WINKEL-ERWIN-BRADY-WIRSING AND MYERS.
U OF I-STUDENT TRUSTEE VOTE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the University of Illinois Trustees Act. Provides that the
Governor shall designate one of the 3 student members of the
University of Illinois Board of Trustees as a voting member. Effective
July 1, 1997.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
110 ILCS 520/2 from Ch. 144, par. 652
110 ILCS 520/5 from Ch. 144, par. 655
110 ILCS 660/5-15
110 ILCS 660/5-25
110 ILCS 665/10-15
110 ILCS 665/10-25
110 ILCS 670/15-15
110 ILCS 670/15-25
110 ILCS 675/20-15
110 ILCS 675/20-25
110 ILCS 680/25-15
110 ILCS 680/25-15
110 ILCS 680/25-25
110 ILCS 685/30-15
110 ILCS 685/30-25
110 ILCS 690/35-15
110 ILCS 690/35-25
Changes the title and adds provisions amending the Acts relating
to the governance of Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois
University, Governors State University, Illinois State University,
Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University,
Southern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.
Provides that the student members of the governing boards of those
universities shall have the right to vote and be counted for quorum
purposes, except provides that of the 2 student members on the SIU
Board of Trustees only one student member, designated by the Governor,
shall have a right to vote and be counted for quorum purposes.
Changes the quorum requirements on those boards from 4 members to a
majority of the voting members.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds provisions that require all student members of the Boards of
Trustees of the public universities, during their respective terms of
office, to be and remain Illinois residents, carry a grade point
average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled at all times
during the regular academic year (excluding summer session) for at
least 8 semester hours of credit. Provides that a student member's
term on the Board is deemed terminated by operation of law if the
student fails to meet and maintain the residency, grade point, or
semester credit hour enrollment requirement.
GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE
Recommends that the voting student member on each university gov-
erning board whose term of office begins on July 1, 1998 or on July 1
of either of the 2 succeeding years shall be designated by the Gover-
nor from a list of candidates submitted by a 6-member screening panel
established at each university. States that a voting student member
is not entitled to vote on matters of faculty tenure or faculty promo-
tion or on issues on which the student member has a conflict of inter-
est. Provides that beginning on July 1, 2001, and thereafter, all
student members on university governing boards shall again be nonvot-
ing members. Revises provisions relating to a quorum at Board or
Committee meetings to provide that unless a student member is entitled
to vote on a measure at such a meeting he or she shall not be consid-
ered a member for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present
at the time that measure is voted upon. Replaces a student membership
eligibility requirement of at least 8 hours of university credit en-
rollment at all times during a student's term of office except during
summer school with a requirement that the student be a full-time stu-
dent enrolled at all times during his or her term of office except
during summer school.
Last action on Bill: BILL DEAD-AMENDATORY VETO
Last action date: 97-10-30
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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