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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1710/) Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Act.

70 ILCS 1710/1

    (70 ILCS 1710/1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1151)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Act".
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/2

    (70 ILCS 1710/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1152)
    Sec. 2. It is determined and declared by the General Assembly that the welfare, health, prosperity, moral and general well-being of all the people of this State are, in a large measure, dependent upon the sound and orderly development of the southwestern Illinois metropolitan and regional counties area. In order to provide for such development it is essential that sound, comprehensive, general and functional plans for such area be devised to guide and coordinate the development of adequate air and water resources, quality and supply; public utility distribution system or systems; storm water and sewage disposal; surface drainage control and flood abatement; integrated air, water, rail and highway transportation; the orderly arrangements of land for residential, commercial, industrial, public and other purposes; local municipal and governmental services; the provision of social services; stimulation of economic development; improvement of environmental quality, urban esthetics and civic design; and it may be equally essential that any such plans be amended or changed from time to time in the light of future developments and scientific progress. It is also essential that there be a unit of local government available to provide the expertise, coordination and performance of administrative, management and operational functions and services for and with other units of government pursuant to voluntary, intergovernmental agreements. Therefore, it is necessary to create a unit of local government authorized to develop and adopt such comprehensive and functional plans, to amend such plans when future developments so require and to cooperate with various units of government in comprehensive planning for future growth and development.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/3

    (70 ILCS 1710/3) (from Ch. 85, par. 1153)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms have the following meanings:
    "Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area" and "Area of operation" mean and include all of the territory of the State of Illinois contained within the counties of Washington, Bond, Madison, St. Clair, Randolph, Clinton, and Monroe;
    "Commission" means the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Commission created by this Act;
    "Unit of government" means any county, body politic, municipality, township, special district, unit of local government, school district, any Illinois or United States agency, any political subdivision of another State, and the State of Illinois;
    "Person" includes an individual, partnership, firm, public or private corporation and unit of government.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/4

    (70 ILCS 1710/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 1154)
    Sec. 4. There is created a unit of local government, a body politic and corporate by the name and style of Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Commission to exercise the powers and duties prescribed by this Act for such Commission.
    It may adopt a seal and change the same at pleasure.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/5

    (70 ILCS 1710/5) (from Ch. 85, par. 1155)
    Sec. 5. The corporate authorities of the Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan and Regional Planning Commission shall consist of commissioners selected as follows:
        Eight commissioners appointed by the Governor, at
    
least 4 of whom shall be elected officials of a unit of government and at least 7 of whom shall be residents of the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area. No more than 4 of the Governor's appointees shall be of the same political party.
        One member from among the Illinois Commissioners of
    
the Bi-State Development Agency, elected by said commissioners of said Agency, provided that preference shall be given in this appointment to the Chairman or Vice Chairman of said Agency if either or both of those officers is an Illinois resident.
        The Chairman or presiding officer of each statutory
    
Port District existing or operating within the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area, or a member of the governing board of each such Port District appointed by the Chairman or presiding officer thereof to serve in his stead.
        The President of the Metro-East Sanitary District or
    
a member of the governing board of such District appointed by the President thereto to serve in his stead.
        Two members from each of the county boards of
    
counties within the Area of operation having a population of less than 100,000, such members to be appointed by the chairman or presiding officer of such counties and in such manner that one of the 2 members so appointed is the chairman or presiding officer of the relevant county board or an elected member of such board appointed to serve in the stead of such chairman or presiding officer.
        Three members from each of the county boards of
    
counties within the Area of operation having a population in excess of 100,000, such members to be appointed by the chairman or presiding officer of such counties and in such manner that one of the 3 members so appointed is the chairman or presiding officer of the relevant county board or an elected member of such board appointed to serve in the stead of such chairman or presiding officer; provided, further, that at least one member so appointed from each county having a population in excess of 100,000 shall be a resident in an area of such county outside any city, village or incorporated town, and at least one member so appointed from such counties shall be a resident of a city, village or incorporated town of such county.
        The Mayor or Village Board President from each city,
    
