(105 ILCS 5/19-30) (from Ch. 122, par. 19-30)
Sec. 19-30. Any school district which, pursuant to Section 10-22.31b of this Act, has entered into a joint agreement with one or more school districts to acquire, build, establish and maintain sites and buildings for area vocational purposes may by proper resolution borrow money for the purpose of acquiring sites and buildings and building, equipping, improving and remodeling buildings and sites for vocational education purposes and as evidence of such indebtedness issue bonds without referendum, provided that the project which is the subject of such joint agreement has been designated by the State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation as an Area Secondary Vocational Center, and further provided (a) that such district has been authorized by referendum to impose the tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Act, or (b) that such district, not having been so authorized by such referendum, by resolution has authorized the payment of its proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center under such agreement from funds raised by building tax levies. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds may, in the discretion of the school board of the district issuing such bonds, be transferred to the Capital Development Board, any other school district which is a party to such joint agreement or the State or any of its agencies provided, however, that such board first determines that such transfer is necessary in order to accomplish the purposes for which such bonds are issued. The amount of the bonds issued by any such participating school district shall not exceed the district's estimated proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center as budgeted under such agreement and as certified by the State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, and provided that (a) any such participating district which has been authorized by referendum to impose the tax under Section 17-2.4 of this Act, shall thereafter reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by such levy under Section 17-2.4 to the extent of the total amount to be yielded by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section, and (b) any such participating district, not having been so authorized by such referendum, but having by resolution authorized the payment of its proportionate share of the cost of the area vocational center under such joint agreement from funds raised by building tax levies, shall thereafter, annually reduce the maximum statutory amount which may be raised by such building tax levies to the extent of the amount to be yielded annually by the imposition of the tax authorized by this Section. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 20 years from date.
The failure on the part of a school district to abate or reduce such taxes as described in (a) and (b) shall not constitute a forfeiture by the district of its right to levy the direct annual tax authorized by this Section.
In order to authorize and issue such bonds, the school board shall adopt a resolution fixing the amount of the bonds, the date thereof, maturities thereof, rates of interest thereof, place of payment and denomination, which shall be in denominations of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 and provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the school district sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds to maturity. Upon the filing in the office of the County Clerk or Clerks of the County or Counties in which the school district is located of a certified copy of such resolution it shall be the duty of such County Clerk or Clerks to extend the tax therefor, in addition to and in excess of all other taxes heretofore or hereafter authorized to be levied by such school district.
This Section shall be cumulative and it shall constitute complete authority for site acquisitions and building programs and for the issuance of bonds as provided for hereunder, notwithstanding any other statute or law to the contrary.
With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015