregate, life or extended care or elderly housing facility or any public or private home for the aged or infirm, including, without limitation, any Facility as defined in the Life Care Facilities Act; (i) any public or private mental, emotional or physical rehabilitation facility or any public or private educational, counseling, or rehabilitation facility or home, for those persons with a developmental disability, those who are physically ill or disabled, the emotionally disturbed, those persons with a mental illness or persons with learning or similar disabilities or problems; (j) any public or private alcohol, drug or substance abuse diagnosis, counseling treatment or rehabilitation facility, (k) any public or private institution, place, building or agency licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services or which is not so licensed but which the Director of Children and Family Services attests provides child care, child welfare or other services of the type provided by facilities subject to such licensure; (l) any public or private adoption agency or facility; and (m) any public or private blood bank or blood center. "Health facility" also means a public or private structure or structures suitable primarily for use as a laboratory, laundry, nurses or interns residence or other housing or hotel facility used in whole or in part for staff, employees or students and their families, patients or relatives of patients admitted for treatment or care in a health facility, or persons conducting business with a health facility, physician's facility, surgicenter, administration building, research facility, maintenance, storage or utility facility and all structures or facilities related to any of the foregoing or required or useful for the operation of a health facility, including parking or other facilities or other supporting service structures required or useful for the orderly conduct of such health facility. "Health facility" also means, with respect to a project located outside the State, any public or private institution, place, building, or agency which provides services similar to those described above, provided that such project is owned, operated, leased or managed by a participating health institution located within the State, or a participating health institution affiliated with an entity located within the State.
    (k) The term "participating health institution" means (i) a private corporation or association or (ii) a public entity of this State, in either case authorized by the laws of this State or the applicable state to provide or operate a health facility as defined in this Act and which, pursuant to the provisions of this Act, undertakes the financing, construction or acquisition of a project or undertakes the refunding or refinancing of obligations, loans, indebtedness or advances as provided in this Act.
    (l) The term "health facility project", means a specific health facility work or improvement to be financed or refinanced (including without limitation through reimbursement of prior expenditures), acquired, constructed, enlarged, remodeled, renovated, improved, furnished, or equipped, with funds provided in whole or in part hereunder, any accounts receivable, working capital, liability or insurance cost or operating expense financing or refinancing program of a health facility with or involving funds provided in whole or in part hereunder, or any combination thereof.
    (m) The term "bond resolution" means the resolution or resolutions authorizing the issuance of, or providing terms and conditions related to, bonds issued under this Act and includes, where appropriate, any trust agreement, trust indenture, indenture of mortgage or deed of trust providing terms and conditions for such bonds.
    (n) The term "property" means any real, personal or mixed property, whether tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, including, without limitation, any real estate, leasehold interests, appurtenances, buildings, easements, equipment, furnishings, furniture, improvements, machinery, rights of way, structures, accounts, contract rights or any interest therein.
    (o) The term "revenues" means, with respect to any project, the rents, fees, charges, interest, principal repayments, collections and other income or profit derived therefrom.
    (p) The term "higher education project" means, in the case of a private institution of higher education, an educational facility to be acquired, constructed, enlarged, remodeled, renovated, improved, furnished, or equipped, or any combination thereof.
    (q) The term "cultural institution project" means, in the case of a cultural institution, a cultural facility to be acquired, constructed, enlarged, remodeled, renovated, improved, furnished, or equipped, or any combination thereof.
    (r) The term "educational facility" means any property located within the State, or any property located outside the State, provided that, if the property is located outside the State, it must be owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State, in each case constructed or acquired before or after the effective date of this Act, which is or will be, in whole or in part, suitable for the instruction, feeding, recreation or housing of students, the conducting of research or other work of a private institution of higher education, the use by a private institution of higher education in connection with any educational, research or related or incidental activities then being or to be conducted by it, or any combination of the foregoing, including, without limitation, any such property suitable for use as or in connection with any one or more of the following: an academic facility, administrative facility, agricultural facility, assembly hall, athletic facility, auditorium, boating facility, campus, communication facility, computer facility, continuing education facility, classroom, dining hall, dormitory, exhibition hall, fire fighting facility, fire prevention facility, food service and preparation facility, gymnasium, greenhouse, health care facility, hospital, housing, instructional facility, laboratory, library, maintenance facility, medical facility, museum, offices, parking area, physical education facility, recreational facility, research facility, stadium, storage facility, student union, study facility, theatre or utility.
    (s) The term "cultural facility" means any property located within the State, or any property located outside the State, provided that, if the property is located outside the State, it must be owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State, in each case constructed or acquired before or after the effective date of this Act, which is or will be, in whole or in part, suitable for the particular purposes or needs of a cultural institution, including, without limitation, any such property suitable for use as or in connection with any one or more of the following: an administrative facility, aquarium, assembly hall, auditorium, botanical garden, exhibition hall, gallery, greenhouse, library, museum, scientific laboratory, theater or zoological facility, and shall also include, without limitation, books, works of art or music, animal, plant or aquatic life or other items for display, exhibition or performance. The term "cultural facility" includes buildings on the National Register of Historic Places which are owned or operated by nonprofit entities.
    (t) "Private institution of higher education" means a not-for-profit educational institution which is not owned by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which is authorized by law to provide a program of education beyond the high school level and which:
        (1) Admits as regular students only individuals
    
having a certificate of graduation from a high school, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate;
        (2) Provides an educational program for which it
    
awards a bachelor's degree, or provides an educational program, admission into which is conditioned upon the prior attainment of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, for which it awards a postgraduate degree, or provides not less than a 2-year program which is acceptable for full credit toward such a degree, or offers a 2-year program in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences which is designed to prepare the student to work as a technician and at a semiprofessional level in engineering, scientific, or other technological fields which require the understanding and application of basic engineering, scientific, or mathematical principles or knowledge;
        (3) Is accredited by a nationally recognized
    
accrediting agency or association or, if not so accredited, is an institution whose credits are accepted, on transfer, by not less than 3 institutions which are so accredited, for credit on the same basis as if transferred from an institution so accredited, and holds an unrevoked certificate of approval under the Private College Act from the Board of Higher Education, or is qualified as a "degree granting institution" under the Academic Degree Act; and
        (4) Does not discriminate in the admission of
    
students on the basis of race or color. "Private institution of higher education" also includes any "academic institution".
    (u) The term "academic institution" means any not-for-profit institution which is not owned by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which institution engages in, or facilitates academic, scientific, educational or professional research or learning in a field or fields of study taught at a private institution of higher education. Academic institutions include, without limitation, libraries, archives, academic, scientific, educational or professional societies, institutions, associations or foundations having such purposes.
    (v) The term "cultural institution" means any not-for-profit institution which is not owned by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which institution engages in the cultural, intellectual, scientific, educational or artistic enrichment of the people of the State. Cultural institutions include, without limitation, aquaria, botanical societies, historical societies, libraries, museums, performing arts associations or societies, scientific societies and zoological societies.
    (w) The term "affiliate" means, with respect to financing of an agricultural facility or an agribusiness, any lender, any person, firm or corporation controlled by, or under common control with, such lender, and any person, firm or corporation controlling such lender.
    (x) The term "agricultural facility" means land, any building or other improvement thereon or thereto, and any personal properties deemed necessary or suitable for use, whether or not now in existence, in farming, ranching, the production of agricultural commodities (including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture, hydroponics and silviculture) or the treating, processing or storing of such agricultural commodities when such activities are customarily engaged in by farmers as a part of farming and which land, building, improvement or personal property is located within the State, or is located outside the State, provided, that if such property is located outside the State, it must be owned, operated, leased, or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State.
    (y) The term "lender" with respect to financing of an agricultural facility or an agribusiness, means any federal or State chartered bank, Federal Land Bank, Production Credit Association, Bank for Cooperatives, federal or State chartered savings and loan association or building and loan association, Small Business Investment Company or any other institution qualified within this State to originate and service loans, including, but without limitation to, insurance companies, credit unions and mortgage loan companies. "Lender" also means a wholly owned subsidiary of a manufacturer, seller or distributor of goods or services that makes loans to businesses or individuals, commonly known as a "captive finance company".
    (z) The term "agribusiness" means any sole proprietorship, limited partnership, co-partnership, joint venture, corporation or cooperative which operates or will operate a facility located within the State or outside the State, provided, that if any facility is located outside the State, it must be owned, operated, leased, or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State, that is related to the processing of agricultural commodities (including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture, hydroponics and silviculture) or the manufacturing, production or construction of agricultural buildings, structures, equipment, implements, and supplies, or any other facilities or processes used in agricultural production. Agribusiness includes but is not limited to the following:
        (1) grain handling and processing, including grain
    
storage, drying, treatment, conditioning, mailing and packaging;
        (2) seed and feed grain development and processing;
        (3) fruit and vegetable processing, including
    
preparation, canning and packaging;
        (4) processing of livestock and livestock products,
    
dairy products, poultry and poultry products, fish or apiarian products, including slaughter, shearing, collecting, preparation, canning and packaging;
        (5) fertilizer and agricultural chemical
    
manufacturing, processing, application and supplying;
        (6) farm machinery, equipment and implement
    
manufacturing and supplying;
        (7) manufacturing and supplying of agricultural
    
commodity processing machinery and equipment, including machinery and equipment used in slaughter, treatment, handling, collecting, preparation, canning or packaging of agricultural commodities;
        (8) farm building and farm structure manufacturing,
    
construction and supplying;
        (9) construction, manufacturing, implementation,
    
supplying or servicing of irrigation, drainage and soil and water conservation devices or equipment;
        (10) fuel processing and development facilities that
    
produce fuel from agricultural commodities or byproducts;
        (11) facilities and equipment for processing and
    
packaging agricultural commodities specifically for export;
        (12) facilities and equipment for forestry product
    
processing and supplying, including sawmilling operations, wood chip operations, timber harvesting operations, and manufacturing of prefabricated buildings, paper, furniture or other goods from forestry products;
        (13) facilities and equipment for research and
    
development of products, processes and equipment for the production, processing, preparation or packaging of agricultural commodities and byproducts.
    (aa) The term "asset" with respect to financing of any agricultural facility or any agribusiness, means, but is not limited to the following: cash crops or feed on hand; livestock held for sale; breeding stock; marketable bonds and securities; securities not readily marketable; accounts receivable; notes receivable; cash invested in growing crops; net cash value of life insurance; machinery and equipment; cars and trucks; farm and other real estate including life estates and personal residence; value of beneficial interests in trusts; government payments or grants; and any other assets.
    (bb) The term "liability" with respect to financing of any agricultural facility or any agribusiness shall include, but not be limited to the following: accounts payable; notes or other indebtedness owed to any source; taxes; rent; amounts owed on real estate contracts or real estate mortgages; judgments; accrued interest payable; and any other liability.
    (cc) The term "Predecessor Authorities" means those authorities as described in Section 845-75.
    (dd) The term "housing project" means a specific work or improvement located within the State or outside the State and undertaken to provide residential dwelling accommodations, including the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of lands, buildings and community facilities and in connection therewith to provide nonhousing facilities which are part of the housing project, including land, buildings, improvements, equipment and all ancillary facilities for use for offices, stores, retirement homes, hotels, financial institutions, service, health care, education, recreation or research establishments, or any other commercial purpose which are or are to be related to a housing development, provided that any work or improvement located outside the State is owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State, or any entity affiliated with an entity located within the State.
    (ee) The term "conservation project" means any project including the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, operation, or upgrade that is intended to create or expand open space or to reduce energy usage through efficiency measures. For the purpose of this definition, "open space" has the definition set forth under Section 10 of the Illinois Open Land Trust Act.
    (ff) The term "significant presence" means the existence within the State of the national or regional headquarters of an entity or group or such other facility of an entity or group of entities where a significant amount of the business functions are performed for such entity or group of entities.
    (gg) The term "municipal bond issuer" means the State or any other state or commonwealth of the United States, or any unit of local government, school district, agency or instrumentality, office, department, division, bureau, commission, college or university thereof located in the State or any other state or commonwealth of the United States.
    (hh) The term "municipal bond program project" means a program for the funding of the purchase of bonds, notes or other obligations issued by or on behalf of a municipal bond issuer.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-104)
    Sec. 801-10. Definitions. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Act, shall have the following meanings, except in such instances where the context may clearly indicate otherwise:
    (a) The term "Authority" means the Illinois Finance Authority created by this Act.
    (b) The term "project" means an industrial project, conservation project, housing project, public purpose project, higher education project, health facility project, cultural institution project, agricultural facility or agribusiness, and "project" may include any combination of one or more of the foregoing undertaken jointly by any person with one or more other persons.
    (c) The term "public purpose project" means any project or facility including without limitation land, buildings, structures, machinery, equipment and all other real and personal property, which is authorized or required by law to be acquired, constructed, improved, rehabilitated, reconstructed, replaced or maintained by any unit of government or any other lawful public purpose which is authorized or required by law to be undertaken by any unit of government.
    (d) The term "industrial project" means the acquisition, construction, refurbishment, creation, development or redevelopment of any facility, equipment, machinery, real property or personal property for use by any instrumentality of the State or its political subdivisions, for use by any person or institution, public or private, for profit or not for profit, or for use in any trade or business including, but not limited to, any industrial, manufacturing or commercial enterprise and which is (1) a capital project including but not limited to: (i) land and any rights therein, one or more buildings, structures or other improvements, machinery and equipment, whether now existing or hereafter acquired, and whether or not located on the same site or sites; (ii) all appurtenances and facilities incidental to the foregoing, including, but not limited to utilities, access roads, railroad sidings, track, docking and similar facilities, parking facilities, dockage, wharfage, railroad roadbed, track, trestle, depot, terminal, switching and signaling or related equipment, site preparation and landscaping; and (iii) all non-capital costs and expenses relating thereto or (2) any addition to, renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of a capital project or (3) any activity or undertaking which the Authority determines will aid, assist or encourage economic growth, development or redevelopment within the State or any area thereof, will promote the expansion, retention or diversification of employment opportunities within the State or any area thereof or will aid in stabilizing or developing any industry or economic sector of the State economy. The term "industrial project" also means the production of motion pictures.
    (e) The term "bond" or "bonds" shall include bonds, notes (including bond, grant or revenue anticipation notes), certificates and/or other evidences of indebtedness representing an obligation to pay money, including refunding bonds.
    (f) The terms "lease agreement" and "loan agreement" shall mean: (i) an agreement whereby a project acquired by the Authority by purchase, gift or lease is leased to any person, corporation or unit of local government which will use or cause the project to be used as a project as heretofore defined upon terms providing for lease rental payments at least sufficient to pay when due all principal of, interest and premium, if any, on any bonds of the Authority issued with respect to such project, providing for the maintenance, insuring and operation of the project on terms satisfactory to the Authority, providing for disposition of the project upon termination of the lease term, including purchase options or abandonment of the premises, and such other terms as may be deemed desirable by the Authority, or (ii) any agreement pursuant to which the Authority agrees to loan the proceeds of its bonds issued with respect to a project or other funds of the Authority to any person which will use or cause the project to be used as a project as heretofore defined upon terms providing for loan repayment installments at least sufficient to pay when due all principal of, interest and premium, if any, on any bonds of the Authority, if any, issued with respect to the project, and providing for maintenance, insurance and other matters as may be deemed desirable by the Authority.
    (g) The term "financial aid" means the expenditure of Authority funds or funds provided by the Authority through the issuance of its bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness or from other sources for the development, construction, acquisition or improvement of a project.
    (h) The term "person" means an individual, corporation, unit of government, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, 2 or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal entity.
    (i) The term "unit of government" means the federal government, the State or unit of local government, a school district, or any agency or instrumentality, office, officer, department, division, bureau, commission, college or university thereof.
    (j) The term "health facility" means: (a) any public or private institution, place, building, or agency required to be licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act; (b) any public or private institution, place, building, or agency required to be licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, or the ID/DD Community Care Act; (c) any public or licensed private hospital as defined in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code; (d) any such facility exempted from such licensure when the Director of Public Health attests that such exempted facility meets the statutory definition of a facility subject to licensure; (e) any other public or private health service institution, place, building, or agency which the Director of Public Health attests is subject to certification by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Social Security Act, as now or hereafter amended, or which the Director of Public Health attests is subject to standard-setting by a recognized public or voluntary accrediting or standard-setting agency; (f) any public or private institution, place, building or agency engaged in providing one or more supporting services to a health facility; (g) any public or private institution, place, building or agency engaged in providing training in the healing arts, including but not limited to schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy or nursing, schools for the training of x-ray, laboratory or other health care technicians and schools for the training of para-professionals in the health care field; (h) any public or private congregate, life or extended care or elderly housing facility or any public or private home for the aged or infirm, including, without limitation, any Facility as defined in the Life Care Facilities Act; (i) any public or private mental, emotional or physical rehabilitation facility or any public or private educational, counseling, or rehabilitation facility or home, for those persons with a developmental disability, those who are physically ill or disabled, the emotionally disturbed, those persons with a mental illness or persons with learning or similar disabilities or problems; (j) any public or private alcohol, drug or substance abuse diagnosis, counseling treatment or rehabilitation facility, (k) any public or private institution, place, building or agency licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services or which is not so licensed but which the Director of Children and Family Services attests provides child care, child welfare or other services of the type provided by facilities subject to such licensure; (l) any public or private adoption agency or facility; and (m) any public or private blood bank or blood center. "Health facility" also means a public or private structure or structures suitable primarily for use as a laboratory, laundry, nurses or interns residence or other housing or hotel facility used in whole or in part for staff, employees or students and their families, patients or relatives of patients admitted for treatment or care in a health facility, or persons conducting business with a health facility, physician's facility, surgicenter, administration building, research facility, maintenance, storage or utility facility and all structures or facilities related to any of the foregoing or required or useful for the operation of a health facility, including parking or other facilities or other supporting service structures required or useful for the orderly conduct of such health facility. "Health facility" also means, with respect to a project located outside the State, any public or private institution, place, building, or agency which provides services similar to those described above, provided that such project is owned, operated, leased or managed by a participating health institution located within the State, or a participating health institution affiliated with an entity located within the State.
    (k) The term "participating health institution" means (i) a private corporation or association or (ii) a public entity of this State, in either case authorized by the laws of this State or the applicable state to provide or operate a health facility as defined in this Act and which, pursuant to the provisions of this Act, undertakes the financing, construction or acquisition of a project or undertakes the refunding or refinancing of obligations, loans, indebtedness or advances as provided in this Act.
    (l) The term "health facility project", means a specific health facility work or improvement to be financed or refinanced (including without limitation through reimbursement of prior expenditures), acquired, constructed, enlarged, remodeled, renovated, improved, furnished, or equipped, with funds provided in whole or in part hereunder, any accounts receivable, working capital, liability or insurance cost or operating expense financing or refinancing program of a health facility with or involving funds provided in whole or in part hereunder, or any combination thereof.
    (m) The term "bond resolution" means the resolution or resolutions authorizing the issuance of, or providing terms and conditions related to, bonds issued under this Act and includes, where appropriate, any trust agreement, trust indenture, indenture of mortgage or deed of trust providing terms and conditions for such bonds.
    (n) The term "property" means any real, personal or mixed property, whether tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, including, without limitation, any real estate, leasehold interests, appurtenances, buildings, easements, equipment, furnishings, furniture, improvements, machinery, rights of way, structures, accounts, contract rights or any interest therein.
    (o) The term "revenues" means, with respect to any project, the rents, fees, charges, interest, principal repayments, collections and other income or profit derived therefrom.
    (p) The term "higher education project" means, in the case of a private institution of higher education, an educational facility to be acquired, constructed, enlarged, remodeled, renovated, improved, furnished, or equipped, or any combination thereof.
    (q) The term "cultural institution project" means, in the case of a cultural institution, a cultural facility to be acquired, constructed, enlarged, remodeled, renovated, improved, furnished, or equipped, or any combination thereof.
    (r) The term "educational facility" means any property located within the State, or any property located outside the State, provided that, if the property is located outside the State, it must be owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State, in each case constructed or acquired before or after the effective date of this Act, which is or will be, in whole or in part, suitable for the instruction, feeding, recreation or housing of students, the conducting of research or other work of a private institution of higher education, the use by a private institution of higher education in connection with any educational, research or related or incidental activities then being or to be conducted by it, or any combination of the foregoing, including, without limitation, any such property suitable for use as or in connection with any one or more of the following: an academic facility, administrative facility, agricultural facility, assembly hall, athletic facility, auditorium, boating facility, campus, communication facility, computer facility, continuing education facility, classroom, dining hall, dormitory, exhibition hall, fire fighting facility, fire prevention facility, food service and preparation facility, gymnasium, greenhouse, health care facility, hospital, housing, instructional facility, laboratory, library, maintenance facility, medical facility, museum, offices, parking area, physical education facility, recreational facility, research facility, stadium, storage facility, student union, study facility, theatre or utility.
    (s) The term "cultural facility" means any property located within the State, or any property located outside the State, provided that, if the property is located outside the State, it must be owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or an entity affiliated with an entity located within the State, in each case constructed or acquired before or after the effective date of this Act, which is or will be, in whole or in part, suitable for the particular purposes or needs of a cultural institution, including, without limitation, any such property suitable for use as or in connection with any one or more of the following: an administrative facility, aquarium, assembly hall, auditorium, botanical garden, exhibition hall, gallery, greenhouse, library, museum, scientific laboratory, theater or zoological facility, and shall also include, without limitation, books, works of art or music, animal, plant or aquatic life or other items for display, exhibition or performance. The term "cultural facility" includes buildings on the National Register of Historic Places which are owned or operated by nonprofit entities.
    (t) "Private institution of higher education" means a not-for-profit educational institution which is not owned by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which is authorized by law to provide a program of education beyond the high school level and which:
        (1) Admits as regular students only individuals
    
having a certificate of graduation from a high school, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate;
        (2) Provides an educational program for which it
    
awards a bachelor's degree, or provides an educational program, admission into which is conditioned upon the prior attainment of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, for which it awards a postgraduate degree, or provides not less than a 2-year program which is acceptable for full credit toward such a degree, or offers a 2-year program in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences which is designed to prepare the student to work as a technician and at a semiprofessional level in engineering, scientific, or other technological fields which require the understanding and application of basic engineering, scientific, or mathematical principles or knowledge;
        (3) Is accredited by a nationally recognized
    
accrediting agency or association or, if not so accredited, is an institution whose credits are accepted, on transfer, by not less than 3 institutions which are so accredited, for credit on the same basis as if transferred from an institution so accredited, and holds an unrevoked certificate of approval under the Private College Act from the Board of Higher Education, or is qualified as a "degree granting institution" under the Academic Degree Act; and
        (4) Does not discriminate in the admission of
    
students on the basis of race or color. "Private institution of higher education" also includes any "academic institution".
    (u) The term "academic institution" means any not-for-profit institution which is not owned by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which institution engages in, or facilitates academic, scientific, educational or professional research or learning in a field or fields of study taught at a private institution of higher education. Academic institutions include, without limitation, libraries, archives, academic, scientific, educational or professional societies, institutions, associations or foundations having such purposes.
    (v) The term "cultural institution" means any not-for-profit institution which is not owned by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof, which institution engages in the cultural, intellectual, scientific, educational or artistic enrichment of the people of the State. Cultural institutions include, without limitation, aquaria, botanical societies, historical societies, libraries, museums, performing arts associations or societies, scientific societies and zoological societies.
    (w) The term "affiliate" means, with respect to financing of an agricultural facility or an agribusiness, any lender, any person, firm or corporation controlled by, or under common control with, such lender, and any person, firm or corporation controlling such lender.
    (x) The term "agricultural facility" means land, any building or other improvement thereon or thereto, and any personal properties deemed necessary or suitable for use, whether or not now in existence, in farming, ranching, the production of agricultural commodities (including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture, hydroponics and silviculture) or the treating, processing or storing of such agricultural commodities when such activities are customarily engaged in by farmers as a part of farming.
    (y) The term "lender" with respect to financing of an agricultural facility or an agribusiness, means any federal or State chartered bank, Federal Land Bank, Production Credit Association, Bank for Cooperatives, federal or State chartered savings and loan association or building and loan association, Small Business Investment Company or any other institution qualified within this State to originate and service loans, including, but without limitation to, insurance companies, credit unions and mortgage loan companies. "Lender" also means a wholly owned subsidiary of a manufacturer, seller or distributor of goods or services that makes loans to businesses or individuals, commonly known as a "captive finance company".
    (z) The term "agribusiness" means any sole proprietorship, limited partnership, co-partnership, joint venture, corporation or cooperative which operates or will operate a facility located within the State of Illinois that is related to the processing of agricultural commodities (including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture, hydroponics and silviculture) or the manufacturing, production or construction of agricultural buildings, structures, equipment, implements, and supplies, or any other facilities or processes used in agricultural production. Agribusiness includes but is not limited to the following:
        (1) grain handling and processing, including grain
    
storage, drying, treatment, conditioning, mailing and packaging;
        (2) seed and feed grain development and processing;
        (3) fruit and vegetable processing, including
    
preparation, canning and packaging;
        (4) processing of livestock and livestock products,
    
dairy products, poultry and poultry products, fish or apiarian products, including slaughter, shearing, collecting, preparation, canning and packaging;
        (5) fertilizer and agricultural chemical
    
manufacturing, processing, application and supplying;
        (6) farm machinery, equipment and implement
    
manufacturing and supplying;
        (7) manufacturing and supplying of agricultural
    
commodity processing machinery and equipment, including machinery and equipment used in slaughter, treatment, handling, collecting, preparation, canning or packaging of agricultural commodities;
        (8) farm building and farm structure manufacturing,
    
construction and supplying;
        (9) construction, manufacturing, implementation,
    
supplying or servicing of irrigation, drainage and soil and water conservation devices or equipment;
        (10) fuel processing and development facilities that
    
produce fuel from agricultural commodities or byproducts;
        (11) facilities and equipment for processing and
    
packaging agricultural commodities specifically for export;
        (12) facilities and equipment for forestry product
    
processing and supplying, including sawmilling operations, wood chip operations, timber harvesting operations, and manufacturing of prefabricated buildings, paper, furniture or other goods from forestry products;
        (13) facilities and equipment for research and
    
