2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 620 - AIR TRANSPORTATION
620 ILCS 20/ - Joint Airports Act.

(620 ILCS 20/0.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 600)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Joint Airports Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(620 ILCS 20/1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 601)
Sec. 1. Any county or any municipality within the county may, under the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act", approved September 11, 1973, as now or hereafter amended, enter into an agreement with other counties or municipalities, or both, to jointly establish and operate an airport and its facilities. The Intergovernmental Agreement shall be effective upon its execution by the corporate authorities of each county or municipality that is a party to the agreement and shall continue in effect until terminated as provided in Section 5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1196.)


(620 ILCS 20/2) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 602)
Sec. 2. The Intergovernmental Agreement shall provide for the creation of a Joint County-City Airport Commission for the purpose of establishing and operating the airport and its facilities, the number and manner of appointment of members to serve on the Commission, residence requirements, term of office, compensation, resignation or removal from office, filling of vacancies, election of officers and such other functions, powers and duties of membership as are reasonable and necessary to establish and operate an airport and its facilities; provided, however, that the provision against elected officials of a county or municipality from serving on such a Commission in Section 3 of "An Act in relation to the establishment, acquisition, maintenance and operation of airports and landing fields by counties of less than 1,000,000 population and by such counties jointly with certain taxing districts located within or partly within such counties, and to provide for the financing thereof", approved July 22, 1943, as amended, shall not apply.
(Source: P.A. 81-1196.)


(620 ILCS 20/3) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 603)
Sec. 3. All employees of any airport established and operated under the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act" are subject to the provisions of the "Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act", approved August 13, 1965, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 81-1196.)


(620 ILCS 20/4) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 604)
Sec. 4. The Commission of any airport established under the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act" shall have the authority to carry out any and all statutory powers and duties or other responsibilities vested in the corporate authorities of the counties or the municipalities entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement to establish and operate an airport and its facilities under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1196.)


(620 ILCS 20/5) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 605)
Sec. 5. The Intergovernmental Agreement executed by any county or municipality under the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act" to establish and operate an airport and its facilities shall provide for the manner of its termination and disposal of real and personal property and the proceeds of the disposal of real and personal property; provided, however, that the right of either a county or a municipality to terminate the Intergovernmental Agreement shall be abrogated if the county and/or the municipality have entered into an agreement with the State or federal government or any other person for the expansion or capital improvement of the airport or its facilities which obligates the county and the municipality to continue to maintain and operate the airport and its facilities for the contracted period of years and termination shall not be effected until such time as the agreement between the county and/or the municipality and the State or federal government or other person shall expire.
(Source: P.A. 81-1196.)


(620 ILCS 20/6) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 606)
Sec. 6. (a) Any park district may, under the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act", approved September 11, 1973, as now or hereafter amended, enter into an agreement with any county or municipality, or both, to jointly establish and operate an airport and its facilities. This authority applies without regard to whether any part of the county or municipality lies within the park district. The Intergovernmental Agreement shall be effective upon its execution by the corporate authorities of each party to the agreement and shall continue in effect until terminated as provided in this Act.
(b) The Intergovernmental Agreement shall provide for the creation of a Joint Airport Commission for the purpose of establishing and operating the airport and its facilities, the number and manner of appointment of members to serve on the Commission, residence requirements, term of office, compensation, resignation or removal from office, filling of vacancies, election of officers and such other functions, powers and duties of membership as are reasonable and necessary to establish and operate an airport and its facilities; provided, however, that the provision against elected officials of a county or municipality serving on such a Commission in Section 3 of "An Act in relation to the establishment, acquisition, maintenance and operation of airports and landing fields by counties of less than 1,000,000 population and by such counties jointly with certain taxing districts located within or partly within such counties, and to provide for the financing thereof", approved July 22, 1943, as amended, shall not apply.
(c) The Joint Airport Commission shall have the authority to carry out any and all statutory powers and duties or other responsibilities vested in the corporate authorities of the parties to the Intergovernmental Agreement including, unless otherwise restricted by law, the power to enter into contracts and agreements with State and Federal Authorities in connection with establishment and operation of an airport and its facilities.
(d) The Intergovernmental Agreement executed under this Act shall provide for the manner of its termination and disposal of real and personal property and the proceeds of the disposal of real and personal property; provided, that the right of any party to the agreement to terminate the Intergovernmental Agreement shall be abrogated if any other party, acting separately, has entered into an agreement with the State or federal government or any other person for the expansion or capital improvement of the airport or its facilities which obligates such other party to continue to maintain and operate the airport and its facilities for the contracted period of years and termination shall not be effected until such time as the agreement between such party and the State or federal government or other person shall expire.
(Source: P.A. 81-1196.)


(620 ILCS 20/7) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 607)
Sec. 7. This Act takes effect upon its becoming a law.


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