(225 ILCS 340/7)
(from Ch. 111, par. 6607)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
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
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
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.)