development of products, processes and equipment for the production, processing, preparation or packaging of agricultural commodities and byproducts.
    (aa) The term "asset" with respect to financing of any agricultural facility or any agribusiness, means, but is not limited to the following: cash crops or feed on hand; livestock held for sale; breeding stock; marketable bonds and securities; securities not readily marketable; accounts receivable; notes receivable; cash invested in growing crops; net cash value of life insurance; machinery and equipment; cars and trucks; farm and other real estate including life estates and personal residence; value of beneficial interests in trusts; government payments or grants; and any other assets.
    (bb) The term "liability" with respect to financing of any agricultural facility or any agribusiness shall include, but not be limited to the following: accounts payable; notes or other indebtedness owed to any source; taxes; rent; amounts owed on real estate contracts or real estate mortgages; judgments; accrued interest payable; and any other liability.
    (cc) The term "Predecessor Authorities" means those authorities as described in Section 845-75.
    (dd) The term "housing project" means a specific work or improvement undertaken to provide residential dwelling accommodations, including the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of lands, buildings and community facilities and in connection therewith to provide nonhousing facilities which are part of the housing project, including land, buildings, improvements, equipment and all ancillary facilities for use for offices, stores, retirement homes, hotels, financial institutions, service, health care, education, recreation or research establishments, or any other commercial purpose which are or are to be related to a housing development.
    (ee) The term "conservation project" means any project including the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, operation, or upgrade that is intended to create or expand open space or to reduce energy usage through efficiency measures. For the purpose of this definition, "open space" has the definition set forth under Section 10 of the Illinois Open Land Trust Act.
    (ff) The term "significant presence" means the existence within the State of the national or regional headquarters of an entity or group or such other facility of an entity or group of entities where a significant amount of the business functions are performed for such entity or group of entities.
(Source: P.A. 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-104, eff. 7-22-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-15)
    Sec. 801-15. There is hereby created a body politic and corporate to be known as the Illinois Finance Authority. The exercise of the powers conferred by law shall be an essential public function. The Authority shall consist of 15 members, who shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Upon the appointment of the Board and every 2 years thereafter, the chairperson of the Authority shall be selected by the Governor to serve as chairperson for two years. Appointments to the Authority shall be persons of recognized ability and experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate development, housing, health facilities financing, local government financing, community development, venture finance, construction, labor relations, agribusiness, and production agriculture. At the time of appointment, the Governor shall designate 5 members to serve until the third Monday in July 2005, 5 members to serve until the third Monday in July 2006 and 5 members to serve until the third Monday in July 2007. Thereafter, appointments shall be for 3-year terms. At any point in time, the Authority must include no fewer than 2 members who have expertise in agribusiness or production agriculture. A member shall serve until his or her successor shall be appointed and have qualified for office by filing the oath and bond. Members of the Authority shall not be entitled to compensation for their services as members, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for all necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties as members. The Governor may remove any member of the Authority in case of incompetence, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, after service on him of a copy of the written charges against him and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by counsel in his own defense upon not less than 10 days' notice. From nominations received from the Governor, the members of the Authority shall appoint an Executive Director who shall be a person knowledgeable in the areas of financial markets and instruments, to hold office for a one-year term. The Executive Director shall be the chief administrative and operational officer of the Authority and shall direct and supervise its administrative affairs and general management and perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the members and shall receive compensation fixed by the Authority. The Executive Director or any committee of the members may carry out such responsibilities of the members as the members by resolution may delegate. The Executive Director shall attend all meetings of the Authority; however, no action of the Authority shall be invalid on account of the absence of the Executive Director from a meeting. The Authority may engage the services of such other agents and employees, including attorneys, appraisers, engineers, accountants, credit analysts and other consultants, as it may deem advisable and may prescribe their duties and fix their compensation. The Authority may appoint Advisory Councils to (1) assist in the formulation of policy goals and objectives, (2) assist in the coordination of the delivery of services, (3) assist in establishment of funding priorities for the various activities of the Authority, and (4) target the activities of the Authority to specific geographic regions. There may be an Advisory Council on Economic Development. The Advisory Council shall consist of no more than 12 members, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Authority. Members of the Advisory Council shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred with their service on the Advisory Council.
(Source: P.A. 98-344, eff. 8-13-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-25)
    Sec. 801-25. All official acts of the Authority shall require the approval of at least 8 members. All meetings of the Authority and the Advisory Councils shall be conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. Eight members of the Authority shall constitute a quorum. All meetings shall be conducted at a single location within this State with a quorum of members physically present at this location. Other members who are not physically present at this location may participate in the meeting and vote on all matters by means of a video or audio conference. The Auditor General shall conduct financial audits and program audits of the Authority, in accordance with the Illinois State Auditing Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; 93-1101, eff. 3-31-05.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-30)
    Sec. 801-30. The Authority possesses all the powers as a body corporate necessary and convenient to accomplish the purposes of this Act, including, without any intended limitation upon the general powers hereby conferred, the following:
    (a) to enter into loans, contracts, agreements and mortgages in any manner connected with any of its corporate purposes and to invest its funds;
    (b) to sue and be sued;
    (c) to employ agents and employees and independent contractors necessary to carry out its purposes and to fix their compensation, benefits and terms and conditions of their employment;
    (d) to have and use a common seal and to alter the same at pleasure;
    (e) to adopt all needful ordinances, resolutions, bylaws, rules and regulations for the conduct of its business and affairs and for the management and use of the projects developed, constructed, acquired and improved in furtherance of its purposes;
    (f) to have and exercise all powers and be subject to all duties otherwise necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act. If any of the powers set forth in this Act are exercised within the jurisdictional limits of any municipality, all ordinances of the municipality shall remain in full force and effect and shall be controlling.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-40)
    Sec. 801-40. In addition to the powers otherwise authorized by law and in addition to the foregoing general corporate powers, the Authority shall also have the following additional specific powers to be exercised in furtherance of the purposes of this Act.
    (a) The Authority shall have power (i) to accept grants, loans or appropriations from the federal government or the State, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, to be used for the operating expenses of the Authority, or for any purposes of the Authority, including the making of direct loans of such funds with respect to projects, and (ii) to enter into any agreement with the federal government or the State, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, in relationship to such grants, loans or appropriations.
    (b) The Authority shall have power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance and indemnity agreements covering loss or damage to property from any cause, including loss of use and occupancy, or covering any other insurable risk.
    (c) The Authority shall have the continuing power to issue bonds for its corporate purposes. Bonds may be issued by the Authority in one or more series and may provide for the payment of any interest deemed necessary on such bonds, of the costs of issuance of such bonds, of any premium on any insurance, or of the cost of any guarantees, letters of credit or other similar documents, may provide for the funding of the reserves deemed necessary in connection with such bonds, and may provide for the refunding or advance refunding of any bonds or for accounts deemed necessary in connection with any purpose of the Authority. The bonds may bear interest payable at any time or times and at any rate or rates, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and such rate or rates may be established by an index or formula which may be implemented or established by persons appointed or retained therefor by the Authority, or may bear no interest or may bear interest payable at maturity or upon redemption prior to maturity, may bear such date or dates, may be payable at such time or times and at such place or places, may mature at any time or times not later than 40 years from the date of issuance, may be sold at public or private sale at such time or times and at such price or prices, may be secured by such pledges, reserves, guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts or other similar credit support or liquidity instruments, may be executed in such manner, may be subject to redemption prior to maturity, may provide for the registration of the bonds, and may be subject to such other terms and conditions all as may be provided by the resolution or indenture authorizing the issuance of such bonds. The holder or holders of any bonds issued by the Authority may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity to compel the performance and observance by any person or by the Authority or any of its agents or employees of any contract or covenant made with the holders of such bonds and to compel such person or the Authority and any of its agents or employees to perform any duties required to be performed for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds by the provision of the resolution authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin such person or the Authority and any of its agents or employees from taking any action in conflict with any such contract or covenant. Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable instruments. Pending the preparation and execution of any such bonds, temporary bonds may be issued as provided by the resolution. The bonds shall be sold by the Authority in such manner as it shall determine. The bonds may be secured as provided in the authorizing resolution by the receipts, revenues, income and other available funds of the Authority and by any amounts derived by the Authority from the loan agreement or lease agreement with respect to the project or projects; and bonds may be issued as general obligations of the Authority payable from such revenues, funds and obligations of the Authority as the bond resolution shall provide, or may be issued as limited obligations with a claim for payment solely from such revenues, funds and obligations as the bond resolution shall provide. The Authority may grant a specific pledge or assignment of and lien on or security interest in such rights, revenues, income, or amounts and may grant a specific pledge or assignment of and lien on or security interest in any reserves, funds or accounts established in the resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds. Any such pledge, assignment, lien or security interest for the benefit of the holders of the Authority's bonds shall be valid and binding from the time the bonds are issued without any physical delivery or further act, and shall be valid and binding as against and prior to the claims of all other parties having claims against the Authority or any other person irrespective of whether the other parties have notice of the pledge, assignment, lien or security interest. As evidence of such pledge, assignment, lien and security interest, the Authority may execute and deliver a mortgage, trust agreement, indenture or security agreement or an assignment thereof. A remedy for any breach or default of the terms of any such agreement by the Authority may be by mandamus proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel the performance and compliance therewith, but the agreement may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted. It is expressly understood that the Authority may, but need not, acquire title to any project with respect to which it exercises its authority.
    (d) With respect to the powers granted by this Act, the Authority may adopt rules and regulations prescribing the procedures by which persons may apply for assistance under this Act. Nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude the Authority, prior to the filing of any formal application, from conducting preliminary discussions and investigations with respect to the subject matter of any prospective application.
    (e) The Authority shall have power to acquire by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise any property or rights therein from any person useful for its purposes, whether improved for the purposes of any prospective project, or unimproved. The Authority may also accept any donation of funds for its purposes from any such source. The Authority shall have no independent power of condemnation but may acquire any property or rights therein obtained upon condemnation by any other authority, governmental entity or unit of local government with such power.
    (f) The Authority shall have power to develop, construct and improve either under its own direction, or through collaboration with any approved applicant, or to acquire through purchase or otherwise, any project, using for such purpose the proceeds derived from the sale of its bonds or from governmental loans or grants, and to hold title in the name of the Authority to such projects.
    (g) The Authority shall have power to lease pursuant to a lease agreement any project so developed and constructed or acquired to the approved tenant on such terms and conditions as may be appropriate to further the purposes of this Act and to maintain the credit of the Authority. Any such lease may provide for either the Authority or the approved tenant to assume initially, in whole or in part, the costs of maintenance, repair and improvements during the leasehold period. In no case, however, shall the total rentals from any project during any initial leasehold period or the total loan repayments to be made pursuant to any loan agreement, be less than an amount necessary to return over such lease or loan period (1) all costs incurred in connection with the development, construction, acquisition or improvement of the project and for repair, maintenance and improvements thereto during the period of the lease or loan; provided, however, that the rentals or loan repayments need not include costs met through the use of funds other than those obtained by the Authority through the issuance of its bonds or governmental loans; (2) a reasonable percentage additive to be agreed upon by the Authority and the borrower or tenant to cover a properly allocable portion of the Authority's general expenses, including, but not limited to, administrative expenses, salaries and general insurance, and (3) an amount sufficient to pay when due all principal of, interest and premium, if any on, any bonds issued by the Authority with respect to the project. The portion of total rentals payable under clause (3) of this subsection (g) shall be deposited in such special accounts, including all sinking funds, acquisition or construction funds, debt service and other funds as provided by any resolution, mortgage or trust agreement of the Authority pursuant to which any bond is issued.
    (h) The Authority has the power, upon the termination of any leasehold period of any project, to sell or lease for a further term or terms such project on such terms and conditions as the Authority shall deem reasonable and consistent with the purposes of the Act. The net proceeds from all such sales and the revenues or income from such leases shall be used to satisfy any indebtedness of the Authority with respect to such project and any balance may be used to pay any expenses of the Authority or be used for the further development, construction, acquisition or improvement of projects. In the event any project is vacated by a tenant prior to the termination of the initial leasehold period, the Authority shall sell or lease the facilities of the project on the most advantageous terms available. The net proceeds of any such disposition shall be treated in the same manner as the proceeds from sales or the revenues or income from leases subsequent to the termination of any initial leasehold period.
    (i) The Authority shall have the power to make loans to persons to finance a project, to enter into loan agreements with respect thereto, and to accept guarantees from persons of its loans or the resultant evidences of obligations of the Authority.
    (j) The Authority may fix, determine, charge and collect any premiums, fees, charges, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, any application fees, commitment fees, program fees, financing charges or publication fees from any person in connection with its activities under this Act.
    (k) In addition to the funds established as provided herein, the Authority shall have the power to create and establish such reserve funds and accounts as may be necessary or desirable to accomplish its purposes under this Act and to deposit its available monies into the funds and accounts.
    (l) At the request of the governing body of any unit of local government, the Authority is authorized to market such local government's revenue bond offerings by preparing bond issues for sale, advertising for sealed bids, receiving bids at its offices, making the award to the bidder that offers the most favorable terms or arranging for negotiated placements or underwritings of such securities. The Authority may, at its discretion, offer for concurrent sale the revenue bonds of several local governments. Sales by the Authority of revenue bonds under this Section shall in no way imply State guarantee of such debt issue. The Authority may require such financial information from participating local governments as it deems necessary in order to carry out the purposes of this subsection (1).
    (m) The Authority may make grants to any county to which Division 5-37 of the Counties Code is applicable to assist in the financing of capital development, construction and renovation of new or existing facilities for hospitals and health care facilities under that Act. Such grants may only be made from funds appropriated for such purposes from the Build Illinois Bond Fund.
    (n) The Authority may establish an urban development action grant program for the purpose of assisting municipalities in Illinois which are experiencing severe economic distress to help stimulate economic development activities needed to aid in economic recovery. The Authority shall determine the types of activities and projects for which the urban development action grants may be used, provided that such projects and activities are broadly defined to include all reasonable projects and activities the primary objectives of which are the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expansion of economic opportunity, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes. The Authority shall enter into grant agreements from monies appropriated for such purposes from the Build Illinois Bond Fund. The Authority shall monitor the use of the grants, and shall provide for audits of the funds as well as recovery by the Authority of any funds determined to have been spent in violation of this subsection (n) or any rule or regulation promulgated hereunder. The Authority shall provide technical assistance with regard to the effective use of the urban development action grants. The Authority shall file an annual report to the General Assembly concerning the progress of the grant program.
    (o) The Authority may establish a Housing Partnership Program whereby the Authority provides zero-interest loans to municipalities for the purpose of assisting in the financing of projects for the rehabilitation of affordable multi-family housing for low and moderate income residents. The Authority may provide such loans only upon a municipality's providing evidence that it has obtained private funding for the rehabilitation project. The Authority shall provide 3 State dollars for every 7 dollars obtained by the municipality from sources other than the State of Illinois. The loans shall be made from monies appropriated for such purpose from the Build Illinois Bond Fund. The total amount of loans available under the Housing Partnership Program shall not exceed $30,000,000. State loan monies under this subsection shall be used only for the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing buildings containing 4 or more dwelling units. The terms of any loan made by the municipality under this subsection shall require repayment of the loan to the municipality upon any sale or other transfer of the project.
    (p) The Authority may award grants to universities and research institutions, research consortiums and other not-for-profit entities for the purposes of: remodeling or otherwise physically altering existing laboratory or research facilities, expansion or physical additions to existing laboratory or research facilities, construction of new laboratory or research facilities or acquisition of modern equipment to support laboratory or research operations provided that such grants (i) be used solely in support of project and equipment acquisitions which enhance technology transfer, and (ii) not constitute more than 60 percent of the total project or acquisition cost.
    (q) Grants may be awarded by the Authority to units of local government for the purpose of developing the appropriate infrastructure or defraying other costs to the local government in support of laboratory or research facilities provided that such grants may not exceed 40% of the cost to the unit of local government.
    (r) The Authority may establish a Direct Loan Program to make loans to individuals, partnerships or corporations for the purpose of an industrial project, as defined in Section 801-10 of this Act. For the purposes of such program and not by way of limitation on any other program of the Authority, the Authority shall have the power to issue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness including commercial paper for purposes of providing a fund of capital from which it may make such loans. The Authority shall have the power to use any appropriations from the State made especially for the Authority's Direct Loan Program for additional capital to make such loans or for the purposes of reserve funds or pledged funds which secure the Authority's obligations of repayment of any bond, note or other form of indebtedness established for the purpose of providing capital for which it intends to make such loans under the Direct Loan Program. For the purpose of obtaining such capital, the Authority may also enter into agreements with financial institutions and other persons for the purpose of selling loans and developing a secondary market for such loans. Loans made under the Direct Loan Program may be in an amount not to exceed $300,000 and shall be made for a portion of an industrial project which does not exceed 50% of the total project. No loan may be made by the Authority unless approved by the affirmative vote of at least 8 members of the board. The Authority shall establish procedures and publish rules which shall provide for the submission, review, and analysis of each direct loan application and which shall preserve the ability of each board member to reach an individual business judgment regarding the propriety of making each direct loan. The collective discretion of the board to approve or disapprove each loan shall be unencumbered. The Authority may establish and collect such fees and charges, determine and enforce such terms and conditions, and charge such interest rates as it determines to be necessary and appropriate to the successful administration of the Direct Loan Program. The Authority may require such interests in collateral and such guarantees as it determines are necessary to project the Authority's interest in the repayment of the principal and interest of each loan made under the Direct Loan Program.
    (s) The Authority may guarantee private loans to third parties up to a specified dollar amount in order to promote economic development in this State.
    (t) The Authority may adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary or advisable to implement the powers conferred by this Act.
    (u) The Authority shall have the power to issue bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, which may be used to make loans to units of local government which are authorized to enter into loan agreements and other documents and to issue bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness for the purpose of financing the protection of storm sewer outfalls, the construction of adequate storm sewer outfalls, and the provision for flood protection of sanitary sewage treatment plans, in counties that have established a stormwater management planning committee in accordance with Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code. Any such loan shall be made by the Authority pursuant to the provisions of Section 820-5 to 820-60 of this Act. The unit of local government shall pay back to the Authority the principal amount of the loan, plus annual interest as determined by the Authority. The Authority shall have the power, subject to appropriations by the General Assembly, to subsidize or buy down a portion of the interest on such loans, up to 4% per annum.
    (v) The Authority may accept security interests as provided in Sections 11-3 and 11-3.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (w) Moral Obligation. In the event that the Authority determines that monies of the Authority will not be sufficient for the payment of the principal of and interest on its bonds during the next State fiscal year, the Chairperson, as soon as practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required by the Authority to enable it to pay such principal of and interest on the bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of the current State fiscal year. This subsection shall apply only to any bonds or notes as to which the Authority shall have determined, in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or notes, that this subsection shall apply. Whenever the Authority makes such a determination, that fact shall be plainly stated on the face of the bonds or notes and that fact shall also be reported to the Governor. In the event of a withdrawal of moneys from a reserve fund established with respect to any issue or issues of bonds of the Authority to pay principal or interest on those bonds, the Chairperson of the Authority, as soon as practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required to restore the reserve fund to the level required in the resolution or indenture securing those bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of the current State fiscal year. The Authority shall obtain written approval from the Governor for any bonds and notes to be issued under this Section. In addition to any other bonds authorized to be issued under Sections 825-60, 825-65(e), 830-25 and 845-5, the principal amount of Authority bonds outstanding issued under this Section 801-40(w) or under 20 ILCS 3850/1-80 or 30 ILCS 360/2-6(c), which have been assumed by the Authority, shall not exceed $150,000,000. This subsection (w) shall in no way be applied to any bonds issued by the Authority on behalf of the Illinois Power Agency under Section 825-90 of this Act.
    (x) The Authority may enter into agreements or contracts with any person necessary or appropriate to place the payment obligations of the Authority under any of its bonds in whole or in part on any interest rate basis, cash flow basis, or other basis desired by the Authority, including without limitation agreements or contracts commonly known as "interest rate swap agreements", "forward payment conversion agreements", and "futures", or agreements or contracts to exchange cash flows or a series of payments, or agreements or contracts, including without limitation agreements or contracts commonly known as "options", "puts", or "calls", to hedge payment, rate spread, or similar exposure; provided that any such agreement or contract shall not constitute an obligation for borrowed money and shall not be taken into account under Section 845-5 of this Act or any other debt limit of the Authority or the State of Illinois.
    (y) The Authority shall publish summaries of projects and actions approved by the members of the Authority on its website. These summaries shall include, but not be limited to, information regarding the:
        (1) project;
        (2) Board's action or actions;
        (3) purpose of the project;
        (4) Authority's program and contribution;
        (5) volume cap;
        (6) jobs retained;
        (7) projected new jobs;
        (8) construction jobs created;
        (9) estimated sources and uses of funds;
        (10) financing summary;
        (11) project summary;
        (12) business summary;
        (13) ownership or economic disclosure statement;
        (14) professional and financial information;
        (15) service area; and
        (16) legislative district.
    The disclosure of information pursuant to this subsection shall comply with the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-470, eff. 8-27-07; 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-795, eff. 7-1-10 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-793 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 96-795).)

20 ILCS 3501/801-45

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-45)
    Sec. 801-45. Property Taxation. The property of the Authority and its respective income and operations, shall be exempt from taxation.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-50

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-50)
    Sec. 801-50. Pledge of revenues by the Authority; non-impairment. Any pledge of revenues or other moneys made by the Authority shall be binding from the time the pledge is made. Revenues and other moneys so pledged shall be held outside of the State treasury and in the custody of either the Treasurer of the Authority or a trustee or a depository appointed by the Authority. Revenues or other moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the Authority or trustee or depository shall immediately be subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any pledge shall be binding against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the Authority, irrespective of whether the parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded except in the records of the Authority. The State pledges and agrees with the holders of bonds or other obligations of the Authority that the State will not limit or restrict the rights hereby vested in the Authority to purchase, acquire, hold, sell, or dispose of investments or to establish and collect such fees or other charges as may be convenient or necessary to produce sufficient revenues to meet the expenses of operation to the Authority, and to fulfill the terms of any agreement made with the holders of the bonds or other obligations of the Authority or in any way impair the rights or remedies of the holders of those bonds or other obligations of the Authority until such bonds or other obligations are fully paid and discharged or provision for their payment has been made.
(Source: P.A. 95-470, eff. 8-27-07.)

20 ILCS 3501/801-55

    (20 ILCS 3501/801-55)
    Sec. 801-55. Required findings for projects located outside the State. The Authority may approve an application to finance or refinance a project located outside of the State other than a municipal bond program project only after it has made the following findings with respect to such financing or refinancing, all of which shall be deemed conclusive:
        (a) the entity financing or refinancing a project
    
located outside the State, or an affiliate thereof, is also engaged in the financing or refinancing of a project located within the State or, alternately, the entity seeking the financing or refinancing, or an affiliate thereof, maintains a significant presence within the State;
        (b) financing or refinancing the out-of-state project
    
would promote the economy of the State for the benefit of the health, welfare, safety, trade, commerce, industry and economy of the people of the State by creating employment opportunities in the State or lowering the cost of accessing housing, healthcare, private education, or cultural institutions or undertaking industrial projects, housing projects, higher education projects, health facility projects, cultural institution projects, conservation projects, energy efficiency projects, agricultural facilities or agribusiness in the State by reducing the cost of financing, refinancing or operating projects; and
        (c) after giving effect to the financing or
    
refinancing of the out-of-state project, the Authority shall have the ability to issue at least an additional $1,000,000,000 of bonds under Section 845-5(a) of this Act.
    The Authority may approve an application to finance or refinance a municipal bond program project located outside of the State only after it has made the following findings with respect to such financing or refinancing, all of which shall be deemed conclusive:
        (1) the municipal bond program project includes the
    
purchase of bonds, notes, or obligations issued by or on behalf of the State or any agency, instrumentality, office, department, division, bureau, or commission thereof, or any unit of local government, school district, college, or university of the State; and
        (2) financing or refinancing the municipal bond
    
program project would promote the economy of the State for the benefit of the health, welfare, safety, trade, commerce, industry, and economy of the people of the State by reducing the cost of borrowing to the State or such agency, instrumentality, office, department, division, bureau, commission, unit of local government, school district, college, or university.
    The Authority shall not provide financing or refinancing for any project, or portion thereof, located outside the boundaries of the United States of America.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Authority shall not provide financing or refinancing that uses State volume cap under Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, except as permitted under that Section 146, or constitutes an indebtedness or obligation, general or moral, or a pledge of the full faith or loan of credit of the State for any project, or portion thereof, that is located outside of the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 805

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 805 heading)
ARTICLE 805
INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BOND INSURANCE FUND

20 ILCS 3501/805-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-5)
    Sec. 805-5. Findings and Declaration of Policy. It is hereby found and declared that a continuing need exists to maintain and develop the State's economy; that there are significant barriers in the capital markets inhibiting the issuance by the Authority of industrial revenue bonds, loans, and State Guarantees to assist in financing industrial projects, farmers, and agribusiness in the State, particularly for smaller firms; and that the establishment of the Industrial Revenue Bond Insurance Fund and the exercise by the Authority of the powers granted in this Article will promote economic development by widening the market for the Authority's revenue bonds, loans, and State Guarantees.
(Source: P.A. 96-897, eff. 5-24-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-10)
    Sec. 805-10. Definitions. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Article, shall have the following meanings ascribed to them, except where the context clearly requires otherwise:
    (a) "Financial Institution" means a financial institution which is a trust company, a bank, a savings bank, a credit union, an investment bank, a broker, an investment trust, a pension fund, a building and loan association, a savings and loan association, an insurance company, or any other institution acceptable to the Authority, authorized to do business in the State and approved by the Authority to insure bonds or loans for industrial projects authorized by this Act.
    (b) "Participating lender" means any trust company, bank, savings bank, credit union, investment bank, broker, investment trust, pension fund, building and loan association, savings and loan association, insurance company or other institution approved by the Authority which assumes a portion of the risk on a loan for an industrial project as provided in Section 805-30 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-15)
    Sec. 805-15. Industrial Project Insurance Fund. There is created the Industrial Project Insurance Fund, hereafter referred to in Sections 805-15 through 805-50 of this Act as the "Fund". The Treasurer shall have custody of the Fund, which shall be held outside of the State treasury, except that custody may be transferred to and held by any bank, trust company or other fiduciary with whom the Authority executes a trust agreement as authorized by paragraph (h) of Section 805-20 of this Act. Any portion of the Fund against which a charge has been made, shall be held for the benefit of the holders of the loans or bonds insured under Section 805-20 of this Act or the holders of State Guarantees under Article 830 of this Act. There shall be deposited in the Fund such amounts, including but not limited to:
    (a) All receipts of bond and loan insurance premiums;
    (b) All proceeds of assets of whatever nature received by the Authority as a result of default or delinquency with respect to insured loans or bonds or State Guarantees with respect to which payments from the Fund have been made, including proceeds from the sale, disposal, lease or rental of real or personal property which the Authority may receive under the provisions of this Article but excluding the proceeds of insurance hereunder;
    (c) All receipts from any applicable contract or agreement entered into by the Authority under paragraph (b) of Section 805-20 of this Act;
    (d) Any State appropriations, transfers of appropriations, or transfers of general obligation bond proceeds or other monies made available to the Fund. Amounts in the Fund shall be used in accordance with the provisions of this Article to satisfy any valid insurance claim payable therefrom and may be used for any other purpose determined by the Authority in accordance with insurance contract or contracts with financial institutions entered into pursuant to this Act, including without limitation protecting the interest of the Authority in industrial projects during periods of loan delinquency or upon loan default through the purchase of industrial projects in foreclosure proceedings or in lieu of foreclosure or through any other means. Such amounts may also be used to pay administrative costs and expenses reasonably allocable to the activities in connection with the Fund and to pay taxes, maintenance, insurance, security and any other costs and expenses of bidding for, acquiring, owning, carrying and disposing of industrial projects which were financed with the proceeds of insured bonds or loans. In the case of a default in payment with respect to any loan, mortgage or other agreement so insured, the amount of the default shall immediately, and at all times during the continuance of such default, and to the extent provided in any applicable agreement, constitute a charge on the Fund. Any amounts in the Fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the Fund may be invested as provided by law in obligations designated by the Authority, and all income from such investments shall become part of the Fund. In making such investments, the Authority shall act with the care, skill, diligence and prudence under the circumstances of a prudent person acting in a like capacity in the conduct of an enterprise of like character and with like aims. It shall diversify such investments of the Authority so as to minimize the risk of large losses, unless under the circumstances it is clearly not prudent to do so. Amounts in the Fund may also be used to satisfy State Guarantees under Article 830 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-897, eff. 5-24-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-20)
    Sec. 805-20. Powers and Duties; Industrial Project Insurance Program. The Authority has the power:
    (a) to insure and make advance commitments to insure all or any part of the payments required on the bonds issued or a loan made to finance any environmental facility under the Illinois Environmental Facilities Financing Act or for any industrial project upon such terms and conditions as the Authority may prescribe in accordance with this Article. The insurance provided by the Authority shall be payable solely from the Fund created by Section 805-15 and shall not constitute a debt or pledge of the full faith and credit of the State, the Authority, or any political subdivision thereof;
    (b) to enter into insurance contracts, letters of credit or any other agreements or contracts with financial institutions with respect to the Fund and any bonds or loans insured thereunder. Any such agreement or contract may contain terms and provisions necessary or desirable in connection with the program, subject to the requirements established by this Act, including without limitation terms and provisions relating to loan documentation, review and approval procedures, origination and servicing rights and responsibilities, default conditions, procedures and obligations with respect to insurance contracts made under this Act. The agreements or contracts may be executed on an individual, group or master contract basis with financial institutions;
    (c) to charge reasonable fees to defray the cost of obtaining letters of credit or other similar documents, other than insurance contracts under paragraph (b). Any such fees shall be payable by such person, in such amounts and at such times as the Authority shall determine, and the amount of the fees need not be uniform among the various bonds or loans insured;
    (d) to fix insurance premiums for the insurance of payments under the provisions of this Article. Such premiums shall be computed as determined by the Authority. Any premiums for the insurance of loan payments under the provisions of this Act shall be payable by such person, in such amounts and at such times as the Authority shall determine, and the amount of the premiums need not be uniform among the various bonds or loans insured;
    (e) to establish application fees and prescribe application, notification, contract and insurance forms, rules and regulations it deems necessary or appropriate;
    (f) to make loans and to issue bonds secured by insurance or other agreements authorized by paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section 805-20 and to issue bonds secured by loans that are guaranteed by the federal government or agencies thereof;
    (g) to issue a single bond issue, or a series of bond issues, for a group of industrial projects, a group of corporations, or a group of business entities or any combination thereof insured by insurance or backed by any other agreement authorized by paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section or secured by loans that are guaranteed by the federal government or agencies thereof;
    (h) to enter into trust agreements for the management of the Fund created under Section 805-15 of this Act;
    (i) to exercise such other powers as are necessary or incidental to the powers granted in this Section and to the issuance of State Guarantees under Article 830 of this Act; and
    (j) at the discretion of the Authority, to insure and make advance commitments to insure, and issue State Guarantees for, all or any part of the payments required on the bonds issued or loans made to finance any agricultural facility, project, farmer, producer, agribusiness, or program under Article 830 of this Act upon such terms and conditions as the Authority may prescribe in accordance with this Article. The insurance and State Guarantees provided by the Authority may be payable from the Fund created by Section 805-15 and is in addition to and not in replacement of the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund and the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund created under Article 830 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-897, eff. 5-24-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-25)
    Sec. 805-25. Insurance Contracts; Claim Responsibility. Any contract of insurance made by the Authority with a lender or bondholder or for the benefit thereof under this Act shall provide that claims payable under such contract shall be paid from any amounts available in the Fund and from any amounts available under the terms of any applicable contract or agreement with other financial institutions, in such order of priority as the Authority shall deem appropriate. The obligation of the Authority to make payments under any such contract shall be limited solely to the amounts provided in such contract and shall not constitute a debt or liability of the State, the Authority or any subdivision thereof. Any insurance contract or other agreement with a lender or bondholder or for the benefit thereof and any rule or regulation of the Authority implementing the insurance program may contain such other terms, provisions or conditions as the Authority deems necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, those relating to the payment of insurance premiums, the giving of notice, claim procedures, the sources of payment for claims, the priority of competing claims for payment, the release or termination of loan security and borrower liability, the timing of payment, the maintenance and disposition of industrial projects and the use of amounts received during periods of delinquency or upon default, and any other provisions concerning the rights of insured parties or conditions to the payment of insurance claims.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-30)
    Sec. 805-30. Applications for Insured Industrial Project Loans; Procedures. Applications received by the Authority shall be forwarded to a credit review committee consisting of 3 persons experienced in industrial financing selected by the Authority for a review and report concerning the advisability of approving the proposed insurance. The review and report shall include facts about the company's history, job opportunities, stability of employment, financial condition and structure, income statements, market prospects and management, and any other facts material to the insurance request. The report shall include a reasoned opinion as to whether providing the insurance would tend to fulfill the purposes of the Authority and the insurance program. The report shall be advisory in nature only. Payment shall be made to the members of the committee selected by the Authority on a reasonable consultant basis, as the Authority may determine. The credit review committee shall be of such composition, act for such time and have such powers as shall be specified in the agreement or agreements establishing its existence and, to the extent so specified, shall act for the Authority in matters concerning the insurance program authorized by Sections 805-5 through 805-45 of this Act. The Authority shall, on the basis of the application, the report of the credit review committee, the information provided by the local or regional industrial development agency, and any other appropriate information, prepare a report concerning the creditworthiness of the proposed borrower, the loan record of the participating lender, the financial commitment of the participating lender, the manner in which the proposed industrial project will advance the economy of the State and the soundness of the proposed loan. The Fund, or any portion thereof against which a charge has been made, shall be held for the benefit of the holders of the bonds or loans insured under Section 805-20 of this Act, as provided by agreement between the Authority and such holders. The Authority shall be satisfied that the Fund is protected by adequate security on all bonds or loans insured by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-35

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-35)
    Sec. 805-35. Loan Approval Standards. Before approving any bond or loan insurance under this Act, the Authority shall find that any loan insured by or to be made from the proceeds of bonds insured by the Authority under this Act shall:
    (a) Be made for an industrial project or any environmental facility under the Illinois Environmental Facilities Financing Act;
    (b) Be made to a borrower approved by the Authority as responsible and creditworthy;
    (c) Be reviewed for insurance by the credit review committee established by the Authority pursuant to this Act;
    (d) In the case of real property, be secured by a first mortgage on the property, or by any other security satisfactory to the Authority to secure payment of the loans, and have a maturity date not later than 25 years after the date of the loan;
    (e) In the case of machinery and equipment, be secured by a first security interest in the machinery and equipment, or by any other security satisfactory to the Authority to secure payment of the loan, and have a maturity date not later than 12 years from the date of the loan;
    (f) Contain complete amortization provisions satisfactory to the Authority;
    (g) Be in such principal amount and form, and contain such terms and provisions with respect to property insurance, repairs, alterations, payment of taxes and assessments, delinquency charges, default remedies, additional security and other matters as the Authority shall determine;
    (h) Be made only after the Authority has made a determination that, in its sole opinion, the loan has the potential to provide or retain substantial employment in relation to the principal amount of the loan to be insured, which employment, so far as feasible, may be expected to be of residents of areas of critical labor surplus;
    (i) Be made only after the Authority has made a determination that, in its sole opinion, adequate provision is being or will be made to meet any increased demand upon community public facilities that will likely result from the project; and
    (j) Be made only after the Authority has made a determination that, in its sole opinion, the public interest is adequately protected by the terms of the loan and of the insurance contract or other agreements. Any contract of insurance executed by the Authority under this Act shall be conclusive evidence of eligibility for such insurance, and the validity of any contract of insurance so executed or of an advance commitment to insure shall be incontestable in the hands of a borrower or bondholder from the date of execution and delivery of the contract or commitment, except for fraud, or misrepresentation on the part of the borrower and, as to commitments to insure, noncompliance with the commitment or Authority rules or regulations in force at the time of issuance of the commitment. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as creating any rights of a competitor of an approved borrower or any applicant whose application is denied by the Authority to challenge any application which is accepted by the Authority and any loan, contract of insurance or other agreement executed in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-40)
    Sec. 805-40. Investments in Insured Debts of the Authority. The State and all counties, municipalities and other public corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations and other persons carrying on an insurance business and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds, loans or extension of credit which are the subject of insurance pursuant to this Article, it being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment of such bonds, loans or extension of credit of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may be construed as relieving any persons from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for purchase or investment. The bonds and any loan or extension of credit which are the subject of insurance pursuant to this Article are also hereby made securities which may properly and legally be deposited with and received by all public officers and bodies of the State or any agency or political subdivisions thereof and all municipalities and public corporations for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds is now or may hereafter be authorized by law.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-45

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-45)
    Sec. 805-45. Cooperation with Local Industrial Development Agencies. When the Authority receives an application from a potential insured loan borrower, it shall promptly notify the local industrial development agency of that fact in writing if such an agency exists in the municipality or county where such industrial project is proposed to be financed; or the corporate authorities in such municipality where no such agency exists. The Authority shall provide the local industrial development agency with any available information that the agency needs to prepare a recommendation concerning the advisability of the industrial project and its impact, economic and otherwise, on the community and the State. Such application shall include a written authorization by the applicant that such notification and information be made available to such agency or municipality to the extent that such information is not deemed to be confidential under Section 805-50 of this Act. The Authority shall not consider any application that does not include such written authorization. The Authority shall encourage financial participation by local industrial development agencies by giving priority consideration to insured loan applicants from areas serviced by those agencies that have demonstrated a commitment to economic development.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/805-50

    (20 ILCS 3501/805-50)
    Sec. 805-50. Documentary material concerning trade secrets; Commercial or financial information; Confidentiality. Any documentary materials or data made or received by any member, agent, or employee of the Authority or the credit review committees, to the extent that such materials or data consist of trade secrets, commercial or financial information regarding the operation of any enterprise conducted by an applicant for, or recipient of, any form of assistance which the Authority is empowered to render under this Article, or regarding the competitive position of such enterprise in a particular field of endeavor, shall not be deemed public records.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 810

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 810 heading)
ARTICLE 810
VENTURE INVESTMENT FUND

20 ILCS 3501/810-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-5)
    Sec. 810-5. Findings and Declaration of Policy. It is hereby found and declared that a continuing need exists to maintain and develop the State's economy; that assisting and encouraging economic development through private enterprise will help to create and maintain employment and governmental revenues and is an important function of the State; that the availability of seed capital and equity capital is an important inducement to enterprises to remain, locate and expand in the State; that there exists in the State gaps in the availability of capital for the development and exploitation of new technologies, products, processes and inventions and that this shortage has resulted and will continue to result in a shortfall in the development of new enterprises and employment in Illinois; that the establishment of the Illinois Venture Investment Fund and the exercise by the Authority of the powers granted in Sections 810-5 through 810-40 of this Act will promote economic development resulting in increased employment and public revenues; and that the provisions of this Act are hereby declared to be in the public interest and for the public benefit.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/810-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-10)
    Sec. 810-10. Definitions. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Article, shall have the following meanings ascribed to them, except where the context clearly requires otherwise:
    (a) "Co-venture investment" means a venture capital or seed capital investment by the Authority in qualified securities of an enterprise that is made after or in conjunction with one or more professional investors that have or are making equity investments in that enterprise, as provided in this Act. A direct investment made by the Authority may later be treated as a co-venture upon such investment made by a professional investor.
    (b) "Direct investment" means a venture capital or seed capital investment by the Authority in qualified securities of an enterprise in which no professional investor or seed capital investor is also making an equity investment.
    (c) "Enterprise" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, estate, or unincorporated association.
    (d) "Professional investor" means any bank, bank holding company, savings institution, trust company, credit union, insurance company, investment company registered under the Federal Investment Company Act of 1940, pension or profit-sharing trust or other financial institution or institutional buyer, licensee under the Federal Small Business Investment Act of 1958, or any person, partnership, or other entity whose principal business is making venture capital investments and whose net worth exceeds $250,000.
    (e) "Qualified security" means any note, stock, convertible security, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, limited partnership interest, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement, pre-organization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, certificate of deposit for a security, certificate of interest or participation in a patent or application therefor, or in royalty or other payments under a patent or application, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a "security" or any certificate for, receipt for, guarantee of, or option, warrant, or right to subscribe to or purchase any of the foregoing.
    (f) "Seed capital" means financing in the form of investments in qualified securities that is provided for applied research, development, testing, and initial marketing of a technology, product, process, or invention and associated working capital.
    (g) "Seed capital investor" means any person, partnership, corporation, trust, or other entity making a seed capital investment.
    (h) "Director" means the person designated by the Authority to manage the activities associated with the Illinois Venture Investment Fund.
    (i) "Venture capital" means financing in the form of investments in qualified securities that is provided for the capital needs of a company that is developing a new technology, product, process, or invention.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/810-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-15)
    Sec. 810-15. Illinois Venture Investment Fund. There is created the Illinois Venture Investment Fund, hereafter referred to in this Article as the "Fund". The Treasurer of the Authority shall have custody of the Fund, which shall be held outside of the State treasury. The Authority is authorized to accept any and all grants, loans, including loans from State public employee pension funds, as authorized by this Act or any other statute, subsidies, matching funds, reimbursements, appropriations, transfers of appropriations, federal grant monies, income derived from investments, or other things of value from the federal or state governments or any agency of any other state or from any institution, person, firm or corporation, public or private, for deposit in the Fund. The Authority is authorized to use monies deposited in the Fund expressly for the purposes specified in and according to the procedures established by Sections 810-20 through 810-40 of this Act. The Authority may appoint a Director to manage the activities associated with the Fund. Such Director shall receive compensation as determined by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/810-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-20)
    Sec. 810-20. Powers and Duties; Illinois Venture Investment Fund Limits. The Authority shall invest and reinvest the Fund and the income, thereof, in the following ways:
    (a) To make a direct investment in qualified securities issued by enterprises and to dispose of those securities within 10 years after the date of the direct investment as determined by the Authority for the purpose of providing venture capital or seed capital, provided that the investment shall not exceed 49% of the estimated cost of development, testing, and initial production and marketing and associated working capital for the technology, product, process, or invention, or $750,000, whichever is less;
    (b) To enter into written agreements or contracts (including limited partnership agreements) with one or more professional investors or one or more seed capital investors, if any, for the purpose of establishing a pool of funds to be used exclusively as venture capital or seed capital investments. The Authority shall not invest more than $2,000,000 in a single pool of funds or affiliated pools of funds. The agreement or contract shall provide for the pool of funds to be managed by a professional investor. The manager may be the general partner of a limited partnership of which the Authority is a limited partner. The agreement or contract may provide for reimbursement of expenses of, and payment of a fee to, the manager. The agreement or contract may also provide for payment to the manager of a percentage, not to exceed 40% (computed on an annual basis), of cash and other property payable to the Authority as its pro-rata share of distributions to investors in the pool of funds, provided that (i) no amount shall be received by the manager upon sale or other disposition of qualified investments in enterprises until recovery by the Authority of its investment and upon liquidation or withdrawal of the Authority from the pool of funds, the manager shall be obligated to refund any amount received by it from such percentage if necessary to allow the Authority to recover its investment or (ii) the terms of payment of cash and other property to the Authority are no less favorable to the Authority than payments to other seed capital investors (other than the manager) who are parties to the agreement or contract.
    (c) To make co-venture investments by entering into agreements with one or more professional investors or one or more seed capital investors, if any, who have formally agreed to invest at least 50% as much as the Authority invests in the enterprise, for the purpose of providing venture capital or seed capital; but no more than $1,000,000 shall be invested by the Authority in the qualified securities of a single enterprise. A total of not more than $1,500,000 may be invested in the securities of a single enterprise, if the Authority shall find, after the initial investment by the Authority, that additional investments in the enterprise are necessary to protect or enhance the initial investment of the Authority. Each co-venture investment agreement shall provide that the Authority will recover its investment before or simultaneously with any distribution to participating professional investors or seed capital investors. The Authority and participating professional investors and seed capital investors shall share ratably in the profits earned in any form on the co-venture investment, but the Authority may, at its discretion, agree to pay to a participating professional investor a percentage, not to exceed 40% (computed on an annual basis), of cash and other property payable to the Authority as its pro-rata share of distributions to investors in the pool of funds, provided that (i) no amount shall be received by the participating professional investor upon sale or other disposition of qualified investments in the enterprises until recovery by the Authority of its investment and upon liquidation or withdrawal of the Authority from the pool of funds, the participating professional investor shall be obligated to refund any amount received by it from such percentage if necessary to allow the Authority to recover its investment or (ii) the terms of payment of cash and other property to the Authority are no less favorable to the Authority than payments to other seed capital investors or professional investors (other than the professional investor) who are parties to the agreement or contract;
    (d) To purchase qualified securities of certified development corporations created under Section 503 of the federal Small Business Administration Act, including the Illinois Small Business Growth Corporation, for the purpose of making loans to enterprises that have the potential to create substantial employment within the State per dollar invested by the Authority, provided that the investment does not exceed 25% of the total investment in each corporation at the time the investment is approved by the Authority. Investment by the Authority in the Illinois Small Business Growth Corporation is not limited by the foregoing provision;
    (e) To purchase qualified securities of small business investment companies and minority enterprise small business investment corporations certified by the federal Small Business Administration which are committed to making 60% of their investments in the State, provided that investments from the Fund do not exceed 25% of the total investment in these entities at the time the investment is approved by the Authority;
    (f) To make the investments of any funds held in reserves or sinking funds, or any funds not required for immediate disbursement, as may be lawful investments for fiduciaries in the State;
    (g) To facilitate and promote the acquisition and revitalization of existing manufacturing enterprises by, at the Authority's discretion, developing and maintaining a list of firms, or divisions thereof, located within the State that are available for purchase, merger, or acquisition. The list may be made available at such charges as the Authority may determine to all interested persons and institutions upon request. No firm shall appear on the list without its prior written permission. The list may contain such additional financial, technical, market and other information as may be supplied by the listed firm. The Authority shall bear no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on the list, and each listed firm shall hold the Authority harmless against any claim of inaccuracy. Enterprises supported by investments from the Fund may receive consideration by the Authority in the allocation of loans to be insured or loans to be made from the proceeds of bonds to be insured by the Industrial Revenue Bond Insurance Fund established under this Article, and the Authority may coordinate its activities under the 2 programs.
(Source: P.A. 97-789, eff. 7-13-12.)

20 ILCS 3501/810-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-25)
    Sec. 810-25. Direct and Co-venture Investments. An enterprise seeking a direct investment from the Illinois Venture Investment Fund shall file an application with the Authority along with an applicable fee to be determined by the Authority. A valid application shall contain a business plan, including a description of the enterprise and its management, a statement of the amount, timing, and projected use of the capital required, a statement concerning the feasibility of the proposed technology, product, process, or invention, its state of development and likelihood of commercial success, a statement of the potential economic impact of the enterprise on the State, including the number, location, and types of jobs expected to be created, and such other information as the Authority shall require. In addition to the foregoing, the Authority shall approve an application for a direct investment and shall approve a co-venture investment only after it has made the following findings:
    (a) The enterprise has a reasonable chance of success;
    (b) If the application is for a direct investment, Authority participation is necessary to the success of the enterprise because conventional, private funding is unavailable in the traditional capital markets, or because funding has been offered on terms that would substantially hinder the success of the enterprise;
    (c) The technology, product, process, or invention for which the investment is being made is feasible, has the potential to achieve commercial success and the enterprise has the potential to create substantial employment within the State per dollar invested and that this employment, so far as feasible, may be expected to be for residents of areas of critical labor surplus;
    (d) The entrepreneur, investors, shareholders, and other founders of the enterprise have already made or are obligated to make a substantial financial and time commitment to the enterprise;
    (e) The securities to be purchased are qualified securities;
    (f) The Authority determines that the possible gains on the investment are at least commensurate with the risk of loss and that there is a reasonable possibility that the Authority will recoup its investment, within 10 years after the investment or such other time period as negotiated by the Authority, through the receipt of interest payments, dividends, capital gains, or other distribution of profits, or royalties on investments made by the Authority; and
    (g) Binding commitments have been made to the Authority by the enterprise for adequate reporting of financial data to the Authority and any participating professional investors or seed capital investors. The report shall include an annual audit of the books of the enterprise by an independent certified public accountant if the Authority so requires. The Authority and any participating professional investors or seed capital investors shall secure sufficient contractual rights from the enterprise as the Authority shall consider prudent to protect the investment of the Authority, including, at the discretion of the Authority and without limitation, a right of access to financial and other records of the enterprise. The Authority's interest in qualified securities from investments shall not represent more than 49% of the voting stock of any single enterprise at the time of purchase after giving effect to the conversion of all outstanding convertible securities of the enterprise. In the event of severe financial difficulty that in the judgment of the Authority threatens the investment of the Authority therein, a greater percentage of those securities may be owned or acquired by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/810-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-30)
    Sec. 810-30. Investment in Pools of Funds. Proposals for the establishment of pools of funds under paragraph (b) of Section 810-20 of this Act shall be submitted on a form, contain the information, and be accompanied by a fee as prescribed by the Authority. The Authority shall not enter into any agreement or contract under paragraph (b) of Section 810-20 of this Act unless the agreement or contract provides that the pool of funds will be invested in an enterprise only if the manager finds all of the following:
    (a) The enterprise has a reasonable chance of success.
    (b) The technology, product, process, or invention for which the investment is being made is feasible and has the potential to achieve commercial success.
    (c) The enterprise has the potential to create substantial employment within the State.
    (d) The entrepreneur, investors, shareholders, or founders of the enterprise have made or are obligated to make a substantial commitment of time and funds to the enterprise.
    (e) The possible gains in the investment are at least commensurable with the risk of loss and there is a reasonable possibility that the investors, including the Authority, will recoup their investment within 10 years after the investment, through the receipt of interest, dividends, capital gains, or other distributions of profit or royalties.
    (f) The enterprise shall have made binding commitments for adequate reporting of and access to financing data of the enterprise.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/810-35

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-35)
    Sec. 810-35. Documentary materials concerning trade secrets; Commercial or financial information; Confidentiality. Any documentary materials or data made or received by any member, agent or employee of the Authority, to the extent that such material or data consist of trade secrets, commercial or financial information regarding the operation of any enterprise conducted by an applicant for, or recipient of, any form of assistance which the Authority is empowered to render, or regarding the competitive position of such enterprise in a particular field of endeavor, shall not be deemed public records; provided, however, that if the Authority purchases a qualified security from such enterprise, the commercial and financial information, excluding trade secrets, shall be deemed to become a public record of the Authority after the expiration of 3 years from the date of purchase of such qualified security, or, in the case of such information made or received by any member, agent or employee of the Authority after the purchase of such qualified security, 3 years from the date such information was made or received. Any discussion or consideration of such trade secrets or commercial or financial information may be held by the Authority, in executive sessions closed to the public, notwithstanding the provisions of the Open Meetings Act; provided, however, that the purpose of any such executive session shall be set forth in the official minutes of the Authority and business which is not related to such purpose shall not be transacted, nor shall any vote be taken during such executive sessions.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/810-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/810-40)
    Sec. 810-40. Tax Exemption. The Illinois Venture Investment Fund and all its proceeds shall be and are hereby declared exempt from all franchise and income taxes levied by the State, provided nothing herein shall be construed to exempt from any such taxes, or from any taxes levied in connection with the manufacture, production, use or sale of any technologies, products, processes or inventions which are the subject of any agreement earned by any enterprise in which the Authority has invested.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 815

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 815 heading)
ARTICLE 815
LAND BANK FUND

