(5 ILCS 160/22a) (from Ch. 116, par. 43.25a)
    Sec. 22a. There is hereby created the State Archives Advisory Board consisting of 12 voting members and 2 nonvoting members.
    The voting members shall be appointed by the Secretary of State as follows: A member of the State Records Commission, a member of a Local Records Commission, a member of a local historical society or museum, a university archivist, a person in the field of education specializing in either history or political science, a genealogist, a research or reference librarian, a person who is employed or engaged as an archivist by a business establishment and 4 public members.
    The nonvoting members shall be the Director of the State Library and the Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum who shall serve ex-officio.
    Four of the initial appointees shall serve a 1-year term; four shall serve 2-year terms; and the remaining 4 shall serve 3-year terms. The terms of the initial appointees shall be specified by the Secretary of State at the time of appointments. Subsequent to the initial appointments all members shall hold office for a period of 3 years. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the Secretary of State for the unexpired balance of the term. No person shall serve for more than 2 consecutive 3-year terms.
    The State Archives Advisory Board shall elect from its own members one chairman and one vice chairman.
    The members appointed to the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 102-985, eff. 1-1-23.)