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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.1

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.1 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-1)
    Sec. 11-29.1-1. As used in this Division, "municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town; and "municipal" refers to any such municipality. Any municipality may provide facilities or services for the benefit of its mentally deficient residents who are not eligible to participate in any such program conducted under Article 14 of The School Code, or may contract therefor with any privately or publicly operated entity which provides facilities or services either in or without such municipality.
    For such purpose, the corporate authorities may levy an annual tax of not to exceed .1% upon all of the taxable property in the municipality at the value thereof, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. Such tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other municipal taxes, but shall not be included in any limitation otherwise prescribed as to the rate or amount of municipal taxes but shall be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. When collected, such tax shall be paid into a special fund in the municipal treasury, to be designated as the "Mentally Deficient Persons' Fund," and shall be used only for the purpose specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-2)
    Sec. 11-29.1-2. Whenever any municipality first levies the tax authorized in Section 11-29.1-1, it shall cause the ordinance levying the tax to be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality within 10 days after the levy is made. If no newspaper is published in the municipality, the ordinance shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the municipality. The publication of the ordinance shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the tax levy be submitted to the voters of the municipality; (2) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. Any taxpayer in such municipality may, within 30 days after such publication, file with the municipal clerk a petition signed by a number of the voters of the municipality equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the municipality requesting the submission to a referendum of the following proposition:
    "Shall (insert name) be authorized to levy a tax for (state purpose) in excess of the rate for other municipal purposes but not in excess of .1%?"
    The municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor thereof or if no petition is filed pursuant to this Section 11-29.1-2, such tax levy shall be authorized. If a majority of the vote is against such proposition, such tax levy shall not be authorized.
(Source: P.A. 86-1253; 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-3)
    Sec. 11-29.1-3. When any municipality has authority to levy a tax for the purpose of this Division 29.1, the mayor or president of such municipality shall appoint a board of 3 directors who shall administer this Division 29.1. The original 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 mayor or president. All succeeding terms shall be for 3 years and appointments shall be made in like manner. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner for the balance of the unexpired term. Each director shall serve until his successor is appointed. Directors shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-4)
    Sec. 11-29.1-4. The directors shall meet in July, annually, and elect one of their number as president and one as secretary, and shall elect such other officers as they deem necessary. They shall adopt such rules for the administration of this Division 29.1 as may be proper and expedient. They shall report to the mayor or president, from time to time, a detailed statement of their administration.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-5)
    Sec. 11-29.1-5. The board of directors may accept any donation of property for the purpose specified in Section 11-29.1-1, and shall pay over to the municipal treasurer any money so received, within 30 days of the receipt thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-6)
    Sec. 11-29.1-6. The board of directors may impose a maintenance charge upon the estate of any mentally deficient person receiving the benefits of the facilities or services prescribed in Section 11-29.1-1. If the estate of such person is insufficient, the parent or parents of such person are liable for the payment of the amount due.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-7)
    Sec. 11-29.1-7. The rate at which the sums to be so charged as provided in Section 11-29.1-6 shall be calculated by the board of directors is the average per capita operating cost for all persons receiving the benefit of such facilities or services, computed for each fiscal year; provided, that the board may, in its discretion, set the rate at a lesser amount than such average per capita cost. Less amounts may be accepted by the board when conditions warrant such action or when money is offered by persons not liable under Section 11-29.1-6. Any money received pursuant to this Section 11-29.1-7 shall be paid into the municipal Mentally Deficient Persons' Fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-8)
    Sec. 11-29.1-8. The board of directors is authorized to investigate the financial condition of each person liable under Section 11-29.1-6 and is further authorized to make determinations of the ability of each such person to pay the sums representing maintenance charges, and for such purposes to set a standard as a basis of judgment of ability to pay, which 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 such standard. The board may issue to any person liable therefor statements of amounts due as maintenance charges, requiring payment in such manner as may be arranged, in an amount not exceeding the average per capita operating cost as determined under Section 11-29.1-7.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-9)
    Sec. 11-29.1-9. The use of the facilities or services specified in Section 11-29.1-1 shall not be limited or conditioned in any manner by the financial status or ability to pay of any recipient or person responsible. Records pertaining to the payment of maintenance charges shall not be made available for inspection, but all such records shall be deemed confidential and used only when required for the purpose of Section 11-29.1-8.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-10)
    Sec. 11-29.1-10. Any person who has been issued a statement of any sum due for maintenance charges for a mentally deficient person may petition the board of directors for a modification thereof, and the board shall provide for a hearing thereon. The board may, after such hearing, grant such relief as seems proper.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-11)
    Sec. 11-29.1-11. Upon request of the board of directors, the attorney for the municipality in which a person who is liable for payment of maintenance charges resides shall file suit to collect the amount due. The court may order the payment of sums due for maintenance for such period or periods as the circumstances require. Such order may be entered against any or all such 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 for the payment of money, and costs may be adjudged against the defendants and apportioned among them, but if the complaint is dismissed the costs shall be borne by the municipality.
    The provisions of the Civil Practice Law, and all amendments thereto, shall apply to and govern all actions instituted under the provisions of this Division 29.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-12)
    Sec. 11-29.1-12. Upon the death of a person who is liable for maintenance charges imposed by Section 11-29.1-6 and who is possessed of property, the executor or administrator of his estate shall ascertain from the board of directors the extent of such charges. Such claim shall be allowed and paid as other lawful claims against the estate.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-13)
    Sec. 11-29.1-13. The Department of Human Services shall adopt general rules for the guidance of any board of directors, prescribing reasonable standards in regard to program, facilities and services for mentally deficient residents.
    The Department of Human Services may conduct such investigation as may be necessary to ascertain compliance with rules adopted pursuant to this Division 29.1.
    If any such board of directors fails to comply with such rules, the Department of Human Services shall withhold distribution of any State grant in aid until such time as such board complies with such rules.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)