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1    AN ACT concerning conservation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development
5Act is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
6    (525 ILCS 35/3)  (from Ch. 85, par. 2103)
7    Sec. 3. From appropriations made from the Capital
8Development Fund, Build Illinois Bond Fund or other available
9or designated funds for such purposes, the Department shall
10make grants to local governments as financial assistance, on a
11reimbursement basis, for the capital development and
12improvement of park, recreation or conservation areas, marinas
13and shorelines, including planning and engineering costs, and
14for the acquisition of open space lands, including acquisition
15of easements and other property interests less than fee simple
16ownership if the Department determines that such property
17interests are sufficient to carry out the purposes of this Act,
18subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in this
20    No more than 10% of the amount so appropriated for any
21fiscal year may be committed or expended on any one project
22described in an application under this Act.
23    Any grant under this Act to a local government shall be



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1conditioned upon the state providing assistance on a 50/50
2matching basis for the acquisition of open space lands and for
3capital development and improvement proposals. However, a
4local government defined as "distressed" under criteria
5adopted by the Department through administrative rule shall be
6eligible for assistance up to 90% for the acquisition of open
7space lands and for capital development and improvement
8proposals, provided that no more than 10% of the amount
9appropriated under this Act in any fiscal year is made
10available as grants to distressed local governments.
11(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.