(20 ILCS 1605/6)
(from Ch. 120, par. 1156)
There is hereby created an independent board to be known as the
Lottery Control Board, consisting of 5 members, all of whom shall be
citizens of the United States and residents of this State and shall be
appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. No
more than 3 of the 5 members shall be members of the same political
party. A chairman of the Board shall be chosen annually from the
membership of the Board by a majority of the members of the Board at the
first meeting of the Board each fiscal year.
Initial members shall be appointed to the Board by the Governor as
follows: one member to serve until July 1, 1974, and until his successor
is appointed and qualified; 2 members to serve until July 1, 1975, and
until their successors are appointed and qualified; 2 members to serve
until July 1, 1976, and until their successors are appointed and
qualified. As terms of members so appointed expire, their successors
shall be appointed for terms to expire the first day in July 3 years
thereafter, and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Any vacancy in the Board occurring for any reason other than
expiration of term, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same
manner as the original appointment.
Any member of the Board may be removed by the Governor for neglect of
duty, misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in office.
Board members shall receive as compensation for their services $100
for each day they are in attendance at any official board meeting, but in
no event shall members receive more than $1,200 per year. They
shall receive no other compensation for their services, but shall be
reimbursed for necessary traveling and other reasonable expenses
incurred in the performance of their official duties. Each member shall
make a full financial disclosure upon appointment.
The Board shall hold at least one meeting each quarter of the fiscal
year. In addition,
special meetings may be called by the Chairman, any 2 Board members, or
the Director of the Department, upon delivery of 72 hours'
written notice to the office of each member. All Board meetings shall be
open to the public pursuant to the Open Meetings Act.
Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum, and 3 votes
shall be required for any final determination by the Board. The Board
shall keep a complete and accurate record of all its meetings.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 98-499, eff. 8-16-13.)