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[JAN. 10, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the following six bills into law on Thursday.

Bill No.: SB 857

An act concerning: Financial regulation

Description: Amends the Illinois Credit Union Act. Modifies the regulatory fee rates that a credit union pays to the department based upon the credit union's total assets as shown by its "Year-end Call Report." Modifies the minimum regulatory fees that a credit union pays to the department each calendar year.

Action: Approved

Effective date: Effective immediately

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Bill No.: HB 2654

An act concerning: Fiscal 2004 budget implementation

Description: Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that on July 1, 2002, and on the effective date of this amendatory act (now, only on July 1, 2002), or as soon thereafter as may be practical, the state comptroller shall direct and the state treasurer shall transfer the sum of $1,200,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Violence Prevention Fund.

Action: Approved

Effective date: Effective immediately

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Bill No.: HB 2657

An act concerning: Human services

Description: Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Proposed legislation contains necessary language granting the Department of Human Services and the Department of Public Aid the statutory authority to implement the 4 percent cost-of-living adjustment for providers of intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled; however, the Public Aid code contained language prohibiting the department from increasing the rates for such services.

Action: Approved

Effective date: Effective immediately

 

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Bill No.: HB 2659

An act concerning: General Obligation Bond Act

Description: Amends the General Obligation Bond Act. Increases the authorized amount of antipollution bonds by $19,000,000.

Action: Approved

Effective date: Effective immediately

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Bill No.: SB 1935

An act concerning: Human services

Description: Provides that TANF block grant funds designated by the Illinois Department of Human Services as reimbursed for expenditures made by the Illinois Department of Revenue for the refundable portion of the earned income tax credit shall be deposited into the Income Tax Refund Fund.

Action: Approved

Effective date: Effective immediately

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Bill No.: SB 526

An act concerning: Zoos

Description: Amends the Forest Preserve Zoological Parks Act. Provides that the zoo must be open without charge a total number of days, to be scheduled at any time during the calendar year, equivalent to at least one day for each seven days the zoological park is open during the calendar year (now, at least one day each week). Allows the managing authority of the zoological park to limit the number of school groups that may attend the zoo on any given day and to establish other rules and regulations that reasonably ensure public safety, accessibility and convenience, including without limitation standards of conduct and supervision.

Action: Approved

Effective date: Effective immediately

[News release from the governor's office]

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