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Full Text of SB1959  96th General Assembly


Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore

Filed: 6/23/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1959, AS AMENDED,
3 by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4 following:
5     "(220 ILCS 5/8-511 rep.)
6     Section 5. If and only if House Bill 2424 of the 96th
7 General Assembly becomes law, then the Public Utilities Act is
8 amended by repealing Section 8-511.
9     Section 10. If and only if House Bill 2424 of the 96th
10 General Assembly becomes law, then the Park and Recreational
11 Facility Construction Act is amended by changing Sections 20-5
12 and 20-10 as follows:
13     (09600HB2424sam001, Art. 20, Sec. 20-5)
14     Sec. 20-5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
15     "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.



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1     "Grant index" means a figure for each park or recreation
2 unit equal to one minus the ratio of the park or recreation
3 unit's equalized assessed valuation per capita to the equalized
4 assessed valuation per capita of the park or recreation unit
5 located at the 90th percentile for all park or recreation units
6 in the State. The grant index shall be no less than 0.35 and no
7 greater than 0.75 for each park or recreation unit; provided
8 that the grant index for park or recreation units whose
9 equalized assessed valuation per capita is at the 99th
10 percentile and above for all park or recreation units in the
11 State shall be 0.00.
12     "Park or recreation unit" means the governmental unit of
13 any public park, park district, park and recreation district,
14 recreational facility, or recreation system established under
15 the Park District Code, the Chicago Park District Act, the
16 Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, or the Illinois
17 Municipal Code or the governmental unit of a forest preserve
18 district established under the Downstate Forest Preserve
19 District Act that maintains a zoological park pursuant to the
20 Forest Preserve Zoological Parks Act.
21     "Park or recreation unit construction project" means the
22 acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction,
23 rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning,
24 installation, maintenance, and upkeep of (i) capital
25 facilities consisting of buildings, structures, durable
26 equipment, and land for park or recreation purposes, and (ii)



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1 open spaces and natural areas, as those terms are defined in
2 Section 10 of the Illinois Open Land Trust Act, and (iii)
3 zoological parks established under the Forest Preserve
4 Zoological Parks Act.
5 (Source: 09600HB2424sam001.)
6     (09600HB2424sam001, Art. 20, Sec. 20-10)
7     Sec. 20-10. Grant awards. The Department is authorized to
8 make grants to park or recreation units for park or recreation
9 unit construction projects with funds appropriated for that
10 purpose from the Build Illinois Bond Fund. However, in the case
11 of a park or recreation unit that is a forest preserve
12 district, the Department is not authorized to make grants for
13 purposes other than those enumerated in the Forest Preserve
14 Zoological Parks Act.
15 (Source: 09600HB2424sam001.)
16     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17 becoming law.".