Public Act 099-0264
SB0378 EnrolledLRB099 03135 AWJ 23143 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 Cook County Forest Preserve District Act is
amended by changing Sections 14 and 20 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 810/14)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6417)
    Sec. 14. The board, as corporate authority of a forest
preserve district, shall have power to pass and enforce all
necessary ordinances, rules and regulations for the management
of the property and conduct of the business of such district.
The president of such board shall have power to appoint a
secretary and an assistant secretary, and treasurer and an
assistant treasurer and such other officers and such employees
as may be necessary, all of whom, excepting the treasurer and
attorneys, shall be under civil service rules and regulations,
as provided in Section 17 of this Act. The assistant secretary
and assistant treasurer shall perform the duties of the
secretary and treasurer, respectively, in case of death of said
officers or when said officers are unable to perform the duties
of their respective offices because of absence or inability to
act. All contracts for supplies, material or work involving an
expenditure by forest preserve districts in excess of $25,000
shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after due
advertisement, excepting work requiring personal confidence or
necessary supplies under the control of monopolies, where
competitive bidding is impossible. Contracts for supplies,
material or work involving an expenditure of $25,000 or less
may be let without advertising for bids, but whenever
practicable, at least 3 competitive bids shall be obtained
before letting such contract. Notwithstanding the provisions
of this Section, a forest preserve district may establish
procedures to comply with State and federal regulations
concerning affirmative action and the use of small businesses
or businesses owned by minorities or women in construction and
procurement contracts. All contracts for supplies, material or
work shall be signed by the president of the board or and by
any such other officer as the board in its discretion may
    Salaries of employees shall be fixed by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 97-773, eff. 7-11-12.)
    (70 ILCS 810/20)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6423)
    Sec. 20. The president shall preside at all meetings of the
board and be the executive officer of the district. He shall
sign all ordinances, resolutions and other papers necessary to
be signed and he or his designee shall execute all contracts
entered into by the district and perform other duties as may be
prescribed by ordinance. He may veto any ordinance and any
orders, resolutions and actions, or any items therein
contained, of the board which provide for the purchase of real
estate, or for the construction of improvements within the
preserves of the district. Such veto shall be filed with the
secretary of the board within 5 days after the passage of the
ordinance, order, resolution or action and when so vetoed the
ordinance, order, resolution or action or any item therein
contained is not effective unless it is again passed by
two-thirds vote of all the members of the board. The president
may vote in the same manner as the other members of the board.
In the temporary absence or inability of the president, the
members of the board may elect from their own number a
president, pro tem.
    The "Yeas" and "Nays" shall be taken, and entered on the
journal of the board's proceedings, upon the passage of all
ordinances and all proposals to create any liability, or for
the expenditure or appropriation of money. The concurrence of a
majority of all the members appointed to the board is necessary
to the passage of any such ordinance or proposal. In all other
cases the "Yeas" and "Nays" shall be taken at the request of
any member of the board and shall be entered on the journal of
the board's proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 80-320.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016