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Full Text of HB4114  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Kaskaskia Regional Port District Act is
5amended by changing Section 7.1 as follows:
6    (70 ILCS 1830/7.1)  (from Ch. 19, par. 507.1)
7    Sec. 7.1. Additional rights and powers. The Port District
8has the following additional rights and powers:
9        (a) To issue permits for the construction of all
10    wharves, piers, dolphins, booms, weirs, breakwaters,
11    bulkheads, jetties, bridges or other structures of any
12    kind, over, under, in, or within 40 feet of any navigable
13    waters within the Port District, for the deposit of rock,
14    earth, sand or other material, or any matter of any kind or
15    description in such waters;
16        (b) To prevent and remove obstructions in navigable
17    waters, including the removal of wrecks or vessels; to
18    recover damages, including attorney fees, for the removal
19    and clean-up of the site or sites and the surrounding or
20    downstream environment; these rights and powers shall
21    include, but are not limited to, emergency powers to seize
22    wrecks or vessels, remediate damages, and provide for the
23    disposition of the wrecks or vessels;



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1        (c) To locate and establish dock lines and shore or
2    harbor lines;
3        (d) To regulate the anchorage, moorage and speed of
4    water borne vessels and to establish and enforce
5    regulations for the operation of bridges;
6        (e) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and
7    maintain terminals, terminal facilities, port facilities,
8    transportation equipment facilities, railroads and
9    marinas, and airport facilities and systems, and to fix
10    and collect just, reasonable, and non-discriminatory
11    charges for use of such facilities, equipment and systems.
12    The charges so collected shall be used to defray the
13    reasonable expenses of the Port District, and to pay the
14    principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by
15    the Port District;
16        (f) To operate, maintain, manage, lease, sub-lease,
17    and to make and enter into contracts for the use,
18    operation or management of, and to provide rules and
19    regulations for, the operation, management or use of, any
20    public port or public port facility;
21        (g) To fix, charge and collect reasonable rentals,
22    tolls, fees and charges for the use of any public port, or
23    any part thereof, or any public port facility;
24        (h) To establish, maintain, expand and improve
25    roadways, railroads, and approaches by land, or water, to
26    any such terminal, terminal facility and port facilities,



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1    and to contract or otherwise provide by condemnation, if
2    necessary, for the removal of any port, terminal, terminal
3    facilities and port facility hazards or the removal or
4    relocation of all private structures, railroads, mains,
5    pipes, conduits, wires, poles, and all other facilities
6    and equipment which may interfere with the location,
7    expansion, development or improvement of ports, terminals,
8    terminal facilities and port facilities or with the safe
9    approach thereto, or exit or takeoff therefrom by
10    vehicles, vessels, barges and other means of
11    transportation, and to pay the cost of removal or
12    relocation;
13        (i) To police its physical property only and all
14    waterways and to exercise police powers in respect thereto
15    or in respect to the enforcement of any rule or regulation
16    provided by the ordinances of the District and to employ
17    and commission police officers and other qualified persons
18    to enforce such rules and regulations. A regulatory
19    ordinance of the District adopted under any provisions of
20    this Section may provide for a suspension or revocation of
21    any rights or privileges within the control of the
22    District for a violation of any such regulatory ordinance.
23        (j) To enter into agreements with the corporate
24    authorities or governing body of any other municipal
25    corporation or any political subdivision of this State to
26    pay the reasonable expense of services furnished by such



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1    municipal corporation or political subdivision for or on
2    account of income producing properties of the District;
3        (k) To enter into contracts dealing in any manner with
4    the objects and purposes of this Act;
5        (l) To acquire, own, lease, mortgage, sell, or
6    otherwise dispose of interests in and to real property and
7    improvements situate thereon and in personal property
8    necessary to fulfill the purposes of the District;
9        (m) To designate the fiscal year for the District;
10        (n) To engage in any activity or operation which is
11    incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to
12    accomplish the District's primary purpose;
13        (o) To acquire, erect, construct, maintain and operate
14    aquariums, museums, planetariums, climatrons and other
15    edifices for the collection and display of objects
16    pertaining to natural history or the arts and sciences and
17    to permit the directors or trustees of any corporation or
18    society organized for the erection, construction,
19    maintenance and operation of an aquarium, museum,
20    planetarium, climatron or other such edifice to perform
21    such erection, construction, maintenance and operation on
22    or within any property now or hereafter owned by or under
23    the control or supervision of the District; and to
24    contract with any such directors or trustees relative to
25    such acquisition, erection, construction, maintenance and
26    operation and to charge or authorize such directors or



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1    trustees to charge an admission fee, the proceeds of which
2    shall be devoted exclusively to such erection,
3    construction, maintenance and operation;
4        (p) To do any act which is enumerated in Section
5    11-74.1-1 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", in the same
6    manner and form as though the District were a
7    "municipality" as referred to in such Section;
8        (q) To acquire, own, erect, construct, lease,
9    reconstruct, improve, maintain and operate one or more, or
10    a combination or combinations of, industrial buildings,
11    office buildings, buildings to be used as a factory, mill
12    shops, processing plants, packaging plants, assembly
13    plants, fabricating plants, and buildings to be used as
14    warehouses and other storage facilities.
15        (r) To acquire, own, construct, lease or contract for
16    any period not exceeding 99 years, operate, develop, and
17    maintain Port District water and sewage systems and other
18    utility systems and services, including, but not limited
19    to, pipes, mains, lines, sewers, pumping stations,
20    settling tanks, treatment plants, water purification
21    equipment, wells, storage facilities, lines, and all other
22    equipment, material, and facilities necessary to those
23    systems, for the use, upon payment of reasonable fee set
24    by the District, of any tenant, occupant, or user of the
25    District facilities or any person engaged in commerce in
26    the District; provided that the District shall not



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1    acquire, own, construct, lease, operate, develop, and
2    maintain the systems and services if those systems and
3    services can be provided by an investor-owned public
4    utility offering electric or gas services. The public
5    utility shall provide the District with a written
6    response, within 30 days after receiving a written request
7    from the District for those systems or services, stating
8    whether it will or will not be able to provide the
9    requested systems or services in accordance with the
10    Public Utilities Act.
11(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)