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91_SB1648enr SB1648 Enrolled LRB9108930LDcsA 1 AN ACT in relation to environmental protection. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Motor Fuel Tax Law is amended by changing 5 Section 8 as follows: 6 (35 ILCS 505/8) (from Ch. 120, par. 424) 7 Sec. 8. Except as provided in Sections 8a and 13a.6 and 8 items 13, 14, 15, and 16 of Section 15, all money received by 9 the Department under this Act, including payments made to the 10 Department by member jurisdictions participating in the 11 International Fuel Tax Agreement, shall be deposited in a 12 special fund in the State treasury, to be known as the "Motor 13 Fuel Tax Fund", and shall be used as follows: 14 (a) 2 1/2 cents per gallon of the tax collected on 15 special fuel under paragraph (b) of Section 2 and Section 13a 16 of this Act shall be transferred to the State Construction 17 Account Fund in the State Treasury; 18 (b) $420,000 shall be transferred each month to the 19 State Boating Act Fund to be used by the Department of 20 Natural Resources for the purposes specified in Article X of 21 the Boat Registration and Safety Act; 22 (c) $2,250,000 shall be transferred each month to the 23 Grade Crossing Protection Fund to be used as follows: not 24 less than $6,000,000 each fiscal year shall be used for the 25 construction or reconstruction of rail highway grade 26 separation structures; beginning with fiscal year 1997 and 27 ending in fiscal year 2003, $1,500,000, and $750,000 in 28 fiscal year 2004 and each fiscal year thereafter shall be 29 transferred to the Transportation Regulatory Fund and shall 30 be accounted for as part of the rail carrier portion of such 31 funds and shall be used to pay the cost of administration of SB1648 Enrolled -2- LRB9108930LDcsA 1 the Illinois Commerce Commission's railroad safety program in 2 connection with its duties under subsection (3) of Section 3 18c-7401 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, with the remainder to 4 be used by the Department of Transportation upon order of the 5 Illinois Commerce Commission, to pay that part of the cost 6 apportioned by such Commission to the State to cover the 7 interest of the public in the use of highways, roads or 8 streets in the county highway system, township and district 9 road system or municipal street system as defined in the 10 Illinois Highway Code, as the same may from time to time be 11 amended, for separation of grades, for installation, 12 construction or reconstruction of crossing protection or 13 reconstruction, alteration, relocation including construction 14 or improvement of any existing highway necessary for access 15 to property or improvement of any grade crossing including 16 the necessary highway approaches thereto of any railroad 17 across the highway or public road, as provided for in and in 18 accordance with Section 18c-7401 of the Illinois Vehicle 19 Code. In entering orders for projects for which payments 20 from the Grade Crossing Protection Fund will be made, the 21 Commission shall account for expenditures authorized by the 22 orders on a cash rather than an accrual basis. For purposes 23 of this requirement an "accrual basis" assumes that the total 24 cost of the project is expended in the fiscal year in which 25 the order is entered, while a "cash basis" allocates the cost 26 of the project among fiscal years as expenditures are 27 actually made. To meet the requirements of this subsection, 28 the Illinois Commerce Commission shall develop annual and 29 5-year project plans of rail crossing capital improvements 30 that will be paid for with moneys from the Grade Crossing 31 Protection Fund. The annual project plan shall identify 32 projects for the succeeding fiscal year and the 5-year 33 project plan shall identify projects for the 5 directly 34 succeeding fiscal years. The Commission shall submit the SB1648 Enrolled -3- LRB9108930LDcsA 1 annual and 5-year project plans for this Fund to the 2 Governor, the President of the Senate, the Senate Minority 3 Leader, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the 4 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives on the first 5 Wednesday in April of each year; 6 (d) of the amount remaining after allocations provided 7 for in subsections (a), (b) and (c), a sufficient amount 8 shall be reserved to pay all of the following: 9 (1) the costs of the Department of Revenue in 10 administering this Act; 11 (2) the costs of the Department of Transportation 12 in performing its duties imposed by the Illinois Highway 13 Code for supervising the use of motor fuel tax funds 14 apportioned to municipalities, counties and road 15 districts; 16 (3) refunds provided for in Section 13 of this Act 17 and under the terms of the International Fuel Tax 18 Agreement referenced in Section 14a; 19 (4) from October 1, 1985 until June 30, 1994, the 20 administration of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law, 21 which amount shall be certified monthly by the 22 Environmental Protection Agency to the State Comptroller 23 and shall promptly be transferred by the State 24 Comptroller and Treasurer from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund to 25 the Vehicle Inspection Fund, and beginning July 1, 1994, 26 and until June 30, 2006,
