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Full Text of SB2135  101st General Assembly


Rep. Kelly M. Burke

Filed: 5/23/2020





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2135, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of House Amendment No.
45, as follows:
5on page 35, immediately below line 11, by inserting the
7    "Section 15-37. The Cook County Forest Preserve District
8Act is amended by changing Section 40 as follows:
9    (70 ILCS 810/40)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6443)
10    Sec. 40. The corporate authorities of forest preserve
11districts, having the control or supervision of any forest
12preserves, may erect and maintain within such forest preserves,
13under the control or supervision of such corporate authorities,
14edifices to be used for the collection and display of animals
15as customary in zoological parks, and may collect and display



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1such animals, or permit the directors or trustees of any
2zoological society devoted to the purposes aforesaid to erect
3and maintain a zoological park and to collect and display
4zoological collections within any forest preserve now or
5hereafter under the control or supervision of such forest
6preserve district, out of funds belonging to such zoological
7society, or to contract with the directors or trustees of any
8zoological society on such terms and conditions as may to such
9corporate authorities seem best, relative to the erection,
10operation and maintenance of a zoological park and the
11collection and display of such animals within such forest
12preserve, out of the tax provided in Section 41.
13    Such forest preserve district may charge, or permit such
14zoological society to charge an admission fee. The proceeds of
15such admission fee shall be devoted exclusively to the
16operation and maintenance of such zoological park and the
17collections therein. All such zoological parks shall be open to
18the public without charge for a period equivalent to 52 days
19each year. Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory
20Act of the 101st General Assembly through June 30, 2022, any
21such zoological parks shall be open to the public without
22charge for a period equivalent to 52 days. All such zoological
23parks shall be open without charge to organized groups of
24children in attendance at schools in the State. The managing
25authority of the zoological park may limit the number of any
26such groups in any given day and may establish other rules and



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1regulations that reasonably ensure public safety,
2accessibility, and convenience, including but not limited to
3standards of conduct and supervision. Charges may be made at
4any time for special services and for admission to special
5facilities within any zoological park for the education,
6entertainment or convenience of visitors.
7(Source: P.A. 86-1248.)"; and
8by deleting line 1, on page 48, through line 1, on page 49.