Public Act 90-0329 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0329

HB0367 Enrolled                                LRB9002529MWpc

    AN ACT to amend the Agricultural  Fair  Act  by  changing
Section 13.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The  Agricultural  Fair  Act  is  amended  by
changing Section 13 as follows:

    (30 ILCS 120/13) (from Ch. 85, par. 663)
    Sec.  13.   State  reimbursement.   No  county fair shall
qualify for disbursements made  by  the  Department  from  an
appropriation  made  under  the  provisions  of  this Section
unless it shall have notified the Department  in  writing  of
its  intent  to participate prior to obligating any funds for
which reimbursement will  be  requested.   Each  county  fair
shall  be  reimbursed annually not to exceed $20,000 for that
part of the amount expended by the fair during the  year  for
liability   and  casualty  insurance,  as  provided  in  this
Section, and the rehabilitation  of  its  grounds,  including
major  construction projects and minor maintenance and repair
projects; as follows:
    100% of the first $5,000 or any part thereof;
    75% of the next $20,000 or any part thereof;.
    50% of the next $20,000 or any part thereof.
    The lesser  of  either  $10,000  or  50%  of  the  amount
received  by  a  county  fair pursuant to this Section may be
expended for liability and casualty insurance.
    If a county fair expends $25,000 or more than  is  needed
in   any   year  for  approved  projects  to  maximize  State
reimbursement  under  this  Section  and  provides   itemized
receipts  and  other  evidence of expenditures for that year,
any excess may be carried over to the  succeeding  year.  The
amount   carried   over   shall   constitute   a   claim  for
reimbursement for a subsequent period not to exceed  7  years
as long as funds are available.
    Before  June 15 of each year, the president and secretary
of each county fair which has participated  in  this  program
shall  file  with  the  Department  a  sworn statement of the
amount expended during the period July 1 to June  15  of  the
State's  fiscal year, accompanied by itemized receipted bills
and  other  evidence  of  expenditures.  If  the   Department
approves  the  claim, the State Comptroller is authorized and
directed to draw a  warrant  payable  from  the  Agricultural
Premium Fund for not more than $20,000 on the State Treasurer
for the amount of the rehabilitation claims.
    If after all claims are paid, there remains any amount of
the  appropriation  for  rehabilitation, the remaining amount
shall be distributed as a grant to  the  participating  fairs
qualifying   for  the  maximum  reimbursement  and  shall  be
distributed  to  the  eligible  fairs  on  an  equal   basis.
Expenditures  exceeding  $25,000  for  rehabilitation will be
reimbursed at  the  rate  of  75%  of  the  amount  of  money
expended,  not  to exceed each eligible fair's pro rata share
granted in this paragraph. A sworn statement  of  the  amount
expended  accompanied  by  the  itemized  receipted  bills as
evidence of expenditure must be filed with the Department  by
June 15 of each year.
(Source: P.A. 88-329; 89-96, eff. 7-7-95.)

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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