20 ILCS 3501/815-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/815-5)
    Sec. 815-5. Findings and Declaration of Policy. It is hereby found and declared that there exists within the State a condition of substantial and persistent unemployment which is detrimental to the welfare of the people of the State; that the absence of an orderly conversion and development of certain property results in blight, economic dislocation, and additional unemployment; that there exists within the State a significant resource of underutilized property which, if returned to productive economic use, will increase employment, increase revenues for the State and units of local government, and lead to a more stable economy; that the acquisition, development or disposition of such land or property in conjunction with units of local government, local industrial development agencies and private enterprise in accordance with development plans will stimulate economic development within the State; that the establishment of the Illinois Land Bank Fund and the exercise by the Authority of the powers granted in this Article will promote economic development resulting in increased employment and public revenues; and that the provisions of this Act are hereby declared to be in the public interest and benefit and a valid public purpose.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/815-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/815-10)
    Sec. 815-10. Definitions. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Article, shall have the following meanings ascribed to them, except where the context clearly requires otherwise:
    (a) "Property" means land, parcels or combination of parcels, structures, and all improvements, easements and franchises.
    (b) "Redevelopment area" means any property which is a contiguous area of at least 2 acres but less than 160 acres in the aggregate located within one and one-half miles of the corporate limits of a municipality and not included within any municipality, where, (1) if improved, a substantial proportion of the industrial, commercial and residential buildings or improvements are detrimental to the public safety, health, morals or welfare because of a combination of any of the following factors: age; physical configuration; dilapidation; structural or economic obsolescence; deterioration; illegal use of individual structures; presence of structures below minimum code standards; excessive and sustained vacancies; overcrowding of structures and community facilities; inadequate ventilation, light, sewer, water, transportation and other infrastructure facilities; inadequate utilities; excessive land coverage; deleterious land use or layout; depreciation or lack of physical maintenance; and lack of community planning; or (2) if vacant, the sound utilization of land for industrial projects is impaired by a combination of 2 or more of the following factors: obsolete platting of the vacant land; diversity of ownership of such land; tax and special assessment delinquencies on such land; and deterioration of structures or site improvements in neighboring areas to the vacant land, or the area immediately prior to becoming vacant qualified as a redevelopment improved area; or (3) if an improved area within the boundaries of a development project is located within the corporate limits of the municipality in which 50% or more of the structures in the area have an age of 35 years or more, such area does not qualify under clause (1) but is detrimental to the public safety, health, morals or welfare and such area may become a redevelopment area pursuant to clause (1) because of a combination of 3 or more of the factors specified in clause (1).
    (c) "Enterprise" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, estate, or unincorporated association.
    (d) "Development plan" means the comprehensive program of the Authority and the participating entity to reduce or eliminate those conditions the existence of which qualified the project area as a redevelopment area. Each development plan shall set forth in writing the program to be undertaken to accomplish such objectives and shall include, without limitation, estimated development project costs, the sources of funds to pay costs, the nature and term of any obligations to be issued, the most recent equalized assessed valuation of the project area, an estimate as to the equalized assessed valuation after development and the general land uses to apply in the project area.
    (e) "Development project" means any project in furtherance of the objectives of a development plan, including any building or buildings or building addition or other structures to be newly constructed, renovated or improved and suitable for use by an enterprise as an industrial project, and includes the sites and other rights in the property on which such buildings or structures are located.
    (f) "Participating entity" means a municipality, a local industrial development agency or an enterprise or any combination thereof.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

20 ILCS 3501/815-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/815-15)
    Sec. 815-15. Illinois Land Bank Fund; Creation; Use. There is hereby created the Illinois Land Bank Fund, hereafter referred to in Sections 815-15 through 815-30 of this Act as the "Fund". The Treasurer of the Authority shall have custody of the Fund, which shall be held outside of the State treasury. The Authority is authorized to accept any and all grants, loans, subsidies, matching funds, reimbursements, appropriations, transfers of appropriations, federal grant monies, income derived from investments, or other things of value from the federal or state governments or units of local government or any agency thereof or from an enterprise for deposit in the Fund. The Authority is authorized to use monies deposited in the Fund expressly for the purposes specified in and according to the procedures established by Sections 815-20 through 815-30 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/815-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/815-20)
    Sec. 815-20. Powers and Duties.
    (a) The Authority shall have the following powers with respect to redevelopment areas:
        (1) To acquire and possess property in a
    
redevelopment area;
        (2) To clear any such areas so acquired by demolition
    
of existing structures and buildings and to make necessary improvements to the property essential to its reuse in conformity with a development plan; and
        (3) To convey property for use in accordance with a
    
development plan.
    (b) Before acquiring property under this Section the Authority shall hold a public hearing after notice published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the property is located and shall find:
        (1) The property is in a redevelopment area;
        (2) Such acquisition or possession is necessary or
    
reasonably required to retain existing enterprises or attract new enterprises and to promote sound economic growth and to carry out the purposes of Section 815-5 through 815-30 of this Act;
        (3) The assembly of property is not unduly
    
competitive with similar assemblies by private enterprise in the area or surrounding areas; and
        (4) The participating entity, without the involvement
    
of the Authority, would be unlikely, unwilling or unable to undertake such redevelopment of the property as was necessary for economic development.
    (c) No property may be acquired by the Authority unless the acquisition is consented to by resolution of the corporate authorities of the municipality with jurisdiction over the property under Section 11-12-6 of the Municipal Code.
    (d) The Authority may acquire any interest in property in a redevelopment area by purchase, lease, or gift, but shall not have the power of condemnation.
    (e) No property shall be acquired under this Section unless the Authority has adopted a development plan under the provisions of Section 815-25.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/815-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/815-25)
    Sec. 815-25. Development Plans.
    (a) No development plan shall be approved by the Authority unless after a public hearing held upon notice published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property is located, the Authority finds:
        (1) The plan provides for projects which will reduce
    
unemployment;
        (2) The redevelopment area on the whole has not been
    
subject to growth and development through investment by private enterprise and would not reasonably be anticipated to be developed without the adoption of the development plan;
        (3) The corporate authorities of the municipality
    
with jurisdiction over the property under Section 11-12-6 of the Municipal Code have by resolution found that the development plan conforms to the comprehensive plan of the municipality;
        (4) A participating entity has agreed to enter into
    
such contracts and other agreements as are necessary to acquire, redevelop and improve the property in accordance with the development plan;
        (5) The acquisition of the property, its possession
    
and ultimate use according to the development plan can be financed by participating entities and the Authority and the development plan will be completed and all obligations of the Authority incurred in connection with the redevelopment plan will be retired within 20 years from the Authority's approval of the development plan; and
        (6) The development plan meets such other
    
requirements as the Authority may establish by rule.
    (b) The Authority may dispose of any property which is the subject of a development plan in such manner, whether by sale, lease or otherwise, and for such price, rental or other consideration, including an amount not less than 2/3 of its acquisition cost, payable over such term, and bearing interest as to deferred payments, and secured in such manner, by mortgage or otherwise, all as the Authority shall provide in the development plan.
    (c) Pending disposition of such land, any existing property acquired by the Authority in the course of carrying out the provisions of this Act may be adequately and properly preserved, and may be maintained, leased or administered by the Authority by a contract made by the Authority with any participating entity, enterprise or individual with experience in the area of property development, management or administration.
    (d) Whenever the Authority shall have approved a development plan, the Authority may amend the development plan from time to time in conformity with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/815-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/815-30)
    Sec. 815-30. Local Planning; Relocation Costs. The Authority may arrange or contract with a municipality or municipalities for the planning, re-planning, opening, grading or closing of streets, roads, alleys or other places or for the furnishing of facilities or for the acquisition by the municipality or municipalities of property or property rights or for the furnishing of property or services in connection with a development project or projects. The Authority is hereby authorized to pay the reasonable relocation costs, up to a total of $25,000 per relocatee, of persons and businesses displaced as a result of carrying out a development plan as authorized by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 820

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 820 heading)
ARTICLE 820
LOCAL GOVERNMENT

20 ILCS 3501/820-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-5)
    Sec. 820-5. Findings and Declaration of Policy. It is hereby found and declared that there exists an urgent need to upgrade and expand the capital facilities, infrastructure and public purpose projects of units of local government and to promote other public purposes to be carried out by units of local government; that federal funding reductions combined with shifting economic conditions have impeded efforts by units of local government to provide the necessary improvements to their capital facilities, infrastructure systems and public purpose projects and to accomplish other public purposes in recent years; that adequate and well-maintained capital facilities, infrastructure systems and public purpose projects throughout this State and the performance of other public purposes by units of local government throughout this State can offer significant economic benefits and an improved quality of life for all citizens of this State; that the exercise by the Authority of the powers granted in this Article will promote economic development by enhancing the capital stock of units of local government and will facilitate the accomplishment of other public purposes by units of local government; that authorizing the Authority to borrow money in the public and private capital markets in order to provide money to purchase or otherwise acquire obligations of units of local government will assist such units of local government in borrowing money to finance and refinance the public purpose projects, capital facilities and infrastructure of the units and to finance other public purposes of such units of local government, in providing access to adequate capital markets and facilities for borrowing money by such units of local government, in encouraging continued investor interest in the obligations of such units of local government, in providing for the orderly marketing of the obligations of such units of local government, and in achieving lower overall borrowing cost and more favorable terms for such borrowing; and that the provisions of this Article are hereby declared to be in the public interest and for the public benefit.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-10)
    Sec. 820-10. Definitions. The following words or terms, whenever used or referred to in this Article, shall have the following meanings ascribed to them, except where the context clearly requires otherwise:
    (a) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    (b) "Unit of local government" means any unit of local government, as defined in Article VII, Section 1 of the 1970 State Constitution and any local public entity as that term is defined by the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act and also includes the State and any instrumentality, office, officer, department, division, bureau, commission, college or university thereof.
    (c) "Energy conservation project" means any improvement, repair, alteration or betterment of any building or facility or any equipment, including but not limited to an Energy Efficiency Project, as defined in item (iii) of subsection (b) of Section 825-65, in connection with any school district or community college district project, and any fixture or furnishing including its energy using mechanical devices to be added to or used in any building or facility that the Director of the Department has certified to the Authority will be a cost-effective energy-related project that will lower energy or utility costs in connection with the operation or maintenance of such building or facility, and will achieve energy cost savings sufficient to cover bond debt service and other project costs within 10 years from the date of project installation.
(Source: P.A. 97-760, eff. 7-6-12.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-15)
    Sec. 820-15. Creation of Reserve Funds. The Authority may establish and maintain one or more reserve funds in which there may be one or more accounts in which there may be deposited:
    (a) Any proceeds of bonds issued by the Authority required to be deposited therein by the terms of any contract between the Authority and its bondholders or any resolution of the Authority;
    (b) Any other moneys or funds of the Authority which it may determine to deposit therein from any other source; and
    (c) Any other moneys or funds made available to the Authority, including without limitation any proceeds of any local government security or any taxes or revenues, rates, charges, assessments, grants, or other funds pledged or assigned to pay, repay or secure any local government security. Subject to the terms of any pledge to the owners of any bond, moneys in any reserve fund may be held and applied to the payment of the interest, premium, if any, or principal of bonds or local government securities or for any other purpose authorized by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-20)
    Sec. 820-20. Powers and Duties; Illinois Local Government Financing Assistance Program. The Authority has the power:
    (a) To purchase from time to time pursuant to negotiated sale or to otherwise acquire from time to time any local government securities issued by one or more units of local government upon such terms and conditions as the Authority may prescribe;
    (b) To issue bonds in one or more series pursuant to one or more resolutions of the Authority for any purpose authorized under this Article, including without limitation purchasing or acquiring local government securities, providing for the payment of any interest deemed necessary on such bonds, paying for the cost of issuance of such bonds, providing for the payment of the cost of any guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts or other similar credit support or liquidity instruments, or providing for the funding of any reserves deemed necessary in connection with such bonds and refunding or advance refunding of any such bonds and the interest and any premium thereon, pursuant to this Act;
    (c) To provide for the funding of any reserves or other funds or accounts deemed necessary by the Authority in connection with any bonds issued by the Authority or local government securities purchased or otherwise acquired by the Authority;
    (d) To pledge any local government security, including any payments thereon, and any other funds of the Authority or funds made available to the Authority which may be applied to such purpose, as security for any bonds or any guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts or similar credit support or liquidity instruments securing the bonds;
    (e) To enter into agreements or contracts with third parties, whether public or private, including without limitation the United States of America, the State, or any department or agency thereof to obtain any appropriations, grants, loans or guarantees which are deemed necessary or desirable by the Authority. Any such guarantee, agreement or contract may contain terms and provisions necessary or desirable in connection with the program, subject to the requirements established by this Article;
    (f) To charge reasonable fees to defray the cost of obtaining letters of credit, insurance contracts or other similar documents, and to charge such other reasonable fees to defray the cost of trustees, depositories, paying agents, bond registrars, escrow agents and other administrative expenses. Any such fees shall be payable by units of local government whose local government securities are purchased or otherwise acquired by the Authority pursuant to this Article, in such amounts and at such times as the Authority shall determine, and the amount of the fees need not be uniform among the various units of local government whose local government securities are purchased or otherwise acquired by the Authority pursuant to this Article;
    (g) To obtain and maintain guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts or similar credit support or liquidity instruments which are deemed necessary or desirable in connection with any bonds or other obligations of the Authority or any local government securities;
    (h) To establish application fees and other service fees and prescribe application, notification, contract, agreement, security and insurance forms and rules and regulations it deems necessary or appropriate;
    (i) To provide technical assistance, at the request of any unit of local government, with respect to the financing or refinancing for any public purpose. In fulfillment of this purpose, the Authority may request assistance from the Department as necessary; any unit of local government that is experiencing either a financial emergency as defined in the Local Government Financial Planning and Supervision Act or a condition of fiscal crisis evidenced by an impaired ability to obtain financing for its public purpose projects from traditional financial channels or impaired ability to fully fund its obligations to fire, police and municipal employee pension funds, or to bond payments or reserves, may request technical assistance from the Authority in the form of a diagnostic evaluation of its financial condition;
    (j) To purchase any obligations of the Authority issued pursuant to this Article;
    (k) To sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of local government securities purchased or otherwise acquired by the Authority pursuant to this Article, including without limitation, the sale, transfer or other disposition of undivided fractionalized interests in the right to receive payments of principal and premium, if any, or the right to receive payments of interest or the right to receive payments of principal of and premium, if any, and interest on pools of such local government securities;
    (l) To acquire, purchase, lease, sell, transfer and otherwise dispose of real and personal property, or any interest therein, and to issue its bonds and enter into leases, contracts and other agreements with units of local government in connection with such acquisitions, purchases, leases, sales and other dispositions of such real and personal property;
    (m) To make loans to banks, savings and loans and other financial institutions for the purpose of purchasing or otherwise acquiring local government securities, and to issue its bonds, and enter into agreements and contracts in connection with such loans;
    (n) To enter into agreements or contracts with any person necessary or appropriate to place the payment obligations of the Authority under any of its bonds in whole or in part on any interest rate basis, cash flow basis, or other basis desired by the Authority, including without limitation agreements or contracts commonly known as "interest rate swap agreements", "forward payment conversion agreements", and "futures", or agreements or contracts to exchange cash flows or a series of payments, or agreements or contracts, including without limitation agreements or contracts commonly known as "options", "puts" or "calls", to hedge payment, rate spread, or similar exposure; provided, that any such agreement or contract shall not constitute an obligation for borrowed money, and shall not be taken into account under Section 845-5 of this Act or any other debt limit of the Authority or the State of Illinois;
    (o) To make and enter into all other agreements and contracts and execute all instruments necessary or incidental to performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this Article;
    (p) To contract for and finance the costs of energy audits, project-specific engineering and design specifications, and any other related analyses preliminary to an energy conservation project; and, to contract for and finance the cost of project monitoring and data collection to verify post-installation energy consumption and energy-related operating costs. Any such contract shall be executed only after it has been jointly negotiated by the Authority and the Department; and
    (q) To exercise such other powers as are necessary or incidental to the foregoing.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-25)
    Sec. 820-25. Unit of Local Government Participation. Any unit of local government is authorized to voluntarily participate in this program. Any unit of local government which is authorized to issue, sell and deliver its local government securities under any provision of the Constitution or laws of the State may issue, sell and deliver such local government securities to the Authority under this Article; provided that and notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any such unit of local government may issue and sell any such local government security at any interest rate or rates, which rate or rates may be established by an index or formula which may be implemented by persons appointed or retained therefor, payable at such time or times, and at such price or prices to which the unit of local government and the Authority may agree. Any unit of local government may pay any amount charged by the Authority pursuant to this Article. Any unit of local government participating in this program may pay out of the proceeds of its local government securities or out of any other moneys or funds available to it for such purposes any costs, fees, interest deemed necessary, premium or reserves incurred or required for financing or refinancing this program, including without limitation any fees charged by the Authority pursuant to this Article and its share, as determined by the Authority, of any costs, fees, interest deemed necessary, premium or reserves incurred or required pursuant to Section 820-20 of this Act. All local government securities purchased or otherwise acquired by the Authority pursuant to this Act shall upon delivery to the Authority be accompanied by an approving opinion of bond counsel as to the validity of such securities. The Authority shall have discretion to purchase or otherwise acquire those local government securities, as it shall deem to be in the best interest of its financing program for all units of local government taken as a whole.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-30)
    Sec. 820-30. Criteria for Participation in the Program. If the Authority requires an application for participation in the Program, upon submission of any such application, the Authority or any entity on behalf of the Authority shall review such application for its completeness and may, at its discretion, accept or reject such application or request such additional information as it deems necessary or advisable to aid its review. In the course of its review, the Authority may consider but shall not be limited to the following factors:
    (a) Whether the public purpose for which the local government security is to be issued will have a significant impact on the economy, environment, health or safety of the unit of local government;
    (b) The extent to which the public purpose for which the local government security is to be issued will provide reinforcement for other community and economic development related investments by such units of local government;
    (c) The creditworthiness of the unit of local government and the local government security, including, without limitation, the ability of the unit of local government to comply with the credit requirements of the provider of any guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts or other similar credit support or liquidity instruments; and
    (d) Such other factors as deemed necessary by the Authority which are consistent with the intent of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-35

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-35)
    Sec. 820-35. The Authority may assist the Department to establish and implement a program to assist units of local government to identify and arrange financing for energy conservation projects in buildings and facilities owned or leased by units of local government. Such bonds shall not constitute an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues, income or other assets of the Authority pledged therefor.
(Source: P.A. 97-760, eff. 7-6-12.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-40)
    Sec. 820-40. Investment of Moneys. Any moneys at any time held by the Authority pursuant to this Article shall be held outside the State treasury in the custody of either the Treasurer of the Authority or a trustee or depository appointed by the Authority. Such moneys may be invested in (a) investments authorized by the Public Funds Investment Act, (b) obligations issued by any State, unit of local government or school district, which obligations are rated at the time of purchase by a national rating service within the 2 highest rating classifications without regard to any rating refinement or gradation by numerical or other modifier, (c) equity securities of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of l940 whose sole assets, other than cash and other temporary investments, are obligations which are eligible investments for the Authority, or (d) investment contracts under which securities are to be purchased and sold at a predetermined price on a future date, or pursuant to which moneys are deposited with a bank or other financial institution and the deposits are to bear interest at an agreed upon rate, provided that such investment contracts are with a bank or other financial institution whose obligations are rated at the time of purchase by a national rating service within the 2 highest rating classifications without regard to any rating refinement or gradation by numerical or other modifier. The interest, dividends or other earnings from such investments may be used to pay administrative costs of the Authority incurred in administering the program or trustee or depository fees incurred in connection with such program.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-45

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-45)
    Sec. 820-45. Pledge of Revenues by the Authority. Any pledge of revenues or other moneys made by the Authority shall be binding from the time the pledge is made. Revenues and other moneys so pledged shall be held outside of the State treasury and in the custody of either the Treasurer of the Authority or a trustee or a depository appointed by the Authority. Revenues or other moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the Authority or such trustee or depository shall immediately be subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any pledge shall be binding against all parties having claims of any kind of tort, contract or otherwise against the Authority, irrespective of whether the parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded except in the records of the Authority. The State does pledge to and agree with the holders of bonds, and the beneficial owners of the local government securities, that the State will not limit or restrict the rights hereby vested in the Authority to purchase, acquire, hold, sell or dispose of local government securities or other investments or to establish and collect such fees or other charges as may be convenient or necessary to produce sufficient revenues to meet the expenses of operation of the Authority, and to fulfill the terms of any agreement made with the holders of the bonds or the beneficial owners of the local government securities or in any way impair the rights or remedies of the holders of those bonds or the beneficial owners of the local government securities until such bonds or local government securities are fully paid and discharged or provision for their payment has been made.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-50

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-50)
    Sec. 820-50. Pledge of Funds by Units of Local Government.
    (a) Pledge of Funds. Any unit of local government which receives funds from the Department of Revenue, including without limitation funds received pursuant to Sections 8-11-1, 8-11-1.4, 8-11-5 or 8-11-6 of the Illinois Municipal Code, the Home Rule County Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Home Rule County Service Occupation Tax Act, Sections 25.05-2, 25.05-3 or 25.05-10 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to counties", Section 5.01 of the Local Mass Transit District Act, Section 4.03 of the Regional Transportation Authority Act, Sections 2 or 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act, or from the Department of Transportation pursuant to Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law, or from the State Superintendent of Education (directly or indirectly through regional superintendents of schools) pursuant to Article 18 of the School Code, or any unit of government which receives other funds which are at any time in the custody of the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education may by appropriate proceedings, pledge to the Authority or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee), any or all of such receipts to the extent that such receipts are necessary to provide revenues to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, or to secure, any of the local government securities of such unit of local government which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee or to pay lease rental payments to be made by such unit of local government to the extent that such lease rental payments secure the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, any local government securities which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee. Any pledge of such receipts (or any portion thereof) shall constitute a first and prior lien thereon and shall be binding from the time the pledge is made.
    (b) Direct Payment of Pledged Receipts. Any such unit of local government may, by such proceedings, direct that all or any of such pledged receipts payable to such unit of local government be paid directly to the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) for the purpose of paying the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and fees relating to, such local government securities or for the purpose of paying such lease rental payments to the extent necessary to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, such local government securities secured by such lease rental payments. Upon receipt of a certified copy of such proceedings by the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education, as the case may be, such Department or State Superintendent shall direct the State Comptroller and State Treasurer to pay to, or on behalf of, the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) all or such portion of the pledged receipts from the Department of Revenue, or the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education (directly or indirectly through regional superintendents of schools), as the case may be, sufficient to pay the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, the local governmental securities for which the pledge was made or to pay such lease rental payments securing such local government securities for which the pledge was made. The proceedings shall constitute authorization for such a directive to the State Comptroller to cause orders to be drawn and to the State Treasurer to pay in accordance with such directive. To the extent that the Authority or its designee notifies the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education, as the case may be, that the unit of local government has previously paid to the Authority or its designee the amount of any principal, premium, interest and fees payable from such pledged receipts, the State Comptroller shall cause orders to be drawn and the State Treasurer shall pay such pledged receipts to the unit of local government as if they were not pledged receipts. To the extent that such receipts are pledged and paid to the Authority or such other entity, any taxes which have been levied or fees or charges assessed pursuant to law on account of the issuance of such local government securities shall be paid to the unit of local government and may be used for the purposes for which the pledged receipts would have been used.
    (c) Payment of Pledged Receipts upon Default. Any such unit of local government may, by such proceedings, direct that such pledged receipts payable to such unit of local government be paid to the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) upon a default in the payment of any principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, or fees relating to, any of the local government securities of such unit of local government which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee or any of the local government securities which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee and which are secured by such lease rental payments. If such local governmental security is in default as to the payment of principal thereof, premium, if any, or interest thereon, or fees relating thereto, to the extent that the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education (directly or indirectly through regional superintendents of schools) shall be the custodian at any time of any other available funds or moneys pledged to the payment of such local government securities or such lease rental payments securing such local government securities pursuant to this Section and due or payable to such a unit of local government at any time subsequent to written notice to the State Comptroller and State Treasurer from the Authority or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee) to the effect that such unit of local government has not paid or is in default as to payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, or fees relating to, any local government security sold or delivered to the Authority or any such entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) or has not paid or is in default as to the payment of such lease rental payments securing the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, or other fees relating to, any local government security sold or delivered to the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee):
        (i) The State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
    
shall withhold the payment of such funds or moneys from such unit of local government until the amount of such principal, premium, if any, interest or fees then due and unpaid has been paid to the Authority or any such entity (including, without limitation, any trustee), or the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer have been advised that arrangements, satisfactory to the Authority or such entity, have been made for the payment of such principal, premium, if any, interest and fees; and
        (ii) Within 10 days after a demand for payment by the
    
Authority or such entity given to such unit of local government, the State Treasurer and the State Comptroller, the State Treasurer shall pay such funds or moneys as are legally available therefor to the Authority or such entity for the payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, or fees relating to, such local government securities. The Authority or any such entity may carry out this Section and exercise all the rights, remedies and provisions provided or referred to in this Section.
    (d) Remedies. Upon the sale or delivery of any local government securities of the Authority or its designee, the local government which issued such local government securities shall be deemed to have agreed that upon its failure to pay interest or premium, if any, on, or principal of, or fees relating to, the local government securities sold or delivered to the Authority or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee) when payable, all statutory defenses to nonpayment are thereby waived. Upon a default in payment of principal of or interest on any local government securities issued by a unit of local government and sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee, and upon demand on the unit of local government for payment, if the local government securities are payable from property taxes and funds are not legally available in the treasury of the unit of local government to make payment, an action in mandamus for the levy of a tax by the unit of local government to pay the principal of or interest on the local government securities shall lie, and the Authority or such entity shall be constituted a holder or owner of the local government securities as being in default. Upon the occurrence of any failure or default with respect to any local government securities issued by a unit of local government, the Authority or such entity may thereupon avail itself of all remedies, rights and provisions of law applicable in the circumstances, and the failure to exercise or exert any rights or remedies within a time or period provided by law may not be raised as a defense by the unit of local government.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-55

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-55)
    Sec. 820-55. Eligible Investments. Bonds, issued by the Authority pursuant to the provisions of this Article, shall be permissible investments within the provisions of Section 805-40 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/820-60

    (20 ILCS 3501/820-60)
    Sec. 820-60. Tax Exemption. The exercise of powers granted in this Article is in all respects for the benefit of the people of Illinois and in consideration thereof the bonds issued pursuant to the aforementioned Sections and the income therefrom shall be free from all taxation by the State or its political subdivisions, except for estate, transfer and inheritance taxes. For purposes of Section 250 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the exemption of the income from bonds issued under the aforementioned Sections shall terminate after all of the bonds have been paid. The amount of such income that shall be added and then subtracted on the Illinois income tax return of a taxpayer, pursuant to Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, from federal adjusted gross income or federal taxable income in computing Illinois base income shall be the interest net of any bond premium amortization.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 825

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 825 heading)
ARTICLE 825
OTHER POWERS

