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Public Act 102-0041


 

Public Act 0041 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 102-0041
 
SB2663 EnrolledLRB102 15554 RJF 20917 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Public Water District Act is amended by
adding Section 28.2 as follows:
 
    (70 ILCS 3705/28.2 new)
    Sec. 28.2. Sangamon Valley Public Water District
annexation.
    (a) The General Assembly finds:
        (1) Due to a natural gas leak in December 2016,
    multiple water wells connected to the Mahomet Aquifer, one
    of the largest sources of water in the State of Illinois,
    were contaminated with methane, so much so, that numerous
    homeowners are without potable water.
        (2) The issue of methane contamination of the State of
    Illinois' water supply has become a statewide issue and
    resulted in the Illinois Attorney General having
    litigation pending over the contamination. On December 21,
    2018, the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force issued their report
    specifically addressing this incident and future incidents
    and stressed the need to provide State government,
    legislative, and monetary relief so immediate remediation
    may begin.
        (3) The area residents have been without safe water
    service for 4 years.
        (4) The cost of expanding infrastructure to the area
    is estimated around $10,000,000. The Sangamon Valley
    Public Water District is not a taxing body, but rather
    operates on fees for provided water service and to
    initiate construction would require an initial sum of
    $3,800,000.
        (5) In June 2020, in recognition of this Illinois
    water-source crisis, the General Assembly passed, and the
    Governor signed a Capital Bill appropriating $3,800,000
    required for initiation of the plan to bring water to this
    area of the State.
        (6) In addition to funding, the affected area needs to
    be annexed into a water district territory for such
    district to be able to lawfully expend funds to benefit
    the territory and the current statutory annexation
    procedure is insufficient to address the crisis and does
    not provide for nor contemplate an expedited procedure in
    the event of water contamination.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
Assembly, the following property is annexed into the territory
of the Sangamon Valley Public Water District:
    SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING EAST OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY
    LINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 47;
    SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING EAST OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY
    LINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 47 AND LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE
    74;
    SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
    SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
    SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
    SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
    WEST HALF OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
    THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    WEST HALF OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
    THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    WEST HALF OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
    THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 74;
    WEST HALF OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF
    THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTH OF INTERSTATE
    74;
    SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    NORTH HALF OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST
    OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    NORTH HALF OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST
    OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, EXCEPT THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF
    LYING WEST OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE
    47;
    SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 21 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD
    PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN;
    ALL IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/25/2021