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Public Act 102-0370


 

Public Act 0370 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0370
 
SB1928 EnrolledLRB102 15384 CMG 20746 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Southern Illinois University Management Act
is amended by changing Sections 2 and 6.6 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 520/2)  (from Ch. 144, par. 652)
    Sec. 2. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by
the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or his chief
assistant for liaison with higher education when designated to
serve in his place, ex-officio, and 2 voting student members,
one from each campus of the University. Each student member
shall be chosen by the respective campuses of Southern
Illinois University at Carbondale and Edwardsville. The method
of choosing these student members shall be by campus-wide
student election. The student members shall serve terms of one
year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student
members initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the
date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding
June 30. To be eligible for selection as a student member and
to be eligible to remain as a student member of the Board, a
student member must be a resident of this State, must have and
maintain a grade point average that is equivalent to at least
2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a full-time student enrolled at
all times during his or her term of office except for that part
of the term which follows the completion of the last full
regular semester of an academic year and precedes the first
full regular semester of the succeeding academic year at the
university (sometimes commonly referred to as the summer
session or summer school). If a student member serving on the
Board fails to continue to meet or maintain the residency,
minimum grade point average, or enrollment requirement
established by this Section, his or her membership on the
Board shall be deemed to have terminated by operation of law.
No more than 4 of the members appointed by the Governor shall
be affiliated with the same political party. Each member
appointed by the Governor must be a resident of this State. A
failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement
constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the
Board. Upon the expiration of the terms of members appointed
by the Governor, their respective successors shall be
appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday in January
of each odd-numbered year and until their respective
successors are appointed for like terms. If the Senate is not
in session appointments shall be made as in the case of
vacancies.
(Source: P.A. 101-175, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (110 ILCS 520/6.6)
    Sec. 6.6. The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
    (a) There is established the Illinois Ethanol Research
Advisory Board (the "Advisory Board").
    (b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of 14 13 members
including: the President of Southern Illinois University who
shall be Chairman; the Director of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity; the Director of Agriculture; the President of the
Illinois Corn Growers Association; the President of the
National Corn Growers Association; the President of the
Renewable Fuels Association; the Dean of the College of
Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University
of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; the Dean of the College of
Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences, Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale, and 6 at-large members appointed by
the Governor representing the ethanol industry, growers,
suppliers, and universities.
    (c) The 6 at-large members shall serve a term of 4 years.
The Advisory Board shall meet at least annually or at the call
of the Chairman. At any time a majority of the Advisory Board
may petition the Chairman for a meeting of the Board. Seven
members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.
    (d) The Advisory Board shall:
        (1) Review the annual operating plans and budget of
    the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
        (2) Advise on research and development priorities and
    projects to be carried out at the Corn-to-Ethanol Research
    Pilot Plant.
        (3) Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
    management and operation of the ethanol research pilot
    plant. This may include contracts, project selection, and
    personnel issues.
        (4) Develop bylaws.
        (5) Submit a final report to the Governor and General
    Assembly outlining the progress and accomplishments made
    during the year along with a financial report for the
    year.
        (6) Establish and operate, subject to specific
    appropriation for the purpose of providing facility
    operating funds, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research
    Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as
    a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with the
    following purposes and goals:
            (A) To utilize interdisciplinary,
        interinstitutional, and industrial collaborations to
        conduct research.
            (B) To provide training and services to the
        ethanol fuel industry to make projects and training to
        advance the biofuels industry in the State more
        affordable for the institutional and industrial
        bodies, including, but not limited to, Illinois
        farmer-owned ethanol cooperatives.
            (C) To coordinate near-term industry research
        needs and laboratory services by identifying needs and
        pursuing federal and other funding sources.
            (D) To develop and provide hands-on training to
        prepare students for the biofuels workforce and train
        workforce reentrants.
            (E) To serve as an independent, third-party source
        for review, testing, validation standardization, and
        definition in areas of industry need.
            (F) To provide seminars, tours, and informational
        sessions advocating renewable energy.
            (G) To provide consultation services and
        information for those interested in renewable energy.
            (H) To develop demonstration projects by pursuing
        federal and other funding sources.
    (e) The Advisory Board established by this Section is a
continuation, as changed by the Section, of the Board
established under Section 8a of the Energy Conservation and
Coal Act and repealed by this amendatory Act of the 92nd
General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06; 95-99, eff. 1-1-08.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2021