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110 ILCS 805/Art. III

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS;
ORGANIZATION; POWERS AND DUTIES;
ELECTIONS

110 ILCS 805/3-1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-1)
    Sec. 3-1. Any contiguous and compact territory, no part of which is included within any community college district, unless all of such district is included which has an equalized assessed valuation of not less than $150,000,000 and contains a population of not less than 60,000 persons may be organized into a community college district within the State system.
    For the purpose of this section and Sections 6-5.3, 6-5.5, and 6-6.1 any territory which is completely surrounded by a community college district governed by the provisions of Article 7 of this Act, shall be considered contiguous to any territory beyond the boundaries of such community college district governed by the provisions of Article 7, the closest boundary of which is not more than 5 miles from the boundary of such territory so surrounded. Any territory which comprises a special charter school district and which is completely surrounded by a non-district territory shall be considered contiguous to any community college district beyond the boundaries of such non-district territory, the closest boundary of which is not more than 20 miles from the boundary of such territory so surrounded. The contiguity of such territory shall not be affected by any subsequent change in the status of the surrounding non-district territory, including the inclusion of such non-district territory in a community college district other than the district to which the original territory was annexed.
    A petition signed by at least 500 or more voters residing in the territory described in the petition shall be filed with the State Board. The petition shall:
    (1) Request the calling of an election for the purpose of voting for or against the establishment of a community college district.
    (2) Describe the territory comprising the proposed district.
    (3) Describe the extent to which educational programs will be provided by contract with existing public or private educational institutions.
    (4) Set forth the maximum tax rates for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes. The proposed district shall be authorized to levy rates which shall not exceed .75 per cent of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, for educational purposes, and .1 per cent for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/3-1.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-1.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-1.1)
    Sec. 3-1.1. Any petition filed under this Act, which bears the signatures of 25 or more persons, may designate a committee of 5 of the petitioners as attorney in fact for all the petitioners, who may amend the petition to correct errors in the description of the territory included in the petition prior to the public hearing, or if no hearing is required, prior to approval or disapproval of the petition by the State Board. The petition must after amendment comply with the requirements for such a petition under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3308.)

110 ILCS 805/3-2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-2)
    Sec. 3-2. Upon the receipt of such a petition, the State Board shall, in cooperation with the regional superintendent of the county or counties in which the territory of the proposed district is located, cause a study to be made of the territory of the proposed district and the community college needs and condition thereof and the area within and adjacent thereto in relation to existing facilities for general education, including pre-professional curricula and for training in occupational activities, and in relation to a factual survey of the possible enrollment, assessed valuation, industrial business, agricultural and other conditions reflecting educational needs in the area to be served, in order to determine whether in its judgment the proposed district may adequately maintain a community college in accordance with such desirable standards. In reviewing the application the State Board shall consider the feasibility of any proposed utilization of existing public or private educational facilities and land within or in near proximity to the boundary of the proposed district, and of contracting with such public or private institutions for the provision of educational programs. If the State Board finds as the result of its study that it is not possible for the proposed district to produce a desirable program of community college education at a reasonable cost, it shall provide a brief statement of the reasons for this decision and shall thereupon cause a copy of the statement to be published in a newspaper or newspapers having a general circulation in the territory of the proposed district and no election shall be held or further proceedings had on said petition to establish such a community college district. In approving a request for a new community college district, the State Board shall make a determination as to whether or not the proposal is in conformity with a comprehensive community college program. When the State Board approves the request for a new community college, the State Board shall prepare a report of such action on the petition. The report shall contain a brief statement of the reasons for the decision and a resume stating why the State Board deems it possible for the proposed district to provide a desirable 2-year college program at reasonable cost, the conditions under which such operation would be possible, the estimated results of such operation in terms of local taxes, the nature and probable cost of alternative methods of providing adequate community college educational opportunities for students in the territory involved and such other information as the State Board believes may be helpful to the voters in such territory in voting on the proposition to establish a community college district.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-3)
    Sec. 3-3. If the State Board disapproves the request for a new community college, no election shall be held or further proceedings had on such petition to establish a community college district. If the State Board approves the request to establish a community college district, the State Board shall cause notice of a hearing on the petition to be given by publishing a notice thereof at least once each week for 3 successive weeks in at least one newspaper having general circulation within the territory of the proposed district, and if no such newspaper exists, then the publication shall be made in 2 or more newspapers which together cover the territory with general circulation. The notice shall state when and to whom the petition was presented, the description of the territory of the proposed district, and the day on which the hearing upon the petition and the report of the State Board will be held. On such day or on a day to which the State Board shall continue said hearing, the State Board or a hearing officer appointed by it shall hear the petition, present the report and determine the sufficiency of the petition as herein prescribed, and may adjourn the hearing from time to time or continue the matter for want of sufficient notice or for other good cause. The State Board or a hearing officer appointed by it shall hear any additional evidence as to the school needs and conditions of the territory and in the area within and adjacent thereto and if a hearing officer is appointed he shall report a summary of the testimony to the State Board. Whereupon the State Board shall determine whether it is for the best interests of the schools of such area and the educational welfare of the students therein that such district be organized, and shall determine also whether the territory described in the petition is compact and contiguous for college purposes.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-4

    (110 ILCS 805/3-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-4)
    Sec. 3-4. At the hearing, any resident in the proposed district or any district affected thereby may appear in support of the petition or to object thereto. At the conclusion of the hearing the State Board shall make a decision either granting or denying the petition. If the State Board denies the petition no election shall be held or further proceedings had unless its decision is reversed upon review. If the State Board approves the petition or if its denial of the petition is reversed on review, the regional superintendent of the county in which the territory described in the petition is situated or if the petition describes territory consisting of one county and all or a part of several counties, the regional superintendent of the county having the greater number of people included in the territory described in the petition, shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit such proposition at a regular scheduled election as provided in the general election law for the purpose of voting for or against the proposition of establishing a community college district. The decision of the State Board after the hearing shall be deemed an "administrative decision" as defined in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure and any petitioner or resident who appears at the hearing may file a complaint for a judicial review of such decision in accordance with the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The commencement of any action for review shall operate as a stay of enforcement, and no referendum shall be held pending final disposition of such review.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

110 ILCS 805/3-4.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-4.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-4.1)
    Sec. 3-4.1. The costs of any referendum conducted under this Act shall be borne by the county or counties in which the territory involved in the election is located.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

110 ILCS 805/3-5

    (110 ILCS 805/3-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-5)
    Sec. 3-5. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    FOR the establishment of a community college district with authority to levy taxes at the rate of.... per cent for educational purposes, and.... per cent for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes.
    AGAINST the establishment of a community college district with authority to levy taxes at the rate of.... per cent for educational purposes, and.... per cent for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes.
    In order for the proposition to be approved, a majority of the votes cast in the territory at the election must be in favor of the proposition of establishing a community college district; provided, however, that if the territory described in the petition includes one or more community college districts, the proposition has not received a majority of the votes cast on the proposition unless it also receives a majority of the votes cast on the proposition within the territory included within each such district, the count to be taken separately within such districts.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/3-6

    (110 ILCS 805/3-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-6)
    Sec. 3-6. If a majority of the votes cast at the election, as determined in the manner provided in Section 3-5, is in favor of the establishment of a community college district, the regional superintendent who ordered that election shall forthwith order an election to be held at the time and in the manner provided in the general election law for the purpose of selecting the board for that community college district, to consist of 7 members.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7)
    Sec. 3-7. (a) The election of the members of the board of trustees shall be nonpartisan and shall be held at the time and in the manner provided in the general election law.
    (b) Unless otherwise provided in this Act, members shall be elected to serve 6 year terms. The term of members elected in 1985 and thereafter shall be from the date the member is officially determined to be elected to the board by a canvass conducted pursuant to the Election Code, to the date that the winner of the seat is officially determined by the canvass conducted pursuant to the Election Code the next time the seat on the board is to be filled by election.
    (c) Each member must on the date of his election be a citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over, and a resident of the State and the territory which on the date of the election is included in the community college district for at least one year immediately preceding his election. In Community College District No. 526, each member elected at the consolidated election in 2005 or thereafter must also be a resident of the trustee district he or she represents for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election, except that in the first consolidated election for each trustee district following reapportionment, a candidate for the board may be elected from any trustee district that contains a part of the trustee district in which he or she resided at the time of the reapportionment and may be reelected if a resident of the new trustee district he or she represents for one year prior to reelection. In the event a person who is a member of a common school board is elected or appointed to a board of trustees of a community college district, that person shall be permitted to serve the remainder of his or her term of office as a member of the common school board. Upon the expiration of the common school board term, that person shall not be eligible for election or appointment to a common school board during the term of office with the community college district board of trustees.
    (d) Whenever a vacancy occurs, the remaining members shall fill the vacancy, and the person so appointed shall serve until a successor is elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term at the next regular election for board members and is certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and 22-18 of the Election Code. If the remaining members fail so to act within 60 days after the vacancy occurs, the chairman of the State Board shall fill that vacancy, and the person so appointed shall serve until a successor is elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term at the next regular election for board members and is certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and 22-18 of the Election Code. The person appointed to fill the vacancy shall have the same residential qualifications as his predecessor in office was required to have. In either instance, if the vacancy occurs with less than 4 months remaining before the next scheduled consolidated election, and the term of office of the board member vacating the position is not scheduled to expire at that election, then the term of the person so appointed shall extend through that election and until the succeeding consolidated election. If the term of office of the board member vacating the position is scheduled to expire at the upcoming consolidated election, the appointed member shall serve only until a successor is elected and qualified at that election.
    (e) Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred in connection with their service as members. Compensation, for purposes of this Section, means any salary or other benefits not expressly authorized by this Act to be provided or paid to, for or on behalf of members of the board. The board of each community college district may adopt a policy providing for the issuance of bank credit cards, for use by any board member who requests the same in writing and agrees to use the card only for the reasonable expenses which he or she incurs in connection with his or her service as a board member. Expenses charged to such credit cards shall be accounted for separately and shall be submitted to the chief financial officer of the district for review prior to being reported to the board at its next regular meeting.
    (f) The ballot for the election of members of the board for a community college district shall indicate the length of term for each office to be filled. In the election of a board for any community college district, the ballot shall not contain any political party designation.
(Source: P.A. 100-273, eff. 8-22-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7.1)
    Sec. 3-7.1. All elections held pursuant to this Act shall be governed by the provisions of the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7.10

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7.10) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7.10)
    Sec. 3-7.10. Nominations for members of the board shall be made by a petition signed by at least 50 voters or 10% of the voters, whichever is less, residing within the district and shall be filed with the secretary of the board. In addition to the requirements of the general election law, the form of such petitions shall be substantially as follows:
NOMINATING PETITIONS
    To the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. ....:
    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) (or 10% or more) of the voters residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who resides at .... in the (city or village) of .... in Township .... (or who resides outside any city, village or incorporated town and in Township ....) in said district shall be a candidate for the office of .... of the Board of Trustees (full term) (vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert date).
Name:                         Address:
 
    Nomination papers filed under this Section are not valid unless the candidate named therein files with the secretary of the board a receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has filed a statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so filed either previously during the calendar year in which his nomination papers were filed or within the period for the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general election law.
    The secretary of the board shall notify each candidate, or the appropriate committee, for whom a petition for nomination has been filed of their obligations under the Campaign Financing Act, as required by the general election law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the State Board of Elections and in accordance with the requirements of the general election law.
    All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of trustees shall be filed with the secretary of the board within the time provided for by the general election law. Said secretary shall make certification to the proper election authority in accordance with the requirements of the general election law. If the secretary is an incumbent board member seeking reelection, a disinterested person must be a witness to the filing of his petition. It is the duty of the secretary to provide candidates with petition forms and statements of candidacy.
    The secretary shall within 7 days of filing or on the last day for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the petitioner in writing his acceptance of the petition.
    In all newly organized districts the petition for the nomination of candidates for members of the board at the first election shall be addressed to and filed with the regional superintendent in the manner specified for the petitions for candidates of a community college board. For such election the regional superintendent shall fulfill all duties otherwise assigned to the secretary of the board.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7.11

