(225 ILCS 443/65)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Illinois Board of Interpreters.
(a) The Director shall appoint an Illinois Board of Interpreters for the Deaf consisting of 7 voting members who shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Commission and to the Department. The Director shall consider recommendations by consumer and professional groups related to the interpreting profession and deaf and hard of hearing community. The Board shall be composed of 4 licensed interpreters for the deaf, 3 deaf or hard of hearing consumers, and the Interpreter Coordinator who shall serve as a non-voting member.
(b) The initial Board shall be appointed no later than January 31, 2008.
(c) The Board shall meet no less than 2 times per year and may hold additional meetings as required in the performance of its duties.
(d) The members shall be appointed to serve 4-year terms and shall serve until successors are appointed and qualified, except that initial appointments shall be staggered with one member appointed to serve for one year, 2 members appointed to serve for 2 years, 2 members appointed to serve for 3 years, and 2 members appointed to serve for 4 years. No member shall be eligible to serve more than 2 consecutive terms. A vacancy in the Board shall be filled by appointment by the Director for the remainder of the unexpired term. Those interpreter members appointed initially must qualify for and obtain licensure under this Act on or before July 1, 2009.
(e) In making appointments, the Director shall attempt to ensure that various ethnic and geographic regions of the State are properly represented.
(f) The membership of the Board shall reflect the differences in certification, experience, education, and background and knowledge of interpreting for the deaf and evaluation.
(g) The Director may terminate the appointment of any member for misconduct, inefficiency, incompetence, or neglect of his or her official duties.
(h) The Board shall make recommendations to the Director in establishing guidelines for policies and procedures under this Act. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Director shall review the response, with the exception of the need for emergency rulemaking.
(i) The Director shall consider the recommendation of the Board on all matters and questions relating to this Act.
(j) The Board shall annually elect from its membership a chairperson, vice chairperson, and a secretary.
(k) Members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all authorized legitimate and necessary expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Board.
(l) A majority of the Board members currently appointed shall constitute a quorum. A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to perform all of the duties of the Board.
(m) Except in cases of willful and wanton misconduct, members shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-617, eff. 9-12-07