2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 45 - INTERSTATE COMPACTS
45 ILCS 110/ - Bi-State Development Powers Act.

(45 ILCS 110/0.01) (from Ch. 127, par. 63s-8.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Bi-State Development Powers Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(45 ILCS 110/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 63s-9)
Sec. 1. In further effectuation of that certain compact between the States of Missouri and Illinois heretofore made and entered into on September 20, 1949, the Bi-State Development Agency, created by and under the aforesaid compact, is authorized to exercise the following powers in addition to those heretofore expressly authorized by the aforesaid compact:
(1) To acquire by gift, purchase or lease, sell or otherwise dispose of, and to plan, construct, operate and maintain, or lease to others for operation and maintenance, airports, wharves, docks, harbors, and industrial parks adjacent to and necessary and convenient thereto, bridges, tunnels, warehouses, grain elevators, commodity and other storage facilities, sewage disposal plants, passenger transportation facilities, and air, water, rail, motor vehicle and other terminal or parking facilities;
(2) To acquire by gift, purchase or lease; to plan, construct, operate, maintain, or lease to or contract with others for operation and maintenance; or lease, sell or otherwise dispose of to any person, firm or corporation, subject to such mortgage, pledge or other security arrangement that the Bi-State Development Agency may require, facilities for the receiving, transferring, sorting, processing, treatment, storage, recovery and disposal of refuse or waste, and facilities for the production, conversion, recovery, storage, use, or use and sale of refuse or waste derived resources, fuel or energy and industrial parks adjacent to and necessary and convenient thereto;
(3) To acquire by gift, purchase or lease, to plan, construct, operate, maintain, or lease to or contract with others for operation and maintenance; or lease, sell or otherwise dispose of to any person, firm or corporation, subject to such mortgage, pledge, or other security arrangements that the Bi-State Development Agency may require, a development project described as a world trade center consisting of one or more buildings, structures, improvements and areas necessary, convenient, or desirable for the centralized accommodation of functions, activities and services for or incidental to the transportation of persons, and the exchange, buying, selling and transporting of commodities and other property in world trade and commerce, the promotion and protection of such trade and commerce, government services, including but not limited to customs houses, customs stores, inspection and appraisal facilities, foreign trade zone, terminal and transportation facilities, parking areas, offices, storage, warehouse, marketing and exhibition facilities and other facilities, and accommodations for persons and property;
(4) To contract with municipalities or other political subdivisions for the services or use of any facility owned or operated by the Bi-State Agency, or owned or operated by any such municipality or other political subdivision. The Agency is authorized and empowered to cooperate with the States of Illinois and Missouri, with any municipality, with the Federal government and with any agency or commission of any one or more of the foregoing, or with any one or more of them, for and in connection with the acquisition, clearance, replanning, rehabilitation, reconstruction or redevelopment of a world trade center area or of any other area forming part of a development project for the purpose of renewal and improvement of said area and for any of the purposes of this Act, and to enter into an agreement or agreements (and from time to time to enter into agreements amending or supplementing the same) with any such municipality, commission or agency and with the States of Illinois and Missouri and with the Federal government, or with any one or more of them, for or relating to such purposes;
(5) To borrow money for any of the authorized purposes of the Bi-State Development Agency, and to issue the negotiable notes, bonds or other instruments in writing of the Bi-State Development Agency in evidence of the sum or sums so to be borrowed;
(6) To issue negotiable refunding notes, bonds or other instruments in writing for the purpose of refunding, extending or unifying the whole or any part of its valid indebtedness from time to time outstanding, whether evidenced by notes, bonds or other instruments in writing;
(7) To provide that all negotiable notes, bonds or other instruments in writing issued either pursuant to subparagraph (4) or pursuant to subparagraph (5) hereof shall be payable, both as to principal and interest, out of the revenues collected for the use of any facility or combination of facilities owned or operated or owned and operated by the Bi-State Development Agency, or out of any other resources of the Bi-State Development Agency, and may be further secured by a mortgage or deed of trust upon any property owned by the Bi-State Development Agency. All notes, bonds or other instruments in writing issued by the Bi-State Development Agency as herein provided shall mature in not to exceed 40 years from the date thereof, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 14% per annum, and shall be sold for not less than 95% of the par value thereof. The Bi-State Development Agency shall have the power to prescribe the details of such notes, bonds or other instruments in writing, and of the issuance and sale thereof, and shall have power to enter into covenants with the holders of such notes, bonds or other instruments in writing, not inconsistent with the powers herein granted to the Bi-State Development Agency, without further legislative authority;
(8) To condemn any and all rights or property, of any kind or character, necessary for the purposes of the Bi-State Development Agency, subject, however, to the provisions of the aforesaid compact; provided, however, that no rights or property of any kind or character, now or hereafter owned, leased, controlled, operated or used, in whole or in part, by any common carrier engaged in interstate commerce, or by any grain elevator, shall be taken or appropriated by the Bi-State Development Agency without first obtaining the written consent and approval of such common carrier or of the owner or operator of such grain elevator. If the property to be condemned be situated in the State of Illinois, the said Agency shall follow the procedure of the Act of the State of Illinois providing for the exercise of the right of eminent domain, and if the property to be condemned be situated in the State of Missouri, the said Agency shall follow the procedure provided by the Laws of the State of Missouri for the appropriation of land or other property taken for telegraph, telephone or railroad rights-of-way;
(9) To contract and to be contracted with, to enter into limited partnerships and joint ventures for any purpose authorized by this compact, and to sue and to be sued in contract;
(10) To issue bonds for industrial, manufacturing or commercial facilities located within the Bi-State Metropolitan District upon the security of the revenue to be derived from such facilities; and, or upon any property held or to be held by it.
The State of Illinois may not expend any funds for any purpose connected with the projects authorized pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1985.
(Source: P.A. 96-1520, eff. 2-4-11.)