20 ILCS 3501/825-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-5)
    Sec. 825-5. Motion Picture Production Program; Findings and Declaration of Policy. It is hereby found and declared that the production of motion pictures has an enormous potential for contributing to the economic well-being of the State and its communities; that a critical mass of movie productions is essential to the continuing viability of this fledgling industry in Illinois; that to achieve this critical mass, a financial inducement to attract movie productions to the State is required; and that the provisions of this Act are hereby declared to be in the public interest and for the public benefit.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-10)
    Sec. 825-10. The Authority may develop a program for financing the production of motion pictures in the State of Illinois. All projects financed by the Authority shall require the approval of both the Illinois Arts Council and the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-12

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-12)
    Sec. 825-12. Conservation projects.
    (a) The Authority may develop a program to provide low-interest loans and other financing to individuals, business entities, private organizations, and units of local government for conservation projects within the United States, provided that, if the conservation project is located outside of the State, it is owned, operated, leased or managed by an entity located within the State or any entity affiliated with an entity located within the State.
    (b) Projects under this Section may include, without limitation, the acquisition of land for open-space projects, preservation or recreation measures for open spaces, and energy conservation or efficiency projects that are intended to reduce energy usage and costs.
    (c) The Authority, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, may adopt any rules necessary for the administration of this Section. The Authority must include any information concerning the program under this Section on its Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-13

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-13)
    Sec. 825-13. Supervision of the Riverdale Development Authority bond issuances.
    (a) All bond issuances of the Riverdale Development Authority are subject to supervision, management, control, and approval of the Authority.
    (b) All bonds issued by the Riverdale Development Authority under the supervision of the Authority are subject to the terms and conditions that are set forth in the Riverdale Development Authority Act.
    (c) The bonds issued by the Riverdale Development Authority under the supervision of the Authority are not debts of the Authority or of the State.
(Source: P.A. 94-1093, eff. 1-26-07.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-13.5

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-13.5)
    Sec. 825-13.5. Supervision of the Illinois Urban Development Authority bond issuances.
    (a) All bond issuances of the Illinois Urban Development Authority are subject to supervision, management, control, and approval of the Authority.
    (b) All bonds issued by the Illinois Urban Development Authority under the supervision of the Authority are subject to the terms and conditions that are set forth in the Illinois Urban Development Authority Act.
    (c) The bonds issued by the Illinois Urban Development Authority under the supervision of the Authority are not debts of the Authority or of the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-234, eff. 1-1-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-15)
    Sec. 825-15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04. Repealed by P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-20)
    Sec. 825-20. Financially Distressed City Assistance Program; Findings and Declarations of Policy. It is hereby found and declared that there exists an urgent need to reduce involuntary unemployment and economic stagnation within financially distressed cities and to create therein a more favorable economic climate for the development of new and improved employment opportunities for the citizens of such cities; that to address such need it is necessary to promote sound financial management and fiscal integrity within such cities in order to provide a secure financial basis for their continued operation; and that implementation of a financially distressed city assistance program under the provisions of this Act is declared to be in the public interest and for the public benefit.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-25)
    Sec. 825-25. Definition. As used in Sections 825-20 through 825-60 of this Act, the term "financially distressed city" means a unit of local government which has been certified and designated as a financially distressed city under Section 8-12-4 of the Illinois Municipal Code and to which the provisions of Division 12 of Article 8 of that Code have become applicable as provided by that Section 8-12-4.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-30)
    Sec. 825-30. Powers and Duties; Financing.
    (a) Upon application of the financial advisory authority established for a financially distressed city under Division 12 of Article 8 of the Illinois Municipal Code, the Authority shall have the power to issue its bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, the proceeds of which are to be used to make loans to a financially distressed city for purposes of enabling that city to restructure its current indebtedness and to provide and pay for its essential municipal services as determined in a manner consistent with Division 12 of Article 8 of the Illinois Municipal Code by the financial advisory authority established for that city under that Division 12.
    (b) Bonds authorized to be issued by the Authority under Sections 825-20 through 825-60 shall be payable from such revenues, income, funds and accounts of the financially distressed city which receives a loan of any proceeds of the bonds so issued as the Authority shall determine and prescribe in the loan agreement.
    (c) The Authority may prescribe the form and contents of any application submitted under subsection (a) of this Section and may, at its discretion, accept or reject such application or require such additional information as it deems necessary to aid in its review and determination of whether it will issue its bonds and loan the proceeds thereof as authorized under Sections 825-20 through 825-60.
    (d) The amount of bonds issued or proceeds thereof loaned by the Authority with respect to an application which the Authority has approved shall be determined by the Authority.
    (e) The financially distressed city receiving a loan under Sections 825-20 through 825-60 shall enter into a loan agreement in the form and manner prescribed by the Authority, and shall pay back to the Authority the principal amount of the loan, plus annual interest as determined by the Authority. The Authority shall have the power, subject to appropriations by the General Assembly, to subsidize or buy down a portion of the interest on such loans, up to 4% per annum.
    (f) The Authority shall create and establish a debt service reserve fund to be maintained by a trustee separate and segregated from all other funds and accounts of the Authority. This reserve fund shall be initially funded by a contribution of State monies.
    (g) The amount to be accumulated in the debt service reserve fund shall be determined by the Authority but shall not exceed the maximum amount of interest, principal and sinking fund installments due in any succeeding calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-35

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-35)
    Sec. 825-35. Pledge of Funds. Any financially distressed city which receives funds from the Department of Revenue, including without limitation funds received pursuant to Section 8-11-1, 8-11-5 or 8-11-6 of the Illinois Municipal Code or Section 2 or 12 of the State Revenue Sharing Act, or from the Department of Transportation pursuant to Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law, may, by appropriate proceedings, pledge to the Authority, or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee), any or all of such receipts to the extent that such receipts are determined by the Authority to be necessary to provide revenues to pay or secure the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on any of the bonds issued on behalf of, or loans made to, the financially distressed city by the Authority under Sections 825-20 through 825-60. The adoption of such proceedings shall constitute a directive to the State Comptroller and State Treasurer to pay to, or on behalf of, the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) such portion of the pledged receipts from the Department of Revenue or Department of Transportation, as the case may be, and with the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer. With respect to any bonds issued on behalf of, or loans made to, the financially distressed city by the Authority under Sections 825-20 through 825-60, which are in default in the payment of principal, premium, if any, or interest, to the extent that the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Department of Revenue or the Department of Transportation shall be the custodian at any time of any other available funds or moneys pledged to the payment of such local government securities or such lease rental payments securing such local government securities pursuant to this Section and due or payable to such a unit of local government at any time subsequent to written notice to the State Comptroller and State Treasurer from the Authority or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee) to the effect that such financially distressed city has not paid or is in default as to payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any bonds issued on behalf of, or loans made to, the financially distressed city by the Authority under Sections 825-20 through 825-60:
    (a) The State Comptroller and the State Treasurer shall withhold the payment of such funds or moneys from the financially distressed city until the amount of such principal, premium, if any, and interest then due and unpaid has been paid to the Authority or such entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee), or the State Comptroller or State Treasurer have been advised that arrangements, satisfactory to the Authority or such entity, have been made for the payment of such principal, premium, if any, and interest; and
    (b) Within 10 days after a demand for payment by the Authority or such entity is given to the State Treasurer and the State Comptroller, the State Treasurer shall pay such funds or moneys as are legally available therefor to the Authority or such entity for the payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest on such bonds or loans. The Authority or such entity may carry out this Section and exercise all the rights, remedies and provisions provided or referred to in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-40)
    Sec. 825-40. Additional security. In the event that the Authority determines that funds pledged, intercepted or otherwise received or to be received by the Authority under Section 825-20 of this Act will not be sufficient for the payment of the principal, premium, if any, and interest during the next State fiscal year on any bonds issued by the Authority under Sections 825-20 through 825-60, the Chairman, as soon as is practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required by the Authority to enable it to pay the principal, premium, if any, and interest falling due on such bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of the current State fiscal year. This paragraph shall not apply to any bonds as to which the Authority shall have determined, in the resolution authorizing their issuance, that this paragraph shall not apply. Whenever the Authority makes such a determination, that fact shall be plainly stated on the face of such bonds and that fact shall also be reported to the Governor. In the event of a withdrawal of moneys from a debt service reserve fund established with respect to any issue or issues of bonds of the Authority to pay principal and interest on those bonds, the Chairman, as soon as practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required to restore such reserve funds to the level required in the resolution or indenture securing the bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but not later than the end of the current State fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-50

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-50)
    Sec. 825-50. Eligible Investments. Bonds issued by the Authority pursuant to Sections 825-20 through 825-60 shall be permissible investments within the provisions of Section 805-40.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-55

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-55)
    Sec. 825-55. Tax Exemption. The exercise of the powers granted in Sections 825-20 through 825-60 are in all respects for the benefit of the people of Illinois, and in consideration thereof shall be free from all taxation by the State or its political subdivisions, except for estate, transfer and inheritance taxes. For the purposes of Section 250 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the exemption of the income from bonds issued under the aforementioned Sections shall terminate after all of the bonds have been paid. The amount of such income that shall be added and then subtracted on the Illinois income tax return of a taxpayer, pursuant to Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, from federal adjusted gross income or federal taxable income in computing Illinois base income shall be the interest net of any bond premium amortization.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-60

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-60)
    Sec. 825-60. Financially Distressed City Assistance Program Limitation. In addition to the bonds authorized to be issued under Sections 801-40(w), 825-65(e), 830-25 and 845-5, the Authority may have outstanding at any time, bonds for the purposes enumerated in Sections 825-20 through 825-60 in an aggregate principal amount that shall not exceed $50,000,000. Such bonds shall not constitute an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues, income or other assets of the Authority pledged therefor.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-65

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-65)
    Sec. 825-65. Clean Coal, Coal, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy Project Financing.
    (a) Findings and declaration of policy.
        (i) It is hereby found and declared that Illinois has
    
abundant coal resources and, in some areas of Illinois, the demand for power exceeds the generating capacity. Incentives to encourage the construction of coal-fueled electric generating plants in Illinois to ensure power generating capacity into the future and to advance clean coal technology and the use of Illinois coal are in the best interests of all of the citizens of Illinois.
        (ii) It is further found and declared that Illinois
    
has abundant potential and resources to develop renewable energy resource projects and that there are many opportunities to invest in cost-effective energy efficiency projects throughout the State. The development of those projects will create jobs and investment as well as decrease environmental impacts and promote energy independence in Illinois. Accordingly, the development of those projects is in the best interests of all of the citizens of Illinois.
        (iii) The Authority is authorized to issue bonds to
    
help finance Clean Coal, Coal, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy projects pursuant to this Section.
    (b) Definitions.
        (i) "Clean Coal Project" means (A) "clean coal
    
facility", as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act; (B) "clean coal SNG facility", as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act; (C) transmission lines and associated equipment that transfer electricity from points of supply to points of delivery for projects described in this subsection (b); (D) pipelines or other methods to transfer carbon dioxide from the point of production to the point of storage or sequestration for projects described in this subsection (b); or (E) projects to provide carbon abatement technology for existing generating facilities.
        (ii) "Coal Project" means new electric generating
    
facilities or new gasification facilities, as defined in Section 605-332 of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, which may include mine-mouth power plants, projects that employ the use of clean coal technology, projects to provide scrubber technology for existing energy generating plants, or projects to provide electric transmission facilities or new gasification facilities.
        (iii) "Energy Efficiency Project" means measures that
    
reduce the amount of electricity or natural gas required to achieve a given end use, consistent with Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act. "Energy Efficiency Project" also includes measures that reduce the total Btus of electricity and natural gas needed to meet the end use or uses consistent with Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act.
        (iv) "Renewable Energy Project" means (A) a project
    
that uses renewable energy resources, as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act; (B) a project that uses environmentally preferable technologies and practices that result in improvements to the production of renewable fuels, including but not limited to, cellulosic conversion, water and energy conservation, fractionation, alternative feedstocks, or reduced green house gas emissions; (C) transmission lines and associated equipment that transfer electricity from points of supply to points of delivery for projects described in this subsection (b); or (D) projects that use technology for the storage of renewable energy, including, without limitation, the use of battery or electrochemical storage technology for mobile or stationary applications.
    (c) Creation of reserve funds. The Authority may establish and maintain one or more reserve funds to enhance bonds issued by the Authority for a Clean Coal Project, a Coal Project, an Energy Efficiency Project, or a Renewable Energy Project. There may be one or more accounts in these reserve funds in which there may be deposited:
        (1) any proceeds of the bonds issued by the Authority
    
required to be deposited therein by the terms of any contract between the Authority and its bondholders or any resolution of the Authority;
        (2) any other moneys or funds of the Authority that
    
it may determine to deposit therein from any other source; and
        (3) any other moneys or funds made available to the
    
Authority. Subject to the terms of any pledge to the owners of any bonds, moneys in any reserve fund may be held and applied to the payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest of such bonds.
    (d) Powers and duties. The Authority has the power:
        (1) To issue bonds in one or more series pursuant to
    
one or more resolutions of the Authority for any Clean Coal Project, Coal Project, Energy Efficiency Project, or Renewable Energy Project authorized under this Section, within the authorization set forth in subsection (e).
        (2) To provide for the funding of any reserves or
    
other funds or accounts deemed necessary by the Authority in connection with any bonds issued by the Authority.
        (3) To pledge any funds of the Authority or funds
    
made available to the Authority that may be applied to such purpose as security for any bonds or any guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts or similar credit support or liquidity instruments securing the bonds.
        (4) To enter into agreements or contracts with third
    
parties, whether public or private, including, without limitation, the United States of America, the State or any department or agency thereof, to obtain any appropriations, grants, loans or guarantees that are deemed necessary or desirable by the Authority. Any such guarantee, agreement or contract may contain terms and provisions necessary or desirable in connection with the program, subject to the requirements established by the Act.
        (5) To exercise such other powers as are necessary or
    
incidental to the foregoing.
    (e) Clean Coal Project, Coal Project, Energy Efficiency Project, and Renewable Energy Project bond authorization and financing limits. In addition to any other bonds authorized to be issued under Sections 801-40(w), 825-60, 830-25 and 845-5, the Authority may have outstanding, at any time, bonds for the purpose enumerated in this Section 825-65 in an aggregate principal amount that shall not exceed $3,000,000,000, subject to the following limitations: (i) up to $300,000,000 may be issued to finance projects, as described in clause (C) of subsection (b)(i) and clause (C) of subsection (b)(iv) of this Section 825-65; (ii) up to $500,000,000 may be issued to finance projects, as described in clauses (D) and (E) of subsection (b)(i) of this Section 825-65; (iii) up to $2,000,000,000 may be issued to finance Clean Coal Projects, as described in clauses (A) and (B) of subsection (b)(i) of this Section 825-65 and Coal Projects, as described in subsection (b)(ii) of this Section 825-65; and (iv) up to $2,000,000,000 may be issued to finance Energy Efficiency Projects, as described in subsection (b)(iii) of this Section 825-65 and Renewable Energy Projects, as described in clauses (A), (B), and (D) of subsection (b)(iii) of this Section 825-65. An application for a loan financed from bond proceeds from a borrower or its affiliates for a Clean Coal Project, a Coal Project, Energy Efficiency Project, or a Renewable Energy Project may not be approved by the Authority for an amount in excess of $450,000,000 for any borrower or its affiliates. A Clean Coal Project or Coal Project must be located within the State. An Energy Efficiency Project may be located within the State or outside the State, provided that, if the Energy Efficiency Project is located outside of the State, it must be owned, operated, leased, or managed by an entity located within the State or any entity affiliated with an entity located within the State. These bonds shall not constitute an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it does not constitute an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois, but is payable solely from the revenues, income or other assets of the Authority pledged therefor.
    (f) The bonding authority granted under this Section is in addition to and not limited by the provisions of Section 845-5.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-70

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-70)
    Sec. 825-70. Criteria for participation in the program. Applications to the Authority for financing of any Clean Coal, Coal, Energy Efficiency Project, or Renewable Energy Project shall be reviewed by the Authority. Upon submission of any such application, the Authority staff shall review the application for its completeness and may, at the discretion of the Authority staff, request such additional information as it deems necessary or advisable to aid in review. If the Authority receives applications for financing for Clean Coal, Coal, Energy Efficiency Project, or Renewable Energy Projects in excess of the bond authorization available for such financing at any one time, it shall consider applications in the order of priority as it shall determine, in consultation with other State agencies, and consistent with State policy to promote environmentally preferable technology and energy independence.
(Source: P.A. 96-103, eff. 1-1-10; 96-817, eff. 1-1-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-75

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-75)
    Sec. 825-75. Additional Security. In the event that the Authority determines that monies of the Authority will not be sufficient for the payment of the principal of and interest on any bonds issued by the Authority under Sections 825-65 through 825-75 of this Act for Clean Coal Projects, Coal Projects, Energy Efficiency Projects, or Renewable Energy Projects during the next State fiscal year, the Chairperson, as soon as practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required by the Authority to enable it to pay such principal, premium, if any, and interest on such bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of the current State fiscal year. This subsection shall apply to any bonds or notes as to which the Authority shall have determined, in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or notes, that this subsection shall apply. Whenever the Authority makes such a determination, that fact shall be plainly stated on the face of the bonds or notes and that fact should also be reported to the Governor. In the event of a withdrawal of moneys from a reserve fund established with respect to any issue or issues of bonds of the Authority to pay principal, premium, if any, and interest on such bonds, the Chairman of the Authority, as soon as practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required to restore the reserve fund to the level required in the resolution or indenture securing those bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of the current State fiscal year. The Authority shall obtain written approval from the Governor for any bonds and notes to be issued under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-470, eff. 8-27-07; 96-103, eff. 1-1-10; 96-817, eff. 1-1-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-80

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-80)
    Sec. 825-80. Fire truck revolving loan program.
    (a) This Section is a continuation and re-enactment of the fire truck revolving loan program enacted as Section 3-27 of the Rural Bond Bank Act by Public Act 93-35, effective June 24, 2003, and repealed by Public Act 93-205, effective January 1, 2004. Under the Rural Bond Bank Act, the program was administered by the Rural Bond Bank and the State Fire Marshal.
    (a-5) For purposes of this Section, "brush truck" means a pickup chassis with or equipped with a flatbed or a pickup box. The truck must be rated by the manufacturer as between three-fourths of a ton and one ton and outfitted with a fire or rescue apparatus.
    (b) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may jointly administer a fire truck revolving loan program. The program shall, in instances where sufficient loan funds exist to permit applications to be accepted, provide zero-interest and low-interest loans for the purchase of fire trucks by a fire department, a fire protection district, or a township fire department. For the purchase of brush trucks by a fire department, a fire protection district, or a township fire department, the program shall provide loans at a 2% rate of simple interest per year for a brush truck if both the chassis and the apparatus are built outside of Illinois, a 1% rate of simple interest per year for a brush truck if either the chassis or the apparatus is built in Illinois, or a 0% rate of interest for a brush truck if both the chassis and the apparatus are built in Illinois. The Authority shall make loans based on need, as determined by the State Fire Marshal.
    (c) The loan funds, subject to appropriation, shall be paid out of the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund in the State Treasury. The Fund shall consist of any moneys transferred or appropriated into the Fund, as well as all repayments of loans made under the program and any balance existing in the Fund on the effective date of this Section. The Fund shall be used for loans to fire departments and fire protection districts to purchase fire trucks and brush trucks and for no other purpose. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund. As soon as practical after January 1, 2013 (the effective date of Public Act 97-901), all moneys in the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Fund shall be paid by the State Fire Marshal to the Authority, and, on and after that date, all future moneys deposited into the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Fund under this Section shall be paid by the State Fire Marshal to the Authority under the continuing appropriation provision of subsection (c-1) of this Section; provided that the Authority and the State Fire Marshal enter into an intergovernmental agreement to use the moneys transferred to the Authority from the Fund solely for the purposes for which the moneys would otherwise be used under this Section and to set forth procedures to otherwise administer the use of the moneys.
    (c-1) There is hereby appropriated, on a continuing annual basis in each fiscal year, from the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Fund, the amount, if any, of funds received into the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Fund to the State Fire Marshal for payment to the Authority for the purposes for which the moneys would otherwise be used under this Section.
    (d) A loan for the purchase of fire trucks or brush trucks may not exceed $250,000 to any fire department or fire protection district. A loan for the purchase of brush trucks may not exceed $100,000 per truck. The repayment period for the loan may not exceed 20 years. The fire department or fire protection district shall repay each year at least 5% of the principal amount borrowed or the remaining balance of the loan, whichever is less. All repayments of loans shall be deposited into the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Fund.
    (e) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may adopt rules in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to administer the program.
    (f) Notwithstanding the repeal of Section 3-27 of the Rural Bond Bank Act, all otherwise lawful actions taken on or after January 1, 2004 and before the effective date of this Section by any person under the authority originally granted by that Section 3-27, including without limitation the granting, acceptance, and repayment of loans for the purchase of fire trucks, are hereby validated, and the rights and obligations of all parties to any such loan are hereby acknowledged and confirmed.
(Source: P.A. 97-900, eff. 8-6-12; 97-901, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-81

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-81)
    Sec. 825-81. Fire station revolving loan program.
    (a) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may jointly administer a fire station revolving loan program. The program shall, in instances where sufficient loan funds exist to permit applications to be accepted, provide zero-interest and low-interest loans for the construction, rehabilitation, remodeling, or expansion of a fire station or the acquisition of land for the construction or expansion of a fire station by a fire department, a fire protection district, or a township fire department. Once the program receives funding, the Authority shall make loans based on need, as determined by the State Fire Marshal.
    (b) The loan funds, subject to appropriation, may be paid out of the Fire Station Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. The Fund may consist of any moneys transferred or appropriated into the Fund, as well as all repayments of loans made under the program. Once the program receives funding, the Fund may be used for loans to fire departments and fire protection districts to construct, rehabilitate, remodel, or expand fire stations or acquire land for the construction or expansion of fire stations and for no other purpose. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund. As soon as practical after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, all moneys in the Fire Station Revolving Loan Fund shall be paid by the State Fire Marshal to the Authority, and, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, all future moneys deposited into the Fire Station Revolving Loan Fund under this Section shall be paid by the State Fire Marshal to the Authority under the continuing appropriation provision of subsection (b-1) of this Section; provided that the Authority and the State Fire Marshal enter into an intergovernmental agreement to use the moneys paid by the State Fire Marshal to the Authority from the Fund solely for the purposes for which the moneys would otherwise be used under this Section and to set forth procedures to otherwise administer the use of the moneys.
    (b-1) There is hereby appropriated, on a continuing annual basis in each fiscal year, from the Fire Station Revolving Loan Fund, the amount, if any, of funds received into the Fire Station Revolving Loan Fund to the State Fire Marshal for payment to the Authority for the purposes for which the moneys would otherwise be used under this Section.
    (c) A loan under the program may not exceed $2,000,000 to any fire department or fire protection district. The repayment period for the loan may not exceed 25 years. The fire department or fire protection district shall repay each year at least 4% of the principal amount borrowed or the remaining balance of the loan, whichever is less. All repayments of loans shall be deposited into the Fire Station Revolving Loan Fund.
    (d) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may adopt rules in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to administer the program.
(Source: P.A. 96-135, eff. 8-7-09; 96-1172, eff. 7-22-10; 97-901, eff. 1-1-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-85

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-85)
    Sec. 825-85. Ambulance revolving loan program.
    (a) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may jointly administer an ambulance revolving loan program. The program shall, in instances where sufficient loan funds exist to permit applications to be accepted, provide zero-interest and low-interest loans for the purchase of ambulances by a fire department, a fire protection district, a township fire department, or a non-profit ambulance service. The Authority shall make loans based on need, as determined by the State Fire Marshal.
    (b) The loan funds, subject to appropriation, shall be paid out of the Ambulance Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. The Fund shall consist of any moneys transferred or appropriated into the Fund, as well as all repayments of loans made under the program. The Fund shall be used for loans to fire departments, fire protection districts, and non-profit ambulance services to purchase ambulances and for no other purpose. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund. As soon as practical after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, all moneys in the Ambulance Revolving Loan Fund shall be paid by the State Fire Marshal to the Authority, and, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, all future moneys deposited into the Ambulance Revolving Loan Fund under this Section shall be paid by the State Fire Marshal to the Authority under the continuing appropriation provision of subsection (b-1) of this Section; provided that the Authority and the State Fire Marshal enter into an intergovernmental agreement to use the moneys transferred to the Authority from the Fund solely for the purposes for which the moneys would otherwise be used under this Section and to set forth procedures to otherwise administer the use of the moneys.
    (b-1) There is hereby appropriated, on a continuing annual basis in each fiscal year, from the Ambulance Revolving Loan Fund, the amount, if any, of funds received into the Ambulance Revolving Loan Fund to the State Fire Marshal for payment to the Authority for the purposes for which the moneys would otherwise be used under this Section.
    (c) A loan for the purchase of ambulances may not exceed $100,000 to any fire department, fire protection district, or non-profit ambulance service. The repayment period for the loan may not exceed 10 years. The fire department, fire protection district, or non-profit ambulance service` shall repay each year at least 5% of the principal amount borrowed or the remaining balance of the loan, whichever is less. All repayments of loans shall be deposited into the Ambulance Revolving Loan Fund.
    (d) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may adopt rules in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to administer the program.
(Source: P.A. 97-901, eff. 1-1-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-87

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-87)
    Sec. 825-87. Public life safety capital investment finance program.
    (a) In addition to the powers set forth in Sections 825-80, 825-81, and 825-85 of this Act and in furtherance of the purposes and programs set forth in those Sections, the Authority may use loans as authorized in this Act to maximize the number of participants in the programs and to maximize the efficient use of taxpayer appropriated funds. The moneys identified in Sections 825-80, 825-81, and 825-85 of this Act shall be used by the Authority only for the express purposes described in those Sections.
    (b) The Authority, after consulting with the State Fire Marshal, may determine the financial structure, including but not limited to the terms, conditions, collateral, maturity, and interest rate, of loans authorized by the programs under Sections 825-80, 825-81, and 825-85 of this Act.
    (c) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may access the moneys referenced in Sections 825-80, 825-81, and 825-85 of this Act and may fix, determine, charge, and collect fees, in connection with the programs under Sections 825-80, 825-81 and 825-85 of this Act and in furtherance of the purposes set forth in this Section.
    (d) The Authority and the State Fire Marshal may adopt rules in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to administer the programs under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-901, eff. 1-1-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-90

