Lake Michigan Shore Line Act.

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(615 ILCS 55/0.01) (from Ch. 19, par. 1140)

Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Lake Michigan Shore Line Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(615 ILCS 55/1) (from Ch. 19, par. 1141)

Sec. 1. The Division of Water Resources of the Department of Natural Resources shall cause investigations, surveys and studies to be made in cooperation with appropriate federal, State and local agencies with the view to devising effective means or methods of preventing erosion of the shore of Lake Michigan by waves, currents, structures or other elemental and artificial processes, and of preventing or minimizing in the immediate future damage to homes and other buildings and danger to human life resulting from such erosion. Any expenses incident and necessary thereto shall be paid from funds specifically appropriated for such purpose.

(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)


(615 ILCS 55/2) (from Ch. 19, par. 1142)

Sec. 2. The Division of Water Resources may in the execution of its powers and duties under this Act, cooperate and enter into agreements with the proper agencies of the United States government, municipal corporations or political subdivisions of the State or any public or private corporation, organization or individual. Such agreements may assign to the cooperating agencies, organizations or individuals specific projects, particular phases or portions of any such project or phase for the purposes of this Act and may provide for joint undertakings and contributions of funds or other resources to perform or accomplish any work agreed upon between the parties to such agreements.

(Source: P.A. 81-840.)


(615 ILCS 55/3) (from Ch. 19, par. 1143)

Sec. 3. The Division of Water Resources shall work with units of the federal government in an effort to evaluate the influence of the construction at the Great Lakes Naval Training Facility upon the southerly movement of littoral material along the west shore of Lake Michigan.

(Source: P.A. 81-840.)


(615 ILCS 55/4) (from Ch. 19, par. 1144)

Sec. 4. No contract, agreement or other obligation may be entered into or incurred for any expenditure of funds appropriated and made available to implement and carry out this Act without the prior written approval of the Governor.

(Source: P.A. 78-836.)


(615 ILCS 55/5) (from Ch. 19, par. 1145)

Sec. 5. The Division of Water Resources shall prepare and submit to the Governor, the Secretary of the Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the members of the General Assembly of the legislative districts abutting Lake Michigan and, upon request, to any other member of the General Assembly, a report summarizing the results of investigations, studies and surveys made under this Act, any agreements entered into to effectuate the purposes of this Act, any recommendations for immediate action to prevent or minimize property damage or danger to human life and any other matters relating to implementation of this Act. Such report shall be submitted each year on or before the first day of the annual legislative session if funds were appropriated and made available for expenditure in carrying out this Act for the fiscal year ending on June 30 of the preceding year, except that the recommendations for immediate action described in the first sentence of this Section shall be submitted no later than 120 days after the date on which appropriated funds are made available for expenditure in carrying out this Act.

(Source: P.A. 81-840.)


(615 ILCS 55/6) (from Ch. 19, par. 1146)

Sec. 6. This Act takes effect on July 1, 1973 or upon its becoming a law, whichever is later.

(Source: P.A. 78-836.)

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