(50 ILCS 752/20)
Board of directors.
IPSAN shall be governed by a board of directors. The IPSAN Board shall consist of 6 voting members. Three members shall be appointed by the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, and 3 members shall be appointed by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. To the extent practical, voting members should be active or retired chiefs of police or sheriffs, should represent Statewide interests of the Associations that appointed them, and should attend board meetings. The Director of Corrections, the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Director of the Illinois State Police, the Sheriff of Cook County, and the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, or the designee of each, may be invited by the board of directors to serve as non-voting ex officio members. The Executive Director appointed under Section 30 of this Act shall serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the board.
Members shall serve terms of one year at the pleasure of the Association making the appointment, but shall be eligible for re-appointment. A vacancy among members appointed shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the vacated term.
Members of the Board shall receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. However, a board member who is a retired chief of police or retired sheriff may be entitled to reimbursement for services provided to or on behalf of IPSAN as may be appropriate.
The Board shall designate a temporary president of the Board from among the members, who shall serve until a permanent president is elected by the Board of Directors. The Board shall meet at the call of the president, or as otherwise provided in the bylaws, rules, and policies of the board.
IPSAN shall comply with reporting requirements under the General Not for Profit Corporation Act of 1986 and related regulations promulgated by the Secretary of State. The Executive Director appointed under Section 30 of this Act shall have the authority to sign and file all required reports.
(Source: P.A. 98-745, eff. 7-16-14.)
(50 ILCS 752/30)
Powers of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall have the power to:
(1) Secure funding for programs and activities of
IPSAN from federal, State, local, and private sources and from fees charged for services and published materials; solicit, receive, hold, invest, and administer any grant. Such grants shall include federal and State grants for enhancements to public safety communications and management systems, and the promotion of interoperability between all public safety disciplines throughout the State; administer any payment, or gift of funds or property; execute a note or notes and to execute a mortgage or trust deed to secure the payment of the same with real estate, or some part thereof, or personal property owned by the corporation. Proceeds of the note or notes may be used in the acquisition of personal property or of real estate or in the erection of improvements on such real estate; and make expenditures consistent with the powers granted to it.
(2) Make and enter into contracts, agreements, and
other instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and to facilitate the use by the members of IPSAN of other criminal justice information systems and networks.
(2.5) Purchase or lease either real or personal
property to be used for corporate purposes. Such purchases or leases shall be made through contracts that provide for the consideration for any such purchase or lease to be paid through installments to be made at stated intervals during a certain period of time. In no case shall such contracts provide for the consideration to be paid during a period of time in excess of 25 years.
(3) Sue and be sued, and appear and defend in all
actions and proceedings, in its corporate name to the same extent as a natural person.
(4) Adopt, use, and alter a common corporate seal for
(5) Elect, employ, or appoint officers and agents as
its affairs require and allow them reasonable compensation.
(6) Adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws and policies, not
inconsistent with the powers granted to it or the articles of incorporation, for the administration of the affairs of IPSAN and the exercise of its corporate powers.
(7) Acquire, enjoy, use, and dispose of patents,
copyrights, and trademarks and any licenses, radio frequencies, royalties, and other rights or interests thereunder or therein.
(8) Do all acts and things necessary or convenient to
carry out the powers granted to it.
(9) Appoint an Executive Director who shall serve as
the Chief Operations Officer of IPSAN and who shall direct and supervise the administrative affairs and activities of the Board and of IPSAN, in accordance with this Act and the Board's bylaws, rules, and policies.
(Source: P.A. 98-745, eff. 7-16-14.)