village or incorporated town in the Area of operation having 4,500 or more inhabitants, or a member of the Council or Village Board appointed by such Mayor or Board President to serve in his stead.
        One Mayor or Village Board President in each county
    
within the Area of operation from a city, village or incorporated town having fewer than 4,500 inhabitants to be selected by all Mayors or Village Board Presidents of such cities, villages or incorporated towns in each such county.
        Two members from each township-organized county in
    
the Area of operation who shall be township supervisors appointed by the Chairman of the relevant county board in such a manner that one of the 2 shall represent a township having fewer than 4,500 inhabitants and one of the 2 shall represent a township having more than 4,500 inhabitants, provided that in the event no township in any such county has in excess of 4,500 inhabitants the supervisor of the township in such county which has the largest number of inhabitants shall be one of the 2 members so appointed by that county.
        Two members from each commission-organized county in
    
the Area of operation who shall be elected officials of either the county board or of a unit of government in such county and who shall be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board of such county.
        The President of the Southwestern Illinois Council of
    
Mayors or a Mayor of a community within the Area of operation appointed by such President to serve in his stead.
        One member from among the Illinois members of the
    
East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, elected by said members of said council, provided preference shall be given in this appointment to the Chairman or Vice Chairman of said Council if either or both of those officers is an Illinois resident.
    Each selecting authority shall give notice of his, or her, or its selections to each other selecting authority, to the Executive Director of the Commission, and to the Secretary of State. Selections or appointments to be made for the first time pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1975 shall be made no later than October 1, 1975 and notice given thereon by that date.
    In addition to the commissioners provided for above, the following shall also be commissioners selected or appointed and notice thereon given as contemplated by the preceding paragraph:
        Two members from each county in the Area of operation
    
who shall be a chairman of a county planning commission, a chairman of a municipal planning commission, or a county engineer, such members to be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board.
        The regional superintendent of schools for each
    
educational service region located in whole or in part within the Area of operation.
        The President of Southern Illinois University at
    
Edwardsville or a person appointed by him to serve in his stead.
        The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or
    
a person appointed by him to serve in his stead.
        The district highway engineer for the Illinois
    
Department of Transportation.
        The Chairman of the Southwestern Illinois Council on
    
Economic Development composed of the Counties of Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Bond and Clinton.
        One representative from each County within the Area
    
of operation who shall be other than an elected official and who shall be appointed by the Chairman of each County Board, provided that each representative so appointed shall be from disadvantaged or minority groups within the County's population.
        Five Commissioners, appointed by the President of the
    
Commission, with the concurrence of the Executive Committee, one to be selected from each of 5 civic, fraternal, cultural or religious organizations which meet all of the following criteria:
            (1) has a written charter or constitution and
        
written bylaws;
            (2) has filed or is eligible to file articles of
        
incorporation pursuant to the General Not for Profit Corporation Act;
            (3) has been in existence for at least 5 years;
        
and
            (4) is generally recognized as being
        
substantially representative of the minority population within the Commission's area of operation.
    The Commission shall develop a fair and reasonable procedure for determining the organizations from which appointments will be made.
    Within 30 days after selection and before entering upon the duties of his or her office, each commissioner shall take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office and file it with the Secretary of State.
    The Commission shall maintain a level of minority membership equal to or greater than proportionate level of minority population which exists within the area of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

