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
(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
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
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
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
(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
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
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.)