(420 ILCS 40/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 210-14)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 14. Radiation Protection Advisory Council. There shall be created a Radiation Protection Advisory Council consisting of 7 members to be appointed by the Governor on the basis of demonstrated interest in and capacity to further the purposes of this Act and who shall broadly reflect the varied interests in and aspects of atomic energy and ionizing radiation within the State. The Director of the Department of Labor and the Chairman of the Commerce Commission or their representatives shall be ex-officio members of the Council.
    Each member of the Council shall be appointed for a 4 year term and shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his or her predecessor was appointed shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed. The Chairman of the Council shall be selected by and from the Council membership. The Council members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in line of duty. The Council shall meet as often as the Chairman deems necessary, but upon request of 4 or more members it shall be the duty of the Chairman to call a meeting of the Council.
    It shall be the duty of the Council to assist in the formulation of and to review the policies and program of the Agency as developed under authority of this Act and to make recommendations thereon and to provide the Agency with such technical advice and assistance as may be requested. The Council may employ such professional, technical, clerical and other assistants, without regard to the civil service laws or the "Personnel Code" of this State, as it deems necessary to carry out its duties.
    Individuals who serve on advisory boards of the Department of Nuclear Safety or its successor agency, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, shall be defended by the Attorney General and indemnified for all actions alleging a violation of any duty arising within the scope of their service on such board. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to afford defense or indemnification for any willful or wanton violation of law. Such defense and indemnification shall be afforded in accordance with the terms and provisions of the State Employee Indemnification Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-104, eff. 7-1-05.)