70 ILCS 1710/6

    (70 ILCS 1710/6) (from Ch. 85, par. 1156)
    Sec. 6. Commissioners appointed by the Governor prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975 shall serve the balance of 6-year terms to which they were appointed. Subsequent to the effective date of the amendatory Act of 1975, the Governor shall make no appointments of Commissioners to new terms or to fill vacancies until such time as the total number of Commissioners so appointed by the Governor and then holding valid terms on the Commission shall be reduced by expiration of terms, or attrition, or otherwise, to 7 in number. Thereafter, Commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor to fill terms expiring in such manner as to maintain the number of Governor-appointed Commissioners at 8 in number. Commissioners so appointed after the effective date of the amendatory Act of 1975 shall serve for terms of 4 years and until successors are appointed and qualified, such terms to commence on October 1 of the year in which such Commissioners are each first appointed, provided that initial appointments of Commissioners by the Governor pursuant to revisions enacted by the amendatory Act of 1975 shall be made for terms of one year, 2 years, 3 years, or 4 years (as the Governor shall determine in the case of each appointment) in order to establish a pattern of staggered terms of office in which the terms of 2 Governor-appointed Commissioners expire in each calendar year.
    Commissioners appointed or selected by means other than appointment by the Governor or by virtue of holding an elective or appointive position separate from the Commission shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing or selecting agency, provided they remain qualified for service as a Commissioner, and provided further that each person or authority making such an appointment shall review the advisability of changing the person so appointed or selected at least every 2 years.
    If a vacancy occurs by death, resignation or otherwise among Governor-appointed Commissioners, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by an appointment for the unexpired term, subject to the prohibition set forth above precluding the filling of vacancies, after the effective date of the amendatory Act of 1975, until the number of Governor-appointed Commissioners is reduced to 7 in number. In the event of a vacancy by reason of death, resignation or otherwise among Commissioners selected by means other than appointment by the Governor or by virtue of holding an elective or appointive position separate from the Commission, the proper selecting authority shall make a replacement appointment within a reasonable time period not exceeding 90 days.
(Source: P.A. 79-477.)

70 ILCS 1710/7

    (70 ILCS 1710/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 1157)
    Sec. 7. A selecting authority may remove from office any commissioner selected by him, her, or it, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office. Absence from any 3 consecutive regular meetings of the Commission shall be deemed neglect of duty.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/8

    (70 ILCS 1710/8) (from Ch. 85, par. 1158)
    Sec. 8. Commissioners shall receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/9

    (70 ILCS 1710/9) (from Ch. 85, par. 1159)
    Sec. 9. At its annual meeting before July first of each year the Commission shall elect an executive committee of 26 members from among its membership. The Executive Committee so elected each year shall serve in office for the period July 1 through June 30 following their election. The Executive Committee so elected shall be vested with authority to act on behalf of the Commission and to transact all business of the Commission between meetings of the Commission as specified in Section 10 of this Act. The executive committee shall establish a schedule of regular meetings each year. At its first regular meeting after election each year, the executive committee shall elect from among its membership the following officers of the Commission: a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer. The newly elected Executive Committee and officers shall assume office as of July 1 of each year.
    The vice-president shall act as president during the absence or disability of the president and in case of resignation or death of the president. The secretary and treasurer shall perform duties as defined in bylaws of the Commission as may be adopted from time to time by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/10

    (70 ILCS 1710/10) (from Ch. 85, par. 1160)
    Sec. 10. Regular meetings of the Commission shall be held at least once in each calendar year, the time and place of such meetings to be fixed by rule of the Commission.
    Special meetings of the Commission may be called by the president or by any 8 Commissioners. A written notice of the time and place of any special meeting shall be mailed to all Commissioners by the secretary at least 7 days prior to the date fixed for the meeting, except that if the time and place of a special meeting is fixed at a regular meeting at which all Commissioners are present, no such written notice is required.
    All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/11

    (70 ILCS 1710/11) (from Ch. 85, par. 1161)
    Sec. 11. The Commission shall keep minutes of all its meetings and file them in its office. Such minutes are public records and shall be made available for inspection by any interested person at any time during regular office hours.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/12

    (70 ILCS 1710/12) (from Ch. 85, par. 1162)
    Sec. 12. A majority of the Commissioners duly appointed at each time quorum is at issue shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of the Commission and the concurrence of a majority of the Commissioners present at any meeting where business is conducted is necessary for the Commission to take any action authorized by this Act, except that the executive committee, selected as hereinbefore provided, shall exercise such powers and authority of the Commission as are delegated to such committee by the bylaws and regulations adopted by the Commission or as is authorized the executive committee by Section 9 of this Act. Any Commissioner shall have authority and it shall be valid for him or her to vote by written proxy at any meeting of the Executive Committee or other committees of the Commission on which such Commissioner may serve, provided that proxies shall never be valid at any meeting of the full Commission and, provided further that no Commissioner shall be privileged to vote by written proxy at more than 2 successive meetings of the Executive Committee or other committees of the Commission on which such Commissioner may serve.
(Source: P.A. 79-477.)

