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92_HB5592ham001 LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 5592 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 5592 by replacing 3 the title with the following: 4 "AN ACT concerning highways"; and 5 by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the 6 following: 7 "Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by 8 changing Section 9-113 as follows: 9 (605 ILCS 5/9-113) (from Ch. 121, par. 9-113) 10 Sec. 9-113. (a) No ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, 11 wires, pipe line or other equipment of any public utility 12 company, municipal corporation or other public or private 13 corporation, association or person shall be located, placed 14 or constructed upon, under or along any highway, or upon any 15 township or district road, without first obtaining the 16 written consent of the appropriate highway authority as 17 hereinafter provided for in this Section. 18 (b) The State and county highway authorities are 19 authorized to promulgate reasonable and necessary rules, 20 regulations, and specifications for highways for the 21 administration of this Section. In addition to rules -2- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 promulgated under this subsection (b), the State highway 2 authority shall and a county highway authority may adopt 3 coordination strategies and practices designed and intended 4 to establish and implement effective communication respecting 5 planned highway projects that the State or county highway 6 authority believes may require removal, relocation, or 7 modification in accordance with subsection (f) of this 8 Section. The strategies and practices adopted shall include 9 but need not be limited to the delivery of 5 year programs, 10 annual programs, and the establishment of coordination 11 councils in the locales and with the utility participation 12 that will best facilitate and accomplish the requirements of 13 the State and county highway authority acting under 14 subsection (f) of this Section. The utility participation 15 shall include assisting the appropriate highway authority in 16 establishing a schedule for the removal, relocation, or 17 modification of the owner's facilities in accordance with 18 subsection (f) of this Section. In addition, each utility 19 shall designate in writing to the Secretary of Transportation 20 or his or her designee an agent for notice and the delivery 21 of programs. The coordination councils must be established on 22 or before January 1, 2002. The 90 day deadline for removal, 23 relocation, or modification of the ditches, drains, track, 24 rails, poles, wires, pipe line, or other equipment in 25 subsection (f) of this Section shall be enforceable upon the 26 establishment of a coordination council in the district or 27 locale where the property in question is located. The 28 coordination councils organized by a county highway authority 29 shall include the county engineer, the County Board Chairman 30 or his or her designee, and with such utility participation 31 as will best facilitate and accomplish the requirements of a 32 highway authority acting under subsection (f) of this 33 Section. Should a county highway authority decide not to 34 establish coordination councils, the 90 day deadline for -3- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 removal, relocation, or modification of the ditches, drains, 2 track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line, or other equipment in 3 subsection (f) of this Section shall be waived for those 4 highways. 5 (c) In the case of non-toll federal-aid fully 6 access-controlled State highways, the State highway authority 7 shall not grant consent to the location, placement or 8 construction of ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, 9 pipe line or other equipment upon, under or along any such 10 non-toll federal-aid fully access-controlled State highway, 11 which: 12 (1) would require cutting the pavement structure 13 portion of such highway for installation or, except in 14 the event of an emergency, would require the use of any 15 part of such highway right-of-way for purposes of 16 maintenance or repair. Where, however, the State highway 17 authority determines prior to installation that there is 18 no other access available for maintenance or repair 19 purposes, use by the entity of such highway right-of-way 20 shall be permitted for such purposes in strict accordance 21 with the rules, regulations and specifications of the 22 State highway authority, provided however, that except in 23 the case of access to bridge structures, in no such case 24 shall an entity be permitted access from the 25 through-travel lanes, shoulders or ramps of the non-toll 26 federal-aid fully access-controlled State highway to 27 maintain or repair its accommodation; or 28 (2) would in the judgment of the State highway 29 authority, endanger or impair any such ditches, drains, 30 track, rails, poles, wires, pipe lines or other equipment 31 already in place; or 32 (3) would, if installed longitudinally within the 33 access control lines of such highway, be above ground 34 after installation except that the State highway -4- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 authority may consent to any above ground installation 2 upon, under or along any bridge, interchange or grade 3 separation within the right-of-way which installation is 4 otherwise in compliance with this Section and any rules, 5 regulations or specifications issued hereunder; or 6 (4) would be inconsistent with Federal law or with 7 rules, regulations or directives of appropriate Federal 8 agencies. 