(225 ILCS 310/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 8206)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 6. Board of Registered Interior Design Professionals. The Secretary shall appoint a Board of Registered Interior Design Professionals consisting of 5 members who shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. All members of the Board shall be residents of Illinois. Four members shall (i) hold a valid registration as an interior designer in Illinois and have held the registration under this Act for the preceding 10 years; and (ii) not have been disciplined within the preceding 10 years under this Act. In addition to the 4 registered interior designer members, there shall be one public member. The public member shall be a voting member and shall not be licensed or registered under this Act or any other design profession licensing Act that the Department administers.
    Board members shall serve 5-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. In appointing members to the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by members and organizations of the interior design profession.
    The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.
    No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her continuous service on the Board to be longer than 2 consecutive 5-year terms.
    Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
    Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for Board decisions.
    The Secretary may remove any member of the Board for misconduct, incompetence, or neglect of duty or for reasons prescribed by law for removal of State officials.
    The Secretary may remove a member of the Board who does not attend 2 consecutive meetings.
    Notice of proposed rulemaking may be transmitted to the Board and the Department may review the response of the Board and any recommendations made therein. The Department may, at any time, seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act.
    Members of the Board are not liable for damages in any action or proceeding as a result of activities performed as members of the Board, except upon proof of actual malice.
    Members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all legitimate, necessary, and authorized expenses.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)