(110 ILCS 805/3A-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-7)
Sec. 3A-7. Before any district as described in Section 3A-6 shall avail itself of the provisions of that Section the board shall examine and consider the several teachers' orders or claims, or both, proposed to be paid and if it appears that they were authorized and allowed for proper community college purposes it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such teachers' orders and claims and the adoption of the resolution shall establish the validity thereof, notwithstanding the amount of such orders and claims may exceed in whole or in part any applicable statutory debt limit in force at the time the indebtedness evidenced by such orders and claims was incurred. The resolution shall also declare the intention of the district to issue bonds for the purpose of paying such teachers' orders or claims, or both, and direct that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper published within the district and if there be no newspaper published within the district then notice shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. The notice shall set forth (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the proposition to issue bonds under this Section be submitted to the voters of the district; (2) the time within which a petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The district secretary shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. If within 30 days after such publication of such notice a petition is filed with the recording officer of the district, signed by the voters of the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the district requesting that the proposition to issue bonds as authorized by Section 3A-6 be submitted to the voters thereof, then the district shall not be authorized to issue bonds as provided by Section 3A-6 until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regular scheduled election in the manner provided in the general election law. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission to the voters. If no such petition with the requisite number of signatures is filed within said 30 days, or if any and all petitions filed are invalid, then the district shall thereafter be authorized to issue bonds for the purposes and as provided in Section 3A-6.
(Source: P.A. 86-1253; 87-767.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015