Bill Text: IL HB2725 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that money received by the State from the federal government under the Recreational Trails Program shall not be considered for use as aid in construction of highways, and shall not be placed in the "Road Fund" in the State Treasury.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-21 - Sent to the Governor [HB2725 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2725-Enrolled.html

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1 AN ACT concerning transportation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Recreational Trails of Illinois Act is
5amended by adding Section 50 as follows:
6 (20 ILCS 862/50 new)
7 Sec. 50. Federal obligation limitation. The Department may
8enter into agreements as necessary with the Federal Highway
9Administration, or any successor agency, for the purpose of
10authorizing federal obligation limitations for projects under
11the federal Recreational Trails Program; provided however, the
12Department and the Illinois Department of Transportation shall
13enter into an inter-agency agreement to closely coordinate the
14obligation of projects authorized by the Illinois Division
15Office of the Federal Highway Administration to maximize
16federal funding opportunities.
17 Section 10. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by
18changing Section 3-105 as follows:
19 (605 ILCS 5/3-105) (from Ch. 121, par. 3-105)
20 Sec. 3-105. Except as otherwise provided in the Treasurer
21as Custodian of Funds Act, all money received by the State of

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1Illinois from the federal government for aid in construction of
2highways shall be placed in the "Road Fund" in the State
3Treasury. For the purposes of this Section, money received by
4the State of Illinois from the federal government under the
5Recreational Trails Program for grants or contracts obligated
6on or after October 1, 2017 shall not be considered for use as
7aid in construction of highways, and shall be placed in the
8"Park and Conservation Fund" in the State treasury.
9 Whenever any county having a population of 500,000 or more
10inhabitants has incurred indebtedness and issued Expressway
11bonds as authorized by Division 5-34 of the Counties Code and
12has used the proceeds of such bonds for the construction of
13Expressways in accordance with the provisions of Section 15d of
14"An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges",
15approved June 27, 1913, as amended (repealed) or of Section
165-403 of this Code in order to accelerate the improvement of
17the National System of Interstate Highways, the federal aid
18primary highway network or the federal aid highway network in
19urban areas, the State shall appropriate and allot, from the
20allotments of federal funds made available by Acts of Congress
21under the Federal Aid Road Act and as appropriated and made
22available to the State of Illinois, to such county or counties
23a sum sufficient to retire the bonded indebtedness due annually
24arising from the issuance of those Expressway bonds issued for
25the purpose of constructing Expressways in the county or
26counties. Such funds shall be deposited in the Treasury of such

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1county or counties for the purpose of applying such funds to
2the payment of the Expressway bonds, principal and interest due
3annually, issued pursuant to Division 5-34 of the Counties
5(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)