(20 ILCS 3967/15)
    Sec. 15. Illinois River Coordinating Council.
    (a) There is established the Illinois River Coordinating Council, consisting of 13 voting members to be appointed by the Governor. One member shall be the Lieutenant Governor who shall serve as a voting member and as chairperson of the Council. The Agency members of the Council shall include the Director, or his or her designee, of each of the following agencies: the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Transportation. In addition, the Council shall include one member representing Soil and Water Conservation Districts located within the Watershed of the Illinois River and its tributaries and 6 members representing local communities, not-for-profit organizations working to protect the Illinois River Watershed, business, agriculture, recreation, conservation, and the environment. The Governor may, at his or her discretion, appoint individuals representing federal agencies to serve as ex officio, non-voting members.
    (b) Members of the Council shall serve 2-year terms, except that of the initial appointments, 5 members shall be appointed to serve 3-year terms and 4 members to serve one-year terms.
    (c) The Council shall meet at least quarterly.
    (d) The Office of the Lieutenant Governor shall be responsible for the operations of the Council. The Office may reimburse members of the Council for ordinary and contingent expenses incurred in the performance of Council duties.
    (e) This Section is subject to the provisions of Section 405-500 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-500).
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)