(70 ILCS 2605/4b) (from Ch. 42, par. 323b)
    Sec. 4b. The Governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a State Sanitary District Observer. The term of the person first appointed shall expire on the third Monday in January, 1969. If the Senate is not in session when the first appointment is made, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment as in the case of a vacancy. Thereafter the term of office of the State Sanitary District Observer shall be for 2 years commencing on the third Monday in January of 1969 and each odd-numbered year thereafter. Any person appointed to such office shall hold office for the duration of his term and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
    The State Sanitary District Observer must have a knowledge of the principles of sanitary engineering. He shall be paid from the State Treasury an annual salary of $15,000 or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater, and shall also be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.
    The State Sanitary District Observer has the same right as any Trustee or the Executive Director to attend any meeting in connection with the business of The Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago. He shall have access to all records and works of the District. He may conduct inquiries and investigations into the efficiency and adequacy of the operations of the District, including the effect of the operations of the District upon areas of the State outside the boundaries of the District.
    The State Sanitary District Observer shall report to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Environmental Protection Agency annually and more frequently if requested by the Governor.
    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 the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and 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.
(Source: P.A. 95-923, eff. 1-1-09.)