(45 ILCS 110/1.5)
Sec. 1.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)


(45 ILCS 110/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 63s-10)
Sec. 2. All property, real and personal, owned or held by the Bi-State Development Agency, and all interest income derived from any notes, bonds or other instruments in writing issued by the Bi-State Development Agency, shall possess the same status, with respect to taxation in the State of Illinois, as is now or may hereafter be possessed by property, real and personal, owned or held by cities within said State of Illinois, and by the interest income derived from notes, bonds or other instruments in writing issued by such cities.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1656.)


(45 ILCS 110/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 63s-11)
Sec. 3. Any notes, bonds or other instruments in writing issued by the Bi-State Development Agency pursuant to the provisions of the aforesaid compact or pursuant to the provisions of this act are hereby recognized to be securities in which all state and municipal officers and bodies, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks, savings associations, building and loan associations, investment companies, and all other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations, and other persons carrying on an insurance business, and all administrators, executors, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries and all other persons whatsoever who are now or who may hereafter be authorized to invest in bonds or other obligations of the State of Illinois may properly and legally invest any funds, including capital, belonging to them, or within their control; and the said obligations are hereby recognized as securities which may properly and legally be deposited with and shall be received by any state or municipal officer or agency for any purpose for which the deposit of bonds or other obligations of this state is now or may hereafter be authorized.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1656.)


(45 ILCS 110/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 63s-12)
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect as provided by the Constitution of the State of Illinois, provided that the State of Missouri shall then have enacted into law legislation having an identical effect with this act. In the event that legislation of identical effect with this act shall not have been enacted into law in the State of Missouri on the date when this act would otherwise become effective in this state, then this act shall not become effective until such time as such legislation shall have been enacted into law by the State of Missouri.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1656.)


