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Full Text of HB2781  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/16/2023, by Rep. Jay Hoffman - Norine K. Hammond


605 ILCS 5/6-901  from Ch. 121, par. 6-901
605 ILCS 5/6-906  from Ch. 121, par. 6-906

    Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the General Assembly shall annually appropriate to the Department of Transportation $60,000,000 (instead of $15,000,000) for apportionment to counties for the use of road districts for the construction of bridges 20 feet or more in length. Provides that funds that are not obligated within 72 (instead of 48) months shall revert to the Road Fund. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by
5changing Sections 6-901 and 6-906 as follows:
6    (605 ILCS 5/6-901)  (from Ch. 121, par. 6-901)
7    Sec. 6-901. Annually, the General Assembly shall
8appropriate to the Department of Transportation from the road
9fund, the general revenue fund, any other State funds or a
10combination of those funds, $60,000,000 $15,000,000 for
11apportionment to counties for the use of road districts for
12the construction of bridges 20 feet or more in length, as
13provided in Sections 6-902 through 6-905.
14    The Department of Transportation shall apportion among the
15several counties of this State for the use of road districts
16the amounts appropriated under this Section. The amount
17apportioned to a county shall be in the proportion which the
18total mileage of township or district roads in the county
19bears to the total mileage of all township and district roads
20in the State. Each county shall allocate to the several road
21districts in the county the funds so apportioned to the
22county. The allocation to road districts shall be made in the
23same manner and be subject to the same conditions and



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1qualifications as are provided by Section 8 of the "Motor Fuel
2Tax Law", approved March 25, 1929, as amended, with respect to
3the allocation to road districts of the amount allotted from
4the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for apportionment to counties for the
5use of road districts, but no allocation shall be made to any
6road district that has not levied taxes for road and bridge
7purposes and for bridge construction purposes at the maximum
8rates permitted by Sections 6-501, 6-508 and 6-512 of this
9Act, without referendum. "Road district" and "township or
10district road" have the meanings ascribed to those terms in
11this Act.
12    Road districts in counties in which a property tax
13extension limitation is imposed under the Property Tax
14Extension Limitation Law that are made ineligible for receipt
15of this appropriation due to the imposition of a property tax
16extension limitation may become eligible if, at the time the
17property tax extension limitation was imposed, the road
18district was levying at the required rate and continues to
19levy the maximum allowable amount after the imposition of the
20property tax extension limitation. The road district also
21becomes eligible if it levies at or above the rate required for
22eligibility by Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law.
23    The amounts apportioned under this Section for allocation
24to road districts may be used only for bridge construction as
25provided in this Division. So much of those amounts as are not
26obligated under Sections 6-902 through 6-904 and for which



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1local funds have not been committed under Section 6-905 within
248 months of the date when such apportionment is made lapses
3and shall not be paid to the county treasurer for distribution
4to road districts.
5(Source: P.A. 96-366, eff. 1-1-10.)
6    (605 ILCS 5/6-906)  (from Ch. 121, par. 6-906)
7    Sec. 6-906. So much of the amount apportioned to a county
8under Section 6-901 that is obligated under Sections 6-902
9through 6-904 and for which local funds have been committed
10under Section 6-905, within 4 years from the date the
11apportionment is made, shall, upon certification by the
12Department, be paid to the county treasurer, who shall apply
13those funds to the payment of such obligations. Any funds
14allocated to a county under Section 6-901 that are not
15obligated within 72 48 months under Sections 6-902 through
166-904 shall revert to the Road Fund.
17(Source: P.A. 98-244, eff. 8-9-13.)
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.