Public Act 90-0312
SB524 Enrolled LRB9001867KDpk
AN ACT in relation to natural resources.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Energy Conservation and Coal Development
Act is amended by adding Section 8.1 as follows:
(20 ILCS 1105/8.1 new)
Sec. 8.1. The Illinois Coal Resurgence Program. The
Department shall administer the Illinois Coal Resurgence
Program. The Department shall have the following powers in
accordance with Section 7 of the General Obligation Bond Act:
(1) To assist in the reopening of closed Illinois
(2) To assist in allowing existing Illinois coal
mines to remain operating.
(3) To assist in developing new markets (both
domestic and foreign) for Illinois coal.
(4) To assist in funding the cost of transportation
of Illinois coal to new markets and the development of
(5) To assist in funding the cost of construction
and development of coal conversion parks in Illinois.
(6) To assist in providing incentives to attract
new businesses that use coal or by-products developed
from coal or its conversion to relocate in Illinois.
(7) To assist in hiring consultants, engineers, and
other experts to assist in providing feasibility work in
connection with projects whose funding would otherwise be
authorized under this Act.
Section 10. The General Obligation Bond Act is amended
by changing Section 7 as follows:
(30 ILCS 330/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 657)
Sec. 7. Coal and Energy Development. The amount of
$160,000,000 is authorized to be used by the Department of
Commerce and Community Affairs for coal and energy
development purposes, pursuant to Sections 2, 3 and 3.1 of
the Illinois Coal and Energy Development Bond Act, and for
the purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy
Conservation and Coal Development Act. Of this amount
$115,000,000 is for the specific purposes of acquisition,
development, construction, reconstruction, improvement,
financing, architectural and technical planning and
installation of capital facilities consisting of buildings,
structures, durable equipment, and land for the purpose of
capital development of coal resources within the State and
for the purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy
Conservation and Coal Development Act, $35,000,000 is for the
purposes specified in Section 8.1 of the Energy Conservation
and Coal Development Act and making a grant to the owner of a
generating station located in Illinois and having at least
three coal-fired generating units with accredited summer
capability greater than 500 megawatts each at such generating
station as provided in Section 6 of that Bond Act and
$10,000,000 is for research, development and demonstration of
forms of energy other than that derived from coal, either on
or off State property.
(Source: P.A. 88-472; 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon