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Full Text of HB3425  97th General Assembly


Rep. Thomas Holbrook

Filed: 3/8/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3425 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1government. The boundaries of the Mid-America Medical District
2shall also include the corporate boundaries of the City of
3Belleville. The District is created to attract and retain
4academic centers of excellence, viable health care facilities,
5medical research facilities, emerging high technology
6enterprises, and other facilities and uses as permitted by this
8(Source: P.A. 94-1036, eff. 1-1-07.)
9    (70 ILCS 930/10)
10    Sec. 10. Mid-America Medical District Commission.
11    (a) There is created a body politic and corporate under the
12corporate name of the Mid-America Medical District Commission
13whose general purpose, in addition to and not in limitation of
14those purposes and powers set forth in this Act, is to:
15        (1) maintain the proper surroundings for a medical
16    center and a related technology center in order to attract,
17    stabilize, and retain within the District hospitals,
18    clinics, research facilities, educational facilities, or
19    other facilities permitted under this Act; and
20        (2) provide for the orderly creation, maintenance,
21    development, and expansion of (i) health care facilities
22    and other ancillary or related facilities that the
23    Commission may from time to time determine are established
24    and operated (A) for any aspect of the carrying out of the
25    Commission's purposes as set forth in this Act, (B) for the



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1    study, diagnosis, and treatment of human ailments and
2    injuries, whether physical or mental, or (C) to promote
3    medical, surgical, and scientific research and knowledge
4    as permitted under this Act; and (ii) medical research and
5    high technology parks, together with the necessary lands,
6    buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property
7    for those parks; and .
8        (3) convene dialogue among leaders in the public and
9    the private sectors on topics and issues associated with
10    training in the delivery of health care services within the
11    District's program area.
12    (b) The Commission has perpetual succession and the power
13to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued except
14in actions sounding in tort, to plead and be impleaded, to have
15and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure. All
16actions sounding in tort against the Commission shall be
17prosecuted in the Court of Claims. The principal office of the
18Commission shall be located within the District in the City of
19East St. Louis. The Commission shall obtain, under the
20provisions of the Personnel Code, such personnel as the
21Commission shall deem advisable to carry out the purposes of
22this Act and the work of the Commission.
23    (c) The Commission shall consist of 12 9 appointed members
24and 3 ex-officio members. Three members shall be appointed by
25the Governor. Three members shall be appointed by the Mayor of
26East St. Louis, with the consent of the city council. Three



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1members shall be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board
2of St. Clair County. Three members shall be appointed by the
3Mayor of the City of Belleville with the advice and consent of
4the corporate authorities of the City of Belleville. All
5appointed members shall hold office for a term of 3 years
6ending on December 31, and until their successors are
7appointed; except that of the initial appointed members, each
8appointing authority shall designate one appointee to serve for
9a term ending December 31, 2007, one appointee to serve for a
10term ending December 31, 2008, and one appointee to serve for a
11term ending December 31, 2009. Of the initial members appointed
12by the Mayor of the City of Belleville, with the advice and
13consent of the corporate authorities of the City of Belleville,
14the Mayor shall designate one appointee to serve for a term
15ending December 31, 2011, one appointee to serve for a term
16ending December 31, 2012, and one appointee to serve for a term
17ending December 31, 2013.
18    The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or
19her designee, the Director of Public Health or his or her
20designee, and the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
21designee shall serve as ex-officio members.
22    (d) Any vacancy in the appointed membership of the
23Commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation,
24disqualification, removal, or inability or refusal to act of
25any of the members of the Commission shall be filled by the
26authority that had appointed the particular member, and for the



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



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



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