(30 ILCS 605/7.1)
(from Ch. 127, par. 133b10.1)
(a) Except as otherwise provided by law, all surplus real
property held by the State of Illinois shall be disposed of by the
administrator as provided in this Section. "Surplus real property," as
used in this Section, means any real property to which the State holds fee
simple title or
lesser interest, and is vacant and determined by the head of the owning agency to no longer be required for the State agency's needs and responsibilities and has no foreseeable use by the owning agency. Title to the surplus real property may remain with the owning agency throughout the disposition process if approved by the Administrator; however, the Administrator and the Department of Central Management Services shall have sole responsibility and authority for disposing of the property as set out in this Section.
(b) All responsible officers shall submit an Annual Real Property
Utilization Report to the Administrator, or annual update of such
report, on forms required by the Administrator, by July 31 of each year.
The Administrator may require such documentation as he deems reasonably
necessary in connection with this Report, and shall require that such
Report include the following information:
(1) A legal description of all real property owned by
the State under the control of the responsible officer.
(2) A description of the use of the real property
(3) A list of any improvements made to such real
property during the previous year.
(4) The dates on which the State first acquired its
interest in such real property, and the purchase price and source of the funds used to acquire the property.
(5) Plans for the future use of currently unused real
(6) A declaration of any surplus real property. On or
before October 31 of each year the Administrator shall furnish copies of each responsible officer's report along with a list of surplus property indexed by legislative district to the General Assembly.
This report shall be filed with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the
Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority
Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and shall be duplicated and made
available to the members of the General Assembly for evaluation by such
members for possible liquidation of unused public property at public sale.
(c) Following receipt of the Annual Real Property Utilization Report
required under paragraph (b), the Administrator shall notify all State
agencies by October 31 of all declared surplus real
(d) Any surplus real property shall be disposed of
by the Administrator. No appraisal is required if during his initial
survey of surplus real property the Administrator determines such
property has a fair market value of less than $5,000. If the value of
such property is determined by the Administrator in his initial survey
to be $5,000 or more, then the Administrator shall obtain 2 appraisals
of such real property, which shall include known liabilities, including, but not limited to, environmental costs.
The average of these 2 appraisals shall represent the fair market value of the surplus real
No surplus real property may be conveyed by the Administrator
for less than the fair market value, unless the Administrator makes a written determination that it is in the best interests of the State to establish a different value. That written determination shall be published in the Illinois Procurement Bulletin. Such written determination, along with an affidavit setting forth the conditions and circumstances that make the use of a different value in the best interests of the State, shall also be filed with the Executive Ethics Commission. The Executive Ethics Commission shall have 30 days to review the written determination. The Executive Ethics Commission may order an additional 30 days to review the written determination. The Administrator shall provide the Executive Ethics Commission with any information requested by the Executive Ethics Commission related to the Administrator's determination of the value of the surplus real property. If the Executive Ethics Commission objects in writing to the value determined by the Administrator, then the Administrator shall not convey the surplus real property for less than either the fair market value as determined by the average of appraisals or an amount agreed upon by the Executive Ethics Commission and the Administrator. Circumstances in which it is in the best interests of the State to establish a different value may include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) an auction did not yield any bids at the established fair market value; (ii) a unit of local government is interested in acquiring the surplus real property; or (iii) the costs to the State of maintaining such surplus real property are sufficiently high that it would be reasonable to a prudent person to sell such surplus real property for less than the fair market value established by the average of the appraisals. In no event shall the Administrator sell surplus real property for less than 75% of fair market value and before such property has been offered to an interested unit of local government or made available at public auction.
Prior to offering the surplus real
property for sale to the public the Administrator shall give notice in
writing of the existence of the surplus real
property to each State agency and to the governing bodies of the county and of all cities,
villages and incorporated towns in the county in which such real
property is located. Any such State agency or governing body may notify the Administrator of its interest in acquiring the surplus real property within a notice period set by the Administrator of at least 30 days. If any State agency notifies the Administrator of its interest in acquiring the surplus property, the Administrator may deny any such requests by such agency if the Administrator determines that it is more advantageous to the State to dispose of the surplus real property to a governing body or the public. If a governing body notifies the Administrator of its interest in acquiring the property, then the Administrator shall wait a minimum of 30 additional days during which the Administrator may engage in negotiations with such governing body for the sale of the surplus real property. After the notice period set by the Administrator of at least 30 days has passed, the
Administrator may sell the surplus real property by public auction, which may include an electronic auction or the use of sealed bids, following notice of such sale by publication on 3 separate days not less
than 15 nor more than 30 days prior to the sale in the State newspaper
and in a newspaper having general circulation in the county in which the
surplus real property is located. The Administrator shall post "For
Sale" signs of a conspicuous nature on such surplus real property
offered for sale to the public. If no acceptable offers for the surplus
real property are received, the Administrator may have new appraisals of
such property made. The Administrator shall have all power necessary to
convey surplus real property under this Section. All moneys received
for the sale of surplus real property shall be deposited in the General
Revenue Fund, except that:
(1) Where moneys expended for the acquisition of such
real property were from a special fund which is still a special fund in the State treasury, this special fund shall be reimbursed in the amount of the original expenditure and any amount in excess thereof shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
(2) Whenever a State mental health facility operated
by the Department of Human Services is closed and the real estate on which the facility is located is sold by the State, the net proceeds of the sale of the real estate shall be deposited into the Community Mental Health Medicaid Trust Fund.
(3) Whenever a State developmental disabilities
facility operated by the Department of Human Services is closed and the real estate on which the facility is located is sold by the State, the net proceeds of the sale of the real estate shall be deposited into the Community Developmental Disability Services Medicaid Trust Fund.
The Administrator shall have authority to order such surveys, abstracts
of title, or commitments for title insurance as may, in his reasonable
discretion, be deemed necessary to demonstrate to prospective purchasers or
bidders good and marketable title in any property offered for sale pursuant
to this Section. Unless otherwise specifically authorized by the General
Assembly, all conveyances of property made by the Administrator shall be by
quit claim deed.
(e) The Administrator shall submit an annual report on or before
February 1 to the Governor and the General Assembly containing a
detailed statement of surplus real property either transferred or
conveyed under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-280, eff. 8-6-21.)