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Public Act 096-0960




Public Act 096-0960
HB0156 Enrolled LRB096 04148 AJT 14190 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Fox Waterway Agency Act is amended by
changing Section 7.2 as follows:
    (615 ILCS 90/7.2)  (from Ch. 19, par. 1209)
    Sec. 7.2. The Agency may charge reasonable user fees for
recreational and commercial boating, and has the authority to
issue revenue bonds and to borrow funds from any financial
lending institution, but shall not have the authority to impose
any property tax. The Agency shall devise a schedule of user
fees. The Agency shall conduct public hearings before
establishing or changing user fees or soliciting the issuance
of revenue bonds or the borrowing of funds. The Agency may
issue stickers as evidence of the payment of user fees. The
Agency may impose a civil penalty on persons who knowingly use
the waterway without paying a required user fee in an amount
not exceeding $500 for each violation. Such civil penalty may
be recovered by the Agency in a civil action.
    The Agency may also sell its dredging materials from the
waterway as reclaimed topsoil.
    At least 75% of the gross income from fees collected under
this Section shall be used exclusively for projects designed to
maintain and improve the waterway. Such projects may include,
but are not limited to, dredging, site acquisition for silt
deposit, water safety, and water quality projects. Any funds
which have not been expended by the end of a fiscal year may be
accumulated in a revolving fund.
(Source: P.A. 89-162, eff. 7-19-95.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/2/2010