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(220 ILCS 5/2-101)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 2-101)
Commerce Commission created.
There is created an Illinois
Commerce Commission consisting of 5 members not more than 3 of whom shall be
members of the same political
party at the time of appointment. The Governor shall appoint the members
of such Commission by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. In
case of a vacancy in such office during the recess of the Senate the Governor
shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate,
when he shall nominate some person to fill such office; and any
person so nominated who is confirmed by the Senate, shall hold his office
during the remainder of the term and until his successor shall be appointed
and qualified. Each member of the Commission shall hold office for a term
of 5 years from the third Monday in January of the year in which his
predecessor's term expires.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, the term of
office of each member of the Commission is terminated on the effective date of
this amendatory Act of 1995, but the incumbent members
shall continue to exercise all of the powers and be subject to all of the
duties of members of the Commission until their respective successors are
appointed and qualified. Of the members initially appointed under the
provisions of this amendatory Act of 1995, one member shall be appointed for a
term of office which shall expire on the third Monday of January, 1997; 2
members shall be appointed for terms of office which shall expire on the third
Monday of January, 1998; one member shall be appointed for a term of office
which shall expire on the third Monday of January, 1999; and one member shall
be appointed for a term of office which shall expire on the third Monday of
January, 2000. Each respective successor shall be appointed for a term of
5 years from the third Monday of January of the year in which his
predecessor's term expires in accordance with the provisions of the first
paragraph of this Section.
Each member shall serve until his successor is appointed and qualified,
except that if the Senate refuses to consent to the appointment of any
member, such office shall be deemed vacant, and within 2 weeks of the date
the Senate refuses to consent to the reappointment of any member, such
member shall vacate such office. The Governor shall from time to time
designate the member of the Commission who shall be its chairman.
Consistent with the provisions of this Act, the Chairman shall be the chief
executive officer of the Commission for the purpose of ensuring that the
Commission's policies are properly executed.
If there is no vacancy on the Commission, 4 members of the Commission shall
constitute a quorum to transact business; otherwise, a majority of the
Commission shall constitute a quorum to transact business,
and no vacancy shall impair the right of the remaining
exercise all of the powers of the Commission. Every finding,
decision approved by a majority of the members of the Commission shall be
deemed to be the finding, order, or decision of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 92-22, eff. 6-30-01.)