92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0135
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Short description: 
TOLL HWY-CONTINUING APPROP                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Toll Highway Act.  Provides that the  Act  constitutes      
   an  irrevocable  and  continuing appropriation from the Illinois State      
   Toll Highway Authority Fund for amounts to  pay  principal,  interest,      
   and  other  bond  expenses  and obligations (instead of the Fund being      
   considered always appropriated for the purposes of repayment  of  debt      
   service   and  other  bond  obligations).   Provides  that  all  other      
   expenses, including ordinary and contingent expenses, are  subject  to      
   annual  appropriation.   Provides that, before bonds may be issued for      
   or construction may be commenced on any new segment of  toll  highway,      
   the  issuance of bonds for or the commencement of construction of that      
   particular segment must be approved by law (rather than authorized  by      
   joint resolution of the General Assembly).   Provides that any general      
   increase  in  toll  rates  must have the prior approval of the General      
   Assembly by a three-fifths majority vote.   Provides  that  the  State      
   guarantees  payment  of  bonds issued before the effective date of the      
   amendatory Act, and requires the Authority to maintain a debt  service      
   fund  with  respect to revenue bonds outstanding on the effective date      
   of this amendatory Act.                                                     
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)        
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB 135 does not create a State mandate       
          under the State Mandates Act.                                        
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Transportation)                           
          This legislation directly impacts the Illinois State Toll High-      
          way Authority and does not impact the Illinois Department of         
          Transportation. Therefore, there is no fiscal impact to IDOT.        
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

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


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