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Full Text of HB5454  98th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2013 and 2014


Introduced , by Rep. Raymond Poe


65 ILCS 5/11-135-2  from Ch. 24, par. 11-135-2

    Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that each water commissioner shall receive the same compensation that shall be determined by the water commission (currently, the appointing authority).

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5changing Section 11-135-2 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/11-135-2)  (from Ch. 24, par. 11-135-2)
7    Sec. 11-135-2. Upon the adoption of such an ordinance or
8resolution by the corporate authorities of any such
9municipality, the mayor or president, with the approval of the
10corporate authorities, shall appoint a commissioner. If under
11Section 11-135-3 a water commission meets the participatory
12requirements, that water commission shall appoint a
13commissioner. The commissioners so appointed by each of such
14municipalities and participatory water commissions together
15with a like commissioner appointed by the presiding officer of
16the county board with the advice and consent of the county
17board of the county in which the major part of the works of the
18water commission are, or are to be, located, shall constitute a
19commission and public corporation with the powers and duties
20specified in this Division 135. The corporate name of the
21commission shall be "(here insert an appropriate name
22indicative of the area) Water Commission" and as such the
23Commission may contract and be contracted with, and sue and be



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2    The commissioners so appointed shall serve for a term of 6
3years, or until their successors have been appointed and have
4qualified in the same manner as the original appointments,
5except that the commissioners first appointed shall determine
6by lot at their first meeting the respective commissioners
7whose terms shall be for 2, 4 and 6 years from the date of that
8meeting. Each commissioner appointed by a mayor or president
9shall be an elector or the chief administrator of the
10municipality for which he acts as commissioner, and the
11commissioner appointed by the presiding officer of the county
12board shall be an elector of the county in which the major
13works of the water commission are, or are to be, located. Any
14commissioner so appointed may be a member of the governing
15board or officer or employee of the municipality or county from
16which the appointment is made. A commissioner is eligible for
17reappointment upon the expiration of his term. A vacancy shall
18be filled for the balance of the unexpired term of the person
19who has ceased to hold office by the mayor, president or county
20board presiding officer who initially made such appointment in
21the same manner as the original appointment. Each commissioner
22shall receive the same compensation, as determined by the
23commission appointing authority, which shall not be more than
24$2,000 per year, except that no commissioner who is a member of
25the governing board or officer of the municipality or county
26from which the appointment is made may receive any compensation



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1for serving as commissioner. Each commissioner shall furnish a
2bond for the faithful performance of his official duties. This
3bond shall not be less than $5,000 and its costs shall be paid
4by the commission.
5    Each commissioner may be removed for any cause for which
6any other municipal officer may be removed. No commissioner, or
7employee of the commission, and no mayor, or president, or
8other member of the corporate authorities, or any employee of
9any of the municipalities, shall be interested directly or
10indirectly in any contract or job of work or materials, or the
11profits thereof, or services to be performed for or by the
13    A violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this
14section is a Class C misdemeanor. A conviction is cause for the
15removal of a person from his office or employment.
16(Source: P.A. 90-517, eff. 8-22-97; 91-659, eff. 12-22-99.)