(225 ILCS 315/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 8109)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 9. Composition, qualification, and terms of Board.
    (a) The Secretary shall appoint a Board consisting of 5 persons who are residents of the State of Illinois and who shall be appointed by and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. Four persons shall be individuals experienced in landscape architectural work who would qualify upon application to the Department under the provisions of this Act to be licensed landscape architects, one of whom shall be a tenured member of the landscape architecture faculty of a university located within this State that maintains an accredited school of landscape architecture and 3 of whom shall have engaged in landscape architectural work for at least 5 years. The fifth person shall be a public member, not an employee of the State of Illinois, who is not licensed or registered under this Act or a similar Act of another jurisdiction. The public member may not be elected or appointed as chairman of the Board or serve in such capacity in any other manner.
    (b) Members of the Board shall serve 5 year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term which would cause that member's cumulative service on the Board to be longer than 10 years. No member who is an initial appointment to the Board shall be reappointed to the Board for a term which would cause that member's cumulative service on the Board to be longer than 13 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired portion of the vacated term. Initial terms shall begin upon the effective date of this Act.
    (c) The Secretary may remove any member of the Board for cause, which may include without limitation a member who does not attend 2 consecutive meetings.
    (d) The Secretary shall consider the recommendations of the Board on questions involving standards of professional conduct, discipline, and qualifications of applicants and licensees under this Act.
    (e) Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for Board decisions.
    (f) The Board shall annually elect a chairperson and vice chairperson, both of whom shall be licensed landscape architects.
(Source: P.A. 96-730, eff. 8-25-09.)