90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0367
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AGRICULTURAL FAIR ACT-COUNTY                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Fair and Exposition Transfer of Funds Act by making  a      
   technical  change to the Section concerning the transfer of funds from      
   the Fair and Exposition Fund to the Agricultural Premium Fund.              
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Agriculture)                                   
          HB 367 will have no fiscal impact on the Dept.                       
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          30 ILCS 135/1                                                        
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          30 ILCS 120/13                  from Ch. 85, par. 663                
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Agricultural Fair Act.   Provides      
   that  each  county  fair  shall  be  reimbursed  by  the Department of      
   Agriculture annually for  the  amount  (now  not  to  exceed  $20,000)      
   expended  by  the  fair  for  liability and casualty insurance and the      
   rehabilitation of its grounds: 100% for the first $5,000; 75%  of  the      
   next  $20,000;  and  50%  of  the  next $20,000 (now 100% of the first      
   $5,000 and 75% of the next $20,000).  Provides that if a  county  fair      
   expends  more  than  is  needed  (now  $25,000  or  more) for approved      
   projects to maximize State reimbursement (now for approved  projects),      
   any  excess  may be carried over to the succeeding year. Provides that      
   if a claim  is  approved  the  State  Comptroller  is  authorized  and      
   directed  to draw a warrant payable from the Agricultural Premium Fund      
   for the amount of the claim (now for not more than $20,000).  Provides      
   that  the  amount  remaining  after  all  claims  are  paid  shall  be      
   distributed to eligible fairs on an equal basis  not  to  exceed  each      
   eligible  fair's  pro  rata  share.  Deletes a provision that requires      
   expenditures exceeding $25,000 for rehabilitation to be reimbursed  at      
   the  rate  of  75%  of the amount of money expended not to exceed each      
   eligible fair's pro rata share.  Effective immediately.                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0329

   Last action date: 97-08-08

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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