(20 ILCS 3967/15)
Illinois River Coordinating Council.
(a) There is established the
Illinois River Coordinating Council, consisting of 13 voting members to be
appointed by the Governor. One member shall be the Lieutenant Governor who
serve as a voting member and as chairperson of the Council. The Agency members
of the Council shall include the Director, or his or her designee, of each of
the following agencies:
the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the
Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Transportation. In
addition, the Council shall include one member representing Soil and Water
Conservation Districts located within the Watershed of the Illinois River and
its tributaries and 6 members representing local communities, not-for-profit
organizations working to protect the Illinois River Watershed, business,
agriculture, recreation, conservation, and the environment. The Governor may,
at his or her discretion, appoint individuals representing federal agencies to
serve as ex officio, non-voting members.
(b) Members of the Council
shall serve 2-year terms, except that of the initial appointments, 5 members
shall be appointed to serve 3-year terms and 4 members to serve one-year terms.
(c) The Council shall meet at least quarterly.
(d) The Office of the Lieutenant Governor shall be responsible for the
operations of the Council. The Office may reimburse members of the Council for
ordinary and contingent expenses incurred in the performance of Council duties.
(e) This Section is subject to the provisions of Section 405-500 of the
Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-500).
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)