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91_HB0742 LRB9103332MWgc 1 AN ACT to amend the Metropolitan Water Reclamation 2 District Act by changing Section 3. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 6 Act is amended by changing 3 as follows: 7 (70 ILCS 2605/3) (from Ch. 42, par. 322) 8 Sec. 3. Election of trustees. 9 (a) The corporate authority of the Sanitary District of 10 Chicago shall consist of 9
ninetrustees. The General 11 Assembly, by law, shall divide the district into 9 geographic 12 subdistricts in 2001. The subdistricts shall be as nearly 13 equal in population and as compact and contiguous as 14 possible. In the year following each federal decennial census 15 year, the General Assembly, by law, shall redistrict the 9 16 geographic subdistricts. Any territory that is added to the 17 district shall become a part of that subdistrict with which 18 it shares the greatest common boundary until the next 19 redistricting by the General Assembly. 20 (b) The Suchtrustees shall be elected for staggered 21 terms at the election provided by the general election law. 22 The 3 trustees elected in 2000 shall be elected at large and 23 shall serve 2-year terms. A trustee elected from a 24 subdistrict must be a resident of that subdistrict. Trustees 25 shall be elected from subdistricts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 in 26 2002 to serve 4-year terms. The trustees elected from 27 subdistricts 1, 2, and 3 in 2004 shall serve 4-year terms. 28 The trustees elected in 2006 from subdistricts 4, 5, and 6 29 shall serve 2-year terms, and the trustees elected in 2006 30 from subdistricts 7, 8, and 9 shall serve 4-year terms. The 31 trustees elected in 2008 from subdistricts 1, 2, and 3 shall -2- LRB9103332MWgc 1 serve 4-year terms and the trustees elected in 2008 from 2 subdistricts 4, 5, and 6 shall serve 4-year terms. The 3 trustees elected in 2010 from subdistricts 7, 8, and 9 shall 4 serve 2-year terms. 5 After the decennial redistricting in 2011 and after each 6 decennial redistricting thereafter, trustees from 7 subdistricts 1, 2, and 3 shall be elected to terms of 2 8 years, 4 years, and 4 years; trustees from subdistricts 4, 5, 9 and 6 shall be elected to terms of 4 years, 2 years, and 4 10 years; and trustees from subdistricts 7, 8, and 9 shall be 11 elected to terms of 4 years, 4 years, and 2 years. Three12 trustees shall be elected at each such election to succeed13 the 3 trustees whose terms expire in such year.14 (c) SuchTrustees shall take office on the first Tuesday 15 after the first Monday in the month following the month of 16 their election and shall hold their offices for terms as 17 provided in subsection (b) six yearsand until their 18 successors shall be elected and qualified In all elections19 for trustees each elector may vote for as many candidates as20 there are trustees to be elected, but no elector may give to21 such candidates more than one vote, it being the intent and22 purpose of this Act to prohibit cumulative voting in the23 selection of members of the board of the sanitary district. 24 (d) The election of trustees shall be in accordance with 25 the provisions of the general election law. 26 (e) By reason of the importance and character of the 27 services performed by the sanitary district, there is a great 28 need and it is in the public interest that those such29 services be performed in as near a non-partisan character as 30 possible. 31 (f) When a vacancy exists in the office of trustee 32 trusteesof any sanitary district organized under this Act 33 the provisions hereof, the vacancy shall be filled by 34 appointment by the Governor until the next regular election -3- LRB9103332MWgc 1 at which trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago are 2 elected, and thereafter until a successor shall be elected 3 and qualified. 4 (g) The Suchsanitary district shall from the time of 5 the first election held by it under this Act be construed in 6 all courts to be a body corporate and politic, and by the 7 name and style of the sanitary district of...., and by such 8 name and style may sue and be sued, contract and be 9 contracted with, acquire and hold real estate and personal 10 property necessary for corporate purposes, and adopt a common 11 seal and alter the same at pleasure. 12 (h) The board of trustees shall have the power to change 13 the name of the Sanitary District of Chicago by ordinance and 14 public notice without impairing the legal status of acts 15 theretofore performed by said district. Thereafter any and 16 all references to the Sanitary District of Chicago in this 17 Act or otherwise shall mean and include the name under which 18 such sanitary district is then operating. No rights, duties 19 or privilege of such a sanitary district, or those of any 20 person, existing before the change of name shall be affected 21 by a change, in the name of a sanitary district. All 22 proceedings pending in any court in favor of or against such 23 sanitary district may continue to final consummation under 24 the name in which they were commenced. 25 (Source: P.A. 83-345.) 26 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 27 becoming law.
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