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Full Text of SB1928  102nd 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 Southern Illinois University Management Act
5is amended by changing Sections 2 and 6.6 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 520/2)  (from Ch. 144, par. 652)
7    Sec. 2. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by
8the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
9the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or his chief
10assistant for liaison with higher education when designated to
11serve in his place, ex-officio, and 2 voting student members,
12one from each campus of the University. Each student member
13shall be chosen by the respective campuses of Southern
14Illinois University at Carbondale and Edwardsville. The method
15of choosing these student members shall be by campus-wide
16student election. The student members shall serve terms of one
17year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student
18members initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the
19date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding
20June 30. To be eligible for selection as a student member and
21to be eligible to remain as a student member of the Board, a
22student member must be a resident of this State, must have and
23maintain a grade point average that is equivalent to at least



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12.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a full-time student enrolled at
2all times during his or her term of office except for that part
3of the term which follows the completion of the last full
4regular semester of an academic year and precedes the first
5full regular semester of the succeeding academic year at the
6university (sometimes commonly referred to as the summer
7session or summer school). If a student member serving on the
8Board fails to continue to meet or maintain the residency,
9minimum grade point average, or enrollment requirement
10established by this Section, his or her membership on the
11Board shall be deemed to have terminated by operation of law.
12No more than 4 of the members appointed by the Governor shall
13be affiliated with the same political party. Each member
14appointed by the Governor must be a resident of this State. A
15failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement
16constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the
17Board. Upon the expiration of the terms of members appointed
18by the Governor, their respective successors shall be
19appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday in January
20of each odd-numbered year and until their respective
21successors are appointed for like terms. If the Senate is not
22in session appointments shall be made as in the case of
24(Source: P.A. 101-175, eff. 1-1-20.)
25    (110 ILCS 520/6.6)



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1    Sec. 6.6. The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
2    (a) There is established the Illinois Ethanol Research
3Advisory Board (the "Advisory Board").
4    (b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of 14 13 members
5including: the President of Southern Illinois University who
6shall be Chairman; the Director of Commerce and Economic
7Opportunity; the Director of Agriculture; the President of the
8Illinois Corn Growers Association; the President of the
9National Corn Growers Association; the President of the
10Renewable Fuels Association; the Dean of the College of
11Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University
12of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; the Dean of the College of
13Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences, Southern Illinois
14University at Carbondale, and 6 at-large members appointed by
15the Governor representing the ethanol industry, growers,
16suppliers, and universities.
17    (c) The 6 at-large members shall serve a term of 4 years.
18The Advisory Board shall meet at least annually or at the call
19of the Chairman. At any time a majority of the Advisory Board
20may petition the Chairman for a meeting of the Board. Seven
21members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.
22    (d) The Advisory Board shall:
23        (1) Review the annual operating plans and budget of
24    the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
25        (2) Advise on research and development priorities and
26    projects to be carried out at the Corn-to-Ethanol Research



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1    Pilot Plant.
2        (3) Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
3    management and operation of the ethanol research pilot
4    plant. This may include contracts, project selection, and
5    personnel issues.
6        (4) Develop bylaws.
7        (5) Submit a final report to the Governor and General
8    Assembly outlining the progress and accomplishments made
9    during the year along with a financial report for the
10    year.
11        (6) Establish and operate, subject to specific
12    appropriation for the purpose of providing facility
13    operating funds, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research
14    Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as
15    a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with the
16    following purposes and goals:
17            (A) To utilize interdisciplinary,
18        interinstitutional, and industrial collaborations to
19        conduct research.
20            (B) To provide training and services to the
21        ethanol fuel industry to make projects and training to
22        advance the biofuels industry in the State more
23        affordable for the institutional and industrial
24        bodies, including, but not limited to, Illinois
25        farmer-owned ethanol cooperatives.
26            (C) To coordinate near-term industry research



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1        needs and laboratory services by identifying needs and
2        pursuing federal and other funding sources.
3            (D) To develop and provide hands-on training to
4        prepare students for the biofuels workforce and train
5        workforce reentrants.
6            (E) To serve as an independent, third-party source
7        for review, testing, validation standardization, and
8        definition in areas of industry need.
9            (F) To provide seminars, tours, and informational
10        sessions advocating renewable energy.
11            (G) To provide consultation services and
12        information for those interested in renewable energy.
13            (H) To develop demonstration projects by pursuing
14        federal and other funding sources.
15    (e) The Advisory Board established by this Section is a
16continuation, as changed by the Section, of the Board
17established under Section 8a of the Energy Conservation and
18Coal Act and repealed by this amendatory Act of the 92nd
19General Assembly.
20(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06; 95-99, eff. 1-1-08.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.