2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 765 - PROPERTY
765 ILCS 315/ - Trust Accumulation Act.

(765 ILCS 315/0.01) (from Ch. 30, par. 152.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Trust Accumulation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(765 ILCS 315/1) (from Ch. 30, par. 153)
Sec. 1. No person shall, after this Act goes into effect, by any deed, will, agreement or otherwise, settle or dispose of any real or personal property, so and in such manner, either expressly or by implication, that the income thereof shall be wholly or partially accumulated for any longer term after the effective date of such settlement or disposition than a life or lives in being at that date and 21 years beyond; and in every case where any accumulation shall be directed otherwise, such direction shall be null and void, and the income of such property so directed to be accumulated, shall, so long as the same shall be directed to be accumulated contrary to the provisions of this Act, go to and be received by the person in whom the beneficial interest in the corpus of the estate from which such income was derived is vested. This Section does not apply to trusts to which Section 5 of the Statute Concerning Perpetuities applies, to qualified perpetual trusts as defined in Section 3 of the Statute Concerning Perpetuities, to trusts created for the purpose of care of burial places, and to trusts created as part of a plan for the benefit of some or all of the employes of one or more employers, including but without limitation, a stock bonus, pension, disability, death benefit, profit sharing, unemployment benefit or other plan, for the purpose of distributing for the benefit of such employes, including their beneficiaries, the earnings or the principal, or both earnings and principal, of the fund so held in trust. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to affect or modify in any manner the rule of property known as the "rule against perpetuities". For purposes of this Act no settlement or disposition shall be deemed effective as long as, by the terms of the instrument creating it, the maker of the instrument has the power to revoke the instrument or to transfer or direct to be transferred to himself the entire legal and equitable ownership of the property which is the subject matter of the settlement or disposition.
The amendatory Act of 1953 applies only to deeds or agreements inter vivos which become legally effective on or after July 1, 1953, and only to wills of testators dying on or after such date.
The amendatory Act of 1957 applies only to instruments which become effective after July 1, 1957.
This amendatory Act of 1969 applies only to instruments which become effective after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1969, but the last sentence of the first paragraph of this amendatory Act of 1969 shall be deemed to be declaratory of the law prevailing in this state at the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1969.
(Source: P.A. 90-472, eff. 8-17-97; 90-796, eff. 12-15-98.)


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