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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 662/) Local Planning Technical Assistance Act.

20 ILCS 662/1

    (20 ILCS 662/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Local Planning Technical Assistance Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)

20 ILCS 662/5

    (20 ILCS 662/5)
    Sec. 5. Purposes. The purposes of this Act are to:
        (1) Provide technical assistance to Illinois local
    
governments that request it for the development of local planning ordinances and regulations.
        (2) Encourage Illinois local governments to engage in
    
planning, regulatory, and development approaches that promote and encourage comprehensive planning.
        (3) Prepare and distribute model ordinances, manuals,
    
and other technical publications that promote and encourage comprehensive planning.
        (4) Research and report upon the results and impact
    
of activities funded by the demonstration grants.
        (5) Support local planning efforts in communities
    
with limited financial means.
        (6) Support planning efforts that include one or more
    
units of local government or planning agencies working together.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)

20 ILCS 662/10

    (20 ILCS 662/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Comprehensive plan" means a regional plan adopted under Section 5-14001 of the Counties Code, an official comprehensive plan adopted under Section 11-12-6 of the Illinois Municipal Code, or a local land resource management plan adopted under Section 4 of the Local Land Resource Management Planning Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    "Land development regulation" means any development or land use ordinance or regulation of a county or municipality including zoning and subdivision ordinances.
    "Local government" or "unit of local government" means any city, village, incorporated town, or county.
    "Subsidiary plan" means any portion of a comprehensive plan that guides development, land use, or infrastructure for a county or municipality or a portion of a county or municipality.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

20 ILCS 662/15

    (20 ILCS 662/15)
    Sec. 15. Technical assistance grants. The Department may make grants to units of local government to develop, update, administer, and implement comprehensive plans, subsidiary plans, land development regulations, development incentives, market feasibility studies, and environmental assessments that promote and encourage the principles of comprehensive planning. Comprehensive planning includes appropriately and proportionally weighing the elements listed in Section 25 of this Act and including them within the comprehensive plan.
    The Department may adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for determining eligibility for the grants, regulating the use of funds under the grants, and requiring periodic reporting of the results and impact of activities funded by the grants. No individual grant under this Act may have duration of more than 24 months.
    The Department, in the determination of grantees, may also seek an even balance of grants within metropolitan regions.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)

20 ILCS 662/20

    (20 ILCS 662/20)
    Sec. 20. Model ordinances and technical publications. The Department may prepare model ordinances, manuals, and other technical publications that are founded upon and promote comprehensive planning. The Department may make all possible use of existing model ordinances, manuals, and other technical publications that promote and encourage comprehensive planning and that were prepared by regional planning agencies and commissions, councils of government, and other organizations.
    The Department may employ or retain private not-for-profit entities, regional planning agencies and commissions, councils of government, and universities to advise, prepare, or conduct the preparation of the model ordinances, manuals, and other technical publications.
    The Department may distribute any model ordinances, manuals, and other technical publications prepared under this Section to all counties and municipalities in this State, regional planning agencies and commissions in this State, the Illinois State Library, all public libraries in this State, and to other organizations and libraries at the Department's discretion.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)

20 ILCS 662/25

    (20 ILCS 662/25)
    Sec. 25. Use of technical assistance grants.
    (a) Technical assistance grants may be used to write or revise a local comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan funded under Section 15 of this Act must address, but is not limited to addressing, each of the following elements:
        (1) Issues and opportunities. The purpose of this
    
element is to state the vision of the community, identify the major trends and forces affecting the local government and its citizens, set goals and standards, and serve as a series of guiding principles and priorities to implement the vision.
        (2) Land use and natural resources. The purpose of
    
this element is to translate the vision statement into physical terms; provide a general pattern for the location, distribution, and characteristics of future land uses over a 20-year period; and serve as the element of the comprehensive plan upon which all other elements are based. The land use element must be in text and map form. It must include supporting studies on population, the local economy, natural resources, and an inventory of existing land uses.
        (3) Transportation. The purpose of this element is
    
to consider all relevant modes of transportation, including mass transit, air, water, rail, automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian modes of transportation; accommodate special needs; establish the framework for the acquisition, preservation, and protection of existing and future rights-of-way; and incorporate transportation performance measures.
        (4) Community facilities (schools, parks, police,
    
fire, and water and sewer). The purpose of this element is to provide community facilities; establish levels of service; ensure that facilities are provided as needed; and coordinate with other units of local government that provide the needed facilities.
        (5) Telecommunications infrastructure. The purpose
    
of this element is to coordinate telecommunications initiatives; assess short-term and long-term needs, especially regarding economic development; determine the existing telecommunications services of telecommunications providers; encourage investment in the most advanced technologies; and establish a framework for providing reasonable access to public rights-of-way.
        (6) Housing. The purpose of this element is to
    
document the present and future needs for housing within the jurisdiction of the local government, including affordable housing and special needs housing; take into account the housing needs of a larger region; identify barriers to the production of housing, including affordable housing; access the condition of the local housing stock; and develop strategies, programs, and other actions to address the needs for a range of housing options.
        (7) Economic development. The purpose of this
    