70 ILCS 1710/13

    (70 ILCS 1710/13) (from Ch. 85, par. 1163)
    Sec. 13. Before entering upon the duties of his office, the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to be approved by the Commission. The bond shall be payable to the Commission in whatever penal sum may be directed, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by him according to law and the orders of the Commission. The Commission may, at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in such penal sum as may then be determined by the Commission. The obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of any savings and loan association or national or State bank wherein the treasurer has deposited funds if the bank or savings and loan association has been approved by the Commission as a depository for these funds. The treasurer's bond shall be filed in the principal office of the Commission.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

70 ILCS 1710/14

    (70 ILCS 1710/14) (from Ch. 85, par. 1164)
    Sec. 14. All funds received for the use of the Commission shall be deposited in the name of the Commission by the treasurer, in a depository approved by the Commission and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or draft upon the depository signed by any two of such Commissioners or employees of the Commission as may be designated for this purpose by the Commission, provided further that funds appropriated to the Commission by the General Assembly shall not be expended except in accordance with a formal planning program and budget which has been reviewed and approved by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. All persons so designated shall execute bonds with corporate sureties approved by the Commission in the same manner and amount as required of the treasurer, and in such amount as determined by the Commission.
    In case any person whose signature appears upon any check or draft, issued pursuant to this Act, ceases (after attaching his signature) to hold his office before the delivery thereof to the payee, his signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same effect as if he had remained in office until delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

70 ILCS 1710/14.1

    (70 ILCS 1710/14.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1164.1)
    Sec. 14.1. Whenever necessary to maintain efficient and continuous operation of Commission activities or responsibilities, the Commission, through its treasurer, executive director, and such of the other officers thereof as may be designated from time to time by resolution of the Commission or of the executive committee acting in behalf of the Commission pursuant to its authority under Section 9 of this Act, shall have the power to borrow money and to issue and sell or pledge its notes or other evidences in indebtedness at a rate of interest which shall not exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 9% per annum or 70% of the prime commercial rate in effect at the time a contract is made, which may be secured by a lien upon Commission revenue or upon the revenue or grants of any project of the Commission, provided that any sums so borrowed shall first be authorized by a resolution of the Commission or executive committee thereof specifying the maximum amount to be borrowed and such additional qualifications and restrictions thereon as the Commission or executive committee deems advisable. In no event shall the amounts borrowed by the Commission hereunder exceed in the aggregate 10% of the Commission's total budget during any fiscal year, nor shall the period of such loans, notes or other evidences of indebtedness extend beyond the end of the fiscal year during which they are issued or subscribed.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

70 ILCS 1710/15

    (70 ILCS 1710/15) (from Ch. 85, par. 1165)
    Sec. 15. The Commission shall appoint an executive director, who shall be the chief of staff of the Commission, and fix his compensation. The executive director shall be a person qualified in the fields of municipal and regional planning or public or business administration.
    With the approval of the Commission, the executive director may appoint a deputy director to assist him in the performance of his duties and may, with such approval, contract in the name of the Commission for such personal and contractual services, supplies and commodities as may be necessary.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/16

    (70 ILCS 1710/16) (from Ch. 85, par. 1166)
    Sec. 16. Under the direction of the Commission, the executive director shall:
    1. Propose annually projects, programs and a budget for the operation of the Commission;
    2. Supervise and administer the Commission's work;
    3. Be responsible for keeping the Commission's records and for custody and preservation of all papers and documents of the Commission and make all such papers and documents available for public inspection;
    4. Under rules and regulations providing for equal opportunity established by the Commission, appoint necessary employees, assign their duties and approve all contracts and expenditures of the Commission;
    5. Prepare and present to the Commission annually a report of the work and activities of the Commission;
    6. Perform such other duties as relate to the functions of the Commission as it may direct.
(Source: P.A. 80-1510.)

