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Full Text of SB1680  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 2/9/2017, by Sen. Martin A. Sandoval


605 ILCS 5/6-901  from Ch. 121, par. 6-901

    Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, in the case of funds received by a county from the Department of Transportation to be apportioned to road districts for the construction of bridges, a road district shall, in order to be eligible for the expenditure of the apportioned funds, levy taxes for road and bridge purposes under a provision in the Motor Fuel Tax Law (rather than levy taxes under certain provisions of the Illinois Highway Code). Removes a provision allowing a road district that is otherwise ineligible to receive apportioned funds due to a property tax limitation to become eligible if certain conditions are met. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by changing
5Section 6-901 as follows:
6    (605 ILCS 5/6-901)  (from Ch. 121, par. 6-901)
7    Sec. 6-901. Annually, the General Assembly shall
8appropriate to the Department of Transportation from the road
9fund, the general revenue fund, any other State funds or a
10combination of those funds, $15,000,000 for apportionment to
11counties for the use of road districts for the construction of
12bridges 20 feet or more in length, as provided in Sections
136-902 through 6-905.
14    The Department of Transportation shall apportion among the
15several counties of this State for the use of road districts
16the amounts appropriated under this Section. The amount
17apportioned to a county shall be in the proportion which the
18total mileage of township or district roads in the county bears
19to the total mileage of all township and district roads in the
20State. To be eligible for the expenditure of the apportioned
21funds, a road district shall levy taxes for road and bridge
22purposes under Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Each county
23shall allocate to the several road districts in the county the



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1funds so apportioned to the county. The allocation to road
2districts shall be made in the same manner and be subject to
3the same conditions and qualifications as are provided by
4Section 8 of the "Motor Fuel Tax Law", approved March 25, 1929,
5as amended, with respect to the allocation to road districts of
6the amount allotted from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for
7apportionment to counties for the use of road districts, but no
8allocation shall be made to any road district that has not
9levied taxes for road and bridge purposes and for bridge
10construction purposes at the maximum rates permitted by
11Sections 6-501, 6-508 and 6-512 of this Act, without
12referendum. "Road district" and "township or district road"
13have the meanings ascribed to those terms in this Act.
14    Road districts in counties in which a property tax
15extension limitation is imposed under the Property Tax
16Extension Limitation Law that are made ineligible for receipt
17of this appropriation due to the imposition of a property tax
18extension limitation may become eligible if, at the time the
19property tax extension limitation was imposed, the road
20district was levying at the required rate and continues to levy
21the maximum allowable amount after the imposition of the
22property tax extension limitation. The road district also
23becomes eligible if it levies at or above the rate required for
24eligibility by Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law.
25    The amounts apportioned under this Section for allocation
26to road districts may be used only for bridge construction as



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1provided in this Division. So much of those amounts as are not
2obligated under Sections 6-902 through 6-904 and for which
3local funds have not been committed under Section 6-905 within
448 months of the date when such apportionment is made lapses
5and shall not be paid to the county treasurer for distribution
6to road districts.
7(Source: P.A. 96-366, eff. 1-1-10.)
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.