Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

HIGHER EDUCATION
(110 ILCS 805/) Public Community College Act.

110 ILCS 805/Art. I

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. SHORT TITLE;
DEFINITIONS

110 ILCS 805/1-1

    (110 ILCS 805/1-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 101-1)
    Sec. 1-1. This Act shall be known and shall be cited as the Public Community College Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/1-2

    (110 ILCS 805/1-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 101-2)
    Sec. 1-2. The following terms have the meanings respectively prescribed for them except as the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Board of Higher Education": The Board of Higher Education created by "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named", approved August 22, 1961, as now or hereafter amended.
    (b) "State Board": Illinois Community College Board created by Article II of this Act.
    (c) "Community Colleges": Public community colleges existing in community college districts organized under this Act, or public community colleges which prior to October 1, 1973, were organized as public junior colleges under this Act, or public community colleges existing in districts accepted as community college districts under this Act which districts have a population of not less than 30,000 inhabitants or consist of at least 3 counties or that portion of 3 counties not included in a community college district and an assessed valuation of not less than $75,000,000 and which districts levy a tax for community college purposes.
    (d) "Community College Districts": Districts authorized to maintain community colleges under this Act, including community college districts which prior to October 1, 1973, were established under this Act as public junior college districts.
    (e) "Comprehensive community college": A community college which includes (1) courses in liberal arts and sciences and general education; (2) adult education courses; and (3) courses in occupational, semi-technical or technical fields leading directly to employment. At least 15% of all courses taught must be in fields leading directly to employment, one-half of which courses to be in fields other than business education.
    (f) "Common Schools": Schools in districts operating grades 1 through 8, 1 through 12 or 9 through 12.
    (g) "Board": The board of trustees of a community college district, whether elected or appointed.
    (h) "The election for the establishment": An election to establish a community college district under Article III, or an election to establish a junior college district prior to July 15, 1965, which district has become a community college district under this Act.
    (i) "Regional superintendent": The superintendent of an educational service region.
    (j) "Employment Advisory Board": A board, appointed by the Board of Trustees of a Community College District, for the purpose of advising the Board of Trustees as to local employment conditions within the boundaries of the Community College District.
    (k) "Operation and maintenance of facilities": The management of fixed equipment, plant and infrastructure.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/1-3

    (110 ILCS 805/1-3)
    Sec. 1-3. Applicable laws. Other State laws and related administrative requirements apply to this Act, including, but not limited to, the following laws and related administrative requirements: the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Prevailing Wage Act, the Public Construction Bond Act, the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act, and the Contractor Unified License and Permit Bond Act. The provisions of the Procurement of Domestic Products Act shall apply to this Act to the extent practicable, provided that the Procurement of Domestic Products Act must not be applied to this Act in a manner that is inconsistent with the requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-1105, eff. 8-27-12.)

110 ILCS 805/1-4

    (110 ILCS 805/1-4)
    Sec. 1-4. Applicability. In order to protect the integrity of historic buildings, no provision of this Act shall be interpreted to require the implementation of energy conservation measures that conflict with respect to any property eligible for, nominated to, or entered on the National Register of Historic Places, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, or the Illinois Register of Historic Places, pursuant to the Illinois Historic Preservation Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. II

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. STATE BOARD;
POWERS AND DUTIES

110 ILCS 805/2-1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-1)
    Sec. 2-1. There is created the Illinois Community College Board hereinafter referred to as the "State Board". The State Board shall consist of 12 members as follows: a nonvoting student member selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the Illinois Community College Board, this student to serve for a term of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student member initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30, and except that any student member or former student member may be selected by the recognized advisory committee of students of the State Board to serve a second term as the nonvoting student member of the State Board; and 11 members, one of whom shall be a senior citizen age 60 or over, to be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 11 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public community college. Also beginning on July 1, 2005, one of the 11 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a member of the board of trustees of a public community college district. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, one of the 11 members to be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be the president of a public community college, the Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago (Community College District No. 508), or the Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (Community College District No. 529). The membership requirements set forth in this Section apply only to the State Board and shall have no effect on the membership of the board of trustees of a community college district. The members first appointed under this amendatory Act of 1984 shall serve for a term of 6 years. After the expiration of the terms of the office of the members first appointed to the State Board, their respective successors shall hold office for a term of 6 years and until their successors are qualified and seated. In the event of vacancies on the State Board in offices appointed by the Governor occurring during a recess of the Senate, the Governor shall have the power to make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Senate, when the vacancy shall be filled by nomination to be confirmed by the Senate.
(Source: P.A. 97-1106, eff. 8-27-12.)

110 ILCS 805/2-2

    (110 ILCS 805/2-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-2)
    Sec. 2-2. The members of the State Board shall be citizens and residents of the State of Illinois and shall be selected as far as may be practicable on the basis of their knowledge of, or interest and experience in, community colleges. No member of the State Board shall hold current membership on a school board or board of trustees of a public or non-public university or technical institute or be employed by the State or federal government.
    This Section does not prohibit a member of the State Board from being employed by a public community college.
(Source: P.A. 94-157, eff. 7-8-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-3

    (110 ILCS 805/2-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-3)
    Sec. 2-3. The chairman of the State Board shall be selected by the Governor to serve until another selection is made by the Governor. At a regular meeting by the end of June each year the vice-chairman shall be selected by the members of the board for an annual term beginning July 1 next. The vice-chairman shall act as chairman in the absence of the chairman. In the event of the death or resignation of the chairman, the vice-chairman shall assume the chairman's duties, including those specified in Section 3-7, until such time as the Governor selects a chairman. The principal office of the State Board shall be located in Springfield, Illinois. The State Board shall meet at regular intervals at times determined by the State Board. Special meetings of the State Board may be called by the chairman or in the event he is unable to act, by the vice-chairman, or upon written notice signed by at least 3 members of the State Board. Notice of the time, purpose and place of any special meeting shall be given to each member in writing at least 5 days before the date fixed for the meeting. A majority of the members of the State Board shall constitute a quorum at all meetings, but the approval of a new unit of instruction, research, or a public service, as defined in Section 3-25.1, for a community college shall require the concurrence of a majority of all members of the State Board.
    The nonvoting student member 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. The nonvoting student member shall not be considered a member for the purpose of determining a quorum at any meeting of the board or any of its committees. No action of the board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the board, or by reason of any failure to select a nonvoting student member.
(Source: P.A. 88-322.)

110 ILCS 805/2-4

    (110 ILCS 805/2-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-4)
    Sec. 2-4. The State Board shall have the power to make and provide rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. The rules shall include, but shall not be limited to: (a) the information which the State Board requires of community college districts when applying for approval of new colleges and branches, including (i) the name, district number, and college number of the college applying for approval of a new branch, and (ii) the name, location, and address of the proposed branch, and (iii) the proposed date of implementation of the application; (b) (blank); and (c) the information which the State Board requires of community college districts when applying for approval of new programs, including (i) the community college district name and number, (ii) the name, location, and address of the proposed college, and (iii) the proposed date of implementation of the application. The State Board may not require information other than that specified in the rules. Such rules and regulations and changes therein shall be filed and shall become effective as provided by "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", approved September 22, 1975, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/2-5

    (110 ILCS 805/2-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-5)
    Sec. 2-5. Compensation and expenses of members. The members of the State Board shall serve without compensation but they shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses while engaged in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 96-910, eff. 7-1-10.)

110 ILCS 805/2-6

    (110 ILCS 805/2-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-6)
    Sec. 2-6. In accordance with the provisions of "An Act to create the State Universities Civil Service System," approved May 11, 1905, as now or hereafter amended, the Board shall employ and fix the compensation of an executive officer and such employees as it deems necessary for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-281.)

110 ILCS 805/2-6.1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-6.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-6.1)
    Sec. 2-6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-685. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-7

    (110 ILCS 805/2-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-7)
    Sec. 2-7. The Board may appoint advisory committees, the members of which shall serve without compensation.
(Source: P.A. 96-910, eff. 7-1-10.)

110 ILCS 805/2-8

    (110 ILCS 805/2-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-8)
    Sec. 2-8. Before entering upon his duties each member of the State Board shall take and subscribe an oath as required by Section 3 of Article XIII of the Constitution of Illinois, and file the same in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/2-9

    (110 ILCS 805/2-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-9)
    Sec. 2-9. The Executive Secretary of the State Board shall have charge of all the records of the State Board and keep the same secure at all times. He shall keep a full and complete record of the attendance of members of the State Board and full and complete minutes of meetings thereof.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1529.)

110 ILCS 805/2-10

    (110 ILCS 805/2-10)
    Sec. 2-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-11)
    Sec. 2-11. The State Board in cooperation with the four-year colleges is empowered to develop articulation procedures that maximize freedom of transfer among and between community colleges and baccalaureate-granting institutions, consistent with minimum admission policies established by the Board of Higher Education.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11.1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-11.1)
    Sec. 2-11.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-1044. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11.2

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11.2)
    Sec. 2-11.2. Processing fee.
    (a) The State Board may collect a fee to cover the cost of processing and handling individual student-level data requests pursuant to an approved data sharing agreement. The fee shall not be assessed on any entities that are complying with State or federal-mandated reporting. The fee shall be set by the Board by rule. Money from the fee shall be deposited into the ICCB Research and Technology Fund.
    (b) The State Board may not provide personally identifiable information on individual students except in the case where an approved data sharing agreement is signed that includes specific requirements for safeguarding the privacy and security of any personally identifiable information in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
(Source: P.A. 100-417, eff. 8-25-17.)

110 ILCS 805/2-11.5

    (110 ILCS 805/2-11.5)
    Sec. 2-11.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-691, eff. 12-31-96. Repealed by P.A. 90-278, eff. 7-31-97.)

110 ILCS 805/2-12

    (110 ILCS 805/2-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-12)
    Sec. 2-12. The State Board shall have the power and it shall be its duty:
        (a) To provide statewide planning for community
    
colleges as institutions of higher education and to coordinate the programs, services and activities of all community colleges in the State so as to encourage and establish a system of locally initiated and administered comprehensive community colleges.
        (b) To organize and conduct feasibility surveys for
    
new community colleges or for the inclusion of existing institutions as community colleges and the locating of new institutions.
        (c) (Blank).
        (c-5) In collaboration with the community colleges,
    
to furnish information for State and federal accountability purposes, promote student and institutional improvement, and meet research needs.
        (d) To cooperate with the community colleges in
    
collecting and maintaining student characteristics, enrollment and completion data, faculty and staff characteristics, financial data, admission standards, qualification and certification of facilities, and any other issues facing community colleges.
        (e) To enter into contracts with other governmental
    
agencies and eligible providers, such as local educational agencies, community-based organizations of demonstrated effectiveness, volunteer literacy organizations of demonstrated effectiveness, institutions of higher education, public and private nonprofit agencies, libraries, and public housing authorities; to accept federal funds and to plan with other State agencies when appropriate for the allocation of such federal funds for instructional programs and student services including such funds for adult education and literacy, vocational and career and technical education, and retraining as may be allocated by state and federal agencies for the aid of community colleges. To receive, receipt for, hold in trust, expend and administer, for all purposes of this Act, funds and other aid made available by the federal government or by other agencies public or private, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly. The changes to this subdivision (e) made by Public Act 91-830 apply on and after July 1, 2001.
        (f) To determine efficient and adequate standards for
    
community colleges for the physical plant, heating, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, safety, equipment and supplies, instruction and teaching, curriculum, library, operation, maintenance, administration and supervision, and to grant recognition certificates to community colleges meeting such standards.
        (g) To determine the standards for establishment of
    
community colleges and the proper location of the site in relation to existing institutions of higher education offering academic, occupational and technical training curricula, possible enrollment, assessed valuation, industrial, business, agricultural, and other conditions reflecting educational needs in the area to be served; however, no community college may be considered as being recognized nor may the establishment of any community college be authorized in any district which shall be deemed inadequate for the maintenance, in accordance with the desirable standards thus determined, of a community college offering the basic subjects of general education and suitable vocational and semiprofessional and technical curricula.
        (h) To approve or disapprove new units of
    
instruction, research or public service as defined in Section 3-25.1 of this Act submitted by the boards of trustees of the respective community college districts of this State. The State Board may discontinue programs which fail to reflect the educational needs of the area being served. The community college district shall be granted 60 days following the State Board staff recommendation and prior to the State Board's action to respond to concerns regarding the program in question. If the State Board acts to abolish a community college program, the community college district has a right to appeal the decision in accordance with administrative rules promulgated by the State Board under the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
        (i) To review and approve or disapprove any contract
    
or agreement that community colleges enter into with any organization, association, educational institution, or government agency to provide educational services for academic credit. The State Board is authorized to monitor performance under any contract or agreement that is approved by the State Board. If the State Board does not approve a particular contract or agreement, the community college district has a right to appeal the decision in accordance with administrative rules promulgated by the State Board under the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Nothing in this subdivision (i) shall be interpreted as applying to collective bargaining agreements with any labor organization.
        (j) To establish guidelines regarding sabbatical
    
leaves.
        (k) To establish guidelines for the admission into
    
special, appropriate programs conducted or created by community colleges for elementary and secondary school dropouts who have received truant status from the school districts of this State in compliance with Section 26-14 of the School Code.
        (l) (Blank).
        (m) (Blank).
        (n) To create and participate in the conduct and
    
operation of any corporation, joint venture, partnership, association, or other organizational entity that has the power: (i) to acquire land, buildings, and other capital equipment for the use and benefit of the community colleges or their students; (ii) to accept gifts and make grants for the use and benefit of the community colleges or their students; (iii) to aid in the instruction and education of students of community colleges; and (iv) to promote activities to acquaint members of the community with the facilities of the various community colleges.
        (o) To ensure the effective teaching of adult
    
learners and to prepare them for success in employment and lifelong learning by administering a network of providers, programs, and services to provide classes for the instruction of those individuals who (i) are 16 years of age or older, are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in a secondary school under State law, and are basic-skills deficient, (ii) do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and have not achieved an equivalent level of education, or (iii) are an English language learner. Classes in adult education may include adult basic education, adult secondary and high school equivalency testing education, high school credit, literacy, English language acquisition, integrated education and training in coordination with vocational skills training, and any other instruction designed to prepare adult students to function successfully in society and to experience success in postsecondary education and employment.
        (p) To supervise the administration of adult
    
education and literacy programs, to establish the standards for such courses of instruction and supervise the administration thereof, to contract with other State and local agencies and eligible providers of demonstrated effectiveness, such as local educational agencies, community-based organizations, volunteer literacy organizations, institutions of higher education, public and private nonprofit agencies, libraries, public housing authorities, and nonprofit institutions for the purpose of promoting and establishing classes for instruction under these programs, to contract with other State and local agencies to accept and expend appropriations for educational purposes to reimburse local eligible providers for the cost of these programs, and to establish an advisory council consisting of all categories of eligible providers; agency partners, such as the State Board of Education, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Secretary of State literacy program; and other stakeholders to identify, deliberate, and make recommendations to the State Board on adult education policy and priorities. The State Board shall support statewide geographic distribution; diversity of eligible providers; and the adequacy, stability, and predictability of funding so as not to disrupt or diminish, but rather to enhance, adult education and literacy services.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-289, eff. 8-9-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-12.1

