DOWNSTATE PUBLIC TRANS ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Downstate Public Transportation Act. Includes in the
definition of "participant" a local mass transit district organized
under the Local Mass Transit Act serving a nonurbanized area and
receiving federal rural public transportation assistance during Fiscal
Year 2002 (rather than on the effective date of the amendatory Act of
1993). Makes an exception to the 10% limit on the increase in funding
per year for a participant that received an initial appropriation in
Fiscal Year 2002. Allows rural mass transit districts that lack local
taxes or appropriations to receive funding equal to 75% of their
eligible operating expenses in Fiscal Year 2003 and thereafter.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 740/2-7
Deletes provisions concerning quarterly reports required to be
filed by rural mass transit districts that lack local taxes or
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Includes in the definition of "participant" a local mass transit
district receiving federal rural public transportation assistance on
or before June 30, 2002 (rather than during Fiscal Year 2002).
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 740/2-7 from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 667
Amends the Downstate Public Transportation Act. Provides that the
quarterly reports of any Metro-East Transit District participant must
be filed no later than 60 days after the end of each quarter (rather
than no later than 30 days after the end of each month) of any fiscal
year. Provides that any Metro-East Transit District may either monthly
or quarterly for any fiscal year file a request for the participant's
eligible share of the amounts transferred into the Metro-East Public
Transportation Fund (rather than providing that the Department of
Transportation shall pay the participant its allocated share after
determining that the operating deficits were incurred in conformity
with the terms of the Act). Provides that any payments from the Fund
that exceed the eligible deficit of the participant (rather than any
discrepancy between the grants paid and the approved program amount)
shall be reconciled by appropriate payment or credit.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0258
Last action date: AUG-07-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 3 SENATE - 0
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