(20 ILCS 5/5-505)
(was 20 ILCS 5/8)
Boards' general powers and duties.
Each advisory and
non-executive board, except as otherwise
expressly provided in this Act, and in addition to all powers and duties
otherwise expressly provided, shall, with respect to its field of work, or
that of the department with which it is associated, have the following
powers and duties:
(1) To consider and study the entire field; to advise
the executive officers of the department upon their request; to recommend, on its own initiative, policies and practices, which recommendations the executive officers of the department shall duly consider; and to give advice or make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly when so requested or on its own initiative.
(2) To investigate the conduct of the work of the
department with which it may be associated, and for this purpose to have access, at any time, to all books, papers, documents, and records pertaining or belonging to that department, and to require written or oral information from any officer or employee of that department.
(3) To adopt rules, not inconsistent with law, for
its internal control and management. A copy of the rules shall be filed with the director of the department with which the board is associated.
(4) To hold meetings at the times and places
prescribed by the rules but not less frequently than quarterly.
(5) To act by a sub-committee or by a majority of the
board if the rules so prescribe.
(6) To keep minutes of the transactions of each
session, regular or special, which shall be public records and filed with the director of the department.
(7) To give notice to the Governor and to the
director of the department with which it is associated of the time and place of every meeting, regular or special, and to permit the Governor and the director of the department to be present and to be heard upon any matter coming before the board.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)