70 ILCS 1710/17

    (70 ILCS 1710/17) (from Ch. 85, par. 1167)
    Sec. 17. In addition to any other rights, powers, duties or obligations set out elsewhere in this Act or any other law, the Commission has the powers set out in Sections 18 through 27.2.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/18

    (70 ILCS 1710/18) (from Ch. 85, par. 1168)
    Sec. 18.
    Adopt an annual budget and make appropriations pursuant thereto in the same manner, as near as may be as is provided for other municipal corporations by The Illinois Municipal Budget Law.
    The fiscal year of the Commission is from July 1 through June 30.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/18.1

    (70 ILCS 1710/18.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1168.1)
    Sec. 18.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

70 ILCS 1710/19

    (70 ILCS 1710/19) (from Ch. 85, par. 1169)
    Sec. 19.
    Conduct research required for planning for the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area, including, but not limited to, the collection of data with respect to population trends and the social, economic, physical, esthetic, environmental and governmental factors affecting the development of the area, and make its findings available to persons interested.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/20

    (70 ILCS 1710/20) (from Ch. 85, par. 1170)
    Sec. 20.
    Advise units of government concerning the relationship of any plans, projects, proposals, and policies adopted or under consideration by any such unit of government to other plans, projects, proposals and policies applicable to the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/21

    (70 ILCS 1710/21) (from Ch. 85, par. 1171)
    Sec. 21. Prepare and recommend to units of government within the Commission's area of operation generalized comprehensive and functional plans and policies which are metropolitan or regional in character and which may include but need not be limited to plans for:
    1. Residential, commercial, industrial, public and other land use;
    2. Land, water, rail and air transportation facilities and terminals therefor;
    3. Water and air resources, quality, supply and distribution;
    4. Drainage, flood control, sewage disposal and environmental protection;
    5. Parks, open spaces and recreation facilities;
    6. Governmental services and facilities, particularly where the joint action of 2 or more units of government are necessary or desirable;
    7. Socio-economic related services such as manpower, health, and economic development and education;
    8. Improvement in standards of environmental quality, urban esthetics and civic design.
    In the preparation of its comprehensive and functional plans, the Commission shall give consideration to all pertinent existing plans, projects, proposals, and policies of units of government charged with the carrying out of governmental services, public works, and regulations to which the Commission's plans will relate. The Commission shall refrain so far as practicable from duplication of work performed by the various units of government, and in the preparation of its comprehensive and functional plans and policies shall give primary attention to the need for correlating the various elements involved in orderly metropolitan and regional growth and development.
(Source: P.A. 79-477.)

70 ILCS 1710/22

    (70 ILCS 1710/22) (from Ch. 85, par. 1172)
    Sec. 22. Contract with any unit of government to provide specialized planning services with appropriate reimbursement when a unit of government desires more detailed plans than the Commission is required to provide under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/23

    (70 ILCS 1710/23) (from Ch. 85, par. 1173)
    Sec. 23. Prepare and make available to units of government standards for zoning, building and subdivision control ordinances and other planning regulations and for administrative practices and procedures under such ordinances or regulations.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/24

    (70 ILCS 1710/24) (from Ch. 85, par. 1174)
    Sec. 24. Prepare and recommend methods of establishing capital improvement programs, budgeting therefor, and priority of public projects for units of government.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/25

    (70 ILCS 1710/25) (from Ch. 85, par. 1175)
    Sec. 25. Establish a program of public information in order to develop a general understanding of the function of comprehensive regional planning in and for the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area and to encourage greater citizen participation in regional planning.
(Source: P.A. 80-1510.)

