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Full Text of SB0381  103rd General Assembly


Sen. Rachel Ventura

Filed: 3/28/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 381 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 3. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
5Section 5.990 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 105/5.990 new)
7    Sec. 5.990. The Sustainable Ownership and Surplus Property
8Environmental Cleanup Fund.
9    Section 5. The State Property Control Act is amended by
10adding Section 7.9 as follows:
11    (30 ILCS 605/7.9 new)
12    Sec. 7.9. Long-vacant surplus real property.
13    (a) The Administrator shall assess surplus real property,
14as defined under Section 7.1, and determine whether such



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1property is unsellable in its current assessed condition. The
2Administrator shall consider the following factors in making
3an assessment under this Section:
4        (1) the length of time the property has been
5    designated as surplus real property, with properties held
6    as such for more than 5 years being considered unsellable
7    for purposes of this Section, absent extenuating
8    circumstances;
9        (2) the annual State maintenance and security costs in
10    relation to the property's estimated fair market value;
11    and
12        (3) any excessive liabilities or other prominent
13    concerns.
14    (b) The Administrator shall prepare a report based upon
15the assessment that includes all surplus real properties that
16the Administrator assessed as unsellable. The report shall
17further include:
18        (1) the number of years each property has been vacant;
19        (2) the assessed fair market value of each property,
20    as determined by an appraisal;
21        (3) the annual maintenance costs the State incurs for
22    each property;
23        (4) the estimated demolition and remediation costs of
24    each property;
25        (5) a statement describing any attempts made by the
26    Administrator to sell each property, including the issues



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1    faced in attempting to sell each property; and
2        (6) a recommendation of the type of action the State
3    should take to address the issues on each property,
4    including an estimated cost of such work and a timeline to
5    complete such work.
6    (c) By February 1, 2024, and by February of every
7even-numbered year thereafter, the Administrator shall submit
8the report prepared under this Section to the Governor and the
9General Assembly. Subject to approval by a joint resolution of
10the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Administrator
11is authorized to pursue the recommended course of action for
12each property specified in the report. The Administrator may
13use, subject to appropriation, funds held in the Sustainable
14Ownership and Surplus Property Environmental Cleanup Fund for
15demolition and environmental remediation costs at the proposed
16surplus properties and for any other action related to the
17disposal of properties specified in the report.
18    (d) The Sustainable Ownership and Surplus Property
19Environmental Cleanup Fund is created as a special fund in the
20State treasury. Subject to appropriation, moneys in the Fund
21shall be used by the Administrator for demolishing structures,
22conducting environmental remediation work, and other related
23actions at surplus real properties as authorized under this
25    As used in this subsection (d), "structure" means any
26building, improvement, pipe system, or other engineered system



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1or edifice built or constructed on the surplus real property.
2    (e) The Administrator may adopt rules necessary to
3implement and perform the requirements of this Section.
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.".