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7.11) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7.11)
    Sec. 3-7.11. In addition to the notice requirements of the general election law, whenever a proposition to increase a tax rate under Section 3-14 is submitted to be voted upon by the voters of any community college district the notice of such election shall include an estimate of the approximate amount of taxes expendable under the maximum rate then in force and an estimate of the approximate amount of taxes extendible under the proposed increased rate, such amounts being computed upon, the last known equalized, assessed value, but any error, miscalculation or inaccuracy in computing such amounts shall not invalidate or affect the validity of any rate so increased. The board shall make such estimate and the secretary shall certify such amount to the election authority as part of the certification of the proposition as required by the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7.13

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7.13) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7.13)
    Sec. 3-7.13. More than one public measure may be submitted on the same ballot. No proposition under this Section which is substantially the same shall be submitted more than once every 2 months, except where the proposition is submitted as a consequence of a disaster, calamity or other Act of God.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7.24

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7.24) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7.24)
    Sec. 3-7.24. Each community college board shall have one non-voting member who is a student enrolled in the community college under the jurisdiction of the board. One non-voting student member shall also be selected in multi-campus districts to represent all campuses in those districts. In multi-campus districts, the campus from which the member is selected shall be determined by lot each year provided that no campus shall twice have selected a non-voting student member until all campuses in the district have once been represented on the district board. The same procedure shall be followed until all campuses have been represented a second time, a third time, and subsequent times. The method of selecting these student members shall be determined by campus-wide student referendum.
    The student members shall serve a term of one year beginning on April 15 of each year, except that the student member initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the date of selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30.
    The nonvoting student members shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions, other than the right to vote.
(Source: P.A. 80-730.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7a

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7a) (was 110 ILCS 805/3-7, subsec. (c))
    Sec. 3-7a. Trustee districts; Community College District No. 522. In 2001, and in the year following each decennial census thereafter, the board of trustees of community college District #522 shall reapportion the trustee districts to reflect the results of the census, and shall divide the community college district into 7 trustee districts, each of which shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population to each other district. The division of the community college district into trustee districts shall be completed and formally approved by a majority of the members of the board of trustees of community college District #522 in 2001 and in the year following each decennial census. At the same meeting of the board of trustees, the board shall, publicly by lot, divide the trustee districts as equally as possible into 2 groups. Beginning in 2003 and every 10 years thereafter, trustees or their successors from one group shall be elected for successive terms of 4 years and 6 years; and members or their successors from the second group shall be elected for successive terms of 6 years and 4 years. One member shall be elected from each such trustee district.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7b

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7b) (was 110 ILCS 805/3-7, subsec. (d))
    Sec. 3-7b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-539, eff. 8-23-11. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-7c

    (110 ILCS 805/3-7c)
    Sec. 3-7c. Trustee districts for the 2013 consolidated election and thereafter; Community College District No. 526.
    (a) In Community College District No. 526, board of trustee members shall be elected by trustee district at the 2013 consolidated election and thereafter.
    (b) On or before July 1, 2012 and thereafter in the year following each decennial census, the board of trustees of Community College District No. 526 shall reapportion the trustee districts to reflect the results of the census and shall divide the community college district into 7 trustee districts, each of which shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population to each other district. The division of the community college district into trustee districts must be completed and formally approved by a majority of the members of the board of trustees. At the same meeting of the board of trustees, the board shall, publicly by lot, divide the trustee districts into 2 groups. Beginning in 2013 and every 10 years thereafter, 4 trustees or their successors from one group shall be elected for successive terms of 4 years and 6 years, and 3 trustees or their successors from the second group shall be elected for successive terms of 6 years and 4 years. One member shall be elected from each such trustee district.
(Source: P.A. 97-539, eff. 8-23-11.)

110 ILCS 805/3-8

    (110 ILCS 805/3-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-8)
    Sec. 3-8. In this Section, "reasonable emergency" means any imminent need to maintain the operations or facilities of the community college district and that such need is due to circumstances beyond the control of the board.
    Following each election and canvass, the new board shall hold its organizational meeting on or before the 28th day after the election. If the election is the initial election ordered by the regional superintendent, the organizational meeting shall be convened by the regional superintendent, who shall preside over the meeting until the election for chairman, vice chairman and secretary of board is completed. At all other organizational meetings, the chairman of the board, or, in his or her absence, the president of the community college or acting chief executive officer of the college shall convene the new board, and conduct the election for chairman, vice chairman and secretary. The board shall then proceed with its organization under the newly elected board officers, and shall fix a time and place for its regular meetings. It shall then enter upon the discharge of its duties. Public notice of the schedule of regular meetings for the next calendar year, as set at the organizational meeting, must be given at the beginning of that calendar year. The terms of board office shall be 2 years, except that the board by resolution may establish a policy for the terms of office to be one year, and provide for the election of officers for the remaining one year period. Terms of members are subject to Section 2A-54 of the Election Code.
    Beginning 45 days prior to the Tuesday following the first Monday of April in odd-numbered years until the first organizational meeting of the new board, no addendum to modify or amend an employee agreement between a community college district and the district's president, chancellor, or chief executive officer may be agreed to or executed, nor may an employment contract be made and entered into between the board of an established community college district and a president, chancellor, or chief executive officer. If the current board must take such action at any time during the 45 days prior to the Tuesday following the first Monday of April in odd-numbered years until the first organizational meeting of the new board due to a reasonable emergency, then that action shall be terminated on the 60th day after the first organizational meeting, unless the new board, by resolution, reaffirms the agreed-upon addendum or new employment contract.
    Special meetings of the board may be called by the chairman or by any 3 members of the board by giving notice thereof in writing stating the time, place and purpose of the meeting. Such notice may be served by mail 48 hours before the meeting or by personal service 24 hours before the meeting.
    At each regular and special meeting which is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the community college district shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to comment to or ask questions of the board.
(Source: P.A. 99-693, eff. 1-1-17.)

110 ILCS 805/3-8.5

    (110 ILCS 805/3-8.5)
    Sec. 3-8.5. Community college trustee's leadership training.
    (a) This Section applies to all community college districts with elected or appointed board trustees serving pursuant to this Article who have been elected or appointed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly or appointed to fill a vacancy of at least one year's duration of an elected trustee after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
    (b) Every voting member of a board under subsection (a) of this Section shall complete a minimum of 4 hours of professional development leadership training covering topics that shall include, but are not limited to, open meetings law, community college and labor law, freedom of information law, contract law, ethics, sexual violence on campus, financial oversight and accountability, audits, and fiduciary responsibilities of a community college trustee during the first, third, and fifth year of his or her term. The community college district shall maintain on its Internet website, if any, the names of all elected or appointed voting trustees of the board who have successfully completed the training, as well as the names of all elected or appointed voting trustees of the board who have not successfully completed the training, as required under this Section.
    (c) The training under this Section may be provided by an association established under this Code for the purpose of training community college district board trustees or by other qualified providers approved by the State Board, in consultation with an association so established.
    (d) The board member shall certify completion of the training required under this Section to the secretary of the board. If a board member does not satisfy all requirements provided in subsection (b) of this Section or the certification indicates that a board member has not completed the training, the secretary shall send a notice to all elected or appointed members serving on the board and the president or acting chief executive officer of the community college of that fact.
(Source: P.A. 99-692, eff. 1-1-17.)

110 ILCS 805/3-9

    (110 ILCS 805/3-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-9)
    Sec. 3-9. A majority of full voting membership of the Board shall constitute a quorum. For all meetings of the Board, a quorum of members must be physically present at the location of the meeting. When a vote is taken upon any measure before the Board, a quorum being present, a majority of the members voting on the measure shall determine the outcome thereof. No action of such board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on such board, or by reason of any failure to select any nonvoting student members.
(Source: P.A. 95-117, eff. 8-13-07.)

110 ILCS 805/3-10

    (110 ILCS 805/3-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-10)
    Sec. 3-10. The chairman shall preside at all meetings and shall perform such duties as are imposed upon him by law or by action of the board. The vice-chairman shall perform the duties of the chairman if there is a vacancy in the office of the chairman or in case of the chairman's absence or inability to act. If there is a vacancy in the office of the chairman and vice-chairman or the chairman and vice-chairman are absent from any meeting or refuse to perform their duties, a chairman pro tempore shall be appointed by the board from among their number.
    The secretary shall perform the duties usually pertaining to his office. If he is absent from any meeting or refuses to perform his duties, a member of the board shall be appointed secretary pro tempore.
(Source: P.A. 100-273, eff. 8-22-17.)

110 ILCS 805/3-11

    (110 ILCS 805/3-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-11)
    Sec. 3-11. The board of each community college district is a body politic and corporate by the name of "Board of Trustees of Community College District No. ...., County (or Counties) of .... and State of Illinois" or "Board of Trustees of .... (common name of community college), County (or Counties) of ..... and State of Illinois" and by that name may sue and be sued in all courts and places where judicial proceedings are had. The State Board shall issue a number to each community college district, which number may be incorporated in the name of the board of that district. In conducting its operations, a community college may refer to itself by the common name of the community college.
(Source: P.A. 100-533, eff. 9-22-17.)

110 ILCS 805/3-12

    (110 ILCS 805/3-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-12)
    Sec. 3-12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-469. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-12.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-12.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-12.1)
    Sec. 3-12.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 78-669. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-12.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-12.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-12.2)
    Sec. 3-12.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 78-981; 78-1297. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-13

    (110 ILCS 805/3-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-13)
    Sec. 3-13. Unless otherwise provided in this Act, the forming of any territory into a community college district shall become effective upon the date of organization of the community college board. Provided, that an existing community college located within the territory shall continue operation under its board and the tax levying authority shall likewise continue until such time as the new community college district begins the operation of its program of studies and thereafter any existing community college board in the territory shall cease to operate the community college and the new community college district shall succeed to all assets, receivables and liabilities of the existing community college district at the time the new community college board is ready to begin the operation of its program of studies.
(Source: P.A. 86-469.)

110 ILCS 805/3-14

    (110 ILCS 805/3-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-14)
    Sec. 3-14. Subject to the limits imposed by this Article, the rates for any community college district may be increased at a regular scheduled election held in accordance with the general election law, after the establishment of that district. At any regular scheduled election, the proper election authorities shall submit to the electors, after the proposition has been certified to them by the board of the community college district, a proposition for an increase of the authorized annual levy for educational purposes not to exceed .125% and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes not to exceed .05%.
    A community college board may within the limits set forth in Section 3-1 of this Act and in the manner provided in this Article levy a maximum annual tax upon all the taxable property of the district upon its value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. Within the limits provided in this Section, the community college board may annually levy the tax for operation and maintenance of facilities purposes and the purchase of sites so that funds may accumulate to not more than 5% of the equalized assessed valuation of the district. Accumulated funds may be used for building purposes as defined in Section 5-2. No such accumulation may be transferred or used for any other purpose.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/3-14.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-14.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-14.1)
    Sec. 3-14.1. Form of ballot and notice. Whenever any proposition to authorize or to levy an annual tax, or to increase the annual rate of tax levied by any community college district, including a community college district to which Article VII applies, for any community college purpose is submitted to the voters of such district at any election, each required notice or other publication of the election or referendum and the form of ballot shall contain, in addition to any other matters required by law:
    (a) the geographic or other common name of the community college district by which that district is commonly known and referred to, as well as the number of the district;
    (b) the maximum rate at which such tax may be levied if the proposition is approved; and
    (c) if the proposition is to increase the annual rate of an existing tax levied by the community college district, then in addition to the matters set forth in (a) and (b) above, the annual rate at which such existing tax currently is levied and the percentage of increase between the maximum rate at which such tax may be levied if the proposition is approved and the annual rate at which such tax currently is levied.
(Source: P.A. 85-374.)

