(225 ILCS 316/33)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Registered Landscape Architecture Registration Board.
(a) The Secretary shall appoint a Registered Landscape Architecture Registration Board. The Board shall consist of 5 persons who shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. All members of the Board shall be residents of Illinois. Four members shall be registered under this Act and have not been disciplined within the last 10-year period under this Act or the Illinois Landscape Architecture Act of 1989. In addition to the 4 registered landscape architects, there shall be one public member. The public member shall be a voting member and shall not be registered under this Act or licensed under any other design profession licensing Act that the Department administers.
(b) Board members shall serve 5-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
(c) In appointing members to the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by members and organizations of the landscape architecture profession.
(d) The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.
(e) 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.
(f) An appointment to fill a vacancy for the unexpired portion of the vacated term shall be made in the same manner as an initial appointment.
(g) Three members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for Board decisions.
(h) The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause that, in the opinion of the Secretary, reasonably justified such termination, which may include, but is not limited to, a Board member who does not attend 2 consecutive meetings.
(i) Members of the Board may be reimbursed for all legitimate, necessary, and authorized expenses.
(j) The Department may at any time seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-284, eff. 8-6-21.)