(20 ILCS 5/5-155) (was 20 ILCS 5/5.04)
    Sec. 5-155. In the Office of Mines and Minerals of the Department of Natural Resources. In the Office of Mines and Minerals of the Department of Natural Resources, there shall be a State Mining Board, which shall consist of 6 officers designated as mine officers and the Director of the Office of Mines and Minerals. Three officers shall be representatives of the employing class and 3 of the employee class. The 6 mine officers shall be qualified as follows:
        (1) Two mine officers from the employing class shall
    
have at least 4 years experience in a supervisory capacity in an underground coal mine and each shall hold a certificate of competency as a mine examiner or mine manager.
        (2) The third mine officer from the employing class
    
shall have at least 4 years experience in a supervisory capacity in a surface coal mine.
        (3) Two mine officers from the employee class shall
    
have 4 years experience in an underground coal mine and shall hold a first class certificate of competency.
        (4) The third mine officer from the employee class
    
shall have at least 4 years experience in a surface coal mine.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)