Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

 ILCS Listing   Public Acts  Search   Guide   Disclaimer

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

65 ILCS 80/4

    (65 ILCS 80/4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1554)
    Sec. 4. As used in this Act, except when the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Public institution of higher education" means the University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University; Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Governors State University; Illinois State University; Northeastern Illinois University; Northern Illinois University; Western Illinois University; the public community colleges of the State and any other public universities, colleges and community colleges now or hereafter established or authorized by law.
    (b) "Hotel", "operator", "occupancy", "room" or "rooms", "permanent resident" and "rental" each shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto by Section 2 of The Hotel Operator's Occupation Tax Act, except that the term "hotel" shall also include dormitories, student unions and student centers owned, leased or operated by public institutions of higher education.
    (c) "Parking spaces" means spaces provided and furnished for persons to park motor vehicles with or without a charge by a public institution of higher education under the control of such public institution of higher education.
    (d) "Student performances" means theatricals, shows, motion picture shows, or live performances when such theatricals, shows, motion picture shows or live performances are sponsored by a public institution of higher education or a student organization recognized by a public institution of higher education or in which students enrolled in a public institution of higher education constitute more than 50% of the performers. Student performances shall not include performances which take place within the physical boundaries of a public institution of higher education and are sponsored in whole or in part by any individual or business entity which is not a student, a public institution of higher education, a recognized student organization or an employee of said public institution of higher education or where an individual or business entity rents or leases a building owned by a public institution of higher education for the purpose of the staging of such a performance.
    (e) "Student athletic contests" means any athletic contest sanctioned and performed under the auspices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or any athletic contest sanctioned or performed under the auspices of a public institution of higher education as defined herein.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)