110 ILCS 805/3-14.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-14.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-14.2)
    Sec. 3-14.2. In addition to any other tax levies authorized by law, the board of a community college district (1) whose boundaries are entirely within a county with a population in excess of 2 million persons and (2) which was organized as a public junior college prior to October 1, 1973, and (3) whose existence was validated by an Act filed with the Secretary of State on May 31, 1937, may levy an additional tax upon the taxable property of the district in any year in which the State Board issues a certificate of eligibility to do so. The additional tax may be used to increase the total taxing authority of the district to the rate of 23.54 cents per $100 of equalized assessed value for educational and operations, building and maintenance purposes.
    In order to be eligible to levy the additional tax as provided herein, the district shall have been eligible to receive equalization grants pursuant to Section 2-16.02 for each of the five fiscal years in the period 1984 to 1988.
    The additional amount certified by the State Board to be levied shall not exceed the combined increases in the educational and operations, building and maintenance purposes funds authorized in Section 3-14. The State Board shall notify the board of trustees of the community college district of its eligibility to levy additional taxes as authorized in this Section and the amount of such levy, by November 1, 1988.
    A resolution, adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, which expresses the district's intent to levy such a tax, or a portion thereof, when accompanied by the State Board certificate of eligibility, shall be the authority for the county clerk or clerks to extend such a tax. The district board shall cause a copy of the resolution to be published in one or more newspapers published in the district within 10 days after such levy is made. If no newspaper is published in the district, the resolution shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. The publication of the resolution shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the tax levy be submitted to the voters of the district; (2) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The district secretary shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If within 30 days of the adoption of such additional levy, a petition is filed with the secretary of the board of trustees, signed by not less than 10% of the voters of the district, requesting that the proposition to levy such additional taxes as authorized by this Section be submitted to the voters of the district, then the district shall not be authorized to levy such additional taxes as permitted by this Section until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regularly scheduled election in the manner provided in the general election law. The secretary shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority for submission to the voters. If no such petition with the requisite number of signatures and which is otherwise valid is filed within such 30 day period, then the district shall thereafter be authorized to levy such additional taxes as provided and for the purposes expressed in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-14.3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-14.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-14.3)
    Sec. 3-14.3. In addition to any other tax levies authorized by law, the board of a community college district may levy an additional tax upon the taxable property of the district in any year in which the State Board issues a certificate of eligibility to do so. The additional tax may be used to increase the total taxing authority of the district to the most recently reported statewide average actual levy rate in cents per $100 of equalized assessed value for educational and operations and maintenance purposes as certified by the State Board.
    In order to be eligible to levy the additional tax as provided herein, the district shall have been eligible to receive equalization grants pursuant to Section 2-16.02 in the year of eligibility certification or in the previous fiscal year.
    The additional amount certified by the State Board to be levied shall not exceed the combined increases in the educational and operations and maintenance purposes funds authorized in Section 3-14. The State Board shall notify the board of trustees of the community college district of its eligibility to levy additional taxes as authorized in this Section and the amount of such levy, by November 1 of each year.
    A resolution, adopted annually pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, which expresses the district's intent to levy such a tax, or a portion thereof, when accompanied by the State Board certificate of eligibility, shall be the authority for the county clerk or clerks to extend such a tax. Within 10 days after adoption of such resolution, the district shall cause to be published the resolution in at least one or more newspapers published in the district. The publication of the resolution shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the proposition of the adoption of the resolution be submitted to the voters of the district; (2) the time in which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The secretary shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If within 30 days of the annual adoption of such additional levy, a petition is filed with the secretary of the board of trustees, signed by not less than 10% of the registered voters of the district, requesting that the proposition to levy such additional taxes as authorized by this Section be submitted to the voters of the district, then the district shall not be authorized to levy such additional taxes as permitted by this Section until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regularly scheduled election in the manner provided in the general election law. The secretary shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority for submission to the voters. If no such petition with the requisite number of signatures and which is otherwise valid is filed within such 30 day period, then the district shall be authorized to levy such additional taxes as provided for the purposes expressed in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-15

    (110 ILCS 805/3-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-15)
    Sec. 3-15. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-322.)

110 ILCS 805/3-16

    (110 ILCS 805/3-16) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-16)
    Sec. 3-16. The academic term of community college districts shall be determined by the community college board with the consent of the State Board. However, days within such term designated for the purpose of enrollment, testing, orientation or examination of students and all days on which scheduled classes are held shall be considered as days of student attendance. Classes may be held on Saturdays, notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-17

    (110 ILCS 805/3-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-17)
    Sec. 3-17. The community college districts shall admit all students qualified to complete any one of their programs including general education, transfer, occupational, technical, and terminal, as long as space for effective instruction is available. After entry, the college shall counsel and distribute the students among its programs according to their interests and abilities. Students allowed entry in college transfer programs must have ability and competence similar to that possessed by students admitted to state universities for similar programs. Entry level competence to such college transfer programs may be achieved through successful completion of other preparatory courses offered by the college. If space is not available for all students applying, the community college will accept those best qualified, using rank in class and ability and achievement tests as guides, and shall give preference to students residing in the district unless the district has entered into a contractual agreement for the mutual exchange of students with another community college district, in which case, equal enrollment preference may be granted to students residing in such contracting districts.
    A student who has graduated from high school and has scored within the community college's accepted range on the ACT or SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency test as a prerequisite to admission.
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15.)

110 ILCS 805/3-18

    (110 ILCS 805/3-18) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-18)
    Sec. 3-18. Community college boards shall appoint a treasurer to serve at the pleasure of the board. The treasurer may not be a member of the community college board. The board of the community college district shall fix the compensation of the treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-19

    (110 ILCS 805/3-19) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-19)
    Sec. 3-19. Before entering upon his duties, each treasurer shall execute a bond with 2 or more persons having an interest in real estate who are not members of the board of the district, or with a surety company authorized to do business in this State, as sureties, payable to the board of the community college district for which he is treasurer and conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties. The penalty of the bond shall be 25% of the amount of all bonds, notes, mortgages, moneys, and effects of which the treasurer is to have custody, whether individuals act as surety or whether the surety is given by a surety authorized to do business in this State. The penalty of the bond of the treasurer shall be increased or decreased from time to time, as the increase or decrease of the amount of notes, bonds, mortgages, moneys and effects may require, and whenever in the judgment of the State board the penalty of the bond should be increased or decreased. The bond must be approved by at least a majority of the board of the community college district and filed with the State Board. A copy of the bond must also be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any part of the community college district is situated. The bond shall be in substantially the following form:
STATE OF ILLINOIS)
                 ) SS.
.......... COUNTY)
    We, .... and .... are obligated, jointly and severally, to the Board of Community College District No. ...., County (or Counties) of .... and State of Illinois in the penal sum of $...., for the payment of which we obligate ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators.
    Dated (insert date).
    The condition of this obligation is such that if ...., treasurer in the district above stated, faithfully discharges the duties of his or her office, according to law, and delivers to his or her successor in office, after that successor has qualified by giving bond as provided by law, all moneys, books, papers, securities and property, which shall come into his or her possession or control, as such treasurer, from the date of his or her bond to the time that his or her successor has qualified as treasurer, by giving such bond as is required by law, then this obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
Signed:.....................
............................
............................
............................
    Approved and accepted by Board of Community College District No. .... County (or Counties) of .... and State of Illinois. By .... Chairman .... Secretary
    No part of any State or other district funds may be paid to any treasurer or other persons authorized to receive it unless the treasurer has filed his or her bond as required herein.
(Source: P.A. 92-167, eff. 7-26-01; 93-163, eff. 7-10-03.)

110 ILCS 805/3-19.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-19.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-19.1)
    Sec. 3-19.1. When any warrant issued for the wages of an educational employee is presented to the treasurer and is not paid for want of funds, the treasurer shall endorse it over his signature, "not paid for want of funds", with the date of presentation, and shall make and keep a record of that endorsement. The warrant shall thereafter bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum, until the treasurer notifies the chairman of the board in writing that he has funds to pay it. The treasurer shall make and keep a record of that notice and hold the funds necessary to pay the warrant until it is presented. The warrant shall draw no interest after notice is given to the chairman of the board.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20)
    Sec. 3-20. The community college board, except a board to which Article VII applies, shall prepare and adopt a budget in the manner provided in this Article.
    The amount of money to be raised by taxes for the community college district, except a district to which Article VII applies, shall be levied, extended, certified, and collected in the manner provided in this Article and tax anticipation warrants may be issued in the manner provided in Section 3-20.10.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.1)
    Sec. 3-20.1. The board of each community college district shall within or before the first quarter of each fiscal year, adopt an annual budget which it deems necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of the district, and in such annual budget shall specify the objects and purposes of each item and amount needed for each object or purpose. The board of each community college district shall file a written or electronic copy of the annual budget with the State Board.
    The budget shall contain a statement of the cash on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year, an estimate of the cash expected to be received during such fiscal year from all sources, an estimate of the expenditures contemplated for such fiscal year, and a statement of the estimated cash expected to be on hand at the end of such year. The estimate of taxes to be received may be based upon the amount of actual cash receipts that may reasonably be expected by the district during such fiscal year, estimated from the experience of the district in prior years and with due regard for other circumstances that may substantially affect such receipts. Nothing in this Section shall be construed as requiring any district to change or preventing any district from changing from a cash basis of financing to a surplus or deficit basis of financing; or as requiring any district to change or preventing any district from changing its system of accounting.
    The board of each community college district shall fix a fiscal year. If the beginning of the fiscal year of a district is subsequent to the time that the tax levy for such fiscal year shall be made, then such annual budget shall be adopted prior to the time such tax levy shall be made.
    Such budget shall be prepared in tentative form by some person or persons designated by the board, and in such tentative form shall be made conveniently available to public inspection for at least 30 days prior to final action thereon. At least one public hearing shall be held as to such budget prior to final action thereon. Notice of availability for public inspection and of such public hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in such district, at least 30 days prior to the time of such hearing. If there is no newspaper published in such district, notice of such public hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the board to make the tentative budget available to public inspection, and to arrange for such public hearing. The board may from time to time make transfers between the various items in any fund not exceeding in the aggregate 10% of the total of such fund as set forth in the budget. The board may amend the annual budget from time to time at a regular meeting of the board if public notice of any amendment is provided pursuant to the Open Meetings Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.2)
    Sec. 3-20.2. Whenever the voters of a community college district have voted in favor of an increase in the annual tax rate for educational or operation and maintenance of facilities purposes or both at an election held after the adoption of the annual community college budget for any fiscal year, the board may adopt or pass during that fiscal year an additional or supplemental budget under the sole authority of this Section by a vote of a majority of the full membership of the board, any other provision of this Article to the contrary notwithstanding, in and by which such additional or supplemental budget the board shall appropriate such additional sums of money as it may find necessary to defray expenses and liabilities of that district to be incurred for educational or operation and maintenance of facilities purposes or both of the district during that fiscal year, but not in excess of the additional funds estimated to be available by virtue of such voted increase in the annual tax rate for educational or operation and maintenance of facilities purposes or both. Such additional or supplemental budget shall be regarded as an amendment of the annual community college budget for the fiscal year in which it is adopted, and the board may levy the additional tax for educational or operation and maintenance of facilities purposes or both to equal the amount of the additional sums of money appropriated in that additional or supplemental budget, immediately.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.3)
    Sec. 3-20.3. Any sum expended or obligations incurred for the improvement, maintenance, repair or benefit of buildings and property, including the cost of interior decorating and the installation, improvement, repair, replacement and maintenance of building fixtures, for the rental of buildings and property for community college purposes, or for the payment of all premiums for insurance upon buildings and building fixtures shall be paid from the tax levied for operation and maintenance of facilities purposes and the purchase of college grounds. The board may provide by resolution that the payment of all salaries of janitors, engineers or other custodial employees and all costs of fuel, lights, gas, water, telephone service, and custodial supplies and equipment or the cost of a professional survey of the conditions of school buildings, or any one or more of the preceding items shall be paid from the tax levied for operation and maintenance of facilities purposes and the purchase of college grounds in which event such salaries or specified costs, or both, shall be so paid until the next fiscal year after the repeal of such resolution. Expenditures for all purposes not specified in this Section or Section 3-14 shall be made from the educational fund.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.3.01