(45 ILCS 110/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 63s-13)
(Text of Section effective January 1, 1992, or when Missouri enacts the same law, whichever is later.)
Sec. 5. Security Force.
(a) The Bi-State Development Agency shall have the power to employ or appoint personnel to maintain safety and order and to enforce the rules and regulations of the agency upon the public mass transportation system, passenger transportation facilities, conveyances, and other property that the Agency may own, lease, or operate, except the Agency may employ peace officers only through contracts with law enforcement agencies within the bi-state service area. The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency shall determine the qualifications and duties of such personnel, subject to the limitations set forth in this Section.
(b) All persons designated under subsection (a) by the Bi-State Development Agency to serve as personnel shall have the power to give warnings or to issue citations for violations of the rules and regulations of the Agency and for any violation of the Bi-State Acts (or similar Missouri laws), to request identification from those violators, and to remove those violators from the passenger transportation facilities or other property owned, leased, or operated by the Agency. In this Section and Section 6, the "Bi-State Acts" mean the Bi-State Development Compact Act, the Bi-State Development Agency Act, and the Bi-State Development Powers Act. All contracted personnel who are certified as peace officers shall also have the power to detain and to make arrests for the purpose of enforcing the rules and regulations of the Agency and the Bi-State Acts (or similar Missouri laws). The personnel designated by the Bi-State Development Agency under subsection (a) are authorized to use only the equipment that is issued by the Agency, and only while in the performance of their duties or while in direct transit to or from a duty assignment on the passenger transportation facilities and conveyances owned, controlled, or operated by the Agency. No personnel shall be issued any weapons that can cause bodily harm.
(c) The jurisdiction of the personnel designated by the Bi-State Development Agency under subsection (a) shall be limited to passenger transportation facilities and conveyances (including bus stops) owned, controlled, or operated by the Agency, but this restriction shall not limit the power of those persons to make arrests throughout the area in which the Agency operates any public mass transportation system for violations committed upon or against those facilities from within or outside those facilities while such personnel are in hot or close pursuit of the violator. Nothing contained in this Section shall either (i) relieve either signatory state or any political subdivision or agency of those states from its duty to provide police, fire, and other public safety service and protection or (ii) to limit, restrict, or interfere with the jurisdiction of or the performance of duties of existing police, fire, and other public safety agencies.
(d) A citation issued by personnel designated under subsection (a) shall be considered a release on the personal recognizance of the violator, provided that the citation shall contain a time and date for the appearance of the violator in circuit court to contest or admit the charges. Any violator failing to appear in circuit court when required to do so shall be subject to arrest upon order of the court. The Supreme Court of Illinois together with the Missouri circuit court may establish a schedule for the amount of fines for violations of the Bi-State Acts (or similar Missouri laws). The court shall allow for the payment of the fine and court costs by mail instead of a court appearance for a violation where the only penalty authorized by this Act is a fine.
(e) Those designated as personnel under subsection (a) shall, upon the apprehension or arrest of any person, either issue a summons or citation against the person or deliver the person to the duly constituted police or judicial officer of the signatory state or political subdivision where the arrest is made for disposition as required by law.
(f) The Bi-State Development Agency shall provide for the training of personnel designated under subsection (a) by the Agency, and for this purpose the Agency may enter into contracts or agreements for security training. The training requirements for personnel of the Agency who are given the power of arrest shall be as provided by State law and by regulation of the State agency or official designated by the State to establish those regulations.
(g) The Bi-State Development Agency shall have the power to enter into agreements with the signatory states, their political subdivisions, the public safety agencies located in those states, and agencies of the federal government for mutual assistance and for the delineation of the functions and responsibilities between those designated as personnel under subsection (a) and the duly constituted police, fire, and other public safety agencies.
(h) The Bi-State Development Agency shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations for the proper operations of its passenger transportation facilities and conveyances and for the proper conduct by all persons making use of its facilities and conveyances, including its parking lots and all property used by the public. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article V of the compact creating the Bi-State Development Agency, any rules and regulations adopted under this subsection need not be concurred in or specifically authorized by the legislatures of either state. In the event that any such rules and regulations of the Bi-State Development Agency contravene the laws, rules, or regulations of the signatory state or its agency, the laws, rules, and regulations of the signatory state or its agency shall apply and the conflicting portions of the rules or regulations of the Bi-State Development Agency shall be void within the jurisdiction of that signatory state. In the event that any rules or regulations of the Bi-State Development Agency contravene the ordinances of any political subdivisions of the signatory states, the conflicting ordinances shall be void in or upon all agency passenger transportation facilities and conveyances. The rules and regulations of the Bi-State Development Agency shall be uniform whenever possible throughout the area in which any passenger transportation facility or conveyance of the Agency is located. The rules and regulations and the amounts of fines for their violation adopted by the Bi-State Development Agency shall be adopted by the Agency's Board of Commissioners in accordance with all standards of due process, including, but not limited to, the holding of public hearings and subsequent publication of the Agency rules and regulations and the amounts of fines for their violation in a manner designed to make them readily available to the public.
(i) Unless a greater penalty is provided by the laws of the signatory states, any violation of the rules and regulations of the Agency shall constitute an infraction for which the authorized punishment shall be a fine of not less than $25 and not greater than $250, in addition to court costs.
(j) The Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency shall establish the amount of fines for each violation of the rules and regulations of the Agency within the limits of subsection (i).
(k) Judges and clerks of the circuit courts having jurisdiction in the signatory states shall have the authority to impose, collect, and enforce penalties for, and for failure to pay fines for, violations of the rules and regulations of the Agency in the same manner as penalties are imposed, collected, and enforced in the respective signatory states.
(Source: P.A. 87-700; 88-611, eff. 1-1-95.)


