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 1        AN ACT concerning the Illinois Century Network.

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

 4        Section  5.   The Illinois Century Network Act is amended
 5    by changing Sections 10, 15, and 20 and by adding Section  25
 6    as follows:

 7        (20 ILCS 3921/10)
 8        Sec. 10.  Illinois Century Network.  The Illinois Century
 9    Network  shall  be  a  service  creating and maintaining high
10    speed  telecommunications  networks  network   that   provide
11    provides  reliable  communication links to and among Illinois
12    schools,  institutions  of   higher   education,   libraries,
13    museums,  research  institutions,  State  agencies,  units of
14    local government,  and  other  local  entities  that  provide
15    services  to Illinois citizens.  The Illinois Century Network
16    shall build on existing investments  in  networking  schools,
17    colleges,  and  universities,  avoid  duplication  of  future
18    efforts,   maintain   sufficient   capacity   to   meet   the
19    requirements  of  the  participating  institutions,  and stay
20    current with rapid developments in technology.  The  Illinois
21    Century    Network    shall    be   capable   of   delivering
22    state-of-the-art   access   to   education,   training,   and
23    electronic information and shall provide access to networking
24    technologies for institutions located in even the most remote
25    areas of this State.
26    (Source: P.A. 91-21, eff. 7-1-99.)

27        (20 ILCS 3921/15)
28        Sec. 15.  Management of the Illinois Century Network.
29        (a)  Staffing  and  contractual  services  necessary   to
30    support  the  network's  activities  shall be governed by the
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 1    Illinois Century  Network  Policy  Committee.  The  committee
 2    shall include:
 3             (1)  6 standing members as follows:
 4                  (i)  the  Illinois  State  Library  Director or
 5             designee;
 6                  (ii)  the Illinois  State  Museum  Director  or
 7             designee;
 8                  (iii)  the  Executive  Director of the Board of
 9             Higher Education or designee;
10                  (iv)  the Community College Board President  or
11             designee;
12                  (v)  the   State   Board   of  Education  State
13             Superintendent or designee; and
14                  (vi)  the  Director   of   Central   Management
15             Services or designee;
16             (2)  up  to  7  members  who  are  appointed  by the
17        Governor and who:
18                  (i)  have experience and background in  private
19             K-12 education, private higher education, or who are
20             from  other  participant  constituents  that are not
21             already represented;
22                  (ii)  shall serve staggered terms up to 3 years
23             as designated by the Governor; and
24                  (iii)  shall  serve  until   a   successor   is
25             appointed and qualified; and
26             (3)  a  Chairperson who is appointed by the Governor
27        and who shall serve  a  term  of  2  years  and  until  a
28        successor is appointed and qualified.
29        (b)  Illinois  Century  Network  Policy Committee members
30    shall serve without compensation but  shall  be  entitled  to
31    reimbursement  for  reasonable expenses of travel for members
32    who are required to travel for a  distance  greater  than  20
33    miles  to  participate  in  business  of the Illinois Century
34    Network Policy Committee. provided by  the  Board  of  Higher
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 1    Education,  the  Illinois  Community College Board, the State
 2    Board of  Education,  and  other  agencies  as  necessary  or
 3    warranted,  using  funds  appropriated  to these agencies for
 4    this purpose.
 5    (Source: P.A. 91-21, eff. 7-1-99.)

 6        (20 ILCS 3921/20)
 7        Sec. 20.  Illinois Century Network Policy Committee.  The
 8    Illinois Century Network Policy Committee shall  set  general
 9    policies  for  the  network.   The  Committee  shall have the
10    following additional duties and powers:
11             (1)  to purchase, acquire, or receive equipment  and
12        agreements  or  contracts for services for the benefit of
13        the Illinois Century Network or its participants;
14             (2)  to  sell  or  convey  equipment   or   services
15        desirable  for  Network operations to its participants at
16        reasonable costs  incurred  in  the  acquisition  of  the
17        equipment or services;
18             (3)  to   employ   and   fix  the  compensation  for
19        employees as it deems reasonable to achieve the  purposes
20        of this Act;
21             (4)  to  establish  and maintain petty cash funds as
22        provided in Section 13.3 of the State Finance Act;
23             (5)  to  make,  amend,  and  repeal  bylaws,  rules,
24        regulations, and resolutions  that  are  consistent  with
25        this Act;
26             (6)  to   make   and   execute   all  contracts  and
27        instruments necessary or convenient to  the  exercise  of
28        its powers;
29             (7)  to  exclusively  control and manage the Network
30        and all moneys that are donated,  paid,  or  appropriated
31        for  the  creation,  improvement,  and  operation  of the
32        Network;
33             (8)  to  prepare  and  submit  a  budget   for   the
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 1        necessary   and  contingent  operation  expenses  of  the
 2        Network;
 3             (9)  to accept grants and funds from the federal and
 4        state governments and any federal or state agency and  to
 5        expend  those  moneys in accordance and in furtherance of
 6        the purposes of this Act;
 7             (10)  to  enter  into  intergovernmental  agreements
 8        with  other  governmental  entities,  including  but  not
 9        limited to, the Board of Higher Education,  the  Illinois
10        Community  College  Board,  the State Board of Education,
11        the Department of Central Management Services, and  local
12        education agencies, in order to implement and execute the
13        powers and duties set forth in this Act;
14             (11)  to  acquire  or  procure telecommunications or
15        computer  networks  or  related  services,  alone  or  in
16        cooperation  with   other   governmental   or   education
17        entities,  as may be of reasonable benefit to the Network
18        or its participants for the general purposes set forth in
19        this Act; and
20             (12)  to  receive   assignment   of   ownership   or
21        management  rights  and  the  use  of  telecommunications
22        equipment  and  services  owned or leased by the State of
23        Illinois or other entities providing services to Illinois
24        citizens for use in operation  of  Network  programs  and
25        services.  consist of representatives from (i) the Office
26        of the Governor, appointed  by  the  Governor,  (ii)  the
27        Board  of  Higher  Education,  appointed  by the Board of
28        Higher Education, (iii) the  Illinois  Community  College
29        Board, appointed by the Illinois Community College Board,
30        (iv) the State Board of Education, appointed by the State
31        Board  of  Education,  and  (v)  other public and private
32        partners as are necessary, appointed by the Governor.
33    (Source: P.A. 91-21, eff. 7-1-99.)
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 1        (20 ILCS 3921/25 new)
 2        Sec. 25.  Illinois Century Network Special Purposes Fund.
 3    There is hereby created the Illinois Century Network  Special
 4    Purposes  Fund  within the State treasury.  Deposits into the
 5    Fund  shall  include  but  not  be  limited  to   any   funds
 6    appropriated  to  State  agencies  for  the  operation of the
 7    Network, funds collected as reimbursements, fees for  network
 8    partnerships,  and  federal  funds.    Deposits into the Fund
 9    shall include any gifts, grants, or donations received by the
10    network from any public  or  private  organization  including
11    State  and  federal agencies. Earnings attributable to moneys
12    in the Illinois Century Network Special Purposes  Fund  shall
13    be  deposited  into  the  Fund. Subject to appropriation, all
14    moneys within the Fund shall be expended for the operation of
15    the  Illinois  Century  Network,   including   building   and
16    maintaining the Network and its supporting connections.

17        Section  10.  The  State Finance Act is amended by adding
18    Section 5.570 as follows:

19        (30 ILCS 105/5.570 new)
20        Sec.  5.570.  The  Illinois   Century   Network   Special
21    Purposes Fund.

22        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
23    becoming law.

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