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.3.01) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.3.01)
    Sec. 3-20.3.01. Whenever, as a result of any lawful order of any agency, other than a local community college board, having authority to enforce any law or regulation designed for the protection, health or safety of community college students, employees or visitors, or any law or regulation for the protection and safety of the environment, pursuant to the "Environmental Protection Act", any local community college district, including any district to which Article VII of this Act applies, is required to alter or repair any physical facilities, or whenever any district determines that it is necessary for energy conservation, health or safety, environmental protection or accessibility purposes that any physical facilities should be altered or repaired and that such alterations or repairs will be made with funds not necessary for the completion of approved and recommended projects for fire prevention and safety, or whenever after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1984 any district, including any district to which Article VII applies, provides for alterations or repairs determined by the local community college board to be necessary for health and safety, environmental protection, accessibility or energy conservation purposes, such district may, by proper resolution which specifically identifies the project and which is adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, levy a tax for the purpose of paying for such alterations or repairs, or survey by a licensed architect or engineer, upon the equalized assessed value of all the taxable property of the district at a rate not to exceed .05% per year for a period sufficient to finance such alterations or repairs, upon the following conditions:
        (a) When in the judgment of the local community
    
college board of trustees there are not sufficient funds available in the operations and maintenance fund of the district to permanently pay for such alterations or repairs so ordered, determined as necessary.
        (b) When a certified estimate of a licensed architect
    
or engineer stating the estimated amount that is necessary to make the alterations or repairs so ordered or determined as necessary has been secured by the local community college district.
    The filing of a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance levying the tax shall be the authority of the county clerk or clerks to extend such tax; provided, however, that in no event shall the extension for the current and preceding years, if any, under this Section be greater than the amount so approved, and interest on bonds issued pursuant to this Section and in the event such current extension and preceding extensions exceed such approval and interest, it shall be reduced proportionately.
    The county clerk of each of the counties in which any community college district levying a tax under the authority of this Section is located, in reducing raised levies, shall not consider any such tax as a part of the general levy for community college purposes and shall not include the same in the limitation of any other tax rate which may be extended. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as all other taxes of community college districts.
    The tax rate limit hereinabove specified in this Section may be increased to .10% upon the approval of a proposition to effect such increase by a majority of the electors voting on that proposition at a regular scheduled election. Such proposition may be initiated by resolution of the local community college board and shall be certified by the secretary of the local community college board to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law.
    Each local community college district authorized to levy any tax pursuant to this Section may also or in the alternative by proper resolution or ordinance borrow money for such specifically identified purposes not in excess of $4,500,000 in the aggregate at any one time when in the judgment of the local community college board of trustees there are not sufficient funds available in the operations and maintenance fund of the district to permanently pay for such alterations or repairs so ordered or determined as necessary and a certified estimate of a licensed architect or engineer stating the estimated amount has been secured by the local community college district, and as evidence of such indebtedness may issue bonds without referendum. However, Community College District No. 522 and Community College District No. 536 may or in the alternative by proper resolution or ordinance borrow money for such specifically identified purposes not in excess of $20,000,000 in the aggregate at any one time when in the judgment of the community college board of trustees there are not sufficient funds available in the operations and maintenance fund of the district to permanently pay for such alterations or repairs so ordered or determined as necessary and a certified estimate of a licensed architect or engineer stating the estimated amount has been secured by the community college district, and as evidence of such indebtedness may issue bonds without referendum. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates authorized by "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended, shall mature within 20 years from date, and shall be signed by the chairman, secretary and treasurer of the local community college board.
    In order to authorize and issue such bonds the local community college board shall adopt a resolution fixing the amount of bonds, the date thereof, the maturities thereof and rates of interest thereof, and the board by such resolution, or in a district to which Article VII applies the city council upon demand and under the direction of the board by ordinance, shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the local community college district sufficient to pay the principal and interest on such bonds to maturity. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of each of the counties in which the community college district is located of a certified copy of such resolution or ordinance it is the duty of the county clerk or clerks to extend the tax therefor without limit as to rate or amount and in addition to and in excess of all other taxes heretofore or hereafter authorized to be levied by such community college district.
    The State Board shall set through administrative rule regulations and specifications for minimum requirements for the construction, remodeling or rehabilitation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting, seating, water supply, toilet, accessibility, fire safety and any other matter that will conserve, preserve or provide for the protection and the health or safety of individuals in or on community college property and will conserve the integrity of the physical facilities of the district.
    This Section is cumulative and constitutes complete authority for the issuance of bonds as provided in this Section notwithstanding any other statute or law to the contrary.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.4

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.4)
    Sec. 3-20.4. The county clerk shall furnish the board of any community college district, upon request, a certificate showing the last ascertained equalized, assessed value of the taxable property of the district.
    When a community college district lies partly in 2 or more counties, the county clerk of each county in which any part of such district lies shall furnish, upon request, to the board of the district, a certificate showing the last ascertained equalized, assessed value of the taxable property in that part of the district lying in such county.
    When making out the tax books for the collector, the county clerk shall compute each taxable person's tax in each district upon the total equalized, assessed value of taxable property for that year, located in such district, whether belonging to residents or non-residents. Such computation shall be made so as to realize the amount of money required to be raised in such district, as shown in the certificate of tax levy, made out by the governing body of such district, and filed with the county clerk as required by this Act. The county clerk shall cause each person's tax, so computed, to be set upon the tax book to be delivered to the collector for that year, in a separate column against each taxpayer's name, or parcel of taxable property, as it appears in the collector's books, to be collected in the same manner, and at the same time, and by the same person, as State and county taxes are collected. He shall number the community college districts on the maps in his office to correspond with the numbers of districts as designated by the State Board under Section 3-11, and in making up the tax books to be delivered to the collector of taxes, the county clerk shall copy therein the number of the districts set opposite each person's assessment of personal property by the assessor making the assessment of such person, and shall extend the tax on each person's assessment of personal property. The computation of each person's tax and the extension made by the clerk shall be final and conclusive. The rate shall be uniform, and shall not exceed that required by the amount certified by the board. The county clerk, before delivering the tax book to the collector, shall make and send by mail to each treasurer of a community college district in the county a certificate of the amount due his district or districts from the tax so extended and placed on the tax books.
(Source: P.A. 80-1332.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.5

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.5)
    Sec. 3-20.5. The board of each community college district shall ascertain, as near as practicable, annually, how much money must be raised by special tax for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes for the next ensuing year. Such amounts shall be certified and returned to the county clerk on or before the last Tuesday in December, annually. The certificate shall be signed by the chairman and secretary, and may be in the following form:
CERTIFICATE OF TAX LEVY
    We hereby certify that we require the sum of .... dollars to be levied as a special tax for educational purposes, and the sum of .... dollars to be levied as a special tax for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, on the equalized assessed value of the taxable property of our district, for the year (insert year).
    Signed on (insert date).
    A ....  B ...., Chairman
    C ....  D ...., Secretary
    Community College Dist. No. ...., .... County (or Counties)
 
    An amended certificate may be filed by the community college board within 10 days of receipt of official notification from the county clerk of the multiplier that will be applied to assessed value of the taxable property of the district, provided such multiplier will alter the amount of revenue received by the district from either local or State sources.
    A failure by the board to file the certificate with the county clerk in the time required shall not vitiate the assessment.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.6

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.6) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.6)
    Sec. 3-20.6. When a district lies partly in two or more counties the board shall ascertain, as near as practicable, the amount to be raised by special tax for educational and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes and shall prepare a certificate for each county in which the community college district lies and shall deliver one of such certificates to each of the county clerks of the counties in which a part of the district is situated. On the first Monday of October, annually, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, each county clerk shall ascertain the total equalized valuation of all the taxable property in that part of the district as lies in his county, and certify the amount thereof to the county clerk of each of the other counties in which any part of the district lies; and from the aggregate of such equalized valuation and from the certificate of the amount so required to be levied, such clerk shall ascertain the rate per cent required to produce in the district the amount of such levy, and at that rate shall extend the special tax to be levied for educational purposes and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes in that part of the district lying in his respective county.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.7

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.7) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.7)
    Sec. 3-20.7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 78-669. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.8

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.8) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.8)
    Sec. 3-20.8. Within 30 days after the delinquent date for the payment of any tax or installment thereof and after the delivery of the tax books containing the computation and levy of the taxes, or as soon thereafter as the community college treasurer shall present the certificate of the amount of the tax and make a demand therefor, the collector shall pay to the treasurer the full amount of the tax certified by the county clerk, or if any part remains uncollected, the collector shall, in addition to the amount collected, deliver to the treasurer a statement of the amount of uncollected taxes for his district or districts, taking his receipt therefor, which receipt shall be evidence in favor of the collector as against the treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.9

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.9) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.9)
    Sec. 3-20.9. If any collector fails to pay the taxes or any part thereof, the community college treasurer or other authorized person may proceed against him and his sureties in a civil action upon his official bond in the circuit court. The collector so in default shall pay 12% of the amount due to be assessed as damages, which shall be included in the judgment rendered against him. If he can show that any part of the taxes could not be collected by law, he shall not be liable for such taxes until he has collected, or may be able to collect them.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-20.10

    (110 ILCS 805/3-20.10) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-20.10)
    Sec. 3-20.10. When there is no money in the treasury of any community college district to defray the necessary expenses of the district, including amounts necessary to pay maturing principal and interest of bonds, the board may issue warrants, or may provide a fund to meet the expenses by issuing and disposing of warrants, drawn against and in anticipation of any taxes levied for the payment of the necessary expenses of the district, either for educational purposes or for all operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, or for the payment of maturing principal and interest of bonds, as the case may be, to the extent of 85% of the total amount of the tax so levied. The warrants shall show upon their face that they are payable in the numerical order of their issuance solely from such taxes when collected, and shall be received by any collector of taxes in payment of the taxes against which they are issued, and such taxes shall be set apart and held for their payment.
    Every warrant shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued before July 1, 1971 and if issued thereafter at the rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, from the date of its issuance until paid or until notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that it will be paid on presentation, unless a lower rate of interest is specified therein, in which case the interest shall be computed and paid at the lower rate.
    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.)

110 ILCS 805/3-21

    (110 ILCS 805/3-21) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-21)
    Sec. 3-21. The board of community college districts shall have the duties enumerated in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 3-30.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Article to the contrary, when bonds are issued by any district and the purposes for which such bonds have been issued have been accomplished and paid for in full and there remains funds on hand in such bond and interest account, the board by resolution may transfer such excess to the fund of the district which bears the nearest relation to the purpose for which the bonds from which such excess funds arose were issued.
(Source: P.A. 94-587, eff. 8-15-05.)

110 ILCS 805/3-22

    (110 ILCS 805/3-22) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-22)
    Sec. 3-22. To maintain records to substantiate all claims for state apportionment in accordance with regulations prescribed by the State Board and to retain such records for a period of 3 years.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1229.)

110 ILCS 805/3-22.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-22.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-22.1)
    Sec. 3-22.1. To cause an audit to be made as of the end of each fiscal year by an accountant licensed to practice public accounting in Illinois and appointed by the board. The auditor shall perform his or her examination in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and regulations prescribed by the State Board, and submit his or her report thereon in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The examination and report shall include a verification of student enrollments and any other bases upon which claims are filed with the State Board. The audit report shall include a statement of the scope and findings of the audit and a professional opinion signed by the auditor. If a professional opinion is denied by the auditor he or she shall set forth the reasons for that denial. The board shall not limit the scope of the examination to the extent that the effect of such limitation will result in the qualification of the auditor's professional opinion. The procedures for payment for the expenses of the audit shall be in accordance with Section 9 of the Governmental Account Audit Act. Copies of the audit report shall be filed with the State Board in accordance with regulations prescribed by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-22.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-22.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-22.2)
    Sec. 3-22.2. To publish annually a financial statement in accordance with rules and regulations issued by the State Board. Such statement shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the community college district.
(Source: P.A. 79-304.)

110 ILCS 805/3-22.3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-22.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-22.3)
    Sec. 3-22.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1420. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-23

    (110 ILCS 805/3-23) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-23)
    Sec. 3-23. To provide for the revenue necessary to maintain such community college.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-24

    (110 ILCS 805/3-24) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-24)
    Sec. 3-24. To designate the treasurer who is to receive the taxes of the district and to notify the collectors in writing accordingly.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1529.)

110 ILCS 805/3-25

    (110 ILCS 805/3-25) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-25)
    Sec. 3-25. To adopt and enforce all necessary rules for the management and government of the colleges of its district.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1529.)

