Bill Text: IL SB1680 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, in the case of funds received by a county from the Department of Transportation to be apportioned to road districts for the construction of bridges, a road district shall, in order to be eligible for the expenditure of the apportioned funds, levy taxes for road and bridge purposes under a provision in the Motor Fuel Tax Law (rather than levy taxes under certain provisions of the Illinois Highway Code). Removes a provision allowing a road district that is otherwise ineligible to receive apportioned funds due to a property tax limitation to become eligible if certain conditions are met. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [SB1680 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1680-Engrossed.html



SB1680 EngrossedLRB100 04281 AXK 14287 b
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 Illinois Highway Code is amended by changing
5Sections 6-901 and 6-906 as follows:
6 (605 ILCS 5/6-901) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-901)
7 Sec. 6-901. Annually, the General Assembly shall
8appropriate to the Department of Transportation from the road
9fund, the general revenue fund, any other State funds or a
10combination of those funds, $15,000,000 for apportionment to
11counties for the use of road districts for the construction of
12bridges 20 feet or more in length, as provided in Sections
136-902 through 6-905.
14 The Department of Transportation shall apportion among the
15several counties of this State for the use of road districts
16the amounts appropriated under this Section. The amount
17apportioned to a county shall be in the proportion which the
18total mileage of township or district roads in the county bears
19to the total mileage of all township and district roads in the
20State. To be eligible for the expenditure of the apportioned
21funds, a road district shall levy taxes for road and bridge
22purposes under Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Each county
23shall allocate to the several road districts in the county the

SB1680 Engrossed- 2 -LRB100 04281 AXK 14287 b
1funds so apportioned to the county. The allocation to road
2districts shall be made in the same manner and be subject to
3the same conditions and qualifications as are provided by
4Section 8 of the "Motor Fuel Tax Law", approved March 25, 1929,
5as amended, with respect to the allocation to road districts of
6the amount allotted from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for
7apportionment to counties for the use of road districts, but no
8allocation shall be made to any road district that has not
9levied taxes for road and bridge purposes and for bridge
10construction purposes at the maximum rates permitted by
11Sections 6-501, 6-508 and 6-512 of this Act, without
12referendum. "Road district" and "township or district road"
13have the meanings ascribed to those terms in this Act.
14 Road districts in counties in which a property tax
15extension limitation is imposed under the Property Tax
16Extension Limitation Law that are made ineligible for receipt
17of this appropriation due to the imposition of a property tax
18extension limitation may become eligible if, at the time the
19property tax extension limitation was imposed, the road
20district was levying at the required rate and continues to levy
21the maximum allowable amount after the imposition of the
22property tax extension limitation. The road district also
23becomes eligible if it levies at or above the rate required for
24eligibility by Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law.
25 The amounts apportioned under this Section for allocation
26to road districts may be used only for bridge construction as

SB1680 Engrossed- 3 -LRB100 04281 AXK 14287 b
1provided in this Division. So much of those amounts as are not
2obligated under Sections 6-902 through 6-904 and for which
3local funds have not been committed under Section 6-905 within
448 months of the date when such apportionment is made lapses
5and shall not be paid to the county treasurer for distribution
6to road districts.
7(Source: P.A. 96-366, eff. 1-1-10.)
8 (605 ILCS 5/6-906) (from Ch. 121, par. 6-906)
9 Sec. 6-906. So much of the amount apportioned to a county
10under Section 6-901 that is obligated under Sections 6-902
11through 6-904 and for which local funds have been committed
12under Section 6-905, within 4 years from the date the
13apportionment is made, shall, upon certification by the
14Department, be paid to the county treasurer, who shall apply
15those funds to the payment of such obligations. Any funds
16allocated to a county under Section 6-901 that are not
17obligated within 48 months under Sections 6-902 through 6-904
18shall revert to the Road Fund.
19 The funds reverted to the Road Fund under this Section
20shall be considered lapse pool funds to provide additional
21monetary assistance to township road districts that have
22insufficient funding for the construction of bridges that are
2320 feet or more in length under Section 6-901 of this Code. The
24township road district shall be subject to the local
25contribution requirements under Section 6-905 of this Code. The

SB1680 Engrossed- 4 -LRB100 04281 AXK 14287 b
1Department shall adopt rules to implement this Section.
2(Source: P.A. 98-244, eff. 8-9-13.)
3 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.
feedback