element is to coordinate local economic development initiatives with those of the State; ensure that adequate economic development opportunities are available; identify the strategic competitive advantages of the community and the surrounding region; identify and enhance local tourism opportunities; assess the community's strengths and weaknesses with respect to attracting and retaining business and industry; and define the municipality's and county's role.
        (8) Natural resources. The purpose of this element
    
is to identify and define the natural resources in the community with respect to water, land, flora, and fauna; identify the land and water areas in relation to these resources; assess the relative importance of these areas to the needs of the resources; and identify mitigation efforts that are needed to protect these resources.
        (9) Public participation. This element must include
    
a process for engaging the community in outreach; the development of a sense of community; a consensus building process; and a public education strategy.
        (10) Comprehensive plans may also include the
    
following: natural hazards; agriculture and forest preservation; human services; community design; historic preservation; and the adoption of subplans, as needed. The decision on whether to include these elements in the comprehensive plan shall be based on the needs of the particular unit of local government.
    (b) The purpose of this Section is to provide guidance on the elements of a comprehensive plan but not to mandate content.
(Source: P.A. 95-330, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 662/30

    (20 ILCS 662/30)
    Sec. 30. Consistency of land use regulations and actions with comprehensive plans.
    (a) If a municipality or county is receiving assistance to write or revise a comprehensive plan, for 5 years after the effective date of the plan, land development regulations, including amendments to a zoning map, and any land use actions should be consistent with the new or revised comprehensive plan. "Land use actions" include preliminary or final approval of a subdivision plat, approval of a planned unit development, approval of a conditional use, granting a variance, or a decision by a unit of local government to construct a capital improvement, acquire land for community facilities, or both.
    (b) Municipalities and counties that have adopted official comprehensive plans in accordance with Division 12 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code or Section 5-14001 of the Counties Code or have adopted housing plans in accordance with the Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act, may be eligible for additional preferences in State economic development programs, State transportation programs, State education programs, State planning programs, State natural resources programs, and State agriculture programs.
(Source: P.A. 95-330, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 662/35

    (20 ILCS 662/35)
    Sec. 35. Educational and training programs. The Department may provide educational and training programs in planning, regulatory, and development practices and techniques that promote and encourage comprehensive planning, including, but not limited to, the use and application of any model ordinances, manuals, and other technical publications prepared by the Department.
    The Department may employ or retain not-for-profit entities, regional planning agencies and commissions, and universities to operate or conduct, or assist in the operation or conduct of, the programs.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)

20 ILCS 662/40

    (20 ILCS 662/40)
    Sec. 40. Annual report.
    (a) The Department may, at least annually but more often at its discretion, report in writing to the Governor and General Assembly on:
        (1) The results and impacts of county and municipal
    
activities funded by the grants authorized by this Act.
        (2) The distribution of the grants.
        (3) Model ordinances, manuals, and other technical
    
publications prepared by the Department.
        (4) Educational and training programs provided by
    
the Department.
    (b) The report may also be provided to all counties and municipalities in this State, regional planning agencies and commissions in this State, the Illinois State Library, all public libraries in this State, and to other organizations and libraries upon request at the Department's discretion.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)

20 ILCS 662/45

    (20 ILCS 662/45)
    Sec. 45. Local Planning Fund. The Department may use moneys, subject to appropriation, in the Local Planning Fund, a special fund created in the State treasury, to implement and administer this Act. If funds are not appropriated, the Department is not required to carry forth the requirements of this Act but may, at its discretion, use funds from other sources.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)

20 ILCS 662/46

    (20 ILCS 662/46)
    Sec. 46. Affordable housing school cost reimbursement.
    (a) As used in this Section, the following terms have the following meanings:
    "Affordable multifamily housing" means the preservation or creation of any homes (condominiums, apartments, townhomes, etc.) serving non-age-restricted households, as part of a plan under this Act, in structures that are not detached single-family units and that are affordable to families whose annual income is less than 80 percent of the areawide median income as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Affordability shall be assured for a period of not less than 30 years.
    "Governor's Housing Plan" means "Building for Success: The Governor's Housing Plan" created as a result of Executive Order #2003-18.
    (b) For each school year, commencing with the 2006-2007 school year, the State shall pay to each school district an affordable multifamily housing school cost reimbursement. This reimbursement must be calculated separately for each school district in an amount equal to $1,123 for each affordable multifamily housing unit located within the district that has at least 2 bedrooms, plus $562 per unit for each bedroom in the unit in addition to the first 2 bedrooms. No school district may receive a reimbursement under this Section for affordable multifamily housing unless the Illinois Housing Development Authority first certifies that the housing advances the preservation or live-near-work goals of the Governor's Housing Plan.
    (c) All reimbursements under this Section are subject to appropriation. If appropriations are insufficient, then reimbursement must be prorated.
(Source: P.A. 95-330, eff. 1-1-08.)

20 ILCS 662/900

    (20 ILCS 662/900)
    Sec. 900. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 662/999

    (20 ILCS 662/999)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 92-768, eff. 8-6-02.)