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Full Text of HB3091  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
5changing Sections 3-7 and 3-10 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 805/3-7)  (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7)
7    Sec. 3-7. (a) The election of the members of the board of
8trustees shall be nonpartisan and shall be held at the time and
9in the manner provided in the general election law.
10    (b) Unless otherwise provided in this Act, members shall be
11elected to serve 6 year terms. The term of members elected in
121985 and thereafter shall be from the date the member is
13officially determined to be elected to the board by a canvass
14conducted pursuant to the Election Code, to the date that the
15winner of the seat is officially determined by the canvass
16conducted pursuant to the Election Code the next time the seat
17on the board is to be filled by election.
18    (c) Each member must on the date of his election be a
19citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over,
20and a resident of the State and the territory which on the date
21of the election is included in the community college district
22for at least one year immediately preceding his election. In
23Community College District No. 526, each member elected at the



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1consolidated election in 2005 or thereafter must also be a
2resident of the trustee district he or she represents for at
3least one year immediately preceding his or her election,
4except that in the first consolidated election for each trustee
5district following reapportionment, a candidate for the board
6may be elected from any trustee district that contains a part
7of the trustee district in which he or she resided at the time
8of the reapportionment and may be reelected if a resident of
9the new trustee district he or she represents for one year
10prior to reelection. In the event a person who is a member of a
11common school board is elected or appointed to a board of
12trustees of a community college district, that person shall be
13permitted to serve the remainder of his or her term of office
14as a member of the common school board. Upon the expiration of
15the common school board term, that person shall not be eligible
16for election or appointment to a common school board during the
17term of office with the community college district board of
19    (d) Whenever a vacancy occurs, the remaining members shall
20fill the vacancy, and the person so appointed shall serve until
21a successor is elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired
22term at the next regular election for board members and is
23certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and 22-18 of the
24Election Code. If the remaining members fail so to act within
2560 days after the vacancy occurs, the chairman of the State
26Board shall fill that vacancy, and the person so appointed



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1shall serve until a successor is elected to serve the remainder
2of the unexpired term at the next regular election for board
3members and is certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and
422-18 of the Election Code. The person appointed to fill the
5vacancy shall have the same residential qualifications as his
6predecessor in office was required to have. In either instance,
7if the vacancy occurs with less than 4 months remaining before
8the next scheduled consolidated election, and the term of
9office of the board member vacating the position is not
10scheduled to expire at that election, then the term of the
11person so appointed shall extend through that election and
12until the succeeding consolidated election. If the term of
13office of the board member vacating the position is scheduled
14to expire at the upcoming consolidated election, the appointed
15member shall serve only until a successor is elected and
16qualified at that election.
17    (e) Members of the board shall serve without compensation
18but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred
19in connection with their service as members. Compensation, for
20purposes of this Section, means any salary or other benefits
21not expressly authorized by this Act to be provided or paid to,
22for or on behalf of members of the board. The board of each
23community college district may adopt a policy providing for the
24issuance of bank credit cards, for use by any board member who
25requests the same in writing and agrees to use the card only
26for the reasonable expenses which he or she incurs in



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1connection with his or her service as a board member. Expenses
2charged to such credit cards shall be accounted for separately
3and shall be submitted to the chief financial officer of the
4district for review prior to being reported to the board at its
5next regular meeting.
6    (f) Except in an election of the initial board for a new
7community college district created pursuant to Section 6-6.1,
8the ballot for the election of members of the board for a
9community college district shall indicate the length of term
10for each office to be filled. In the election of a board for
11any community college district, the ballot shall not contain
12any political party designation.
13(Source: P.A. 97-539, eff. 8-23-11.)
14    (110 ILCS 805/3-10)  (from Ch. 122, par. 103-10)
15    Sec. 3-10. The chairman shall preside at all meetings and
16shall perform such duties as are imposed upon him by law or by
17action of the board. The vice-chairman shall perform the duties
18of the chairman if there is a vacancy in the office of the
19chairman or in case of the chairman's absence or inability to
20act serve in the chairman's absence. If there is a vacancy in
21the office of the chairman and vice-chairman or the chairman
22and vice-chairman are absent from any meeting or refuse to
23perform their duties, a chairman pro tempore shall be appointed
24by the board from among their number.
25    The secretary shall perform the duties usually pertaining



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1to his office. If he is absent from any meeting or refuses to
2perform his duties, a member of the board shall be appointed
3secretary pro tempore.
4(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1229.)
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.