COUNTY FAIR-FAIR & EXPO AUTH
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Agricultural Fair Act. Provides that the Fair and
Exposition Authority, rather than a fair association, sponsors the
county fair and participates in State funding in a county with a
population of more than 800,000 and fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants.
Provides that members of an Authority must reside in the county.
Requires any non-resident member to resign within 60 days after the
bill's effective date and be replaced by appointment of the county
board chairman with county board approval. Provides that a county
fair sponsored by an Authority must be conducted where designated by
the county board chairman. Provides that an Authority may not be
required to own the fair site or lease it for 20 or more years in
order to be eligible for funding from the Fair and Exposition Fund.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 120/3
30 ILCS 120/12
30 ILCS 120/21
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 120/5 from Ch. 85, par. 655
30 ILCS 120/9 from Ch. 85, par. 659
30 ILCS 120/10 from Ch. 85, par. 660
30 ILCS 120/13 from Ch. 85, par. 663
30 ILCS 120/14 from Ch. 85, par. 664
30 ILCS 120/15 rep.
30 ILCS 120/21 rep.
30 ILCS 120/21.5 new
Deletes everything. Amends the Agricultural Fair Act. Removes
provisions mandating that a county fair notify the Department of
Agriculture of its intent to participate in order to qualify for
disbursements. Changes the formula for paying premiums to departments
or classes limited to junior exhibitors. Provides that to qualify for
State reimbursement disbursements, the land upon which a fair is held
must be owned by the county fair participating in the disbursement or
by a State, city, village, or county government body or be held under
a lease that is at least 20 years in duration, the terms of which
require the lessee to have continuous possession of the land during
every day of the lease period. Makes changes concerning which county
fairs are prohibited from participating in appropriations from the
Fair and Exposition Fund instead of the Agricultural Premium Fund.
Provides that appropriations based on population shall be in the same
proportion as in State fiscal year 1999. Makes changes concerning the
allowable uses of appropriations made from the Fair and Exposition
Fund. Provides that a county fair must provide the Department with
notification of certain matters in order to qualify for disbursements.
Repeals provisions concerning payment of county extension and home
advisors and concerning submission of schedules. Makes other changes.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Changes the base year for calculating the amount of certain
distributions from State FY1999 to FY2000.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 120/22 from Ch. 85, par. 672
Provides that the Fair and Exposition Fund may be used for
expenses directly related to fair operation and approved by rule of
the Department. Authorizes the Director to allow expenditures of
appropriations from that Fund relating to facilities when land is held
other than as required by the Act. Prohibits the use of any moneys
appropriated under the Act for the salaries of fair employees as well
as officers. Makes other changes.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that 4-H groups that pay awards of comparable monetary
value, as well as those that pay cash, for projects at exhibitions are
eligible for appropriations for that purpose.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0934
Last action date: 00-12-30
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 2
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