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90_SB0039sam001 LRB9005017KDksam 1 AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 39 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend Senate Bill 39 by replacing 3 the title with the following: 4 "AN ACT to amend the Illinois Library System Act by 5 changing Sections 8 and 8.1."; and 6 by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the 7 following: 8 "Section 5. The Illinois Library System Act is amended 9 by changing Sections 8 and 8.1 as follows: 10 (75 ILCS 10/8) (from Ch. 81, par. 118) 11 Sec. 8. State grants. 12 (a) There shall be a program of State grants within the 13 limitations of funds appropriated by the Illinois General 14 Assembly together with other funds made available by the 15 federal government or other sources for this purpose. This 16 program of State grants shall be administered by the State 17 Librarian in accordance with rules and regulations as 18 provided in Section 3 of this Act and shall include the 19 following: (i) annual equalization grants; (ii) Library 20 System grants; (iii) annual grants to Research and Reference 21 Centers; (iv) per capita grants to public libraries; and (v) -2- LRB9005017KDksam 1 planning and construction grants to public libraries and 2 library systems. Libraries, in order to be eligible for 3 grants under this Section, must be members of a library 4 system. 5 (b) An annual equalization grant shall be made to all 6 public libraries for which the corporate authorities levy a 7 tax for library purposes at a rate not less than .13% of the 8 value of all the taxable property as equalized and assessed 9 by the Department of Revenue if the amount of tax revenue 10 obtained from a rate of .13% produces less than $4.25 per 11 capita. In that case, the State Librarian is authorized to 12 make an equalization grant equivalent to the difference 13 between the amount obtained from a rate of .13% and an annual 14 income of $4.25 per capita. If a library receiving an 15 equalization grant reduces its tax levy below the amount 16 levied at the time the original application is approved, it 17 shall be ineligible to receive further equalization grants. 18 If a library is subject to the Property Tax Extension 19 Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code and its tax levy for 20 library purposes has been lowered to a rate of less than 21 .13%, the library will qualify for this grant if the library 22 levied a tax for library purposes that met the requirements 23 for this grant in the previous year and if the tax levied for 24 library purposes in the current year produces tax revenue for 25 the library that is an increase over the previous year's 26 extension of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer 27 Price Index, whichever is less, and the tax revenue produced 28 by this levy is less than $4.25 per capita. In this case, 29 the State Librarian is authorized to make an equalization 30 grant equivalent to the difference between the amount of tax 31 revenue obtained from the current levy and an annual income 32 of $4.25 per capita. If a library receiving an equalization 33 grant reduces its tax levy below the amount levied at the 34 time the original application is approved, it shall be -3- LRB9005017KDksam 1 ineligible to receive further equalization grants. 2 (c) Annual Library System grants shall be made, upon 3 application, to each library system approved by the State 4 Librarian on the following basis: 5 (0.5) The distribution of annual library system 6 grants, from all fund sources for this purpose, at the 7 rate of 90% for distribution by means of area and per 8 capita served, as provided in paragraph (1) of this 9 subsection. Additionally, the remaining 10% of funds 10 available for annual library system grants shall be made 11 available for distribution based upon approved 12 application, by the State Librarian, for the provision of 13 services to member libraries and for technological 14 developments. 15 (1) For cooperative public library systems, public 16 library systems, or multitype library systems, the sum of 17 $1.46 per capita of the population of the area served 18 plus the sum of $50.75 per square mile or fraction 19 thereof of the area served. 20 (2) If the amounts appropriated for grants is 21 different from the amount provided for in paragraph (1) 22 of this subsection, the area and per capita funding shall 23 be proportionately reduced or increased accordingly. 24 Remaining funding comprising 10% of the annual library 25 systems grants shall be distributed upon approval of 26 application for initiatives of library development and 27 technological innovations according to rules and 28 regulations promulgated by the State Librarian on 29 criteria for awarding the grants. 30 (3) For multitype library systems, additional funds 31 may be appropriated. The appropriation shall be 32 distributed on the same proportional per capita and per 33 square mile basis as provided in paragraph (1) of this 34 subsection. -4- LRB9005017KDksam 1 (d) The "area served" for the purposes of this Act means 2 the area that lies within the geographic boundaries of the 3 library system as approved by the State Librarian. In 4 determining the population of the area served by the library 5 system, the Illinois State Library shall use the latest 6 federal census for the political subdivisions in the area 7 served. 8 (e) In order to be eligible for a grant under this 9 Section, the corporate authorities, instead of a tax levy at 10 a particular rate, may provide from a source other than 11 federal revenue sharing an amount equivalent to the amount 12 produced by that levy. 13 (Source: P.A. 88-78; 89-188, eff. 7-19-95.) 14 (75 ILCS 10/8.1) (from Ch. 81, par. 118.1) 15 Sec. 8.1. The State Librarian shall make grants annually 16 under this Section to all qualified public libraries in the 17 State from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. Such 18 grants shall be in the amount of up to $1.25 per capita for 19 the population of the area served by the respective public 20 library and, in addition, the amount of up to $0.19 per 21 capita to libraries serving populations over 500,000 under 22 the Illinois Major Urban Library Program. If the moneys 23 appropriated for grants under this Section are not 24 sufficient the State Librarian shall reduce the per capita 25 amount of the grants so that the qualifying public libraries 26 receive the same amount per capita. 27 To be eligible for grants under this Section, a public 28 library must: 29 (1) Provide, as determined by the State Librarian, 30 library services which either meet or show progress 31 toward meeting the Illinois library standards, as most 32 recently adopted by the Illinois Library Association. 33 (2) Be a public library for which is levied a tax -5- LRB9005017KDksam 1 for library purposes at a rate not less than .13% or a 2 county library for which is levied a tax for library 3 purposes at a rate not less than .07%. If a library is 4 subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in 5 the Property Tax Code and its tax levy for library 6 purposes has been lowered to a rate of less than .13%, 7 this requirement will be waived if the library qualified 8 for this grant in the previous year and if the tax levied 9 for library purposes in the current year produces tax 10 revenue for library purposes that is an increase over the 11 previous year's extension of 5% or the percentage 12 increase in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. 13 Any other language in this Section to the contrary 14 notwithstanding, grants under this Section 8.1 shall be made 15 only upon application of the public library concerned, which 16 applications shall be entirely voluntary and within the sole 17 discretion of the public library concerned. 18 Notwithstanding the first paragraph of this Section, 19 during fiscal year 1978, the amount of grants under this 20 Section shall be .25 per capita, during fiscal year 1979 the 21 amount of grants under this Section shall be $0.50 per 22 capita, during fiscal year 1980 the amount of grants under 23 this Section shall be $0.75 per capita, during fiscal year 24 1981 through fiscal year 1993 the amount of grants shall be 25 $1 per capita, and during fiscal year 1994 and thereafter the 26 amount of public library grants shall be $1.25 per capita, 27 and the amount of the Major Urban Library Program grants 28 shall be $0.19 per capita. If the monies appropriated for 29 these grants are not sufficient, the State Librarian shall 30 reduce the per capita amount of the grants proportionately. 31 In order to be eligible for a grant under this Section, 32 the corporate authorities, in lieu of a tax levy at a 33 particular rate, may provide funds from other sources, an 34 amount equivalent to the amount to be produced by that levy. -6- LRB9005017KDksam 1 (Source: P.A. 88-78.) 2 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 3 becoming law.".
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