9 (d) In the case of accommodations upon, under or along 10 non-toll federal-aid fully access-controlled State highways 11 the State highway authority may charge an entity reasonable 12 compensation for the right of that entity to longitudinally 13 locate, place or construct ditches, drains, track, rails, 14 poles, wires, pipe line or other equipment upon, under or 15 along such highway. Such compensation may include in-kind 16 compensation. 17 Where the entity applying for use of a non-toll 18 federal-aid fully access-controlled State highway 19 right-of-way is a public utility company, municipal 20 corporation or other public or private corporation, 21 association or person, such compensation shall be based upon 22 but shall not exceed a reasonable estimate by the State 23 highway authority of the fair market value of an easement or 24 leasehold for such use of the highway right-of-way. Where the 25 State highway authority determines that the applied-for use 26 of such highway right-of-way is for private land uses by an 27 individual and not for commercial purposes, the State highway 28 authority may charge a lesser fee than would be charged a 29 public utility company, municipal corporation or other public 30 or private corporation or association as compensation for the 31 use of the non-toll federal-aid fully access-controlled State 32 highway right-of-way. In no case shall the written consent 33 of the State highway authority give or be construed to give 34 any entity any easement, leasehold or other property interest -5- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 of any kind in, upon, under, above or along the non-toll 2 federal-aid fully access-controlled State highway 3 right-of-way. 4 Where the compensation from any entity is in whole or in 5 part a fee, such fee may be reasonably set, at the election 6 of the State highway authority, in the form of a single lump 7 sum payment or a schedule of payments. All such fees charged 8 as compensation may be reviewed and adjusted upward by the 9 State highway authority once every 5 years provided that any 10 such adjustment shall be based on changes in the fair market 11 value of an easement or leasehold for such use of the 12 non-toll federal-aid fully access-controlled State highway 13 right-of-way. All such fees received as compensation by the 14 State highway authority shall be deposited in the Road Fund. 15 (e) Any entity applying for consent shall submit such 16 information in such form and detail to the appropriate 17 highway authority as to allow the authority to evaluate the 18 entity's application. In the case of accommodations upon, 19 under or along non-toll federal-aid fully access-controlled 20 State highways the entity applying for such consent shall 21 reimburse the State highway authority for all of the 22 authority's reasonable expenses in evaluating that entity's 23 application, including but not limited to engineering and 24 legal fees. 25 (f) Any ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, 26 pipe line, or other equipment located, placed, or constructed 27 upon, under, or along a highway with the consent of the State 28 or county highway authority under this Section shall, upon 29 written notice by the State or county highway authority be 30 removed, relocated, or modified by the owner, the owner's 31 agents, contractors, or employees at no expense to the State 32 or county highway authority when and as deemed necessary by 33 the State or county highway authority for highway or highway 34 safety purposes. The notice shall be properly given after the -6- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 completion of engineering plans, the receipt of the necessary 2 permits issued by the appropriate State and county highway 3 authority to begin work, and the establishment of sufficient 4 rights-of-way for a given utility authorized by the State or 5 county highway authority to remain on the highway 6 right-of-way such that the unit of local government or other 7 owner of any facilities receiving notice in accordance with 8 this subsection (f) can proceed with relocating, replacing, 9 or reconstructing the ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, 10 wires, pipe line, or other equipment. If a permit 11 application to relocate on a public right-of-way is not filed 12 within 15 days of the receipt of final engineering plans, the 13 notice precondition of a permit to begin work is waived. 14 However, under no circumstances shall this notice provision 15 be construed to require the State or any government 16 department or agency to purchase additional rights-of-way to 17 accommodate utilities. If, within 90 days after receipt of 18 such written notice, the ditches, drains, track, rails, 19 poles, wires, pipe line, or other equipment have not been 20 removed, relocated, or modified to the reasonable 21 satisfaction of the State or county highway authority, or if 22 arrangements are not made satisfactory to the State or county 23 highway authority for such removal, relocation, or 24 modification, the State or county highway authority may 25 remove, relocate, or modify such ditches, drains, track, 26 rails, poles, wires, pipe line, or other equipment and bill 27 the owner thereof for the total cost of such removal, 28 relocation, or modification. The scope of the project shall 29 be taken into consideration by the State or county highway 30 authority in determining satisfactory arrangements. The State 31 or county highway authority shall determine the terms of 32 payment of those costs provided that all costs billed by the 33 State or county highway authority shall not be made payable 34 over more than a 5 year period from the date of billing. The -7- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 State and county highway authority shall have the power to 2 extend the time of payment in cases of demonstrated financial 3 hardship by a unit of local government or other public owner 4 of any facilities removed, relocated, or modified from the 5 highway right-of-way in accordance with this subsection (f). 