2013 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 110 - HIGHER EDUCATION
110 ILCS 415/ - University of Illinois Construction Financing Act.
(110 ILCS 415/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 67.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the University of Illinois Construction Financing Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
110 ILCS 415/1
(110 ILCS 415/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 68)
Sec. 1. For the purpose of obtaining a grant or inducing the making of a grant by the United States or any agency thereof (herein called the "Government") or a grant, gift or loan by or from any person or corporation, to aid in financing the acquiring, constructing or equipping of any one or more, or all university, college, or educational building or buildings (herein called the "project") on which the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (herein called the "Board") shall enter into a year to year or other lease, or be given the privilege to enter into any such lease, the Board shall have the following powers in addition to those conferred by other laws:
1. To create a trust or trusts (the trustee or trustees thereunder being herein called the "active trustee') for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, equipping any one or more, or all, such projects and providing for the use thereof during such period as the Board may determine and for other purposes, which trust may be for exclusively university or other public educational purposes; to convey, upon such terms as it may determine, any of its property to an active trustee to be held in trust under the terms and provisions of the trust agreement relating thereto;
2. To enter into trust agreements creating trusts which shall be and constitute charitable trusts and shall not be subject to the rule against perpetuities, providing the powers and duties of the active trustee, which may consist of such powers and duties as the Board may deem necessary or convenient to accomplish the purposes of the trust, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power of such active trustee:
(a) to construct, reconstruct, improve, alter and repair any such project; to hold, manage, operate, use, insure, lease or rent any project;
(b) to issue negotiable bonds, notes or interim receipts (herein called the "bonds") maturing over a period not exceeding 30 years for the purpose of aiding in financing any project and to make covenants securing the bonds or relating to the bonds and the disposition and use of the proceeds thereof;
(c) to secure such bonds by an indenture to a trustee or trustees for the holders of such bonds (herein called the "bondholders' trustee") providing the rights and powers of such trustee and of the bondholders, their respective rights to enforce the payment of the bonds or any covenants securing or relating to same, which shall not, however, include the right to forfeit or obtain title to the project through foreclosure proceedings or otherwise; to covenant as to events of default, the consequences thereof and the conditions upon which bonds may become or be declared due before maturity;
(d) to confer upon the bondholders' trustee the power, in case of a default under the bonds or indenture securing same, to enforce the payments of all sums due under leases of any project, to compel the performance of any covenants or conditions therein, to take possession, use, operate, manage and control any project and collect and dispose of the rents therefrom; in the event that such powers are conferred upon the bondholders' trustee, same may be exercised by it without its forfeiting or obtaining title to the project through foreclosure proceedings or otherwise;
(e) to confer upon the bondholders' trustee the power, in case of a default under the bonds or indenture securing same, to lease, use or operate a project for purposes other than those for which the active trustee itself may lease, use or operate same; the conferring of such power upon the bondholders' trustee shall not, however, affect the validity or exclusively public educational character of a trust or the property held by the active trustee thereunder;
(f) to execute all instruments and contracts and to do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers conferred by such trust agreement.
3. To enter into agreements creating or authorizing the creation of special funds for moneys held for the construction of any project and to covenant as to the use and disposition of the moneys held in such funds;
4. To enter into a year to year or other lease on any such projects, with the privilege in the Board of terminating or not renewing such lease for any year or years, upon giving such notice as may be prescribed in such lease; such lease shall be in such form, with such rental, terms, parties and conditions as the Board may determine; to obtain options to lease any such projects from year to year, and to exercise such options; to vest in its lessor and in a trustee for the holders of bonds issued by its lessor, the right by mandamus, injunction, civil action or proceedings, to enforce the payment by the Board of any sums due under any such lease or to compel its performance of any covenants or conditions contained therein;
5. To agree with the Government that if the Board leases any such project or projects from an active trustee, a bondholders' trustee or otherwise, the Board shall pledge for the payment of its rentals or the performance of its obligations under any such lease its own receipts, collections or trust funds thereunto available (herein called "funds") which it is authorized by law to retain in its own treasury for the performance of any contract or undertaking with the Government or any person in connection with any grant, advance, loan, trust agreement or contract for the erection of a building or buildings; to pledge and use said funds for the payment of its rents or for the performance of its obligations under any such lease; provided, however, that the aggregate amount pledged by the Board for the payment in any year of rentals or obligations under such lease or leases of any project for the construction of which the Government makes both a loan and a grant together with all sums pledged for the payment in any such year of other obligations incurred by the Board under "An Act to authorize the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to enter into contracts with the United States for the erection of buildings and improvements, pursuant to Public Resolution 11, 74th Congress, First Session, House Joint Resolution 117, approved by the President of the United States April 8, 1935, at 4:00 p.m., and to authorize the financing of such improvements in conformity with such resolution, the National Industrial Recovery Act, and such other Acts of Congress enacted for the purpose of aiding the processes of national recovery," approved July 11, 1935, or this Act or under both such acts, for the construction of which the Government makes both a loan and a grant, and including the Congressional Resolution approved June 29, 1937, as amended June 21, 1938, known as Federal Public Buildings Appropriation Act of 1938, and other acts of the United States Congress heretofore or hereafter enacted for the purpose of providing public buildings for the States and governmental agencies thereof, shall not exceed the sum of $100,000; to covenant against pledging all or any part of said receipts or collections or permitting or suffering any lien thereon;
6. To create a trust or trusts, in which the Board itself may serve as trustee, for the acquisition, through lease, purchase or construction, and for maintenance and operation of self-liquidating buildings, such as a student center building or student residence halls, or both, through the collection of service charges or rentals from students, and for whose use such funds shall be held by the Board in its own treasury, which service charges or rentals shall be so held in trust by the Board and expended solely for the purpose described in the instruments creating the trust or trusts;
7. To exercise all or any part or combination of the powers herein granted and to execute all instruments and contracts and to do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers herein granted; provided, however, that the obligations under leases, trust agreements or otherwise incurred by the Board pursuant to this Act shall not be a debt of the State of Illinois and the State shall not be liable thereon, and provided further that the bonds and other obligations of an active trustee appointed hereunder by the Board shall not be a debt of the Board or the State and neither the Board nor the State shall be liable thereon, and the bonds shall in substance so recite. The obligations under leases, trust agreements or otherwise incurred hereunder by the Board and the bonds or other obligations of an active trustee appointed hereunder shall not constitute an indebtedness within the meaning of any constitutional or other debt limitation or restriction.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)
110 ILCS 415/2
(110 ILCS 415/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 69)
Sec. 2. The powers conferred by this Act shall be in addition and supplemental to, and not in substitution for, the powers conferred by any other law, and may be exercised in conjunction with such powers conferred by other laws, and no restrictions or limitations upon the powers of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois contained in Section 1 of this Act shall be applicable in the case of any leases, contracts or undertakings entered into by such Board relating to the construction, use or operation of any building erected by the University of Illinois Building Commission under and pursuant to any Act creating such a Commission.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 1211.)
110 ILCS 415/3
(110 ILCS 415/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 70)
Sec. 3. If any provision of this Act, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances, shall be held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby.
(Source: Laws 1935-36, 1st SS, p. 179.)
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