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(70 ILCS 830/) Forest Preserve Botanic Gardens Act.

70 ILCS 830/0.01

    (70 ILCS 830/0.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6700)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Forest Preserve Botanic Gardens Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

70 ILCS 830/1

    (70 ILCS 830/1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6701)
    Sec. 1. The corporate authorities of forest preserve districts containing a population of 100,000 or more located in counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants are authorized, on land now or hereafter under the control of such forest preserve districts, to prepare and maintain grounds for a botanic garden, to acquire, plant, maintain and display botanic material, to conduct research for improvement of plant species and for plant protection against disease and harmful insects, for the general care and growing of plant material, and to erect and maintain such structures appropriate for the purposes aforesaid; or such corporate authorities may authorize the directors or trustees of any botanic garden existing and organized under the laws of Illinois, to maintain a botanic garden as aforesaid out of funds belonging to said botanic garden; or the corporate authorities of such forest preserve districts may contract with a botanic garden or horticultural society organized and existing under the nonprofit laws of Illinois to establish and maintain a botanic garden as aforesaid, within such forest preserve districts, out of the tax provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-1364.)

70 ILCS 830/1.1

    (70 ILCS 830/1.1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6701.1)
    Sec. 1.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

70 ILCS 830/2

    (70 ILCS 830/2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6702)
    Sec. 2. For the purpose of establishing, constructing and maintaining any botanic garden authorized by Section 1 of this Act, the corporate authorities of any forest preserve district containing a population of 200,000 or more but less than 3,000,000 inhabitants are authorized to levy annually a tax of not to exceed .0048% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, upon all the taxable property in the district. This tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the general taxes of the forest preserve district and shall be in addition to the maximum of all other taxes and tax rates which the district is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all taxable property within the district and shall be exclusive of and in addition to the maximum amount and rate of taxes the district is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy for general purposes under Section 13 of "An Act to provide for the creation and management of forest preserve districts and repealing certain Acts therein named", approved June 27, 1913, as amended, or under any other law or laws which may limit the amount of tax which the district may levy for general purposes. The proceeds of the tax herein authorized shall be kept as a separate fund.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)