    (110 ILCS 805/2-12.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-12.1)
    Sec. 2-12.1. Experimental district.
    (a) The State Board shall establish an experimental community college district, referred to in this Act as the "experimental district", to be comprised of territory which includes the City of East St. Louis, Illinois. The State Board shall determine the area and fix the boundaries of the territory of the experimental district. Within 30 days of the establishment of the experimental district, the State Board shall file with the county clerk of the county, or counties, concerned a map showing the territory of the experimental district.
    Within the experimental district, the State Board shall establish, maintain and operate, until the experimental district is abolished and a new community college district is established under subsection (c), an experimental community college to be known as the State Community College of East St. Louis.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) The experimental district established under subsection (a) of this Section is abolished on July 1, 1996.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-12.5

    (110 ILCS 805/2-12.5)
    Sec. 2-12.5. Classes for adults and youths whose schooling has been interrupted.
    (a) The State Board shall reimburse adult education providers from funds appropriated for approved expenses that are established and determined by the State Board in compliance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other State and federal requirements. The State Board shall establish standards to determine the cost of instruction, including any other authorized incidental costs, which shall serve as the basis of State reimbursement in accordance with the provisions of this Section. In the approval of programs and the determination of the cost of instruction, the State Board shall provide for the maximum utilization of federal and State funds for those programs. The State Board shall also provide for:
        (1) the development of an index of need for program
    
planning and for area funding allocations, as defined by the State Board;
        (2) the method for calculating hours
    
of instruction, as defined by the State Board, claimable for reimbursement and a method to phase in the calculation and for adjusting the calculations in cases in which the services of a program are interrupted due to circumstances beyond the control of the program provider;
        (3) a plan for the reallocation of funds to
    
increase the amount allocated for grants based upon program performance; and
        (4) the development of standards, programs, and
    
guidelines consistent with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
    (b) For adult education instruction as listed under subdivision (o) of Section 2-12, the maximum generation rate for reimbursement per credit hour or per unit of instruction shall be equal to the community college system reimbursement rate for adult education divided by one-third.
    (c) Upon its annual approval, the State Board shall provide grants to eligible programs for activities to improve or expand services under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II - Adult Education and Literacy. Eligible programs shall be determined based upon competitive processes and based on federal and State program considerations, as set by the State Board.
    (d) Reimbursement under this Section may not exceed the actual costs of the approved program. Approved programs may assess students, except those students receiving public aid under the Illinois Public Aid Code, up to $6.00 per credit hour or unit of instruction, not to exceed $30.00 per semester per student, if needed to meet program costs.
    (e) An education plan shall be established for each adult learner who is participating in the instructional programs provided under this Section.
    (f) Each adult education provider shall keep an accurate and detailed account of the students assigned to and receiving instruction under this Section who are enrolled in classroom instruction. Each adult education provider shall submit reports of services provided as required by the State Board.
    (g) For classes authorized under this Section, a credit hour or unit of instruction is equal to 15 hours of direct instruction for students enrolled in approved adult education programs at midterm and making satisfactory progress, in accordance with standards established by the State Board.
    (h) If an approved adult education provider fails to provide or is providing unsatisfactory or insufficient classes under Section 2-12 and this Section, the State Board may enter into agreements with other eligible providers.
(Source: P.A. 101-289, eff. 8-9-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-15

    (110 ILCS 805/2-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-15)
    Sec. 2-15. Recognition. The State Board shall grant recognition to community colleges which maintain equipment, courses of study, standards of scholarship and other requirements set by the State Board. Application for recognition shall be made to the State Board. The State Board shall set the criteria by which the community colleges shall be judged and through the executive officer of the State Board shall arrange for an official evaluation of the community colleges and shall grant recognition of such community colleges as may meet the required standards.
    Recognition shall include a review of compliance with Section 3-65 of this Act and other applicable State and federal laws regarding employment contracts and compensation. Annually, the State Board shall convene an advisory committee to review the findings and make recommendations for changes or additions to the laws or the review procedures.
    If a community college district fails to meet the recognition standards set by the State Board, and if the district, in accordance with: (a) generally accepted Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, (b) auditing standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or (c) other applicable State and federal standards, is found by the district's auditor or the State Board working in cooperation with the district's auditor to have material deficiencies in the design or operation of financial control structures that could adversely affect the district's financial integrity and stability, or is found to have misused State or federal funds and jeopardized its participation in State or federal programs, the State Board may, notwithstanding any laws to the contrary, implement one or more of the following emergency powers:
        (1) To direct the district to develop and implement a
    
plan that addresses the budgetary, programmatic, and other relevant factors contributing to the need to implement emergency measures. The State Board shall assist in the development and shall have final approval of the plan.
        (2) To direct the district to contract for
    
educational services in accordance with Section 3-40. The State Board shall assist in the development and shall have final approval of any such contractual agreements.
        (3) To approve and require revisions of the
    
district's budget.
        (4) To appoint a Financial Administrator to exercise
    
oversight and control over the district's budget. The Financial Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the State Board and may be an individual, partnership, corporation, including an accounting firm, or other entity determined by the State Board to be qualified to serve, and shall be entitled to compensation. Such compensation shall be provided through specific appropriations made to the State Board for that express purpose.
        (5) To develop and implement a plan providing for the
    
dissolution or reorganization of the district if in the judgment of the State Board the circumstances so require.
(Source: P.A. 99-691, eff. 1-1-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.02

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.02) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-16.02)
    Sec. 2-16.02. Grants. Any community college district that maintains a community college recognized by the State Board shall receive, when eligible, grants enumerated in this Section. Funded semester credit hours or other measures or both as specified by the State Board shall be used to distribute grants to community colleges. Funded semester credit hours shall be defined, for purposes of this Section, as the greater of (1) the number of semester credit hours, or equivalent, in all funded instructional categories of students who have been certified as being in attendance at midterm during the respective terms of the base fiscal year or (2) the average of semester credit hours, or equivalent, in all funded instructional categories of students who have been certified as being in attendance at midterm during the respective terms of the base fiscal year and the 2 prior fiscal years. For purposes of this Section, "base fiscal year" means the fiscal year 2 years prior to the fiscal year for which the grants are appropriated. Such students shall have been residents of Illinois and shall have been enrolled in courses that are part of instructional program categories approved by the State Board and that are applicable toward an associate degree or certificate. Courses that are eligible for reimbursement are those courses for which the district pays 50% or more of the program costs from unrestricted revenue sources, with the exception of dual credit courses and courses offered by contract with the Department of Corrections in correctional institutions. For the purposes of this Section, "unrestricted revenue sources" means those revenues in which the provider of the revenue imposes no financial limitations upon the district as it relates to the expenditure of the funds. Except for Fiscal Year 2012, base operating grants shall be paid based on rates per funded semester credit hour or equivalent calculated by the State Board for funded instructional categories using cost of instruction, enrollment, inflation, and other relevant factors. For Fiscal Year 2012, the allocations for base operating grants to community college districts shall be the same as they were in Fiscal Year 2011, reduced or increased proportionately according to the appropriation for base operating grants for Fiscal Year 2012.
    Equalization grants shall be calculated by the State Board by determining a local revenue factor for each district by: (A) adding (1) each district's Corporate Personal Property Replacement Fund allocations from the base fiscal year or the average of the base fiscal year and prior year, whichever is less, divided by the applicable statewide average tax rate to (2) the district's most recently audited year's equalized assessed valuation or the average of the most recently audited year and prior year, whichever is less, (B) then dividing by the district's audited full-time equivalent resident students for the base fiscal year or the average for the base fiscal year and the 2 prior fiscal years, whichever is greater, and (C) then multiplying by the applicable statewide average tax rate. The State Board shall calculate a statewide weighted average threshold by applying the same methodology to the totals of all districts' Corporate Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund allocations, equalized assessed valuations, and audited full-time equivalent district resident students and multiplying by the applicable statewide average tax rate. The difference between the statewide weighted average threshold and the local revenue factor, multiplied by the number of full-time equivalent resident students, shall determine the amount of equalization funding that each district is eligible to receive. A percentage factor, as determined by the State Board, may be applied to the statewide threshold as a method for allocating equalization funding. A minimum equalization grant of an amount per district as determined by the State Board shall be established for any community college district which qualifies for an equalization grant based upon the preceding criteria, but becomes ineligible for equalization funding, or would have received a grant of less than the minimum equalization grant, due to threshold prorations applied to reduce equalization funding. As of July 1, 2013, a community college district eligible to receive an equalization grant based upon the preceding criteria must maintain a minimum required combined in-district tuition and universal fee rate per semester credit hour equal to 70% of the State-average combined rate, as determined by the State Board, or the total revenue received by the community college district from combined in-district tuition and universal fees must be at least 30% of the total revenue received by the community college district, as determined by the State Board, for equalization funding. As of July 1, 2004, a community college district must maintain a minimum required operating tax rate equal to at least 95% of its maximum authorized tax rate to qualify for equalization funding. This 95% minimum tax rate requirement shall be based upon the maximum operating tax rate as limited by the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law.
    The State Board shall distribute such other grants as may be authorized or appropriated by the General Assembly.
    Each community college district entitled to State grants under this Section must submit a report of its enrollment to the State Board not later than 30 days following the end of each semester or term in a format prescribed by the State Board. These semester credit hours, or equivalent, shall be certified by each district on forms provided by the State Board. Each district's certified semester credit hours, or equivalent, are subject to audit pursuant to Section 3-22.1.
    The State Board shall certify, prepare, and submit monthly vouchers to the State Comptroller setting forth an amount equal to one-twelfth of the grants approved by the State Board for base operating grants and equalization grants. The State Board shall prepare and submit to the State Comptroller vouchers for payments of other grants as appropriated by the General Assembly. If the amount appropriated for grants is different from the amount provided for such grants under this Act, the grants shall be proportionately reduced or increased accordingly.
    For the purposes of this Section, "resident student" means a student in a community college district who maintains residency in that district or meets other residency definitions established by the State Board, and who was enrolled either in one of the approved instructional program categories in that district, or in another community college district to which the resident's district is paying tuition under Section 6-2 or with which the resident's district has entered into a cooperative agreement in lieu of such tuition. Students shall be classified as residents of the community college district without meeting the 30-day residency requirement of the district if they are currently residing in the district and are youth (i) who are currently under the legal guardianship of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services or have recently been emancipated from the Department and (ii) who had previously met the 30-day residency requirement of the district but who had a placement change into a new community college district. The student, a caseworker or other personnel of the Department, or the student's attorney or guardian ad litem appointed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 shall provide the district with proof of current in-district residency.
    For the purposes of this Section, a "full-time equivalent" student is equal to 30 semester credit hours.
    The Illinois Community College Board Contracts and Grants Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. Items of income to this fund shall include any grants, awards, endowments, or like proceeds, and where appropriate, other funds made available through contracts with governmental, public, and private agencies or persons. The General Assembly shall from time to time make appropriations payable from such fund for the support, improvement, and expenses of the State Board and Illinois community college districts.
(Source: P.A. 99-845, eff. 1-1-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.03

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.03)
    Sec. 2-16.03. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-436, eff. 8-2-05. Repealed by P.A. 100-621, eff. 7-20-18; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.04

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.04)
    Sec. 2-16.04. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01. Repealed by P.A. 94-436, eff. 8-2-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.05

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.05)
    Sec. 2-16.05. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16; 99-933, eff. 1-27-17.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.06

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.06)
    Sec. 2-16.06. ICCB Adult Education Fund. The ICCB Adult Education Fund is created as a federal fund in the State treasury. All money in the ICCB Adult Education Fund may be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board for operational expenses associated with the administration of adult education and literacy activities and for the payment of costs associated with education and educational-related services to local eligible providers for adult education and literacy as provided by the United States Department of Education.
(Source: P.A. 99-777, eff. 8-12-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.07

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.07)
    Sec. 2-16.07. Career and Technical Education Fund. The Career and Technical Education Fund is created as a federal fund in the State treasury. The Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer from the Federal Department of Education Fund into the Career and Technical Education Fund such amounts as may be directed in writing by the State Board of Education. All moneys so deposited into the Career and Technical Education Fund may be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board for operational expenses associated with the administration of Career and Technical Education, for payment of Career and Technical Education grants to colleges, and for payment of costs relating to State leadership activities, as provided by the United States Department of Education.
(Source: P.A. 99-777, eff. 8-12-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.08

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.08)
    Sec. 2-16.08. ICCB Federal Trust Fund. The ICCB Federal Trust Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Money recovered from federal programs for general administration that is received by the State Board shall be deposited into the ICCB Federal Trust Fund. All money in the ICCB Federal Trust Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, by the State Board for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

110 ILCS 805/2-16.09

    (110 ILCS 805/2-16.09)
    Sec. 2-16.09. ICCB Research and Technology Fund. The ICCB Research and Technology Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The State Board shall deposit into the Fund moneys received by the State Board from the sale of instructional technology developed by the State Board and all moneys received from processing requests for individual student-level data. All moneys in the Fund shall be used by the State Board, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, for costs associated with maintaining and updating that instructional technology and individual student-level data systems.
(Source: P.A. 100-417, eff. 8-25-17.)

110 ILCS 805/2-18a

    (110 ILCS 805/2-18a)
    Sec. 2-18a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-473, eff. 6-18-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-19

    (110 ILCS 805/2-19)
    Sec. 2-19. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-473, eff. 6-18-96. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-20

    (110 ILCS 805/2-20)
    Sec. 2-20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-21, eff. 7-1-03. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-21

    (110 ILCS 805/2-21)
    Sec. 2-21. High school equivalency testing. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, all powers and duties of the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Education with regard to high school equivalency testing under the School Code shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. Within a reasonable period of time after that date, all assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, pending business, and unexpended appropriations of the State Board of Education with regard to high school equivalency testing shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. The Illinois Community College Board may adopt any rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency testing. All rules, standards, and procedures adopted by the State Board of Education under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency testing shall continue in effect as the rules, standards, and procedures of the Illinois Community College Board, until they are modified by the Illinois Community College Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-108, eff. 7-1-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-22

    (110 ILCS 805/2-22)
    Sec. 2-22. High school equivalency certificates. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, all powers and duties of the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Education with regard to high school equivalency certificates under the School Code shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. Within a reasonable period of time after that date, all assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, pending business, and unexpended appropriations of the State Board of Education with regard to high school equivalency certificates shall be transferred to the Illinois Community College Board. The Illinois Community College Board may adopt any rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency certificates and to carry into efficient and uniform effect the provisions for the issuance of high school equivalency certificates in this State. All rules, standards, and procedures adopted by the State Board of Education under the School Code with regard to high school equivalency certificates shall continue in effect as the rules, standards, and procedures of the Illinois Community College Board, until they are modified by the Illinois Community College Board.
(Source: P.A. 94-108, eff. 7-1-05.)

