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 1        AN  ACT  to amend the University of Illinois Trustees Act
 2    by changing Section 1.

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

 5        Section  5.   The  University of Illinois Trustees Act is
 6    amended by changing Section 1 as follows:

 7        (110 ILCS 310/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 41)
 8        Sec. 1.  The Board  of  Trustees  of  the  University  of
 9    Illinois  shall  consist  of  the  Governor  and  at least 12
10    trustees. Nine 9 trustees shall be appointed by the Governor,
11    by and with  the  advice  and  consent  of  the  Senate,  the
12    Governor,  and, until July 1, 2001, one voting student member
13    designated by the Governor from one campus of the  University
14    and  one  nonvoting  student  member  from each campus of the
15    University not represented by the voting student member.  The
16    Governor shall designate one of the student  members  serving
17    on  the Board on the effective date of this amendatory Act of
18    1997 to serve as the voting student member for the  remainder
19    of  that  student's  term on the Board.  Beginning on July 1,
20    2001, and thereafter, the student members of the Board  shall
21    all  be  nonvoting  members, one selected from each campus of
22    the University. The other trustees shall be students, of whom
23    one student shall be selected from each University campus.
24        Each student trustee member shall serve  a  term  of  one
25    year,  beginning on July 1 of each year or on the date of his
26    or her selection, whichever is later,  and  expiring  on  the
27    next succeeding June 30.
28        Each  trustee  The  student members shall have all of the
29    privileges  of  membership,  except  that  only  one  student
30    trustee shall have the right to cast a legally binding  vote.
31    The  Governor  shall  designate  which  one  of  the  student
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 1    trustees shall possess, for his or her entire term, the right
 2    to cast a legally binding vote. Each student trustee who does
 3    not  possess  the  right to cast a legally binding vote shall
 4    have the right to cast an advisory vote  and.  including  the
 5    right  to  make  and  second  motions and to attend executive
 6    sessions., other than the right to vote,  except  that  until
 7    July 1, 2001 the student member designated by the Governor as
 8    the voting student member shall have the right to vote on all
 9    Board  matters except those involving faculty tenure, faculty
10    promotion or any issue on which  the  student  member  has  a
11    direct conflict of interest.
12        Each  trustee  shall  be governed by the same conflict of
13    interest standards. Pursuant to those standards, it shall not
14    be a conflict of interest for a student trustee  to  vote  on
15    matters pertaining to students generally, such as tuition and
16    fees.  However,  it  shall  be  a  conflict of interest for a
17    student trustee to vote on faculty member tenure or promotion
18    when a teacher-pupil relationship exists or  existed  between
19    the  student  trustee  and  the faculty member. The method of
20    selecting the student trustees these student members shall be
21    determined by campus-wide student  referendum,  and  the  any
22    student  trustee  designated  by  the  Governor  to possess a
23    legally binding vote be a voting student member shall be  one
24    of  the  students selected by this method.  A student trustee
25    who does not possess a legally  binding  member  who  is  not
26    entitled  to  vote  on a measure at a meeting of the Board or
27    any of its committees  shall  not  be  considered  a  trustee
28    member  for  the  purpose  of determining whether a quorum is
29    present at the time that  measure  is  voted  upon.    To  be
30    eligible  for selection as a student trustee member and to be
31    eligible to remain as a voting or nonvoting  student  trustee
32    member  of  the  Board,  a  student  trustee member must be a
33    resident of this State, must have and maintain a grade  point
34    average  that  is  equivalent to at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale,
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 1    and must be a full time student enrolled at all times  during
 2    his  or  her term of office except  for that part of the term
 3    which  follows  the  completion  of  the  last  full  regular
 4    semester of an academic year  and  precedes  the  first  full
 5    regular  semester  of  the  succeeding  academic  year at the
 6    University (sometimes commonly  referred  to  as  the  summer
 7    session  or summer school).  If a voting or nonvoting student
 8    trustee member serving on the Board fails to continue to meet
 9    or maintain the residency, minimum grade  point  average,  or
10    enrollment  requirement  established  by this Section, his or
11    her  membership  on  the  Board  shall  be  deemed  to   have
12    terminated by operation of law.
13        If  a  voting student trustee resigns or otherwise ceases
14    to serve on the Board, the Governor shall,  within  30  days,
15    designate  one  of  the remaining student trustees to possess
16    the right to cast a legally binding vote for the remainder of
17    his or her term.  If a nonvoting student trustee  resigns  or
18    otherwise  ceases  to serve on the Board, the chief executive
19    of the student government from that campus shall,  within  30
20    days, select a new nonvoting student trustee to serve for the
21    remainder of the term.
22        The  term of each elected trustee who is in office on the
23    effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall terminate
24    on the second Monday in January, 1996, or when  a  quorum  of
25    the  trustees initially to be appointed under this amendatory
26    Act of  1995  is  appointed  and  qualified,  whichever  last
27    occurs.
28        No  more  than  5 of the 9 trustees appointed trustees by
29    the Governor shall be  affiliated  with  the  same  political
30    party.  The term of office of each appointed trustee shall be
31    6 years from the third Monday in January of each odd numbered
32    year,  except  that  of the 9 trustees initially appointed by
33    the Governor, 3 shall be appointed for terms that commence on
34    the date of their appointment and expire on the second Monday
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 1    in January,  1997;  3  shall  be  appointed  for  terms  that
 2    commence  on  the date of their appointment and expire on the
 3    second Monday in January, 1999; and 3 shall be appointed  for
 4    terms  that  commence  on  the  date of their appointment and
 5    expire  on  the  second  Monday  in  January,   2001.    Upon
 6    expiration of the terms of the members initially appointed by
 7    the  Governor, their respective successors shall be appointed
 8    for terms of 6 years from the second  Monday  in  January  of
 9    each  odd numbered year and until their respective successors
10    are appointed and qualified. The regular terms of  office  of
11    the  appointed  trustees  shall  be staggered so that 3 terms
12    expire in each odd-numbered year.
13        Vacancies for appointed trustees shall be filled for  the
14    unexpired  term  in the same manner as original appointments.
15    If a vacancy in membership occurs at a time when  the  Senate
16    is   not  in  session,  the  Governor  shall  make  temporary
17    appointments until the next meeting of the  Senate,  when  he
18    shall  appoint  persons  to  fill  such  memberships  for the
19    remainder of their respective terms.  If the Senate is not in
20    session  when  appointments  for  a  full  term   are   made,
21    appointments shall be made as in the case of vacancies.
22        No  action of the board shall be invalidated by reason of
23    any vacancies on the board, or by reason of  any  failure  to
24    select student trustees members.
25    (Source:  P.A.  89-4,  eff.  7-1-95  (eff.  date changed from
26    1-1-96 by  P.A.  89-24);  89-5,  eff.  1-1-96;  90-630,  eff.
27    7-24-98.)

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