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90_SB0039enr 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 SB39 Enrolled SRS90S0012NCsa 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Library System Act by 2 changing Sections 8 and 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 Sections 8 and 8.1 as follows: 7 (75 ILCS 10/8) (from Ch. 81, par. 118) 8 Sec. 8. State grants. 9 (a) There shall be a program of State grants within the 10 limitations of funds appropriated by the Illinois General 11 Assembly together with other funds made available by the 12 federal government or other sources for this purpose. This 13 program of State grants shall be administered by the State 14 Librarian in accordance with rules and regulations as 15 provided in Section 3 of this Act and shall include the 16 following: (i) annual equalization grants; (ii) Library 17 System grants; (iii) annual grants to Research and Reference 18 Centers; (iv) per capita grants to public libraries; and (v) 19 planning and construction grants to public libraries and 20 library systems. Libraries, in order to be eligible for 21 grants under this Section, must be members of a library 22 system. 23 (b) An annual equalization grant shall be made to all 24 public libraries for which the corporate authorities levy a 25 tax for library purposes at a rate not less than .13% of the 26 value of all the taxable property as equalized and assessed 27 by the Department of Revenue if the amount of tax revenue 28 obtained from a rate of .13% produces less than $4.25 per 29 capita. In that case, the State Librarian is authorized to 30 make an equalization grant equivalent to the difference 31 between the amount obtained from a rate of .13% and an annual SB39 Enrolled -2- SRS90S0012NCsa 1 income of $4.25 per capita. If a library receiving an 2 equalization grant reduces its tax levy below the amount 3 levied at the time the original application is approved, it 4 shall be ineligible to receive further equalization grants. 5 If a library is subject to the Property Tax Extension 6 Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code and its tax levy for 7 library purposes has been lowered to a rate of less than 8 .13%, the library will qualify for this grant if the library 9 levied a tax for library purposes that met the requirements 10 for this grant in the previous year and if the tax levied for 11 library purposes in the current year produces tax revenue for 12 the library that is an increase over the previous year's 13 extension of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer 14 Price Index, whichever is less, and the tax revenue produced 15 by this levy is less than $4.25 per capita. In this case, 16 the State Librarian is authorized to make an equalization 17 grant equivalent to the difference between the amount of tax 18 revenue obtained from the current levy and an annual income 19 of $4.25 per capita. If a library receiving an equalization 20 grant reduces its tax levy below the amount levied at the 21 time the original application is approved, it shall be 22 ineligible to receive further equalization grants. 23 (c) Annual Library System grants shall be made, upon 24 application, to each library system approved by the State 25 Librarian on the following basis: 26 (0.5) The distribution of annual library system 27 grants, from all fund sources for this purpose, at the 28 rate of 90% for distribution by means of area and per 29 capita served, as provided in paragraph (1) of this 30 subsection. Additionally, the remaining 10% of funds 31 available for annual library system grants shall be made 32 available for distribution based upon approved 33 application, by the State Librarian, for the provision of 34 services to member libraries and for technological SB39 Enrolled -3- SRS90S0012NCsa 1 developments. 2 (1) For cooperative public library systems, public 3 library systems, or multitype library systems, the sum of 4 $1.46 per capita of the population of the area served 5 plus the sum of $50.75 per square mile or fraction 6 thereof of the area served. 7 (2) If the amounts appropriated for grants is 8 different from the amount provided for in paragraph (1) 9 of this subsection, the area and per capita funding shall 10 be proportionately reduced or increased accordingly. 11 Remaining funding comprising 10% of the annual library 12 systems grants shall be distributed upon approval of 13 application for initiatives of library development and 14 technological innovations according to rules and 15 regulations promulgated by the State Librarian on 16 criteria for awarding the grants. 17 (3) For multitype library systems, additional funds 18 may be appropriated. The appropriation shall be 19 distributed on the same proportional per capita and per 20 square mile basis as provided in paragraph (1) of this 21 subsection. 22 (d) The "area served" for the purposes of this Act means 23 the area that lies within the geographic boundaries of the 24 library system as approved by the State Librarian. In 25 determining the population of the area served by the library 26 system, the Illinois State Library shall use the latest 27 federal census for the political subdivisions in the area 28 served. 29 (e) In order to be eligible for a grant under this 30 Section, the corporate authorities, instead of a tax levy at 31 a particular rate, may provide from a source other than 32 federal revenue sharing an amount equivalent to the amount 33 produced by that levy. 34 (Source: P.A. 88-78; 89-188, eff. 7-19-95.) SB39 Enrolled -4- SRS90S0012NCsa 1 (75 ILCS 10/8.1) (from Ch. 81, par. 118.1) 2 Sec. 8.1. The State Librarian shall make grants annually 3 under this Section to all qualified public libraries in the 4 State from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. Such 5 grants shall be in the amount of up to $1.25 per capita for 6 the population of the area served by the respective public 7 library and, in addition, the amount of up to $0.19 per 8 capita to libraries serving populations over 500,000 under 9 the Illinois Major Urban Library Program. If the moneys 10 appropriated for grants under this Section are not 11 sufficient the State Librarian shall reduce the per capita 12 amount of the grants so that the qualifying public libraries 13 receive the same amount per capita. 14 To be eligible for grants under this Section, a public 15 library must: 16 (1) Provide, as determined by the State Librarian, 17 library services which either meet or show progress 18 toward meeting the Illinois library standards, as most 19 recently adopted by the Illinois Library Association. 20 (2) Be a public library for which is levied a tax 21 for library purposes at a rate not less than .13% or a 22 county library for which is levied a tax for library 23 purposes at a rate not less than .07%. If a library is 24 subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in 25 the Property Tax Code and its tax levy for library 26 purposes has been lowered to a rate of less than .13%, 27 this requirement will be waived if the library qualified 28 for this grant in the previous year and if the tax levied 29 for library purposes in the current year produces tax 30 revenue for library purposes that is an increase over the 31 previous year's extension of 5% or the percentage 32 increase in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. 33 Any other language in this Section to the contrary 34 notwithstanding, grants under this Section 8.1 shall be made SB39 Enrolled -5- 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 In order to be eligible for a grant under this Section, 18 the corporate authorities, in lieu of a tax levy at a 19 particular rate, may provide funds from other sources, an 20 amount equivalent to the amount to be produced by that levy. 21 (Source: P.A. 88-78.) 22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 23 becoming law.
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