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Public Act 098-0520





Public Act 098-0520
SB1341 EnrolledLRB098 03974 MRW 33993 b

    AN ACT concerning conservation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development
Act is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
    (525 ILCS 35/3)  (from Ch. 85, par. 2103)
    Sec. 3. From appropriations made from the Capital
Development Fund, Build Illinois Bond Fund or other available
or designated funds for such purposes, the Department shall
make grants to local governments as financial assistance, on a
reimbursement basis, for the capital development and
improvement of park, recreation or conservation areas, marinas
and shorelines, including planning and engineering costs, and
for the acquisition of open space lands, including acquisition
of easements and other property interests less than fee simple
ownership if the Department determines that such property
interests are sufficient to carry out the purposes of this Act,
subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in this
    No more than 10% of the amount so appropriated for any
fiscal year may be committed or expended on any one project
described in an application under this Act.
    Any grant under this Act to a local government shall be
conditioned upon the state providing assistance on a 50/50
matching basis for the acquisition of open space lands and for
capital development and improvement proposals. However, a
local government defined as "distressed" under criteria
adopted by the Department through administrative rule shall be
eligible for assistance up to 90% for the acquisition of open
space lands and for capital development and improvement
proposals, provided that no more than 10% of the amount
appropriated under this Act in any fiscal year is made
available as grants to distressed local governments.
(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/23/2013