(70 ILCS 930/10)
    Sec. 10. Mid-America Medical District Commission.
    (a) There is created a body politic and corporate under the corporate name of the Mid-America 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 within 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 located within the District. The Commission shall obtain, under the provisions of the Personnel Code, such personnel as the Commission shall deem advisable to carry out the purposes of this Act and the work of the Commission.
    (c) The Commission shall consist of 15 appointed members and 3 ex-officio members. Three members shall be appointed by the Governor. Three members shall be appointed by the Mayor of East St. Louis, with the consent of the city council. Three members shall be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board of St. Clair County. Three members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Belleville with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the City of Belleville. Three members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of O'Fallon with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the City of O'Fallon. All appointed members shall hold office for a term of 3 years ending on December 31, and until their successors are appointed; except that of the initial appointed members, each appointing authority shall designate one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2007, one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2008, and one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2009. Of the initial members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Belleville, with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the City of Belleville, the Mayor shall designate one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2011, one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2012, and one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2013. Of the initial members appointed by the Mayor of the City of O'Fallon, with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the City of O'Fallon, the Mayor shall designate one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2011, one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2012, and one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2013.
    The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or her designee, the Director of Public Health or his or her designee, and the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee shall serve as ex-officio members.
    (d) Any vacancy in the appointed 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.
    (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 establish the duties and responsibilities of its officers by rule. The President or any 9 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 7 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. 97-583, eff. 8-26-11.)