110 ILCS 805/3-25.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-25.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-25.1)
    Sec. 3-25.1. To authorize application to the State Board for the approval of new units of instruction, research or public service as defined in this Section and to establish such new units following approval in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the Board of Higher Education Act.
    The term "new unit of instruction, research or public service" includes the establishment of a college, school, division, institute, department or other unit including majors and curricula in any field of instruction, research, or public service not theretofore included in the program of the community college, and includes the establishment of any new branch or campus of the institution. The term shall not include reasonable and moderate extensions of existing curricula, research, or public service programs which have a direct relationship to existing programs; and the State Board may, under its rule making power define the character of reasonable and moderate extensions.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-25.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-25.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-25.2)
    Sec. 3-25.2. Armed forces recruiting and training.
    (a) To provide, on an equal basis, access to the campus to the official recruiting representatives of the armed forces of Illinois and the United States for the purpose of informing students of the educational and career opportunities available in the military if the board has provided such access to persons or groups whose purpose is to acquaint students with educational or occupational opportunities available to them. The board is not required to give greater notice regarding the right of access to recruiting representatives than is given to other persons and groups.
    (b) To not bar or exclude from its curriculum, campus, or school facilities any armed forces training program or organization operated under the authority of the United States government because the program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of the United States government or any agency, branch, or department thereof.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

110 ILCS 805/3-26

    (110 ILCS 805/3-26) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-26)
    Sec. 3-26. (a) To make appointments and fix the salaries of a chief administrative officer, who shall be the executive officer of the board, other administrative personnel and all teachers. In making these appointments and fixing the salaries, the board may make no discrimination on account of sex, race, creed, color or national origin.
    (b) Upon the written request of an employee, to withhold from the compensation of that employee the membership dues of such employee payable to any specified labor organization as defined in the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Under such arrangement, an amount shall be withheld for each regular payroll period which is equal to the prorata share of the annual membership dues plus any payments or contributions and the board shall pay such withholding to the specified labor organization within 10 working days from the time of the withholding.
(Source: P.A. 83-1014.)

110 ILCS 805/3-26.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-26.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-26.1)
    Sec. 3-26.1. Any employee of a community college board who is a member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Services, including the Illinois National Guard, and who is mobilized to active military duty on or after August 1, 1990 shall for each pay period beginning on or after August 1, 1990 continue to receive the same regular compensation that he receives or was receiving as an employee of the community college board at the time he is or was so mobilized to active military duty, plus any health insurance and other benefits he is or was receiving or accruing at that time, minus the amount of his base pay for military service, for the duration of his active military service. If the employee's active military duty commences on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, the military duty shall not result in the loss or diminishment of any employment benefit, service credit, or status accrued at the time the duty commenced.
    In the event any provision of a collective bargaining agreement or any community college board or district policy covering any employee so ordered to active duty is more generous than the provisions contained in this Section the collective bargaining agreement or community college board or district policy shall be controlling.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-26.5

    (110 ILCS 805/3-26.5)
    Sec. 3-26.5. Students called to active military service. A community college shall allow a currently enrolled student who is called to active military service to complete any unfinished courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course credit has already been given or the student received a full refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to active military service). The student must be given priority over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses. The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-587, eff. 8-15-05.)

110 ILCS 805/3-27

    (110 ILCS 805/3-27) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-27)
    Sec. 3-27. To pay no orders except for teachers' wages unless at the time there are sufficient funds in the hands of the treasurer to pay such order, except as herein provided.
    (a) It shall be lawful for the board to submit to the treasurer a certified copy of the board minutes properly signed by the secretary and chairman or by a majority of the Board, showing all bills approved for payment by the Board and clearly showing to whom and for what purpose each payment is to be made by the treasurer and to what budgetary item each payment shall be debited and such certified copy shall serve as full authority to the treasurer to make the payments as thus approved; this shall not preclude the use of a voucher system, or any other system of sound accounting and business procedure, provided that such system reflects the facts and that the same is in accordance with the regulations prescribed by or approved by the State Board.
    (b) It shall be lawful for the Board by resolution to establish revolving funds provided such funds are in the custody of an employee who shall be bonded as provided in Section 3-19 for bonding treasurers and who shall be responsible to the Board and the treasurer, subject to regular annual audit by licensed public accountants and other such examinations as the Board shall deem advisable and kept in accordance with regulations prescribed by the State Board. A monthly report and annual summary of all receipts and expenditures of the fund shall be submitted to the Board and the treasurer. All funds advanced by the treasurer to operate the revolving funds shall be carried on the treasurer's books as cash obligations due the district and all receipts of such revolving funds shall be deposited daily in a bank or savings and loan association to be approved by the treasurer, unless there is no bank or savings and loan association in the community, in which event receipts shall be deposited intact not less than once a week in a bank or savings and loan association approved by the treasurer. All reimbursements to any such revolving funds from the district funds shall be completely itemized as to whom paid, for what purpose, and against what budgetary item the expenditure is chargeable.
    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.
    (c) The Board shall establish rules and regulations governing conditions under which classes, clubs, and associations may acquire or collect funds in the name of any college and under such regulations as the State Board may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

110 ILCS 805/3-27.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-27.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-27.1)
    Sec. 3-27.1. Contracts. To award all contracts for purchase of supplies, materials or work involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000 or a lower amount as required by board policy to the lowest responsible bidder considering conformity with specifications, terms of delivery, quality, and serviceability; after due advertisement, except the following: (a) contracts for the services of individuals possessing a high degree of professional skill where the ability or fitness of the individual plays an important part; (b) contracts for the printing of finance committee reports and departmental reports; (c) contracts for the printing or engraving of bonds, tax warrants and other evidences of indebtedness; (d) contracts for materials and work which have been awarded to the lowest responsible bidder after due advertisement, but due to unforeseen revisions, not the fault of the contractor for materials and work, must be revised causing expenditures not in excess of 10% of the contract price; (e) contracts for the maintenance or servicing of, or provision of repair parts for, equipment which are made with the manufacturer or authorized service agent of that equipment where the provision of parts, maintenance, or servicing can best be performed by the manufacturer or authorized service agent; (f) purchases and contracts for the use, purchase, delivery, movement, or installation of data processing equipment, software, or services and telecommunications and inter-connect equipment, software, and services; (g) contracts for duplicating machines and supplies; (h) contracts for the purchase of natural gas when the cost is less than that offered by a public utility; (i) purchases of equipment previously owned by some entity other than the district itself; (j) contracts for repair, maintenance, remodeling, renovation, or construction, or a single project involving an expenditure not to exceed $50,000 and not involving a change or increase in the size, type, or extent of an existing facility; (k) contracts for goods or services procured from another governmental agency; (l) contracts for goods or services which are economically procurable from only one source, such as for the purchase of magazines, books, periodicals, pamphlets and reports, and for utility services such as water, light, heat, telephone or telegraph; (m) where funds are expended in an emergency and such emergency expenditure is approved by 3/4 of the members of the board; and (n) contracts for the purchase of perishable foods and perishable beverages.
    All competitive bids for contracts involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000 or a lower amount as required by board policy must be sealed by the bidder and must be opened by a member or employee of the board at a public bid opening at which the contents of the bids must be announced. Each bidder must receive at least 3 days' notice of the time and place of such bid opening. For purposes of this Section due advertisement includes, but is not limited to, at least one public notice at least 10 days before the bid date in a newspaper published in the district, or if no newspaper is published in the district, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district. Electronic bid submissions shall be considered a sealed document for competitive bid requests if they are received at the designated office by the time and date set for receipt for bids. However, bids for construction purposes are prohibited from being submitted electronically. Electronic bid submissions must be authorized by specific language in the bid documents in order to be considered and must be opened in accordance with electronic security measures in effect at the community college at the time of opening. Unless the electronic submission procedures provide for a secure receipt, the vendor assumes the risk of premature disclosure due to submission in an unsealed form.
    The provisions of this Section do not apply to guaranteed energy savings contracts entered into under Article V-A. The provisions of this Section do not prevent a community college from complying with the terms and conditions of a grant, gift, or bequest that calls for the procurement of a particular good or service, provided that the grant, gift, or bequest provides all funding for the contract, complies with all applicable laws, and does not interfere with or otherwise impair any collective bargaining agreements the community college may have with labor organizations.
(Source: P.A. 97-1031, eff. 8-17-12; 98-269, eff. 1-1-14.)

110 ILCS 805/3-27.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-27.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-27.2)
    Sec. 3-27.2. To participate in joint purchases by governmental units pursuant to "An Act authorizing certain governmental units to purchase personal property, supplies and services jointly", approved August 15, 1961, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 78-488.)

110 ILCS 805/3-27.3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-27.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-27.3)
    Sec. 3-27.3. 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.)

110 ILCS 805/3-28

    (110 ILCS 805/3-28) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-28)
    Sec. 3-28. To adopt regulations for the admission of students which do not conflict with the provisions in Section 3-17.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-29)
    Sec. 3-29. To indemnify and protect board members and employees of boards against civil rights damage claims and suits, constitutional rights damage claims and suits, death, bodily injury and property damage claims and suits, including defense thereof, when damages are sought for alleged negligent or wrongful acts while such board member or employee is engaged in the exercise or performance of any powers or duties of the board, or is acting within the scope of employment or under the direction of the community college board.
    To insure against any loss or liability of the district or board members and employees of boards against civil rights damage claims and suits, constitutional rights damage claims and suits and death, bodily injury and property damage claims and suits, including defense thereof, when damages are sought for alleged negligent or wrongful acts while such board member or employee is engaged in the exercise or performance of any powers or duties of the board, or is acting within the scope of employment or under the direction of the board. Such insurance shall be carried in a company licensed to write such coverage in this State.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-29.1)
    Sec. 3-29.1. To grant to full time teachers and other employees sick leave not less in amount than 10 days at full pay in each school year. If any such teacher or employee does not use the full amount of annual leave thus allowed, the unused amount shall accumulate to a minimum available leave of 180 days at full pay, including the leave of the current year.
(Source: P.A. 83-735.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-29.2)
    Sec. 3-29.2. To establish a program to assess the oral English language proficiency of all persons providing classroom instruction to students at each community college and campus thereof under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the board, and to ensure that each person who is not orally proficient in the English language attain such proficiency prior to providing any classroom instruction to students. The program required by this Section shall be fully implemented to ensure the oral English language proficiency of all classroom instructors at each community college and campus thereof under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the board by the beginning of the 1987-88 academic year. Any other provisions of this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, nothing in this Section shall be deemed or construed to apply to, or to require such oral English language proficiency of any person who provides classroom instruction to students in foreign language courses only.
(Source: P.A. 84-1434.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.3)
    Sec. 3-29.3. Sexual assault awareness education. A community college shall provide some form of sexual assault awareness education to all incoming students, whether through a seminar, online training, or some other way of informing students.
(Source: P.A. 95-764, eff. 1-1-09.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.4

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.4)
    Sec. 3-29.4. Buildings available for emergency purposes. The board shall make mutually agreed buildings of the college available for emergency purposes, upon the request of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the State-accredited emergency management agency with jurisdiction, or the American Red Cross, and cooperate in all matters with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, local emergency management agencies, State-certified, local public health departments, the American Red Cross, and federal agencies concerned with emergency preparedness and response.
(Source: P.A. 96-57, eff. 7-23-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.5

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.5)
    Sec. 3-29.5. Veterans' Day; moment of silence. If a community college holds any type of event at the community college on November 11, Veterans' Day, the board shall require a moment of silence at that event to recognize Veterans' Day.
(Source: P.A. 96-84, eff. 7-27-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.6

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.6)
    Sec. 3-29.6. Faculty and staff contact with public officials. All faculty and staff members of a community college are free to communicate their views on any matter of private or public concern to any member of the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of government, State or federal, without notice to or prior approval of the community college, so long as they do not represent that they are speaking for or on behalf of the community college.
(Source: P.A. 96-147, eff. 8-7-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.7

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.7)
    Sec. 3-29.7. Faculty and staff political displays. A community college may not prohibit any faculty or staff member from (i) displaying political buttons, stickers, or patches while on community college property, provided that such display by any member of the faculty in an instructional setting is for a purpose relevant to the subject of instruction; (ii) attending a partisan political rally, provided that the employee is not on duty; or (iii) displaying a partisan bumper sticker on his or her motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 96-148, eff. 8-7-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.8

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.8)
    Sec. 3-29.8. Administrator and faculty salary and benefits; report. Each board of trustees shall report to the State Board, on or before July 1 of each year, the base salary and benefits of the president or chief executive officer of the community college and all administrators, faculty members, and instructors employed by the community college district. For the purposes of this Section, "benefits" includes without limitation vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities, and retirement enhancements.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.9

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.9)
    Sec. 3-29.9. American Sign Language courses. To adopt regulations for the awarding of academic credit for the successful completion of any American Sign Language course offered or approved by a community college, which may be applied toward the satisfaction of any foreign language requirements of the community college, except for those requirements related to the content of a student's academic major.
(Source: P.A. 96-843, eff. 6-1-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.10

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.10)
    Sec. 3-29.10. Priority enrollment; service member or veteran.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Service member" means a resident of this State who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces, including any reserve component, or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States and who is eligible to receive military educational benefits.
    "Veteran" means a resident of this State who was a service member and who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge.
    (b) A board shall give the earliest possible enrollment opportunity that a community college offers to a service member or veteran.
    (c) The priority enrollment provided pursuant to this Section shall apply to enrollment for all degree and certificate programs offered by a community college after the student's eligibility to receive benefits has been verified by the community college.
(Source: P.A. 98-316, eff. 1-1-14.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.11

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.11)
    Sec. 3-29.11. Southwestern Illinois College dual credit program. Notwithstanding any provisions of this Act to the contrary, East St. Louis School District 189 is encouraged to allow students in grades 11 and 12 to take classes at Southwestern Illinois College for dual credit at no cost to the student.
(Source: P.A. 100-190, eff. 1-1-18.)

