2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 30 - FINANCE
30 ILCS 125/ - Environmental Protection Trust Fund Act.
(30 ILCS 125/0.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1060)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(30 ILCS 125/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1061)
Sec. 1. There is hereby created the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Commission to be composed of the following ex officio members: the Attorney General, the Director of Natural Resources, the Chairman of the Pollution Control Board, and the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. Each member may designate a proxy to act in his stead. The Commission shall elect from its number a chairman and a majority of the Commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business, the affirmative votes of at least 3 members being necessary for any action. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
The Commission may accept, receive and administer on behalf of the State any grants, gifts, loans, or other funds made available to the Commission from any source for purposes of environmental protection and related enforcement programs. Any such funds received by the Commission under this Section shall be appropriated by the General Assembly, and shall be deposited in a trust fund designated as the Environmental Protection Trust Fund with the State Treasurer and held and disbursed by the State Treasurer in accordance with "An Act in relation to the receipt, custody, and disbursement of money allotted by the United States of America or any Agency thereof for the use in this State", approved July 3, 1939, as amended, provided that such monies shall be used only for the purposes for which they are contributed and any balance remaining shall be returned to the contributor, and provided further that such monies received from the United States of America or any Agency thereof may be used only if first appropriated by the General Assembly.
The Commission has the authority to approve grants from the Environmental Protection Trust Fund to the Office of the Attorney General, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Pollution Control Board or the Department of Natural Resources in order to carry out the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)
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