110 ILCS 805/2-23

    (110 ILCS 805/2-23)
    Sec. 2-23. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-980, eff. 6-20-06. Repealed by P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/2-24

    (110 ILCS 805/2-24)
    Sec. 2-24. We Want to Learn English Initiative.
    (a) Subject to appropriation and Section 7 of the Board of Higher Education Act, the State Board may establish and administer a We Want to Learn English Initiative to provide resources for immigrants and refugees in this State to learn English in order to move towards becoming full members of American society.
    (b) If funds are appropriated for this Initiative, then the State Board must disburse no less than half of the funds appropriated each fiscal year to community-based, not-for-profit organizations, immigrant social service organizations, faith-based organizations, and on-site job training programs so that immigrants and refugees can learn English where they live, work, pray, and socialize and where their children go to school.
    (c) Funds for the We Want to Learn English Initiative may be used only to provide programs that teach English to United States citizens, lawful permanent residents, and other persons residing in this State who are in lawful immigration status.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-25

    (110 ILCS 805/2-25)
    Sec. 2-25. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1300, eff. 7-26-10. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/2-26

    (110 ILCS 805/2-26)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 2-26. 21st Century Employment grant program.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the State Board shall establish and administer a 21st Century Employment grant program. To qualify for a grant, a community college district and a public high school located in that district must jointly establish a collaborative regional partnership with workforce development organizations, including community-based organizations with a vested interest in the workforce, regional economic development organizations, and economic development officials in the district, along with manufacturers, healthcare service providers, and innovative technology businesses that have a presence in the district, to provide a manufacturing training program. A grant recipient must provide the State Board with a plan that meets all of the following requirements:
        (1) The plan shall define specific goals that a
    
student must meet upon graduation.
        (2) The plan shall include the type of professional
    
skills that will be taught in order for the students to gain and retain employment. The professional skills curriculum in the program shall include, but not be limited to, training on all of the following:
            (A) Effective communication skills.
            (B) Teamwork.
            (C) Dependability.
            (D) Adaptability.
            (E) Conflict resolution.
            (F) Flexibility.
            (G) Leadership.
            (H) Problem-solving.
            (I) Research.
            (J) Creativity.
            (K) Work ethic.
            (L) Integrity.
        In awarding grants under this Section, the State
    
Board must give priority to plans that demonstrate a formal articulation agreement between a public high school and a community college district.
        (3) The plan shall include a budget that includes any
    
outside donations, including any in-kind donations, made to help the program, including from non-profit entities and individuals.
        (4) The plan shall include the proposed number of
    
individuals who would be enrolled in the program, along with the places that those individuals could be employed at after graduation and what industries would be targeted. The plan must support a seamless transition into higher education and career opportunities and must outline the college credit and on-the-job training hours that will transfer from the high school to a community college.
        (5) The plan shall require a private-public
    
partnership clause that requires private businesses to contribute an amount determined by the State Board and the collaborative regional partnership that does not exceed 40% of the amount of the total project. The applicant must provide the State Board with a receipt of contributions from businesses to evidence compliance with this paragraph. However, businesses may contribute equipment or offer their facilities, in which case a business shall establish a cost of use of its facility, to meet the requirements of this paragraph.
        (6) The plan shall indicate the certificates that the
    
community college or high school will offer to students upon graduation, as agreed to by the collaborative regional partnership. The community college or high school shall offer no less than 6 types of industry-recognized certificates.
    (b) The State Board shall establish an advisory board for the grant program established under subsection (a) that consists of all of the following members:
        (1) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
        (2) The Executive Director of the State Board.
        (3) The State Superintendent of Education.
        (4) The Director of Labor.
        (5) A senator appointed by the President of the
    
Senate.
        (6) A senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    
Senate.
        (7) A representative appointed by the Speaker of the
    
House of Representatives.
        (8) A representative appointed by the Minority
    
Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (9) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents manufacturing companies throughout this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (10) A member who represents at-risk students,
    
including, but not limited to, opportunity youth, appointed by the Governor.
        (11) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents multiple employee unions in this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (12) A member from a trade union, appointed by the
    
Governor.
        (13) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents the business community, appointed by the Governor.
        (14) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents service employees in this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (15) Educators representing various regions of this
    
State from professional teachers' organizations, appointed by the Governor.
        (16) A member from a statewide organization that
    
represents hospitals in this State, appointed by the Governor.
        (17) A president of a community college, appointed by
    
the Governor.
        (18) A district superintendent of a high school
    
district, appointed by Governor.
    The members of the advisory board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses from funds appropriated to the State Board for that purpose, including travel, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel control board.
    The advisory board shall meet at the call of the State Board and shall report to the State Board. The State Board shall provide administrative and other support to the advisory board.
    (c) The advisory board established under subsection (b) shall have all of the following duties:
        (1) To review the progress made by each grant
    
recipient, including, but not limited to, the gainful-employment success rate, how many students remain employed for how long, and how many students went on to receive higher manufacturing certificates.
        (2) To review how many students went on to complete a
    
paid internship or apprenticeship upon graduation.
        (3) To compile a list of programs offered by each
    
community college or high school.
        (4) To analyze whether the certificates are closing
    
the gap in education for the current needs of the labor force, and to offer suggestions on how to close the gap if one still exists.
        (5) To suggest certificates that could help future
    
employers looking to locate in this State.
        (6) To offer guidelines for the types of certificates
    
that a community college or high school should pursue.
        (7) To offer possible rules to the State Board that
    
the grant process should follow.
    (d) The State Board may adopt any rules necessary for the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-437, eff. 1-1-20.)

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 rulemaking power, define the character of reasonable and moderate extensions.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

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 805/3-29.13

    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.13)
    Sec. 3-29.13. Mental health resources. For the 2020-2021 academic year and for each academic year thereafter, each community college district must make available to its students information on all mental health and suicide prevention resources available at the community college.
(Source: P.A. 101-217, eff. 1-1-20.)

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)
    Sec. 3-42.4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 99-611, eff. 7-22-16. Repealed internally, eff. 7-22-19.)

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.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. IIIA

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. IIIA heading)
ARTICLE IIIA. BONDS

110 ILCS 805/3A-1

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-1)
    Sec. 3A-1. Any community college district may borrow money for the purpose of building, equipping, altering or repairing community college buildings or purchasing or improving community college sites, or acquiring and equipping recreation grounds, athletic fields, and other buildings or land used or useful for community college purposes or for the purpose of purchasing a site, with or without a building or buildings thereon, or for the building of a house or houses on such site, or for the building of a house or houses on the site of the community college district, for residential purposes of the administrators or faculty of the community college district, and issue its negotiable coupon bonds therefor signed by the chairman and secretary of the board, in denominations of not less than $100 nor more than $5,000, payable at such place and at such time or times, not exceeding 20 years from date of issuance, as the board may prescribe, and bearing interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually, semiannually or quarterly, but no such bonds shall be issued unless the proposition to issue them is submitted to the voters of the community college district at a regular scheduled election in such district and the board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law and a majority of all the votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the proposition, nor shall any residential site be acquired unless such proposition to acquire a site is submitted to the voters of the district at a regular scheduled election and the board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission to the electors in accordance with the general election law and a majority of all the votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the proposition. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as to require the listing of maturity dates of any bonds either in the notice of bond election or ballot used in the bond election.
    Bonds issued in accordance with this Section for Elgin Community College District No. 509 may be payable at such time or times, not exceeding 25 years from date of issuance, as the board may prescribe, if the following conditions are met:
        (i) The voters of the district approve a proposition
    
for the bond issuance at an election held in 2009.
        (ii) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the board
    
determines, by resolution, that the projects built, acquired, altered, renovated, repaired, purchased, improved, installed, or equipped with the proceeds of the bonds are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district, to meet demand in the fields of health care or public safety, to meet accreditation standards, or to maintain campus safety and security.
        (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
    
issuances, on or before April 7, 2014.
        (iv) The proceeds of the bonds are used to accomplish
    
only those purposes approved by the voters at an election held in 2009.
    Bonds issued in accordance with this Section for Kishwaukee Community College District No. 523 may be payable at such time or times, not exceeding 25 years from date of issuance, as the board may prescribe, if the following conditions are met:
            (i) The voters of the district approve a
        
proposition for the bond issuance at an election held in 2010 or 2011.
            (ii) Prior to the issuance of the bonds, the
        
board determines, by resolution, that the projects built, acquired, altered, renovated, repaired, purchased, improved, installed, or equipped with the proceeds of the bonds are required as a result of a projected increase in the enrollment of students in the district, to meet demand in the fields of health care or public safety, to meet accreditation standards, or to maintain campus safety and security.
            (iii) The bonds are issued, in one or more bond
        
issuances, on or before November 2, 2015.
            (iv) The proceeds of the bonds are used to
        
accomplish only those purposes approved by the voters at an election held in 2010 or 2011.
    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. 96-787, eff. 8-28-09; 96-1077, eff. 7-16-10; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-2

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-2)
    Sec. 3A-2. Where bonds are issued by any community college district under Sections 3A-1 through 3A-4, and before any contract is let for the construction of buildings or improvements in accordance therewith the district boundaries are changed by the formation of a new district including all or a part of such district, or by the annexation of a district in its entirety to another district, then upon the adoption of a resolution by the board of the new district or the district to which the territory has been annexed, that the building or improvements are no longer feasible, the board shall order a referendum in the manner provided in the general election law to vote on the proposition of authorizing the board to use the proceeds of such bonds or the portion thereof allotted to the new district or district to which such territory is annexed for a specific new building or improvement in some locality of the district other than the one specified at the previous referendum, or for a different improvement, or for a part of the original improvements. In case a new district has been formed, no such referendum shall be held unless the new district embraces territory having as much or more assessed valuation as the territory embraced in the district at the first referendum.
    Where bonds are issued by any district under Sections 3A-1 through 3A-4, and it is determined by the board by resolution that it is in the interests of the district that part or all of the proceeds of the bonds be used for different purposes than authorized but for purposes for which bonds may be issued under Sections 3A-1 through 3A-4, the board shall order a referendum in the manner provided in the general election law to vote on the proposition of authorizing the board to use the proceeds of such bonds or a part thereof for the purposes set forth in such resolution. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission to the electors. If a majority of all the votes cast on such proposition is in favor the board shall have such authority.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, when bonds are issued by any district under Sections 3A-1 through 3A-4 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.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, when bonds have been issued by a district under Sections 3A-1 through 3A-4 and the board of trustees of the district has determined that a site acquired with the proceeds of such bond issue without the use of State funds has become unnecessary, unsuitable or inconvenient for community college purposes and has sold such site in accordance with the provisions of Section 3-41 of this Act, the board shall first use the proceeds from the sale of such site to pay the portion of the principal originally expended to purchase such site, together with the interest thereon, and may use the remaining proceeds from such sale for the purpose for which the bonds were issued or to retire other bonds of the same issue. Such remaining proceeds may also be used for any other authorized purpose designated in a resolution approved by not less than 5 members of the board of trustees. The board of trustees shall cause notice of any such resolution and of the right to petition for an election under this Section to be published within 10 days after the adoption of the resolution in a newspaper having a general circulation 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 question of the other authorized use of the remaining proceeds 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 10% or 1000, whichever is less, of the resident voters of the district sign and file a petition with the board, not more than 30 days after the resolution of the board is adopted, requesting that the question of such other authorized use designated in the resolution of the remaining proceeds be submitted to the voters of the community college district, the board shall call an election upon such question, to be held not less than 30 days nor more than 60 days after the filing of the petition and to be conducted as provided in Article III. The remaining proceeds may be used for the designated purpose only if a majority of those voting on the question approve such use.
(Source: P.A. 86-1253.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-3

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-3)
    Sec. 3A-3. All bonds issued under this Act, before being issued, negotiated and sold, shall be registered, numbered and countersigned by the treasurer who receives the taxes of the district. The registration shall be made in a book in which shall be entered the record of the election authorizing the board to borrow money and a description of the bonds issued, including the number, date, to whom issued, amount, rate of interest and when due.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-4

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-4)
    Sec. 3A-4. All moneys borrowed under the authority of this Act, shall be paid to the treasurer of the district. Upon receiving such moneys the treasurer shall deliver the bonds issued therefor to the persons entitled to receive them, and shall credit the funds received to the district issuing the bonds. The treasurer shall record the amount received for each bond issued. When any bonds are paid the treasurer shall cancel them and shall enter, against the record of the bonds, the words, "paid and cancelled the .... day of ....," filling the blanks with the day, month, and year corresponding to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-5

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-5)
    Sec. 3A-5. Whenever any district is authorized to issue bonds, the secretary shall file in the office of the county clerk of each county in which any portion of the district is situated a certified copy of the resolution providing for their issuance and levying a tax to pay them. The county clerk shall prepare and keep in his office a registry of all such bonds which shall show the name of the issuing body and the date, amount, purpose, rate of interest and maturity of the bonds to be issued, and the county clerk, annually shall extend taxes against all the taxable property situated in the county and contained in the district in amounts sufficient to pay maturing principal and interest, and such taxes shall be computed, extended and collected in the same manner as is now or may hereafter be provided for the computation, extension and collection of taxes for general corporate purposes for the issuing district. If no such certified copy of resolution has been filed with reference to any bonds heretofore authorized one shall promptly be filed.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-6

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-6)
    Sec. 3A-6. Any community college district is authorized to issue bonds for the purpose of paying orders issued for the wages of teachers, or for the payment of claims against any such district.
    Such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-7

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-7)
    Sec. 3A-7. Before any district as described in Section 3A-6 shall avail itself of the provisions of that Section the board shall examine and consider the several teachers' orders or claims, or both, proposed to be paid and if it appears that they were authorized and allowed for proper community college purposes it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such teachers' orders and claims and the adoption of the resolution shall establish the validity thereof, notwithstanding the amount of such orders and claims may exceed in whole or in part any applicable statutory debt limit in force at the time the indebtedness evidenced by such orders and claims was incurred. The resolution shall also declare the intention of the district to issue bonds for the purpose of paying such teachers' orders or claims, or both, and direct that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper published within the district and if there be no newspaper published within the district then notice shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. The notice shall set forth (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the proposition to issue bonds under this Section be submitted to the voters of the district; (2) the time within which a 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 after such publication of such notice a petition is filed with the recording officer of the district, signed by the voters of the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the district requesting that the proposition to issue bonds as authorized by Section 3A-6 be submitted to the voters thereof, then the district shall not be authorized to issue bonds as provided by Section 3A-6 until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regular scheduled election in the manner provided in the general election law. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission to the voters. If no such petition with the requisite number of signatures is filed within said 30 days, or if any and all petitions filed are invalid, then the district shall thereafter be authorized to issue bonds for the purposes and as provided in Section 3A-6.
(Source: P.A. 86-1253; 87-767.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-8

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-8)
    Sec. 3A-8. Any district which has complied with Section 3A-7 and which is authorized to issue bonds under Sections 3A-6 and 3A-7 shall adopt a resolution specifying the amount of indebtedness to be funded, whether for the purpose of paying claims, or for paying teachers' orders. The resolution shall set forth the date, denomination, rate of interest and maturities of the bonds, fix all details with respect to the issue and execution thereof, and provide for the levy of a tax sufficient to pay both principal and interest of the bonds as they mature. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, as the board may determine, and mature in not more than 20 years from date thereof.
    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 805/3A-9

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-9)
    Sec. 3A-9. A certified copy of the resolution authorizing the issue of bonds under Sections 3A-6 through 3A-8 shall be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of any such district is situated and the county clerk shall annually extend taxes against all of the taxable property situated in the county and contained in such district in amounts sufficient to pay maturing principal and interest of such bonds without limitation as to rate or amount and in addition to and in excess of any taxes that may now or hereafter be authorized to be levied by a community college district.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-10

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-10)
    Sec. 3A-10. Any bonds issued under Sections 3A-6 to 3A-8, inclusive, may be exchanged par for par for claims or unpaid orders for wages of teachers, or both, or may be sold and the proceeds received used to pay such claims or orders.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-11

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-11)
    Sec. 3A-11. Purchasers of such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the indebtedness funded, and bonds issued under Sections 3A-6 through 3A-8 shall be the valid and binding obligations of the community college district, notwithstanding the fact that the bonds, together with existing indebtedness, either in whole or in part, exceed any statutory debt limitation in force at the time the bonds are issued.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-12

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-12)
    Sec. 3A-12. When a community college district has issued bonds or other evidence of indebtedness for any purposes which are binding and subsisting legal obligations and remaining outstanding, the board of the district may, upon the surrender of the bonds or other evidences of indebtedness, issue in lieu thereof to the holders or owners thereof or to other persons for money with which to pay them, new bonds or other evidences of indebtedness, according to the subsequent provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-13

