(110 ILCS 805/3-55) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-55)
    Sec. 3-55. Community college boards may form, join and provide for the expenses of associations of Illinois community college boards formed, in compliance with this Section, for the purpose of conducting community college board institutes and otherwise disseminating and interchanging information regarding community college board problems, duties and responsibilities.
    Such an association shall adopt a constitution or by-laws providing for admission to membership of any community college board whose district lies wholly or in part within the area covered by the association, providing for the election of the officers and governing board of the association at an annual meeting of the association or in some other manner which will insure to the member boards an equal opportunity to participate in the election, and providing otherwise for the effective operation of the association on behalf of the member boards. Within 30 days of the adoption thereof, the association shall file a copy of the constitution or by-laws, or of any amendment thereto, with the Governor and with the State Board.
    No community college board member may receive any compensation for services rendered to any such association, whether as an officer or otherwise, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses necessarily incurred in the work of the association.
    Each association shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as are provided for employers for purposes of Article 15 of the Illinois Pension Code.
    Within 60 days after the close of its fiscal year annually, each such association shall make an annual report to the Governor and to the State Board setting forth the activities of the association for the preceding fiscal year, the institutes held, the subjects discussed and the attendance, and shall furnish the Governor and the State Board copies of all publications sent to members.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)