Sen. David Koehler
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 242
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 242 on page 13,
immediately below line 19, by inserting the following:
The Township Code is amended by changing
Section 85-10 as follows:
(60 ILCS 1/85-10)
Township corporate powers.
(a) Every township has the corporate capacity to exercise
powers granted to it, or necessarily implied, and no
others. Every township has the powers specified in this
(b) A township may sue and be sued.
(c) A township may acquire (by purchase, gift, or legacy)
and hold property,
both real and personal, for the use of its
inhabitants and may sell and
convey that property. A township
may purchase any real estate or personal
property for public
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purposes under contracts providing for payment in
over a period of time of not more than 20 years in the case of
real estate and not more than 10 years in the case of personal
A township may finance the purchase of any real
estate or personal property
for public purpose under finance
contracts providing for payment in
installments over a period
of time of not more than 20 years in the case of
real estate and
not more than 10 years in the case of personal property.
township may construct a township hall under contracts
providing for payment
over a period of time of not more than
years. The interest on the unpaid
balance shall not exceed
that permitted in the Bond Authorization Act.
(d) A township may make all contracts necessary in the
exercise of the
(e) A township may expend or contract for the expenditure
of any federal
funds made available to the township by law for
any purpose for which taxes
imposed upon township property or
property within the township may be expended.
(f) A township may acquire (singly or jointly with a
municipalities) land or any interest in land
located within its township
limits. The township may acquire
the land or interest by gift, purchase, or
otherwise, but not
by condemnation. A township may (singly or jointly) improve
arrange for the improvement of the land for industrial or
purposes and may donate and convey the land or
interest in land so acquired
and so improved to the Illinois
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(h) It is the policy of this State that all powers granted
or by necessary implication by this Code, any
other Illinois statute, or the
Illinois Constitution to
townships may be exercised by those
effects on competition. It is the intention of the
Assembly that the "State action exemption" to the application
federal antitrust statutes be fully available to townships
to the extent
their activities are authorized by law as stated
in this Code.
(i) A township may receive funds under the federal Housing
Community Development Act of 1974 and may expend or
contract for the
expenditure of those funds and other township
funds for the
activities specified in Section 105 of that Act.
The powers granted under this
subsection (i) are in addition to
powers otherwise possessed by a township and
shall not be
construed as a limitation of those other powers.
(j) A township may establish reasonable fees for recreation
instructional programs sponsored by the township.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; 93-743, eff. 7-15-04.)".