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-13)
    Sec. 3A-13. Refunding bonds. The corporate authorities of any community college district, without submitting the question to the electors thereof for approval, may authorize by resolution the issuance of refunding bonds (1) to refund its bonds prior to their maturity; (2) to refund its unpaid matured bonds; (3) to refund matured coupons evidencing interest upon its unpaid bonds; (4) to refund interest at the coupon rate upon its unpaid matured bonds that has accrued since the maturity of those bonds; (5) to refund its bonds which by their terms are subject to redemption before maturity; (6) to refund other valid and subsisting evidences of indebtedness that are due and payable; and (7) to refund or continue to refund indebtedness initially incurred after February 1, 1994 and prior to March 1, 1994 in an amount not exceeding $34,000,000, the proceeds of which were used to preserve a district's rights, title and interest in a portfolio of investment securities previously purchased by such district. The refunding bonds and the procedure for issuing them shall comply with Sections 3A-3 through 3A-5.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-14

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-14)
    Sec. 3A-14. The refunding bonds may be made registerable as to principal and may bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable at such time and place as may be provided in the bond resolution. They shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds ceases to hold his or their offices before the bonds are delivered.
    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 805/3A-15

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-15)
    Sec. 3A-15. The resolution authorizing refunding bonds shall prescribe all details thereof and shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the community college district sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon as it matures. The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate for general purposes as now or hereafter provided by law but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    A certified copy of the bond resolution shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the district or any portion thereof is situated, and shall constitute the authority for the extension and collection of refunding bond and interest taxes as required by the constitution.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-16

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-16) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-16)
    Sec. 3A-16. The refunding bonds may be exchanged for the bonds to be refunded on the basis of dollar for dollar for the par value of the bonds, interest coupons, and interest not represented by coupons, if any, or they may be sold at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The proceeds received from their sale shall be used to pay the bonds, interest coupons, and interest not represented by coupons, if any, without any prior appropriation therefor under any budget law.
    Bonds and interest coupons which have been received in exchange or paid shall be cancelled and the obligation for interest, not represented by coupons, which has been discharged, shall be evidenced by a written acknowledgment of the exchange or payment thereof.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-17

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-17)
    Sec. 3A-17. The refunding bonds shall be of such form and denomination, payable at such place, bear such date, and be executed by such officials as may be provided by the board of the community college district in the bond resolution. They shall mature within not to exceed 20 years from their date, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest after notice has been given at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-18

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-18) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-18)
    Sec. 3A-18. If there is no default in payment of the principal of or interest upon the refunding bonds, and a sum of money equal to the amount of interest that will accrue on the refunding bonds and a sum of money equal to the amount of principal that will become due thereon within the next 6 months period has been set aside, the treasurer of the community college district shall use the money available from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of the refunding bonds in calling them for payment, if, by their terms, they are subject to redemption. However, a district may provide in the bond resolution that whenever the district is not in default in payment of the principal of or interest upon the refunding bonds and has set aside the sums of money provided in this Section for interest accruing and principal maturing within the next 6 months period, the money available from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of refunding bonds shall be used, first, in the purchase of the refunding bonds at the lowest price obtainable, but not to exceed their par value and accrued interest, after sealed tenders for their purchase have been advertised for as may be directed by the board.
    Refunding bonds called for payment and paid or purchased under this Section shall be marked paid and cancelled.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-19

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-19) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-19)
    Sec. 3A-19. Whenever refunding bonds are purchased and cancelled as provided in Section 3A-18, the taxes thereafter to be extended for payment of the principal of and the interest on the remainder of the issue shall be reduced in an amount equal to the principal of and the interest that would have thereafter accrued upon the refunding bonds so cancelled. A resolution shall be adopted by the board of the district finding these facts. A certified copy of this resolution shall be filed with the county clerk specified in Section 3A-15, whereupon he shall reduce and extend such tax levies in accordance therewith.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-20

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-20)
    Sec. 3A-20. Whenever refunding bonds are issued, proper reduction of taxes theretofore levied for the payment of the bonds refunded and next to be extended for collection shall be made by the county clerk upon receipt of a certificate signed by the treasurer of the community college district, or by the chairman and secretary of the district, showing the bonds refunded and the tax to be abated.
    Money which becomes available from taxes that were levied for prior years for payment of bonds or interest coupons that were paid or refunded before those taxes were collected, after payment of all warrants that may have been issued in anticipation of these taxes, shall be placed in the sinking fund account provided in Section 3A-21. It shall be used to purchase, call for payment, or to pay at maturity refunding bonds and interest thereon as herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-21

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-21) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-21)
    Sec. 3A-21. Money received from the proceeds of taxes levied for payment of the principal of and interest upon refunding bonds shall be deposited in a special fund of the community college district, designated as the "Refunding Bond and Interest Sinking Fund Account of ....". This fund shall be applied to the purchase or payment of refunding bonds and the interest thereon as provided in Sections 3A-13 through 3A-23.
    If the money in this fund is not immediately necessary for the payment of refunding bonds or if refunding bonds can not be purchased before maturity, then, under the direction of the board of the community college district, the money may be invested by the treasurer of the district in bonds or other interest bearing obligations of the United States or in bonds of the State of Illinois.
    The maturity date of the securities in which this money is invested shall be prior to the due date of any issue of refunding bonds of the investing district. The board may sell these securities whenever necessary to obtain cash to meet bond and interest payments.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-22

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-22) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-22)
    Sec. 3A-22. The board of a district may take any action that may be necessary to inform the owners of unpaid bonds regarding the financial condition of the district, the necessity of refunding its unpaid bonds and readjusting the maturities thereof in order that sufficient taxes may be collected to take care of these bonds, and thus re-establish the credit of the community college district. The board may enter into any agreement required to prepare and carry out any refunding plan and, without any previous appropriation therefor under any budget law, may incur and pay expenditures that may be necessary in order to accomplish the refunding of the bonds of the district.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-23

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-23) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-23)
    Sec. 3A-23. Sections 3A-13 through 3A-23 apply to any district, regardless of the population of the district and of the law under which it is organized and operating, and constitute complete authority for issuing refunding bonds as therein provided without reference to other laws. Those Sections shall be construed as conferring powers in addition to, but not as limiting powers granted under, other laws or other provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-24

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-24) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-24)
    Sec. 3A-24. Whenever all the bonds of any community college district have been paid and cancelled upon the records of the community college treasurer and there remains in the hands of the county collector or any ex-county collector, the county treasurer, or ex-county treasurer, any balance to the credit of the bond fund of the community college, the county collector or ex-county collector, county treasurer or ex-county treasurer shall pay to the community college treasurer the balance of such funds in his hands and the treasurer shall give his receipt therefor.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-25

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-25) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-25)
    Sec. 3A-25. In Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29, "exhibition facility" means a building or stadium constructed to be used primarily for athletic spectator sports and not facilities built primarily for physical education instruction.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-26

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-26) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-26)
    Sec. 3A-26. Any board is authorized to:
    a. Acquire by purchase, construct, enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage an exhibition facility.
    b. Charge for the use of such a facility.
    c. Hold in its treasury all funds derived from the operation of the facility and apply them toward the retirement of any revenue bonds issued in connection with the facility.
    d. Enter into contracts touching in any manner any matter within the objects and purposes of Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29.
    e. Pledge the revenues raised from such a facility for the payment of any bonds issued to pay for the facility as provided in Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29.
    f. Borrow money and issue and sell bonds at such price as the board may determine to finance and to refund or refinance any and all bonds issued and sold by the board pursuant to Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29. No bonds issued under Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29, however, may bear interest in excess of the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, computed to the maturity of the bonds.
    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 805/3A-27

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-27) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-27)
    Sec. 3A-27. Whenever bonds are issued pursuant to Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29, the board must establish charges or fees for the use of the exhibition facility to pay the principal and interest on the bonds.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-28

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-28) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-28)
    Sec. 3A-28. If the board determines subsequent to the original issue of bonds under Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29 that the income from the facility is insufficient to pay the principal and interest on these bonds, the board, after submitting the proposition to referendum held in accordance with the general election law, may pay the deficit by issuing general obligation bonds in the manner prescribed by this Article. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission to the electors.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

110 ILCS 805/3A-29

    (110 ILCS 805/3A-29) (from Ch. 122, par. 103A-29)
    Sec. 3A-29. Members of a board issuing bonds pursuant to Sections 3A-25 through 3A-29 incur no personal liability thereby.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. IIIB

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. IIIB heading)
ARTICLE IIIB. TENURE

110 ILCS 805/3B-1

    (110 ILCS 805/3B-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 103B-1)
    Sec. 3B-1. Definitions. As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings hereinafter stated:
    "District" means a Community College District.
    "Board" means a Board of a Community College District.
    "Faculty Member" means a full time employee of the District regularly engaged in teaching or academic support services, but excluding supervisors, administrators and clerical employees.
    "School Year" means a regular academic year or its equivalent excluding summer school.
    "Term" means a term within a school year.
    "Notice" means a written notice delivered in person or deposited in the U.S. mail by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the faculty member's last known address.
(Source: P.A. 81-1100.)

110 ILCS 805/3B-2

    (110 ILCS 805/3B-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103B-2)
    Sec. 3B-2. Tenure. Any faculty member who has been employed in any district for a period of 3 consecutive school years shall enter upon tenure unless dismissed as hereinafter provided. However, a board may at its option extend such period for one additional school year by giving the faculty member notice not later than 60 days before the end of the school year or term during the school year or term immediately preceding the school year or term in which tenure would otherwise be conferred. Such notice must state the corrective actions which the faculty member should take to satisfactorily complete service requirements for tenure. The specific reasons for the one-year extension shall be confidential but shall be issued to the teacher upon request. The foregoing provision for a three-year period and optional one-year extension shall not be construed to interfere with or abrogate local board rules or contracts which now or hereafter may provide for a lesser period of service before entering upon tenure. A tenured faculty member shall have a vested contract right in continued employment as a faculty member subject to termination only upon occurrence of one or more of the following:
    a. Just cause for dismissal; or
    b. A reduction in the number of faculty members employed by the board or a discontinuance of some particular type of teaching service or program.
(Source: P.A. 81-1100.)

110 ILCS 805/3B-3

    (110 ILCS 805/3B-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 103B-3)
    Sec. 3B-3. Dismissal of Non-tenure Faculty Member. Every Board shall provide by rule or contract for a procedure to evaluate the performance and qualifications of non-tenure faculty members. If the implementation of such procedure results in a decision to dismiss a non-tenure faculty member for the ensuing school year or term, the Board shall give notice thereof to the faculty member not later than 60 days before the end of the school year or term. The specific reasons for the dismissal shall be confidential but shall be issued to the teacher upon request. If the Board fails to give such notice, within the time period, the faculty member shall be deemed reemployed for the ensuing school year. If the Board fails to give such notice within the time provided during the third year, or during the fourth year in the case of a one year extension, the faculty member shall enter upon tenure during the ensuing school year or term.
(Source: P.A. 81-1100.)

110 ILCS 805/3B-4

    (110 ILCS 805/3B-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 103B-4)
    Sec. 3B-4. Dismissal of Tenured Faculty Member for Cause. If a dismissal of a tenured faculty member is sought for cause, the board must first approve a motion by a majority vote of all its members. The specific charges for dismissal shall be confidential but shall be issued to the tenured faculty member upon request. The Board decision shall be final unless the tenured faculty member within 10 days requests in writing of the Board that a hearing be scheduled. If the faculty member within 10 days requests in writing that a hearing be scheduled, the Board shall schedule such hearing on those charges before a disinterested hearing officer on a date no less than 45 days, nor more than 70 days after the adoption of the motion. The hearing officer shall be selected from a list of 5 qualified arbitrators provided by a nationally recognized arbitration organization. Within 10 days after the teacher receives the notice of hearing, either the Board and the teacher mutually or the teacher alone shall request the list of qualified hearing officers from the arbitration organization. Within 5 days from receipt of the list, the Board and the teacher, or their legal representatives, shall alternately strike one name from the list until one name remains. The teacher shall make the first strike. Notice of such charges shall be served upon the tenured faculty member at least 21 days before the hearing date. Such notice shall contain a bill of particulars. The hearing shall be public at the request of either the tenured faculty member or the Board. The tenured faculty member has the privilege of being present at the hearing with counsel and of cross-examining witnesses and may offer evidence and witnesses and present defenses to the charges. The hearing officer upon request by either party may issue subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses and production of documents. All testimony at the hearing shall be taken under oath administered by the hearing officer. The hearing officer shall cause a record of the proceedings to be kept and the Board shall employ a competent reporter to take stenographic or stenotype notes of all testimony. The costs of the reporter's attendance and services at the hearing and all other costs of the hearing shall be borne equally by the Board and the tenured faculty member. Either party desiring a transcript of the hearing shall pay for the cost thereof. If in the opinion of the Board the interests of the district require it the Board, after 20 days notice, may suspend the tenured faculty member pending the hearing, but if acquitted, the tenured faculty member shall not suffer the loss of any salary by reason of the suspension. The hearing officer shall, with reasonable dispatch, make a decision as to whether or not the tenured faculty member shall be dismissed and shall give a copy of the decision to both the tenured faculty member and the Board. The decision of the hearing officer shall be final and binding.
(Source: P.A. 81-1100.)

110 ILCS 805/3B-5

    (110 ILCS 805/3B-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 103B-5)
    Sec. 3B-5. Reduction in Number of Faculty Members. If a dismissal of a faculty member for the ensuing school year results from the decision by the Board to decrease the number of faculty members employed by the Board or to discontinue some particular type of teaching service or program, notice shall be given the affected faculty member not later than 60 days before the end of the preceding school year, together with a statement of honorable dismissal and the reason therefor; provided that the employment of no tenured faculty member may be terminated under the provisions of this Section while any probationary faculty member, or any other employee with less seniority, is retained to render a service which the tenured employee is competent to render. In the event a tenured faculty member is not given notice within the time herein provided, he shall be deemed reemployed for the ensuing school year. Each board, unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement, shall each year establish a list, categorized by positions, showing the seniority of each faculty member for each position entailing services such faculty member is competent to render. Copies of the list shall be distributed to the exclusive employee representative on or before February 1 of each year. For the period of 24 months from the beginning of the school year for which the faculty member was dismissed, any faculty member shall have the preferred right to reappointment to a position entailing services he is competent to render prior to the appointment of any new faculty member; provided that no non-tenure faculty member or other employee with less seniority shall be employed to render a service which a tenured faculty member is competent to render.
(Source: P.A. 86-501.)

110 ILCS 805/3B-6

    (110 ILCS 805/3B-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 103B-6)
    Sec. 3B-6. Review under the Administrative Review Law. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings instituted for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of a hearing officer under Section 3B-4 of this Article. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. IV

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. STATE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE OF EAST ST. LOUIS

110 ILCS 805/4-1

    (110 ILCS 805/4-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-1)
    Sec. 4-1. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-2

    (110 ILCS 805/4-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-2)
    Sec. 4-2. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-3

    (110 ILCS 805/4-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-3)
    Sec. 4-3. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-4

    (110 ILCS 805/4-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-4)
    Sec. 4-4. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-5

    (110 ILCS 805/4-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-5)
    Sec. 4-5. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-6

    (110 ILCS 805/4-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-6)
    Sec. 4-6. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-6.1

    (110 ILCS 805/4-6.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-6.1)
    Sec. 4-6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-7

    (110 ILCS 805/4-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-7)
    Sec. 4-7. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-473, eff. 7-1-96.)

