(615 ILCS 15/8.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 8.5. Flood Control Commission.
    (a) The Flood Control Commission is created to study and develop an integrated floodplain management coalition of communities in the Fox River Watershed to serve as an example and catalyst to other watershed communities in the DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will County region to jointly leverage community resources and collaborate on flood preparedness, flood protection, flood response, flood recovery, future flood damage reduction, and necessary floodplain management education to mitigate future flooding events, prevent property damage and threats to public health, and save taxpayer money.
    (b) The Commission shall be chaired by the Director of Natural Resources or his or her designee and consist of the following members:
        (1) 5 members appointed by the President of the
    
Senate;
        (2) 5 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    
Senate;
        (3) 5 members appointed by the Speaker of the House
    
of Representatives;
        (4) 5 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    
House of Representatives;
        (5) one member appointed by the chairman of the
    
county board with the advice and consent of the county board from the DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee;
        (6) one member appointed by the chairman of the
    
county board with the advice and consent of the county board from the Kane County Stormwater Management Planning Committee;
        (7) one member appointed by the chairman of the
    
county board with the advice and consent of the county board from the Lake County Stormwater Management Planning Committee;
        (8) one member appointed by the chairman of the
    
county board with the advice and consent of the county board from the McHenry County Stormwater Management Planning Committee;
        (9) one member appointed by the county executive of
    
the county board with the advice and consent of the county board from the Will County Stormwater Management Planning Committee;
        (10) one member appointed by the chairman of the
    
county board with the advice and consent of the county board from a municipality in each of the following counties: (i) DuPage County; (ii) Kane County; (iii) Lake County; and (iv) McHenry County;
        (11) one member appointed by the county executive
    
with the advice and consent of the county board from a municipality in Will County;
        (12) the Governor or his or her designee; and
        (13) the Director of the Illinois Emergency
    
Management Agency or his or her designee.
    (c) The Commission shall catalog current shortfalls in existing flood control practices in the Fox River Watershed. The Commission shall make suggestions for the improvement of such practices, including, but not limited to, the development of an example integrated floodplain management coalition of communities in the Fox River Watershed.
    (d) The Commission shall conduct a survey and submit a report of the survey to the General Assembly by December 31, 2019. The report shall include, but is not limited to, the following information:
        (1) the extent and character of the areas affected;
        (2) current shortfalls in existing flood control
    
practices in the Fox River Watershed;
        (3) the basic structure of an integrated floodplain
    
management coalition of communities in the Fox River Watershed to jointly leverage community resources and collaborate on flood preparedness, flood protection, flood response, flood recovery, future flood damage reduction, and necessary floodplain management education;
        (4) a recommended strategy and schedule for
    
implementing the coalition of communities in the Fox River Watershed;
        (5) an explanation of how such a coalition could
    
advance future flood damage reduction measures in the watershed; improve flood preparedness, flood protection, flood response, and flood recovery; and advocate necessary floodplain management education in the region;
        (6) an explanation of how such a coalition could save
    
taxpayer dollars; and
        (7) a statement of special or local benefit that will
    
accrue to communities participating in the coalition and a statement of general or statewide benefits, with recommendations as to what local cooperation, participation, and cost sharing shall be required, if any, on account of the special or local benefit.
    The report to the General Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct.
    (e) The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning shall provide information to the Commission upon request.
    (f) The Department of Natural Resources shall provide administrative support to the Commission.
    (g) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2021.
(Source: P.A. 100-730, eff. 1-1-19.)