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Full Text of HB1760  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning conservation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Open Space Lands Acquisition and
5Development Act is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
6    (525 ILCS 35/3)  (from Ch. 85, par. 2103)
7    Sec. 3. From appropriations made from the Capital
8Development Fund, Build Illinois Bond Fund or other available
9or designated funds for such purposes, the Department shall
10make grants to local governments as financial assistance for
11the capital development and improvement of park, recreation or
12conservation areas, marinas and shorelines, including planning
13and engineering costs, and for the acquisition of open space
14lands, including acquisition of easements and other property
15interests less than fee simple ownership if the Department
16determines that such property interests are sufficient to
17carry out the purposes of this Act, subject to the conditions
18and limitations set forth in this Act.
19    No more than 10% of the amount so appropriated for any
20fiscal year may be committed or expended on any one project
21described in an application under this Act.
22    Any grant under this Act to a local government shall be
23conditioned upon the state providing assistance on a 50/50



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1matching basis for the acquisition of open space lands and for
2capital development and improvement proposals. However, a
3local government defined as "distressed" under criteria
4adopted by the Department through administrative rule shall be
5eligible for assistance up to 90% for the acquisition of open
6space lands and for capital development and improvement
7proposals, provided that no more than 10% of the amount
8appropriated under this Act in any fiscal year is made
9available as grants to distressed local governments.
10    An advance payment of a A minimum of 50% of any grant made
11to a unit of local government under this Act must be paid to
12the unit of local government at the time the Department awards
13the grant. A unit of local government may opt out of the
14advanced payment option at the time of the award of the grant.
15The remainder of the grant shall be distributed to the local
16government quarterly on a reimbursement basis. The Department
17shall consider an applicant's request for an extension to a
18grant under this Act if (i) the advanced payment is expended or
19legally obligated within the 2 years required by Section 5 of
20the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act or (ii) no advanced
21payment was made.
22(Source: P.A. 98-326, eff. 8-12-13; 98-520, eff. 8-23-13;
2398-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.