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Full Text of SB3631  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
5Act is amended by changing Section 5.6 as follows:
6    (70 ILCS 210/5.6)
7    Sec. 5.6. Marketing agreement.
8    (a) The Authority shall enter into a marketing agreement
9with a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Chicago
10and recognized by the Department of Commerce and Economic
11Opportunity as a certified local tourism and convention bureau
12entitled to receive State tourism grant funds, provided the
13bylaws of the organization establish a board of the
14organization that is comprised of 35 25 members serving 3-year
15staggered terms, including the following:
16        (1) no less than 8 members appointed by the Mayor of
17    Chicago, to include:
18            (A) a Chair of the board of the organization
19        appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago from
20        among the business and civic leaders of Chicago who are
21        not engaged in the hospitality business or who have not
22        served as a member of the Board or as chief executive
23        officer of the Authority; and



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1            (B) 7 members from among the cultural, economic
2        development, or civic leaders of Chicago;
3        (2) the chairperson of the interim board or Board of
4    the Authority, or his or her designee;
5        (3) a representative from the department in the City of
6    Chicago that is responsible for the operation of
7    Chicago-area airports;
8        (4) a representative from the department in the City of
9    Chicago that is responsible for the regulation of
10    Chicago-area livery vehicles;
11        (5) at least 1, but no more than:
12            (A) (3) no more than 5 members from the hotel
13        industry;
14            (B) 5 members representing Chicago arts and
15        cultural institutions or projects;
16            (C) (4) no more than 2 members from the restaurant
17        industry;
18            (D) (5) no more than 2 members employed by or
19        representing an entity responsible for a trade show;
20            (E) (6) no more than 2 members representing unions;
21            (F) (7) no more than 2 members from the attractions
22        industry; and
23        (6) (8) the Director of the Illinois Department of
24    Commerce and Economic Opportunity, ex officio.
25    The bylaws of the organization may provide for the
26appointment of a City of Chicago alderman as an ex officio



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1member, and may provide for other ex officio members who shall
2serve terms of one year.
3    Persons with a real or apparent conflict of interest shall
4not be appointed to the board. Members of the board of the
5organization shall not serve more than 2 terms. The bylaws
6shall require the following: (i) that the Chair of the
7organization name no less than 5 and no more than 9 members to
8the Executive Committee of the organization, one of whom must
9be the chairperson of the interim board or Board of the
10Authority, and (ii) a provision concerning conflict of interest
11and a requirement that a member abstain from participating in
12board action if there is a threat to the independence of
13judgment created by any conflict of interest or if
14participation is likely to have a negative effect on public
15confidence in the integrity of the board.
16    (b) The Authority shall notify the Department of Revenue
17within 10 days after entering into a contract pursuant to this
19(Source: P.A. 96-898, eff. 5-27-10; 96-899, eff. 5-28-10.)
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.