(70 ILCS 705/11i)
Department foreign fire insurance board.
(a) A department foreign fire insurance board shall exist within the fire
department of each fire protection district that has an organized fire department, employs full-time firefighters, and is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
(b) The board shall consist of 7 trustees; the fire chief, who shall hold office by virtue of rank, and 6 members, who shall be elected at large by the sworn members of the department. If there are an insufficient number of candidates to fill all these positions, the number of board members may be reduced, but not to fewer than 3 trustees. All sworn members of the department shall be eligible to vote for and be elected as officers of the board.
(c) The members of the board shall annually elect officers. These officers shall be a chairman and a treasurer.
(d) The trustees of the board shall make rules with respect to the board and the management of the money to be appropriated to the board.
(e) The treasurer of the board shall give a sufficient bond to the board of trustees of the fire protection district, conditioned upon the faithful performance by the treasurer of his or her duties under this Section. This bond must be approved by the board of trustees of the fire protection district.
(f) The officers of the department foreign fire insurance board shall develop and maintain a listing of those items that the board feels are appropriate expenditures under this Section. The officers shall make rules concerning the board and the management of the money appropriated to the board.
(g) All of the money paid to the secretary of the fire protection district under Section 11-10-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/11-10-1) shall be set apart and shall be appropriated annually by the board of trustees of the fire protection district to the department foreign fire insurance board.
(h) The treasurer of the department foreign fire insurance board shall receive the appropriated money and shall pay out the money upon the order of the board for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department. As part of the fire protection district's annual audit, these funds shall be audited to verify that the funds have been expended by the board only for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department.
(Source: P.A. 96-505, eff. 8-14-09.)