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Full Text of HB1644  96th General Assembly


Rep. Al Riley

Filed: 11/10/2010





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1644 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Local Mass Transit District Act is amended
5by changing Sections 2 and 3 as follows:
6    (70 ILCS 3610/2)  (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 352)
7    Sec. 2. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act:
8    For the purposes of this Act:
9    (a) "Mass transit facility" means any local public
10transportation facility, whether buses, trolley-buses, or
11railway systems, utilized by a substantial number of persons
12for their daily transportation, and includes not only the local
13public transportation facility itself but ancillary and
14supporting facilities such as, for example, motor vehicle
15parking facilities, as well.
16    (b) "Participating municipality and county" means the



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1municipality or municipalities, county or counties creating
2the local Mass Transit District pursuant to Section 3 of this
4    (c) "Municipality" means a city, village, township, or
5incorporated town.
6    (d) "Corporate authorities" means (1) the city council or
7similar body of a city, (2) the board of trustees or similar
8body of a village or incorporated town, (3) the council of a
9municipality under the commission form of municipal
10government, and (4) the board of trustees in a township.
11    (e) "County board" means the governing board of a county.
12    (f) "District" means a local Mass Transit District created
13pursuant to Section 3 of this Act.
14    (g) "Board" means the Board of Trustees of a local Mass
15Transit District created pursuant to Section 3 of this Act.
16    (h) "Interstate transportation authority" shall mean any
17political subdivision created by compact between this State and
18another state, which is a body corporate and politic and a
19political subdivision of both contracting states, and which
20operates a public mass transportation system.
21    (i) "Metro East Mass Transit District" means one or more
22local mass transit districts created pursuant to this Act,
23composed only of Madison, St. Clair or Monroe Counties, or any
24combination thereof or any territory annexed to such district.
25    (j) "Public mass transportation system" shall mean a
26transportation system or systems owned and operated by an



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1interstate transportation authority, a municipality, District,
2or other public or private authority, employing motor busses,
3rails or any other means of conveyance, by whatsoever type or
4power, operated for public use in the conveyance of persons,
5mainly providing local transportation service within an
6interstate transportation district, municipality, or county.
7    (k) "Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District" means one or
8more local mass transit districts created pursuant to this Act,
9composed only of municipalities located within Cook County or
10Will County, or both, or any territory annexed to such
12(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
13    (70 ILCS 3610/3)  (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 353)
14    Sec. 3. Creation of a district. For the purpose of
15acquiring, constructing, owning, operating and maintaining
16mass transit facilities for public service or subsidizing the
17operation thereof a local Mass Transit District may be created,
18composed of one or more municipalities or one or more counties
19or any combination thereof, by ordinance approved by a majority
20vote of the corporate authorities or by resolution approved by
21a majority vote of the county board of each participating
22municipality and county. A Metro East Mass Transit District
23created by one or more counties shall include: (1) those
24townships which were served by regularly scheduled mass transit
25routes operated by an interstate transportation authority on



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1June 1, 1980; (2) in the case of a county without townships,
2any municipality or unincorporated portion of a road district
3which was served by regularly scheduled mass transit routes
4operated by an interstate transportation authority on June 1,
51980; (3) any other townships or municipalities whose
6participation is approved by ordinance adopted by a majority
7vote of their Board of Trustees or corporate authorities; plus
8(4) in the case of a county without townships, the
9unincorporated portion of any road district, the participation
10of which is approved by an ordinance adopted by a majority vote
11of the Board of Commissioners of the county in which it is
12located. Such District shall be known as the ".... Mass Transit
13District", inserting all or any significant part of the name or
14names of the municipality or the county, or both, creating the
15District, or a name descriptive of the area to be served if the
16District is created by more than one municipality, more than
17one county, or any combination thereof. A Southeast Commuter
18Rail Transit District shall include: the Village of Crete, the
19Village of Steger, the Village of South Chicago Heights, the
20City of Chicago Heights, the Village of Glenwood, the Village
21of Thornton, the Village of South Holland, the Village of
22Dolton, the City of Calumet City, the Village of Lansing, and
23the Village of Lynwood.
24    The District created pursuant to this Act shall be a
25municipal corporation and shall have the right of eminent
26domain to acquire private property which is necessary for the



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1purposes of the District, and shall have the power to contract
2for public mass transportation with an Interstate
3Transportation Authority.
4    Upon the creation of any District, the clerk of the
5municipality or of the county, or the clerks of the several
6municipalities or counties, as the case may be, shall certify a
7copy of the ordinance or resolution creating the District, and
8the names of the persons first appointed Trustees thereof, and
9shall file the same with the county clerk for recording as
10certificates of incorporation and the county clerk shall cause
11duplicate certified copies thereof to be filed with the
12Secretary of State.
13(Source: P.A. 93-590, eff. 1-1-04.)
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.".