90th General Assembly
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MUSEUM DISPOSITION PROP ACT                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the  Museum  Disposition  of  Property  Act.  Sets  forth      
   procedures  for  the disposition of property that has been loaned to a      
   museum and other property that is in a museum's possession and for the      
   determination  of  ownership   of   the   property   under   specified      
   circumstances.  Provides  that  the  term "museum" includes historical      
   societies, historic  sites,  landmarks,  parks,  archives,  monuments,      
   botanical   gardens,   arboreta,  zoos,  nature  centers,  planetaria,      
   aquaria, libraries, technology centers, and art, history, science, and      
   natural history museums. Effective January 1, 1999.                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that certain provisions concerning acquisition of  title      
   to  undocumented  property  do  not  apply  to  stolen  or confiscated      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Makes changes concerning: the amount of time given to a lender or      
   claimant to respond to a notice of intent to  terminate  a  loan;  and      
   responsibilities  of  lenders and other individuals to notify a museum      
   of changes of  identity  or  address  of  a  lender  or  ownership  of      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          20 ILCS 801/1-25                                                     
        Amends  the  Department  of  Natural  Resources  Act.    In   the      
   definition  of "public museum", includes a museum that meets specified      
   criteria regarding its purpose, has an annual attendance of  at  least      
   150,000,  and  offers  educational  programs  to  school groups during      
   school hours. Provides that only a  museum  that  is  operated  by  or      
   located  upon  land  owned  by  a  unit  of  local government shall be      
   eligible to receive funds for capital development under the provisions      
   being  amended.  Provides  that  recipients  of  funds   for   capital      
   development under the provisions being amended shall match State funds      
   with  local or private funding at a ratio of $2 from local and private      
   funds for every $1 in State funds.                                          
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0604

   Last action date: 98-06-29

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   2


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