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Public Act 102-0200


 

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Public Act 102-0200
 
HB1760 EnrolledLRB102 04154 CMG 14171 b

    AN ACT concerning conservation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Open Space Lands Acquisition and
Development Act is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
 
    (525 ILCS 35/3)  (from Ch. 85, par. 2103)
    Sec. 3. From appropriations made from the Capital
Development Fund, Build Illinois Bond Fund or other available
or designated funds for such purposes, the Department shall
make grants to local governments as financial assistance for
the capital development and improvement of park, recreation or
conservation areas, marinas and shorelines, including planning
and engineering costs, and for the acquisition of open space
lands, including acquisition of easements and other property
interests less than fee simple ownership if the Department
determines that such property interests are sufficient to
carry out the purposes of this Act, subject to the conditions
and limitations set forth in this Act.
    No more than 10% of the amount so appropriated for any
fiscal year may be committed or expended on any one project
described in an application under this Act.
    Any grant under this Act to a local government shall be
conditioned upon the state providing assistance on a 50/50
matching basis for the acquisition of open space lands and for
capital development and improvement proposals. However, a
local government defined as "distressed" under criteria
adopted by the Department through administrative rule shall be
eligible for assistance up to 90% for the acquisition of open
space lands and for capital development and improvement
proposals, provided that no more than 10% of the amount
appropriated under this Act in any fiscal year is made
available as grants to distressed local governments.
    An advance payment of a A minimum of 50% of any grant made
to a unit of local government under this Act must be paid to
the unit of local government at the time the Department awards
the grant. A unit of local government may opt out of the
advanced payment option at the time of the award of the grant.
The remainder of the grant shall be distributed to the local
government quarterly on a reimbursement basis. The Department
shall consider an applicant's request for an extension to a
grant under this Act if (i) the advanced payment is expended or
legally obligated within the 2 years required by Section 5 of
the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act or (ii) no advanced
payment was made.
(Source: P.A. 98-326, eff. 8-12-13; 98-520, eff. 8-23-13;
98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/30/2021