Comments: IL SB1697 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with changes. Provides that the requirements established under the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act do not apply to allocations of State revenues paid over by the Comptroller to units of local government and other taxing districts pursuant to the State Revenue Sharing Act from the Local Government Distributive Fund or the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund, or to allotments of State motor fuel tax revenues distributed by the Department of Transportation to units of local government pursuant to the Motor Fuel Tax Law from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund or the Transportation Renewal Fund. Amends the Downstate Public Transportation Act. Provides that commencing with State fiscal year 2022 programs, and for each fiscal year thereafter, all appropriations made under the provisions of the Act shall not constitute a grant program subject to the requirements of the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall approve programs of proposed expenditures and services submitted by participants under specified provisions. Provides that in the event the Department is prevented from processing applications or certifying that a participant meets specified requirements due to extraordinary circumstances beyond its control, the certification deadline for that application shall be stayed until the Department is able to process and certify the same. Provides that notice from the Department, as well as an explanation of the extraordinary circumstances, shall be provided to each participant affected by such delay. Provides for the adoption of rules to govern participants. Provides requirements for participant applications for funding concerning a program of proposed expenditures and services. Provides additional requirements for specified units of local government when applying for the approval of the program of proposed expenditures and services. Specifies further requirements for participants to receive funding. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-2)

Status: (Enrolled) 2021-06-30 - Sent to the Governor [SB1697 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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