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60 ILCS 1/Art. 185

    (60 ILCS 1/Art. 185 heading)
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

60 ILCS 1/185-5

    (60 ILCS 1/185-5)
    Sec. 185-5. Facilities and services; tax.
    (a) A township may provide facilities or services for the benefit of its residents who are persons with a developmental disability and who are not eligible to participate in any program conducted under Article 14 of the School Code, or a township may contract for those facilities or services with any privately or publicly operated entity that provides facilities or services either in or outside the township.
    (b) For the purpose described in subsection (a), the township board may, pursuant to the referendum requirements in Section 185-10, levy an annual tax of not more than 0.1% of the value of all the taxable property in the township, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, upon that property. The tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other township taxes but shall not be included in any limitation otherwise prescribed as to the rate or amount of township taxes and shall be in addition to and in excess of other township taxes. When collected, the tax shall be paid into a special fund in the township treasury, designated the "Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability", and shall, together with any interest earned, be used only for the purpose specified in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/185-10

    (60 ILCS 1/185-10)
    Sec. 185-10. Referendum.
    (a) Before a tax may be levied under Section 185-5, the township board shall certify that question to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election under the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of township) be authorized to levy an
annual tax of not more than 0.1% of the value of all the taxable property in the township for the purpose of providing services and facilities to residents who are persons with a developmental disability?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    (b) If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the tax levy is authorized. If a majority of the vote is against the proposition, the tax levy is not authorized.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/185-15

    (60 ILCS 1/185-15)
    Sec. 185-15. Board of directors to administer Article. When a township has authority to levy a tax for the purpose of this Article, the township supervisor, with the advice and consent of the township board, shall appoint a board of 3 directors who shall administer this Article. The board shall be designated the "(name of township) Board for Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability". The initial appointees shall be appointed for terms expiring, respectively, on June 30 in the first, second, and third years following their appointment as designated by the appointing authority. All succeeding terms shall be for 3 years, and successors shall be appointed in the same manner as the initial appointees. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner for the balance of the unexpired term. Each director shall serve until his or her successor is appointed. Directors shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/185-20

    (60 ILCS 1/185-20)
    Sec. 185-20. Directors' meetings and powers.
    (a) The directors shall meet annually in July and shall elect one of their number as president and one as secretary. They shall adopt rules deemed proper and expedient for the administration of this Article. They shall report annually to the township board, giving a detailed statement of their administration.
    (b) The board shall have exclusive control of all money paid into the Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability and shall draw upon the township treasurer for all or any part of that fund required by the board in the performance of its duties and exercise of its powers under this Article.
    (c) The board may establish, maintain, and equip facilities within the township for the care and treatment of persons with a developmental disability, together with auxiliary facilities connected with those facilities that the board finds necessary. For those purposes, the board may acquire, to be held in its name, real and personal property within the township by gift, grant, legacy, purchase, or lease and may occupy, purchase, lease, or erect an appropriate building or buildings for the use of the facilities and all related facilities and activities.
    (d) The board may provide for the care and treatment of persons with a developmental disability who are not residents of the township and may establish and collect reasonable charges for those services.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/185-25

    (60 ILCS 1/185-25)
    Sec. 185-25. Donations. The board of directors may accept any donation of property for the purpose specified in Section 185-5 and shall pay over to the township treasurer any money received within 30 days of its receipt.
(Source: P.A. 85-989; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/185-30

    (60 ILCS 1/185-30)
    Sec. 185-30. Maintenance charge. The board of directors may impose a maintenance charge upon the estate of any person with a developmental disability receiving the benefits of the facilities or services described in Section 185-5. If the person's estate is insufficient, the parent or parents of the person are liable for payment and the amount due.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/185-35

    (60 ILCS 1/185-35)
    Sec. 185-35. Rate of maintenance charge. The rate at which the board of directors shall calculate the sums to be charged under Section 185-30 is the average per capita operating cost for all persons receiving the benefit of the facilities or services computed for each fiscal year. The board may, however, in its discretion, set the rate at a lesser amount than the average per capita cost. Lesser amounts may be accepted by the board when conditions warrant that action or when money is offered by persons not liable under Section 185-30. Any money received under this Section shall be paid into the township Fund for Persons with a Developmental Disability.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/185-40

    (60 ILCS 1/185-40)
    Sec. 185-40. Financial investigation. The board of directors may investigate the financial condition of each person liable under Section 185-30 and may make determinations of the ability of each person to pay the sums representing maintenance charges. For those purposes, the board may set a standard as a basis of judgment of ability to pay. The standard shall be recomputed periodically to reflect changes in the cost of living and other pertinent factors and to make provisions for unusual and exceptional circumstances in the application of the standard. The board may issue to any person liable under Section 185-30 statements of amounts due as maintenance charges, requiring payment in a manner to be arranged, in an amount not exceeding the average per capita operating cost determined under Section 185-35.
(Source: P.A. 85-989; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/185-45

    (60 ILCS 1/185-45)
    Sec. 185-45. Use of facilities and services; records confidential.
    (a) The use of the facilities or services described in Section 185-5 shall not be limited or conditioned in any manner by the financial status or ability to pay of any recipient or person responsible.
    (b) Records pertaining to the payment of maintenance charges shall not be made available for inspection, but shall be deemed confidential and used only when required for the purpose of Section 185-40.
(Source: P.A. 85-989; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/185-50

    (60 ILCS 1/185-50)
    Sec. 185-50. Petition for modifying maintenance charge. Any person who has been issued a statement of any sum due for maintenance charges for a person with a developmental disability may petition the board of directors for a modification of the statement, and the board shall provide for a hearing on the petition. The board may, after a hearing, grant relief it deems proper.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

60 ILCS 1/185-55

    (60 ILCS 1/185-55)
    Sec. 185-55. Suit to collect maintenance charge.
    (a) Upon the request of the board of directors, the state's attorney of the county in which a person who is liable for payment of maintenance charges resides shall file suit in the circuit court to collect the amount due. The court may order the payment of sums due for maintenance for a period or periods as the circumstances require. The order may be entered against any one or more defendants and may be based upon the proportionate ability of each defendant to contribute to the payment of sums due. Orders for the payment of money may be enforced by attachment as for contempt against the persons of the defendants and in addition as other judgments at law. Costs may be adjudged against the defendants and apportioned among them, but if the complaint is dismissed, the costs shall be borne by the township.
    (b) The Civil Practice Law applies to and governs all actions instituted under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 85-989; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/185-60

    (60 ILCS 1/185-60)
    Sec. 185-60. Claim against estate. Upon the death of a person who is liable for maintenance charges imposed by Section 185-30 and who is possessed of property, the executor or administrator of the person's estate shall ascertain from the board of directors the extent of the charges. The claim shall be allowed and paid as other lawful claims against the estate.
(Source: P.A. 85-989; 88-62.)

60 ILCS 1/185-65

    (60 ILCS 1/185-65)
    Sec. 185-65. Department of Human Services powers.
    (a) The Department of Human Services ("Department") may adopt rules for the guidance of any board of directors, prescribing reasonable standards concerning programs, facilities, and services for persons with a developmental disability.
    (b) The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department under this Article, except that in case of conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Article the provisions of this Article shall control, and except that Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rulemaking does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
    (c) The Department may conduct any investigation necessary to ascertain compliance with rules adopted under this Article.
    (d) If a board of directors fails to comply with the Department's rules, the Department shall withhold distribution of any State grant in aid until the board complies with the rules.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97; 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)