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Public Act 097-1122





Public Act 097-1122
SB3631 EnrolledLRB097 19278 HLH 64522 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Act is amended by changing Section 5.6 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 210/5.6)
    Sec. 5.6. Marketing agreement.
    (a) The Authority shall enter into a marketing agreement
with a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Chicago
and recognized by the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity as a certified local tourism and convention bureau
entitled to receive State tourism grant funds, provided the
bylaws of the organization establish a board of the
organization that is comprised of 35 25 members serving 3-year
staggered terms, including the following:
        (1) no less than 8 members appointed by the Mayor of
    Chicago, to include:
            (A) a Chair of the board of the organization
        appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago from
        among the business and civic leaders of Chicago who are
        not engaged in the hospitality business or who have not
        served as a member of the Board or as chief executive
        officer of the Authority; and
            (B) 7 members from among the cultural, economic
        development, or civic leaders of Chicago;
        (2) the chairperson of the interim board or Board of
    the Authority, or his or her designee;
        (3) a representative from the department in the City of
    Chicago that is responsible for the operation of
    Chicago-area airports;
        (4) a representative from the department in the City of
    Chicago that is responsible for the regulation of
    Chicago-area livery vehicles;
        (5) at least 1, but no more than:
            (A) (3) no more than 5 members from the hotel
            (B) 5 members representing Chicago arts and
        cultural institutions or projects;
            (C) (4) no more than 2 members from the restaurant
            (D) (5) no more than 2 members employed by or
        representing an entity responsible for a trade show;
            (E) (6) no more than 2 members representing unions;
            (F) (7) no more than 2 members from the attractions
        industry; and
        (6) (8) the Director of the Illinois Department of
    Commerce and Economic Opportunity, ex officio.
    The bylaws of the organization may provide for the
appointment of a City of Chicago alderman as an ex officio
member, and may provide for other ex officio members who shall
serve terms of one year.
    Persons with a real or apparent conflict of interest shall
not be appointed to the board. Members of the board of the
organization shall not serve more than 2 terms. The bylaws
shall require the following: (i) that the Chair of the
organization name no less than 5 and no more than 9 members to
the Executive Committee of the organization, one of whom must
be the chairperson of the interim board or Board of the
Authority, and (ii) a provision concerning conflict of interest
and a requirement that a member abstain from participating in
board action if there is a threat to the independence of
judgment created by any conflict of interest or if
participation is likely to have a negative effect on public
confidence in the integrity of the board.
    (b) The Authority shall notify the Department of Revenue
within 10 days after entering into a contract pursuant to this
(Source: P.A. 96-898, eff. 5-27-10; 96-899, eff. 5-28-10.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/27/2012