Full Text of SB2174 99th General Assembly
SB2174enr 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Board of Higher Education Act is amended by
adding Section 13 as follows:
(110 ILCS 205/13 new)
Leadership training for university board members.
(a) The Board shall require every voting member of the
governing board of a public university appointed for a term
beginning after January 1, 2016 to complete a minimum of 4
hours of professional development leadership training covering
topics that shall include, but are not limited to, public
university and labor law, contract law, ethics, sexual violence
on campus, financial oversight and accountability, audits, and
fiduciary responsibilities of a member of a governing board
within 2 years after beginning service and within every 2 years
of service thereafter.
(b) A public university shall maintain on its Internet
website the names of all voting members of the governing board
who have successfully completed the training.
(c) Beginning after the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly, by July 31 of each year, the
chairperson of each governing board shall certify to the Board
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the number of hours of training that each member received
during the preceding fiscal year.
(d) If the certification indicates that a board member has
not completed the training required under this Section, the
Board shall send a notice to the Governor, the President of the
Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House
of Representatives of that fact, and the governing board shall
suspend the board member from continued service, at which
point, the board member has 45 days to complete all training
deemed incomplete as provided by the certification. Failure of
the board member to complete the necessary training within this
probationary period constitutes a resignation from and creates
a vacancy in the governing board, to be filled as provided by
(e) The training under this Section may be provided by the
Board or by other qualified providers approved by the Board.