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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Board of Higher Education Act is amended by
5adding Section 13 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 205/13 new)
7    Sec. 13. Leadership training for university board members.
8    (a) The Board shall require every voting member of the
9governing board of a public university appointed for a term
10beginning after January 1, 2016 to complete a minimum of 4
11hours of professional development leadership training covering
12topics that shall include, but are not limited to, public
13university and labor law, contract law, ethics, sexual violence
14on campus, financial oversight and accountability, audits, and
15fiduciary responsibilities of a member of a governing board
16within 2 years after beginning service and within every 2 years
17of service thereafter.
18    (b) A public university shall maintain on its Internet
19website the names of all voting members of the governing board
20who have successfully completed the training.
21    (c) Beginning after the effective date of this amendatory
22Act of the 99th General Assembly, by July 31 of each year, the
23chairperson of each governing board shall certify to the Board



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1the number of hours of training that each member received
2during the preceding fiscal year.
3    (d) If the certification indicates that a board member has
4not completed the training required under this Section, the
5Board shall send a notice to the Governor, the President of the
6Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the
7House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House
8of Representatives of that fact, and the governing board shall
9suspend the board member from continued service, at which
10point, the board member has 45 days to complete all training
11deemed incomplete as provided by the certification. Failure of
12the board member to complete the necessary training within this
13probationary period constitutes a resignation from and creates
14a vacancy in the governing board, to be filled as provided by
16    (e) The training under this Section may be provided by the
17Board or by other qualified providers approved by the Board.