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Full Text of HB4745  94th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2005 and 2006


Introduced 01/13/06, by Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg


60 ILCS 1/225-5
605 ILCS 5/6-131

    Amends the Township Code. Provides that any township committee on the disabled may, subject to the approval of the township board, enter into service agreements to provide needed or required transportation services. Also amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a road district may use money in its district road fund to pay for the costs of transportation programs and mass transit programs for senior citizens and disabled persons (now, senior citizens only). Effective immediately.

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1     AN ACT concerning transportation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Township Code is amended by changing Section
5 225-5 as follows:
6     (60 ILCS 1/225-5)
7     Sec. 225-5. Township committee on the disabled.
8     (a) The township board may appoint a township committee on
9 the disabled, comprised of not more than 10 members, one of
10 whom shall be a township trustee appointed by the chairman of
11 the township board. A majority of the committee shall be
12 disabled. The initial members shall serve their terms as
13 follows: 3 members for 1 year, 3 members for 2 years, and 3
14 members for 3 years. Succeeding members shall serve 3-year
15 terms. The initial and succeeding trustee members shall serve
16 3-year terms or until termination of their service as township
17 trustees, whichever occurs first.
18     (b) Members of the committee shall select one of their
19 number to serve as chairman and may select other officers
20 deemed necessary.
21     (c) Members of the committee shall serve without
22 compensation but shall be allowed necessary expenses incurred
23 in the performance of their duties under this Section.
24     (d) The committee shall cooperate with any appropriate
25 public or private entity to develop and administer programs
26 designed to enhance the self-sufficiency and quality of life of
27 disabled citizens residing within the jurisdiction of the
28 township.
29     (e) The committee may receive any available monies from
30 private sources. The township board may provide funding from
31 the township general fund. The township board may establish and
32 administer a separate fund for the committee on the disabled



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1 and shall authorize all committee expenditures from that fund.
2     (f) The committee may enter into service agreements or
3 contracts for the purpose of providing needed or required
4 services or make grants to another governmental entity,
5 not-for-profit corporation, or community service agency to
6 fund programs for the disabled, and to provide needed or
7 required transportation services, subject to the approval of
8 the township board.
9     (g) The committee shall report monthly to the township
10 board on its activities and operation.
11     (h) For purposes of this Section, "disabled" means any
12 person with a physical or developmental disability.
13 (Source: P.A. 83-1362; 88-62.)
14     Section 10. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by
15 changing Section 6-131 as follows:
16     (605 ILCS 5/6-131)
17     Sec. 6-131. Senior citizen transportation and mass transit
18 programs; district road fund. A road district may use money in
19 its district road fund to pay for all or part of the direct
20 costs of senior citizen and disabled persons transportation
21 programs or senior citizen and disabled persons mass transit
22 programs, or both.
23 (Source: P.A. 90-183, eff. 1-1-98.)
24     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25 becoming law.