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92_HB5911 LRB9215050BDtm 1 AN ACT concerning the Illinois Century Network. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Century Network Act is amended 5 by changing Sections 10, 15, and 20 as follows: 6 (20 ILCS 3921/10) 7 Sec. 10. Illinois Century Network. The Illinois Century 8 Network shall be a service creating and maintaining high 9 speed telecommunications networks
networkthat provide 10 providesreliable communication links to and among Illinois 11 schools, institutions of higher education, libraries, 12 museums, research institutions, State agencies, units of 13 local government, and other local entities that provide 14 services to Illinois citizens. The Illinois Century Network 15 shall build on existing investments in networking schools, 16 colleges, and universities, avoid duplication of future 17 efforts, maintain sufficient capacity to meet the 18 requirements of the participating institutions, and stay 19 current with rapid developments in technology. The Illinois 20 Century Network shall be capable of delivering 21 state-of-the-art access to education, training, and 22 electronic information and shall provide access to networking 23 technologies for institutions located in even the most remote 24 areas of this State. 25 (Source: P.A. 91-21, eff. 7-1-99.) 26 (20 ILCS 3921/15) 27 Sec. 15. Management of the Illinois Century Network. 28 (a) Staffing and contractual services necessary to 29 support the network's activities shall be governed by the 30 Illinois Century Network Policy Committee. The committee -2- LRB9215050BDtm 1 shall include: 2 (1) 6 standing members as follows: 3 (i) the Illinois State Library Director or 4 designee; 5 (ii) the Illinois State Museum Director or 6 designee; 7 (iii) the Executive Director of the Board of 8 Higher Education or designee; 9 (iv) the Community College Board President or 10 designee; 11 (v) the State Board of Education State 12 Superintendent or designee; and 13 (vi) the Director of Central Management 14 Services or designee; 15 (2) up to 7 members who are appointed by the 16 Governor and who: 17 (i) have experience and background in private 18 K-12 education, private higher education, or who are 19 from other participant constituents that are not 20 already represented; 21 (ii) shall serve staggered terms up to 3 years 22 as designated by the Governor; and 23 (iii) shall serve until a successor is 24 appointed and qualified; and 25 (3) a Chairperson who is appointed by the Governor 26 and who shall serve a term of 2 years and until a 27 successor is appointed and qualified. 28 (b) Illinois Century Network Policy Committee members 29 shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to 30 reimbursement for reasonable expenses of travel for members 31 who are required to travel for a distance greater than 20 32 miles to participate in business of the Illinois Century 33 Network Policy Committee. provided by the Board of Higher34 Education, the Illinois Community College Board, the State-3- LRB9215050BDtm 1 Board of Education, and other agencies as necessary or2 warranted, using funds appropriated to these agencies for3 this purpose.4 (Source: P.A. 91-21, eff. 7-1-99.) 5 (20 ILCS 3921/20) 6 Sec. 20. Illinois Century Network Policy Committee. The 7 Illinois Century Network Policy Committee shall set general 8 policies for the network. The Committee shall have the 9 following additional duties and powers: 10 (1) to purchase, acquire, or receive equipment and 11 agreements or contracts for services for the benefit of 12 the Illinois Century Network or its participants; 13 (2) to sell or convey equipment or services 14 desirable for Network operations to its participants at 15 reasonable costs incurred in the acquisition of the 16 equipment or services; 17 (3) to employ and fix the compensation for 18 employees as it deems reasonable to achieve the purposes 19 of this Act; 20 (4) to establish and maintain petty cash funds as 21 provided in Section 13.3 of the State Finance Act; 22 (5) to make, amend, and repeal bylaws, rules, 23 regulations, and resolutions that are consistent with 24 this Act; 25 (6) to make and execute all contracts and 26 instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of 27 its powers; 28 (7) to exclusively control and manage the Network 29 and all moneys that are donated, paid, or appropriated 30 for the creation, improvement, and operation of the 31 Network; 32 (8) to prepare and submit a budget for the 33 necessary and contingent operation expenses of the -4- LRB9215050BDtm 1 Network; 2 (9) to accept grants and funds from the federal and 3 state governments and any federal or state agency and to 4 expend those moneys in accordance and in furtherance of 5 the purposes of this Act; 6 (10) to enter into intergovernmental agreements 7 with other governmental entities, including but not 8 limited to, the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois 9 Community College Board, the State Board of Education, 10 the Department of Central Management Services, and local 11 education agencies, in order to implement and execute the 12 powers and duties set forth in this Act; 13 (11) to acquire or procure telecommunications or 14 computer networks or related services, alone or in 15 cooperation with other governmental or education 16 entities, as may be of reasonable benefit to the Network 17 or its participants for the general purposes set forth in 18 this Act; and 19 (12) to receive assignment of ownership or 20 management rights and the use of telecommunications 21 equipment and services owned or leased by the State of 22 Illinois or other entities providing services to Illinois 23 citizens for use in operation of Network programs and 24 services. consist of representatives from (i) the Office25 of the Governor, appointed by the Governor, (ii) the26 Board of Higher Education, appointed by the Board of27 Higher Education, (iii) the Illinois Community College28 Board, appointed by the Illinois Community College Board,29 (iv) the State Board of Education, appointed by the State30 Board of Education, and (v) other public and private31 partners as are necessary, appointed by the Governor.32 (Source: P.A. 91-21, eff. 7-1-99.) 33 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon -5- LRB9215050BDtm 1 becoming law.
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