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Public Act 102-0725


 

Public Act 0725 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0725
 
HB4114 EnrolledLRB102 18997 AWJ 27725 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Kaskaskia Regional Port District Act is
amended by changing Section 7.1 as follows:
 
    (70 ILCS 1830/7.1)  (from Ch. 19, par. 507.1)
    Sec. 7.1. Additional rights and powers. The Port District
has the following additional rights and powers:
        (a) To issue permits for the construction of all
    wharves, piers, dolphins, booms, weirs, breakwaters,
    bulkheads, jetties, bridges or other structures of any
    kind, over, under, in, or within 40 feet of any navigable
    waters within the Port District, for the deposit of rock,
    earth, sand or other material, or any matter of any kind or
    description in such waters;
        (b) To prevent and remove obstructions in navigable
    waters, including the removal of wrecks or vessels; to
    recover damages, including attorney fees, for the removal
    and clean-up of the site or sites and the surrounding or
    downstream environment; these rights and powers shall
    include, but are not limited to, emergency powers to seize
    wrecks or vessels, remediate damages, and provide for the
    disposition of the wrecks or vessels;
        (c) To locate and establish dock lines and shore or
    harbor lines;
        (d) To regulate the anchorage, moorage and speed of
    water borne vessels and to establish and enforce
    regulations for the operation of bridges;
        (e) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and
    maintain terminals, terminal facilities, port facilities,
    transportation equipment facilities, railroads and
    marinas, and airport facilities and systems, and to fix
    and collect just, reasonable, and non-discriminatory
    charges for use of such facilities, equipment and systems.
    The charges so collected shall be used to defray the
    reasonable expenses of the Port District, and to pay the
    principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by
    the Port District;
        (f) To operate, maintain, manage, lease, sub-lease,
    and to make and enter into contracts for the use,
    operation or management of, and to provide rules and
    regulations for, the operation, management or use of, any
    public port or public port facility;
        (g) To fix, charge and collect reasonable rentals,
    tolls, fees and charges for the use of any public port, or
    any part thereof, or any public port facility;
        (h) To establish, maintain, expand and improve
    roadways, railroads, and approaches by land, or water, to
    any such terminal, terminal facility and port facilities,
    and to contract or otherwise provide by condemnation, if
    necessary, for the removal of any port, terminal, terminal
    facilities and port facility hazards or the removal or
    relocation of all private structures, railroads, mains,
    pipes, conduits, wires, poles, and all other facilities
    and equipment which may interfere with the location,
    expansion, development or improvement of ports, terminals,
    terminal facilities and port facilities or with the safe
    approach thereto, or exit or takeoff therefrom by
    vehicles, vessels, barges and other means of
    transportation, and to pay the cost of removal or
    relocation;
        (i) To police its physical property only and all
    waterways and to exercise police powers in respect thereto
    or in respect to the enforcement of any rule or regulation
    provided by the ordinances of the District and to employ
    and commission police officers and other qualified persons
    to enforce such rules and regulations. A regulatory
    ordinance of the District adopted under any provisions of
    this Section may provide for a suspension or revocation of
    any rights or privileges within the control of the
    District for a violation of any such regulatory ordinance.
        (j) To enter into agreements with the corporate
    authorities or governing body of any other municipal
    corporation or any political subdivision of this State to
    pay the reasonable expense of services furnished by such
    municipal corporation or political subdivision for or on
    account of income producing properties of the District;
        (k) To enter into contracts dealing in any manner with
    the objects and purposes of this Act;
        (l) To acquire, own, lease, mortgage, sell, or
    otherwise dispose of interests in and to real property and
    improvements situate thereon and in personal property
    necessary to fulfill the purposes of the District;
        (m) To designate the fiscal year for the District;
        (n) To engage in any activity or operation which is
    incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to
    accomplish the District's primary purpose;
        (o) To acquire, erect, construct, maintain and operate
    aquariums, museums, planetariums, climatrons and other
    edifices for the collection and display of objects
    pertaining to natural history or the arts and sciences and
    to permit the directors or trustees of any corporation or
    society organized for the erection, construction,
    maintenance and operation of an aquarium, museum,
    planetarium, climatron or other such edifice to perform
    such erection, construction, maintenance and operation on
    or within any property now or hereafter owned by or under
    the control or supervision of the District; and to
    contract with any such directors or trustees relative to
    such acquisition, erection, construction, maintenance and
    operation and to charge or authorize such directors or
    trustees to charge an admission fee, the proceeds of which
    shall be devoted exclusively to such erection,
    construction, maintenance and operation;
        (p) To do any act which is enumerated in Section
    11-74.1-1 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", in the same
    manner and form as though the District were a
    "municipality" as referred to in such Section;
        (q) To acquire, own, erect, construct, lease,
    reconstruct, improve, maintain and operate one or more, or
    a combination or combinations of, industrial buildings,
    office buildings, buildings to be used as a factory, mill
    shops, processing plants, packaging plants, assembly
    plants, fabricating plants, and buildings to be used as
    warehouses and other storage facilities.
        (r) To acquire, own, construct, lease or contract for
    any period not exceeding 99 years, operate, develop, and
    maintain Port District water and sewage systems and other
    utility systems and services, including, but not limited
    to, pipes, mains, lines, sewers, pumping stations,
    settling tanks, treatment plants, water purification
    equipment, wells, storage facilities, lines, and all other
    equipment, material, and facilities necessary to those
    systems, for the use, upon payment of reasonable fee set
    by the District, of any tenant, occupant, or user of the
    District facilities or any person engaged in commerce in
    the District; provided that the District shall not
    acquire, own, construct, lease, operate, develop, and
    maintain the systems and services if those systems and
    services can be provided by an investor-owned public
    utility offering electric or gas services. The public
    utility shall provide the District with a written
    response, within 30 days after receiving a written request
    from the District for those systems or services, stating
    whether it will or will not be able to provide the
    requested systems or services in accordance with the
    Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2023