110 ILCS 805/4-8

    (110 ILCS 805/4-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 104-8)
    Sec. 4-8. The Illinois Court of Claims shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all claims either in tort or contract against the experimental district and its board of trustees, including any such claims filed upon or after the abolition of the experimental district as provided in Section 2-12.1.
(Source: P.A. 89-473, eff. 6-18-96.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. V

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. BUILDING PROGRAMS

110 ILCS 805/5-1

    (110 ILCS 805/5-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Application; State funds.
    (a) This Article does not apply to community college energy conservation measures and guaranteed energy saving contracts undertaken, implemented, or entered into under Article V-A.
    (b) Upon compliance with the provisions of this Article, any community college may receive and expend funds for building purposes under the direction of the State Board pursuant to the provisions of the Capital Development Bond Act of 1972 and the Capital Development Board Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)

110 ILCS 805/5-2

    (110 ILCS 805/5-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-2)
    Sec. 5-2. As used in this Article, unless the context otherwise requires; "Building purposes" means the preparation of preliminary drawings and sketches, working drawings and specifications, erection, building acquiring, altering, improving or expanding college facilities, including the acquisition of land therefor, and the inspection and supervision thereof, to be used exclusively for community colleges.
    "Facilities" means classroom buildings and equipment, related structures and utilities necessary or appropriate for the uses of a community college, but not including land or buildings intended primarily for staff housing, dormitories, or for athletic exhibitions, contests or games for which admission charges are to be made to the general public.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/5-3

    (110 ILCS 805/5-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-3)
    Sec. 5-3. Community college districts desiring to participate in the program authorized in Section 5-1 of this Act shall make a written application to the State Board on forms provided by such Board. The State Board may require the following information:
        (a) Description of present facilities and those
    
planned for construction.
        (b) Present community college enrollment.
        (c) (Blank).
        (d) Outline of community college curricula, including
    
vocational and technical education, present and proposed.
        (e) District financial report including financing
    
plans for district's share of costs.
        (f) Facts showing adequate standards for the physical
    
plant, heating, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, safety, equipment and supplies, instruction and teaching, curricula, library, operation, maintenance, administration and supervision.
        (g) Survey of the existing community college or
    
proposed community college service area and the proper location of the site in relation to the existing institutions of higher education offering pre-professional, occupational and technical training curricula. The factual survey must show the possible enrollment, assessed valuation, industrial, business, agricultural and other conditions reflecting educational needs in the area to be served; however, no community college will be authorized in any location which, on the basis of the evidence supplied by the factual survey, shall be deemed inadequate for the maintenance of desirable standards for the offering of basic subjects of general education, semiprofessional and technical curricula.
        (h) Such other information as the State Board may
    
require.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5-4

    (110 ILCS 805/5-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-4)
    Sec. 5-4. Any community college district desiring to participate in the program for new academic facilities shall file an application with the State Board prior to such dates as are designated by the State Board. The State Board in providing priorities if such are needed because of limited funds shall be regulated by objective criteria which shall be such as will tend best to achieve the objectives of this Article, while leaving opportunity and flexibility for the development of standards and methods that will best accommodate the varied needs of the community colleges in the State. Basic criteria shall give special consideration to the expansion of enrollment capacity and shall include consideration of the degree to which the applicant districts effectively utilize existing facilities and which allow the Board, for priority purposes, to provide for the grouping in a reasonable manner, the application for facilities according to functional or educational type.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5-5

    (110 ILCS 805/5-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-5)
    Sec. 5-5. The State Board shall make a study of the need for the community college facilities proposed, the ability of the community college district to finance 25% of the project and any other matters which the State Board deems necessary. If the State Board determines that the conditions and needs for facilities justify the project as set forth in the application, the plan shall be approved.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/5-6

    (110 ILCS 805/5-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-6)
    Sec. 5-6. Any community college district may, as a part of its 25% contribution for building purposes, contribute real property situated within the geographical boundaries of such community college district at market value as determined at the time the contribution is made to the Capital Development Board in accordance with the program and budget, the plan as approved by the State Board by 3 licensed appraisers, except that where a community college district has acquired such lands without cost or for a consideration substantially less than the market value thereof at the time of acquisition, the amount of the community college district's contribution for the land shall be limited (a) to the difference, if any, between the appraised market value at the time of acquisition and the appraised market value at the time the contribution is made to the Capital Development Board, if the grantor is the Federal government, (except that no property acquired prior to December 18, 1975 shall be affected by the provisions of this Section), or any department, agency, board or commission thereof or (b) to the actual amount, if any, of the consideration paid for the land if the grantor is the State of Illinois or any department, agency, board or commission thereof.
    In the event the highest appraisal exceeds the average of the other two appraisals by more than 10%, such appraisal shall not be considered in determining the market value of the land and a new appraiser shall be appointed by the State Board, who shall re-appraise the land. The re-appraisal shall then become the third appraisal as required by this Section. The cost of the appraisement shall be paid by the community college district.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5-7

    (110 ILCS 805/5-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-7)
    Sec. 5-7. Transfer of funds or designation of real property. As part of entering into an agreement with the Capital Development Board, the community college board shall transfer to the Capital Development Board funds or designate for building purposes any real property it may own, either improved or unimproved, situated within the geographical boundaries of such community college district, or both, in an amount equal to at least 25% of the total amount necessary to finance the project, except that no real property may be so designated, unless prior to its acquisition by the community college district after December 18, 1975 the Capital Development Board has had an opportunity to evaluate the land and issue a report concerning its suitability for construction purposes. Of the total funds transferred from the community college board to the Capital Development Board, an amount equal to 40% of each of the fees under an architect or engineer contract, including any reimbursable items under the contract to cover contractual obligations through the design development phase of the project, shall be transferred prior to the signing of the contract. Prior to approval to proceed beyond the design development stage or to advertising the first bid package of a phased-bid project, whichever comes first, the community college board shall transfer funds to the Capital Development Board in an amount equal to the balance of the local share of the total project cost. For the purposes of this Section, the proceeds derived from the sale of bonds as provided in this Act, any lands designated as all or part of the 25% contribution by the community college district or any other money available to the community college for building purposes may be used.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5-8

    (110 ILCS 805/5-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-8)
    Sec. 5-8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 78-669; 78-1297. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5-9

    (110 ILCS 805/5-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-9)
    Sec. 5-9. The community college district may finance 25% or more of the project by issuing bonds in the manner provided in Article IIIA. The community college board is authorized to transfer to the Capital Development Board to supplement the financing by the Capital Development Board responsive to the "Capital Development Bond Act of 1972", as now or hereafter amended, and the "Capital Development Board Act", as now or hereafter amended, such monies as are necessary to finance at least 25% of the project. In addition any community college district may designate for building purposes any property it may own, either real or personal, situated within the geographical boundaries of such community college district, as part of its contribution necessary to finance at least 25% of the project. The obligation of property and money may be made for any project authorized by law to be undertaken by the Capital Development Board responsive to a declaration of such project being in the public interest by the General Assembly for any of the purposes approved by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

110 ILCS 805/5-10

    (110 ILCS 805/5-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-10)
    Sec. 5-10. The community college district shall make written reports on the progress and completion of the project as required by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/5-11

    (110 ILCS 805/5-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-11)
    Sec. 5-11. Any public community college which subsequent to July 1, 1972 but before July 1, 2016, commenced construction of any facilities approved by the State Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education may, after completion thereof, apply to the State for a grant for expenditures made by the community college from its own funds for building purposes for such facilities in excess of 25% of the cost of such facilities as approved by the State Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Any public community college that, on or after July 1, 2016, commenced construction of any facilities approved by the State Board may, after completion thereof, apply to the State for a grant for expenditures made by the community college from its own funds for building purposes for such facilities in excess of 25% of the cost of such facilities as approved by the State Board. A grant shall be contingent upon said community college having otherwise complied with Sections 5-3, 5-4, 5-5 and 5-10 of this Act.
    If any payments or contributions of any kind which are based upon, or are to be applied to, the cost of such construction are received from the Federal government, or an agency thereof, subsequent to receipt of the grant herein provided, the amount of such subsequent payment or contributions shall be paid over to the Capital Development Board by the community college for deposit in the Capital Development Bond Interest and Retirement Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)

110 ILCS 805/5-12

    (110 ILCS 805/5-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 105-12)
    Sec. 5-12. In the event the Capital Development Board determines that a facility previously provided for a community college under this Article was defectively designed or constructed, the cost of any necessary corrective work shall be fully funded by monies appropriated pursuant to the Capital Development Bond Act of 1972, as now or hereafter amended. In such an instance, the community college shall not be required to provide any portion of the cost of the corrective work.
    Should a community college district recover damages against any party responsible for the defective design or construction of a community college facility, the community college district shall reimburse the State of Illinois for any funds provided by the State to correct building defects.
    No provision of this Section shall preclude or delay litigation by a community college district to recover damages for such defective design or construction from the party or parties responsible for same.
(Source: P.A. 81-994.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. V-A

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. V-A heading)
ARTICLE V-A. COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENERGY
CONSERVATION AND SAVING MEASURES

110 ILCS 805/5A-5

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-5)
    Sec. 5A-5. Definitions. In this Article words and phrases have the meanings set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 5A-30.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-10

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-10)
    Sec. 5A-10. Energy conservation measure. "Energy conservation measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any building or facility owned or operated by a community college district or any equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any such building or facility, subject to all applicable building codes, that is designed to reduce energy consumption or operating costs, and may include, without limitation, one or more of the following:
        (1) Insulation of the building structure or systems
    
within the building.
        (2) Storm windows or doors, caulking or
    
weatherstripping, multiglazed windows or doors, heat absorbing or heat reflective glazed and coated window or door systems, additional glazing, reductions in glass area, or other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
        (3) Automated or computerized energy control systems.
        (4) Heating, ventilating, or air conditioning system
    
modifications or replacements.
        (5) Replacement or modification of lighting fixtures
    
to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of a facility, unless an increase in illumination is necessary to conform to the applicable State or local building code for the lighting system after the proposed modifications are made.
        (6) Energy recovery systems.
        (7) Energy conservation measures that provide
    
long-term operating cost reductions.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-15

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-15)
    Sec. 5A-15. Guaranteed energy savings contract. "Guaranteed energy savings contract" means a contract for: (i) the implementation of an energy audit, data collection, and other related analyses preliminary to the undertaking of energy conservation measures; (ii) the evaluation and recommendation of energy conservation measures; (iii) the implementation of one or more energy conservation measures; and (iv) the implementation of project monitoring and data collection to verify post-installation energy consumption and energy-related operating costs. The contract shall provide that all payments, except obligations on termination of the contract before its expiration, are to be made over time and that the savings are guaranteed to the extent necessary to pay the costs of the energy conservation measures. Energy savings may include energy reduction and offsetting sources of renewable energy funds, including renewable energy credits and carbon credits.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-20

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-20)
    Sec. 5A-20. Qualified provider. "Qualified provider" means a person or business whose employees are experienced and trained in the design, implementation, or installation of energy conservation measures. The minimum training required for any person or employee under this Section shall be the satisfactory completion of at least 40 hours of course instruction dealing with energy conservation measures. A qualified provider to whom the contract is awarded shall give a sufficient bond to the community college district for its faithful performance.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-25

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-25)
    Sec. 5A-25. Request for proposals. "Request for proposals" means a competitive selection achieved by negotiated procurement. The request for proposals shall be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication and through at least one public notice, at least 14 days before the request 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, by a community college district that will administer the program, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures. Proposals submitted shall be sealed. The request for proposals shall include all of the following:
        (1) The name and address of the community college
    
district.
        (2) The name, address, title, and phone number of a
    
contact person.
        (3) Notice indicating that the community college
    
district is requesting qualified providers to propose energy conservation measures through a guaranteed energy savings contract.
        (4) The date, time, and place where proposals must be
    
received.
        (5) The evaluation criteria for assessing the
    
proposals.
        (6) Any other stipulations and clarifications the
    
community college district may require.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-30

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-30)
    Sec. 5A-30. Evaluation of proposal. Before entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract under Section 5A-35, a community college district shall submit a request for proposals. The community college district shall evaluate any sealed proposal from a qualified provider. The evaluation shall analyze the estimates of all costs of installations, modifications or remodeling, including, without limitation, costs of a pre-installation energy audit or analysis, design, engineering, installation, maintenance, repairs, debt service, conversions to a different energy or fuel source, or post-installation project monitoring, data collection, and reporting. The evaluation shall include a detailed analysis of whether either the energy consumed or the operating costs, or both, will be reduced. If technical assistance is not available by a licensed architect or registered professional engineer on the community college district staff, then the evaluation of the proposal shall be done by a registered professional engineer or architect, who is retained by the community college district. Any licensed architect or registered professional engineer evaluating a proposal under this Section may not have any financial or contractual relationship with a qualified provider or other source that would constitute a conflict of interest. The community college district may pay a reasonable fee for evaluation of the proposal or include the fee as part of the payments made under Section 5A-40.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-35

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-35)
    Sec. 5A-35. Award of guaranteed energy savings contract. Sealed proposals must be opened by a member or employee of the community college board at a public opening at which the contents of the proposals must be announced. Each person or entity submitting a sealed proposal must receive at least 10 days notice of the time and place of the opening. The community college district shall select the qualified provider that best meets the needs of the district. The community college district shall provide public notice of the meeting at which it proposes to award a guaranteed energy savings contract of the names of the parties to the proposed contract and of the purpose of the contract. The public notice shall be made at least 10 days prior to the meeting. After evaluating the proposals under Section 5A-30, a community college district may enter into a guaranteed energy savings contract with a qualified provider if it finds that the amount it would spend on the energy conservation measures recommended in the proposal would not exceed the amount to be saved in either energy or operational costs, or both, within a 20-year period from the date of installation, if the recommendations in the proposal are followed. Contracts let or awarded shall be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-40

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-40)
    Sec. 5A-40. Guarantee. The guaranteed energy savings contract shall include a written guarantee of the qualified provider that either the energy or operational cost savings, or both, will meet or exceed within 20 years the costs of the energy conservation measures. The qualified provider shall reimburse the community college district for any shortfall of guaranteed energy savings projected in the contract. A qualified provider shall provide a sufficient bond to the community college district for the installation and the faithful performance of all the measures included in the contract. The guaranteed energy savings contract may provide for payments over a period of time, not to exceed 20 years from the date of final installation of the measures.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-45

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-45)
    Sec. 5A-45. Installment payment contract; lease purchase agreement. A community college district or 2 or more such districts in combination may enter into an installment payment contract or lease purchase agreement with a qualified provider or with a third-party, as authorized by law, for the funding or financing of the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures by a qualified provider. Every community college district may issue certificates evidencing the indebtedness incurred pursuant to the contracts or agreements. Any such contract or agreement shall be valid whether or not an appropriation with respect thereto is first included in any annual or additional or supplemental budget adopted by the community college district. Each contract or agreement entered into by a community college district pursuant to this Section shall be authorized by official action of the community college board. The authority granted under this Section is in addition to any other authority granted by law.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-50

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-50)
    Sec. 5A-50. Term; budget and appropriations. Guaranteed energy savings contracts may extend beyond the fiscal year in which they become effective. The community college district shall include in its annual budget and appropriations measures for each subsequent fiscal year any amounts payable under guaranteed energy savings contracts during that fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-55

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-55)
    Sec. 5A-55. Operational and energy cost savings. The community college district shall document the operational and energy cost savings specified in the guaranteed energy savings contract and designate and appropriate that amount for an annual payment of the contract. If the annual energy savings are less than projected under the guaranteed energy savings contract the qualified provider shall pay the difference as provided in Section 5A-40.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-60