70 ILCS 1710/26

    (70 ILCS 1710/26) (from Ch. 85, par. 1176)
    Sec. 26. Prepare, publish and distribute, in such numbers as it deems desirable, an annual report and such other reports and plans as relate to the activities authorized by this Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/27

    (70 ILCS 1710/27) (from Ch. 85, par. 1177)
    Sec. 27. Adopt and, from time to time, amend rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, for the conduct of its business and activities.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/27.1

    (70 ILCS 1710/27.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1177.1)
    Sec. 27.1. Contract with any unit of government to provide the expertise, coordination or performance of any function or service which may be performed by the unit of government, including, but not limited to administrative, management and operational functions and services.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/27.2

    (70 ILCS 1710/27.2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1177.2)
    Sec. 27.2. Contract with non-profit, community service or developmental organizations to provide the expertise, coordination and performance of administrative, managerial and operational services and functions.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/28

    (70 ILCS 1710/28) (from Ch. 85, par. 1178)
    Sec. 28.
    As expeditiously as possible and in the manner provided in this Act, the Commission shall establish and adopt comprehensive and functional plans for the development of the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area, and the Commission may, from time to time, after adoption amend such plans.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/29

    (70 ILCS 1710/29) (from Ch. 85, par. 1179)
    Sec. 29.
    The Commission may adopt segments of comprehensive and functional plans as they are completed. However, prior to the adoption of a segment of the comprehensive and functional plans it shall hold a public hearing thereon within the territory affected thereby, give notice thereof and proceed in the same manner as is provided in this Act for the adoption of comprehensive and functional plans.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/30

    (70 ILCS 1710/30) (from Ch. 85, par. 1180)
    Sec. 30.
    Prior to the adoption of comprehensive and functional plans for the development of the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area, the Commission shall hold a public hearing thereon.
    Notice of the time, date and place set by the Commission for the public hearing shall be published in a newspaper having a general circulation within the area of operation of the Commission at least 14 days prior to the date set for the hearing, which notice shall contain a short explanation of the purpose of the hearing.
    At such hearing the president of the Commission or some Commissioner designated by him shall preside.
    Such hearing may be continued from time to time as may be deemed necessary by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/31

    (70 ILCS 1710/31) (from Ch. 85, par. 1181)
    Sec. 31.
    Upon the completion of the hearing, the Commission shall give full consideration to the evidence and opinions presented at the hearing, and then may amend or modify and adopt the proposed plan as amended or modified, adopt the proposed plan without amendment or modification or may reject the proposed plan and proceed to develop a new proposed comprehensive and functional plans.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/32

    (70 ILCS 1710/32) (from Ch. 85, par. 1182)
    Sec. 32.
    Upon the adoption of comprehensive and functional plans or segment of comprehensive and functional plans, the Commission shall certify a copy thereof to each unit of government within the area of operation of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/33

    (70 ILCS 1710/33) (from Ch. 85, par. 1183)
    Sec. 33.
    Any unit of government having jurisdiction within the area to which any comprehensive or functional plan or segment of a comprehensive or functional plan of the Commission applies may give due consideration to any such plan or segment in performing or authorizing any governmental service or function to which the plan relates.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/34

    (70 ILCS 1710/34) (from Ch. 85, par. 1184)
    Sec. 34.
    The governing body of each county, city, village, incorporated town, park district or other political subdivision, unit of government or taxing body within the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area is authorized to make appropriations out of general revenues for the purpose of providing funds necessary to carry out the public functions and activities of the Commission. The Commission annually shall suggest to each such governing body a sum which the Commission considers a fair and equitable appropriation by such governing body. All such appropriations shall be paid over to the treasurer of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)

70 ILCS 1710/35

    (70 ILCS 1710/35) (from Ch. 85, par. 1185)
    Sec. 35. At the close of each fiscal year, the Commission shall prepare a complete report of its receipts and expenditures during the fiscal year. A copy of this report shall be filed with the Governor and with the treasurer of each county included in the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area. In addition, on or before December 31 of each even numbered year, the Commission shall prepare jointly with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, a report of its activities during the biennium indicating how its funds were expended, indicating the amount of the appropriation requested for the next biennium and explaining how the appropriation will be utilized to carry out its responsibilities. A copy of this report shall be filed with the Governor, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

70 ILCS 1710/36

    (70 ILCS 1710/36) (from Ch. 85, par. 1186)
    Sec. 36. The Commission may accept and expend, for purposes consistent with the purposes of this Act, funds and money from any source, including grants, bequests, gifts or contributions made by a person, a unit of government, the State government or the Federal government.
    The Commission is authorized to enter into agreements with any agency of the Federal government relating to grant-in-aid by which Federal funds may be made available for any activity of the Commission authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/36.1