December 31, 2000,one-twelfth 27 of $25,000,000 each month for the administration of the 28 Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law of 1995, to be 29 transferred by the State Comptroller and Treasurer from 30 the Motor Fuel Tax Fund into the Vehicle Inspection Fund; 31 (5) amounts ordered paid by the Court of Claims; 32 and 33 (6) payment of motor fuel use taxes due to member 34 jurisdictions under the terms of the International Fuel SB1648 Enrolled -4- LRB9108930LDcsA 1 Tax Agreement. The Department shall certify these 2 amounts to the Comptroller by the 15th day of each month; 3 the Comptroller shall cause orders to be drawn for such 4 amounts, and the Treasurer shall administer those amounts 5 on or before the last day of each month; 6 (e) after allocations for the purposes set forth in 7 subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d), the remaining amount shall 8 be apportioned as follows: 9 (1) Until January 1, 2000, 58.4%, and beginning 10 January 1, 2000, 45.6% shall be deposited as follows: 11 (A) 37% into the State Construction Account 12 Fund, and 13 (B) 63% into the Road Fund, $1,250,000 of 14 which shall be reserved each month for the 15 Department of Transportation to be used in 16 accordance with the provisions of Sections 6-901 17 through 6-906 of the Illinois Highway Code; 18 (2) Until January 1, 2000, 41.6%, and beginning 19 January 1, 2000, 54.4% shall be transferred to the 20 Department of Transportation to be distributed as 21 follows: 22 (A) 49.10% to the municipalities of the State, 23 (B) 16.74% to the counties of the State having 24 1,000,000 or more inhabitants, 25 (C) 18.27% to the counties of the State having 26 less than 1,000,000 inhabitants, 27 (D) 15.89% to the road districts of the State. 28 As soon as may be after the first day of each month the 29 Department of Transportation shall allot to each municipality 30 its share of the amount apportioned to the several 31 municipalities which shall be in proportion to the population 32 of such municipalities as determined by the last preceding 33 municipal census if conducted by the Federal Government or 34 Federal census. If territory is annexed to any municipality SB1648 Enrolled -5- LRB9108930LDcsA 1 subsequent to the time of the last preceding census the 2 corporate authorities of such municipality may cause a census 3 to be taken of such annexed territory and the population so 4 ascertained for such territory shall be added to the 5 population of the municipality as determined by the last 6 preceding census for the purpose of determining the allotment 7 for that municipality. If the population of any municipality 8 was not determined by the last Federal census preceding any 9 apportionment, the apportionment to such municipality shall 10 be in accordance with any census taken by such municipality. 11 Any municipal census used in accordance with this Section 12 shall be certified to the Department of Transportation by the 13 clerk of such municipality, and the accuracy thereof shall be 14 subject to approval of the Department which may make such 15 corrections as it ascertains to be necessary. 16 As soon as may be after the first day of each month the 17 Department of Transportation shall allot to each county its 18 share of the amount apportioned to the several counties of 19 the State as herein provided. Each allotment to the several 20 counties having less than 1,000,000 inhabitants shall be in 21 proportion to the amount of motor vehicle license fees 22 received from the residents of such counties, respectively, 23 during the preceding calendar year. The Secretary of State 24 shall, on or before April 15 of each year, transmit to the 25 Department of Transportation a full and complete report 26 showing the amount of motor vehicle license fees received 27 from the residents of each county, respectively, during the 28 preceding calendar year. The Department of Transportation 29 shall, each month, use for allotment purposes the last such 30 report received from the Secretary of State. 31 As soon as may be after the first day of each month, the 32 Department of Transportation shall allot to the several 33 counties their share of the amount apportioned for the use of 34 road districts. The allotment shall be apportioned among the SB1648 Enrolled -6- LRB9108930LDcsA 1 several counties in the State in the proportion which the 2 total mileage of township or district roads in the respective 3 counties bears to the total mileage of all township and 4 district roads in the State. Funds allotted to the respective 5 counties for the use of road districts therein shall be 6 allocated to the several road districts in the county in the 7 proportion which the total mileage of such township or 8 district roads in the respective road districts bears to the 9 total mileage of all such township or district roads in the 10 county. After July 1 of any year, no allocation shall be 11 made for any road district unless it levied a tax for road 12 and bridge purposes in an amount which will require the 13 extension of such tax against the taxable property in any 14 such road district at a rate of not less than either .08% of 15 the value thereof, based upon the assessment for the year 16 immediately prior to the year in which such tax was levied 17 and as equalized by the Department of Revenue or, in DuPage 18 County, an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per mile 19 of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, 20 whichever is less. If any road district has levied a special 21 tax for road purposes pursuant to Sections 6-601, 6-602 and 22 6-603 of the Illinois Highway Code, and such tax was levied 23 in an amount which would require extension at a rate of not 24 less than .08% of the value of the taxable property thereof, 25 as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, or, in 26 DuPage County, an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per 27 mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, 28 whichever is less, such levy shall, however, be deemed a 29 proper compliance with this Section and shall qualify such 30 road district for an allotment under this Section. If a 31 township has transferred to the road and bridge fund money 32 which, when added to the amount of any tax levy of the road 33 district would be the equivalent of a tax levy requiring 34 extension at a rate of at least .08%, or, in DuPage County, SB1648 Enrolled -7- LRB9108930LDcsA 1 an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per mile of road 2 under the jurisdiction of the road district, whichever is 3 less, such transfer, together with any such tax levy, shall 4 be deemed a proper compliance with this Section and shall 5 qualify the road district for an allotment under this 6 Section. 7 In counties in which a property tax extension limitation 8 is imposed under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, 9 road districts may retain their entitlement to a motor fuel 10 tax allotment if, at the time the property tax extension 11 limitation was imposed, the road district was levying a road 12 and bridge tax at a rate sufficient to entitle it to a motor 13 fuel tax allotment and continues to levy the maximum 14 allowable amount after the imposition of the property tax 15 extension limitation. Any road district may in all 16 circumstances retain its entitlement to a motor fuel tax 17 allotment if it levied a road and bridge tax in an amount 18 that will require the extension of the tax against the 19 taxable property in the road district at a rate of not less 20 than 0.08% of the assessed value of the property, based upon 21 the assessment for the year immediately preceding the year in 22 which the tax was levied and as equalized by the Department 23 of Revenue or, in DuPage County, an amount equal to or 24 greater than $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction 25 of the road district, whichever is less. 26 As used in this Section the term "road district" means 27 any road district, including a county unit road district, 28 provided for by the Illinois Highway Code; and the term 29 "township or district road" means any road in the township 30 and district road system as defined in the Illinois Highway 31 Code. For the purposes of this Section, "road district" also 32 includes park districts, forest preserve districts and 33 conservation districts organized under Illinois law and 34 "township or district road" also includes such roads as are SB1648 Enrolled -8- LRB9108930LDcsA 1 maintained by park districts, forest preserve districts and 2 conservation districts. The Department of Transportation 3 shall determine the mileage of all township and district 4 roads for the purposes of making allotments and allocations 5 of motor fuel tax funds for use in road districts. 6 Payment of motor fuel tax moneys to municipalities and 7 counties shall be made as soon as possible after the 8 allotment is made. The treasurer of the municipality or 9 county may invest these funds until their use is required and 10 the interest earned by these investments shall be limited to 11 the same uses as the principal funds. 12 (Source: P.A. 90-110, eff. 7-14-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 13 90-659, eff. 1-1-99; 90-691, eff. 1-1-99; 91-37, eff. 7-1-99; 14 91-59, eff. 6-30-99; 91-173, eff. 1-1-00; 91-357, eff. 15 7-29-99; revised 8-23-99.) 16 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 17 becoming law.
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