110 ILCS 805/3-29.12

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.12)
    Sec. 3-29.12. Black History course. Subject to Section 7 of the Board of Higher Education Act, every community college shall offer a course studying the events of Black History, including the history of the African slave trade, slavery in America, and the vestiges of slavery in this country. These events shall include not only the contributions made by individual African-Americans in government and in the arts, humanities, and sciences to the economic, cultural, and political development of the United States and Africa, but also the socio-economic struggle that African-Americans experienced collectively in striving to achieve fair and equal treatment under the laws of this nation. The taking of this course shall constitute an affirmation by students of their commitment to respect the dignity of all races and peoples and to forever eschew every form of discrimination in their lives and careers.
    A community college may meet the requirements of this Section by offering an online course.
(Source: P.A. 100-634, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-30

    (110 ILCS 805/3-30) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-30)
    Sec. 3-30. The board of any community college district has the powers enumerated in Sections 3-31 through 3-43 of this Act. This enumeration of powers is not exclusive but the board may exercise all other powers, not inconsistent with this Act, that may be requisite or proper for the maintenance, operation and development of any college or colleges under the jurisdiction of the board.
(Source: P.A. 96-269, eff. 8-11-09.)

110 ILCS 805/3-31

    (110 ILCS 805/3-31) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-31)
    Sec. 3-31. To provide for or participate in provisions for insurance protection and benefits for its employees and their dependents, including but not limited to retirement annuities, medical, surgical and hospital benefits, in such types and amounts as shall be determined by the board for the purpose of aiding in securing and retaining the services of competent employees. Such insurance may include provisions for employees and their dependents who rely on treatment by spiritual means alone through prayer for healing in accord with the tenets and practices of well-recognized religious denominations. Where employee participation in such provisions is involved, the board may with the consent of the employee withhold deductions from the employee's salary necessary to defray the employee's share of such insurance cost.
    For purposes of this section, the term "dependent" means an employee's spouse and any unmarried child (1) under the age of 19 years including (a) an adopted child and (b) a step-child or recognized child who lives with the employee in a regular parent-child relationship, or (2) under the age of 23 who is enrolled as a fulltime student in any accredited school, college or university.
(Source: P.A. 86-1245.)

110 ILCS 805/3-31.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-31.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-31.1)
    Sec. 3-31.1. To provide, for students and employees, auxiliary services related to the adequate operation of the college. In exercising this power the board may provide, purchase, lease or contract for such services.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1229.)

110 ILCS 805/3-31.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-31.2)
    Sec. 3-31.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-521, eff. 8-22-97. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-32

    (110 ILCS 805/3-32) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-32)
    Sec. 3-32. To establish tenure policies for the employment of teachers and administrative personnel, and the cause for removal.
(Source: P.A. 78-699.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-33)
    Sec. 3-33. To borrow money and issue or cause to be issued bonds for the purposes, and in the manner provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-33.1)
    Sec. 3-33.1. The board may, by resolution, establish a fund to be known as a "working cash fund" which shall be maintained and administered for the purpose of enabling the board to have in its treasury at all times sufficient money to meet demands thereon for ordinary and necessary expenditures for all community college purposes.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-33.2)
    Sec. 3-33.2. Bonds for working cash fund.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section, in order to create, maintain or increase such a working cash fund for the purposes mentioned in Section 3-33.1, the board may incur an indebtedness for such purpose and issue bonds therefor from time to time, in an amount or amounts not exceeding in the aggregate at any one time outstanding 75% of the taxes permitted to be levied for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes for the then current year to be determined by multiplying the aggregate of the authorized maximum educational tax rate and the maximum operations and maintenance tax rate applicable to such district by the last assessed valuation as determined at the time of the issue of those bonds plus 75% of the last known entitlement of such district to taxes as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois.
    (b) For a period of 3 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, in order to create, maintain, or increase such a working cash fund for the purposes mentioned in Section 3-33.1, the board may incur an indebtedness for such purpose and issue bonds therefor from time to time, in an amount or amounts not exceeding in the aggregate at any one time outstanding 150% of the taxes permitted to be levied for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes for the then current year to be determined by multiplying the aggregate of the authorized maximum educational tax rate and the maximum operations and maintenance tax rate applicable to such district by the last assessed valuation as determined at the time of the issue of those bonds plus 150% of the last known entitlement of such district to taxes as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois.
    (c) The bonds may be issued without submitting the question of issuance thereof to the voters of the community college district for approval. Any bonds issued under this Section shall bear interest at a rate of not more the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 20 years from the date of issue. Subject to the foregoing limitations as to amount, the bonds may be issued in an amount including existing indebtedness which will exceed any statutory debt limitation.
    (d) 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. 96-912, eff. 6-9-10.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33.3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-33.3)
    Sec. 3-33.3. Before issuing any bonds under Section 3-33.2, the board shall adopt a resolution designating the purpose and fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity thereof, the rate of interest thereon and the amount of taxes to be levied annually for the purpose of paying the principal and interest.
    The bonds shall be issued in the corporate name of the community college district. They shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the board. The bonds shall be sold by the board at not less than par upon such terms as may be approved by the board after advertisement for bids and the proceeds thereof shall be received by the treasurer for the uses herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33.4

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-33.4)
    Sec. 3-33.4. Working cash fund; tax to pay bond principal and interest. The board by resolution, before or at the time of issuing the bonds, shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the district sufficient to pay the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due, which tax shall be in addition to the maximum amount of all other taxes, either educational or operations and maintenance fund taxes, now or hereafter authorized and in addition to any limitations upon the levy of taxes provided by this Act. All monies derived from any tax levied pursuant to this Section when received by the community college treasurer, shall be set apart in a fund specified by the State Board and used in the manner provided in this Section. The bonds may be issued redeemable at the option of the board of the district issuing them on any interest payment date upon terms and in the manner provided in the bond resolution. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of each county in which any part of the community college district is situated of a certified copy of such resolution or ordinance, as the case may be, the county clerk shall extend the tax therein provided for. The resolution or ordinance, as the case may be, shall be in force upon its passage.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33.5

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-33.5)
    Sec. 3-33.5. All monies derived from the issuance of bonds under Section 3-33.2 when received by the community college treasurer, shall be set apart in the working cash fund and used in the manner provided in this Section. The monies in such fund shall not be regarded as current assets available for appropriation and may not be appropriated by the board in the annual community college budget. The board may appropriate monies to the working cash fund up to the maximum amount allowable in the fund, and the working cash fund may receive such appropriations and any other contributions. In order to provide monies with which to meet ordinary and necessary disbursements for educational and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, such monies may be transferred, in whole or in part, to the educational purposes or operations and maintenance purposes fund of the board, or to both, and so disbursed therefrom (a) in anticipation of the collection of that part of the taxes so levied which is in excess of the amount or amounts thereof required to pay any warrants, and the interest thereon, theretofore or thereafter issued under this Act, (b) in anticipation of the receipt by the district of monies from the State, Federal government or other sources or (c) in anticipation of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois. Such taxes levied or to be received for educational or operations and maintenance of facilities purposes when collected shall be applied first to the payment of any such warrants or notes and the interest thereon and then to the reimbursement of the working cash fund as hereinafter provided. Such monies from the State, Federal government and other sources, when received, shall be used to reimburse the working cash fund to the extent transfers therefrom were made in anticipation thereof. If taxes in anticipation of the collection of which such transfers are made are not collected in sufficient amounts to effect a complete reimbursement of the working cash fund of the amounts transferred from the working cash fund to the educational fund and operations and maintenance fund the deficiencies between the amounts thus transferred and the amounts repaid from collections shall be general obligations of the educational fund and operations and maintenance fund until repaid either from taxes in anticipation of which transfers were made or from appropriations which may be made in annual community college budgets of sums of money to apply on such general obligations, or until repaid from both the taxes in anticipation of which such transfers were made and from appropriations which may be made in annual community college budgets of sums of money to apply on such general obligations.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335; 86-1246.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33.6

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33.6) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-33.6)
    Sec. 3-33.6. Monies may be transferred from the working cash fund to the educational fund or operations and maintenance fund only upon the authority of the board, which shall by resolution direct the community college treasurer to make such transfers. The resolution shall set forth (a) the taxes or other funds in anticipation of the collection or receipt of which the working cash fund is to be reimbursed, (b) the entire amount of taxes extended, or which the board shall estimate will be extended or received, for any year in anticipation of the collection of all or part of which such transfers are to be made, (c) the aggregate amount of warrants or notes theretofore issued in anticipation of the collection of such taxes under this Act together with the amount of interest accrued and which the community college board estimates will accrue thereon, (d) the amount of monies which the community college board estimates will be derived for any year from the State, Federal government or other sources in anticipation of the receipt of all or part of which such transfer is to be made, (e) the aggregate amount of receipts from taxes imposed to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, which the corporate authorities estimate will be set aside for the payment of the proportionate amount of debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as required by Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State Revenue Sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and (f) the aggregate amount of monies theretofore transferred from the working cash fund to the educational fund or operations and maintenance fund in anticipation of the collection of such taxes or of the receipt of such other monies from other sources. The amount which the resolution shall direct the community college treasurer so to transfer in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied or to be received for any year, together with the aggregate amount of such anticipation tax warrants or notes theretofore drawn against such taxes and the amount of the interest accrued and estimated to accrue thereon, the amount estimated to be required to satisfy debt service and pension or retirement obligations, as set forth in Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local government entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended, and the aggregate amount of such transfers theretofore made in anticipation of the collection of such taxes may not exceed 90% of the actual or estimated amount of such taxes extended or to be extended or to be received as set forth in the resolution. The amount which the resolution shall direct the community college treasurer so to transfer in anticipation of the receipt of monies to be derived for any year from the State, Federal government or from other sources, together with the aggregate amount theretofore transferred in anticipation of the receipt of any such monies, may not exceed the total amount which it is so estimated will be received from such source. Any community college district may also abolish its working cash fund upon the adoption of a resolution so providing and directing the transfer of any balance in such fund to the operating funds. If a community college district elects to abolish its working cash fund under this provision, it shall not establish another working cash fund, unless approved by the voters of the community college district in the manner provided by Article III of this Act. When monies are available in the working cash fund, they shall, unless the community college district has abolished its working cash fund pursuant to this Section, be transferred to the educational fund and operations and maintenance fund and disbursed for the payment of salaries and other educational purposes and operation and maintenance of facilities purposes expenses so as to avoid, whenever possible, the issuance of tax anticipation warrants.
    Monies earned as interest from the investment of the working cash fund, or any portion thereof, may be transferred from the working cash fund to the educational fund or operations and maintenance fund of the district without any requirement of repayment to the working cash fund, upon the authority of the board by separate resolution directing the treasurer to make such transfer and stating the purpose therefor.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/3-33.7

    (110 ILCS 805/3-33.7)
    Sec. 3-33.7. Establishment of lines of credit. The board may establish a line of credit with a bank or other financial institution in an amount not to exceed the following:
        (1) if anticipating State revenues due in the current
    
fiscal year, 85% of the amount or amounts of the revenues due in the current fiscal year, as certified by the Executive Director of the State Board or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts; and
        (2) if anticipating State revenues expected to be due
    
in the next subsequent fiscal year, 50% of the amount or amounts of the revenues due in the current fiscal year, as certified by the Executive Director of the State Board or other official in a position to provide assurances as to the amounts.
    All moneys so borrowed shall be repaid exclusively from the anticipated revenues within 60 days after the revenues have been received. Borrowing authorized under subdivisions (1) and (2) of this Section shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, from the date of issuance until paid.
    Prior to establishing a line of credit under this Section, the board shall authorize, by resolution, the line of credit. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the line of credit, state the amount to be borrowed, establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed that set forth in this Section, and provide a date by which the borrowed funds must be repaid. The resolution shall direct the relevant officials to make arrangements to set apart and hold the revenue, as received, that will be used to repay the borrowing. In addition, the resolution may authorize the relevant officials to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the revenues become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-719, eff. 1-1-15.)

