LINDNER-HOEFT, FRANKS AND COWLISHAW.
ABOLISH TOLL HWY AUTH
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Highway Code and the Toll Highway Act.
Abolishes the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority on January 1,
2002. Provides that at that time, all duties, obligations, property,
assets, and powers, including the power to issue bonds, shall be
transferred to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Provides
that the Department shall take over the management and operation of
the existing toll highways in the State. Provides that all employees
of the Authority on December 31, 2001 shall become employees of the
Department, subject to layoff or reorganization by the Department.
Provides for distribution of the assets of the Authority's employee
pension plan. Provides that on and after January 1, 2002, the
committee that advises the Authority on the toll highway system shall
advise the Department instead. Requires the advisory committee to
provide recommendations to the Department regarding the existing toll
highways becoming freeways by January 1, 2013 or sooner. Effective
STATE DEBT NOTE (Economic and Fiscal Commission)
HB 3171 does not change the amount of authorization for any
type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore,
would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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