Bill Text: IL SB2663 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Public Water District Act. Provides that specified areas in Champaign County are annexed into the territory of the Sangamon Valley Public Water District on the effective date of the amendatory Act. Contains legislative findings. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2021-06-16 - Sent to the Governor [SB2663 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-SB2663-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Public Water District Act is amended by
5adding Section 28.2 as follows:
6 (70 ILCS 3705/28.2 new)
7 Sec. 28.2. Sangamon Valley Public Water District
8annexation.
9 (a) The General Assembly finds:
10 (1) Due to a natural gas leak in December 2016,
11 multiple water wells connected to the Mahomet Aquifer, one
12 of the largest sources of water in the State of Illinois,
13 were contaminated with methane, so much so, that numerous
14 homeowners are without potable water.
15 (2) The issue of methane contamination of the State of
16 Illinois' water supply has become a statewide issue and
17 resulted in the Illinois Attorney General having
18 litigation pending over the contamination. On December 21,
19 2018, the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force issued their report
20 specifically addressing this incident and future incidents
21 and stressed the need to provide State government,
22 legislative, and monetary relief so immediate remediation
23 may begin.

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1 (3) The area residents have been without safe water
2 service for 4 years.
3 (4) The cost of expanding infrastructure to the area
4 is estimated around $10,000,000. The Sangamon Valley
5 Public Water District is not a taxing body, but rather
6 operates on fees for provided water service and to
7 initiate construction would require an initial sum of
8 $3,800,000.
9 (5) In June 2020, in recognition of this Illinois
10 water-source crisis, the General Assembly passed, and the
11 Governor signed a Capital Bill appropriating $3,800,000
12 required for initiation of the plan to bring water to this
13 area of the State.
14 (6) In addition to funding, the affected area needs to
15 be annexed into a water district territory for such
16 district to be able to lawfully expend funds to benefit
17 the territory and the current statutory annexation
18 procedure is insufficient to address the crisis and does
19 not provide for nor contemplate an expedited procedure in
20 the event of water contamination.
21 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on the
22effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
23Assembly, the following property is annexed into the territory
24of the Sangamon Valley Public Water District:
25 SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
26 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;

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1 SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
2 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
3 SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
4 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING EAST OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY
5 LINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 47;
6 SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
7 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING EAST OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY
8 LINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 47 AND LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE
9 74;
10 SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
11 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
12 SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
13 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
14 SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
15 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
16 SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
17 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
18 SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
19 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
20 SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
21 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
22 WEST HALF OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
23 THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
24 SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
25 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
26 SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD

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1 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
2 WEST HALF OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
3 THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
4 WEST HALF OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
5 THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
6 SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
7 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
8 SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
9 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
10 WEST HALF OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
11 THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE
12 74;
13 SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
14 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
15 SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
16 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
17 SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
18 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
19 SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
20 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
21 SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
22 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
23 SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
24 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
25 SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
26 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;

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1 SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
2 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
3 SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
4 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
5 SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
6 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
7 SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
8 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
9 SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
10 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
11 SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
12 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
13 SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
14 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
15 SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
16 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
17 SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
18 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
19 SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
20 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
21 SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
22 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
23 NORTH HALF OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST
24 OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
25 NORTH HALF OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST
26 OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;

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1 SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
2 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, EXCEPT THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF
3 LYING WEST OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE
4 47;
5 SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
6 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
7 SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
8 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
9 SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
10 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
11 SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
12 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
13 SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
14 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
15 SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
16 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
17 SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
18 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
19 SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
20 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
21 SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
22 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
23 SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
24 PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
25 ALL IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
26 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon

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1becoming law.
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