(20 ILCS 2610/3) (from Ch. 121, par. 307.3)
    Sec. 3. The Governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a Department of State Police Merit Board, hereinafter called the Board, consisting of 5 members to hold office, one until the third Monday in March, 1951, one until the third Monday in March, 1953, and one until the third Monday in March, 1955, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. One of the members added by this amendatory Act of 1977 shall serve a term expiring on the third Monday in March, 1980, and until his successor is appointed and qualified, and one shall serve a term expiring on the third Monday in March, 1982, and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Upon the expiration of the terms of office of those first appointed, their respective successors shall be appointed to hold office from the third Monday in March of the year of their respective appointments for a term of six years and until their successors are appointed and qualified for a like term. No more than 3 members of the Board shall be affiliated with the same political party. If the Senate is not in session at the time initial appointments are made pursuant to this section, the Governor shall make temporary appointments as in the case of a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 87-284.)