(45 ILCS 110/6) (from Ch. 127, par. 63s-14)
(Text of Section effective January 1, 1992, or when Missouri enacts the same law, whichever is later.)
Sec. 6. Violations.
(a) As used in this Section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) "Agency" means the Bi-State Development Agency

created by the Bi-State Development Compact Act.

(2) "Conveyance" includes a bus, paratransit vehicle,

light rail vehicle, rapid transit car or train, locomotive, or other vehicle used or held for use by the Agency as a means of transportation of passengers.

(3) "Facilities" include all property and equipment,

including, without limitation, rights of way and related trackage, rails, signals, power, fuel, communication and ventilation systems, power plants, stations, terminals, signage, storage yards, depots, repair and maintenance shops, yards, offices, parking lots, and other real estate or personal property used or held for or incidental to the operation, rehabilitation, or improvement of any public mass transportation system of the Agency.

(4) "Person" means any individual, firm,

copartnership, corporation, association, or company.

(5) "Sound production device" includes, but is not

limited to, any radio receiver, phonograph, television receiver, musical instrument, tape recorder, cassette player, speaker device, and any sound amplifier.

(b) In interpreting or applying this Section, the following apply:
(1) Any act otherwise prohibited by this Section is

lawful if specifically authorized by agreement, permit, license, or other writing duly signed by an authorized officer of the Agency or if performed by an officer, employee, or designated agent of the Agency acting within the scope of his or her employment or agency.

(2) Rules shall apply with equal force to any person

assisting, aiding, or abetting another, including a minor, in any of the acts prohibited by the rules or assisting, aiding, or abetting another in the avoidance of any of the requirements of the rules.

(3) The singular shall mean and include the plural;

the masculine gender shall mean the feminine and the neuter genders; and vice versa.

(c) No person shall use or enter upon the conveyances of the Agency without payment of the fare or other lawful charges established by the Agency. Any person or any conveyance must have properly validated fare media in his or her possession. This ticket must be valid to or from the station the passenger is using and must have been used for entry for the trip when being taken.
(d) No person shall use any token, pass, badge, ticket, document, transfer, card, or fare media to gain entry to the facilities or conveyances of or make use of the services of the Agency, except as provided, authorized, or sold by the Agency and in accordance with any restriction on its use imposed by the Agency.
(e) No person shall enter upon parking lots designated by the Agency as requiring payment to enter, either by electronic gate or parking meters, where the cost of the parking fee is visibly displayed at each location, without payment of those fees or other lawful charges established by the Agency.
(f) Except for employees of the Agency acting within the scope of their employment, no person shall sell, provide, copy, reproduce, produce, or create any version of any token, pass, badge, ticket, document, transfer, card, or any other fare media or otherwise authorize access to or use of the facilities, conveyances, or services of the Agency without the written permission of an authorized representative of the Agency.
(g) No person shall put or attempt to put any paper, article, instrument, or item, other than a token, ticket, badge, coin, fare card, pass, transfer, other access authorization, or other fare media issued by the Agency and valid for the place, time, and manner in which used, into any fare box, pass reader, ticket vending machine, parking meter, parking gate, or other fare collection instrument, receptacle, device, machine, or location.
(h) Tokens, tickets, fare cards, badges, passes, transfers, or other fare media that have been forged, counterfeited, imitated, altered, or improperly transferred or that have been used in a manner inconsistent with this Section shall be confiscated.
(i) No person may perform any act that would interfere with the provision of transit service or obstruct the flow of traffic on facilities or conveyances or that would in any way interfere or tend to interfere with the safe and efficient operation of the facilities or conveyances of the Agency.
(j) All persons on or in any facility or conveyance of the Agency shall:
(1) Comply with all lawful orders and directives of

any Agency employee acting within the scope of his or her employment.

(2) Obey any instructions on notices or signs duly

posted on any Agency facility or conveyance.

(3) Provide accurate, complete, and true information

or documents requested by Agency personnel acting within the scope of their employment and otherwise in accordance with law.

(k) No person shall falsely represent himself or herself as an agent, employee, or representative of the Agency.
(l) No person on or in any facility or conveyance shall:
(1) Litter, dump garbage, liquids, or other matter,

or create a nuisance, hazard, or unsanitary condition (including, but not limited to, spitting or urinating, except in facilities provided).

