(45 ILCS 50/1.5)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 4706)
The Commission. (a) There is hereby created an agency
of the party States to be known as the "Interstate Mining Commission", hereinafter
called "the Commission". The Commission shall be composed of one commissioner
from each party State who shall be the Governor thereof. Pursuant to the
laws of his party State, each Governor shall have the assistance of an advisory
body (including membership from mining industries, conservation interests,
and such other public and private interests as may be appropriate) in considering
problems relating to mining and in discharging his responsibilities as the
commissioner of his State on the Commission. In any instance where a Governor
is unable to attend a meeting of the Commission or perform any other function
in connection with the business of the Commission, he
shall designate an alternate, from among the members of the advisory body
required by this paragraph, who shall represent him and act in his place
and stead. The designation of an alternate shall be communicated by the
Governor to the Commission in such manner as its bylaws may provide.
(b) The commissioners shall be entitled to one vote each on the Commission.
No action of the Commission making a recommendation pursuant to Article
IV-3, IV-7 and IV-8 or requesting, accepting or disposing of funds, services,
or other property pursuant to this paragraph, Article V(g), V(h) or VII
shall be valid unless taken at a meeting at which a majority of the total
number of votes on the Commission is cast in favor thereof. All other action
shall be by a majority of those present and voting: provided that action
of the Commission shall be only at a meeting at which a majority of the
commissioners, or their alternates, is present. The Commission may establish
and maintain such facilities as may be necessary for the transacting of
its business. The Commission may acquire, hold and convey real and personal
property and any interest therein.
(c) The Commission shall have a seal.
(d) The Commission shall elect annually, from among its members, a chairman,
a vice-chairman, and a treasurer. The Commission shall appoint an Executive
Director and fix his duties and compensation. Such Executive Director shall
serve at the pleasure of the Commission. The Executive Director, the Treasurer,
and such other personnel as the Commission shall designate shall be bonded.
The amount or amounts of such bond or bonds shall be determined by the Commission.
(e) Irrespective of the civil service, personnel or other merit system
laws of any of the party States, the Executive Director with the approval
of the Commission, shall appoint, remove or discharge such personnel as
may be necessary for the performance of the Commission's functions, and
shall fix the duties and compensation of such personnel.
(f) The Commission may establish and maintain independently or in conjunction
with a party State, a suitable retirement system for its employees. Employees
of the Commission shall be eligible for social security coverage in respect
of old age and survivor's insurance provided that the Commission takes such
steps as may be necessary pursuant to the laws of the United States, to
participate in such program of insurance as a governmental agency or unit.
The Commission may establish and maintain or participate in such additional
programs of employee benefits as it may deem appropriate.
(g) The Commission may borrow, accept or contract for the services of
personnel from any State, the United States, or any other governmental agency,
or from any person, firm, association or corporation.
(h) The Commission may accept for any of its purposes and functions under
this compact any and all donations, and grants of money, equipment, supplies,
materials and service, conditional or otherwise, from any State, the United
States, or any other governmental agency, or from any person, firm, association
or corporation, and may receive, utilize and dispose of the same. Any donation
or grant accepted by the Commission pursuant to this paragraph or services
borrowed pursuant to paragraph (g) of this Article shall be reported in
the annual report of the Commission. Such report shall include the nature,
amount and conditions, if any, of the donation, grant or services borrowed
and the identity of the donor or lender.
(i) The Commission shall adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business
and shall have the power to amend and rescind these bylaws. The Commission
shall publish its bylaws in convenient form and shall file a copy thereof
and a copy of any amendment thereto, with the appropriate agency or officer
in each of the party States.
(j) The Commission annually shall make to the Governor, legislature and
advisory body required by Article V(a) of each party State a report covering
the activities of the Commission for the preceding year, and embodying such
recommendations as may have been made by the Commission. The Commission
may make such additional reports as it may deem desirable.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)