(525 ILCS 30/4)
(from Ch. 105, par. 704)
The Illinois Nature Preserves Commission is created.
succeeds and continues the Commission created by "An Act relating to the
creation of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and defining its powers
and duties", approved August 28, 1963, as amended. The Commission consists
of 9 members appointed by the Governor. The Chief of the Illinois Natural
History Survey and the Director of the Illinois State Museum shall advise
the Governor on the making of appointments to the Commission and shall
recommend persons suitable for appointment. The Governor shall obtain the
advice of the Chief of the Illinois Natural History Survey and the Director of
the Illinois State Museum concerning the suitability of any person he proposes
to appoint as a member of the Commission. Members shall be persons who
have demonstrated an interest in the preservation of natural areas.
The members of the Commission created by "An Act relating to the creation
of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission and defining its powers and
duties", approved August 28, 1963, as amended, incumbent on the effective
date of this Act, shall serve as members of this Commission until the expiration
of their terms under that Act, with the terms of 3 members expiring on June
30 of each year. Members shall serve until their successors
are appointed and qualified. Their successors shall be appointed for 3-year
terms, expiring on June 30. When an appointment is made to fill a vacancy,
the appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term. Any member
of the Commission who has served 2 consecutive full terms is ineligible
for reappointment for a period of one year following the expiration of the second term.
The Commission shall select from its membership a chairman and such other
officers as it considers necessary and shall adopt policies and rules for
conducting its affairs, transacting its business and keeping records. The
Commission shall meet annually or more frequently upon the call of the chairman
or 3 members. The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation
but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in connection with
the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 82-445.)