110 ILCS 805/3-34

    (110 ILCS 805/3-34) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-34)
    Sec. 3-34. To authorize the treasurer to make interfund loans from any fund to any other fund maintained by the board and to make the necessary transfers therefor, but each such loan must be repaid and retransferred to the proper fund within one year.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1229.)

110 ILCS 805/3-35

    (110 ILCS 805/3-35)
    Sec. 3-35. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-390, eff. 7-25-03. Repealed by P.A. 96-57, eff. 7-23-09.)

110 ILCS 805/3-36

    (110 ILCS 805/3-36) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-36)
    Sec. 3-36. To buy one or more sites for college purposes with necessary ground, and to take and purchase the site for a college site either with or without the owner's consent, by condemnation or otherwise; to pay the amount of any award made by a jury in a condemnation proceedings; and to select and purchase all sites without the submission of the question to any referendum. Purchases under this Section may be made by contract for deed when the board considers the use of such a contract to be advantageous to the district but a contract for deed may not provide for interest on the unpaid balance of the purchase price at a rate in excess of 6% per year nor for a period of more than 10 years in which that price is to be paid. Title to all real estate shall be taken and held in the name of the board of the community college district.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-36.5

    (110 ILCS 805/3-36.5)
    Sec. 3-36.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

110 ILCS 805/3-37

    (110 ILCS 805/3-37) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-37)
    Sec. 3-37. To build, buy or lease suitable buildings upon a site and issue bonds, in the manner provided in Article IIIA, or enter into an installment loan arrangement with a financial institution with a payback period of less than 20 years provided the board has entered into a contractual agreement which provides sufficient revenue to pay such loan in full from sources other than local taxes, tuition, or State appropriations and to provide adequate additional operation and maintenance funding for the term of the agreement, for the purpose of borrowing money to buy sites and to either or both buy or build and equip buildings and improvements.
    Any provision in a contractual agreement providing for an installment loan agreement authorized by this Section that obligates the State of Illinois is against public policy and shall be null and void.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-38

    (110 ILCS 805/3-38) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-38)
    Sec. 3-38. To lease, with or without an option to purchase, for a period not to exceed 5 years or purchase under an installment contract extending over a period of not more than 5 years, with interest at a rate not to exceed 6% per year on the unpaid principal, such apparatus, equipment, machinery or other personal property as may be required when authorized by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members of the board. To lease for a period not to exceed 20 years such rooms, buildings and land, or any one or more of such items, as may be required when authorized by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members of the board. The provisions of this Section do not apply to guaranteed energy savings contracts or leases entered into under Article V-A.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-38.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-38.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-38.1)
    Sec. 3-38.1. To procure fire and extended coverage insurance on the buildings, furnishings, machinery, equipment and other personal property used for community college purposes. To procure liability and other types of insurance, assurance, and indemnity bonds considered appropriate by the board. Any insurance must be purchased from a company authorized to write such insurance in this State.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-38.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-38.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-38.2)
    Sec. 3-38.2. To enter into contracts with any municipality or fire protection district in which any community college buildings are located for the purpose of reimbursing such fire protection district or municipality for the additional costs of providing fire fighting equipment, apparatus or additional paid personnel occasioned by the presence of community college buildings within the municipality or fire protection district.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-39

    (110 ILCS 805/3-39) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-39)
    Sec. 3-39. To accept federal funds when proffered for all types of instructional programs, for student services and counseling, and for construction of physical facilities.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1529.)

110 ILCS 805/3-39.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-39.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-39.1)
    Sec. 3-39.1. To accept gifts, grants or legacies from any source when made for community college purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

110 ILCS 805/3-40

    (110 ILCS 805/3-40) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-40)
    Sec. 3-40. To enter into contracts or agreements with any organization, association, educational institution, or governmental agency for providing educational services for academic credit. The authority of any community college district to exercise the powers granted under this Section is subject to the prior review and approval of the State Board under subsection (i) of Section 212 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-40.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-40.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-40.1)
    Sec. 3-40.1. To enter into joint agreements with school boards to acquire and improve sites, construct and equip facilities thereon and lease and equip facilities deemed necessary by the parties to the joint agreement, and to maintain programs and to provide for financing of the foregoing for advanced vocational training and career education and to bill each participating student's school district for an amount equal to the per capita cost of operating the community college or to charge for participation in accordance with the joint agreement between the community college district and the student's school district under Section 10-22.20a of "The School Code", as now or hereafter amended.
    Nothing herein contained shall be construed to restrict or prohibit the rights of community college districts or school districts to enter into joint agreements under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, as now or hereinafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 79-76.)

110 ILCS 805/3-40.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-40.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-40.2)
    Sec. 3-40.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-1044. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-41

    (110 ILCS 805/3-41) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-41)
    Sec. 3-41. To sell at private or public sale any personal or real property belonging to the district and not needed for community college purposes.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-42

    (110 ILCS 805/3-42) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-42)
    Sec. 3-42. To employ such personnel as may be needed, to establish policies governing their employment and dismissal, and to fix the amount of their compensation. In the employment, establishment of policies and fixing of compensation the board may make no discrimination on account of sex, race, creed, color or national origin.
    Residence within any community college district or outside any community college district shall not be considered:
    (a) in determining whether to retain or not retain any employee of a community college employed prior to July 1, 1977 or prior to the adoption by the community college board of a resolution making residency within the community college district of some or all employees a condition of employment, whichever is later;
    (b) in assigning, promoting or transferring any employee of a community college to an office or position employed prior to July 1, 1977 or prior to the adoption by the community college board of a resolution making residency within the community college district of some or all employees a condition of employment, whichever is later; or
    (c) in determining the salary or other compensation of any employee of a community college.
(Source: P.A. 80-248.)

110 ILCS 805/3-42.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-42.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-42.1)
    Sec. 3-42.1. (a) To appoint law enforcement officer and non-law enforcement officer members of the community college district police department or department of public safety.
    (b) Members of the community college district police department or department of public safety who are law enforcement officers, as defined in the Illinois Police Training Act, shall be peace officers under the laws of this State. As such, law enforcement officer members of these departments shall have all of the powers of police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants for violations of State statutes and to enforce county or city ordinances in all counties that lie within the community college district, when such is required for the protection of community college personnel, students, property, or interests. Such officers shall have no power to serve and execute civil process.
    As peace officers in this State, all laws pertaining to hiring, training, retention, service authority, and discipline of police officers, under State law, shall apply. Law enforcement officer members must complete the minimum basic training requirements of a police training school under the Illinois Police Training Act. Law enforcement officer members who have successfully completed an Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certified firearms course shall be equipped with appropriate firearms and auxiliary weapons.
    (c) Non-law enforcement officer members of the community college police, public safety, or security departments whose job requirements include performing patrol and security type functions shall, within 6 months after their initial hiring date, be required to successfully complete the 20-hour basic security training course required by (i) the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation for Security Officers, (ii) by the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators, or (iii) campus protection officer training program or a similar course certified and approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. They shall also be permitted to become members of an Illinois State Training Board Mobile Training Unit and shall complete 8 hours in continuing training, related to their specific position of employment, each year. The board may establish reasonable eligibility requirements for appointment and retention of non-law enforcement officer members.
    All non-law enforcement officer members authorized to carry weapons, other than firearms, shall receive training on the proper deployment and use of force regarding such weapons.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-42.2

    (110 ILCS 805/3-42.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-42.2)
    Sec. 3-42.2. (a) To establish parking regulations, to regulate, and control the speed of, travel on all paths, driveways and roadways which are owned and maintained by, and within the property of, the community college district, to prohibit the use of such paths, driveways and roadways for racing or speeding purposes, to exclude therefrom traffic and vehicles, and to prescribe such fines and penalties for the violation of such traffic regulations as cities and villages are allowed to prescribe for the violation of their traffic ordinances.
    (b) To establish such other regulations as are determined to be necessary for the protection of community college students, staff, visitors, properties, and interests or for the proper maintenance, operation, or development of any community college or colleges under the jurisdiction of the board, and to prescribe fines and penalties for the violation of these regulations.
    (c) Fines and penalties recovered under this Section shall be paid, collected and used in accordance with the policy of the local community college board.
    (d) The local community college board may enforce the provisions of this Section by use of members of the police department, public safety department, or security department of the community college or by agreeing in writing with a municipality, county or the State for its law enforcement officers to provide such enforcement.
(Source: P.A. 96-269, eff. 8-11-09.)

110 ILCS 805/3-42.3

    (110 ILCS 805/3-42.3)
    Sec. 3-42.3. Wind and solar farms. To own and operate a wind or solar generation turbine farm, either individually or jointly with a unit of local government, school district, or community college district that is authorized to own and operate a wind or solar generation turbine farm, that directly or indirectly reduces the energy or other operating costs of the community college district. The board may ask for the assistance of any State agency, including without limitation the State Board, the Illinois Power Agency, or the Environmental Protection Agency, in obtaining financing options for a wind or solar generation turbine farm.
(Source: P.A. 95-390, eff. 8-23-07; 95-805, eff. 8-12-08; 96-725, eff. 8-25-09.)

110 ILCS 805/3-42.4

    (110 ILCS 805/3-42.4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 22, 2019)
    Sec. 3-42.4. Accelerate College pilot program.
    (a) As used in this Section, "district board" means a community college district board of trustees.
    (b) A district board may elect to enter into an Accelerate College educational partnership agreement with any school district wholly contained within the community college district's jurisdiction. If the district board and a school district enter into an Accelerate College educational partnership agreement, the district board must offer a group of high school students the right to take community college courses without paying tuition for those courses.
    (c) In the first full academic year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, no school district may enroll more than 45 students in college courses under an Accelerate College educational partnership agreement, and the students enrolled shall be limited to one year of community college credits.
    In the second full academic year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, no school district may enroll more than 90 students in college courses under an Accelerate College educational partnership agreement. No more than 45 of those students may be in the final year before school graduation and no more than 45 of those students may be in the second to last year before high school graduation in this academic year.
    In the third full academic year and more after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, no school district may enroll more than 90 students in college courses under an Accelerate College educational partnership agreement.
    (d) Subject to the terms of its Accelerate College educational partnership agreement, the community college may limit the courses offered to high school students and may charge non-tuition fees to the students. Allowable non-tuition fees include actual operating costs of the courses taken by high school students and any student activities in which the high school student may participate at the community college.
    (e) Any coursework completed by high school students in a community college under this Section shall be transferrable to all public universities in this State on the same basis as coursework completed by community college students who have previously earned high school diplomas.
    (f) The State Board must study agreements established under this Section and, by January 1 each year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, deliver a report based on the State Board's findings to both the General Assembly and the Governor.
    The annual report must include, but is not limited to, the ongoing success or lack thereof in growing the program from the point of view of Illinois educational institutions, ongoing success or lack thereof of the students who participate in the program, and the advantage or lack thereof of authorizing the expansion of the program from one year to 2 years of college-level coursework for select groups of students.
    (g) This Section is repealed 36 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 99-611, eff. 7-22-16.)

110 ILCS 805/3-43

    (110 ILCS 805/3-43) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-43)
    Sec. 3-43. To grant use of the community college buildings, when not occupied by the college, for religious meetings, for evening schools and literary societies, and for such other meetings as the board deems proper; to grant the use of assembly halls and classrooms and grounds, including light, heat and attendants, for public lectures, concerts, and other educational, recreational and social interests, under such provisions and control as they may see fit to impose and to conduct, or provide for the conducting of recreational, social and civic activities in the college buildings or on the college grounds, or both.
(Source: P.A. 86-489.)

