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Public Act 101-0300


 

Public Act 0300 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0300
 
SB0172 EnrolledLRB101 08111 AXK 53177 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The University of Illinois Trustees Act is
amended by changing Section 1 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 310/1)  (from Ch. 144, par. 41)
    Sec. 1. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
shall consist of the Governor and at least 12 trustees. Nine
trustees shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the
advice and consent of the Senate. The other trustees shall be
students, of whom one student shall be selected from each
University campus.
    Each student trustee shall serve a term of one year,
beginning on July 1 or on the date of his or her selection,
whichever is later, and expiring on the next succeeding June
30.
    Each trustee shall have all of the privileges of
membership, except that only one student trustee shall have the
right to cast a legally binding vote. The Governor shall
designate which one of the student trustees shall possess, for
his or her entire term, the right to cast a legally binding
vote. Each student trustee who does not possess the right to
cast a legally binding vote shall have the right to cast an
advisory vote and the right to make and second motions and to
attend executive sessions.
    Each trustee shall be governed by the same conflict of
interest standards. Pursuant to those standards, it shall not
be a conflict of interest for a student trustee to vote on
matters pertaining to students generally, such as tuition and
fees. However, it shall be a conflict of interest for a student
trustee to vote on faculty member tenure or promotion. For the
purposes of this Section, a student member shall not be deemed
to have a direct conflict of interest in and may vote on any
item involving the employment or compensation of the Chancellor
at any campus or the President of the University or the
election of officers. Student trustees shall be chosen by
campus-wide student election, and the student trustee
designated by the Governor to possess a legally binding vote
shall be one of the students selected by this method. A student
trustee who does not possess a legally binding vote on a
measure at a meeting of the Board or any of its committees
shall not be considered a trustee for the purpose of
determining whether a quorum is present at the time that
measure is voted upon. To be eligible for selection as a
student trustee and to be eligible to remain as a voting or
nonvoting student trustee, a student trustee must be a resident
of this State, must have and maintain a grade point average
that is equivalent to at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a
full time student enrolled at all times during his or her term
of office except for that part of the term which follows the
completion of the last full regular semester of an academic
year and precedes the first full regular semester of the
succeeding academic year at the University (sometimes commonly
referred to as the summer session or summer school). If a
voting or nonvoting student trustee fails to continue to meet
or maintain the residency, minimum grade point average, or
enrollment requirement established by this Section, his or her
membership on the Board shall be deemed to have terminated by
operation of law. The University may not use residency for
tuition purposes as a factor in making the determination that a
student is or is not a resident of this State. In order to
determine residency for a student trustee, the student must
provide evidence of the student's Illinois domicile for at
least the previous 6 months and at least one of the following:
The following factors shall positively demonstrate residency
in this State for the purposes of the residency requirement for
student trustees and candidates for student trustee:
        (1) evidence of the student's Illinois domicile for at
    least the previous 6 months;
        (1) (2) evidence of the student's current, valid
    Illinois driver's license or Illinois Identification Card;
    or and
        (2) (3) evidence of the student's valid Illinois voter
    registration.
Evidence A positive demonstration of residency in this State
for student trustees and candidates for student trustees under
this Section does not apply to residency requirements for
tuition purposes.
    If a voting student trustee resigns or otherwise ceases to
serve on the Board, the Governor shall, within 30 days,
designate one of the remaining student trustees to possess the
right to cast a legally binding vote for the remainder of his
or her term. If a nonvoting student trustee resigns or
otherwise ceases to serve on the Board, the chief executive of
the student government from that campus shall, within 30 days,
select a new nonvoting student trustee to serve for the
remainder of the term.
    No more than 5 of the 9 appointed trustees shall be
affiliated with the same political party. Each trustee
appointed by the Governor must be a resident of this State. A
failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement
constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the
Board. The term of office of each appointed trustee shall be 6
years from the third Monday in January of each odd numbered
year. The regular terms of office of the appointed trustees
shall be staggered so that 3 terms expire in each odd-numbered
year.
    Vacancies for appointed trustees shall be filled for the
unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. If
a vacancy in membership occurs at a time when the Senate is not
in session, the Governor shall make temporary appointments
until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall appoint
persons to fill such memberships for the remainder of their
respective terms. If the Senate is not in session when
appointments for a full term are made, appointments shall be
made as in the case of vacancies.
    No action of the board shall be invalidated by reason of
any vacancies on the board, or by reason of any failure to
select student trustees.
(Source: P.A. 98-778, eff. 7-21-14; 99-734, eff. 8-5-16.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2020.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020