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Full Text of HB3425  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Mid-America Medical District Act is amended
5by changing Sections 5 and 10 and by adding Section 32 as
7    (70 ILCS 930/5)
8    Sec. 5. Creation of District. There is created in the City
9of East St. Louis a medical center district, the Mid-America
10Medical District, whose boundaries are Martin Luther King Drive
11on the Northeast, 10th Street up to Trendley Avenue on the
12Southeast, Trendley Avenue and the confluence of I-64, I-70,
13and I-55 on the Southwest and West, and a line north of
14Collinsville, parallel to Collinsville, so as to include both
15sides of Collinsville on the Northwest, excluding any part of
16the City Hall complex and any property belonging to the federal
17government. The boundaries of the Mid-America Medical District
18shall also include the corporate boundaries of the City of
19Belleville and the City of O'Fallon. The District is created to
20attract and retain academic centers of excellence, viable
21health care facilities, medical research facilities, emerging
22high technology enterprises, and other facilities and uses as
23permitted by this Act.



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1(Source: P.A. 94-1036, eff. 1-1-07.)
2    (70 ILCS 930/10)
3    Sec. 10. Mid-America Medical District Commission.
4    (a) There is created a body politic and corporate under the
5corporate name of the Mid-America Medical District Commission
6whose general purpose, in addition to and not in limitation of
7those purposes and powers set forth in this Act, is to:
8        (1) maintain the proper surroundings for a medical
9    center and a related technology center in order to attract,
10    stabilize, and retain within the District hospitals,
11    clinics, research facilities, educational facilities, or
12    other facilities permitted under this Act; and
13        (2) provide for the orderly creation, maintenance,
14    development, and expansion of (i) health care facilities
15    and other ancillary or related facilities that the
16    Commission may from time to time determine are established
17    and operated (A) for any aspect of the carrying out of the
18    Commission's purposes as set forth in this Act, (B) for the
19    study, diagnosis, and treatment of human ailments and
20    injuries, whether physical or mental, or (C) to promote
21    medical, surgical, and scientific research and knowledge
22    as permitted under this Act; and (ii) medical research and
23    high technology parks, together with the necessary lands,
24    buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property
25    for those parks; and .



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1        (3) convene dialogue among leaders in the public and
2    the private sectors on topics and issues associated with
3    training in the delivery of health care services within the
4    District's program area.
5    (b) The Commission has perpetual succession and the power
6to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued except
7in actions sounding in tort, to plead and be impleaded, to have
8and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure. All
9actions sounding in tort against the Commission shall be
10prosecuted in the Court of Claims. The principal office of the
11Commission shall be located within the District in the City of
12East St. Louis. The Commission shall obtain, under the
13provisions of the Personnel Code, such personnel as the
14Commission shall deem advisable to carry out the purposes of
15this Act and the work of the Commission.
16    (c) The Commission shall consist of 15 9 appointed members
17and 3 ex-officio members. Three members shall be appointed by
18the Governor. Three members shall be appointed by the Mayor of
19East St. Louis, with the consent of the city council. Three
20members shall be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board
21of St. Clair County. Three members shall be appointed by the
22Mayor of the City of Belleville with the advice and consent of
23the corporate authorities of the City of Belleville. Three
24members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of O'Fallon
25with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the
26City of O'Fallon. All appointed members shall hold office for a



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1term of 3 years ending on December 31, and until their
2successors are appointed; except that of the initial appointed
3members, each appointing authority shall designate one
4appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2007, one
5appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2008, and one
6appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2009. Of the
7initial members appointed by the Mayor of the City of
8Belleville, with the advice and consent of the corporate
9authorities of the City of Belleville, the Mayor shall
10designate one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31,
112011, one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31,
122012, and one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31,
132013. Of the initial members appointed by the Mayor of the City
14of O'Fallon, with the advice and consent of the corporate
15authorities of the City of O'Fallon, the Mayor shall designate
16one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2011, one
17appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2012, and one
18appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2013.
19    The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or
20her designee, the Director of Public Health or his or her
21designee, and the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
22designee shall serve as ex-officio members.
23    (d) Any vacancy in the appointed membership of the
24Commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation,
25disqualification, removal, or inability or refusal to act of
26any of the members of the Commission shall be filled by the



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1authority that had appointed the particular member, and for the
2unexpired term of office of that particular member.
3    (e) The Commission shall hold regular meetings annually for
4the election of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and
5Treasurer, for the adoption of a budget, and for such other
6business as may properly come before it. The Commission shall
7establish the duties and responsibilities of its officers by
8rule. The President or any 9 3 members of the Commission may
9call special meetings of the Commission. Each Commissioner
10shall take an oath of office for the faithful performance of
11his or her duties. The Commission may not transact business at
12a meeting of the Commission unless there is present at the
13meeting a quorum consisting of at least 7 Commissioners.
14Meetings may be held by telephone conference or other
15communications equipment by means of which all persons
16participating in the meeting can communicate with each other.
17    (f) The Commission shall submit to the General Assembly,
18not later than March 1 of each odd-numbered year, a detailed
19report covering its operations for the 2 preceding calendar
20years and a statement of its program for the next 2 years.
21    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall
22be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker,
23the Minority Leader, and the Clerk of the House of
24Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader, and the
25Secretary of the Senate and with the Legislative Research Unit,
26as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization



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1Act, and by filing such additional copies with the State
2Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly
3as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State
4Library Act.
5    (g) The Auditor General shall conduct audits of the
6Commission in the same manner as the Auditor General conducts
7audits of State agencies under the Illinois State Auditing Act.
8    (h) Neither the Commission nor the District have any power
9to tax.
10    (i) The Commission is a public body and subject to the Open
11Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
12(Source: P.A. 94-1036, eff. 1-1-07.)
13    (70 ILCS 930/32 new)
14    Sec. 32. Bonds. To obtain the funds necessary for financing
15the acquisition of land, for the acquisition, construction,
16maintenance, and rehabilitation of facilities and equipment
17within the District, and for the operation of the District as
18set forth in this Act, the Commission may borrow money from any
19public or private agency, department, corporation, or person.
20In evidence of and as security for funds borrowed, the
21Commission may issue revenue bonds in its corporate capacity to
22be payable from the revenues derived from the operation of the
23institutions or buildings owned, leased, or operated by or on
24behalf of the Commission, but the bonds shall in no event
25constitute an indebtedness of the Commission or a claim against



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1the property of the Commission. The bonds may be issued in any
2denominations as may be expedient, in any amounts, and at any
3rates of interest as the Commission shall deem necessary to
4provide sufficient funds to pay all the costs authorized under
5this Section. The bonds shall be executed by the President of
6the Commission, attested by the Secretary, and sealed with the
7Commission's corporate seal. If either of those officers of the
8Commission who shall have signed or attested any of the bonds
9shall cease to be an officer before delivery of the bonds, the
10signature of the officer shall be valid and sufficient to the
11same effect as if the officer had remained in office at the
12time of delivery. The Commission shall furnish the State
13Comptroller with a record of all bonds issued under this Act.
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.