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-60)
    Sec. 5A-60. Available funds. A community college district may use funds designated for operating or capital expenditures for any guaranteed energy savings contract including purchases using installment payment contracts or lease purchase agreements. A community college district that enters into such a contract or agreement may covenant in such contract or agreement that payments made thereunder shall be payable from the first funds legally available in each fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)

110 ILCS 805/5A-65

    (110 ILCS 805/5A-65)
    Sec. 5A-65. Funding. No State credit hour grants or other grants or funds appropriated for distribution to or reimbursement of a community college district shall be reduced as a result of energy savings realized from a guaranteed energy savings contract or a lease purchase agreement for the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures.
(Source: P.A. 88-173.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. VI

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. TUITION; ANNEXATION
AND DISCONNECTION OF TERRITORY;
TAXATION

110 ILCS 805/6-1

    (110 ILCS 805/6-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-1)
    Sec. 6-1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-469. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/6-2

    (110 ILCS 805/6-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-2)
    Sec. 6-2. Any graduate of a recognized high school or student otherwise qualified to attend a public community college and residing outside a community college district but within this State may, subject to Section 3-17, attend any recognized public community college in the State at the tuition rate of a student residing in the district. Subject to appropriation, the State Board shall pay the difference between the in-district and out-of-district tuition amounts to the community college district for any semester or term of that academic year.
    If he or she becomes a resident of a community college district, he or she shall be classified as a resident of that district at the beginning of any semester or term following that change of residence and the State Board shall no longer pay the difference in tuition rates.
    If a resident of a community college district wishes to attend the community college maintained by the district of his or her residence but the program in which the student wishes to enroll is not offered by that community college, and the community college maintained by the district of his residence does not have a contractual agreement under Section 3-40 of this Act for such program, the student may attend any recognized public community college in some other district, subject to the provisions of Section 3-17, and have his or her tuition, as defined herein, paid by the community college district of his or her residence while enrolled in a program at that college which is not offered by his or her home community college if he or she makes application to his or her home board at least 30 days prior to the beginning of any semester, quarter or term in accordance with rules, regulations and procedures established and published by his or her home board. The payment of tuition by his or her district of residence may not exceed the per capita cost of the community college attended for the previous year, less certain deductions, to be computed by adding all of the non-capital expenditures for the previous year, including interest, to the depreciation on the capital outlay expenditures paid from sources other than State and federal funds, less any payments toward non-capital expenditures received from State and federal sources for the previous year (except for grants through the State Board under Section 2-16.02 of this Act), and dividing that amount by the number of full-time equivalent students for that fiscal year as defined under this Section. This average per student computation shall be converted to a semester hour base and further reduced by the combined rate of State grants, other than equalization grants for the current year as provided under Section 2-16.02 of this Act, and any rate of tuition and fees assessed for all students for the current year as authorized under Section 6-4 of this Act.
    Payment shall be made hereunder to the community college district of attendance immediately upon receipt, by the district liable for the payment, of a statement from that community college district of the amount due it. Before sending such a statement requesting payment, however, the community college district of attendance shall make all calculations and deductions required under this Section so that the amount requested for payment is the exact amount required under this Section to be paid by the district liable for payment.
    If the moneys in the educational fund are insufficient to meet such payments, the district liable for such payments may issue tax anticipation warrants as provided in Section 3-20.10.
    A full-time equivalent student for a semester or term is defined as a student doing 15 semester hours of work per semester or the equivalent thereof, and the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled per term shall be determined by dividing by 15 the total number of semester hours for which State Board grants are received, or the equivalent thereof, carried by all students of the college through the mid-term of each semester or term. The number of full-time equivalent students for a fiscal year shall be computed by adding the total number of semester hours of work or the equivalent thereof carried by all students of the college through the mid-term of each semester or term during that fiscal year and dividing that sum by 30 semester hours. Tuition of students carrying more or less than 15 semester hours of work per semester or the equivalent thereof shall be computed in the proportion which the number of hours so carried bears to 15 semester hours or the equivalent thereof.
    If the United States Government, the State of Illinois, or any agency pays tuition for any community college student, neither the district of residence of the student nor the student may be required to pay that tuition or such part thereof as is otherwise paid. No part of the State's financial responsibility provided for in Section 2-16 may be transferred to a student's district of residence under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/6-4

    (110 ILCS 805/6-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-4)
    Sec. 6-4. Variable rates and fees. Any community college district, by resolution of the board, may establish variable tuition rates and fees for students attending its college in an amount not to exceed 1/3 of the per capita cost as defined in Section 6-2, provided that voluntary contributions, as defined in Section 65 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act, shall not be included in any calculation of community college tuition and fee rates for the purpose of this Section. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent variation of that Act, then the board shall deem that person an in-district resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program, then the board shall deem that person an in-district resident for tuition purposes. Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C. 3679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving veterans' education benefits, then the board shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)

110 ILCS 805/6-4.2

    (110 ILCS 805/6-4.2)
    Sec. 6-4.2. In-district tuition charge. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or administrative rule to the contrary, for tuition purposes, a student shall be classified as a resident of a community college district after establishing the 30-day residency requirement of the district.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/6-4a

    (110 ILCS 805/6-4a)
    Sec. 6-4a. In-state tuition charge.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for tuition purposes, a board shall deem an individual an Illinois resident, until the individual establishes a residence outside of this State, if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The individual resided with his or her parent or
    
guardian while attending a public or private high school in this State.
        (2) The individual graduated from a public or private
    
high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this State.
        (3) The individual attended school in this State for
    
at least 3 years as of the date the individual graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma.
        (4) The individual registers as an entering student
    
in the community college not earlier than the 2003 fall semester.
        (5) In the case of an individual who is not a citizen
    
or a permanent resident of the United States, the individual provides the community college with an affidavit stating that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
    (b) This Section applies only to tuition for a term or semester that begins on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly.
    (c) Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any subsequent variation of that Act, then the board shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
    (d) Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, if a person is utilizing benefits under the federal All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program, then the board shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes.
    (e) Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, per the federal requirements for maintaining approval for veterans' education benefits under 38 U.S.C. 3679(c), if a person is on active military duty or is receiving veterans' education benefits, then the board shall deem that person an Illinois resident for tuition purposes for any academic quarter, semester, or term, as applicable.
(Source: P.A. 101-424, eff. 8-16-19.)

110 ILCS 805/6-4.1

    (110 ILCS 805/6-4.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-4.1)
    Sec. 6-4.1. If a resident of Illinois qualifies for admission to a public community college under Section 3-17 but does not qualify for financial support under Section 6-2, he may be enrolled in the college upon payment of the difference between the per capita cost as defined in Section 6-2 less any payments toward noncapital expenditures received from State and federal sources for the previous year except grants through the State Board as authorized in Section 2-16 or 2-16.02, as the case may be, converted to a semester hour base, and the combined rate of State grants other than equalization grants for the current year as authorized in Section 2-16.02, notwithstanding tuition limits of Section 6-4. Subject to Section 3-17, a public community college may accept out-of-state students upon payment of the per capita cost as defined in Section 6-2. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, the out-of-district or out-of-state tuition, whichever is applicable, may be waived for a student who is employed for at least 35 hours per week by an entity located in the district or is enrolled in a course that is being provided under terms of a contract for services between the employing entity and the college.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/6-5.3

    (110 ILCS 805/6-5.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-5.3)
    Sec. 6-5.3. Any part of the territory included in one community college district which is on the border of that district and the disconnection of which will not destroy the contiguity of that district may be disconnected from that district and annexed to another community college district to which that territory is contiguous if (1) that disconnection and annexation will make community college educational opportunities more readily available to the residents of that territory and (2) the disconnection from the community college district of which the territory is presently a part will not reduce the population and equalized assessed valuation of the remainder of that district below that required for original organization.
    Subject to those conditions, a petition signed by 2/3 of the resident voters of the territory may be filed with the appropriate regional superintendent of the community college district of which the territory is a part. The petition must contain a description of the territory to be disconnected and annexed and must petition for the disconnection thereof from one designated community college district and for the annexation thereof to another designated community college district. Upon the filing of such a petition the regional superintendent shall submit the petition to the State Board for review.
    Subject to those conditions, a petition signed by 1/5 or 500, whichever is less, of the resident voters of the territory may be filed with the appropriate regional superintendent who conducted the election for the establishment of the community college district of which the territory is a part. The petition must contain a description of the territory to be disconnected and annexed and request that an election be called in the territory described therein for the purpose of voting on the proposition whether that territory shall be disconnected from one designated community college district and annexed to another designated community college district. Upon the filing of such a petition, the regional superintendent shall submit the petition to the State Board for review.
    Upon the receipt from a regional superintendent of a petition filed with him under this Section and signed by 2/3 of the resident voters of the territory described in the petition, the State Board shall notify the board of the community college district affected by the petition of the receipt of the petition and shall cause to be published in one or more newspapers having a general circulation in the territory described in the petition a notice stating that a petition has been filed for certain described territory, stating the prayer of that petition and that any persons wishing to object to the prayer of that petition must file a petition signed by 10% or 25, whichever is less, of the resident voters of that territory requesting a public hearing on such petition with the State Board within 30 days of the publication of the notice. In the event that there are no resident voters in the territory described in the petition filed with the regional superintendent, then any petition requesting a public hearing shall be signed by the owners of 25% or more of the area of that territory. If a petition requesting a public hearing on the petition filed with the regional superintendent is so filed, the State Board shall set that petition for hearing not sooner than 10 nor more than 60 days from the date on which the petition for a public hearing was filed and shall cause notice of the date, time and place of the hearing to be published in one or more newspapers having a general circulation in the territory described in the petition and the community college district. On such day, or on a day to which the State Board continues that hearing, the State Board or a hearing officer appointed by it shall hear the petition and determine its sufficiency under this Article 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 described in the petition and in the area within and adjacent thereto. If a hearing officer is appointed he shall report a summary of the testimony to the State Board. At the hearing, any resident of the territory described in the petition or any community district affected thereby may appear in support of the petition or to object thereto. If on the basis of its own study or at a public hearing the State Board finds the petition to be insufficient it shall disapprove the petition. If on the basis of its own study or at a public hearing the State Board finds the petition to be sufficient it shall determine whether the prayer of the petition is in the best interests of the schools in the general area and the educational welfare of the students within the territory described in the petition and shall either approve or disapprove the petition. If the prayer of the petition is determined to be in the best interests of the schools in the general area and the educational welfare of the students within the territory described in the petition, the State Board shall approve the petition. If the State Board disapproves the petition no further action shall be taken. If it approves the petition the State Board shall direct the appropriate regional superintendent to enter an order effecting the prayer of the petition.
    Within 30 days after receipt of the direction from the State Board the regional superintendent shall make and file with the State Board and the county clerk of the county or counties concerned a map showing the amended boundaries of the community college district.
    Upon the receipt from a regional superintendent of a petition filed with him under this Section and signed by 1/5 or 500, whichever is applicable, of the resident voters of the territory described in that petition, the State Board shall notify the board of the community college district affected by the petition of the receipt of the petition and shall set the petition for hearing not sooner than 10 nor more than 60 days from the date it was submitted by the regional superintendent and shall cause notice of the filing of the petition and of the date, time and place of the hearing to be published in one or more newspapers having a general circulation in the territory described in that petition and in the community college district. On such day, or on a day to which the State Board continues the hearing, the State Board or a hearing officer appointed by it shall hear the petition and determine its sufficiency under this Article 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 described in the petition 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. At the hearing, any resident of the territory described in the petition or any district affected thereby may appear in support of the petition or to object thereto. If the State Board finds the petition to be insufficient it shall disapprove the petition. If the State Board finds the petition to be sufficient it shall determine whether the prayer of the petition is in the best interests of the schools in the general area and the educational welfare of the students within the territory and shall either approve or disapprove the petition. If the prayer of the petition is determined to be in the best interests of the schools in the general area and the educational welfare of the students within the territory described in the petition, the State Board shall approve the petition. If the State Board disapproves the petition no further action shall be taken. If it approves the petition, the State Board shall direct the appropriate regional superintendent to certify the proposition to the proper election authorities, who shall submit to the electorate, at a regular scheduled election in accordance with the general election law, the proposition presented by the petition in the territory described in the petition.
    The election shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition are in favor of the proposition, the territory shall be changed accordingly. If the proposition relates to 2 community college districts, immediately following such favorable referendum, the regional superintendent who certified the proposition for submission shall certify the results of the election, along with a copy of the ballot, the petition and the approval of the petition by the State Board, to the appropriate regional superintendent for the other community college district. Within 30 days after the referendum the regional superintendent or superintendent of schools shall make and file with the State Board and the county clerk of the county or counties concerned a map or maps showing the amended boundaries of the community college district or districts.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

110 ILCS 805/6-5.3a

    (110 ILCS 805/6-5.3a) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-5.3a)
    Sec. 6-5.3a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-5.5

    (110 ILCS 805/6-5.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-5.5)
    Sec. 6-5.5. Any annexation, disconnection and annexation, or disconnection accomplished under this Article takes effect on July 1st following the entry of the order by the regional superintendent or the court, or following the election, as the case may be. Any territory which is disconnected from a community college district, except territory that initiates proceedings to disconnect from its initial district and annex to another community college district within 30 days after the order for annexation to the first district, remains subject to taxation to pay its proportionate share of the bonded indebtedness of that community college district outstanding on the date the disconnection takes effect but no other part of the district to which that territory is annexed is subject to taxation on that bonded indebtedness of the district from which that territory was disconnected. That territory which initiates proceedings for disconnection from its initial district and annexation to another community college district within 30 days of the order for its annexation to its initial district shall not be considered a part of a community college district until the disconnection and annexation to another community college district has been allowed or denied by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-132.)

