2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 45 - INTERSTATE COMPACTS
45 ILCS 100/ - Bi-State Development Compact Act.
1. To plan, construct, maintain, own and operate bridges, tunnels, airports and terminal facilities and to plan and establish policies for sewage and drainage facilities;
2. To make plans for submission to the communities involved for co-ordination of streets, highways, parkways, parking areas, terminals, water supply and sewage and disposal works, recreational and conservation facilities and projects, land use pattern and other matters in which joint or coordinated action of the communities within the areas will be generally beneficial;
3. To charge and collect fees for use of the facilities owned and operated by it;
4. To issue bonds upon the security of the revenues to be derived from such facilities; and, or upon any property held or to be held by it;
5. To receive for its lawful activities any contributions or moneys appropriated by municipalities, counties, state or other political subdivisions or agencies; or by the Federal Government or any agency or officer thereof;
6. To disburse funds for its lawful activities, and fix salaries and wages of its officers and employees;
7. To perform all other necessary and incidental functions; and
8. To exercise such additional powers as shall be conferred on it by the legislature of either state concurred in by the legislature of the other or by act of Congress.
No property now or hereafter vested in or held by either state, or by any county, city, borough, village, township or other political subdivision, shall be taken by the Bi-State Agency without the authority or consent of such state, county, city, borough, village, township or other political subdivision, nor shall anything herein impair or invalidate in any way any bonded indebtedness of such state, county, city, borough, village, township or other political subdivision, nor impair the provisions of law regulating the payment into sinking funds of revenues derived from municipal property, or dedicating the revenues derived from any municipal property to a specific purpose.
Unless and until otherwise provided, it shall make an annual report to the governor of each state, setting forth in detail the operations and transactions conducted by it pursuant to this agreement and any legislation thereunder.
Nothing contained in this compact shall impair the powers of any municipality to develop or improve terminal or other facilities.
The Bi-State Agency shall from time to time make plans for the development of the district; and when such plans are duly approved by the legislatures of the two states, they shall be binding upon both states with the same force and effect as if incorporated in this compact.
The Bi-State Agency may from time to time make recommendations to the legislatures of the two states or to the Congress of the United States, based upon study and analysis, for the improvement of transportation, terminal, and other facilities in the district.
The Bi-State Agency may petition any interstate commerce commission (or like body), public service commission, public utilities commission (or like body), or any other federal, municipal, state or local authority, administrative, judicial or legislative, having jurisdiction in the premises, for the adoption and execution of any physical improvements, change in method, rate of transportation, system of handling freight, warehousing, docking, lightering or transfer of freight, which, in the opinion of the Bi-State Agency, may be designed to improve or better the handling of commerce in and through the district, or improve terminal and transportation facilities therein. It may intervene in any proceeding affecting the commerce of the district.
Until otherwise determined by the legislatures of the two states no action of the Bi-State Agency shall be binding unless taken at a meeting at which at least three members from each state are present, and unless a majority of the members from each state present at such meeting shall vote in favor thereof. Each state reserves the right hereafter to provide by law for the exercise of the veto power by the governor thereof over any action of any commissioner appointed therefrom.
Until otherwise determined by the action of the legislatures of the two states, the Bi-State Agency shall not incur any obligations for salaries, office or other administrative expenses, prior to the making of appropriations adequate to meet the same.
The Bi-State Agency is hereby authorized to make suitable rules and regulations not inconsistent with the constitution or laws of the United States or of either state, or of any political subdivision thereof, and subject to the exercise of the power of Congress, for the improvement of the District, which when concurred in or authorized by the legislatures of both states, shall be binding and effective upon all persons and corporations affected thereby. The two states shall provide penalties for violations of any order, rule or regulation of the Bi-State Agency, and for the manner of enforcing same.
It shall render such advice, suggestion and assistance to all municipal officials as will permit all local and municipal improvements, so far as practicable, to fit in with the plan.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 449.)
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