HWY CD-VACATED HIGHWAYS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the highway
commissioner of a road district has authority to build alleys and bike
paths in unincorporated communities, using any funds belonging to the
road district in which that community is located, upon any township
highway or property under the jurisdiction of the road district.
Provides that a highway commissioner has the same authority regarding
all curbs and sidewalks in those communities (rather than only those
curbs and sidewalks constructed as an integral part of a highway
improvement project). Provides that motor fuel tax funds allocated
for use in road districts may be used for the construction and
maintenance of alleys and bike paths. Provides that a highway
authority may convey a vacated highway or portion of a highway under
its jurisdiction to a township road district which has petitioned for
vacation of the highway and intends to use it as an alley or a
designated bike path. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Transportation)
This bill has no fiscal impact on the Department.
HOME RULE NOTE
(Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)
HB 4218 does not contain language indicating a limitation of
home rule powers and functions. Therefore, in the opinion of
DCCA, HB 4218 does not pre-empt home rule authority.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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