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Public Act 92-0237
HB0155 Enrolled LRB9200996ACcd
AN ACT regarding the Structural Engineering Board.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Structural Engineering Practice Act of
1989 is amended by changing Section 7 as follows:
(225 ILCS 340/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 6607)
Sec. 7. The Director shall appoint a Structural
Engineering Board which shall consist of 6 members. Five
members shall be Illinois licensed structural engineers, who
have been engaged in the practice of structural engineering
for a minimum of 10 years, and one shall be a public member.
The public member shall be a voting member and shall not hold
a license as an architect, professional engineer, structural
engineer or land surveyor.
Members shall serve 5 year terms and until their
successors are appointed and qualified.
In making the designation of persons to act, the Director
shall give due consideration to recommendations by members of
the profession and by organizations of the structural
The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect
representation from the geographic areas in this State.
No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term
which would cause his or her continuous service on the Board
to be longer than 14
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10 successive years. Service prior to
the effective date of this Act shall not be considered in
calculating length of service.
Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same
manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of
the vacated term. Initial terms under this Act shall begin
upon the expiration of the terms of Committee members
appointed under The Illinois Structural Engineering Act.
Persons holding office as members of the Board under this
Act on the effective date of this Act shall serve as members
of the Board under this Act until the expiration of the term
for which they were appointed and until their successors are
appointed and qualified under this Act.
A quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of
Board members appointed. A majority of the quorum is
required for Board decisions.
The Director may terminate the appointment of any member
for cause which in the opinion of the Director reasonably
justifies such termination, which may include, but is not
limited to, a Board member who does not attend 2 consecutive
Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the
Board and the Department shall review the response of the
Board and any recommendations made therein. The Department
may, at any time, seek the expert advice and knowledge of the
Board on any matter relating to the administration or
enforcement of this Act.
Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any
action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other
activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
Whenever the Director is not satisfied that substantial
justice has been done in an examination, the Director may
order a reexamination by the same or other examiners.
(Source: P.A. 91-91, eff. 1-1-00.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
Passed in the General Assembly May 10, 2001.
Approved August 03, 2001.