6 This paragraph shall not be construed to prohibit the State 7 or county highway authority from paying any part of the cost 8 of removal, relocation, or modification where such payment is 9 otherwise provided for by State or federal statute or 10 regulation. At any time within 90 days after written notice 11 was given, the owner of the drains, track, rails, poles, 12 wires, pipe line, or other equipment may request the district 13 engineer or, if appropriate, the county engineer for a waiver 14 of the 90 day deadline. The appropriate district or county 15 engineer shall make a decision concerning waiver within 10 16 days of receipt of the request and may waive the 90 day 17 deadline if he or she makes a written finding as to the 18 reasons for waiving the deadline. Reasons for waiving the 19 deadline shall be limited to acts of God, war, the scope of 20 the project, the State failing to follow the proper notice 21 procedure, and any other cause beyond reasonable control of 22 the owner of the facilities. Waiver must not be unreasonably 23 withheld. If 90 days after written notice was given, the 24 ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line, or 25 other equipment have not been removed, relocated, or modified 26 to the satisfaction of the State or county highway authority, 27 no waiver of deadline has been requested or issued by the 28 appropriate district or county engineer, and no satisfactory 29 arrangement has been made with the appropriate State or 30 county highway authority, the State or county highway 31 authority or the general contractor of the building project 32 may file a complaint in the circuit court for an emergency 33 order to direct and compel the owner to remove, relocate, or 34 modify the drains, track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line, or -8- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 other equipment to the satisfaction of the appropriate 2 highway authority. The complaint for an order shall be 3 brought in the circuit in which the subject matter of the 4 complaint is situated or, if the subject matter of the 5 complaint is situated in more than one circuit, in any one of 6 those circuits. 7 (g) It shall be the sole responsibility of the entity, 8 without expense to the State highway authority, to maintain 9 and repair its ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, 10 pipe line or other equipment after it is located, placed or 11 constructed upon, under or along any State highway and in no 12 case shall the State highway authority thereafter be liable 13 or responsible to the entity for any damages or liability of 14 any kind whatsoever incurred by the entity or to the entity's 15 ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line or 16 other equipment. 17 (h) Upon receipt of an application therefor, consent to 18 so use a highway may be granted subject to such terms and 19 conditions not inconsistent with this Code as the highway 20 authority deems for the best interest of the public. The 21 terms and conditions required by the appropriate highway 22 authority may include but need not be limited to 23 participation by the party granted consent in the strategies 24 and practices adopted under subsection (b) of this Section. 25 If the highway authority does not have fee ownership of the 26 property, the petitioner shall pay to the owners of property 27 located in the highway right-of-way
abutting upon the28 affected highways established as though by common law plat29 all damages the owners may sustain by reason of such use of 30 the highway, such damages to be ascertained and paid in the 31 manner provided by law for the exercise of the right of 32 eminent domain. Owners of property that abuts the 33 right-of-way but who acquired the property through a 34 conveyance that either expressly excludes the property -9- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 subject to the right-of-way or that describes the property 2 conveyed as ending at the right-of-way or being bounded by 3 the right-of-way or road shall not be considered owners of 4 property located in the right-of-way and shall not be 5 entitled to damages by reason of the use of the highway or 6 road for utility purposes. If the property subject to the 7 right-of-way is not owned by the owners of the abutting 8 property (either because it is expressly excluded from the 9 property conveyed to an abutting property owner or the 10 property as conveyed ends at or is bounded by the 11 right-of-way or road), then the petitioner shall pay any 12 damages, as so calculated, to the person or persons who have 13 paid real estate taxes for the property as reflected in the 14 county tax records. If no person has paid real estate taxes, 15 then the public interest permits the installation of the 16 facilities without payment of any damages. This provision of 17 this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly is intended 