(110 ILCS 520/6.6)
The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
(a) There is established the Illinois Ethanol
Research Advisory Board (the "Advisory Board").
(b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of 13 members including: the
Southern Illinois University who shall be Chairman;
the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;
the Director of Agriculture; the President of the
Illinois Corn Growers Association; the President of the National Corn Growers
Association; the President of the Renewable Fuels Association; the Dean of the
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science,
University of Illinois at
and 6 at-large members appointed by the Governor representing the ethanol
industry, growers, suppliers, and universities.
(c) The 6 at-large members shall serve a term of 4 years. The Advisory
meet at least annually or at the call of the Chairman. At any time a majority
of the Advisory Board may petition the Chairman for a meeting of the Board.
members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.
(d) The Advisory Board shall:
(1) Review the annual operating plans and budget of
the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
(2) Advise on research and development priorities and
projects to be carried out at the Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
(3) Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
management and operation of the ethanol research pilot plant. This may include contracts, project selection, and personnel issues.
(4) Develop bylaws.
(5) Submit a final report to the Governor and General
Assembly outlining the progress and accomplishments made during the year along with a financial report for the year.
(6) Establish and operate, subject to specific
appropriation for the purpose of providing facility operating funds, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with the following purposes and goals:
(A) To utilize interdisciplinary,
interinstitutional, and industrial collaborations to conduct research.
(B) To provide training and services to the
ethanol fuel industry to make projects and training to advance the biofuels industry in the State more affordable for the institutional and industrial bodies, including, but not limited to, Illinois farmer-owned ethanol cooperatives.
(C) To coordinate near-term industry research
needs and laboratory services by identifying needs and pursuing federal and other funding sources.
(D) To develop and provide hands-on training to
prepare students for the biofuels workforce and train workforce reentrants.
(E) To serve as an independent, third-party
source for review, testing, validation standardization, and definition in areas of industry need.
(F) To provide seminars, tours, and informational
sessions advocating renewable energy.
(G) To provide consultation services and
information for those interested in renewable energy.
(H) To develop demonstration projects by pursuing
federal and other funding sources.
(e) The Advisory Board established by this Section is a continuation, as
the Section, of the Board established under Section 8a of the Energy
Conservation and Coal Act and repealed by this amendatory Act of the 92nd
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06; 95-99, eff. 1-1-08.)
(110 ILCS 520/8)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658)
Powers and duties of the Board.
The Board shall have power and
it shall be its duty:
1. To make rules, regulations and by-laws, not
inconsistent with law, for the government and management of Southern Illinois University and its branches.
2. To employ, and, for good cause, to remove a
president of Southern Illinois University, and all necessary deans, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and other educational and administrative assistants, and all other necessary employees, and contract with them upon matters relating to tenure, salaries and retirement benefits in accordance with the State Universities Civil Service Act; the Board shall, upon the written request of an employee of Southern Illinois University, withhold from the compensation of that employee any dues, payments or contributions payable by such employee to any labor organization as defined in the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Under such arrangement, an amount shall be withheld from each regular payroll period which is equal to the pro rata share of the annual dues plus any payments or contributions, and the Board shall transmit such withholdings to the specified labor organization within 10 working days from the time of the withholding. Whenever the Board establishes a search committee to fill the position of president of Southern Illinois University, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee.
3. To prescribe the course of study to be followed,
and textbooks and apparatus to be used at Southern Illinois University.
4. To issue upon the recommendation of the faculty,
diplomas to such persons as have satisfactorily completed the required studies of Southern Illinois University, and confer such professional and literary degrees as are usually conferred by other institutions of like character for similar or equivalent courses of study, or such as the Board may deem appropriate.
5. To examine into the conditions, management, and
administration of Southern Illinois University, to provide the requisite buildings, apparatus, equipment and auxiliary enterprises, and to fix and collect matriculation fees; tuition fees; fees for student activities; fees for student facilities such as student union buildings or field houses or stadium or other recreational facilities; student welfare fees; laboratory fees and similar fees for supplies and material.
6. To succeed to and to administer all trusts, trust
property, and gifts now or hereafter belonging or pertaining to Southern Illinois University.
7. To accept endowments of professorships or
departments in the University from any person who may proffer them and, at regular meetings, to prescribe rules and regulations in relation to endowments and declare on what general principles they may be accepted.
8. To enter into contracts with the Federal
government for providing courses of instruction and other services at Southern Illinois University for persons serving in or with the military or naval forces of the United States, and to provide such courses of instruction and other services.
9. To provide for the receipt and expenditures of
Federal funds, paid to the Southern Illinois University by the Federal government for instruction and other services for persons serving in or with the military or naval forces of the United States and to provide for audits of such funds.
10. To appoint, subject to the applicable civil
service law, persons to be members of the Southern Illinois University Police Department. Members of the Police Department shall be conservators of the peace and as such have all powers possessed by policemen in cities, and sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view or warrants of violations of state statutes, university rules and regulations and city or county ordinances, except that they may exercise such powers only within counties wherein the university and any of its branches or properties are located when such is required for the protection of university properties and interests, and its students and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties, when requested by appropriate State or local law enforcement officials. However, such officers shall have no power to serve and execute civil processes.
The Board must authorize to each member of the
Southern Illinois University Police Department and to any other employee of Southern Illinois University exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by Southern Illinois University and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by Southern Illinois University.
10.5. To conduct health care programs in furtherance
of its teaching, research, and public service functions, which shall include without limitation patient and ancillary facilities, institutes, clinics, or offices owned, leased, or purchased through an equity interest by the Board or its appointed designee to carry out such activities in the course of or in support of the Board's academic, clinical, and public service responsibilities.
