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Public Act 100-0106


 

Public Act 0106 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 100-0106
 
HB0607 EnrolledLRB100 03674 AXK 13679 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Legislative intent. It is hereby declared as the
intent of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly to
promote consolidation of redundant layers of government and to
promote government efficiency.
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by changing
Sections 6-130 and 6-133 and by adding Section 6-134 as
follows:
 
    (605 ILCS 5/6-130)  (from Ch. 121, par. 6-130)
    Sec. 6-130. Notwithstanding any other provision of this
Code Act to the contrary, no township road district may
continue in existence if the roads forming a part of the
district do not exceed a total of 4 centerline miles in length.
For purposes of this Section, the roads forming a part of a
township road district include those roads maintained by the
district, regardless of whether or not those roads are owned by
the township. On the first Tuesday in April of 1975, or of any
subsequent year next succeeding the reduction of a township
road system to a total mileage of 4 centerline miles or less,
each such township road district shall, by operation of law, be

 
abolished. The roads comprising that district at that time
shall thereafter be administered by the township board of
trustees by contracting with the county, a municipality or a
private contractor. The township board of trustees shall assume
all taxing authority of a township road district abolished
under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-884, eff. 6-20-06.)
 
    (605 ILCS 5/6-133)
    Sec. 6-133. Abolishing a road district in Cook County. By
resolution, the board of trustees of any township located in
Cook County, Illinois, may submit a proposition to abolish the
road district of that township to the electors of that township
at a general election or consolidated election in accordance
with the general election law. The ballot shall be in
substantially the following form:
 
---------
    Shall the Road District of the Township of
........... be abolished with all the rights,YES
powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities,
obligations, and responsibilities being assumed ---------
by the Township of ........... ? NO
---------
    In the event that a majority of the electors voting on such
proposition are in favor thereof, then the road district shall
be abolished by operation of law effective on January 1 of the
calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which
the proposition was approved by the electors or on the date the
term of the highway commissioner in office at the time the
proposition was approved by the electors expires, whichever is
later.
    On that date, all the rights, powers, duties, assets,
property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of
the road district shall by operation of law vest in and be
assumed by the township. On that date, the township board of
trustees shall assume all taxing authority of a road district
abolished under this Section. On that date, any highway
commissioner of the abolished road district shall cease to hold
office, such term having been terminated. Thereafter, the
township shall exercise all duties and responsibilities of the
highway commissioner as provided in the Illinois Highway Code.
The township board of trustees may enter into a contract with
the county, a municipality, or a private contractor to
administer the roads under its jurisdiction. The township board
of trustees shall assume all taxing authority of a township
road district abolished under this subsection. For purposes of
distribution of revenue, the township shall assume the powers,
duties, and obligations of the road district.
(Source: P.A. 97-611, eff. 1-1-12.)
 

 
    (605 ILCS 5/6-134 new)
    Sec. 6-134. Abolishing a road district. By resolution, the
board of trustees of any township located in a county with less
than 3,000,000 inhabitants may submit a proposition to abolish
the road district of that township to the electors of that
township at a general election or consolidated election in
accordance with the general election law. The ballot shall be
in substantially the following form:
 
---------
    Shall the Road District of the Township of
........... be abolished with all the rights,YES
powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities,
obligations, and responsibilities being assumed ---------
by the Township of ........... ? NO
---------
    In the event that a majority of the electors voting on such
proposition are in favor thereof, then the road district shall
be abolished by operation of law effective 90 days after vote
certification by the governing election authority or on the
date the term of the highway commissioner in office at the time
the proposition was approved by the electors expires, whichever
is later.
    On that date, all the rights, powers, duties, assets,
property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of
the road district shall by operation of law vest in and be
assumed by the township. On that date, the township board of
trustees shall assume all taxing authority of a road district
abolished under this Section. On that date, any highway
commissioner of the abolished road district shall cease to hold
office, such term having been terminated. Thereafter, the
township shall exercise all duties and responsibilities of the
highway commissioner as provided in the Illinois Highway Code.
The township board of trustees may enter into a contract with
the county, a municipality, or a private contractor to
administer the roads under its jurisdiction. The township board
of trustees shall assume all taxing authority of a township
road district abolished under this subsection. For purposes of
distribution of revenue, the township shall assume the powers,
duties, and obligations of the road district.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018