Rep. Rita Mayfield

Filed: 4/14/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3400 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Section 5-15003 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/5-15003)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-15003)
7    Sec. 5-15003. Department of public works. The county board
8may establish a department of public works with authority to
9exercise complete supervision in such county over any of the
10projects authorized by this Division in either of the methods
11designated hereafter.
12    A. The county board may employ a superintendent of public
13works and such other employees for the administration of the
14department as may be necessary. Except in Lake County, the The
15superintendent shall be a registered professional engineer.
16The superintendent and shall have complete authority to



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1supervise and manage the department; or
2    B. Each county public works department shall be managed by
3a board of public works, consisting of 5 members appointed by
4the President and Chairman of the county board, with the
5approval of the county board, for a 3 year term, except that of
6the first appointees, 2 shall serve for one year, 2 for 2
7years, and one for 3 years. The term of office of original
8appointees shall be regarded as beginning on July 1, following
9their appointment, and the term of all members shall continue
10until their successors are appointed. At least 2 members must
11be elected officials of municipalities within the county whose
12terms of office within the municipalities will not expire
13prior to the termination of appointment hereunder, one member
14must be a member of the county board whose term of office will
15not expire prior to the termination of appointment hereunder,
16one member must be a trustee of a Sanitary District within the
17county whose term of office will not expire prior to the
18termination of appointment hereunder, and one member must be
19chosen to represent the Conservation and Public Health
20interests. The members of the board shall receive compensation
21as provided by the county board. The board of public works may
22employ a superintendent of public works and any other
23employees for the administration of the department as may be
24necessary. The superintendent must be a registered
25professional engineer. Any county may advance general funds
26for necessary studies or engineering for a project to be



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1financed by revenue bonds and be reimbursed by the proceeds of
2such bonds. Any county may purchase such bonds with funds
3derived solely from the County Retailers Occupation Tax.
4(Source: P.A. 86-962.)".