Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.

Filed: 3/28/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2170 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Section 5-1005 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/5-1005)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1005)
7    Sec. 5-1005. Powers. Each county shall have power:
8        1. To purchase and and hold the real and personal
9    estate necessary for the uses of the county, and to
10    purchase and hold, for the benefit of the county, real
11    estate sold by virtue of judicial proceedings in which the
12    county is plaintiff.
13        2. To sell and convey or lease any real or personal
14    estate owned by the county.
15        3. To make all contracts and do all other acts in
16    relation to the property and concerns of the county



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1    necessary to the exercise of its corporate powers.
2        4. To take all necessary measures and institute
3    proceedings to enforce all laws for the prevention of
4    cruelty to animals.
5        5. To purchase and hold or lease real estate upon which
6    may be erected and maintained buildings to be utilized for
7    purposes of agricultural experiments and to purchase, hold
8    and use personal property for the care and maintenance of
9    such real estate in connection with such experimental
10    purposes.
11        6. To cause to be erected, or otherwise provided,
12    suitable buildings for, and maintain a county hospital and
13    necessary branch hospitals and/or a county sheltered care
14    home or county nursing home for the care of such sick,
15    chronically ill or infirm persons as may by law be proper
16    charges upon the county, or upon other governmental units,
17    and to provide for the management of the same. The county
18    board may establish rates to be paid by persons seeking
19    care and treatment in such hospital or home in accordance
20    with their financial ability to meet such charges, either
21    personally or through a hospital plan or hospital
22    insurance, and the rates to be paid by governmental units,
23    including the State, for the care of sick, chronically ill
24    or infirm persons admitted therein upon the request of such
25    governmental units. Any hospital maintained by a county
26    under this Section is authorized to provide any service and



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1    enter into any contract or other arrangement not prohibited
2    for a hospital that is licensed under the Hospital
3    Licensing Act, incorporated under the General
4    Not-For-Profit Corporation Act, and exempt from taxation
5    under paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of the
6    Internal Revenue Code.
7        7. To contribute such sums of money toward erecting,
8    building, maintaining, and supporting any non-sectarian
9    public hospital located within its limits as the county
10    board of the county shall deem proper.
11        8. To purchase and hold real estate for the
12    preservation of forests, prairies and other natural areas
13    and to maintain and regulate the use thereof.
14        9. To purchase and hold real estate for the purpose of
15    preserving historical spots in the county, to restore,
16    maintain and regulate the use thereof and to donate any
17    historical spot to the State.
18        10. To appropriate funds from the county treasury to be
19    used in any manner to be determined by the board for the
20    suppression, eradication and control of tuberculosis among
21    domestic cattle in such county.
22        11. To take all necessary measures to prevent forest
23    fires and encourage the maintenance and planting of trees
24    and the preservation of forests.
25        12. To authorize the closing on Saturday mornings of
26    all offices of all county officers at the county seat of



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1    each county, and to otherwise regulate and fix the days and
2    the hours of opening and closing of such offices, except
3    when the days and the hours of opening and closing of the
4    office of any county officer are otherwise fixed by law;
5    but the power herein conferred shall not apply to the
6    office of State's Attorney and the offices of judges and
7    clerks of courts and, in counties of 500,000 or more
8    population, the offices of county clerk.
9        13. To provide for the conservation, preservation and
10    propagation of insectivorous birds through the expenditure
11    of funds provided for such purpose.
12        14. To appropriate funds from the county treasury and
13    expend the same for care and treatment of tuberculosis
14    residents.
15        15. In counties having less than 1,000,000
16    inhabitants, to take all necessary or proper steps for the
17    extermination of mosquitoes, flies or other insects within
18    the county.
19        16. To install an adequate system of accounts and
20    financial records in the offices and divisions of the
21    county, suitable to the needs of the office and in
22    accordance with generally accepted principles of
23    accounting for governmental bodies, which system may
24    include such reports as the county board may determine.
25        17. To purchase and hold real estate for the
26    construction and maintenance of motor vehicle parking



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1    facilities for persons using county buildings, but the
2    purchase and use of such real estate shall not be for
3    revenue producing purposes.
4        18. To acquire and hold title to real property located
5    within the county, or partly within and partly outside the
6    county by dedication, purchase, gift, legacy or lease, for
7    park and recreational purposes and to charge reasonable
8    fees for the use of or admission to any such park or
9    recreational area and to provide police protection for such
10    park or recreational area. Personnel employed to provide
11    such police protection shall be conservators of the peace
12    within such park or recreational area and shall have power
13    to make arrests on view of the offense or upon warrants for
14    violation of any of the ordinances governing such park or
15    recreational area or for any breach of the peace in the
16    same manner as the police in municipalities organized and
17    existing under the general laws of the State. All such real
18    property outside the county shall be contiguous to the
19    county and within the boundaries of the State of Illinois.
20        19. To appropriate funds from the county treasury to be
21    used to provide supportive social services designed to
22    prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of elderly
23    residents, or, for operation of, and equipment for, senior
24    citizen centers providing social services to elderly
25    residents.
26        20. To appropriate funds from the county treasury and



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1    loan such funds to a county water commission created under
2    the "Water Commission Act", approved June 30, 1984, as now
3    or hereafter amended, in such amounts and upon such terms
4    as the county may determine or the county and the
5    commission may agree. The county shall not under any
6    circumstances be obligated to make such loans. The county
7    shall not be required to charge interest on any such loans.
8        21. To appropriate and expend funds from the county
9    treasury for economic development purposes, including the
10    making of grants to any other governmental entity or
11    commercial enterprise deemed necessary or desirable for
12    the promotion of economic development in the county.
13        22. To lease space on a telecommunications tower to a
14    public or private entity.
15        23. In counties having a population of 100,000 or less
16    and a public building commission organized by the county
17    seat of the county, to cause to be erected or otherwise
18    provided, and to maintain or cause to be maintained,
19    suitable facilities to house students pursuing a
20    post-secondary education at an academic institution
21    located within the county. The county may provide for the
22    management of the facilities.
23    All contracts for the purchase of coal under this Section
24shall be subject to the provisions of "An Act concerning the
25use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions",
26filed July 13, 1937, as amended.



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1(Source: P.A. 95-197, eff. 8-16-07; 95-813, eff. 1-1-09;
296-622, eff. 8-24-09.)".