(20 ILCS 3820/15)
    Sec. 15. Creation of Illinois Investment and Development Authority; members.
    (a) There is created a political subdivision, body politic and corporate, to be known as the Illinois Investment and Development Authority. The exercise by the Authority of the powers conferred by law shall be an essential public function. The governing powers of the Authority shall be vested in a body consisting of 11 members, including, as ex officio members, the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate and the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or their designees. The other 9 members of the Authority shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall be designated "public members". The public members shall include representatives from banks and other private financial services industries, community development finance experts, small business development experts, and other community leaders. Not more than 6 members of the Authority may be of the same political party. The Chairperson of the Authority shall be designated by the Governor from among its public members.
    (b) Six members of the Authority shall constitute a quorum. However, when a quorum of members of the Authority is physically present at the meeting site, other Authority members may participate in and act at any meeting through the use of a conference telephone or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other. Participation in such meeting shall constitute attendance and presence in person at the meeting of the person or persons so participating. All official acts of the Authority shall require the approval of at least 5 members.
    (c) Of the members initially appointed by the Governor pursuant to this Act, 3 shall serve until the third Monday in January, 2004, 3 shall serve until the third Monday in January, 2005, and 3 shall serve until the third Monday in January, 2006 and all shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. All successors shall hold office for a term of 3 years commencing on the third Monday in January of the year in which their term commences, except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy. Each member appointed under this Section who is confirmed by the Senate shall hold office during the specified term and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. In case of vacancy in the office when the Senate is not in session, the Governor may make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when the Governor shall nominate such person to fill the office, and any person so nominated who is confirmed by the Senate, shall hold his or her office during the remainder of the term and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
    (d) Members of the Authority shall not be entitled to compensation for their services as members, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for all necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties as members.
    (e) The Governor may remove any public member of the Authority in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, after service on the member of a copy of the written charges against him or her and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by counsel in his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)