(70 ILCS 925/10)
    Sec. 10. Mid-Illinois Medical District Commission.
    (a) There is created a body politic and corporate under the corporate name of the Mid-Illinois Medical District Commission whose general purpose, in addition to and not in limitation of those purposes and powers set forth in this Act, is to:
        (1) maintain the proper surroundings for a medical
    
center and a related technology center in order to attract, stabilize, and retain within the District hospitals, clinics, research facilities, educational facilities, or other facilities permitted under this Act;
        (2) provide for the orderly creation, maintenance,
    
development, and expansion of (i) health care facilities and other ancillary or related facilities that the Commission may from time to time determine are established and operated (A) for any aspect of the carrying out of the Commission's purposes as set forth in this Act, (B) for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of human ailments and injuries, whether physical or mental, or (C) to promote medical, surgical, and scientific research and knowledge as permitted under this Act; and (ii) medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property for those parks; and
        (3) convene dialogue among leaders in the public and
    
the private sectors on topics and issues associated with training in the delivery of health care services in the District's program area.
    (b) The Commission has perpetual succession and the power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued except in actions sounding in tort, to plead and be impleaded, to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure. All actions sounding in tort against the Commission shall be prosecuted in the Court of Claims. The principal office of the Commission shall be in the City of Springfield.
    (c) The Commission shall consist of the following members: 4 members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate; 4 members appointed by the Mayor of Springfield, with the advice and consent of the Springfield city council; and one member appointed by the Chairperson of the County Board of Sangamon County. The initial members of the Commission appointed by the Governor shall be appointed for terms ending, respectively on the second, third, fourth, and fifth anniversaries of their appointments. The initial members appointed by the Mayor of Springfield shall be appointed 2 each for terms ending, respectively, on the second and third anniversaries of their appointments. The initial member appointed by the Chairperson of the County Board of Sangamon County shall be appointed for a term ending on the fourth anniversary of the appointment. Thereafter, all the members shall be appointed to hold office for a term of 5 years and until their successors are appointed as provided in this Act.
    Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Governor shall appoint 2 additional members to the Commission. One member shall serve for a term of 4 years and one member shall serve for a term of 5 years. Their successors shall be appointed for 5-year terms. Those additional members and their successors shall be limited to residents of the following counties in Illinois: Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, or Scott.
    (d) Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation, disqualification, removal, or inability or refusal to act of any of the members of the Commission shall be filled by the authority that had appointed the particular member, and for the unexpired term of office of that particular member. A vacancy caused by the expiration of the period for which the member was appointed shall be filled by a new appointment for a term of 5 years from the date of the expiration of the prior 5-year term notwithstanding when the appointment is actually made. The Commission shall obtain, under the provisions of the Personnel Code, such personnel as to the Commission shall deem advisable to carry out the purposes of this Act and the work of the Commission.
    (e) The Commission shall hold regular meetings annually for the election of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, for the adoption of a budget, and for such other business as may properly come before it. The Commission shall elect as the President a member of the Commission appointed by the Mayor of Springfield and as the Vice-President a member of the Commission appointed by the Governor. The Commission shall establish the duties and responsibilities of its officers by rule. The President or any 4 members of the Commission may call special meetings of the Commission. Each Commissioner shall take an oath of office for the faithful performance of his or her duties. The Commission may not transact business at a meeting of the Commission unless there is present at the meeting a quorum consisting of at least 6 Commissioners. Meetings may be held by telephone conference or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can communicate with each other.
    (f) The Commission shall submit to the General Assembly, not later than March 1 of each odd-numbered year, a detailed report covering its operations for the 2 preceding calendar years and a statement of its program for the next 2 years.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader, and the Secretary of the Senate and with the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act, and by filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
    (g) The Auditor General shall conduct audits of the Commission in the same manner as the Auditor General conducts audits of State agencies under the Illinois State Auditing Act.
    (h) Neither the Commission nor the District have any power to tax.
    (i) The Commission is a public body and subject to the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-693, eff. 11-5-07.)