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Full Text of HB1671  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/22/2007, by Rep. Jim Durkin


70 ILCS 805/6f new

    Amends the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that a forest preserve may sell certain vacant, subdivided residential outlots if the board of commissioners determines that the sale is advantageous to the district. Sets forth other criteria for the sale of the lots. Provides that the proceeds from the sale must be set aside and used only for certain capital improvements or for the payment of bond indebtedness. Effective immediately.

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1     AN ACT concerning local government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Downstate Forest Preserve District Act is
5 amended by adding Section 6f as follows:
6     (70 ILCS 805/6f new)
7     Sec. 6f. A forest preserve district that acquires a parcel
8 of land in excess of 600 acres that includes one or more
9 vacant, subdivided residential outlots on the boundary of the
10 600 acres, regardless of whether the outlots are contiguous to
11 one another, may sell the outlots when the board of
12 commissioners determines that the sale is advantageous to the
13 district. The board shall approve the sale by an affirmative
14 vote of two-thirds of the members of the board then holding
15 office. A sale may not be approved by the board unless all the
16 parcels involved in the sale have been appraised by an MIA
17 appraiser or a State-certified real estate appraiser within one
18 year before the date the sale is to take effect. The net
19 proceeds of the sale of any parcel of land under this Section
20 shall be set aside and expended only for capital improvements
21 that are required to make the 600 acres accessible and open to
22 the public or the payment of bond indebtedness associated with
23 the purchase of the 600 acres.



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1     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2 becoming law.