(225 ILCS 340/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 6607)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 7. The Secretary shall appoint a Structural Engineering Board, which shall consist of 7 members. Six members shall be Illinois licensed structural engineers, who have been engaged in the practice of structural engineering for a minimum of 10 years, and one shall be a public member. The public member shall be a voting member and shall not hold a license as an architect, professional engineer, structural engineer or land surveyor.
    Members shall serve 5 year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
    In making the designation of persons to act, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by members of the profession and by organizations of the structural engineering profession.
    The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.
    No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term which would cause his or her service on the Board to be longer than 15 years in a lifetime.
    Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term. Initial terms under this Act shall begin upon the expiration of the terms of Committee members appointed under The Illinois Structural Engineering Act.
    Persons holding office as members of the Board under this Act on the effective date of this Act shall serve as members of the Board under this Act until the expiration of the term for which they were appointed and until their successors are appointed and qualified under this Act.
    Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for Board decisions.
    The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause which in the opinion of the Secretary reasonably justifies such termination, which may include, but is not limited to, a Board member who does not attend 2 consecutive meetings.
    Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the response of the Board and any recommendations made therein. The Department may, at any time, seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act.
    Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    Each member of the Board may receive compensation as determined by the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 96-610, eff. 8-24-09.)