(20 ILCS 3921/20)
    Sec. 20. Illinois Century Network Policy Committee. The Illinois Century Network Policy Committee shall set general policies for the network. The Committee shall have the following additional duties and powers:
        (1) to purchase, acquire, or receive equipment and
agreements or contracts for services for the benefit of the Illinois Century Network or its participants;
        (2) to sell or convey equipment or services desirable
for Network operations to its participants at reasonable costs incurred in the acquisition of the equipment or services;
        (3) to employ and fix the compensation for employees
as it deems reasonable to achieve the purposes of this Act;
        (4) to establish and maintain petty cash funds as
provided in Section 13.3 of the State Finance Act;
        (5) to make, amend, and repeal bylaws, rules,
regulations, and resolutions that are consistent with this Act;
        (6) to make and execute all contracts and instruments
necessary or convenient to the exercise of its powers;
        (7) to exclusively control and manage the Network and
all moneys that are donated, paid, or appropriated for the creation, improvement, and operation of the Network;
        (8) to prepare and submit a budget for the necessary
and contingent operation expenses of the Network;
        (9) to accept grants and funds from the federal and
state governments and any federal or state agency and to expend those moneys in accordance and in furtherance of the purposes of this Act;
        (10) to enter into intergovernmental agreements with
other governmental entities, including but not limited to, the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, the State Board of Education, the Department of Central Management Services, and local education agencies, in order to implement and execute the powers and duties set forth in this Act;
        (11) to acquire or procure telecommunications or
computer networks or related services, alone or in cooperation with other governmental or education entities, as may be of reasonable benefit to the Network or its participants for the general purposes set forth in this Act; and
        (12) to receive assignment of ownership or management
rights and the use of telecommunications equipment and services owned or leased by the State of Illinois or other entities providing services to Illinois citizens for use in operation of Network programs and services.
(Source: P.A. 91-21, eff. 7-1-99; 92-691, eff. 7-18-02.)