(30 ILCS 120/10) (from Ch. 85, par. 660)
    Sec. 10. (a) Effective with fiscal year 1987, each county fair's authorized base shall be set at 66 2/3% of the approved amount of premium paid in either fiscal year 1984 or 1985, whichever year has the largest approved amount. The authorized base of the Gallatin, Montgomery and Massac county fairs for fiscal years 1987 and 1988 shall be $15,000 each. Subject to appropriation, the authorized base of the DeWitt County Fair for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 shall be $20,000 each. If there is a change in the appropriation, the Director shall allocate to each fair the same percentages of that appropriation as it received of the authorized bases for all fairs.
    (b) The Department shall reimburse each eligible county fair as follows:
    100% of the first $2,000 of approved premiums awarded at each eligible county fair;
    85% of the next $2,000;
    75% of the next $3,000;
    65% of the next $3,000;
    55% of the next $4,000; and
    50% of the remaining premiums paid until the total reimbursement equals the authorized base amount for each fair.
    (c) If, after all approved state aid claims are paid for the current year pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section, any amount remains in the appropriations for state aid, that remaining amount shall be distributed on a grant basis. If the total amount of excess approved state aid claims over the authorized base is equal to or less than the remaining amount appropriated for state aid, then each participating fair shall receive a grant equivalent to the excess of its approved claim over its authorized base. If the total amount of excess approved state aid claims exceeds the remaining monies appropriated for state aid, the grants shall be distributed to the participating fairs in proportion to the total amounts of their respective excess approved claims. If, after all approved claims are paid, any amount remains, that amount shall be distributed to all county fairs eligible under this Section in proportion to their total state aid claims. Fairs filing approved claims exceeding both their authorized base and the grant provided for in this subsection shall participate in the Growth Incentive Program set forth in Section 10.1.
    Grant monies received by a county fair shall be used only for premiums, awards, judge's fees, and other expenses incurred by the fair which are directly related to the operation of the fair and approved by regulation of the Department. Each fair shall file with the Department a fiscal accounting of the expenditure of the grant monies received under this subsection each year at the same time it files its report under Section 12 in relation to the fair held in the next succeeding year.
    Effective with fiscal year 1989 and each odd numbered fiscal year thereafter, the authorized base of all participating county fairs shall be adjusted by applying 66 2/3% to the amount of approved premiums paid in the highest of the previous 2 fiscal years.
(Source: P.A. 102-699, eff. 4-19-22.)