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Public Act 096-0458




Public Act 096-0458
HB2295 Enrolled LRB096 08662 RLJ 18786 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Park District Code is amended by changing
Section 2-11 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 1205/2-11)  (from Ch. 105, par. 2-11)
    Sec. 2-11. No person shall be eligible to serve as park
commissioner unless that person is a qualified elector of the
park district and has resided therein at least one year prior
to election or appointment.
    A person is not eligible to serve as park commissioner if
that person is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other
indebtedness due to the park district or has been convicted in
any court located in the United States of any infamous crime,
bribery, perjury, or other felony.
    Nominations of candidates for the office of park
commissioners in any General Park District at all succeeding
elections shall be made by petition signed in the aggregate for
each candidate by qualified voters of such district, equal in
number to not less than 2% of the number who voted at the last
preceding election for commissioners in such district, but in
no case by less than 25 of such voters. The petition shall be
filed with the secretary of the district.
    In all General Park Districts the secretary of the district
shall, in the manner and at the time prescribed by the general
election law certify to the proper election authorities the
name or names of the candidate or candidates so nominated. The
ballot shall have no political party name, platform or
principle thereon designated, nor shall any party circle be
printed upon the ballot. Where voting machines or electronic
voting systems are used, the provisions of this Section may be
modified as required or authorized by the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 86-347.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/14/2009