110 ILCS 805/3-44

    (110 ILCS 805/3-44) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-44)
    Sec. 3-44. Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary all retirement rights that had accrued to the benefit of a teacher prior to the time the teacher was first employed by a community college district shall continue in full force and effect as provided in Article 15 of the Illinois Pension Code.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-45

    (110 ILCS 805/3-45) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-45)
    Sec. 3-45. Notwithstanding any provision of this Article to the contrary a community college board may require tuition of students as provided in Section 6-4 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-46.1

    (110 ILCS 805/3-46.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-46.1)
    Sec. 3-46.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-741. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-47

    (110 ILCS 805/3-47) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-47)
    Sec. 3-47. Community college funds are public funds within the meaning of the Public Funds Investment Act and may be invested by the board as provided in that Act, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
    Any community college district, with the approval of its board, is authorized to enter into agreements of any definite or indefinite term regarding the deposit, redeposit, investment, reinvestment or withdrawal of community college funds, including, without limitation, agreements with other community college districts, agreements with township and school treasurers authorized by Section 8-7 of the School Code and agreements with educational service regions authorized by Section 3-9.1 of the School Code.
    Each community college district is permitted to (i) combine moneys from more than one fund of such community college district for the purpose of investing such funds and (ii) join with other community college districts, with township and school treasurers and with educational service regions in investing community college funds, school funds and educational service region funds. Such joint investments shall be made only in investments authorized by law for the investment of community college funds or, in the case of investments made jointly with school and township treasurers and educational service regions, in investments authorized by law for the investment of community college funds, school funds and educational service region funds. When moneys of more than one fund of a single community college district are combined for investment purposes or when moneys of a community college district are combined with moneys of other community college districts, school districts or educational service regions, the moneys combined for such purpose shall be accounted for separately in all respects, and the earnings from such investment shall be separately and individually computed and recorded, and credited to the fund or community college district, school district or educational service region, as the case may be, for which the investment was acquired.
(Source: P.A. 87-968.)

110 ILCS 805/3-48

    (110 ILCS 805/3-48) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-48)
    Sec. 3-48. Interest of board member in contracts.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no community college board member shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in his own name or in the name of any other person, association, trust or corporation, in any contract, work, or business of the district or in the sale of any article, whenever the expense, price, or consideration of the contract, work, business, or sale is paid either from the treasury or by any assessment levied by any statute or ordinance. A community college board member shall not be deemed interested if the board member is an employee of a business that is involved in the transaction of business with the district and has no financial interests other than as an employee. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no community college board member shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in the purchase of any property which (1) belongs to the district, or (2) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (3) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit of the district.
    (b) A board member may provide materials, merchandise, property, services, or labor, if:
        A. the contract is with a person, firm, partnership,
    
association, corporation, or cooperative association in which the board member has less than a 7 1/2% share in the ownership; and
        B. such interested board member publicly discloses
    
the nature and extent of his interest prior to or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
        C. such interested board member abstains from voting
    
on the award of the contract, though he shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum; and
        D. such contract is approved by a majority vote of
    
those board members presently holding office; and
        E. the contract is awarded after sealed bids to the
    
lowest responsible bidder if the amount of the contract exceeds $1500, or awarded without bidding if the amount of the contract is less than $1500; and
        F. the award of the contract would not cause the
    
aggregate amount of all such contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $25,000.
    (c) In addition to the exemptions under subsection (b) of this Section, a board member may provide materials, merchandise, property, services or labor if:
        A. the award of the contract is approved by a
    
majority vote of the board provided that any such interested member shall abstain from voting; and
        B. the amount of the contract does not exceed $250;
    
and
        C. the award of the contract would not cause the
    
aggregate amount of all such contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $500; and
        D. such interested member publicly discloses the
    
nature and extent of his interest prior to or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
        E. such interested member abstains from voting on the
    
award of the contract, though he shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum.
    (d) A contract for the procurement of public utility services by a district with a public utility company is not barred by this Section by one or more members of the board being an officer or employee of the public utility company or holding an ownership interest of no more than 7 1/2% in the public utility company. A member of the board having such an interest shall be deemed not to have a prohibited interest under this Section.
    (e) This Section does not prohibit a student member of the board from maintaining official status as an enrolled student, from maintaining normal student employment at the college or from receiving scholarships or grants when the eligibility for the scholarships or grants is not determined by the board.
    (f) Nothing contained in this Section shall preclude a contract of deposit of monies, loans or other financial services by a district with a local bank or local savings and loan association, regardless of whether a member or members of the community college board are interested in such bank or savings and loan association as a director, as an officer or employee or as a holder of less than 7 1/2% of the total ownership interest. A member or members holding such an interest in such a contract shall not be deemed to be holding a prohibited interest for purposes of this Act. Such interested member or members of the community college board must publicly state the nature and extent of their interest during deliberations concerning the proposed award of such a contract, but shall not participate in any further deliberations concerning the proposed award. Such interested member or members shall not vote on such a proposed award. Any member or members abstaining from participation in deliberations and voting under this Section may be considered present for purposes of establishing a quorum. Award of such a contract shall require approval by a majority vote of those members presently holding office. Consideration and award of any such contract in which a member or members are interested may only be made at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the community college board.
    (g) Any board member who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony and in addition thereto any office held by such person so convicted shall become vacant and shall be so declared as part of the judgment of the court.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-49

    (110 ILCS 805/3-49) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-49)
    Sec. 3-49. Each Board of Trustees of a Community College District may, at its discretion, appoint an Employment Advisory Board. Such Employment Advisory Board shall consist of not more than 15 members appointed to terms of 4 years, and their membership shall include, but not be limited to, representatives of the following groups:
        (a) small businesses;
        (b) large businesses which employ residents of the
    
Community College District;
        (c) governmental units which employ residents of the
    
Community College District;
        (d) non-profit private organizations;
        (e) organizations which serve as advocates for
    
persons with disabilities; and
        (f) employee organizations.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

110 ILCS 805/3-50

    (110 ILCS 805/3-50) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-50)
    Sec. 3-50. The Employment Advisory Board shall, upon its first meeting, elect one of its members as chairman and another as vice chairman. A secretary, who may or may not be a member, shall also be elected. A majority of the Employment Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum. Members of the Employment Advisory Board shall serve without compensation. Any vacancies, through resignations or otherwise, shall be filled by the Community College District Board of Trustees.
(Source: P.A. 85-458.)

110 ILCS 805/3-51

    (110 ILCS 805/3-51) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-51)
    Sec. 3-51. The Employment Advisory Board shall meet at least once within each calendar quarter. It shall issue an advisory report, at least once within each calendar year, to its Community College District Board of Trustees concerning:
    (a) the medium and long-term employment prospects of the communities comprising their Community College District;
    (b) the course and instruction mix most likely to produce community college graduates, associates and alumni with the job skills necessary for local employment; and
    (c) the practicality of using existing community college employees, contractors, instructors, professors, classrooms, and facilities to train and retrain employees of existing public and private enterprises within the boundaries of their Community College District to enhance their continued employment skills.
    The Employment Advisory Board shall also produce special advisory reports, upon the request of the chairman or acting chairman of the Board of Trustees of their Community College District.
(Source: P.A. 85-458.)

110 ILCS 805/3.52

    (110 ILCS 805/3.52) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-52)
    Sec. 3.52. Employment Advisory Boards shall be nonpartisan. Nothing in this Act shall prevent appointees to Employment Advisory Boards from also being members of the Board of Trustees, or from being enrolled community college students, of their Community College District.
(Source: P.A. 85-458.)

110 ILCS 805/3-53

    (110 ILCS 805/3-53)
    Sec. 3-53. Private-public partnership boards.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Advanced manufacturing technology" means a program of study that leads students to an industry certification, diploma, degree, or combination of these in skills and competencies needed by manufacturers.
    "Industry certification" means an industry-recognized credential that is (i) industry created, (ii) nationally portable, (iii) third-party-validated by either the International Organization for Standardization or the American National Standards Institute and is data-based and supported.
    "Institution" means a public high school or community college, including a community college in a community college district to which Article 7 of this Act applies, that offers instruction in advanced manufacturing technology for credit towards a degree.
    "Private-public partnership board" means a formal group of volunteers within a community college district that may be comprised of some, but not necessarily all, of the following: local and regional manufacturers, applicable labor unions, community college officials, school district superintendents, high school principals, workforce investment boards, or other individuals willing to participate.
    (b) The creation of a private-public partnership board is encouraged and may be authorized at each community college. A board, if created, shall meet no less than 5 of the following criteria:
        (1) be minimally comprised of those entities
    
described in subsection (a) of this Section;
        (2) be led cooperatively by a manufacturer, a school
    
district superintendent, and a community college president or their designees;
        (3) meet no less than twice each State fiscal year;
        (4) encourage and define the implementation of
    
programs of study in advanced manufacturing technology to meet the competency and skill demands of manufacturers;
        (5) define a minimum of 4 programs of study in
    
advanced manufacturing technology to meet the needs of the broadest number of manufacturers in the area;
        (6) encourage formal alignment and dual-credit
    
opportunities for high school students who begin advanced manufacturing technology training to transition to community college programs of study in advanced manufacturing technology; and
        (7) establish, as its foundation, the certified
    
production technician credential offered by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council or its successor entity.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/3-55

    (110 ILCS 805/3-55) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-55)
    Sec. 3-55. Community college boards may form, join and provide for the expenses of associations of Illinois community college boards formed, in compliance with this Section, for the purpose of conducting community college board institutes and otherwise disseminating and interchanging information regarding community college board problems, duties and responsibilities.
    Such an association shall adopt a constitution or by-laws providing for admission to membership of any community college board whose district lies wholly or in part within the area covered by the association, providing for the election of the officers and governing board of the association at an annual meeting of the association or in some other manner which will insure to the member boards an equal opportunity to participate in the election, and providing otherwise for the effective operation of the association on behalf of the member boards. Within 30 days of the adoption thereof, the association shall file a copy of the constitution or by-laws, or of any amendment thereto, with the Governor and with the State Board.
    No community college board member may receive any compensation for services rendered to any such association, whether as an officer or otherwise, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses necessarily incurred in the work of the association.
    Each association shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as are provided for employers for purposes of Article 15 of the Illinois Pension Code.
    Within 60 days after the close of its fiscal year annually, each such association shall make an annual report to the Governor and to the State Board setting forth the activities of the association for the preceding fiscal year, the institutes held, the subjects discussed and the attendance, and shall furnish the Governor and the State Board copies of all publications sent to members.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3-60

    (110 ILCS 805/3-60)
    Sec. 3-60. Provision of student and social security information prohibited.
    (a) A community college, including its agents, employees, student or alumni organizations, or any affiliates, may not provide a student's name, address, telephone number, social security number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information to a business organization or financial institution that issues credit or debit cards, unless the student is 21 years of age or older. This prohibition does not apply to service providers of the community college that (i) assist the community college in the electronic disbursement of refunds, including, but not limited to, financial aid refunds, and (ii) do not provide loan or credit services.
    (b) A community college may not print an individual's social security number on any card or other document required for the individual to access products or services provided by the community college.
(Source: P.A. 96-261, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1391, eff. 7-29-10.)

110 ILCS 805/3-65

    (110 ILCS 805/3-65)
    Sec. 3-65. Employment contract limitations.
    (a) This Section applies to employment contracts 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.
    (b) The following apply to any employment contract entered into with an employee of the community college district:
        (1) Severance under the contract may not exceed one
    
year salary and applicable benefits.
        (2) A contract with a determinate start and end date
    
may not exceed 4 years.
        (3) The contract may not include any automatic
    
rollover clauses, and all renewals or extensions of contracts must be made during an open meeting of the board.
        (4) Public notice, in a form as determined by the
    
State Board, must be given of an employment contract entered into, amended, renewed, or extended and must include a complete description of the action to be taken, as well the contract itself, including all addendums or any other documents that change an initial contract.
(Source: P.A. 99-482, eff. 9-22-15.)

110 ILCS 805/3-70

    (110 ILCS 805/3-70)
    Sec. 3-70. Employment contract transparency. This Section applies to the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the community college 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 community college:
        (1) 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 community college related to their employment.
        (2) Final action on the formation, renewal,
    
extension, or termination of the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the community college must be made during an open meeting of the board.
        (3) Public notice, compliant with 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 community college 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 any chancellor's appointment.
        (4) Any performance-based bonus or incentive-based
    
compensation to the president or all chancellors of the community college must be approved by the board in an open meeting. The performance criteria and goals upon which the bonus or incentive-based compensation 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.
        (5) Board minutes, board packets, and annual
    
performance criteria and goals concerning the president or any chancellors must be made available to the public on the community college district's Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 99-694, eff. 1-1-17.)

110 ILCS 805/3-75

    (110 ILCS 805/3-75)
    Sec. 3-75. Executive accountability. Each board must complete an annual performance review of the president and all chancellors of the community college. Such annual performance reviews must be considered when the board contemplates a bonus, raise, or severance agreement for the president or chancellor.
(Source: P.A. 99-694, eff. 1-1-17.)