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-90)
    Sec. 825-90. Illinois Power Agency Bonds.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Agency" means the Illinois Power Agency.
    "Agency loan agreement" means any agreement pursuant to which the Illinois Finance Authority agrees to loan the proceeds of its revenue bonds issued with respect to a specific Illinois Power Agency project to the Illinois Power Agency upon terms providing for loan repayment installments at least sufficient to pay when due all principal of, interest and premium, if any, on any revenue bonds of the Authority, if any, issued with respect to the Illinois Power Agency project, and providing for maintenance, insurance, and other matters as may be deemed desirable by the Authority.
    "Authority" means the Illinois Finance Authority.
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Power Agency.
    "Facility" means an electric generating unit or a co-generating unit that produces electricity along with related equipment necessary to connect the facility to an electric transmission or distribution system.
    "Governmental aggregator" means one or more units of local government that individually or collectively procures electricity to serve residential retail electrical loads located within its or their jurisdiction.
    "Local government" means a unit of local government as defined in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970.
    "Project" means any project as defined in the Illinois Power Agency Act.
    "Real property" means any interest in land, together with all structures, fixtures, and improvements thereon, including lands under water and riparian rights, any easements, covenants, licenses, leases, rights-of-way, uses, and other interests, together with any liens, judgments, mortgages, or other claims or security interests related to real property.
    "Revenue bond" means any bond, note, or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the Illinois Finance Authority on behalf of the Illinois Power Agency, the principal and interest of which is payable solely from revenues or income derived from any project or activity of the Agency.
    (b) Powers and duties; Illinois Power Agency Program. The Authority has the power:
        (1) To accept from time to time pursuant to an Agency
    
loan agreement any pledge or a pledge agreement by the Agency subject to the requirements and limitations of the Illinois Power Agency Act.
        (2) To issue revenue bonds in one or more series
    
pursuant to one or more resolutions of the Authority to loan funds to the Agency pursuant to one or more Agency loan agreements meeting the requirements of the Illinois Power Agency Act and providing for the payment of any interest deemed necessary on those revenue bonds, paying for the cost of issuance of those revenue bonds, providing for the payment of the cost of any guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts or other similar credit support or liquidity instruments, or providing for the funding of any reserves deemed necessary in connection with those revenue bonds and refunding or advance refunding of any such revenue bonds and the interest and any premium thereon, pursuant to this Act. Authority for the agreements shall conform to the requirements of the Illinois Power Agency Act. The Authority may issue up to $4,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of revenue bonds, the net proceeds of which shall be loaned to the Agency pursuant to one or more Agency loan agreements. No revenue bonds issued to refund or advance refund revenue bonds issued under this Section may mature later than the longest maturity date of the series of bonds being refunded. After the aggregate original principal amount of revenue bonds authorized in this Section has been issued, the payment of any principal amount of those revenue bonds does not authorize the issuance of additional revenue bonds (except refunding revenue bonds). Such revenue bond authorization is in addition to any other bonds authorized in this Act. All bonds issued on behalf of the Agency must be issued by the Authority and must be revenue bonds. These revenue bonds may be taxable or tax-exempt.
        (3) To provide for the funding of any reserves or
    
other funds or accounts deemed necessary by the Authority on behalf of the Agency in connection with its issuance of Agency revenue bonds.
        (4) To accept the pledge of any Agency revenue,
    
including any payments thereon, and any other property or funds of the Agency or funds made available to the Authority through the applicable Agency loan agreement with the Agency that may be applied to such purpose, as security for any revenue bonds or any guarantees, letters of credit, insurance contracts, or similar credit support or liquidity instruments securing the revenue bonds.
        (5) To enter into agreements or contracts with third
    
parties, whether public or private, including without limitation the United States of America, the State, or any department or agency thereof, to obtain any grants, loans, or guarantees that are deemed necessary or desirable by the Authority. Any such guarantee, agreement, or contract may contain terms and provisions necessary or desirable in connection with the program, subject to the requirements established by this Article.
        (6) To charge reasonable fees to defray the cost of
    
obtaining letters of credit, insurance contracts, or other similar documents, and to charge such other reasonable fees to defray the cost of trustees, depositories, paying agents, legal counsel, bond registrars, escrow agents, and other administrative expenses. Any such fees shall be payable by the Agency, in such amounts and at such times as the Authority shall determine.
        (7) To obtain and maintain guarantees, letters of
    
credit, insurance contracts, or similar credit support or liquidity instruments that are deemed necessary or desirable in connection with any revenue bonds or other obligations of the Authority for any Agency revenue bonds.
        (8) To provide technical assistance, at the request
    
of the Agency, with respect to the financing or refinancing for any public purpose.
        (9) To sell, transfer, or otherwise defease revenue
    
bonds issued on behalf of the Agency at the request and authorization of the Agency.
        (10) To enter into agreements or contracts with any
    
person necessary or appropriate to place the payment obligations of the Agency relating to revenue bonds in whole or in part on any interest rate basis, cash flow basis, or other basis desired by the Authority, including without limitation agreements or contracts commonly known as "interest rate swap agreements", "forward payment conversion agreements", and "futures", or agreements or contracts to exchange cash flows or a series of payments, or agreements or contracts, including without limitation agreements or contracts commonly known as "options", "puts" or "calls", to hedge payment, rate spread, or similar exposure; provided, that any such agreement or contract shall not constitute an obligation for borrowed money, and shall not be taken into account under Section 845-5 of this Act or any other debt limit of the Authority or the State of Illinois.
        (11) To make and enter into all other agreements and
    
contracts and execute all instruments necessary or incidental to performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this Article.
        (12) To contract for and finance the costs of audits
    
and to contract for and finance the cost of project monitoring. Any such contract shall be executed only after it has been jointly negotiated by the Authority and the Agency.
        (13) To exercise such other powers as are necessary
    
or incidental to the foregoing.
    (c) Illinois Power Agency participation. The Agency is authorized to voluntarily participate in this program as described in the Illinois Power Agency Act. The Authority may issue revenue bonds on behalf of the Agency pursuant to an Agency loan agreement entered into by the parties as set forth in the Illinois Power Agency Act. Any proceeds from the sale of those revenue bonds shall be deposited into the Illinois Power Agency Facilities Fund to be used by the Agency for the purposes set forth in the Illinois Power Agency Act.
    (d) Pledge of revenues by the Agency. Any pledge of revenues or other moneys made by the Agency shall be binding from the time the pledge is made. Revenues and other moneys so pledged shall be held in the Illinois Power Agency Facilities Fund, Illinois Power Agency Debt Service Fund, or other funds as directed by the Agency loan agreement. Revenues or other moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the State Treasurer shall immediately be subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any pledge shall be binding against all parties having claims of any kind of tort, contract, or otherwise against the Authority, irrespective of whether the parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded except in the records of the Authority. The State pledges to and agrees with the holders of revenue bonds, and the beneficial owners of the revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Agency, that the State shall not limit or restrict the rights hereby vested in the Authority to purchase, acquire, hold, sell, or defease revenue bonds or other investments or to establish and collect such fees or other charges as may be convenient or necessary to produce sufficient revenues to meet the expenses of operation of the Authority, and to fulfill the terms of any agreement made with the holders of the revenue bonds issued by the Authority on behalf of the Agency or in any way impair the rights or remedies of the holders of those revenue bonds or the beneficial owners of the revenue bonds until those revenue bonds are fully paid and discharged or provision for their payment has been made. The revenue bonds shall not be a debt of the State, the Authority, any political subdivision thereof (other than the Agency to the extent provided therein), any governmental aggregator as defined in the Illinois Power Agency Act, or any local government, and neither the State, the Authority, any political subdivision thereof (other than the Agency to the extent provided therein), any governmental aggregator, nor any local government shall be liable thereon. The Authority shall not have the power to pledge the credit, the revenues, or the taxing power of the State, any political subdivision thereof (other than the Agency to the extent provided in the Agency loan agreement relating to the revenue bonds in question), any governmental aggregator, or of any local government, and neither the credit, the revenues, nor the taxing power of the State, any political subdivision thereof (other than the Agency to the extent provided in the Agency loan agreement relating to the revenue bonds in question), any governmental aggregator, or of any local government shall be, or shall be deemed to be, pledged to the payment of any revenue bonds, or obligations of the Agency.
    (e) Exemption from taxation. The creation of the Illinois Power Agency is in all respects for the benefit of the people of Illinois and for the improvement of their health, safety, welfare, comfort, and security, and its purposes are public purposes. In consideration thereof, the revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Agency pursuant to this Act and the income from these revenue bonds may be free from all taxation by the State or its political subdivisions, except for estate, transfer, and inheritance taxes. The exemption from taxation provided by the preceding sentence shall apply to the income on any revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Agency only if the Authority with concurrence of the Agency in its sole judgment determines that the exemption enhances the marketability of the revenue bonds or reduces the interest rates that would otherwise be borne by the revenue bonds and that the project for which the revenue bonds will be issued will be owned by the Agency or another governmental entity and that the project is used for public consumption. For purposes of Section 250 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the exemption of the Agency shall terminate after all of the revenue bonds have been paid. The amount of the income that shall be added and then subtracted on the Illinois income tax return of a taxpayer, subject to Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, from federal adjusted gross income or federal taxable income in computing Illinois base income shall be the interest net of any bond premium amortization.
(Source: P.A. 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-95

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-95)
    Sec. 825-95. Emerald ash borer revolving loan program.
    (a) The Illinois Finance Authority may administer an emerald ash borer revolving loan program. The program shall provide low-interest or zero-interest loans to units of local government for the treatment of standing trees and replanting of trees on public lands that are within emerald ash borer quarantine areas as established by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The Authority may make loans based on the recommendation of the Department of Agriculture. For the purposes of this Section, "treatment" means the administration, by environmentally sensitive processes and methods, of products and materials proven by academic research to protect ash trees from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer in order to prevent or reverse the damage and preserve the trees.
    (b) The loan funds, subject to appropriation, must be paid out of the Emerald Ash Borer Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund created in the State treasury. The moneys in the Fund consist of any moneys transferred or appropriated into the Fund as well as all repayments of loans made under this program. Moneys in the Fund may be used only for loans to units of local government for the treatment of standing trees and replanting of trees within emerald ash borer quarantine areas established by the Department of Agriculture and for no other purpose. All interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
    (c) A loan for the treatment of standing trees and replanting of trees on public lands within emerald ash borer quarantine areas established by the Department of Agriculture may not exceed $5,000,000 to any one unit of local government. The repayment period for the loan may not exceed 20 years. The unit of local government shall repay, each year, at least 5% of the principal amount borrowed or the remaining balance of the loan, whichever is less. All repayments of loans must be deposited into the Emerald Ash Borer Revolving Loan Fund.
    (d) Any loan under this Section to a unit of local government may not exceed the moneys that the unit of local government expends or dedicates for the reforestation project for which the loan is made.
    (e) The Department of Agriculture may enter into agreements with a unit of local government under which the unit of local government is authorized to assist the Department in carrying out its duties in a quarantined area, including inspection and eradication of any dangerous insect or dangerous plant disease, and including the transportation, processing, and disposal of diseased material. The Department is authorized to provide compensation or financial assistance to the unit of local government for its costs.
    (f) The Authority, with the assistance of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources, shall adopt rules to administer the program under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-100

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-100)
    Sec. 825-100. School Wind and Solar Generation Program.
    (a) There is created the School Wind and Solar Generation Program to fund wind generation projects and solar generation projects for school districts and community college districts. The Authority may implement and administer this program. Under the program, the Authority may provide to school districts and community college districts that apply, full or partial low-interest loans for, without limitation, engineering studies, feasibility studies, research studies, and construction costs for wind generation projects and solar generation projects. The loan funds, subject to appropriation, shall be paid out of the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund. All repayments of loans shall be deposited into the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund.
    (b) The Authority may make available information regarding the School Wind and Solar Generation Program to all school districts and community college districts in this State.
    (c) The School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund shall consist of any moneys appropriated into the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund, as well as all repayments of loans made under the School Wind and Solar Generation Program. All interest earned on moneys in the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund shall be deposited into the Fund. All money in the School Wind and Solar Generation Revolving Loan Fund must be used, subject to appropriation, by the Authority for the purposes of this Section.
    (d) The Authority may accept additional funding for the School Wind and Solar Generation Program from the federal government and private donations.
    (e) The Authority may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-725, eff. 8-25-09.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-105

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-105)
    Sec. 825-105. Illiana Expressway financing. For the purpose of financing the Illiana Expressway under the Public Private Agreements for the Illiana Expressway Act, the Authority is authorized to apply for an allocation of tax-exempt bond financing authorization provided by Section 142(m) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, as well as financing available under any other federal law or program.
(Source: P.A. 96-913, eff. 6-9-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-106

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-106)
    Sec. 825-106. Transportation project financing. For the purpose of financing a transportation project undertaken under the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, the Authority is authorized to apply for an allocation of tax-exempt bond financing authorization provided by Section 142(m) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, as well as financing available under any other federal law or program.
(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-106.5

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-106.5)
    Sec. 825-106.5. South Suburban Airport financing. For the purpose of financing the South Suburban Airport under the Public-Private Agreements for the South Suburban Airport Act, the Authority is authorized to apply for an allocation of tax-exempt bond financing authorization provided by Section 142(m) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, as well as financing available under any other federal law or program.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-107

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-107)
    Sec. 825-107. Implementation of ARRA provisions regarding recovery zone bonds.
 
(a) Findings.
    Recovery zone bonds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are an important economic development tool for the State. All counties in the State and municipalities in the State with a population of 100,000 or more have received an allocation of recovery zone bond authorization. Under federal law, those allocations must be used on or before December 31, 2010. The State strongly encourages counties and municipalities to issue recovery zone bonds to spur economic development in the State. Under federal law, the allocations may be voluntarily waived to the State for reallocation by the State to other jurisdictions and other projects in the State. This Section sets forth the process by which the Authority, on behalf of the State, will receive otherwise unused allocations and ensure that this valuable economic development incentive will be used to the fullest extent feasible for the benefit of the citizens of the State of Illinois.
 
(b) Definitions.
        (i) "Affected local government" means either any
    
county in the State or a municipality within the State if the municipality has a population of 100,000 or more.
        (ii) "Allocation amount" means the $666,972,000
    
amount of recovery zone economic development bonds and $1,000,457,000 amount of recovery zone facility bonds authorized under ARRA for the financing of qualifying projects located within the State and the sub-allocation of those amounts among each affected local government.
        (iii) "ARRA" means, collectively, the American
    
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including, without limitation, Sections 1400U-1, 1400U-2, and 1400U-3 of the Code; the guidance provided by the Internal Revenue Service applicable to recovery zone bonds; and any legislation subsequently adopted by the United States Congress to extend or expand the economic development bond financing incentives authorized by ARRA.
        (iv) "ARRA implementing regulations" means the
    
regulations promulgated by the Authority as further described in subdivision (d)(iv) of this Section to implement the provisions of this Section.
        (v) "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
    
as amended.
        (vi) "Recovery zone" means any area designated
    
pursuant to Section 1400U-1 of the Code.
        (vii) "Recovery zone bond" means any recovery zone
    
economic development bond or recovery zone facility bond issued pursuant to Sections 1400U-2 and 1400U-3, respectively, of the Code.
        (viii) "Recovery zone bond allocation" means an
    
allocation of authority to issue recovery zone bonds granted pursuant to Section 1400U-1 of the Code.
        (ix) "Regional authority" means the Central Illinois
    
Economic Development Authority, Eastern Illinois Economic Development Authority, Joliet Arsenal Development Authority, Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority, Riverdale Development Authority, Southeastern Illinois Economic Development Authority, Southern Illinois Development Authority, Southwestern Illinois Development Authority, Tri-County River Valley Development Authority, Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority, Illinois Urban Development Authority, Western Illinois Economic Development Authority, or Will-Kankakee Regional Development Authority.
        (x) "Sub-allocation" means the portion of the
    
allocation amount allocated to each affected local government.
        (xi) "Waived recovery zone bond allocation" means
    
the amount of the recovery zone bond allocation voluntarily waived by an affected local government.
        (xii) "Waiver agreement" means an agreement between
    
the Authority and an affected local government providing for the voluntary waiver, in whole or in part, of that affected local government's sub-allocation to the Authority. The waiver agreement may provide for the payment of an affected local government's reasonable fees and costs as determined by the Authority in connection with the affected local government's voluntary waiver of its sub-allocation.

 
(c) Additional findings.
    It is found and declared that:
        (i) it is in the public interest and for the benefit
    
of the State to maximize the use of economic development incentives authorized by ARRA;
        (ii) those incentives include the maximum use of the
    
allocation amount for the issuance of recovery zone bonds to promote job creation and economic development in any area that has been designated as a recovery zone by an affected local government under the applicable provisions of ARRA;
        (iii) those incentives also include the issuance by
    
the Authority of recovery zone bonds for the purposes of financing qualifying projects to be financed with proceeds of recovery zone bonds; and
        (iv) the provisions of this Section reflect the
    
State's determination in good faith and in its discretion of the reasonable manner in which waived recovery zone bond allocations should be reallocated by the Authority.

 
(d) Powers of Authority.
        (i) In order to carry out the provisions of ARRA and
    
further the purposes of this Section, the Authority has:
            (A) the power to receive from any affected local
        
government its sub-allocation that it voluntarily waives to the Authority, in whole or in part, for reallocation by the Authority to a regional authority specifically designated by that affected local government, and the Authority shall reallocate that waived recovery zone bond allocation to the regional authority specifically designated by that affected local government; provided that (1) the affected local government must take official action by resolution or ordinance, as applicable, to waive the sub-allocation to the Authority and specifically designate that its waived recovery zone bond allocation should be reallocated to a regional authority; (2) the regional authority must use the sub-allocation to issue recovery zone bonds on or before August 16, 2010 and, if recovery zone bonds are not issued on or before August 16, 2010, the sub-allocation shall be deemed waived to the Authority for reallocation by the Authority to qualifying projects; and (3) the proceeds of the recovery zone bonds must be used for qualified projects within the jurisdiction of the applicable regional authority;
            (B) at the Authority's sole discretion, the power
        
to reallocate any sub-allocation deemed waived to the Authority pursuant to subsection (d)(i)(A)(2) back to the regional authority that had the sub-allocation;
            (C) the power to enter into waiver agreements
        
with affected local governments to provide for their voluntary waivers, in whole or in part, of their sub-allocations, to receive waived recovery zone bond allocations from those affected local governments, and to use those waived recovery zone bond allocations, in whole or in part, to issue recovery zone bonds of the Authority for qualifying projects or to reallocate those waived recovery zone bond allocations, in whole or in part, to a county or municipality to issue its own recovery zone bonds for qualifying projects;
            (D) the power to designate areas within the
        
State as recovery zones or all of the State as a recovery zone; and
            (E) the power to issue recovery zone bonds for
        
any project authorized to be financed with proceeds thereof under the applicable provisions of ARRA.
        (ii) In addition to the powers set forth in item
    
(i), the Authority shall be the sole recipient, on behalf of the State, of any waived recovery zone bond allocations. Recovery zone bond allocations can be waived to the Authority only by voluntary waiver as provided in this Section.
        (iii) In addition to the powers set forth in items
    
(i) and (ii), the Authority has any powers otherwise enjoyed by the Authority in connection with the issuance of its bonds if those powers are not in conflict with any provisions with respect to recovery zone bonds set forth in ARRA.
        (iv) The Authority has the power to adopt
    
regulations providing for the implementation of any of the provisions contained in this Section, including provisions regarding waiver agreements and the reallocation of all or any portion of the allocation amount and sub-allocations and the issuance of recovery zone bonds; except that those regulations shall not (1) apply to or affect any designation of a recovery zone by a county or municipality, (2) provide for any waiver or reallocation of an affected local government's sub-allocation other than a voluntary waiver as described in subsection (d), or (3) be inconsistent with the provisions of subsection (d)(i). Regulations adopted by the Authority for determining reallocation of all or any portion of a waived recovery zone bond allocation may include, but are not limited to, (1) the ability of the county or municipality to issue recovery zone bonds on or before December 31, 2010, (2) the amount of jobs that will be retained or created, or both, by the qualifying project to be financed by recovery zone bonds, and (3) the geographical proximity of the qualifying project to be financed by recovery zone bonds to a county or municipality that voluntarily waived its sub-allocation to the Authority.
        (v) Unless extended by an act of the United States
    
Congress, no recovery zone bonds may be issued after December 31, 2010.

 
(e) Established dates for notice.
    Any affected local government or any regional authority that has issued recovery zone bonds on or before the effective date of this Section must report its issuance of recovery zone bonds to the Authority within 30 days after the effective date of this Section. After the effective date of this Section, any affected local government or any regional authority must report its issuance of recovery zone bonds to the Authority not less than 30 days after those bonds are issued.
 
(f) Reports to the General Assembly.
    Starting 60 days after the effective date of this Section and ending on January 15, 2011, the Authority shall file a report before the 15th day of each month with the General Assembly detailing its implementation of this Section, including but not limited to the dollar amount of the allocation amount that has been reallocated by the Authority pursuant to this Section, the recovery zone bonds issued in the State as of the date of the report, and descriptions of the qualifying projects financed by those recovery zone bonds.
(Source: P.A. 96-1020, eff. 7-12-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-110

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-110)
    Sec. 825-110. Implementation of ARRA provisions regarding qualified energy conservation bonds.
 
(a) Definitions.
        (i) "Affected local government" means any county or
    
municipality within the State if the county or municipality has a population of 100,000 or more, as defined in Section 54D(e)(2)(C) of the Code.
        (ii) "Allocation amount" means the $133,846,000
    
amount of qualified energy conservation bonds authorized under ARRA for the financing of qualifying projects located within the State and the sub-allocation of those amounts among each affected local government.
        (iii) "ARRA" means, collectively, the American
    
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including, without limitation, Section 54D of the Code; the guidance provided by the Internal Revenue Service applicable to qualified energy conservation bonds; and any legislation subsequently adopted by the United States Congress to extend or expand the economic development bond financing incentives authorized by ARRA.
        (iv) "ARRA implementing regulations" means the
    
regulations promulgated by the Authority as further described in subdivision (c)(iv) of this Section to implement the provisions of this Section.
        (v) "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
    
as amended.
        (vi) "Qualified energy conservation bond" means any
    
qualified energy conservation bond issued pursuant to Section 54D of the Code.
        (vii) "Qualified energy conservation bond
    
allocation" means an allocation of authority to issue qualified energy conservation bonds granted pursuant to Section 54D of the Code.
        (viii) "Regional authority" means the Central
    
Illinois Economic Development Authority, Eastern Illinois Economic Development Authority, Joliet Arsenal Development Authority, Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority, Riverdale Development Authority, Southeastern Illinois Economic Development Authority, Southern Illinois Development Authority, Southwestern Illinois Development Authority, Tri-County River Valley Development Authority, Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority, Illinois Urban Development Authority, Western Illinois Economic Development Authority, or Will-Kankakee Regional Development Authority.
        (ix) "Sub-allocation" means the portion of the
    
allocation amount allocated to each affected local government.
        (x) "Waived qualified energy conservation bond
    
allocation" means the amount of the qualified energy conservation bond allocation that an affected local government elects to reallocate to the State pursuant to Section 54D(e)(2)(B) of the Code.
        (xi) "Waiver agreement" means an agreement between
    
the Authority and an affected local government providing for the reallocation, in whole or in part, of that affected local government's sub-allocation to the Authority. The waiver agreement may provide for the payment of an affected local government's reasonable fees and costs as determined by the Authority in connection with the affected local government's reallocation of its sub-allocation.

 
(b) Findings.
    It is found and declared that:
        (i) it is in the public interest and for the benefit
    
of the State to maximize the use of economic development incentives authorized by ARRA;
        (ii) those incentives include the maximum use of the
    
allocation amount for the issuance of qualified energy conservation bonds to promote energy conservation under the applicable provisions of ARRA; and
        (iii) those incentives also include the issuance by
    
the Authority of qualified energy conservation bonds for the purposes of financing qualifying projects to be financed with proceeds of qualified energy conservation bonds.

 
(c) Powers of Authority.
        (i) In order to carry out the provisions of ARRA and
    
further the purposes of this Section, the Authority has:
            (A) the power to receive from any affected local
        
government its sub-allocation that it voluntarily waives to the Authority, in whole or in part, for allocation by the Authority to a regional authority specifically designated by that affected local government, and the Authority shall reallocate that waived qualified energy conservation bond allocation to the regional authority specifically designated by that affected local government; provided that (1) the affected local government must take official action by resolution or ordinance, as applicable, to waive the sub-allocation to the Authority and specifically designate that its waived qualified energy conservation bond allocation should be reallocated to a regional authority; (2) the regional authority must use the sub-allocation to issue qualified energy conservation bonds on or before August 16, 2010 and, if qualified energy conservation bonds are not issued on or before August 16, 2010, the sub-allocation shall be deemed waived to the Authority for reallocation by the Authority to qualifying projects; and (3) the proceeds of the qualified energy conservation bonds must be used for qualified projects within the jurisdiction of the applicable regional authority;
            (B) at the Authority's sole discretion, the power
        
to reallocate any sub-allocation deemed waived to the Authority pursuant to subsection (c)(i)(A)(2) back to the Regional Authority that had the sub-allocation;
            (C) the power to enter into waiver agreements
        
with affected local governments to provide for the reallocation, in whole or in part, of their sub-allocations, to receive waived qualified energy conservation bond allocations from those affected local governments, and to use those waived qualified energy conservation bond allocations, in whole or in part, to issue qualified energy conservation bonds of the Authority for qualifying projects or to reallocate those qualified energy conservation bond allocations, in whole or in part, to a county or municipality to issue its own energy conservation bonds for qualifying projects; and
            (D) the power to issue qualified energy
        
conservation bonds for any project authorized to be financed with proceeds thereof under the applicable provisions of ARRA.
        (ii) In addition to the powers set forth in item
    
(i), the Authority shall be the sole recipient, on behalf of the State, of any waived qualified energy conservation bond allocations. Qualified energy conservation bond allocations can be reallocated to the Authority only by voluntary waiver as provided in this Section.
        (iii) In addition to the powers set forth in items
    
(i) and (ii), the Authority has any powers otherwise enjoyed by the Authority in connection with the issuance of its bonds if those powers are not in conflict with any provisions with respect to qualified energy conservation bonds set forth in ARRA.
        (iv) The Authority has the power to adopt
    
regulations providing for the implementation of any of the provisions contained in this Section, including the provisions regarding waiver agreements and reallocation of all or any portion of the allocation amount and sub-allocations and the issuance of qualified energy conservation bonds; except that those regulations shall not (1) provide any waiver or reallocation of an affected local government's sub-allocation other than a voluntary waiver as described in subsection (c) or (2) be inconsistent with the provisions of subsection (c)(i). Regulations adopted by the Authority for determining reallocation of all or any portion of a waived qualified energy conservation allocation may include, but are not limited to, (1) the ability of the county or municipality to issue qualified energy conservation bonds by the end of a given calendar year, (2) the amount of jobs that will be retained or created, or both, by the qualifying project to be financed by qualified energy conservation bonds, and (3) the geographical proximity of the qualifying project to be financed by qualified energy conservation bonds to a municipality or county that reallocated its sub-allocation to the Authority.