110 ILCS 805/6-5.9

    (110 ILCS 805/6-5.9) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-5.9)
    Sec. 6-5.9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-6.1

    (110 ILCS 805/6-6.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-6.1)
    Sec. 6-6.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1335. Repealed by P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/6-7

    (110 ILCS 805/6-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-7)
    Sec. 6-7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-7.1

    (110 ILCS 805/6-7.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-7.1)
    Sec. 6-7.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-7.2

    (110 ILCS 805/6-7.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-7.2)
    Sec. 6-7.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-7.3

    (110 ILCS 805/6-7.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-7.3)
    Sec. 6-7.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-7.4

    (110 ILCS 805/6-7.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-7.4)
    Sec. 6-7.4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-7.5

    (110 ILCS 805/6-7.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-7.5)
    Sec. 6-7.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

110 ILCS 805/6-10

    (110 ILCS 805/6-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-10)
    Sec. 6-10. Sections 6-5.3, 6-5.5 and 6-6.1 do not apply to community college districts to which Article VII applies.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/6-12

    (110 ILCS 805/6-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 106-12)
    Sec. 6-12. The tax rates and the tax rate limitation in this Act shall not be subject to the provisions of the Revenue Act of 1939 or its successor provisions included in the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. VII

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII

110 ILCS 805/7-1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-1)
    Sec. 7-1. This Article applies only to community college districts in cities having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants. Each such community college district shall maintain a system of community colleges under the charge of a board, which is appointed as provided in Section 7-2. Except as otherwise provided in this Article, such a community college district and its board have all the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities and are subject to the same limitations as are provided for other community college districts in this Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/7-1.1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-1.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-1.1)
    Sec. 7-1.1. Additional powers.
    (a) In addition to other powers and authority now possessed by it, the board shall have power (1) to lease from any public building commission created pursuant to the provisions of the "Public Building Commission Act", approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for the purpose of securing office or other space for its administrative functions or for community college purposes for a period of time not exceeding 40 years; and (2) to pay for the use of this leased property in accordance with the terms of the lease and with the provisions of the "Public Building Commission Act", approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended.
    Such lease may be entered into without making a previous appropriation for the expense thereby incurred; provided, however, that if the board undertakes to pay all or any part of the costs of operating and maintaining the property of a public building commission as authorized in this Section, such expenses of operation and maintenance shall be included in the annual budget of such board annually during the term of such undertaking.
    In addition, the board may undertake, either in the lease with a public building commission or by separate agreement or contract with a public building commission, to pay all or any part of the costs of maintaining and operating the property of a public building commission for any period of time not exceeding 40 years.
    (b) In addition, the board shall have power to borrow money (including, without limitation, in the form of a line of credit which may vary from time to time as to outstanding principal amount) from any source, public or private, for the purpose of refunding or continuing to refund bonds, notes or other indebtedness when they become due and payable, and to enter into agreements in connection with such borrowing, including agreements providing for the issuance of indebtedness to evidence the obligation to repay such borrowing and agreements providing for the pledge of and the granting of a lien on tuition and fees established and collected by the board pursuant to Section 6-4; provided that the proceeds of any such indebtedness shall be used only to refund or continue to refund bonds, notes or other indebtedness initially issued between February 1, 1994 and March 1, 1994 in an amount not exceeding $34,000,000, and that any such indebtedness be repaid within 20 years.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-1.2

    (110 ILCS 805/7-1.2)
    Sec. 7-1.2. Power to deduct wages for municipal debts. Upon receipt of notice from the comptroller of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more that a debt is due and owing the municipality by an employee of the board, the board may withhold, from the compensation of that employee, the amount of the debt that is due and owing and pay the amount withheld to the municipality; provided, however, that the amount deducted from any one salary or wage payment shall not exceed 25% of the net amount of the payment. Before the board deducts any amount from any salary or wage of an employee under this Section, the municipality shall certify that the employee has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing to dispute the debt that is due and owing the municipality. For purposes of this Section, "net amount" means that part of the salary or wage payment remaining after the deduction of any amounts required by law to be deducted and "debt due and owing" means (i) a specified sum of money owed to the municipality for city services, work, or goods, after the period granted for payment has expired, or (ii) a specified sum of money owed to the municipality pursuant to a court order or order of an administrative hearing officer after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review.
(Source: P.A. 90-22, eff. 6-20-97.)

110 ILCS 805/7-2

    (110 ILCS 805/7-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-2)
    Sec. 7-2. The board shall consist of 7 members, appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. Prior to the expiration of the term of any member his successor shall be appointed in like manner and shall hold office for a term of 3 years from July 1 of the year in which he is appointed and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled through appointment by the mayor, with the approval of the city council, for the unexpired term. If any appointee fails to qualify within 30 days after his appointment, the office shall be filled by a new appointment for the unexpired term. To be eligible for appointment to a board under this Section, a person must possess the same qualifications and meet the same requirements as are prescribed by this Act for members of an elected board of a community college district.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/7-3

    (110 ILCS 805/7-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-3)
    Sec. 7-3. The organization of the board and election of officers for a board appointed under Section 7-2 shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law and this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

110 ILCS 805/7-4

    (110 ILCS 805/7-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-4)
    Sec. 7-4. No power vested in the board or in any of its officers, agents or employees may be exercised by the city council.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-5

    (110 ILCS 805/7-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-5)
    Sec. 7-5. The fiscal year shall commence on the first day of July and end on the last day of June of each succeeding year.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/7-6

    (110 ILCS 805/7-6)
    Sec. 7-6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1335. Repealed by P.A. 95-1046, eff. 3-27-09.)

110 ILCS 805/7-7

    (110 ILCS 805/7-7)
    Sec. 7-7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-676. Repealed by P.A. 95-1046, eff. 3-27-09.)

110 ILCS 805/7-8

    (110 ILCS 805/7-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-8)
    Sec. 7-8. Before or within the first quarter of each fiscal year, the board shall adopt a budget and pass a resolution to be termed the "annual budget", hereinafter called the "budget", in and by which the board, subject to the limitations in Sections 7-9 through 7-13, shall appropriate such sums of money as may be required to defray all of its estimated expenses and liabilities to be paid or incurred during that fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 82-1001.)

110 ILCS 805/7-9

    (110 ILCS 805/7-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-9)
    Sec. 7-9. The budget shall set forth estimates, by classes, of all current assets and liabilities of each fund of the board as of the beginning of the fiscal year, and the amounts of those assets estimated to be available for appropriation in that year, either for expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that year or for liabilities unpaid at the beginning thereof. Estimates of taxes to be received from the levies of prior years shall be net, after deducting amounts estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting those taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amount of those taxes extended or to be extended upon the collectors' books.
    Estimates of the liabilities of the respective funds shall include:
        1. all final judgments, including accrued interest
    
thereon, entered against the board and unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year;
        2. the principal of all tax anticipation warrants and
    
all temporary loans and all accrued interest thereon unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year;
        3. any amount for which the board is required under
    
this Act to reimburse the working cash fund from the educational fund and operations and maintenance fund; and
        4. the amount of all accounts payable including
    
estimates of audited vouchers, participation certificates, interfund loans and purchase orders payable.
    The budget shall also set forth detailed estimates of all taxes to be levied for that year and of all current revenues to be derived from sources other than taxes, including State and Federal contributions, rents, fees, perquisites, and all other types of revenue, which will be applicable to expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that year.
    No estimate of taxes to be levied during the fiscal year for educational purposes and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes may exceed a sum equivalent to the product of the value of the taxable property in the district, as ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the passage of the budget, multiplied by the maximum per cent or rate of tax which the corporate authorities of the city are authorized by law to levy for the current fiscal year for those purposes.
    All these estimates shall be so segregated and classified as to funds and in such other manner as to give effect to the requirements of law relating to the respective purposes to which the assets and taxes and other current revenues are applicable, so that no expenditure will be authorized or made for any purpose in excess of the money lawfully available therefor.
    The several estimates of assets, liabilities and expenditure requirements required or authorized to be made by this Section and by Section 7-10 shall be made on the basis of information known to the board at the time of the passage of the annual budget and are not invalidated or otherwise subject to attack merely because after that time additional information is known to or could be discovered by the board that would require a different estimate or because the board might have amended these estimates under Section 7-12.
(Source: P.A. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/7-10

    (110 ILCS 805/7-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-10)
    Sec. 7-10. The budget shall specify the organizational unit, fund, activity and object to which an appropriation is applicable, as well as the amount of such appropriation.
    The budget shall include appropriations for:
    1. All estimated current expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that fiscal year, including interest to accrue on tax anticipation warrants and temporary loans;
    2. All final judgments, including accrued interest thereon, entered against the board and unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year;
    3. Any amount for which the board is required under this Act to reimburse the working cash fund from the educational fund and operations and maintenance fund;
    4. All other estimated liabilities, including the principal of all tax anticipation warrants and all temporary loans and all accrued interest thereon, incurred during prior years and unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year; and
    5. An amount or amounts estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting taxes levied for that fiscal year and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of those taxes as extended upon the collectors' books.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/7-11

    (110 ILCS 805/7-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-11)
    Sec. 7-11. The budget shall be prepared in tentative form by the board and in that form shall be made available to public inspection for at least 10 days prior to final action thereon, by having at least 5 copies thereof on file in the office of the secretary of the board. Not less than one week after those copies are placed on file and prior to final action thereon, the board shall hold at least one public hearing thereon, of which notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the district at least one week prior to the time of the hearing. The board shall arrange for and hold the public hearing or hearings.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-12

    (110 ILCS 805/7-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-12)
    Sec. 7-12. Subsequent to the public hearing provided for in Section 7-11 and before final action on the budget, the board may revise, alter, increase, or decrease the items contained therein, but the aggregate amount finally appropriated by the budget, including any subsequent amendment thereof, from any fund or for any purpose, including amounts appropriated for judgments and all other unpaid liabilities and all other purposes for which such authorities are herein or otherwise by law required to appropriate, may not exceed the aggregate amount available in that fund or for that purpose, as shown by the estimates of the available assets thereof at the beginning of that fiscal year and of taxes and other current revenues set forth in the budget. If the appropriations from any fund as set forth in the budget as finally adopted exceed in the aggregate the maximum amount which the board is authorized to appropriate therefrom, all appropriations made from that fund by the budget are void and the several amounts appropriated in the budget of the last preceding fiscal year, so far as they relate to operation and maintenance expenses, shall be considered to be appropriated for the current fiscal year for objects and purposes, respectively, as specified in the budget for the preceding fiscal year and the several amounts so appropriated shall constitute lawful appropriations for the current fiscal year. The board shall cause the budget to be entered in its proceedings within 10 days after its passage.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-13

    (110 ILCS 805/7-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-13)
    Sec. 7-13. After the adoption of the budget, the board may not make any other appropriations before the adoption or passage of the next succeeding budget. The board may not, either directly or indirectly, make any contract or do any act which will add to its expenditures or liabilities, in any fiscal year, any thing or sum above the amount provided for in the annual budget for that fiscal year, but the board, by a concurring vote of 2/3 of all the members thereof (this vote to be taken by yeas and nays and entered in the proceedings of the board), may make any expenditures and incur any liability rendered necessary to meet emergencies such as epidemics, fires, unforeseen damages or other catastrophes happening after the annual budget has been passed or adopted. However, the board may at any time after the adoption of the annual budget, by a vote of 2/3 of all the members of the board, pass an additional or supplemental budget, thereby adding appropriations to those made in the annual budget and such supplemental or additional budget shall be regarded as an amendment of the annual budget for that year, but any additional or supplemental appropriations so made may not exceed the amount of moneys which the board estimates it will receive in that year from State appropriations, from federal funds and from any increase in the authorized tax rates over and above the amount of moneys which the board, at the time of the adoption of its annual budget for that year, estimated would be received from those sources. This Section does not prevent the board from providing for and causing to be paid from its funds any charge imposed by law without the action of the board.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

110 ILCS 805/7-14

    (110 ILCS 805/7-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-14)
    Sec. 7-14. No contract may be made or expense or liability incurred by the board, by any member or committee of the board, or by any person for or in its behalf, notwithstanding the expenditure may have been ordered by the board, unless an appropriation therefor has been previously made. Neither the board, nor any member or committee, officer, head of any department or bureau, or employee thereof may during a fiscal year expend or contract to be expended any money, incur any liability, or enter into any contract which by its terms involves the expenditure of money for any of the purposes for which provision is made in the annual budget, in excess of the amounts appropriated in the annual budget. Any contract, verbal or written, made in violation of this Section is void as to the board, and no moneys belonging to the board may be paid on that contract. This Section does not prevent the making of lawful contracts for the construction of buildings, the purchase of insurance, or the leasing of realty, space and equipment, the terms of which conform with the requirements of this Act, or the making of lawful employment contracts and purchase orders the terms of which exceed one year.
    The board may, however, lease from any public building commission created pursuant to the provisions of the "Public Building Commission Act", approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for the purpose of securing office or other space for its administrative functions or for community college purposes for any period of time not exceeding 40 years, and such lease may be made and the obligation or expense thereunder incurred without making a previous appropriation therefor, except as otherwise provided in Section 7-1.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79-1456.)

110 ILCS 805/7-15

    (110 ILCS 805/7-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-15)
    Sec. 7-15. The board may at any regular meeting on or after July 1 in any year, by a vote of 2/3 of all its members, authorize the making of transfers within any fund under its jurisdiction of sums of money appropriated for one object or purpose to another object or purpose, which action shall be entered in its proceedings; but no appropriation for any purpose may be reduced below an amount sufficient to cover all obligations incurred or to be incurred against the appropriation for that purpose.
    If, at the termination of any fiscal year or the time when the budget for the ensuing fiscal year should have been passed as provided in this Article, the appropriations necessary for the expenditures of the board for that ensuing fiscal year has not been made, the several amounts appropriated in the last budget for operation and maintenance expenses shall be considered to be appropriated for the current fiscal year for those purposes. Until the board passes an appropriation for the current fiscal year, the treasurer shall make the payments necessary for the support of the public community college on the basis of the appropriations of the preceding fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

110 ILCS 805/7-15a

    (110 ILCS 805/7-15a) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-15a)
    Sec. 7-15a. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the board of a community college district which changes from a full accrual basis of accounting for the recognition of local property tax revenues to a basis of accounting consistent with generally accepted accounting principles as interpreted by National Council on Governmental Accounting Interpretation No. 3, may, by resolution of the board adopted by vote of a majority of the members voting on the measure at a meeting of the board at which a quorum is present, permanently transfer a portion of its working cash fund to its educational fund and to its operations and maintenance fund in an amount equal to the difference between the cumulative amount of local property tax revenues which it would have recognized in its educational fund and in its operations and maintenance fund through the then current fiscal year under the full accrual basis of accounting and the cumulative amount of local property tax revenues which it does recognize in those 2 funds through the then current fiscal year under the basis of accounting consistent with National Council on Governmental Accounting Interpretation No. 3. This transfer shall be a one-time occurrence in a year in which the community college district makes a change from the full accrual basis of accounting to a basis of accounting consistent with National Council on Governmental Accounting Interpretation No. 3.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/7-16

    (110 ILCS 805/7-16) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-16)
    Sec. 7-16. The appropriation resolution or budget, including the amounts for the payment of contract liabilities or to defray the expense of any project or purpose, does not constitute an approval by the board of any liability or of any project or purpose mentioned, but shall be regarded only as the provisions for a fund or funds for the payment of legal obligations of the board, which amounts have been properly vouchered, audited and approved by or under authority of the board, or of any project or purpose that has been approved and authorized by the board, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-17

    (110 ILCS 805/7-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-17)
    Sec. 7-17. Any member or officer of the board, any officer of the city or any other person holding any trust or employment under the board or city who wilfully violates any of the provisions of Sections 7-8 through 7-16 shall be guilty of a business offense and may be fined not exceeding $10,000 and forfeits his right to and shall be removed from his office, trust or employment. Any such member, officer or person is liable for the amount of any loss or damage suffered by the board resulting from his violation of any of those Sections, to be recovered by the board or by any taxpayer in the name and for the benefit of the board, in a civil action. Any taxpayer bringing an action under this Section must file a bond for all costs, and is liable for all costs taxed against the board in that suit. This Section does not bar any other remedy.
(Source: P.A. 95-1046, eff. 3-27-09.)

