(15 ILCS 30/0.01) (from Ch. 127, par. 293)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Disaster Relief Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(15 ILCS 30/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 293.1)
Sec. 1. As used in this Act:
"Disaster" means an occurrence or threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or technological cause, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, hazardous material spill or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, air contamination, blight, extended periods of severe and inclement weather, drought, infestation, critical shortages of essential fuels and energy, explosion, riot, hostile military or paramilitary action, public health emergencies, or acts of domestic terrorism.
"Disaster area" means the area directly affected by or threatened with a disaster.
(Source: P.A. 93-249, eff. 7-22-03.)
(15 ILCS 30/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 293.3)
Sec. 3. Disaster Response and Recovery Fund.
(a) Whenever funds regularly appropriated to the State and local governmental bodies for disaster response and recovery are insufficient to provide services, and when the Governor has declared a disaster by proclamation in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act or any successor Act, the Governor may draw upon the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund in order to provide services or to reimburse local governmental bodies furnishing services. The fund may be used for the payment of emergency employees, for the payment of the Illinois National Guard when called to active duty, for disaster-related expenses of State Agencies and Departments, and for the emergency purchase or renting of equipment and commodities. The fund shall be used for furnishing emergency services and relief to the disaster area as a whole and shall not be used to provide private relief to persons sustaining property damages or personal injury as a result of a disaster.
(b) As soon as practical after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer $5,900,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to meet the State's cost sharing obligations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5174.
(Source: P.A. 98-465, eff. 8-16-13; 98-616, eff. 12-31-13.)