18 to clarify, by codification, existing law and is not intended 19 to change the law. 20 (i) Such consent shall be granted by the Department in 21 the case of a State highway; by the county board or its 22 designated county superintendent of highways in the case of a 23 county highway; by either the highway commissioner or the 24 county superintendent of highways in the case of a township 25 or district road, provided that if consent is granted by the 26 highway commissioner, the petition shall be filed with the 27 commissioner at least 30 days prior to the proposed date of 28 the beginning of construction, and that if written consent is 29 not given by the commissioner within 30 days after receipt 30 of the petition, the applicant may make written application 31 to the county superintendent of highways for consent to the 32 construction. This Section does not vitiate, extend or 33 otherwise affect any consent granted in accordance with law 34 prior to the effective date of this Code to so use any -10- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 highway. 2 (j) Nothing in this Section shall limit the right of a 3 highway authority to permit the location, placement or 4 construction or any ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, 5 wires, pipe line or other equipment upon, under or along any 6 highway or road as a part of its highway or road facilities 7 or which the highway authority determines is necessary to 8 service facilities required for operating the highway or 9 road, including rest areas and weigh stations. 10 (k) Paragraphs (c) and (d) of this Section shall not 11 apply to any accommodation located, placed or constructed 12 with the consent of the State highway authority upon, under 13 or along any non-toll federal-aid fully access-controlled 14 State highway prior to July 1, 1984, provided that 15 accommodation was otherwise in compliance with the rules, 16 regulations and specifications of the State highway 17 authority. 18 (l) The consent to be granted pursuant to this Section 19 by the appropriate highway authority shall be effective only 20 to the extent of the property interest of the State or 21 government unit served by that highway authority. Such 22 consent shall not be binding on any owner of the fee over or 23 under which the highway or road is located but shall be 24 binding on any abutting property owner whose property 25 boundary ends at the right-of-way of the highway or road. 26 The consent andshall not otherwise relieve the entity 27 granted that consent from obtaining by purchase, condemnation 28 or otherwise the necessary approval of any owner of the fee 29 over or under which the highway or road is located, except to 30 the extent that no such owner has paid real estate taxes on 31 the property for the 2 years prior to the grant of the 32 consent. This paragraph shall not be construed as a 33 limitation on the use for highway or road purposes of the 34 land or other property interests acquired by the public for -11- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 highway or road purposes, including the space under or above 2 such right-of-way. 3 (m) The provisions of this Section apply to all permits 4 issued by the Department of Transportation and the 5 appropriate State or county highway authority. 6 (Source: P.A. 92-470, eff. 1-1-02.) 7 Section 10. The Conveyances Act is amended by changing 8 Section 7a as follows: 9 (765 ILCS 5/7a) (from Ch. 30, par. 6a) 10 Sec. 7a. Any instrument, including a will, which 11 conveys, transfers, encumbers, leases or releases, or by 12 which an agreement is made to convey, transfer, encumber, 13 lease or release, or by virtue of which there is conveyed, 14 transferred, encumbered, leased or released, any real 15 property, whether described by a metes and bounds description 16 or otherwise, which abuts upon any road, street, highway or 17 alley, or upon any abandoned or vacated road, street, highway 18 or alley shall be deemed and construed to include any right, 19 title or interest in that part of such road, street, highway 20 or alley which the abutting owner who makes any such 21 instrument shall presently have or, which such owner, his 22 heirs, successors and assigns subsequently acquires in such 23 road, street, highway or alley unless such instrument by its 24 terms expressly excludes, in the description of the property, 25 such road, street, highway or alley. The right, title or 26 interest acquired under such instrument in such road, street, 27 highway or alley, by virtue of the provisions of this Act, 28 shall be deemed and construed to be for the same uses and 29 purposes set forth in such instrument with respect to the 30 real property specifically described in the instrument. 31 However, no covenants or agreements made by the maker of any 32 such instrument with respect to any real property -12- LRB9215072BDdvam01 1 specifically described shall apply to or be enforceable with 2 respect to any right, title or interest which is acquired 3 solely by virtue of the provisions of this Act. "Conveyance" 4 expressly excludes a road, street, highway, or alley if the 5 legal description of the property uses the boundary of the 6 road, street, highway, or alley closest to the property being 7 conveyed as a boundary of the property being conveyed. This 8 provision of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly 9 is intended to clarify, by codification, existing law and is 10 not intended to change the law. 11 (Source: P.A. 76-1660.)".
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