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Public Act 096-0366




Public Act 096-0366
HB0641 Enrolled LRB096 03542 AJT 13567 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by changing
Section 6-901 as follows:
    (605 ILCS 5/6-901)  (from Ch. 121, par. 6-901)
    Sec. 6-901. Annually, the General Assembly shall
appropriate to the Department of Transportation from the road
fund, the general revenue fund, any other State funds or a
combination of those funds, $15,000,000 for apportionment to
counties for the use of road districts for the construction of
bridges 20 feet or more in length, as provided in Sections
6-902 through 6-905.
    The Department of Transportation shall apportion among the
several counties of this State for the use of road districts
the amounts appropriated under this Section. The amount
apportioned to a county shall be in the proportion which the
total mileage of township or district roads in the county bears
to the total mileage of all township and district roads in the
State. Each county shall allocate to the several road districts
in the county the funds so apportioned to the county. The
allocation to road districts shall be made in the same manner
and be subject to the same conditions and qualifications as are
provided by Section 8 of the "Motor Fuel Tax Law", approved
March 25, 1929, as amended, with respect to the allocation to
road districts of the amount allotted from the Motor Fuel Tax
Fund for apportionment to counties for the use of road
districts, but no allocation shall be made to any road district
that has not levied taxes for road and bridge purposes and for
bridge construction purposes at the maximum rates permitted by
Sections 6-501, 6-508 and 6-512 of this Act, without
referendum. "Road district" and "township or district road"
have the meanings ascribed to those terms in this Act.
    Road districts in counties in which a property tax
extension limitation is imposed under the Property Tax
Extension Limitation Law that are made ineligible for receipt
of this appropriation due to the imposition of a property tax
extension limitation may become eligible if, at the time the
property tax extension limitation was imposed, the road
district was levying at the required rate and continues to levy
the maximum allowable amount after the imposition of the
property tax extension limitation. The road district also
becomes eligible if it levies at or above the rate required for
eligibility by Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law.
    The amounts apportioned under this Section for allocation
to road districts may be used only for bridge construction as
provided in this Division. So much of those amounts as are not
obligated under Sections 6-902 through 6-904 and for which
local funds have not been committed under Section 6-905 within
48 24 months of the date when such apportionment is made lapses
and shall not be paid to the county treasurer for distribution
to road districts.
(Source: P.A. 90-110, eff. 7-14-97.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010