110 ILCS 805/7-18

    (110 ILCS 805/7-18) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-18)
    Sec. 7-18. Tax for operation and maintenance of facilities and purchase of grounds. For the purpose of establishing and supporting community colleges in each year and defraying the expenses incident to this purpose; for the purpose of building, acquiring, repairing and improving community college buildings, or procuring community college lands, furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, for building and architectural supplies, for the purchase, maintenance, repair and replacement of fixtures generally used in community college buildings, including but not limited to heating and ventilating systems, mechanical equipment, seats and desks, blackboards, window shades and curtains, gymnasium and recreation apparatus and equipment, auditorium and lunchroom equipment, and, if provided by resolution of the board, for the rental of buildings and property for community college purposes, for the payment of premiums for insurance upon buildings and building fixtures, for the payment of salaries of janitors, engineers, other custodial and security employees, for the costs of lights, gas, water, telephone service, custodial supplies and equipment and the cost of a professional survey of the conditions of school buildings, and all expenses incident to each of these purposes, the board may levy annually, upon all taxable property of the district, a tax for operation and maintenance of facilities purposes and the purchase of grounds at a rate for each year not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the year in which the levy is made; and may levy annually, upon all taxable property of the district, for educational purposes a tax for each year at a rate not to exceed .175% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the year in which the levy is made. The taxes levied for operations and maintenance purposes and for educational purposes, respectively, may not exceed the estimated amounts of taxes to be levied for that year for those purposes as determined under Sections 7-8 through 7-17 and set forth in the annual budget of the board: But when bonds are issued by the board as authorized by Section 7-26 or Section 7-27, the rate of tax authorized in this Section to be levied for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes and the purchase of grounds shall be reduced each year by the rate of tax necessary to be levied for that year to pay the principal of and interest on all such bonds when issued. Except sums expended or obligations incurred for purposes described in any resolution and ordinance authorizing bonds issued under Sections 7-25, 7-26 and 7-27, any sum expended or obligations incurred for the purpose of building or acquiring community colleges, for procuring land, furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, for the improvement, repair or benefit of community college buildings and property, for building and architectural supplies, for the purchase, maintenance, repair and replacement of fixtures generally used in community college buildings, including but not limited to heating and ventilating systems, mechanical equipment, seats and desks, blackboards, window shades and curtains, gymnasium and recreational apparatus and equipment, auditorium and lunchroom equipment, and all expenses incident to each of these purposes shall be paid from that portion of the tax levied for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes.
    Educational purposes and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, respectively, include expenses of administration incidental to each of those purposes.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-18.1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-18.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-18.1)
    Sec. 7-18.1. Supplemental budget and taxes. When a supplemental budget has been adopted by the board under Section 7-13, the board may levy supplemental taxes which may not exceed the amount of the moneys appropriated in the supplemental budget nor the maximum rates of taxes which the board is authorized by law to levy for the current fiscal year for the respective purposes. This Section shall be effective only until January 1, 1974.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-19

    (110 ILCS 805/7-19) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-19)
    Sec. 7-19. Limit on expenditures. The board may not add to the expenditures for community college purposes any amount above the total estimated receipts from the State or Federal government, from the rental of lands or property, from funds otherwise received, and from taxes levied for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes. The city is not liable for the board's expenditures which exceed those total estimated receipts. The board is authorized to levy all taxes as provided for in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-20

    (110 ILCS 805/7-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-20)
    Sec. 7-20. In ascertaining the rate per cent that will produce the amount of any tax levied under Section 7-18 the county clerk may not add any amount to cover any loss or cost of collecting the tax.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-21

    (110 ILCS 805/7-21) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-21)
    Sec. 7-21. Tax anticipation warrants. When there is not sufficient money in the treasury to meet the ordinary and necessary expenses for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, the board may order issued warrants against and in anticipation of any taxes levied for the payment of the expenditures for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, to the extent of 85% of the total amount of the taxes levied for those purposes.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-22

    (110 ILCS 805/7-22) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-22)
    Sec. 7-22. Warrants drawn and issued under Section 7-21 shall be numbered consecutively in the order of their issuance and shall show upon their face that they are payable solely from the taxes when collected, and not otherwise, and that payment thereof will be made in the order of their issuance, beginning with the warrant having the lowest number, and shall be received by any collector of taxes in payment of taxes against which they are issued. The warrants shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the board. The taxes against which the warrants are drawn shall be set apart and held for their payment, as herein provided. The warrants shall bear interest, payable out of the taxes against which they are drawn, at the rate of not to exceed 6% per annum, from the date of their issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for their payment is available and that they will be paid on presentation.
(Source: P.A. 76-1505.)

110 ILCS 805/7-23

    (110 ILCS 805/7-23) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-23)
    Sec. 7-23. The chairman of the board, with the approval of the board, may designate one or more persons to have authority, when so directed by the chairman to affix the signature of the chairman to any warrant, certificate, contract or any other written instrument, which by law is required to be signed by the chairman of the board. When the signature of the chairman of the board is so affixed to a written instrument, it is as binding upon the board as if signed personally by its chairman. Whenever the chairman of the board desires to designate a person to affix the signature of the chairman to any warrant, certificate, contract or any other written instrument, he shall send a written notice to the board containing the name of the person he has selected and a designation of the instruments that person shall have authority to sign. Attached to the notice shall be the written signature of the chairman of the board, executed by the person so designated, with the signature of the person so designated underneath. The notice shall be filed with the secretary, presented at the next meeting of the board for its approval and entered in the proceedings of that meeting.
(Source: P.A. 76-1505.)

110 ILCS 805/7-23.1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-23.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-23.1)
    Sec. 7-23.1. Contracts. The board shall let all contracts (other than those excepted by Section 3-27.1 of this Act) for supplies, materials or work involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000 or a lower amount as required by board policy by competitive bidding as provided in Section 3-27.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-990, eff. 10-3-08.)

110 ILCS 805/7-24

    (110 ILCS 805/7-24) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-24)
    Sec. 7-24. The board shall yearly, and may as often as necessary, appoint certified public accountants to examine the business methods and audit the accounts of the board, and to submit a report of that examination and audit, together with any of their recommendations as to changes in business methods of the board or any of its departments, officers or employees. That report shall be made to the mayor, the city council, and the board and be filed in the records of the board. The board shall prepare, publish and transmit to the mayor and the city council an annual report including in detail all receipts and expenditures, specifying the source of the receipts and the objects of the expenditures.
(Source: P.A. 83-343.)

110 ILCS 805/7-25

    (110 ILCS 805/7-25) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-25)
    Sec. 7-25. Issuance of bonds; terms and sale. The board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds for the purpose of erecting, purchasing or otherwise acquiring buildings suitable for community college use, transferring funds to the Capital Development Board for community college building purposes, erecting temporary community college structures, erecting additions to, repairing, rehabilitating and replacing existing community college buildings and temporary community college structures, furnishing and equipping community college buildings and temporary community college structures, and purchasing or otherwise acquiring and improving sites for such purposes.
    The bonds may not be issued until the proposition of authorizing such bonds has been certified to the proper election officials, who shall have submitted it to the electors of the city at a regular scheduled election in accordance with the general election law, and approved by a majority of the electors voting upon that question.
    The board shall adopt a resolution providing for certifying that proposition for such an election. In addition to the requirements of the general election law the notice of the referendum must contain the amount of the bond issue, maximum rate of interest and purpose for which issued. This notice shall be published in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds in the amount of
$............ be issued by the
Board of Community College District        YES
No....., County of.... and State of
Illinois for the purpose of (Here
print the purpose of the public       ------------------------
measure) bearing interest at the
rate of not to exceed the maximum
rate authorized  by the Bond               NO
Authorization Act, as amended at the
time of the making of the contract?
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Whenever the board desires to issue bonds as herein authorized, it shall adopt a resolution designating the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds are to be expended and fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity thereof, and optional provisions, if any, the rate of interest thereon, and the amount of taxes to be levied annually for the purpose of paying the interest upon and the principal of such bonds.
    The bonds shall bear interest at the rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within not to exceed 20 years from their date, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest, after notice has been given, at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution.
    The bonds shall be issued in the corporate name of the community college district, and they shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the community college board. The bonds shall also be registered, numbered and countersigned by the treasurer who receives the taxes of the district. The registration shall be in a book in which shall be entered the record of the election authorizing the board to borrow money and a description of the bonds issued, including the number, date, to whom issued, amount, rate of interest and when due.
    The bonds shall be sold by the board upon such terms as are approved by the board after advertisement for bids, and the proceeds thereof shall be received by the community college treasurer, and expended by the board for the purposes provided in the bond resolution.
    The community college treasurer shall, before receiving any of such money, execute a surety bond conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties with a surety company authorized to do business in this State, which surety bond shall be approved by the community college board and filed as otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer's bond. The penalty of the surety bond shall be in the amount of such bond issue. The surety bond shall be in substantially the same form as the bond otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer and when so given shall fully describe the bond issue which it specifically covers and shall remain in force until the funds of the bond issue are fully disbursed in accordance with the law.
    Before or at the time of issuing any bonds herein authorized, the board shall by resolution provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property of such community college district sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the other taxes of the community college district and shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes which the board is authorized by law to levy for community college purposes. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of the county wherein such community college district is located of a certified copy of any such ordinance, the county clerk shall extend the tax therein provided for, including an amount to cover loss and cost of collecting such taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of such taxes as extended upon the collector's books. The ordinance shall be in force upon its passage.
    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. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/7-26

    (110 ILCS 805/7-26) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-26)
    Sec. 7-26. Issuance of bonds not exceeding $15,000,000 aggregate. The board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in an amount or amounts not to exceed in the aggregate $15,000,000 for the purpose of erecting, purchasing, or otherwise acquiring buildings suitable for community college use, transferring funds to the Capital Development Board for community college building purposes, erecting temporary community college structures, erecting additions to, repairing, rehabilitating, and replacing existing community college buildings and temporary community college structures, furnishing and equipping community college buildings and temporary community college structures, and purchasing or otherwise acquiring and improving sites for such purposes. The bonds may be issued without submitting the question of issuance thereof to the voters of the community college district for approval.
    Whenever the board desires to issue bonds as herein authorized, it shall adopt a resolution designating the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds are to be expended and fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the schedule of the maturities thereof; and optional provisions, if any, and the maximum rate of interest thereon and directing the sale upon such terms as are determined by the board.
    The secretary of the board shall cause such sale to be advertised by publication of a notice of sale once, as a legal notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the district, and once in a financial journal published in the City of New York, New York, or Chicago, Illinois. Such notice of sale shall be published not less than 7 nor more than 21 days prior to the date set for the sale of the bonds being advertised. The notice of sale shall state that sealed bids will be received by the board for its bonds and shall include: the amount, date, maturity or maturities of such bonds; the date, time and place of receipt of bids; the maximum permissible interest rate; the basis upon which the bonds will be awarded; call provisions, if any; and such other information as the board may deem pertinent.
    After the bonds have been awarded to the successful bidder, the board shall adopt a resolution confirming the sale of said bonds to the successful bidder, setting forth the terms of sale, designating the place of payment for the principal and interest, prescribing the form of bond and determining the amount of taxes to be levied annually for each of the years in which said bonds are outstanding for the purpose of paying the interest on and the principal of such bonds.
    The bonds shall be issued in the corporate name of the community college district, and they shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the community college board. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not more than 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 issuance, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest, after notice has been given, at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution. The proceeds of sale of said bonds shall be received by the community college treasurer, and expended by the board for the purpose provided in the bond resolution.
    The community college treasurer shall, before receiving any of such money, execute a surety bond with a surety company authorized to do business in this State conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties. That surety bond must pass approval by the community college board and, upon such approval, shall be filed as otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer's bond. The penalty of the surety bond shall be in the amount of such bond issue. The surety bond shall be in substantially the same form as the bond otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer and when so given shall fully describe the bond issue which it specifically covers and shall remain in force until the funds of the bond issue are fully disbursed in accordance with the law.
    Before or at the time of issuing any bonds herein authorized, the city council, upon the demand and under the direction of the board shall, by ordinance, provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the community college district sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the other taxes of the community college district and shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes which the board is authorized by law to levy for community college purposes. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of each county wherein such community college district is located of a certified copy of any such ordinance, the county clerk shall extend the tax therein provided for, including an amount to cover loss and cost of collecting such taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of such taxes as extended upon the collector's books.
    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. 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)

110 ILCS 805/7-27

    (110 ILCS 805/7-27) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-27)
    Sec. 7-27. Issuance of bonds not exceeding $20,000,000 aggregate. The board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in an amount or amounts not to exceed in the aggregate $20,000,000 for the purpose of erecting, purchasing, or otherwise acquiring buildings suitable for community college use, transferring funds to the Capital Development Board for community college building purposes, erecting temporary community college structures, erecting additions to, repairing, rehabilitating, and replacing existing community college buildings and temporary community college structures, furnishing and equipping community college buildings and temporary community college structures, and purchasing or otherwise acquiring and improving sites for such purposes. The bonds may be issued without submitting the question of issuance thereof to the voters of the community college district for approval.
    Whenever the board desires to issue bonds as herein authorized, it shall adopt a resolution designating the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds are to be expended and fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the schedule of the maturities thereof, and optional provisions, if any, and the maximum rate of interest thereon and directing the sale upon such terms as are determined by the board.
    The secretary of the board shall cause such sale to be advertised by publication of a notice of sale once, as a legal notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the district, and once in a financial journal published in the City of New York, New York, or Chicago, Illinois. Such notice of sale shall be published not less than 7 nor more than 21 days prior to the date set for the sale of the bonds being advertised. The notice of sale shall state that sealed bids will be received by the board for its bonds and shall include: the amount, date, maturity or maturities of such bonds; the date, time and place of receipt of bids; the maximum permissible interest rate; the basis upon which the bonds will be awarded; call provisions, if any; and such other information as the board may deem pertinent.
    After the bonds have been awarded to the successful bidder, the board shall adopt a resolution confirming the sale of the bonds to the successful bidder setting forth the terms of sale, designating the place of payment for the principal and interest, prescribing the form of bond and determining the amount of taxes to be levied annually for each of the years in which said bonds are outstanding for the purpose of paying the interest on and the principal of such bonds.
    The bonds shall be issued in the corporate name of the community college district, and shall be signed by such officers of the district as may be designated in the bond resolution. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature not more than 20 years from the date of issuance, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest, after notice has been given, at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution. The proceeds of sale of said bonds shall be received by the community college treasurer, and expended by the board for the purpose provided in the bond resolution.
    The community college treasurer shall, before receiving any of such money, execute a surety bond with a surety company authorized to do business in this State conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties. That surety bond must be approved by the community college board and, upon such approval, shall be filed as otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer's bond. The penalty of the surety bond shall be in the amount of such bond issue. The surety bond shall be in substantially the same form as the bond otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer and when so given shall fully describe the bond issue which it specifically covers and shall remain in force until the funds of the bond issue are fully disbursed in accordance with law.
    Before or at the time of issuing any bonds herein authorized, the board shall by resolution provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the community college district sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the other taxes of the community college district and shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes that the board is authorized by law to levy for community college purposes. Upon the filing of a certified copy of any such ordinance in the office of the county clerk of each county wherein such community college district is located, the county clerk shall extend the tax therein provided for, including an amount to cover loss and cost of collecting such taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of such taxes as extended upon the collector's books.
    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. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/Art. VIII

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII

110 ILCS 805/8-1

    (110 ILCS 805/8-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 108-1)
    Sec. 8-1. All acts and proceedings relating to the organization, maintenance and operation of a junior college which have been performed before February 16, 1967 by a common school board, by a junior college board or by a city council in a city having over 500,000 inhabitants and which could have been performed in any community college district are hereby validated. Any acts and proceedings which have been initiated or performed by a board governing a junior college in existence before February 16, 1967, shall be deemed to be in accordance with, and in compliance with, the requirements of this Act, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/8-2

    (110 ILCS 805/8-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 108-2)
    Sec. 8-2. The Sections, clauses, sentences and parts of this Act are severable, are not matters of mutual essential inducement, and any of them may be excised by any court of competent jurisdiction if this Act would otherwise be unconstitutional or ineffective. It is the intention of this Act to confer upon community college districts the whole or any part of the powers in this Act provided for, and if any one or more Sections, clauses, sentences and parts of this Act shall for any reason be questioned in any court of competent jurisdiction and shall be adjudged unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remaining provisions thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the specific provision or provisions so held unconstitutional or invalid, and the inapplicability or invalidity of any Section, clause, sentence or part of this Act in any one or more instances shall not be taken to affect or prejudice its applicability or validity in any other instance.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)