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90_SB0894eng 615 ILCS 15/6 from Ch. 19, par. 126f Amends the Flood Control Act of 1945 to provide that the Department of Natural Resources may lease or permit the use of the surplus waters at all Department owned dams and lease or permit the use of any land for hydropower development or the power developed from it. Removes provisions authorizing the Department to maintain and operate power plants and structures for the utilization of surplus waters and to lease, sell, or dispose of the power generated. Effective immediately. LRB9003475NTsb SB894 Engrossed LRB9003475NTsb 1 AN ACT to amend the Flood Control Act of 1945 by changing 2 Section 6. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Flood Control Act of 1945 is amended by 6 changing Section 6 as follows: 7 (615 ILCS 15/6) (from Ch. 19, par. 126f) 8 Sec. 6. The Department of Natural Resources may lease or 9 permit the use of, in whole or in part, the surplus waters at 10 all Department owned dams and lease or permit the use of, in 11 whole or in part, any land, rights to land, or property 12 interests for hydropower development or the power developed 13 from it for a period not to exceed 50 years
When in the14 construction of works surplus waters are available, the15 Department of Natural Resources when so authorized by the16 General Assembly, may maintain and operate power plants,17 structures, buildings and appurtenances for the utilization18 of the surplus waters, and may lease, sell or otherwise19 dispose of the whole or any part of the power generated20 thereby. 21 (Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.) 22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 23 becoming law.
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