91st General Assembly
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COUNTY FAIR-FAIR & EXPO AUTH                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Agricultural Fair Act.  Provides  that  the  Fair  and      
   Exposition  Authority,  rather  than  a fair association, sponsors the      
   county fair and participates in State  funding  in  a  county  with  a      
   population  of more than 800,000 and fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants.      
   Provides that members of an  Authority  must  reside  in  the  county.      
   Requires  any  non-resident  member to resign within 60 days after the      
   bill's effective date and be replaced by  appointment  of  the  county      
   board  chairman  with  county  board approval.  Provides that a county      
   fair sponsored by an Authority must be conducted where  designated  by      
   the  county  board  chairman.  Provides  that  an Authority may not be      
   required to own the fair site or lease it for  20  or  more  years  in      
   order to be eligible for funding from the Fair and Exposition Fund.         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          30 ILCS 120/3                                                        
          30 ILCS 120/12                                                       
          30 ILCS 120/21                                                       
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          30 ILCS 120/5                   from Ch. 85, par. 655                
          30 ILCS 120/9                   from Ch. 85, par. 659                
          30 ILCS 120/10                  from Ch. 85, par. 660                
          30 ILCS 120/13                  from Ch. 85, par. 663                
          30 ILCS 120/14                  from Ch. 85, par. 664                
          30 ILCS 120/15 rep.                                                  
          30 ILCS 120/21 rep.                                                  
          30 ILCS 120/21.5 new                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Agricultural Fair Act.  Removes        
   provisions mandating that a county fair  notify  the  Department  of        
   Agriculture  of  its  intent  to  participate  in order to qualify for      
   disbursements.  Changes the formula for paying premiums to departments      
   or classes limited to junior exhibitors.  Provides that to qualify for      
   State reimbursement disbursements, the land upon which a fair is  held      
   must  be owned by the county fair participating in the disbursement or      
   by a State, city, village, or county government body or be held  under      
   a  lease  that  is  at  least 20 years in duration, the terms of which      
   require the lessee to have continuous possession of  the  land  during      
   every  day of the lease period.  Makes changes concerning which county      
   fairs are prohibited from participating  in  appropriations  from  the      
   Fair  and  Exposition  Fund  instead of the Agricultural Premium Fund.      
   Provides that appropriations based on population shall be in the  same      
   proportion as in State fiscal year 1999.  Makes changes concerning the      
   allowable  uses  of  appropriations  made from the Fair and Exposition      
   Fund.  Provides that a county fair must provide  the  Department  with      
   notification of certain matters in order to qualify for disbursements.      
   Repeals  provisions  concerning  payment  of county extension and home      
   advisors and concerning submission of schedules. Makes other changes.       
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Changes the base year  for  calculating  the  amount  of  certain      
   distributions from State FY1999 to FY2000.                                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          30 ILCS 120/22                  from Ch. 85, par. 672                
        Provides that the Fair  and  Exposition  Fund  may  be  used  for      
   expenses  directly  related  to fair operation and approved by rule of      
   the Department. Authorizes  the  Director  to  allow  expenditures  of      
   appropriations from that Fund relating to facilities when land is held      
   other  than  as  required by the Act.  Prohibits the use of any moneys      
   appropriated under the Act for the salaries of fair employees as  well      
   as officers. Makes other changes.                                           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that 4-H groups that pay awards of  comparable  monetary      
   value, as well as those that pay cash, for projects at exhibitions are      
   eligible for appropriations for that purpose.                               
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0934

   Last action date: 00-12-30

           Location: Senate

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


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