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92_SB0726 LRB9207985EGfg 1 AN ACT in relation to conservation. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Conservation Education Act is amended by 5 changing Section 3 as follows: 6 (105 ILCS 415/3) (from Ch. 122, par. 698.3) 7 Sec. 3. Advisory Board. 8 (a) An Advisory Board is hereby established consisting 9 of the Director of Agriculture, the Director of Natural 10 Resources
plus a person designated by the Director of Natural11 Resources, the Director of the Environmental Protection 12 Agency, the State Superintendent of Education, the Director 13 of Commerce and Community Affairs, the Director of Public 14 Health, the Director of Nuclear Safety, the Director of the 15 University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, and 4 16 members to be appointed by the Governor. The appointed 17 members shall consist of: a representative of the colleges 18 and universities of the State of Illinois, a member of a soil 19 conservation district within the State of Illinois, a 20 classroom teacher who has won the Conservation Teacher of the 21 Year Award, and a representative of business and industry. 22 All appointive members shall be appointed for terms of 3 23 threeyears except when an appointment is made to fill a 24 vacancy, in which case the appointment shall be made by the 25 Governor for the unexpired term of the position vacant. The26 Advisory Board from time to time shall make recommendations27 concerning the conservation education program within the28 State of Illinois.In selecting the appointive members of 29 the Advisory Board, the Governor shall give due consideration 30 to the recommendations of such professional organizations as 31 are concerned with the conservation education program. -2- LRB9207985EGfg 1 Members of the Advisory Board shall serve without 2 compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary 3 expenses incurred in the administration of the Act. Each of 4 the members serving ex officio may designate a person to 5 serve in his or her place. 6 (b) The Advisory Board shall select its own Chairman, 7 establish rules and procedures not inconsistent with this Act 8 and shall keep a record of matters transpiring at all 9 meetings. The Board shall hold regular meetings at least 4 10 fourtimes each year and special meetings shall be held at 11 the call of the Chairman or any 3 threemembers of the Board. 12 All matters coming before the Board shall be decided by a 13 majority vote of those present at any meeting. 14 (c) The Advisory Board from time to time shall make 15 recommendations concerning the conservation education program 16 within the State of Illinois. 17 (Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.) 18 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 19 becoming law.
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