State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits.

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

 4        Section  5.  The  Illinois  Pension  Code  is  amended by
 5    changing Sections 5-178 and 5-179 as follows:

 6        (40 ILCS 5/5-178) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-178)
 7        Sec. 5-178. Board created.  A board of  8  members  shall
 8    constitute  a  board of trustees authorized to administer the
 9    provisions of this Article.  The board shall be known as  the
10    Retirement  Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund
11    of the city.
12        The board shall consist of 4  persons  appointed  by  the
13    mayor of the city; 3 policemen employed by the city, at least
14    one  of  whom  shall be a lieutenant or of a rank superior to
15    lieutenant, one of whom shall be of the rank of sergeant, and
16    one of whom shall be of the rank of investigator  or  a  rank
17    inferior  to  that  rank; and one annuitant of the fund, or a
18    pensioner of any prior police pension fund in  operation,  by
19    authority  of  law,  in  the city.  Children less than age 18
20    shall not be eligible for  board  membership.   The  term  of
21    office  for all members shall be 3 years.  Upon his election,
22    any the member holding the rank of  investigator  or  a  rank
23    inferior  to  that  rank  shall  be  detailed  by  the Police
24    Superintendent to the office of the board for the duration of
25    his or her term as trustee.
26        The members of a retirement board  holding  office  in  a
27    city  at  the  time this Article becomes effective, including
28    elected, appointed and ex-officio members, shall continue  in
29    office  until  the  expiration  of  their respective terms or
30    appointment and until their respective successors are elected
31    or appointed, and qualified.
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 1        At least 30 days prior to the expiration of the  term  of
 2    office  of  each  appointive member the mayor shall appoint a
 3    successor for a term of 3 years.
 4        The board shall conduct a regular election  at  least  30
 5    days  prior  to  the  expiration  of the term of each elected
 6    member, to elect that member's successor terms of the  active
 7    policemen  members  and  annuitant or beneficiary members for
 8    election of a successor of each such member for a term  of  3
 9    years.
10        Any  member  of  the  board so appointed or elected shall
11    continue in office until a his successor is selected and  has
12    qualified.
13        Any  person  so  appointed  or  elected  shall qualify by
14    taking an oath of office.  A copy thereof shall  be  kept  in
15    the office of the city clerk of the city.
16    (Source: P.A. 86-273.)

17        (40 ILCS 5/5-179) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-179)
18        Sec.  5-179.  Board elections.  The regular elections for
19    members of the board shall be held under rules of  the  board
20    at  least  30  days  prior  to  the expiration of the term of
21    office of any elective member.
22        At any election for active policemen  members,  all  such
23    policemen  of  the appropriate rank employed by the city when
24    the election is held have a right  to  vote  for  all  active
25    police officer positions on the board, regardless of rank for
26    members of the board of the same class of rank.
27        At  any  election  for the pensioner or annuitant member,
28    all annuitants and pensioners (except children less than  age
29    18)  and  the  legal guardian of any child annuitant or child
30    pensioner, whose mother or stepmother is not an annuitant  or
31    pensioner of the fund, shall have a right to vote.
32        Ballots to be cast in such elections shall be of a secret
33    character.
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 1    (Source: P.A. 80-671.)

 2        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 3    becoming law.

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