 
(d) Established dates for notice.
    Any affected local government or regional authority that has issued qualified energy conservation bonds on or before the effective date of this Section must report its issuance of qualified energy conservation bonds to the Authority within 30 days after the effective date of this Section. After the effective date of this Section, any affected local government or any regional authority must report its issuance of qualified energy conservation bonds to the Authority not less than 30 days after those bonds are issued.
 
(e) Reports to the General Assembly.
    Starting 60 days after the effective date of this Section and ending when there is no longer any allocation amount, the Authority shall file a report before the end of each fiscal year with the General Assembly detailing its implementation of this Section, including but not limited to the dollar amount of the allocation amount that has been reallocated by the Authority pursuant to this Section, the qualified energy conservation bonds issued in the State as of the date of the report, and descriptions of the qualifying projects financed by those qualified energy conservation bonds.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/825-115

    (20 ILCS 3501/825-115)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 825-115. Metro East Police District Fund. The Authority and the Metro East Police District Commission may jointly administer the Metro East Police District Fund. All moneys received by the Commission shall be deposited in the Fund. Upon request of the Commission, the Authority shall provide to the Commission moneys deposited in the Fund, provided that the Commission and the Authority enter into an intergovernmental agreement to use the moneys deposited into the Fund solely for the purposes set forth in the Metro East Police District Act. This Section is repealed on December 31, 2019.
(Source: P.A. 97-971, eff. 1-1-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 830

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 830 heading)
ARTICLE 830
AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANCE

20 ILCS 3501/830-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-5)
    Sec. 830-5. The Authority shall have the following powers:
    (a) To loan its funds to one or more persons to be used by such persons to pay the costs of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing or improving Agricultural Facilities, soil or water conservation projects or watershed areas, such loans to be on such terms and conditions, and for such period of time, and secured or evidenced by such mortgages, deeds of trust, notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured evidences of indebtedness of such persons as the Board may determine;
    (b) To loan its funds to any agribusiness which operates or will operate a facility located in Illinois for those purposes permitted by rules and regulations issued pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, relating to the use of moneys loaned from the proceeds from the issuance of industrial development revenue bonds; such loans shall be on terms and conditions, and for periods of time, and secured or evidenced by mortgages, deeds of trust, notes, debentures, bonds or other secured or unsecured evidences of indebtedness of such agribusiness as the Board may require;
    (c) To purchase, or to make commitments to purchase, from lenders notes, debentures, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness secured by mortgages, deeds of trust, or security devices, or unsecured, as the Authority may determine, or portions thereof or participations therein, which notes, bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness shall have been or will be executed by the obligors thereon to obtain funds with which to acquire, by purchase, construction, or otherwise, reconstruct or improve Agricultural Facilities;
    (d) To contract with lenders or others for the origination of or the servicing of the loans made by the Authority pursuant to this Section or represented by the notes, bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness which it has purchased pursuant to this Section; provided that such servicing fees shall not exceed one percent per annum of the principal amount outstanding owed to the Authority; and
    (e) To enter into a State Guarantee with a lender or a person holding a note and to sell or issue such State Guarantees, bonds or evidences of indebtedness in a primary or a secondary market and to make payment on a State Guarantee from available sources, including but not limited to, the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund and the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund created under Section 830-30 and Section 830-35, respectively, and the Industrial Project Insurance Fund created under Article 805 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-897, eff. 5-24-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-10)
    Sec. 830-10. (a) The Authority may establish a Farm Debt Relief Program to help provide eligible Illinois farmers with State assistance in meeting their farming-related debts.
    (b) To be eligible for the program, a person must (1) be actively engaged in farming in this State, (2) have farming-related debts in an amount equal to at least 55% of the person's total assets, and (3) demonstrate that he can secure credit from a conventional lender for the 1986 crop year.
    (c) An eligible person may apply to the Authority, in such manner as the Authority may specify, for a one-time farm debt relief payment of up to 2% of the person's outstanding farming-related debt. If the Authority determines that the applicant is eligible for a payment under this Section, it may then approve a payment to the applicant. Such payment shall consist of a payment made by the Authority directly to one or more of the applicant's farming-related creditors, to be applied to the reduction of the applicant's farming-related debt. The applicant shall be entitled to select the creditor or creditors to receive the payment, unless the applicant is subject to the jurisdiction of a bankruptcy court, in which case the selection of the court shall control.
    (d) Payments shall be made from the Farm Emergency Assistance Fund, which is hereby established as a special fund in the State treasury, from funds appropriated to the Authority for that purpose. No grant may exceed the lesser of (1) 2% of the applicant's outstanding farm-related debt, or (2) $2000. Not more than one grant under this Section may be made to any one person, or to any one household, or to any single farming operation.
    (e) Payments to applicants having farming-related debts in an amount equal to at least 55% of the person's total assets, but less than 70%, shall be repaid by the applicant to the Authority for deposit into the Farm Emergency Assistance Fund within five years from the date the payment was made. Repayment shall be made in equal installments during the five-year period with no additional interest charge and may be prepaid in whole or in part at any time. Applicants having farming-related debts in an amount equal to at least 70% of the person's total assets shall not be required to make any repayment. Assets shall include, but not be limited to, the following: cash crops or feed on hand; livestock held for sale; breeding stock; marketable bonds and securities; securities not readily marketable; accounts receivable; notes receivable; cash invested in growing crops; net cash value of life insurance; machinery and equipment; cars and trucks; farm and other real estate including life estates and personal residence; value of beneficial interests in trusts; government payments or grants; and any other assets. Debts shall include, but not be limited to, the following: accounts payable; notes or other indebtedness owed to any source; taxes; rent; amounts owed on real estate contracts or real estate mortgages; judgments; accrued interest payable; and any other liability.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-15)
    Sec. 830-15. Interest-buy-back program.
    (a) The Authority may establish an interest-buy-back program to subsidize the interest cost on certain loans to Illinois farmers.
    (b) To be eligible an applicant must (i) be a resident of Illinois; (ii) be a principal operator of a farm or land; (iii) derive at least 50% of annual gross income from farming; and (iv) have a net worth of at least $10,000. The Authority shall establish minimum and maximum financial requirements, maximum payment amounts, starting and ending dates for the program, and other criteria.
    (c) Lenders may apply on behalf of eligible applicants on forms provided by the Authority. Lenders may submit requests for payment on forms provided by the Authority. Lenders and applicants shall be responsible for any fees or charges the Authority may require.
    (d) The Authority shall make payments to lenders from available appropriations from the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-20)
    Sec. 830-20. The Authority may not pass a resolution authorizing the issuance of any notes or bonds in excess of $450,000 for any one agricultural real estate borrower. In any calendar year after 2007, the $450,000 amount shall be increased by an amount equal to such dollar amount multiplied by the inflation percentage determined under Section 305(c) of the federal Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1925) as of June 18, 2008. Any increase determined under the preceding sentence shall be rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. No proceeds from any bonds issued by the Authority shall be loaned to any natural person who has a net worth in excess of $500,000 for the purchase of new depreciable agricultural property or to any agribusiness that, including all affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 100 employees and a gross income exceeding $2,000,000 for the preceding calendar year; provided, however, that the employee size and gross income limitations shall not apply to any loans to agribusinesses for research and development purposes, and provided further that the Authority shall retain the power to waive such limitations for any agribusiness that, at the time of application, does not operate a facility within this State.
(Source: P.A. 96-531, eff. 8-14-09.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-25)
    Sec. 830-25. Bonded indebtedness limitation. The Authority shall not have outstanding at any one time State Guarantees under Section 830-30 in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $160,000,000. The Authority shall not have outstanding at any one time State Guarantees under Sections 830-35, 830-45 and 830-50 in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $225,000,000. The Guarantees in this Section may be used to support Renewable Energy Projects as described in clauses (A) and (B) of subsection (b)(iii) of Section 825-65 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-103, eff. 1-1-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-30)
    Sec. 830-30. State Guarantees for existing debt.
    (a) The Authority is authorized to issue State Guarantees for farmers' existing debts held by a lender. For the purposes of this Section, a farmer shall be a resident of Illinois, who is a principal operator of a farm or land, at least 50% of whose annual gross income is derived from farming and whose debt to asset ratio shall not be less than 40%, except in those cases where the applicant has previously used the guarantee program there shall be no debt to asset ratio or income restriction. For the purposes of this Section, debt to asset ratio shall mean the current outstanding liabilities of the farmer divided by the current outstanding assets of the farmer. The Authority shall establish the maximum permissible debt to asset ratio based on criteria established by the Authority. Lenders shall apply for the State Guarantees on forms provided by the Authority and certify that the application and any other documents submitted are true and correct. The lender or borrower, or both in combination, shall pay an administrative fee as determined by the Authority. The applicant shall be responsible for paying any fees or charges involved in recording mortgages, releases, financing statements, insurance for secondary market issues and any other similar fees or charges as the Authority may require. The application shall at a minimum contain the farmer's name, address, present credit and financial information, including cash flow statements, financial statements, balance sheets, and any other information pertinent to the application, and the collateral to be used to secure the State Guarantee. In addition, the lender must agree to bring the farmer's debt to a current status at the time the State Guarantee is provided and must also agree to charge a fixed or adjustable interest rate which the Authority determines to be below the market rate of interest generally available to the borrower. If both the lender and applicant agree, the interest rate on the State Guarantee Loan can be converted to a fixed interest rate at any time during the term of the loan. Any State Guarantees provided under this Section (i) shall not exceed $500,000 per farmer, (ii) shall be set up on a payment schedule not to exceed 30 years, and shall be no longer than 30 years in duration, and (iii) shall be subject to an annual review and renewal by the lender and the Authority; provided that only one such State Guarantee shall be outstanding per farmer at any one time. No State Guarantee shall be revoked by the Authority without a 90-day notice, in writing, to all parties. In those cases where the borrower has not previously used the guarantee program, the lender shall not call due any loan during the first 3 years for any reason except for lack of performance or insufficient collateral. The lender can review and withdraw or continue with the State Guarantee on an annual basis after the first 3 years of the loan, provided a 90-day notice, in writing, to all parties has been given.
    (b) The Authority shall provide or renew a State Guarantee to a lender if:
        (i) A fee equal to 25 basis points on the loan is
    
paid to the Authority on an annual basis by the lender.
        (ii) The application provides collateral acceptable
    
to the Authority that is at least equal to the State's portion of the Guarantee to be provided.
        (iii) The lender assumes all responsibility and costs
    
for pursuing legal action on collecting any loan that is delinquent or in default.
        (iv) The lender is responsible for the first 15% of
    
the outstanding principal of the note for which the State Guarantee has been applied.
    (c) There is hereby created outside of the State treasury a special fund to be known as the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund. The State Treasurer shall be custodian of this Fund. Any amounts in the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the Fund shall be invested as provided by law, and all interest earned from these investments shall be deposited into the Fund until the Fund reaches the maximum amount authorized in this Act; thereafter, interest earned shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. After September 1, 1989, annual investment earnings equal to 1.5% of the Fund shall remain in the Fund to be used for the purposes established in Section 830-40 of this Act. The Authority is authorized to transfer to the Fund such amounts as are necessary to satisfy claims during the duration of the State Guarantee program to secure State Guarantees issued under this Section. If for any reason the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation sufficient to meet these obligations, this Act shall constitute an irrevocable and continuing appropriation of an amount necessary to secure guarantees as defaults occur and the irrevocable and continuing authority for, and direction to, the State Treasurer and the Comptroller to make the necessary transfers to the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund, as directed by the Governor, out of the General Revenue Fund. Within 30 days after November 15, 1985, the Authority may transfer up to $7,000,000 from available appropriations into the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund for the purposes of this Act. Thereafter, the Authority may transfer additional amounts into the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund to secure guarantees for defaults as defaults occur. In the event of default by the farmer, the lender shall be entitled to, and the Authority shall direct payment on, the State Guarantee after 90 days of delinquency. All payments by the Authority shall be made from the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund to satisfy claims against the State Guarantee. The Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund shall guarantee receipt of payment of the 85% of the principal and interest owed on the State Guarantee Loan by the farmer to the guarantee holder. It shall be the responsibility of the lender to proceed with the collecting and disposing of collateral on the State Guarantee within 14 months of the time the State Guarantee is declared delinquent; provided, however, that the lender shall not collect or dispose of collateral on the State Guarantee without the express written prior approval of the Authority. If the lender does not dispose of the collateral within 14 months, the lender shall be liable to repay to the State interest on the State Guarantee equal to the same rate which the lender charges on the State Guarantee; provided, however, that the Authority may extend the 14-month period for a lender in the case of bankruptcy or extenuating circumstances. The Fund shall be reimbursed for any amounts paid under this Section upon liquidation of the collateral. The Authority, by resolution of the Board, may borrow sums from the Fund and provide for repayment as soon as may be practical upon receipt of payments of principal and interest by a farmer. Money may be borrowed from the Fund by the Authority for the sole purpose of paying certain interest costs for farmers associated with selling a loan subject to a State Guarantee in a secondary market as may be deemed reasonable and necessary by the Authority.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 830-30 with respect to the farmers and lenders who may obtain State Guarantees, the Authority may promulgate rules establishing the eligibility of farmers and lenders to participate in the State guarantee program and the terms, standards, and procedures that will apply, when the Authority finds that emergency conditions in Illinois agriculture have created the need for State Guarantees pursuant to terms, standards, and procedures other than those specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-35

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-35)
    Sec. 830-35. State Guarantees for loans to farmers and agribusiness; eligibility.
    (a) The Authority is authorized to issue State Guarantees to lenders for loans to eligible farmers and agribusinesses for purposes set forth in this Section. For purposes of this Section, an eligible farmer shall be a resident of Illinois (i) who is principal operator of a farm or land, at least 50% of whose annual gross income is derived from farming, (ii) whose annual total sales of agricultural products, commodities, or livestock exceeds $20,000, and (iii) whose net worth does not exceed $500,000. An eligible agribusiness shall be that as defined in Section 801-10 of this Act. The Authority may approve applications by farmers and agribusinesses that promote diversification of the farm economy of this State through the growth and development of new crops or livestock not customarily grown or produced in this State or that emphasize a vertical integration of grain or livestock produced or raised in this State into a finished agricultural product for consumption or use. "New crops or livestock not customarily grown or produced in this State" shall not include corn, soybeans, wheat, swine, or beef or dairy cattle. "Vertical integration of grain or livestock produced or raised in this State" shall include any new or existing grain or livestock grown or produced in this State. Lenders shall apply for the State Guarantees on forms provided by the Authority, certify that the application and any other documents submitted are true and correct, and pay an administrative fee as determined by the Authority. The applicant shall be responsible for paying any fees or charges involved in recording mortgages, releases, financing statements, insurance for secondary market issues and any other similar fees or charges as the Authority may require. The application shall at a minimum contain the farmer's or agribusiness' name, address, present credit and financial information, including cash flow statements, financial statements, balance sheets, and any other information pertinent to the application, and the collateral to be used to secure the State Guarantee. In addition, the lender must agree to charge an interest rate, which may vary, on the loan that the Authority determines to be below the market rate of interest generally available to the borrower. If both the lender and applicant agree, the interest rate on the State Guarantee Loan can be converted to a fixed interest rate at any time during the term of the loan. Any State Guarantees provided under this Section (i) shall not exceed $500,000 per farmer or an amount as determined by the Authority on a case-by-case basis for an agribusiness, (ii) shall not exceed a term of 15 years, and (iii) shall be subject to an annual review and renewal by the lender and the Authority; provided that only one such State Guarantee shall be made per farmer or agribusiness, except that additional State Guarantees may be made for purposes of expansion of projects financed in part by a previously issued State Guarantee. No State Guarantee shall be revoked by the Authority without a 90-day notice, in writing, to all parties. The lender shall not call due any loan for any reason except for lack of performance, insufficient collateral, or maturity. A lender may review and withdraw or continue with a State Guarantee on an annual basis after the first 5 years following closing of the loan application if the loan contract provides for an interest rate that shall not vary. A lender shall not withdraw a State Guarantee if the loan contract provides for an interest rate that may vary, except for reasons set forth herein.
    (b) The Authority shall provide or renew a State Guarantee to a lender if:
        (i) A fee equal to 25 basis points on the loan is
    
paid to the Authority on an annual basis by the lender.
        (ii) The application provides collateral acceptable
    
to the Authority that is at least equal to the State's portion of the Guarantee to be provided.
        (iii) The lender assumes all responsibility and costs
    
for pursuing legal action on collecting any loan that is delinquent or in default.
        (iv) The lender is responsible for the first 15% of
    
the outstanding principal of the note for which the State Guarantee has been applied.
    (c) There is hereby created outside of the State treasury a special fund to be known as the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund. The State Treasurer shall be custodian of this Fund. Any amounts in the Fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the Fund shall be invested as provided by law, and all interest earned from these investments shall be deposited into the Fund until the Fund reaches the maximum amounts authorized in this Act; thereafter, interest earned shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. After September 1, 1989, annual investment earnings equal to 1.5% of the Fund shall remain in the Fund to be used for the purposes established in Section 830-40 of this Act. The Authority is authorized to transfer such amounts as are necessary to satisfy claims from available appropriations and from fund balances of the Farm Emergency Assistance Fund as of June 30 of each year to the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund to secure State Guarantees issued under this Section and Sections 830-45, 830-50, and 830-55. If for any reason the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation sufficient to meet these obligations, this Act shall constitute an irrevocable and continuing appropriation of an amount necessary to secure guarantees as defaults occur and the irrevocable and continuing authority for, and direction to, the State Treasurer and the Comptroller to make the necessary transfers to the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund, as directed by the Governor, out of the General Revenue Fund. In the event of default by the borrower on State Guarantee Loans under this Section, Section 830-45, Section 830-50, or Section 830-55, the lender shall be entitled to, and the Authority shall direct payment on, the State Guarantee after 90 days of delinquency. All payments by the Authority shall be made from the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund to satisfy claims against the State Guarantee. It shall be the responsibility of the lender to proceed with the collecting and disposing of collateral on the State Guarantee under this Section, Section 830-45, Section 830-50, or Section 830-55 within 14 months of the time the State Guarantee is declared delinquent. If the lender does not dispose of the collateral within 14 months, the lender shall be liable to repay to the State interest on the State Guarantee equal to the same rate that the lender charges on the State Guarantee, provided that the Authority shall have the authority to extend the 14-month period for a lender in the case of bankruptcy or extenuating circumstances. The Fund shall be reimbursed for any amounts paid under this Section, Section 830-45, Section 830-50, or Section 830-55 upon liquidation of the collateral. The Authority, by resolution of the Board, may borrow sums from the Fund and provide for repayment as soon as may be practical upon receipt of payments of principal and interest by a borrower on State Guarantee Loans under this Section, Section 830-45, Section 830-50, or Section 830-55. Money may be borrowed from the Fund by the Authority for the sole purpose of paying certain interest costs for borrowers associated with selling a loan subject to a State Guarantee under this Section, Section 830-45, Section 830-50, or Section 830-55 in a secondary market as may be deemed reasonable and necessary by the Authority.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 830-35 with respect to the farmers, agribusinesses, and lenders who may obtain State Guarantees, the Authority may promulgate rules establishing the eligibility of farmers, agribusinesses, and lenders to participate in the State Guarantee program and the terms, standards, and procedures that will apply, when the Authority finds that emergency conditions in Illinois agriculture have created the need for State Guarantees pursuant to terms, standards, and procedures other than those specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-897, eff. 5-24-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-40)
    Sec. 830-40. Cooperative agreement with the University of Illinois.
    (a) The Authority may enter into a cooperative agreement with the University of Illinois whereby the University's College of Agriculture, or a department thereof, shall assess and evaluate the need for additional, and the performance of existing, State credit and finance programs administered by the Authority for farmers and agribusinesses. Pursuant to the cooperative agreement, the Authority may request from the University an evaluation of financial positions and lending risks of existing farm operations and existing and developing agricultural industries, an assessment and evaluation of the design, operation and performance of existing and proposed credit programs, an assessment of potential for development of agricultural industry, an assessment of the performance of credit markets and development of improved State credit instruments and programs, and any other information deemed necessary by the Authority to carry forth its credit and finance programs.
    (b) A cooperative agreement entered into by the Authority and the University may provide for payment for services rendered by the University pursuant to the cooperative agreement from interest earnings remaining in the Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund, as provided for in Section 830-30 of this Act, and the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund, as provided for in Section 830-40 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-45

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-45)
    Sec. 830-45. Young Farmer Loan Guarantee Program.
    (a) The Authority is authorized to issue State Guarantees to lenders for loans to finance or refinance debts of young farmers. For the purposes of this Section, a young farmer is a resident of Illinois who is at least 18 years of age and who is a principal operator of a farm or land, who derives at least 50% of annual gross income from farming, whose net worth is not less than $10,000 and whose debt to asset ratio is not less than 40%. For the purposes of this Section, debt to asset ratio means current outstanding liabilities, including any debt to be financed or refinanced under this Section 830-45, divided by current outstanding assets. The Authority shall establish the maximum permissible debt to asset ratio based on criteria established by the Authority. Lenders shall apply for the State Guarantees on forms provided by the Authority and certify that the application and any other documents submitted are true and correct. The lender or borrower, or both in combination, shall pay an administrative fee as determined by the Authority. The applicant shall be responsible for paying any fee or charge involved in recording mortgages, releases, financing statements, insurance for secondary market issues, and any other similar fee or charge that the Authority may require. The application shall at a minimum contain the young farmer's name, address, present credit and financial information, including cash flow statements, financial statements, balance sheets, and any other information pertinent to the application, and the collateral to be used to secure the State Guarantee. In addition, the borrower must certify to the Authority that, at the time the State Guarantee is provided, the borrower will not be delinquent in the repayment of any debt. The lender must agree to charge a fixed or adjustable interest rate that the Authority determines to be below the market rate of interest generally available to the borrower. If both the lender and applicant agree, the interest rate on the State guaranteed loan can be converted to a fixed interest rate at any time during the term of the loan. State Guarantees provided under this Section (i) shall not exceed $500,000 per young farmer, (ii) shall be set up on a payment schedule not to exceed 30 years, but shall be no longer than 15 years in duration, and (iii) shall be subject to an annual review and renewal by the lender and the Authority. A young farmer may use this program more than once provided the aggregate principal amount of State Guarantees under this Section to that young farmer does not exceed $500,000. No State Guarantee shall be revoked by the Authority without a 90-day notice, in writing, to all parties.
    (b) The Authority shall provide or renew a State Guarantee to a lender if:
        (i) The lender pays a fee equal to 25 basis points on
    
the loan to the Authority on an annual basis.
        (ii) The application provides collateral acceptable
    
to the Authority that is at least equal to the State Guarantee.
        (iii) The lender assumes all responsibility and costs
    
for pursuing legal action on collecting any loan that is delinquent or in default.
        (iv) The lender is at risk for the first 15% of the
    
outstanding principal of the note for which the State Guarantee is provided.
    (c) The Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund and the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund may be used to secure State Guarantees issued under this Section as provided in Section 830-30 and Section 830-35, respectively.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 830-45 with respect to the young farmers and lenders who may obtain State Guarantees, the Authority may promulgate rules establishing the eligibility of young farmers and lenders to participate in the State Guarantee program and the terms, standards, and procedures that will apply, when the Authority finds that emergency conditions in Illinois agriculture have created the need for State Guarantees pursuant to terms, standards, and procedures other than those specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-897, eff. 5-24-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-50

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-50)
    Sec. 830-50. Specialized Livestock Guarantee Program.
    (a) The Authority is authorized to issue State Guarantees to lenders for loans to finance or refinance debts for specialized livestock operations that are or will be located in Illinois. For purposes of this Section, a "specialized livestock operation" includes, but is not limited to, dairy, beef, and swine enterprises. For purposes of this Section, a specialized livestock operation also includes livestock operations using anaerobic digestors to generate electricity.
    (b) Lenders shall apply for the State Guarantees on forms provided by the Authority and certify that the application and any other documents submitted are true and correct. The lender or borrower, or both in combination, shall pay an administrative fee as determined by the Authority. The applicant shall be responsible for paying any fee or charge involved in recording mortgages, releases, financing statements, insurance for secondary market issues, and any other similar fee or charge that the Authority may require. The application shall, at a minimum, contain the farmer's name, address, present credit and financial information, including cash flow statements, financial statements, balance sheets, and any other information pertinent to the application, and the collateral to be used to secure the State Guarantee. In addition, the borrower must certify to the Authority that, at the time the State Guarantee is provided, the borrower will not be delinquent in the repayment of any debt. The lender must agree to charge a fixed or adjustable interest rate that the Authority determines to be below the market rate of interest generally available to the borrower. If both the lender and applicant agree, the interest rate on the State guaranteed loan can be converted to a fixed interest rate at any time during the term of the loan.
    (c) State Guarantees provided under this Section (i) shall not exceed $1,000,000 per applicant, (ii) shall be no longer than 15 years in duration, and (iii) shall be subject to an annual review and renewal by the lender and the Authority. An applicant may use this program more than once, provided that the aggregate principal amount of State Guarantees under this Section to that applicant does not exceed $1,000,000. A State Guarantee shall not be revoked by the Authority without a 90-day notice, in writing, to all parties.
    (d) The Authority shall provide or renew a State Guarantee to a lender if: (i) The lender pays a fee equal to 25 basis points on the loan to the Authority on an annual basis. (ii) The application provides collateral acceptable to the Authority that is at least equal to the State Guarantee. (iii) The lender assumes all responsibility and costs for pursuing legal action on collecting any loan that is delinquent or in default. (iv) The lender is at risk for the first 15% of the outstanding principal of the note for which the State Guarantee is provided.
    (e) The Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund and the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund may be used to secure State Guarantees issued under this Section as provided in Section 830-30 and Section 830-35, respectively.
    (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 830-50 with respect to the specialized livestock operations and lenders who may obtain State Guarantees, the Authority may promulgate rules establishing the eligibility of specialized livestock operations and lenders to participate in the State Guarantee program and the terms, standards, and procedures that will apply, when the Authority finds that emergency conditions in Illinois agriculture have created the need for State Guarantees pursuant to terms, standards, and procedures other than those specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-697, eff. 11-6-07; 96-897, eff. 5-24-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/830-55

