Bill Status of SB2988 94th General Assembly
Short Description: IDOT GRANTS TRAFFIC RELIEF
Sen. Dave Syverson - William E. Peterson - Dan Cronin - Peter J. Roskam - Christine Radogno and Pamela J. Althoff
| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|20 ILCS 2705/2705-212 new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides for the transfer of $170,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Road Fund in each of Fiscal Years 2007, 2008, and 2009. Directs the Department of Transportation to use this money to make grants to certain counties for the mitigation and relief of traffic congestion and for road or other transportation projects relating to business development. Bases eligibility for grants on county population growth and, for one class of grants, on county unemployment rates. Apportions 40% of available grant funds on the basis of county population; apportions 40% of available grant funds on the basis of population growth; and apportions 20% of available grant funds equally among eligible counties with high unemployment. Directs the Department to distribute the grants to the eligible counties as quickly as may be practical. Provides that an eligible county must establish its eligibility to the satisfaction of the Department, but need not specify the grant projects or other proposed uses of the grant at the time of application for the grant or before receiving the grant money. Amends the State Finance Act to exempt the grant funds from any limitations on the use of moneys from the Road Fund. Effective July 1, 2006.