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Full Text of HB4457  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/3/2020, by Rep. Carol Ammons


40 ILCS 5/7-175.1  from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-175.1

    Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that the counting of ballots for the election of employee and annuitant trustees shall be open to observers from associations that represent participating municipalities and instrumentalities and labor organizations that represent employees from participating municipalities and instrumentalities. Effective immediately.

LRB101 14740 RPS 63691 b






HB4457LRB101 14740 RPS 63691 b

1    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by changing
5Section 7-175.1 as follows:
6    (40 ILCS 5/7-175.1)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-175.1)
7    Sec. 7-175.1. Election of employee and annuitant trustees.
8    (a) The board shall prepare and send ballots and ballot
9envelopes to the employees and annuitants eligible to vote as
10of September of that year. The ballots shall contain the names
11of all candidates in alphabetical order and an appropriate
12place where a name may be written in on the ballot. The ballot
13envelope shall have on the outside a form of certificate
14stating that the person voting the ballot is a participating
15employee or annuitant entitled to vote.
16    (b) Employees and annuitants, upon receipt of the ballot,
17shall vote the ballot and place it in the ballot envelope, seal
18the envelope, execute the certificate thereon and return the
19ballot to the Fund.
20    (c) The board shall set a final date for ballot return, and
21ballots received prior to that date in a ballot envelope with a
22properly executed certificate and properly voted, shall be
23valid ballots.



HB4457- 2 -LRB101 14740 RPS 63691 b

1    (d) The board shall set a day for counting the ballots and
2name judges and clerks of election to conduct the count of
3ballots, and shall make any rules and regulations necessary for
4the conduct of the count.
5    (d-5) The counting of ballots shall be open to observers
6from associations that represent participating municipalities
7and instrumentalities and labor organizations that represent
8employees from participating municipalities and
10    (e) No election under this Section shall be required if a
11candidate is deemed the winner under subsection (g) of Section
13    (f) Nothing in this Section shall preclude the Board from
14adopting rules that provide for Internet balloting or phone
15balloting in addition to election by mail under this Section.
16An Internet or phone ballot cast in accordance with rules
17adopted under this subsection shall be a valid ballot.
18(Source: P.A. 100-935, eff. 1-1-19.)
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.