Public Act 095-0246
HB1671 Enrolled LRB095 07515 HLH 27660 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Downstate Forest Preserve District Act is
amended by adding Section 6f as follows:
    (70 ILCS 805/6f new)
    Sec. 6f. A forest preserve district that acquires a parcel
of land in excess of 600 acres that includes one or more
vacant, subdivided residential outlots on the boundary of the
600 acres, regardless of whether the outlots are contiguous to
one another, may sell the outlots when the board of
commissioners determines that the sale is advantageous to the
district. The board shall approve the sale by an affirmative
vote of two-thirds of the members of the board then holding
office. A sale may not be approved by the board unless all the
parcels involved in the sale have been appraised by an MIA
appraiser or a State-certified real estate appraiser within one
year before the date the sale is to take effect. Any property
sold under this Section must be sold for fair market value. The
net proceeds of the sale of any parcel of land under this
Section shall be set aside and expended only for capital
improvements that are required to make the 600 acres accessible
and open to the public or the payment of bond indebtedness
associated with the purchase of the 600 acres.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.