    (70 ILCS 1710/36.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1186.1)
    Sec. 36.1.
    There is created the Legislative Advisory Committee to the Commission composed of 4 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker and 2 members of the Senate appointed by the President. No more than half of the members appointed from each house shall be of the same political party. All members appointed shall be from the area of operation of the Commission. The members of the Committee shall be appointed in the year 1973 immediately after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1973 and in each odd-numbered year thereafter. At the beginning of each biennium, as soon as possible after the appointment of members, the Committee shall choose from its members a chairman, vice-chairman and secretary. The members shall receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. Terms of office of members expire on June 30, of each odd-numbered year or upon the termination of legislative service, whichever occurs first. Upon the death, resignation, termination of legislative service, illness or inability, neglect or refusal to act of any members of the Committee, a vacancy shall exist and a successor shall be appointed in the same manner as original appointments.
    The Committee shall meet with the Commission, its officers and staff and shall advise and consult with the Commission on all matters relating to policy and the administration of this Act. On March 1 of each odd numbered year the Committee shall report its recommendation for legislation respecting this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-696.)

70 ILCS 1710/36.2

    (70 ILCS 1710/36.2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1186.2)
    Sec. 36.2. There is created Southwestern Illinois Council on Economic Development as an advisory committee to the Commission. The Council shall be composed of no less than 18 members who shall be residents of the area of the Commission's jurisdiction. Members of the Council shall be representatives of business, local government, labor, agriculture, education, the unemployed and other areas of significant interest relating to economic development.
    The Council shall maintain a level of minority membership equal to or greater than the proportionate level of minority population which exists within the area of operation of the Commission.
    Council members shall be appointed by the President of the Commission with advice from the Commission's Executive Committee and the Council.
    Every member of the Council shall be appointed and serve for a term of 2 years and until his successor is appointed and qualified, said term to commence on January 1, and to terminate on December 31 of the following year; provided that to achieve staggered terms all the initial members shall be appointed on the effective date of this amendment and, as designated by the President, one-half shall serve until December 31, 1979 and one-half shall serve until December 31, 1980.
    If a vacancy occurs by death, resignation, incapacity, or for cause, the President shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term in the same manner as the member's appointment was made.
    The Council shall elect its own officers who may constitute or be a part of the Council's Executive Committee. The Council shall prepare its own bylaws defining the manner and procedure of the Council's operation.
    The Committee shall advise the Commission on matters relating to the economic development of the area of jurisdiction of the Commission and shall provide recommendations to the Commission on matters concerning the operation and management of the Southwestern Illinois Overall Economic Development Program as set forth in the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 82-944.)

70 ILCS 1710/37

    (70 ILCS 1710/37) (from Ch. 85, par. 1187)
    Sec. 37. The Commission created by this Act shall cooperate with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the units of government and with the plan commissions and regional planning commissions created by any unit of government and regional associations of municipalities within the area of operation of the Commission and any such plan commission, regional planning commission, regional association of municipalities or unit of government may furnish, sell or make available to the Commission created by this Act any of its data, charts, maps, reports or regulations relating to land use and development which the Commission may request.
    The Commission created by this Act may cooperate with any planning agency in the State of Illinois, or with any planning agency of a sister State contiguous to the area of operation of the Commission to the end that plans for the development of urban areas in such sister State contiguous to the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area may be integrated and coordinated so far as possible with the comprehensive and functional plans and policies adopted by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

70 ILCS 1710/38

    (70 ILCS 1710/38) (from Ch. 85, par. 1188)
    Sec. 38. This Act is supplementary to all other Acts authorizing the creation and operation of plan commissions or regional planning Commissions by units of government.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)

70 ILCS 1710/39

    (70 ILCS 1710/39) (from Ch. 85, par. 1189)
    Sec. 39. If any provision of this Act, or the application of any provision to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the invalidity of that provision or circumstance shall not affect the other provisions of this Act or the application of that provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1619.)