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90_SB0039 75 ILCS 10/8.1 from Ch. 81, par. 118.1 Amends the Illinois Library System Act. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision, if a library that is receiving a grant is located in a taxing district that becomes subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code and if, as a result of becoming subject to that Law the corporate authorities of the taxing district no longer levy a tax at a rate that meets the rate prescribed to qualify for the grant, the library shall still receive the grant it received prior to becoming subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. Effective immediately. SRS90S0012NCsa SRS90S0012NCsa 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Library System Act by 2 changing Section 8.1. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Library System Act is amended by 6 changing Section 8.1 as follows: 7 (75 ILCS 10/8.1) (from Ch. 81, par. 118.1) 8 Sec. 8.1. The State Librarian shall make grants annually 9 under this Section to all qualified public libraries in the 10 State from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. Such 11 grants shall be in the amount of up to $1.25 per capita for 12 the population of the area served by the respective public 13 library and, in addition, the amount of up to $0.19 per 14 capita to libraries serving populations over 500,000 under 15 the Illinois Major Urban Library Program. If the moneys 16 appropriated for grants under this Section are not 17 sufficient the State Librarian shall reduce the per capita 18 amount of the grants so that the qualifying public libraries 19 receive the same amount per capita. 20 To be eligible for grants under this Section, a public 21 library must: 22 (1) Provide, as determined by the State Librarian, 23 library services which either meet or show progress 24 toward meeting the Illinois library standards, as most 25 recently adopted by the Illinois Library Association. 26 (2) Be a public library for which is levied a tax 27 for library purposes at a rate not less than .13% or a 28 county library for which is levied a tax for library 29 purposes at a rate not less than .07%. 30 Any other language in this Section to the contrary 31 notwithstanding, grants under this Section 8.1 shall be made -2- SRS90S0012NCsa 1 only upon application of the public library concerned, which 2 applications shall be entirely voluntary and within the sole 3 discretion of the public library concerned. 4 Notwithstanding the first paragraph of this Section, 5 during fiscal year 1978, the amount of grants under this 6 Section shall be .25 per capita, during fiscal year 1979 the 7 amount of grants under this Section shall be $0.50 per 8 capita, during fiscal year 1980 the amount of grants under 9 this Section shall be $0.75 per capita, during fiscal year 10 1981 through fiscal year 1993 the amount of grants shall be 11 $1 per capita, and during fiscal year 1994 and thereafter the 12 amount of public library grants shall be $1.25 per capita, 13 and the amount of the Major Urban Library Program grants 14 shall be $0.19 per capita. If the monies appropriated for 15 these grants are not sufficient, the State Librarian shall 16 reduce the per capita amount of the grants proportionately. 17 Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, if a 18 library that is receiving a grant under this Section is 19 located in a taxing district that becomes subject to the 20 Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax 21 Code and if, as a result of becoming subject to the Property 22 Tax Extension Limitation Law the corporate authorities of the 23 district levy a tax at a rate that no longer meets the 24 requirements of this Section, the library shall still receive 25 the grant prescribed by this Section it received prior to 26 becoming subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation 27 Law. 28 In order to be eligible for a grant under this Section, 29 the corporate authorities, in lieu of a tax levy at a 30 particular rate, may provide funds from other sources, an 31 amount equivalent to the amount to be produced by that levy. 32 (Source: P.A. 88-78.) 33 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon -3- SRS90S0012NCsa 1 becoming law.
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