(225 ILCS 728/10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Illinois Petroleum Resources Board.
(a) There is hereby created the Illinois Petroleum
Resources Board, which shall be subject to the provisions of the Regulatory
Sunset Act. The purpose of the Board is to coordinate a program designed to
demonstrate to the general public the importance of the Illinois oil
exploration and production industry, to encourage the wise and efficient use of
energy, to promote environmentally
sound production methods and technologies, to develop existing supplies of
State oil and gas resources, to support research and educational activities
concerning the oil and gas
exploration and production industry, and to support oilfield environmental remediation and restoration activities.
(b) The Board shall be composed of 12 members to be
appointed as follows:
(1) Through December 31, 2006, the Governor shall
make appointments from a list of names submitted by qualified producer associations, of which 10 shall be oil and gas producers.
(2) Beginning January 1, 2007, all appointments shall
be made by the qualified producer associations.
(c) A member of the Board shall:
(1) be at least 25 years of age;
(2) be a resident of the State of Illinois; and
(3) have at least 5 years of active experience in the
(d) Members shall serve for a term of 3 years, except that of the initial
appointments, 4 members shall serve for one year, 4 members for 2 years, and 4
members for 3 years.
(e) Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of office in the same
manner as the original appointment.
(f) The Board shall, at its first meeting, elect one of its members as
chairperson, who shall preside over meetings of the Board and perform
other duties that may be required by the Board. The first meeting of the Board
shall be called by the Governor.
(g) No member of the Board shall receive a salary or reimbursement for
duties performed as a member of the Board, except that members are eligible to
reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in the performance of Board duties.
(Source: P.A. 100-220, eff. 8-18-17.)