(805 ILCS 5/8.40) (from Ch. 32, par. 8.40)
    Sec. 8.40. Committees.
    (a) If the articles of incorporation or by-laws so provide, a majority of the directors may create one or more committees, each to have one or more members, and appoint members of the board to serve on the committee or committees. A committee's members shall serve at the pleasure of the board.
    (b) Unless the appointment by the board of directors requires a greater number, a majority of any committee shall constitute a quorum and a majority of a quorum is necessary for committee action. A committee may act by unanimous consent in writing without a meeting and, subject to the provisions of the by-laws or action by the board of directors, the committee by majority vote of its members shall determine the time and place of meetings and the notice required therefor.
    (c) To the extent specified by the board of directors or in the articles of incorporation or by-laws, each committee may exercise the authority of the board of directors under Section 8.05; provided, however, a committee may not:
        (1) authorize distributions, except for dividends to
be paid with respect to shares of any preferred or special classes or any series thereof;
        (2) approve or recommend to shareholders any act this
Act requires to be approved by shareholders;
        (3) fill vacancies on the board or on any of its
        (4) elect or remove officers or fix the compensation
of any member of the committee;
        (5) adopt, amend or repeal the by-laws;
        (6) approve a plan of merger not requiring
shareholder approval;
        (7) authorize or approve reacquisition of shares,
except according to a general formula or method prescribed by the board;
        (8) authorize or approve the issuance or sale, or
contract for sale, of shares, except that the board may direct a committee (i) to fix the specific terms of the issuance or sale or contract for sale, including without limitation the pricing terms or the designation and relative rights, preferences, and limitations of a series of shares if the board of directors has approved the maximum number of shares to be issued pursuant to such delegated authority or (ii) to fix the price and the number of shares to be allocated to particular employees under an employee benefit plan; or
        (9) amend, alter, repeal, or take action inconsistent
with any resolution or action of the board of directors when the resolution or action of the board of directors provides by its terms that it shall not be amended, altered or repealed by action of a committee.
(Source: P.A. 91-464, eff. 1-1-00.)