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Public Act 100-0273


 

Public Act 0273 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0273
 
HB3091 EnrolledLRB100 08820 MLM 18961 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
changing Sections 3-7 and 3-10 as follows:
 
    (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) Except in an election of the initial board for a new
community college district created pursuant to Section 6-6.1,
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. 97-539, eff. 8-23-11.)
 
    (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 serve in the chairman's absence. 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: Laws 1967, p. 1229.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/22/2017