11. To administer a plan or plans established by the
clinical faculty of the School of Medicine or the School of Dental Medicine for the billing, collection and disbursement of charges for services performed in the course of or in support of the faculty's academic responsibilities, provided that such plan has been first approved by Board action. All such collections shall be deposited into a special fund or funds administered by the Board from which disbursements may be made according to the provisions of said plan. The reasonable costs incurred, by the University, administering the billing, collection and disbursement provisions of a plan shall have first priority for payment before distribution or disbursement for any other purpose. Audited financial statements of the plan or plans must be provided to the Legislative Audit Commission annually.
The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by
or through the School of Medicine, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5-11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
12. The Board of Trustees may, directly or in
cooperation with other institutions of higher education, acquire by purchase or lease or otherwise, and construct, enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property therefor, to encourage and facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy. The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees may deem advisable and enter into any contract or agreement with such nonprofit corporations as may be necessary or suitable for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance and management of any such park; and may lease to any person, firm, partnership or corporation, either public or private, any part or all of the land, building, facilities, equipment or other property of such park for such purposes and upon such rentals, terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees may deem advisable; and may finance all or part of the cost of any such park, including the purchase, lease, construction, reconstruction, improvement, remodeling, addition to, and extension and maintenance of all or part of such high technology park, and all equipment and furnishings, by legislative appropriations, government grants, contracts, private gifts, loans, receipts from the operation of such high technology park, rentals and similar receipts; and may make its other facilities and services available to tenants or other occupants of any such park at rates which are reasonable and appropriate.
13. To borrow money, as necessary, from time to time
in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid by the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by the State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13. The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13, the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this item 13 shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this item 13 shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer. The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this item 13 shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
For the purposes of this item 13, "financial
institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government-sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
The powers of the Board as herein designated are subject to the Board
of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-400, eff. 8-25-17.)
(110 ILCS 520/8e)
(from Ch. 144, par. 658e)
(a) Commencing in the fall of 1993, no new student shall
then or thereafter be admitted to instruction in any of the departments or
colleges of the University unless such student also has satisfactorily
(1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
the following 5 categories:
(A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
oral communications and literature), of which up to 2 years may be collegiate level instruction;
(B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing
(C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or fundamentals of computer programming);
(D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences); and
(E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
(which may be deemed to include American Sign Language), music, vocational education or art;
(2) except that institutions may admit individual
applicants if the institution determines through assessment or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the coursework taken, including vocational education courses and courses taken in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills expected to be acquired in the high school courses required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University shall not discriminate in the University's admissions process against an applicant for admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a charter school established under Article 27A of the School Code. Institutions may also admit 1) applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and 2) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are admitted to the formal organized special assistance programs that are tailored to the needs of such students, providing that in either case, the institution incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum courses or other academic activities that compensate for course deficiencies; and
(3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5 categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
(b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall recognize
their obligation to their students to offer the coursework required by
(c) A student who has graduated from high school and has scored within the
University's accepted range on the ACT or SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency test as a prerequisite to
(d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an application for admission to the University as a freshman student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on active duty during the fall semester. The University may request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who was on active duty during the fall semester.
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
(110 ILCS 520/8i)
Vince Demuzio Governmental Internship Program.
(a) The president of the University, in consultation with the Board, shall establish a governmental internship program consisting of up to 30 governmental interns allocated between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.
(b) In order to be eligible under the program, a person must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the entirety of his or her participation in the program.
(c) The following shall be the goals of the program:
(1) To attract highly motivated students into the
(2) To provide students with a broad overview of
(3) To offer students a unique hands-on experience.
(4) To provide students with a personal look into the
budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of State government.
(5) To provide students with a unique opportunity to
learn about and to advance into public service careers, including policy-making positions in government.
(6) To offer a governmental experience to meet the
public sector's future need for competent administrators.
(7) To provide a public sector internship that
encourages talented college graduates to consider careers in State government.
(8) To enable college graduates to supplement their
academic learning with practical governmental experience.
(9) To achieve diversity through the placement of
qualified minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
(10) To enable the University to play an
ever-increasing role in directing talented students to consider careers in public service.
(d) All students participating in the program shall receive academic credit as determined by the University. Students shall also be compensated financially as determined by the University. The program shall not include a waiver of tuition or fees.
(e) The program is subject to specific annual appropriation by the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94-479, eff. 8-5-05.)
(110 ILCS 520/75)
Employment contract limitations.
applies to the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University entered into, amended,
renewed, or extended after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. This Section does
not apply to collective bargaining agreements. With respect to
employment contracts entered into with the president or all chancellors of the
(1) Severance under the contract may not exceed one
year salary and applicable benefits.
(2) A contract with a determinate start and end date
(3) The contract may not include any automatic
(4) Severance payments or contract buyouts may be
placed in an escrow account if there are pending criminal charges against the president or all chancellors of the University related to their employment.
(5) Final action on the formation, renewal,
extension, or termination of the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University must be made during an open meeting of the Board.
(6) Public notice, compliant with the provisions of
the Open Meetings Act, must be given prior to final action on the formation, renewal, extension, or termination of the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University and must include a copy of the Board item or other documentation providing, at a minimum, a description of the proposed principal financial components of the president's or all chancellors' appointments.
(7) Any performance-based bonus or incentive-based
compensation to the president or all chancellors of the University must be approved by the Board in an open meeting. The performance upon which the bonus is based must be made available to the public no less than 48 hours before Board approval of the performance-based bonus or incentive-based compensation.
(8) Board minutes, board packets, and annual
performance reviews concerning the president or all chancellors of the University must be made available to the public on the University's Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 99-694, eff. 1-1-17