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 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois River Watershed  Restoration
 2    Act by changing Section 15.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Illinois River Watershed Restoration  Act
 6    is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:

 7        (20 ILCS 3967/15)
 8        Sec. 15. Illinois River Coordinating Council; operations.
 9        (a)  There is established the Illinois River Coordinating
10    Council,  consisting  of 13 voting members to be appointed by
11    the Governor. One member shall be the Lieutenant Governor who
12    shall serve as a voting member  and  as  chairperson  of  the
13    Council.  The Agency members of the Council shall include the
14    Director,  or  his  or her designee, of each of the following
15    agencies:  the Department of Agriculture, the  Department  of
16    Commerce  and  Community  Affairs, the Illinois Environmental
17    Protection Agency, the Department of Natural  Resources,  and
18    the  Department  of Transportation.  In addition, the Council
19    shall  include  one  member  representing  Soil   and   Water
20    Conservation  Districts  located  within the Watershed of the
21    Illinois River and its tributaries and 6 members representing
22    local communities, not-for-profit  organizations  working  to
23    protect  the Illinois River Watershed, business, agriculture,
24    recreation, conservation, and the environment.  The  Governor
25    may,   at   his   or   her  discretion,  appoint  individuals
26    representing  federal  agencies  to  serve  as  ex   officio,
27    non-voting members.
28        (b)  Members  of  the  Council  shall serve 2-year terms,
29    except that of the initial appointments, 5 members  shall  be
30    appointed  to  serve  3-year  terms  and  4  members to serve
31    one-year terms.
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 1        (c)  The Council shall meet at least quarterly.
 2        (d)  The Office  of  the  Lieutenant  Governor  shall  be
 3    responsible  for  the  operations of the Council.  The Office
 4    may  reimburse  members  of  the  Council  for  ordinary  and
 5    contingent expenses incurred in the  performance  of  Council
 6    duties.
 7        (e)  This Section is subject to the provisions of Section
 8    67.35 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
 9    (Source: P.A. 90-120, eff. 7-16-97; 90-609, eff. 6-30-98.)

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