    (20 ILCS 3501/830-55)
    Sec. 830-55. Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program.
    (a) The Authority is authorized to issue State Guarantees to lenders for loans to finance needed input costs related to and in connection with planting and raising agricultural crops and commodities in Illinois. Eligible input costs include, but are not limited to, fertilizer, chemicals, feed, seed, fuel, parts, and repairs. At the discretion of the Authority, the farmer, producer, or agribusiness must be able to provide the originating lender with a first lien on the proposed crop or commodity to be raised and an assignment of Federal Crop Insurance sufficient to secure the Working Capital Loan. Additional collateral may be required as deemed necessary by the lender and the Authority.
    For the purposes of this Section, an eligible farmer, producer, or agribusiness is a resident of Illinois who is at least 18 years of age and who is a principal operator of a farm or land, who derives at least 50% of annual gross income from farming, and whose debt to asset ratio is not less than 40%. For the purposes of this Section, debt to asset ratio means current outstanding liabilities, including any debt to be financed or refinanced under this Section 830-55, divided by current outstanding assets. The Authority shall establish the maximum permissible debt to asset ratio based on criteria established by the Authority. Lenders shall apply for the State Guarantees on forms provided by the Authority and certify that the application and any other documents submitted are true and correct. The lender or borrower, or both in combination, shall pay an administrative fee as determined by the Authority. The applicant shall be responsible for paying any fee or charge involved in recording mortgages, releases, financing statements, insurance for secondary market issues, and any other similar fee or charge that the Authority may require. The application shall at a minimum contain the borrower's name, address, present credit and financial information, including cash flow statements, financial statements, balance sheets, and any other information pertinent to the application, and the collateral to be used to secure the State Guarantee. In addition, the borrower must certify to the Authority that, at the time the State Guarantee is provided, the borrower will not be delinquent in the repayment of any debt. The lender must agree to charge a fixed or adjustable interest rate that the Authority determines to be below the market rate of interest generally available to the borrower. If both the lender and applicant agree, the interest rate on the State guaranteed loan can be converted to a fixed interest rate at any time during the term of the loan. State Guarantees provided under this Section (i) shall not exceed $250,000 per borrower, (ii) shall be repaid annually, and (iii) shall be subject to an annual review and renewal by the lender and the Authority. The State Guarantee may be renewed annually, for a period not to exceed 3 total years per State Guarantee, if the borrower meets financial criteria and other conditions, as established by the Authority. A farmer or agribusiness may use this program more than once provided the aggregate principal amount of State Guarantees under this Section to that farmer or agribusiness does not exceed $250,000 annually. No State Guarantee shall be revoked by the Authority without a 90-day notice, in writing, to all parties.
    (b) The Authority shall provide a State Guarantee to a lender if:
        (i) The borrower pays to the Authority a fee equal to
    
100 basis points on the loan.
        (ii) The application provides collateral acceptable
    
to the Authority that is at least equal to the State Guarantee.
        (iii) The lender assumes all responsibility and costs
    
for pursuing legal action on collecting any loan that is delinquent or in default.
        (iv) The lender is at risk for the first 15% of the
    
outstanding principal of the note for which the State Guarantee is provided.
    (c) The Illinois Agricultural Loan Guarantee Fund and the Illinois Farmer and Agribusiness Loan Guarantee Fund may be used to secure State Guarantees issued under this Section as provided in Section 830-30 and Section 830-35, respectively.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 830-55 with respect to the borrowers and lenders who may obtain State Guarantees, the Authority may promulgate rules establishing the eligibility of borrowers and lenders to participate in the State Guarantee program and the terms, standards, and procedures that will apply, when the Authority finds that emergency conditions in Illinois agriculture have created the need for State Guarantees pursuant to terms, standards, and procedures other than those specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-897, eff. 5-24-10.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 840

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 840 heading)
ARTICLE 840
HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT

20 ILCS 3501/840-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/840-5)
    Sec. 840-5. The Authority shall have the following powers:
    (a) To fix and revise from time to time and charge and collect rates, rents, fees and charges for the use of and for the services furnished or to be furnished by a project or other health facilities owned, financed or refinanced by the Authority or any portion thereof and to contract with any person, partnership, association or corporation or other body, public or private, in respect thereto; to coordinate its policies and procedures and cooperate with recognized health facility rate setting mechanisms which may now or hereafter be established.
    (b) To establish rules and regulations for the use of a project or other health facilities owned, financed or refinanced by the Authority or any portion thereof and to designate a participating health institution as its agent to establish rules and regulations for the use of a project or other health facilities owned by the Authority undertaken for that participating health institution.
    (c) To establish or contract with others to carry out on its behalf a health facility project cost estimating service and to make this service available on all projects to provide expert cost estimates and guidance to the participating health institution and to the Authority. In order to implement this service and, through it, to contribute to cost containment, the Authority shall have the power to require such reasonable reports and documents from health facility projects as may be required for this service and for the development of cost reports and guidelines. The Authority may appoint a Technical Committee on Health Facility Project Costs and Cost Containment.
    (d) To make mortgage or other secured or unsecured loans to or for the benefit of any participating health institution for the cost of a project in accordance with an agreement between the Authority and the participating health institution; provided that no such loan shall exceed the total cost of the project as determined by the participating health institution and approved by the Authority; provided further that such loans may be made to any entity affiliated with a participating health institution if the proceeds of such loan are made available to or applied for the benefit of such participating health institution.
    (e) To make mortgage or other secured or unsecured loans to or for the benefit of a participating health institution in accordance with an agreement between the Authority and the participating health institution to refund outstanding obligations, loans, indebtedness or advances issued, made, given or incurred by such participating health institution for the cost of a project; including the function to issue bonds and make loans to or for the benefit of a participating health institution to refinance indebtedness incurred by such participating health institution in projects undertaken and completed or for other health facilities acquired prior to or after the enactment of this Act when the Authority finds that such refinancing is in the public interest, and either alleviates a financial hardship of such participating health institution, or is in connection with other financing by the Authority for such participating health institution or may be expected to result in a lessened cost of patient care and a saving to third parties, including government, and to others who must pay for care, or any combination thereof; provided further that such loans may be made to any entity affiliated with a participating health institution if the proceeds of such loan are made available to or applied for the benefit of such participating health institution.
    (f) To mortgage all or any portion of a project or other health facilities and the property on which any such project or other health facilities are located whether owned or thereafter acquired, and to assign or pledge mortgages, deeds of trust, indentures of mortgage or trust or similar instruments, notes, and other securities of participating health institutions to which or for the benefit of which the Authority has made loans or of entities affiliated with such institutions and the revenues therefrom, including payments or income from any thereof owned or held by the Authority, for the benefit of the holders of bonds issued to finance such project or health facilities or issued to refund or refinance outstanding obligations, loans, indebtedness or advances of participating health institutions as permitted by this Act.
    (g) To lease to a participating health institution the project being financed or refinanced or other health facilities conveyed to the Authority in connection with such financing or refinancing, upon such terms and conditions as the Authority shall deem proper, and to charge and collect rents therefor and to terminate any such lease upon the failure of the lessee to comply with any of the obligations thereof; and to include in any such lease, if desired, provisions that the lessee thereof shall have options to renew the lease for such period or periods and at such rent as shall be determined by the Authority or to purchase any or all of the health facilities or that upon payment of all of the indebtedness incurred by the Authority for the financing of such project or health facilities or for refunding outstanding obligations, loans, indebtedness or advances of a participating health institution, then the Authority may convey any or all of the project or such other health facilities to the lessee or lessees thereof with or without consideration.
    (h) To make studies of needed health facilities that could not sustain a loan were it made under this Act and to recommend remedial action to the General Assembly; to do the same with regard to any laws or regulations that prevent health facilities from benefiting from this Act.
    (i) To assist the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish and implement a program to assist health facilities to identify and arrange financing for energy conservation projects in buildings and facilities owned or leased by health facilities.
    (j) To assist the Department of Human Services in establishing a low interest loan program to help child care centers and family day care homes serving children of low income families under Section 22.4 of the Children and Family Services Act. The Authority, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, is authorized to convert existing agreements for financial aid in accordance with Section 840-5(j) to permanent capital to leverage additional private capital and establish a revolving loan fund for nonprofit corporations providing human services under contract to the State.
    (k) To assist the Department of Public Health and nursing homes in undertaking nursing home conversion projects in accordance with the Older Adult Services Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-654, eff. 1-13-12.)

20 ILCS 3501/840-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/840-10)
    Sec. 840-10. By means of this Act it is the intent of the General Assembly to provide a measure of assistance and alternative methods of financing to participating health institutions to aid them in providing needed health facilities that will assure admission and care of high quality to all who need it and in dealing with the cash requirements of such facilities, whether resulting from capital expenditures, operating expenditures, delays in the receipt of payments for services or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/840-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/840-15)
    Sec. 840-15. The Authority is authorized and empowered to acquire, directly or by and through a participating health institution as its agent, by purchase solely from funds provided under the authority of this Act, or by gift or legacy, such lands, structures, property, real or personal, rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and other interests in lands, including lands lying under water and riparian rights, which are located within the State as it may deem necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of a project, upon such terms and at such prices as may be considered by it to be reasonable and can be agreed upon between it and the owner thereof, and to take title thereto in the name of the Authority or in the name of a participating health institution as its agent.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/840-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/840-20)
    Sec. 840-20. It is the intent and purpose of this Act that the exercise by the Authority of the powers granted to it shall be in all respects for the benefit of the people of this State to assist them to provide needed health facilities of the number, size, type, distribution, and operation that will assure admission and care of high quality to all who need it. To this end, the Authority is charged with the responsibility to identify and study all projects which are determined by health planning agencies to be needed but which could not sustain a loan were such to be made to it under this Act. The Authority shall, following such study, formulate and recommend to the General Assembly, such amendments to this and other Acts, and such other specific measures as grants, loan guarantees, interest subsidies or other actions as may be provided for by the State which actions would render the construction and operation of such needed health facility feasible and in the public interest. Further, the Authority may identify and study any laws or regulations which it finds handicaps or bars a needed health facility from participating in the benefits of this Act and may recommend to the General Assembly such actions as will remedy such situation.
(Source: P.A. 97-789, eff. 7-13-12.)

20 ILCS 3501/840-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/840-25)
    Sec. 840-25. The Authority shall fix, revise, charge and collect rents for the use of each health facility owned by the Authority and contract with any person, partnership, association or corporation, or other body, public or private, in respect thereof. Each lease entered into by the Authority with a participating health institution and each agreement, note, mortgage or other instrument evidencing the obligations of a participating health institution to the Authority shall provide that the rents or principal, interest and other charges payable by or for the benefit of the participating health institution or the process of accounts receivable purchased by the Authority from the participating health institution shall be sufficient at all times, (a) to pay its share of the administrative costs and expenses of the Authority, (b) to pay the cost of maintaining, repairing and operating the project and other related health facilities and each and every portion thereof, (c) to pay the principal of, the premium, if any, and the interest on outstanding bonds of the Authority issued in respect of such project as the same shall become due and payable, and (d) to create and maintain reserves which may but need not be required or provided for in the bond resolution relating to such bonds of the Authority. The Authority shall pledge the revenues derived and to be derived from a project or other related health facilities or from a participating health institution or an affiliate thereof for the purposes specified in (a), (b), (c) and (d) of the preceding sentence and additional bonds may be issued which may rank on a parity with other bonds relating to the project to the extent and on the terms and conditions provided in the bond resolution. Such pledge shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made; the revenues so pledged by the Authority shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the Authority, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the bond resolution nor any financing statement, continuation statement or other instrument by which a pledge is created or by which the Authority's interest in revenues is assigned need be filed or recorded in any public records in order to perfect the lien thereof as against third parties except that a copy of the bond resolution shall be filed in the records of the Authority and with the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/840-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/840-30)
    Sec. 840-30. It is intended that all private health facilities in this State be enabled to benefit from and participate in the provisions of this Act. To this end, all private health facilities operating, or authorized to be operated, under any statute of this State are authorized and empowered to undertake projects, as defined in this Act, and to utilize the financing sources and methods of repayment provided by this Act, the provisions of any other laws to the contrary notwithstanding. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, the State of Illinois and any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof owning or operating any health facility is hereby authorized to take all actions necessary or appropriate and to execute and deliver any and all evidences of indebtedness and agreements, including loan agreements, leases and agreements providing for credit enhancement, as may be necessary to permit such publicly owned health facility to avail itself of the provisions of this Act. Any evidence of indebtedness or agreement entered into by the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof pursuant to this Act may provide for the payment of interest at such rate or rates as shall be determined by the issuer thereof or obligor thereunder and may be issued or entered into without referendum approval; provided, that this Act shall not be deemed to be independent authority for levy of any taxes to pay an obligation owing from the State or any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality, district or municipality thereof and arising hereunder or incurred in connection with a financing pursuant hereto.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 845

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 845 heading)
ARTICLE 845
AUTHORITY DEBTS, CONTRACTS AND REPORTS

20 ILCS 3501/845-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-5)
    Sec. 845-5. Bond limitations.
    (a) The Authority may not have outstanding at any one time bonds for any of its corporate purposes in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $28,150,000,000, excluding bonds issued to refund the bonds of the Authority or bonds of the Predecessor Authorities.
    (b) The Authority may not have outstanding at any one time revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $4,000,000,000 on behalf of the Illinois Power Agency as set forth in Section 825-90. Any such revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Illinois Power Agency pursuant to this Act shall not be counted against the bond authorization limit set forth in subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 94-1068, eff. 8-1-06; 95-481, eff. 8-28-07; 95-697, eff. 11-6-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 95-879, eff. 8-21-08.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-10)
    Sec. 845-10. The Authority may issue a single bond issue pursuant to this Act for a group of industrial projects, a group of corporations or a group of business entities, a group of units of local government or other borrowers or any combination thereof. A bond issue for multiple projects as provided in this Section shall be subject to all requirements for bond issues as established by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-15)
    Sec. 845-15. The Authority may maintain an office or branch office anywhere in the State, and may utilize, without the payment of rent, any office facilities which the State may conveniently make available to it.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-20)
    Sec. 845-20. The Authority shall not have power to levy taxes for any purpose whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-25)
    Sec. 845-25. The Authority shall not incur any obligations for salaries, office or other administrative expenses prior to the making of appropriations to meet such expenses. Interest earned from investments of any funds of the Authority and repayments of principal of such investments shall be available for appropriation by the Board for the corporate purposes of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-30)
    Sec. 845-30. The State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations and other persons carrying on an insurance business and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds or evidences of indebtedness issued pursuant to this Act or issued by the Predecessor Authorities, it being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment in such bonds or evidences of indebtedness of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may be construed as relieving any person from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for purchase or investment.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-35

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-35)
    Sec. 845-35. Under no circumstances shall any bonds or other evidences of indebtedness issued by the Authority or the Predecessor Authorities under this Act or under any other law be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois, within the purview of any constitutional limitation or provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond or other evidence of indebtedness that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or income of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-40)
    Sec. 845-40. The Authority shall appoint a secretary and treasurer, who may, but need not, be a member or members of the Authority to hold office during the pleasure of the Authority. Before entering upon the duties of the respective offices such person or persons shall take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to be approved by the Authority. The bond shall be payable to the Authority in whatever penal sum may be directed by the Authority conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by him according to law and the orders of the Authority. The Authority may, at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in such penal sum as may then be determined by the Authority. The obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of any savings and loan association or national or state bank wherein the treasurer has deposited funds if the bank or savings and loan association has been approved by the Authority as a depository for these funds. The oaths of office and the treasurer's bond shall be filed in the principal office of the Authority. All funds of the Authority, including without limitation, grants or loans from the federal government, the State or any agency or instrumentality thereof, fees, service charges, interest or other investment earnings on its funds, payments of principal of and interest on loans of its funds and revenue from any other source, except funds the application of which is otherwise specifically provided for by appropriation, resolution, grant agreement, lease agreement, loan agreement, indenture, mortgage or trust agreement or other agreement, may be held by the Authority in its treasury and be generally available for expenditure by the Authority for any of the purposes authorized by this Act. In addition to investments authorized by Section 2 of the Public Funds Investment Act, funds of the Authority may be invested in (a) obligations issued by any State, unit of local government or school district which obligations are rated at the time of purchase by a national rating service within the two highest rating classifications without regard to any rating refinement or gradation by numerical or other modifier, or (b) equity securities of an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 whose sole assets, other than cash and other temporary investments, are obligations which are eligible investments for the Authority, provided that not more than 20% of the assets of the investment company may consist of unrated obligations of the type described in clause (a) which the Board of Directors of the investment company has determined to be of comparable quality to rated obligations described in clause (a). Funds appropriated by the General Assembly to the Authority shall be held in the State treasury unless this Act or the Act making the appropriation specifically states that the monies are to be held in or appropriated to the Authority's treasury. Such funds as are authorized to be held in the Authority's treasury and deposited in any bank or savings and loan association and placed in the name of the Authority shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or draft upon the bank or savings and loan association, signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the Chairperson of the Authority. The Authority may designate any of its members or any officer or employee of the Authority to affix the signature of the Chairperson and another to affix the signature of the treasurer to any check or draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of any other obligations of not more than $2,500. In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or draft, issued pursuant to this Act, ceases to hold his office before the delivery thereof to the payee, his signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same effect as if he had remained in office until delivery thereof. 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 the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-45

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-45)
    Sec. 845-45. (a) No member, officer, agent, or employee of the Authority shall, in his or her own name or in the name of a nominee, be an officer or director or hold an ownership interest of more than 7 1/2% in any person, association, trust, corporation, partnership, or other entity that is, in its own name or in the name of a nominee, a party to a contract or agreement upon which the member, officer, agent, or employee may be called upon to act or vote.
    (b) With respect to any direct or any indirect interest, other than an interest prohibited in subsection (a), in a contract or agreement upon which the member, officer, agent, or employee may be called upon to act or vote, a member, officer, agent, or employee of the Authority shall disclose the interest to the secretary of the Authority before the taking of final action by the Authority concerning the contract or agreement and shall so disclose the nature and extent of the interest and his or her acquisition of it, and those disclosures shall be publicly acknowledged by the Authority and entered upon the minutes of the Authority. If a member, officer, agent, or employee of the Authority holds such an interest, then he or she shall refrain from any further official involvement in regard to the contract or agreement, from voting on any matter pertaining to the contract or agreement, and from communicating with other members of the Authority or its officers, agents, and employees concerning the contract or agreement. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any contract or agreement entered into in conformity with this subsection (b) shall not be void or invalid by reason of the interest described in this subsection, nor shall any person so disclosing the interest and refraining from further official involvement as provided in this subsection be guilty of an offense, be removed from office, or be subject to any other penalty on account of that interest.
    (c) Any contract or agreement made in violation of paragraphs (a) or (b) of this Section shall be null and void and give rise to no action against the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-50

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-50)
    Sec. 845-50. The fiscal year for the Authority shall commence on the first of July. As soon after the end of each fiscal year as may be expedient, the Authority shall cause to be prepared and printed a complete report and financial statement of its operations and of its assets and liabilities. A reasonably sufficient number of copies of such report shall be printed for distribution to persons interested, upon request, and a copy thereof shall be filed with the Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-55

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-55)
    Sec. 845-55. For the purposes of the Illinois Securities Law of 1953, bonds issued by the Authority shall be deemed to be securities issued by a public instrumentality of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-60

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-60)
    Sec. 845-60. Tax Exemption. The tax exemptions of outstanding bonds issued by the Predecessor Authorities pursuant to sections of the enabling acts of the Predecessor Authorities applicable to those bonds when issued shall remain valid and continue to be recognized by the State until final payment of those bonds, notwithstanding the repeal of the enabling acts of the Predecessor Authorities.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-65

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-65)
    Sec. 845-65. If any provision of this Act is held invalid, such provision shall be deemed to be excised and the invalidity thereof shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Act. If the application of any provision of this Act to any person or circumstance is held invalid, it shall not affect the application of such provision to such persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-70

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-70)
    Sec. 845-70. Tax avoidance. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Authority shall not enter into any agreement providing for the purchase and lease of tangible personal property that results in the avoidance of taxation under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, or the Service Occupation Tax Act, without the prior written consent of the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-75

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-75)
    Sec. 845-75. Transfer of functions from previously existing authorities to the Illinois Finance Authority.
    (a) The Illinois Finance Authority created by the Illinois Finance Authority Act shall succeed to, assume and exercise all rights, powers, duties and responsibilities formerly exercised by the following Authorities and entities (herein called the "Predecessor Authorities") prior to the abolition of the Predecessor Authorities by this Act:
        The Illinois Development Finance Authority
        The Illinois Farm Development Authority
        The Illinois Health Facilities Authority
        The Illinois Educational Facilities Authority
        The Illinois Community Development Finance Corporation
        The Illinois Rural Bond Bank
        The Illinois Research Park Authority
    (b) All books, records, papers, documents and pending business in any way pertaining to the Predecessor Authorities are transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority, but any rights or obligations of any person under any contract made by, or under any rules, regulations, uniform standards, criteria and guidelines established or approved by, such Predecessor Authorities shall be unaffected thereby. All bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness outstanding on the effective date of this Act shall be unaffected by the transfer of functions to the Illinois Finance Authority. No rule, regulation, standard, criteria or guideline promulgated, established or approved by the Predecessor Authorities pursuant to an exercise of any right, power, duty or responsibility assumed by and transferred to the Illinois Finance Authority shall be affected by this Act, and all such rules, regulations, standards, criteria and guidelines shall become those of the Illinois Finance Authority until such time as they are amended or repealed by the Illinois Finance Authority.
    (c) The Illinois Finance Authority may exercise all of the rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities that were provided for the Illinois Research Park Authority under the provisions of the Illinois Research Park Authority Act, as the text of that Act existed on December 31, 2003, notwithstanding the fact that Public Act 88-669, which created the Illinois Research Park Authority Act, has been held to be unconstitutional as a violation of the single subject clause of the Illinois Constitution in People v. Olender, Docket No. 98932, opinion filed December 15, 2005.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; 94-960, eff. 6-27-06.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-80

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-80)
    Sec. 845-80. Any reference in statute, in rule, or otherwise to the following entities is a reference to the Illinois Finance Authority created by this Act:
    The Illinois Development Finance Authority.
    The Illinois Farm Development Authority.
    The Illinois Health Facilities Authority.
    The Illinois Research Park Authority.
    The Illinois Rural Bond Bank.
    The Illinois Educational Facilities Authority.
    The Illinois Community Development Finance Corporation.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/845-85

    (20 ILCS 3501/845-85)
    Sec. 845-85. Any reference in statute, in rule, or otherwise to the following Acts is a reference to this Act:
    The Illinois Development Finance Authority Act.
    The Illinois Farm Development Act.
    The Illinois Health Facilities Authority Act.
    The Illinois Research Park Authority Act.
    The Rural Bond Bank Act.
    The Illinois Educational Facilities Authority Act.
    The Illinois Community Development Finance Corporation Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 890

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 890 heading)
ARTICLE 890
AMENDATORY PROVISIONS

20 ILCS 3501/890-1

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-1)
    Sec. 890-1. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-2

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-2)
    Sec. 890-2. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-3

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-3)
    Sec. 890-3. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-4

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-4)
    Sec. 890-4. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-5

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-5)
    Sec. 890-5. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-6

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-6)
    Sec. 890-6. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-7

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-7)
    Sec. 890-7. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-8

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-8)
    Sec. 890-8. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-9

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-9)
    Sec. 890-9. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-10

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-10)
    Sec. 890-10. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-11

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-11)
    Sec. 890-11. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-12

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-12)
    Sec. 890-12. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-13

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-13)
    Sec. 890-13. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-14

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-14)
    Sec. 890-14. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-15

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-15)
    Sec. 890-15. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-16

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-16)
    Sec. 890-16. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-17

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-17)
    Sec. 890-17. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-18

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-18)
    Sec. 890-18. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-19

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-19)
    Sec. 890-19. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-20

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-20)
    Sec. 890-20. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-21

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-21)
    Sec. 890-21. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-22

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-22)
    Sec. 890-22. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-23

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-23)
    Sec. 890-23. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-24

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-24)
    Sec. 890-24. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-25

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-25)
    Sec. 890-25. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-26

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-26)
    Sec. 890-26. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-27

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-27)
    Sec. 890-27. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-28

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-28)
    Sec. 890-28. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-29

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-29)
    Sec. 890-29. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-30

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-30)
    Sec. 890-30. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-31

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-31)
    Sec. 890-31. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04 text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-32

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-32)
    Sec. 890-32. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-33

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-33)
    Sec. 890-33. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-34

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-34)
    Sec. 890-34. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-35

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-35)
    Sec. 890-35. Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-36

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-36)
    Sec. 890-36. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-37

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-37)
    Sec. 890-37. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-38

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-38)
    Sec. 890-38. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-39

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-39)
    Sec. 890-39. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-40

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-40)
    Sec. 890-40. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-41

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-41)
    Sec. 890-41. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-42

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-42)
    Sec. 890-42. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-43

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-43)
    Sec. 890-43. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-44

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-44)
    Sec. 890-44. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3501/890-90

    (20 ILCS 3501/890-90)
    Sec. 890-90. The following Acts are repealed:
        The Illinois Development Finance Authority Act.
        The Illinois Farm Development Act.
        The Illinois Health Facilities Authority Act.
        The Illinois Research Park Authority Act.
        The Rural Bond Bank Act.
        The Illinois Educational Facilities Authority Act.
        The Illinois Community Development Finance
    
Corporation Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

20 ILCS 3501/Art. 999

 
    (20 ILCS 3501/Art. 999 heading)
ARTICLE 999

20 ILCS 3501/999-99

    (20 ILCS 3501/999-99)
    Sec. 999-99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on January 1, 2004.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)