(2) Drink any alcoholic beverage or possess any

opened or unsealed container of alcoholic beverage, except on premises duly licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages, such as bars and restaurants.

(3) Enter or remain in any facility or conveyance

while his or her ability to function safely in the environment of the Agency transit system is impaired by the consumption of alcohol or by the taking of any drug.

(4) Loiter or stay on any facility of the Agency.
(5) Consume foods or liquids of any kind, except in

those areas specifically authorized by the Agency.

(6) Smoke or carry an open flame or lighted match,

cigar, cigarette, pipe, or torch, except in those areas or locations specifically authorized by the Agency.

(7) Throw or cause to be propelled any stone,

projectile, or other article at, from, upon, or in a facility or conveyance.

(m) No weapon or other instrument intended for use as a weapon may be carried in or on any facility or conveyance, except for law enforcement personnel. For these purposes, a "weapon" includes, but not limited to, a firearm, switchblade knife, sword, any instrument of any kind known as a blackjack, billy club, or club, sandbag, metal knuckles, leather bands studded with metal, wood impregnated with metal filings or razor blades, except that this subsection shall not apply to a rifle or shotgun that is unloaded and carried in any enclosed case, box, or other container that completely conceals the item from view and identification as a weapon.
(n) No explosives, flammable liquids, acids, fireworks, or other highly combustible materials or radioactive materials may be carried on or in any facility or conveyance, except as authorized by the Agency.
(o) No person, except as specifically authorized by the Agency, shall enter or attempt to enter into any area not open to the public, including, but not limited to, motorman's cabs, conductor's cabs, bus operator's seat location, closed-off areas, mechanical or equipment rooms, concession stands, storage areas, interior rooms, tracks, roadbeds, tunnels, plants, shops, barns, train yards, garages, depots, or any area marked with a sign restricting access or indicating a dangerous environment.
(p) No person may ride on the roof, the platform between rapid transit cars, or on any other areas that are outside any rapid transit car or bus or other conveyance operated by the Agency.
(q) No person shall extend his or her hand, arm, leg, head, or other part of his or her person or extend any item, article, or other substance outside of the window or door of a moving rapid transit car, bus, or other conveyance operated by the Agency.
(r) No person shall enter or leave a rapid transit car, bus or other conveyance operated by the Agency except through the entrances and exits provided for that purpose.
(s) No animals may be taken on or into any conveyance or facility except the following:
(1) An animal enclosed in a container, accompanied by

the passenger, and carried in a manner that does not annoy other passengers.

(2) Working dogs for law enforcement agencies, agency

dogs on duty, dogs properly harnessed and accompanying blind or hearing impaired persons to aid those persons, or dogs accompanying trainers carrying a certificate of identification issued by a dog school.

(t) No vehicle shall be operated carelessly, negligently, or in disregard of the rights or safety of others or without due caution and circumspection or at a speed or in a manner as to be likely to endanger persons or property on facilities of the Agency. The speed limit on parking lots and access roads shall be posted as 15 miles per hour unless otherwise designated.
(u) Unless a greater penalty is otherwise provided by the laws of the State, any violation of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor, and any person committing a violation of this Section shall be subject to arrest and, upon conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, shall pay a fine in an amount not less than $25 and no greater than $250 per violation, in addition to court costs. Any default in the payment of a fine imposed under this Section without good cause shall result in imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
(v) Unless a greater penalty is provided by the laws of the State, any person convicted a second or subsequent time for the same offense under this Section shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500, in addition to court costs, or to undergo imprisonment for up to 60 days, or both a fine and imprisonment.
(w) Any person failing to pay the proper fare, fee, or other charge for use of the facilities and conveyances of the Agency shall be subject to payment of that charge as part of the judgment against the violator. All proceeds from judgments for unpaid fares or charges shall be directed to the appropriate Agency official.
(x) As used in this Section, the term "conviction" includes all pleas of guilty and findings of guilt.
(y) Stalled or disabled vehicles may be removed from the roadways of the Agency property by the Agency and parked or stored elsewhere at the risk and expense of the owner.
(z) Motor vehicles that are left unattended or abandoned on the property of the Agency for a period of over 72 hours may be removed as provided for in Article II of Chapter 4 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, except that the removal may be authorized by personnel designated by the Agency.
(Source: P.A. 87-700; 88-611, eff. 1-1-95.)


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