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Full Text of SB0531  101st General Assembly


Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.

Filed: 5/22/2020





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 531 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Toll Bridge Act is amended by changing
5Section 7 as follows:
6    (605 ILCS 115/7)  (from Ch. 137, par. 7)
7    Sec. 7. The county board shall fix the rates of toll, and
8may from time to time, alter and change the same, including by
9establishing a toll rate schedule, setting a maximum toll rate
10that may be adjusted from time to time, or by establishing
11another toll rate structure, or by entering into an agreement
12establishing a toll rate schedule for a period not to exceed 99
13years as determined by the county board, and in case of the
14neglect of the owner of the bridge to keep the same in proper
15repair and safe for the crossing of persons and property, may
16prohibit the taking of toll. Except as regarding toll bridges



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1or as otherwise provided by law, nothing in this amendatory Act
2of the 101st General Assembly shall be construed to authorize a
3county, municipality, local government, or private operator to
4impose a toll upon any public road, street, or highway; nor
5shall any provision of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
6Assembly be construed to authorize, pursuant to an
7intergovernmental agreement or otherwise, the imposition of
8any toll upon any public road, street, or highway.
9    The General Assembly finds that electronic toll collection
10systems in Illinois should be standardized to promote safety,
11efficiency, and traveler convenience. If electronic toll
12collection is used on such bridge, the county shall cause the
13configuration of the electronic toll collection system to be
14compatible with the electronic toll collection system used by
15the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. The municipality or
16private operator may enter into an agreement with the Illinois
17State Toll Highway Authority to provide for such compatibility
18or to have the Authority provide electronic toll collection or
19toll violation enforcement services. Any toll bridges in
20Winnebago County that are in operation and collecting tolls on
21the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General
22Assembly are exempt from the provisions of the Act.
23(Source: P.A. 101-398, eff. 8-16-19.)".