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91_HB3906 LRB9111532SMdv 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act by 2 changing Section 5.3. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Enterprise Zone Act is amended 6 by changing Section 5.3 as follows: 7 (20 ILCS 655/5.3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 608) 8 Sec. 5.3. Certification of Enterprise Zones; Effective 9 date. 10 (a) Approval of designated Enterprise Zones shall be 11 made by the Department by certification of the designating 12 ordinance. The Department shall promptly issue a certificate 13 for each Enterprise Zone upon its approval. The certificate 14 shall be signed by the Director of the Department, shall make 15 specific reference to the designating ordinance, which shall 16 be attached thereto, and shall be filed in the office of the 17 Secretary of State. A certified copy of the Enterprise Zone 18 Certificate, or a duplicate original thereof, shall be 19 recorded in the office of recorder of deeds of the county in 20 which the Enterprise Zone lies. 21 (b) An Enterprise Zone shall be effective upon its 22 certification. The Department shall transmit a copy of the 23 certification to the Department of Revenue, and to the 24 designating municipality or county. 25 Upon certification of an Enterprise Zone, the terms and 26 provisions of the designating ordinance shall be in effect, 27 and may not be amended or repealed except in accordance with 28 Section 5.4. 29 (c) An Enterprise Zone shall be in effect for 30
2030 calendar years, or for a lesser number of years specified in 31 the certified designating ordinance. Enterprise Zones shall -2- LRB9111532SMdv 1 terminate at midnight of December 31 of the final calendar 2 year of the certified term, except as provided in Section 3 5.4. In Vermilion County, however, an enterprise zone shall 4 be in effect for 30 calendar years or for a lesser number of 5 years specified in the certified designating ordinance. The 6 Whiteside County/Carroll County Enterprise Zone, however, 7 solely with respect to industrial purposes and uses, shall be 8 in effect for 30 calendar years or for a lesser number of 9 years specified in the certified designating ordinance. 10 (d) No more than 12 Enterprise Zones may be certified by 11 the Department in calendar year 1984, no more than 12 12 Enterprise Zones may be certified by the Department in 13 calendar year 1985, no more than 13 Enterprise Zones may be 14 certified by the Department in calendar year 1986, no more 15 than 15 Enterprise Zones may be certified by the Department 16 in calendar year 1987, and no more than 20 Enterprise Zones 17 may be certified by the Department in calendar year 1990. In 18 other calendar years, no more than 13 Enterprise Zones may be 19 certified by the Department. The Department may also 20 designate up to 8 additional Enterprise Zones outside the 21 regular application cycle if warranted by the extreme 22 economic circumstances as determined by the Department. The 23 Department may also designate one additional Enterprise Zone 24 outside the regular application cycle if an aircraft 25 manufacturer agrees to locate an aircraft manufacturing 26 facility in the proposed Enterprise Zone. Notwithstanding 27 any other provision of this Act, no more than 89 Enterprise 28 Zones may be certified by the Department for the 10 calendar 29 years commencing with 1983. The 7 additional Enterprise Zones 30 authorized by Public Act 86-15 shall not lie within 31 municipalities or unincorporated areas of counties that abut 32 or are contiguous to Enterprise Zones certified pursuant to 33 this Section prior to June 30, 1989. The 7 additional 34 Enterprise Zones (excluding the additional Enterprise Zone -3- LRB9111532SMdv 1 which may be designated outside the regular application 2 cycle) authorized by Public Act 86-1030 shall not lie within 3 municipalities or unincorporated areas of counties that abut 4 or are contiguous to Enterprise Zones certified pursuant to 5 this Section prior to February 28, 1990. In any calendar 6 year, the Department may not certify more than 3 Zones 7 located within the same municipality. The Department may 8 certify Enterprise Zones in each of the 10 calendar years 9 commencing with 1983. The Department may not certify more 10 than a total of 18 Enterprise Zones located within the same 11 county (whether within municipalities or within 12 unincorporated territory) for the 10 calendar years 13 commencing with 1983. Thereafter, the Department may not 14 certify any additional Enterprise Zones, but may amend and 15 rescind certifications of existing Enterprise Zones in 16 accordance with Section 5.4. 17 (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if (i) 18 the county board of any county in which a current military 19 base is located, in part or in whole, or in which a military 20 base that has been closed within 20 years of the effective 21 date of this amendatory Act of 1998 is located, in part or in 22 whole, adopts a designating ordinance in accordance with 23 Section 5 of this Act to designate the military base in that 24 county as an enterprise zone and (ii) the property otherwise 25 meets the qualifications for an enterprise zone as prescribed 26 in Section 4 of this Act, then the Department may certify the 27 designating ordinance or ordinances, as the case may be. 28 (Source: P.A. 90-657, eff. 7-30-98; 91-567, eff. 8-14-99.) 29 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 30 becoming law.
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