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Public Act 094-1070




Public Act 094-1070
SB2255 Enrolled LRB094 16751 HLH 52022 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act
is amended by changing Section 4.7 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 2605/4.7)  (from Ch. 42, par. 323.7)
    Sec. 4.7. All applicants for offices or places in said
classified civil service, except for the positions of deputy
chief engineer, assistant chief engineers, deputy attorney,
head assistant attorneys, assistant director of research and
development, assistant director of information technology,
assistant director of personnel, comptroller, assistant
treasurer, assistant purchasing agent and laborers, shall be
subjected to examination, which shall be public and competitive
with limitations specified in the rules of the Director as to
residence, age, sex, health, habits, moral character and
qualifications to perform the duties of the office or place to
be filled, which qualifications shall be prescribed in advance
of such examination. Such examinations shall be practical in
their character, and shall relate to those matters which will
fairly test the relative capacity of the persons examined to
discharge the duties of the position to which they seek to be
appointed, and may include tests of physical qualifications and
health and when appropriate, of manual skill. No question in
any examination shall relate to political or religious opinions
or affiliations. The Director shall control all examinations,
and may, whenever an examination is to take place, designate a
suitable number of persons to be special examiners and it shall
be the duty of such special examiners to conduct such
examinations as the Director may direct, and to make return and
report thereof to him; and he may at any time substitute any
other person in the place of any one so selected; and he may
himself, at any time, act as such special examiner, and without
appointing other special examiners. The Director shall, by
rule, provide for and shall hold sufficient number of
examinations to provide a sufficient number of eligibles on the
register for each grade of position in the classified civil
service, and if any place in the classified civil service shall
become vacant, to which there is no person eligible for
appointment, he shall hold an examination for such position and
repeat the same, if necessary, until a vacancy is filled in
accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    Eligible registers shall remain in force for 3 years,
except the eligible register for laborers which shall remain in
force for 4 years and except the eligible registers for student
programs and entry level engineering positions which, in the
Director's discretion, may remain in force for one year.
    Examinations for an eligible list for each position in the
classified service above mentioned shall be held at least once
in 3 years and at least annually for student programs and entry
level engineering positions if the Director has limited the
duration of the registers for those positions to one year,
unless the Director determines that such examinations are not
necessary because no vacancy exists.
    To help defray expenses of examinations, the sanitary
district may, but need not, charge a fee to each applicant who
desires to take a civil service examination provided for by
this Act. The amount of such fees shall be set by the corporate
authority of the sanitary district. Such fees shall be
deposited in the corporate fund of the district.
(Source: P.A. 92-726, eff. 7-25-02.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 11/29/2006